Friday, January 30, 2015

Brody, The Bang Shift Series by Mandy Harbin, Now Available at a Special Price

Omnimystery News is always searching for newly discounted mystery, suspense, thriller and crime novels for our readers to enjoy.

Today, we're pleased to present the following title, now available at a special price courtesy of the publisher, Mandolin Park …

Brody by Mandy Harbin

Brody by Mandy Harbin

The Bang Shift Series (1st in series)

Publisher: Mandolin Park

Price: $0.99 (as of 01/30/2015 at 6:00 PM ET).

Brody by Mandy Harbin, Amazon Kindle format

Brody "Brutus" Jackson isn't your average small-town mechanic. The shop where he spends his days doubles as the headquarters for the mercenary group he works with. They jokingly call themselves the Bang Shift because the government contracts they take are the less savory ones, and they're all just shady enough to do what's necessary to get the jobs done. As far as Brody's concerned, it's the perfect arrangement for a man with no memory of his past, and no hope for the future.

Under FBI protection, Alexandria Collins and her son have been in hiding for ten years. When it's time to move again, her piece of crap car breaks down and the man giving her a tow is the biggest, hottest guy she's ever seen. She is determined to ignore the need her long-neglected body hungers for. After all, the last man she showed interest in put a gun to her head.

Brody thinks the skittish Xan is sexy as hell, but it's not her hot body that has him rocked to his core. He knows her from somewhere, and in his line of work, that's a dangerous thing. Following orders have never been this hard, but when he finds out she's his next assignment, he will protect her at all costs … even if what she needs protection from most is him.

Brody by Mandy Harbin

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Sherlock Holmes and the Poisoned Lily, A Sherlock Holmes Pastiche by Roger Riccard, New This Week from Endeavour Press

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher, promoting and selling ebook editions of works by new authors as well as bringing out ebook editions of out of print books.

We've selected one of their recently published mystery, suspense, thriller or crime titles to feature here today …

Sherlock Holmes and the Poisoned Lily by Roger Riccard

Sherlock Holmes and the Poisoned Lily by Roger Riccard

A Sherlock Holmes Pastiche

Publisher: Endeavour Press

Price: $3.99 (as of 01/30/2015 at 5:30 PM ET).

Sherlock Holmes and the Poisoned Lily by Roger Riccard, Amazon Kindle format

Lillian Fields is young, talented and beautiful. Known on stage as 'Loraine Fontaine'; the public love her, and the critics predict a glittering future as one of Victorian England's most celebrated actresses. But someone wants her dead. Scared for her safety, she confides her fears to her friend Mary, who happens to be married to Dr. John H. Watson …

When both Lillian and Mary become hospitalised, Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes must push themselves to the limit to catch the poisoner before it is too late. They find themselves applying their powers of observation and analysis to the only clues they have: a poisoned pitcher of milk and a bunch of meticulously arranged flowers. In pursuit of the truth, the trail leads them to Lyceum Theatre, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Scotland Yard and even rural Hertfordshire. Who would want to kill Lillian? Could it be her understudy, Lily Harley, who is desperate for a leading role … ? Her old director, Harrison Colby, bitter because Lillian left his scandalous play … ? Or the elusive Mr. Henshaw, who keeps appearing in the case … ?

With a list of suspects to choose from, and plenty of possible motives, can Sherlock Holmes solve the case of the poisoned lily?

Sherlock Holmes and the Poisoned Lily by Roger Riccard

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Hit and Run, A Delilah West Thriller by Maxine O'Callaghan, Now Available at a Special Price

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Hit and Run by Maxine O'Callaghan

Hit and Run by Maxine O'Callaghan

A Delilah West Thriller (2nd in series)

Publisher: Brash Books

Price: $2.99 (as of 01/30/2015 at 5:00 PM ET).

Hit and Run by Maxine O'Callaghan, Amazon Kindle format

Originally published by St. Martin's Press in hardcover in April 1989. This is its first appearance as an ebook, which is scheduled to be published on February 2nd, 2015.

The PI business has been hard on Delilah West over the last year. Her husband and business partner was murdered and her last case left her with a broken arm, cracked ribs, and big medical bills, forcing her to moonlight as a waitress to pay the bills. As if that wasn't bad enough, she's jogging on a rain-slicked road when a speeding Trans Am clips her and mows down an old man. But things take a bizarre turn when the driver's mother hires Delilah to clear her teenage son of the hit and run killing that Delilah witnessed. Or did she?

Nothing is what it appears to be in a twisty, deadly case, that could end with Delilah as road kill.

Hit and Run by Maxine O'Callaghan

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New This Week: Aquarius Addiction, The Zodiac Series by Trish Jackson

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Aquarius Addiction by Trish Jackson

Aquarius Addiction by Trish Jackson

The Zodiac Series (1st in series)

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Price: $2.99 (as of 01/30/2015 at 4:30 PM ET).

Aquarius Addiction by Trish Jackson, Amazon Kindle format

Why did hunky Andre Rossouw come into Arlette's life on the same day her doctor told her she was about to die?

Attractive FBI Psychic Arlette Xylander displays all the character traits of her star sign, Aquarius, being feisty, eccentric, freedom-loving, flirtatious, rebellious and unpredictable. She may be only five feet tall, but she epitomizes the old adage that dynamite comes in small packages.

Her emotions rage between denial, anger and tears when her doctor tells her she is suffering from a rare terminal disease. When hunky Andre Rossouw asks her to help find his sister who has been missing for four years, Arlette makes two decisions. To beat the disease and find a cure, and to have wild and passionate sex with him.

Then she finds out he has a fiancée.

Arlette's country home on the banks of Bayou LeGue was left to her by her mysterious aunt Lucie, whom she never met, and whom her dysfunctional parents have never been willing to discuss. She often wakes in the dark hours of the night to hear ghostly voices downstairs, and wishes she could find out who they are and what they want.

A mysterious letter arrives from her aunt, hinting at a secret in the house, and her friend Reay agrees to research her home's recorded archives, while Arlette plans to dig into her family history. She starts by visiting her aunt's grave, where she finds a mysterious woman wearing a hooded cloak, who leaves in a hurry. Arlette's instincts tell her the woman holds the answers to all her questions, but how can she find her?

Aquarius Addiction by Trish Jackson

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Fly By Night, A Gracie Anderson Mystery by Laurinda Wallace, Now Available at a Special Price

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Fly By Night by Laurinda Wallace

Fly By Night by Laurinda Wallace

A Gracie Anderson Mystery (3rd in series)

Publisher: Moonlight Canyon Press

Price: $0.99 (as of 01/30/2015 at 4:00 PM ET).

Fly By Night by Laurinda Wallace, Amazon Kindle format

Environmental concerns ignite an ugly controversy in Gracie Andersen's hometown. Add in the mysterious lights seen hovering in the night skies and it's no wonder the folks of Deer Creek are on edge. Politicians and environmentalists, steeped in questionable motives, are converging and facing off in the small village. After violence erupts at a protest event, the local UFO fanatic discovers a body on his property. The killer can't be an alien, but there are plenty of earthly suspects on kennel owner, Gracie Andersen's list.

Haley, Gracie's Labrador sniffs out some evidence that seems to lead to a dead end and Gracie's annoying cousin unintentionally helps out in gathering up the suspect pool. What's the real motive for murder? Is it politics? Money? Personal? Or all of the above?

Fly By Night by Laurinda Wallace

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A Death for King and Country by Caroline Dunford, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during January 2015

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during January 2015 …

A Death for King and Country by Caroline Dunford

A Death for King and Country by Caroline Dunford, An Euphemia Martins Mystery (7th in series)

Publisher: Accent Press

A Death for King and Country by Caroline Dunford, Amazon Kindle format

Accompanying her employer, the newly married Richenda Stapleford and her husband Hans Muller, on what is supposed to be a luxurious tour of the United States and Europe, Euphemia is returning from a visit to New York on April 12th on the RMS Carpathia, when an emergency signal sends the ship rushing to the aid of the sinking RMS Titanic.

By the time the Carpathia arrives the Titanic has sink beneath the waves. Euphemia and Richenda give up their cabins and do what they can to aid the survivors who are pulled from the few lifeboats. Not long after their arrival a personal wire is sent to Euphemia from a government department asking her to confirm whether or not the enigmatic spy Fitzroy is among the survivors. He is not.

Deeply troubled by what they have seen both women ask Hans to curtail the tour until a later date and return to the Mullers' home. Euphemia, still haunted by dreams of the grief stricken survivors, believes that her links with the Fitzroy's secretive department are now cut. Then a letter arrives from the man himself headed In the Event of My Death. It sends Euphemia off on a whirlwind of adventures and reveals secrets about Fitzroy that she could never have imagined.

A Death for King and Country by Caroline Dunford

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A Long Walk Up the Waterslide, A Neal Carey Mystery by Don Winslow, Now Available at a Special Price

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A Long Walk Up the Waterslide by Don Winslow

A Long Walk Up the Waterslide by Don Winslow

A Neal Carey Mystery (4th in series)

Publisher: Open Road

Price: $1.99 (as of 01/30/2015 at 3:00 PM ET).

A Long Walk Up the Waterslide by Don Winslow, Amazon Kindle format

Home at last, itinerant PI Neal Carey has trouble track him down for a change in the form of a dangerously clueless femme fatale …

PI Neal Carey has a talent for uncovering people trying to hide, but this time he has to help his mark stay lost.

After Polly Paget, a ditzy actress from Brooklyn, is assaulted by her old boss, "family friendly" TV personality Jackson Landis, a motley assortment of sleazoids, paparazzi, and psychotic assassins are out to get Paget to either talk or shut up permanently. Neal Carey must scramble to hold Polly's life — and his own — together.

A Long Walk Up the Waterslide by Don Winslow

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Arsenic and Old Books by Miranda James, New in Bookstores during January 2015

Today's featured new hardcover mystery, suspense, or thriller title scheduled to be published during January 2015 is …

Arsenic and Old Books by Miranda James

Arsenic and Old Books by Miranda James, a Cat in the Stacks Mystery (6th in series)

Publisher: Berkley Hardcover

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Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, has donated a set of Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. The books were recently discovered among the personal effects of an ancestor of Mrs. Long's husband. The mayor would like Charlie to preserve and to substantiate them as a part of the Long family legacy — something that could benefit her son, Beck, as he prepares to campaign for the state senate.

Beck's biggest rival is Jasper Singletary. His Southern roots are as deep as Beck's, and their families have been bitter enemies since the Civil War. Jasper claims the Long clan has a history of underhanded behavior at the expense of the Singletarys. He'd like to get a look at the diaries in an attempt to expose the Long family's past sins. Meanwhile, a history professor at the college is also determined to get her hands on the books in a last-ditch bid for tenure. But their interest suddenly turns deadly …

Now Charlie is left with a catalog of questions. The diaries seem worth killing for, and one thing is certain: Charlie will need to be careful, because the more he reads, the closer he could be coming to his final chapter …

Arsenic and Old Books by Miranda James

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Hauling Ash by Tonia Brown, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during January 2015

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during January 2015 …

Hauling Ash by Tonia Brown

Hauling Ash by Tonia Brown, A Comedy Noir

Publisher: Post Hill Press

Hauling Ash by Tonia Brown, Amazon Kindle format

When the spirit of his recently deceased uncle appears in his kitchen, lonely mortician Octavious Waldorf can only guess the ghost isn't there just for the coffee. His miserly uncle reveals the location of a hidden fortune with the promise of more if Otto will spread the dead man's ashes across the Caribbean Sea. Through a simple mistake Otto ends up with almost a million of the mafia's money instead of his uncle's simple few thousand. Otto does what any desperate man would do and flees the country aboard a cruise ship headed to the Bahamas to fulfill his uncle's last request. With the money, his dead uncle's ashes, and a nervous schnauzer in tow, Otto sets out to change his fortune and life.

That near million just so happens to belong to crime boss and all around bad guy Tony "Waldorf" Maloney (no relation), who happens to be on the same cruise. Maloney isn't interested in just getting the money back. Along with the help of the much feared hired hit man Mr. Banjo, as well as the blonde bombshell Penny Lane, Maloney plans on squeezing the money as well as a few vital juices from Otto's cold, dead corpse.

On the other end of the law, the FBI is hot on Maloney's tail. Special Agents Frank Wallace and Larry Lawrence aren't sure who this Otto guy is, or how he fits into Maloney's organization, but they don't plan on letting either of them get away. Maybe it's time for the nearly retired Frank to take a much needed cruise to the Bahamas.

Hauling Ash by Tonia Brown

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The Housewife Assassin's Deadly Dossier, A Housewife Assassin's Series Prequel by Josie Brown, Now Available at a Special Price

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The Housewife Assassin's Deadly Dossier by Josie Brown

The Housewife Assassin's Deadly Dossier by Josie Brown

A Housewife Assassin's Series Prequel

Publisher: Signal Press

Price: $1.99 (as of 01/30/2015 at 1:00 PM ET).

The Housewife Assassin's Deadly Dossier by Josie Brown, Amazon Kindle format

In this full-length prequel to The Housewife Assassin series, Acme Industries black-ops agent Jack Craig is tasked with investigating the mysterious death of his organization's most prolific hit man, Carl Stone, only to fall in love with the dead man's wife, Donna — a woman he must never contact, but who may hold the key to her husband's disappearance.

When Acme approaches Donna to join their organization as an assassin, Jack's undercover mission will change both their lives forever.

The Housewife Assassin's Deadly Dossier by Josie Brown

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New This Week: Look What the Wind Blew In, A Dig Site Mystery by Ann Charles

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 January 2015 and priced $4.99 or less …

Look What the Wind Blew In by Ann Charles

Look What the Wind Blew In by Ann Charles

A Dig Site Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Ann Charles

Price: $4.99 (as of 01/30/2015 at 12:30 PM ET).

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A steamy jungle, an ancient curse, a deadly secret — one big sweaty mess!

A headstrong and determined archaeologist. A tall, dark, and unwelcome photojournalist.

Both are trying to unearth secrets that have been long buried, but an ancient Maya curse threatens to destroy them … unless they can learn to trust each other enough to make it out of the jungle alive.

Look What the Wind Blew In by Ann Charles

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A Conversation with Crime Novelist Gary Garth McCann

Omnimystery News: Author Interview with Gary Garth McCann
with Gary Garth McCann

We are delighted to welcome author Gary Garth McCann to Omnimystery News today.

Gary's new literary crime novel is The Man Who Asked To Be Killed (A Few Good Books Publishing; September 2014 trade paperback and ebook formats) and we recently had the opportunity to catch up with him to talk more about it.

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Omnimystery News: Introduce us to the lead character of The Man Who Asked To Be Killed. What is it about him that appeals to you as a writer?

Gary Garth McCann
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Gary Garth McCann

Gary Garth McCann: I wanted a protagonist who innocently gets into trouble, the kind of young hero who rushes into a burning building if he thinks he can save a life. But protagonist Buddy Smith finds himself in a "fire" set by his cousin the governor, a man like an older brother to him. What does a young guy do when strength of body and character, honed through a lifetime of athleticism, can't solve problems off the playing field? How far does he bend? And what does he do if he's in love with two women, one his fiancée? How much of his feelings does he suppress because he wants to have a wife and a baby, like most of his friends have?

I wrote about a protagonist I respect, one I hero-worship for being more "man" than most men. I wanted to enter his mind, live with him, through him, while he suffers traumatic psychological stress at the same time he enjoys daily life, like we sometimes find ourselves at a funeral enjoying a conversation with an old acquaintance. One reader told me that whatever happened in my novel, he felt safe because he was in first-person narrator Buddy's hands. In this sense, I think of The Man Who Asked To Be Killed as a cozy mystery for men (and for women who like men despite male foibles). Meet Buddy for a beer or a glass of wine while he tells you what the fuck is going on.

Writing heroes isn't a habit for me. Buddy is the only one I've written, maybe the only one I will write. My stories and current novel-in-progress feature people more like myself, ones who wouldn't rush into a burning building.

OMN: So that explains the shirtless guy on the cover?

GGM: No exactly. I rejected my publisher's cover — two men in suits, one pointing a gun at the other — because I felt it didn't distinguish my book from the crowd. I wanted my cover to say something about character, to tell readers that in this mystery they would be inside the protagonist's head while he brooded over events. I found a photo of a business-suited man looking ruminative, head bowed, but he was too old to be my protagonist. I typed "men in suits looking ruminative" into another photo licensing site, and the guy you see on the cover popped up. He looks just like Buddy as I've pictured him, so I went with it, even though it violates a convention that says shirtless guys are only on romance covers. I think they're appearing on action covers, too, now. But a few readers have told me they bought the book in spite of the cover, and one said he didn't think my cover did the book justice. Maybe I goofed, maybe I need a gun on the cover. There are lots of shootings in the book.

OMN: It sounds like the book would be hard to put into a single fiction genre.

GGM: The Man Who Asked To Be Killed is difficult to pigeonhole. I like to call it "literary crime." It won the "suspense/mystery/thriller" category of the Maryland Writer's Association novel contest. A recent reviewer dubbed it "noir." A writer colleague says it's a "thriller." I will also apply "cross-over" to it — a cross-over between literary fiction and mystery, in the same way that I see Lehane's Mystic River straddling that line.

Today authors talk about their "brand." My brand is "complex characters in a complicated plot," whether I'm writing crime or comedy (my next novel will be comic) or writing slice-of-life short stories. In a conversation before release of The Man Who Asked To Be Killed, a reader of my story "The Yearbook," in Mobius, commented, "If your novel has the level of detail and complexity of that story, no wonder it's taking you years to write."

OMN: How true are you to the setting of the story?

GGM: The Man Who Asked To Be Killed is set in Maryland's capital, Annapolis, where protagonist Buddy is young cousin and confidant of the governor. The governor's waterfront house and pocket neighborhood, both fictional, are typical of Annapolis where inlets create barriers. A person drives two miles to get to a neighbor's house that he could walk to in five minutes if water didn't intervene.

Other Annapolis settings are real and faithfully rendered, including the Graul's Market plaza on Cape St. Claire and the City Dock coffee shops that Buddy frequents in the historic center. Annapolis, by the way, boasts the largest concentration of 18th century buildings in the US.

Time and place are a problem for authors. An author can know — really know — only places in his own experience, which limits where and when he can set books. Places keep changing. I grew up in LA in the '50s and '60s. Reading Raymond Chandler requires me to imagine LA as he lived it and described it a decade or two before my time. In the years between his and my experience of LA, so much of the city was raised and replaced (much by freeways) that little of what he wrote is recognizable to me.

To write what he knows, an author isn't just limited to writing about places he's been but limited to writing about them when he was there. The Man Who Asked To Be Killed came easily, time and place-wise, because it's set today and I live in Annapolis now. All I had to do was look around.

OMN: How does the title relate to the story?

GGM: The title The Man Who Asked To Be Killed might apply to any of three characters in the novel, but applies most directly to one, as becomes evident in the end — an end that, to date, no reader I've talked with has seen coming. In the book blurb I quote one early reader of the manuscript. "The end is as surprising as it is inevitable." This comment inspired my first venture into filmmaking, the 1-minute humorous video "He Wishes She Wouldn't Read in Bed" in which a young woman reads the end of my novel while her boyfriend believes she's having an orgasm. He asks if she enjoyed the finish, and she says, "I did not see it coming."

OMN: What kind of feedback have you received from your readers?

GGM: Philip K. Jason — a US Naval Academy emeritus professor of English and creative writing — asked to see my book from the hopper of books deemed worthy of review by the Washington Independent Review of Books (WIROB). I'm honored that a literary scholar, a stranger to me, read The Man Who Asked To Be Killed and chose to write the review that appeared in WIROB 11/4/14. Quoting in part: "Small tough-guy delights pierce the brooding atmosphere of The Man Who Asked To Be Killed, establishing McCann as the innovator of what someday might be known as Maryland Noir … As the likelihood of arrest or death by assassination looms larger and larger, the suspense thermometer rises higher and higher … Other aspects of the novel rival this center of interest … the sophisticated handling of the relationships between characters … evocation of setting — including Annapolis …".

I am most heartened by his comment on the relationships between characters. Character is what my writing is all about.

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Besides being a novelist and a short story author, Gary Garth McCann is managing editor of and monthly contributor to Late Last Night Books, the blogzine about fiction. He also blogs Through My Eyes: Pictures and Words and, for rail fans, Streamliner Memories.

For more information about the author, please visit his website at GaryGarthMcCann.com and his author page on Goodreads, or find him on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Man Who Asked To Be Killed by Gary Garth McCann

The Man Who Asked To Be Killed
Gary Garth McCann
A Crime Novel

What if you learn someone you care about is implicated in murder? What do you do? Young lawyer Buddy Smith, cousin of Maryland's governor, does four things he never thought he would. He withholds evidence. He confesses love for the governor's wife. He cheats on his fiancée. And he resolves to no longer care what happened to his brother, missing for nine years.

While Buddy confronts his own dark side, he also unwittingly becomes the killer's next target — until they meet on a rainy beach with a result as surprising as inevitable.

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A Death in China, A Suspense Thriller by Carl Hiaasen and Bill Montalbano, is Today's Open Road Daily Deal

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature A Death in China by Carl Hiaasen and Bill Montalbano as today's Open Road Daily Deal. The deal price of $1.99 is valid only for today, Friday, January 30, 2015.

A Death in China by Carl Hiaasen and Bill Montalbano

A Death in China by Carl Hiaasen and Bill Montalbano

A Suspense Thriller

Publisher: Open Road

Price: $1.99 (as of 01/30/2015 at 7:50 AM ET).

A Death in China by Carl Hiaasen and Bill Montalbano, Amazon Kindle format

Art history professor Tom Stratton hasn't seen his former mentor David Wang for years — until they unexpectedly run into each other while Stratton is on a guided tour of China. But the trip quickly turns sinister when Wang is found dead. After the American embassy fumbles the investigation, Stratton sets out to solve the crime on his own, and quickly finds himself tangled in a web of corruption and murder that reaches the highest seats of power.

Beset by the suffocating secrecy and subterfuge of communist China, Stratton must solve his friend's murder — before the fury of a brutal conspiracy closes in on him.

A Death in China by Carl Hiaasen and Bill Montalbano

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Final Notice by Jennifer L. Hart is Today's Fifth Featured Free MystereBook

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature one of today's Free MystereBooks …

Final Notice by Jennifer L. Hart

Final Notice by Jennifer L. Hart

A Damaged Goods Mystery

Publisher: Elements Unleashed

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This title was listed for free as of January 30, 2015 at 7:40 AM ET.

She's serving up mayhem in the Magic City …

Dishing out bad news is Jackie Parker's job until her boss grabs her assets one time too many and she serves him her notice and hopes he chokes on it. There must be a better way for a certified process server to make a living in Miami than working for a lousy lecherous lawyer. Whatever Jackie decides, her number one priority is spending time with her husband, Luke, preferably without his brother Logan — AKA the Dark Prince.

Despite Logan's objections, Luke asks her to join forces in their own property management team, Damaged Goods. Drawing the line between professional and personal lives proves challenging though, especially with Logan serving her an ultimatum — tell Luke the truth about what really happened the night they first met or he will. Sexual harassment is looking better and better.

Fester Gomez is three months behind on his rent for his pricey South Beach condo and Damaged Goods is on the job. Either they convince the tenant to pay up or he'll face eviction. The simple task turns deadly when the team discovers Gomez missing and a Jane Doe slowly decomposing in his bathtub. Serving a killer up to justice, wrestling family secrets — it's just another day on the job for Damaged Goods.

Final Notice by Jennifer L. Hart

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Just Dreams by L. J. Taylor is Today's Fourth Featured Free MystereBook

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Just Dreams by L. J. Taylor

Just Dreams by L. J. Taylor

A Brooks Sisters Dreams Novel

Publisher: Waterview Publishing

Just Dreams by L. J. Taylor, Amazon Kindle format

This title was listed for free as of January 30, 2015 at 7:30 AM ET.

Sparks fly when attorney Kathy Brooks agrees to represent novelist Charles Morgan, Jr. in a high-profile suit against a powerful government defense contractor. But when Charles' hidden agenda threatens to expose the government's dirty little secrets, what started out as the case of a lifetime could cost Kathy her heart, her career and even her life.

Charles doesn't just want to win the lawsuit. He wants to destroy the company responsible for his wife's death. His enemies, however, will stop at nothing to make the case go away — and that includes blackmail, kidnapping, and murder.

As the body count rises and the stakes get higher, Charles and Kathy will have to decide just how much they're willing to sacrifice for the win. To get justice, they'll have to put it all out on the line — including each other — and it still might not be enough.

Just Dreams by L. J. Taylor

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