A free mystery ebook is available each week from Tyrus Books.
These mysteries are available for Kindle at Amazon (click on the pic) and Barnes and Noble.
Make sure you click on the pic at the right dates to get the free ebook. Dates are in descending order.
Don t Dry For Me - William Gault. Too many slow horses, too many fast women, and finally, one loaded cigarette; and after that . . . trouble: a woman who wouldn’t stay, a dead man’s face that wouldn’t go away, and an alibi that wouldn’t stick
Silver Lake - Peter Gadol. Two architects, two men turning forty who have been involved professionally and personally for twenty years, are beginning to see their practice and their marriage falter.
By Hook and Crook - Various. Stories from Elizabeth George, Laura Lippmann, Nancy Pickard, Max Allan Collins, S.J. Rozan, Ace Atkins, Dana Cameron, Jim Fusilli, Dennis Lehane, and Luis Alberto Urrea.
El Gavilan - Craig MacDonald. The rape-murder of a Mexican-American woman triggers a brutal chain of events that threatens to leave no survivors. El Gavilan is a novel of shifting alliances and whiplash switchbacks.
The Long Fall - Lynn Kostoff. Jimmy has already set in motion a series of dangerous consequences-adultery, blackmail, love, betrayal-that culminate in a blueprint for murder. And it could be Jimmy himself who is taking the long fall
A Prayer For Dawn - Nathan Singer. A publicist who writes checks to charities to relieve a guilty conscience, a convict who rants in an underground 'zine, an artist with a controversial portfolio, a runaway engaging in 'petty terrorism', and an eight year old girl named Dawn at the center of it all, watch as the world falls down around them.
Southern Seahawk – Randall Peffer. Southern Seahawk, the first novel in the Seahawk Trilogy, grows from the true story of Commander Raphael Semmes, the Union’s “Public Enemy Number One.”
Provincetown Follies, Bangkok Blues - Randall Peffer. Tuki Aparecio is innocent of murder, innocent of arson. Now Michael DeCastro has to defend this beautiful drag queen who brings with her a whole pack of nasty little secrets, straight from Bangkok's notorious tenderloin district. Tuki speaks in aphorisms that mix the wisdom of the Buddha and the lyrics of Whitney Houston.
Stein Stoned - Hal Ackerman. In the sixties, Harry Stein was the foremost authority on cannabis; writing the book on indoor cultivation, inventing thirteen different hybrids, and planting "Victory Gardens" across America including the rose garden of the Nixon White House. Now he is a private eye
Getting Sassy - DC Brod. A forty-something woman needs to find a way to get money so as to keep her mother in a home and not her home. Kid-napping a goat and holding it for ransom sounds like a good idea.
Murder In Store - DC Brod. Preston Hauser asks his head of security, Quint McCauley, to investigate some threatening letters. No sooner does Quint take on the job, than Preston is poisoned by one of his own vitamin pills. Suspicion falls on Hauser's young wife, Diana, but Quint quickly learns she's not the only one who might benefit from the millionaire's death
The Nail Knot - John Galligan. Ned "Dog" Ogilvie has gone fishing. Fly fishing. For trout. All across America. At least until his money runs out. Who killed Jake Jacobs, fellow fly fisher and late-coming agitator who was trying to save Black Earth Creek? Why was Jacobs disfigured in such a peculiar way? Why does the Dog give a damn? Can he rekindle his faith and interest in humankind? By caring about the death of a stranger, can the Dog recover his own life.
Florida Heat - Michael Lister, Ed. 18 stories by 18 writers. "LIke the bloody smear of a swatted mosquito, violence erupts suddenly but the damage lingers long after.
The Clinch Knot - John Galligan: If only the Dog could run from his life without ending up in the tangle and snarl of the lives of others. A man who wants to lose himself in the current must be careful of his wake.
Day One - Bill Cameron: Former cop Skin Kadah is at a Portland, Oregon crime scene when he spots a skateboarder who witnessed the murder of an unidentified woman a few years earlier. A woman is on the run from an abusive husband and vengeful father-in-law. A narrative told in different viewpoints and styles.
Getting Sassy - DC Brod:
Amos Walker - The Complete Story Collection - Loren D. Estleman - Thirty years worth and 32 stories featuring private detective Amos Walker, the main character in Motor City Blue, Poison Blonde, and many others also available as an ebook.
The Deputy - Victor Gischler -
Part-time police deputy and twenty-something is asked to watch over a body for a while. Sounds simple enough but this is a mystery by Victor Gischler so things get weird and wild very quickly in this free ebook.
Double Exposure - Michael Lister - Wildlife photographer checks his cameras, sees they have captured every frame of a crime, and must now flee killer and his cohorts in the Florida swamps.
Provincetown Follies, Bangkok Blues - Randall Pfeffer - Tyrus Books
Luang kho ngu hao. Now I put my hand in the cobra's throat.
Tuki Aparecio did not kill her lover. How can Michael DeCastro possibly hope to defend this beautiful drag queen, who brings with her a whole pack of nasty little secrets, straight from Bangkok's notorious tenderloin district? She speaks in aphorisms, the wisdom of the Buddha combined with the lyrics of Whitney Houston. She is fascinating. And Michael can't let her go to jail.
October 23rd to 29th 2011
Blood Country - Mary Logue - Tyrus Books
This first in a series introduces Claire Watkins, a deputy sheriff for the Pepin County Police Department. Claire, a former Minneapolis police detective, and her 10-year-old daughter Meg fled the Twin Cities after her husband, Steve, also a cop, was killed.
When Landers Anderson--an elderly neighbor who befriended Claire and Meg--dies of a heart attack after being sideswiped with a shovel, Claire determines to find the culprit. This involves delving into Landers's family history and investigating the machinations of a right-wing group, Homeowners of America, that is buying up property to build an environmentally unsound development.
At the same time, Meg fearfully admits to Claire that she saw the man who killed Steve. Claire contacts her former partner, Det. Bruce Jacobs, and prods him into accelerating the investigation into Steve's death.
Come back for more details.