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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
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.
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.
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.
The French Detective (Jacques Dugas New Orleans Mysteries)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,570. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
This is New Orleans, 1900. A little Sicilian-American boy is kidnapped. There are no leads and no one wants to talk with the police. NOPD Det. Jacques Dugas assembles detectives, street cops, friendly Italians and a strikingly-pretty woman, part Corsican, part English, who happens to be an expert linguist. Pitted against a crime boss known as il Maiale (the Hog) and a terrifying henchman.
Alexandrian Saga (Books 1-3)
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 275,910. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
The Alexandrian Saga (Books One, Two & Three). Book One - Fires of Alexandria Book Two - Heirs of Alexandria Book Three - Legacy of Alexandria
Murder on the Lusitania
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Series: Dillman and Masefield novels, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,110. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013 and represented by SKLA. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
1907: George Porter Dillman sets sail from Liverpool on the Lusitania's maiden voyage. Hired to pose as a passenger, George is in fact a private detective for the Cunard Line. When an expensive piece of jewelry is reported stolen and a body is found, George works quickly to solve both crimes, makes an unusual friend, Genevieve Masefield, and uncovers secrets aboard the ship that prove explosive.
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.
A Death in Catte Street
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,600. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
A young Geoffrey Chaucer notices three men in London who shouldn't be there. Two days later, one of them is found dead, without a mark on him, in the basement of a locked house. Curiosity and a sense of moral obligation prompt him to explore the incident. His fumbling investigations—while more basement deaths turn up—lead him to learn more about the history of England than he ever suspected.
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.
The Adventuress: A Novel of Suspense featuring Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,280. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
American diva/detective Irene Adler, the only woman to outwit Sherlock Holmes,and everyone’s favorite Victorian spinster, Nell Huxleigh, witness a drowned sailor’s tattooed body being recovered from the Seine. A trail of tattoos soon leads Irene and Nell to political and matrimonial treachery in Monaco, and again crossing swords with Sherlock Holmes.
Independence Day, Book Two: Tangled Webs
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Series: Independence Day, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,980. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Closely knit, deeply religious and with a population of just over 500, Haven Park, Wyoming appeared to be a small town just like any other. Then, on the night of July 4, 1966, everything changed forever. Gripped with the horrifying realization there was a killer in their midst, Haven Park reels from one murder after another, at the diabolical hands of one of their own.
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.
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.
Someone To Cherish
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,940. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
1884 NYC. Callie's father left her with nothing except an inquisitive mind not even her grandmother’s puritanical upbringing could quash. Life seems to improve when she lands a trial job in a “special” library. Detective Cutter leads a police raid that leaves Callie in disgrace. He offers her work. She brings temptation--and perhaps other dangers--into his life. previously titled The Ratcatcher
Murder by Misrule
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 89,720. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Francis Bacon is charged with investigating the murder of a barrister at Gray's Inn. He recruits his unwanted student Thomas Clarady to do the tiresome legwork, chasing witnesses from Whitehall to the London streets. Everyone has something up his pinked and padded sleeve. Even the brilliant Bacon is at a loss — and in danger — until he sees through the disguises of the season of Misrule.
The Saga Of Colm The Slave
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,730. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Colm is an Irish slave in Viking-age Iceland who struggles to win his freedom and a place in a violent society. Some of this book first appeared in slightly different form in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.