Handpicked Kindle Books for May 4 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Monday, May 4. Today we’re featuring books in the mystery/thriller/suspense genres.

Someone You Know: A Lucy Black Thriller by Brian McGilloway

Genre(s): Mystery

All three parts in one volume!From the author of New York Times bestseller Little Girl Lost, this unforgettable and moving thriller is perfect for fans of Tana French and Dennis Lehane. (Released in the UK as Hurt.)Just before Christmas, the body of a sixteen-year-old girl is found along the train tracks on the outskirts of a small town. As Detective Lucy Black investigates the teenager’s tragic last hours in search of clues to her death, she realizes that some of the victim’s friends may have been her most dangerous enemies–and that whoever killed her is… (more)

Detective D. Case by Neal Goldy

Genre(s): Mystery

What in God’s name? ” D. tore off a newspaper clipping. In black bold letters the headline read: DO OLD PEOPLE LOOK LIKE CHILDREN WITH WRINKLES? The title story concerned not an event but how old people, during the last years of their lives, begin to act more and more like children.Detective D. is an old man who has been working as a private investigator for so long that he has forgotten what it is like to be a child again. He keeps his identity secret by only using an initial and likes to keep crucial details out of his… (more)

Death at Victoria Dock: Phryne Fisher #4 by Kerry Greenwood

Genre(s): Mystery, Historical

A hail of bullets takes out Phryne Fisher’s windscreen, but it’s the pretty young man with the anarchist tattoo, dying in her arms on the roadside, that stirs her heart most. Phryne vows to avenge him, and pursues a case involving bank robbery, tattoo parlors, public houses, spiritualist halls, and anarchists. Along this path, she meets a scarred but delectable wharfie named Peter, who begins to unfold the mystery of machine guns in Melbourne. But when someone kidnaps Dot, her cherished companion, Phryne will stop at nothing to retrieve her… (more)

HOOKED: A Thriller by Ruth Harris

Genre(s): Thriller

SEX, GREED, AMBITION, MURDER, REVENGE AND ASSASSINATION–AS CONTROL OF THE WORLD’S ENERGY SUPPLY HANGS IN THE BALANCE.Gavin Jenkins, a brilliant young doctor with roots in poor, rural Kentucky, saves Baltimore heiress Cleo Talbot from unnecessary surgery after an incorrect diagnosis. When the couple’s passionate attraction leads to marriage, Cleo’s elite social and political connections propel Gavin, a charismatic Dr. FeelGood, to the heights of international fame. Inevitably, his name appears in the secret “black books” of the world’s most powerful men and women.When the richest man in the world, Nicky Kiskalesi, sets his eyes on billions of… (more)

Aunty Lee’s Delights: A Singaporean Mystery by Ovidia Yu

Genre(s): Mystery

This delectable and witty mystery introduces Rosie “Aunty” Lee, feisty widow, amateur sleuth, and proprietor of Singapore’s best-loved home-cooking restaurantAfter losing her husband, Rosie Lee could have become one of Singapore’s “tai tai,” an idle rich lady. Instead she is building a culinary empire from her restaurant, Aunty Lee’s Delights, where spicy Singaporean meals are graciously served to locals and tourists alike. But when a body is found in one of Singapore’s tourist havens and one of her guests fails to show at a dinner party, Aunty Lee knows that the two events are likely connected.The… (more)

The Valentine Circle by Reinaldo DelValle

Genre(s): Mystery, Historical

Boston, Winter of 1885.A string of kidnappings plagues the snow-laden city of Boston while a murderer runs amok hunting and killing the unborn babies of they city’s social elite.A powerful group called the Valentine Society controls the city’s police department, and the people of Boston’s last hope for justice lies in the hands of a man who mysteriously washes ashore from a distant foreign land, battered and bruised.To complicate matters, he doesn’t remember who he is or where he’s from…Just a week after he is found unconscious aboard a cargo ship, Officer Silas de San… (more)

Flypaper: Dark Psychological Thriller – Book 1 by C.K. Vile

Genre(s): Thriller

Raised in a nightmare-like existence he now recreates in his books, Nick Dawkins wants nothing more than to be left alone. Podunk USA should be far enough away, but for his most passionate fans, the end of the earth is still too close.Danielle, a fan who manages to find him, shows up and his writer’s block vanishes. He’s inspired. Dreams he didn’t know he had are on the brink of coming true.He should know better. He’s the teller of terror. There’s no room in his life for fairytales… (more)

Murder in Mind by Cheryl Bradshaw

Genre(s): Mystery

From a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author…If you were given a second chance to catch your sister’s killer–would a lifetime behind bars be justice enough, or would you make him pay, with his life? MEET SLOANEPrivate Investigator Sloane Monroe has solved every case that’s come across her desk with the exception of one–the brutal murder of her sister Gabrielle.Three years have passed without a trace of the killer until today, when a young woman’s body is discovered in front of the local supermarket. Now Sloane is faced with the most difficult challenge of… (more)

The Celtic Dagger by Jill Paterson

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

University professor Alex Wearing is found murdered in his study by the Post Graduate Co-coordinator, Vera Trenbath, a nosey interfering busybody. Assigned to the case is Detective Chief Inspector Alistair Fitzjohn. Fitzjohn is a detective from the old guard, whose methodical, painstaking methods are viewed by some as archaic. His relentless pursuit for the killer zeros in on Alex’s brother, James, as a key suspect in his investigation.Compelled to clear himself of suspicion, James starts his own investigation and finds himself immersed in a web of intrigue, ultimately uncovering long hidden secrets about his brother’s life that could… (more)

Moon Signs by Helen Haught Fanick

Genre(s): Mystery

Retirement is a time for knitting, gardening, and an occasional quiet lunch with friends, according to Kathleen Williamson.Her sister Andrea has an altogether different point of view.When the sisters go to the Canaan Valley to search for paintings mentioned in a document found in an old hotel once owned by their grandparents–paintings that might be Monets–Andrea immediately becomes involved in tracking down a murderer.Kathleen would much rather be looking for the paintings, but she goes along with Andrea, since the victim was their hotel-keeper, murdered just down the hall from their room. The question is: Does the… (more)

The Blasphemer: The Complete Novel by John Ling

Genre(s): Thriller

For a limited time, you can get the latest John Ling novella, Fallen Angel, for free. Click here to find out more: bit.ly/johnling (just copy and paste this link into your browser)***HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PROTECT ONE MAN’S RIGHT TO SPEAK? When Abraham Khan releases an e-book condemning radical Islam, the consequences hit him fast and hard — an armed fanatic smashes into his home one evening, trying to kill him. He survives the harrowing attempt. Just barely. But will he survive the next one? Maya Raines is the security operator brought in to protect Abraham… (more)

Foreclosed: A Mitzy Neuhaus Mystery by Traci Tyne Hilton

Genre(s): Mystery

Mitzy Neuhaus is the top selling Realtor in Portland, but even her office is dead in this economy. Foreclosed is the word no homeowner wants to hear and Mitzy is determined to save the incredible mansion on her street from that fate. But with the homeowner desperate to keep Mitzy away from his property and Alonzo, the dangerously hot rival investor trying to snatch it out from under her, Mitzy knows she has to work fast, or the economy won’t be the only thing dead…Praise for the Mitzy Neuhaus MysteriesA fun cozy mystery. The lead character, Mitzy Neuhause… (more)

Cold Comfort: A Detective Barry Gilbert Mystery by Scott Mackay

Genre(s): Mystery

Mackay makes his cops’ first case as crisp and snappy as a Canadian winter and a lot more light-footed. A debut to cheer.”–KIRKUSAn Arthur Ellis Award finalist.In the midst of a record-cold winter, the stepdaughter of a government official is found dead on a snow-swept pier at the harbor. Overworked and underpaid Detective Barry Gilbert is called to investigate. The Metropolitan Toronto Police Force is already beset by political maneuverings that threaten their jobs, and the sensitive nature of this case may increase that risk to the point where detectives from Gilbert’s own squad… (more)

The Death of Danny Daggers by Haydn Wilks

Genre(s): Mystery

THE DEATH OF DANNY DAGGERSCardiff. The last few days of summer.Danny Daggers is about to die. He just doesn’t realise it yet.A Leeds University student with a very popular YouTube channel, Danny Daggers is taking his alcohol-downing stunts on tour.He’s about to find out that not everyone’s a fan.Ji Eun is a Korean student doing work experience at the South Wales Post.Rory Gallagher is the alcoholic veteran journo who’s mentoring her.Carnage in Cardiff might be just what they need to begin and revive their respective careers.Tom and Joseph work at one… (more)