Saturday, September 29, 2012

This Week's Bestselling Mystery and Suspense Games to Download (120929)

Bestselling Games, Download and Android App, from Amazon.com

Here is this week's list of the top ten bestselling games to download from Amazon.com, many of which have a mystery or suspense theme.

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See also these pages: Mystery Games to download to your PC and Mystery Games available as Android Apps.

Today's Bestselling Free Kindle MystereBooks (120929)

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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MystereBooks: This Week's Update of Kindle Crime Fiction Priced $2.99 or Less (120929)

MystereBooks: Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller eBooks

Every month Amazon publishes a list of 100 Kindle books priced $3.99 or less. We thought we'd take that idea and improve on it, publishing a list of 100 Kindle mystery books priced $2.99 or less and updating it every week!

Here is our general criteria for selecting titles to include: books from major or specialty publishers of crime fiction and those written by authors familiar to us. There are far more than 100 to choose from, so we use our best judgment to narrow it down.

And just a reminder … as we add new titles, older ones are removed from the list. These books aren't likely to be repeated, so we encourage you to check in frequently!

A couple of notes before we get to today's list …

Endeavour Press is a small UK-based publisher, which has many ebooks priced $2.99 or less. We haven't included any on our weekly update, but we wanted to direct your attention to what they have to offer. We've read several of the "Raffles" and "Mycroft Holmes" novellas, and do recommend them.

Poisoned Pen Press once again this past week lowered the price on four more mysteries, the first two books in the "Héctor Belascoarán Shayne" series by Paco Ignacio Taibo II, and the first and third books in the "Cape Weathers" series by Tim Maleeny. Use this link to see all the books this publisher has lowered to $2.99 or less.

• There are a handful of titles from Bloomsbury included below, but we suspect they are simply price-matched to a promotion at Kobo this weekend. There's no overlap, however, so we could be wrong. Still, we'll check on Monday to see if they're still discounted and if not, we'll remove them from the list.

And now on to our update! Below are listed the new $2.99 or less titles we added today; click on the cover or title for more information or to purchase the Kindle edition.

Important Note: Prices can and do change without prior notice! We strongly urge you to confirm the price of the book before completing your purchase. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase is the price of the book.

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A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander

A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander.
A Lady Emily Ashton Mystery (2nd).

Murder in the Latin Quarter by Cara Black

Murder in the Latin Quarter by Cara Black.
An Aimée Leduc Mystery (9th).

An Unholy Mission by Judith Campbell

An Unholy Mission by Judith Campbell.
An Olympia Brown Mystery (4th).

City of Masks by Daniel Hecht

City of Masks by Daniel Hecht.
A Cree Black Mystery (1st).

Land of Echoes by Daniel Hecht

Land of Echoes by Daniel Hecht.
A Cree Black Mystery (2nd).

Skull Session by Daniel Hecht

Skull Session by Daniel Hecht.
A Mo Ford Mystery (1st).

Puppets by Daniel Hecht

Puppets by Daniel Hecht.
A Mo Ford Mystery (2nd).

An Easy Thing by Paco Ignacio Taibo II

An Easy Thing by Paco Ignacio Taibo II.
A Héctor Belascoarán Shayne Mystery (1st).

Some Clouds by Paco Ignacio Taibo II

Some Clouds by Paco Ignacio Taibo II.
A Héctor Belascoarán Shayne Mystery (2nd).

Stealing the Dragon by Tim Maleeny

Stealing the Dragon by Tim Maleeny.
A Cape Weathers Mystery (1st).

Greasing the Piñata by Tim Maleeny

Greasing the Piñata by Tim Maleeny.
A Cape Weathers Mystery (3rd).

Winterwood by Patrick McCabe

Winterwood by Patrick McCabe.

The Wilderness by Karen Novak

The Wilderness by Karen Novak.

Innocence by Karen Novak

Innocence by Karen Novak.

The Red Shoelace Killer by Susan Sundwall

The Red Shoelace Killer by Susan Sundwall.
A Minnie Markwood Mystery.

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Threat Warning by John Gilstrap is Today's Nook Daily Find

The Nook Daily Find

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Threat Warning by John Gilstrap as today's Barnes & Noble Nook Daily Find.

The deal price of $2.99 is valid only for today, Saturday, September 29, 2012.

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

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Threat Warning by John Gilstrap

Threat Warning
John Gilstrap
A Jonathan Grave Mystery
Pinnacle

This is the third mystery in this series.

The first victims are random. Ordinary citizens, fired upon at rush hour by unseen assassins. Caught in the crossfire of one of the attacks, rescue specialist Jonathan Grave spies a gunman getting away-with a mother and her young son as hostages. To free them, Grave and his team must enter the dark heart of a nationwide conspiracy. But their search goes beyond the frenzied schemes of a madman's deadly ambitions. This time, it reaches all the way to the highest levels of power …

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Ten Mystery and Thriller Novels is Today's Kindle Daily Deal

The Kindle Daily Deal

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Ten Mystery and Thriller Novels as today's Amazon Kindle Daily Deal.

The deal price of $1.99 each is valid only for today, Saturday, September 29, 2012. Featuring masterfully developed characters, tense action, and page-turning plot twists, the novels span a range of settings, from the austere and secretive confines of the Vatican to the wooded spaces of rural Maine.

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Icon by J. Carson Black

Icon by J. Carson Black

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for
September 29th, 2012.

Hollywood superstar Max Conroy is A-list all the way—one of the few actors who can guarantee box office blockbusters on opening weekend. Max has it all: the devil-may-care charisma, the stunning movie star wife, and a sizable personal fortune that grows along with his legend.

When Max escapes from a rehab center in Arizona, disoriented and longing to return to his blue-collar roots, he becomes the target of a motley group of kidnappers planning to cash in by holding him for ransom. Max not only outsmarts them; he evens the score. Little does he know that a far more dangerous and merciless enemy is coming for him. But this time, he has an ally in the smart and beautiful sheriff's deputy Tess McCrae.

For years, Max drifted through an easy superstar life, untethered and without purpose. But as he fights for his life, something turns inside him. He's ready to live again—on his own terms. He will destroy those who'd rather see him die like an icon than live like a man.

The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover

The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for
September 29th, 2012.

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Daniel Byrne is an investigator for the Vatican's secretive Office of the Devil's Advocate—the department that scrutinizes miracle claims. Over ten years and 721 cases, not one miracle he tested has proved true. But case #722 is different; Daniel's estranged uncle, a crooked TV evangelist, has started speaking in tongues—and accurately predicting the future. Daniel knows Reverend Tim Trinity is a con man. Could Trinity also be something more?

The evangelist himself is baffled by his newfound power—and the violent reaction it provokes. After years of scams, he suddenly has the ability to predict everything from natural disasters to sports scores. Now the mob wants him dead for ruining their gambling business, and the Vatican wants him debunked as a false messiah. On the run from assassins, Trinity flees with Daniel's help through the back roads of the Bible Belt to New Orleans, where Trinity plans to deliver a final prophecy so shattering his enemies will do anything to keep him silent.

A Dangerous Talent by Charlotte Elkins and Aaron Elkins

A Dangerous Talent by Charlotte Elkins and Aaron Elkins — An Alix London Mystery (1st in series)

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for
September 29th, 2012.

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Alix London has a promising career as an art consultant, a sumptuous condo in Seattle's toniest neighborhood, a gorgeous figure, and a presence that exudes Ivy League breeding and old money. She has it all … or does she?

Only Alix knows that the image she presents to the world is a carefully constructed mirage that veils an embarrassing truth. A brilliant, once-promising art student, the daughter of a prominent New York art conservator, her world was left in ruins when her father went to prison for art forgery. Now a Harvard dropout with an emptied bank account, she is languishing in a career that has produced little more than a lucky house-sitting gig.

But all of that changes when Alix meets Christine Lemay, a novice art collector with money to burn and a hot tip on a recently discovered painting by American master Georgia O'Keeffe. Chris hires Alix to perform the authentication, an assignment that finally could launch Alix into the big leagues. But soon after her arrival in Santa Fe, she finds herself tangled up in a web of forgery, deceit—and murder. Anxious to avoid becoming the next victim, she teams up with FBI Special Agent Ted Ellesworth—and gets a little unlikely help from her roguish father—to uncover the truth behind the painting and those who would kill to have it.

Bitter Drink by F. G. Haghenbeck

Bitter Drink by F. G. Haghenbeck

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for
September 29th, 2012.

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Beatnik detective Sunny Pascal is an expert at two things: cocktails and finding trouble. And when the filming of John Huston's The Night of the Iguana hits a few snags with its sexed-up, star-studded cast in a Puerto Vallarta paradise, producer Ray Stark brings Sunny in to chill out the set. But matters get tipsy when someone's found deader than dead, shot down by a gun belonging to one of the cast members.

Now Sunny's got to keep his Hollywood stars out of jail long enough for him to solve the case. But the trouble doesn't stop with murder. The Mexican mafia and local newspapers wage a tension war against the hedonistic Americans, and if John Huston has anything to say about it, Sunny's got to be the one to keep the show on the road. Only Sunny will be doing it his way: with a martini in one hand and a Colt in the other.

Crosscut by Jude Hardin

Crosscut by Jude Hardin
A Nicholas Colt Mystery (2nd in series)

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September 29th, 2012.

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Things are going pretty well for Nicholas Colt. He has a loving relationship with his wife, his blues band has a house gig at a club in Jacksonville, and his adopted daughter is finishing her senior year in high school. He has no intention of reactivating his PI licensee, and he certainly has no plans to travel to Tennessee to investigate a double homicide and an old girlfriend's missing brother.

Until she tells him something that makes his heart pause and his jaw drop.

Are the Harvest Angels, the white supremacist militia that Colt shut down three years ago, back in business?

Colt makes the trip to the mountains and soon thinks he has it solved: typical copycat case. Unfortunately, another unimaginable atrocity is waiting for him back home in Florida. Colt walks into a bloodbath, and he soon realizes nothing is typical and nothing is solved.

While relentlessly hunting down those responsible, Colt is abducted, drugged, and brainwashed before he can alert the authorities. Now he is a pawn in a heinous scheme that is bigger, badder, and literally more earth-shattering than he could have possibly anticipated.

Midnight Exposure by Melinda Leigh

Midnight Exposure by Melinda Leigh

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for
September 29th, 2012.

When two hikers disappear, their hometown in Maine blames the blinding storms. But the truth is far more sinister. Unaware of the danger, tabloid photographer Jayne Sullivan follows an anonymous tip to find the most reclusive sculptor in the art world. Instead, she finds sexy handyman Reed Kimball—and a small town full of fatal secrets.

Five years ago, Reed buried his homicide detective career along with his wife. But when a hiker is found dead, the local police chief asks Reed for help. Why was a Celtic coin found under the body? And where is the second hiker? Avoiding the media, Reed doesn't need a murder, a missing person, or a nosey photographer. Then Jayne is attacked, and her courage is his undoing. Reed must risk everything to protect her and find a cunning killer.

The Colonel's Mistake by Dan Mayland

The Colonel's Mistake by Dan Mayland
A Mark Sava Mystery (1st in series)

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September 29th, 2012.

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Mark Sava, former CIA station chief of Azerbaijan, lives a quiet life as a professor at Western University in the city of Baku. But his peace is shattered by both the assassination of a high-level American during an international oil conference and the arrest of CIA operations officer Daria Buckingham for the crime.

Sava knows the Iranian American Buckingham well—he personally trained her—and doesn't believe she had anything to do with the murder, so he visits a CIA control center to discuss the situation with the new station chief. When no one answers the outside intercom, Sava overrides the security code and stumbles upon the grisliest scene of his career. Now, he can't help but wonder if he really knows Buckingham as well as he thought …

Determined to find out, Sava soon finds himself and a partner caught in the middle of the new Great Game—a deadly intelligence war over oil that has Iran, China, and the United States clawing at each other's throats. Meanwhile, Colonel Henry Amato, assistant to the US national security advisor, is keeping a close watch on the situation from Washington. His stake in the Great Game is high—and personal.

Grave of Angels by Michael Prescott

Grave of Angels by Michael Prescott

Featured on the Kindle Daily Deal for
September 29th, 2012.

Kate Malick's first calling was as a Carmelite nun, a life devoted to prayer and faith. Now she runs a Hollywood security service dedicated to protecting its clients. But Kate's most troublesome client, teenage celebutante Chelsea Brewer, is a walking, talking, slow-motion train wreck who's testing that devotion. The poster child for the pitfalls of childhood fame and fortune, Chelsea careens from one party to the next, riding the ragged edge between celebrity … and fatality.

When a huge bet is placed on her impending demise,Chelsea disappears, forcing Kate to leap into action. Searching Hollywood's darkest corners and seediest hiding places in a desperate attempt to find her client, Kate uncovers a tangled conspiracy of revenge and betrayal. But time is running out, and if Kate doesn't find Chelsea, the bet will leave one person rich, one woman shattered, and one young girl dead.

Dove Season by Johnny Shaw

Dove Season by Johnny Shaw

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September 29th, 2012.

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Twelve years have passed since Jimmy Veeder set foot in the Imperial Valley of southern California. The only person that could bring him back is his father, Jack, who is dying of cancer. Jimmy is prepared to spend Jack's final days joking and reminiscing, but the old man has other plans. He needs Jimmy to cross the border into Mexico and find a prostitute named Yolanda. It's a strange final request to be sure, but Jimmy's not one to argue with a dying man.

With his childhood buddy Bobby Maves in tow, he heads south, looking for Yolanda among the seedy bars and neighborhoods along the Calexico/Mexicali border. Their search leads them to Tomás Morales, a rising star in the Mexican underworld. While dangerous to most, his childhood friendship with Jimmy brings out his loyalty and spurs him to help.

But just when Jimmy thinks his quest has ended, an unexpected murder sucks him further into the violence and danger of Mexicali. In his fight for survival and search for truth, what he uncovers calls into question everything he thought he knew about his father—and will determine just what kind of man he himself truly is.

Old Gold by Jay Stringer

Old Gold by Jay Stringer

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September 29th, 2012.

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Half-gypsy detective Eoin Miller finds people for a living—usually people who would do anything to remain hidden. Ironic considering Eoin has done all he can to lose himself in a downward spiral that has cost him his job, his respect, his wife, and anything else that ever mattered. But he's not inclined to dwell on what he's given up, and Eoin prefers it that way.

Then he meets Mary, a hard-drinking woman on the run who confides that she's stolen a valuable item, one that certain people would kill to get back. The two of them seek a temporary—and incomplete—solace in each other's arms, only for Mary to turn up as a corpse in Eoin's bed the next morning, him asleep on the sofa.

Recalling his father's aversion to authority, Eoin runs from the body, but he hates a mystery and is driven to discover the truth behind Mary's murder, even if it means putting his own life on the line. Before long, Eoin's tangled up in a ferocious turf war that has him playing his former allies and employers—crime lords, drug dealers, cops, and politicians—against each other.

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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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