Sunday, February 01, 2015

Mr. E. Reviews 22 Jump Street

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Despite a reasonable premise, there is absolutely no story in this sequel screenplay. Worse, no laughs either. Indeed, you know you're watching a bad film when the end credits are the best part of it. Give this a pass and hope that the only future reference to 23 Jump Street is the one made in jest in this film.

Read the full text of our review at Mr. E. Reviews 22 Jump Street.

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The Censor, A Novel of Suspense by John Gardner, 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 …

The Censor by John Gardner

The Censor by John Gardner

A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: Endeavour Press

Price: $3.99 (as of 02/01/2015 at 5:30 PM ET).

The Censor by John Gardner, Amazon Kindle format

It is the late 1960s and David Askelon, an American writer, has written a best-seller — a book that is popular for its graphic and violent sexual scenes. And now an English publisher has paid a great deal to publish in the UK. But they have decided they want to heavily censor the book. Looking of the list of changes, Askelon puts his foot down. The whole point of his novel was to portray the world realistically, in all its gritty, sordid and disturbing glory. So he decides to head to London to put his point across in person.

He manages to persuade the publishers that the book needs to stay as it is, but how will the "powers that be" react? Could he — or his publishers — face a fine, or even prosecution? As the publication date looms ever nearer he finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of publicity — not all of it good …

How will the English public react to the novel? Will it receive critical acclaim — or should he have listened to the censor?

The Censor by John Gardner

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The Marble Mask, A Joe Gunther Mystery by Archer Mayor, Now Available at a Special Price

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Omnimystery News is pleased to present you with one of today's titles … but take advantage of this deal now as the price will go up to its digital list price soon! (See the countdown clock on the book product page to see how much time remains on this deal.)

The Marble Mask by Archer Mayor

The Marble Mask by Archer Mayor

A Joe Gunther Mystery (11th in series)

Publisher: MarchMedia

Price: $0.99 (as of 02/01/2015 at 5:00 PM ET).

The Marble Mask by Archer Mayor, Amazon Kindle format

Joe Gunther, a Brattleboro, Vermont, cop, is the head of the new Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI), a joint task force charged with statewide responsibility for major crimes. The VBI's first case takes the force north to Stowe, where a 50-year-old corpse has turned up in a crevasse on Mt. Mansfield.

When the frozen stiff turns out to be a (formerly) big-time Canadian crime boss named Jean Deschamps, who disappeared after World War II, Joe and his gang cross the border to work with the Mounties, the Sûreté, and the local cops in Sherbrooke, where Deschamps's son Marcel is involved in a turf war with the Hell's Angels and a rival gang of thugs.

Old secrets and intrigues come to light while an intricate plan to frame a dying man for a crime half a century old forms an interesting puzzle that's not fully revealed until the last couple of pages.

The Marble Mask by Archer Mayor

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New This Week: The Trial, A Parliament House Novel by John Mayer

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 February 2015 and priced $4.99 or less …

The Trial by John Mayer

The Trial by John Mayer

A Parliament House Novel (1st in series)

Publisher: John Mayer

Price: $4.99 (as of 02/01/2015 at 4:30 PM ET).

The Trial by John Mayer, Amazon Kindle format

When Glaswegian Brogan McLane completes many years of university education and legal training he crosses that great divide from Glasgow to Edinburgh. 'Called' to the Bar of the Scottish Supreme Court, he becomes a member of the most prestigious club in Scotland; The Faculty of Advocates in Parliament House.

When High Court Judge, Lord Aldounhill, is found dead after a transvestite party in his sumptuous home, those who know the killer close ranks and need a scapegoat — who better than 'outsider' Brogan McLane?

Out on bail with his career on hold, McLane and his band of blood brothers in the Calton Bar in Glasgow need to get ahead of their enemies or McLane will go down for life after Trial. But every time they discover a piece of evidence, it seems there is a mirror image to contradict it.

Through the murky world of Russian controlled transvestite hotels and with some unexpected police and judicial help, McLane battles against 'Low Life in High Places in the Old Town' until the killer is found.

But well protected and knowing all the tricks, will the killer ever stand trial in Parliament House?

The Trial by John Mayer

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The Body at the Tower, A Mary Quinn, Agency YA Mystery by Y. S. Lee, 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, Candlewick …

The Body at the Tower by Y. S. Lee

The Body at the Tower by Y. S. Lee

A Mary Quinn, Agency YA Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Candlewick

Price: $1.99 (as of 02/01/2015 at 4:00 PM ET).

The Body at the Tower by Y. S. Lee, Amazon Kindle format

Mary Quinn is back, now a trusted member of the Agency, the all-female detective unit operating out of Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls. Her new assignment sends her into the grimy underbelly of Victorian London dressed as a poor boy, evoking her own childhood memories of fear, hunger, and constant want.

As she insinuates herself into the confidence of several persons of interest, she encounters others in desperate situations and struggles to make a difference without exposing — or losing — her identity. Mary's adventure, which takes place on the building site of the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, offers a fictional window into a fascinating historical time and place.

The Body at the Tower by Y. S. Lee

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Fugitive Trackdown by Sandra Robbins, New from Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense in February 2015

Fugitive Trackdown by Sandra Robbins

Omnimystery News is pleased to introduce a new mystery, suspense, or thriller title from Harlequin, published this month …

Fugitive Trackdown by Sandra Robbins

Series: Bounty Hunters

Imprint: Love Inspired Suspense

Fugitive Trackdown by Sandra Robbins, Amazon Kindle format

For more information about the book, see a synopsis, below.

Deadly pursuit …

Nothing will stop Claire Walker from finding her father's killer. But a shy Southern librarian is no match for a murderer, and as a novice bounty hunter, she's quickly cornered. Fugitive recovery specialist Adam Knight arrives just in time to rescue Claire. But now she owes her life to the man who once broke her heart. With the killer still tracking Claire, Adam decides she needs a guardian — and he's the best man for the job. Set on seeing justice served, Claire and Adam must join forces … and try to outrun a desperado and his deadly traps.

Fugitive Trackdown by Sandra Robbins

Stalking Horse, A Frank Hastings Mystery by Collin Wilcox, 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, Open Road …

Stalking Horse by Collin Wilcox

Stalking Horse by Collin Wilcox

A Frank Hastings Mystery

Publisher: Open Road

Price: $1.99 (as of 02/01/2015 at 3:00 PM ET).

Stalking Horse by Collin Wilcox, Amazon Kindle format

A senator's life is in danger — and anyone in San Francisco could be a killer …

Senate majority leader Donald Ryan is a kingmaker, with the power to make or break presidencies, and the ability to reshape the country with a flick of his pen. He is also a very sick man, recovering from a heart attack that must be kept secret at all costs. But when a series of death threats jeopardizes his planned return to public life, the FBI calls in San Francisco police lieutenant Frank Hastings to find the would-be assassin. He has one week until the senator's next public appearance — and hundreds of thousands of possible suspects.

Because Ryan's recent heart attack is considered a state secret, Hastings is forced to withhold crucial details from his fellow detectives. Any degree of stress could stop the senator's fragile heart, which means that even if a bullet misses, the sound of the gunshot might be enough to kill him. To save the lawmaker, Hastings may have to put himself in the line of fire.

Stalking Horse by Collin Wilcox

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A Necessary End by J. M. Gregson, New in Bookstores during February 2015

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

A Necessary End by J. M. Gregson

A Necessary End by J. M. Gregson, a Percy Peach Mystery (18th in series)

Publisher: Severn House

A Necessary End by J. M. Gregson, Amazon Kindle formatA Necessary End by J. M. Gregson, Nook formatA Necessary End by J. M. Gregson, Kobo format

Alfred Norbury is a learned man. He is never afraid to display his erudition, but he is generous in his encouragement of younger people. The people who assemble around him to form a reading club are also learned. Some of them are simply well-read, whilst others have formal qualifications which rival those of Norbury.

But learning is no protection against violence. Murder arrives suddenly, brutally and unexpectedly. The investigation led by Detective Chief Inspector Percy Peach and Detective Sergeant Northcott reveals several people with good reason to hate the victim. They range from the young man who was his latest protégé to the two women forty years older whose lives were radically damaged by him a decade earlier. Peach tackles the case, and the people involved in it, with his normal ebullience. The solution when he arrives at it is both unexpected and moving.

A Necessary End by J. M. Gregson

For a list of more new hardcover titles to be published this month, visit our New Mysteries page for February 2015. For new paperback mysteries, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where a selection of February 2015 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers are shelved.

Heart of a Hero by Debra Webb and Regan Black, New from Harlequin Intrigue in February 2015

Heart of a Hero by Debra Webb and Regan Black

Omnimystery News is pleased to introduce a new mystery, suspense, or thriller title from Harlequin, published this month …

Heart of a Hero by Debra Webb and Regan Black

Series: The Specialists

Imprint: Intrigue

Heart of a Hero by Debra Webb and Regan Black, Amazon Kindle format

For more information about the book, see a synopsis, below.

Trapped with a madman …

Trail guide Charly Binali is alone in the Rockies with a madman and his armed mercenaries, and he's demanding she lead him to a powerful, hidden device. And when help comes in the unexpected form of her very hot neighborhood mailman, Charley discovers the "nice" guy she gave her heart to isn't who she thought.

Undercover CIA agent Will Chase hated lying to Charly, but getting to that dangerous device first is a matter of national security. It's seven bad guys against him and Charly, but between his training and her survival skills, they just might beat the odds — if he can get her to ever trust him again.

Heart of a Hero by Debra Webb and Regan Black

Istanbul Passage, A Spy Thriller by Joseph Kanon, Now Available at a Special Price

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

Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon

Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon

A Spy Thriller

Publisher: Atria Books

Price: $1.99 (as of 02/01/2015 at 1:00 PM ET).

Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon, Amazon Kindle format

Istanbul survived the Second World War as a magnet for refugees and spies. Even expatriate American Leon Bauer was drawn into this shadow world, doing undercover odd jobs in support of the Allied war effort. Now as the espionage community begins to pack up and an apprehensive city prepares for the grim realities of postwar life, Leon is given one last routine assignment.

But when the job goes fatally wrong — an exchange of gunfire, a body left in the street, and a potential war criminal on his hands — Leon is trapped in a tangle of shifting loyalties and moral uncertainty.

Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon

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New This Week: Under the Ice, A Gus LeGarde Mystery by Aaron Paul Lazar

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 February 2015 and priced $4.99 or less …

Under the Ice by Aaron Paul Lazar

Under the Ice by Aaron Paul Lazar

A Gus LeGarde Mystery (9th in series)

Publisher: Aaron Paul Lazar

Price: $3.99 (as of 02/01/2015 at 12:30 PM ET).

Under the Ice by Aaron Paul Lazar, Amazon Kindle format

What do you do when your past comes back to kill you?

After escaping her abusive husband, life is finally good for Camille LeGarde and her daughter, Shelby. She has a great relationship with her new husband, Gus, who also loves Shelby like his own child. But the LeGarde family's fragile oasis is shattered when the man of Camille's nightmares is released from prison.

Greg Robinson never wanted to be a father. But he's playing the biological card for all it's worth to get close to Shelby, so he can realize his true goal — revenge against Gus LeGarde, the man who "stole" his wife and daughter.

Lured by the promise of connecting with her real dad, Shelby vanishes, sending Gus and Camille on a desperate race through the worst ice storm of the century to find her before Robinson can act on his chilling threat … "If I can't have them, neither can you."

Under the Ice by Aaron Paul Lazar

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Mystery Godoku Puzzle for February 02, 2015

Mystery Godoku

A new has been created by the editors of the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books and is now available on our website.

Godoku is similar to Sudoku, but uses letters instead of numbers. To give you a headstart, we provide you a mystery clue to fill in a complete row or column (if you choose to use it!).

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Mystery Godoku Puzzle for February 02, 2015

This week's letters and mystery clue:

D E G H I L O T W

This is the title of Rachel Amphlett's first Dan Taylor thriller (9 letters).

We now have two weeks of our puzzles on one page in PDF format for easier printing. Print this week's puzzle here.

Previous puzzles are stored in the Mystery Godoku Archives.

Enjoy the weekly Mystery Godoku Puzzle from the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books, and Thanks for visiting our website!

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Today's Selection of Daily Deals for Sunday, February 01, 2015

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature a selection of today's Daily Deals found on Sunday, February 01, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET …

The Last Chance Café by Linda Lael Miller

The Last Chance Café by Linda Lael Miller

A Novel of Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Atria Books

Kindle Daily Deal Price: $1.99

The Last Chance Café by Linda Lael Miller, Amazon Kindle format

For more deals that may have been found after this post was created, see our Daily Deals page on Omnimystery News for an updated list.

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Today's Selection of Free MystereBooks for Sunday, February 01, 2015

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature a selection of Free MystereBooks found on Sunday, February 01, 2015 at 6:30 AM ET …

Quinn Gets His Kicks by LH Thomson

Quinn Gets His Kicks by LH Thomson

A Liam Quinn Mystery

Publisher: J. I. Loome

Price: FREE!

Quinn Gets His Kicks by LH Thomson, Amazon Kindle format

The Violin Case by Russell Raines

The Violin Case by Russell Raines

A Richard Slaughter Mystery

Publisher: Russell Raines

Price: FREE!

The Violin Case by Russell Raines, Amazon Kindle format

Entanglement of Fate by Chris Brookes

Entanglement of Fate by Chris Brookes

A Robert Elliott Mystery

Publisher: Schnauzer Publications

Price: FREE!

Entanglement of Fate by Chris Brookes, Amazon Kindle format

Slave Graves by Thomas Hollyday

Slave Graves by Thomas Hollyday

A River Sunday Romance Mystery

Publisher: Solar Slippers Publishing

Price: FREE!

Slave Graves by Thomas Hollyday, Amazon Kindle format

For a summary of all of today's titles, plus any that may have been added since this post was created, visit our Free MystereBooks page. This page is updated daily, typically by 8 AM ET.

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