Today is the birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. To celebrate, we’ve collected some of our favorite new — and new classic — detective, mystery, thriller and suspense reading. Best of all, these Mystery eBooks are all priced under $5. Even Holmes and Watson would have a hard time figuring out that bargain.
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: This classic collection follows Holmes and his uncanny deductive skills as he solve the toughest of cases. Discover why this eccentric detective from 221B Baker Street in London rose to celebrity status throughout the world, from TV to the big screen. This book includes such favorites as The Red-Headed League, Five Orange Pips, and Adventure of the Speckled Band.
A Brewing Storm by Richard Castle: Derrick Storm faked his own death to leave the CIA, but we knew he couldn’t stay retired for long. Storm, as a favor to his old boss, returns to Washington to investigate a high-profile kidnapping. Working alongside, but not exactly with, bombshell FBI investigator April Showers, Storm works to make sense of a confusing flurry of ransom notes and a complicated web of personal relationships and international politics. [Part 1 of 3]
Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo: Investigating the brutal murders of an Amish family in quiet Painters Mill, Chief of Police and former Amish citizen Kate Burkholder teams up with state agent John Tomassetti and discovers a diary with a haunting personal connection, a case further complicated by past demons and a growing attraction.
Throttle by Joe Hill: Inspired by Richard Matheson’s classic “Duel,” this book by Joe Hill and Stephen King, is a duel of a different kind, pitting a faceless trucker against a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in the simmering Nevada desert. Their battle is fought out on twenty miles of the most lonely road in the country, a place where the only thing worse than not knowing what you’re up against, is slowing down…
The 7th Month by Lisa Gardner: Gardner’s first-ever short story collection following thirteen bestselling novels, The 7th Month takes readers between the books and into a day in the life of Boston Detective D. D. Warren. Packed with the suspenseful storytelling that has turned Gardner’s novels into New York Times bestsellers, The 7th Month reveals new insights into a beloved series heroine.
The Professor’s Assassin by Matthew Pearl: William Barton Rogers will one day become MIT’s founder and president. But in 1840 he is still a science professor at the University of Virginia. A tall and commanding intellectual, he epitomizes the strong and liberal ways of “Mr. Jefferson’s University,” a controversial experiment in progressive thought and laissez-faire governance. Then a startling event rocks the school to its foundation. Riots led by masked “volunteers” have begun roiling the campus, exploiting its attitude toward discipline. When one of his colleagues is brutally slain during the unrest, Rogers must become a man of both words and deeds to capture the killer and keep an essential institution from collapsing around him. [Includes a preview of Pearl’s forthcoming novel, The Technologists.]
Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton: An unknown assailant tries to scare the Fletcher family from their new home by staging increasingly disturbing pranks on their 10-year-old son, a situation that escalates when the boy’s two younger siblings go missing. By the Mary Higgins Clark Award-nominated author of Awakening.
The suspense is killing us; let us know your favorite mystery eBooks or novels in the comments. Which authors keep you on the edge of your seat?