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Maggie Sullivan Mysteries Books 5-7 by M. Ruth Myers
Shamus Award profitable writer M. Ruth Myers brings her much-loved personal investigator Maggie Sullivan and the detective’s Ohio city into World Warfare II in these three novels. Small historic details deliver to life America’s residence front and create a noir environment that winds across the mysteries on the heart of every.
In MAXIMUM MOXIE, Maggie is hired to find a missing man with priceless engineering info. As information of the assault on Pearl Harbor focuses the rest of the town on preparations for warfare, Maggie braves a criminal offense boss in his den to seek out the answers she wants to save lots of the missing man’s life.
In DAMES FIGHT HARDER, homicide at a development website leads straight to the door of Maggie’s pal Rachel Minsky, who has led a secret lifetime of which Maggie was unaware. Do wartime shortages and teams of boys who roam the streets at night time while their mothers work in protection crops maintain clues which might show Rachel’s innocence?
In UNCIVIL DEFENSE, Maggie should study who killed a newly released convict throughout a countywide blackout drill to be able to save harmless pals and kinfolk of the lifeless man. With the draft draining men from an already short-staffed police drive, she finds herself forging an uneasy alliance with an previous nemesis.
Characters who took on lives of their very own for readers within the first 4 books of this historic thriller collection now change in believable methods because the world round them modifications. Men are drafted or enlist. Jolene, the cigarette woman who, like Maggie, rooms at Mrs. Z’s, trades her nightclub costume for the overalls of a job in the motor pool of the close by Military air base. The waitress who for years has served Maggie her breakfast at McCrory’s lunch counter leaves for higher paying waitress work elsewhere. But crime and deceit proceed, and so does Maggie’s tenacity in serving to her shoppers.
Out there in all major ebookstores
Mercer Women by Libbie Hawker
It’s 1864 in downtrodden Lowell, Massachusetts. The Civil Struggle has taken its toll on the town—leaving the financial system in destroy and its ladies in dire straits. That’s, till Asa Mercer arrives on a peculiar, but providential, errand: he seeks high-minded ladies who can exert an elevating influence in Seattle, the place there are ten males for every lady. Mail-order brides, sure, 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 sent them operating from Lowell comply with them to the muddy streets of Seattle, and the friendships cast on the cross-country trek are tested at each turn.
Just when the journey seems to steer only to wreck, an encounter with a famous suffragist could possibly be their salvation. However to outlive each an untamed new panorama and their pasts, they’ll need all their power—and each other.
99 cents on Kindle
Priestess of Ishana by Judith Starkston
A curse, a conspiracy and the clash of kingdoms. A defiant priestess confronts her foes, armed solely with ingenuity and forbidden magic.
“Priestess of Ishana evokes everything I love about historically-inspired fantasy with a strong and savvy heroine, a compassionate hero, and a world both blessed and cursed by the oversight of gods. Mystery, romance, action: this has it all.” –Beth Catowriter of The Clockwork Dagger and Breath of Earth
A malignant curse from the Underworld threatens Tesha’s city with fiery devastation. The young priestess of Ishana, goddess of affection and struggle, must overcome this demonic darkness. Charred stays of an enemy of the Hitolian Empire reveal both treason and evil magic. Into this disaster, King Hattu, the younger brother of the Nice King, arrives to make offerings to the goddess Ishana, but he conceals his true mission within the metropolis. As a connection sparks between King Hattu and Tesha, the Grand Votary accuses Hattu of murderous sorcery and jails him beneath penalty of dying. Remoted in jail, Hattu’s solely hope lies in Tesha to uncover the conspiracy towards him. Unfortunately, the Grand Votary is Tesha’s father, a rash, unyielding man, and now her worst enemy. To assist Hattu, she must danger destroying her own father.
Step into this unique world of historical fantasy, with its richly imagined details of the Bronze Age, evocative of the Close to East. In a whirlpool of magic, politics, family disaster and love, Tesha pursues justice over the dark forces arrayed towards her.
$2.99 on Kindle, Nook, Kobo 1/22-2/12
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.
However breathless tales of Calamity Jane bear little resemblance to the truth. As she senses dying coming closer, the legendary hellcat longs to set the report straight—to reveal her life story finally, unclouded by legend, each sin and failing laid bare. Only then can she hope to rest in peace.
In a Deadwood saloon, she finds a writer prepared to hear her out, and recount the truth to a public hungry for extra tales of Calamity Jane…
So begins Libbie Hawker’s expansive biographical novel, an intimate portrait of one of the best-known yet least-understood ladies of the American frontier. The international bestselling writer of The Ragged Edge of Night time takes the reader on a heart-rending journey via a landscape lost 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 Thriller Collection, London’s Jewish group is getting ready for the Purim vacation—and more thriller.
When Bashe Bunzel insists on marrying the person she loves, her rich father threatens to disinherit her. But the new will is soon stolen, and then Mr. Bunzel also disappears. Was he murdered? And what happened to the desire? The problems multiply with dizzying velocity in this brief mystery the place, in the Purim tradition, nobody is sort of what they appear.
Now obtainable 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 is aware of the eighteenth-century witch, Jennet, cursed her husband’s household to lose all however considered one of every era, and Ma is decided to cease her – come what may. Her youngsters’s lives rely upon it.
Present Day:Yorkshire is in 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 in 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 good friend, Louise. But 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
At the finish of Dayton’s first WWII blackout drill, a murder sufferer is found with personal investigator Maggie Sullivan’s identify and tackle in his pocket. Hours earlier he sat in her workplace asking for help – and using a unique id.
With the conflict draining males from all walks of life, a murder detective lengthy dismissive of Maggie’s expertise reaches out to type an eggshell-fragile alliance. Warily they work together to seek out the individual behind two vastly totally different deaths: An ex-con killed neatly outdoors a manufacturing unit and a younger 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 cause to need the man who betrayed him lifeless. And a sleazy pulp crime writer may be after more than a story.
Maggie works frantically to unmask the murderer earlier than he kills again. But she should also bury an previous pal and watch the man who as soon as swore to like her eternally flip 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, however solely Prince Godfrid knows that the lifeless man was additionally a co-conspirator in his brother’s plan to take the throne of Dublin. With demise stalking his every transfer, Godfrid should name upon new buddies and previous to seek out the killer–and with their help uncover a conspiracy stretching beyond Dublin’s partitions to every kingdom in Eire.
Be a part of Godfrid the Dane for homicide and mayhem in medieval Dublin in The Viking Prince, the 11th Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
Now Obtainable on Kindle, iTunes, Kobo, Nook
Completely Free or Discounted:
Libi Astaire, Tempest in the Tea Room (A Jewish Regency Mystery Ebook 1), is Free on Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Kobo
Anna Fort, Murder by Misrule (The Francis Bacon Thriller Collection Guide 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 Mystery Guide 1) is Free on Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Kobo
Sarah Woodbury, The Final Pendragon (The Last Pendragon Saga E-book 1) is Free on Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay
Sarah Woodbury, Chilly My Coronary heart (The Lion in Wales E-book 1), Free in selected ebookstores.
Sarah Woodbury, Daughter of Time (The After Cilmeri Guide 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