Current Recommendations for Booklovers— Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

The Devil and The Dark Water by Stuart Turton

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It's 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world's greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Arent Hayes, his loyal bodyguard is traveling with him, and is determined to prove his friend innocent. No sooner are they out to sea than devilry begins. Strange symbols appear. Livestock is slaughtered. And three passengers are marked for death. With Pipps imprisoned, only Arent can solve the mystery that connects everyone on board. From $8.57 SHOP NOW


The Tarleton Murders: Sherlock Holmes in America by Breck England

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Set in the years prior to the famed detective’s partnership with Dr. John Watson, The Tarleton Murders is a captivating mystery that every Sherlock Holmes fan will adore. Featuring characters both fictional and real—including George Bernard Shaw, Scarlett O’Hara, and the forebears of Paul McCartney and Martin Luther King—and revealing the surprising origins of Professor Moriarity and Uncle Remus—it is a corking good literary puzzler that would make Sir Arthur Conan Doyle proud. From $9.99 SHOP NOW


Counterfeit by Scott L. Miller

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The last person social worker Mitch Adams wants to hear from is St. Louis Homicide Detective JoJo Baker, a man with whom Mitch shares a tangled past. Baker wants Mitch to counsel Lonnie Washington, a disabled African-American arrested for counterfeiting and armed robbery. Reluctantly, Mitch agrees and discovers there is more to the story-more than enough to get them both killed. With millions in near-perfect fake $100 bills up for grabs, Mitch's life hinges on the word of a counterfeiter, the greed of a prosecutor, and his refusal to go down without a fight. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Beneath Still Waters by Cynthia A Graham

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The swamps and bayous around Cherokee Crossing have always been mysterious, but on this summer day two boys stumble across the remains of a baby girl, headless and badly decomposed. Hick Blackburn, a reluctant sheriff with a troubled past is called to the scene. The vision of the infant has left him shattered, a reminder of a war crime he has tried to lock away. With the aid of his deputies, Hick will begin to piece together his investigation, an investigation that will lead him to question everything. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Code Gray: Bodie Anderson Thrillers: Book 1 by Benny Sims

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Weeks away from a national presidential election, politicians, voters, and the news media are divided along ideological lines. The division becomes even deeper when members of the conservative media are being assassinated by a hidden killer. It’s up to FBI agent Bodie Anderson to find him. As the body count rises, with the future of the country at stake, Bodie finds himself in a race against time to catch the killer, before a final, deadly showdown pushes him to his physical and mental limits. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


The Best Horror of the Year by Ellen Datlow

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Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. Now, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night. Encompassed in the pages of The Best Horror of the Year have been such illustrious writers as: Neil Gaiman, Kim Newman, Stephen King, Linda Nagata, Laird Barron, Margo Lanagan, and many others. From $10.49 SHOP NOW


Texas Vigilante by Bill Crider

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startlingly original western crime novel: Six months ago, Ellie was a newlywed, working the dry land in 1880s Texas. Then the desperados came. They killed her husband, and then raped her and left her for dead. But she hunted them down and, along the way, found an inner strength and determination that no man can match. Ellie thought the killing was over. She’d put her guns away to run a ranch she inherited from a legendary Texas Ranger. But when a ruthless killer takes a friend's child from the ranch, Ellie saddles her horse and loads her guns. “As clean and sharp as a fine Bowie knife.” Booklist. From $5.69 SHOP NOW


The Dark Angel: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, Volume Three by Seabury Quinn

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Quinn's most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. From $12.99 SHOP NOW


Killer Secrets by Sherrie Orvik

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Ten years after Elyse’s father and younger sister are murdered and her mother institutionalized for the crime, a disturbing phone call compels Elyse to return home. Ten years ago, Sheriff James Warrick’s father made a deadly mistake during a murder investigation, the truth of which James has vowed to bury. When Elyse comes crashing into James’ life, he might be forced to confront the ghosts he’s been trying so hard to put to rest. As they work to unravel Elyse’s past, together they discover that they have much more in common than either could have imagined—and that the secret they share could be a killer. From $0.99 SHOP NOW / 


Laughing Dog by Dick Lochte

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Hardboiled private eye Leo Bloodworth and his self-appointed partner, fifteen-year-old Serendipity Dahlquist, are back in a wild and deadly new mystery. This time, Leo and Serendipity are on the trail of a teenage runaway and missing pair of sapphire earring, two seemingly separate, increasingly dangerous cases rife with gang members, designer drugs, killer birds, DIY plastic surgery and a terrorist plot that could plunge sunny Southern California into a permanent nuclear winter. From $5.99 SHOP NOW / 


Slow Train by Jack Benton

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A local commuter train is delayed at a small village station by a freak blizzard. Jennifer plans to walk the last couple of miles to her home, but she never arrives home. No trace of Jennifer is ever found. At first it seems private investigator John “Slim” Hardy has no chance of solving a forty-two-year-old mystery. But as the case begins to unravel, Slim finds himself caught in a whirlwind which will send him spinning to a dramatic conclusion. From $0.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google


Night Watch by Josh Lanyon

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Three years ago investigative reporter Parker Davidson barely survived a brutal attack by his psychopathic ex-boyfriend. When Parker’s ex escapes from a maximum security prison, LAPD Lieutenant Henry Stagge is tasked with making sure that Parker doesn’t end up a victim a second—and final—time. Most cops believe Parker got what he deserved, but over the course of a few very tense hours, Henry begins to wonder if there’s more to Parker than he thought. $2.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple


Bullets and Beads by Jana DeLeon

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It’s Mardi Gras and Fortune is looking forward to seeing the spectacle firsthand, but when a visitor to Sinful is murdered during the celebration, Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie can’t help but wonder what happened. Their investigation sends them to New Orleans, but instead of relaxing a little and enjoying the festivities, Fortune can’t shake the feeling that she’s being watched. When she catches sight of her father in the Mardi Gras crowd, she knows why. $5.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google


Deadly Tide by B.R. Spangler

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Sheriff Jericho Flynn’s life is shattered following the mysterious death of his wife. Jericho is forced to emerge from the depths of his despair when his only son is suddenly accused of a murder. With his son shrouded beneath a cloud of suspicion, Jericho finds himself deeply immersed in the investigation. He soon untangles a string of kidnappings and murder, revealing a chilling timeline—a deadly tide, a cycle that is set to repeat. Time is running out, and Jericho is in the fight of his life to prove his son's innocence and to unmask the killer before another child dies. From $0.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple


Next Door by Blake Pierce

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An emotionally wrought psychological suspense with layered characters, small-town ambiance and heart-pounding suspense. Chloe feels life is finally perfect as she moves back into her home town, and into a new house with her fiancée. Her career with the FBI looks promising, and her wedding is on the horizon. But she learns all is not as it seems in suburbia. She begins to see the underside - the gossip, the secrets, the lies - and finds herself haunted by her mother's mysterious death and her father's imprisonment. When a fresh body is found, Chloe soon realizes that her past, and this small town, might hold the key to resolving the past. Free Nook / Kindle / Kobo / Google


Steeped in Murder: A Tea and Tarot Cozy Mystery by Kirsten Weiss

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Abigail’s dream of owning a tea room in her California beach town is about to come true. But Abigail's realtor turns out to be a conman…and then turns up dead. But not even death puts an end to the conman’s mischief. He rented the same space to a tarot reader, Hyperion Night. Convinced his tarot room is in the cards, Night’s not letting go of the building without a fight. Abigail realizes the only way to salvage her tea room is to join forces with the tarot reader. But they must work together, steeping themselves in the murky waters of the sham realtor's double dealings, in order to unearth the truth. $0.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple


The Key to Murder by Jen Pitts

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Samantha thought following a mysterious diary around the French Quarter of New Orleans would be a harmless way to learn about her new hometown until it became about murder. Sammy moved to New Orleans looking for a new future, but is it her past that found her first? $2.99 Kindle / Author


The Upstaged Coroner by Paul Austin Ardoin

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The morning after the coroner election, Fenway Stevenson finds herself in the middle of another emotionally charged case. The manager of a renowned Shakespeare group is killed—and there’s no shortage of suspects. Uncovering secret affairs and ties to a deep conspiracy, she gets stonewalled by actors, accountants, and even the university president—who all seem to know more than they admit. Can Fenway solve the murder before she becomes the next victim? $4.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google


Hunt for Justice: Judge Willa Carson Books 1 & 2 by Diane Capri

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When Judge Willa Carson's "little sister" Carly is in trouble, she's forced to ask Willa for help. When Carly becomes the number one suspect in the murder of a prominent plastic surgeon, Willa risks everything to uncover the conspiracy and keep Carly alive. Can she do it? War hero General Randall Andrews has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court and Willa's husband George Carson leads the fight to defeat him. Until George is arrested for Andrews' murder and Willa pulls out all the stops to free her husband. Can Willa defeat the powerful forces against him or will her beloved George die on death row? Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google


The Perfect Neighbor by Blake Pierce

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In an exclusive and wealthy neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, a new neighbor moves into a luxury home—only to be found dead soon thereafter. The case brings Jessie into another wealthy beach town, evoking bad memories of her marriage and forcing her to confront her own demons—while trying to unmask the lies of this seemingly perfect town. Making matters worse, Jessie’s husband is now out of prison—and a potential threat to her once more. $5.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google


The Ghostly Grounds: Murder and Breakfast by Sophie Love

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Marie Fortune, a successful dog groomer, has had enough of catering to the wealthy and their pampered dogs. Realizing it is time to make a change, she quits and heads to a small coastal town where she remembers fond summers as a kid. Marie expects to go for a brief getaway - and is shocked to learn that her great-aunt left her a dilapidated, historic house overlooking the harbor. Marie feels an instant connection and decides to renovate and give it a second life as a B&B. But there is one thing she couldn’t have planned for: the house is haunted. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google


A Cold Dark Place by Toni Anderson

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Assassin Alex works for a clandestine government organization hell-bent on taking out serial killers and pedophiles before they enter the justice system. Special Agent Mallory has spent years hunting the monster who abducted her identical twin sister. Now, during an ongoing serial killer investigation, Mallory begins to suspect there's a vigilante operating outside the law. As soon as Alex and Mallory meet the two fall in love, but the lies that define Alex threaten to destroy them both-especially when the man who stole her sister all those years ago makes Mallory his next target. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google


His Hands were Quiet by P. D. Workman

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He’s better off dead anyway. Hired to investigate the death of an autistic boy in a treatment facility, PI Zachary Goldman is concerned about the therapies he sees there. While he is assured that the children there are not actually being hurt, his investigation leads to the discovery of even deeper institutional abuses. Battling the ghosts of his own past, Zachary fights to uncover the facility’s dark secrets and to get as many children as he can out of harm’s way. $2.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo


Aged for Death by Fiona Grace

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Olivia Glass, 34, turns her back on her life as a high-powered executive in Chicago and relocates to Tuscany, determined to start a new, simpler life—and to grow her own vineyard. Olivia is falling in love with the Tuscan life and the gorgeous Tuscan scenery, especially as she travels to visit Pisa. Yet when the winery she works for auctions off a rare and expensive bottle of wine—and when someone turns up dead—Olivia must draw on her strength as a sommelier to get to the bottom of the murder. $3.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple


The Girl Who Caught Fire by Lorna Dounaeva

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They set fire to me and left me for dead. They thought I had perished but I survived. I will never forgot the ones who tried to break me. And when the time is right, I will reveal myself. I will have my revenge. The Girl who Caught Fire is the fourth novel in the McBride Vendetta psychological thriller series. $0.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo