Friday, May 31, 2013

New Trailer for Crime Thriller Prisoners

Prisoners (September 2013)

A new trailer has been released by the studio for the thriller Prisoners (embedded, below).

How far would you go to protect your child? Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect's release.

Knowing his child's life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. The desperate father will do whatever it takes to find the girls, but in doing so, he may lose himself, begging the question: When do you cross the line between seeking justice and becoming a vigilante?

Directed by Denis Villeneuve from an original screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski, Prisoners opens in theaters September 20th, 2013.

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Telemystery: NBC Renews Hannibal for a Second Season

Telemystery Prime Time Crime: Mystery and Suspense on Television

In a move that surprised us, NBC has renewed Hannibal for a second season of 13 episodes, which will likely air no earlier than Spring 2014.

"We're so proud of [executive producer] Bryan [Fuller]'s vision for a show that is richly textured, psychologically complex, and very compelling," said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. "There are many great stories still to be told."

Based on characters created by crime novelist Thomas Harris, Hannibal stars Will Graham as a gifted criminal profiler, who enlists the help of Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country … and also a serial killer, to help him solve crimes.

Keep up to date on the status of your favorite mystery and suspense television with our Telemystery Scoresheet. We've updated it with today's news.

Review: Another Sun by Timothy Williams

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Another Sun by Timothy Williams.

Review summary: Set in 1980 on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, this is a complicated crime novel. Not so much from a murder mystery perspective, which is really quite straight forward even though it may not seem that way, but from the politics of the situation, given where and when the action takes place. (Click here for text of full review.)

Our rating: 3 of 5 stars

Another Sun Timothy Williams

Another Sun
Timothy Williams
Soho Crime (April 2013)

Publisher synopsis: The sun-drenched Caribbean island of Guadeloupe is technically part of France, subject to French law and loyal to the French Republic. But in 1980, the scars of colonialism are still fresh, and ethnic tensions and political unrest seethe just below the surface of everyday life.

French-Algerian judge Anne Marie Laveaud relocated to this beautiful Caribbean island confident that she could make it her new home. But her day-to-day life is rife with frustration. Now she is assigned a murder case in which she is sure the chief suspect, an elderly ex-con named Hégésippe Bray, is a political scapegoat. Her superiors are dismissive of her efforts to prove Bray innocent, and to add insult to injury, Bray himself won't even speak to her because she's a woman. But she won't give up, and Anne Marie's investigations lead her into a complex tangle of injustice, domestic terrorists, broken hearts, and maybe even voodoo.

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Bones of Contention, a Dinah Pelerin Mystery by Jeanne Matthews, Now at a Special Price

Bones of Contention by Jeanne Matthews

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Bones of Contention by Jeanne Matthews, now available at a special price, courtesy of the publisher, Poisoned Pen Press.

The ebook format of this title was priced at $0.99 from the listed vendors (below) as of the date and time of this post (05/31/2013 at 2:00 PM ET). 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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Bones of Contention by Jeanne Matthews

Bones of Contention by Jeanne Matthews
A Dinah Pelerin Mystery (1st in series)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

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The top end of Australia is a land teeming with crocodiles, poisonous snakes, and curious Aboriginal myths. It's a strange place to choose to end one's life, but that is what Dinah Pelerin's wealthy American uncle has done. Dying of cancer, he has summoned his entire family — current wife, ex-wife, assorted children and niece to a comfortless lodge where he intends to rewrite his will and commit suicide with the aid of a rogue Australian physician with whom he shares a mysterious history.

Dinah sees this time with her uncle as a last chance to learn the truth about her father, who died during the commission of a felony when she was a child. But when she arrives, she discovers that the truth has darker ramifications than she'd bargained for. Her artist brother thinks he's possessed by the spirit of a snake god who is moving his hand metaphysically across the canvas; her uncle is obsessed with a woman he married but could never possess; the rest of the family is seething with resentments; and a man none of them claims to know is murdered on a nearby island, impaled on the back of a sea turtle.

A wannabe anthropologist with a passion for mythology, Dinah tries to sort out the complicated song lines of her own ancestors while struggling to solve not one, but two, bizarre murders.

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Also available is the second mystery in this series at the discounted price of $2.99 (as of the date and time of this post) …

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A Spark of Death, a Benjamin Bradshaw Mystery by Bernadette Pajer, Now at a Special Price

A Spark of Death by Bernadette Pajer

MystereBooks is pleased to feature A Spark of Death by Bernadette Pajer, now available at a special price, courtesy of the publisher, Poisoned Pen Press.

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A Spark of Death by Bernadette Pajer

A Spark of Death by Bernadette Pajer
A Benjamin Bradshaw Mystery (1st in series)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

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Seattle in 1901 is a bustling blend of frontier attitude and cosmopolitan swagger. Electricity generated by the Snoqualmie Falls Power Plant energizes the city, but to most Seattleites, electricity is newfangled and dangerous. The public wants a culprit — they want Bradshaw behind bars.

The killer wants Bradshaw dead.

His life and liberty threatened, Bradshaw discovers the thrill of investigation as he unveils a tangle of clues and questions. How had the Electric Machine's Tesla Coil delivered a fatal shock? Was the murder personal — or connected to anarchism and President McKinley's planned visit? Were students involved, or in danger? And why had Bradshaw's best friend, Henry, fled the day of the murder to Alaska?

When Henry's grown niece Missouri appears on Bradshaw's porch in need of a home and family, her unorthodox views and femininity confuse and intrigue him as he struggles to protect his own haunting secret. Has he come alive again only to lose all he holds dear? Before it's too late, will he discover the circuit path that led to a spark of death?

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Winners of the 2013 Audie Awards Announced

Mystery, Suspense and Thriller Book Awards

The winners of the 2013 Audie Awards were announced yesterday by the Audio Publishers Association, recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.

Many categories are represented, but two of interest to us — and the winners — are:

• Mystery: The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny; Read by Ralph Cosham (Macmillan Audio)

• Thriller/Suspense: Red, White, and Blood by Christopher Farnsworth; Read by Bronson Pinchot (Blackstone Audiobooks)

Several mysteries and crime novels won in other categories including:

• Children's Titles for Ages up to 8: The Great Cake Mystery by Alexander McCall Smith; Read by Adjoa Andoh (Listening Library)

• Original Work: Gun Church by Reed Farrel Coleman; Read by Joe Barrett and John Keating (Audible)

• Solo Narration — Female: The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis; Read by Katherine Kellgren (AudioGO)

First Clues, Mysteries for Kids: New Titles for June 2013

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First Clues: Mysteries for Kids is pleased to announce a selection of new mystery, suspense and thriller books (including series titles) scheduled for publication during June 2013, listed in approximate order of reading level, from books for younger readers to books for teens and young adults.

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The Inflatable Pants by Jack Mack

The Inflatable Pants
Jack Mack
Clueless McGee

This second mystery for the video game expert is recommended for readers aged 7 to 9.

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It's only fair, isn't it? Clueless McGee has mastered his Ninja Warz video game and he'd like a trophy. It seems like a lot of extra work to have to win the science fair to get one … yet that trophy is REALLY nice. And Clueless does have an idea for a magnetic pickle that seems like an obvious winner. So okay, he's in. Until someone steals the trophy — and then he's on the case!

Clueless will have to call on his finest ninja skills — not to mention some luck and a lot of help from people more competent than he is — in order to solve the mystery.

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Get Into Gear, Stilton! by Geronimo Stilton

Get Into Gear, Stilton!
Geronimo Stilton
Geronimo Stilton

This latest entry in the long-running series is recommended for readers aged 7 to 9.

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I, Geronimo Stilton, was selected by the mayor to give a special driving demonstration, but my drivers' license had expired! I had only a week to relearn everything to pass the test for a new one. Little did I know that my lessons would introduce me to a talking robot car! It was up to us to stop a thief and make the roads safer for everyone.

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Playing with Fire by Bruce Hale

Playing with Fire
Bruce Hale
School for Spies

This first in a new series is recommended for readers aged 7 to 9.

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Juvenile delinquent and budding pyromaniac Max Segredo belongs in juvie hall. At least, that's what his most recent foster family would tell you. Instead, Max ends up on the doorstep of Merry Sunshine Orphanage — their very heavily guarded doorstep.

As he begins to acclimate to his new home, Max learns a few things straightaway: first, cracking a Caesar Cipher isn't as hard as it seems; second, never sass your instructor if she's also holding throwing knives; and third, he may not be an orphan after all. Soon, Max and the rest of the students are sent on a mission to keep a dangerous weapon out of the hands of LOTUS, an international group bent on world domination. Of course, all Max cares about is finding out more about his father, the man he's now sure is still alive.

As the stakes get higher, Max must make some difficult choices, including who to trust, and finally learns the true meaning of family.

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Chris Grabenstein

This stand-alone puzzler is recommended for readers aged 7 to 9.

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Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library.

Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high.

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The Vanishing Game by Franklin W. Dixon

The Vanishing Game
Franklin W. Dixon
The Hardy Boys Adventures

This new update of the classic mystery series is recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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Joe and Frank Hardy are attending the season's opening night at Funspot, a local amusement park that's been declining for years, but that recently got new owners and a facelift. Their friend Daisy's family has everything riding on Funspot's success: If the revamped park is a failure, her family will be broke!

At first, an exhilarating new attraction is a huge hit — but when one of the riders disappears into thin air, fun and games turns into spine-tingling danger. Will the Hardy Brothers find the missing rider and restore Funspot's reputation, or is the amusement park doomed for disaster?

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The Council of Mirrors by Michael Buckley

The Council of Mirrors
Michael Buckley
The Sisters Grimm

This fantasy series is recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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In the final volume in the series, Sabrina, Daphne, and the rest of the Grimms and their friends must face off against the Master to decide the fate of Ferryport Landing — and the world.

When Mirror fails to escape the barrier using Granny Relda's body, he turns to his plan B: killing all the Grimms so that the magical barrier collapses. In the meantime, Sabrina has gathered the other magic mirrors as advisors on how to deal with their mortal enemy. They tell her to join forces with the Scarlet Hand against Mirror, in exchange for offering all the citizens of Ferryport Landing their freedom.

This final chapter is the end of the road for several beloved characters, but the conclusion is sure to satisfy devoted fans of the series.

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Curse of the Ancients by Matt de la Pena

Curse of the Ancients
Matt de la Peña
Infinity Ring

This adventure series is recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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Sera has a secret. She's seen the future, and it is terrifying. Unfortunately, she can't do anything to prevent the Cataclysm while stranded with Dak and Riq thousands of years in the past. Their only hope lies with the ancient Junea, a mysterious people who claim to know a great deal about the future. Is there more to these ancients than meets the eye?

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First Clues: Mysteries for Kids is your source for information on over 200 mystery series for children and young adults, where each series is conveniently listed under four different age categories (New Sleuths, ages 4 to 6; Future Sleuths, ages 7 to 9; Junior Sleuths, ages 10 to 12; and Apprentice Sleuths, ages 13 and older).

A Conversation with Mystery Author Anne Marie Stoddard

Omnimystery News: Author Interview with Anne Marie Stoddard
with Anne Marie Stoddard

We are delighted to welcome mystery author Anne Marie Stoddard to Omnimystery News today, courtesy of Cozy Mystery Books Tours, which is coordinating her current book tour. We encourage you to visit all of the participating host sites; you can find her schedule here.

Anne Marie introduces concert manager and booking agent Amelia "Ame" Grace in Murder at Castle Rock (BookLogix, May 2013 trade paperback and ebook formats).

We recently had a chance to talk to Anne Marie about her new series.

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Omnimystery News: How did you choose between writing a "stand-alone" and a "first in a new series" mystery?

Anne Marie Stoddard
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Anne Marie Stoddard

Anne Marie Stoddard: I chose to write about a recurring character both because I enjoy reading series and have always wanted to write one and also because I've envisioned various adventures for my main character, Amelia — more than I could fit into just one book! It is yet to be determined how much Ame will change over the course of the series; I have several things planned for her future, but I haven't yet planned how much they will change her. I will see how her character evolves as I continue to write about her and her friends.

OMN: Into what genre, or sub-genre, would you place Murder at Castle Rock?

AMS: They're pretty niche, to be honest. Part thriller, leaning more toward cozy but with an edge. Another author I admire, P. J. Morse, writes books in a similar style to my own, and they also involve women in rock music. She calls her books "rock n' roll cozies", and I think that phrase pretty accurately describes Murder at Castle Rock as well. By the way, if you haven't checked out P. J. Morse's book, Heavy Mental, you totally should. It's great!

OMN: We've read the publisher's synopsis of the book. Now tell us something that isn't in the synopsis.

AMS: Hmm … Well, the book summary doesn't mention that there is a little romance sprinkled in with the suspense. While Amelia is doing her best to get the bottom of her boss's murder, she's attracting the attention of more than just the killer. There's a little bit of a love triangle that develops between her and two other characters. I don't want to give too much away, though.

OMN: Let's go in the other direction. Give us the synopsis in a tweet.

AMS: When the owner of Atlanta's hottest concert venue falls dead at Amelia Grace's feet, it's up to her to solve his murder. #mystery #thriller

OMN: Do you have anything in common with your character, Amelia?

AMS: A lot, actually. I spent three years working for a cluster of radio stations in Atlanta, and I have also worked for several music venues in Athens and Atlanta. In fact, there is one scene in the book involving a radio station cargo van that is based on an incident that actually happened to me while working in radio.

OMN: Describe your writing process for us.

AMS: I write loose outlines for the more important characters, and I write an outline for the storyline, but a lot of the story develops as I write. In fact, I am often surprised at where the story goes — sometimes it seems to write itself!

OMN: Let's assume a film or television series is being developed based on the characters in your book. Any ideas on who you'd like to see play the parts?

AMS: Amelia would tell you that she'd like to be played by Mila Kunis, but I think Michelle Trachtenberg would do a good job. Michelle Monaghan would do a great job as Kat, Ashley Greene or Summer Glau as Laura Holly, and Chloe Grace Moretz as Bronwyn — if she wouldn't mind chopping off her hair and dying it hot pink, of course.

As for the men, being a rock fan, I've often pictured NIN's Trent Reznor in his more buff days portraying the role of Brant, but to keep the cast in close to the same age group I'd probably cast Penn Badgely. Justin Chatwin or Hunter Parrish would make a great Tony, and I simply cannot picture anyone but Bill Nighy as Bobby Glitter — I think because of his portrayal as bumbling pervy rocker Billy Mack in Love Actually. Nathan Fillion would make a great (albeit brief) appearance as Parker Deering. Alan Tudyk with longer hair would make a great Tim Scott, and Enver Gjokaj (Victor from Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse") would make a good Bryce.

OMN: You mentioned that the book is set in Atlanta, a place we called home for four years. Do you think we'd be familiar with any of the sights and sounds of the city in the book?

AMS: Some real street names and locations are used; however, the concert venue itself, Castle Rock, is fictional. I used a real Atlanta venue, The Masquerade, as inspiration for Castle Rock. I go there all the time for shows and my mind kept wondering back to it as I was writing, so I modeled the exterior and back courtyard of Castle Rock to be very much like the Masquerade.

OMN: Are you hobbies and interests centered around the music industry?

AMS: I do enjoy going to concerts and music festivals, which does find its way into my writing since I'm writing music industry fiction. But I also enjoy playing board games with my friends, travelling, going to the beach, cooking, bowling, playing laser tag, and reading.

OMN: Speaking of reading, what kinds of books do you read for pleasure?

AMS: I love reading mysteries and suspense/thrillers, and anything by Stephen King. Love Stephen King. I also love Charlaine Harris, Victoria Laurie, Madelyn Alt, and Jennifer Oko books. I grew up reading a lot of Agatha Christie as well. My favorite books of all-time, though, are Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Lareaux and Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins.

OMN: Create a Top 5 list on any subject for us.

AMS: Top 5 Mystery Series You Should Read:

1) Southern Vampire Series (Sookie Stackhouse mysteries) by Charlaine Harris;
2) The Psychic Eye (Abby Cooper) Series by Victoria Laurie;
3) The Harper Connelly mysteries by Charlaine Harris;
4) The Bewitched Mystery Series (Maggie O'Neill mysteries) by Madelyn Alt;
5) A Mind For Murder Mystery Series (Liz Cooper mysteries) by Rochelle Staab.

OMN: What's next for you?

AMS: I've launched a book design & marketing agency, Ampersand H. (&H.) with my cover designer, Tiffani Hollis. We're both big bookworms, so we're thrilled for the opportunity to help other authors develop their online identity and brand! Aside from that, I'm working on the second book of the Amelia Grace series and have some rough drafts written for another mystery series that will take place in the art world.

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Anne Marie Stoddard Book Tour

About Anne Marie Stoddard (in her own words): "Aside from my friends and family, I'm passionate about two things: writing and live music. When I can bring the two together, my life feels complete. I hadn't written fiction since 6th grade until 2011 (because, of course, I'd replaced this creative outlet with live music performance while I played the saxophone from 6th grade through the end of college). I was fortunate enough to win the 2012 AJC Decatur Book Festival & BookLogix Publishing Services, Inc. Writing Contest with the manuscript for Murder At Castle Rock."

To learn more about Anne, visit her website at AMStoddardBooks.com, or find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Murder at Castle Rock by Anne Marie Stoddard

Murder at Castle Rock
Anne Marie Stoddard
An Amelia Grace Mystery (1st in series)

Winner of the 2012 AJC Decatur Book Festival & BookLogix Publishing Services, Inc. Writing Contest

As the manager and booking agent for Atlanta's famous Castle Rock concert venue, Amelia "Ame" Grace is ready for the most exciting week of her career: she's booked three shows and a live DVD-filming for the comeback tour of none other than the eighties Pop Rock Prince himself, Bobby Glitter!

Before the rock star can take a bow on the first night, however, trouble steals the show as Castle Rock's owner takes a deadly tumble from atop the venue's rear tower. To make matters worse, the police suspect foul play — and all signs point to two of Castle Rock's own employees.

Ame is in a race against time to clear the names of her friends and uncover the truth before the killer decides it's curtains for her too!

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The Complicity Doctrine by M. M. Frick is Today's Fourth Featured Free MystereBook

The Complicity Doctrine by M. M. Frick

MystereBooks is pleased to feature The Complicity Doctrine by M. M. Frick as today's fourth free mystery ebook (A Casey Shenk, Geopolitical Thriller; Kindle format only).

This title was listed for free as of the date and time of this post, May 31, 2013 at 7:40 AM ET. 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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The Complicity Doctrine by M. M. Frick

The Complicity Doctrine
M. M. Frick
A Casey Shenk, Geopolitical Thriller
Publisher: Matthew Frick

Three bombs explode in Manhattan. The targets: a church, a synagogue, and a deli.

A decade after the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the heart of New York City is once again a target. On the surface, there is no ready explanation for the bomber's objectives, and there is no clue to the terrorist's identity. But it doesn't take long before politicians start making accusations, and public sentiment quickly follows suit. Things change, however, when Casey Shenk, an analyst for the private geopolitical consulting firm Intelligence Watch Group discovers an altered report from the Congressional Research Service and begins to put the pieces together.

A murdered government employee, the ranting of a presidential candidate, and a Senate resolution to take the People's Mujahideen of Iran off of the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations all point to something sinister at work inside the Washington power structure. Is America waging a secret war with the Islamic Republic of Iran? Are there elements within the U.S. Government that are manipulating world events and setting the stage to write their own version of history? With the help of a New York Police Department detective and the other analysts at IWG, Casey works to uncover the truth behind a network of conspiracy that is operating outside the law, where the ends always justify the means … no matter how many people die.

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Sea Change by T'Gracie Reese and Joe Reese is Today's Third Featured Free MystereBook

Sea Change by T'Gracie Reese and Joe Reese

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Sea Change by T'Gracie Reese and Joe Reese as today's third free mystery ebook (A Nina Bannister Mystery; Kindle format only).

This title was listed for free as of the date and time of this post, May 31, 2013 at 7:30 AM ET. 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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Sea Change by T'Gracie Reese and Joe Reese

Sea Change
T'Gracie Reese and Joe Reese
A Nina Bannister Mystery
Publisher: Cozy Cat Press

Bay St. Lucy is a sleepy little Gulf Coast community — and that's the way its residents like it. Most of them generally ignore the monstrous old Robinson mansion that sits in the center of town, until one day insane old man Robinson dies and leaves the house and its accompanying fortune to the town.

The residents are ecstatic and begin planning improved schools and cultural centers. Local retired school teacher and village elder Nina Bannister is sent to the man's funeral in New Orleans to represent Bay St. Lucy at the reading of his will. However, Nina returns from her trip saddened to report that a lone Robinson relative has appeared to claim the entire inheritance.

Almost immediately, the new owner — flamboyant Eve Ivory — arrives and announces her plans to turn Bay St. Lucy into an extravagant vacation resort. These are not plans that anyone in this small town likes at all, and ones that will quickly lead to murder.

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Friendly Fire by Glynn Jenkins is Today's Second Featured Free MystereBook

Friendly Fire by Glynn Jenkins

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Friendly Fire by Glynn Jenkins as today's second free mystery ebook (A Military Thriller; Kindle format only).

This title was listed for free as of the date and time of this post, May 31, 2013 at 7:20 AM ET. 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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Friendly Fire by Glynn Jenkins

Friendly Fire
Glynn Jenkins
A Military Thriller
Publisher: Crime Fiction Books

Tom Noad and Tom Marsh, two mounted gunners serving with Prince Albert's Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery, are invited to act as adult instructors at a cadet camp on the Isle of Wight.

Accepting the offer, they throw themselves into their new duties with enthusiasm and good humor — until one of their colleagues is found murdered, and Tom Noad suddenly finds himself under investigation.

Fortunately for Noad, his uncle is renowned detective George Ashley, who immediately interrupts an investigation on the mainland in order to come to his nephew's assistance. Once on the island, Ashley is amazed to discover that the two cases may in fact be closely related …

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The Secret Tree by Patrick Bousum and Jeff Bennington is Today's Featured Free MystereBook

The Secret Tree by Patrick Bousum and Jeff Bennington

MystereBooks is pleased to feature The Secret Tree by Patrick Bousum and Jeff Bennington as today's free mystery ebook (A Mystery Thriller; Kindle format only).

This title was listed for free as of the date and time of this post, May 31, 2013 at 7:10 AM ET. 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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The Secret Tree by Patrick Bousum and Jeff Bennington

The Secret Tree
Patrick Bousum and Jeff Bennington
A Mystery Thriller
Publisher: Nexgate Press

When 13-year old Andy Harper inherits a secret from his dying neighbor, Mr. Beasley, he discovers how sinister the world can be, what true friendship means, and that being a hero in 1959 may cost him his life.

Grieving from his father's disappearance and his grandfather's death, Andy is nearly hopeless. The intrigue of the secret, and his friendship with Mr. Beasley, give him a renewed sense of purpose. But when the men who used to run with the local mob discover that Andy knows about the "secret", they come out of the shadows and a hunt for the evil truth begins.

Andy finds himself fighting for his life with his friends, committed to his promise, and searching for answers in a house haunted by a one-handed witch.

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