Mystery and Thrillers

There is a the Cozy Mystery Group, but I find that some books posted there do not fit in the Cozy section of mystery. This group is a place for anyone who loves to read a good mystery and/or thriller and/or action adventure book.

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My First Thriller!

I'm extremely pleased to announce that I've just released my first thriller! It's about 66% thriller, 33% romance, a big change for me! It's available at Smashwords and if you buy before the end of…Continue

Tags: romance, fiction, espionage, suspense, love

Started by Roselyn Jewell Sep 4, 2014.

CHIMERAS -- detective thriller available in Kindle/ePub for reviews 1 Reply

CHIMERAS is the first in a detective thriller series featuring LAPD Detective…Continue

Tags: hard-boiled, noir, procedural, police, mystery

Started by E.E. Giorgi. Last reply by Marika May 22, 2014.

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Mystery Novel Available For ReviewDeath by Sarcasm…Continue

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Comment by Mk - on February 3, 2015 at 11:54am

When by Victoria Laurie: What If You Knew When Everyone Would Die?

Is Maddie gifted or cursed to know the date everyone, including her, will die – and can it help catch a serial killer? Find out in When by bestselling author Victoria Laurie at

Comment by Book Buzz on February 2, 2015 at 2:52pm

Psychological Murder Mystery For Review

What Jennifer Saw
By Hal Schweig
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
ISBN: 978-1612962733
Genre: Mystery
Formats Available For Review: print (limited quantities, only available to qualified reviewers/bloggers in the U.S.), pdf

The moral decay festering beneath the golden surface of the most beloved family in the small town of Monroeville, Missouri, leads to murder.

The murder victim, Jim Harris, the head of the "golden" family, is a man without an enemy in the world.  His murder was witnessed by his daughter, the title character, Jennifer, but she is suffering post traumatic stress disorder and cannot recall who did it.  She is also found to be suffering Multiple Personality Disorder and is in danger of succumbing to madness or even death.

A maverick psychiatrist is brought in to treat her and he gambles everything on one high-risk roll of the dice to to cure her and discover the identity of the murderer.

For review copies contact:

Hal Schweig

Comment by Book Buzz on January 30, 2015 at 12:38pm

Women's Mystery/Suspense For Review

Family Secrets
By Donna M. Zadunajsky
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 978-1505663020
Genre: Mystery/Drama
Formats Available For Review: mobi

Alexis has had big dreams all her life, and she’s worked hard to make them happen! After college she married and had a beautiful baby boy, living her dream as “Mommy” until Colton was safely entrenched in grade school. She lands her dream job at NASA, and her supportive husband, Jay, takes the lead on raising their son. The perfect family, right?

Twelve years later with no warning and no reason, Jay commits suicide. Colton goes into denial and blames his mother; Alexis buries herself in her work.

Seven months later, Alexis’s biggest dream comes true. She’s going to be on the next space shuttle! Her victory is short-lived when she finds out she has breast cancer. As her health declines, Colton delves into the dangerous circumstances of his father’s death.

“Family Secrets” crept into Alexis’s life when she wasn’t paying attention. Will she and her son ever find out the truth? Or is it too late?

For review copies contact:

Donna M. Zadunajsky

Comment by Book Buzz on January 29, 2015 at 1:53pm

Mystery Novella For Review

House of Harwood
By Olivia Batker Pritzker
Publisher: Serealities Press
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 978-0692268155
Pages: 74
Genre: Mystery

On the fourth Thursday of November, without fail, families across the United States gather for Thanksgiving. Attendance is mandatory, whether or not you want to be there.

Thanksgiving at the Harwood residence looks like a happy affair, all overseen by the sharp eyes of Granny Harwood. To an outsider, the wealthy Harwood family is a tight-knit group with few disputes and a strong commitment to family. Nothing could spoil this special time.

Nothing, that is, except for Uncle Victor dropping dead at the dinner table.

When it becomes clear that Victor has been poisoned, old wounds and grudges threaten to tear the Harwoods apart.

So who killed Uncle Victor? Was it John James, who has never thought much of his sister Victoria’s husband? Could it be Victoria, who suspects her husband once had an affair with her brother’s long-dead wife? Or perhaps Granny, who would do anything to protect the Harwood family legacy?

A satiric examination of family dynamics, House of Harwood strips away one family’s carefully constructed image, revealing the deception, anger, and resentment bubbling just beneath the veneer of normalcy.

For review copies contact:

Anna Carillo
Serealities Press

Comment by Book Buzz on January 29, 2015 at 8:42am

Chicklit Mystery For Review

Veronika Layne Gets the Scoop
By Julia Park Tracey
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 978-1620155851
Genre: Chicklit, Suspense, Mystery
Formats Available For Review: Print (limited quantities, only available to qualified reviewers/bloggers in the U.S.), pdf, ebook

Veronika Layne: Sassy tattooed 20-something newspaper reporter. Never saw herself working for The Man. When her small weekly is swallowed up by Singh Media Group, that's exactly where she ends up. Stuck writing fluff pieces that might as well be ads, how can she resist digging into rumors that a real estate developer is destroying Native burial grounds? Warned away at every turn by her editor, she worries whether her story will ever see the light of day. And, dazzled by her sexy rival-turned-coworker, what is she going to do about her love life?

For review copies contact:

Julia Park Tracey
Twitter: @juliaparktracey

Comment by steven nedelton on January 25, 2015 at 5:40pm




5.0 of 5 stars December 14, 2014 SNEDELTON.COM



This review is from: THE LAST OMEN: POSSESSED (Kindle Edition)

With his signature style for detail and that shadowy, suspenseful atmosphere, Steven Nedelton has dipped his pen into the world of the occult. With The Last Omen: Possessed, Mr. Nedelton also displays his ability to meld two seemingly separate plots into one, while neatly tying them together with a unique flourish as they create cross-hatches upon each other.

After inheriting his uncle’s fortune, author C. Adams begins to have nightmares and hear the sounds of an intruder in his newly inherited home. With no evidence, perhaps his writer’s imagination is getting carried away? The death of a neighbor is no hallucination and the investigating detective claims Adams’ uncle was part of a dark occult group. Meanwhile, he finds an intense attraction to a beautiful mysterious and successful woman, who his disbelief, says she is possessed by a demon, who is becoming crueler as it rears its evil head. Little did Adams know that the day his uncle died, his life would never be the same.

A former foreign soldier, a trained specialist comes to America at the behest of his estranged wife, but something is off, nothing is as she said it was, there were no great job opportunities and no great wealth. Even the success of his in-laws has been exaggerated, as Johan comes to learn. When approached by a powerful and terrifying group to become their paid assassin, the money is too good to pass up, the work is easy with his marksman’s skills and just maybe he is helping rid the world of more evil. These two men cross paths when Johan walks in on a pagan ritual that Adams is “part of.” From this point on, these two men will enter into a world they never knew existed. The question is will they escape alive? Who can they trust to believe and help them? The answers may surprise you…

Get ready to feel the chills traverse your spine, to hear noises and things that go bump in the night after entering the world Mr. Nedelton has created. Not for the faint of heart, expect to lose a few hours of reality as Steven Nedelton becomes your guide in the dark and sinister. You may want to sleep with the lights on for a night or two.

Comment by Clint Smith on January 24, 2015 at 8:44pm

FAITH AND THE FORMULA - the new inspirational thriller by Clint Smith

is available at

"Faith and the Formula is a fantastic story." - Ronda Rich, best-selling author

Tim Jennings searches for his fiancee who is assumed dead in a tragic accident.  But he believes that she is alive - her image captured on a random video tape.  Tim's search leads him from Atlanta to Europe and back to St. Augustine, Florida on a wild, unpredictable adventure.  He encounters an evil, covert group that has created a mysterious formula that halts the aging process.  But they only have diabolical goals.  Along the way, Tim re-evaluates his own faith and future.  What will be the outcome? A surprise ending for the ages!

Comment by Mk - on January 23, 2015 at 12:22pm

Mercy Snow by Tiffany Baker: Meet a Cursed Family in a Small Mill Town

Looking for a riveting winter read? Small towns can hide some nasty secrets. Find out whether you should read Mercy Snow by bestselling author Tiffany Baker at

Comment by Book Buzz on January 22, 2015 at 10:06am

Detective Mystery For Review

Jack Spade: Dream Detective
By Carl A. Chase
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 978-1478723646
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Detective, Murder Mystery
Formats Available For Review: ebook, kindle, pdf

James Harper has an unusual problem. Whenever he falls asleep, he dreams that he is a hard-nosed private investigator named Jack Spade with an office in San Francisco, and he has been transported back in time—from the 1980s to the 1940s. Spade and his trusted partner, Joe Sawyer, must find Lauren Jefferson, a beautiful young socialite who has gone missing—but Lauren has a deep, dark secret.

Jake Spade will stop at nothing to solve his case in this whirlwind adventure of suspense, blackmail, and intrigue.

For reveiw copies contact:

Carl A. Chase

Comment by Book Buzz on January 22, 2015 at 9:35am

Psychological Thriller For Review

Apex Predator
Beyond a Psychopath Series, Book One
Publisher: Barola Press
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 978-0990899112
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Legal Thriller
Formats Available For Review: Print (limited quantities, only available to qualified reviewers/bloggers in the U.S.), pdf, epub, mobi, asw3

What is the legal definition of human? Is there something beyond a psychopath? Are humans still at the top of the food chain? These questions and their answers play a central role in Apex Predator. The novel is inspired by true events and utilizes real evolutionary, forensic psychiatry and cognitive science, making it truly frightening and thought-provoking.

The story, however, begins with Steven Loomis, a man, a father looking for answers after his daughter's kidnapping and brutal murder. He wants to understand what drives monsters like the one that kidnapped and killed his daughter. What he discovers is that his daughter’s killer was just the tip of the iceberg; that there are far more sinister and powerful forces at play, forces that Steven was not expecting nor prepared for. He realizes that what he has found is the most significant and real threat that humanity has ever faced.

And while he wants to simply grieve like a father that lost his little girl, he realizes that he must play a role he is neither sure he is ready for nor willing to play. He ultimately understands that only he can warn the world about the threat, only he can do something about it. Steven Loomis finds himself in the fight of his life as he tries to warn the world of the threat, to protect his family and to keep himself out of prison.

For review copies contact:

J.A. Faura
Twitter: @beyondapsycho


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