[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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[Free eBook] Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries by Marshall Thornton [Award-Nominated LGBT 1980s Historical Mystery]

Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries by Marshall Thornton, a Lambda Literary Award-winning novelist and screenwriter, is the 1st book in his Boystown series of gritty retro-historical private investigator mystery/crime thrillers with m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of the author himself.

This was originally published in 2011 by now-defunct LGBT specialty publisher Torquere Press, and was a finalist for the 2012 Lambda Literary Awards in the Gay Mystery category. The series is set in Chicago during the 1980s and stars an ex-cop turned hard-boiled PI.

This installment contains 3 novella-length adventure cases in which he solves assorted crimes, even as he explores uneasy relationships with other men he meets in the course of investigation. NB: the cover image has some mild artistic nudity which may be NSFW depending on workplace, if someone’s browsing over your shoulder.

Offered DRM-free worldwide through August 8th, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Stealing Mr. Right by by Tamara Morgan [Heist Mystery/Thriller with Romantic Suspense]

Stealing Mr. Right by Tamara Morgan is the 1st novel in her Penelope Blue series of mystery/heist/chase thrillers with strong f/m romantic suspense elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series stars a secret cat burglar who is married to an FBI agent who does not (yet) know what she is, and apparently future installments see them pursuing other thieves together. This one begins their flirtatious cat-and-mouse adventures as she takes advantage of his professional connections to keep one step ahead of the law, even as he is trying to catch the elusive jewel thief.

Offered worldwide through August 3rd as part of a special series-introductory promotion, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Corruption of Faith by Brenda English [Murder Mystery/Crime Thriller]

Corruption of Faith by Brenda English is the 1st novel in her Sutton McPhee series of murder mystery/crime thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of the Jabberwocky Literary Agency, a backlist author/agent re-publishing consortium.

This was originally published in 1997 by Berkley’s Prime Crime imprint. The series stars a (non-crime) news reporter for a Washington, D.C. paper.

This case has her pursuing a twisty path down the road of investigating the local ties between religion and crime, as her own sister, a church secretary, is murdered in a bank parking lot for no immediately apparent reason, the uncovering of which will also put her own life at risk.

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[Free eBook] The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner [Police Procedural Crime Thriller]

The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner, is the 1st novel in her FBI Profiler series of police procedural crime thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline.

This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store, apparently to promote the new novel which came out this year. The long-running series, which started in 1997 and has been recently revived, stars an FBI crime profiler who travels around, aiding local law enforcement in solving difficult crimes.

This story sees him working with a small town sherriff’s office on a manhunt to track down an escaped serial killer, protecting the likely next victim of his former wife, with the aid of a local officer who has known the culprit since childhood and can provide special insight.

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[Free eBook] Safe From Harm by R. J. Bailey [Bodyguard Action Thriller]

Safe From Harm by R. J. Bailey is the 1st novel in their Sam Wylde series of action thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Simon & Schuster UK.

This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store. The series stars a Modesty Blaise-like action heroine who is a former army medic turned bodyguard.

This story sees her take on what looks like it should be a straightforward protection case of the daughter of textile tycoons, only to find their business organization to be more than it seems, placing her charge and herself into harms’ way.

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[Free eBook] Mercy Killing by Lisa Cutts [Police Procedural Crime Thriller]

Mercy Killing by British author Lisa Cutts, is her standalone police procedural crime thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Simon & Schuster UK.

The story is set in the UK, and features the mildly unusual case of police officers investigating the murder of a despicable sex offender, which apparently plays around with genre expectations of victim sympathy.

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[Free eBook] Core of Evil by Nigel McCrery [Synaesthestic Police Procedural]

Core of Evil by British author Nigel McCrery, is the 1st novel in his DCI Mark Lapslie series of police procedural crime thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Quercus.

This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store. The series is set in Essex, England, and stars a chief inspector with synaesthesia, a neurological condition which makes his senses respond with additional associations for stimuli (e.g. also experiencing the sight of colours as scents or music).

This installment sees him coping with the new diagnosis of his condition, in addition to trying to figure out what association draws him back to a fatal traffic accident which he is sure is more than it seems.

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[Free eBook] The Fat Death by Michael Avallone [Comedic Pulp Mystery Thriller]

The Fat Death by the late Michael Avallone is the 15th novel in his Ed Noon series of vintage pulp mystery/crime thrillers with comedic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Story Merchant Books.

This was originally published in 1966 by Curtis. The popular, long-running pulp mystery/crime series stars a P.I. in New York City, who often takes on cases with oddball clients, leading to zany adventures.

The case takes place among the New York City fashion world, where an eccentric self-improvement guru has begun a marketing campaign for promoting a dieting scheme, and becomes one of the P.I.’s clients when unexpected fallout from industry espionage leads to mysterious deaths.

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