Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady by Susan Wittig Albert, New in Bookstores during September 2015

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

The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady by Susan Wittig Albert

The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady by Susan Wittig Albert, a Darling Dahlias Mystery (6th in series)

Publisher: Berkley

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The eleven o'clock lady has always been one of garden club president Liz Lacy's favorite spring wildflowers. The plant is so named because the white blossoms don't open until the sun shines directly on them and wakes them up.

But another Eleven O'Clock Lady is never going to wake up again. Rona Jean Hancock — a telephone switchboard operator who earned her nickname because her shift ended at eleven, when her nightlife was just beginning — has been found strangled with her own silk stocking in a very unladylike position.

Gossip sprouts like weeds in a small town, and Rona Jean's somewhat wild reputation is the topic of much speculation regarding who might have killed her. As the Darling Dahlias begin to sort through Rona Jean's private affairs, it appears there may be a connection to some skullduggery at the local Civilian Conservation Corps camp. Working at the camp, garden club vice president Ophelia Snow digs around to expose the truth … before a killer pulls up stakes and gets away with murder.

The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady by Susan Wittig Albert

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

L.A. Confidential, A Crime Thriller by James Ellroy, 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, Grand Central Publishing …

L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy

L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy

A Crime Thriller

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Price: $3.99 (as of 09/01/2015 at 2:00 PM ET).

L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy, Amazon Kindle format

A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law — three cops treading quicksand in the middle.

Detective Ed Exley wants glory. Haunted by his father's success as a policeman, he will pay any price, break any law to eclipse him.

Detective Bud White watched his own father murder his mother — he is now bent on random vengeance, a time bomb with a badge.

Celebrity cop Jack Vincennes shakes down movie stars for a scandal magazine. An old secret possesses him — he'll do anything to keep it buried.

Three cops in a spiral, a nightmare that tests loyalty and courage, a nightmare that offers no mercy, allows for no survivors.

L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy

A complete list of today's featured titles can be found on the Discounted MystereBooks page on Omnimystery News.

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The Marsh Madness by Victoria Abbott, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during September 2015

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during September 2015 …

The Marsh Madness by Victoria Abbott

The Marsh Madness by Victoria Abbott, A Jordan Kelly, Book Collector Mystery (4th in series)

Publisher: Berkley

The Marsh Madness by Victoria Abbott, Amazon Kindle format

Some Ngaio Marsh first editions worth killing for …

Jordan Bingham works hard to improve Vera Van Alst's collection of classic detective stories. So when Chadwick Kauffman — heir to the Kauffman fortune — offers a very good price on a fine collection of Ngaio Marsh first editions owned by his recently deceased stepfather, she is thrilled to meet with him at his fabled summer estate, Summerlea.

The next day, Jordan and Vera are shocked to read that Chadwick has died in a fall from the grand staircase at Summerlea. But when the picture in the paper is of a different man, it becomes clear that the ladies are victims of a scam. And they'll have to unmask the imposter fast, because someone is trying to frame them for murder …

The Marsh Madness by Victoria Abbott

To see more new paperback titles scheduled to be published this month, visit The Mystery Bookshelf for September 2015. For new hardcover mysteries, visit New Mysteries where for a list of September 2015 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers is provided.

Strong Enough to Die, A Caitlin Strong Thriller by Jon Land, 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, Forge Books …

Strong Enough to Die by Jon Land

Strong Enough to Die by Jon Land

A Caitlin Strong Thriller (1st in series)

Publisher: Forge Books

Price: $2.99 (as of 09/01/2015 at 1:00 PM ET).

Strong Enough to Die by Jon Land, Amazon Kindle format

Caitlin Strong is a fifth-generation Texas Ranger, proud to wear the badge of her father and grandfather — until a deadly shoot-out along the Mexican border causes her to question her calling.

Five years later, Caitlin is still trying to purge herself of guilt from the day that ended her Ranger career. But a shattering discovery will reopen old wounds, and Caitlin's renewed investigation into the truth behind the bloody desert firefight uncovers a terrifying plot that reaches into every home and threatens the very core of the country.

Her only hope for success — and survival — is to team up with Cort Wesley Masters, a deadly outlaw who has every reason to want her dead. But he also holds the key to the truth she desperately seeks in the anguished brain of an amnesiac torture victim.

Caitlin's tormented quest for redemption takes her to a dark world, ranging from Washington to Bahrain to the wastelands of Mexico, as she finds that the strength to live comes from learning how to die.

Strong Enough to Die by Jon Land

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Lie In Wait, A Suspense Thriller by Eric Rickstad, New This Week from Witness Impulse

Every week, Witness Impulse — an imprint of William Morrow — releases new suspense and thriller digital originals, typically priced at just $2.99 each.

Omnimystery News is pleased to present you with one of this week's titles …

Lie In Wait by Eric Rickstad

Lie In Wait by Eric Rickstad

A Suspense Thriller

Publisher: Witness Impulse

Price: $2.99 (as of 09/01/2015 at 12:30 PM ET).

Lie In Wait by Eric Rickstad, Amazon Kindle format

Even in a quiet Vermont town, unspeakable acts of the past can destroy the peace of the present …

In the remote, pastoral hamlet of Canaan, Vermont, a high-profile legal case shatters the town's sense of peace and community. Anger simmers. Fear and prejudice awaken. Old friends turn on each other. Violence threatens.

So when a young teenage girl is savagely murdered while babysitting at the house of the lead attorney in the case, Detective Sonja Test believes the girl's murder and the divisive case must be linked.

However, as the young detective digs deeper into her first murder case, she discovers sordid acts hidden for decades, and learns that behind the town's idyllic fa├žade of pristine snow lurks a capacity in some for great darkness and the betrayal of innocents. And Sonja Test, a mother of two, will do anything to protect the innocent.

Lie In Wait by Eric Rickstad

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Mayhem, A St-Cyr and Kohler Mystery by J. Robert Janes, 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 …

Mayhem by J. Robert Janes

Mayhem by J. Robert Janes

A St-Cyr and Kohler Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Open Road

Price: $1.99 (as of 09/01/2015 at 12:00 PM ET).

Mayhem by J. Robert Janes, Amazon Kindle format

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A Frenchman and a German search for a killer in occupied Paris …

Police inspector Jean-Louis St-Cyr watches the German tanks roll into Paris from his office window. When Gestapo agents burst through his door, he is destroying confidential documents with the care that is his trademark. As the Nazis take control of the city, they allow St-Cyr to remain at his post, solving the everyday crimes which do not stop simply because there is a war on. He is assigned a partner, Bavarian detective Hermann Kohler, a bullish man who is as brutal as St-Cyr is refined. Though their politics differ, neither man is the sort to let a bad deed go unpunished.

Today their work takes them to a suburban forest, where a well-dressed young man has been found murdered and stripped of identification. Nearby lies an expensive beaded silk purse. Although it appears to be a crime of passion, its roots lie in the savagery that wartime nurtures and occupation lets run free.

Mayhem by J. Robert Janes

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Please Welcome Mystery Author Ian C. Simpson

Omnimystery News: Guest Post by Ian C. Simpson

We are delighted to welcome author Ian C. Simpson to Omnimystery News today.

Ian visited with us last year, when he shared a very entertaining interview with his series character Bagawath Chandavarkar, and now he has a new stand-alone golfing mystery out, Sons of the Fathers (DB Publishing; July 2015 trade paperback and ebook formats). We asked him to tell us more about his new book.

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Ian C. Simpson
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Ian C. Simpson

Do you remember the TV series Hardcastle and McCormick? A maverick judge and a "nice" criminal combined to bring to justice villains whom the courts had not convicted. That was one of the original influences on the plot of Sons of the Fathers. I also knew that a golf tournament would "frame" a crime novel well; at the end the circus would leave town, so the murderer had to be unmasked by then. Where better to put such a story than St Andrews during an Open Championship? And why not incorporate an authentic account of an Open won by my golfing hero, Bobby Jones, a remarkable gentleman as well as a supreme sportsman? So the tale is set in 1927, when Jones won the British Open at St Andrews, which just happens to be my home town.

As the golfers arrive, a boy is brutally murdered. His father is the local sheriff's gardener (a sheriff in Scotland is the local judge). Believing that the police have arrested the wrong man, the sheriff starts his own investigation, aided by a youth he has saved from borstal (a tough penal institution). A variety of father/son relationships are featured in the book, hence the title.

I wrote this a few years ago and punted it round without success. Then I published my light-hearted series (Murder on Page One, Murder on the Second Tee and Murder in Court Three) which attracted many good comments. Earlier this year I got an e-mail from publishers I had approached: was Sons of the Fathers still available? The answer was yes and now it is on sale, published by DB Publishing and available on Amazon and at some bookshops. We have a launch planned at J & G Innes in St Andrews on Saturday, September 5th.

When it came to the cover, the publishers produced a well-composed image of a golfer with trees and a fine sunset; but the golfer was too modern and there are no trees on the course at St Andrews. My wife solved the problem by taking a photo of a painting, by an amateur artist now dead, of the iconic view of the course and adjacent buildings. It was on the wall of my study! The publishers' designer tweaked it and I am delighted with the book's arresting cover.

Unusually for a crime novel it is "faction", but I hope lovers of a good mystery will enjoy it, particularly if they are keen on golf. I describe it as "Golfing history and murder mystery". It's a more substantial book than my others, with less humour. Although I say it myself, I'm proud of it and I hope it will find a place in many golfers' Christmas stockings!

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Ian C. Simpson QC was brought up in St Andrews and held a handicap of three. His legal career included sitting as a judge in High Court murder trials. Shortlisted for the Debut Dagger in 2008, he is also the author of three Flick Fortune and Bagawath Chandavarkar mysteries.

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

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Sons of the Fathers by Ian C. Simpson

Sons of the Fathers by Ian C. Simpson

A Murder Mystery

Publisher: DB Publishing

Amazon.com Print/Kindle Format(s)

Is one of the world’s top golfers a child-killer? Or is it a camp follower, or a local?

Sheriff Hector Drummond's gardener's son is murdered — so for him it is personal. It is 1927 and Bobby Jones arrives in St Andrews. He is favourite to retain his Open crown but can he win the hearts of the people of St Andrews?

More murders follow but Hector believes the police have arrested the wrong men. Meanwhile his step-son has a crisis of identity …

Sons of the Fathers by Ian C. Simpson

Today's Selection of Daily Deals for Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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

Dangerous Waters by Toni Anderson

Dangerous Waters by Toni Anderson

The Barkley Sound Series (1st in series)

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Kindle Daily Deal Price: $1.99

Dangerous Waters by Toni Anderson, Amazon Kindle format

Sergeant Holly Rudd arrives in the coastal community of Bamfield after local divers discover a body with a knife jutting from its chest in the waters of Barkley Sound. As she investigates the crime, Holly soon realizes the sleepy town is rife with secrets. But what unsettles her most is the residents' insistence that she bears a striking resemblance to the victim of a murder from three decades earlier. She shrugs off the uncanny likeness as a coincidence. But her simmering attraction to Finn Carver, one of the divers who discovered the corpse, isn't so easy to ignore.

Finn, a former Special Forces soldier, knows it's best to keep his distance from Holly. Yet it isn't long before they both give in to the consuming desire they share. And as the danger escalates, Finn and Holly must rely on each other to thwart the plans of a cold-blooded killer who's intent on keeping the past buried.

Dangerous Waters by Toni Anderson

Dark Waters by Toni Anderson

Dark Waters by Toni Anderson

The Barkley Sound Series (2nd in series)

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Kindle Daily Deal Price: $1.99

Dark Waters by Toni Anderson, Amazon Kindle format

Since her rocky childhood and its abrupt, brutal ending, schoolteacher Anna Silver hasn't given her trust easily. But when her estranged father gets in over his head — again — and winds up dead, his last message to Anna is as clear as it is insistent: she's in danger and Brent Carver, the man with whom he shared a prison cell for five years, is the only person she should turn to for help. With nowhere else to go and with her father's killer on her trail, Anna flees to what she hopes is safety.

Tucked into the west coast of Vancouver Island, Brent Carver's isolated home hasn't seen many visitors. And his friend's daughter is the last person he ever expected to grace his doorstep. She's in trouble, and he can't deny her protection … just as he can't deny his attraction to the independent beauty. As their passion sparks into flame, the perfect storm brews off the coast of his island home, bringing with it a sadistic killer hunting Anna and the secrets she's come close to uncovering.

Dark Waters by Toni Anderson

The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno

The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno

A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: Akashic Books

Nook Daily Find Price: $1.99

The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno, Nook format

In the twilight of a mysterious childhood full of wonder, Billy Argo, boy detective, is brokenhearted to find that his younger sister and crime-solving partner, Caroline, has committed suicide. Ten years later, Billy, age thirty, returns from an extended stay at St. Vitus' Hospital for the Mentally Ill to discover the world full of unimaginable strangeness: office buildings vanish without reason, small animals turn up without their heads, and cruel villains ride city buses to complete their evil schemes.

Lost within this unwelcoming place, Billy finds the companionship of two lonely, extraordinary children, Effie and Gus Mumford — one a science fair genius, the other a charming, silent bully. With a nearly forgotten bravery, Billy treads from the unendurable boredom of a telemarketing job, stumbles into the awkward beauty of a desperate pickpocket named Penny Maple, and confronts the nearly impossible solution to the mystery of his sister's death. Along a path laden with hidden clues and codes that dare the reader to help Billy decipher the mysteries he encounters, the boy detective may learn the greatest secret of all: the necessity of the unknown.

The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno

Into the Shadows by Glenn Beck

Into the Shadows by Glenn Beck

The Agenda 21 Series (2nd in series)

Publisher: Threshold Editions

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

Into the Shadows by Glenn Beck, Amazon Kindle formatInto the Shadows by Glenn Beck, Kobo format

It was once named America, but now it is just "the Republic." Following the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, the once-proud people of America have become obedient residents who live in barren, brutal Compounds and serve the autocratic, merciless Authorities.

Citizens mainly keep their heads down and their mouths shut — but Emmeline is different. When the Authorities took her mother away, she started questioning the world around her. What happened to her mom? Why is everyone confined to grim living spaces and made to eat the same food cubes every day? Why was her own baby taken from her to be raised in the Children's Village? And are those who got away during the Relocations — the so-called shadow people — merely a rumor?

When Emmeline's questions lead to the realization that she will never see her child again, she decides to escape the Compound. Fleeing the armed enforcers of the Earth Protection Agency, and facing the unknown for the first time in their lives, Emmeline and her partner David run into the shadows in the desperate hope of finding something they'd only heard stories about from those who'd lived before the Relocations: freedom.

Into the Shadows by Glenn Beck

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton

An Agatha Raisin Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Blackstone Audio

Audible Daily Deal Price: $2.95

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton, Amazon Kindle format

Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest: Surely a blue ribbon for the best quiche will make her the toast of the town. But her recipe for social advancement sours when Judge Cummings-Browne not only snubs her entry — but falls over dead! After her quiche's secret ingredient turns out to be poison, she must reveal the unsavory truth …

Agatha has never baked a thing in her life! In fact, she bought her entry ready-made from an upper crust London quicherie. Grating on the nerves of several Carsely residents, she is soon receiving sinister notes. Has her cheating and meddling landed her in hot water, or are the threats related to the suspicious death? It may mean the difference between egg on her face and a coroner's tag on her toe …

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton

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Today's Selection of Free MystereBooks for Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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

The Quantico Connection by Steve Rollins

The Quantico Connection by Steve Rollins

A Crime Thriller

Publisher: Adventure Ink

Price: FREE!

The Quantico Connection by Steve Rollins, Amazon Kindle format

Where Death is a Hunter by Christopher Stookey

Where Death is a Hunter by Christopher Stookey

A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: Silver Leaf Books

Price: FREE!

Where Death is a Hunter by Christopher Stookey, Amazon Kindle format

Daybreak by T. J. Brearton

Daybreak by T. J. Brearton

The Titan Trilogy

Publisher: Joffe Books

Price: FREE!

Daybreak by T. J. Brearton, Amazon Kindle format

Runs Deep by R.D. Brady

Runs Deep by R.D. Brady

A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: Scottish Seoul Publishing

Price: FREE!

Runs Deep by R.D. Brady, Amazon Kindle format

Litany of Secrets by Luke H. Davis

Litany of Secrets by Luke H. Davis

A Cameron Ballack Mystery

Publisher: Dunrobin Publishing

Price: FREE!

Litany of Secrets by Luke H. Davis, Amazon Kindle format

Eyeshot by Taylor Adams

Eyeshot by Taylor Adams

A Suspense Thriller

Publisher: Joffe Books

Price: FREE!

Eyeshot by Taylor Adams, Amazon Kindle format

The Case of the Missing Mascot by Sydney Katt

The Case of the Missing Mascot by Sydney Katt

A Sherlock Shakespeare Mystery

Publisher: Random Distraction

Price: FREE!

The Case of the Missing Mascot by Sydney Katt, Amazon Kindle format

A Death In Beverly Hills by David Grace

A Death In Beverly Hills by David Grace

A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: David Grace

Price: FREE!

A Death In Beverly Hills by David Grace, Amazon Kindle format

Modern Sorcery by Gary Jonas

Modern Sorcery by Gary Jonas

A Jonathan Shade Mystery

Publisher: Denton & White

Price: FREE!

Modern Sorcery by Gary Jonas, Amazon Kindle format

The Gospel Makers by Anthea Fraser

The Gospel Makers by Anthea Fraser

A David Webb Thriller

Publisher: Endeavour Press

Price: FREE!

The Gospel Makers by Anthea Fraser, 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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