Handpicked Kindle Books for May 22 2017 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Monday, May 22. Today we’re featuring books in the mystery/thriller/suspense genres.

Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer by Demelza Carlton

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

The worst monsters are human. Six months ago, Nathan’s sister was brutally murdered. Now the former playboy desires only one thing: revenge.Late at night, Nathan trudges down the beach where his sister’s body was found. He’s searching for answers, but all he finds is a new nightmare: another girl’s tortured body. Only this one isn’t dead… yet. The unlikely hero becomes the prime suspect. Saving Caitlin’s life was just the start. Nathan must win her trust and unlock the memories hidden in her nightmares to find out who’s really responsible… before it’s too late… (more)

Tin God by Stacy Green

Genre(s): Mystery, Romance

Jaymee Ballard trusted only one person in Roselea,Mississippi with the secret of her lost daughter. When that person is brutally murdered, it leaves her with heartbreak and a slew of unanswered questions. The eerie similarity to a murder of one of Jaymee’s close friends years ago causes her to realize her past has come back to haunt her and may cost her own life.Years of deception and abuse leave Jaymee with few options and fewer allies. She turns to the widower of her friend–a man struggling with his own demons–to help her find her daughter and… (more)

The Forgotten Girls by Alexa Steele

Genre(s): Mystery

In an elite suburb of New York City, girls are dying. That doesn’t happen in Greenvale, with its immaculate lawns, exclusive yacht clubs and multi-million dollar mansions. But behind its perfect faade, its trimmed hedges and luxury cars, a darkness lies. Girls, dependent on Adderall, outmaneuver each other to get into top colleges, while the mothers’ need to live vicariously only makes it worse.Bella DeFranco is one of the Bronx’s top SVU detectives. At only 37, she disarms everyone with her stunning good looks, yet she is as tough as most men–and a lot smarter, too. Yet… (more)

Granny’s Got a Gun by Harper Lin

Genre(s): Mystery

Barbara Gold, a retired CIA agent, is bored out of her skull in Cheerville, a small town in New England — until a man is poisoned during a book club meeting for seniors. Everyone thinks Lucien had a heart attack, but from his symptoms, Barbara knows someone has slipped poisoned into his cake or drink. Even though she is no longer under cover, Barbara feels as if she’s only playing the part of a sweet grandmother, but this may just be her most useful cover yet. The clock ticks as she investigates who in the Cheerville Active Readers’ Society would want… (more)

Corsair: The King’s X Protocol by Stephen T. Harper

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

Sean Dedalus is the world’s greatest thief – part James Bond, part Jack Sparrow. Long ago, he discovered a secret. We all die… and we all come back, again and again. Most of us do not remember our past lives. Sean Dedalus can’t forget his. When enemies from his distant past return to re-ignite an ancient mystery, suddenly everybody wants Sean Dedalus dead… Again. Smart, Sexy, Action-Packed – Corsair is a Supernatural Thriller. A stand-alone novel, Corsair is also part of a much larger story, the King’s X Saga. Praise for Stephen T. Harper’s “KING’S X””Terrific mixed genre… (more)

The Advocate’s Dilemma by Teresa Burrell

Genre(s): Mystery

Attorney Sabre Brown’s day is going well until she walks into her office and finds a dead man sprawled across her desk. When, Bob, her best friend and colleague is suspected of the murder, and Sabre’s minor client has information that might clear him, Sabre has a dilemma. How does she help her best friend without betraying the confidence of the child she is sworn to protect… (more)

The Price of Innocence by Bryan Devore

Genre(s): Thriller

In the decade since their younger sister’s death, James and Ian Lawrence have drifted apart – James to pursue a steady but humdrum career as a CPA in Kansas City, Ian to go adventuring off to Leipzig, Germany, for his doctorate in economics. But when Ian mysteriously disappears while researching the economics of organized crime, James must take a leave of absence to look for him. Risking everything, he embarks on a perilous journey across Europe, digging deeply into the business affairs of some very private, very dangerous people. But in the search for Ian, he discovers a brewing revolution that… (more)

Noble Vengeance by William Miller

Genre(s): Thriller

When a friend and former teammate goes missing while on assignment, Jake Noble is on the first plane to Mexico. He finds himself pitted against a ruthless drug cartel, aided by a dangerous beauty with a haunted past, and hunted by members of the CIA. Someone in Washington D. C. is hell-bent on stopping Noble before he uncovers a deadly secret that will shake the very halls of power… (more)

Pawnbroker: A Thriller by Jerry Hatchett

Genre(s): Thriller

Would you give killers what they want to get them to leave you and your family alone? Gray Bolton might, if he knew what “it” was. His life as a pawnbroker in a Mississippi town is good. He has a beautiful family and the future looks bright. Then he kills an armed robber and discovers that he was anything but a common criminal. Trouble cascades upon Bolton from the police, from home, and from unknown parties who may be the most vicious of all. They all appear to be after the same thing and they will all do anything to… (more)

Death of Secrets by Bowen Greenwood

Genre(s): Thriller

The end of privacy as we know it? Kathy Kelver nearly trips over a murder victim on her way back to her dorm room late one night. In his last words, the dying man gives her stolen data about a secret project that could blow the lid off a shocking conspiracy. From the halls of Congress to the National Security Agency and beyond, Kathy must run for her life from shadowy forces who want her dead, while trying to build a relationship and hang on to her faith. The secret she’s carrying could end the right to privacy forever, if… (more)

The Girl of Secrets : Crime Mystery: Mystery Series: police procedurals Short story by Richard J. Garcia

Genre(s): Mystery

The killings started and everyone in Canada is on their feet. Everyone except for Rachel Bishop. Bishop gardens in the mornings and in the evenings passes her time star gazing, and on other days, spends her time with her niece Alison.When Alison is abducted, Rachel becomes involved. As the police are not firming up on evidences to trace the brains behind the kidnapping and killings, Rachel takes the matter into her own hands and chases after the criminals.She puts the pieces slowly, while on the side, Phil Bishop, another gardener who seems to be genuinely interested not only… (more)


Genre(s): Mystery

What if two murders, spaced nearly fifty years apart, turn out to be linked to a safe deposit box, whose contents hold the key to decades-old secrets and threaten national security… (more)

P.S. We’re highlighting the books that our readers have have wanted to read the most in 2016. Here’s #15, a contemporary romance by one of our favorite authors:
The Unraveling of Us by ML Gardner