Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New This Week: Death is Long Overdue, A Phee Jefferson Mystery by Amy Lilly

Death is Long Overdue by Amy Lilly

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 December 2014 and priced $4.99 or less …

Death is Long Overdue by Amy Lilly

A Phee Jefferson Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Amy Lilly

Price: $1.99 (as of 12/31/2014 at 5:30 PM ET).

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When your time's up in Miller's Cove, there's no chance to renew …

Antique-loving librarian Ophelia "Phee" Jefferson is perfectly content managing the small library in Miller's Cove. It's a peaceful village where her greatest annoyances are unreturned library books and the fact that handsome deputy sheriff Clint Mason doesn't seem to notice her. When Phee discovers Huey Long's naked, dead body, her humdrum life is rewritten.

As bodies start stacking up, they all seem to have one thing in common — Phee. Will Phee's transition from mild-mannered librarian to amateur detective help book the murderer? Or has Phee's time come due?

Death is Long Overdue by Amy Lilly

Alone, A D. D. Warren Mystery by Lisa Gardner, Now Available at a Special Price

Alone by Lisa Gardner

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Alone by Lisa Gardner

A D. D. Warren Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Bantam

Price: $1.99 (as of 12/31/2014 at 5:00 PM ET).

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Alone … Massachusetts State Trooper Bobby Dodge watches a tense hostage standoff unfold through the scope of his sniper rifle. Just across the street, in wealthy Back Bay, Boston, an armed man has barricaded himself with his wife and child. The man's finger tightens on the trigger and Dodge has only a split second to react … and forever pay the consequences.

Alone … that's where the nightmare began for cool, beautiful, and dangerously sexy Catherine Rose Gagnon. Twenty-five years ago, she was buried underground during a month-long nightmare of abduction and abuse. Now her husband has just been killed. Her father-in-law, the powerful Judge Gagnon, blames Catherine for his son's death … and for the series of unexplained illnesses that have sent her own young son repeatedly to the hospital.

Alone … a madman survived solitary confinement in a maximum security prison where he'd done hard time for the most sadistic of crimes. Now he walks the streets a free man, invisible, anonymous … and filled with an unquenchable rage for vengeance. What brings them together is a moment of violence — but what connects them is a passion far deeper and much more dangerous. For a killer is loose who's woven such an intricate web of evil that no one is above suspicion, no one is beyond harm, and no one will see death coming until it has them cornered, helpless, and alone.

Alone by Lisa Gardner

New This Week: Dead, Sometimes, A Jason Callahan, Psychic Detective Mystery by Patricia Lee Macomber

Dead, Sometimes by Patricia Lee Macomber

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 December 2014 and priced $4.99 or less …

Dead, Sometimes by Patricia Lee Macomber

A Jason Callahan, Psychic Detective Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Crossroad Press

Price: $3.99 (as of 12/31/2014 at 4:30 PM ET).

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Chloe Marsh is found dead at the scene of an accident and pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. Half an hour later, as she is being taken to the morgue, Chloe suddenly sits up. But this isn't the first time Chloe has died and it certainly won't be the last.

Enter Trina and Jason. They've worked on cases together before but nothing like this. Investigator Jason Callahan doesn't believe for a minute that Chloe has special powers, but psychic Trina Dane does, and she thinks she knows why. But what of the other people across the country who have had the same experiences? How did they really die? And how did one boy (and Chloe) manage to survive? Only Trina and Jason can find the answers, but they must do so before Chloe runs out of lives.

Dead, Sometimes by Patricia Lee Macomber

Darkly Dreaming Dexter, A Dexter Morgan Thriller by Jeff Lindsay, Now Available at a Special Price

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

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Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

A Dexter Morgan Thriller (1st in series)

Publisher: Vintage

Price: $1.99 (as of 12/31/2014 at 4:00 PM ET).

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Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep's clothing. He's handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He's a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims.

But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened — of himself or some other fiend.

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

Murder at the Book Group by Maggie King, a New 1st in Series Mystery Introducing Hazel Rose

Murder at the Book Group by Maggie King

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Murder at the Book Group by Maggie King

A Hazel Rose, Book Group Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Pocket Books

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What we know about the character: Hazel Rose is the charter member of her local book group. For more information about her first murder, see a synopsis of the book, below.

Hazel Rose never dreamed that the murder mystery book group she and her friend Carlene started would stage a real murder.

Nevertheless, the normally composed Carlene is unusually angry and rattled one night during a book group discussion and dies after drinking cyanide-spiked tea. Despite a suicide note, Hazel is skeptical; Carlene never seemed suicidal — she was busy making plans for her future. Incidentally, Carlene was married to Hazel's ex-husband, and Hazel has always suspected there might be something more to her past than she let on.

How much does anyone really know about Carlene Arness? And did she die by her own hand or someone else's? Hazel begins a search for the truth that produces no shortage of motives, as she unearths the past that Carlene took great pains to hide. And most of those motives belong to the members of her very own book group …

Murder at the Book Group by Maggie King

Dead Until Dark, A Sookie Stackhouse, Southern Vampire Mystery by Charlaine Harris, Now Available at a Special Price

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

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Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

A Sookie Stackhouse, Southern Vampire Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Ace

Price: $1.99 (as of 12/31/2014 at 3:00 PM ET).

Winner of the 2002 Anthony Award for Best Paperback.

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Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of "disability." She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome — and Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting for all her life …

But Bill has a disability of his own: He's a vampire with a bad reputation. He hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, all suspected of — big surprise — murder. And when one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next …

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

No Fortunate Son by Brad Taylor, New in Bookstores during December 2014

No Fortunate Son by Brad Taylor

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

No Fortunate Son by Brad Taylor, a Pike Logan Mystery (7th in series)

Publisher: Dutton

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

More about our featured title, below …

When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consulting — the umbrella cover company for their real employer, a top secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforce — they expect orders for their next mission-impossible tasking. Instead, they learn that their latest actions have gotten them fired, despite having saved thousands of innocent lives.

Pike's shock and fury is redirected when their commander, Colonel Kurt Hale, asks him and Jennifer for help with a personal matter: His niece Kylie, an exchange student in England, has gone missing. Neither Pike nor Jennifer understands how critical her disappearance will become.

Meanwhile, all Taskforce teams have been redirected to a developing situation. A terrorist organization has targeted military relatives of key members of the US government, including the vice president's son. Their seizure of hostages was far-reaching and meticulously coordinated, and the full extent of the threat — and potential demands — has thrown the government into turmoil. They face a terrible choice: Cease counter-terrorist operations, or watch hostages die one by one. How much is a single life worth? Unless the Taskforce can decipher the web of lies devised by their enemies, the United States is about to find out.

No Fortunate Son by Brad Taylor

The Inn by William Patterson, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during December 2014

The Inn by William Patterson

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during December 2014 …

The Inn by William Patterson

A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: Pinnacle

The Inn by William Patterson, Amazon Kindle format

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If you're lucky, they might let you leave …

The ramshackle B&B in western Massachusetts isn't just an inheritance — it seems like the best chance for Jack and Annabel Devlin to save their marriage and start over. But Annabel's first impressions of the remote inn don't ease her nerves. In fact, everything about the gloomy Victorian draws Annabel back into childhood nightmares …

Locals whisper about the Blue Boy Inn and its long history of murders and mysterious disappearances. Soon Annabel hears noises within the walls and glimpses something — some things — scurrying in the shadows. The locked attic, the bricked-up fireplace … for years they've helped keep a ravenous evil at bay. Now Jack and Annabel's arrival has stirred the house to life again. Debts must be paid, hungers will be satisfied, and one by one, Annabel's worst fears are about to come true …

The Inn by William Patterson

A Great Deliverance, A Thomas Lynley/Barbara Havers Mystery by Elizabeth George, Now Available at a Special Price

A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George

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A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George

A Thomas Lynley/Barbara Havers Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Bantam

Price: $1.99 (as of 12/31/2014 at 1:00 PM ET).

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To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale's lush green valleys. Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they'd hidden to escape the ravages of Cromwell's raiders.

Now into Keldale's pastoral web of old houses and older secrets comes Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton. Along with the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Lynley has been sent to solve a savage murder that has stunned the peaceful countryside. For fat, unlovely Roberta Teys has been found in her best dress, an axe in her lap, seated in the old stone barn beside her father's headless corpse. Her first and last words were "I did it. And I'm not sorry."

Yet as Lynley and Havers wind their way through Keldale's dark labyrinth of secret scandals and appalling crimes, they uncover a shattering series of revelations that will reverberate through this tranquil English valley — and in their own lives as well.

A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George

The Queen's Mare, A Michael Rhineheart Mystery by John Birkett, New This Week from Witness Impulse

The Queen's Mare by John Birkett

Every week, Witness Impulse — an imprint of William Morrow — releases new suspense and thriller digital originals, typically priced at just $2.99 each.

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The Queen's Mare by John Birkett

A Michael Rhineheart Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Witness Impulse

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

First published in paperback by Avon in 1990. This is its first appearance as an ebook.

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All bets are off when it comes to kidnap, mayhem, and murder …

When the "Grand Dame of Kentucky Racing" enlists private eye Michael Rhineheart to deliver the ransom for a kidnapped broodmare and her foal, Rhineheart thinks it will be a speedy transaction.

But what should have been a simple mission turns into a deadly double-cross, and soon Rhineheart is on the hunt for the horses … and a ruthless killer.

The Queen's Mare by John Birkett

A Death in the Loch by Caroline Dunford is Today's Second Featured Free MystereBook

A Death in the Loch by Caroline Dunford

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A Death in the Loch by Caroline Dunford

A Euphemia Martins Mystery

Publisher: Accent Press

… as today's second free mystery ebook.

A Death in the Loch by Caroline Dunford, Amazon Kindle format

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During a Christmas party, Euphemia Martins — together with Bertram Stapleford and manservant Rory McLeod — is tasked by the slippery government agent Fitzroy with doing a little snooping at the Staplefords' Highland Lodge.

When Euphemia discovers the purposes of the charade for which she has been demoted back to a maid, she is furious. There are plans afoot — plans which involve signing the Official Secrets Act …

Meanwhile, Rory still isn't speaking to her and Bertram is more interested in growing his awful new beard. The arrival at the Lodge of four mysterious "Mr Smiths" — and some outrageous proposals for Scotland's future — raises tensions to boiling point, and that's not even mentioning the German spy lurking in the woods, or the accident with some hot soup …

But when the inevitable dead body turns up, they must all work together or find themselves jailed for murder.

A Death in the Loch by Caroline Dunford

Bulldog Drummond by H. C. McNeile is Today's First Featured Free MystereBook

Bulldog Drummond by H. C. McNeile

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Bulldog Drummond by H. C. McNeile

A Bulldog Drummond Thriller

Publisher: Mysterious Press

… as today's first free mystery ebook.

Bulldog Drummond by H. C. McNeile, Amazon Kindle format

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In the waning days of World War I, four men gather in a Swiss hotel. Two are German, one is American — and the last is a citizen of the world and a master of disguise. To enter this exclusive club, there are only two requirements: a desire to see England destroyed and the means to make it happen.

In London, Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond, formerly of His Majesty's Royal Loamshire Regiment, grapples with the tedium of civilian life. Eager for action, he places an ad offering himself up for adventure licit or illicit — anything so long as it is exciting. He is soon hired by Phyllis Benton, whose father has come under the sway of the sinister organization plotting to bring down the British government and replace it with a dictatorship. Bulldog will risk life and limb to save not only his beloved England, but the charming Miss Phyllis, as well.

Bulldog Drummond by H. C. McNeile

Over 130 Boxcar Children Mysteries is Today's Children Books Kindle Daily Deal

The Boardwalk Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature Over 130 Boxcar Children Mysteries as today's Children Books Kindle Daily Deal.

The deal price of $1.99 or less each is valid only for today, Wednesday, December 31, 2014. We're highlighting one of the more recently published titles in this post.

The Boardwalk Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Boxcar Children Mysteries (131th in series)

Publisher: Albert Whitman

Price: $1.99 (as of 12/31/2014 at 6:20 AM ET).

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The Aldens are visiting the New Jersey shore and enjoying the beach and the boardwalk attractions. A family friend has just bought an amusement pier, and the children are excited to help out. But there are rumors that the rides aren't safe, and someone has stolen a zombie from the haunted house! Can the Boxcar Children find out what's behind all the trouble?

The Boardwalk Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Award-Winning and Top-Rated Fiction is Today's Kindle Daily Deal

Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature Award-Winning and Top-Rated Fiction as today's Kindle Daily Deal.

The deal price of $2.99 or less each is valid only for today, Wednesday, December 31, 2014. We're highlighting one of the suspense titles available in this post.

Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell

A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: Mulholland Books

Price: $2.99 (as of 12/31/2014 at 6:10 AM ET).

Winner of the 2014 Macavity — Sue Feder Historical Memorial Award.

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Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, is the major suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years earlier.

The blueprint for the killings seems to be De Quincey's essay "On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts." Desperate to clear his name but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his devoted daughter Emily and a pair of determined Scotland Yard detectives.

Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New This Week: Rumors, A Novel of Suspense by A. C. Arthur

Rumors by A. C. Arthur

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 December 2014 and priced $4.99 or less …

Rumors by A. C. Arthur

A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: Alloy Entertainment

Price: $3.99 (as of 12/30/2014 at 5:30 PM ET).

First published as Within the Shadows in paperback by Parker Publishing in 2007. This is its first appearance as an ebook.

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Her death tore them apart. Will solving her murder bring them back together?

Best friends Landy, Tenile, Nicole, Nathan, Justin, and Kareem were the golden children of Tanner University. Their paths were set: doctors, lawyers, business moguls, they were going to light the world on fire. Then, two weeks before graduation, Landy was murdered — and Nathan was blamed. Though he was never charged, vicious rumors drove him from town, and the circle of friends broke.

Ten years later, Nathan is back in Tanner, determined to clear his name. He's asking questions no one wants answered, and soon rumors threaten to divide the community once more. Everyone in this small town is keeping big secrets — especially Landy's old friends — and someone is willing to kill to keep their darkest deeds buried …

Rumors by A. C. Arthur

The Stranger You Seek, A Keye Street Mystery by Amanda Kyle Williams, Now Available at a Special Price

The Stranger You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams

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The Stranger You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams

A Keye Street Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Bantam

Price: $1.99 (as of 12/30/2014 at 5:00 PM ET).

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In the sweltering heat of an Atlanta summer, a killer is pushing the city to its breaking point, preying on the unsuspecting, writing taunting letters to the media, promising more death.

Desperate to stop the Wishbone Killer, A.P.D. lieutenant Aaron Rauser turns to the one person he knows can penetrate a deranged mind: Keye Street, an ex — FBI profiler and former addict who now picks up jobs where she can get them. But the last thing Keye wants is to be pulled into the firestorm of Atlanta's worst nightmare. And then it suddenly becomes clear that the hunter has become the hunted — and the stranger she seeks is far closer than she ever dared imagine.

The Stranger You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams

The Last Private Eye, A Michael Rhineheart Mystery by John Birkett, New This Week from Witness Impulse

The Last Private Eye by John Birkett

Every week, Witness Impulse — an imprint of William Morrow — releases new suspense and thriller digital originals, typically priced at just $2.99 each.

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The Last Private Eye by John Birkett

A Michael Rhineheart Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Witness Impulse

Price: $2.99 (as of 12/30/2014 at 4:30 PM ET).

First published in paperback by Avon in 1998. This is its first appearance as an ebook.

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Nasty horseplay at the Derby lands Rhineheart in a race against time to stop a murderous scheme …

Michael Rhineheart is a Louisville private eye with a taste for bourbon and a nose for trouble. He's as tough and savvy as they come. His sleuthing secretary, Sally McGraw, is desperate to learn the ropes. Their pal Farnsworth is a crusty old pro who hasn't lost his touch.

Together this hardboiled trio sets out to solve a mysterious disappearance at the racetrack. Soon they are galloping onto a trail of lust, greed, and murder … and enough dirty deeds to turn Kentucky's bluegrass red with shame.

The Last Private Eye by John Birkett

The Big Both Ways, A Novel of Suspense by John Straley, Now Available at a Special Price

The Big Both Ways by John Straley

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The Big Both Ways by John Straley

A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: Soho Crime

Price: $1.99 (as of 12/30/2014 at 4:00 PM ET).

The Big Both Ways by John Straley, Amazon Kindle format

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Rattled by the gruesome accidental death of a coworker, Slip Wilson quits his job at a logging camp, and decides to make a clean start in Seattle. But along the way, he rescues a woman and her young niece from their car in the ditch, and his life takes a hard turn.

The woman, Ellie Hobbes, is an anarchist with big dreams. But first, she has to take care of that pesky dead body in the trunk of her car …

The Big Both Ways by John Straley

Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander, a New 1st in Series Mystery Introducing Juliet Capshaw

Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander

Omnimystery News is pleased to present you with one of this month's new 1st in Series titles, a mystery, thriller or suspense novel that introduces a recurring character (or characters) …

Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander

A Juliet Capshaw, Bakeshop Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander, Amazon Kindle format

What we know about the character: After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of Ashland, Oregon, to heal a broken heart and help her mom at the family bakery. For more information about her first murder, see a synopsis of the book, below.

Welcome to Torte — a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the treats are so good that, sometimes, it's criminal …

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing in lots of tourists looking for some crumpets to go with their heroic couplets. But when one of Torte's customers turns up dead, there's much ado about murder …

The victim is Nancy Hudson, the festival's newest board member. A modern-day Lady Macbeth, Nancy has given more than a few actors and artists enough reasons to kill her … but still. The silver lining? Jules's high school sweetheart, Thomas, is the investigator on the case. His flirtations are as delicious as ever, and Jules can't help but want to have her cake and eat it too. But will she have her just desserts? Murder might be bad for business, but love is the sweetest treat of all …

Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander

Under Fire, A Dan Taylor Novel by Rachel Amphlett, Now Available at a Special Price

Under Fire by Rachel Amphlett

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Under Fire by Rachel Amphlett

A Dan Taylor Novel (2nd in series)

Publisher: Rachel Amphlett

Price: $1.99 (as of 12/30/2014 at 3:00 PM ET).

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An explosion rocks a Qatari natural gas facility … a luxury cruise liner capsizes in the Mediterranean … and someone has stolen a submarine … Are the events connected?

Dan Taylor doesn't believe in coincidences — all he has to do is convince his superiors they are next in the terrorists' line of fire. As Britain enters its worst winter on record, Dan must elude capture to ensure the country's energy resources are protected. At all costs.

Under Fire by Rachel Amphlett

Die Again by Tess Gerritsen, New in Bookstores during December 2014

Die Again by Tess Gerritsen

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

Die Again by Tess Gerritsen, a Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles Mystery (11th in series)

Publisher: Ballantine

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

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When Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are summoned to a crime scene, they find a killing worthy of the most ferocious beast — right down to the claw marks on the corpse. But only the most sinister human hands could have left renowned big-game hunter and taxidermist Leon Gott gruesomely displayed like the once-proud animals whose heads adorn his walls. Did Gott unwittingly awaken a predator more dangerous than any he's ever hunted?

Maura fears that this isn't the killer's first slaughter, and that it won't be the last. After linking the crime to a series of unsolved homicides in wilderness areas across the country, she wonders if the answers might actually be found in a remote corner of Africa.

Six years earlier, a group of tourists on safari fell prey to a killer in their midst. Marooned deep in the bush of Botswana, with no means of communication and nothing but a rifle-toting guide for protection, the terrified tourists desperately hoped for rescue before their worst instincts — or the wild animals prowling in the shadows — could tear them apart. But the deadliest predator was already among them, and within a week, he walked away with the blood of all but one of them on his hands.

Now this killer has chosen Boston as his new hunting ground, and Rizzoli and Isles must find a way to lure him out of the shadows and into a cage. Even if it means dangling the bait no hunter can resist: the one victim who got away.

Die Again by Tess Gerritsen

Plain Killing by Emma Miller, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during December 2014

Plain Killing by Emma Miller

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during December 2014 …

Plain Killing by Emma Miller

A Rachel Mast Mystery (3rd in series)

Publisher: Kensington

Plain Killing by Emma Miller, Amazon Kindle format

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

More about our featured title, below …

When the Amish community of Stone Mill, Pennsylvania, refuses to discuss a murder with the police, it's up to Rachel Mast to bridge the cultural gap and stop a killer from striking again …

While swimming in a local quarry, Rachel and her cousin Mary Aaron discover the body of an Amish girl, fully clothed in her white bonnet, floating face down in the water. The drowned young woman, Beth Glick, had left Stone Mill and her Old Order Amish life a year ago, causing her to be shunned by her family and her people.

But if Beth had joined the English world, why was she found dressed in Amish clothing and strangled? Rachel's boyfriend, police detective Evan Park, is getting nowhere with questioning Beth's family. He's also troubled over the fate of three other Amish girls who left Stone Mill in the last two years. As someone who gave up the Plain lifestyle herself then returned to operate a B&B, Rachel is able to use her ties to the community to learn more about the missing girls. But when her search eventually leads to the dark underbelly of the secular world, Rachel finds her own life in dire jeopardy …

Plain Killing by Emma Miller

 

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