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Gloria by David Sartof
Price: Free! Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.67 from 18 reviews)
I’m dying, well that’s what I’ve been told. How has my life come to this: death, betrayal, friendship, love? Yes, love. I know it’s there somewhere, but I’m struggling to make sense of things. How can I, Oliver Beaton-Court, be here in this cabin, looking at my dead wife and holding an axe… Maybe Tom can give me the answers I need, or maybe there are no answers…
The Rings of Poseidon by Mike Crowson
Price: Free! Words: 80,860. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary(4.00 from 5 reviews)
Archeologists led by Afro-Caribbean Alysia Graham excavating in the Orkney Isles (off Scotland) uncover a remarkably preserved copper ring that seems to have the power to give the wearer a glimpse of the past - but is it their past or the ring's? Why are the team connected to the ring? Who is searching for it over millenia? An occult story accurately crafted by an adept of the western mysteries.
Adventures In Funeral Crashing (Funeral Crashing Mysteries #1) by Milda Harris
Series: Funeral Crashing Mysteries (aka Kait Lenox Mysteries), Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 58,030. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(3.76 from 17 reviews)
Sixteen year old Kait Lenox has a reputation as the weird girl in her high school and maybe it has a little to do with the fact that Kait has a hobby crashing funerals. At one of these, Kait is outted by the most popular guy in school, Ethan Ripley. Yet, instead of humiliating her, Ethan asks for her help, and Kait finds herself in full on crush, as well as entangled in a murder mystery.
Murphy's Law by Mark Souza
Price: Free! Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(3.00 from 2 reviews)
It started at a smoky bar, a conversation with a beautiful woman, a night in her bed. Private Detective Murphy McEvoy can’t believe his luck. But for some, when things go too well, there is a reckoning, a balancing of the cosmic scales, and Murphy is one of those people.
Tangled by Uc Amalu, Jr
Price: Free! Words: 82,120. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered, shockwaves surge through the sleepy little town of Showsdale. A second body, bearing the same trademark as the first shows a serial killer is on the loose-with a perverse fetish of women; pregnant women. Detectives Marnotti and Payne tackle the case of their lives.
Crime in the Community by Cecilia Peartree
Series: Pitkirtly Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 64,660. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Christopher's illusion of having his life under control is shattered when the mysterious Amaryllis appears in his small town in Fife, bringing new ideas, confusion and ultimately chaos in her wake.
Filthy Night by William Zanzinger
Price: Free! Words: 73,390. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.40 from 5 reviews)
“He looked down at the dead man’s blood seeping across the carpet, and decided it wasn’t time for cocktails.” A stormy night: Paul Brightland needs a specialist to find the men who attacked his daughter. St Cloud needs Brightland’s money and a chance to forget his troubles. But soon, as he is dragged into London's underworld, he will discover his troubles are only just beginning...
El Perro Negro by Mikel Santiago
Price: Free! Words: 13,100. Language: Spanish. Published: April 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Historical » General(3.33 from 3 reviews)
El viejo soldado tiene una historia que contar. Una historia que comenzó en el horror de la Segunda Guerra Mundial pero que ahora viaja a través del tiempo, buscándole, reclamándole una vieja deuda. Paul, el joven enfermero del sanatorio, es su único amigo y confesor.
Murder On The Mind by L.L. Bartlett
Series: The Jeff Resnick Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,180. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A mugging leaves insurance investigator Jeff Resnick with a fractured skull, and graphic nightmares of murder. But when a local banker is found dead, Jeff believes the attack left him with a sixth sense, and finds himself probing into dangerous secrets that touch his own traumatic past. Originally published by Five Star/Cengage. "A tightly paced story with a good kick at the end."--RT Magazine
Never Buried [Book 1, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series] by Edie Claire
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,500. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.20 from 10 reviews)
This first book in the Leigh Koslow Mystery series, originally published by Penguin Putnam in 1999, was described by Carolyn Hart as "a funny, fast-paced, clever, and unusual mystery that will have readers clamoring for more." A humorous tale of missing bodies, family secrets, veterinary lore, and certifiable relatives, the digital version became a 2011 bestselling "women sleuths" mystery!
Sweet Masterpiece - The First Samantha Sweet Mystery by Connie Shelton
Series: The Samantha Sweet Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 59,440. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal(4.80 from 5 reviews)
New series from bestselling author Connie Shelton! Samantha Sweet breaks into houses for a living. When she finds an unmarked grave, Sam calls the authorities. A small mural in the abandoned house provides clues--add a fortune in artwork, a bogus will, and a wooden box that gives Sam powers she never dreamed she possessed and it's a dynamic paranormal mystery. "Another winner!" The Book Report
Dying to Get Published by Judy Fitzwater
Series: The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 54,020. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.00 from 8 reviews)
Jennifer Marsh is a mystery writer with eight unpublished books and hundreds of rejection letters. If she can just get famous for something, someone will surely publish her books. Why not murder? Because Jennifer's a good person, a vegetarian who rescued a greyhound. She could never actually kill someone, but she could plot a murder that will land her as the prime suspect in a real murder case.
69 Keeney Avenue by Coolidge Templeton
Price: Free! Words: 52,390. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A young woman from Russia comes to the small New England town of West Hartford, Connecticut to work for the mysterious Pavlovich family. Young Sonia Godunov dreams of becoming a chef in her new country. She soon becomes romantically involved with the youngest of the three Pavlovich brothers. Sonia's dreams and her sanity are threatened by the dark secrets that lie in the heart of 69 Keeney Avenue.
Black Rock Prison by Fernando Trujillo
Price: Free! Words: 54,150. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(1.00 from 1 review)
What is the worst sentence that can befall a convict in Illinois? Not lethal injection. The worst punishment is to be sent to a black-walled fortress whose exact location no one knows. The inmates soon will discover they have not been imprisoned there by chance. It isn’t long before they find out that much more than their own lives is riding on solving the mystery of Black Rock.
Breaking the Cycle by Linda Johnson
Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 1 review)
Kate Bynum is a patrol cop working the graveyard shift. She has seen more than her share of domestic violence calls. Often, these besieged women are unable to find a way to stop the torment themselves. When she meets a young woman who is trapped in an abusive marriage by her politically connected husband, Kate must find a way to help the woman escape and break the vicious cycle of abuse.
Unfamous by Emma Morgan
Price: Free! Words: 65,680. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(3.00 from 2 reviews)
When celebrity sidekick Stacey Blyth gets her memoirs serialised, everyone’s intrigued. The scrawny blonde says she's the heir to an immense oil fortune - but a sceptical tabloid hack who thought she was Stacey’s biographer remains sceptical. Her remembrances of their time together, spent piecing together Ms Blyth’s murky past, don’t exactly tally with the excerpts in the papers...
EAST VILLAGE NOIR by Russell Atwood
Price: Free! Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.86 from 7 reviews)
"Finding a runaway teenager in New York City is easy. The hard part is finding the one your looking for." Private eye Payton Sherwood is hired by the parents of a runaway girl, and while searching for her through the shadowy sidestreets of the East Village, he comes across a connection to a murdered autograph expert. Short story originally published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 1997.
Cyclone Rumble by J.P. Voss
Price: Free! Words: 52,460. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Duff Allison’s future looks bright until his older brother Morgan pulls an armored car heist and Duff becomes collateral damage in the War on Crime.