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General Well'ngone In Love
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Price: Free! Words: 23,140. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by Aster Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In this short mystery story set in Regency London during the Frost Fair of 1814, a recently orphaned boy disappears, seemingly off the face of the earth. Wealthy-widower-turned-sleuth Ezra Melamed enlists the aid of General Well’ngone, a young Jewish pickpocket, who has his own reason for wishing to find the missing child—the General has fallen in love with the boy’s older sister.
Marley Was Dead: A Christmas Carol Mystery
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Price: Free! Words: 60,600. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Walk the streets of old London just before Christmas with a retired police inspector haunted by the mysterious death of Jacob Marley. Meet the people he investigates, including Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Fagin, and Bill Sikes.
The Secret of Lions
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Price: Free! Words: 79,330. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
This is the haunting, ultraviolent, and beautiful story of a boy who is stolen from his parents and raised in secret by Adolf Hitler. Willem grows up and learns that everything was stolen from him, now he is fueled by revenge. He soon finds that the only thing more deadly than the flames of vengeance is the fiery affair of the beautiful, American art student, Barbara Howard.
Daemons Within
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Series: The Sword and the Spirit Adventures, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
An up-and-coming scholar is abruptly accused of a heinous crime. A malevolent force manipulates the thoughts and actions of the fragile and frail. A young lady is lost in the dark haze of her own disturbed perceptions. Bertram, Gautier, and Robert face the vilest opponent imaginable: The deepest recesses of a tortured mind. Daemons Within is Book I of The Sword and the Spirit Adventures.
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 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
(4.00 from 1 review)
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...
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.
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.
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."
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 Lion and Unicorn Quest
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Series: Adventurous Quests, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 64,880. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Can people learn to leave the past behind them, and move on? Flora has tried hard to do this but her wartime past as a secret agent just won't let go of her. For a while it's as if the pieces from two jigsaw puzzles have got mixed up and will never be sorted out again.
Does It Hurt To Die
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You set the price! Words: 105,830. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
A terrorist attack on a church in Cape Town kills twenty people. Iannie de Villier’s, a well-known liver transplant surgeon avoids death, but is seriously wounded. Two weeks later while recovering at home Jannie de Villier’s is mysteriously murdered.Sixteen years later his son returns from Australia to discover that his father was involved in helping involved in the murky world of apartheid
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 Titanic Plan
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Price: Free! Words: 126,910. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
TRUE: 100 years ago J. Pierpont Morgan and a group of bankers and financiers took direct control of the American economy. 100 years ago radical firebrands were conspiring to create a workers revolution. 100 years ago the American government was paralyzed by a bitter political struggle. 100 years ago a great ship sank on her maiden voyage. They said it was an accident. They were wrong.
The Good Knight (A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery)
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Series: Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 78,820. 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.
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.
At Harper's Ferry
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Series: The Blackwood Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 73,570. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jack Blackwood is a widower and a drunk. Ezra Miller is an ex-slave in a white man's world. Together, they run a detective agency in Washington DC. As the Civil War looms, they are given their hardest case yet: A retired congressman asks them to find his missing son and the Union plans that could change the very course of the war against the South.