265 pages, 67 of 75 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Previously published as a Pinnacle Book under the pseudonym J. Knight.
Synopsis: The residents of a small town find that the secret to immortality is murder.
Welcome to Anderson. It’s quiet here and that’s how we like it. Something’s going on in this town of ours, something that makes your skin crawl and your teeth grind in the night. I don’t know what it is, but I know this: It scares me.
302 pages, 20 of 23 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Aspiring novelist Amanda Anderson has never had any luck, but she hopes that’s about to change. She goes to a writer’s conference to find an agent, but ends up with a husband. After a whirlwind courtship, she elopes with bestselling suspense writer Jonny Goodsnuff. But she soon discovers that her husband’s only good on paper. Between a draconian prenup, his sleazy associates, her wicked stepchildren, and the hunky romance-novelist neighbor, Amanda learns the meaning of “wed in haste, repent at leisure.” Unfortunately Jonny has a deadly secret, and before she can walk away, Amanda finds herself in a desperate game of cat and mouse. But who are the cats? And who are the mice? And most importantly, will any of this bring her closer to a publishing contract?
251 pages, 18 of 18 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Life for Riley ends when her young children die in her arms…victims of a global viral outbreak that claims the lives of everyone she’s ever known. Left to fend for herself with only a dog as her companion, she sets out on a journey to find others, leaving notes everywhere she goes…hoping that one day someone will come looking for her. When Riley meets the handsome yet mysterious Connor on the streets of Downtown San Diego, they form a bond unlike either has experienced before. When the things that go bump in the night turn out to be more than nightmares, the trio sets off for the mountains in search of an isolated resort where they can hunker down, away from the ominous shadows of the dead city streets. The peace and tranquility of the woods isn’t enough to keep the darkness away for long though and soon Riley and Connor are forced to accept that the World and the few people left alive in it will never be the same. The shadows of their past may haunt them forever…threatening to destroy what little dreams they have left of a future unless they fight to stay in the light and never lose their hope.
402 pages, 47 of 70 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
When disgraced sales associate Darby Stansfield discovers he has six months to save his job, he does what any normal person would do. He freaks.
Desperate to resurrect his career at Teleco Wireless, Darby conjures up an international scheme filled with the promise of endless, high-spending clients. It’s brilliant, it’s international, it would have his boss snooping and his best friend sweating, but it has Darby on a plane to Hong Kong where he signs his latest client, a Chinese gang.
Meanwhile, bodies are piling up in San Francisco and Darby has no idea that his brilliant plan has just put him on a collision course with the killer.
To make matters worse, his best friend and his girlfriend find themselves caught up in his dangerous plan. Darby must now make a tough decision — give up on the one good idea he ever had or risk it all.
289 pages, 22 of 24 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
A young woman on holiday on Mykonos, the most famous of Greece’s Aegean Cycladic islands, simply disappears off the face of the earth. And no one notices.
When politically incorrect, hot-shot detective Andreas Kaldis is promoted out of Athens to serve as police chief for Greece’s island paradise of Mykonos, he’s certain his homicide days are over. Murders don’t happen in tourist heaven; at least that’s what he’s thinking as he stares at the remains of a young woman found ritually bound and buried on a pile of human bones inside a remote mountain church.
Teamed with the canny, nearly-retired local homicide chief, Andreas tries to find the killer before the media can destroy the island’s fabled reputation with a barrage of world-wide attention on a mystery that’s haunted Mykonos undetected for decades.
Just when it seems things can’t get any worse, another young woman disappears and political niceties no longer matter. With the investigation now a rescue operation, Andreas finds himself plunging into ancient myths and forgotten island places, racing against a killer intent on claiming a new victim who is herself determined to outstep him.
287 pages, 19 of 21 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Ellie Coleman wants justice.
Her father Aaron was viciously assaulted by Robert Lee Maggard six months earlier, and she is obsessed with making sure that Maggard pays, and pays dearly.
Robert Lee Maggard wants revenge.
He meant to kill Aaron Coleman, but came up short. And now Aaron’s daughter is pushing his trial forward, a trial that he thought he’d avoided with a plea bargain.
When the chaos of a raging flood provides Maggard the opportunity to engineer a violent escape from jail, he steals a boat and heads toward the isolated farmhouse where Ellie and her father are stranded by floodwaters as wide as a lake.
Ellie Coleman wants justice. Robert Lee Maggard wants revenge. Only one of them will prevail…
358 pages, 13 of 14 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Prohibition-era mobsters collide with Underground Railroad abolitionists in The Jazz Cage.
It is 1924—sixty years after the South’s victory in the Civil War.
Frank McCluey, bounty hunter for the mob, is sent to help out a wealthy Virginian bootlegger. Frank’s job: track down two female slaves who’ve run away from the millionaire.
But the mob has made a bad choice. Instead of capturing the women, Frank decides to help them escape to Canada, his mission now aided by the pint-sized but steel-willed runaway Della and the outlawed Underground Railroad.
Soon Della and Frank become the target of slave catchers, cops, gangsters, and most chilling of all, a Confederate agent nicknamed the Hound for his ability to always sniff out and kill his prey.
305 pages, 9 of 9 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
265 pages, 7 of 7 reviews are 3 to 5-star, Lending Enabled
Ike Schwartz thought he could return to his hometown and ditch the demons that pursue him. More than anything, he wanted to blot out the pain and anger that came when his wife of less than a month was gunned down in a CIA foul-up. So he buried himself as sheriff in rural Picketsville, Virginia, a community indistinguishable from any of the hundreds of small towns that hang like beads on Interstate 81 running from Pennsylvania down to Georgia.
Aside from its Civil War history, Picketsville’s only real claim to fame is Callend College, a private women’s school located just within its corporate limits. The college is notable, in turn, for housing one half of the billion dollar Dillon art collection, carefully secured in an underground bunker originally built in the late 1950s as a super bomb shelter.
It’s bad news for both Dr. Ruth Harris, the newly hired president of the college, and for a shadowy group whose services have been contracted by Middle Eastern fanatics—The New Jihad—when the collection is scheduled to be removed to New York. The plan is to steal the half billion dollars worth of fine art and statuary, and ransom it back for millions.
With the closure of the facility imminent, the operation must be moved forward, which, in turn, creates unanticipated risks and problems. And everyone dismisses Ike Schwartz as a stereotypical rural sheriff. He is, however, a man with uncommon skills, a tough hide, and a notable past—all of which make an arresting first novel.
384 pages, 16 of 20 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Three weeks before a crucial senatorial election, a man is gunned down execution-style in a D.C. office. Police are quick to call it a case of robbery gone bad, but Frank Miles suspects something far more sinister behind the murder of his business partner.
Washington’s most feared image maker, Frank’s ruthless media manipulation has earned him countless admirers…and just as many enemies. Now, for the first time in his life, Frank’s met his match in a shadowy schemer as clever as himself–but far more lethal.
As the body count rises, Frank becomes the U.S. Attorney’s chief suspect–and a cunning killer’s next target. From the underground tunnels networking Capitol Hill to the dome high above, his race for the truth–and his life–will bring him face-to-face with power at its deadliest extremes–where winning isn’t everything…it’s the only thing.
With his debut novel, L.A. Times bestselling author Robert Ellis raises the stakes in a heart pounding thriller set in Washington that feels so inside and so twisted it reeks of the darkest truth.
321 pages, 4 of 4 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Early 1989. The Soviet Union is about to collapse. And a new superpower is about to emerge. China.
But it is a country of secrets – which only one woman can unlock.
If she can stay alive…
Dr Sally Parsons’ lifelong ambition has been to excavate the tomb of the ruthless first Emperor of China. But her hopes are dashed when the project is threatened with closure. She turns for advice to her old tutor Dr Jefferson Binsky, who offers her an amazing deal. If Sally agrees to deliver a computer disc to a contact in China, she will learn the secrets of the tomb of emperor Qin Shi Huang – and how to gain access to it.
But the disc contains the diaries of a man intimately involved with the death and internment of Chairman Mao – and the explosive secret they contain could re-write the past – and re-shape the future.
In this explosive geo-political thriller Humphrey Hawksley draws on years of experience as the BBC’s most respected expert on Asian politics and international affairs to create a taut and compelling story that captures a moment when China was about to re-emerge as a global power.
285 pages, 11 of 11 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Kit Blume loses everything. All that remain are her annoying neighbor, a cryptic letter from her father, and the disturbing PTSD flashbacks and nightmares that involve a killer with a gun. Determined to find out the truth about her lost childhood, Kit discovers that some memories are best left in the dark…An Old Man Sees the Dead …
Old Man Trent persists in telling his son, Harvey, that he saw Annabelle Vernon the day after she died in the tragic Lake Shore Inn fire twenty-four years ago. Harvey’s discovery of new evidence leads him to conclude that their police chief either bungled the investigation or used the fire to cover up something sinister…
…And the Fear Never Ends.
Kit joins Harvey in his quest for the truth about the night the Lakeshore Inn burned, and a killer begins leaving victims on northern Minnesota’s lakes. The harder Kit and Harvey press to uncover the facts, the more determined the killer becomes to silence them…
I have not read any of these books, so they may not be any good. Some of the books from previous Free Book posts or previous Kindle Deal posts are still available. If you want to see all free books as they come out you should follow Books on the Knob on their RSS or Twitter Feed. Or Ireaderreview or the many free book threads on Amazon’s Message Boards.
As always please check to make sure the books are still free or on sale before you “buy” them. Prices can change quickly. This may be a one day offer. Pick it up quick. If you do buy a book and realize later you have been charged for it, here is a guide on how to return a kindle book.