Thursday, November 01, 2012

Review: Rest for the Wicked by Ellen Hart

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

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Rest for the Wicked by Ellen Hart. A Jane Lawless Mystery.

Review summary: This is a solidly plotted, multi-faceted mystery with several intersecting storylines. With this entry, the series takes Jane in a new direction: she is now a licensed private investigator, who gets her first experience in being rebuffed by the police, who invariably do not like PIs getting involved in criminal matters. (Click here for text of full review.)

MystereBooks: Three Harry Hole Mysteries by Jo Nesbø, Now at a Special Price

Nemesis by Jo Nesbø

MystereBooks is pleased to feature three "Harry Hole" mysteries by Jo Nesbø, now available at a special price, courtesy of the publisher, HarperCollins.

Harry Hole, a police officer in Oslo, was first introduced in 1997 in the book Flaggermusmannen ("The Bat Man"), which has not (yet) been translated into English. The first book to receive an English translation is actually the third in the series, The Redbreast (Norwegian title: Rodstrupe, 2000). The three books featured in this post are the third through fifth titles in the series.

The ebook format of these titles were listed at $3.99 or less each from the listed vendors (below) as of the date and time of this post. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

Amazon Whispersync OfferAll three Kindle-formatted books have special Amazon Whispersync offers associated with them.

Cinemystery: Production Update on Film Adaptation of William Goldman's Heat

Cinemystery: Crime Novels Adapted for Film

Back in February we reported that William Goldman would adapt his 1985 crime thriller Heat, with Jason Statham starring. At the time Brian De Palma was attached to direct, but today we're learning that Simon West (Con Air, The General's Daughter) will helm the remake. West also directed Jason Statham in The Mechanic.

Goldman, who has won two Oscars for adapted screenplays (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969; and All the President's Men, 1976), first adapted his book for the 1986 film Heat starring Burt Reynolds.

Heat is expected to begin production in February 2013.

100 Kindle Books for $3.99 or less; This Month's Mystery and Suspense Selection

Amazon Kindle eBooks $3.99 or Less

Every month Amazon releases a new selection of Kindle books priced $3.99 or less.

We've looked through the November books and listed below those in the "mystery/suspense" category.

Though the headline is Kindle books for $3.99 or less, all of these mystery/suspense titles are currently priced at either $1.99 or $2.99. Prices are valid for the month of November 2012 only.

Today's Bestselling Free Kindle MystereBooks (121101)

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.

We're using a script to embed an RSS feed from Amazon.com, which is updated hourly; as an alternative, you can click on the image to the right or use this link to see the relevant page on Amazon.com, which includes a list of both the Top 100 Paid and Top 100 Free Kindle Mysteries and Thrillers.

This Weekend Only: MCF Return to Ravenhearst for 99 cents from BFG

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst

This weekend only, from today through Sunday, November 4th, Big Fish Games is discounting one of the popular games in the Mystery Case Files series, MCF: Return to Ravenhearst, to just 99 cents!

Emma's soul is free. But her ghost has delivered a dire warning: evil still lurks in Ravenhearst Manor. Big Fish Games Studios takes you deep inside the cursed estate in Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst, the thrilling sequel. Experience Ravenhearst's spectral halls as never before with new immersive adventure-style gameplay and an epic original soundtrack. Feel the floorboards creak as you move from room to room solving puzzles and seeking out clues in over 150 detailed scenes.

Visit the BFG website to learn more about the game and to purchase. At checkout, use the coupon code RETURN99 to get the discounted price. This special price is only available through November 4th, 2012.

Watch a trailer for the game below.

Firsts on the 1st: New Series Characters Being Introduced in November 2012 Mysteries

Mystery Books for November 2012 featuring New Series Characters

The Hidden Staircase Mystery Books recently updated its list of November 2012 hardcover mysteries as well as shelved new November paperbacks on The Mystery Bookshelf.

In this series of monthly posts, which we call Firsts on the 1st, we're introducing readers to new series characters who will make their mysterious American debut in print during November.

Telemystery: Promotional Trailer for Luther Season 3

Telemystery Prime Time Crime: Mystery and Suspense on Television

BBC One has released a promotional trailer for the third season of Luther (embedded below).

Idris Elba stars as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, a self-destructive near-genius, who might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts.

The first two seasons — which originally aired, rspectively, during 2010 and 2011 — are available on DVD or to download. In addition, the series' creator, Neil Cross, recently published the first tie-in novel to Luther, titled The Calling.

Cinemystery: Millennium Films Acquires Eliza Graves, based on an Edgar Allan Poe Short Story

Cinemystery: Crime Novels Adapted for Film

An old project is getting an update with Brad Anderson set to direct Eliza Graves, an adaptation of the short story "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" by Edgar Allan Poe, which was first published in 1845.

Joseph Gangemi wrote the screenplay, which is said to involve "a new physician, who arrives to apprentice at a mental institution where he falls in love with a patient under circumstances that are more complicated than they seem." This description is rather different from that proposed a couple of years ago, when the project was first announced.

Millennium Films, which acquired the rights during this week's AFM Convention, expects to begin production in Spring 2013.

Promotional Image for The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

The Woman In Black: Angel of Death (2013)

Promotional material for the sequel to The Woman in Black was distributed at AFM this week (right; click for larger image). Titled Angel of Death, the screenplay was written by Jon Croker and based on an original story idea by Susan Hill, the author of the novel The Woman in Black.

The storyline of Angel of Death will pick up forty years after the events in the original. Seized by the government during World War II, the sudden arrival of a group of evacuated children at Eel Marsh House awakens its darkest inhabitant.

Tom Harper will direct. "I am thrilled to be a part of The Woman in Black: Angel of Death," he said. "This will be a great opportunity for me to collaborate with a brilliantly talented team on the next installment in this exciting series."

A Deadly Draught by Lesley A. Diehl is Today's Fifth Featured Free MystereBook

A Deadly Draught by Lesley A. Diehl

MystereBooks is pleased to feature A Deadly Draught by Lesley A. Diehl as today's fifth free mystery ebook (A Hera Knightsbridge Mystery; Kindle format only).

This title was listed as free as of the date and time of this post. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

The Wicked Wager by Anya Wylde is Today's Fourth Featured Free MystereBook

The Wicked Wager by Anya Wylde

MystereBooks is pleased to feature The Wicked Wager by Anya Wylde as today's fourth free mystery ebook (A Regency Romantic Murder Mystery; Kindle format only).

This title was listed as free as of the date and time of this post. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

The Night of Harrison Monk's Death by Nina Jon is Today's Third Featured Free MystereBook

The Night of Harrison Monk's Death by Nina Jon

MystereBooks is pleased to feature The Night of Harrison Monk's Death by Nina Jon as today's third free mystery ebook (Jane Hetherington's Adventures in Detection; Kobo and iTunes formats).

This title was listed as free as of the date and time of this post. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

Who's Got the Money by Meredith Holland and Morgan St. James is Today's Second Featured Free MystereBook

Who's Got the Money by Meredith Holland and Morgan St. James

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Who's Got the Money by Meredith Holland and Morgan St. James as today's second free mystery ebook (A Comic Crime Caper; Kindle format only).

This title was listed as free as of the date and time of this post. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

Little Deadly Things by Harry Steinman is Today's Featured Free MystereBook

Little Deadly Things by Harry Steinman

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Little Deadly Things by Harry Steinman as today's free mystery ebook (A Sci-Fi Thriller; Kindle format only).

This title was listed as free as of the date and time of this post. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

 

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