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A Dangerous Road: A Smokey Dalton Novel
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Series: Smokey Dalton, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,670. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Set against the backdrop of the strike and protests that will end with Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, A Dangerous Road combines the politics of race, betrayal, unexpected love, and the terrible cost of trust into a story so memorable the Mystery Writers of America chose it as one of the top five novels of the year.
Queen Isabeau's Book: an Edward Red Mage mystery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,960. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
All wizard-for-hire Edward Red Mage really wants is to tell fortunes and cast spells for the lower classes of Belcamp-a-Lyr. But when an attempt is made on the life of the King's Royal Wizard, Edward has to take his place. Can a common-born wizard protect a Queen from a conspiracy against the throne? And can he avoid the advances of a beautiful, but possibly murderous, circus performer?
Past Due
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,920. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Past Due is a crime novel that deals with the lost spoils of big city criminals when, in 1937, three of Boston’s most ruthless criminals, the infamous Edgewink gang, travel to Bangor, Maine in search of a quiet place to rest and split their loot. Instead, they find ambush and death, and they and the treasure they had amassed become the stuff of local legend. Seventy-five years later, Detective L
Ballrooms and Blackmail: A Regency romantic mystery, Book 3 in the Lady Emily Capers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,890. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Priscilla Tate, celebrated debutante of 1815 London, is about to wring a proposal out of the Season’s most eligible duke when a blackmail note arrives, threatening to expose her secret. If she cannot uncover the mastermind, will Nathan Kent, the duke’s handsome personal secretary, no, no, the duke, forgive her for her past? This sweet Regency romance and mystery is Book 3 in the Lady Emily Capers.
Dear Mr. Holmes: Seven Holmes on the Range Mysteries
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,470. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Sherlock Holmes-worshiping cowboys Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer, the heroes of the Edgar-nominated "Holmes on the Range" mystery series, star in these seven rollicking adventures set in the Wild West.
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.
Improvements
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
As a Medieval woman, Maude knows her place. But her husband’s death shortly after the birth of their son means she must fulfill his duties until their son comes of age. But when a woman appears on her doorstep bloodied and broken, Maude must decide how far she will go to protect her son’s estate. Will she follow the dictates of her time, or will she find a strength she didn’t know she possessed?
The Unlikely Spy (A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery)
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Series: Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,640. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
August 1146. Prince Hywel has called all the bards of Wales to him for a music festival, and invited the lords of Wales too. But with the highborn come the low: thieves, spies, and other hangers-on. When a murderer strikes as the festival starts, Gareth and Gwen are charged with discovering his identity—before the death of a peasant shakes the throne of a king.
Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,040. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012 by Noble Beast, LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(3.72 from 18 reviews)
In an alternative Steampunk universe (c.1885), the plans for Captain Nemo's mysterious Nautilus submarine have been stolen from the British Secret Service. There is only one man who can solve the case, Sherlock Holmes. With his bionic side-kick Doctor Watson, and his brilliant and lethal sister, Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock unravels a mystery that will shake the foundation of the British Empire.
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?
A Soul of Steel: A Novel of Suspense featuring Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,990. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(Book 3, previously published without the Conan Doyle story as Irene at Large) When a man in Oriental garb collapses at the feet of Miss Penelope Huxleigh, the associate of diva/detective Irene Adler, at a Parisian café, Adler quickly diagnoses his ailment as...poison. “Douglas has more than earned her niche in the mystery hall of fame with this timeless classic.”—RT Book Reviews
The Man Who Would Not Die
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 147,850. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Written in the vein of the Count of Monte Cristo, The Man Who Would Not Die follows the adventures of Count Saint-Germain an enigmatic man of mystery who throughout the 18th century never appeared to age. The secret behind his longevity was never determined. His date of birth is unknown. His death was never confirmed.
The Dark Rose
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,150. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When,in 1730,Isaac Forrester set out on his first and only sea voyage, he had no idea that it would have such far reaching effects on his future life. Twenty years later his daughter is missing, old friends are dying in suspicious circumstances, and the only link is that journey. The Dark Rose is a story of adventure, slavery, compassion, romance, jealousy, prejudice, revenge and highway robbery.
The Curse of Malenfer Manor
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,830. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013 by Wayzgoose Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
Those in line to the Malenfer estate are succumbing to terrible ends – a supernatural legacy, or something more human? Irish mercenary Dermot Ward retreats to Paris at the close of WWI, where he drinks to forget his experiences & the death of his comrade, Arthur Malenfer. But Arthur has not forgotten Dermot. Dead but not departed, Arthur has unfinished business and needs the help of the living.
Two Edwardian Adventures
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,750. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
This book consists of 2 light-hearted novellas of about 16,000 words each, set in Edwardian times, mostly in Edinburgh, and linked by some of the characters involved. ‘Adventure at the National Exhibition’ is a tale of old and new illusions, some of which are shattered by the end of the story. ‘Adventure on the Scotch Express’ is a tale of several people with something to hide.
Art and Artifice
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Series: The Lady Emily Capers, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,730. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Regency
Lady Emily Southwell and her three friends are determined that the world will speak in reverent tones of the year they made their debuts in London. Then her longtime betrothed Lord Robert declares his intent to marry her immediately. It’s up to Lady Emily to use her art to uncover artifice and discover whether Lord Robert has something more up his sleeve than a nicely muscled arm. Clean romance.
The White Devil of Dublin
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Series: Ryan O'Clery Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 76,120. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014 by Drake Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
An historian claiming to have information about Detective Ryan O’Clery’s family has been murdered. His investigation will take him to 12th century Ireland, a time of the Viking invasion, to a man known as The White Devil of Dublin, and to a secret his family kept hidden for over eight hundred years. It will also bring him face to face with an arch enemy determined to finish the job he started.
The Uninvited Guest (A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery)
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Series: Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,670. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
It is the winter of 1143 and a cold-blooded killer lurks among King Owain's wedding guests. Putting their own marriage plans on hold, Gareth and Gwen race to separate truth from lies, friends from foes, and unravel the mystery before King Owain—and his new bride—fall victim to their uninvited guest. The Uninvited Guest is the second Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery.
Goddess of Alexandria (Alexandrian Saga #7)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,910. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
The oldest mystery of the ancient world—one sought by kings and scholars alike—remains the secret of immortality. Goddess is the epic conclusion to the Alexandrian Saga.
Manhunter
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,320. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011 by Shalako Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Matthew Blue is known as Manhunter by the Comanche. He has been hired to track a serial killer in rural Kansas, only to discover a different killer is following him. His nemesis has sworn to see Matthew dead, even if it means leaving a trail of dead bodies to see it done.