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Inspector Zhang Gets His Wish (A Free Short Story)
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Series: Inspector Zhang Short Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 15,070. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Inspector Zhang loves mysteries, but as a Detective Inspector with the Singapore Police Force he knows that mysteries are few and far between. There are relatively few crimes in the city state and those that are committed are usually solved quickly. But that all changes when Inspector Zhang is called to a top Singapore hotel where a guest has been found murdered in a locked room.
Murder Passes the Buck
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Series: Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 61,580. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
After her neighbor is shot and killed in his hunting blind, 66-year-old Gertie Johnson will do whatever it takes to solve the case in book 1 of this award-winning mystery series. “Laugh-out-loud funny” Crimespree Magazine-“Fans of Janet Evanovich, imagine Grandma Mazur with a shotgun.” Green Bay Press Gazette-“One of the most memorable heroes in crime fiction." Lansing State Journal
Laundry Day (Short Mystery Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
A short story by mystery author Stacy Juba. When Gregg accidentally discovers his neighbor's lingerie collection drip-drying in her shower, he stares in fascination at a scene that looks like laundry day at the whorehouse. After his neighbor is found dead - strangled with her own fishnet stocking - the next victim might even be closer to home. Approximately 2900 words, plus bonus excerpts.
Death on a Small, Dark Lake
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Price: Free! Words: 67,920. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Win Szczedziwoj is a would- be escapee from society for a few days. Just him and his canoe. But his solitude comes to an abrupt end when his fishing line comes up with a boot - with a body still in it.
Recycled
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Price: Free! Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
What was Amaryllis doing at the rubbish tip in the middle of the night? And would she get away with it once her friend Christopher was on the case? This short tale of revenge, retribution and garden gnomes takes place in a small town in Scotland and is an introduction to a series of cosy mysteries by the same author.
The Fallen Tree
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Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
It began with a gesture of kindness but soon I was at odds with my creepy new neighbor. When I began to suspect him of something more sinister things got ugly.
The Bodies Out Back
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Price: Free! Words: 71,050. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
A posh home in Philadelphia's Society Hill. A balcony for sunbathing. What's wrong with this picture? Nothing, unless you look over the railing. Your neighbor is looking up, only she doesn't see you. She's dead. If the cozy whodunit with family intrigue, blackmail, a couple of bodies, is your cup of tea, you'll want to join Pat Montgomary and Phillis Toner solve the mystery of THE BODIES OUT BACK.
He Needed Killing
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Series: Needed Killing, book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,620. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.67 from 12 reviews)
Book 1 in the Needed Killing series. When several employees get ill from tainted potato salad and one actually dies, the university issues condolences and goes on with business as usual. But another death cannot be ignored, and university retiree James Crawford is thrust into the role of private eye. Murder, he finds, begets murder. Can he expose the killer before someone else is killed?
The Gauguin Connection
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Price: Free! Words: 131,390. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
Dr. Genevieve Lenard, a brilliant investigator with high-functioning autism, faces her life’s greatest challenge when a murder probe uncovers a web of unimagined corruption. Will she finally learn to work with a team and stop more artists from being murdered?
Murder for Breakfast
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Bed and Breakfast owners Anders Hauge and Meg Yarmouth are shocked when a guest is murdered and mutilated in a nearby Seattle park. Serial murders then terrify Capitol Hill residents. The two team up with biracial Police Lieutenant Donald Ginsberg to catch the surprising killer.
Weeds in The Garden of Love
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,510. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Divorce isn’t fatal—murder is. Author Steven J. Daniels takes the reader on a fast-paced, exciting journey as Craig Andrews experiences the anguish of divorce and then is targeted for murder. “A true-to-life action packed adventure” Detective Sgt. R.A. Wood
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Series: The Vigilante, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,590. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A gang comes to Houston, Texas, but when innocent kids are killed Detective Wyatt Earp wants the killers brought to justice. When a vigilante starts killing the same gang members who are killing kids the FBI is brought in to take over the case. Wyatt does not want to stop this vigilante because he is doing what the police can not. Will justice prevail or will the vigilante be caught?
Parallel Loop
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Price: Free! Words: 39,660. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
12 Short Stories involving beings and entities less than, more than or other than human: weird situations in which the impossible happens. Some reflect Mike's bizarre sense of humour while some leave a tingle of uncertainty - could the impossible really be true? Could parallel universes exist in the same space as this one? Suspend your disbelief and read on.
Blood Revenge
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Series: Night Stalker Crew, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 100,170. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
After fifteen years of fruitless search for his sister’s murderer, Tristan is even more determined to find this bastard and put an end to his existence when his other sister gets captured...
When the Dead Speak
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Series: Sam Casey, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,550. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2010 by Full Moon Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
The body of a U.S. soldier reported AWOL during the Korean War is found encased in a concrete pillar. What secret did he carry to his grave and why is someone hell-bent on keeping that secret buried? Sgt Samantha Casey has an advantage over other cops. The dead speak to her, tell her secrets about their life and death. But sometimes what she learns can get her killed. First in the series.
From Darkness
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Price: Free! Words: 33,900. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Robert Drake did not think much of his father’s attempt to sway his dreams of becoming an FBI agent, nor the hallucination that took place during that attempt. It was long behind him now and he was bound and determined to make his own way in life. What he didn’t know is his earlier episode was going to lead him down a much darker path.
Barbotte
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Price: Free! Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Montreal 1946. Jackie Robinson is playing for the Royals, the jazz clubs are hopping and the backrooms are full of people losing money at the barbotte tables. Nat Lawson is home from the war working for the phone company and moonlighting running 'silent' lines for bookies when Leah Aidelbaum asks him to play private eye.
Home Free
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,540. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
When her marriage goes belly up and Alex Jordan finds herself back in her hometown of Minter, she figures the worst she’ll have to deal with is the fixer-upper house she’s stuck with and the unending disapproval of her mother. Instead, her brother and her high school crush end up on the wrong end of a murder investigation, and the only way Alex can help them is to team up with a convicted felon.
Sands of Time
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You set the price! Words: 58,720. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2009 by Bucks County Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
In one tragic moment, Sam Shepard's family was gone. His wife and children taken from him in a tragic accident. Sam is left alone struggling with a chasm of grief that can only be filled with alcohol. When a young, attractive woman comes to stay at his Inn, Sam thinks his luck might be changing. Sam begins to have dreams about his dead wife and have hallucinations of her speaking to him...
Old Poison
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 77,350. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2010 by Lobathian Publishers. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
When environmentalist Evelyn Lilac is murdered, Private investigator Diana Hunter begins a dangerous journey from California to New Mexico and finally to the Costa Rican rain forest. Her investigation turns up secrets regarding global warming, corporate greed, and a deadly alternative fuel which could make the Earth as dry and lifeless as Mars.