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 Book Buzz on March 27, 2015 at 9:54am

Mystery/Noir For Review

A Case of Love and Squalor
By Steve Myers
Publisher: Pen-L Publishing
Published: August 2014
ISBN: 978-1940222585
Genre: Mystery / Noir
Formats Available For Review: epub, mobi, pdf

Someone is shooting dogs.

Private detective Joe Andrews finds himself escaping an angry husband by climbing out a window and running into the police who are after the dog-killer, then undergoes a vicious grilling by two corrupt detectives and is thrown into a foul cell in the city jail. But the next day he is suddenly freed. His benefactor is the rich and powerful Harold Forrest, who hires Andrews to seize some explicit pornographic videos of Forrest’s beautiful drug-addled granddaughter, Esme. When Andrews agrees, he is caught up in a rushing stream of events that involve a striking woman tormented by voices, the local gangster, and a vicious gang of kidnappers and drug-dealing pornographers who commit rape and murder without a qualm. Even as the clock ticks, and in spite of his best intentions, Andrews becomes involved with Esme. Will he be able to save Esme—and himself?

And what evil is behind the dog killings?

A Case of Love and Squalor is for readers who love action, sex, and wise-cracking detectives. Joseph Andrews is a descendant of Chandler and Spillane. He’ll casually beat up a thug then easily discuss Anselm's ontological proof with a sexy woman. But his luck isn’t always the best.

For review copies contact:

Steve Myers

Comment by Mk - on March 27, 2015 at 7:55am

The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry: Conspiracy Thriller Review & Giveaway

Is the income tax legal? Like a nail-biting contemporary political conspiracy thriller steeped in history? Enter to win bestselling author Steve Berry’s The Patriot Threat at

Comment by Meghan Varner on March 22, 2015 at 11:56pm

This book should be made into a movie!  Fantastic thriller.

Comment by Book Buzz on March 21, 2015 at 4:52pm

Contemporary Women's Mystery Available For Review

A Current Deception
By Arleen Alleman
Publisher: Xlibris
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 978-1503539006 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-1503538993 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1503539013 (ebook)
Pages: 339
Genre: Contemporary Women's Mystery/Adventure

A Current Deception is the fifth novel in the Darcy Farthing mystery series. Each book stands alone, but the characters’ lives and relationships constantly evolve through the stories.

Freelance reporter Darcy Farthing boards a luxury cruise ship for a trip to beautiful Australian seaports with family and friends, where a baffling murder mystery challenges her investigative skills. The crimes begin when a small town.

Kansas woman traveling with a class reunion tour group is plagued by an attack of yellow crazy ants—a dangerous invasive species—as well as an illness caused by mysterious food-borne bacteria, and the odd cancellation of an onshore tour. The bizarre but relatively minor incidents escalate when the ants injure more passengers and crew members. Soon, a peculiar death on the streets of Adelaide, and attempted murders on board the ship threaten to cause panic. It is obvious that a crew member or passenger is targeting individuals, but who is it, and why?

Meanwhile, Darcy is distracted by daughter Rachael’s uncharacteristic behavior and intense friendship with a charismatic passenger. Reluctant to make waves, Darcy tries to suppress her concerns. She turns her full attention to the crimes when evidence is found in her friend Brooks’ stateroom and the security chief names him as the sole suspect. Brooks is clearly innocent, but the chief is inexplicably reluctant to conduct a more thorough investigation to clear him. Then Darcy’s best friend, Sid, who is also Brooks’ fiancé, becomes the latest victim. Clue by clue, with husband Mick’s help Darcy uses her skills to reveal a homicidal master of disguise and world class computer hacker intent on exacting revenge related to a twenty-year-old crime.

For review copies contact:

Arleen Alleman

Comment by Susanne Leist on March 19, 2015 at 9:57am



A paradise is now lost and gone,
Never to be found again.
Whomever the demons come upon,
No more peace but only pain.

Like a cold witches’ brew.
An Oasis for all.
Now a hell for the few,
Who remain to tell all.

Warm winds turn cold
As all become prey.
The young and old.
For them we must pray. 

Hell hath no fury
Like a demon scorned.
There is no jury
For a small town mourned.

Who’ll save Oasis
From ‘The Dead’ demons?
Who will now face us,
More dead or demons?

Pray for us.
We are alone
Come save us.
We must atone. 




Comment by Chris Henderson on March 18, 2015 at 2:32pm

My blog interview today is with Dr. Richard Mabry a retired physician turned writer. His books have been finalists in competitions ranging from ACFW’s Carol Award to Romantic Times’ Inspirational Book of the Year. His novel, Lethal Remedy, won a 2012 Selah Award from the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference.  In the interview,  we discuss getting past rejections, rewriting and keeping up with the changes in publishing. Hope you'll drop by for an enlightening read at

Comment by Book Buzz on March 18, 2015 at 1:53pm

Literary Spy Thriller Available For Review

The Leipzig Affair
By Fiona Rintoul
Publisher: Aurora Metro Press
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 978-1906582975
Pages: 296
Genre: Literary Fiction, Spy Thriller

The year is 1985. East Germany is in the grip of communism. Magda, a brilliant but disillusioned young linguist, is desperate to flee to the West. When a black market deal brings her into contact with Robert, a young Scot studying at Leipzig University, she sees a way to realise her escape plans. But as Robert falls in love with her, he stumbles into a complex world of shifting half-truths – one that will undo them both.

Many years later, long after the Berlin Wall has been torn down, Robert returns to Leipzig in search of answers. Can he track down the elusive Magda?

And will the past give up its secrets?

The Leipzig Affair was the winner of the Sceptre Prize and the Virginia Prize for Fiction UK.

For review copies contact:

Cheryl Robson
Aurora Metro Press

Comment by Book Buzz on March 18, 2015 at 1:20pm

Political Thriller Available For Review

The Far Side of Silence
By Robert B Marcus Jr and Kim Frank Richardson
Publisher: Mockingbird Lane Press
ISBN: 978-0988954250
Pages: 376
Genre: Thriller

Alexander Gray is an ex-Navy Seal with an impossible assignment.    Air Force One is shot down over the Mediterranean Sea with no survivors. The new president secretly orders the U.S. Navy to prepare the Sigonella Naval Air Station on Sicily for a clandestine and experimental operation to save the life of the Russian president, the man most Americans believe responsible for the downing of Air Force One.  Antagonistic forces within the U.S. and Russian governments are determined to prevent that operation from taking place. From the U.S. to Sigonella, Gray must evade and outwit those working against the president. Will Gray survive to bring the traitors to justice and execute the daring operation?

For review copies contact:

Robert B Marcus Jr

Comment by Mk - on March 18, 2015 at 12:15pm

Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon: Cold War East Berlin Spy Thriller

If you like historical spy thrillers that’ll have you biting your nails, you’ll want to check out my review of Leaving Berlin by bestselling author Joseph Kanon at

Comment by Book Buzz on March 13, 2015 at 12:56pm

Suspenseful Romantic Thriller For Review

Tijuana Nights
By Leigh K. Hunt
Publisher: Dwell Press
Published: July 2014
ISBN: 978-0473291945 (print)
ISBN: 978-0473291969 (ebook)
Pages: 364
Genre: Action, Thriller, Romance, Suspense

Getting shot at was never on McKenna Carmichael's bucket list, but then neither was being hunted by a Mexican Cartel.

After missing her flight, and then watching it blow up mid-air, Mack is stuck in Mexico and the only people she can trust are the ones that put her in this position in the first place.

River, Chase, and Gabriel offer Mack protection while they bring the El Diablo Cartel to its knees, and only by assisting them with yet another job will she gain the skills she needs to save her own life.

Her trip to Tijuana began as a simple game of distraction. Now it's a game of survival.

Enter Mack’s world in this action packed thriller, the first book of Leigh K. Hunt’s new Night’s Series.

LONDON DUSK Novella Now Included:
McKenna Carmichael thought things couldn't get worse - not after catching her boyfriend with another woman. That is, until Luke demands she pay him back for every expense he made in her name, and half the house.

The problem is, McKenna is already struggling to make ends meet, let alone raise the money Luke's harassing her for. A friend offers a solution...if she's game enough.

Become a high-end escort.

Can McKenna turn from a reclusive historian to sex-pot, or will it end up being more trouble than it's worth?

For review copies contact:

Leigh K. Hunt


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