Monday, March 21, 2016

Catch a Clue - Monday Mystery #MondayBlogs #Mystery #MustRead

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14 comments:

Janis Patterson said...

A KILLING AT EL KAB
Janis Patterson
mystery
http://amzn.com/B01CO5UKYE
www.JanisPattersonMysteries.com

“Abdou says that a red-headed devil has attacked the house,” muttered Licht, “he tried to keep her out…”
“He certainly did,” said the red-headed devil, standing in the open doorway, “I had to force my way in. Some kind of hospitality you have here.”
Her mouth open with shock, Tiffy stood up without knowing she did so, her eyes riveted to the dirty, wild-haired woman. “Aunt Sandy!”

Deb Coonts said...

WANNA GET LUCKY? by Deborah Coonts
A romantic mystery with lots of laughs.

FREE! http://amzn.to/1Rd7NEO

As her final act on this earth, Lyda Sue Stalnaker plummeted out of a Las Vegas helicopter and landed smack in the middle of the Pirate’s Lagoon in front of the Treasure Island Hotel, disrupting the 8:30 p.m. pirate show.
The video ran as the lead-in for the 11: 00 p.m. news. I caught it on a television in the sports bar. Actually, it was amazing I caught it at all. My name is Lucky O’Toole, and I am the chief problem solver at the Babylon, the newest, most over-the-top mega casino/resort on the Las Vegas Strip. I’d been fighting my way through the crowds packing the casino on my way to Stairwell Fifteen to deal with a naked man asleep under the stairs when I caught the television feed out of the corner of my eye.

Courtney Pierce said...

INDIGO LAKE by Courtney Pierce
Laugh-out-loud mystery with three middle-age sisters

http://www.amazon.com/Indigo-Lake-Dushane-Sisters-Trilogy/dp/1943601194/

Lauren’s eyes widened when she turned toward the open window.

Olivia gave a slight shake of her head. She put the gun to her lips like a deadly finger.The pistol wavered as Olivia moved forward and straightened. She rested the muzzle against the spongy flesh of the driver’s temple.

Marian Lanouette said...

Thank you, Paty, for doing this.

Title Burn in Hell, A Jake Carrington Mystery
Author Marian Lanouette
genre (mystery, thriller, suspense)Mystery
buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Burn-Hell-Carrington-Mystery-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B0170RJWHC
Website: http://www.marianl.com

Linda Lovely said...

Title: Lies: Secrets Can Kill
Author: Linda Lovely
Genre: Historical suspense (1938)
Amazon Author page: http://amazon.com/author/lindalovely

Dirk was gone for good, thank God. She doubted anyone would ask what became of her husband. The whole town knew his sorry history. The chief of police made sure of that. He’d spread tales about Dirk like honey on a hot biscuit.

Lauren Linwood said...

Title: Leave Yesterday Behind
Author: Lauren Linwood
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Leave-Yesterday-Behind-Lauren-Linwood-ebook/dp/B00WXJIXP0/
Author Website: http://www.laurenlinwood.com

The fan was non-descript in every way—average height and build, brown hair, glasses. Harmless looking. Dopey grin on his face, like he’d hit the lottery because he’d actually had the balls to speak to the crush of his daydreams. She knew enough to be firm. Give him a brief little personal moment, a smile and her signature on something, and get back to her life.

Sarah Raplee said...

Title: "Curse of the Neahkahnnie Treasure"-in the Love & Magick Anthology
Author: Sarah Raplee
Genre: Paranormal Historical Suspense
Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Magick-Mystical-Stories-Romance-ebook/dp/B00II7G0F6/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458590567&sr=1-3&keywords=Sarah+Raplee
Website: www.sarahraplee.com
Beneath the graceful wings of her brows her eyes narrowed. Apparently saving her from death was not a good enough excuse for undressing her. He had an uneasy feeling his mother might agree.

“That doesn’t explain why you stole my—my—” She seemed intriguingly at a loss for words. “My inheritance!”

His first reaction was relief she was not going to pursue the issue of her dishabille. Next, it occurred to him she was being cagey about the contents of the brass cylinder.

Paty Jager said...

Snippet from Land Sharks – A Swindle in Sumatra

I can only see her from the back, yet it’s funny that the pretty yellow dress doesn’t fit her quite as perfectly as it did yesterday. She gives it a tug to pull it into place. Looks like she put on a few pounds, too, but that’s silly. She couldn’t possibly have done that since yesterday. Uh, oh. The only explanation terrifies me.


Title – Land Sharks – A Swindle in Sumatra
Author – Nancy Raven Smith
Genre – Mystery/Romantic Suspense
buy link – Land Sharks http://amzn.to/1JulHku

Website or Amazon Author page link. www.NancyRavenSmith.com

Facebook - www.Facebook.com/NancyRavenSmithWriter

Courtney Pierce said...

INDIGO LAKE (Book 2 of the Dushane Sisters Trilogy)
by Courtney Pierce
Humorous Mystery

http://www.amazon.com/Courtney-Pierce/e/B00BGX6WYS/

Lauren narrowed her eyes and studied Olivia. "You're obsessing about that car. Like those two guys might be out there. If they are, Ethel's in my purse."

"Ethel?"

"My gun."

"Shhh . . . Keep your voice down," Olivia said. "They're probably long gone. They left the bar after you ordered that last round of drinks. And that's not a purse. It's luggage."

Nancy G. West said...

Nancy West said,

The beginning:SMART, BUT DEAD

At some point, the same thought hits everybody over thirty: I might actually get old. Since I was pushing forty, single, and attracted to a reluctant San Antonio detective, that nasty thought frequently wormed its way to the front of my brain. I wrote the column, “Stay Young with Aggie,” answering readers’ questions about how to stay youthful. For me, it was the ideal job, since my greatest fear was catapulting headlong into middle-age decrepitude. So I made a decision: 1997 was the year I’d learn to avoid aging.


Title – SMART, BUT DEAD
Author – Nancy G. west
Genre - A thoughtful mystery with lots of laughs and a
contentious romance.
Award-winning series.
Buy link - http://tinyurl.com/pxg2bmt
Website – www.nancygwest.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/authorNancyG.West/

Mary Ellen Hughes said...

Piper saw Sheriff Carlyle lift his phone to his ear. The crowd remained silent, watching as the sheriff’s face turned grim. He said a few words then pocketed the phone and rapidly made his way out of the shop without comment. All eyes followed as he jumped into his parked car, then sped off, his lights flashing.
“Oh, dear,” Aunt Judy quietly voiced what everyone was likely thinking. “Something must be very wrong.”

SCENE OF THE BRINE
Cozy Mystery
Mary Ellen Hughes
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1TloXli
http://www.maryellenhughes.com

Courtney Pierce said...

INDIGO LAKE
Women's Fiction/Humor/Mystery
Courtney Pierce
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Courtney-Pierce/e/B00BGX6WYS/

Olivia narrowed her eyes. She and Woody had only completed the "get dressed and go" part of the exit plan.

Rig's belly jiggled. "With those gray roots and smudgy peepers, she looks like a mean 'ole skunk that got her sniffer caught in the zipper." He elbowed Checkers and laughed again, only louder. He transitioned into a coughing fit. "Don't get her riled up."

Courtney Pierce said...

INDIGO LAKE
Women's Fiction/Humor/Mystery
Courtney Pierce
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Courtney-Pierce/e/B00BGX6WYS/


"Woody...our dispute was about Mom's book. It's irrelevant now and-"

He held up his hands. "Just a salad. And I could sure use a scotch."

"I can't."

Woody's face slackened. In that instant Olivia recognized the power of her words, two murderous written words on a ruled-paper note that Della had described.

"Yes, Liv, you can."

Courtney Pierce said...

INDIGO LAKE (Book 2 of the Dushane Sisters Trilogy)
by Courtney Pierce
Humorous Mystery

http://www.amazon.com/Courtney-Pierce/e/B00BGX6WYS/

"Woody...our dispute was about Mom's book. It's irrelevant now and-"

He held up his hands. "Just a salad. And I could sure use a scotch."

"I can't..."

Woody's face slackened. In that instant Olivia recognized the power of her words, two murderous written words on a ruled-paper note that Della had described.

"Yes, Liv. You can."