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Category: Mysteries / Thrillers

Scout Selection: The Torchbearer

The Torchbearer A troubled mind, dark spirits, and a forsaken God in one dark fantasy.   The native people of Fiji know not to go near the small, uninhabited island to their North. There’s a grim history there that they haven’t completely forgotten. Jacob Daniels is warned against it, but he and his companions don’t put weight in superstitions. All they want is a few hours of fun alone in […]

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Review: Ghosts in Glass Houses

Ghosts in Glass Houses You can go home again–but it might be murder.   I nominated Ghosts in Glass Houses, a debut cozy mystery by Kay Charles, in Kindle Scout. When the title was awarded a publishing contract, Amazon sent me a free copy. This is a delightful book with a story that quickly sucked me in and kept me turning the virtual pages. Marti can see ghosts. And while […]

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Scout Selection: The Darwin Project

The Darwin Project AI: demon or friend, beginning or the end?   Toby McIntosh is unexpectedly given control of his uncle’s business empire, managed by Darwin, a superintelligence [SI]. An earthquake has devastated the West Coast. California’s Silicon Valley is draining. Bots are taking over mundane jobs. Terrorist groups are furthering social unrest. Darwin wants to prove he [it?] is more intelligent than humans. Toby’s friends are assaulted. A brownshirt […]

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Take the Body and Run

  Take the Body and Run Fleeing her past, Macey hurtles into danger   Take the Body and Run is a contemporary mystery / romance / humor about a hunted woman hiding under a dead friend’s identity, a handsome lawman, a death doctor with fart machine-will travel, and a cranky cat with a nose for crime. Macey’s first day in the college employee relations department ends with a knife at […]

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Scout Selection: The Lost and Found Journal of a Miner 49er

The Lost and Found Journal of a Miner 49er 17 impossible tales unearthed from the canyon.   In 2013, Jack Dublin and family traveled to the Grand Canyon for a week of whitewater rafting. When a monsoon rolled in, forcing them to higher ground, they sheltered in a cave unseen for nearly 150 years. What they found inside — several journals from the time of the Gold Rush — upended […]

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Scout Selection: The Smiling Man Conspiracy

The Smiling Man Conspiracy When evil is in control, good men die.   Agent Llewyn Finch embarks on a mission to uncover the truth behind a series of abductions. There’s a hitch: he hasn’t recovered from his last case. He can’t shake the fact that where he goes, death follows. Someone’s playing a mad game with the lives of innocents. Evidence points to a shadow organization within the government. In […]

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Scout Selection: Girl at the Window

Girl at the Window A dark thriller for fans of Gone Girl All families have secrets. Only this family’s past is more chilling than most. 18-year-old Clara is trapped in an abusive life by her Pa who is hiding a dark secret. Home schooled and with no outside social contact — constantly on the move — she wishes him dead. When Pa is found murdered; the circumstances point firmly to […]

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A Slice of Paradise Cozy Mystery Box Set

A Slice of Paradise Cozy Mystery Box Set A culinary cozy mystery series with delicious recipes!   The box set is here! Books 1-4 in this popular new series are now available in one big bundle! And at a discounted price: 4 for the price of 3! Or free with Kindle Unlimited! Also includes an offer for a free story in the series (a story that cannot be found anywhere […]

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What She Knew Super Boxset

What She Knew Super Boxset Some secrets kill.   Mystery mastermind James Hunt, author of “Stolen” and “Death Notes”, which have collectively accumulated 200+ five-star reviews come together in this SUPER BOX SET for the first time! That’s TWO complete book SERIES comprised of SIX NOVELS. From readper: Another fine collection by James Hunt. This one remains high in the ranks, usually hovering in the mid-5000s. It consistently garners high […]

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Stealing Power

Stealing Power As the net closes in the hunters become the hunted.   One sadistic sexual predator. Two determined detectives. Can they catch him before he kills? Detective Chief Inspector AJ Colt lives his life in the limelight. The charismatic star of New Scotland Yard is public relations gold. Everyone loves him. Well, almost everyone. For three years a vicious serial rapist has been taunting and tormenting him, sending him […]

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