Thursday, July 24, 2014

Death Under the Venice Moon, A Lella York Mystery by Maria Grazia Swan, New This Week from Gemma Halliday

Death Under the Venice Moon by Maria Grazia Swan

Gemma Halliday Publishing is a boutique publisher of light-hearted mystery, romantic suspense and romantic comedy novels, perfect for popping into your beach bag for a weekend away or cozying up beside a warm fire for a quiet night in.

We've selected one of their recently published titles to feature here today …

Death Under the Venice Moon by Maria Grazia Swan

A Lella York Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Gemma Halliday

Price: $0.99 (as of 07/24/2014 at 4:30 PM ET).

Death Under the Venice Moon by Maria Grazia Swan, Amazon Kindle format

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When her lover takes off on a cross-country trip with his ex-wife, Lella York packs her bags and her broken heart and flies to Venice, Italy, where her son Kyle is filming a movie. But Lella's romance hiatus is cut short when the papers name her the femme fatale lover of an iconic Italian actor. And things only get worse when the actor disappears without a trace and Lella's suddenly suspected of his murder.

Lella and Kyle criss-cross European borders to escape the rabid Italian paparazzi, but her complications grow when Larry Devin, her misguided lover, shows up in the middle of his own crisis. Mystery turns to tragedy, schemes to disaster, and white lies to outright deceit, as Lella finds herself in a race against time to solve the mystery, reclaim her life, and follow her heart under the glimmer of a Venetian moon.

Death Under the Venice Moon by Maria Grazia Swan

Rock Bottom, An Em Hansen Mystery by Sarah Andrews, Now Available at a Special Price

Rock Bottom by Sarah Andrews

Omnimystery News is always searching for newly discounted mystery, suspense, thriller and crime novels for our readers to enjoy. Today, we're pleased to feature the following title, now available at a special price courtesy of the publisher, Minotaur Books …

Rock Bottom by Sarah Andrews

An Em Hansen Mystery (11th in series)

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Price: $2.99 (as of 07/24/2014 at 4:00 PM ET).

Rock Bottom by Sarah Andrews, Amazon Kindle format

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Rivers, oceans, streams, lakes — it doesn't matter what shape it takes, Em Hansen is terrified of the water. She hasn't shared her phobia with her new husband, Fritz, and when his best friend, Tiny, organizes a month-long, private, white-water rafting trip through the Grand Canyon as a wedding gift, she can't tell him how awful the trip sounds. Fritz and Tiny cobble together a party of fourteen people for the trip, but at the last minute, Tiny finds himself in the hospital and has to miss the trip. He fills his spot with George "Wink" Oberley, ostensibly a geology Ph.D. candidate at Princeton and expert river rafter, but Em immediately suspects there's more to his story.

Then the rafting trip Em had been trying so hard to enjoy veers further off course than she had ever expected: Someone disappears from their party, and a dead body washes up downstream. Now it's up to Em to figure out what happened — and whether she and her husband and stepson are sharing rafts, food supplies, and tents with a murderer.

Rock Bottom by Sarah Andrews

The Gone Dead Train by Lisa Turner, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during July 2014

The Gone Dead Train by Lisa Turner

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during July 2014 …

The Gone Dead Train by Lisa Turner

A Gothic Mystery

Publisher: William Morrow

The Gone Dead Train by Lisa Turner, Amazon Kindle format

To see more new paperback titles scheduled to be published this month, visit The Mystery Bookshelf for July 2014. For new hardcover mysteries, visit New Mysteries where for a list of July 2014 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers is provided.

More about our featured title, below …

After time away to recover from the aftermath of a horrible case that left his partner dead, Billy Able is back in Memphis, drawn into an ever-widening murder mystery that focuses on flawed heroes: a disgraced major league baseball player, two legendary blues musicians on the lam, a straight-arrow lady cop tortured by a guilty conscience, and two iconic civil rights warriors with secrets so dark they'll shock the nation.

Detective Billy Able is at a crossroads. His previous case left him questioning everything he believed about his abilities as a cop and as a friend. Even though he's considering leaving police work behind, he's unable to turn off the instincts he's honed after a decade on the force.

But when he stops a crime from being committed, he finds himself embroiled in a much bigger scandal. A murder that has just taken place has connections to a series of much older crimes dating back to the civil rights movement. As he investigates, Billy uncovers so many layers of secrets he can barely keep the truth from the lies. And he knows the straight-laced cop assigned to the case is hiding something big. But is it connected to the case? This time he's determined to make sure he finds out the truth before anything else can happen. But as the search for truth with the help of a Santeria Priest leads him deeper into the underbelly of Memphis, will Billy make it out alive?

The Gone Dead Train by Lisa Turner

Not Dead Yet, A Roy Grace Mystery by Peter James, Now Available at a Special Price

Not Dead Yet by Peter James

Omnimystery News is always searching for newly discounted mystery, suspense, thriller and crime novels for our readers to enjoy. Today, we're pleased to feature the following title, now available at a special price courtesy of the publisher, Minotaur Books …

Not Dead Yet by Peter James

A Roy Grace Mystery (8th in series)

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Price: $1.99 (as of 07/24/2014 at 3:00 PM ET).

Not Dead Yet by Peter James, Amazon Kindle format

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Days before one of Hollywood's hottest stars, Gaia Lafayette, leaves her Bel Air home for a movie role on location in Brighton, England, there is a bungled attempt on her life. The whole city of Brighton awaits Gaia's arrival, including her dangerously obsessive Number One fan looking for revenge and an anxious Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, charged with protecting Gaia.

When a mutilated torso is found on a chicken farm miles away in the countryside, the police have no reason at all to connect this to the star's visit to the county. But as events rapidly begin to unfold, Roy Grace and his team of cops find themselves in a desperate race against time to save Gaia's life from a clever maniac who will stop at nothing to kill her.

Not Dead Yet by Peter James

Eden in Winter by Richard North Patterson, New in Bookstores during July 2014

Eden in Winter by Richard North Patterson

Today's featured new hardcover mystery, suspense, or thriller title scheduled to be published during July 2014 is …

Eden in Winter by Richard North Patterson

The Blaine Trilogy Series (3rd)

Publisher: Quercus

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For a list of more new hardcover titles to be published this month, visit our New Mysteries page for July 2014. For new paperback mysteries, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where a selection of July 2014 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers are shelved.

More about our featured title, below …

Two months after the suspicious and much-publicized death of his father on the island of Martha's Vineyard, it is taking all of Adam Blaine's will to suture the deep wounds the tragedy has inflicted upon his family and himself.

As the court inquest into Benjamin Blaine's death casts suspicions on those closest to him, Adam struggles to protect them from those who still suspect that his father was murdered by one of his kin.

But the sternest test of all is Adam's proximity to Carla Pacelli — his late father's mistress; and a woman who, despite being pivotal to his family's plight, Adam finds himself increasingly drawn to. The closer he gets to this beautiful, mysterious woman, the further Adam feels from his troubles. Yet the closer he also comes to revealing the secrets he's strived to conceal, and condemning the people he's so hard fought to protect.

Eden in Winter by Richard North Patterson