Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Mystery Books

Deadly Connections (Detective Sarah Spillman Mystery Series Book 1)

For Denver Homicide detective Sarah Spillman, a secret from her past haunts each new investigation and could derail her hard-earned career.A missing boy’s body is found in a dumpster in a seemingly idyllic Denver neighborhood, and the list of suspects includes the boy’s mother and father. Sarah barely begins her investigation when a man who lived nearby is also discovered dead, an apparent suicide. Sarah continues to dig deeper, looking for a link between the two deaths, only to find the lies are piling up.Everyone has secrets they don’t want exposed, and she must unravel the deadly connections between her suspects to find a killer.Get the newly released third book in the series, Deadly Guild, for a special price now!

The Last Amen: A Contemporary Female Detective Crime Thriller (Detective Kate Murphy Mystery)

Is there a serial killer in the Catholic Church?When a young woman is found dead on her bed, dressed in an old-fashioned nightgown with her hands clasped in a prayer position, Detective Kate Murphy is called to investigate her murder.Before Kate and her colleagues can find the killer, another woman is found dead in the same position. Other than being Catholic, having blonde hair, and living in Boston, the women have very little in common. But one thing is clear: the serial killer has some twisted religious beliefs.What is his motive? Who is he? And, most importantly, can Kate stop the murderer before he strikes again?If you like adrenaline-pumping suspense and nail-biting drama, then you’ll enjoy this page-turning mystery.Buy your copy today!You can read more about Kate before she became a detective. Get The Last Hope (prequel novel) and The Last Lies (novella that precedes The Last Hope) while they are discounted.

Left To Die (An Adele Sharp Mysterya??Book One)

“When you think that life cannot get better, Blake Pierce comes up with another masterpiece of thriller and mystery! This book is full of twists and the end brings a surprising revelation. I strongly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that enjoys a very well written thriller.”--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Almost Gone) LEFT TO DIE is book #1 in a new FBI thriller series by USA Today bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) (a free download) has received over 1,000 five star reviews. FBI special agent Adele Sharp is a German-and-French raised American with triple citizenship—and an invaluable asset in bringing criminals to justice as they cross American and European borders.When a serial killer case spanning three U.S. states goes cold, Adele returns to San Francisco and to the man she hopes to marry. But after a shocking twist, a new lead surfaces and Adele is dispatched to Paris, to lead an international manhunt.Adele returns to the Europe of her childhood, where familiar Parisian streets, old friends from the DGSI and her estranged father reignite her dormant obsession with solving her own mother’s murder. All the while she must hunt down the diabolical killer, must enter the dark canals of his psychotic mind to know where he will strike next—and save the next victim before it’s too late.An action-packed mystery series of international intrigue and riveting suspense, LEFT TO DIE will have you turning pages late into the night.Books #2-#10 in the series are now also available!

Shut Eye: A gripping crime thriller you wona??t be able to put down (A Billy Rucker Crime Thriller Book 1)

After a brutal murder… Fear is the name of the gameA married airline pilot lies dead in his London flat – his torso scarred by a shattered champagne bottle left protruding from his abdomen. But who was the man filmed with Teddy as he left Heathrow? What secrets is he hiding? Ex-copper turned private investigator Billy Rucker joins the case on the exhortation of Teddy’s brother, a well-known MP. For Rucker it’s the start of a lonely trail through the city, clutching a grainy black and white photograph and a gnawing suspicion at the pit of his stomach. Until a chilling phone call in the night changes everything… Packed with chilling suspense, Adam Baron is perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride, Robert Bryndza or Peter James.Praise for Adam Baron‘Rucker is an intelligent, reflective hero, a man well worth keeping an eye on’ Donna Leon‘Classy and able thriller, with crunchy London backgrounds… an agile and ingenious plot… (the) forecast for the series is excellent’ Literary Review ‘It is Rucker’s disillusioned monologue that makes Shut Eye stand out… an accomplished first novel’ The Times ‘This thriller stays in the mind even when you’re not reading it’ Front magazine‘Great atmosphere… a surefire hit’ Aberdeen Evening Express ‘Good gritty stuff’ Crime Time‘A treat’ Evening Standard

SINGULARITY (Sarah Armstrong Mysteries Book 1)

"Wow! What a book. The character is incredibly well-developed . The pulse-pounding plot has thrilling twists and turns that make it impossible to put down. When I completed this book, I had to immediately buy the second in the series. An excellent read!" - FIve-star Goodreads review. Profiler Sarah Armstrong knows what it’s like to be in a sticky situation. But when megawealthy businessman Edward Lucas III is found murdered along with his mistress, their bodies posed in grotesque ways, Sarah quickly senses that this will be the deadliest case of her career. While others focus on Lucas’s estranged wife, Sarah hunts a suspect only she believes in. Yet nothing in her career prepared her for the horror of a young man who believes he has been sent from heaven to massacre innocent people. When Sarah picks up the killer’s elusive trail, the psychopath sets his sights on all she holds dear. Filled with pulse-pounding action, Singularity features a feisty, funny, and tough heroine and a truly creepy killer, as it races along to a chilling and unexpected climax.

The Dying Hour (Jason Wade mystery series)

The Dying Hour introduces Jason Wade, a rookie crime reporter with The Seattle Mirror, a loner who grew up in the shadow of a brewery in one of the city's blue-collar neighborhoods. At The Seattle Mirror, he is competing for the single full-time job being offered through the paper's intense intern program. But unlike the program's other young reporters, who attended big name schools and worked at other big metro dailies, Wade put himself through community college, and lacked the same experience. Wade struggles with his haunting past as he pursues the story of Karen Harding, a college student whose car was found abandoned on a lonely stretch of highway in the Pacific Northwest. How could this beloved young woman with the altruistic nature simply vanish? Wade battles mounting odds and cut-throat competition to unearth the truth behind Karen Harding's disturbing case. Her disappearance is a story he cannot give up, never realizing the toll it could exact from him. The Dying Hour is a bone-chilling, mesmerizing page-turner that introduces readers to an all-too-human young hero who journeys into the darkest regions of the human heart to confront a nightmare. The International Thriller Writers (ITW), selected The Dying Hour as a finalist for a Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original, 2006.Rick Mofina is a former journalist who has interviewed murderers on death row, flown over L.A. with the LAPD and patrolled with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police near the Arctic. He's also reported from the Caribbean, Africa and Kuwait's border with Iraq. His books have been published in nearly 30 countries, including an illegal translation produced in Iran. His work has been praised by James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, Jeffery Deaver, Sandra Brown, James Rollins, Brad Thor, Nick Stone, David Morrell, Allison Brennan, Heather Graham, Linwood Barclay, Peter Robinson, Håkan Nesser and Kay Hooper.The Crime Writers of Canada, The International Thriller Writers and The Private Eye Writers of America have listed his titles among the best in crime fiction. As a two-time winner of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award, a three-time Thriller Award finalist and a two-time Shamus Award finalist, the Library Journal calls him, “One of the best thriller writers in the business."

Murder by the Minster: the page-turning cosy crime series perfect for booklovers (The Kitt Hartley Yorkshire Mysteries Book 1)

A BRAND NEW COSY MYSTERY SERIES SET IN THE PICTURESQUE CITY OF YORK. FOR FANS OF FAITH MARTIN, BETTY ROWLANDS AND LJ ROSS.Meet Kitt Hartley: librarian, no-nonsense Yorkshirewoman ... detective?'Fabulous!' *****'Brilliant ... a smashing holiday read' *****It's a perfectly normal day for Kitt Hartley at her job at the University of the Vale of York library, until Detective Inspector Halloran arrives at her desk to tell her that her best friend, Evie Bowes, is under suspicion of murder. Evie's ex-boyfriend Owen has been found dead - with a fountain pen stabbed through his heart - and all the evidence points to her.Kitt knows there is no way Evie could murder anyone - let alone Owen, who she adored. Horrified that the police could have got it so wrong, Kitt decides there's only one thing to do: she's going to investigate Owen's murder herself. She's read hundreds of mystery novels - how hard can it be?With the help of her assistant Grace, and the occasional hindrance of the library's eccentric regulars, Kitt summons up all her investigative powers (absorbed over years of reading everything from Agatha Christie to Ian Rankin) and gets to work. She soon discovers that down the quaint streets and snickelways of York lie darker doings than she'd ever dreamed, but she needs to watch her step: the murderer is watching her. And they haven't finished killing yet...

Dark Game (Detective Kelly Porter Book 1)

DI Kelly Porter knows some people will risk everything to get ahead. But when the truth comes out deadly prices are paid... After a scandal forces DI Kelly Porter out of the Met, she returns to her home turf in the Lake District. Crimes in the Cumbrian constabulary tend to be of the minor sort, but Kelly begins work on a cold case that shocked the local community – the abduction and brutal murder of ten-year-old Lottie Davies.Meanwhile, Kelly is also investigating two seemingly straightforward crimes: a case involving an illegal immigrant, and a robbery following the death of local businessman Colin Day. But evidence comes to light that reveals a web of criminal activity beyond anything Kelly imagined. Behind the veneer of sleepy, touristy towns lies a dark and dangerous underworld. As Kelly threatens to expose those with much to lose, she risks paying the ultimate price to get to the truth…Don’t miss this taut and gripping debut from a crime writer to watch. Perfect for fans of Carol Wyer, Patricia Gibney and Angela Marsons.What readers are saying about Dark Game‘The investigations come to a dangerous conclusion. Be prepared to be taken on a journey’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘DI Kelly Porter, a modern day kickass superhero lady!’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐'Definitely following this author for future work! I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing more of DI Kelly Porter!' Book Lover Reviews‘A dark and gritty fast paced thriller with a twisty turny, interwoven plot that had me excited to reach the climax’ Gemma’s Book Nook'It grabbed me from the first word… I absolutely loved Kelly’s character! … I loved everything about this book and was genuinely disappointed to have finished it. I would highly recommend this one!' Stardust Book Reviews'The story is frighteningly realistic; the crimes, as they take place are described brilliantly… the next one can’t come soon enough.' Nigel Adams Book Worm'Will keep you up all night… This is a must-read book.' Karen's World'What an exceptional story… It's gripping and definitely a page-turner… I was completely hooked and struggled to put the book down.' Book Lover Reviews‘What a fantastic read! I loved this book, the characters were interesting and likeable and I can't wait for book 2! The plot was exciting and full of emotion and twists, it was just a really great book that I thoroughly enjoyed.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I could not put it down and it's a refreshing change to have a police female lead who is positive but normal! A new role model in the making’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Into The Shadows: A Gripping Private Detective Mystery (Into The Shadows Private Investigator Crime Thriller Series Book 1)

The thrilling new page-turning mystery from Solomon Carter.A ONCE FAMOUS ARTIST LIVES IN CONSTANT FEAR OF ATTACK, RECEIVING REGULAR CODED THREATS AGAINST HIS LIFE. PRIVATE DETECTIVES EVA ROBERTS AND DAN BRADLEY ARE HIRED TO CRACK THE CODE AND IDENTIFY THE CULPRIT BEFORE THE ARTIST IS KILLED.But the private detectives face other problems. Eva and Dan’s romance is over. Dan is sleeping wherever he can find a bed, and the timing could not be worse – as his solo drugs case is about to reach boiling point.While working the Uber drugs case, Dan forms a close bond with undercover cop Lily Rigby. Lily Rigby’s cover is put at risk when another mole appears, jeopardising the entire police operation. It isn't long before the risks turn into serious danger…The Uber drugs operation looks about to get snared in a deadly new gang war, with Lily, Dan and Eva caught in the crossfire....Meanwhile, the coded threats reach a critical mass when their artist client is poisoned.If the PIs don't up their game Kyle Montello will end up dead.Eva and Dan must chase a faceless poisoner who is hellbent on murder.And the Uber drugs case takes a dark twist at the worst possible time.Welcome to a case of chasing shadows… and a race to save lives.Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Helen Durrant, Janice Frost, Joy Ellis and LJ Ross. If you love to read gripping thrillers with flawed characters, a touch of humour and a hint of romance, you'll love Into The Shadows.THE INTO THE SHADOWS TRILOGY:INTO THE SHADOWSTHE DEVIL INSIDENO OTHER WAYIf you enjoy page-turning crime mystery novels, noir crime thrillers, heist crime thrillers, British crime thrillers and detective series with strong female characters - then Into The Shadows is for you.OTHER SERIES BY SOLOMON CARTER:LONG TIME DYINGLUCK AND JUDGMENTLONDON CALLINGTHE FINAL TRICKHARDER THEY FALLBETWEEN TWO THIEVESTHE LAST LINETHE DARKEST LIESTHE SECRET FEARTHE POISON PATH

True Confections: An Amish Cupcake Cozy Mystery

Middle age was never so much fun - if you don't count the murders.When her husband of thirty years runs off with a college student named Cherri, Jane Delight returns to Pennsylvania to work in her Amish sister's cupcake store. Having lost everything in the divorce, Jane now finds herself sharing an apartment with two feisty octogenarians and their quirky cat. Mr. Crumbles.But there is no time to despair. A man is murdered in the cupcake store, and now Jane is the prime suspect. Enter brooding detective Damon McCloud, a Scot with a tragic past and a desire for justice.Can Jane solve the murder, wrangle her new roommates, and stop herself from falling for the detective?Or will she never get her new life on track?The first cozy mystery book in this delightful USA Today Bestselling series..

The Girl Who Ran Away (The Girl Who Ran Trilogy Book 1)

A new missing persons case, a prime suspect and questions about an old friend challenge amateur sleuth and crime reporter Tess McClintock and FBI Special Agent Michael Carter in THE GIRL WHO RAN AWAY, the first book in The Girl Who Ran trilogy and another installment in the McClintock-Carter Crime Thriller Series.Book Two, The Next Girl, will be released Summer 2019.While Tess McClintock finishes writing her articles about Eugene Kincaid for the Seattle Sentinel, the girlfriend and daughter of an old college friend go missing. When their car turns up abandoned on a remote logging road in the mountains, Tess's friend becomes the prime suspect. Tess enlists FBI Special Agent Michael Carter to help her discover whether her old friend is responsible for their disappearance.

Murder Notes (Lilah Love Book 1)

In book 1 of the Lilah Love launch duet, meet Lilah Love, the politically incorrect FBI agent who says what no one else dares and fears her dark side is a little too dark. Note: book 1 ends in a cliffhanger and continues in Murder Girl.The story.....As an FBI profiler, it's Lilah Love's job to think like a killer. And she is very good at her job. When a series of murders surface--the victims all stripped naked and shot in the head--Lilah's instincts tell her it's the work of an assassin, not a serial killer. But when the case takes her back to her hometown in the Hamptons and a mysterious but unmistakable connection to her own life, all her assumptions are shaken to the core. Thrust into a troubled past she's tried to shut the door on, Lilah's back in the town where her father is mayor, her brother is police chief, and she has an intimate history with the local crime lord's son, Kane Mendez. The two share a devastating secret, and only Kane understands Lilah's own darkest impulses. As more corpses surface, so does a series of anonymous notes to Lilah, threatening to expose her. Is the killer someone in her own circle? And is she the next target? The Lilah Love series: Book One: Murder Notes (Murder Duet #1) Book Two: Murder Girl (Murder Duet #2) Book Three: Love Me Dead (Umbrella Man Duet #1) Book Four: Love Kills (Umbrella Man Duet #2) Book Five: Bloody Vows (Wedding Duet #1) Book Six: Blood Love (Wedding Duet #2)

Wrong Place (DI Sally Parker Thriller Book 1)

Danger lurks in tranquil surroundings... The local church graveyard holds many secrets. Dozens of people are searching for the truth.With the body count rising, it's not long before DI Sally Parker's fears are realised... there is a serial killer on her patch. Sally is a confident person but someone from her recent past threatens her new-found confidence with a harsh plan. Can Sally overcome the obstacles fate has placed in her path to track down a brazen killer who is intent to derail the investigation at every opportunity? You won't believe the twists and turns in this serial killer thriller. This one is addictive!Get it now if you're a fan of Angela Marsons and Joy Ellis.From M A Comley NY Times bestselling author of the Justice series Other books available in this series are:Wrong Place - #1 Women Sleuths reached Top #25 in the UK top100No Hiding Place - #1 Women SleuthsCold Case - #1 Mystery, #1 Police Procedurals, #1 detectivesDeadly Encounter - new releaseWeb of Deceit - a novella co-written by Tara LyonsDI Sally Parker also helps solve a mystery alongside DI Lorne Warner in Twisted Justice

See Them Dead (Haunted From Without - Book One) A Chilling Crime Thriller

Who has kidnapped the Scottish teenager Debbie McCrae? Will she manage to escape? Or will she be killed before investigative journalist Peter Nicolson can find her?. Can Peter stop the worst terrorist attack the world has ever seen and prevent the destruction of the city of London? Why have a farmers' guild from Iowa in the USA secretly enlisted the help of Scottish reporter Peter Nicolson? If they are correct, is the world stumbling blindly into a disaster that could threaten the survival of the human race? And what is contained within the missing 'GM File' that threatens to destroy some of the world's most powerful companies? To what lengths will these companies go to prevent Peter Nicolson uncovering the truth and publishing it to the world?To find the answers to all these questions and more, download ‘See Them Dead’ - Book One of the Haunted From Without series - the sequel to the International No.1. bestselling crime thriller Haunted From Within. Please note: this book was previously published as 'The Others'. Based upon a real mystery, Haunted From Without will make you question the meaning of life itself. It will shock you, scare you and force you to turn the pages until late into the night! Happy Reading! (But don't switch the light off… you don't know who might be watching you!)Recent reviews from Amazon for the Omnibus edition:”Ian C P Irvine has a true talent. It was a book I felt compelled to read to the end at the same time not wanting to finish... I highly recommend this book." "This book made me laugh, cry and kept me guessing to the end." "After just two nights and one train journey Haunted from Without was finished. It was the true meaning of the word "masterpiece." "Normally it takes me a while to get into a book, but this one had me hooked from the first page! The storyline is interesting with plenty of facts thrown in to make you sit up and think and also some 'on the edge of your seat' content, which will leave you with many questions which will challenge your beliefs. I found myself searching the internet, researching things mentioned in this book and wow, the results had me a little scared to say the least. If you are open-minded and inquisitive, this book will keep you entertained and turning every page with anticipation. Well done Ian Irvine for yet another wonderful book." "This is a very good book! I could see it becoming a very good movie also.I strongly recommend that adults read it. There is so much that it makes you think about yet the plot keeps you 'stuck to your seat.' NOTE - Book One of Two Parts: Please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two ‘Set me Free!’. This is an excellent way to introduce yourself to this new and exciting author!- If you enjoy Book One, to continue the story you may then choose to download Book Two. Alternatively, readers are always recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two.

A Spirited Tail (Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery Series Book 2)

Middle-aged bookstore owner Willa Chance is looking forward to the opportunity of appraising a valuable private library that hasn't seen the light of day for fifty years ... until she finds a dead body in the backyard and the ghost of the home's previous owner anxiously waiting for her inside.Hampered by the persistent ghost who insists on keeping secrets from her, Willa navigates a sea of confusing clues as she struggles to uncover the connection between the recent murder and two murders fifty years ago.Is the answer contained in the secret she found in the library? Or the unusual bequest left by the long-dead owner of the house? Or maybe it has something to do with the mysterious journal that everyone seems to be after.Once again, Willa's cat Pandora has to help her figure out the clues, while she and the other cats of Mystic Notch try to keep vital mystical knowledge from getting into the wrong hands.Can Willa discover the identity of the killer in time or will she end up being the fourth victim?

The Ghostly Grounds: Murder and Breakfast (A Canine Casper Cozy Mysterya??Book 1)

“The perfect romance or beach read, with a difference: its enthusiasm and beautiful descriptions offer an unexpected attention to the complexity of not just evolving love, but evolving psyches. It's a delightful recommendation for romance readers looking for a touch more complexity from their romance reads.”--Midwest Book Review (For Now and Forever)THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS: MURDER AND BREAKFAST is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Sophie Love, author of The Inn at Sunset Harbor series, a #1 Bestseller with over 200 five-star reviews.Marie Fortune, 39, a successful dog groomer in Boston, 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 in Maine 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 an inheritance: a dilapidated, historic house high up on a hill overlooking the harbor. Marie feels an instant connection. Although the locals tell her it would be folly, Marie 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.Two things, actually: her great-aunt also left her a dog—and he is far from a typical dog.When an unexpected death occurs soon thereafter, solving the crime will be more than just a matter of curiosity for Marie—her very future may depend on it.A page-turning cozy, packed with mystery, love, hauntings, travel, pets and food—anchored around a small town and a B&B in need of renovation that will capture your heart—THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS is an un-putdownable cozy that will keep you turning pages (and laughing out loud) late into the night.“The romance is there, but not overdosed. Kudos to the author for this amazing start of a series that promises to be very entertaining.”--Books and Movies Reviews (For Now and Forever)Books #2-#5 are also available!