Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Bruno, Chief of Police, A Bruno, Chief of Police Mystery by Martin Walker, Now at a Special Price

Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker, now available at a special price, courtesy of the publisher, Vintage.

The ebook format of this title was priced at $1.99 from the listed vendors (below) as of the date and time of this post (01/01/2014 at 3:30 PM ET). 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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Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker

Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker
A Bruno, Chief of Police Mystery (1st in series)
Publisher: Vintage

Meet Benoît Courrèges, aka Bruno, a policeman in a small village in the South of France. He's a former soldier who has embraced the pleasures and slow rhythms of country life. He has a gun but never wears it; he has the power to arrest but never uses it.

But then the murder of an elderly North African who fought in the French army changes all that. Now Bruno must balance his beloved routines — living in his restored shepherd's cottage, shopping at the local market, drinking wine, strolling the countryside — with a politically delicate investigation. He's paired with a young policewoman from Paris and the two suspect anti-immigrant militants.

As they learn more about the dead man's past, Bruno's suspicions turn toward a more complex motive.

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The Informationist, A Vanessa Michael Munroe Mystery by Taylor Stevens, Now at a Special Price

The Informationist by Taylor Stevens

MystereBooks is pleased to feature The Informationist by Taylor Stevens, now available at a special price, courtesy of the publisher, Broadway Books.

The ebook format of this title was priced at $1.99 from the listed vendors (below) as of the date and time of this post (01/01/2014 at 3:00 PM ET). 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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The Informationist by Taylor Stevens

The Informationist by Taylor Stevens
A Vanessa Michael Munroe Mystery (1st in series)
Publisher: Broadway Books

Vanessa "Michael" Munroe deals in information — expensive information — working for corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. Born to missionary parents in lawless central Africa, Munroe took up with an infamous gunrunner and his mercenary crew when she was just fourteen. As his protégé, she earned the respect of the jungle's most dangerous men, cultivating her own reputation for years until something sent her running. After almost a decade building a new life and lucrative career from her home base in Dallas, she's never looked back.

Until now.

A Texas oil billionaire has hired her to find his daughter who vanished in Africa four years ago. It's not her usual line of work, but she can't resist the challenge. Pulled deep into the mystery of the missing girl, Munroe finds herself back in the lands of her childhood, betrayed, cut off from civilization, and left for dead. If she has any hope of escaping the jungle and the demons that drive her, she must come face-to-face with the past that she's tried for so long to forget.

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Secrets & Lies by Raymond Benson, New in Bookstores in January 2014

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Today's new hardcover mystery title, scheduled to be published during January 2014 by Oceanview Publishing, is Secrets & Lies by Raymond Benson.

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

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Secrets & Lies by Raymond Benson

Secrets & Lies
Raymond Benson
Series: Judy Cooper, "Black Stiletto" (4th)

It is 1961. Judy, the Stiletto, meets Leo, a charismatic man who convinces her to move to Los Angeles when she is "run out" of New York by increasingly hazardous police heat. But soon Judy suspects that Leo is not the white knight she first thought. Leo, who has connections with the West Coast mobs, has plenty of skeletons in his closet. His mysterious sister, Christina, who once served time for armed robbery, could also be a threat to the Stiletto's new life in California.

Meanwhile, in the present, Alzheimer's-stricken Judy takes a turn for the worse as Martin comes to grips with the imminent end of his mother's life. And when elements from the Stiletto's past once again appear to threaten Martin's family, it is up to his daughter Gina to step up and take matters into her own hands.

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Murder Past Due, A Cat in the Stacks Mystery by Miranda James, Now at a Special Price

Murder Past Due by Miranda James

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Murder Past Due by Miranda James, now available at a special price, courtesy of the publisher, Berkley.

The ebook format of this title was priced at $1.99 from the listed vendors (below) as of the date and time of this post (01/01/2014 at 2:00 PM ET). 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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Murder Past Due by Miranda James

Murder Past Due by Miranda James
A Cat in the Stacks Mystery (1st in series)
Publisher: Berkley

There's a cat in the stacks … and he makes the purr-fect partner for a librarian turned sleuth.

Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows librarian Charlie Harris — and his Maine coon cat named Diesel that he walks on a leash. They also know his former classmate-turned-famous bestselling novelist, Godfrey Priest.

But someone in Athena took Godfrey off the bestseller lists — permanently, and with extreme prejudice. Now, Charlie and Diesel must browse through the history section of the town's past to find a killer.

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Crashed, A Junior Bender Mystery by Timothy Hallinan, at a Special Price during January 2014

Crashed by Timothy Hallinan

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

Today's featured title from the Mystery & Thrillers category is Crashed by Timothy Hallinan. This Kindle book was listed at $2.99 as of the date and time of this post, Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 1:30 PM ET, and should be available at this price through the end of the month.

More information about the book is below; if other vendors have priced-matched this title, links to their sites are also shown.

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Crashed by Timothy Hallinan

Crashed by Timothy Hallinan
A Junior Bender Mystery (1st in series)
Publisher: Soho Crime

Junior Bender is a Los Angeles burglar with a magic touch. Since he first started breaking into houses when he was fourteen years old, he's never once been caught. But now, after twenty-two years of an exemplary career, Junior has been blackmailed by Trey Annunziato, one of the most powerful crime bosses in LA, into acting as a private investigator on the set of Trey's porn movie venture, which someone keeps sabotaging. The star Trey has lined up to do all that's unwholesome on camera is Thistle Downing, America's beloved child star, who now lives alone in a drug-induced stupor, destitute and uninsurable. Her starring role will be the scandalous fall-from-grace gossip of rubber-neckers across the country. No wonder Trey needs help keeping the production on track.

Junior knows what that he should do — get Thistle out and find her help — but doing the right thing will land him on the wrong side of LA's scariest mob boss. With the help of his precocious twelve-year-old daughter, Rina, and his criminal sidekick, Louie the Lost (an ex-getaway driver), Junior has to figure out a miracle solution.

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Death by Darjeeling, A Theodosia Browning, Tea Shop Mystery by Laura Childs, Now at a Special Price

Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs, now available at a special price, courtesy of the publisher, Berkley.

The ebook format of this title was priced at $1.99 from the listed vendors (below) as of the date and time of this post (01/01/2014 at 1:00 PM ET). 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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Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs

Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs
A Theodosia Browning, Tea Shop Mystery (1st in series)
Publisher: Berkley

Ordinarily, Charleston's Indigo Tea Shop is an oasis of calm. But when tea shop owner Theodosia Browning caters the annual Lamplighter Tour of historic homes, one of the patrons turns up dead. Never mind that it's Hughes Barron, a slightly scurrilous real estate developer. Theodosia's reputation is suddenly on the line.

Aided by her friends and fellow tea shop entrepreneurs, Theo sets about to unravel the mystery of the deadly Darjeeling and encounters a number of likely suspects. Tanner Joseph, the fiery environmentalist, held a grudge against the developer for his misuse of land. Timothy Neville, the octogenarian major domo for the Heritage Society, opposed Hughes Barron's election to the board. And Barron's unsavory partner might very well profit from a cleverly written buy-sell agreement!

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Murder in the Marais, An Aimée Leduc Investigation by Cara Black, Now at a Special Price

Murder in the Marais by Cara Black

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Murder in the Marais by Cara Black, now available at a special price, courtesy of the publisher, Soho Crime.

The ebook format of this title was priced at $1.99 from the listed vendors (below) as of the date and time of this post (01/01/2014 at 12:30 PM ET). 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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Murder in the Marais by Cara Black

Murder in the Marais by Cara Black
An Aimée Leduc Investigation (1st in series)
Publisher: Soho Crime

Aimée Leduc, a Parisian private investigator, has always sworn she would stick to tech investigation — no criminal cases for her. Especially since her father, the late police detective, was killed in the line of duty. But when an old Jewish man approaches Aimée with a top-secret decoding job on behalf of a woman in his synagogue, Aimée unwittingly takes on more than she was expecting.

When she goes to drop off her findings at her client's house in the Marais, Paris's historic Jewish quarter, she finds the old woman strangled, a swastika carved on her forehead. With the help of her partner, René, Aimée sets out to solve this horrendous crime, but finds herself in an increasingly dangerous web of ancient secrets and buried war crimes.

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New Poster for the Action Thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (January 2014)

A new poster — which is basically a variant of the international one we posted in November — has been released by Paramount Pictures for the action thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (right; click for slightly larger image). The tagline: "Trust no one."

Chris Pine stars as Jack Ryan in an original story as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot. The story follows him from 9/11, through his tour of duty in Afghanistan, which scarred him forever, and into his early days in the Financial Intelligence Unit of the modern CIA, where he becomes an analyst under the guardianship of his handler, Harper (Kevin Costner). When Ryan believes he's uncovered a Russian plot to collapse the United States economy, he goes from being an analyst to becoming a spy and must fight to save his own life and those of countless others, while also trying to protect the thing that's more important to him than anything, his relationship with his fiancée Cathy (Keira Knightley).

Directed by Kenneth Branagh from an original screenplay by Adam Cozad and David Koepp and based on a character created by Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opens in theaters January 17, 2014.

Scent of Gardenia by Dick C. Waters is Today's Second Featured Free MystereBook

Scent of Gardenia by Dick C. Waters

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Scent of Gardenia by Dick C. Waters as today's second free mystery ebook (A Scott Tucker Mystery; Kindle format only).

This title was listed for free as of the date and time of this post, January 01, 2014 at 7:20 AM ET. 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.

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.

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Scent of Gardenia by Dick C. Waters

Scent of Gardenia
Dick C. Waters
A Scott Tucker Mystery
Publisher: Dick C. Waters

Scott Tucker attracts redheads like a magnet; one almost cut him into pieces and another is after his body. Despite his recent Harvard education, and painful experience, he hasn’t learned to avoid investigations.

His first experience as a volunteer on a strangler task force almost cost his love interest her life. His second experience was with another task force investigating men he knew being killed by women. He was very lucky on that investigation that he too didn’t end up in pieces and dumped in Boston Harbor.

When Scott receives a letter from Charlotte Williams, pleading him to help find her brother, he remembers the nightmare of his own captivity and Charlotte’s own rescue. Without alerting anyone he offers to help.

Charlotte's brother isn't the only rich young man, who, along with his expensive yacht, has disappeared in Bermuda. With the count now up to four, and no ransom demands, local authorities fear the men are being kept.

The lack of any progress finding the four missing US citizens, and another four unconfirmed, prompts the FBI to investigate.

When men’s tortured bodies start turning up, authorities fear time is running out.

Scott's uncanny knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time puts him face-to-face with an unexpected demon from his past. Will his luck run out this time?

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Vertigo Rising by Samuel Morningstar is Today's Featured Free MystereBook

Vertigo Rising by Samuel Morningstar

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Vertigo Rising by Samuel Morningstar as today's free mystery ebook (A Dirk Garrick, Occult Detective Mystery; Kindle format only).

This title was listed for free as of the date and time of this post, January 01, 2014 at 7:10 AM ET. 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.

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.

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Vertigo Rising by Samuel Morningstar

Vertigo Rising
Samuel Morningstar
A Dirk Garrick, Occult Detective Mystery
Publisher:

A series of murders, each more bizarre than the last … A small town with dark secrets … A girl who talks to death …

Detective Dirk Garrick is call to assist in the hunt for a vicious serial killer. Garrick discovers the victims are members of a secret society, The Penitent Men. Why is the killer stalking these men, all of whom have shared the same dream?

Death stalks the small town of West Barton, illusive and invisible. Garrick can "see" bio-energy and may be the only person alive able to track a killer who can change his face at will. Garrick must discover the killer's endgame and stop him before he can enact his grisly finale.

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Today's Mystery and Suspense Update from Big Fish Games (140101)

Big Fish Games

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

• The New Release is Love Alchemy: A Heart In Winter.

• The current Catch of the Week is Margrave: The Blacksmith's Daughter, just $2.99 through Sunday, January 05, 2014 only.

• Today's Special Deal — BFG 2013 Customer Favorites Awards! 60 Award Winners for only $4.99 each!. Choose any, or all, of these 60 standard edition games — including three in the Best Mystery Game category — and use coupon code WINNER at checkout. This promotion is valid through January 3rd, 2014 only until 11:59 PM PT.

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

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Love Alchemy: A Heart In Winter

The New Release today is Love Alchemy: A Heart In Winter

When a new romance blossoms, the door to mystery opens. Follow a young woman as she's caught in the tightening web of intrigue surrounding her charming but mysterious lover. To do so, you'll have to search for hidden objects, solve puzzles, and win mini-games, even as the game romances you with its astonishing beauty. From opulent castle halls, to creepy dungeons, to exotic faraway lands, you'll want to stop and soak in the visual splendor. But you won't because each discovery will lure you closer to an ending you won't expect. As the door to mystery opens, you'll be helpless against it!

A sample version is available to download and play for free for one hour.

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Margrave: The Blacksmith's Daughter

The current Catch of the Week is Margrave: The Blacksmith's Daughter

The town of the Cyclops appears for a single day once every three hundred years, on an island lost to cartographers. On this Day of Alignment, the town rises and sets with the midsummer sun. As the Margrave saga nears its devastating conclusion, Edwina Margrave embarks on a rescue mission into the town. Her only chance of escape is to return life to the arcane machines, and hope to the sole survivor of an ancient war. Prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime: the legacy of an entire civilization depends upon your cunning and compassion.

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, January 05, 2014.

 

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