Handpicked Kindle Books for Feb 26 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – February 26, 2018

Happy Monday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s today’s list of handpicked books (all under $5 at the time of posting, some marked as free). Enjoy!

The Lanvin Murders by Angela M. Sanders

Shelfbuzz Score: 9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

All Portland vintage clothing store owner Joanna Hayworth wants to do is turn her back on the modern world and retreat into a carefully curated life of satin cocktail gowns, icy martinis, and old movies.But when Joanna finds a key in a 1930s Lanvin coat cast off by an ex-showgirl, everything changes. The elderly woman turns up dead, and Joanna is pulled into a long-ago drama of back room deals, blackmail, and lost love. She must find a very real–and present day–killer before she becomes his next victim… (more)

Shifting Skin by Chris Simms

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

The Butcher of Belle Vue has struck again. Like the first two victims, the third has been partially skinned and dumped on waste ground: muscles, tendons and ligaments exposed to view. Only this time, her face has also been removed.Jon Spicer and his new partner, Rick Saville, are approached by a woman who insists she heard The Butcher claiming his latest victim in the next-door room of a run-down hotel in Belle Vue. But all she has to back up her story is an escorts business card recovered from the empty room the following morning.Jons investigation… (more)

Hour of Need by Melinda Leigh

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

While fighting in Afghanistan, Major Grant Barrett receives devastating news: his brother and sister-in-law have been murdered in Scarlet Falls, the sleepy suburb of Grants youth. Emotionally scarred from war, the career soldier returns home on emergency leave to temporarily care for his orphaned nephew and niece. But when someone tries to kidnap the kids and their teenage babysitter, Grant knows its not a random act…and neither were the murders.Already devastated by her neighbors violent deaths, Ellie Ross is shattered by the attempted abduction of her teenage daughter so she desperately turns to Grant for help… (more)

The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

Shelfbuzz Score: 8 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly–so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they dont get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention.But that is precisely what she gets.Because Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont, is not fooled. When Minnie figures out what hes up to, he realizes… (more)

Shaman, Healer, Heretic: An Urban Fantasy Thriller by M. Terry Green

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

Even for a techno-shaman, a kachina in the bedroom isn’t exactly part of the drill. When Olivia Lawson wakes to find one towering over her, she panics. A Hopi god visiting the real world isn’t just wrong-it’s impossible. Or is it? Soon Olivia learns that the kachina is the least of her worries. As she struggles to save her clients, clashes with other shamans, and fends off the attacks of real-world vigilantes, Olivia finds herself in the destructive path of a malevolent ancient force intent on leaving the spiritual realm to conquer this one. Left with few… (more)

Indulge by Georgia Cates

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Beau Emerson is no gentleman. Those hazel eyes.That filthy mouth.That greedy, hard body.It all equates to one thing. Irresistible.One look and I know he’ll bruise my lips and scar my knees. He’ll give me the best nine days of my life while ruining me in the most beautiful way imaginable. And I’ll let him because he has the power to talk me into anything.Except one thing.Staying.I have no choice. The things I desire from him will destroy me in the end. I want more than he’s capable of giving–something true and beautiful… (more)

The Lead Cloak by Erik Hanberg

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.6 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Free

Byron Shaw can track and find anyone on Earth. Except the people who tried to kill him. By 2081, privacy no longer exists. The Lattice enables anyone to re-live any moment of your life. People can experience past and present events — or see into the mind of anyone, living or dead. Most people love it. Some want to destroy it. Colonel Byron Shaw has just saved the Lattice from the most dangerous attack in its history. Now he must find those responsible. But there’s a question nobody’s asking: does the Lattice deserve to be saved? The answer may cost… (more)

The Storm Without by Tony Black

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.1 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

Still recovering from the harrowing case that ended his police career, Doug Michie returns to his boyhood home of Ayr on Scotlands wind-scarred west coast. He hopes to rebuild his shattered life, get over the recent failure of his marriage and shed his demons, but the years have changed the birthplace of the poet Robert Burns. When Doug meets his old school-day flame Lyn, however, he feels his past may offer the salvation of a future. But, Lyns son has been accused of murder and she begs Doug to find the truth. Soon Doug is tangled in a… (more)

Children of the Fog by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Shelfbuzz Score: 6 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

Sadie OConnell is a bestselling author and a proud mother. But her life is about to spiral out of control. After her six-year-old son Sam is kidnapped by a serial abductor, she nearly goes insane. But it isnt just the fear and grief that is ripping her apart. Its the guilt. Sadie is the only person who knows what the kidnapper looks like. And she cant tell a soul. For if she does, her son will be sent back to her in ”little bloody pieces.”When Sadies unfaithful husband stumbles across her drawing of the kidnapper, he sets… (more)

Six Months in Montana by Pamela M. Kelley

Shelfbuzz Score: 6 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Western, Free

Molly Bishop loves living in Manhattan and managing a boutique luxury hotel. Shes about to be promoted to her dream job of General Manager, the role shes been striving for her entire career.Theres only one thing standing in her way.The will of her childhood friend, Christian Fords grandfather. She hasnt even seen Christian in over ten years, but a recent run-in with his grandfather during a rare visit home, resulted in a new condition to the will. Christian will only inherit the ranch hes been running and the real estate development business that he has expanded, if… (more)

The Escort Next Door by Clara James

Shelfbuzz Score: 5.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Julia has the seemingly perfect family; a successful husband and three wonderful kids. From the outside all seems well, but behind closed doors things are anything but ordinary. Julias marriage has become distant and she finds stunning evidence about her husbands actions on his business trips. Julia wants to escape and decides to make a decision that will change her life forever… (more)

Payback and a Bottle of Merlot: Chick Lit by Bria Marche

Shelfbuzz Score: 5.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Mia James almost had it all…At 30, she was a successful photographer with the craziest, but most loyal friends in the world and a wonderful life in a picturesque village. The only thing missing was the husband and a brood of kids. Love happens when you least expect it, her mom always said.An appointment to show her photography portfolio brought her front and center with Jack Barnes, a gorgeous, successful, Manhattan businessman. Mia was smitten and they married less than a year later. Unfortunately, the marital bliss she craved never showed up.Jack, the controlling, absentee husband had… (more)