Those who received or gave Nooks, Kindles or iPads as gifts over the holidays might want to consider some highly praised, but inexpensive mysteries to go along with them. Here are some suggestions — all $3.99 or less.
Good to the Last Kiss — San Francisco Inspector Vincent Gratelli is charged with finding the killer of young women – all murdered in the same way, all left with the with a mysterious mark. The most recent victim is beaten and raped in her weekend cabin. There appears to be only one difference – she is still alive. There are two questions. How can these murders be stopped and how does the killer feel about unfinished business?
“Tierney serves up a dark, twisty little gem…. Every year the genre has its Goliaths, bigger and better ballyhooed than this modest entry. Come Edgar time, however, Tierney’s well-written, tidily plotted, character-driven David of a book deserves to be remembered.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Bullet Beach — Seventy-one-year-old Indianapolis private investigator, Deets Shanahan, takes on the search of a lifetime. With only a snippet of news found on the Internet, he learns his brother — who disappeared when they were kids — could be somewhere in Thailand. Eager to tie up the loose ends of his life, Shanahan and lover, Maureen, embark on a journey to find the errant sibling. But this is more than a story of a missing person who wants to stay missing. Treasure, deceit and murder are at play on the streets of Bangkok and on the beaches of Phuket.
“Tierney is as entertaining as ever. In particular, thumbs up for the nice, understated septuagenarian love story.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Tierney... adds spice to the story with eccentric characters, wry humor, and a spare but compelling writing style. Engaging and entertaining.” — Booklist
Also available for e-book gifting are two mystery novellas — Mascara, Death in the Tenderloin and Death in the Haight. San Francisco P.I. Noah Lang takes on missing person cases in these two legendary neighborhoods. In both cases, things are not what they appear — and that is a serious understatement.