Sunday, September 30, 2012

This Week's Bestselling Large Print Mystery and Suspense Books (120930)

Bestselling Large Print Mysteries and Thrillers from Amazon.com

Here is this week's list of the top ten bestselling mystery and suspense books in large print format from Amazon.com.

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Review: Portrait of a Dead Guy by Larissa Reinhart

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A Mysterious Review of …

Portrait of a Dead Guy by Larissa Reinhart. A Cherry Tucker Mystery.

Review summary: This is an easy-reading country-cozy style mystery, set in rural central Georgia, where "everyone knows your business without even trying". There are a lot of characters to keep track of, though the mystery itself isn't all that demanding. Pleasant, but not altogether memorable. (Click here for text of full review.)

Our rating: 3 of 5 stars

Portrait of a Dead Guy Larissa Reinhart

Portrait of a Dead Guy
Larissa Reinhart
A Cherry Tucker Mystery
Henery Press (August 2012)

Publisher synopsis: In Halo, Georgia, folks know Cherry Tucker as big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than buckshot rips from a ten gauge — but commissions are scarce. So when the well-heeled Branson family wants to memorialize their murdered son in a coffin portrait, Cherry scrambles to win their patronage from her small town rival.

As the clock ticks toward the deadline, Cherry faces more trouble than just a controversial subject. Between ex-boyfriends, her flaky family, an illegal gambling ring, and outwitting a killer on a spree, Cherry finds herself painted into a corner she'll be lucky to survive.

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Today's Bestselling Free Kindle MystereBooks (120930)

Top 100 Free Kindle Mysteries and Thrillers, updated hourly by Amazon.com

Here is today's list of the Bestselling Free Kindle Crime Fiction: the top nine mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers.

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Moonlighting in Vermont by Kate George is Today's Third Featured Free MystereBook

MystereBooks: Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller eBooks

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Moonlighting in Vermont by Kate George as today's third free mystery ebook.

This title was listed as free as of the date and time of this post. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

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Moonlighting in Vermont by Kate George

Moonlighting in Vermont
Kate George
A Bella Bree MacGowan Mystery (1st)
Publisher: Mainly Murder

Winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mystery/Suspense.

Bella Bree MacGowan is your average country girl. She works two jobs to support her farm and the menagerie of stray animals that accumulate there; she's almost always covered in mud; and everyone in her small town of South Royalton, Vermont, feels free to comment on everything from her love life ("That Jim just isn't right for you!") to her expired inspection sticker ("Better get that car looked at!"). Is there any such thing as privacy anymore?

When Bree finds a dead body at the five-star resort where she moonlights as a maid, her life careens out of control. Her lawyer boyfriend, Jim, dumps her; the surly and sensual investigating officer, Lieutenant Miles Brooks, keeps giving her the beady eyeball; and a reporter at the paper where she works names Bree as the primary suspect in the murder! Can your average hard-working country girl prove her innocence, rein in a love life gone wild, and maintain her sanity all at the same time?

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Castle Cay by Lee Hanson is Today's Second Featured Free MystereBook

MystereBooks: Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller eBooks

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Castle Cay by Lee Hanson as today's second free mystery ebook.

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Castle Cay by Lee Hanson

Castle Cay
Lee Hanson
A Julie O'Hara Mystery
Publisher: Rook Books

When her best friend is murdered, Julie O'Hara, a body language expert, packs up her suspicion and flies to Boston for his funeral. Who could have killed rising artist Marc Solomon, and what does Castle Cay, the Solomon's mysterious Caribbean island, have to do with it?

Before long, Julie's sixth-sense pulls a hidden string that unravels a deadly conspiracy … and her own troubled past.

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Maui Widow Waltz by JoAnn Bassett is Today's Featured Free MystereBook

MystereBooks: Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller eBooks

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Maui Widow Waltz by JoAnn Bassett as today's free mystery ebook.

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Maui Widow Waltz by JoAnn Bassett

Maui Widow Waltz
JoAnn Bassett
An Islands of Aloha Mystery
Publisher: CreateSpace

Cash-strapped Maui wedding planner Pali Moon can't believe her luck when a prospective bride flashing a five-carat dazzler pops into her shop, "Let's Get Maui'd", to request a glitzy beachside wedding. But then Pali learns the lavish wedding must take place on Valentine's Day — only nine days away. Oh, and one other little hitch — the groom's been missing at sea for more than a week. But no worries, the bride assures Pali, with or without the groom the wedding will take place. She's struck a deal with the groom's best friend to be his proxy, if necessary.

Two days before the nuptials, a male corpse floats ashore on a South Maui beach. Looks like the groom's shown up just in time. But what's it gonna be — a wedding … or a funeral?

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The Lily Dale YA Series by Wendy Corsi Staub is Today's Kindle Daily Deal for Teens

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MystereBooks is pleased to feature The Lily Dale Series of Paranormal Thrillers for Young Adults by Wendy Corsi Staub as today's Amazon Kindle Daily Deal for Teens.

The deal price of $1.99 each is valid only for today, Sunday, September 30, 2012.

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Awakening by Wendy Corsi Staub

Awakening by Wendy Corsi Staub
The Lily Dale Series

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for Teens.

Calla thought that her boyfriend breaking up with her in a text message was the worst thing that could ever happen to her. But just two weeks later, her mother died in a freak accident, and life as she knew it was completely over. With her father heading to California for a new job, they decide that Calla should spend a few weeks with the grandmother she barely knows while he gets them set up.

To Calla's shock, her mother's hometown of Lily Dale is a town full of psychics-including her grandmother. Suddenly, the fact that her mother never talked about her past takes on more mysterious overtones. The longer she stays in town, the stranger things become, as Calla starts to experience unusual and unsettling events that lead her to wonder whether she has inherited her grandmother's unique gift. Is it this gift that is making her suspect that her mother's death was more than an accident, or is it just an overactive imagination? Staying in Lily Dale is the only way to uncover the truth. But will Calla be able to deal with what she learns about her mother's past and her own future?

Believing by Wendy Corsi Staub

Believing by Wendy Corsi Staub
The Lily Dale Series

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for Teens.

After spending the summer in Lily Dale, Calla has decided to stay for a few more months, and will soon be starting school at Lily Dale High. She's finally getting used to her new home and her newly realized gift. But lately, the visions occur much more frequently and have a greater sense of urgency. There may be someone who needs her help but there might also be a killer on the loose. Now that Calla believes in her own ability, can she learn to use it properly? And will she be able to learn more about her mother's mysterious death without putting herself in serious danger?

Connecting by Wendy Corsi Staub

Connecting by Wendy Corsi Staub
The Lily Dale Series

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for Teens.

Although Lily Dale is a world apart from her old life in sunny Florida, Calla has finally accepted her ability to communicate with the Other Side. But the person Calla is most desperate to connect with is the one spirit whose energy she can't seem to feel anywhere: her mother. It seems like a lifetime has passed since her mother's death, and she's still no closer to finding out the truth. But as she and Jacy grow closer, his visions show Calla in serious danger. Together they must try to make sense of the signs they've been receiving from the Spirit world — and quickly. As long as her mother's killer is still on the loose, Calla will never be safe.

Discovering by Wendy Corsi Staub

Discovering by Wendy Corsi Staub
The Lily Dale Series

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for Teens.

After finally learning who was behind her mother's death, Calla still doesn't understand why it happened. Somewhere out there, someone seems to share the powerful psychic abilities that allow Calla to see not only into the past, but to the Other Side — someone who apparently doesn't want to be found. Will Calla's journey lead to the closure she's been searching for, or will it force her to accept yet another loss and forever wonder what might have been? As new mysteries unfold and old ones are solved, this spine-tingling series continues. With an eye-catching new look, Wendy Corsi Staub's fans will not be disappointed.

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Telemystery: Your Fall 2012 Schedule for Sunday, September 30th

Telemystery Prime Time Crime: Mystery and Suspense on Television

Here is your Telemystery Fall 2012 Schedule for Sunday, September 30th (all times are ET/PT) … and a busy night it is!

At 8 PM is the second season premiere of Once Upon a Time on ABC. In an episode titled "Broken", reality and myth begin to merge as the fairytale characters awaken from evil Queen Regina's broken curse. Magic is introduced to Storybrooke, and Prince Phillip awakens his sleeping beauty, Aurora, but discovers that he and his traveling companion, Mulan, will soon have to face a deadly foe.

Revenge opens its second second on ABC on a new night at 9 PM with "Destiny". In the wake of last summer's events in the Hamptons and with the ante even higher, what will Emily's next move be? Will she be able to manage her heart and keep her emotions from getting in the way of her resolve to avenge her father?

Also at 9 PM on Showtime, "Are You …?" is the question on the table in the seventh season opener of Dexter. After witnessing her brother kill Travis Marshall, Debra attempts to reconcile with Dexter while struggling to cover up their involvement with the murder.

Three series compete in the 10 PM timeslot.

On ABC is the series premiere of 666 Park Avenue. In the pilot, Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) and Henry Martin (Dave Annable), an idealistic young couple from the Midwest, arrive in New York City, the glamorous center of industry and media, and are offered the opportunity to manage the historic Drake by its wealthy owners, Gavin (Terry O'Quinn) and Olivia Duran (Vanessa Williams) — and the seduction begins. They are lured by the intoxicating lifestyle of New York's wealthy elite. But they soon wonder what they've gotten themselves into when they unwittingly bump into the dark embrace of the building's mysterious supernatural forces which endanger the lives of their residents. 666 Park Avenue is based on the series books by Gabriella Pierce.

On CBS, "The Crimson Ticket" opens the fifth season of The Mentalist. While Jane tries to decipher Lorelei's connection to Red John, the CBI team is forced to partner with the FBI to solve the murder of a hotel employee.

And finally, Emmy Award winner Homeland premieres its second season with "The Smile", in which an asset from Carrie's old life comes in from the cold.

This Week's Bestselling Mystery and Suspense Games to Download (120929)

Bestselling Games, Download and Android App, from Amazon.com

Here is this week's list of the top ten bestselling games to download from Amazon.com, many of which have a mystery or suspense theme.

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See also these pages: Mystery Games to download to your PC and Mystery Games available as Android Apps.

Today's Bestselling Free Kindle MystereBooks (120929)

Top 100 Free Kindle Mysteries and Thrillers, updated hourly by Amazon.com

Here is today's list of the Bestselling Free Kindle Crime Fiction: the top nine mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers.

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MystereBooks: This Week's Update of Kindle Crime Fiction Priced $2.99 or Less (120929)

MystereBooks: Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller eBooks

Every month Amazon publishes a list of 100 Kindle books priced $3.99 or less. We thought we'd take that idea and improve on it, publishing a list of 100 Kindle mystery books priced $2.99 or less and updating it every week!

Here is our general criteria for selecting titles to include: books from major or specialty publishers of crime fiction and those written by authors familiar to us. There are far more than 100 to choose from, so we use our best judgment to narrow it down.

And just a reminder … as we add new titles, older ones are removed from the list. These books aren't likely to be repeated, so we encourage you to check in frequently!

A couple of notes before we get to today's list …

Endeavour Press is a small UK-based publisher, which has many ebooks priced $2.99 or less. We haven't included any on our weekly update, but we wanted to direct your attention to what they have to offer. We've read several of the "Raffles" and "Mycroft Holmes" novellas, and do recommend them.

Poisoned Pen Press once again this past week lowered the price on four more mysteries, the first two books in the "Héctor Belascoarán Shayne" series by Paco Ignacio Taibo II, and the first and third books in the "Cape Weathers" series by Tim Maleeny. Use this link to see all the books this publisher has lowered to $2.99 or less.

• There are a handful of titles from Bloomsbury included below, but we suspect they are simply price-matched to a promotion at Kobo this weekend. There's no overlap, however, so we could be wrong. Still, we'll check on Monday to see if they're still discounted and if not, we'll remove them from the list.

And now on to our update! Below are listed the new $2.99 or less titles we added today; click on the cover or title for more information or to purchase the Kindle edition.

Important Note: Prices can and do change without prior notice! We strongly urge you to confirm the price of the book before completing your purchase. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase is the price of the book.

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A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander

A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander.
A Lady Emily Ashton Mystery (2nd).

Murder in the Latin Quarter by Cara Black

Murder in the Latin Quarter by Cara Black.
An Aimée Leduc Mystery (9th).

An Unholy Mission by Judith Campbell

An Unholy Mission by Judith Campbell.
An Olympia Brown Mystery (4th).

City of Masks by Daniel Hecht

City of Masks by Daniel Hecht.
A Cree Black Mystery (1st).

Land of Echoes by Daniel Hecht

Land of Echoes by Daniel Hecht.
A Cree Black Mystery (2nd).

Skull Session by Daniel Hecht

Skull Session by Daniel Hecht.
A Mo Ford Mystery (1st).

Puppets by Daniel Hecht

Puppets by Daniel Hecht.
A Mo Ford Mystery (2nd).

An Easy Thing by Paco Ignacio Taibo II

An Easy Thing by Paco Ignacio Taibo II.
A Héctor Belascoarán Shayne Mystery (1st).

Some Clouds by Paco Ignacio Taibo II

Some Clouds by Paco Ignacio Taibo II.
A Héctor Belascoarán Shayne Mystery (2nd).

Stealing the Dragon by Tim Maleeny

Stealing the Dragon by Tim Maleeny.
A Cape Weathers Mystery (1st).

Greasing the Piñata by Tim Maleeny

Greasing the Piñata by Tim Maleeny.
A Cape Weathers Mystery (3rd).

Winterwood by Patrick McCabe

Winterwood by Patrick McCabe.

The Wilderness by Karen Novak

The Wilderness by Karen Novak.

Innocence by Karen Novak

Innocence by Karen Novak.

The Red Shoelace Killer by Susan Sundwall

The Red Shoelace Killer by Susan Sundwall.
A Minnie Markwood Mystery.

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Threat Warning by John Gilstrap is Today's Nook Daily Find

The Nook Daily Find

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Threat Warning by John Gilstrap as today's Barnes & Noble Nook Daily Find.

The deal price of $2.99 is valid only for today, Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Note: The price has been matched by Amazon.com for today only.

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Threat Warning by John Gilstrap

Threat Warning
John Gilstrap
A Jonathan Grave Mystery
Pinnacle

This is the third mystery in this series.

The first victims are random. Ordinary citizens, fired upon at rush hour by unseen assassins. Caught in the crossfire of one of the attacks, rescue specialist Jonathan Grave spies a gunman getting away-with a mother and her young son as hostages. To free them, Grave and his team must enter the dark heart of a nationwide conspiracy. But their search goes beyond the frenzied schemes of a madman's deadly ambitions. This time, it reaches all the way to the highest levels of power …

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Ten Mystery and Thriller Novels is Today's Kindle Daily Deal

The Kindle Daily Deal

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Ten Mystery and Thriller Novels as today's Amazon Kindle Daily Deal.

The deal price of $1.99 each is valid only for today, Saturday, September 29, 2012. Featuring masterfully developed characters, tense action, and page-turning plot twists, the novels span a range of settings, from the austere and secretive confines of the Vatican to the wooded spaces of rural Maine.

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Icon by J. Carson Black

Icon by J. Carson Black

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for
September 29th, 2012.

Hollywood superstar Max Conroy is A-list all the way—one of the few actors who can guarantee box office blockbusters on opening weekend. Max has it all: the devil-may-care charisma, the stunning movie star wife, and a sizable personal fortune that grows along with his legend.

When Max escapes from a rehab center in Arizona, disoriented and longing to return to his blue-collar roots, he becomes the target of a motley group of kidnappers planning to cash in by holding him for ransom. Max not only outsmarts them; he evens the score. Little does he know that a far more dangerous and merciless enemy is coming for him. But this time, he has an ally in the smart and beautiful sheriff's deputy Tess McCrae.

For years, Max drifted through an easy superstar life, untethered and without purpose. But as he fights for his life, something turns inside him. He's ready to live again—on his own terms. He will destroy those who'd rather see him die like an icon than live like a man.

The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover

The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for
September 29th, 2012.

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Daniel Byrne is an investigator for the Vatican's secretive Office of the Devil's Advocate—the department that scrutinizes miracle claims. Over ten years and 721 cases, not one miracle he tested has proved true. But case #722 is different; Daniel's estranged uncle, a crooked TV evangelist, has started speaking in tongues—and accurately predicting the future. Daniel knows Reverend Tim Trinity is a con man. Could Trinity also be something more?

The evangelist himself is baffled by his newfound power—and the violent reaction it provokes. After years of scams, he suddenly has the ability to predict everything from natural disasters to sports scores. Now the mob wants him dead for ruining their gambling business, and the Vatican wants him debunked as a false messiah. On the run from assassins, Trinity flees with Daniel's help through the back roads of the Bible Belt to New Orleans, where Trinity plans to deliver a final prophecy so shattering his enemies will do anything to keep him silent.

A Dangerous Talent by Charlotte Elkins and Aaron Elkins

A Dangerous Talent by Charlotte Elkins and Aaron Elkins — An Alix London Mystery (1st in series)

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for
September 29th, 2012.

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Alix London has a promising career as an art consultant, a sumptuous condo in Seattle's toniest neighborhood, a gorgeous figure, and a presence that exudes Ivy League breeding and old money. She has it all … or does she?

Only Alix knows that the image she presents to the world is a carefully constructed mirage that veils an embarrassing truth. A brilliant, once-promising art student, the daughter of a prominent New York art conservator, her world was left in ruins when her father went to prison for art forgery. Now a Harvard dropout with an emptied bank account, she is languishing in a career that has produced little more than a lucky house-sitting gig.

But all of that changes when Alix meets Christine Lemay, a novice art collector with money to burn and a hot tip on a recently discovered painting by American master Georgia O'Keeffe. Chris hires Alix to perform the authentication, an assignment that finally could launch Alix into the big leagues. But soon after her arrival in Santa Fe, she finds herself tangled up in a web of forgery, deceit—and murder. Anxious to avoid becoming the next victim, she teams up with FBI Special Agent Ted Ellesworth—and gets a little unlikely help from her roguish father—to uncover the truth behind the painting and those who would kill to have it.

Bitter Drink by F. G. Haghenbeck

Bitter Drink by F. G. Haghenbeck

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for
September 29th, 2012.

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Beatnik detective Sunny Pascal is an expert at two things: cocktails and finding trouble. And when the filming of John Huston's The Night of the Iguana hits a few snags with its sexed-up, star-studded cast in a Puerto Vallarta paradise, producer Ray Stark brings Sunny in to chill out the set. But matters get tipsy when someone's found deader than dead, shot down by a gun belonging to one of the cast members.

Now Sunny's got to keep his Hollywood stars out of jail long enough for him to solve the case. But the trouble doesn't stop with murder. The Mexican mafia and local newspapers wage a tension war against the hedonistic Americans, and if John Huston has anything to say about it, Sunny's got to be the one to keep the show on the road. Only Sunny will be doing it his way: with a martini in one hand and a Colt in the other.

Crosscut by Jude Hardin

Crosscut by Jude Hardin
A Nicholas Colt Mystery (2nd in series)

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for
September 29th, 2012.

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Things are going pretty well for Nicholas Colt. He has a loving relationship with his wife, his blues band has a house gig at a club in Jacksonville, and his adopted daughter is finishing her senior year in high school. He has no intention of reactivating his PI licensee, and he certainly has no plans to travel to Tennessee to investigate a double homicide and an old girlfriend's missing brother.

Until she tells him something that makes his heart pause and his jaw drop.

Are the Harvest Angels, the white supremacist militia that Colt shut down three years ago, back in business?

Colt makes the trip to the mountains and soon thinks he has it solved: typical copycat case. Unfortunately, another unimaginable atrocity is waiting for him back home in Florida. Colt walks into a bloodbath, and he soon realizes nothing is typical and nothing is solved.

While relentlessly hunting down those responsible, Colt is abducted, drugged, and brainwashed before he can alert the authorities. Now he is a pawn in a heinous scheme that is bigger, badder, and literally more earth-shattering than he could have possibly anticipated.

Midnight Exposure by Melinda Leigh

Midnight Exposure by Melinda Leigh

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for
September 29th, 2012.

When two hikers disappear, their hometown in Maine blames the blinding storms. But the truth is far more sinister. Unaware of the danger, tabloid photographer Jayne Sullivan follows an anonymous tip to find the most reclusive sculptor in the art world. Instead, she finds sexy handyman Reed Kimball—and a small town full of fatal secrets.

Five years ago, Reed buried his homicide detective career along with his wife. But when a hiker is found dead, the local police chief asks Reed for help. Why was a Celtic coin found under the body? And where is the second hiker? Avoiding the media, Reed doesn't need a murder, a missing person, or a nosey photographer. Then Jayne is attacked, and her courage is his undoing. Reed must risk everything to protect her and find a cunning killer.

The Colonel's Mistake by Dan Mayland

The Colonel's Mistake by Dan Mayland
A Mark Sava Mystery (1st in series)

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for
September 29th, 2012.

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Mark Sava, former CIA station chief of Azerbaijan, lives a quiet life as a professor at Western University in the city of Baku. But his peace is shattered by both the assassination of a high-level American during an international oil conference and the arrest of CIA operations officer Daria Buckingham for the crime.

Sava knows the Iranian American Buckingham well—he personally trained her—and doesn't believe she had anything to do with the murder, so he visits a CIA control center to discuss the situation with the new station chief. When no one answers the outside intercom, Sava overrides the security code and stumbles upon the grisliest scene of his career. Now, he can't help but wonder if he really knows Buckingham as well as he thought …

Determined to find out, Sava soon finds himself and a partner caught in the middle of the new Great Game—a deadly intelligence war over oil that has Iran, China, and the United States clawing at each other's throats. Meanwhile, Colonel Henry Amato, assistant to the US national security advisor, is keeping a close watch on the situation from Washington. His stake in the Great Game is high—and personal.

Grave of Angels by Michael Prescott

Grave of Angels by Michael Prescott

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for
September 29th, 2012.

Kate Malick's first calling was as a Carmelite nun, a life devoted to prayer and faith. Now she runs a Hollywood security service dedicated to protecting its clients. But Kate's most troublesome client, teenage celebutante Chelsea Brewer, is a walking, talking, slow-motion train wreck who's testing that devotion. The poster child for the pitfalls of childhood fame and fortune, Chelsea careens from one party to the next, riding the ragged edge between celebrity … and fatality.

When a huge bet is placed on her impending demise,Chelsea disappears, forcing Kate to leap into action. Searching Hollywood's darkest corners and seediest hiding places in a desperate attempt to find her client, Kate uncovers a tangled conspiracy of revenge and betrayal. But time is running out, and if Kate doesn't find Chelsea, the bet will leave one person rich, one woman shattered, and one young girl dead.

Dove Season by Johnny Shaw

Dove Season by Johnny Shaw

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for
September 29th, 2012.

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Twelve years have passed since Jimmy Veeder set foot in the Imperial Valley of southern California. The only person that could bring him back is his father, Jack, who is dying of cancer. Jimmy is prepared to spend Jack's final days joking and reminiscing, but the old man has other plans. He needs Jimmy to cross the border into Mexico and find a prostitute named Yolanda. It's a strange final request to be sure, but Jimmy's not one to argue with a dying man.

With his childhood buddy Bobby Maves in tow, he heads south, looking for Yolanda among the seedy bars and neighborhoods along the Calexico/Mexicali border. Their search leads them to Tomás Morales, a rising star in the Mexican underworld. While dangerous to most, his childhood friendship with Jimmy brings out his loyalty and spurs him to help.

But just when Jimmy thinks his quest has ended, an unexpected murder sucks him further into the violence and danger of Mexicali. In his fight for survival and search for truth, what he uncovers calls into question everything he thought he knew about his father—and will determine just what kind of man he himself truly is.

Old Gold by Jay Stringer

Old Gold by Jay Stringer

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for
September 29th, 2012.

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Half-gypsy detective Eoin Miller finds people for a living—usually people who would do anything to remain hidden. Ironic considering Eoin has done all he can to lose himself in a downward spiral that has cost him his job, his respect, his wife, and anything else that ever mattered. But he's not inclined to dwell on what he's given up, and Eoin prefers it that way.

Then he meets Mary, a hard-drinking woman on the run who confides that she's stolen a valuable item, one that certain people would kill to get back. The two of them seek a temporary—and incomplete—solace in each other's arms, only for Mary to turn up as a corpse in Eoin's bed the next morning, him asleep on the sofa.

Recalling his father's aversion to authority, Eoin runs from the body, but he hates a mystery and is driven to discover the truth behind Mary's murder, even if it means putting his own life on the line. Before long, Eoin's tangled up in a ferocious turf war that has him playing his former allies and employers—crime lords, drug dealers, cops, and politicians—against each other.

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Lance Wright owns and manages Omnimystery, a Family of Mystery Websites, which had its origin as Hidden Staircase Mystery Books in 1986. As the scope of the business expanded, first into book reviews — Mysterious Reviews — and later into information for and reviews of mystery and suspense television and film, all sites were consolidated under the Omnimystery brand in 2006.

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