Free for Canada Day & Independence Day

It’s that time of year again! Canada Day and Independence Day (and my birthday) bring free books! Gifts for everyone!

Stirring Up Murder

Stirring Up Murder, book #4 in the Auntie Clem’s Bakery series is free July 1-4, so don’t wait!

With Davis behind bars and Alton Summers chased away once more, everything is back to normal in sleepy Bald Eagle Falls. Erin is making her delicious gluten-free goods at Auntie Clem’s Bakery and things couldn’t be going better. The only sleuthing Erin is doing this time is to track down the half-sister she never knew she had. But when that sister turns out to be not quite who Erin expected, and there is yet another body, Erin has some choices to make.

Will Erin stand by her sister and try to uncover the truth or will she go back to her cookbooks and pans and let the chips fall where they may? 

Was there ever really any question?

And other freebies

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Since a few of these have expired, I added some more to the bottom of the page!

The Mystery of Ruby’s Smoke, by Rose Donovan

The Mystery of Ruby’s Smoke

July 3 only

Passing exams is the least of Ruby and Fina’s worries as they return to their beloved Quenby College. A thief lurks amongst the students and faculty, and when an infamous guest lecturer keels over at the Dean’s sherry party, Fina is shocked to find herself the prime suspect.
 
Determined to clear her friend’s name, Ruby launches into a hunt for a murderer that takes her to secret college boltholes, dubious pawnshops, and a red-hot jazz club. At least she has allies she can trust – until a coded letter arrives, warning Ruby and Fina that one of their friends is not what they seem…

Driven to Death, by Elleby Harper

Driven to Death

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When Evie Butterworth faces every parent’s nightmare, the death of her daughter, the police are brought in to determine whether it was murder. Heading the investigation is NYPD homicide detective Bex Wynter. Abandoning her own train wreck of a life she becomes head of a new investigative team in a brand new country. But not everyone welcomes an American to the London Met. Quinn Standing has a hard time dealing with the failures piling up in his life, and an even harder time adjusting to his new boss.

As her team peels back the layers to discover what really happened at Richmond Bridge, pressure builds from the media, the killer’s high profile father and Bex’s tragic past.

Glad One, by Margaret Lashley

Glad One

July 4 only

St. Pete Beach attracts weirdos like mosquitoes to a bug zapper. After being raked over the coals in Europe, Val Fremden flies back to her old stomping grounds to find everyone and everything she knew squashed under the heels of change.

Seven years abroad has erased her finances, credit history, friends and social standing. Divorced, broke, and staring 45 in its haggard face, Val’s got nothing left to go on but her own dry sense of humor and a pair of wobbly thighs. Will the life coach advice of a beer-guzzling old lady she meets on the beach help Val find her way — or will it lead her even further astray?

Perpetually primed for disaster, starting over again won’t be easy for Val. But she soon discovers that in the world of the down and out, friends (and enemies) can come from very unexpected places….

The Breeders, by Katie French

The Breeders

Riley is one of the world’s last free girls. When Riley was born, her mother escaped the Breeders, the group of doctors using cruel experiments to bolster the dwindling human race. Her parents do everything possible to keep her from their clutches, but the Breeders control everything.

And they’re hunting Riley.

When the local Sheriff abducts the other members of her family, Riley and her brother Ethan are left to starve. Then Clay arrives, the handsome gunslinger who seems determined to make up for past sins. But Clay can’t know she’s female, or he might sell her to the very people she’s trying to avoid.

Repo Girl, by Jane Fenton

Repo Girl

Twenty-five-year-old rookie Repo Agent, Andrea Sloan, doesn’t like accepting help from anyone – especially not arrogant musicians who are too charming for their own good. Even though she swore off men years ago, Andi finds herself drawn to handsome rockstar Cooper Barnett as he continually pops up in her life when she least expects it.

Their budding relationship becomes even more complicated when Cooper talks Andi into letting him ride-along on one of her repos, and they come across a very naked, very dead body. Being charged with murder and spending a night in jail is bad enough, but when the police don’t seem to be making any headway on finding the real killer, Andi begins to do her own investigation – much to the frustration of the homicide detective in charge.

Seashells, Spells & Caramels, by Erin Johnson

Seashells, Spells & Caramels

Imogen Banks has dreamed her entire life of opening her own bakery in Seattle. But when she accidentally sets fire to her apartment and loses all her possessions, her dreams get toasted. Still coping with her loss, she receives a cryptic invitation she can’t possibly refuse: entry into a mysterious baking competition on a beautiful French island.

When Imogen realizes the island village is magical and the bake-off’s participants are witches and wizards, she’s not sure her fledgling powers will be enough to win the coveted contest. In the midst of trying to cast her very first spell, a competitor drops dead and Imogen finds the psychic judges’ mystical fingers all pointing at her. Can Imogen unlock her own magic and stop the killer from coming back for seconds or will she jump straight from the frying pan and into the fire?

The Gift, by Margaret McHeyzer

The Gift

I have something people want. I have something they cannot take or steal. I have something they’d kill for. The something I have, isn’t a possession, it’s more.

Much, much more.

It’s a gift.

It’s part of me.

Steamed, by Holly Jacobs

Steamed

Expired

Quincy came to LA looking for fame and fortune but became a mother and a cleaning service owner instead. While filling in for a sick employee, she accidentally cleans up a crime scene and now that she’s a suspect in a murder case, she only has one option—find the real murderer or end up in jail for a crime she didn’t commit…a crime she only cleaned.

There’s a killer out there, and Quincy’s going to find them…or die trying.

Family Secrets, by Shawn McGuire

Family Secrets

Expired, but only $0.99

Sixteen years after a family feud drove her from the cozy Northwoods village of Whispering Pines, Wisconsin, former detective Jayne O’Shea returns to prepare her grandparents’ lake house for sale. Once there, not only does she find that the house has been trashed, her dog discovers a dead body in the backyard.

Jayne intends to stay out of it, but when it becomes obvious the sheriff isn’t interested in investigating the death, Jayne can’t stop herself. Her list of suspects grows faster than the plants in the commons’ pentacle garden.

One O’Clock Hustle, by Joanne Pence

One O’Clock Hustle

Rebecca Mayfield has always been a by-the-book cop until Richie Amalfi enters her life–and makes her want to throw the book at him! Now, Richie’s accused of murder and runs to Rebecca to help him prove his innocence. She’s completely flummoxed by this, but the more she learns about the case, the more convinced she is that he’s not guilty. Will she break all the rules to help him, or do her job the way she’s been taught? And what are the consequences for either choice?

As dangers lurk and more deaths happen, Rebecca discovers there’s a lot more to Richie than she thought and a lot more to like than she imagined, she fears not only for her life, but also her heart.

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells, by Rose Presley

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells

Expired

Elly Blair welcomes the chance to escape her ex-fiance and job from hell when Grandma Imelda, ready to retire to sunny Florida, calls for her to take over her little southern cafe.

Elly has no idea her grandmother has baked up magic for the unsuspecting townsfolk for thirty years-and now Grandma Imelda insists that Elly use her own hitherto unsuspected magical powers to carry on the family tradition.

But Elly’s new at this stuff. Her dishes don’t turn out as full of smidgens of enchantment and dashes of wishes come true as she’d hoped. When handsome customer Rory Covington takes a bite of the wrong burger, he ends up capturing the attention of every woman in town. Elly doesn’t know if her feelings for Rory are true or based on her magic gone awry.

Southern Bound, by Stuart Jaffe

Southern Bound

When Max Porter discovers his office is haunted by the ghost of a 1940s detective, he does the only sensible thing … he starts a detective agency!

Thrust neck-deep into a world of old mysteries and dangerous enemies, he will face ghosts, witches, and curses. He will discover a world in which survival might be the easiest challenge. And he will do anything necessary to keep his wife and his life from falling away.

Catastrophe, by Lucinda Hart

Catastrophe

Expired

A wildcat moves softly through his Highland world describing it through feline eyes in exquisite golden detail. Scent is a language of its own. His is an elemental world of rain and snow, of forest, moorland and mountain. A world of changing seasons and the endless dance of life and death; predator and prey.

Although the wildcat’s home is a world of poetic beauty it is also one of sudden terrifying violence where the ultimate predator is mankind. Shot deliberately by a gamekeeper on a shooting estate the wildcat nearly dies before being rescued by a young couple. After a spell in the vets he convalesces in their Perthshire cottage where he learns to love their old bony cat, Haggis, and author Mary, the hunting moon is barely on the rise when bad news arrives from the solicitors.

Mary’s beloved Aunt Edith suddenly dies and the couple head north into the Highlands with Catastrophe.

The Watchmaker’s Daughter, by C.J. Archer

The Watchmaker’s Daughter

India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who’ll accept her – an enigmatic and mysterious man from America. A man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he’s ill.

Matthew Glass must find a particular watchmaker, but he won’t tell India why any old one won’t do. Nor will he tell her what he does back home, and how he can afford to stay in a house in one of London’s best streets. So when she reads about an American outlaw known as the Dark Rider arriving in England, she suspects Mr. Glass is the fugitive. When danger comes to their door, she’s certain of it. But if she notifies the authorities, she’ll find herself unemployed and homeless again – and she will have betrayed the man who saved her life.

Who Knew Tasmanian Tigers Eat Apples, by John Martin

Who Knew Tasmanian Tigers Eat Apples!

The greedy mayor has gone too far this time. The Tasmanian Tiger hunter he despises is given no choice but to get revenge.

If you want laughs, a quirky storyline and eccentric characters, this is the novel for you. Author John Martin is the mysteriously funny writer bloke from Australia.

He provides the Tasmanian Tiger hunter with a large cheer squad. But while it takes a whole town to rile the obnoxious mayor, it takes just one visiting Texan to twist the knife.

Once Gone, by Blake Pierce

Once Gone

Women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige.

Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer’s mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined. In a frantic race against time, she finds herself pushed to her limit, her job on the line, her own family in danger, and her fragile psyche collapsing.

Reduced Ransom! by Mike Faricy

Reduced Ransom!

Mickey and Dell, two long suffering halfwits come up with the idea of kidnapping at a bargain basement price. What could possibly go wrong? Well, maybe a victim who doesn’t want to be returned, another with a husband who doesn’t want her back, one who’s tougher than her kidnappers, and another who’s entirely the wrong person. Not to mention local thug Huey Evans who is looking to settle a score. Reduced Ransom! Faricy at his hilarious best. Check it out…

Wipe Out, by Rose Pressey

Wipe Out

A man is found murdered on the beach in Miami, and the contact information of a local private detective is found on his body.

Now P.I. Maggie Thomas is thrown into the case. Why had the murdered man been looking for her? But there’s more than one murder to solve, and she’s determined to prove that she has top notch detective skills, despite what handsome detective Jake Jackson thinks.

Lucky for Maggie she has the help of her orthopedic shoe-wearing assistant Dorothy Raye. Knitting needles make good weapons in a life or death situation, and Dorothy’s not afraid to use them!

Dying for Dinner Rolls, by Lois Lavrisa

Dying for Dinner Rolls

Catherine “Cat” Thompson has been held at gunpoint, stuck in a burning dumpster, chased out of a grocery store, caught impersonating a police officer and almost run over by a wayward vehicle. How’s that for her first day as an amateur sleuth?

With her friend Annie Mae, Cat investigates the brick-paved, oak-lined streets of Savannah to catch their friend’s killer. But it’s anything but smooth sailing for these self appointed detectives.

Quiet the Dead, by Morgan James

Quiet the Dead

Promise McNeal is startled awake one night by a jarring dream: she sees a beautiful woman, hanging over a shallow creek, strangled to death with a red scarf. An unsettling image to say the least for a woman who recently left her lucrative job as a psychologist in bustling Atlanta for the mountains of North Carolina, hoping for some peace and quiet. Promise begins to dig into the mystery surrounding the woman’s murder…until a brand new murder occurs…and Promise’s hoped-for peace and quiet flies right out the window.

Promise has always been a little psychic, and a little embarrassed about it. But here in the mountains, the effect seems magnified. Now making her living as a struggling country-store owner, she has to rely on her psychologist’s knowledge of what makes people tick to make her way through the thicket of intrigue within the family of the dead woman.

Capture Me, by Anna Zaires

Capture Me

He’s my enemy… and my assignment.

One night—that’s all it should be. One night of raw, primal passion.

When his plane goes down, it should be the end. Instead, it’s just the beginning.

I betrayed Lucas Kent, and now he’ll make me pay.

The Deadly Art Affair, by K.M. Morgan

The Deadly Art Affair

Daisy McDare wants nothing more than to find the man of her dreams and build a thriving interior decorator business. Instead she finds herself heartbroken and in the middle of a murder investigation.

Daisy is in the middle of a decorating job at a famed local celebrity’s mansion when the arrogant painter is found murdered in his backyard studio. Suddenly there’s a house full of suspects, each with a bigger reason to want the victim dead than the next.

When the local police get stumped during their investigation, Daisy realizes she’ll have to take matters into her own hands.

But she can’t crack the case alone. She recruits her cupcake-baking best friend Samantha, wise-cracking Granny Annie, and her feisty West Highland terrier Shamus to find the killer.

 

Comments

  1. Thank you so much. This is the best free giveaway I have seen in awhile!

    • Glad to hear it! Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter or RSS feed or follow me on one of the social networks to be notified of future freebie roundups. I generally do one every month.

  2. Diana Cole says:

    Love this selection, and cannot thank you enough for sharing them with us!!! I’m stocked up except for one: Catastrophe. Unfortunately, it’s selling for $2.99, is not free… bummer! Thank you though, I really appreciate you!

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