[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.

Offered in the UK & Europe and many other regions worldwide (excluding North America and Oceania), available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Murder Most Gay by John Simpson [Police Procedural with LGBT Romance]

As part of their 10th anniversary celebration, LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press is holding a giveaway promotion for selected m/m romance titles throughout May 30th and 31st.

Each title is free for only 1 hour. The current title is:

Murder Most Gay by John Simpson (himself a former police officer and federal agent; this novel is loosely based on a real life case he investigated in the 1980s), 1st in his eponymous series of police procedural murder mysteries with m/m romantic suspense elements starring a duo of gay cops who are professional partners who eventually establish personal relationships with other men @ the publisher’s webstore

A serial killer is targeting gay men, preying on them in popular bars and parks. Assigned to the case, rookie cop Pat St. James feels all too close to the victims. He’s gay and firmly in the closet at work. The fact that he’s sent undercover as a gay man is a stroke of irony.

Pat and his fellow cop, Hank, are hanging out in bars, trying to get a lead on the killer. At the same time, Pat’s looking for Mr. Right – juggling three men, hoping he’ll find the perfect match for himself. He picked up Bill at a bar, Dean’s a longtime friend … and in yet another ironic twist, his partner, Hank, is also gay and on the list of possible beaus.

As the killer continues to rampage, strangling and raping his victims, Pat has to focus on his work and hope that his personal life survives the stress. But when his hopes and dreams for happiness overlap with the investigation, Pat may be headed for big trouble.

Offered until 12 PM Eastern Time on May 31sh, available DRM-free worldwide directly from the publisher’s webstore (requires account signup with billing address but no payment info).

[Free eBook] Perfect Remains by Helen Fields [Police Procedural]

Perfect Remains by by British author Helen Fields, is the 1st novel in her DI Callanach series of police prodecural serial killer thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Avon imprint.

The series is set in Scotland, starring a Detective Inspector formerly from Interpol, settling into a new job in Edinburgh. This is apparently being made free to promote the upcoming 2nd novel, out in July.

This first case pits him against a ruthless killer who abducts victims and leaves dead bodies to be identified in their place, while secretly keeping them alive in anticipation of an even more nefarious fate.

Offered in the UK and selected other countries (excluding North America), available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Watch Me by James Carol [Serial Killer Crime Thriller]

Watch Me by British author James Carol is the 2nd novel in his Jefferson Winter series of contemporary mystery/crime thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Faber & Faber’s Crime imprint.

This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store, but is also available elsewhere. The series stars a former FBI profiler who now travels the world hunting serial killers, and has the unusual background of having been the son of one. This story takes him to consult for the sheriff in a small town in Louisiana, where a mysterious murder—which may be tied to a past secret—threatens to escalate.

Offered in the UK only, available at selected retailers.

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[Free eBook] Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride [Police Procedural]

Cold Granite by Scottish author Stuart MacBride is the 1st novel in his Logan McRae series of police procedural crime thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins.

This long-running series is set in Aberdeen, Scotland and start a Detective Sergeant, and this installment won the Barry Award for Best First Novel in 2006. The story involves DS McRae returning to service after a year off sick, and having to hunt down a serial killer who preys on missing children.

Offered in the UK and other selected countries worldwide (excluding North America), available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] With Our Blessing by Jo Spain [Police Procedural Mystery]

With Our Blessing by Irish author Jo Spain is the 1st novel in her Inspector Tom Reynolds of series of police procedural mysteries, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Quercus.

The series stars a Detective Inspector in Ireland. This story sees him investigating the murder of an elderly woman, which he suspects is linked to Ireland’s notorious historical Magdalene Laundries which forcibly housed “fallen” women as a source of free labour under extremely harsh conditions, only to find out that the killer is not content with burying grievances with the past.

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[Free eBook] Random by Craig Robertson [Police Procedural]

Random by UK author Craig Robertson is the 1st novel in his Tony Winter series of police procedural mysteries, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Simon & Schuster UK.

This was a finalist for the 2010 New Blood Dagger Award for debut novels awarded by the Crime Writers’ Association, and is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store. The series is set in Glasgow, Scotland, and stars police photographer Tony Winter and Detective Sergeant Rachel Narey, whom he works under. This story sets up their working partnership as they become acquainted while the police force investigates the baffling case of the obligatory senseless-seeming serial killer with a signature.

Offered in the UK, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Signatures by James A. Hetley [Urban Fantasy Murder Mystery]

Signatures by James A. Hetley is his standalone contemporary urban fantasy murder mystery novel, free for a limited time courtesy of the author himself via the Book View Café backlist author re-publishing consortium.

This is a police procedural set in a magical version of our world, starring a retired police forensic wizard tracking down the culprit behind the mysterious dreams of an old, dead criminal whose magical signature is now adorning new murder victims.

Offered DRM-free worldwide, available through the month of February directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] The Executioner by Chris Carter [Police Procedural Thriller]

The Executioner by Chris Carter, (no relation to the eponymous creator of The X-Files), is the 2nd novel in his Robert Hunter series of police procedural thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Simon & Schuster UK.

The series stars a Los Angeles police detective vs assorted serial killers. This installment pits him against a murderer who at first appears potentially ritualistic but may in fact be terrifyingly random, with an uncanny ability to seemingly read his victims’ minds.

Offered in the UK only, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] The Cruelest Cut by Rick Reed [Police Procedural Crime Thriller]

The Cruelest Cut by Rick Reed is the 1st novel in his Jack Murphy series of police procedural mystery/crime thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’ Lyrical Underground imprint.

This installment in the series pits the lead Detective against a brutal serial killer who plays mindgames and leaves messages threatening the ones he loves.

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