Handpicked Kindle Books for Apr 17 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Monday, April 17. Today we’re featuring books in the mystery/thriller/suspense genres.


Wanted: A Leopold Blake Thriller by Nick Stephenson







Genre(s): Thriller

What should have been a relaxing vacation in Paris turns into another unwinnable situation for expert criminology consultant Leopold Blake. Caught in the cross hairs of a ruthless assassin and on the run from the police for a murder he didn’t commit, Blake and his team must fight to clear his name before it’s too late.As enemies close in from all sides, Blake is about to learn who he can trust – and who is determined to destroy him – as The City of Light becomes a new hunting ground. Wanted is another exhilarating instalment in the Leopold Blake series of… (more)


Whiskey Rebellion: An Addison Holmes Mystery by Liliana Hart







Genre(s): Mystery

In Whiskey Bayou, Georgia, the humidity is thick, the gossip juicy, and family is everything. For Addison Holmes, she’s just trying to get by, and teaching history to a bunch of hormonal teenagers isn’t exactly lining her pockets. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Who would’ve guessed her principal would be in the audience of the strip club that hired her? Addison is almost positive her life can’t get any worse. Until she stumbles over her principal’s dead body in the parking lot. There’s no way Whiskey Bayou won’t hear about that juicy tidbit, which means she’s likely to be… (more)


Rosemary’s Gravy by Melissa F. Miller







Genre(s): Mystery

Rosemary Field never planned to work as a private, holistic chef for a demanding vegan actress. But then, plans have a way of going out the window when a girl learns her parents have skipped town, leaving behind a half-million-dollar debt. She needs the job, so she puts up with her boss’s diva antics and halfheartedly fends off the advances of the impossibly sexy stepson who comes with the high-paying gig. Then someone decides to kill the miserable movie star. It’s bad news for any chef when a client dies from an allergic reaction after eating your… (more)


Occult Assassin #1: Damnation Code by William Massa







Genre(s): Thriller, Paranormal

Driven by vengeance… One soldier declares war against the forces of darkness. After a decade spent fighting the enemy abroad and keeping his country safe, Delta Force Operator Mark Talon is ready to settle down with the love of his life. But Talon’s world crumbles when his fianc becomes the victim of a murderous cult. The military man now has a new foe in his crosshairs, and this promises to be a very different war. The person responsible for his beloved’s death is a Silicon Valley tycoon allied with the forces of darkness. Fusing cutting-edge computer technology with an… (more)


Baby Please Don’t Go: A Novel by Frank Freudberg







Genre(s): Thriller

All Lock Gilkenney wants is a family. But he’ll have to cross the line to get one. Lock is a dedicated investigator at Child Protective Services. An anonymous report of neglect comes in. He responds and finds the kids in good health. Lock concludes the report was a ruse, possibly part of a scheme to make Natalie Mannheim, the kids’ mother, look bad in an upcoming divorce trial. Natalie needs Lock’s expertise to help her win custody — and a multi-million-dollar divorce settlement. He realizes she doesn’t have a prayer in court against her shrewd husband, and only Lock… (more)


The Butterfly Forest by Tom Lowe







Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

He hid the old pencil-drawn map for 40 years.The guards never found it.After 40 years in San Quentin, Luke Palmer leaves with a state-issued suit, $100 dollars to buy a bus ticket, and a map that will lead to a promise and into the heart of a dark forest.College graduate student Molly Monroe is about to release rare butterflies not far from where the FBI used 4,000 bullets in a shootout to kill Ma Barker and one of her gangster sons in 1935. Molly snaps a picture that will frame something she never sees coming… (more)


The Girl in the Woods by Gregg Olsen







Genre(s): Thriller

A schoolgirl found it on a nature hike. A severed human foot wearing pink nail polish. A gruesome but invaluable clue that leads forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman down a much darker trail–to a dangerous psychopath whose powers of persuasion seem to have no end. Only by teaming up with sheriff’s detective Kendall Stark can Birdy hope to even the odds in a deadly game. It’s a fateful decision the killer wants them to make. And it’s the only way Birdy and Kendall can find their way to a murderer who’s ready to kill again… Praise for Gregg Olsen’s novels… (more)


Critical Error by Murray McDonald







Genre(s): Thriller

When top CIA operative Sam Baker rescues a kidnapped CNN reporter and her cameraman from the hands of Palestinian terrorists, he uncovers a plan to devastate Israel. Unable to stop the attack in time, Israel is rocked to the core as over 4,000 of its youngest and most vulnerable citizens are slaughtered.Four years later, retired and enjoying a new life, his own family is slaughtered in a bungled attempt on his life. Dealing with his would-be killers, Sam sends a warning to his brother, Senator Charles Baker, a presidential front-runner, that he too is about to be… (more)


Jinx & Tonic by Gina LaManna







Genre(s): Mystery

Let the Trials begin… The time has finally arrived! The Trials are in full swing and celebratory parties fill The Isle as Candidates go head-to-head to prove themselves worthy of the coveted Ranger title. Drinks, dances, and masquerade balls set the stage for a glamorous series of events until suddenly, it all changes. The most dangerous criminal on the island escapes from prison. Tragedy strikes. The Isle is thrown into chaos due to old, forbidden black magic, and only one person can help. As the island’s Mixologist, Lily is expected to step in and save the day. When… (more)


Stiff Arm Steal by A.J. Stewart







Genre(s): Mystery

The prize trophy of former NFL football hero, part-time media personality and full-time blowhard BJ Baker has been stolen. Baker knows Miami Jones is the only one who can find it. Problem is, he hates Jones. And the feeling is mutual.Miami takes on a jealous husband, a feisty ex-con and a police detective with a desire to see him take a long walk off a short pier, and he finds that Florida is home to so many retired footballers he could start a pensioner football league. But who is prepared to kill to get their hands… (more)


Death Benefits by J. W. Becton







Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

Fraud investigator Julia Jackson is back in action, and her next assignment throws her straight into the crosshairs of a bevy of desperate people…and one man who will do anything to keep his secret safe.Late one night, a car burns on a lonely rural road, and the discovery of a body–charred beyond recognition–in the driver’s seat sets in motion a series of deadly events. And when the wife of the supposedly deceased driver demands her husband’s million-dollar life insurance policy payout before the autopsy can be completed, fraud investigators Julia Jackson and Mark Vincent must… (more)


Omens of Death by Nicholas Rhea







Genre(s): Mystery

Detective Inspector Montague Pluke is an extremely superstitious man.So when he notices the solitary crow upon the roof of No. 15 Padgett Grove — the home of Cyril and May Crowther — he knows it is an omen of death.As the officer in charge of the CID at Crickledale Sub-Divisional Police Station, Pluke has never solved a murder or arrested a killer. While he appreciates that the natural peace of Crickledale has contributed to this, it is Pluke’s ambition, before he retires, to solve a noteworthy murder.So when the naked body of a young woman is found at… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #11, the first Jim Knighthorse mystery:
The Mummy Case by JR Rain
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