Thursday, October 31, 2013

All Roads Lead Home by Diane Greenwood Muir is Today's Second Featured Free MystereBook

All Roads Lead Home by Diane Greenwood Muir

MystereBooks is pleased to feature All Roads Lead Home by Diane Greenwood Muir as today's second free mystery ebook (A Bellingwood Mystery; Kindle format only).

This title was listed for free as of the date and time of this post, October 31, 2013 at 7:20 AM ET. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

For a summary of all of today's featured titles, plus any that may have appeared before and are repeat freebies, visit our Free MystereBooks page. This page is updated daily, typically by 8 AM ET.

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All Roads Lead Home by Diane Greenwood Muir

All Roads Lead Home
Diane Greenwood Muir
A Bellingwood Mystery
Publisher: Nammynools Publications

Polly Giller returned to Iowa from Boston to start a new life, not that her old one was all that bad. With her inheritance, she purchased an old school building in Bellingwood and is in the middle of renovating it when the bones of two bodies are pulled out of a ceiling.

The whole town knows who those bones belong to, but when she also finds crates and crates of items from the sixties through the early nineties in the old root cellar, they wonder if the two things are connected.

A welcoming committee shows up at Polly's front door and these women soon become her fast friends. Fortunately, the leader of the group is married to the Sheriff and he is there to make sure mysteries are solved and everyone stays safe, but when Polly's old boyfriend from Boston shows up, that becomes a little more difficult.

The women might be a little older than Polly, but she finds out they might be even more wild than the friends she had when living back east. Lydia Merritt, the Sheriff's wife, is a woman filled with love and passion. Beryl Watson is an artist and more than a little flamboyant. Andy Saner wants to organize and label the world, but loves with a great big heart and Sylvie Donovan, with her two young sons is trying to make it as a single mother.

The men in Polly's world are just as interesting. Henry Sturtz is the carpenter and contractor in charge of construction and might have a little crush on his boss, while Doug Randall and Billy Endicott are her Jedi Knights in Shining Armor.

Polly's immediate family might be gone, but her new family offers a great deal of love, fun and entertainment.

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The Adventure of the Contentious Crone by Pamela Rose is Today's Featured Free MystereBook

The Adventure of the Contentious Crone by Pamela Rose

MystereBooks is pleased to feature The Adventure of the Contentious Crone by Pamela Rose as today's free mystery ebook (A Finn Sherlock Mystery; Kindle format only).

This title was listed for free as of the date and time of this post, October 31, 2013 at 7:10 AM ET. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

For a summary of all of today's featured titles, plus any that may have appeared before and are repeat freebies, visit our Free MystereBooks page. This page is updated daily, typically by 8 AM ET.

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The Adventure of the Contentious Crone by Pamela Rose

The Adventure of the Contentious Crone
Pamela Rose
A Finn Sherlock Mystery
Publisher: Pamela Rose

Life imitating art? That's Finn Sherlock's first bizarre thought when she stumbles across a dead body within the Civil War era hiding place inside Sherlock's Home Mystery Bookstore. Thinking that it's her gnome-like Uncle Oz costumed to play the part of a fortunetelling druid for All Hallows' Eve, she is relieved when she learns that the hooded figure is not her favorite uncle, but the town's favorite outcast, Odds Bodkins.

Unfortunately, murder suspects abound due to the fact that the mystery bookstore and its adjoining 221b Bakery were the first stop on the Leapers Point' Halloween circuit and any number of people were on the scene for the annual "Fright Night" tour. More than that, Odds Bodkins was almost universally detested; far too many would agree that the assisted demise of the loathsome little witch was more treat than trick … possibly even a community service.

With a little help from Uncle Oz and her identical twin sister, Echo, Finn sets out to discover who amongst the congenial southern townsfolk had the audacity and plain bad manners to murder the contentious crone right under the Sherlock family noses. Was it the fire and brimstone preacher Willie Ping? "Blooming Idiots" talented but slightly mental florist? Or what about fluffy nonagenarian Eula May Binks … can anybody really be that sugary sweet? But, when the local Sheriff, Wavy Davey, learns that it was Uncle Oz's Halloween prop — a bona fide hangman's noose — that was the murder weapon, there's more heating up inside the 221b Bakery than just the ovens.

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Five Mysteries is Today's Kindle Daily Deal

The Kindle Daily Deal

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Four Mystery Novels and One Short Story Collection as today's Amazon Kindle Daily Deal. We're highlighting one of the titles, A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths, below.

The deal price of $2.99 or less each is valid only for today, Thursday, October 31, 2013.

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A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths

A Room Full of Bones
Elly Griffiths
A Ruth Galloway Mystery
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

When Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop, she finds the museum's curator lying dead on the floor. Soon after, the museum's wealthy owner is also found dead, in his stables.

These two deaths could be from natural causes, but once again Ruth and DCI Harry Nelson cross paths during the investigation. When threatening letters come to light, events take an even more sinister turn. But as Ruth's friends become involved, where will her loyalties lie? As her convictions are tested, Ruth and Nelson must discover how Aboriginal skulls, drug smuggling, and the mystery of "The Dreaming" hold the answers to these deaths, as well as the keys to their own survival.

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Today's Mystery and Suspense Update from Big Fish Games (131031)

Big Fish Games

Here is today's mystery and suspense update from Big Fish Games …

• The Featured Title is Shadows: Price for Our Sins.

• The current Catch of the Week is Grim Tales: The Wishes, just $2.99 through Sunday, November 03, 2013 only.

Visit the Omnimystery Entertainment Network for more games of mystery and suspense!

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Shadows: Price for Our Sins

Today's Featured Title is Shadows: Price for Our Sins

It's Halloween night, and Dylan and her fellow students have decided to throw a Halloween party at abandoned Stone Farm. Little do they know, their decorations aren't the only things hanging around this spooky house. When the friends stumble upon an ancient artifact, they unwittingly open a portal to the underworld and release the souls of the Stone family, which were being held captive by Lord of Darkness Samhain! The enraged demon steals the souls of the students in revenge, but Dylan narrowly escapes his clutches. Can Dylan earn the help of the escaped spirits and save her friends? Play the game and find out for yourself — if you dare!

A sample version is available to download and play for free for one hour.

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Grim Tales: The Wishes

The current Catch of the Week is Grim Tales: The Wishes

Be careful what you wish for! When her young son begins to wither and age before her eyes, your sister desperately requests your help. You arrive to discover that a deadly bargain has been made. You must set things right before your nephew pays the terrible price!

A sample version is available to download and play for free for one hour. You can purchase this game at the special price of $2.99 through Sunday, November 03, 2013.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Robert Goldsborough Introduces Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin

Book News: Mysteries, Suspense and Crime Novels, Thrillers

Robert Goldsborough introduces Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin in a new video from Open Road Media (embedded, below).

"I got hooked very quickly on these stories, set in an old brownstone in Manhattan, with this overweight private detective genius who loved good food and raising orchids," says Goldsborough, who has been authorized by Rex Stout's estate to continue to write novels featuring these characters. "Reading a Nero Wolfe book to me is like slipping on a very comfortable pair of shoes … You just let the story, then, carry you along."

Goldsborough as written eight Nero Wolfe novels; use this link to see the list on Amazon.com.

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A New MystereBook: Fair Disclosure by Joyce T. Strand

New MystereBooks (Mystery eBooks)

Here is 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 October 2013 priced $3.99 or less …

Fair Disclosure by Joyce T. Strand is the third mystery to feature publicist Jillian Hillcrest. Jillian's love of solving puzzles pulls her into the most difficult situations even as she works to promote her company as a public relations executive.

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Fair Disclosure by Joyce T. Strand

Fair Disclosure by Joyce T. Strand
A Jillian Hillcrest Mystery
Publisher: Joyce T. Strand
Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Jillian Hillcrest and ex-husband Chad are enjoying a play at a local community theater when a scream interrupts the production upon discovery of a bludgeoned volunteer.

When it turns out that the victim is someone Jillian interviewed for a job at her company, she becomes involved in another crime, drawn ever deeper by a second murder, an irate investor, the participation of law enforcement amateurs, an increasingly unreliable assistant, and suspicious trading of her company's stock.

Meanwhile, Chad is pressuring Jillian to say "yes" to a second marriage.

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Creativity Can Be Lethal: The Art of Murder

Open Road: The Art of Murder

Dive into fifteen tales of murder, mystery, and mayhem that explore art's sinister side. (Image courtesy of Open Road Media.)

• Theater … Mysteries abound on and off the stage.

Murder on Cue by Jane Dentinger

Bernhardt's Edge by Collin Wilcox

The Big Kiss-Off of 1944 by Andrew Bergman

Strange Embrace by Lawrence Block

• Music … These mysteries will have you singing bloody murder long after the case is closed.

Solo by Jack Higgins

Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg

• Film … Danger is far from make-believe for sleuths and thespians in these chilling tales.

Murder on the Yellow Brick Road by Stuart M. Kaminsky

Shooting Hollywood by Melodie Johnson Howe

I Should Have Stayed Home by Horace McCoy

Crowned Heads by Thomas Tryon

Valentino: Film Detective by Loren D. Estleman

• Art … From museums to attics, danger follows great art — and the people who pursue it.

Goodbye Again by Joseph Hone

The Girl with the Botticelli Eyes by Herbert Lieberman

Red Goose by Norbert Davis

Fires of London by Janice Law

See a complete list of these 15 "The Art of Murder" titles here on Amazon.com.

Telemystery: The Walking Dead Renewed for a 5th Season

Telemystery Prime Time Crime: Mystery and Suspense on Television

The Walking Dead, which is just three episodes into its fourth 16-episode season, has been renewed for a fifth season.

"We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: The Walking Dead is renewed for a fifth season," said Charlie Collier, AMC's President. "This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently — and most notably — with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here's to more Dead."

The Walking Dead is based on Robert Kirkman's graphic novels, who has also written (with Jay Bonansinga) a series of tie-in novels.

Keep up to date on the status of your favorite mystery and suspense television with our Telemystery Scoresheet. We've updated it with today's news.

A New MystereBook: Murder in the Neighborhood by Janis Lane

New MystereBooks (Mystery eBooks)

Here is 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 October 2013 priced $3.99 or less …

Murder in the Neighborhood by Janis Lane is a cozy mystery set in western New York in the Fall.

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Murder in the Neighborhood by Janis Lane

Murder in the Neighborhood by Janis Lane
A Kevin Fowler Mystery
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Publication Date: October 29, 2013

A killer is attacking respectable citizens in picturesque Hubbard, NY, and leaving corpses on their front steps in the middle of the day.

Detective Fowler isn't certain who causes him to lose the most sleep, a certain sexy reporter with bouncing curls and sparkling black eyes, or the elusive psychopath creating panic in his small-town community. Together, the detective and the reporter race to find the monster in their midst and return the town to the desirable place where people come to raise their families in peace and contentment.

Can they sort through their differences to find romance even as they search for a determined stalker with murder on his mind? The clock ticks down on a man in a rage with a deadly mission.

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Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By by Elizabeth J. Duncan, New in Bookstores This Week

New Mysteries (July 2013)

Today's new hardcover mystery title, scheduled to be published this week by Minotaur Books, is Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By by Elizabeth J. Duncan.

For a list of more new hardcover mysteries published this month, visit our New Mysteries page for October 2013. For new paperback mysteries, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where a selection of October 2013 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers are shelved.

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Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By
Elizabeth J. Duncan
Series: Penny Brannigan (5th)

Spa owner and habitual amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan finds herself at a clerical conference at Gladstone's Library in North Wales. Also attending as a guest speaker is her boyfriend, DCI Gareth Davies, there to give a talk on theft prevention. But behind the ornate red sandstone façade of this most respectable of Victorian buildings, Penny encounters deception, marital and financial infidelity, a sham marriage scam, blackmail for beginners, and someone bent on murder.

When the bishop's secretary dies of a suspicious case of food poisoning, Davies leads the investigation. At Penny's suggestion, Florence Semble, a friend from Penny's adopted hometown, is invited to the Library to decode the secretary's shorthand notebook in the search for clues. As the conference continues, another body is found in the beautiful library itself, and Penny must once again search for a killer.

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Telemystery: NBC Adapting Harlan Coben's Good for Gone as Television Drama

Telemystery: Mystery and Suspense on Television

NBC is adapting Harlan Coben's 2003 stand-alone thriller Gone for Good as an hour-long drama. Alexandra Cunningham, who is also writing NBC's reimagining of Murder, She Wrote, is writing the pilot screenplay.

More about the book, below.

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Gone for Good by Harlan Coben

Gone for Good
Harlan Coben
A Suspense Thriller

As a boy, Will Klein had a hero: his older brother, Ken. Then, on a warm suburban night in the Kleins' affluent New Jersey neighborhood, a young woman — a girl Will had once loved — was found brutally murdered in her family's basement. The prime suspect: Ken Klein. With the evidence against him overwhelming, Ken simply vanished. And when his shattered family never heard from Ken again, they were sure he was gone for good.

Now eleven years have passed. Will has found proof that Ken is alive. And this is just the first in a series of stunning revelations as Will is forced to confront startling truths about his brother — and himself. As a violent mystery unwinds around him, Will knows that he must press his search all the way to the end. Because the most powerful surprises are yet to come.

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A New MystereBook: Digging Too Deep by Jill Amadio

New MystereBooks (Mystery eBooks)

Here is 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 October 2013 priced $3.99 or less …

Digging Too Deep by Jill Amadio introduces feisty British gossip columnist and amateur sleuth Tosca Trevant.

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Digging Too Deep by Jill Amadio

Digging Too Deep by Jill Amadio
A Tosca Trevant Mystery
Publisher: Mainly Murder Press
Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Death is discovered on an idyllic southern California island when Tosca Trevant is banished to the U.S. at the request of Buckingham Palace.

Idly snooping out of sheer boredom, she stumbles across what she believes to be human remains in a recently widowed music professor's rock garden. Tosca asks a retired U.S. Secret Service agent for help, and by solving the riddle of a coded music score, the two sleuths bring a serial killer to an unexpected end.

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The Iron Girl, A Jane Lawless Mystery by Ellen Hart, Now at a Special Price

The Iron Girl by Ellen Hart

MystereBooks is pleased to feature The Iron Girl by Ellen Hart, now available at a special price, courtesy of the publisher, Minotaur Books.

The ebook format of this title was priced at $2.99 from the listed vendors (below) as of the date and time of this post (10/30/2013 at 1:00 PM ET). Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

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The Iron Girl by Ellen Hart

The Iron Girl by Ellen Hart
A Jane Lawless Mystery (13th in series)
Publisher: Minotaur Books

After years spent mourning the death of her partner, Christine Kane, Minneapolis restaurateur, Jane Lawless, thinks she's ready to move on. That is, until she finds a gun among Christine's belongings.

The night before Christine died of cancer, three members of the Simoneau family, Christine's real estate clients, were murdered. The timing of their deaths appeared coincidental and Jane always assumed Christine knew nothing of the family's secrets.

But as she searches for clues to understand what really happened all of those many years ago, the gun and a few other discoveries begin to convince Jane otherwise.

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New from Witness Impulse: Burning Twilight by Kenneth J. Wishnia

Witness Impulse, Original Suspense the Thriller eBooks

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

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

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Burning Twilight by Kenneth Wishnia

Burning Twilight by Kenneth Wishnia
A Suspense Novella
Publisher: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Magic, mayhem, and murder …

As tensions mount between Christians and Jews in Europe at the end of the 16th century, deadly consequences ensue.

To seek the truth and prevent injustices, a wandering Talmudic scholar and an accused witch become unlikely partners, traveling together and solving a series of murders in this continuation of the author's 2010 novel The Fifth Servant.

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Telemystery: Fox To Adapt The Ascendant by Drew Chapman as Drama Series

Telemystery: Mystery and Suspense on Television

20th Century Fox TV is adapting Drew Chapman's soon-to-be-published thriller The Ascendant as a television drama for Fox. The author, who as Andrew Chapman wrote the TV movie A House Divided, will write the pilot screenplay.

The Ascendant (more about the book, below) is scheduled to be published by Simon & Schuster in January 2014. The first of a series, the author is currently writing the second book.

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The Ascendant by Drew Chapman

The Ascendant
Drew Chapman
A Suspense Thriller

Numbers don't lie. Not according to Garrett Reilly who, just two weeks past his twenty-sixth birthday, thinks he's probably the best bond analyst at his brokerage — maybe even the best in all of Manhattan. Garrett's memory for numbers is photographic. But he doesn't just memorize them; he sorts them, ranks them, senses patterns in them. As he watches buy and sell numbers float across his Bloomberg terminal, Garrett notices what nobody else can: that US Treasury bonds are being sold off at an alarming rate — two hundred billion dollars' worth. It's a discovery that he knows will make him incredibly rich.

Then the United States military arrives at his office, and Garrett's life is blown to pieces. As Captain Alexis Truffant explains, Garrett has stumbled upon something much larger — and scarier — than he could have imagined: the first attack in a covert war of unthinkable proportions. His biggest problem? Numbers don't lie … but governments can.

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