Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Drowning Spool by Monica Ferris, New in Bookstores in February 2014

New Mysteries (

Today's new hardcover mystery title, scheduled to be published during February 2014 by Berkley Hardcover, is The Drowning Spool by Monica Ferris.

For a list of more new hardcover mysteries published this month, visit our New Mysteries page for February 2014. For new paperback mysteries, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where a selection of February 2014 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers are shelved.

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The Drowning Spool by Monica Ferris

The Drowning Spool
Monica Ferris
Series: Betsy Devonshire, Needlecraft (17th)

Even though running Crewel World keeps Betsy plenty busy, a little extra cash on the side doesn't hurt. So when the local senior complex, Watered Silk, asks her to teach a class on the tricky punch needle technique, Betsy jumps at the opportunity to win over some new customers.

Unfortunately, the business that Betsy drums up is not of the needlework variety. A young woman is found floating in Watered Silk's therapy pool, and Betsy's sleuthing skills are immediately called upon to figure out who drowned her. But the list of suspects is more twisted than any Betsy has encountered before. The young woman had three lovers — each with a motive for the murder.

It's up to Betsy to sort out the snarl of romantic entanglements and find a killer, or the wrong man is bound to get pinned for a crime he didn't commit …

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Reviews of Mystery and Suspense Books for Kids, New This Week on Book Trends (140201)

Book Trends: Reviews of Young Adult and Children Books

Book Trends, a review site for young adult's and children's books, published several new book reviews this past week. We're presenting here a summary of those in the mystery/suspense/thriller category.

The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni. Lexile measure: 840L. Reviewed by a 6th grade student, who writes, "I really enjoyed the all the suspense that kept me at the edge of my seat." (Read the full review of this middle grade suspense story, here.)

For more reviews of children and young adult books of all genres, visit Book Trends; their reviews will amaze you! You can also follow Book Trends on Twitter.

New from Harlequin Intrigue: Raven's Hollow by Jenna Ryan

Harlequin

Every month Harlequin publishes several new novels of mystery and suspense. We are pleased to present in this post one of its new February, 2014 titles, published in the Harlequin Intrigue series.

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Raven's Hollow by Jenna Ryan

Raven's Hollow by Jenna Ryan
Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue
List Price: $4.99 (ebook), $5.50 (paperback)

Every small town has hidden secrets. But Raven's Hollow is also hiding a murderer. Twenty years ago, Detective Eli Blume's stepsister was killed. Though the killer was never found, Eli was forever changed by the family tragedy. Now another woman Eli cares about has been targeted: Sadie Bellam, whose legacy is closely tied to the town's eerie legends …

Sadie knows her stalker is no ghost, but a flesh-and-blood villain. And while she appreciates Eli's protection, their mutual attraction poses its own danger. Once that attraction ruined the life she thought she wanted; now Eli may be the only person standing between her and becoming yet another victim haunting Raven's Hollow …

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Undercover Genius, A Family Genius Mystery by Patricia Rice, Now at a Special Price

Undercover Genius by Patricia Rice

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Undercover Genius by Patricia Rice, now available at a special price, courtesy of the publisher, Book View Café.

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 (02/01/2014 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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Undercover Genius by Patricia Rice

Undercover Genius by Patricia Rice
A Family Genius Mystery (2nd in series)
Publisher: Book View Café

Complex conspiracies to the right, dastardly deaths to the left, and all Ana wants to do is save her family's inheritance …

When her half-sister Patra arrives on the Maximillian mansion doorstep with the news that Patra's father was murdered and the killers are after Patra, Ana is off on another race to protect her eccentric family. Graham, the hunky spy in the attic who holds the mansion ransom, has a stake in this mystery if he wants to prevent Ana and her family from turning his high tech bat cave into Grand Central Station.

While Ana unravels a tangle of gangsters and media moguls, she's also saving Patra from murderous zombie racers and preventing brother Nick from exacting justice by wrapping their coked-up lawyer in a rug and smuggling him through customs.

Murder in Ana's world comes accompanied by mayhem and madness … and a sexy glimpse of the man who holds their inheritance hostage.

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A New MystereBook: Whisper of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn

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 February 2014 priced $4.99 or less …

Whisper of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn is a prequel novella of romantic suspense that transports readers to a magical New Year's Eve party in 1914, where two guests will discover the passion of a lifetime.

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Whisper of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn

Whisper of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn
An Evangeline Starke Novel
Publisher: Harlequin Mira
Publication Date: February 01, 2014
Price: $0.00 (as of 02/01/14 12:30 PM ET; $1.99 on Kobo and iTunes)

Notorious socialite Delilah Drummond won't be deterred by the war. Instead, she decides to throw the event of the year, and she's handing out invitations with an eye for wanton fun and wild abandon.

There is the dashing explorer and archaeologist Gabriel Stark, a man at a crossroads in his life. Brilliant and restless, he's just committed to a secret enterprise that forces him to play a public role very different from the man he truly is.

And then there is the charming if flighty Evangeline Merriweather. Evie has dreamed her whole life of adventure. Little does she know, she's about to get more than she bargained for. Especially after her vivacious Aunt Dove acts as fairy godmother, if a saucy one, providing a scandalous gown and a whisper of jasmine on her skin …

Evie will shake cool Gabriel to his core, but just how far are they willing to take love at first sight?

One seductive night will change Evie forever. Watch for her next adventure, in the City of Jasmine.

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Cinemystery: Nic Pizzolatto's Crime Thriller Galveston to be Adapted for Film

Cinemystery: Crime Novels Adapted for Film

Jean Doumanian Productions will produce a film adaptation of Nic Pizzolatto's Edgar Award-nominated crime thriller Galveston. (More about the book, below.)

Pizzolatto, who created, wrote and executive produces HBO's new drama True Detective, has written the screenplay. Janus Metz will direct.

Matthias Schoenaerts has been cast in the lead role of Roy Cady. Production is expected to begin in Spring 2014.

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Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto

Galveston
Nic Pizzolatto
A Crime Thriller

On the same day that Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he senses that his boss, a dangerous loan-sharking bar-owner, wants him dead. Known "without affection" to members of the boss's crew as "Big Country" on account of his long hair, beard, and cowboy boots, Roy is alert to the possibility that a routine assignment could be a deathtrap. Which it is. Yet what the would-be killers do to Roy Cady is not the same as what he does to them, which is to say that after a smoking spasm of violence, they are mostly dead and he is mostly alive.

Before Roy makes his getaway, he realizes there are two women in the apartment, one of them still breathing, and he sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that causes a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he goes on the run from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas — an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable. The girl's name is Rocky, and she is too young, too tough, too sexy — and far too much trouble. Roy, Rocky, and her sister hide in the battered seascape of Galveston's country-western bars and fleabag hotels, a world of treacherous drifters, pickup trucks, and ashed-out hopes. Any chance that they will find safety there is soon lost. Rocky is a girl with quite a story to tell, one that will pursue and damage Roy for a very long time to come.

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For Those Who Worship the Sun by James Michael Rice is Today's Third Featured Free MystereBook

For Those Who Worship the Sun by James Michael Rice

MystereBooks is pleased to feature For Those Who Worship the Sun by James Michael Rice as today's third free mystery ebook (A Suspense Thriller; Kindle format only).

This title was listed for free as of the date and time of this post, February 01, 2014 at 7:00 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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For Those Who Worship the Sun by James Michael Rice

For Those Who Worship the Sun
James Michael Rice
A Suspense Thriller
Publisher: James Michael Rice

When Ben Sawyer and his friends decide to take an adventure tour in the Amazon jungle, they are instantly entranced by the tropical beauty of the forest and its creatures. But when their riverboat captain is killed and their boat disappears, leaving them stranded, their dream vacation quickly becomes a real life nightmare. Now they must brave the dangers of the wild as they make their way back to civilization.

And they are not alone.

Something sinister has detected the presence of the human intruders, and it will stop at nothing to destroy them. Now the trip of a lifetime just might cost them their lives …

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Fashion Victim by G. T. Herren is Today's Second Featured Free MystereBook

Fashion Victim by G. T. Herren

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Fashion Victim by G. T. Herren as today's second free mystery ebook (A Paige Tourneur Mystery; Kindle format only).

This title was listed for free as of the date and time of this post, February 01, 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.

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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Fashion Victim by G. T. Herren

Fashion Victim
G. T. Herren
A Paige Tourneur Mystery
Publisher: booksBnimble

In her first solo outing, Paige Tourneur has long since left the Times-Picayune and has now landed a job at Crescent City Magazine, which sends her out to do a personality piece on bitchy fashion designer Marigny Mercereau. Only Marigny ends up dead fifteen minutes before her fifteen minutes of fame.

Twisting through Marigny's creepy past, Paige is accompanied, as always, by best friend Chanse, her cop buddies Venus Casanova and Blaine Tujague, and (finally!) by the perfect man: her new boy friend, Blaine's brother Ryan. So what happens when a woman meets the perfect man and her past comes calling?

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A Prosecutor for the Defense by Stephen Penner is Today's Featured Free MystereBook

A Prosecutor for the Defense by Stephen Penner

MystereBooks is pleased to feature A Prosecutor for the Defense by Stephen Penner as today's free mystery ebook (A David Brunelle Legal Thriller; Kindle format only).

This title was listed for free as of the date and time of this post, February 01, 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.

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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A Prosecutor for the Defense by Stephen Penner

A Prosecutor for the Defense
Stephen Penner
A David Brunelle Legal Thriller
Publisher: Ring of Fire Publishing

Seattle homicide D.A. David Brunelle has spent his entire career prosecuting criminals. But when his girlfriend, medical examiner Kat Anderson, asks him to go to California to defend her ex-husband on a murder charge, he just can't say no to her.

Brunelle has to fight not only his prosecutorial instincts, but also a smooth-talking D.A., an unhelpful detective, and — worst of all — a client who won't give him a straight answer. As the evidence piles up and the case unfolds, Brunelle waits for the other shoe to drop, but this time the shoe is on the other foot.

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Pivot Point by Kasie West is Today's Nook Daily Find

Nook Daily Find

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Pivot Point by Kasie West as today's Nook Daily Find.

The deal price of $1.99 is valid only for today, Saturday, February 01, 2014.

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

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Pivot Point by Kasie West

Pivot Point
Kasie West
A YA Novel of Suspense
HarperTeen

Addison Coleman's life is one big "What if?" As a Searcher, a special type of clairvoyant, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she is able to look into the future and see both outcomes. So when her parents tell her they are getting a divorce and she has to pick who she wants to live with, a Search has never been more important.

In one future Addie is living with her mom in the life she's always known and is being pursued by the most popular guy in school. In the other she is the new girl in school, where she falls for a cute, quiet artist.

Then Addie finds herself drawn into a murder investigation, and her fate takes a darker turn. With so much to lose in either future, Addie must decide which reality she's willing to live through … and who she's willing to live without.

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Unspeakable by Laura Griffin is Today's Romantic Suspense Kindle Daily Deal

Romantic Suspense Kindle Daily Deal

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Unspeakable by Laura Griffin as today's Romantic Suspense Kindle Daily Deal.

The deal price of $1.99 is valid only for today, Saturday, February 01, 2014.

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Unspeakable by Laura Griffin

Unspeakable
Laura Griffin
The Tracers Sisters
Pocket Books

Elaina McCord's dream of being an FBI profiler is threatened by her very first case — investigating a string of murders near a Texas beach resort. The victims, all young women, were drugged and brutally murdered, their bodies abandoned in desolate marshland. Elaina's hunch — met with disbelief by local police — is that these are only the latest offerings from a serial killer who has been perfecting his art for years, growing bolder and more cunning with each strike.

True-crime writer Troy Stockton has a reputation as an irresistible playboy who gets his story at any cost. He's the last person Elaina should trust, let alone be attracted to. But right now Troy, along with the elite team of forensics experts known as the Tracers, is her only ally in a case that's turning dangerously personal. A killer is reaching out to Elaina, taunting her, letting her know how ruthless he is and how close he's getting. Now it's not just her career that's in jeopardy — it's her life.

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The Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer is Today's Kindle Daily Deal

Kindle Daily Deal

MystereBooks is pleased to feature The Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer as today's Kindle Daily Deal. We're highlighting the first in the series, Only Time Will Tell, below.

The deal price of $1.99 each is valid only for today, Saturday, February 01, 2014.

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Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

Only Time Will Tell
Jeffrey Archer
The Clifton Chronicles
St. Martin's Press

The epic tale of Harry Clifton's life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war." A dock worker in Bristol, Harry never knew his father, but he learns about life on the docks from his uncle, who expects Harry to join him at the shipyard once he's left school. But then an unexpected gift wins him a scholarship to an exclusive boys' school, and his life will never be the same again.

As he enters into adulthood, Harry finally learns how his father really died, but the awful truth only leads him to question, was he even his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who spent his whole life on the docks, or the firstborn son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line?

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Today's Mystery and Suspense Update from Big Fish Games (140201)

Big Fish Games

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

• The New Release is Dangerous Games: Prisoners of Destiny.

• The Daily Deal is Nightmare Realm: In the End …, 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.

• Today's Special Deal — Groundhog Weekend Sale!: All Collector's Edition games are just $8.99! Use coupon code SHADOW at check-out to purchase any Collector's Edition game for just $8.99. Offer valid through February 2nd, 2014 only until 11:59 PM PT.

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

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Dangerous Games: Prisoners of Destiny

The New Release today is Dangerous Games: Prisoners of Destiny

You left the big city to start a new life in Brownville, Louisiana, where your friends Ben and Louise have lined up a job for you. Your new boss, Simon, seems like a friendly enough guy — he even suggests the four of you play a nice game of cards when you arrive. But it turns out that this is no ordinary game. The second you set a card down on the table, you find yourself in a strange world. As you explore your surroundings, it starts to sink in — you and your friends have become living pieces in someone's deadly game. Can you survive to the end? Escape from a beautiful and deadly world in this gorgeous Hidden Object Adventure game!

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

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Nightmare Realm: In the End …

Today's Daily Deal is Nightmare Realm: In the End …

When your daughter, Emily, is suddenly seized by a mysterious force, you must journey to the Nightmare Realm to search for a cure. But nothing could have prepared you for what you find there. You soon find yourself trapped, racing against time to save your family. Can you track down the creature that cursed your daughter and uncover the secrets behind the Nightmare Realm before it's too late?

A sample version is available to download and play for free for one hour. You can purchase this game today only — Saturday, February 01, 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.

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