As we get closer to the holiday season what better way is there than to spend the evenings curled up with a book? Here are some great books at amazingly low prices that you should add to your reading list!
Winner of the Books Go Social Book of the Year 2017.
A man found hanging by the neck until dead A ship with a historic past A killer with a deadly personal quest DI Shona McKenzie is anticipating a peaceful Scottish summer when a hanging thrusts her into the midst of a fatal chase. As the body count mounts unravelling the difference between reality and fantasy is a deadly challenge. Shona and her team will need to use every trick in their arsenal to solve the puzzle and bring a killer to justice. Will they do it before more innocent victims die?
Rae Lynne Grimes returns to Leeward, North Carolina to care for her dying grandfather. Together, they restore an old Harley and paint it pink for breast cancer awareness. Her grandfather succumbs before seeing it finished. Alone, Rae must face the town of Leeward who blame her for sending her stepbrother to prison, costing their high school football team one of their champions. Now, her fate lays in the hands of the man who orchestrated her rape and shame, former football captain and elected mayor, Todd Bryant. When she rescues Logan Birdsong from a canal, she starts to believe she can have the fairy tale but when she learns he is working for Todd, she tries to get as far from him as possible.
The Amsterdam Chronicles
When the happy-go-lucky New York detective Harvey Wall arrived in Amsterdam for a six month work exchange program with the Dutch police, he thought it would turn out to be a long holiday with plenty of fun, and that’s exactly how it started out. Then his world is turned upside down as he tries to solve the strangest deaths he has ever come across in his working career.
This is the start of an epic trilogy that brings you on a roller-coaster ride through the streets of Amsterdam and the dark secrets it hides.
Murder in Palm Beach
The doorbell rings in the home of a prominent Palm Beach citizen, quickly followed by a shotgun blast that shatters a window, cracking the calm of a cool January night. Rodger Kriger falls to the floor, mortally wounded, leaving a wife and six children.
Murder in Palm Beach: The Homicide That Never Died is closely based on a sensational, real murder that happened in the posh ocean side town in 1976. In the thin guise of fiction, the book contains shocking new information never before made public. Author Bob Brink, an award-winning journalist, was a newspaper reporter in the locale where the sensational assassination occurred. It made media headlines for 15years.
Undertow of Loyalty
Neil Henberlin somehow became a spy. He had agreed to help Canada’s Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) trap a foreign government in the process of stealing his company’s new super-computer technology. His part was simple: pretend to be seduced by a Chinese double agent and make it look like he was passing secrets. The real spies would take care of the rest.
He couldn’t tell his wife of his activities. Without knowing the truth, Leyna believed the affair with the beautiful Chinese girl was real. After all, she’d followed them to a downtown apartment. What else could she think?
A Churchgoing Woman
Greed, envy and ego in a small town in western Oklahoma.
She was mean and petty and wanted to control everyone. That signed her death warrant.
Discover life in a small town. Secrets, affairs and shocking surprises.
If you love mysteries than you will adore this nail biting thriller.
Too Many Secrets
A suspenseful mystery/thriller with hints of romance and betrayal.
Two murders, missing cash and a long-kept secret turn Roxanne’s life upside-down.
Roxanne Boudreaux never knew her Aunt Roxy existed until notified of the woman’s death. Named as the sole heir to her aunt’s estate, the Pittsburgh tax attorney finds herself in a world of danger she never anticipated.
Intent on securing a partnership with her law firm, Roxanne dismisses her inheritance as irrelevant.
The Jewelled Egg Murders
A Christmas holiday in Vermont turns deadly for Dr Anne McPhail whose hopes for a quiet family celebration with Thomas Beauchamp derail when his children reject her, and his mother falls ill.
Anne flees to her friend Catherine’s B&B for comfort and a place to stay, but when she goes for a walk in the snow to the town square, she stumbles across a body in her friend Erin’s antique store. A few hours later, Erin disappears.
Is Erin a suspect or a victim? While Anne joins the search, an old adversary, plotting revenge, arrives from Europe. Anne stumbles over another body, and then the killer closes in on her.
What Hides Beneath
Hidden beneath a lump of clay and dirt is a very rare art work crafted by a Japanese artist known as a warrior. Two museum curators, who specialize in Asian art say it is valuable but renowned appraiser, Annette Williams claims it is worthless and her words carry weight in the art world. So which is it?
Pete White, an insurance investigator disappears from the museum where he is researching the treasure. Did he uncover its true value or find it’s a fake?
Lieutenant Detective Philip Samyn wonders why he is assigned to investigate a low priority robbery from a museum. Is his boss trying to push him to retire? He never thought his last case would be a missing laptop. That’s not how he envisioned leaving the force.
Mirror, Mirror, A Legal Thriller
On the day that Jeff Ryder learns he is going to be made a partner at Warrick, Thompson, and Hayes, his past catches up with him. The State Bar of California accuses him of coaching witness Marty Lewis to lie seven years earlier while he was working as a prosecutor in order to convict small-time con man, Dillon Reese, of the attempted murder of police officer Christopher Rafferty, a former Navy SEAL.
Jeff loses his million-dollar lifestyle, but sets up his own law office, determined to clear his name, by proving Reese is the shooter. Jeff discovers that Chris was wearing defective body armor made by Armor Up Corporation on the night he was shot. Jeff persuades Chris and his wife Beth to bring a negligence suit against Armor Up and the San Diego Police Department for millions in damages.
If you don’t know you’re committing a crime, are you innocent?
All Ben Beck wants is to start over with a new opportunity so he decides to throw himself in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with a confusing group of strangers.
No level of smooth sailing could prepare him for being attacked or being at the wrong end of a pointed gun. From the idyllic life of charter sailing and Polynesian island hopping, to a life and death struggle on a tilting yacht deck at night, Ben can’t help but wonder if the other members of his crew are friends or enemies.
He doesn’t find out until he wakes up with a throbbing headache after sneaking into a mooring at night and has a meeting with the law.
The Devil Looks After His Own
Welcome to Sin City on the Liffey…
Betrayal on every level is the order of the day in a city where an ordinary woman is pushed beyond her limits against dark forces she only gradually comes to understand.
When the dead body of teenage street artist, Stevie Hennessy, is pulled from the river, his best friend, Kitty Lee, insists it’s not another homeless addict’s misadventure – and Connie Ortelius foolishly gets involved.
Burnt-out Connie has abandoned her ruined past to run Dublin’s greasiest café for her ancient Aunt Aggie. But along with the Silver Bullet Café, she discovers a clutch of readymade enemies as well as a vengeful coffee machine.
If you like Westlake or Hallinan – You’ll love Missing Amanda
Revenge is a dish best served quickly
Chicago in 1958 is a very dangerous place. When private eye Lou Fleener and his friend Dion Monkton are tricked into helping a Chicago mob boss in his takeover of Mayor Daley’s office, it makes the other mobs angry enough to kill.
Through guns and bombs and the unsteady affections of Cassidy Adams, a blonde with a heart for pure gold, the scary attentions of a hit man who prefers a scalpel to a .38 and a baseball fan who’ll kill them if the Cubs lose, Lou and Monk devise an amazing plan of vengeance against the mobs.
The Ghost of Erraid
In 1924, the Galways – Robert, Maggie, and their children, Liza (12) and Gerry (9) – become a lighthouse family on Erraid, a tiny, causeway island off the Hebridean Isle of Mull.
Frequently caught between her violent, abusive father and her gentle mother, Liza struggles to make sense of the local schoolteacher’s obsessive interest in Gerry. In the bleak but beautiful landscape, Jacobite history, Druidic myth and a 17th century shipwreck legend combine to create an unfolding drama which escalates to a terrifying climax.
Have you ever wondered who those three mysterious female vampires were in Stoker’s classic novel? Discover their origins in this first novel in the Olivia Chronicles series.
She’d had her fun alone, and it was time to find companions again. She sat silently, listening to the noises around her. She could hear a tarot reader on the left side of the square shifting in her chair, then she smelled the newly lit stick of incense, heard the clinking of cheap bangles coming together and the crack of the cards as the bored card reader shuffled the deck for something to do. On the right, she could sense pedestrian traffic, first coming off of Decatur on the far side of the square and turning up St. Ann, drifting toward the heart of the French Quarter: Bourbon Street.
In 1986 the drug war in South Florida and the Caribbean is going full bore.
The DEA requests the operational services of a veteran MACV-SOG soldier who is now a long-term local undercover narc in Pittsburgh. The target of the operation is the leader of a cocaine smuggling network based in Haiti.
When the “Org” discovers that the group is active in the world of international terrorism as well, the DEA’s borrowed narc is secretly recruited as an asset.
He soon learns the dangers of playing a triple game.
This dark collection of short stories will keep you turning page after page. Tales of Murder, Love, Sex, and Mystery are all entangled in colorful stories and intriguing characters that the reader will identify with.
The first tale is about a woman who is losing her husband due to addiction and pain. Will she be strong enough to hold her family together while her husband deals with his past and present demons? The last tale is about a couple who move into their new home, only to find out that there is a stranger living there with them.
Tears of Glass
Morgan is a failure. He failed at being a quarterback, failed at being a husband and he is consistently failing at being a human being.
When the chain-smoking, hard-drinking womaniser happens upon a seemingly innocuous rejected demo tape by a bluesy pianist, he thinks it’s just another bit of music that never made the grade. But when people around him start dying in unexplained Accidental deaths, Morgan realises there’s more to the tape than meets the eye.
Suddenly seeing that it is he who is the target, Morgan goes on the run, heading for the Californian desert and picking up the inevitable girl on the way as he tries desperately to stay one step ahead of those who would do him harm.
The Scent of Lies, a Cozy Mystery & Romance
If you had the chance to implant into yourself, the DNA of Jesus Christ; would you? Edward Mayus did. His journey was incredible and the ending will shock you.
Edward, an agnostic medical DNA researcher of the heart, is searching for life’s meaning. His brother, Stephen, before his untimely death at the hands of an Islamic terrorist, comes into possession of an ancient relic of the Catholic Church. The relic contains the DNA of Jesus.
Edward while going through his dead brother’s belongings uncovers an un-mailed letter from his brother asking him to implant the DNA into his body. Edward accepts this new journey out from beyond his normal life of doubt, fears, and existential angst. Changes start to happen, and people’s lives are forever affected. Nothing is the same anymore.
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