Free and Discounted Mystery & Thriller Books

Prepare for suspense, excitement, and plenty of tense situations within these mystery and thriller selections! From high-speed thrillers to tense caper stories to fascinating police procedurals, these books will keep you entertained and enthralled for hours on end. Here's a selection of mysteries, legal thrillers, crime thrillers, spy thrillers, mystery thrillers, cozys and more!

Free: Mafia Madame

Alexa Spagnioli

1955- Gangster Joe Spagnoli, and his young friend Tony Spilotro, meet Mario DeStefano when they beat up and stab his bodyguard at a local bar. Why? Because he stepped on Tony’s new shoes. That’s when Spagnoli and Spilotro began their apprenticeship with Chicago’s own homegrown sociopath, Mario’s brother, “Mad Sam” DeStefano. After Spagnoli added ‘collector’ ... Read more


Free: Wicked Games

Tommy Bartholomew

A stunning debut novel from writer Tommy Bartholomew. When Heath Valen steps out of Dr Abrahams office the weight of his diagnosis sits as heavy as the cancer in his lungs. Too alienated to tell his estranged wife, Katherine. Too scared to tell their two children, Tyler and Alice. Heath turns instead to a familiar ... Read more


The Unforgiving Daughter

Manuela Schneider

Standing by the grave of her murdered father, Sheriff Townsend, Elli swears to bring justice upon the killers. Unfortunately, the only man who can help her is about to be hanged for a crime he did not commit. Can she trust the men who ride by her side for the sake of justice? $0.99 on ... Read more


Hide and Seek

Jo A. Hiestand

Playing a mystery game seems the perfect way to celebrate Jamie Kydd’s promotion to Detective Sergeant rank. But the game turns real when a body turns up in the pretend crime scene. Perhaps worse than spoiling the party, the corpse is someone Jamie knows. Even though the police take on the case, Jamie asks his ... Read more


Cory’s Dilemma: Missing the Beat

Dan Petrosini

His big music career break… …was because of a lie. Did someone know his secret? Cory struggled for years in Manhattan, but just couldn’t get a hit. It wore on him and he was desperate. Late one night at the studio, he took a chance, and it made all the difference. But was it a ... Read more


Free: Forgotten People

Richard Evans

Forgotten People is a gripping political thriller featuring surprising plot twists, compelling characters, and a kick-butt female heroine. If you like fast-paced, page-turning thrillers then this book will not disappoint you. Buy Forgotten People today and join the revolution. Free on Kindle.... Read more


Free: Saffron Ellis Mystery Series

April Patterson Clemens

After the illustrious Saffron Ellis returns to Ville de Bois, Wallace Hadley just knows his life is about to get more exciting. When a girl ends up dead at a New Year’s party, Saffron and Wallace decide to solve the murder themselves, and Green Scarab Investigations is born! In books one through three of the ... Read more


First Light of Day

Michael JT Steep

London, 2045: Technology has changed everything from travel and work to government and even personal relationships. Society is segregated between knowledge workers who enjoy all the benefits of life in the new digital cities and the majority of the population, so-called Zeroids, who have been rendered economically superfluous. $0.99 on Kindle.... Read more


Free: Overkill

Uvi Poznansky

Caught in a shooting spree, Ash wonders if the only victim was specifically targeted by the shooter. Will she identify him before finding herself in his crosshairs? Free on Kindle.... Read more


Free: The Penitent Priest


Ten years ago, his wife died in his arms. God saved him for Himself. Now, he wants his first love to catch her killer. Father Tom Greer is playing with fire. Free on Kindle.... Read more


Free: The Last Airship

Christopher Cartwright

A long-lost airship with a deadly cargo… In 1939 a secret airship departed Germany in the dark of night filled with some of the most influential people of its time, each carrying their most valuable possessions. One such item amongst them was as dangerous as it was priceless. The airship never reached its destination. In ... Read more



Nanette L. Avery

New 2021 release! “Who,” by Nanette L. Avery, is an entertaining work of fictional satire that will have the sleuthing wheels turning in your head. This book pulls together the whodunit tropes you know and love—a murder mystery experience to top them all—but in parody form, which makes it all the more fun. $2.99 on ... Read more


Something I Keep Upstairs

Philip Crawford

Coleman Cooper is a troubled young man who can never get anything right—not even his own suicide. When he is sent to an open-door mental health facility in a small New England village to get his life back on track, his journey darkens even further: someone starts killing the psychiatrists, one by one. $0.99 on ... Read more


Whatever It Takes

Heaton Wilson

DCI Jane Birchfield is facing a series of personal challenges: a rocky relationship with her partner, her mum hardly talks to her; and her boss and mentor is critically ill, which means she is having to cover his post as well as her own. Then she has to take charge of the toughest of murder ... Read more


Free: Mafia Madame

Alexa Spagnoli

1984- Gangsters Tony Spilotro and Joe Spagnoli have relocated to Las Vegas from Chicago, Tony to be the Chicago muscle for Lefty Rosenthal, casino manager of the Stardust, Spagnoli to loan shark and gamble. Joe gets involved with a bookmaking operation that comes with an invaluable asset. 18-year-old Cyn. She falls in love with Junior, ... Read more


The Rearview Mirror: An Anthology

Active Alumni Writers

A flash of memories. A familiar face. A voice echoes in the distance. Harvey Cullum, a rideshare driver with the urRide company, has chauffeured people around for thirteen years without incident. Until now. When he wakes up in the state mental institution after a tragic car wreck involving one of his passengers, he is pressed ... Read more


Booked for Murder

Morgan W. Silver

Maggie Matthews is ready for Halloween in Castlefield. When she gets invited to a murder mystery weekend, she gets the chance to solve a fake murder. However, it’s not long before the fake murder turns into a real one and Maggie has to exchange her quill for her magnifying glass once again. Not only does ... Read more


Free: Perverse Consequences

Robert Blain

Private investigator Andrew Schlakier is hired by a government agency that wants a conviction on a ten-year-old murder case – and will pay handsomely if he delivers. But far from unearthing a man of murderous intent, the main suspect’s past reveals a family tragedy in which he was an innocent victim. But as Schlakier traverses ... Read more


Trial by Sabotage

Paige H. Perry

Two sisters, one messy court case, and two handsome sidekicks add up to one helluva ride! A high-speed pursuit was the last thing Anna expected when she set out on a road trip to the spa with her sister. But, when you learn your sister is the main focus of an FBI investigation, plans tend ... Read more


The Poet

Stephanie Jo Harris

Rebecca decides to vacation alone and in suddenly caught in the center of a violent assault, an icy murder plot, and a strangely attractive assassin. Who in the Poet? $3.99 on Kindle.... Read more


The Case of Dr Dude: A K9 Police Hero Novel

Judith Lucci

At the intersection of greed and evil… …lies a human trafficking. Can McPherson crack the case? Retired homicide detective Michaela McPherson put in her twenty and got out. Now, she runs a cop bar and does a little sleuthing on the side with her former partner, retired police dog, Angel. It was a pretty good ... Read more


Precious Embrace: A Gripping Romantic Thriller (Embrace Series Book 2)

Dana Manon

A second divorce and a new baby wasn’t the vision Alison Hayes had for her future. Now a single mother with two young boys, she wants to focus on her kids and what’s left of her stagnant career. When Detective Johnny Rhay Bennett breezes into her life with his charming smile and country-boy accent, she’s ... Read more


Palm Beach Taboo

Tom Turner

There’s a dangerous cult in Palm Beach. The members say it’s all about altruism and philanthropy, but to detectives Crawford and Ott, it looks a lot like sex and money. Make that sex, money and MURDER…when one of them is found brutally stabbed to death. The list of suspects: a billionaire heiress, an ex-movie star, ... Read more


Free: Coma Confidential

Uvi Poznansky

From USA Today bestselling author Uvi Poznansky comes a gripping medical thriller: Ash finds herself in the ER diagnosed with coma. She has no memory of what has happened to her, but what she can do–despite what everyone around her might think–is listen to the conversations of her visitors. One of them is the man ... Read more


Dangerous Embrace: A Heart-pounding Romantic Thriller (Embrace Series Book 1)

Dana Manon

Sarah Jennings wants nothing more than a quiet life–alone. Raised by an eccentric mother, their life on the road only taught her how to run away from hard times. When she finds herself in an abusive relationship, this lesson serves her well. Eight years later, she’s settled back in her hometown and less fearful than ... Read more


Free: Tell A Lie

Andrew Garbett

A body in a bath in a city on the edge. The discovery of the dead woman leads the investigation to unexpected places and the heart of the British government. As the world descends on London for the WTO meeting, the pouring rain threatens to flush out all their secrets and some of them are ... Read more


Free: ICE

Kevin Tinto

“A gripping novel that combines archeological, historical, scientific, and romantic elements to create a thrilling, strong story. Authentic characters, all-too-human relationships, adventures and mysteries transport readers into past, present, and future events–a wonderful discovery for this reader, who cannot wait for more!” Free on Kindle.... Read more


Before Her Eyes

Rebecca Forster

In a remote mountain community, the execution of a grocer and the abduction of a world-renowned model leave Sheriff Dove Connolley searching for a connection, two killers and a woman who is running for her life. $0.99 on Kindle.... Read more


Gods, Guns, and Money On The Road To Key West

Michael Reisig

Another outlandish adventure from best-selling author, Michael Reisig and his “Road to Key West” series! Airplane crashes, lustful Amazonians, bungled bank thefts, river pirates, remarkable animals, a crystal skull, and a cold drug lord. Buckle up! You’re in for a ride! (A great “stand-alone” read — you don’t need to have read the series to ... Read more


The Nobodies

Aleksandar Miljkovic

Connor Jones has spent the last thirty years of his life leading a secret organization called The Nobodies. They hire a select group of regular people with no police record to murder those whom The Nobodies deem to be the most dangerous people in the world, paying them huge amounts of money to do so ... Read more


The Comfort of Distance

Ryburn Dobbs

Deep in the forests of the Black Hills, human remains are being discovered – one bit at a time. Rumors of a rogue man-eating mountain lion are spreading through the county and panic is starting to swell. Sgt. Hank LeGris of the Custer County Sheriff’s Office is feeling the pressure; he needs to find out ... Read more


One Fine Mess

Mark Petersen

All Jules Nichols wants is a quiet family life, which she and her lover Wesley can have as soon as they off her abusive hubby, Eddie. But once he’s good and dead, mob guys and drug dealers are coming out of the woodwork, the staties are suspicious, Wesley’s panicking, and all Jules’s careful plans are ... Read more


Cowboys Never Die

James Leonard

From the day Max Cotton is sworn in as sheriff, trouble follows. Charlotte got away from outlaw Joe Fanning once, but never again. He’ll destroy everyone in Tucson to get to her. Can Max save his town and stop evil without being destroyed himself? $0.99 on Kindle.... Read more


If He Dies, You Die

James Rice

After her husband, Bruce, is gunned down by her lover, Linda calls every hospital but can’t find him anywhere. Days later, she finds out Bruce is alive and being held in jail. When she visits him, she sees no signs of gunshot wounds. Soon Linda realizes the man she visited in jail is not her ... Read more


Blue Gowanus

Michael Hartnett

Escaping an assassination attempt, the underground figure El Buscador lands in Brooklyn’s Gowanus, home of a toxic canal. His mortal adversary, developer Timothy Tolland, has proposed for Gowanus a magnificent canal district, featuring humpbacked bridges, majestic ramps, and inspired industrial architecture. $0.99 on Kindle.... Read more


Free: The Reluctant Detective: A C.T. Ferguson Crime Novel

Tom Fowler

It’s novice private investigator C.T. Ferguson’s first case. He wants an easy one. He doesn’t get it. Now, C.T. must use his wits and skills to keep his client alive and prevent his first case from becoming his last. Free on Kindle.... Read more


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