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The Silence
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,730. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Homicide Detective Spencer Gray knows he should be grateful for the lack of work due to The Silence—two weeks without a murder in Manhattan. But he misses the action. More, something feels off. When one of his colleagues suggests a wager to see who can close the strangest case on his or her desk, he knows just the one. But solving this case might mean uncovering answers he’ll wish he hadn’t found.
Adriana
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Short story. Do you remember the Watering Season? That favorite children’s tradition in the building to mark the end of the school year. You fill a can with water, go out on the balcony and empty the can on someone’s head. Good tradition, isn’t it? And do you remember Adriana? No one “watered” her, remember? Anna asked me once: “Why isn’t anybody watering Adriana?” Good question.
The Retrieval Artist: A Retrieval Artist Short Novel
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Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The short novel that started the entire Retrieval Artist series, The Retrieval Artist introduced Miles Flint to the world. Hugo-nominated, chosen as one of the best stories of the year, The Retrieval Artist created an entire universe, and Flint himself became what IO9 calls “one of the top ten science fiction detectives ever.”
The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
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Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
To pay off her law school debts, Kerrie works in the public defender’s office at the Interspecies Court. She has more clients than she can defend, most of them from cultures she does not understand. The public defender’s office loses almost all of its cases, but sometimes it gets a win. Kerrie thinks she has a winner. But does she? Or will winning the case mean she loses at everything else?
What People Leave Behind
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Detective Andrea Donovan follows her hunches. But hunches without evidence don’t hold up in court. And she refuses to stop digging to prove her latest hunch. A hunch that leads her to disturbing conclusions about a disturbing crime—one that will change the survivors, and Andrea, forever.
The Witch's Tale
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
(5.00 from 1 review)
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live... Witchcraft has come to the peaceful village near St. Frideswide, and its foul touch is striking down those closest to the church. Can Dame Frevisse thwart the servants of the devil before the hellfire of hysteria sears the souls of the faithful? Or is there more to this magic than meets the eye? The truth can only be found in the Witch's Tale.
The King of Britain's Head
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,790. Language: British English. Published: June 26, 2014 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
For those who like their medieval mysteries spiced with fantasy. The demon Bifrons has told Master Roger of a plot to take the King of Britain’s head. Roger is worried about the safety of his king: Richard II. Should Roger believe Bifrons, or is the wily demon trying to trick him? It is up to Roger’s assistant, Jake Savage, to see through the mystery of the demon’s divination.
Mind Readers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Vancouver Police Department officers, Peter "Pumpkin" Jones and Arnie "Slant" Slantosky are assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of several sanitation workers. Pumpkin and Slant head into the sewage treatment plant tunnels. They discover a doorway to an underground city populated by a strange lost race and a deadly conspiracy. Will they save the day?
Murder at the Rendezvous
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,590. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Los Angeles, 1934. The LA Angels had a great pennant winning season last year, and this one's shaping up to be an even better one. Hank Miller, P.I. had a bad season, and this one's shaping up to be even worse. One sunny spring morning however Hank gets a letter that leads to a case that leads to a murder and a rendezvous with a dame holding a smoking gun...
Sweetheart in High Heels
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Series: High Heels Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer is determined that her husband’s latest case, dubbed the “Sex Shop Murder”, will not keep him from celebrating their first anniversary together, which just happens to fall on the most romantic of all holidays, Valentine's Day.
Striker Jones: Elementary Economics for Elementary Detectives
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Series: Striker Jones, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,940. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
The Midwest Book Review calls Striker Jones a "fun and rollicking series" with "effortless teaching of both cooperation values and basic economics." Striker Jones is a classic kid's detective novel that also teaches children ages 8-12 basic economic concepts. By solving ten entertaining mysteries, kids will learn concepts like trade-offs, incentives, and risk. There's no jargon -- only fun!
Long, Slow Suicide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Eli Goshen loves his wife. He has for over fifty years. He’s always taken care of her, but when she takes an unexpected gambling trip to Reno and fails to return, he has no choice but to hire a private detective to find her. A detective who’s been around gambling all her life. A detective who knows how fast a big win can turn into the biggest loss of all.
Honeymoon in High Heels
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Series: High Heels Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,500. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
Fashion designer Maddie Springer is on her way to honeymoon paradise in Tahiti with her hot new husband. Sand, sun and a romantic suite all to themselves... until Maddie stumbles on the dead body of a Tahitian dancer. Suddenly her husband is spending more time with the local police than his wife. If Maddie wants to have a honeymoon at all, it's up to her and her friends to track down the killer.
The Stone-Worker's Tale
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Simon the sculptor had been truly touched by God's gift. He saw beauty that others could not and brought it to life through his craft. But Simon also saw the beauty of Elyn. Clandestine meetings have given way to sinful lust, and now the two lovers have vanished. But Frevisse alone suspects there may be some darker truth behind the midnight vanishing...
Final Decree. A Dead Dog Divorce.
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
A story of one hellish divorce, based in part on real events, in which a thieving wife steals millions of dollars from their joint accounts and then convinces her friends her husband is cheating on her in order to explain her reason for filing for divorce. A cautionary tale for both men and women.
Fruit of the Tomb
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Grave robbers and mummies abound in Midnight Louie's Past Life adventure. The feline Vegas PI returns to a former incarnation in ancient Egypt to expose a clever pyramid scheme to rob the pharaoh's tomb. This is an Egypt where a canny and courageous outcast black cat can escape the necropolis and rise to the honorable position of Pharaoh's Footstool, becoming the first Private Eye of Horus.
The Write Dream
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Series: Storage Ghosts, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,030. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Grace nearly died in the car accident that killed her parents, she is now left with the ability to see ghosts.She has started to help ghosts that are attached to items inside the storage lockers. Grace meets a heart broken mum, Marie Braithwaite. Marie died when her son was 14, that was 5 years ago. Marie instinctively knows that something is wrong with her son and she wants Grace's help
A Deadly Restoration
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Series: Julia Blake Cozy Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,690. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A Short Murder Mystery Julia’s neighbour, Leo Kennedy, is having restoration work done to his house. He’s managed to upset neighbours and builders in the short time that he has lived there. One night, Julia hears the sound of something breaking next door. She goes to investigate and finds Leo dead in his front room. It looks like he’s been murdered. But who would kill Leo? And for what reason?
Honey Trap
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,580. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A honey trap gone wrong. A violent stalker in the shadows. A mysterious past. It all adds up to a tough case for the private eyes of Chase Investigations.
Astral Bodies (Part 4)
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Series: Astral Bodies, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,490. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
*This is part FOURof a serial novel, NOT the complete novel!* Twenty-year-old Tess has the ability to astral project, and while going for a midnight walk in the woods she stumbles across a ritual murder. Not only that, the killer was able to see her when nobody else could. Soon she thinks her life can return to normal, until Jonas Adler contacts her with an offer she can't refuse.