The Hound of the Baskervilles, 2018 Edition by Arthur Conan Doyle Requirements: .MOBI reader, 340KB Overview: Sherlock Holmes, legendarily-if fictionally-the world’s first consulting detective, returns for his third novel-length adventure in this 1902 work, originally serialized in the Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902. When Holmes and his sidekick and biographer Dr. Watson are called to Dartmoor, in the English countryside, to investigate the strange circumstances surrounding the death of Sir Charles Baskerville, they find much more than merely one mysteriously dead body. A curse bedevils the entire Baskerville family, and now hangs over the head of Sir Charles’s heir, Sir Henry. Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller
Reverend Oughterard Mysteries Series by Suzette A. Hill (1, 3-5) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.22MB Overview: I was born in Eastbourne, Sussex, in 1941; and much as I love that county, my life has led me to several other locations – the Midlands, Nottingham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Berkshire – and finally in retirement to Ledbury in Hereforshire. Here I lead a convivial and fairly self-indulgent time socialising and writing novels. I emphasise that last phrase because although being an English graduate of two universities and having taught ‘Eng. Lit.’ all my professional life, never did I ever contemplate doing any creative writing myself. Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller
#1 Bone Idle: Reverend Oughterard has managed to elude arrest (for now), but when another murder occurs, Oughterard panics. Embarrassing complications ensue, and, once again, world-weary cat Maurice and intrepid mongrel Bouncer must help the reverend escape trouble.
#3 A Bedlam of Bones: A blackmailer is stalking the bishop—can he survive the threat of being outed? Why is there a body in the flower bed? And can Lavinia Birtle-Figgins really be as dippy as she seems? These and other imponderables immerse the Reverend Francis Oughterard in a fresh web of danger and subterfuge, while his animal "minders," Maurice and Bouncer, try their best to make sense of all this human bedlam.
#4 Bones in High Places: The hapless Reverend Francis Oughterard ("FO") is lured by his blackmailer, Nicholas Ingaza, to the French Auvergne accompanied by stowaways Maurice, a cynical cat, and Bouncer, an enthusiastic dog. There FO is pursued by murderous thugs and ensnared by a cranky religious sect.
#5 A Load of Old Bones: The Reverend Francis Oughterard ("FO") merely longs for a quiet life far from his bishop’s overview. Instead, he becomes entangled in a nightmare world of predatory female parishioners, officious policemen, and accidental murder. It is up to Maurice, the cat, and Bouncer, the dog, to save him.
Hunter Killer (Alex King Series #12) by A P Bateman Requirements: .ePUB, .AZW reader, 1.30MB Overview: It had been a well-orchestrated defection when King put a Russian bio-weapons scientist on a British submarine under heavy gunfire.
But he should have checked. Should have checked that the asset wasn’t contaminated. Tragically infected with the biological agent she was smuggling to the West, King has been burdened not only by her fate, but of the one hundred and eighteen men onboard the submarine when it disappeared. Aurora is the world’s foremost green energy pioneer and operate an R&D facility onboard a ring of former oil rigs anchored in the Barents Sea. Now a UNESCO green sanctuary, no military presence is permitted within an area the size of France. Aurora has discovered the sunken British submarine and a neutral consortium has been contracted to salvage the vessel and tow it to the Faroe Islands, where the Royal Navy will take possession under the eyes of the world’s press.
With cutting-edge technology, weapons and a terrible secret on board, King is sent to defend Britain’s interests, but soon discovers foreign agents have a more deadly agenda. Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller
Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner (Detective D.D. Warren #7) Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 689 KB | Version: Retail Overview: They were daughters of a monster—a father who slaughtered eight prostitutes before dying himself. Dr. Adeline Glen left the nightmare behind, and now she specializes in pain management. Her sister, Shana Day, followed in her father’s violent footsteps, first killing at age fourteen and being incarcerated for more than twenty-five years.
After a brutal attack, Boston Detective D. D. Warren needs Adeline’s professional help to recover physically. But when a new psychopath known as the Rose Killer begins a reign of terror, D. D. must also consult the insane Shana—who claims she can help catch the madman.
D. D. may not be back on the job, but she is back on the hunt. Because the Rose Killer isn’t just targeting lone women; he’s targeting D. D. And she knows there’s only one way to take him down… Genre: Thriller, Mystery
The Christmas House by Barry T. Kukes Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1 mb Overview: Dead Granny Says, "I’ll See You On Christmas Eve." How would you like an annual visit from your deceased loved ones? Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller
A faint tone lingered from the last chime and faded into the silence. An old woman in a dark blue dress proceeded to the door as a smile came to her face… the guests outside yelled, "Merry Christmas Martha!"… As they hugged and kissed, the doorbell rang, and guests continued to fill the house…old and middle-aged people, young children. Some even brought their dogs. The house was abundant with joy and merriment, so much so that it was strange…it just wasn’t normal.
There seems to be nothing strange with family Christmas Eve visits…or is there? From Barry T. KuKes’ vibrant imagination comes an emotional, enigmatic tale of a magic house that brings the dead back to life every Christmas Eve, in The Christmas House, and The Christmas House II,
4 Novels by Geoffrey Jenkins Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.6 MB Overview: Geoffrey Jenkins was born in Pretoria, South Africa. During the Second World War he was a war correspondent for the Sunday Times. In that time he became friends with Ian Fleming. After the war he returned to Africa and settled in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. He married Eve Palmer, also an author. Jenkins had a senior position with The Star in Johannesburg. After three novels, all best-sellers, he resigned. Genre: Fiction » Mystery/Thriller
A Ravel Of Waters: PASSAGE TO DANGER… JETWIND is magnificent. The revolutionary computerized sailing ship, swifter than the fastest clipper, will rule the seas-if she can break the speed records from South America to the Cape…But her maiden voyage through the icy South Atlantic becomes a nightmare of terror. Her captain is murdered, her journey is sabotaged by a fanatic nationalist, and both the Russians and the Americans watch her with too much interest. Her new Captain, lone yachtsman Peter Rainer, must find out why-or lose both JETWIND and the woman he loves…
A Bridge of Magpies: U-boat off the Diamond Coast … The U – boat veered. This was the moment I’d been waitng for. I dived. The icy water was a terrible shock. I went down, down, down. Then the U – boat’s black shadow came between me and the surface, the hulk trailing weed and rust. As I kicked myself upwards my hands touched something smooth and round, with a small propeller sticking out from it. I shot to the surface, gasping from fear and lack of air. Denny was coming towards me in the Gaok. I yelled, "keep away! There’s a half fired torpedo under her…"
A Grue of Ice: My hands were already at Walter’s throat as he fought to get clear of his harness. I kicked his feet from under him as he fumbled. I was still held in the strait-jacket grip of the Hotchkiss harness. Walter fell, rolled, dragged himself on one elbow, pullin the Luger from his waistband. He raised the automatic to fire. ‘Hurtles into a maelstrom of action and suspense’
A Twist of Sand: A Twist of Sand is the first-person account of the adventures of Captain Geoffrey Peace, who really goes through a lot. There’s a lovely female scientist whom someone is trying to kill, there’s the Skeleton Coast ("the most dangerous shoreline in the world"), there’s a killing journey across 30 miles of desert, there’s mountain climbing, and there are wild animals: strand wolves, black lions, hyenas, and maybe a few more. The local color’s great, the action is fast, and the hero’s competent and steadfast. Prime stuff for people who like old-fashioned wide-screen high adventure.
Primary Valor (Forging of Luke Stone #5) by Jack Mars Requirements: .ePUB reader, 322 KB Overview: In PRIMARY VALOR (The Forging of Luke Stone—Book #5), a ground-breaking action thriller by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, elite Delta Force veteran Luke Stone, 29 and the FBI’s Special Response Team are summoned when a teenage girl is taken captive and trafficked to a billionaire’s private retreat in South America. Luke is handed an impossible rescue mission, pitting one man against an army.
Making matters worse, behind it all may be something much greater, leading to the upper echelons of government, and to a national security crisis. Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller
Desperate Measures: When you sell your body, you risk losing everything by Stephen Leather Requirements: .ePUB reader, 277 KB Overview: She put her life on the line for her family. But now it’s time to pay the price.
All Malee wanted was a better life for herself and her son. And the only way she could make that happen was to sell her body, to exchange sex for money.
But her plan falls apart when she arrives in London at the start of the Covid pandemic.
She risks everything to support her family – but as the country goes into lockdown she runs into Russian gangsters who have their own plans for her.
Before long the Russians are forcing her to work for them. If she refuses, they’ll kill her. Now it’s not about working for a better life – now it’s a matter of survival.
Desperate Measures is very different from Stephen Leather’s regular standalone thrillers and his Sunday Times bestselling Dan "Spider" Shepherd series. It is written in the first person and contains harrowing details of what it is like to be trafficked in modern-day Britain.
Note from the author: I’d suggest you read a sample first before buying Desperate Measures, just in case it’s not your cup of tea! I actually wrote a version of the story more than ten years ago, but it was only published in Thailand. While I was in lockdown in London I thought I would have another go at it, and this is the result. I had a lot of fun writing it, I hope you’ll have fun reading it. But as I said, check first that it’s the type of book that you’d want to read! Spider isn’t in it, neither are Lex Harper, Matt Standing or Jack NIghtingale! Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller
Girl Under Fire (A Sam Hemming FBI Thriller Prequel) by Julia Payne Requirements: .ePUB reader, 202 KB Overview: Going after a nearly invisible international crime boss will take everything Sam has to bring him to justice. Nyke Papadopoulos was the single most devious criminal mastermind Sam Hemming had come across. So, when the time came to take him down, she did not hesitate to set up the sting and plan the take-down. As the New York Field Office’s most experienced agent, Sam leads the elite FBI SWAT team to a location in downtown Manhattan.
But all does not go well, to say the least.
Somehow, there is a leak within the Bureau and the take-down is a disaster. There seem to be only two people who could have been responsible for the leak. Half of the Bureau thinks it Sam, the other half thinks it’s the Assistant Director and Head of the New York office.
As the treachery begins to reveal itself, the depth of the crime syndicate that Nyke leads comes into focus. Sam begins to realize that it is larger than what anyone had even contemplated or imagined. It was not just about money laundering, gambling, and illegal trade, it was far worse. The profits they were accumulating were going toward a larger purpose, one that would affect the whole world.
As Sam follows the trail of the syndicate, she finds that there is no one she can trust and no one who trusts her. But, loyalty to the constitution and the flag allows her to push through to the next challenge. Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller
A Bedlam of Bones by Suzette A. Hill (Francis Oughterard, Book 5) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 288 KB Overview: After the unsettling exploits in the Auvergne, the vicar and his companions try to resume a life of moderate respectability. But the recent events cast a long shadow and they are soon in the grip of sinister repercussions. Who is the menacing blackmailer stalking the previous blackmailer and the bishop? Can the bishop survive the threat of being ‘outed’? Why is there a body in the polyanthus bed and can Lavinia Birtle-Figgins really be as dippy as she seems? These and other imponderables immerse the Reverend Francis Oughterard in a fresh web of danger and subterfuge while his animal ‘minders’, Maurice and Bouncer, try their best to make sense of all this human bedlam. Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller