It's Mystery day here on KBoards. Here are eight highly-rated mysteries!
Murder on the Côte d'Azur (Maggie Newberry Mysteries), by Susan Kiernan-Lewis. (Still free?)
A romantic suspense set in the exotic locale of the French Mediterranean. Free today!
"I love reading MURDER mysteries and this one combined romance and family with it which made it very enjoyable reading. This is my first book by this author, however not my last." -- Amazon reviewer
330 pages, with a 3.4-star rating from 71 reviews.
Family Case of Murder (A Lacy Steele Mystery, Book 3), by Vanessa Gray Bartal. (Still 1.99?)
Lacy Steele's attempt to reconcile with her sister gets complicated when murder strikes... and she's the prime suspect. Another fun read in the Lacy Steele mystery series!
"Oh how I love this book. The setting is wonderful and the characters are just that - characters! With a budding romance for Lacy and a good plot, I just think this is one of Bartal's best books to date." -- Amazon reviewer
154 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 80 reviews.
Fatal Liaison, by Vicki Tyley. (Still 0.99?)
Megan joins a dinner dating club, where she meets Greg... and finds that other club members are being murdered and disappearing. Acclaimed mystery writer Vicki Tyley serves up another engaging mystery in this award-winner. Available today for 99 cents.
"One of this author's true talents is presenting a beginning that draws readers into the story and keeps them engaged until the very end." -MotherLode blog
"Tyley's ability to plot a story is the envy of many of her peers. Fatal Liaison keeps this streak alive." -BigAl's Books and Pals
218 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 42 reviews.
The Gauguin Connection (Genevieve Lenard), by Estelle Ryan. (Still 3.99?)
Gifted with powerful mental abilities, the autistic Genevieve finds herself immersed in the high-stakes world of European art, tracking down the murder of a young artist. This first book in the Genevieve Lenard series is highly-rated and praised by its readers as "ingenious," "original," and "exciting."
"The author paints a sympathetic portrait of a highly intelligent yet beautiful young woman's predicament and the way she works on herself to rise above her social demeanor.
Ms Ryan who has done a wealth of research which gives authenticity to this, her first literary foray into the crime scene, and together with her ability of telling a good story, this book pulls the reader ahead within a well balanced mixture of the high life, intellectual repartee, political low ground and empathy between the very interesting group of characters thrown together to form a highly unlikely investigative team. The latter makes for intrigue and keeps the reader's interest in place." -- Amazon reviewer
440 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 47 reviews.
Double or Nothing, by Meg Mims. (Still 2.99?)
This historical mystery continues the engaging adventures of Lily Granville in the 1860s American west.
"You can't help but root for Lily Granville, Meg Mims's heroine from Double Crossing who is once again in over her head in Double or Nothing. Featuring murder, action, and a strong sense of time and place, this series will appeal to Western, romance and mystery fans, or those who just like a great read.- Six-time Spur Award winner Johnny D. Boggs
Prepare yourself for another wild ride featuring heiress Lily Granville and the Texas opportunist, Ace Diamond. Skullduggery abounds, with Lily hardly knowing who to trust. And just when Ace finally whisks her away to safety in his arms, he is charged with murder. Well-Lily isn't about to stand for that! Appealing characters in an action-packed plot proves Mims has written the second winner in her "Double" series.- Carol Crigger, author of Three Seconds to Thunder" --
259 pages, with a 5-star rating from 2 reviews.
Defensive Wounds, by Lisa Black. (Still 1.99?)
In this fourth novel in Lisa Black’s captivating suspense series, forensic investigator Theresa MacLean finds herself embroiled in a case in which high-powered defense attorneys start turning up dead. Theresa’s investigation takes on a whole new urgency as authorities suspect they have a serial killer on their hands. But as she searches for the connection between the victims, Theresa begins to fear that both she and her daughter are closer to danger than they realize.
"There are many forensic experts. There are many writers. Rarely, however, do the two meld as seamlessly and synergistically as Lisa Black."
—Sacramento Book Review
"She is, quite simply, one of the best storytellers around."
475 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 13 reviews.
Whole Lotta Trouble (a humorous romantic mystery), by Stephanie Bond. (Still 1.99?)
A humorous romantic mystery from best-selling author Stephanie Bond.
"When three young female New York editors come up with a sassy scheme to publicly expose a notoriously womanizing literary agent, little do they imagine he'll end up not just naked (and tied up in S/M gear) but dead. Confessing that they were the last to see their tormentor alive is likely to make them prime suspects, even in the eyes of Tallie's protective new cop boyfriend. But if they stay silent, they may wind up being the real murderer's next victims. The overall tone is deliciously frothy, and small comedic details abound. And though romance is not the book's main focus, there's enough love between the laughs to keep relationship-minded readers happy." -- Publishers Weekly
384 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 109 reviews.
Heart-Shaped Box, by Joe Hill. (Still 1.99?)
An aging rock star buys a haunted suit online...
Over 300 five-star reviews for this acclaimed book, by the son of Stephen King!
"There are Amazon readers who will give you a better plot summary. Don't read them too closely because Joe Hill provides plenty of fun surprises. Heart-Shaped Box is a true spine-tingler. I don’t use that hyphenated word much anymore. We have seen and read it all, haven't we? But right away, in the first chapter, there was a subtle line that made the hairs on the back of my neck go up in a way I haven't experienced since I first discovered great horror as a teenager." -- Harlan Coben
389 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 664 reviews.
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