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Saving Eddie (Abridged)
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Series: One Of Books ยท Historical Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
This is a fictionalized paranormal retelling of celebrated author Edgar Allan Poe's life using imaginary journals/diaries of his real-life brother, Henry Poe and a female admirer that follows his activities mostly from afar. Can Edgar's ghostly brother use his one chance to save his brother's life? Or will the author's otherworldly gifts to see heaven, hell, and the world of Ideals be his undoing?
Codename: Spring-Heeled Jack
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Price: Free! Words: 14,180. Language: Italian. Published: July 11, 2014 by DunwichEdizioni. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Una creatura terrorizza le notti londinesi, assalendo e deturpando inermi fanciulle. Non si tratta di un mostro ma di un ingegnoso atleta con un forte sdoppiamento della personalità. Un pazzo che oggi, 17 ottobre 1886, è fuggito dalla cella dove era rinchiuso.
The Information Man
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Price: Free! Words: 30,240. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
It's a normal day for information broker Rex Malin when he's asked to deal with a murder, and the missing fiancée of a leading Toronto citizen. With his friends' help, Rex unravels the two mysteries. But it's his memories of the Great War that connect best the eerie present circumstances: the murder, the missing fiancée, and the spectral wolves invading the city.
23 Dicembre 1872 - Mary Celeste ep. #4
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Price: Free! Words: 6,030. Language: Italian. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Episodio #4 di 6 tratto dal romanzo giallo storico "Mary Celeste" Dicembre 1872. Al largo delle Azzorre viene avvistato un brigantino alla deriva. L'equipaggio è misteriosamente scomparso, tutto è stato abbandonato all'improvviso. Chi sono gli uomini e le donne le cui vicende si intersecano intorno a questo strano fatto di cronaca? Quali sono i dubbi, gli affanni e le decisioni dei protagonisti..
5 Novembre 1872 - Mary Celeste ep. #2
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Price: Free! Words: 5,470. Language: Italian. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Episodio #2 di 6 tratto dal romanzo giallo storico "Mary Celeste" Dicembre 1872. Al largo delle Azzorre viene avvistato un brigantino alla deriva. L'equipaggio è misteriosamente scomparso, tutto è stato abbandonato all'improvviso. Chi sono gli uomini e le donne le cui vicende si intersecano intorno a questo strano fatto di cronaca? Quali sono i dubbi, gli affanni e le decisioni dei protagonisti..
The First Shall Be Last
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Price: Free! Words: 75,490. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
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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 Missing Gun
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Series: Hawker of the Yard, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 22,960. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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London in the early months of WW2. When a pawnbroker’s assistant is wounded by a gunman wearing a gasmask it looks like a simple case of a bungled armed robbery, but the more Detective Inspector Hawker looks into it, the more confusing it becomes. A red-headed soldier, a missing gun, a dead cat, an empty violin case and a damaged violin are only a few of the threads that have to be unwound.
A Wayward Man: A Prequel to A Dangerous Invitation
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Series: The Rookery Rogues, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 21,400. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
With each passing day, Daniel O'Reilly's life spins more out of control, until one night he’s wrongfully arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. Escaping certain execution means leaving the only woman he's ever loved, Kate Morgan. A 15,000 word cliffhanger prequel to A Dangerous Invitation.
Slave Graves
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Series: River Sunday Romance Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 101,960. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
An archeology site uncovers a vicious crime and leads to new murders
The Napoleon Connection
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Series: The Jewel Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 48,990. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
FREE PROMOTION FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2014! This first installment in The Jewel Trilogy has young, accomplished art historian Michael Bennington heading down to New Orleans to search for the whereabouts of a priceless artifact curiously missing from the city's historical museum, a roller-coaster ride through the city's quirky modern-day and historical past...
Do Not Disturb
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Price: Free! Words: 101,780. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Trouble abounds when an archaeologist seeks the identity of a mysterious woman buried deep within a Byzantine burial cave.
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
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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.
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
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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.
Buried Appearances
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Price: Free! Words: 73,430. Language: American English. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Skylar Dewitt has been ostracized her entire life due to her grandfather’s well-known sympathies with the Nazis. But now her grandfather’s body has been recovered in the Netherlands in an area famous for being a Nazi killing ground. Skylar jets off to Holland in search of answers. Along the way she finds long-lost family and old friends but will she solve the mystery?
After The Juju Man
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You set the price! Words: 50,330. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The story is the tragedy of Okafor, a village palm wine tapper, who fell from a palm tree and fractured his leg. Relations carried him miles away, to the home of a witchdoctor or “Juju-man”. who caught a cock, broke its leg and said. " The day this cock walks, you will walk."
A Life of Death: 1
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Series: A Life of Death, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 13,950. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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Homicide detective Alex Drummond is confronted with the past through his son’s innocent question. Alex’s tale of his troubled senior year unfolds revealing loss, drunken abuse, and mysterious visions of murder and demonic children. Is he going insane? With the help of his close friend Paige Kurtley, Alex must find the source of his misfortune and ensure his sanity.
Kalorama Shakedown
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Series: Harry Reese Mysteries, Book #3. Price: Free! Words: 65,890. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It’s December 1901, when the paths of three of the era’s notable characters cross in the nation’s capital: the Wizard of Oz, the Countess von Schnurrenberger, and Harry Reese. Harry has come to Washington in order to solve a string of jewelry thefts. But first he must match wits with a throng of thirsty newspapermen, a pack of rapacious lobbyists, and a young devotee of the Wizard’s.
The Virtues of Madness
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Price: Free! Words: 15,900. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When the Magistrate of the Rhakotis District calls Heron of Alexandria—the greatest inventor the city has ever known—to help him solve the mystery of a rain of frogs, he learns what value there is in the virtues of madness.
Easy Money
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Price: Free! Words: 96,480. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
An alternate history fantasy mystery novel. Berk opened his agency to make use of his magic talent for finding things. On the day he expanded his parameters to include missing persons he was presented with two cases that stymied his talent. In the days that followed more women went missing without a trace, and a serial killer, The Skinner, began leaving more dead bodies on the streets of Agrippina
The Weight of Gold
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Price: Free! Words: 15,810. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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When the Magistrate of the Rhakotis District calls Heron of Alexandria—the greatest inventor the city has ever known—to help him solve the mystery of a dismembered human forearm, he learns what value there is in the weight of gold.