Free Books 15/07/2013 Mystery & Suspense

Vivian Bowles has never been the same since losing her daughter to a hit-and-run accident. Her marriage died, her business crumbled, and she tumbled into a deep well of sorrow and despair. She sustained herself by channeling her grief into a singular mission: finding and punishing the person responsible for her daughter’s death. Her quest for answers has taken her from Cape Coral to Denver, where she plans to teach Sheldon and Terri James a hard lesson in personal loss. Things are about to get very cold in Colorado… Frozen, a 20,000-word novella, is a gripping examination of endurance and obsession in the face of harrowing personal tragedy.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

…exciting, highly paid position for person with specialized training… Recently unemployed after quitting a boring office job, Alexis Stanton finds a mysterious ad in the help wanted section that might prove to be the answer to her desire for excitement and adventure. After an intense application process, including actually fighting with her competition, she gets the job of her dreams. But is it going to kill her?Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Serena Wilcox and her family have destroyed their old home and faked their deaths to go off the grid under new identities, after obtaining insider information about a threat to the United States. The threat results in a geographically divided America, with two governing presidents: John Williams and Japanese-American Ann Kinji. Conspiracy, greed and a lust for power are at the root of this plot-twisting thriller about corrupt American government; when the future of the nation depends on former private detective Serena Wilcox and her unlikely crew. Revolting and oddball characters, quirky humor, shocking dialog and events: “Spellbinding!” Book #1 in the Dystopian Thriller Trilogy [The Serena Wilcox Mysteries] is inspirational, humorous, and clean (no graphic violence or language). The series is cross-genre: hard-boiled mystery, suspense, futuristic, speculative fiction, political and religious thriller genre.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Finalist for the 2012 Creative Loafing Short Fiction Contest, “Editor’s Choice” and “Reader’s Choice” awards. “As I read this story the voices in my head were interchanging between Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca), Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry), Elliot Ness (The Untouchables) & Dick Tracy (As Himself). This is a great little read, PI Frank Geddy has a new fan.” Detective Frank “Giddy” Geddy usually gets his man, and sometimes the girl, too. This isn’t one of those times. Ybor City is where the cool people of Tampa go to cut loose and have fun. Getting in to the party is never the problem. Getting out of it sometimes is. In Ybor, you never know what or who you will run into. Between the seedy clubs and bars, in shady back alleys, and at the cigar and tattoo shops–something is for sale on every corner, and there is always trouble within stumbling distance. Where you end up is never where you started . . . “Ybor Noir” is John David’s first release from his new line of short detective fiction, brought to you by “Noir De Jure.” Find out more about the Noir series at the author’s website, johndavidauthor.com. Be sure to read the next Frank Geddy story, “Bayshore Noir.” “Ybor Noir” is about 3000 words, approximately 14 ebook pages at font size 2. It is the perfect break or lunchtime read.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Jack Barnett has had it with the private eye business. They took his license away in LA, and fearing criminal prosecution, he split town in the middle of the night for Las Vegas, where anyone can become anonymous. He swears off the business, but his money runs low and when a man offers him $5000 to find his missing daughter, he agrees. He soon wishes he hadn’t when the haunting memory of a woman from his past gets in the way. TEMPTATION TOWN is a hardboiled novelette, the first of the Jack Barnett / Las Vegas Series from Mike Dennis. Set in the steaming underbelly of Las Vegas, these tales of a reluctant ex-private investigator drag the reader down the darkest streets of Sin City, USA. The book also comes with an exclusive preview of the second Jack Barnett installment, a novelette called HARD CASH. The third entry in the series, a full novel called THE DOWNTOWN DEAL, is currently available.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Key West, 1991. Don Roy Doyle is back in town. Tough and quick-witted, he’s fresh out of prison, where he served three years for a diamond swindle. Now he’s back to collect his share of the proceeds, but the money has vanished. A local family dynasty which has controlled the island’s politics for generations, a cop with a grudge, the FBI, and the Russian mob all have a stake in the action. They’re convinced Cuba is on the verge of “opening up”, and they all want Doyle gone. In this tightly-knit town, who can be trusted? And how long can Doyle stay alive? SETUP ON FRONT STREET is the first in Mike Dennis’ Key West Nocturnes series, novels which take you inside the world of Key West noir, a world tucked way back in the shadows, where the tourists never go. The book comes with a preview of the second book in the series, THE GHOSTS OF HAVANA, also available on Kobo.Mystery & Suspense