99 Cent Mysteries 7/16/14 — Cheap Kindle Mysteries

A genealogical amateur sleuth mystery, a Danish thriller, and a British detective novel feature in today’s cheap Kindle mysteries.

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Lineages and Lies: A Nick Herald Genealogical Mystery
4 stars in 20 reviews

In Lineages and Lies, Jimmy Fox has created an intricate, gripping tour de force of genealogical mystery—a worthy successor to his acclaimed first Nick Herald novel, Deadly Pedigree. Nick Herald doesn’t go looking for trouble. Really. He’s just a struggling, not-so-humble professional genealogist trying to make a decent, mostly honest, living in New Orleans, a city where masquerade is second nature, where for centuries secrets have grown on family trees like rotten fruit. Genealogy should celebrate life, allow us to pay homage to our forebears and their sacrifices. But that’s not how things work in Fox’s fascinating fiction: Nick invariably finds himself mired in murderous perversions of normally quite healthy curiosity about Louisiana family origins.

Nick always expects to discover interesting and sometimes disturbing genealogical facts in the complex tapestry of the area’s rich history. Clients usually take the good and the bad in their family trees with good grace. But Nick understands immediately that something more sinister is at work when an old friend and colleague is brutally murdered at a posh French Quarter hotel, and other gruesome murders follow. He vows to lift the veil of deadly mystery surrounding a lineage society whose members trace their ancestry back to a ship that sailed into colonial New Orleans. Is the Society of the Allégorie at the heart of the violence? Who is the killer? One of the many members, someone inside the society’s bureaucracy, a frustrated applicant, or someone closer to Nick than he wants to believe?

Working with his spunky, sharp-as-a-tack assistant, Hawty Latimer, and with a New Orleans police detective, Nick calls on his impressive research talent and remarkable investigative intuition to discover the truth that someone is willing to kill to keep hidden. A beautiful woman usually isn’t far from Nick’s thoughts and desires, and here it is an adorable blonde who seems to know more about the Society of the Allégorie than an innocent family-history buff should. Puzzle out the clues of the novel’s nearly three-hundred-year-old mystery with Nick and Hawty, and thrill to the perilous scrapes Nick must extricate himself and his friends from in this suspenseful tale that will keep you guessing, make you laugh or gasp, and kindle your interest in genealogy, long after you’ve finished every scintillating, jewel-like chapter. Fox has again brought us a dramatic, moving, unusual tale that brilliantly showcases his sophisticated take on the amateur-sleuth genre. His trademark sardonic wit, deep knowledge of the genealogical field, and crime-fiction mastery make Lineages and Lies an unforgettably excellent reading adventure!

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Three, Four … Better lock your door. (Rebekka Franck Book 2)
4.5 stars in 165 reviews

INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLING SCANDINAVIAN MYSTERY

It was supposed to be a night of fun, pleasure, lust and pain for Susanne Larsen when she agreed to meet with a stranger from a S&M chatroom. She met him for dinner that later led to casual, anonymous sex at the hotel-room at the local inn.

But someone else showed up in the room and suddenly it was no longer a game.

Zeeland Times star-reporter Rebekka Franck and her photographer Sune are covering the case for the news-paper and soon they find themselves deeply involved in a story of terrifying horror and ugly secrets.

Three, Four … Better lock your door is a thrilling Scandinavian Mystery-novel from the International Bestselling author Willow Rose. It is the sequel to the International bestseller One, Two … He is coming from you. It is followed by the third book in this series called Five, Six … Grab your crucifix and Seven, Eight … Gonna stay up late. Willow Rose’s Horrorstories from Denmark is a collection of heart-stopping horror short-stories all related to Rebekka Franck and her Danish hometown.

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Pale Horse, Dark Horse (The Lakeland Murders Book 5)
3.5 stars in 19 reviews

The NEW, fully revised and updated edition of the sixth book in the acclaimed Lakeland Murders series.

DCI Andy Hall and the team are faced with their most complex case yet. A body is found buried at the feet of Long Meg, an ancient Cumbrian stone circle, but the grave was dug months, not millennia, before.

Establishing the dead man’s identity is the first hurdle for the detectives to cross, and Hall’s investigation soon takes him to the annual Appleby Horse Fair, one of the UK’s oldest traditional horse fairs, where suspicion falls squarely on the Traveller community. But there’s an alternative explanation, which would implicate one of Cumbria’s oldest families in a complex web of deceit – and death.

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99 Cent Mysteries 4/25/14 — Cheap Kindle Mysteries

A couple of genealogical mysteries in today’s cheap Kindle mysteries, one on the paranormal ghost story side. We also have a tale featuring the ever popular “detective on leave gets embroiled in mystery,” in an award winning novel set off the coast of Maine.

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Lineages and Lies: A Nick Herald Genealogical Mystery
4 stars in 14 reviews

In Lineages and Lies, Jimmy Fox has created an intricate, gripping tour de force of genealogical mystery—a worthy successor to his acclaimed first Nick Herald novel, Deadly Pedigree.Nick Herald doesn’t go looking for trouble. Really. He’s just a struggling, not-so-humble professional genealogist trying to make a decent, mostly honest, living in New Orleans, a city where masquerade is second nature, where for centuries secrets have grown on family trees like rotten fruit. Genealogy should celebrate life, allow us to pay homage to our forebears and their sacrifices. But that’s not how things work in Fox’s fascinating fiction: Nick invariably finds himself mired in murderous perversions of normally quite healthy curiosity about Louisiana family origins. Nick always expects to discover interesting and sometimes disturbing genealogical facts in the complex tapestry of the area’s rich history. Clients usually take the good and the bad in their family trees with good grace. But Nick understands immediately that something more sinister is at work when an old friend and colleague is brutally murdered at a posh French Quarter hotel, and other gruesome murders follow. He vows to lift the veil of deadly mystery surrounding a lineage society whose members trace their ancestry back to a ship that sailed into colonial New Orleans. Is the Society of the Allégorie at the heart of the violence? Who is the killer? One of the many members, someone inside the society’s bureaucracy, a frustrated applicant, or someone closer to Nick than he wants to believe? Working with his spunky, sharp-as-a-tack assistant, Hawty Latimer, and with a New Orleans police detective, Nick calls on his impressive research talent and remarkable investigative intuition to discover the truth that someone is willing to kill to keep hidden. A beautiful woman usually isn’t far from Nick’s thoughts and desires, and here it is an adorable blonde who seems to know more about the Society of the Allégorie than an innocent family-history buff should. Puzzle out the clues of the novel’s nearly three-hundred-year-old mystery with Nick and Hawty, and thrill to the perilous scrapes Nick must extricate himself and his friends from in this suspenseful tale that will keep you guessing, make you laugh or gasp, and kindle your interest in genealogy, long after you’ve finished every scintillating, jewel-like chapter. Fox has again brought us a dramatic, moving, unusual tale that brilliantly showcases his sophisticated take on the amateur-sleuth genre. His trademark sardonic wit, deep knowledge of the genealogical field, and crime-fiction mastery make Lineages and Lies an unforgettably excellent reading adventure!

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The Genealogist’s Guests (The Dark Guests Series)
5 stars in 2 reviews

It began decades ago… Secrets haunted them all … But vengeance is family strong when ancestors return to save one of their own. Genealogists Elizabeth Ward is plunged into the underworld to face demons who rely on their victim’s shame, fear and silence to conceal their immoral crimes even in death. She must destroy them … A ghostly tale filled with suspense, secrets and lies. A battle between good and bad, with twists and turns, heartache, love, drama and a creative and bizarre description of the afterlife.

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Rigged for Murder (Windjammer Mystery Series)
4.5 stars in 80 reviews

High seas adventure turns to high stakes sleuthing when a beautiful but troubled homicide detective and a New England sea captain join forces in this award-winning mystery set on the coast of Maine. On leave from the Minneapolis Police Department after being shot, homicide detective Brie Beaumont has gone to Maine where she has family roots. She ships out on the Maine Wind for an early season cruise with Captain John DuLac and eight others. Caught in a gale, they anchor off remote and windswept Granite Island. But when someone aboard is murdered, Brie must single-handedly stage an investigation that moves from the ship to the small fishing village on the island. Plagued by flashbacks, and fighting a growing attraction to Captain DuLac, Brie works to unravel a mystery that will place her directly in the path of a psychopathic killer. Filled with suspense, colorful characters, nautical lore, and a thread of romance, Rigged for Murder will captivate the most steadfast landlubber.

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99 Cent Mysteries 1/21/14 — Cheap Kindle Mysteries

From techno-thriller to genealogical, cheap Kindle mysteries for everyone…

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Face in the Creek (Four Corners’ Mysteries)
4 stars in 40 reviews

When a naked shooting victim is found in Squaw Canyon, Daniel Corbin’s nephew becomes a suspect. Daniel agrees to investigate, and becomes embroiled in a mystery involving a serial killer, Anasazi pot collecting, tax evasion, and dirty politics. He’s lucky to escape without becoming the latest victim.

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Deadly Pedigree: A Nick Herald Genealogical Mystery
4 stars in 21 reviews

Mystery, genealogy, murder! Climbing Louisiana family trees can be deadly. Nick Herald, a professional genealogist working in New Orleans, searches for possible Louisiana relatives of a lonely Holocaust survivor. After the shocking murder of the elderly man who was his client, Nick fears that something much more sinister than innocent genealogical curiosity lurks in the shadows. He must find the truth! What buried secrets haunt the present? To find out, Nick warily navigates a dangerous forest of mysteries with roots in Jewish and African American tribulations and triumphs. His investigation delves deeply into the unique history and complex ethnic gumbo of Louisiana. He struggles to unravel a tangled tale of betrayal, bigotry, lust, shame, and love spanning oceans and continents and two centuries of Louisiana’s past, back to the Civil War, slavery days, and beyond. Ultimately, Nick makes courageous decisions to right old wrongs and expose the guilty, while fighting desperately to outsmart his foes, stay alive, and save all that he holds dear!

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Pyramid Lake
5 stars in 32 reviews

By the Best Selling Author of NEW YEAR ISLAND. On Sale for $0.99 : January 20 – 26 Only. Maverick genius Trevor Lennox has built the government a supercomputer that reads lies and hidden secrets right off your face–so when his seven-year-old daughter faces a serious problem in school, he lies to his bosses and uses his top-secret invention illegally to help her. Then brilliant, beautiful Cassie Winnemucca is assigned to be Trevor’s reluctant project lead, and he suspects a set-up… until a gruesome murder rocks their lab, forcing the two of them together to solve it. It seems Trevor’s not the only one with hidden plans for his technology, and soon he’s fighting to protect everyone and everything he cares about.

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