[Free eBook REPEAT] Adios Muchachos by Daniel Chavarría [Award-Winning Latin American Literary Crime Comedy]

Adios Muchachos by Cuba-resident Uruguayan author Daniel Chavarría is his award-winning comedic literary mystery novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Akashic Books, who are generously running a holiday advent calendar promotion.

This is an English-language translation of his Spanish-language novel Adiós muchachos, originally written in 1991, which won the 2002 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original in this translated version, and is being made free again (previously offered part of as a holiday advent calendar celebration a few years ago) to promote National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs until October 15th.

The story is a zany screwball literary fiction/crime mystery hybrid, set in a post-Cold War Cuba, which embarks on a suspenseful comedy of errors as a local prostitute and a foreign businessman inadvertently cause an accidental death, which they turn into an opportunity to MAKE MONEY FA$$$T, via a clever scheme which does not exactly go as planned.

Offered DRM-free through midnight October 15th (probably Eastern Time), available worldwide directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Rinzler by Raya Jones [Science Fiction Murder Mystery Technothriller]

Rinzler: A Noir Sci-Fi Thriller by Welsh author Raya Jones, a Reader in Social Studies at the University of Cardiff, is her standalone science fiction thriller with strong mystery/crime elements done in a noir style, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This is one of their original publications from a newer author, who is also currently doing scholarly research into studying social robotics in the context of psychology, according to her bio-blurb.

The story takes place in a future post-apocalyptic world which uses androids, starring the titular freelance PI looking into the murder of a clerk working for a corporation which may or may not have assassinated her, and finding his investigation landing him in the midst of a potential conflict between artificial intelligence and humanity.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Accused by Mark Toscano [Italian Mystery/Crime Thriller]

Accused by Mark Toscano, a pseudonym for Italian author Salvo Toscano is the 3rd novel in his Corsaro Brothers series of mystery/crime thrillers, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

This was originally published in 2015 by Italian publisher Newton Compton as Insoliti sospetti, and is translated by Marco Condorelli. The series is set in modern-day Italy, centred around two brothers, who are a crime reporter and a criminal lawyer, respectively, and is very popular in its original country, said to have a literary noir flavour with many Italian cultural references.

This adventure takes place in Sicily, and sees the reporter brother finding dead a wrongfully imprisoned man he was intending to interview and is himself accused of the murder, which his criminal lawyer brother and a policeman must clear him of, by delving into the victim’s past, which puts them on the dangerous trail of a prominent man’s secrets.

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[Free eBook] The Blackhouse by Peter May [Award-Winning Scottish Crime Mystery]

The Blackhouse by Scottish expat France-resident author Peter May is the 1st novel in his Lewis Trilogy of police procedural mystery/crime thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Quercus’ Riverrun imprint.

This novel was originally translated into French for its initial release and won two French literature prizes, the Prix des Lecteurs at Le Havre, a festival prize, and the national Cezam Prix Littéraire Inter CE, and also won the US’ Barry Award for Crime Novel of the Year upon English publication.

The trilogy is set on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, starring a locally-raised Inspector returning from Edinburgh. This first novel sees him draw back to his home island to investigate a murder which finds him becoming hunted by something sinister as old skeletons in the close-knit community are revealed.

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[Free eBook] Little Boy Found by LJ Fox [Psychological Crime Thriller]

Little Boy Found by LJ Fox, a pseudonym for British author Christopher Fowler, perhaps best known for his award-nominated Bryant & May mysteries, is his standalone psychological suspense crime thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Quercus.

This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store, and is also being promoted in other countries worldwide. The story is the obligatory missing child case with a twist, as the true suspense apparently starts after the boy is found again.

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[Free eBook] Hell Hath No Fury by Sydney J. Bounds [Vintage Mystery/Crime Thriller]

Hell Hath No Fury by the late English author Sydney J. Bounds is his vintage pulp noir-styled mystery/crime thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1951 by John Spencer under the Rex Marlowe pseudonym.

The story stars a San Francisco P.I. who is hired to find a woman’s missing daughter, who has gotten involved with a dangerously unsavoury man who frames her for murder, in return for which she seeks not justice, but revenge, even as the P.I. tries to keep them both alive while figuring out exactly why the “killer” and victim were both targeted by the culprit.

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[Free eBook] Death in Oak Ridge by Chuck Mason [Historical Western Serial Killer Thriller]

Death in Oak Ridge by Chuck Mason, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel with strong mystery/crime thriller elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1976 by Robert Hale.

The story is an Old West version of a serial killer thriller, featuring a string of mysterious killings and a race against time as the beleaguered town marshal attempting to solve the case learns that his own fiancée is the next intended victim.

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[Free eBook] Wreath for a Lady by John Glasby [Vintage Murder Mystery/Crime Thriller]

Wreath for a Lady by the late British author John Glasby is his vintage standalone pulp murder mystery/crime thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1959 by John Spencer & Co using the pseudonym Max Baroni and was later reprinted by Linford as part of its Linford Mystery Library line.

The story is set at a carnival, and stars an investigator looking into peculiar happenings which he thinks are a straightforward scheme to put the owner out of business, but soon escalate into an unexpected murder which puts the investigator at risk as well, as the unknown culprit targets him for seeming to know too much even as he tries to discover who it really is, with his own life at stake.

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The fun times are over…

Mike Torlin takes on the job of investigating the peculiar happenings at Pete Donati’s carnival ground.

He figures it must be a straight forward case of somebody wanting to put Donati out of business, but through multiple strange occurrences, he soon realises it’s going to take a lot more work to uncover the truth…

In the final act on stage, a peculiar chicken is produced out of an egg, when a dead girl, shot with slugs from her own shooting gallery is revealed instead.

The investigation is intensified when Torlin gets targeted twice and it is made clear that somebody must think he knows too much.

Whilst trying to save himself, discover the murderer and prevent anymore killings, Torlin is at high risk, feeling no closer to the truth.

Things are made even more difficult to understand when his attempted killer is revealed and it was not on his list of suspects…

It seems that no killer can sidetrack Torlin for long however, and when the final showdown comes, he is forced to stand his ground and face up to the killer…

[Free eBook] Accused by Mark Toscano [Italian Mystery/Crime Thriller]

Accused by Mark Toscano, a pseudonym for Italian author Salvo Toscano is the 3rd novel in his Corsaro Brothers series of mystery/crime thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

This was originally published in 2015 by Italian publisher Newton Compton as Insoliti sospetti, and is translated by Marco Condorelli. The series is set in modern-day Italy, centred around two brothers, who are a crime reporter and a criminal lawyer, respectively, and is very popular in its original country, said to have a literary noir flavour with many Italian cultural references.

This adventure takes place in Sicily, and sees the reporter brother finding dead a wrongfully imprisoned man he was intending to interview and is himself accused of the murder, which his criminal lawyer brother and a policeman must clear him of, by delving into the victim’s past, which puts them on the dangerous trail of a prominent man’s secrets.

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[Free eBook] Brothers & Sisters by Adele O’Neill [Psychological Suspense Crime Thriller]

Brothers & Sisters by Irish author Adele O’Neill is her standalone police procedural psychological suspense thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

The story takes place in Ireland, and explores the darker side of family relationships as a police detective becomes drawn into the secrets of an elderly brother and sister, when an investigation reveals that a recently-found body is that of their uncle, missing since the 1970s.

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