Thursday, July 31, 2014

Review: The Perfect Stranger by Wendy Corsi Staub

Mysterious Reviews: Reviews of New Mysteries, Novels of Suspense, and Thrillers

A Mysterious Review of The Perfect Stranger by Wendy Corsi Staub. A Novel of Suspense.

Review summary: This novel of suspense is in many ways quite unnerving, with a group of breast cancer survivors sharing intimate details of their lives with each other online, even though they have never met in person. What transpires will keep the reader engrossed and guessing right up to the suspenseful and surprising ending. (Click here for text of full review.)

Our rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Perfect Stranger Wendy Corsi Staub

The Perfect Stranger
Wendy Corsi Staub
A Novel of Suspense
Harper (July 2014)

Publisher synopsis: During the darkest period of her life, Landry Wells found solace in a group of bloggers who had been in her shoes and lived to tell the tale. She's shared things with her online friends that even her husband and children didn't know. Things that now, looking back, make her uneasy.

One of the bloggers is dead, victim of a random crime — or was it? Did she trust too easily; reveal too much? At the funeral a thousand miles from home, Landry is about to come face to face at last with the others. These women are her closest confidantes in the world: they understand her; they know everything about her — and one of them might be a cold-blooded killer …

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Games Divas Play, A Diva Mystery by Angela Burt-Murray, New This Week from Thomas & Mercer

Games Divas Play by Angela Burt-Murray

Named for streets that flank its headquarters in Seattle, Thomas & Mercer — an imprint of Amazon Publishing — showcases first-rate fiction, from cozy mysteries to heart-stopping thrillers.

Omnimystery News is pleased to present you with one of their new titles …

Games Divas Play by Angela Burt-Murray

A Diva Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Price: $3.99 (as of 07/31/2014 at 4:30 PM ET).

Games Divas Play by Angela Burt-Murray, Amazon Kindle format

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An ambitious entertainment reporter, millionaire basketball player, desperate wife, scandalous groupie, and murderous stalker. Go inside the high-stakes world of professional sports, where everyone plays to win.

When Nia Bullock lands a job as editor-in-chief of the hot new magazine and web site DivaDish, she finds that her platinum dreams can quickly turn into a nightmare. Battling backstabbing colleagues and reeling from murderous threats, she must turn to an ex-boyfriend for help.

Vanessa King, the first lady of the NBA, is looking for a fresh start with her husband, Marcus, the new star point guard for the New York Gladiators who's as popular with the ladies as he is with hoops fans. Since marrying her college sweetheart, Vanessa has learned to deal with life with a professional athlete — the groupies, the paparazzi, and the unchecked ego of a man the sports world puts on a pedestal.

When Laila James, self-proclaimed "Golden Goddess," sets her sights on Marcus and shops a reality show based on their affair — and then a dangerous stalker threatens his family — Vanessa turns to her best friend Nia to save her marriage and her life.

Games Divas Play by Angela Burt-Murray

Strong at the Break, A Caitlin Strong Thriller by Jon Land, Now Available at a Special Price

Strong at the Break by Jon Land

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, Forge Books …

Strong at the Break by Jon Land

A Caitlin Strong Thriller (3rd in series)

Publisher: Forge Books

Price: $2.99 (as of 07/31/2014 at 4:00 PM ET).

Strong at the Break by Jon Land, Amazon Kindle format

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Fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong returns in an adventure with roots in a gunfight where her father shot down the cult-like leader of a separatist church.

Two decades later, that man's son, Malcolm Arno, has become head of a militia movement bent on unleashing chaos and anarchy across the country. With all the guns and money he needs to wage a second Civil War, nothing seems to be standing in Arno's way. Until he runs afoul of Caitlin Strong.

Already mired in one investigation of drug smuggling over the U.S.-Canadian border and another involving an Iraqi war veteran who claims the army is trying to kill him, Caitlin finds herself embroiled in the search for the kidnapped son of former outlaw Cort Wesley Masters. When the missing boy's trail leads to Malcolm Arno's Texas compound, the three cases converge in an explosion of violence that will put Caitlin to the ultimate test.

From the frozen rivers of Canada to the desert wastelands of Mexico, the stage has been set for a battle like none Caitlin has ever faced before, where the stakes are nothing less than the survival of America as we know it.

Strong at the Break by Jon Land

Laguna Heat, A California Crime Thriller by T. Jefferson Parker, Now Available at a Special Price

Laguna Heat by T. Jefferson Parker

Amazon Kindle Countdown Deals are limited-time discounts on Kindle-exclusive books.

Omnimystery News is pleased to present you with one of today's titles … but take advantage of this deal now as the price will go up to its digital list price soon! (See the countdown clock on the book product page to see how much time remains on this deal.)

Laguna Heat by T. Jefferson Parker

A California Crime Thriller

Publisher: T. Jefferson Parker

Price: $0.99 (as of 07/31/2014 at 3:30 PM ET).

Laguna Heat by T. Jefferson Parker, Amazon Kindle format

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Laguna, where every day the sun makes a promise the nighttime breaks, while the super-rich live out expensive fantasies in posh beach houses and drown their memories in Cuervo Gold margaritas—where trouble has swept in like a Santa Ana wind, blowing the cover off a world of torture, murder, and blood-red secrets—where a crazed killer has turned paradise into a Disneyland of depraved violence—with a fiery vengeance—and where homicide cop Tom Shephard unravels a grisly mystery that reaches back across forty years of sordid sex, blackmail, and suicide into the dark corners of his own past, and sweats out a deadly truth in the sweltering Laguna heat.

Laguna Heat by T. Jefferson Parker

The Hunt for Red October, A Jack Ryan Thriller by Tom Clancy, Now Available at a Special Price

The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

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, Berkley …

The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

A Jack Ryan Thriller (1st in series)

Publisher: Berkley

Price: $1.99 (as of 07/31/2014 at 3:00 PM ET).

The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy, Amazon Kindle format

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Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back.

And the most incredible chase in history is on …

The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

Beach Bags and Burglaries by Dorothy Howell, New in Bookstores during July 2014

Beach Bags and Burglaries by Dorothy Howell

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

Beach Bags and Burglaries by Dorothy Howell

The Haley Randolph Series (7th)

Publisher: Kensington

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

More about our featured title, below …

Part-time sleuth and full-time fashionista Haley Randolph just won an all-expenses-paid vacay at the Rowan Resort, a ridiculously exclusive island getaway that caters to the whims of millionaires, royalty, and Hollywood A-listers. With her three BFF's — Marcie, Bella, and Sandy — along for the ride, the only thing she's missing is the Sea Vixen, the season's hottest beach bag.

The island has everything Haley imagined: pristine beaches, posh accommodations, and possibly Brad Pitt. But trouble soon looms on the horizon when Jaslyn Gordon, a maid at the island resort, goes missing. And while practically looting the resort for a Sea Vixen beach bag, Haley of course finds the maid — on the beach &helliip; and clearly dead.

Everyone at the resort says Jaslyn's death was just an accident, but Haley thinks there's a lot going unsaid … especially when she spots hunky FBI agent Luke Warner. He claims to be on the island only for a wedding but Haley's not buying it.

Haley's faced down clever criminals before and always come out on top, but this malicious murderer might be too crafty. And though she's dying to get her hands on a Sea Vixen, she also wants to live long enough to be seen with it!

Beach Bags and Burglaries by Dorothy Howell

Murder in a Different Place by Lesley Cookman, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during July 2014

Murder in a Different Place by Lesley Cookman

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during July 2014 …

Murder in a Different Place by Lesley Cookman

The Libby Sarjeant Series (12th)

Publisher: Accent Press

Murder in a Different Place by Lesley Cookman, Amazon Kindle format

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

More about our featured title, below …

Libby Sarjeant and the gang visit the Isle of Wight for the funeral of an old friend. For once there is nothing suspicious about the death, but their invitation to the funeral comes from elderly cousins who do have an unexplained death in the family.

As her best friend Harry seems to be involved somehow, Libby is determined to ignore the growing reluctance of the cousins to help as she investigates.

Murder in a Different Place by Lesley Cookman

The Buzzard Table, A Deborah Knott Mystery by Margaret Maron, Now Available at a Special Price

The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron

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, Grand Central …

The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron

A Deborah Knott Mystery (18th in series)

Publisher: Grand Central

Price: $1.99 (as of 07/31/2014 at 1:00 PM ET).

Read our review of this book on Mysterious Reviews.

The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron, Amazon Kindle format

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Judge Deborah Knott and her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, are back home in Colleton County amid family and old friends. But the winter winds have blown in several new faces as well.

Lt. Sigrid Harald and her mother, Anne, a well-known photographer, are down from New York to visit Mrs. Lattimore, Anne's dying mother. When the group gathers for dinner at Mrs. Lattimore's Victorian home, they meet the enigmatic Martin Crawford, an ornithologist researching a book on Southern vultures. He's also Mrs. Lattimore's long-lost nephew. With her health in decline, Mrs. Lattimore wants to make amends with her family-a desire Deborah can understand, as she, too, works to strengthen her relationship with her young stepson, Cal.

Anne is charmed by her mysterious cousin, but she cannot shake the feeling that there is something familiar about Martin … something he doesn't want her or anyone else to discover. When a string of suspicious murders sets Colleton County on edge, Deborah, Dwight, and Sigrid once again work together to catch a killer, uncovering long-buried family secrets along the way.

The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron

New This Week: Operation Paris, A Super Agent Series Novel by Misty Evans

Operation Paris by Misty Evans

Omnimystery News is pleased to present a mystery, suspense, or thriller ebook that we recently found by sleuthing (as it were) through new or recently reissued titles from independent publishers during July 2014 and priced $4.99 or less …

Operation Paris by Misty Evans

A Super Agent Series Novel (2nd in series)

Publisher: Beach Path Publishing

Price: $2.99 (as of 07/31/2014 at 12:30 PM ET).

Operation Paris by Misty Evans, Amazon Kindle format

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CIA operative Zara Morgan — codename Tango — has a reputation in Conrad Flynn's secret army as a renegade. Once held at gunpoint by terrorist Alexandrov Dmitri, she was seconds from saving herself and arresting Dmitri when Lt. Commander Lawson Vaughn, the sexy leader of a covert ops team, intervened. She's never lived down the fact that everyone — including her boss — believes Lawson is her knight in shining armor.

Former Navy man Lawson Vaughn doesn't consider himself anyone's savior. He lives and breathes protocol and hates the fact that his latest assignment is to babysit Zara while she hunts down Dmitri and stops the terrorist from releasing a biological weapon on the world.

But from the time they touch down in Paris, Lawson can't resist Zara's sassy attitude and dauntless bravery in the face of danger. When Dmitri kidnaps Zara and injects her with the contagious and deadly virus, Lawson is once again forced to come to her rescue, whether she likes it or not.

With unflinching determination and steadfast courage, Lawson must break all the rules to save Zara, even if it means becoming the one thing he can't stand … a renegade.

Operation Paris by Misty Evans

Please Welcome Mystery Author Sarah Hilary

Omnimystery News: Guest Post by Sarah Hilary
with Sarah Hilary

We are delighted to welcome author Sarah Hilary to Omnimystery News.

Sarah's debut mystery is Someone Else's Skin (Penguin Books; June 2014 trade paperback, audiobook and ebook formats) and introduces London Detective Inspector Marnie Rome.

We asked Sarah to tell us a little more about the book and today she gives us the backstory to writing Someone Else's Skin.

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Sarah Hilary
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Sarah Hilary;
Photo credit Matthew Andrews

Watching TV mysteries/crime can be addictive, especially if you're meant to be writing, but it can also be a terrific way of letting ideas into your head. You're not thinking about work or writing, you're relaxed if a little tense, depending on what's happening onscreen. Your lizard brain thinks that it's switched off, but a writer's lizard brain is never really switched off.

I was watching the third in a row of TV dramas about crimes without witnesses. Great dramas, really gripping, but my brain was busy with another idea: what about a crime with lots of witnesses? How might that work? And what if the witnesses were unreliable, if you couldn't be sure of their evidence because they were all keeping secrets?

What if the detectives investigating the crime were keeping secrets? How would that work? I didn't know it at the time, but I'd started writing Someone Else's Skin.

Wary of jumping straight in, I skirted around the idea by way of research. There's something very reassuring about research, like laying down newspapers before you start making a mess. I headed for my local library, holding hard to my secret that I was writing something new (flutter under the ribcage, excited buzzing in my head) and spent forty minutes just looking randomly at the spines of textbooks. If this sounds weird, well, maybe it is. But it's what I always do when I have the first whisper of an idea: I seek out evidence, or rather let evidence find me; I didn't know what I was looking for, just that I'd know it when I saw it.

What I saw was a textbook called The Eye: A Natural History by Simon Ing. Fascinating book, brilliantly written. All about how we see not with our eyes but with our nerve endings, and our expectations; our brain interprets data based on our past experiences; it's how we're able to speed read.

Next I read about the Invisible Gorilla experiment in Harvard, which proved that we can fail to see what we're not expecting, even when it's right in front of us. The more I read, the more I wondered why eye witnesses are relied on for any kind of evidence.

Research can be addictive, like TV, but more dangerous because it involves books; you can kid yourself you're working when you're reading. I knew I had to stop looking at textbooks and start writing fiction, to see whether the idea for Someone Else's Skin had legs.

There was never any doubt that my lead detective would be DI Marnie Rome.

Marnie had a walk-on role in an earlier story of mine, and she'd been watching me from the wings ever since. More or less patiently, although I could tell she was starting to wonder when I'd get the hint and write her a whole story. It took me a little longer to find her detective sergeant, but Noah Jake entered the fray and I was all set, more or less.

I wrote the first draft swiftly, for the sake of the momentum and in case I lost my nerve. It wasn't great but it had a good spine, and I could see where the layers were needed to make it better. I was lucky with my cast of characters. Once I'd picked a women's refuge as the setting, the characters came to me: lost women with stories they were reluctant to tell; survivors. And the less savoury characters, one of whom hung back in the shadows until the second draft, unnerving me.

It's good to be surprised when you're writing; it means your readers will be surprised too.

Did I keep watching TV while I was writing? You bet I did. Have I started imagining Marnie Rome and Noah Jake up there onscreen? You bet I have. But for now, I'm happy to keep them busy on the page.

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Sarah Hilary writes copy for a well-known travel publisher. She has also worked as a bookseller and with the Royal Navy. An award-winning short story writer, she won the Cheshire Prize for Literature. Sarah lives with her husband and daughter in Bath, England.

For more information about the author, please visit her website or find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Someone Else's Skin by Sarah Hilary

Someone Else's Skin
Sarah Hilary
A Marnie Rome Mystery

DI Marnie Rome knows this better than most. Five years ago, her family home was the scene of a shocking and bloody crime that left her parents dead and her foster brother in prison. Marnie doesn't talk much about her personal life, preferring to focus on work. Not even her partner, DS Noah Jake, knows much about Marnie's past. Though as one of the few gay officers on the force and half Jamaican to boot, Noah's not one to overshare about his private life either. Now Marnie and Noah are tackling a case of domestic violence, and a different brand of victim.

Hope Proctor stabbed her husband in desperate self-defense. A crowd of witnesses in the domestic violence shelter where she's staying saw it happen, but none of them are telling quite the same story, and the simple question remains: how did Leo Proctor get in to the secure shelter? Marnie and Noah shouldn't even have been there when it happened but they were interviewing another resident, Ayana Mirza. They're trying to get Ayana to testify against her brothers for pouring bleach on her face for bringing dishonor the family, and blinding her in one eye. But Ayana knows that her brothers are looking for her, and she has no doubt that they'll kill her this time.

As the violence spirals, engulfing the residents of the women's shelter, Marnie finds herself drawn into familiar territory: A place where the past casts long shadows and she must tread carefully to survive.

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Caribbean Moon by Rick Murcer is Today's Third Featured Free MystereBook

Caribbean Moon by Rick Murcer

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature …

Caribbean Moon by Rick Murcer

A Manny Williams Thriller

Publisher: Murcer Press

… as today's third free mystery ebook. This is a repeat freebie that was last featured on our site on January 27, 2013.

Caribbean Moon by Rick Murcer, Amazon Kindle format

This title was listed for free as of July 31, 2014 at 7:20 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.

Small-town detective/workaholic, Manny Williams, is thrilled with the prospect of finally taking the long-awaited vacation he had promised his wife, Louise.

The couple's exotic getaway begins in sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico, by attending the June wedding of a fellow Lansing police officer, followed with an incredible week-long Southern Caribbean cruise on the glamorous Ocean Duchess. Tropical paradise appears to be a perfect recipe for desperately needed R and R  … until the first dead body.

A bizarre, seemingly random murder in their posh San Juan Hotel, and the heinous cruise ship deaths of two of Lansing's law enforcement family, brings Manny, and his unique skills, out of cruise mode and head-long into the FBI-led investigation. Manny soon discovers that in this killer's twisted perception nothing is off limits, prompting a race against time that could cost him everything.

Caribbean Moon by Rick Murcer

Port Starbird by Garrett Dennis is Today's Second Featured Free MystereBook

Port Starbird by Garrett Dennis

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature …

Port Starbird by Garrett Dennis

A Storm Ketchum Adventure

Publisher: TBD Press

… as today's second free mystery ebook.

Port Starbird by Garrett Dennis, Amazon Kindle format

This title was listed for free as of July 31, 2014 at 7:10 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.

Storm Ketchum, a damaged emigre to the coastal town of Avon on North Carolina's Outer Banks, likes to mind his own business and isn't any kind of detective — until he's forced to become one by extraordinary circumstances. On the verge of losing his modest waterfront home to an unscrupulous developer, Ketch stumbles onto the scene of a crime that might expose the perpetrator of an unsolved murder and enable him to save not only his own home, but also the similarly threatened bohemian boatyard community he's inexorably drawn into. And in case Plan A fails, he's hard at work on a Plan B that's both laudable and pitiable — if he can't stop them from seizing his property and ruining what's left of his historic town, he's hell-bent on turning the event into a unique political statement that won't soon be forgotten.

Together with his loyal dog, a salty charter boat captain, the sketchy denizens of the boatyard, and an alluring scuba diving instructor who may or may not have a hidden agenda, Ketch struggles to make sense of his new reality, while trying to save some of the things that really matter along the way.

Port Starbird by Garrett Dennis

Death at the Manor by Celina Grace is Today's Featured Free MystereBook

Death at the Manor by Celina Grace

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature …

Death at the Manor by Celina Grace

An Asharton Manor Mystery Novella

Publisher: Celina Grace

… as today's free mystery ebook.

Death at the Manor by Celina Grace, Amazon Kindle format

This title was listed for free as of July 31, 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.

It is 1929. Asharton Manor stands alone in the middle of a pine forest, once the place where ancient pagan ceremonies were undertaken in honour of the goddess Astarte. The Manor is one of the most beautiful stately homes in the West Country and seems like a palace to Joan Hart, newly arrived from London to take up a servant’s position as the head kitchen maid. Getting to grips with her new role and with her fellow workers, Joan is kept busy, but not too busy to notice that the glittering surface of life at the Manor might be hiding some dark secrets. The beautiful and wealthy mistress of the house, Delphine Denford, keeps falling ill but why? Confiding her thoughts to her friend and fellow housemaid, feisty Verity Hunter, Joan is unsure of what exactly is making her uneasy, but then Delphine Denford dies …

Armed only with their own good sense and quick thinking, Joan and Verity must pit their wits against a cunning murderer in order to bring them to justice.

Death at the Manor by Celina Grace

The Heiresses by Sara Shepard is Today's Nook Daily Find

The Heiresses by Sara Shepard

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature The Heiresses by Sara Shepard as today's Nook Daily Find.

The deal price of $1.99 is valid only for today, Thursday, July 31, 2014.

The Heiresses by Sara Shepard

A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: Harper

Price: $1.99 (as of 07/31/2014 at 6:30 AM ET).

The Heiresses by Sara Shepard, Nook format

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The only thing more flawless than a Saybrook's solitaire is the family behind the diamond empire. Beauties, entrepreneurs, debutantes, and mavens, the Saybrooks are the epitome of high society. Anyone would kill to be one of them. But be careful what you wish for, because if you were a Saybrook, you'd be haunted by secrets and plagued by a dark streak of luck.

Tragedy strikes the prominent family yet again on a beautiful morning in May when thirty-four-year-old Poppy, the most remarkable Saybrook of them all, flings herself from the window of her office. Everyone is shocked that someone so perfect would end her own life — until her cousins receive an ominous warning: One heiress down, four to go.

Was it suicide … or murder? And who will be next: Aster, the beautiful but reckless girl who's never worked a day in her life — and who's covering up her father's darkest secret? Her older sister, Corrine, whose meticulously planned future is about to come crashing down around her? Perhaps it will be Natasha, the black sheep of the family who suddenly disinherited herself five years ago. Or maybe the perpetually single Rowan, who had the most to gain from her cousin's death.

The Heiresses by Sara Shepard

Going Twice by Sharon Sala is Today's Romantic Suspense Kindle Daily Deal

Going Twice by Sharon Sala

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature Going Twice by Sharon Sala as today's Romantic Suspense Kindle Daily Deal.

The deal price of $1.99 is valid only for today, Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Going Twice by Sharon Sala

A Forces of Nature Novel

Publisher: Harlequin MIRA

Price: $1.99 (as of 07/31/2014 at 6:10 AM ET).

Going Twice by Sharon Sala, Amazon Kindle format

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As bodies pile up in the wake of a storm — stripped, tortured and grimly posed — authorities must admit the unthinkable. The serial killer dubbed the Stormchaser has returned following a tornado and taken it upon himself to bring the death toll up to where he believes it belongs.

FBI investigator Wade Luckett is back on the case, assisted by an agent Wade knows professionally and personally: his ex-wife, Jo. Neither time nor the tragedy that tore them apart have blunted the ache Wade feels for brave, beautiful Jo. And though she tries to deny it, she feels the same. But the stirrings of renewed romance will have to wait until they catch a killer.

The Stormchaser has no intention of getting caught. He's set his sights on a new victim. Jo can forget about the lifetime she dreams of spending with Wade. She'll be lucky to see another day.

Going Twice by Sharon Sala

Today's Mystery and Suspense Update from Big Fish Games (140731)

Big Fish Games

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

• Our Featured Title is Safecracker.

• The current Catch of the Week is The Torment of Whitewall, just $2.99 through Sunday, August 03, 2014 only.

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

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Safecracker

Our Featured Title is Safecracker

As an expert safecracker, you are hired by the wealthy family of a recently deceased billionaire to search for the last will and testament of their late relative, Duncan W. Adams. An avid safe collector and an "eccentric" to say the least, Adams has hidden the deed to his riches in one of the 35 safes scattered in his extravagant mansion. The stakes are high. Use your expertise, wits, and puzzle solving skills to crack them all and earn your pay check!

Also available for this game:

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The Torment of Whitewall

The current Catch of the Week is The Torment of Whitewall

Uncover the mystery of the Night Stalker! A shadowy figure has been stalking the streets of Whitewall, and young women have been disappearing without trace. Only one girl has managed to escape from the mysterious attacker, but she's not talking to anyone … Rumor has it that something strange and terrible happened to her that night. Rumor has it that this so-called Night Stalker is some kind of monster. As more and more people are driven from their homes by fear, you are called in to end the town's terrible torment.

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, August 03, 2014.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Her Royal Spyness, A Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie Mystery by Rhys Bowen, Now Available at a Special Price

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

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, Berkley …

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

A Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Berkley

Price: $1.99 (as of 07/30/2014 at 5:00 PM ET).

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen, Amazon Kindle format

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Her ridiculously long name is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter to the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch. And she is flat broke. As the thirty-fourth in line for the throne, she has been taught only a few things, among them, the perfect curtsey. But when her brother cuts off her allowance, she leaves Scotland, and her fiancé Fish-Face, for London, where she has:

a) worked behind a cosmetics counter — and gotten sacked after five hours
b) started to fall for a quite unsuitable minor royal
c) made some money housekeeping (incognita, of course), and
d) been summoned by the Queen to spy on her playboy son.

Then an arrogant Frenchman, who wants her family's 800-year-old estate for himself, winds up dead in her bathtub. Now her most important job is to clear her very long family name.

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

The Eve of Murder, A Frank Miller Mystery by James Whitworth, New This Week from Endeavour Press

The Eve of Murder by James Whitworth

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 …

The Eve of Murder by James Whitworth

A Frank Miller Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Endeavour Press

Price: $2.99 (as of 07/30/2014 at 4:30 PM ET).

The Eve of Murder by James Whitworth, Amazon Kindle format

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The Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby is getting ready for the literary festival that is going to put it back on the cultural map. But as the opening day draws near, the body of Georgina Callan, the festival's organizer, is found dead on West Cliff — at exactly the same spot where her father threw himself to his death many years before. Except her death was no suicide. She has been strangled.

An elderly dog walker reveals that he has seen her at the Cliff almost every night for the last year. She always has company, yet her male companion is not her husband. Was her death an isolated attack? Or is there a serial killer at large in the town?

Meanwhile, Don Watson, the famous writer and literary figure, is coming to Whitby to speak at the festival. He needs police protection because he has been receiving death threats.

Detective Inspector Frank Miller has a big job on his hands: solve the murder before the festival starts and keep Don Watson safe. Can Miller stop another killing? Or is this the eve of murder?

The Eve of Murder by James Whitworth

 

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