Friday, August 29, 2014

New This Week: The Housewife Assassin's Killer App, A Housewife Assassin Mystery by Josie Brown

The Housewife Assassin's Killer App by Josie Brown

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 2014 and priced $4.99 or less …

The Housewife Assassin's Killer App by Josie Brown

A Housewife Assassin Mystery (8th in series)

Publisher: Signal Press

Price: $3.99 (as of 08/29/2014 at 3:00 PM ET).

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In order to flush out an internationally renowned hacker who is wreaking havoc with top secret documents inside the United States' Intelligence Community's secured database, housewife assassin Donna Stone infiltrates three very successful high tech corporations:

• A company providing smart phones and other wireless devices with an operating system that contains artificial intelligence designed to meet your every need — even if it kills you;
• A tech conglomerate CEO who plans to broker the country's intelligence secrets to the highest bidder, be it a terrorist or enemy state;
• And an interactive game start-up with an avatar on the deadliest mission of all: kill Donna.

Can she save the world from terror — and at the same time protect her children from the painful knowledge of the father who deserted them?

The Housewife Assassin's Killer App by Josie Brown

Assassin's Game by Ward Larsen, New in Bookstores during August 2014

Assassin's Game by Ward Larsen

Today's featured new hardcover mystery, suspense, or thriller title scheduled to be published during August 2014 is …

Assassin's Game by Ward Larsen

A Suspense Thriller

Publisher: Forge Books

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

More about our featured title, below …

David Slaton has a good life. He has a new wife and a house in the Virginia suburbs. But he also has a dark past. Slaton is a former kidon, the most lethal Israeli assassin ever created.

After decades of work, a brilliant scientist has taken Iran to the threshold of its dream — a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile. Mossad must eliminate the man, but with a spy lurking high in its ranks there is only one option: bring back Slaton. The kidon has vowed to never kill again, but when his wife is attacked and forced to flee across Europe, events force his hand.

Slaton plots to assassinate one of the most closely guarded men on earth. Success is improbable. Survival unlikely. Only when he learns the labyrinthine truth does Slaton see one high-stakes chance. A chance for an assassin's game.

Assassin's Game by Ward Larsen

Telemystery: A&E Cancels Longmire after Three Seasons

Telemystery: Mystery and Suspense on Television

In what came as a complete surprise to us — and maybe to you, too — A&E has canceled Longmire, a Wyoming-set crime drama based on a character created by mystery author Craig Johnson.

"We would like to thank the phenomenal cast, crew and producers of Longmire, along with our partners at Warner Horizon, for their tireless work on three seasons of quality dramatic storytelling," A&E said in a statement. "We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved together."

The most recently concluded third season ended on a cliffhanger, suggesting the producers and scriptwriters were caught off guard as well. Warner Horizon is expected to immediately start shopping the popular show to other networks.

Murder by the Seaside, A Patience Price Mystery by Julie Anne Lindsey, Now Available at a Special Price

Murder by the Seaside by Julie Anne Lindsey

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, Carina Press …

Murder by the Seaside by Julie Anne Lindsey

A Patience Price Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Carina Press

Price: $0.99 (as of 08/29/2014 at 1:30 PM ET).

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Armed with a new counseling degree, Patience Price is eager to move back home to Chincoteague Island to help folks with their problems. But she finds the streets awash in more than East Coast charm. There's been a murder, and Adrian Davis, the town golden boy who once stomped her heart into a zillion pieces, is the main suspect. Now he's on the run, claiming he's innocent. Patience finds this … poetic. Not that she holds a grudge.

Adrian's mom is sure that with her FBI background Patience can find the truth. Yes, she was at the FBI — in human resources. Still, she looks into it, but not everyone is happy with her snooping. Either that, or the welcome wagon has some bold new policies involving drive-by shootings.

Things really heat up when a hunky former coworker, an actual FBI agent, arrives to help. But he may be too late; the quaint island harbors deadly secrets — and Patience is running out of time.

Murder by the Seaside by Julie Anne Lindsey

Pulse, A Frank Quinn Mystery by John Lutz, Now Available at a Special Price

Pulse by John Lutz

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, Pinnacle Books …

Pulse by John Lutz

A Frank Quinn Mystery (7th in series)

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

Price: $2.99 (as of 08/29/2014 at 1:00 PM ET).

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Some killers come back for more …

The killer's depravity is insatiable. What he does to his victims is unthinkable. Homicide detective turned P.I. Frank Quinn has seen this M.O. before. A demented ritual, it's the work of Daniel Danielle — a notorious serial killer who blurs the line between male and female, human and monster.

Danielle disappeared ten years ago. Is a copy cat repeating the crimes? Or has Danielle made a deadly return? Either way, this time the killing won't stop …

Pulse by John Lutz

New This Week: Hollywood Enemy, A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller by M. Z. Kelly

Hollywood Enemy by M. Z. Kelly

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 2014 and priced $4.99 or less …

Hollywood Enemy by M. Z. Kelly

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller (5th in series)

Publisher: M. Z. Kelly

Price: $2.99 (as of 08/29/2014 at 12:30 PM ET).

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So you think you’ve got problems…

Meet LAPD Detective Kate Sexton and her canine partner, Bernie. Thirty years after Kate's father was murdered in cold blood his killer is back and he's coming for her. After the department decides to temporarily assign her to work with the FBI to get her out of harm's way, Kate soon learns that things have gone from bad to worse when she's assigned to help track down The Artist, one of the most deranged and sadistic serial killers in the history of the agency.

As The Artist's killing cycle approaches, Kate teams with hard-headed FBI agent Joe Dawson, who has recently come out of retirement to work the case. As Kate and Joe track the killer, things take an unexpected turn. The Artist returns to the place where his killing cycle began, at the same time Kate herself is stalked by the deranged mad man who shattered her family by killing her father when she was a little girl.

Hollywood Enemy by M. Z. Kelly

A Conversation with Thriller Writer Daniel O'Neil

Omnimystery News: Author Interview with Daniel O'Neil
with Daniel O'Neil

We are delighted to welcome novelist Daniel O'Neil to Omnimystery News today.

Dan's debut thriller is Bodies on the Potomac (Open Road; July 2014 ebook formats) and we recently had the opportunity to spend some time with him talking about the book.

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Omnimystery News: Introduce us to the lead characters of Bodies on the Potomac.

Daniel O'Neil
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Daniel O'Neil

Daniel O'Neil: Taylor Clark is a former chief of staff to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Now he lives a cushy life in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, but it's not enough. He's driven to help keep his country safe from terrorists, and his arrangement with Loraine Sinatra suits him perfectly.

Loraine heads up a black unit deep within one of America's most visible but misunderstood law enforcement organizations, and Clark is her go-to guy. His arrangement with Loraine is free-lance, creating even more running room than is typical for a black operator. But it's his internal moral compass that keeps Clark within boundaries that he considers acceptable, even if others in Washington might not. While Loraine is a lifer, having clawed her way to the top in Federal law enforcement, she too is willing to turn a blind eye to certain actions if it means capturing or killing those who wish to harm the USA.

Clark and Loraine work well together, enjoy light moments even under the crush of pressure, and both possess an indomitable spirit along with a fierce will to eradicate the bad guys. In the next book, more backstory will emerge about Clark. That manuscript is in the early stages of rewrite.

OMN: Tell us something about the book that isn't mentioned in the publisher's synopsis.

DO: Bodies on the Potomac is about the characters. For instance, Alice Estero and Calloway Ridge are members of the US House of Representatives. Both are enormously corrupt, memorable, and difficult not to love.

Clark's love for his fiancée and his yellow lab paint him with a softer brush than might be expected, and Rasey Campbell is a complex woman whose role in the story has many facets.

OMN: How did you go about researching the plot points of the story?

DO: The Internet is a bonanza for writers. But everything isn't in Dr. Google's brain, and that means sometimes relying on old-fashioned methods such as actually talking with those who would have an answer or valid opinion. Maybe the owner of a restaurant, or a current car dealer, or a firearms manufacturer, a government contractor. Interesting tidbits come from sources such as those, things that would never be found in a written account. And it's an on-going pleasure that nearly every stranger I called out of the clear blue sky was willing to offer time and input. Plus I can never thank friends and colleagues enough for putting up with my pestering.

OMN: How true are you to the settings in Bodies on the Potomac?

DO: The locations portrayed are real, and while literary license was certainly available, it was used sparingly. I believe readers enjoy a taste of travelogue in their fiction, and so I stay pretty true to the locations where I set the action. The choice of locales is obviously subjective, an author's prerogative, and so I used regions that I love personally and with which I'm familiar. I did use a totally fabricated automobile manufacturer, however, as that gave me considerably more flexibility in story construction.

OMN: What is the best advice you've received as an author?

DO: I believe it was the author Michael Connelly who wrote that if you want to be a writer, then write something every day. I always remember that, even if it's a day off. Just a line, just a paragraph. Or a note for a later scene. But something. It keeps me in the game.

OMN: What have you learned, or can others learn, from advice and criticism?

DO: When someone tells you that rejection isn't personal, they're wrong. It is very personal and hurts like hell. But you need to go on.

OMN: What might you say to aspiring writers?

DO: The short answer is, don't take "no" for an answer. That doesn't mean, in my opinion, being obstinate or resisting sound advice from professionals, but if a writer caves at the first sign of resistance, the chances of ever completing the process is quite small. Again, in my opinion.

OMN: Tell us a little more about the book's title and cover.

DO: My publisher/distributor, Open Road Integrated Media, is to be commended for the cover. Once I had the title, the basic concept of the cover was simple: a cool photo across the Potomac with the Lincoln Memorial the focal point (you'll need to read the book to understand the significance of the looming Lincoln Memorial). Once the photo was selected, cropping, intensity, and coloring would make or break the cover. The first effort they sent blew me away. No changes were ever made. One swing, a home run. The title wasn't as quick and easy. I went through a number of working titles, but during one of the rewrites a passage in a certain scene captured my attention. From the mind of the villain I fashioned the title, Bodies on the Potomac .

OMN: What kinds of books did you read when you were young?

DO: Early in my life I discovered Ian Fleming. Well, better said, I discovered James Bond. And what teenage boy could resist addiction to fast cars, speeding bullets, hot women and high stakes gambling — all in the name of saving the world from ingenious bad guys who hung around with women named Pussy Galore, spoke with deep foreign accents, and were protected by bodyguards they called Oddjob. Heck, the Cold War was at its zenith, yet along comes a book titled From Russia With Love. What would you expect me to do?

OMN: Create a Top Five list for us on any subject.

DO: Top Five place to visit: Santorini; Portofino; Venice; Capri; and San Francisco.

OMN: What's next for you?

DO: More Clark and Sinatra is on the way. It's a chilling story that could easily be tomorrow's headline. Clark is left chasing his tail after a hotel explosion kills or maims hundreds of people. If he doesn't get out ahead of events, the slaughter of innocents will continue …

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Daniel O'Neil is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a former sports broadcaster and current insurance consultant. His personal collection of fiction is extensive and serves as his inspiration to introduce readers to Bodies on the Potomac, his debut novel. O'Neil, the father of two sons, has lived in a variety of locations, including Wisconsin, California, Indiana, Kentucky, and South Carolina. He currently resides in Florida where he is at work on his next book.

For more information about the author, please visit his website at DanielOneilBooks.com or find him on Facebook and Twitter.

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Bodies on the Potomac by Daniel O'Neil

Bodies on the Potomac
Daniel O'Neil
A Thriller

Karl Blumenthal's Bluffton, South Carolina automobile dealership is being terminated by Universal Motors. He believes it's because he's failed to financially back the reelection efforts of the sitting US president.

For guidance, Blumenthal calls on good friend and former Washington power broker Taylor Clark. But Clark is skeptical. However, when a live round fired from a silenced pistol narrowly misses him, Clark begins to fear the worst — that the country could be on the edge of the messiest national scandal since Watergate.

Clark immediately engages his boss, Loraine Sinatra, a feared Washington operator who secretly controls a black unit buried deep within one of America's least understood but most powerful and autonomous law enforcement organizations. Clark and Sinatra search desperately for footing in the investigation, tapping sources they haven't called on for years. When they arrive seconds too late to prevent a firearms confrontation on Blumenthal's front lot, it becomes clear that a national catastrophe looms. It isn't long before they discover that Bluffton is nothing more than a single speck in a bold scheme masterminded by Russian billionaire Mikael Azarov to bend the president of the United States to Moscow's will by seizing control of Universal Motors for himself.

Azarov's daring plot places his $25 billion fortune at risk — but he has killed before, and he's willing to kill again if that's what it takes to win. It's up to Clark to stop him.

From the Lowcountry of South Carolina to the halls of power in the nation's capital, from the skyscrapers of San Francisco's famed financial district to the stormy streets of flooded Savannah, Clark's resourcefulness and nerve fuel his pursuit of the truth — a pursuit that ultimately ends in violent public death.

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Boredom is Deadly by Jackson Marlow is Today's Second Featured Free MystereBook

Boredom is Deadly by Jackson Marlow

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature …

Boredom is Deadly by Jackson Marlow

A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: Pulp21

… as today's second free mystery ebook.

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This title was listed for free as of August 29, 2014 at 7:10 AM ET. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of the 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.

More on today's free book, below.

Life shifts from boredom to murder for young, Gillian Crawford, a rich, gorgeous resident of Boca Grande, the quaint, resort village on Gasparilla Island in Southwest Florida. With its beautiful, white powdered beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and trophy size fighting tarpon, the barrier island is the quintessential getaway spot for those seeking peace and quiet, until murder and mayhem strike — then everyone's a suspect.

Gillian, recently employed by a CIA sponsored think tank, has returned home on leave. Her parents, mistaken targets of island drug runners, are deceased. Her closest relative is a reclusive billionaire, Jonathan Alistair Cromwell, owner of the colossal, five star Boca Grande Hotel. Transitioning from clandestine role playing to idyllic island life has been a challenge. She is bored. Her Mensa worthy IQ partly to blame. The town folk have pegged her as eccentric and detached. Her circle of friends is small: Sam Mitchell, the sheriff and ex-boyfriend; Hadley Stevenson, senior chef at the hotel and gadget guru; Father Francis Flannigan, the local priest and keeper of secrets; and new resident and father figure, Solomon Crawford. Neither Solomon nor Gillian like to talk about their past, which suits them both just fine. But when his catches up with him, she is targeted too. Suddenly her uncle's hotel is a hotbed for international guests, as Russian mobsters, Islamic extremists, Neo-Nazis, and a tall, dark, handsome stranger, all check in. Each on the hunt for what Solomon absconded with years ago: pink diamonds and a birdcage of enriched ore, enough for a dirty bomb or two.

Caught up in a ring of espionage and intrigue, Gillian must stay one step ahead if she's going to catch Solomon's killer. And then there's the treasure. What's an island without treasure?

Boredom is Deadly by Jackson Marlow

Hollywood Blood by M. Z. Kelly is Today's Featured Free MystereBook

Hollywood Blood by M. Z. Kelly

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature …

Hollywood Blood by M. Z. Kelly

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller

Publisher: M. Z. Kelly

… as today's free mystery ebook.

Hollywood Blood by M. Z. Kelly, Amazon Kindle format

This title was listed for free as of August 29, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of the 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.

More on today's free book, below.

If you think you've got problems, meet LAPD cop, Kate Sexton. She's just been promoted to the department's elite Robbery Homicide Division, along with her canine partner, Bernie, a first for the homicide unit. But things immediately go downhill when a famous singer's manager is shot and killed during one of Kate's mother's psychic séances. While Kate tries to balance her troubled relationship with her mother and an ex-cop, things get even crazier when the killer strikes again … and again … and then targets those closest to the investigation.

As she tracks the killer, things turn even more bizarre when Kate learns the suspect in the homicides is the leader of a blood thirsty cult out for revenge. To make matters worse, Bernie's sexual wanderlust is out of control, her best friend Natalie meddles in the case, and Kate's boss thinks she's leaking details about the murders to the press.

Hollywood Blood by M. Z. Kelly

Raven Stole the Moon by Garth Stein is Today's Kobo Daily Deal

Raven Stole the Moon by Garth Stein

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature Raven Stole the Moon by Garth Stein as today's Kobo Daily Deal.

The deal price of $1.99 is valid only for today, Friday, August 29, 2014, and has been price-matched by Amazon.com.

Raven Stole the Moon by Garth Stein

A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: Harper

Price: $1.99 (as of 08/29/2014 at 6:40 AM ET).

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When Jenna Rosen abandons her comfortable Seattle life to visit Wrangell, Alaska, it's a wrenching return to her past. The hometown of her Native American grandmother, Wrangell is located near the Thunder Bay Resort, where Jenna's young son, Bobby, disappeared two years before. His body was never recovered, and Jenna is determined to lay to rest the aching mystery of his death.

But whispers of ancient legends begin to suggest a frightening new possibility about Bobby's fate, and Jenna must sift through the beliefs of her ancestors, the Tlingit, who still tell of powerful, menacing forces at work in the Alaskan wilderness. Armed with nothing but a mother's protective instincts, Jenna's quest for the truth behind her son's disappearance is about to pull her into a terrifying and life-changing abyss.

Raven Stole the Moon by Garth Stein

Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell is Today's Kindle Daily Deal

Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell

Omnimystery News is pleased to feature Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell as today's Kindle Daily Deal.

The deal price of $2.99 is valid only for today, Friday, August 29, 2014.

Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell

An Emma Cross, Gilded Newport Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Kensington

Price: $2.99 (as of 08/29/2014 at 6:10 AM ET).

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As the nineteenth century comes to a close, the illustrious Vanderbilt family dominates Newport, Rhode Island, high society. But when murder darkens a glittering affair at the Vanderbilt summer home, reporter Emma Cross learns that sometimes the actions of the cream of society can curdle one's blood …

Newport, Rhode Island, August 1895: She may be a less well-heeled relation, but as second cousin to millionaire patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt, twenty-one-year-old Emma Cross is on the guest list for a grand ball at the Breakers, the Vanderbilts' summer home. She also has a job to do — report on the event for the society page of the Newport Observer.

But Emma observes much more than glitz and gaiety when she witnesses a murder. The victim is Cornelius Vanderbilt's financial secretary, who plunges off a balcony faster than falling stock prices. Emma's black sheep brother Brady is found in Cornelius's bedroom passed out next to a bottle of bourbon and stolen plans for a new railroad line. Brady has barely come to before the police have arrested him for the murder. But Emma is sure someone is trying to railroad her brother and resolves to find the real killer at any cost.

Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell

Today's Mystery and Suspense Update from Big Fish Games (140829)

Big Fish Games

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

• The New Release is Mystery Trackers: Blackrow's Secret (Collector's Edition).

• The Daily Deal is The Curse of the Ring, just $2.99 today only!

• The current Catch of the Week is Deadly Voltage: Rise of the Invincible, just $2.99 through Sunday, August 31, 2014 only.

• Today's Special Deal — Labor Day Sale: All games are Two for the Price of One! Use coupon code LABOR for Collector's Edition games and use coupon code DAY for Standard games. Offer valid through September 1st, 2014 only until 11:59 PM PT.

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

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Mystery Trackers: Blackrow's Secret (Collector's Edition)

The New Release is Mystery Trackers: Blackrow's Secret (Collector's Edition)

It's been two hundred years since the plague swept through here … Authorities quarantined the area around Blackrow Mansion, and it hasn't been opened since. But now, an up-and-coming starlet is receiving strange threats that have drawn her straight to the quarantine zone. What is hiding behind the rusted gates of the Forbidden District? Play innovative new mini-games and explore gorgeous hidden-object puzzles as you track down the truth behind Blackrow's secret!

This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won't find in the standard version, including: Uncover a new secret in the bonus game; Wallpapers and concept art; Music tracks; and an Available Strategy Guide.

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

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The Curse of the Ring

Today's Daily Deal is The Curse of the Ring

Go on a fun adventure in Barbados! After trying on a cursed ring, you must now find 6 stolen treasures or pay the ultimate price! Cap'n J. Flint has cursed the so-called prophecy ring and sends you out to find the treasures taken by the mutineers. Explore gorgeous Hidden Object scenes and try to survive the curse of the ring!

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

Also available for this game:

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Deadly Voltage: Rise of the Invincible

The current Catch of the Week 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. Also available for  Mac.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Review: Cat on a Cold Tin Roof by Mike Resnick

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

A Mysterious Review of Cat on a Cold Tin Roof by Mike Resnick. An Eli Paxton Mystery.

Review summary: This third in series mystery starts strong with an interesting premise, but then takes its time resolving the case of the missing cat. Though the story moves along briskly, not much happens between the opening and closing chapters. A nice, quick, generally enjoyable read, but not altogether memorable. (Click here for text of full review.)

Our rating: 3 of 5 stars

Cat on a Cold Tin Roof Mike Resnick

Cat on a Cold Tin Roof
Mike Resnick
An Eli Paxton Mystery
Seventh Street Books (August 2014)

Publisher synopsis: Hard-luck gumshoe Eli Paxton is hired to find a missing cat — a very important cat, it turns out, because its collar is studded with diamonds worth a small fortune. What starts as a routine search of animal shelters soon becomes a perilous journey through a murky underworld. The woman who hired Paxton is the wealthy widow of a recently murdered financial adviser with an alias and mobster ties.

Paxton finds the cat, but not the collar. Eventually, he's forced to unravel an intricate plot involving a Bolivian drug cartel. On top of all this, the temperamental widow is more likely to throw things at Paxton than pay him for his services.

As he turns up one clue after another, leading him ever deeper into a treacherous maze, Paxton hopes, first, to survive, and then to make enough money to afford a new transmission for his broken-down car.

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Deadly Debut, A Mystery Anthology by Clare Toohey, Editor, Now Available at a Special Price

Deadly Debut by Clare Toohey, Editor

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, Glenmere Press …

Deadly Debut by Clare Toohey, Editor

A Mystery Anthology

Publisher: Glenmere Press

Price: $0.99 (as of 08/28/2014 at 5:00 PM ET).

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It's curtains for Gotham in this anthology, taking the first bow in the Murder New York Style series. Written by members of the New York/Tri-State chapter of Sisters in Crime, these twisted tales reveal New York City's dramatic and dark underbelly.

In these pages, a Bronx teen steeped in Poe confronts a tormentor; on Manhattan's Upper East Side, a recovering alcoholic sweeps up deadly secrets (an Agatha Award nominee for Best Short Story); and in post-war Queens, a gutsy lie shatters lives. From a Brooklyn nanny's street smarts to a small grocer's grit, from a nightclub's belly dancers to a P.I. reared on jive, the characters in these mysteries will have you cheering.

Selected from the Chapter's first anthology, these urban short stories offer bites of action-packed murder and mystery that range in tone from fun to dark and in genre from cozy to noir. The amateur sleuths, police officers, private investigators, and female protagonists who grapple with crime in these pages are richly drawn and engagingly authentic.

Deadly Debut by Clare Toohey, Editor

New This Week: A Hidden Element, The Element Trilogy by Donna Galanti

A Hidden Element by Donna Galanti

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 2014 and priced $4.99 or less …

A Hidden Element by Donna Galanti

The Element Trilogy (2nd in series)

Publisher: Imajin Books

Price: $3.99 (as of 08/28/2014 at 4:30 PM ET).

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Evil lurks within…

When Caleb Madroc is used against his will as part of his father's plan to breed a secret alien community and infiltrate society with their unique powers, he vows to save his oppressed people and the two children kept from him.

Seven years later, Laura and Ben Fieldstone's son is abducted, and they are forced to trust a madman's son who puts his life on the line to save them all. The enemy's desire to own them — or destroy them — leads to a survival showdown.

Laura and Ben must risk everything to defeat a new nemesis that wants to rule the world with their son, and Caleb may be their only hope — if he survives. But must he sacrifice what he most desires to do so?

A Hidden Element by Donna Galanti

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