Friday, September 28, 2012

This Week's Bestselling Mystery and Suspense Television and Film on Demand (120928)

Amazon Instant: Weekly Bestselling Video on Demand for Television and Film

Here is this week's list of the top bestselling mystery and suspense television and film videos available to watch or download from Amazon Instant.

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Review: Last Lawyer Standing by Douglas Corleone

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

A Mysterious Review of …

Last Lawyer Standing by Douglas Corleone. A Kevin Corvelli Mystery.

Review summary: This sharply written legal thriller has Honolulu criminal defense attorney Kevin Corvelli at his best in the courtroom, but even his action scenes are well scripted and executed, helped mostly by the presence of a new — and hopefully recurring — character. (Click here for text of full review.)

Our rating: 4 of 5 stars

Last Lawyer Standing Douglas Corleone

Last Lawyer Standing
Douglas Corleone
A Kevin Corvelli Mystery
Minotaur Books (August 2012)

Publisher synopsis: Defense attorney Kevin Corvelli fled from New York to Hawaii after the sensational death of one of his clients three years ago. Now, in the wake of another client’s death — a client Kevin had fallen in love with — Kevin would run again if only he could pull himself free from a couple of high-profile, high-risk cases. The FBI is investigating the poisoning of a young woman who happened to be Governor Wade Omphrey’s mistress. The governor was off the island at the time, but that doesn’t mean that he didn’t order the hit or that he doesn’t need a hotshot lawyer like Corvelli defending him.

Then the DEA raids a local meth lab and Turi Ahina is picked up in the sweep. A career criminal, Ahina has set Corvelli up with plenty of client referrals, but Corvelli owes him for much more than that ever since Ahina saved his life. Now Ahina’s only way out is to turn in the big man, and he can’t just tell the FBI who it is—they already know that. He needs to find him and set a trap, a trap that won’t succeed without Corvelli’s help. The plan is simple, as foolproof and dangerous as a suicide attempt.

As the stakes rise, Corvelli gets drawn in deeper and deeper until the only way he can escape is to stick it out to the end …

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Today's Bestselling Free Kindle MystereBooks (120928)

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

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

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The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco is Today's Nook Daily Find

The Nook Daily Find

MystereBooks is pleased to feature The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco as today's Barnes & Noble Nook Daily Find.

The deal price of $1.99 is valid only for today, Friday, September 28, 2012.

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

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The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco

The Prague Cemetery
Umberto Eco
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Nineteenth-century Europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule history. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, both real and imagined, lay one lone man? What if that evil genius created the world’s most infamous document?

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Telemystery: NBC Buys Eleventh Commandment Project based on Jeffrey Archer's Thriller

Telemystery: Mystery and Suspense on Television

A year ago we reported that Jeffrey Archer's 1998 political thriller The Eleventh Commandment was being developed for television.

Today we're learning (via Deadline) that NBC is the buyer. Patrick Harbinson (Inspector Lewis, Person of Interest) will write the script and co-executive produce with Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead).

"This is a fantastic character-driven story of an assassin, who in the employ of the US government," Hurd said.

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The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer

The Eleventh Commandment
Jeffrey Archer

Connor Fitzgerald has an impressive resume. Military hero. Devoted family man. Servant of his country — as an assassin. Just as he's about to put his twenty-eight-year career at the CIA behind him, he comes up against the most dangerous enemy he's ever faced: His own boss, Helen Dexter.

As Director of the CIA, Dexter has always been the one to hold the strings. But when her status is threatened by a greater power, her only hope for survival is to destroy Fitzgerald. Meanwhile, the country braces itself as tensions with a new Russian leader reachthe boiling point … and it's up to Fitzgerald to pull off his most daring mission yet: To save the world. Even that means risking everything — including his own life — in the process.

The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer

The Mephisto Mysteries by Terence O'Grady is Today's Fourth Featured Free MystereBook

MystereBooks: Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller eBooks

MystereBooks is pleased to feature The Mephisto Mysteries by Terence O'Grady as today's fourth free mystery ebook.

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The Mephisto Mysteries by Terence O'Grady

The Mephisto Mysteries
Terence O'Grady
Publisher: Smashwords

Elizabeth McDermitt is thrilled to be a finalist for the famous Radovsky Prize, a Viennese competition featuring the best young pianists in the world. But the situation quickly becomes sinister when two young pianists are injured and unable to continue. And there are reports of strange, perhaps even supernatural events that keep everyone on edge. Finally, there is the suicide of one of the pianist's teachers, a suicide that turns out to be a murder.

Elizabeth's friend, David Currant, discovers that the source of these problems may be a mysterious 19th century musical manuscript by the legendary Franz Liszt, which had belonged to one of Liszt's students, an equally mysterious Count Sebastian. But there's a real question whether David can unravel the mystery in time to save the festival and Elizabeth herself.

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The Furax Connection by Stephen L. Kanne is Today's Third Featured Free MystereBook

MystereBooks: Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller eBooks

MystereBooks is pleased to feature The Furax Connection by Stephen L. Kanne as today's third free mystery ebook.

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The Furax Connection by Stephen L. Kanne

The Furax Connection
Stephen L. Kanne
Publisher: Fireside Publications

The last thing Louis Rosen expected of his son, Billy, was that he would volunteer for the draft after graduating from Harvard in 1949 with highest honors; and the last thing Billy expected of his father was that he would become a partner in a criminal enterprise known as "Furax Unlimited." Yet, when these two events unexpectedly collide and connect, Billy's life is changed forever.

The Furax Connection chronicles Billy's struggle for survival during his initial weeks in uniform when, unwittingly, he becomes entangled in a web of deceit and intrigue from which he must either extricate himself or suffer the shame and disgrace of a dishonorable discharge. That he survives at all is testimony not only to his resourcefulness and strength of purpose, but to his uncanny ability to forge relationships. And, as Billy struggles to survive, he discovers that, contrary to the civilian world of indifferent strangers he left behnd, the military is a close-knit family of good and decent people who unselfishly care for their own.

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Moonlight Mayhem by Helen Haught Fanick is Today's Second Featured Free MystereBook

MystereBooks: Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller eBooks

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Moonlight Mayhem by Helen Haught Fanick as today's second free mystery ebook.

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Moonlight Mayhem by Helen Haught Fanick

Moonlight Mayhem
Helen Haught Fanick
Publisher: Helen Haught Fanick

Maggie Flynn’s simple country wedding in West Virginia’s enchanting Canaan Valley is everything her aunts hoped for, and Andrea Flynn and Kathleen Williamson are looking forward to a joyful weekend celebration. Murder is the last thing on anyone’s mind, but when one guest has multiple enemies present, it becomes a reality. Poison in a late-night cup of tea proves fatal, and it’s obvious that plenty of family members and their friends have reason to want the victim dead.

When a second murder occurs, members of the wedding party become even more certain that a killer is stalking the halls of the Alpenhof Hotel where they’re staying. Andrea and Kathleen join forces with Sheriff Ward Sterling to figure out who’s killing the guests in this quiet mountain resort. And there are clues — or are they just red herrings? A book of poetry, a flower garden, and artificial fingernails are among the discoveries the sisters discuss with the sheriff.

They’re hoping the investigation won’t put their lives in danger, but security at the hotel is lax and door locks are flimsy. If the sisters can dig up enough clues, maybe they can solve the puzzle before the killer takes aim at them. However, at bedtime they’re bracing their door with the back of a chair … just in case.

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The Twelfth Falcon by Enrico Antiporda is Today's Featured Free MystereBook

MystereBooks: Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller eBooks

MystereBooks is pleased to feature The Twelfth Falcon by Enrico Antiporda as today's free mystery ebook.

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The Twelfth Falcon by Enrico Antiporda

The Twelfth Falcon
Enrico Antiporda
Publisher: Blue Owl Editions

When eight-year-old Scott McBride accidentally witnesses his father participate in the racially-motivated killing of a migrant worker in the woods of East Texas, he becomes haunted by the event. He secretly promises himself never to be like "them".

Now, seventeen years later, Scott comes in possession of important files damaging to a circle of influential people. Suddenly hunted by a powerful militia group, Scott tries to unravel the mystery behind the cryptic documents. To do this, he must survive a massive manhunt that propels him on a switchbacked ride across the deserts of Texas and Arizona, culminating in a cliffhanger climax in the diagonal avenues of power.

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Mystery Bestsellers for the Week Ending September 28, 2012

Bestselling Crime Fiction: Hardcover Mysteries, Suspense Novels and Thrillers

A list of the top 15 mystery hardcover bestsellers for the week ending September 28th, 2012 has been posted by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books.

Going on four months now, the stand-alone thriller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn remains a solid number one this week. Two new titles enter the list (position in parentheses).

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Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

(11): Confessions of a Murder Suspect
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone — maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud's intense perfectionist demands, no child comes away undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous — and revealing — game. Who knows what the Angels are truly capable of?

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Sutton by J. R. Moehringer

(13): Sutton
J. R. Moehringer

Born in the squalid Irish slums of Brooklyn, in the first year of the twentieth century, Willie Sutton came of age at a time when banks were out of control. If they weren't taking brazen risks, causing millions to lose their jobs and homes, they were shamelessly seeking bailouts. Trapped in a cycle of bank panics, depressions and soaring unemployment, Sutton saw only one way out, only one way to win the girl of his dreams.

So began the career of America's most successful bank robber. Over three decades Sutton became so good at breaking into banks, and such a master at breaking out of prisons, police called him one of the most dangerous men in New York, and the FBI put him on its first-ever Most Wanted List.

But the public rooted for Sutton. He never fired a shot, after all, and his victims were merely those bloodsucking banks. When he was finally caught for good in 1952, crowds surrounded the jail and chanted his name.

It was more than need or rage at society that drove Sutton. It was one unforgettable woman. In all Sutton's crimes and confinements, his first love (and first accomplice) was never far from his thoughts. And when Sutton finally walked free — a surprise pardon on Christmas Eve, 1969 — he immediately set out to find her.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

This Weekend Only: MCF Huntsville for 99 cents from BFG

Mystery Case Files: Huntsville

This weekend only, from today through Sunday, September 30th, Big Fish Games is discounting one of the popular games in the Mystery Case Files series, MCF: Huntsville, to just 99 cents!

Do you have a keen eye for detail? See if you can locate enough hidden clues to solve the crimes and become a Master Detective with this collection of intriguing mysteries and brain-teasers to solve. There are picture puzzles to ponder, strange crime scenes to explore, and much, much, more. With thousands of hidden clues it's a new game each time you play MCF: Huntsville.

Visit the BFG website to learn more about the game and to purchase. At checkout, use the coupon code HUNT99 to get the discounted price. This special price is only available through September 30th, 2012.

Watch a trailer for the game below.

Telemystery: Your Fall 2012 Schedule for Friday, September 28th

Telemystery Prime Time Crime: Mystery and Suspense on Television

Here is your Telemystery Fall 2012 Schedule for Friday, September 28th (all times are ET/PT) …

The 9th season opener for CSI: NY airs on CBS at 8 PM. In an episode titled "Reignited", the CSIs investigate when a fire chief — a friend of Mac's — is killed in a blaze that used the same technique as a recently paroled arsonist. Rob Morrow guest stars.

The fifth and final season of Fringe airs on Fox at 9 PM. The action in "Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11" takes place the day after the last scene in the fourth season episode "Letters of Transit". The science team, preserved in amber until 2036, joins the resistance forces fighting for freedom against the technologically-advanced invasion forces from the future. Reunited with his grown daughter after two decades, Peter and Etta set out to locate and revive Olivia to help in the battle against the facist regime.

At 10 PM on CBS, the third season of Blue Bloods premieres with an episode titled "Family Business". A dangerous criminal from Danny's past comes back to seek revenge and kidnaps Jackie. Meanwhile, Jamie meets his new partner, while a young officer is shaken after he accidentally shoots an innocent man.

In case you missed seeing it, ABC is offering an encore presentation of the pilot episode of Last Resort at 9 PM.

This Week's Bestselling Mystery and Suspense Television and Film on Blu-ray Disc (120927)

Amazon.com: Weekly Bestselling Blu-ray Discs for Television and Film

Here is this week's list of the top bestselling mystery and suspense television and film Blu-ray discs available from Amazon.com.

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Telemystery: Two More Crime Drama Projects in Development at CBS

Telemystery: Mystery and Suspense on Television

CBS has ordered two crime drama projects from Glenn Gordon Caron (Moonlighting, Medium).

The first is titled Motor City Shakedown and is based on characters created by novelist Jonathan Watkins, two very different lawyers forced to work together on cases. (See an overview of the first book in the series, also titled Motor City Shakedown, below, which, as of the date and time of this post, is available as a free download from both Amazon.com and iTunes.)

The second, titled Near Dead, is centered on a NYPD detective, who may have witnessed his wife's murder while undergoing a near-death experience. He decides to reopen old cases closed as unsolvable, all the while trying to solve the mystery of who killed his wife.

According to Deadline, Caron will write both scripts and executive produce.

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Motor City Shakedown by Jonathan Watkins

Motor City Shakedown
Jonathan Watkins
A Bright and Fletcher Legal Thriller (1st in series)

When a Detroit man is arrested during a deadly police siege, rookie defense lawyer Issabella Bright rushes off to take the case. Unbeknownst to her, so does Darren Fletcher — a reckless, hard-drinking lawyer who runs his office out of the city's strangest bar.

Forming an unlikely partnership, Issabella and Darren are soon confronted by a murderous police conspiracy bent on destroying their client. Issabella must stay alive long enough to clear her client's name. To do that, she'll have to keep Darren's erratic schemes from getting her disbarred, all while staying out of the path of Detroit's deadliest killer — the reclusive death-dealer, Malcolm Mohommad.

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