Handpicked Kindle Books for Oct 23 2017 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – Mystery Monday

Here are our eBook picks for Monday, October 23. Today we’re featuring books in the mystery/thriller/suspense genres.

Closure: Jack Randall #1 by Randall Wood

Genre(s): Thriller

When a prominent lawyer is shot while waiting at a suburban stop sign it sets off a nation-wide manhunt for an elusive killer. Special Agent Jack Randall of the FBI finds himself appointed to track down and stop the shooter. Not by his superiors, but by the killer himself.As more bodies fall the shooter takes his message to the press, earning the support of the public with his choice of targets and confounding the FBI at every turn. From the desert of Nevada to the urban jungle of New York City, Jack and his team follow the trail… (more)

Ash – A Thriller by Jason Brant

Genre(s): Thriller

9 AM EST: A senator shoots himself on national television.10:32 AM EST: An entire floor of government agents leaps to their death from their office building.12:57 PM EST: All of the police officers inside a station murder each other.And the day has just begun.Lieutenant Asher Benson left Iraq with a traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and a Purple Heart. His doctors warned that the symptoms would be life altering. They had no idea. As his body healed, the thoughts of those around him began to echo through Ash’s mind, stretching the boundaries of his sanity.Five years… (more)

Freezer Burn by Gayle Carline

Genre(s): Mystery

Peri Minneopa has heard her name mangled a thousand ways and hates them all. What she likes are clean houses, and dirty martinis.She recently traded in her housecleaning business for a P. I. license. Her timing seems perfect, when she cleans a former client’s freezer and finds a severed hand inside, wearing an expensive ring. The client, Benny Needles, is a Dean Martin fanatic who swears he’s innocent. But where there’s a hand, there’s a body, waiting to be found.It’s a brand new world for Peri, and she has a lot to learn. Her first lesson is that… (more)

Lawyers, Lovers & Lies by Linda Pohl

Genre(s): Thriller

Charlene Williams, a recent law school graduate, thinks her prayers have been answered when she is offered a position at one of New York City’s most prestigious law firms. But her dreams are quickly shattered when she finds out that Alex Andrews, the firm’s senior criminal lawyer, wants far more from her than her legal expertise.A gorgeous, powerful, manipulative man, Alexander is used to getting whatever he wants. Targeted as his next conquest, his words and actions make it quite clear that if Charlene doesn’t start playing by his rules, she’ll be lucky to be licking stamps in some… (more)

From Manhattan with Love: A Short Novel by Christopher Smith

Genre(s): Thriller

An outcast billionaire’s daughter is caught at the wrong place at the wrong time.An international assassin questions her sanity when she falls in love with the very assassin she’s charged to assassinate.What happens when each collide? Chaos. Murder. Love. Revenge.And redemption… (more)

The Ruth Valley Missing by Amber West

Genre(s): Mystery

Jameson Quinn is sick of trying to find herself in the big city. After a gallery opening ends in a trip to the ER and an argument with her self-involved boyfriend, she decides to take off for the peace and quiet of a small town — Ruth Valley.The small town has everything Brooklyn lacked: simple people, peaceful surroundings, and a feeling of safety. Jameson even finds the perfect house to rent from the town’s most eligible bachelor, Sheriff Jack. Life is finally headed in a promising direction.But something isn’t right. A young man is mysteriously injured, then disappears… (more)

Last Alive by Mark Yarwood

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

In North London families are being slaughtered by a merciless serial killer, with only one female relative left alive each time. There are no clues, just the sinister text messages sent to each surviving victim. Ex- Detective Sergeant Terence Marsland is trying to forget his former life as a policeman and husband, when he’s begged by the Family Killer’s original victim to privately reinvestigate the case. Against his better judgment, Marsland becomes embroiled in a race against the official police investigation to find the killer while struggling to keep his own tortured past at bay.Marsland realises that the killer… (more)

A Danger to Himself and Others: Bomb Squad NYC Incident 1 by J.E. Fishman

Genre(s): Thriller

Bomb Squad Detective Manuel Diaz exists in a troubled state. A former Army bomb tech, he misses the adrenaline rush of combat and feels little if any love from his partner, Sergeant Sandy Kahn. When he brings home the pressures of his job, it causes fights with his beautiful roommate, Jennifer. And, as if that weren’t enough, he also harbors a torturous secret.When one disabled army veteran blows himself up in front of an Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Times Square and another blows himself up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, all of Diaz’s worries become magnified. More than anything… (more)

Stroganov by Ty Hutchinson

Genre(s): Thriller

Discover how one act of kindness can bring on a world of pain.Darby Stansfield is the telecommunication consultant to the criminal underworld. Even though he’s in bed with the Russians, everything is peachy, so far.With his career back on track, Darby focuses on improving his personal life. However, his unconventional methods for finding love land him in the middle of a war between the Ukrainian government and a dangerous sex trafficking ring. That’s his life. Wrong place. Wrong time. All of the time.Anxious to get out of the situation, he reluctantly offers his help to the authorities… (more)

November Echo by James Houston Turner

Genre(s): Thriller

Every spy has a beginning, and for Colonel Aleksandr Talanov of the KGB, that moment occurs one summery night in 1985 on the Costa del Sol, at the height of Cold War tensions between the Americans and Soviets.As a signatory to the Biological Weapons Treaty of 1972, the United States had already destroyed its military stockpiles of weaponized pathogens. The Soviet Union, however, responded differently to the signing of that treaty. They created a network of forty-seven top-secret production facilities spread across Russia. Called Biopreparat, it was the largest biological weapons program in history.So when a… (more)

The Devil’s Waters by David L. Robbins

Genre(s): Thriller

A giant freighter in the Gulf of Aden holds secret cargo that could bring down the governments of four nations. When Somali pirates grab the ship, the order comes down: get the freighter back, at all costs.Only one combat group is close enough to respond before the hijacked freighter reaches Somali waters: the elite US Air Force pararescue unit–the PJs–stationed in Djibouti. Though their mission is to save lives, and their oath is ”That Others May Live,” the PJs are battle-tested. The team doesn’t hesitate because one of their own, Sgt. LB DiNardo, is already onboard… (more)

Pretty Dead by Anne Frasier

Genre(s): Mystery

A serial killer stalks the streets of Savannah… Homicide detective Elise Sandburg and her partner, profiler David Gould, are all too familiar with the terrible costs of chasing evil. Despite their wounded psyches, the detectives delve into the deranged killer’s twisted mind, determined to unravel the clues in the taunts he leaves behind. A city gripped by fear… When his daughter becomes the killer’s next victim, a grief-stricken mayor comes down hard on the police, demanding that they catch the psychopath — now. Feeling the pressure, department officials enlist the aid of both Elise’s estranged father and an FBI profiler… (more)