Saturday, July 19, 2014

On Vacation

I'll be in the Midwest next week, so I won't be blogging. Minnesota is one of my stops, so the book cover comes from Ellen Hart's Jane Lawless Series, which is set in and around Minneapolis.

Kindle Freebie: Driven to Kill by Eugenio Salvato

Jake Knight is a journeyman detective with an uneventful career. Baxter Black is a self-styled vigilante on a crusade, a master criminal who cannot be stopped. Until, Jake Knight stumbles across a solution that puts the serial killer behind bars for life. Baxter Black vows to exact revenge, and to prove to the world that mere prison walls cannot hope to contain the greatest criminal mind in history.

Now, people are being driven to kill but nobody knows why. The Chief has been tasked with solving the puzzle, but has only the hapless Jake Knight, and his rookie sidekick, Dayna Colton, to rely on. The bad blood between Jake and the Chief reaches boiling point as the death toll spirals out of control, through, seemingly unrelated, random acts of violence. It’s a race against time to solve a complex web of intrigue before mass hysteria breaks out on the streets.

File Size: 1386 KB
Print Length: 495 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Series: The Killing Game (Book 1)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English


Friday, July 11, 2014

New Gus LeGarde Mystery from Aaron Paul Lazar

The last place Gus LeGarde expects to find his old friend Byron Cunningham is in a plane that crashes in a field near his farmhouse. But that’s just the first surprise in a series of shocking events beginning with the discovery of a Monet painting crammed into the plane’s fuselage. Is it real? Or fake? The trail leads Gus into a twisting trio of dangerous art world conspiracies.

Gus fends off some very pushy collectors and soon realizes he may have crossed paths with treacherous criminals, putting his family at risk. As if that isn’t enough, he must also contend with a problem that’s close to his heart: his daughter, Shelby, is growing up too fast. She’s determined to sing professionally and is now under the spell of a wolf in tenor’s clothing, handsome Greek student, Dmitri. When she vanishes with the family car, her frantic parents desperately chase the fading trail.

A slew of Facebook messages on Shelby’s computer lead them to The Eastman School of Music, where both Shelby’s new flame and Gus’s old friend have been hiding secrets linked to the art scandal. There’s a real Monet out there somewhere, and nothing—including murder—will stop the desperate man who wants it.

File Size: 430 KB
Print Length: 264 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Aaron Paul Lazar; 1 edition (July 7, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English


Friday, July 4, 2014

Find Virgil by Frank Freudberg

Get inside the mind of a serial killer as you never have before.

Is Martin Muntor a villain or a victim? Can you picture yourself rooting for a madman to succeed in an ingenious plot to kill hundreds of people?

It's 1995, and the tobacco industry thinks it's invincible. But is it?

Second-hand smoke gave Muntor lung cancer, and he's mad. Very mad...and he's not going to go quietly.

Muntor devises a lethal plan to put the cigarette companies out of business, and he doesn't care how many people have to die in order to make that happen.

Hapless private investigator Tommy Rhoads has to find Muntor, and fast. But that's not going to be so easy. Muntor's smart and has nothing to lose, and the FBI doesn't want Rhoads's help.

Rhoads has a lot at stake - personally and professionally - and he's desperate to stop the killer.

Who will prevail? Big Tobacco or the dying madman?

Read Find Virgil now, and go along for the wild ride.

You'll never forget it.

Paperback: 356 pages
Publisher: Inside Job Media (November 14, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0984594582
ISBN-13: 978-0984594580

FRANK FREUDBERG is a novelist, journalist, and ghostwriter. His writing has appeared in Reuters, Associated Press, USA Today, Der Spiegel, the Los Angeles Times, and other local newspapers. In addition, his work has been mentioned in many notable publications, including Time, Newsweek, and The Guardian. He particularly enjoys writing about underdogs and their battles with bigger, seemingly unbeatable forces and then watching them prevail. As a devoted father, he keeps his teenage son informed about the dangers of smoking, e-cigarettes included. Freudberg lives near Philadelphia. He is currently working on his next novel.

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Happy Fourth of July!

We can now say we've been at the Outer Banks during a hurricane. Hurricane Arthur blew through here last night. It was windy, rainy, and loud. Didn't lose power; just the front porch screen. Actually, I hear the weather at home has been wicked too. Hope you're enjoying some sunshine and warmth.

Here's wishing our readers a happy, healthy, and safe Fourth of July!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Kindle Freebie: A Touch of Ice by L. J. Charles

From USA Today Bestselling Author, L. j. Charles:

Everly Gray's fingers are a magnet for trouble.

When she touches photographer Mitchell Hunt and sees the image of a dead body, she dives into the murder fingertips first. Life takes a turn for the dangerous when she discovers the body is related to a small-time crime family that accidentally stepped on the toes of notorious criminal, Delano West. Caught in a web of intrigue where nothing is as it seems, El discovers an aptitude for breaking and entering, the pain of an up close and personal meeting with a bullet, and the terror of facing a cold blooded killer. What she doesn't learn--to keep her fingers to herself.

File Size: 479 KB
Print Length: 294 pages
Publisher: Amentino Publishing (November 17, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English