Sherlock Holmes and the Crusader’s Curse by Stuart Douglas Requirements: PUB Reader / 817 KB Overview: A CURSED LEGACY The last Lord Thorpe, reclusive owner of Thorpe Manor, has died. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are invited to the auction at which the estate will be sold off, in hopes Holmes can uncover the whereabouts of the missing De Trop Diamond, a jewel-encrusted gemstone brought back from the Crusades by an earlier member of the Thorpe dynasty – and the source of a legendary curse. Making the acquaintance of the various potential bidders for the Manor, and visiting the nearby village, the two men learn local legends from the local publican, before exploring the grounds of the Manor itself. All seems well until first one of the guests, and then the publican are found dead. Trapped in the Manor by a ferocious snow storm, and cut off from his network of London assistants, Holmes must convince the remaining guests that the curse is not real, and that there is a murderer in their midst… Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Traitor’s Doom (Dr. Palfrey Series Book 1) by John Creasey Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1.4MB | Retail Overview: Nazi Agents are at work in the neutral countries of Europe – attempting to subvert so as to provide further easy victims for the Third Reich. Dr. Palfrey and the ‘Rescue Squad’ are faced with the challenge and danger of meeting this treachery and overcoming the full might of the German state in its quest for power. There is much standing against them, and they are likely to be uncovered and caught at any moment, but they must succeed as the fate of the allies may depend upon it. Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller
The French Emperor’s Woman by D.G Bissenden Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.2MB | Retail Overview: It’s 1871. Napoleon III is living in exile in Chislehurst Kent, after being deposed as Emperor of France following his defeat at the battle of Sedan in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870.
Marie Anne, one of his many mistresses ,and mother of his illegitimate son Pierre, had arranged for her boy to be taken as a stowaway from Rouen to London, but the boy never arrived and was allegedly last seen on a rowing boat coming ashore near Gravesend.
Distraught, and suspecting foul play, she seeks the assistance of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Gordon, the Commissioner for the Thames Forts who was later to achieve fame as ‘Gordon of Khartoum’, who knows just the man to help and soon William Reeves, Private Investigator, is on the case.
An Emperor, his mistress, a private detective and one missing boy – what secrets will the investigation unfurl? Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller | Historical
The Detective and the Spy by Angela Misri Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.7MB | Retail Overview: It’s taken years, but Portia Adams has found an outlet for her obsessive curiosity as the consulting detective of 221 Baker Street, like her grandfathers before her. Scotland Yard taps her for their trickiest crimes, she’s in her last year of law school and finally things are heating up between Portia and her downstairs tenant, Constable Brian Dawes. But a bomb planted at a crime scene destroys everything she has fought so hard to establish.She wakes up to a world she can’t communicate with, the sounds around her dulled and unintelligible and the words that come out of her mouth are garbled and incomprehensible. Brian was hurt in other ways, the burns on his hands and arms causing pain that makes him turn to the opium dens Sherlock Holmes was also known to frequent.The bomber continues to wreak havoc all over London but no one will work with Portia – everyone from her allies at the Yard to the public itself dismisses the young detective as damaged goods. To make matters worse, a rabid spymaster at MI6 believes she’s involved in the bombings and Portia finds herself on the run having to relearn her skills in a deafeningly silent world. Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller
Paige Comber Series (4-5) by Agatha Ball Requirements: ePUB / MOBI Reader, Overview: Agatha Ball’s mother used to bribe her to study by offering the latest Nancy Drew or Trixie Beldon book as a prize. Nowadays, there’s nothing Agatha enjoys more than a quiet evening curled up on the couch with a cup of something hot and a good mystery. Agatha owns far too many editions of Sherlock Holmes. Genre: Fiction > Mystery /Thriller
#4 – The Cove Conundrum The summer is drawing to a close and Paige Comber must decide between quiet island life or leaving the island to pursue her dreams.
But the Seaside shores are not the safe harbor they once were. A storm has unearthed a secret and treasure hunters are coming from far and wide to dig up Seaside’s past.
#5 – Haunting at High Tide Seaside is gearing up for its Halloween festival, but strange things start happening. Is it merely pranks between two rival ghost hunting teams trying to drum up business or something more sinister? Join Paige, Nate, and Johnny for a hauntingly good time at high tide!
S & S Investigations (1-2, 4) by M. D. Archer Requirements: ePUB / MOBI Reader, 2.8MB | Retail Overview: Lover of psychology, complicated people, and mysteries.
My books cross a few genres, but they usually have elements of crime, mystery, romantic suspense, psychology, and humour. They all explore our inner yearnings as well as the relationships between people.
In lieu of an “impressive writer bio” spiel, here’s my journey.
Growing up, I never thought I was an academic type. My older sister was the ‘brainy’ one, my younger brother was the ‘sporty’ one and I was a classic middle child and the ‘theatrical’ one (I still am, sometimes). And I wasn’t particularly interested in school… until I found psychology. Genre: Fiction > Mystery /Thriller
#1 – Squirrel & Swan Precious Things The Disappearance of Polly Dixon and The Persistent Pet Napper. "Funny and insightful." Best friends Paige and Sophie are putting their psychology skills to the test – they’ve opened an investigations agency.
They’ll be a detective duo like no other!
At least, that’s what Paige believes. No one else thinks they’ll make something of this new and unexpected venture. But why wouldn’t they be a success? Paige understands the mechanics of the mind and Sophie can read behaviour like a book. They’re a little light on investigative experience or, erm, practical life skills, but they make up for it with intelligence, tenacity, and diligence.
After a couple of frustrating months without even a whiff of a client, they finally get a break. Someone is kidnapping pets, and the head of the Remuera Ladies Bridge Club wants them to find out who. As they start investigating with gusto, the possibility of another case appears. Nineteen-year-old Polly Dixon has disappeared.
Can they prove everyone wrong and find the missing girl?
#2 – Squirrel & Swan Devious Things Opening an investigations agency is harder than it looks on TV, but they’ll figure it out… eventually.
With two solved cases and a promising new corporate gig, Paige and Sophie are finally getting somewhere. But life keeps throwing up distractions for the detective duo. Sophie meets an unexpected family member and Paige cannot ignore the strange behaviour of the woman next door. And while Paige tries to make sense of an alarming pattern, Sophie pulls at a thread and unravels a mess.They’ve both discovered devious schemes, but can they reveal the culprits before it’s too late?
#4 – Squirrel & Swan Stolen Things The Locked Room Mystery and The Woman Without A Past
Paige and Sophie have a new client—a famous author with a secret identity—with an intriguing mystery for them to solve. They’re thrilled to get stuck into an exciting new case, but when old adversaries reappear, things get complicated.
Meanwhile, Leo has come across a woman with no memory and an unsettling predicament. His first instinct is to bring the case to S & S Investigations, but instead he ends up working with an unexpected newcomer. Together they uncover a shocking chain of events.
And when one of the S & S team is put in real danger, they are faced with a test of more than just their investigative skills.
Murder at the Town Hall by Denise Jaden (A Mallory Beck Cozy Culinary Caper Book 3) Requirements: epub/azw3/mobi reader, 734 KB Overview: An eye witness to a murder, a crush-worthy cop who needs her help, and a cat with a hunch. What could possibly go wrong? Mallory Beck isn’t in the habit of involving herself in local politics, but when she supports a new friend at a Ministry of Education meeting and the main speaker is found dead on the steps of the Town Hall, she finds herself smack-dab in the middle of another murder investigation. Her cat, Hunch, who loves a good mystery, is thrilled, and as usual, helps her discover the first clue. Mallory’s clever friend and former pre-teen crush, Alex, is on the case. He was recently promoted to detective within the Honeysuckle Grove Police Department, but when he’s paired with a lackadaisical superior who continually botches investigations, Mallory and her famously delicious baking comes to the rescue. After all, the easiest way to a suspect’s truth might just be through their stomach. Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Anna Fairweather Murder Mysteries by Blythe Baker (2-3) Requirements: epub/azw3/mobi reader, 424 KB Overview: Blythe Baker is a thirty-something bottle redhead from the South Central part of the country. When she’s not slinging words and creating new worlds and characters, she’s acting as chauffeur to her children and head groomer to her household of beloved pets. Genre: Mystery/Thriller
2. An Unfortunate Demise – Death stalks the guests at a seaside resort… While staying at Brighton with the formidable old Mrs. Montford, Anna Fairweather witnesses a drowning. Suspecting the “accident” is something more sinister, Anna begins a search for the truth – and the killer. Does a belligerent brother-in-law carry an old grudge? Is the victim’s grieving husband a little too quick to move on? With an entire hotel full of suspects, Anna must uncover the secrets, and the motives, the hotel guests and employees are desperate to hide. But with the clock ticking, will Anna get to the bottom of the mystery – or find herself at the bottom of the ocean?
3. An Uninvited Corpse – A portrait of death… Anna has barely had time to settle in at the Montford town home in London, when she is drawn down a new path of danger. After she witnesses a stabbing in an alley, it’s up to Anna to find the killer – before the killer finds her. When suspects abound, Anna must delve into the art world and the personal life of the victim, searching for the truth. Will the reintroduction of her employer’s attractive nephew, Jerome Townson, complicate matters? And will the stirring of old shadows from her past blind Anna to the dangers of the present?
Murder on the Menu (Nosey Parker Cozy Mystery Book 1) by Fiona Leitch Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.9MB | Retail Overview: Still spinning from the hustle and bustle of city life, Jodie ‘Nosey’ Parker is glad to be back in the Cornish village she calls home. Having quit the Met Police in search of something less dangerous, the change of pace means she can finally start her dream catering company and raise her daughter, Daisy, somewhere safer. But there’s nothing like having your first job back at home to be catering an ex-boyfriend’s wedding to remind you of just how small your village is. And when the bride, Cheryl, vanishes Jodie is drawn into the investigation, realising that life in the countryside might not be as quaint as she remembers… With a missing bride on their hands, there is murder and mayhem around every corner but surely saving the day will be a piece of cake for this not-so-amateur sleuth? Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller
Wolfman is Back (Brad Coulter Book 3) by Dwayne Clayden Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 936KB | Retail Overview: When Jeter Wolfe escapes maximum security prison, he embarks on an elaborate revenge fantasy against everyone who put him behind bars.
Detective Brad Coulter discovers the Wolfman’s primary target: Crown Prosecutor Jenny Blighe. But when Wolfe’s plans are interrupted, this predator can’t contain his violence for long, and the city soon sees the shocking results.
Coulter and his taskforce track the former enforcer of the Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Gang with everything they have as he stalks his prey, but how do you hunt a hunter? As Coulter closes in on Wolfe, everything he loves is on the line. Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller