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.

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

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

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Comment by Book Buzz on December 5, 2014 at 10:15am

Mystery/Adventure Available For Review

Justice for Joshua
By Richard L. Wren
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 978-0578149486
Genre: Mystery/Adventure
Formats Available For Review: print (limited quantities, only available to qualified reviewers/bloggers in the U.S.), pdf

Enraged by the senseless shooting of his wife and baby daughter in Oakland, Joshua vows to use all his martial arts expertise to track down the gang responsible.  The police are uncooperative, the gang is vicious, connected and willing to torture and threaten death to him.

Can a Yosemite Park Ranger defeat a sociopath and his gang that kill for kicks?

For review copies contact:

Richard L. Wren

Comment by Book Buzz on December 4, 2014 at 9:00am

True Crime Book For Review

Zora Hurston and the Strange Case of Ruby McCollum
C. Arthur Ellis, Jr., Ph.D.
Publisher: Gadfly
Published: August 2014
ISBN: 978-0982094044
Genre: True Crime
Formats Available For Review: Print (limited quantities, only available to qualified reviewers/bloggers in the U.S.), kindle

Premiering on November 18 in the 2014 season of the Discovery Channel's A Crime to Remember, this murder stole the headlines of every newspaper in 1952. It is the sordid tale of an African-American wife who murdered her white lover on a hot August Sunday in 1952, and the ensuring trial that shook the foundations of the Segregationist South. The murder was a crime of passion, as Ruby McCollum burst through the "colored" entrance of Dr. Adams' office and shot him 4 times during a heated argument, shortly after he was elected to the Florida State Senate. Rumors spread that the murder was over a doctor bill, yet the McCollums were wealthy operators of the illegal gambling operation known as "bolita," and were always known for paying their bills. It was only later that "outsiders" were to discover the true motive for the murder, and rip through the thin veneer of Southern civility to expose the sordid world of liquor, gambling, drugs, sex and illicit dealings between "whites" and "coloreds" that lay beneath the surface. The ensuing high profile trial in Live Oak, Florida hit the headlines of all the major newspapers of the time, and marked the first time that a woman of color was allowed to take the stand and witness against a white man who forced her to have his children. Now readers can review the full testimony allowed Ruby McCollum during her trial. Zora Hurston covered the trial for the Pittsburgh Courier, the newspaper with the largest circulation to African-Americans at that time. Largely lost to history, this landmark trial was given new life when Dr. C. Arthur Ellis, Jr., who knew all of the characters in the story, published the first edition of this work in print, proving to the world that McCollum actually testified during her trial while all other sources deny that she did (Full transcript in State of Florida vs. Ruby McCollum, Defendant, available on Amazon).

Now, readers can enjoy the beauty of this color illustrated Kindle Fire edition, and download it free through the Kindle Matchbook program if they have previously purchased the print edition on Amazon.

"Drawing on Hurston's newspaper coverage of the trial and interviews with town residents, Ellis-a Live Oak resident himself-recounts the sensational trial. He alternates between the first-person voice of Hurston herself and a narrative of the backstory of the love affair and fortunes made in a small town on illegal gambling and drugs." --Vanessa Bush Booklist (American Library Association)

For review copies contact:

Leslie Ellis

Comment by Book Buzz on December 3, 2014 at 1:02pm

Mystery/Thriller For Review

Rome Is Burning
By Roy A. Teel, Jr.
Publisher: NarroWay Press
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 978-0988702530 (hc)
ISBN: 978-0988702561 (pb)
ISBN: 978-0988702578 (ebook)
Pages: 164
Genre: Hard Boiled Crime Mystery, Detective, Suspense, Thriller

“Rome Is Burning” is secret government code for a potential terrorist attack in the U.S. The City of Los Angeles is in danger, and no one knows it. Special Agent John Swenson, aka The Iron Eagle, and Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Jim O’Brian have been in search of a serial killer with a twist: a terrorist plot of tremendous proportions. A disgraced Marine Corps Colonel has hatched a plan with her subordinates to destroy the city of Los Angeles and kill millions of its citizens. John Swenson, also a highly decorated former Marine Corps MARSOC black operative, must step out of his role as FBI agent and back into his military training to stop what will be the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. Swenson and O’Brian engage with Swenson’s retired unit to attempt to stop the devastation. With every turn in the investigation and hunt for the terrorists, a deeper anti-government plot is uncovered, and the only thing standing in the way of death and destruction for a city and a nation is The Iron Eagle and his team of black operatives.

For review copies contact:
Roy A. Teel Jr.

Comment by Book Buzz on December 3, 2014 at 9:14am

Suspenseful Thriller For Review

A Man in Control
By Harry E. Gilleland, Jr
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 978-1503100916
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Crime, Murder
Formats Available For Review: print paperback (limited quantities, only available to qualified reviewers/bloggers in the U.S.), Kindle e-book, epub, mob

A Man in Control is a fiction novel in the genre of Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense - Crime - Murder. It is the tenth book published by Harry E. Gilleland, Jr. It is available at Amazon as print book and as Kindle e-book. Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 30, 2014). Print copy is 206 pages and 51,100 words.

David Wynthers is a microbiology professor who needs to control all aspects of his life. His orderly world gets thrown into turmoil by the death of his wife. A cascade of events follows for Dave to cope with - murder, mystery, terrorists tracking him, sudden wealth, an intriguing police detective, and the FBI. Can Dave maintain control of the events swirling around him?

It is a story of relationship drama set against a background of Muslim terrorists, Ebola virus, murder, and mystery.

For review copies contact:

Harry E. Gilleland, Jr

Comment by Melanie on December 2, 2014 at 3:41pm

Giveaway for Checkmate by Steven James! #thriller #newrelease US & Canada. Ends 12/16

Comment by Book Buzz on December 2, 2014 at 12:43pm

Mystery Available For Review

Vanished: The Search for Sally Hunt
By Jan Joseph
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Published: August 2014
ISBN: 978-1628578775
Genre: Mystery
Formats Available For Review: print (limited quantities, only available to qualified/reviewers/bloggers in the U.S.); Kindle; ebook

The Search for Sally Hunt begins in 1974, when a being visits Sally in her college dorm, informing her that she has the power to heal others. Not sure how to use this ability, or if it’s even real, Sally meets a small-time psychic named Carmella Nuncio. Carmella became known when she located a young boy in Ohio who was kidnapped and killed by a pedophile. Carmella becomes an anchor for Sally as Sally begins her adult life as a teacher and writer.

The story begins a few days after Christmas 2000, when Sally’s mother finds her missing and calls the police. As police detectives Jane Peters and Ollie Hudson investigate Sally’s disappearance, they find that the woman is a mystery. Slowly they strip the layers from Sally’s life to reveal things few know about her.

The police meet with Sally’s friend Jeanie Farmer, who has taken advantage of her friendship with Sally. Jeanie knows her friend’s secrets and has been extorting money from her. The police are frustrated in their search and begin to try other methods, including a psychic who volunteers for the police department.

Will the mysterious search for Sally be successful?

For review copies contact:

Jan Joseph

Comment by Mk - on December 2, 2014 at 12:24pm

The Beautiful And The Wicked by Liv Spector: Mystery Review & Giveaway

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Comment by Book Buzz on December 2, 2014 at 12:20pm

Dystopian Thriller Available For Review

The Cause
By Roderick Vincent
Publisher: Roundfire Books
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 978-1782797630
Genre: Dystopian Thriller
Formats Available For Review: Print (limited quantities, only available to qualified reviewers/bloggers in the U.S.), pdf, epub, mobi

The year is 2022. America is on the verge of economic and social collapse. The government has made individual freedom its enemy. Hacker Isse Corvus enters a black-ops training camp. He discovers the leaders are revolutionaries seeking to return the U.S. back to its Constitutional roots. Soon the camp fractures. Who is traitor? Who is patriot? And at what point can justice only be paid for in blood?

The Cause takes many of today's issues to the next logical level: government surveillance and the growing violation of privacy, the militarization of the police force, financial depression and corporate corruption, and the inefficacy of the public vote – painting a very real future in which a revolution could be––or perhaps, must be, born.

For review copies contact:

Roderick Vincent

Comment by Book Buzz on December 2, 2014 at 9:45am

Mystery Available For Review

Memento Mori
By Keith McCarthy
Publisher: GWL Publishing
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 978-0992883652
Genre: Mystery
Formats Available For Review: ebook

Leo Bannister is a mediocre and unknown artist and sculptor until the muses begin to talk in his head. Taking his beloved wife, Penelope and their daughter, Simone, Leo flees from his jealous father-in-law Martin Waldeyer, leaving behind the memories of the terrible, dark things that happened in his house in Herefordshire.

Now, in hiding and with Penelope dead, he has dedicated both himself and Simone, to commemorating her life in an astonishing way, as perhaps only he could. When Leo attempts to show his father-in-law something of his achievement, there are terrible consequences. These result in the introduction of not only Police Inspector Beauchamp and his mysterious sergeant, Jeremiah Brierley, but also Natasha Vogt, Martin Waldeyer’s great niece, and her boyfriend, pathologist Tom Newman. Gradually, they all come to realise how much danger Simone is in, because Leo’s muses will stop at nothing to ensure that he completes his commemoration of her mother.

For review copies, please contact:

Keith McCarthy
Twitter: @keithpmccarthy

Comment by Mary Burton King on November 30, 2014 at 4:33pm

Beatrice Belladonna's Black Magic Web is my fourth novel but my first thriller.  Would like a review.  If interested, please notify me.  Thanks!  


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