[Free eBook] The Black Hole by Ray Hammond [Science Fiction Technothriller]

The Black Hole by British author Ray Hammond, a science journalist and futurist, is his standalone near-future science fiction technothriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

The story has action and conspiracy thriller elements, and is set in 2047, two decades after the development of a devastating potential doomsday weapon has been quietly shelved and hushed up, but secretly revived by a rogue terrorist cult which British intelligence services must infiltrate and foil before it is too late.

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[Free eBook] The Alarming Clock by Michael Avallone [Comedic Pulp Mystery Thriller]

The Alarming Clock by the late Michael Avallone is the 5th 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 1961 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 is an espionage-related one (later books in the series take on a spy thriller tone), where a mysterious message leads him on the trail of murderous ex-Nazis and a plot to sabotage a crucial atomic bomb test.

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[Free eBook] Mission of the Brains by Sydney J. Bounds [Science Fiction Murder Mystery]

Mission of the Brains by the late British author Sydney J. Bounds, a prolific multi-genre author whose influence has been honoured by the creation of the British Fantasy Awards’ Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award, is his vintage mystery thriller with strong sfnal elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1957 by Leicester as part of their Linford Mystery Library line. The story is centred around solving the puzzle of the murders of scientists across the country, apparently using an advanced technological heat weapon, which seems to be linked to a touring fair with a mysterious mental act which may have sinister origins not of this Earth.

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[Free eBook] Assassins Don’t Die In Bed by Michael Avallone [Pulp Mystery/Spy Thriller]

Assassins Don’t Die In Bed by the late Michael Avallone is the 17th 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 1968 by Signet. 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. This spy thriller-ish adventure sees him bodyguarding an American diplomat crossing the Atlantic via a ship with a rather eccentric passenger list, which Noon must secretly protect his client from.

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[Free eBook] Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti [Romantic Suspense]

Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti, is the 1st novel in her Scorpius Syndrome series of post-apocalyptic f/m romantic suspense, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Eternal imprint.

This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store. The series is set in a nearly-contemporary future world, exploring the post-apocalyptic aftermath of a biological technothriller world where much of population is in danger of being wiped out by a bacterial plague.

This story stars a woman with the knowledge to potentially cure the disease making a dangerous trek towards a man who has established himself as a leader and protector of the survivors.

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[Free eBook] Death Dimension by Denis Hughes [Vintage Science Fiction Thriller]

Death Dimension by the late British author Denis Hughes is a compilation of two short novels which are vintage science fiction adventure thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This contains Death Dimension and Blue Peril, which were both originally published in 1952 by Curtis Warren using the pseudonym Roy Barry. The novels contain The Twilight Zone-like paranormal elements, and respectively feature a man awakened from a coma into a disturbingly altered world on the brink of war and a sinister doppelgänger who claims to be him, and an experiment gone wrong in which a superhuman monster—perhaps created from a seemingly ordinary man—is unleashed upon the world.

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[Free eBook] The Fallen Omnibus by Robert Don Hughes [Sci-Fi Conspiracy Thriller]

The Fallen Omnibus by Robert Don Hughes is a collected edition comprising the 1st & 2nd novels in his The Fallen duology of science fiction conspiracy thrillers with strong theological and time travel elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This contains The Fallen and The Eternity Gene, both originally published in 1995 & 1999, respectively, by Broadman & Holman, a dedicated religious publisher imprint. The author has also written mainstream fantasy novels for Ballantine’s Del Rey imprint, which are also reprinted by Venture.

The duology stars an academic pastor who gets caught up in a supposed alien abduction scheme with a strange agenda, and ends up taking time-traveling journeys to uncover the truth, which may not involve actual aliens at all. The original novel of the abduction and the mystery behind it was written standalone, and in the follow-up sequel, he discovers the root of the conspiracy and its intended plans.

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[Free Audiobooks] 2 free novels from AudioSYNC Summer of Reading [Classics, Young Adult, Psychological Thriller]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2017 literacy promotion for young adults has started, which offers 2 free audiobooks per week—1 classic, 1 modern—as free MP3 downloads, usually available worldwide (some titles are subject to geo-restrictions, and you can see the planned release schedule here).

This week’s two selected titles, available until 7am Eastern Time on May 4th, are as follows:

  • The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, a YA psychological thriller novels involving the discovery of a diary revealing hidden secrets behind a tragic high school fire which took the lives of several students, from Hachette Audio
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, his classic novel of a mysteriously youthful man who has paid a dark price for his seeming agelessness, from Naxos Audiobooks

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on May 4th, available in selected countries worldwide (requires installing Overdrive Media console software on your PC, Mac, Android, or iDevice, and you need to finish downloading before the time limit).

[Free eBook] At Dusk All Cats Are Grey by Jerrard Tickell [Vintage Literary Espionage Novel]

At Dusk All Cats Are Grey by the late Irish author Jerrard Tickell, whose WWII cow-rescue comedy novel Appointment with Venus has been twice adapted to film, is his vintage literary espionage thriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour’s The Odyssey Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1940 by Chapman & Hall Ltd. This is a hybrid humorous literary novel cum serious spy thriller, and tells a tragicomic tale taking place on the eve of WWII, as some Britons began to experience increasing unease about the pre-war European political scene.

The story is centred around a young British woman whose talent for languages gets her in over her head, as the eccentric characters at the advertising agency where she works take on a more sinister cast as they recruit her to inform upon the issues of a group of Austrian refugees.

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[Free eBook] The Main Experiment by Christopher Hodder-Williams [Science Fiction Technothriller]

The Main Experiment by the late British author & musician Christopher Hodder-Williams is his vintage standalone science fiction technothriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1964 by Hodder & Stoughton. The story takes place at a nuclear centre in the English countryside, which harbours secret experiments using startling particles which may hold the potential to alter humanity.

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