Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Kindle Books #1

While it is snowing like no tomorrow outside I am spending my time adding to my kindle collection. So I thought I'd share with everyone the books I got:

Need by: Carrie Jones
Kindle Format
Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.

She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.

In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you'd have to fear.

Her Last Letter by: Nancy C. Johnson
Kindle Format

In the Colorado mountain town of Glenwood Springs, not far from Aspen, artist/photographer Gwyn Sanders discovers a cryptic letter her sister Kelly left behind. The victim of a deadly hit and run, Kelly reveals she was sexually involved with her sister's boyfriend and is scared for her life. Both Gwyn and her remaining sister Linda have since married their boyfriends, so either could be guilty of murder. The sisters received a large inheritance before meeting these men, and know little of either man's background. Worse, both Gwyn and Linda love their husbands deeply, but steps must be taken to find the truth. And the truth is complicated. Is it one of the two men, or another previous lover? Or none of them? Danger abounds and everyone is a suspect as Gwyn tries with the help of a gifted private detective to track a killer

My Sister's Keeper by: Bill Benners
Kindle Format

Somebody is snatching the little girls of Wilmington, North Carolina, videotaping their rape, then tossing them in the Cape Fear River to drown. But when Richard Baimbridge's sister Martha is brutally attacked and left in a wheelchair while investigating these rapes for a newspaper, Richard rushes back to his coastal hometown to assist with her recovery only to be drawn by her into the dark underside of this quiet coastal community where he comes face to face with his tormented past and a dark family secret. My Sister's Keeper is a riveting suspense thriller that not only explores the special bond between a brother and a sister, but holds you in spellbinding suspense as it carries Richard through romance, action, and overwhelming terror. Come along if you dare.

When Justice Steps Out by: Cooper Sterling
Kindle Format

A Vigilante steps in when justice steps out…
There’s a serial killer loose in Cranberry County – trouble is, no one seems to care.
As the number of murdered pedophiles grows, single mother Detective Molly O’Brien is secretly pleased - but her partner Jake, follows the letter of the law, and is ruthless in his pursuit to find the vigilante. Enter FBI agent Luke Foreman who carries his own secrets, a bumbling detective who is compromising crime scenes, a hyperactive Chippendale Dancer who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and worries he’s a suspect, and a gun found by Molly in her best friends closet that matches the one used in the crimes.
**This book does not contain explicit violence and if it were turned into a movie, it would probably garner a PG rating.
Not as serious as a Grisham novel – nor as humorous as Janet Evanovich – it is somewhere in between.
Proceeds of this book will be donated to organizations that help children who have been the victims of violent crimes.

Thirteen Diamonds by: Alan Cook
Kindle Format

Lillian Morgan is bored with life in a retirement community, but she gets more excitement than she hoped for when a fellow resident drops dead at the bridge table--while holding a perfect hand of thirteen diamonds. Intrigued by the astronomical odds against this happening, she uses her mathematical background plus assistance from her beautiful granddaughter and friends to prove that a murder was committed--but not everybody wants her to find the murderer.

Catch a Falling Knife by: Alan Cook 
Kindle Format

When her granddaughter’s boyfriend, Mark, is accused of sexual harassment soon after starting a teaching job at a small college, Lillian Morgan tries to help him and finds that the "harassment policy from hell "could end his career. Then a student is murdered and Mark becomes the chief suspect. While attempting to clear Mark, Lillian forms an unlikely alliance with the owner of a strip club and finds that life on campus isn’t what it used to be.

Deadly Gamble by: Connie Shelton
Kindle Format

Charlie doesn't want to be an investigator. She's simply the accountant for her brother's private investigation firm. When it turns out that Charlie's best friend Stacy has been seeing a man besides her boyfriend, and that man is found murdered, things really heat up. Stacy is accused of the murder, and Charlie feels she must try to find the real killer.

Coffee Clutch by: Marshall Thorton
Kindle Format

In the first Jan Birch mystery, a sixties homemaker maintains a tight circle of friends in her Upstate New York suburban neighborhood. When the divorcĂ©e down the street is murdered, the women attribute her death to a hobo they’d seen months before. Quickly, though, Jan begins to suspect that the hobo had left the neighborhood long before and the murderer may be one of her dear friends.

Identity Crisis by: Debbi Mack 
Kindle Format

A simple domestic abuse case turns deadly when the alleged abuser is killed and Stephanie Ann “Sam” McRae’s client disappears. When a friend asks Sam to find Melanie Hayes, the Maryland attorney is drawn into a complex case of murder and identity theft that has her running from the Mob, breaking into a strip club and forming a shaky alliance with an offbeat private investigator to discover the truth about Melanie and her ex-boyfriend.

With her career and life on the line, Sam’s search takes her from the blue-collar Baltimore suburbs to the mansions of Gibson Island. Along the way, she learns that false identities can hide dark secrets, and those secrets can destroy lives.

The Obituary Murders by: E.N.J. Crockett
Kindle Format

Former police officer, turned actor, is blamed for murder of famous teaching coach, and goes on the run to solve case.

Final Passage by: Timothy Frost
Kindle Format

When Martin Lancaster was eighteen, his father was mysteriously lost at sea during a yacht race. Years later Martin discovers long-lost logbooks in his mother's attic and vows to find out the truth. But he meets implacable resistance from family, business colleagues and officials, who seem prepared to stop at nothing to prevent him discovering what really happened all those years ago.

The Abigail Affair by: Timothy Frost
Kindle Format

Toby Robinson is 22 and broke. He lands a job as junior steward on a Russian oligarch's yacht in the Caribbean and feels his luck is about to change. It is, but not in the way Toby hoped. On his first night aboard he is framed for a brutal murder. Armed only with a winning smile and a flair for mixing cocktails, can Toby clear his name, stay alive " and foil a sinister international conspiracy?

Live Free or Die by: Jessie Crockett
Kindle Format

Life in tiny Winslow Falls, New Hampshire, is pretty darned good-until an arsonist decides to ruin everyone's Christmas. The way volunteer fire chief and local postmistress Gwen Fifield sees it, her life in rural New Hampshire is as good as it can be. Sure, she's gained twenty pounds, and her property taxes have skyrocketed, but her basement didn't flood this year, and the general store started delivering pizza. All things considered, Gwen's got no complaints ... that is, until she finds a body sizzled like a sausage in the smoldering remains of the Winslow Falls museum. When an artifact is traced to an immigrant family, most local residents are quick to blame the outsiders. But clues from the past convince Gwen that the town she's always trusted is harboring a home-grown murderer.

What made these great finds is none of these books alone cost 5.00 they were all under.  Which I thought was great in itself.
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