Monday, June 30, 2014

A Murder Close To Home, An Eve Duncan Mystery by Julia Underwood, New from Endeavour Press

A Murder Close To Home by Julia Underwood

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher, promoting and selling ebook editions of works by new authors as well as bringing out ebook editions of out of print books.

We've selected one of their recently published mystery, suspense, thriller or crime titles to feature here today …

A Murder Close To Home by Julia Underwood

An Eve Duncan Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Endeavour Press

Price: $0.99 (as of 06/30/2014 at 4:30 PM ET).

A Murder Close To Home by Julia Underwood, Amazon Kindle format

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London, 1941. The city is at war but the threat is not only from the Luftwaffe. The local milkman is missing, and Eve Duncan has been enlisted by the understaffed police to help solve the mystery. When his body turns up at a bomb site, it becomes clear that his death was not an accidental casualty of war but a brutal murder.

When more killings occur in the same area, it becomes clear to Eve these seemingly random attacks must be connected. As the death toll mounts, and with the community in uproar, Eve must solve the case — before it is too late.

How are the deaths connected? And why is this quiet London suburb being targeted? With war raging across the continent who would want to commit a murder close to home?

A Murder Close To Home by Julia Underwood

Crash and Burn, A Moreno & Hart Mystery by Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin, Now Available at a Special Price

Crash and Burn by Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin

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, Social Press …

Crash and Burn by Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin

A Moreno & Hart Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Social Press

Price: $1.49 (as of 06/30/2014 at 4:00 PM ET).

Crash and Burn by Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin, Amazon Kindle format

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Three years ago LAPD Detective Scarlet Moreno and rookie cop Krista Hart were nearly killed during a botched sting operation. Now, they're best friends and partners in the Orange County private investigation firm of Moreno & Hart. But their routine assignments are anything but safe …

Scarlet Moreno has her hands full with a cheating spouse case when the bartender at her favorite pub becomes a murder suspect. Worse, the detective in charge of the investigation threatens to arrest Scarlet for obstruction — even when she tries to give him valuable information. Scarlet risks her PI license and her life to find out the truth, absolve her friend, and track down a killer — with or without the help of the arrogant, mysterious Detective Alex Bishop.

Krista Hart is burned out on catching deadbeat dads and philandering husbands when a big-time criminal defense attorney hires her for a choice assignment: find the sole witness to murder the day before the trial. The case could be a boon for Moreno & Hart, but the witness is in hiding, someone is following Krista, and her own client is withholding information. The last person she wants help from is sexy investigator R.J. Flynn, but he claims he's willing to share intel — for a price. If she can solve this case, it'll elevate Moreno & Hart above being divorce voyeurs, but first she has to survive, with her life and heart intact.

Crash and Burn by Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin

Hollow World, A Suspense Thriller by Nick Pobursky, Now Available at a Special Price

Hollow World by Nick Pobursky

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, Bamboo Publishing …

Hollow World by Nick Pobursky

A Suspense Thriller

Publisher: Bamboo Publishing

Price: $0.99 (as of 06/30/2014 at 3:30 PM ET).

Hollow World by Nick Pobursky, Amazon Kindle format

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Detective Charlie Walker's worst nightmare comes true when his family is brutally kidnapped while on vacation at Walt Disney World. In order to rescue his wife and daughters, he must enter a dark, dangerous world of vicious trials and sadistic mind games concocted by a brilliant but psychotic nemesis.

All Charlie Walker wanted was to get away from the stress of life as Detroit's most renowned detective, so a family trip to his favorite place, Walt Disney World, couldn't come soon enough. But an unknown nemesis has other plans for Charlie's vacation at The Most Magical Place on Earth.

When the detective's wife and children are kidnapped in a sophisticated and brazen attack, a brilliant psychopath sets into motion a cunning game of cat and mouse, and Charlie has no choice but to play along, or risk losing the people dearest to him. Using Walt Disney World as his chessboard, Charlie's tormentor gleefully stages a nail-biting series of dark and sadistic challenges designed not only to test Walker's intelligence, but also his sanity. And just when it seems like all hope is lost, help comes from the last person on Earth he'd expect.

Hollow World by Nick Pobursky

Blood Island, A Matt Royal Mystery by H. Terrell Griffin, Now Available at a Special Price

Blood Island by H. Terrell Griffin

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, Oceanview Publishing …

Blood Island by H. Terrell Griffin

A Matt Royal Mystery (3rd in series)

Publisher: Oceanview Publishing

Price: $0.99 (as of 06/30/2014 at 3:00 PM ET).

Read our review of this book on Mysterious Reviews.

Blood Island by H. Terrell Griffin, Amazon Kindle format

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Matt Royal never has to look far for excitement. Excitement — and sometimes trouble — has a way of finding him first. But for this fun-loving lawyer turned beach bum, things are about to get serious. Dead serious.

When his ex-wife asks for help in tracking down her stepdaughter, last seen in Matt's hometown of Longboat Key, Matt agrees to do a little searching. But what looks like the case of one missing girl turns out to be something much bigger — and much more dangerous.

Enlisting the aid of his buddies Jock Algren and Logan Hamilton, Matt launches a full-speed-ahead search that leads from Longboat Key to Key West to an ominous strip of land called Blood Island. But this is no island paradise. Blood Island is home base to a cult of religious zealots. And they're making devastating plans that could change the world forever.

Bullets fly, and as the clock ticks down, it will be up to Matt to make sure that what happens on Blood Island stays on Blood Island.

Blood Island by H. Terrell Griffin

Phantom Instinct by Meg Gardiner, New in Bookstores during June 2014

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Today's new hardcover mystery title, scheduled to be published during June 2014 by Dutton, is Phantom Instinct by Meg Gardiner.

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

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Phantom Instinct by Meg Gardiner

Phantom Instinct
Meg Gardiner

When shots ring out in a crowded L.A. club, bartender Harper Flynn watches helplessly as her boyfriend, Drew, is gunned down in the cross fire. Then somebody throws a Molotov cocktail, and the club is quickly engulfed in flames. L.A. Sheriff Deputy Aiden Garrison sees a gunman in a hoodie and gas mask taking aim at Harper, but before he can help her a wall collapses, bringing the building down and badly injuring him.

A year later, Harper is trying to rebuild her life. She has quit her job and gone back to college. Meanwhile, the investigation into the shoot-out has been closed. The two gunmen were killed when the building collapsed.

Certain that a third gunman escaped and is targeting the survivors, Harper enlists the help of Aiden Garrison, the only person willing to listen. But the traumatic brain injury he suffered has cut his career short and left him with Fregoli syndrome, a rare type of face blindness that causes the delusion that random people are actually a single person changing disguises.

As Harper and Aiden delve into the case, Harper realizes that her presence during the attack was no coincidence — and that her only ally is unstable, mistrustful of her, and seeing the same enemy everywhere he looks.

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Nominees for the 2014 Nero Award Announced

Mystery, Suspense and Thriller Book Awards

The nominees for the 2014 Nero Award have been announced by the Nero Wolfe Society recognizing literary excellence in the mystery genre.

The winner will be announced at the Black Orchid Banquet, to be held in New York City on Saturday, December 6th, 2014.

The nominees are …

Ask Not by Max Allan Collins (Forge Books)
Three Can Keep a Secret by Archer Mayer (St. Martin's Press)
Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell (Little, Brown)
A Study in Revenge by Kieran Shields (Crown)
A Question of Honor by Charles Todd (William Morrow)

Redemption Key by S. G. Redling, New on The Mystery Bookshelf in June 2014

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Today's featured paperback original mystery title, scheduled to be published during June 2014 by Thomas & Mercer, is Redemption Key by S. G. Redling.

For a list of more new paperback mysteries, thrillers, and novels of suspense published this month, visit our Mystery Bookshelf page for June 2014. For hardcover titles, visit New Mysteries for a selection of books published during June 2014.

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Redemption Key by S. G. Redling

Redemption Key
S. G. Redling
Series: A Novel of Suspense

Her narrow escape from blue-eyed assassin Tom Booker has made former data analyst Dani Britton question all of her choices — like trusting "good guys" who carry badges. On the run and haunted by the government-sanctioned massacre of her coworkers, Dani finally settles in remote Redemption Key, Florida, at a bar where strong drinks and shady deals are the norm.

The bar owner, a local operator with a past of his own, gives Dani a job, no questions asked, and soon Dani's ability to "read" the sketchy characters doing business at the bar proves invaluable. The libations flow, and the Key's laid-back vibe and warm waters start doing their therapeutic work. But as the mercury rises, a twisted deal starts to go down — threatening to take Dani with it. Like sharks smelling blood, players on both sides of the law circle for the kill. And when charming apex predator Booker joins the frenzy, he may turn out to be the only one on Dani's side.

Redemption Key by S. G. Redling, Amazon Kindle format

Checkered Crime, A Laurel London Mystery by Tonya Kappes, Now Available at a Special Price

Checkered Crime by Tonya Kappes

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 author …

Checkered Crime by Tonya Kappes

A Laurel London Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Tonya Kappes

Price: $0.99 (as of 06/30/2014 at 1:00 PM ET).

Checkered Crime by Tonya Kappes, Amazon Kindle format

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Laurel London is one tough cookie. Orphaned and with one heckuva checkered past, she's grown street smart and no one is going to tell her different, even if it means getting tangled up with the wrong side of the law. After terrorizing Walnut Grove, Kentucky all her adolescent life, she's back and she's ready to go on the up and up. Make something of herself. Prove the citizens of Walnut Grove wrong and make them admit she's somebody.

But when mobster Trigger Finger Tony Cardozza jumps in the back of Laurel London's car mistaking it for a taxi, she's up to her ears in no good.

Recently fired and checkbook in the red, when Trigger offers to pay Laurel large wads of cash to drive him where he needs to go and keep her mouth shut, she's all in. That is, until FBI agent Jax Jackson jumps in the back of Laurel London's car threatening to take her to jail for her past crimes if she doesn't cooperate with the FBI by going undercover to help bring down the mob.

Laurel finds herself battling the past and good vs evil and she's not sure which is more deadly.

Checkered Crime by Tonya Kappes

Game Change, A Nina Bannister Mystery by T'Gracie and Joe Reese, New from Cozy Cat Press

Game Change by T'Gracie and Joe Reese

Cozy Cat Press is a small, independent publishing company devoted to producing cozy mysteries, warm, gentle, character-centered books with an emphasis on humor, romance, and detecting puzzles. Cozy up to one of their "purr-fect" mysteries!

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

Game Change by T'Gracie and Joe Reese

A Nina Bannister Mystery (3rd in series)

Publisher: Cozy Cat Press

Price: $2.99 (as of 06/30/2014 at 12:30 PM ET).

Game Change by T'Gracie and Joe Reese, Amazon Kindle format

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It is only with grave misgivings that Nina Bannister accepts the challenge of returning as principal to Bay St. Lucy High School. Ten years have passed since she last held the post, and concepts such as politicized standardized testing are alien to her.

The job proves more daunting than she could ever have imagined, however, when she is thrust into the role of women's basketball coach and faced with the possibility that her hated supervisor may have been murdered. It all comes together in one stunning ending as the clock ticks down on an unforgettable game change.

Game Change by T'Gracie and Joe Reese

Telemystery: Hinterland, New This Week on DVD

Telemystery, the most complete selection of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series now available or coming soon to DVD

Telemystery, your source for one of the most comprehensive listings of crime drama, amateur sleuth, private investigator, mystery and suspense television series, mini-series and made-for-television movies, now available on or coming soon to DVD, Blu-ray disc, or Video-on-Demand, is profiling one series from our site being released this week.

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Hinterland: Series One

Hinterland
Series One

Richard Harrington stars as DCI Tom Mathias, a brilliant, brooding loner newly arrived in this isolated land of mountainous terrain and close-knit villages after 10 years with London’s Metropolitan Police. Mali Harries stars as smart, hard-working DI Mared Rhys, a local girl who knows Aberystwyth society inside out. Together they confront a series of mystifying murders that ultimately push Mathias to the edge.

Four feature-length episodes are included on this DVD. A second season of the series, which airs as Y Gwyll ("The Dusk") in Wales, has been ordered.

Hinterland: Series One on DVD

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Visit the Telemystery website to discover more television mystery series currently available on and coming soon to DVD, Blu-ray disc, or video on demand.

A Roundtable Discussion with David Corbett, George Fong, and D.P. Lyle for the Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference

Omnimystery News: Authors on Tour with Mystery Writers Conference
for the Book Passage
Mystery Writers Conference

We are delighted to welcome mystery authors David Corbett, George Fong and D.P. Lyle to Omnimystery News today.

All three authors will be participating in the upcoming Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference from July 24th through the 27th in Corte Madera, California and we're thrilled to present a roundtable discussion with them on why they each enjoy participating in this event.

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What is the most rewarding part of teaching at the conference?

David Corbett: Seeing the light go off in a participant's eyes when something you've said has clicked and given them information and/or inspiration for whatever they're working on.

George Fong: The most rewarding part is the interaction with the staff and attendees. Listening to the group eager to learn the craft of writing and then having the staff provide their insight is priceless. On top of that, the contacts and continuous support provided after the conference brings together a great group of people who become friends, mentors and literary colleagues for many years to come.

D.P. Lyle: The students. This conference attracts writers who are motivated to improve. This is evident in their enthusiasm and interest in the classes presented. I love to teach and eager students make it all the more worthwhile.

What advice do you wish you received when you were a new author?

George Fong: Be careful what you submit to a literary agent. Like a first date, you need to ensure you are putting your best foot forward. Many of us think what we submit is the best but when you talk and listen to the staff and the invited published authors, you realize how important feedback and professional overview is needed to get that perfect pitch to an agent and thereafter, to the right publisher.

D.P. Lyle: Have the confidence to tell your story your way, in your words. That's what agents and editors and readers are looking for. Too often beginning writers get caught up in the technical stuff and miss the essential ingredient---their own true voice. I think every writer wishes he or she had learned that truth earlier rather than later.

David Corbett: Roll with the punches.

What do you hope aspiring writers will get out of this conference?

D.P. Lyle: Knowledge, motivation, and fun. Amazing how those three often go together.

George Fong: In the business aspect, it's understanding the process of getting your work out to the right people – the right fit. Today, the process of getting considered, accepted and published has become very complicated. The agents, publishers and current authors at the conference provide excellent insights on what to expect and a direction as to what would work for you. As for the writing, it's to get the perspective of published writers, hearing how they create and craft, the mistakes they made and what they found to work. They also give you an opportunity to ensure your addressing the fundamentals of writing, learn to cut when "less is better," and seek the right resources to give you productive feedback when fine-tuning your manuscript.

David Corbett: A more developed understanding of craft, a greater awareness of the publishing business, and a deeper, clearer, understanding of their work and themselves.

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Mystery Writers Conference

About the Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference:

The Mystery Writers Conference has a strong tradition of great authors and teachers. Mystery writers learn all the clues to a successful writing career. Editors, agents, and publishers share with participants what they need to know to get published. Authors offer classes on setting, dialogue, suspense and point of view. Panels of detectives, forensic experts, and other crime-fighting professionals provide invaluable information that allows writers to put realism into their work. We're proud of the successful mystery writers who began their careers at this conference. For more information, visit the Mystery Writers Conference website.

About the authors:

David Corbett is a skilled private investigator, having worked 15 years for the famed private investigation firm of Palladino & Sutherland. Corbett is also an award-winning writer of crime fiction and a superb teacher. His novels include Do They Know I'm Running?, Blood of Paradise, Done for a Dime, The Devil's Redhead and the forthcoming Save By An Evil Chance (February 2015). His writing text, The Art of Character, has been called "a writer's bible."

George Fong spent twenty-seven years as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, investigating all facets of violent crimes, including kidnapping, extortion, serial killings, crimes against children, bank robbery, drug trafficking, fugitives, and Asian gangs. He was a member of the FBI's Evidence Response Team and a certified undercover agent. Fong is now the Director of Security for the world-wide sports television network, ESPN, and author of the new thriller, Fragmented.

D.P. Lyle is a physician and the author of Howdunit Forensics, a definitive reference guide for writers. He is also the author of Forensics and Fiction, Hot Lights, Cold Steel, Royal Pains: First, Do No Harm, Royal Pains: Sick Rich, and More Forensics and Fiction.

Cached Out by Russell Atkinson is Today's Fourth Featured Free MystereBook

Cached Out by Russell Atkinson

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature …

Cached Out by Russell Atkinson

A Cliff Knowles Mystery

Publisher: Russell Atkinson

… as today's fourth free mystery ebook. This is a repeat freebie that was last featured on our site on April 12, 2013.

Cached Out by Russell Atkinson, Amazon Kindle format

This title was listed for free as of June 30, 2014 at 7:15 AM ET. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of the purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

For a summary of all of today's featured titles, plus any that may have appeared before and are repeat freebies, visit our Free MystereBooks page. This page is updated daily, typically by 8 AM ET.

More on today's free book, below.

Newly retired from the FBI and alone after the tragic death of his wife, Cliff Knowles takes up geocaching. While looking for a cache in the mountains he comes across a human skeleton and reports it to the sheriff's office. Then a second body is found — a fresh corpse this time — right after Cliff found another geocache nearby.

When it turns out the first remains are those of a fugitive he was supposed to arrest years earlier, he becomes a suspect in a multiple homicide investigation. He has no choice but to use his sleuthing skills to identify the mysterious cache owner, known only as Enigmal, and free himself from suspicion.

Cached Out by Russell Atkinson

Toxin by Rob Swigart is Today's Third Featured Free MystereBook

Toxin by Rob Swigart

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature …

Toxin by Rob Swigart

A Thriller in Paradise

Publisher: booksbnimble

… as today's third free mystery ebook.

Toxin by Rob Swigart, Amazon Kindle format

This title was listed for free as of June 30, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of the purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

For a summary of all of today's featured titles, plus any that may have appeared before and are repeat freebies, visit our Free MystereBooks page. This page is updated daily, typically by 8 AM ET.

More on today's free book, below.

Hawaii police lieutenant Cobb Takamura and molecular biologist Chazz Koenig return in this tale in which the murder of an unpopular real estate developer leads to the inner circles of international defense.

On the same day that Victor Linz is shot during an early morning jog, reports filter in that an out-of-orbit satellite may land on Kauai. A reporter tailing an intelligence officer from the mainland is found near the remote site of the satellite crash; he is comatose and suffering from severe skin and internal ailments. Panic follows when a rumor spreads that the satellite carried a deadly toxin.

Cobb must conduct the murder investigation and maintain calm on the island all while negotiating with one of the murder suspects who is hijacking a commercial airliner. Meanwhile, Koenig races the clock to control the effects of the toxin.

Toxin by Rob Swigart

Spirit Me Away by Aaron Paul Lazar is Today's Second Featured Free MystereBook

Spirit Me Away by Aaron Paul Lazar

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature …

Spirit Me Away by Aaron Paul Lazar

A Gus LeGarde Mystery

Publisher: Aaron Paul Lazar

… as today's second free mystery ebook.

Spirit Me Away by Aaron Paul Lazar, Amazon Kindle format

This title was listed for free as of June 30, 2014 at 6:45 AM ET. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of the purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

For a summary of all of today's featured titles, plus any that may have appeared before and are repeat freebies, visit our Free MystereBooks page. This page is updated daily, typically by 8 AM ET.

More on today's free book, below.

Boston, Massachusetts: It's the summer of '69 — the parks are flooded with flower children and a hot new band called Led Zeppelin is set to appear at the Boston Tea Party. But for one newlywed couple just beginning their lives together, there will be no peace.

In the cradle of sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll, Gus and Elsbeth LeGarde are music students attending the New England Conservatory of Music, after a wedding kept secret from their families. When they discover a bruised and sobbing teenage girl on the Boston Commons who can't remember who she is, or how she got there, the couple decides to “adopt” her to help find her identity.

But Gus and Elsbeth aren't prepared to be plunged into a violent world of rape, abuse, and a ring of white slave traders who'll stop at nothing to take back their property — or to acquire new flesh in the form of Gus's beautiful young bride.

Spirit Me Away by Aaron Paul Lazar

Red Tape by Michele Lynn Seigfried is Today's Featured Free MystereBook

Red Tape by Michele Lynn Seigfried

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature …

Red Tape by Michele Lynn Seigfried

A Jersey Shore Mystery

Publisher: Michele Lynn Seigfried

… as today's free mystery ebook.

Red Tape by Michele Lynn Seigfried, Amazon Kindle format

This title was listed for free as of June 30, 2014 at 6:30 AM ET. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of the purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

For a summary of all of today's featured titles, plus any that may have appeared before and are repeat freebies, visit our Free MystereBooks page. This page is updated daily, typically by 8 AM ET.

More on today's free book, below.

Municipal Clerk Chelsey Alton gets more than she bargained for when she encounters an irate resident and loose cannon, Robert Triggers. Triggers has been harassing the employees in the small, Jersey shore town where she works and he becomes the prime suspect when multiple attempts to sabotage the municipal building are made.

Chelsey begins to piece it all together and finds herself framed for a crime she did not commit. She narrowly escapes several attempts at her demise, only to find herself in a much more precarious situation.

Will she make it out alive or end up a tragic victim at the hands of a madman?

Red Tape by Michele Lynn Seigfried

Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo is Today's Kobo Daily Deal

Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo as today's Kobo Daily Deal.

The deal price of $2.99 is valid only for today, Monday, June 30, 2014, and has been price-matched by Amazon.com.

Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo

A Kate Burkholder Mystery (5th in series)

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Price: $2.99 (as of 06/30/2014 at 6:15 AM ET).

An extraordinarily beautiful Amish woman, a dangerous femme fatale, is the central figure in a story that reveals a dark side of Painters Mill and its seemingly perfect Amish world.

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A rainy night, an Amish father returning home with his three children, a speeding car hurtling toward them out of nowhere …

What at first seems like a tragic, but routine car accident suddenly takes on a more sinister cast as evidence emerges that nothing about the crash is accidental. But who would want to kill an Amish deacon and two of his children? He leaves behind a grieving widow and a young boy who clings to life in the intensive care wing of a hospital, unable to communicate. He may be the only one who knows what happened that night.

Desperate to find out who killed her best friend's husband and why, Kate begins to suspect she is not looking for a reckless drunk, but instead is on the trail of a cold blooded killer amid the residents of Painter's Mill. It is a search that takes her on a chilling journey into the darkest reaches of the human heart and makes her question everything she has ever believed about the Amish culture into which she was born.

Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo

Mystery Godoku Puzzle for June 30, 2014

Mystery Godoku

A new has been created by the editors of the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books and is now available on our website.

Godoku is similar to Sudoku, but uses letters instead of numbers. To give you a headstart, we provide you a mystery clue to fill in a complete row or column (if you choose to use it!).

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Mystery Godoku Puzzle for June 30, 2014

This week's letters and mystery clue:

A C E H K O S V W

This Andrew Vachss 2014 thriller, the first in the Aftershock series, has this title (9 letters).

We now have two weeks of our puzzles on one page in PDF format for easier printing. Print this week's puzzle here.

Previous puzzles are stored in the Mystery Godoku Archives.

Enjoy the weekly Mystery Godoku Puzzle from the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books, and Thanks for visiting our website!

Today's Mystery and Suspense Update from Big Fish Games (140630)

Big Fish Games

Here is today's mystery and suspense update from Big Fish Games …

• The New Release is Awakening: The Redleaf Forest.

• The Daily Deal is Hypnosis, just $2.99 today only!

• The current Catch of the Week is The Beast of Lycan Isle, just $2.99 through Sunday, July 06, 2014 only.

• Today's Special Deal — It is Bonus Punch Monday! Receive a BONUS PUNCH with every game purchase, only on Mondays.

Visit the Omnimystery Entertainment Network for more games of mystery and suspense!

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Awakening: The Redleaf Forest

The New Release today is Awakening: The Redleaf Forest

Queen Sophia embarks on one final journey to rescue her parents and to defeat Dreadmyre once and for all. Her search has led her to the Redleaf Forest where she is to find the centaur who can help her forge the Blade of Courage. Will Sophia finally defeat the evil which has shadowed over her journey and be able to reunite with her parents?

A sample version is available to download and play for free for one hour.

Also available for this game:

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Hypnosis

Today's Daily Deal is Hypnosis

Mysterious circumstances surround the disappearance of a physician from a psychiatric clinic, and police have requested your assistance in the investigation. The patients are behaving oddly as you arrive at the scene, but as an experienced hypnotist, you are able to sedate them and travel into their psyches. As you dive deep into their subconscious minds, you’ll discover that this group of patients is comprised of a collection of exceptionally gifted and intelligent individuals: a painter, a musician, a scientist, a businessman and other bright minds. While each mind contains shocking surprises and intriguing puzzles, none are without terrifying phobias and dangerous obsessions which lead you to believe that what seemed like the disappearance of one man might actually be a catastrophe of epic proportions. Can you face your own subconscious to find the answers?

A sample version is available to download and play for free for one hour. You can purchase this game today only — Monday, June 30, 2014 — for $2.99.

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The Beast of Lycan Isle

The current Catch of the Week is The Beast of Lycan Isle

Luna has been summoned by Tara, her best friend, to an ancient village on a remote island. Tara needs Luna's expertise on a newly unearthed artifact that might prove the existence of the legendary cult of the Madra Alta or Wolf Man. But when she arrives the locals are acting very strangely, her friend has disappeared, and terrible clues reveal a situation beyond her worst nightmare. She must rely on her fearless wit and trusted allies to find her friend. She must dig deep into the instincts and courage of her own inner animal to defeat the Wolf King himself.

A sample version is available to download and play for free for one hour. You can purchase this game at the special price of $2.99 through Sunday, July 06, 2014.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Ghost, A Political Thriller by Robert Harris, Now Available at a Special Price

The Ghost by Robert Harris

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, Simon & Schuster …

The Ghost by Robert Harris

A Political Thriller

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Price: $1.99 (as of 06/29/2014 at 5:30 PM ET).

This book was adapted into the 2010 thriller The Ghost Writer starring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan.

The Ghost by Robert Harris, Amazon Kindle format

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Dashing, captivating Adam Lang was Britain's longest serving — and most controversial — prime minister of the last half century, whose career ended in tatters after he sided with America in an unpopular war on terror. Now, after stepping down in disgrace, Lang is hiding out in wintry Martha's Vineyard to finish his much sought-after, potentially explosive memoir, for which he accepted one of history's largest cash advances. But the project runs aground when his ghostwriter suddenly and mysteriously disappears and later washes up, dead, on the island's deserted shore.

Enter Lang's new ghostwriter — cynical, mercenary, and quick with a line of deadpan humor. Accustomed to working with fading rock stars and minor celebrities, he jumps at the chance to be the new ghost of Adam Lang's memoirs, especially as it means a big payday. At once he flies to Lang's remote location in America to finish the book in the seclusion of a luxurious estate, but it doesn't take him long to realize he has made a fatal error in judgment.

The state of affairs is grim enough when the ghost begins to unearth the bone-chilling circumstances of his predecessor's death. And before long, he discovers that the ex-prime minister is not just a charismatic politician who made a few mistakes. He's a dark, tortured man with haunting secrets in his past — secrets with the power to alter world politics. Secrets with the power to kill.

The Ghost by Robert Harris

The Runaway Quilt, An Elm Creek Quilts Mystery by Jennifer Chiaverini, Now Available at a Special Price

The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini

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, Simon & Schuster …

The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini

An Elm Creek Quilts Mystery (4th in series)

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Price: $1.99 (as of 06/29/2014 at 5:00 PM ET).

The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini, Amazon Kindle format

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Did stationmasters of the Underground Railroad use quilts to signal to fugitive slaves?

Alerted to the possibility that her family had ties to the slaveholding South, Sylvia scours her attic and finds three quilts and a memoir written by Gerda, the spinster sister of clan patriarch Hans Bergstrom. The memoir describes the founding of Elm Creek Manor and how, using quilts as markers, Hans, his wife, Anneke, and Gerda came to beckon fugitive slaves to safety within its walls. When a runaway named Joanna arrives from a South Carolina plantation pregnant with her master's child, the Bergstroms shelter her through a long, dangerous winter — imagining neither the impact of her presence nor the betrayal that awaits them.

The memoir raises new questions for every one it answers, leading Sylvia ever deeper into the tangle of the Bergstrom legacy. Aided by the Elm Creek Quilters, as well as by descendants of others named in Gerda's tale, Sylvia dares to face the demons of her family's past and at the same time reaffirm her own moral center.

The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini

Random Violence, A Jade de Jong Mystery by Jassy Mackenzie, Now Available at a Special Price

Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie

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, Soho Crime …

Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie

A Jade de Jong Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Soho Crime

Price: $1.99 (as of 06/29/2014 at 4:30 PM ET).

Read our review of this book on Mysterious Reviews.

Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie, Amazon Kindle format

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In Johannesburg prosperous whites live in gated communities; when they exit their cars to open the gates, car-jackings are common. But seldom is the victim killed, much less shot twice, like Annette Botha. Piet Botha, the husband of the wealthy woman, is the primary suspect in his wife's murder.

P.I. Jade de Jong fled South Africa ten years ago after her father was killed. Now back in town, she offers to help her father's former assistant, Superintendent David Patel, with his investigation of this case. Under apartheid, Patel, of Indian descent, could never have attained his present position. But he is feeling pressure from his "old line" boss with respect to this investigation and fears lingering prejudice is at work.

As Jade probes into this and other recent car-jacking cases, a pattern begins to emerge, a pattern that goes back to her father's murder and that involves a vast and intricate series of crimes for profit.

Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie

 

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