Louisiana Longshot is $.99c right now. This is book one in Jana DeLeon's Miss Fortune Mystery series, and it has many glowing reviews, especially from readers who loved the comedy and the location of the book – in Sinful, Louisiana. That's a fantastic small town name right there.
It was a hell of a longshot…
CIA Assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever–in Sinful, Louisiana.
With a leak at the CIA and a price on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element. Posing as a former beauty queen turned librarian in a small, bayou town seems worse than death to Fortune, but she's determined to fly below the radar until her boss finds the leak and puts the arms dealer out of play.
Unfortunately, she hasn't even unpacked a suitcase before her newly-inherited dog digs up a human bone in her backyard. Thrust into the middle of a bayou murder mystery, Fortune teams up with a couple of seemingly-sweet old ladies whose looks completely belie their hold on the little town. To top things off, the handsome local deputy is asking her too many questions. If she's not careful, this investigation may blow her cover and get her killed.
Armed with her considerable skills and a group of old ladies referred to by locals as The Geritol Mafia, Fortune has no choice but to solve the murder before it's too late.
The Lace Reader, a paranormal mystery, is $2.99 right now. Readers online are divided about this book, some loving the creepy unreliable narrator and some hating the ending of the book. Have you read this?
Look into the lace? When the eyes begin to fill with tears and the patience is long exhausted, there will appear a glimpse of something not quite seen… In this moment, an image will begin to form? in the space between what is real and what is only imagined. Can you read your future in a piece of lace? All of the Whitney women can. But the last time Towner read, it killed her sister and nearly robbed Towner of her own sanity.
Vowing never to read lace again, her resolve is tested when faced with the mysterious, unsolvable disappearance of her beloved Great Aunt Eva, Salem's original Lace Reader. Told from opposing and often unreliable perspectives, the story engages the reader's own beliefs. Should we listen to Towner, who may be losing her mind for the second time? Or should we believe John Rafferty, a no nonsense New York detective, who ran away from the city to a simpler place only to find himself inextricably involved in a psychic tug of war with all three generations of Whitney women?
Does either have the whole story?
Or does the truth lie somewhere in the swirling pattern of the lace?
A Beautiful Blue Death is a historical mystery set in Victorian England. Reviewers love the sleuth, a lovely gentleman named Charles Lenox. There doesn't appear to be a heavy romance thread to the story, but the book sounds so interesting. Have you read it?
On any given day in London, all Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, wants to do is relax in his private study with a cup of tea, a roaring fire and a good book. But when his lifelong friend Lady Jane asks for his help, Lenox cannot resist another chance to unravel a mystery, even if it means trudging through the snow to her townhouse next door.
One of Jane’s former servants, Prudence Smith, is dead – an apparent suicide. But Lenox suspects something far more sinister: murder, by a rare and deadly poison. The house where the girl worked is full of suspects, and though Prudence dabbled with the hearts of more than a few men, Lenox is baffled by an elusive lack of motive in the girl’s death.
When another body turns up during the London season’s most fashionable ball, Lenox must untangle a web of loyalties and animosities. Was it jealousy that killed Prudence? Or was it something else entirely, something that Lenox alone can uncover before the killer strikes again – disturbingly close to home?
He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not is $1.99 right now – I featured this book recently, but since #2 is on sale, I thought I'd post them together. This was Lena Diaz's first book in her Nursery Rhyme series, in which there are now three books, all of which have a 4+ star average on GoodReads. If you like thriller mysteries, you'll probably like this one. Elyse brought this book to my attention, and said,
I haven't read this particular book, but I enjoyed Simon Says Die (the 2nd in the series) and Ashes, Ashes They All Fall Dead which I'm reading now. This is the 1st in her Nursey Rhyme Thriller series and for 99 cents I'm going to get caught up. Her writing is a good mixture of romance and thrills, with sexy FBI agents. Kind of like Criminal Minds After Dark.
Four years ago, Amanda Stockton was forced to play a serial killer’s twisted game of chance. Since then, she has retreated from the world, bearing the scar from her ordeal and the burden of a terrible secret. But when another woman is found dead, clutching a long-stemmed red rose, Amanda knows she can hide no longer.
If there were any other way, Chief Logan Richards would never ask the only surviving victim for help. But it’s clear this killer will not be stopped and Amanda is the only link. Torn between catching a madman and winning the trust of the woman he’s come to love, Logan is caught in a dangerous game with Amanda. And there’s no guarantee they’ll come out on top.
Ashes, Ashes, They All Fall Dead is book 2 in Lena Diaz's series. Book one (above) is also on sale for $1.99. This on is $2.99, and it has some outstanding reviews behind it.
What she doesn't remember … will kill her.
One by one the letters arrive at the FBI office in Savannah, Georgia. Inside, each bears a name—a victim of a twisted crime—and the singsong phrase Ashes, ashes, they all fall dead. Special Agent Tessa James becomes obsessed with finding the killer whose victims are crying out to her for justice.
When sexy, brilliant consultant Matt Buchanan is paired with Tessa to discover who's sending the “Ashes” letters, he discovers a serial arsonist who is leaving nothing but murder in his wake. Inexplicably, the clues point to Tessa herself, forcing her to realize that if she can't remember the forgotten years of her past, the name on the next letter will be hers.