Monday, August 01, 2016

Bullseye by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, New in Bookstores during August 2016

Today's featured new hardcover mystery, suspense, or thriller title scheduled to be published during August 2016 is …

Bullseye by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Bullseye by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, a Michael Bennett Mystery (9th in series)

Publisher: Little, Brown

Bullseye by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, Amazon Kindle format

Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side. The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable, highly trained team of lethal assassins as they prowl the streets, hunting their prey. But their first hit is simply target practice. Their next mission may very well turn the Cold War red-hot once again.

Stepping directly into the line of fire, the president of the United States is in New York for a summit at the United Nations with his Russian counterpart. Pulled away from his family and pressed into service, Detective Michael Bennett must trace the source of a threat that could rip the country apart — and ignite a war the likes of which the world has never seen. With allegiances constantly in doubt and no one above suspicion, only Bennett can save the president — and the country — before the assassins' deadly kill shot hits its mark.

Bullseye by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

For a list of more new hardcover titles to be published this month, visit our New Mysteries page for August 2016. For new paperback titles, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where a selection of August 2016 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers are shelved.

Telemystery: The Blacklist, Blindspot, Murdoch Mysteries, and Silent Witness, New This Week on DVD

Telemystery, the most complete selection of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series now available or coming soon to DVD

Telemystery, your source for one of the most comprehensive listings of crime drama, amateur sleuth, private investigator, mystery and suspense television series, mini-series and made-for-television movies, now available on or coming soon to DVD, Blu-ray disc, or Video-on-Demand, is profiling one series from our site which has two releases this week.

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The Blacklist: Season Three

The Blacklist

Season Three

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In the third season of this NBC drama FBI Agent Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone) is now a fugitive and on the run with criminal mastermind Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader). With Assistant FBI Director Harold Cooper under investigation, a conflicted Agent Donald Ressler leads the FBI Task Force on a massive manhunt for Liz and Red.

As they struggle to stay one step ahead of their former colleagues, Liz immerses herself into Red's underworld of disreputable contacts and covert operations. Liz is on an unpredictable journey of self-discovery and all the pieces of her life, including her indefinable relationship with Tom, will be drastically challenged as she continues to believe Red holds all the answers.

The Blacklist has been renewed for a 4th season, which is scheduled to premiere on September 22nd, 2016.

Blindspot: Season One

Blindspot

Season One

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Sullivan Stapleton stars as hardened FBI agent Kurt Weller, who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a mysterious woman (Jaime Alexander) is found in Times Square covered in a series of cryptic tattoos … including his name on her back.

As Weller and his teammates at the FBI — among them, wartime vet Edgar Reed, the secretive Tasha Zapata and Assistant Director Mayfair (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) — begin to investigate Jane Doe's tattoos, they are drawn into a high-stakes underworld that twists and turns through a labyrinth of secrets and revelations — and the information they uncover might ultimately change the world.

With every passing day, Jane unveils a new skill or a hidden talent without understanding its origin, while Weller is drawn deeper into his troubled, complicated relationship with this enigmatic woman. They both strive to make a connection, unaware of the dangerous blindspot that threatens them.

Murdoch Mysteries: Season Nine

Murdoch Mysteries

Season Nine

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In Season 9, Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) and his wife, Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy), plan their dream home; Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris) faces dire consequences for his decisions; and Dr. Emily Grace (Georgina Reilly) experiences a personal crisis. Meanwhile, Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) endures an eccentric houseguest, and a new morgue cleaner turned lab attendant (Mouna Traoré) brings fresh blood to the team.

While battling criminals from serial killers to bank robbers, from the darkest opium dens to the atmosphere of outer space, Murdoch and his friends encounter historical figures like Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery, temperance advocate Carrie Nation, and American humorist Mark Twain in a special guest appearance by William Shatner.

Silent Witness: Series Three

Silent Witness

Series Three

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Forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Ryan (Amanda Burton) risks her career and her life in four murder cases that hinge on grisly but confusing evidence.

Did a Cambridge college professor die of head injuries or suffocation? Did a teenager perish at the hands of her lover or her stalker? Was a farmer s gruesome death an accident or retribution? And how to stop a drugs war if police are selling the drugs?

Adultery, addiction, corruption and revenge cloud the facts, while Sam's personal life threatens her objectivity. Prepare yourself for a twisting, nerve-jangling ride through the powerful third season.

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Visit the Telemystery website to discover more television mystery series currently available on and coming soon to DVD, Blu-ray disc, or video on demand.

Tahoe Dark by Todd Borg, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during August 2016

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during August 2016 …

Tahoe Dark by Todd Borg

Tahoe Dark by Todd Borg, An Owen McKenna Mystery (14th in series)

Publisher: Thriller Press

Tahoe Dark by Todd Borg, Amazon Kindle format

When Tahoe resident Jonas Montrop is kidnapped, his father pays the ransom but is then murdered. The next day, four robbers in hoodies and hockey masks take down an armored truck loaded with cash destined for a casino at Lake Tahoe. The company's boss calls Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna.

As McKenna tracks the robbers, he finds two of them murdered in the grisliest of ways. McKenna uncovers evidence that implicates a young woman named Evan Rosen in all three murders. Evan worked for the father of the kidnap victim, and she had a powerful motivation for wanting the robbers dead. Evan is arrested and charged with murder. The problem is that McKenna doesn't believe Evan did it. The only way to save her from death row is to find the real killer.

But this killer is smarter and meaner than any McKenna has ever caught. It looks like McKenna and Evan are both going to die before the killer is finished …

Tahoe Dark by Todd Borg

To see more new paperback titles scheduled to be published this month, visit The Mystery Bookshelf for August 2016. For new hardcover titles, visit New Mysteries where for a list of August 2016 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers is provided.

Goodbye, Ms. Chips, An Ellie Haskell Mystery by Dorothy Cannell, 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, Alibi …

Goodbye, Ms. Chips by Dorothy Cannell

Goodbye, Ms. Chips by Dorothy Cannell

An Ellie Haskell Mystery (13th in series)

Publisher: Alibi

Price: 99¢ (as of 08/01/2016 at 1:00 PM ET).

Goodbye, Ms. Chips by Dorothy Cannell, Amazon Kindle format

"Ellie, the headmistress wants to see you."

Words to strike terror in the heart of any inmate of St. Roberta's boarding school. Fortunately for Ellie Haskell, she is no longer a pudgy, wayward pupil but a happily married mother and interior designer with a beautiful home by the sea. Rather, Ellie has been summoned thanks to her reputation as an amateur sleuth.

The headmistress, Mrs. Battle, has requested Ellie's help in the investigation into the disappearance of a coveted lacrosse trophy. Unless the prize is found, someone will succeed in dealing the school a great deal of embarrassment. So, despite her less-than-rosy memories of her alma mater, Ellie begins snooping around St. Roberta's — only to have her homecoming spoiled by the suspicious death of the recently retired games mistress, Ms. Chips. Now, with a killer possibly stalking the halls, Ellie must act fast to have a sporting chance at justice.

Goodbye, Ms. Chips by Dorothy Cannell

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

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New This Week: Jeweler's Mark, A Love & Diamonds Mystery by R. V. Reyes

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 August 2016 and priced $5.99 or less.

Visit our New Indie MystereBooks page for a complete list of titles featured today.

Jeweler's Mark by R. V. Reyes

Jeweler's Mark by R. V. Reyes

A Love & Diamonds Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: R. V. Reyes

Price: $2.99 (as of 08/01/2016 at 12:30 PM ET).

Jeweler's Mark by R. V. Reyes, Amazon Kindle format

Gigi Santos, wedding ring designer and diamond appraiser, is looking forward to her ten year high school reunion. She is trying to be a better person, less gossipy, but Lourdes, her BFF since forever, has not matured past teenage pettiness.

Cover boy-worthy Detective Carlos Garcia comes into the picture investigating a year old burglary at Gigi's jewelry business. They flirt and spark. Gigi is sure she will have him on her arm as her reunion date. That is, until her BFF becomes prime suspect in the murder of the reunion's organizer.

Gigi knows Lourdes is innocent. When her sleuthing puts Gigi and the people she loves in danger, Detective Carlos tries to keep Gigi out of harm's way. But, she wants a date, not a hero.

Will Gigi and Carlos dance under the Miami moonlight? Or will fake diamond rings send them all to jail?

Jeweler's Mark by R. V. Reyes

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A Conversation with Mystery Author Jennifer David Hesse

Omnimystery News: Author Interview with Jennifer David Hesse

We are delighted to welcome author Jennifer David Hesse to Omnimystery News today, courtesy of Great Escapes Book Tours, which is coordinating her current book tour. We encourage you to visit all of the participating host sites; you can find her schedule here.

Jennifer begins a new series with Midsummer Night's Mischief (Kensington; July 2016 mass market paperback and ebook formats) and we recently had the chance to catch up with her to talk more about it.

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Omnimystery News: Introduce us to your new series lead character. 

Jennifer David Hesse
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Jennifer David Hesse

Jennifer David Hesse: Keli Milanni is a twenty-nine-year-old lawyer in a small general practice law firm. She's a modern woman — single, independent, and health-conscious. (She follows a vegan diet.) She's also secretly a Wiccan. Wicca is such an unconventional and often misunderstood religion that Keli is afraid to let anyone know about this aspect of herself. Of course, that brings up some internal conflict which makes for an interesting character to write.

OMN: How would you tweet a summary of Midsummer Night's Mischief?

JDH: This is actually an easy question, because I landed my agent (Rachel Brooks of L. Perkins Agency) through a Twitter contest called #PitMad. Here's the tweet that garnered me an invitation to submit a query letter: "A closet Wiccan, Keli casts a spell to find love. When a client's rare book disappears, she needs more than magic to catch the thief."

OMN: Tell us a more about the setting for the book. How important is it to the series?

JDH: Edindale is a fictional town in Southern Illinois. I picked this region for two reasons: First, I've spent most of my life in Illinois, so I have first-hand knowledge about this part of the country. Second, and more importantly, Southern Illinois is geologically interesting and lends a great atmosphere for mystery stories. Unlike the flat farmlands of Central Illinois, where I grew up, and the urban metropolis of Chicago, where I live now, Southern Illinois has a more intriguing landscape. With its rolling hills, vast forests, caves, canyons, and swamps, it's an ideal place for hiding secrets and hunting clues.

OMN: Was Midsummer Night's Mischief your working title for the book?

JDH: No — It was actually Magic on a Midsummer's Night. It was my agent, Rachel, who suggested I brainstorm other ideas to come up with something that better fit the cozy genre. We wanted to keep the reference to Midsummer Night, since the book takes place around the Wiccan holiday Midsummer, and also because the mystery revolves around the theft of Shakespeare's First Folio. But we also wanted to make sure it sounded like a mystery book. I think the final title is much better than the working title!

OMN: How involved were you with the cover design?

JDH: My editor asked me to send him ideas for the cover. He told me it would be illustrated, but beyond that he was very open as to what we would feature. He asked me to send him specific images or scenes I thought might make for a good cover. My top choice was to feature shadowy figures dancing around a bonfire in the forest, which is pretty much how it ended up. I love the end result!

OMN: What kinds of books did you read when you were young? And do you think any of these influenced how and what you write today?

JDH: Yes, absolutely. I read a lot of mysteries as a child, including every Nancy Drew book I could get my hands on. (In fact, I pretty much wanted to be Nancy Drew!) As I grew up, and continuing on into adulthood, I read many different kinds of books, but I always came back to mysteries. Mysteries are so fun and engaging. Perhaps it was inevitable that I would become a mystery writer.

OMN: What's next for you?

JDH: Right now, the Wiccan Wheel Mysteries are my main focus. I'm promoting Book #1, awaiting the page proofs for Book #2, and drafting Book #3. I do have ideas for future book projects, but this series is really just getting started. So, I'm hoping Keli will stick around for a while!

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Jennifer David Hesse Book Tour

Like her main character, Jennifer David Hesse is also a lawyer, an English major, and a vegetarian. Unlike Keli, Jennifer is not a twenty-nine-year old single lady, and she does not practice family law. (Jennifer's legal focus is environmental law.) As a nature-loving, mystery-reading, magic-seeking, daydreaming kinda gal, Jennifer is thrilled to be able to write fun, lighthearted whodunits ~ with a touch of romance & a hint of magic. Born and raised in Central Illinois, Jennifer now makes her home in Chicago with her husband, jazz guitarist Scott Hesse, and their daughter, Sage. When she's not working or writing, Jennifer enjoys yoga, hiking, and movie and pizza night with her family.

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

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Midsummer Night's Mischief by Jennifer David Hesse

Midsummer Night's Mischief by Jennifer David Hesse

A Wiccan Wheel Mystery

Publisher: Kensington

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As the Summer Solstice approaches in idyllic Edindale, Illinois, attorney Keli Milanni isn't feeling the magic. She's about to land in a cauldron of hot water at work. Good thing she has her private practice to fall back on — as a Wiccan. She'll just have to summon her inner Goddess and set the world to rights …

Midsummer Eve is meant for gratitude and celebration, but Keli is not in her typically upbeat mood. The family of a recently deceased client is blaming her for the loss of a Shakespearean heirloom worth millions, and Keli's career may be on the line. With both a Renaissance Faire and a literary convention in town, Edindale is rife with suspicious characters, and the intrepid attorney decides to tap into her unique skills to crack the case …

But Keli weaves a tangled web when her investigation brings her up-close and personal with her suspects — including sexy Wes Callahan, her client's grandson. The tattooed bartender could be the man she's been looking for in more ways than one. As the sun sets on the mystical holiday, Keli will need just a touch of the divine to ferret out the real villain and return Edindale, and her heart, to a state of perfect harmony …

Midsummer Night's Mischief by Jennifer David Hesse

Today's Selection of Daily Deals for Monday, August 01, 2016

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature a selection of today's Daily Deals found on Monday, August 01, 2016 at 7:30 AM ET …

The Morning After by Lisa Jackson

The Morning After by Lisa Jackson

A Savannah Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Zebra

Kindle Daily Deal Price: $1.99

The Morning After by Lisa Jackson, Amazon Kindle format

A woman is frantic as she awakens in a dark, closed space. From above her comes the muffled sound of cruel laughter, followed by the hard splatter of dirt. Pure terror takes over as she realizes she's being buried alive — and her last breath is a scream that no one but a sadistic killer will hear …

To journalist Nikki Gillette, this disturbing story is a ticket out of small-town Savannah and on to the big time. She's already given the killer a nickname — The Grave Robber — and she's spending every minute dogging tough cop Pierce Reed's investigation, trailing him through Savannah's deep thickets and crumbling cemeteries … even though she's starting to wonder about the secrets he's keeping …

Another body is found. And another. Each gruesome discovery unnerves Nikki a little more … there's something familiar about it, something she should know. Now, as a serial killer pulls her ever deeper into his sick game, she has no idea how close she's getting to the truth — or how deadly it will be …

The Morning After by Lisa Jackson

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 Monday, August 01, 2016

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature a selection of Free MystereBooks found on Monday, August 01, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET …

The Dark Garden by E. R. Punshon

The Dark Garden by E. R. Punshon

A Bobby Owen Mystery

Publisher: Dean Street Press

Price: FREE!

The Dark Garden by E. R. Punshon, Amazon Kindle format

Private View by Meg Elizabeth Atkins

Private View by Meg Elizabeth Atkins

A Sheldon Hunter Mystery

Publisher: Endeavour Press

Price: FREE!

Private View by Meg Elizabeth Atkins, Amazon Kindle format

The Case of the Demented Spiv by George Bellairs

The Case of the Demented Spiv by George Bellairs

An Inspector Littlejohn Mystery

Publisher: Ipso Books

Price: FREE!

The Case of the Demented Spiv by George Bellairs, Amazon Kindle format

Façade by Susan Cory

Façade by Susan Cory

An Iris Reid Mystery

Publisher: Reid Press

Price: FREE!

Façade by Susan Cory, Amazon Kindle format

Rememberers by C. Edward Baldwin

Rememberers by C. Edward Baldwin

An Urban Fantasy Novel

Publisher: Ink & Stone Publishing

Price: FREE!

Rememberers by C. Edward Baldwin, Amazon Kindle format

Winning Texas by Nancy Stancill

Winning Texas by Nancy Stancill

An Annie Price Mystery

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Price: FREE!

Winning Texas by Nancy Stancill, Amazon Kindle format

The Silver Bullet by Emmanuel Ezeji

The Silver Bullet by Emmanuel Ezeji

A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: Emotion Press

Price: FREE!

The Silver Bullet by Emmanuel Ezeji, Amazon Kindle format

Transformed by Suzanne Falter

Transformed by Suzanne Falter

A Quirky Queer Spy Novel

Publisher: New Heights Publishing

Price: FREE!

Transformed by Suzanne Falter, Amazon Kindle format

Death of the Couch Potato's Wife by Christy Barritt

Death of the Couch Potato's Wife by Christy Barritt

A Cozy Mystery

Publisher: Christy Barritt

Price: FREE!

Death of the Couch Potato's Wife by Christy Barritt, 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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