Current Recommendations for Booklovers— Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Winston Churchill's Renegade Spy by Steve Haberman

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

"Good thriller. Keeps you guessing, full of mystery and anticipation." -Goodreads reviewer. An ex-NY City detective and disgraced Churchill bodyguard must hunt down a Nazi spy in the prime minister's government before the Germans invade Britain. Highly rated on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads. From $1.95 SHOP NOW


Straight River by Chris Norbury

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2019 Kindle Book Review (KBR) Awards Semifinalist - 2019 Chanticleer Book Review CLUE Awards Finalist - A fast-paced, tension-building mystery-thriller set during the emotional and financial aftermath of the Great Recession. If you're a fan of unique characters who defy all odds and stand up against powerful, ruthless foes, then you'll love this story of a musician/hero who marches to the beat of a different drummer. "... a page-turner that kept me up well into the night. --author Laurie Buchanan From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Publishable By Death by ACF Bookens

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All Harvey Beckett wants to do is help the residents of St. Marin's find the perfect book for that moment, snuggle with her hound dog Mayhem, and be ignored by her cat Aslan. But when the small, waterside town's newest resident discovers the body of the community's persnickety reporter in her bookshop storeroom just before her grand opening, Harvey can't help trying to solve the crime, even when it might cost her business and her life. From $0 SHOP NOW


Shattered Bliss by S. J. Braden

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She’s determined to live. He won’t give up until her final breath. Abby Grey barely escaped her abusive marriage. Certain that distance is her only hope for protection, she travels to the mountains of Ecuador in search of asylum. But when the psychotic man starts terrorizing her family back home, she’s petrified with no idea how to help them. And reconnecting with an old friend may be the worst mistake she ever makes…Can Abby find peace at last, or will she be hunted to the end of her days? From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Last Penance by J.J. Rackmen

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Reflecting back on your life, will you remember all your transgressions? Because forgetting one could be lethal. What if a decision you made years ago would lead to your friend’s murder? Someone is holding Edwin accountable for a transgression he doesn't even know he committed. One risky decision could blindside Edwin, shatter his blissful retirement, and send his life into a tailspin. A donation to the church might save his soul, but can anyone save his life? From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Exposed in Edinburgh by Scarlett Moss

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They’ve turned in their badges. But when their Scottish adventure is dampened by a blackmailer, will they step up and save the day? Joan and Alen Arny can’t wait to trade everyday life for the exotic. And after retiring from their work in the sheriff’s office, they happily fly from their Texas home to the land of kilts and bagpipes. But before they can explore the city, their newest neighbor begs them to quash the scandalous secret that has his tartan in a twist. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Murder in Cherry Hills by Paige Sleuth

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Kat Harper has only just returned to her small hometown of Cherry Hills, Washington when she discovers the dead body of her neighbor, Mrs. Tinsdale. Matilda, Mrs. Tinsdale’s orphaned rescue cat, just might be the only eyewitness to the murder. But how do you convince a cat to reveal “whodunit”? From $0 SHOP NOW


The Black Glove by Geoffrey Miller

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Terry Traven is an L. A. private eye who modeled himself after Philip Marlowe and thrived in the 1960s. But now it’s the 1980s, his minor fame has completely faded, and he’s barely making a living. So he jumps at the opportunity to find a wealthy, born-again industrialist’s missing son who has been dabbling in drugs and punk rock. Traven’s search leads him into a bizarre, cocaine-drizzled world populated by kidnappers, drug dealers, talent agents, greedy entrepreneurs, religious zealots and desperate killers. From $5.99 SHOP NOW


Poor Poor Ophelia: A Krug & Kellog Thriller by Carolyn Weston

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It’s the turbulent 1970s, a time of social upheaval. The generation gap has never seemed so wide and perilous, especially for veteran Santa Monica homicide detective Al Krug and his new partner, university-educated ex-surfer Casey Kellog, the youngest detective on the force. A woman’s corpse is found floating in the bay with a law firm’s business card, sealed in plastic, strung around her neck. Krug and Kellog have to solve the bizarre and gruesome murder…if they don’t kill each other first. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Viking Private Investigation by Tommy Ueland

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"Norwegian P.I. with 20+ years of experience... I wasn't lying, per se, just bending the truth a little. OK, a lot, but I have been writing crime novels for 23 years. That has to count for something, right?" After a failed career in writing crime, Norwegian author, Tommy, decides to try his hand at actually preventing crime as a private investigator. How hard can it be, right? The aptly named "Viking P.I." soon discovers that he has a real talent...for failing! From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Outrage at Blanco by Bill Crider

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It’s True Grit meets Gran Torino in a blazingly original crime novel from Bill Crider, an Edgar and Shamus finalist and a two-time winner of the Anthony Award. “In the hands of Bill Crider, noir seems as atmospheric and doomful as ever,” Publisher’s Weekly. From $8.95 SHOP NOW


Privilege by Bharat Krishnan

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New York’s drug problem is Rakshan's solution. Getting his hands on a super drug called WP could earn him glory, power, and a chance to win back his ex. But stealing it from the Top 1% is costly, and if Rakshan isn’t careful he’ll pay with his life. Discover how Rakshan’s journey sets off a chain of events that changes his city, his country…and the world. This ensemble political thriller is perfect for fans of Ocean’s 11 and House of Cards. $3.99 SHOP NOW


Man Eater by Gar Anthony Haywood

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Shamus & Anthony Award winning author Gar Anthony Haywood’s brutally funny Hollywood thriller Man Eater makes Get Shorty and The Player look like Disney movies. “A tale bearing traces of Elmore Leonard and Preston Sturges [that] suggests that LA street violence and Burbank studio infighting are the same bloodthirsty sport…a lean, funny thriller,” Kirkus Reviews – Starred Review From $4.99 SHOP NOW


The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read

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When Charley follows his pet insects to a pool of blood behind a false wall, he could run and let those stones bury their secrets. Or he could walk the dark tunnels of the school's heart, scour its abandoned passages, and pick at the scab of a family's legacy of madness and murder. With the help of Sam Forster, the school's gardener, and Matron Grace, the staff nurse, Charley unravels Old Cross' history and exposes a scandal stretching back to when the school was a home with a noble family and a dark secret. From $4.95 SHOP NOW


Dunn's Conundrum by Stan Lee

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It’s the mid-1980s and the cold war hasn’t thawed. The Library, a super-secret U.S. espionage agency is keeping an eye on the Russians and everybody else. A dozen elite intelligence experts relentlessly sift out classified information from everywhere. They know all the secrets except for one – which of the librarians is a traitor. It’s up to Walt Coolidge, a librarian with a Sherlockian gift for analyzing people’s garbage, to uncover the mole and, if he fails, it could lead to nuclear Armageddon. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


We Sold Our Souls: A Novel by Grady Hendrix

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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires comes a hard-rocking, spine-tingling horror novel about a washed-up guitarist of a ’90s heavy metal band who embarks on an epic road-trip across America and deep into the web of a sinister conspiracy. From $9.99 SHOP NOW


Apparent Wind by Dallas Murphy

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“A flamboyant, comic nightmare. The author's best inventions are his characters -- gaudy as comic-strip villains, unpredictable as ancient gods and given to mighty mock-heroic combat of epic consequence. There is fun here, but also real fury in Mr. Murphy’s raging imagination,” The New York Times From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

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At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, is the Finch House. For years it has remained empty, overgrown, abandoned. Soon the door will be opened for the first time in decades. But something is waiting, lurking in the shadows, anxious to meet its new guests…“I’ve only dared to read it in the daylight.” ―Kaly Soto, Deputy Weekend Editor, the New York Times Book Review From $10.69 SHOP NOW


Criss Cross by Tom Kakonis

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It’s a bone-chilling winter in Grand Rapids. Ex-cop Mitch Morse is stuck in a dreary, dead-end job at a discount store so he can’t resist when a smoldering, sexy cashier Starla Hudek asks him to join a gang of down-to-their-last-chance killers and criminals ready to do whatever it takes to pull off the score of a lifetime on Christmas Eve. “Stylishly flamboyant…Kakonis has honed his skills at locking violent characters into harrowing, if often hilarious, straits.” – New York Times From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Whiskers, Wreaths & Murder by Kathy Manos Penn

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If it were up to her, they’d be singing carols and baking cookies. Instead, they’re stockings-deep in a murder investigation…Leta Parker is looking forward to her first holiday season in the Cotswolds, until the festive spirit turns sour over the new American earl's plans to turn his family's estate into a resort. When he's found dead in a ditch, it’s clear this car crash was no accident. Can a feisty retiree, her spunky senior friends, and her talking dog and cat unwrap the killer? From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Delilah West by Maxine O'Callaghan

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From Maxine O’Callaghan, Shamus Award nominee and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America...now for the first time ever in a single volume we present the daring short stories and the two bold novels that introduced the world to Delilah West, the female PI who shattered the boundaries of crime fiction. From $7.99 SHOP NOW


A Thief in Stickleback Hollow by C.S. Woolley

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Orphaned by a mysterious fever, Lady Sarah Montgomery Baird Watson-Wentworth must leave behind the freedom of her life in India for the confinements of Victorian England. She finds herself as a guest of Brigadier Webb-Kneelingroach in Grangeback Manor - a country estate on the edge of the eccentric village of Stickleback Hollow. However, a break-in at the manor with the groundskeeper as the main suspect throws Lady Sarah into a mystery that may hold the key as to why her parents are dead. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Behind Closed Doors by JJ Marsh

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Scotland Yard sends a modern-day Marple to solve baffling cases all over Europe in this British mystery series with character and wit. In Behind Closed Doors, Beatrice is seconded to Switzerland. Wealthy, powerful men are committing suicide. Or are they? When the same DNA is found at each scene, DI Stubbs suspects someone is dispensing a personal retribution. The first half of the series is on sale this week, to celebrate the release of volume 12. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Seed by Ania Ahlborn

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Country comfort is no match for spine-tingling Southern gothic suspense in Ania Ahlborn’s tale of an ordinary man with a demon on his back. Seed plants its page-turning terror deep in your soul, and lets it grow wild. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


A Long Reach: A Streeter Thriller by Michael Stone

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Bounty hunter Streeter is a string of ex’s…ex-linebacker, ex-accountant, ex-bouncer, and a four-time ex-husband…who excels at exacting justice…with explosive results. "Authentic action, in-depth characterization, and a nerve-wracking, cat-and-mouse plot make this a winner." – Library Journal From $4.99 SHOP NOW