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Maximum Moxie by M. Ruth Myers
Days before the Pearl Harbor assault plunges the U.S. into World Warfare II, personal eye Maggie Sullivan is employed to find a lacking engineer in Dayton, Ohio. Has Gil Tremain been kidnapped, or has he turned traitor — to his employer and perhaps his country?
As Maggie pieces collectively his last actions, she finds there are secrets and techniques the person’s ex-wife and his employers don’t want uncovered. Maggie herself is attacked and an innocent witness is murdered. The ruthlessness of her opponent — or opponents — becomes even clearer when there’s an try and abduct Tremain’s younger daughter. Nonetheless extra chilling, Maggie’s investigation out of the blue attracts the attention of an area crime kingpin.
The assault on Pearl Harbor presses each cop in the metropolis into service protecting manufacturing and research amenities. Surprised by the information their nation will soon be at conflict, even fearful the mainland itself shall be bombed, individuals cling to family and pals. Schedules and routines shatter. Amid the disruption, alone and conscious she will’t rely on help from the police, Maggie races to save lots of a man who has now develop into a legal responsibility to his captors.
Maximum Moxie, fifth guide in the writer’s in style Maggie Sullivan mystery collection, provides readers fast-paced twists and turns together with a rare and vividly painted closeup view of a watershed occasion in 20th century American history.
99 cents on Kindle Kobo iTunes Nook 2/28-3/6
Mercer Women by Libbie Hawker
It’s 1864 in downtrodden Lowell, Massachusetts. The Civil Conflict has taken its toll on the town—leaving the financial system in spoil and its ladies in dire straits. That is, until Asa Mercer arrives on a peculiar, but providential, errand: he seeks high-minded ladies who can exert an elevating affect in Seattle, where there are ten males for every lady. Mail-order brides, yes, but of a sure caliber.
Schoolmarmish Josephine, tough-as-nails Dovey, and pious perfectionist Sophronia see their probability to trade their bleak prospects for brand spanking new lives. However the very troubles that despatched them operating from Lowell comply with them to the muddy streets of Seattle, and the friendships cast on the cross-country trek are examined at each flip.
Simply when the journey appears to steer only to break, an encounter with a well-known suffragist might be their salvation. However to outlive both an untamed new landscape and their pasts, they’ll need all their power—and one another.
99 cents on Kindle
Scholarly Pursuits by M. Louisa Locke
“Something is rotten in the state of Berkeley” –1881 Blue and Gold Yearbook, University of California: Berkeley
In Scholarly Pursuits, the sixth full-length novel within the USA Todaybest-selling Victorian San Francisco thriller collection, Locke explores life on the College of California: Berkeley campus in 1881, the place Laura and her buddies face the remarkably trendy problems of fraternity hazings, fraught romantic relationships, and fractious school politics.
Whereas Annie and Nate Dawson and friends and family in the O’Farrell Road boardinghouse await a blessed event, Laura Dawson finds herself investigating why a younger Berkeley scholar dropped out of faculty within the fall of 1880.
No one, including her pal Seth Timmons, thinks this can be a good concept, since she is juggling a full course load with a part-time job, however she will’t let the question of what happened to her pal go unanswered. Not when it signifies that different young ladies is perhaps in peril.
This cozy historic mystery of romantic suspense is about in the interval immediately after the fifth guide in the collection, Pilfered Promises, and two novellas, Kathleen Catches a Killer and Dandy Delivers. Nevertheless, it may be read as a stand-alone.
Obtainable on Kindle iTunes Kobo Nook GooglePlay on 3/5
A Homicide Unmentioned by Sulari Gentill
The gun used in Rowland Sinclair’s father’s demise some 13 years earlier has turned up in a drained dam at the family’s nation homestead in Yass. And when Rowland offends right-wing New Guard leader Eric Campbell, Campbell uses his influence to set the police to resume their inquiries into Henry Sinclair’s dying.
Henry’s buddies had all been led to consider that the wealthy landowner had died in a way more respectable method. Rowland and his elder brother, Wil, had prevented any dialogue of the event ever since—actually the whole family had ducked the difficulty for over a decade, protecting secret that Sinclair senior was murdered. The potential involvement of the teenage Rowly and his older brother’s intervention has been underneath the radar as properly.
But now the finger of blame is pointing squarely at the Sinclair black sheep, a man careless of what society and the authorities consider him. So he and the trio of artist pals who reside in his Sydney suburban mansion, and usually have his again, avail themselves of a racing inexperienced Gypsy Moth (Rowland is a pioneer in air journey) and a yellow Mercedes sports automotive (another scary mode of transport) to reach in New South Wales’ Southern Tablelands, bent on clearing Rowly’s identify.
With cameo appearances from historical figures—Bob Menzies in the Sinclair kitchen, Edna Walling within the backyard, and Kate Leigh grinning lasciviously at Rowly in a jailhouse crowd—and a real sense of fun contrasting with the fairly genuine pressure, that is historical crime for those in the know and people who can barely keep in mind what happened last weekend, a story of household secrets and fraternal loyalty. Regardless of the humor, the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries take a lethal critical take a look at the 1930s, reflecting our personal tumultuous occasions.
Now out there on US Kindle
Sweet Bitter Cane by G. S. Johnston
Twenty-year-old Amelia marries Italo, a man she’s never met. To escape an Italy reeling from the Nice Struggle, she sails to him in Far North Queensland to farm sugarcane. However earlier than she meets her husband, she’s thrown into the path of Fergus, a man who’ll mark the remainder of her life.
Confronted with a scarcity of English and hostility from established cane growers, caught between warring unions and fascists, Amelia’s regular hand grows Italo’s enterprise to nice success, just for previous grudges to break into new revenge. She is examined by forces she couldn’t foresee and should face her biggest challenge: learning to stay again.
Sweeping in its outlook, Candy Bitter Cane is a household saga but in addition an untold story of migrant ladies – clever, brave and enduring ladies who have been the spine of the sugarcane business and who need to be remembered.
Obtainable on Kindle February 20
Calamity: a Novel by Libbie Hawker
Her identify is synonymous with the West. Her movie star has unfold to the East Coast and California, traveling down the new-laid railroads and alongside the telegraph wire.
But breathless tales of Calamity Jane bear little resemblance to the truth. As she senses demise coming nearer, the legendary hellcat longs to set the document straight—to disclose her life story eventually, unclouded by legend, every sin and failing laid naked. Solely then can she hope to rest in peace.
In a Deadwood saloon, she finds a writer prepared to listen to her out, and recount the truth to a public hungry for more tales of Calamity Jane…
So begins Libbie Hawker’s expansive biographical novel, an intimate portrait of one of many best-known but least-understood ladies of the American frontier. The worldwide bestselling writer of The Ragged Edge of Night time takes the reader on a heart-rending journey via a landscape misplaced to time, as seen by way of the eyes of 1 outcast lady. Calamity is a haunting meditation on hardship, unrequited love, and the stark, affecting great thing about the American West.
Now obtainable on Kindle
Costumed Foolery by Libi Astaire
In this new addition to the Jewish Regency Mystery Collection, London’s Jewish group is preparing for the Purim holiday—and extra mystery.
When Bashe Bunzel insists on marrying the person she loves, her wealthy father threatens to disinherit her. However the new will is soon stolen, after which Mr. Bunzel also disappears. Was he murdered? And what happened to the desire? The problems multiply with dizzying velocity on this brief mystery where, in the Purim custom, no one is sort of what they appear.
Now out there on Kindle
Jennet by Karen Perkins
JENNET: now she needs the youngsters
‘Jennet will have your heart and your fear in equal measure’
‘Through Jennet we see how cruelty can drive even the most ordinary people to hatred and, in Jennet’s case, evil’
1936: Ma Ramsgill has suffered too much grief. She knows the eighteenth-century witch, Jennet, cursed her husband’s household to lose all but certainly one of every era, and Ma is decided to cease her – by hook or by crook. Her youngsters’s lives depend upon it.
Current Day:Yorkshire is within the grip of a heatwave, and Thruscross Reservoir has dried as much as reveal the remains of the drowned village of Thores-Cross beneath.
Enjoying within the mud which coats the valley flooring, four-year-old Clare Wainwright finds an previous inkpot, and may’t wait to point out it to her greatest pal, Louise. However when Emma sees it, her reaction is surprising, and each families are plunged into their worst nightmares.
Emma is aware of what the inkpot portends:
Jennet has woken.
Now she needs the youngsters.
Now Obtainable on Kindle
Uncivil Defense by M. Ruth Myers
On the end of Dayton’s first WWII blackout drill, a homicide victim is discovered with personal investigator Maggie Sullivan’s identify and tackle in his pocket. Hours earlier he sat in her workplace asking for help – and utilizing a unique id.
With the struggle draining males from all walks of life, a homicide detective lengthy dismissive of Maggie’s expertise reaches out to type an eggshell-fragile alliance. Warily they work collectively to seek out the individual behind two vastly totally different deaths: An ex-con killed neatly outdoors a manufacturing unit and a young lady left in a blood-soaked condominium.
Suspects abound. Maggie’s shopper might have links to the killer. A bitter ex-con had loads of purpose to need the man who betrayed him lifeless. And a sleazy pulp crime writer could also be after more than a story.
Maggie works frantically to unmask the assassin before he kills again. But she should additionally bury an previous good friend and watch the man who once swore to like her endlessly turn elsewhere. Alone, she pushes doggedly on by means of a landscape darkened by homefront precautions and human evil.
Now obtainable on Kindle, Nook, iTunes, Kobo
The Viking Prince by Sarah Woodbury
Might 1148. All Dublin is shocked by the murder of a outstanding merchant, but only Prince Godfrid is aware of that the lifeless man was additionally a co-conspirator in his brother’s plan to take the throne of Dublin. With demise stalking his each transfer, Godfrid must call upon new pals and previous to seek out the killer–and with their assist uncover a conspiracy stretching past Dublin’s partitions to each kingdom in Eire.
Be a part of Godfrid the Dane for murder and mayhem in medieval Dublin in The Viking Prince, the 11th Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
Now Out there on Kindle, iTunes, Kobo, Nook
Completely Free or Discounted:
Libi Astaire, Tempest within the Tea Room (A Jewish Regency Thriller Ebook 1), is Free on Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Kobo
Anna Fort, Murder by Misrule (The Francis Bacon Thriller Collection E-book 1) is Free on Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Nook
M. Louisa Locke, Maids of Misfortune: Victorian San Francisco Thriller (Guide 1) is Free on Kindle, Nook, Apple, Kobo GooglePlay
M. Ruth Myers, No Recreation for a Dame (Maggie Sullivan Mysteries 1) is Free on Kindle, Nook, Apple, Kobo
Sarah Woodbury, The Good Knight (Gwen and Gareth Medieval Thriller Guide 1) is Free on Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Kobo
Sarah Woodbury, The Last Pendragon (The Last Pendragon Saga Guide 1) is Free on Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay
Sarah Woodbury, Chilly My Heart (The Lion in Wales Ebook 1), Free in selected ebookstores.
Sarah Woodbury, Daughter of Time (The After Cilmeri E-book 1) Free on Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay
Peg Herring, MacBeth’s Niece, 99 cents on Kindle
Cheri Lasota, Artemis Rising, 99 cents on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes