Friday, January 31, 2014

Fragmented by Colleen Connally is Today's Second Featured Free MystereBook

Fragmented by Colleen Connally

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Fragmented by Colleen Connally as today's second free mystery ebook (A Boston Crimes of Passion Novel; Kindle format only).

This title was listed for free as of the date and time of this post, January 31, 2014 at 6:45 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.

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Fragmented by Colleen Connally

Fragmented
Colleen Connally
A Boston Crimes of Passion Novel
Publisher: Colleen Connally

Cameron Quinn watched her father fall into a world of despair after being falsely accused of causing her mother's death. Now, her brother is a suspect in a crime she knows he's not capable of committing. She'll risk everything to save her brother from the same fate as her father, even destroying evidence that implicates him in a series of murders.

ADA Darren Kennedy is known as "the bulldog". He doesn't lose. When a killer emerges on the streets of Boston, he's dead-set on putting that killer behind bars … along with anyone that stands in his way.

Cameron soon discovers that the police aren't the only ones who suspect her of covering for her brother. The murderer is still out there and he isn't happy his plans have been disrupted. Now, the twisted psychopath has turned his attention towards Cameron and will stop at nothing until he has her in his control.

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Too Much Information by David Haskell is Today's Featured Free MystereBook

Too Much Information by David Haskell

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Too Much Information by David Haskell as today's free mystery ebook (A Suspense Thriller; Kindle format only).

This title was listed for free as of the date and time of this post, January 31, 2014 at 6:30 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.

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Too Much Information by David Haskell

Too Much Information
David Haskell
A Suspense Thriller
Publisher: David Haskell

In a world overshadowed by the impendence of terrorism, with pandemics threatening an equal measure of havoc, Thermo-Magnetic Imaging machines represent a seemingly perfect solution. But as privacy and health concerns grow ever more complex, this cutting edge technology delivers more than anyone had bargained for. While the forces behind the scenes fight to conceal their true agenda, the public struggles to cope with a new paradigm so invasive their innermost secrets are laid bare under its powerful lens.

Rob Folsom is a civil liberties activist, a staunch defender of privacy rights. Rosa Perez, a government agent specializing in surveillance, seems an unlikely candidate for him to represent. As Rob is pulled into her world of high-tech spying, corporate intrigue, and black ops government agencies, he becomes caught in a perilous game of cat and mouse. As the target of interest switches from client to advocate, Rob has to find a way to stop them before they sabotage everything he has worked for.

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When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson is Today's Kobo Daily Deal

Kobo Daily Deal

MystereBooks is pleased to feature When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson as today's Kobo Daily Deal.

The deal price of $2.99 is valid only for today, Friday, January 31, 2014.

Note: The price has been matched by Amazon.com for today only.

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When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson

When Will There Be Good News?
Kate Atkinson
A Jackson Brodie Mystery
Little, Brown

On a hot summer day, Joanna Mason's family slowly wanders home along a country lane. A moment later, Joanna's life is changed forever …

On a dark night thirty years later, ex-detective Jackson Brodie finds himself on a train that is both crowded and late. Lost in his thoughts, he suddenly hears a shocking sound …

At the end of a long day, 16-year-old Reggie is looking forward to watching a little TV. Then a terrifying noise shatters her peaceful evening. Luckily, Reggie makes it a point to be prepared for an emergency …

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Mystery Bestsellers for the Week Ending January 31, 2014

Bestselling Crime Fiction: Hardcover Mysteries, Suspense Novels and Thrillers

A list of the top 15 Mystery Hardcover Bestsellers for the week ending January 31st, 2014 has been posted by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books.

In a rather amazing twist, one of last year's longest running number one bestsellers, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, has regained the top spot this week. Otherwise, just a bit of shuffling among the remaining top ten.

One new title enters the list this week (rank in [brackets]).

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An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

[11]: An Officer and a Spy
Robert Harris

Paris in 1895. Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer, has just been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island, and stripped of his rank in front of a baying crowd of twenty-thousand. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, the ambitious, intellectual, recently promoted head of the counterespionage agency that "proved" Dreyfus had passed secrets to the Germans.

At first, Picquart firmly believes in Dreyfus's guilt. But it is not long after Dreyfus is delivered to his desolate prison that Picquart stumbles on information that leads him to suspect that there is still a spy at large in the French military.

As evidence of the most malignant deceit mounts and spirals inexorably toward the uppermost levels of government, Picquart is compelled to question not only the case against Dreyfus but also his most deeply held beliefs about his country, and about himself.

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Today's Mystery and Suspense Update from Big Fish Games (140131)

Big Fish Games

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

• The New Release is Mystery of the Ancients: Three Guardians (Collector's Edition).

• The Daily Deal is Deadly Voltage: Rise of the Invincible, just $2.99 today only!

• The current Catch of the Week is Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden, just $2.99 through Sunday, February 02, 2014 only.

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

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Mystery of the Ancients: Three Guardians (Collector's Edition)

The New Release today is Mystery of the Ancients: Three Guardians (Collector's Edition)

Uncover the secrets of Green Hill! After receiving a frantic call from your niece, you arrive in Green Hill to discover that things have really gone to the birds. A flock of mysterious crows has been terrorizing the town, attacking citizens and causing them to vanish in their tracks. But they're just the hired help. A strange man in a feathered cloak has a vendetta against your niece's boyfriend, and he'll stop at nothing to clear his path to revenge. Can you uncover the secrets behind his feathered fury and rescue Green Hill before it's too late? Find out in this gorgeous Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game!

This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won't find in the standard version, including: In the bonus game, the Dead King's crown corrupts an ally; Screensavers, soundtracks, and concept art; Collectible figures from the game; and an Available Strategy Guide.

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

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Deadly Voltage: Rise of the Invincible

Today's Daily Deal is Deadly Voltage: Rise of the Invincible

A mysterious force from a parallel universe wreaks havoc on a small town as a scientist fights to stop it from taking over the world! With its dazzling animation, super-charged gameplay and electrifying story, this is a hidden object adventure for all ages! Plug in today!

A sample version is available to download and play for free for one hour. You can purchase this game today only — Friday, January 31, 2014 — for $2.99.

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Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden

The current Catch of the Week is Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden

Find your missing fiancé in the deepest parts of the ocean! Discover and investigate a forgotten underwater city that hides many spine-chilling secrets and supernatural forces which still lurk in every corner of this mysterious world. Face an ancient evil that is hiding in the deepest chambers of the once idyllic city of Eden. Hold your breath and dive into this breathtaking underwater Hidden Object adventure!

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, February 02, 2014.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Review: The Spook Lights Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

Mysterious Reviews: Reviews of New Mysteries, Novels of Suspense, and Thrillers

A Mysterious Review of The Spook Lights Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini. A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery.

Review summary: The second mystery in this series, consisting of two cases investigated separately that are (of course) connected, is an enjoyable one, and takes advantage of and makes clever use of several unique elements from the time and place that the action is set, San Francisco in the late 1800s. (Click here for text of full review.)

Our rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Spook Lights Affair Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

The Spook Lights Affair
Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
Forge Books (December 2013)

Publisher synopsis: In 1895 San Francisco young debutantes don't commit suicide at festive parties, particularly not under the eye of Sabina Carpenter. But Virginia St. Ives evidently did, leaping from a foggy parapet in a shimmer of ghostly light. The seemingly impossible disappearance of her body creates an even more serious problem for the firm of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services.

Sabina hadn't wanted to take the assignment, but her partner John Quincannon insisted it would serve as entrée to the city's ultra rich and powerful. That means money, and Quincannon loves the almighty dollar. Which is why he is hunting the bandit who robbed the Wells, Fargo office of $35,000.

Working their separate cases (while Sabina holds John off with one light hand), the detectives give readers a tour of The City the way it was. From the infamous Barbary Coast to the expensive Tenderloin gaming houses and brothels frequented by wealthy men, Quincannon follows a danger-laden trail to unmask the murderous perpetrators of the Wells, Fargo robbery. Meanwhile, Sabina works her wiles on friends and relatives of the vanished debutante until the pieces of her puzzle start falling into place. But it's an oddly disguised gent appearing out of nowhere who provides the final clue to both cases — the shrewd "crackbrain" who believes himself to be Sherlock Holmes.

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Lethal Vintage, A Sunny McCoskey, Napa Valley Mystery by Nadia Gordon, Now at a Special Price

Lethal Vintage by Nadia Gordon

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Lethal Vintage by Nadia Gordon, now available at a special price, courtesy of the publisher, Chronicle Books.

The ebook format of this title was priced at $1.99 from the listed vendors (below) as of the date and time of this post (01/30/2014 at 5:00 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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Lethal Vintage by Nadia Gordon

Lethal Vintage by Nadia Gordon
A Sunny McCoskey, Napa Valley Mystery (4th in series)
Publisher: Chronicle Books

A decadent day of poolside sunbathing turns into a scandalous night — culminating in murder.

By morning, the police are pounding on Sunny McCloskey's door, and she is once again thrust into the center of a tense investigation involving a hedge-fund billionaire with a spectacular estate in California's Napa Valley.

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A New MystereBook: Showdown at Verity by Terry Mort

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 January 2014 priced $4.99 or less …

Showdown at Verity by Terry Mort was first published in paperback by Pinnacle in 2004 and introduces Pinkerton agent Ethan Grey. This is the first appearance as an ebook for this mystery/western.

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Showdown at Verity by Terry Mort

Showdown at Verity by Terry Mort
An Ethan Gray Mystery
Publisher: Terry Mort
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
Price: $2.99 (as of 01/30/14 04:30 PM ET)

Ethan Grey has seen too many good people die to regret killing the bad ones. An educated man, a former sailor who shelled Vicksburg for the Union Navy, Grey has come to Hell's own training ground on the Mexican border. The Pinkertons want him to find out who hijacked an army payroll and left eight soldiers dead beneath the blazing sun.

Amid ambush and bloody betrayal, he's right at home.

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The Tenth Justice, A Suspense Thriller by Brad Meltzer, Now at a Special Price

The Tenth Justice by Brad Meltzer

MystereBooks is pleased to feature The Tenth Justice by Brad Meltzer, now available at a special price, courtesy of the publisher, HarperCollins.

The ebook format of this title was priced at $3.99 from the listed vendors (below) as of the date and time of this post (01/30/2014 at 4:00 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 Tenth Justice by Brad Meltzer

The Tenth Justice by Brad Meltzer
A Suspense Thriller
Publisher: HarperCollins

Landing a prestigious position as a Supreme Court clerk fresh out of Yale Law, Ben Addison is on the ultra-fast track to success — until he inadvertently shares a classified secret with the wrong listener. And now the anonymous blackmailer who made a killing with Ben's information is demanding more. Guilty of a criminal act, his golden future suddenly in jeopardy, Ben turns for help to his roommates — three close friends from childhood, each strategically placed near the seats of Washington power — and to his beautiful, whip-smart fellow clerk, Lisa Schulman.

But trust is a dangerous commodity in the nation's capital. And when lives, careers, and power are at stake, loyalties can shatter like glass … and betrayals can be lethal.

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A New Infinity Ring Adventure: The Iron Empire by James Dashner

The Iron Empire by James Dashner, a First Clues Mystery for Kids

We are pleased to present you with one of this month's new First Clues: Mysteries for Kids books: The Iron Empire by James Dashner, a Infinity Ring Adventure.

For more information about the book, which is recommended for readers aged 10 to 12, see a synopsis, below.

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The Iron Empire by James Dashner

The Iron Empire by James Dashner
Series: Infinity Ring
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Format(s): Hardcover, eBook

They've sailed on the Santa Maria, defended famous cities from Vikings and Mongols, and come face-to-face with some of the greatest figures in history. Now, at long last, Dak, Sera, and Riq travel back in time to the moment it all began. Their mission: to save the life of young Alexander the Great.

But they are not the only time travelers in ancient Greece. An epic battle against their most dangerous foe awaits them … and history will be written by the victors.

Fix the past. Save the future. It's now or never!

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The Bride's Kimono, A Rei Shimura Mystery by Sujata Massey, Now at a Special Price

The Bride's Kimono by Sujata Massey

MystereBooks is pleased to feature The Bride's Kimono by Sujata Massey, now available at a special price, courtesy of the publisher, Harper.

The ebook format of this title was priced at $3.99 from the listed vendors (below) as of the date and time of this post (01/30/2014 at 3:00 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 Bride's Kimono by Sujata Massey

The Bride's Kimono by Sujata Massey
A Rei Shimura Mystery (5th in series)
Publisher: Harper

Antiques dealer Rei Shimura has managed to snag one of the most lucrative and prestigious jobs of her career: a renowned museum in Washington, D.C., has invited her to exhibit her kimonos and give a lecture on them. Accompanied by a gaggle of Japanese office ladies bent on a week of shopping, Rei lands in the capital. But her big break could ultimately break her.

Within hours one of the kimonos is stolen, and then Rei's passport is discovered in a shopping mall dumpster — on the dead body of one of the Japanese tourists. Trouble is only beginning, though, for now Rei's parents have arrived and so has her ex-boyfriend.

To track down the kimono and unmask a killer, Rei's got to do some clever juggling, fast talking, and quick sleuthing, or this trip home could be her last.

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