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Are You Positive?
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Series: HIV/AIDS, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 116,400. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Ripped from the headlines of today's news, "Are You Positive?" is a fictitious courtroom drama in the style of John Grisham. 26-year-old Tyree Johnson stands accused of first degree murder in Greenville, South Carolina. But his murder weapon is not a gun or a knife; it's HIV. “Everyone diagnosed HIV-Positive absolutely must read this book. The rest of us should too.” - Dr. Goddard, CO.
Wrongful Death: The AIDS Trial
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Series: HIV/AIDS, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,400. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
"WRONGFUL DEATH: The AIDS Trial" is the true story of how government lies and incompetence, gross medical malpractice, and unbridled greed by a drug company cost 300,000 American lives in just ten years. "It reads like a cross between a John Grisham thriller and an informative scientific treatise on AIDS." - D.D. Steele, Attorney, California. "A legitimate page-turner." - Dr. Harvey Bialy, Mexico
The Rune House
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 115,210. Language: British English. Published: October 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.75 from 8 reviews)
In 1574 a strange house is built in the shape of an ancient rune, one of whose ambiguous meanings is an invitation - but an invitation to what? In the present day, Robbie thinks all he has to worry about is the new detective joining him on the cold case unit. Yet with a growing list of disappearances and murders, Robbie and Drake find themselves drawn to the history of the house and its secrets.
Double Exposure
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Series: Stoney Winston Hollywood Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,370. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
“Stoney Winston works the slummy outskirts of the movie business, directing cheap local commercials, writing training films and industrials, and submitting always-rejected feature scripts. Murder and danger dog Stoney’s quest, which ends in a tricky and gut-wrenching climax. A masterful, colorful mystery.” Booklist, starred review.
The Hound of the Baskervilles Retrained
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Price: Free! Words: 59,190. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2010 by Jekkara Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A Shyrlock Holmes story. When Dr Mortimer asks for the help of famous consulting detective Ms. Shylock Holmes and her stalwart companion Dr Joan Watson, they may have expected some dark family secrets to be uncovered—but not the black Hellhound of the moors! A Gender Switch Adventure.
The Good Knight (A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery)
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Series: Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 78,830. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Intrigue and rivalry among princes casts a shadow on the court of the king of north Wales. When a royal groom is murdered on the way to his wedding, the bride’s brother tasks his two best detectives with bringing the killer to justice. The Good Knight is the first Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
Low Angles
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Series: Stoney Winston Hollywood Mysteries, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 51,250. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
Against his better judgment, Hollywood foot soldier Stoney Winston arrives at a flea-bitten desert Hamlet to help Diane LaMotta direct her first feature, a no-budget indie action potboiler titled Cycles from Hell. He finds the production being killed by sabotage that turns into stabbing, near-drowning, and violent death.
The Man Who Never Was
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Price: Free! Words: 78,190. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
In 1986, Derwenthaugh Coke Works closed, and demolition began. A strange discovery halts the regeneration plans. As there is no obvious explanation as to why these artefacts are there, the police become involved. The only clue which offers any progress points to events which took place many years ago. When a young police officer thinks she has seen one of the objects before, the intrigue thickens.
The English Gentleman
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Price: Free! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Count of Samerand is investigating the disappearance of young William Bathurst, the son of a duke. At the same time Inspector James Wright is investigating the murder of a man with the same description as the young man. The victim is found in the slums of London, if it is the same man what was he doing in such a place dressed so humbly, and can the count find the truth.
The Bard's Daughter (A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery)
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Series: Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Prequel. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,770. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Bard’s Daughter is a 22,000 word prequel novella to the Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mysteries: Gwen has spent her life traveling through Wales, following the music. When her father is accused of murdering his friend, and the lord of the castle appears uninterested in discovering the real culprit, it is up to Gwen to clear her father’s name before her father’s music is silenced … forever.
The Count of Samerand and the Ghost of Belgravia
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Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
The Count of Samerand is the final authority on crime, so much so that inspector James Wright of Scotland Yard has felt it necessary to bring eccentric count in on many a case. It is through these dealings and their unique meeting that the good inspector has to rely and even admire the count. In his later years he picks up his pen to defend this unique man, when the count is no longer able to.
Quatrain
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 133,480. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.57 from 14 reviews)
In 1557, Nostradamus published a collection of four-line rhyming prophetic verses called “quatrains.” The initial collection was supposed to have 1000 prophecies. However, only 942 survived--until now. Can a cynical college professor and his two rebellious teenagers find the 58 lost prophecies of Nostradamus and use them to stop an impending terrorist attack, and will anyone believe them?
The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #1)
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Price: Free! Words: 77,050. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
London, 1816 Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars, his career ignominiously over. He stumbles onto the case of a kidnapping, the accused a prominent MP. Lacey's search for the girl leads to the discovery of murder, corruption, and dealings with a leader of the underworld. At the same time, Lacey must face the everyday troubles of his own life.
Six from Greeley
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Price: Free! Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Greeley, Texas--a frontier town with a bad attitude and a reputation to match. Who lived in such a wicked place? Several compelling answers spring to life in this short story collection spanning more than a century of life, love and lust in the west Texas dust. This revised edition includes a sample chapter from Josh Langston's new novel, "Resurrection Blues," a tale of a town that doesn't exist.
In A Glance - A Medieval Romance
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Series: Medieval Romance by Lisa Shea, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 77,700. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
For five long years Joan had mourned the loss of her fiancé, Michael. At long last she was ready to move on with her life. She was going to carefully, delicately reopen a connection with Hugh, the man honor had forced her to put aside. Perhaps now, after all the pain and suffering, she could have her one chance at joy.
Bright Night Past Yesterday: Book One of Forever Tomorrow, Volume One of The Book of Tomorrows
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Series: The Book of Tomorrows. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,680. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00 from 1 review)
In 2190, a New America celebrates its first centennial, marking the time when a wandering rogue turned into a Prophet Warrior rebuilt the battle-scarred country on principles he found in the pages of The Book of Tomorrows, but a hereditary link to a young couple reveals a dark conspiracy that forces them on a fateful journey through the past to save their future tomorrow.
"Civil Disobedience"
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Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When a man is found dead at his doorstep on the edge of Walden Pond, naturalist and writer Henry David Thoreau follows his highly developed moral compass to track down the killer. A short story by an Edgar short story winner.
The First Shall Be Last
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Price: Free! Words: 75,490. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
(5.00 from 1 review)
Popular mystery writer Joe C. Ellis's World War II novel, The First Shall Be Last will be available for free for a limited time at Smashwords.com. THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST is both a poignant love story and a realistic portrayal of the brutality of war. "Haunting, captivating, compelling, THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST is a powerful mystery that grips the heart." -- Nancy Haddock, Berkley Books novelist
The Spoken Confession
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Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
The Spoken Confession is a short monologue about Guy Fawkes’ last words. It is the first piece of fiction from Michael Wilson. Modernised and historically accurate, it explores one possible explanation for what could have been one of the most historic acts of terrorism until the destruction of the World Trade Centre some four hundred years later.
Tug River Murder
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,340. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
This is a fictional murder mystery set in 1897 at the site of the Hatfield & McCoy feud. Deputy Sheriff Richard James, a Canadian, finds himself having to juggle cultural differences, grief over the recent loss of his wife and son, and a murder investigation, after a McCoy is found dead from a snakebite. The death threatens to reignite the Hatfield/McCoy feud as Richard struggles to solve it.