Friday, May 01, 2015

Blueberry Muffin Murder, A Hannah Swensen Mystery by Joanne Fluke, 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, Kensington …

Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke

Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke

A Hannah Swensen Mystery (3rd in series)

Publisher: Kensington

Price: $1.99 (as of 05/01/2015 at 5:00 PM ET).

Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke, Amazon Kindle format

Preparations are underway for Lake Eden, Minnesota's annual Winter Carnival — and Hannah Swensen is set to bake up a storm at her popular shop, The Cookie Jar. Too bad the honor of creating the official Winter Carnival cake went to famous lifestyle maven Connie Mac — a half-baked idea, in Hannah's opinion. She suspects Connie Mac is a lot like the confections she whips up on her cable TV cooking show — sweet, light, and scrumptious-looking, but likely to leave a bitter taste in your mouth.

Hannah's suspicions are confirmed when Connie Mac's limo rolls into town. Turns out America's "Cooking Sweetheart" is bossy, bad-tempered, and downright domineering. Things finally boil over when Hannah arrives at The Cookie Jar to find the Winter Carnival cake burnt to a crisp — and Connie Mac lying dead in her pantry, struck down while eating one of Hannah's famous blueberry muffins.

Next thing Hannah knows, the police have declared The Cookie Jar's kitchen crime scene off-limits. She's a baker without an oven — and the Carnival is right around the corner. Hannah's only alternative is to cook up a plan to save her business — by finding the killer herself …

Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke

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New This Week: A Walk on the Haunted Side, A Haunted Tour Guide Mystery by Rose Pressey

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 May 2015 and priced $4.99 or less …

A Walk on the Haunted Side by Rose Pressey

A Walk on the Haunted Side by Rose Pressey

A Haunted Tour Guide Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Rose Pressey

Price: $3.99 (as of 05/01/2015 at 4:30 PM ET).

A Walk on the Haunted Side by Rose Pressey, Amazon Kindle format

The dead want Ripley Van Raden's attention …

Two of Ripley Van Raden's favorite things are books and ghosts. Not necessarily in that particular order. Rip, as her friends call her, guides people on a haunted tour through her hometown of Devil's Moon, Kentucky.

Ripley is also a librarian by day. That's where the books come in. Of course it's no surprise that the library is haunted too. The ghost of the first librarian roams the stacks of Bilson Library, sending Ripley text messages and emails. That's the only way the ghost knows how to communicate. It's a good thing Ripley has the unlimited data plan.

When a famous author comes to town for a book signing, he's interested in seeing some of the spookier sides of Devil's Moon. Ripley takes him to a haunted house that's rumored to be haunted by a woman who places a curse on anyone who has the misfortune of walking through the door.

When the author turns up dead, Ripley must find out if it was the curse that killed him, or a real murderer. At least she has the help of hunky Brannon Landon, paranormal investigator and police officer.

The paranormal forces are much darker than Ripley ever imagined. Now Ripley must find the killer before she becomes a permanent resident of the Devil's Moon Cemetery.

A Walk on the Haunted Side by Rose Pressey

See also the first book in this series, These Haunts Are Made For Walking, for $3.99 on Kindle.

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The Mill River Recluse, A Mill River Mystery by Darcie Chan, 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, Ballantine Books …

The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan

The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan

A Mill River Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Price: $2.99 (as of 05/01/2015 at 4:00 PM ET).

The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan, Amazon Kindle format

From the outside, Mill River looks like any sleepy little Vermont town where everyone knows everyone and people never need to lock their doors. There are newcomers for whom this appeals, from police officer Kyle Hansen and his daughter Rowen, who are starting over after heartache, to Claudia Simon, the schoolteacher who is determined to reinvent herself.

But on closer inspection, there are those in Mill River — including a stealthy arsonist, a covetous nurse, and a pilfering priest — who have things they wish to hide. None more than the widow Mary McAllister, who for the past sixty years has secluded herself in her marble mansion overlooking the town. Most of the residents have never even seen the peculiar woman. Only the priest, Father O'Brien, knows the deep secrets that keep Mary isolated — and that, once revealed, will forever change the community.

The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan

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The Shadow Cartel by Layton Green, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during May 2015

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during May 2015 …

The Shadow Cartel by Layton Green

The Shadow Cartel by Layton Green, A Dominic Grey Thriller (4th in series)

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

The Shadow Cartel by Layton Green, Amazon Kindle format

The sins of the past always return …

Called upon by a former love to look into the death of a family friend in Miami, veteran investigator Dominic Grey is sucked into the darkest reaches of international narcotics trafficking. The murders of multiple drug dealers during a bizarre religious ceremony, combined with the appearance of a mythical assassin, take DEA agent Federico Hernandez and CIA operative Lana Valenciano down the same deadly path.

Lying in wait is an enemy known only as the General: a criminal mastermind whose uncanny ability to avoid detection while cowing even the most ruthless of rival cartels has made him a legend.

Thrown together on a covert manhunt, Grey and the two government agents race across the Americas to unearth a dark chapter in the history of the CIA that has spilled into the present — and put them in the crosshairs of an underworld puppeteer with a frightening reach.

The Shadow Cartel by Layton Green

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The Great Chocolate Scam, A Death by Chocolate Mystery by Sally Berneathy, 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 author …

The Great Chocolate Scam by Sally Berneathy

The Great Chocolate Scam by Sally Berneathy

A Death by Chocolate Mystery (3rd in series)

Publisher: Sally Berneathy

Price: 99¢ (as of 05/01/2015 at 3:00 PM ET).

The Great Chocolate Scam by Sally Berneathy, Amazon Kindle format

Finally Rick has agreed to sign the divorce papers and give Lindsay her freedom! She is sitting in her lawyer's office waiting for him when she gets the call.

Rick is dead. Murdered by a bomb that blew up his car in his own driveway.

Lindsay is his sole heir. Or is she? She's never met any of Rick's family. Though he told her various conflicting stories about them, she came to believe they didn't exist, that Rick was an alien stranded here when the mother ship left without him. But then Rick's mother and two brothers show up followed by a woman who claims to be his ex-wife and a boy she claims is Rick's son. Everyone except Lindsay wants to inherit Rick's estate. What's so valuable that someone killed for it and is ready to kill again?

The Great Chocolate Scam by Sally Berneathy

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14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, New in Bookstores during May 2015

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

14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, a Women's Murder Club Mystery (14th in series)

Publisher: Little, Brown

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With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband, Detective Lindsay Boxer can safely say that her life has never been better. In fact (for a change), things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women's Murder Club as they gather to celebrate San Francisco Medical Examiner Claire Washburn's birthday. But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight.

As Lindsay investigates, shocking video footage of another crime surfaces. A video so horrific that it shakes the city to its core. Their faces obscured by masks, the cold-blooded criminals on the tape could be anyone-and now all of Lindsay's co-workers are suspects. As a rash of violence sweeps through San Francisco, and public fear and anger grow, Lindsay and her friends must risk their lives in the name of justice-before it's too late.

14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

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Pattern of Betrayal by Mae Fox and Jan Fields, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during May 2015

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during May 2015 …

Pattern of Betrayal by Mae Fox and Jan Fields

Pattern of Betrayal by Mae Fox and Jan Fields, A Julie Ellis, Vineyard Quilt Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Annie's

Pattern of Betrayal by Mae Fox and Jan Fields, Amazon Kindle format

When Julie Ellis traded her high stress life as an antiquities bounty hunter in the big city for the slower pace of Missouri wine country, she expected to find peace and tranquility among the beautiful rolling hills — not murder and mayhem …

As the new innkeeper of the Quilt Haus Inn, Julie breathes a sigh of relief when preparations for their first quilting murder mystery weekend are finally complete. The props are set, the scripts are ready, and each guest has a role to play. But when the lights cut out, someone goes off script, and a real dead body takes center stage.

Every guest is a suspect in the murder and as the clues unfold, it seems they all have something to hide. Can Julie identify the killer before someone else checks out … permanently?

Pattern of Betrayal by Mae Fox and Jan Fields

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A Deceptive Clarity, A Chris Norgren Mystery by Aaron Elkins, 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, Open Road …

A Deceptive Clarity by Aaron Elkins

A Deceptive Clarity by Aaron Elkins

A Chris Norgren Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Open Road

Price: $2.99 (as of 05/01/2015 at 1:00 PM ET).

A Deceptive Clarity by Aaron Elkins, Amazon Kindle format

First in a series of just three mysteries that we think is better than the author's more widely known Gideon Oliver series.

Chris Norgren, museum curator and Renaissance art expert, heads to Berlin to assist in mounting a sensational exhibit: The Plundered Past — twenty priceless Old Masters looted by the Nazis, thought for decades to be lost forever, and only recently rediscovered. But things quickly get out of hand when Chris's patrician, fastidious boss, after smelling a forgery in the lot, turns up dead the very next day — on the steps of a dismal Frankfurt brothel, of all places.

Now Chris faces two daunting tasks: finding a fake painting among the masterpieces and a real killer whose sights are now set on him.

A Deceptive Clarity by Aaron Elkins

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Killer Unleashed, A Humorous Romantic Mystery by Beth Prentice, New This Week from Gemma Halliday

Gemma Halliday Publishing is a boutique publisher of light-hearted mystery, romantic suspense and romantic comedy novels, perfect for popping into your beach bag for a weekend away or cozying up beside a warm fire for a quiet night in.

We've selected one of their recently published titles to feature here today …

Killer Unleashed by Beth Prentice

Killer Unleashed by Beth Prentice

A Humorous Romantic Mystery

Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing

Price: 99¢ (as of 05/01/2015 at 12:30 PM ET).

Killer Unleashed by Beth Prentice, Amazon Kindle format

Previously published by the author as It Started With Theo.

Meet Chloe: she has a house, a best friend, and absolutely no idea how to say "no." So when her elderly neighbor asks her to surrender a little dog named Theo to the animal shelter, of course Chloe agrees. And when Theo pulls out his big puppy dog eyes, Chloe reluctantly gains a dog. And that's when the trouble starts.

An attempted dog snatching, a break in, a masked attacker, and a hit and run all add up to big problems. Everybody seems to be looking for something. If only Chloe knew what that something was. And with a sexy new neighbor named Brody, a creepy new neighbor named Rick, and her ex-boyfriend Jack snooping around, the men in Chloe's life seem to be multiplying. With the help of her new neighbor, Chloe may just be able to figure out what key Theo holds to the whole mess … if she can keep them both alive!

Killer Unleashed by Beth Prentice

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A Conversation with Romantic Thriller Writer Pepper O'Neal

Omnimystery News: Author Interview with Pepper O'Neal

We are delighted to welcome author Pepper O'Neal to Omnimystery News today.

Pepper's second romantic thriller in her Black Ops Chronicles series is Dead Men Don't (Black Opal Books; June 2014 trade paperback and ebook formats) and we recently had the chance to catch up with her to talk more about it and the series.

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Omnimystery News: Tell us a little more about the characters of the Black Ops Chronicles. What is it about them that appeals to you as a writer?

Pepper O'Neal
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Pepper O'Neal

Pepper O'Neal: Well, my characters are based on real people I have met in my travels and while working in third world countries. Many are ex-patriots and adventurers and have lead fascinating lives, with extremely interesting stories to tell. Writing about them makes me feel closer to them, and I don't miss them as much, now that I spend most of my time at my computer. For instance, the lead character in my latest book, Dead Men Don't, is Levi Komakov. Levi is ex-British SAS, as well as ex-CIA (both true facts). I love his off-beat, and understated sense of humor as well as his fierce determination to do what is right, regardless of the consequences. He's the kind of man who would walk through fire to help a friend. It's nice to know that people like him really do exist.

OMN: How do your characters develop over time?

PO: I think that most people, real people anyway, change with time and experience. They grow and overcome faults and bad habits, or they try to anyway. So I expect my characters to learn and grow, however, I wouldn't expect their core personalities or core values to change all that much, unless they go through an extremely traumatic, life-changing experience. For example, Levi might learn to keep a tighter control on his temper, but I wouldn't expect him to lose his sense of humor or his sense of right and wrong. And while I do write series, featuring many of the same characters, each book itself is a stand-alone, in that each book focuses on different characters' stories. In other words, you don't have to read book 1 to get what is going on in book 2. So even though Levi played a strong role in the first book, Dead Run, that book was really about Max and his experiences.

OMN: How do you go about finding the right voice for your characters?

PO: I usually have two main characters, both male and female, though there are more men in my books than women. That is probably because most of my close friends are men. Few women choose to live the kind of life I have, living and working in third world countries, although that is changing in more recent times. Having often been the only woman in a team of several men, whether working on a boat, or doing research in the field, I am often more comfortable with men than I am with women, although I do have some very close women friends whom I respect and admire very much. But I tend to know how men think and talk, so I don't find it difficult to write from their POV.

OMN: Into which fiction genre would you place your books?

PO: My publisher calls them romantic thrillers. When I first started writing fiction, I wrote thrillers, but an agent told me that if I wanted to sell books, I needed to add romance, as that was what publishers were buying. So I did, but the romance, while there, usually isn't the main focus of the story. I have to assume that my readers are like me, in that, while romance for the sake of romance is okay for some, I need something more than that to hold my interest. I like romance, don't get me wrong, but life is seldom all sunshine and roses, and I prefer a plot I can really sink my teeth into, something I can learn at least a little something from.

OMN: Tell us something about Dead Men Don't that isn't mentioned in the publisher's synopsis.

PO: Dead Men Don't, like most of my books, is about taking control of your own life and refusing to just accept what life throws at you. You always have a choice, sometimes it is between two evils, but there is always a choice, and no one can decide how you will act or react in any given situation but yourself. That is one freedom that no one can take away from you.

OMN: How would you tweet a summary of the book?

PO: Dead Men Don't is the story of a woman who refuses to be a victim and a man who will protect her with his life, whether she wants him to or not.

OMN: How much of your own personal or professional experience have you included in your books?

PO: Most of my characters and stories are based on real people and real events. I change names and locations, etc., to protect identities, but the people I have met and the stories they have told me are often better than anything I could come up with strictly out of my imagination. And I feel that these are stories that need to be told, so if I don't do it, who will?

OMN: Tell us a little more about your writing process.

PO: I am a pantser, as we call it in fiction. I pretty much let my characters write the first draft, and then I go back and refine and polish the writing and fill in the plot holes.

OMN: How do you go about researching specific plot points of your stories?

PO: I am a researcher by trade, so I do extensive research. I feel it's a crime to put basic facts in a novel that are not true or are misleading. So I double check everything. I also have my friends vet the books for me. For example, in my first book in this series, Dead Run, I had an ambush in an airport parking lot with the bad guys hiding in the parked cars. However, when I sent the scene to Max, he told me that CIA officers would never get caught in a situation like that. The first thing they would do would be to check all the parked cars to make sure they were empty before they set up the ambush. So I had to go back and change that scene. That's not to say that I don't make up fictitious secret bases or airfields, etc., or even shifters and vampires for my paranormal series, Blood Fest, but I try to make my basic facts as accurate and truthful as possible.

OMN: Besides getting your facts right, how true are you to the setting of the action?

PO: I try to stick with real locations that either I have been to or that my friends have been to, so that I have enough knowledge of the place to give the story a ring of truth. My first book in this series, Dead Run, was set in Baja California, Mexico City, and Salt Lake City, Utah, all places I have been to and know very well. Dead Men Don't was set in the Pacific Northwest, which I am very familiar with, and in the Middle East. I have never been to the Middle East, but Levi has and he was able to provide me with the information I needed. I did make up a fictitious country for the part of the story that took place there, as bad thing happen and my publisher thought it was best not to use a real country.

OMN: If we could send you anywhere in the world to research the setting for a story, where would it be?

PO: I would go to Ireland to investigate my roots there on my maternal grandmother's side, especially for my paranormal series, as it's entirely possible that magic still exists in Ireland. I think if it exist anywhere, it would be there.

OMN: What is the best advice — and harshest criticism — you've received as an author?

PO: I think the best advice I ever received as an author was to never give up. You learn to write by writing (and reading other authors), but if you want to be published, you have to keep trying, and writing, until you get it right. Few authors write an award-winning novel the first time out. My first book in this series won several awards, but it was my fifth novel (the first two are still in the bottom of my sock drawer and will likely stay there) and went through numerous rewrites to get to that point. Becoming a published author is 1% talent and 99% determination.

I don't know if it was the harshest criticism I have ever been given, but it's one that affected my writing. In the first book in my Blood Fest series, Chasing Destiny, my female lead didn't know she was a weretiger until the male lead told her. A couple of reviewers pointed out that she accepted that a little too easily. While I didn't agree — given that once her repressed memories of her childhood were released, she remembered her parents and therefore accepted the truth — but it showed me that I needed to make my characters' motives and emotions a little more clear than they were, at least in that case. Readers notice the little things, so authors have to notice them as well and make sure they are explained sufficiently to be credible. Just because the author understands the character's motivations, it doesn't mean the reader will.

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

PO: I guess I am fortunate that most of the feedback from readers has been positive. I love hearing from readers, whether the input is kudos or criticism, it helps me improve my writing. Readers tell me that they like my paranormal series Blood Fest because it isn't as dark and gory as a lot of the paranormal stories out there. Which is important for me to know, since I often write about the darker side of life. So I have to keep in mind how much detail to put in and how graphic to make it, and I can't forget to add the humor that is often inherent in any situation if you stop to look for it. And it's often enough to imply violence without going into gory detail.

OMN: What kinds of books did you read when you were younger?

PO: I'm a voracious reader and always have been. I read everything from romance to thrillers to non-fiction. I'm sure that it all had an influence on my writing. And still does. Like everyone, I've read bad fiction (a good example of how not to write) and I've read superb fiction (man, I wish I could write like that!) and, like every writer, I try to emulate those authors whose fiction I most enjoy. However, since my interests are wide and varied, my books tend to be a marriage of Nora Roberts and Tom Clancy (a combination I am sure both authors would be horrified to hear). I thoroughly enjoyed Tom Clancy's novels (or most of them anyway) and I'm sorry he's gone. I also enjoyed Robert Asprin's books. He's another author who will be sorely missed.

OMN: And what do you tend to read today?

PO: I prefer thrillers with romantic elements, usually paranormal romantic thrillers. I like seeing how other authors handle their paranormal world building and how their "world rules" compare to mine.

OMN: What kinds of films do you enjoy watching?

PO: I'm an adrenalin junkie with a strong sense of justice, so I most enjoy action films where the bad guys get trounced. I'm not real fond of slapstick or chick lit films, although there have been a few movies in those genres that I liked.

OMN: Create a Top 5 list for us on any topic.

PO: My top five authors would be Robert Asprin, Tom Clancy, Jami Gray, Fiona Archer, and LJ DeLeon. As I said I have varied interests.

OMN: What's next for you?

PO: I have a new book coming out this summer, Blood Fest: Running Scared, which will be coming out in July or August. I don't have an exact date yet.

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Pepper O'Neal is a researcher, a writer, and an adrenalin junkie. She has a doctorate in education and spent several years in Mexico and the Caribbean working as researcher for an educational resource firm based out of Mexico City. During that time, she met and befriended many adventurers like herself, including former CIA officers and members of organized crime. Her fiction is heavily influenced by the stories they shared with her, as well her own experiences abroad. O'Neal attributes both her love of adventure and her compulsion to write fiction to her Irish and Cherokee ancestors. When she's not at her computer, she spends her time taking long walks in the forests near her home or playing with her three cats. And of course, planning the next adventure.

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

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Dead Men Don't by Pepper O'Neal

Dead Men Don't by Pepper O'Neal

The Black Ops Chronicles

Publisher: Black Opal Books

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Anderson Merritt's been kidnapped, but when a stranger comes to rescue her, she isn't sure he is who he says he is. He claims to work her father's boss. But someone close to Andi set her up, and now she doesn't know who to trust. Every man she's ever known has seen her only as a tool to get to her father or his money, so why should this one be any different? As the sparks between them ignite, and the danger escalates, Andi has to choose — go off on her own, or trust that some men really are what they seem.

Ex-CIA black ops specialist Levi Komakov doesn't believe in hurting women, but when the place is set to blow and Andi won't cooperate, he has no choice to but toss her over his shoulder and carry her out of danger, determined to keep her safe in spite of herself. But the beautiful little spitfire doesn't make it easy for him. With her abductors seemingly always one step ahead of him, Levi suspects there's a rat in the woodpile, but who? Could it be someone close to Andi's father, someone in the FBI, or someone in the family Levi works for? When a new threat appears, and even the CIA can't help him keep Andi safe, Levi puts everything on the line — but will it be enough?

Dead Men Don't by Pepper O'Neal

Today's Selection of Daily Deals for Friday, May 01, 2015

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature a selection of today's Daily Deals found on Friday, May 01, 2015 at 7:30 AM ET …

House of Cards by Michael Dobbs

House of Cards by Michael Dobbs

A Political Thriller

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

Kindle Daily Deal Price: $1.99

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Francis Urquhart has his hand on every secret in politics — and is willing to betray them all to become prime minister. Mattie Storin is a tenacious young reporter who has a knack for finding the real stories hidden behind the spin. When she stumbles upon a scandalous web of intrigue and financial corruption at the very highest levels, she vows to reveal the truth.

But to do so she must battle her own demons and risk everything, even her life.

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Automatic Woman by Nathan Yocum

Automatic Woman by Nathan Yocum

Steampunk Noir

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Kindle Daily Deal Price: 99¢

Automatic Woman by Nathan Yocum, Amazon Kindle format

The London of 1888, the London of steam engines, Victorian intrigue, and horseless carriages is not a safe place nor simple place … but it's his place. Jolly is a thief catcher, a door-crashing thug for the prestigious Bow Street Firm, assigned to track down a life sized automatic ballerina.

But when theft turns to murder and murder turns to conspiracy, can Jolly keep his head above water? Can a thief catcher catch a killer?

Automatic Woman by Nathan Yocum

The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George

The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George

The Whidbey Island Saga (1st in series)

Publisher: Penguin Group

Nook Daily Find Price: $2.99 (price-matched by Amazon)

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On Whidbey Island, nothing is as it seems. Becca's ability to hear "whispers" — the thoughts of others — has put her at risk from her criminal stepfather. So Becca escapes to Whidbey Island, where she hopes to find safety.

But when a terrible accident affects everyone on the island, Becca finds herself wrapped up in a complicated mystery, and she isn't the only one with a secret …

The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George

Irish Eyes by Mary Kay Andrews

Irish Eyes by Mary Kay Andrews

A Callahan Garrity Mystery (8th in series)

Publisher: Avon Books

Kobo Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (price-matched by Amazon)

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Ex-cop Callahan Garrity was more than happy to leave the Atlanta P.D. behind her to start her own business — the House Mouse cleaning service — and to indulge in a bit of freelance private investigation on the side. However, she owes too much to her former partner, Bucky Deavers, to refuse his request that she accompany him to the department's annual St. Patrick's Day bash. But the celebrating ends abruptly — and badly — when Bucky is shot during an apparent liquor store robbery while they're on the way home.

Callahan is devastated — and the talk that perhaps Bucky was "dirty" only intensifies her pain. Now, with the help of her feisty "Mice," she's determined to find the culprit and clear her friend's name, even if it means piercing the veil of secrecy surrounding an Irish fraternal police organization that might be brewing up something far more lethally potent than green beer.

Irish Eyes by Mary Kay Andrews

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Today's Selection of Free MystereBooks for Friday, May 01, 2015

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

Murder in Gatlinburg by Steve Demaree

Murder in Gatlinburg by Steve Demaree

A Dekker Cozy Mystery

Publisher: Steve Demaree

Price: FREE!

Murder in Gatlinburg by Steve Demaree, Amazon Kindle format

Power in the Blood by Michael Lister

Power in the Blood by Michael Lister

A John Jordan Mystery

Publisher: Pulpwood Press

Price: FREE!

Power in the Blood by Michael Lister, Amazon Kindle format

Memories of the Dead by Evelyn James

Memories of the Dead by Evelyn James

A Clara Fitzgerald Mystery

Publisher: Red Raven Publications

Price: FREE!

Memories of the Dead by Evelyn James, Amazon Kindle format

Frankly Speaking by Don Massenzio

Frankly Speaking by Don Massenzio

A Frank Rozzani Mystery

Publisher: DSM Publications

Price: FREE!

Frankly Speaking by Don Massenzio, Amazon Kindle format

Killing Time by Amy Beth Arkawy

Killing Time by Amy Beth Arkawy

An Eliza Gordon Mystery

Publisher: Cozy Cat Press

Price: FREE!

Killing Time by Amy Beth Arkawy, Amazon Kindle format

Murder in the Milk Case by Candice Speare Prentice

Murder in the Milk Case by Candice Speare Prentice

A Trish Cunningham Mystery

Publisher: Winged Publications

Price: FREE!

Murder in the Milk Case by Candice Speare Prentice, Amazon Kindle format

The Mt. Pelée Redemption by Stephen Hawley Martin

The Mt. Pelée Redemption by Stephen Hawley Martin

A Suspense Thriller

Publisher: The Oaklea Press

Price: FREE!

The Mt. Pelée Redemption by Stephen Hawley Martin, 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.

Important Note: Price(s) verified as of the date and time shown. Price(s) are subject to change at any time. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of the purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before purchasing it.

 

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