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The Ornamental Hermit
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,910. Language: British English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The year is 1890. D.S. Billings has risen swiftly through the ranks to become one of Scotland Yard's youngest detectives, but in his private life he struggles with loneliness, morphine addiction and homosexuality. As he investigates the cold blooded murder of an aristocrat, he slowly finds himself becoming embroiled in a web of corruption and deceit which goes right to the heart of Scotland Yard.
Sour Grapes (A Claudia Seferius Mystery, #12)
Series: The Claudia Seferius Mysteries. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,860. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When a wealthy horse trainer starts courting her mother-in-law, Claudia knows love has bugger-all to do with it. Especially with the number of hangers-on who’ve moved in. But exactly what is his game? Can it be connected to a string of local misfortunes? At first, Claudia is simply curious. Then a young man is found dead…
War Secrets: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
This short story takes place in the 1930s in Leipzig, Germany. The Nazis are in power, but the war has not yet begun. A young physics student and an older German scientist must work together to find a way to split the atom. But both men have secrets that could put the other in mortal danger. Originally published in the 2013 MWA Anthology THE MYSTERY BOX, edited by Brad Meltzer.
Key of Destiny
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,160. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Zacharias, a ten year old from Texas, moves to a mansion that his (Bis-Abuelo) Great-Grandfather built at the turn of the century in Denver; it has stood empty for two generations. Allying himself with his new friends they go on an exploration & through time travel, encounter ghosts of Aztec warriors in the Mexican Revolution
Widow's Pique (A Claudia Seferius Mystery, #10)
Series: The Claudia Seferius Mysteries. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,760. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When the King of Histria invites Claudia to visit, she assumes the contract he wants her to sign is for wine. How wrong can she be? Virtually a prisoner in a land where brutality is ingrained, she is deeply suspicious of the recent run of bad luck that has befallen the King’s family. And where is he? If the King was so desperate to meet, why will no one take her to the Palace?
Second Act (A Claudia Seferius Mystery, #9)
Series: The Claudia Seferius Mysteries. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,350. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The corpse in the shallow grave couldn’t find rest. "You’ll never get away with my murder," she cried. "They’ll find you in the end. One way or another, And then you’ll have to pay." Joining a troupe of traveling actors (aren’t all killers actors at heart?), there’s no better place to hide out. Until the group is invited to spend Saturnalia with Claudia Seferius…
Dark Horse (A Claudia Seferius Mystery, #8)
Series: The Claudia Seferius Mysteries. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,770. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Claudia is caught doping racehorses, an island in the Adriatic seems the perfect refuge. Shaded by figs and pomegranates, Leo’s villa is surrounded by plunging cliffs, sandy coves and hillsides scented by carpets of wild herbs. Then a pirate ship anchors in the bay, and immediately a fire breaks out, an apprentice is murdered, and sinister messages are delivered on the point of a spear...
Dream Boat (A Claudia Seferius Mystery, #7)
Series: The Claudia Seferius Mysteries. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,790. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Claudia Seferius is broke. Skint. Borassic. Cleaned out. Bust, and on her uppers. So when her teenage stepdaughter Flavia is abducted, Claudia can't just throw money at the problem. The cash simply isn't there—since her husband died, his fellow businessmen have banded together to freeze her out of trade. And the delectable Orbilio can't help—he's been placed under strict house arrest...
Black Salamander (A Claudia Seferius Mystery, #6)
Series: The Claudia Seferius Mysteries. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,760. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
What better opportunity for a beautiful young widow than to join a prestigious trade delegation bound for Gaul? And let's not forget the promise of riches for delivering a certain pouch, sealed with the sign of the black salamander. Except things are never that simple when Claudia Seferius is involved.
Jail Bait (A Claudia Seferius Mystery, #5)
Series: The Claudia Seferius Mysteries. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,330. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A deadly contagion may have sent many of Rome’s wealthier citizens fleeing to the country, but for Claudia Seferius a plague is the least of her worries. For she has “temporarily borrowed” 3,000 sesterces from local millionaire Sabbio Tullus. OK, so she’d had to break into his depository to get at it, but did he really need to set the army after her?
Wolf Whistle (A Claudia Seferius Mystery, #4)
Series: The Claudia Seferius Mysteries. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,740. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Five slave women have been murdered on Market Day, so it isn’t a safe time for Claudia to be chased by dogs into the darkest streets of Rome. In the back alleys of the capital city, Claudia finds an abandoned boy, Jovi, and takes him home with her. A killer is stalking the streets, his victims linked by a tattoo that marks them as the "children of Arbil." But Arbil is no loving father...
Palace of Justice
Series: Aristide Ravel Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,170. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Nonfiction » History » European
Paris is hungry, restless, and fearful in the autumn of 1793. Amid distrust and anxiety, police agent Aristide Ravel must stop a ruthless killer who is terrorizing the city. Ravel soon learns, however, that hunting a murderer who leaves headless corpses on the streets, paralleling the victims of the guillotine, is a task that will lead him to dark secrets and echoes from an even darker past.
Minor Corruption
Series: A Marc Edwards Mystery, Book 10. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,400. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Canada
In Toronto 1839, an abortion goes tragically wrong, killing a 15-year-old maid in the household of the distinguished Baldwin family, enveloping them in a scandal that has political implications for the union of two British colonies, Ontario and Quebec. Accused of raping a minor and causing her death is a beloved Baldwin uncle. Marc Edwards has the challenge of his career in finding the truth.
Stone Cold (A Claudia Seferius Mystery, #11)
Series: The Claudia Seferius Mysteries. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,230. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The Watcher waited until she bent down to gather a handful of bilberries. The woodland floor was soft and springy. The Watcher’s feet made no sound. Claudia was just ten when her father marched off to war and never came home. Now it’s time to uncover the truth about his disappearance.
The Cavalier of the Apocalypse
Series: Aristide Ravel Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 86,160. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
In seething 1786 Paris, penniless writer Aristide Ravel, already suspected of subversion, must clear his name of murder. But his search for answers—with the aid of friends who may not be all that they seem—leads him into a tangle of conspiracy, secret societies, royal scandal, and imminent revolution, which grows only more complex when the corpse disappears. "Superb." (Publishers Weekly)
Saturn's Gold
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,900. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Set in the dangerous world of Rome after Julius Caesar's death, the young Aulus Torquatus faces ruin after the theft of money he was storing for his friend Octavian. His family is torn apart by civil war, his household terrified and suspicious after a brutal murder. Only his sister and his secretary can help him save his life. But someone close to him has turned against him. Who can it be?
Shattered Dreams
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 80,710. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Tilly is alone, destitute, and faced with life in the poor house. What she finds there puts her very life in danger. Harry can’t forget the impoverished waif who turns up on his doorstep expecting a job. Unfortunately, she disappears before he can uncover the truth. Can he persuade her that a future can be theirs, or will he be forever haunted by the one woman who can never be his?
Iced Tea For Professor Arnustace - A Professor Arnustace steampunk mystery
Series: Professor Arnustace. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,150. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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England, the Year of our Lord 1917... After a strange new species is discovered on the English coast, the eccentric Professor Arnustace and indefatigable Doctor Anna Ross are stumped before the mystery even begins. But when a dinner invitation arrives via a miniature airship with a mongoose captain, little do they know the surprises in store for them on Ipsun Isle, the nation in the sky.
Speak Softly My Love
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 62,410. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
To fall in love is to be young again. To count the cost is to die a little bit inside. In Speak Softly My Love, Inspector Gilles Maintenon goes out for a quart of milk and stumbles across a dead man. The trouble is, when the dead get up and walk away. They have one too many missing-person reports, too many wives, girlfriends and other mysterious blondes.
When the Tide Turned
Series: The Mysterious Marsh. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,210. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
August 1976. Romney Marsh. A long hot summer. On the surface, all is well with Hazel Dawkins' life. The young lawyer, is happily absorbed in her baby daughter. However, no sooner has she agreed to return to work than she finds herself trapped in a web of crime and corruption: a web that draws upon dark forces from the past which return to destroy her and all she holds dear