Murder at Morrington Hall

Author: Clara McKenna

Category: Mystery

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Deal starts: June 24, 2024

Deal ends: June 24, 2024

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Stella Kendrick is an all-American heiress who can’t be tamed. But when the lively aspiring equine trainer tangles with British aristocracy, she meets her match—and a murderer . . .   Like the Thoroughbreds she rides across the Kentucky countryside, Stella takes adventure by the reins when she’s asked to attend a mysterious wedding in rural England. But once she arrives at the lush Morrington Hall estate, her cold, ambitious father reveals that he has arranged to give away his daughter as bride to the Earl of Atherly’s financially strapped son . . .   Stella refuses to be sold off like a prized pony. Yet there’s something intriguing about her groom-to-be, the roguish Viscount “Lyndy” Lyndhurst. The unlikely pair could actually be on the right track with each other . . . until they find the vicar who was to marry them dead in the library. Now, Stella and Lyndy must put their marriage on hold to prevent an unbridled criminal from destroying their new life together right out of the gate . . .  “Delightful . . . Eccentric, humorous characters add to the intrigue . . . Fans of historical cozies will be enchanted.”—Publishers Weekly  “Well-drawn characters, a richly described historical setting with details of horse racing, and a tentative romance distinguish this agreeable cozy.”—Booklist

Sacrifice Fly

Author: Tim O'Mara

Category: Mystery

Regular price: $19.99

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Deal starts: June 23, 2024

Deal ends: June 23, 2024

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Raymond Donne wasn't always a schoolteacher. Not only did he patrol the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as one of New York's Finest, but being the nephew of the chief of detectives, he was expected to go on to bigger things. At least he was until the accident that destroyed his knees. Unable to do the job the way he wanted, he became a teacher in the same neighborhood, and did everything he could to put the force behind him and come to terms with the change.Then Frankie Rivas, a student in Ray's class and a baseball phenom, stops showing up to school. With Frankie in danger of failing and missing out on a scholarship, Ray goes looking for him, only to find Frankie's father bludgeoned to death in their apartment. Frankie and his younger sister are gone, possibly on the run. But did Frankie really kill his father? Ray can't believe it. But then who did, and where are Frankie and his sister? Ray doesn't know, but if he's going to have any chance of bringing them home safely, he's going to have to return to the life, the people, and the demons he walked out on all those years ago.Intense, authentic, and completely gripping, Tim O'Mara's Sacrifice Fly is an outstanding debut from a stellar new voice in crime fiction.

Gone ‘Til November

Author: Wallace Stroby

Category: Mystery

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Deal starts: June 23, 2024

Deal ends: June 23, 2024

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Acclaimed crime writer Wallace Stroby delivers a gripping novel in Gone 'til November that is part modern noir, part intense character study---and totally compelling from start to finish.It's late at night when Florida sheriff's deputy Sara Cross arrives at the scene of a roadside shooting along a deserted highway. Another deputy, Billy Flynn, her former partner, who also happens to be her former lover, has fatally shot a twenty-two-year-old man during what started out as a routine traffic stop, and she's the first to arrive on the scene. He claims that the man pulled a gun, and that when he didn't respond to Billy's commands to drop it, Billy shot him. Billy is clearly upset, shaken up; Sarah sees the gun in the dead man's hand and the bag of illegal weapons in the trunk of his car and believes Billy's actions were justified.Up north in New Jersey, Mikey-Mike runs a major drug operation and is tightening his hold on the competition, making a deal with a new supplier. Morgan, a middle-aged enforcer for Mikey who's been in the life too long, would like to make one last score, walk away, and retire for good. Mike asks Morgan to head to Florida to find out what's holding up his new deal, and Morgan sees the job as a possibility for his last big payday.As more details of the roadside shooting emerge with Sara's investigation, and as Morgan follows the trail Mikey lays out for him, the two storylines begin to merge into a much darker, more menacing scenario than either Morgan or Sara imagined. Sara, in order to protect herself and her son, must follow the truth no matter where it leads.

Songs for the Dead

Author: Stephen Puleston

Category: Mystery

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Deal starts: June 20, 2024

Deal ends: June 20, 2024

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Two police officers are killed in horrific circumstances. When the twisted killer taunts DI Drake with messages can he keep his sanity and find the killer?

Welsh Inspector Ian Drake barely manages to keep his OCD under control. So after two fellow police officers are brutally murdered on an isolated mountain road, the pressure to solve the case threatens to make him crack. But Drake feels his carefully constructed world falling apart when the killer taunts him with cryptic song lyrics and promises of more death.

As tensions build to a crescendo both at home and at work, the weary detective’s fears are realised when a local politician appears slain by the same sinister hand. And as Drake keeps receiving the culprit’s cruel gibes, his head pounds at the thought of more victims.

Can he catch the sociopathic felon before he loses his sanity… or his life?

Songs for the Dead is the first book in the dynamic Inspector Drake crime series. If you like police procedurals, clever mysteries, and gripping page-turners, then you’ll love Stephen Puleston’s unnerving whodunit.

Buy Songs for the Dead to face the music today!

Previously published as Brass in Pocket

The Cornwall Mermaid

Author: Charles Veley

Category: Mystery

Regular price: $3.99

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Deal starts: June 19, 2024

Deal ends: June 19, 2024

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Can Sherlock and Lucy outwit a seacoast spy, or will they be swept away by the undercurrents of espionage?Cornwall, 1901: Lucy and Jack, in the guise of a tranquil honeymoon, track a spy who threatens England's vital global telegraph lines. Enter Holmes and Watson, with young Irregulars Becky and Flynn in tow, diving into a whirlpool of sunken treasure and spectral sirens.As cryptic messages, hidden loot, and the song of a Cornwall siren entwine, the serene coast becomes a stormy battleground. The stakes? Nothing less than the Empire's safety during wartime. "The Cornwall Mermaid" is a symphony of past and present, where classic mystery meets the adrenaline of a thriller.READERS ACCLAIM:"Historical detective fiction at its best. I kept wanting to drop everything else and read the book.""As always, the book delivers an exciting plot line, likable characters, a happy ending, and a history lesson. Already looking forward to the next one."This series weaves together the allure of traditional sleuthing with modern narrative twists, appealing to a wide spectrum of mystery and thriller enthusiasts with its charming, atmospheric settings, quirky characters, and clever, fast-paced, page-turning plots. If you're enchanted by the elegance of Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, and crave the thrill of a Lee Child adventure, "The Cornwall Mermaid" is your next port of call. It's vintage charm with the pulse of a modern-day mystery.Dive into "The Cornwall Mermaid" and navigate the treacherous yet mesmerizing waters of espionage with Lucy, Jack, and the legendary Sherlock Holmes. Scroll up and One-click now!

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One Hoof in the Grave

Author: Carolyn McSparren

Category: Mystery

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Deal starts: June 18, 2024

Deal ends: June 18, 2024

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Once again, Merry Abbott has to catch a killer in the high-stakes world of carriage-horse competitions.Nothing ruins an elegant Southern horse show like finding a murdered man with a tent spike through his neck. Merry's at the top of a long list of suspects who have plenty of reason to want the victim dead. But soon it becomes obvious that she's also at the top of the real murderer's next-to-die list.Climb into the carriage seat for a wild ride as Merry hunts for clues, teaches her first (and maybe last) driving clinic, tries to rein in her attraction for a handsome GBI agent, and dodges a killer. Merry Abbott's taking a new mystery out for a spin.