[Free eBook REPEAT] Wraith of Vengeance by Edmund Glasby [Horror Mystery Collection]

Wraith of Vengeance by British author Edmund Glasby is a paranormal mystery/horror fiction collection short story collection, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This contains six dark tales with horror and speculative/paranormal mystery themes, including stories previously published in various small-press anthologies.

The title piece takes place in Venice, which is experiencing a spate of mysterious drowning deaths of burn victims in the canals, starring an inquisitive tour company adviser looking to plunder the stock of the latest victim, a shady antiques dealer storing his wares on an island abandoned since an outbreak of plague in the Middle Ages, who may just find more than he bargained for.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Cusp of Night by Mae Clair [Supernatural Investigative Mystery/Thriller]

Cusp of Night by Mae Clair is the 1st novel in the Hode’s Hill series of supernatural investigative mystery/thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’s Lyrical Press imprint.

This is Barnes & Noble’s featured Free Fridays selection for the weekend. The series is set in modern-day Pennsylvania in a small town where a recent arrival has become fascinated by the local folklore, which includes supernatural creatures.

This installment sees her turned amateur sleuth to uncover the truth behind an assault upon a prominent citizen during the annual “Fiend Fest” commemorating a dreadful local legend, as she seeks the truth behind who might have it out for the members of the town’s founding family and the long-ago secrets tied up with assorted disappearances and murders, with the aid of the journal of a 19th century spiritualist who once inhabited her newly moved-into house and was believed to have been one of the fiend’s victims, who might not have disappeared from this mortal plane just yet.

Offered in the US only through Sunday (Eastern Time), exclusively at B&N.

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[Free eBook] Mirror of the Night by E. C. Tubb [Vintage Fantasy & Supernatural Horror Collection]

Mirror of the Night by the late British author E. C. Tubb, perhaps best known for his long-running science fiction Dumarest Saga & edited by British editor Philip Harbottle, is a reprint collection of dark fantasy and supernatural horror shorts, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2003 by Sarob Press.

The collection reprints 10 short stories and novelettes spanning Tubbs’ decades-long career from the 1950s to the 1990s, with tales that originally appeared in genre magazines such as Science Fantasy and Supernatural Stories, with a retrospective introduction by editor Philip Harbottle.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] A Friendly Exorcism by Talmage Powell [Vintage 1960s Supernatural Mystery Short]

A Friendly Exorcism by the late Talmage Powell, a prolific multi-genre pulp fiction author, is a standalone vintage supernatural mystery short story, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Wildside Press. as one of their sporadic weekly giveaways to help promote their Black Cat Mystery Community for vintage pulp mystery/crime thriller and science fiction reprints.

This was originally published in 1968 in the March issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine magazine. NB: As a special promotion for their 100th week anniversary, the Black Cat Community (now expanded to vintage Mystery & Science Fiction reprints) is offering 1 free month (7+ new assorted short story, mini-anthology, & novel-length ebooks rotated in every week and a free issue of Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine) using the coupon code 100WEEKS for new or lapsed members when signing up for a monthly subscription (can cancel any time) using the “PayWhirl” option through August 26th (probably expires Eastern Time).

The story stars a young couple whose newly-purchased house appears to be haunted by a poltergeist, who are determined to uncover the mystery behind why it chooses to manifest to them.

Offered worldwide through August 26th, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] The Fabled Oak by Simon Clark [Paranormal Investigative Mystery Horror]

The Fabled Oak by English author Simon Clark, a recipient of multiple British Fantasy Awards, is the 3rd novella in his Byron Makangelo series of horror-flavoured paranormal investigative adventures, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

The series stars a wealthy eccentric with a pet monkey and a team of ghost hunters, who investigate paranormal cases in modern times. This story is set in Wales, taking place at a hippie commune whose children insist that a particular ancient tree where they once played now harbours a monstrous supernatural spirit.

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[Free Audiobooks] An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen & A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bathena [Young Adult SFnal Mystery/Drama Novel & Classic Theatre Play w/ bonus Eco-Disasters Interview]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2019 promotion for young adults offers 2 free audiobooks per week—1 classic or non-fiction, 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, which have a theme of rumour and reputation and repression in the name of other peoples’ agendas, available until 7am Eastern Time on June 13th, are as follows:

  • An Enemy of the People by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, a 2014 live performance of his classic 1882 play about environmental issues and profit versus the public good, wherein a small town dependent on tourist visits may have its public baths shut down by a report of dangerous pollution; this includes a bonus interview about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and other man-made environmental disasters with Joel K. Bourne Jr, a former senior environmental writer at National Geographic; read by a full cast, from L. A. Theatre Works, available worldwide
  • A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bathena, a YA contemporary multicultural social issues mystery/drama novel with strong supernatural elements, set in Saudi Arabia, where a group of teens including the ghostly deceased watch the unfolding investigation of a fatal and possibly not accidental car crash involving two of them who were engaged in a forbidden romantic relationship in a strict society; read by Firdous Bamji, Neil Shah, Soneela Nankami, Lameece Issaq, from Recorded Books, available worldwide

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on June 13th, 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] Wraith of Vengeance by Edmund Glasby [Horror Mystery Collection]

Wraith of Vengeance by British author Edmund Glasby is a paranormal mystery/horror fiction collection short story collection, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This contains six dark tales with horror and speculative/paranormal mystery themes, including stories previously published in various small-press anthologies.

The title piece takes place in Venice, which is experiencing a spate of mysterious drowning deaths of burn victims in the canals, starring an inquisitive tour company adviser looking to plunder the stock of the latest victim, a shady antiques dealer storing his wares on an island abandoned since an outbreak of plague in the Middle Ages, who may just find more than he bargained for.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Keep Me Safe by Daniela Sacerdoti [Contemporary Literary Novel]

Keep Me Safe by Glasgow-resident Italian expat author Daniela Sacerdoti is the 1st novel in the Seal Island series of contemporary literary/women’s fiction with supernatural and romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Review imprint.

This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store, and is apparently being made free to help promote the recently-released 2nd novel, I Will Find You. The series is set on a slightly supernatural Scottish island, where apparently bereft individual women find themselves through unusual life-changing experiences.

This story stars a woman and her young daughter who journey to the remote island in search of a new home when the daughter mysteriously speaks of it after a strange period of silence.

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

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