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Cyclone Rumble
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Price: Free! Words: 52,460. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Category: 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.
Merrie Axemas: A Killer Holiday Tale
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Price: Free! Words: 24,010. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010 by WillowTree Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(4.91 from 11 reviews)
Little Merrie Callahan is all grown up now. She doesn't believe in Santa anymore. But she still has an axe to grind with the man in the red suit... MERRIE AXEMAS is an intense sampling of the novel IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER. It brings you to the edge, taunts you with unanswered questions, and hangs you with an alternate ending.
Betraying Nexus
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Price: Free! Words: 9,920. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Jason works for Nexus, a secret vigilante organization. He’s a Mind Bender and can implant thoughts into the minds of others. He's both a prodigy and a rising star. But when he’s forced to take down an old friend and learns Nexus's darkest secret, he must ask himself what he believes in. And if it’s worth turning against the woman he loves.
Christmas Steele, A Lacy Steele Mystery Bonus Novella
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Price: Free! Words: 34,310. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Christmas is the time for love and family, but not for Lacy Steele. Her mother is driving her crazy, her sister stole her fiance, and her friends are too busy for her. The arrival of a mysterious locket has the power to change everything, if only Lacy can figure out who sent it. In the mean time, she'll have to navigate family minefields and somehow find her missing Christmas spirit.
Lust, Money & Murder - Book 1, Lust - A Female Secret Agent Takes on an International Criminal
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Series: Lust, Money & Murder, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 29,890. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.63 from 8 reviews)
Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine fights her way into the Secret Service, determined to punish the man responsible. Join Elaine on a dangerous, romantic journey that takes her halfway around the globe and into the hands of the most ruthless counterfeiter in the world.
Double Exposure
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Series: Stoney Winston Hollywood Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,370. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
“Stoney Winston works the slummy outskirts of the movie business, directing cheap local commercials, writing training films and industrials, and submitting always-rejected feature scripts. Murder and danger dog Stoney’s quest, which ends in a tricky and gut-wrenching climax. A masterful, colorful mystery.” Booklist, starred review.
Living and Dying in the Hamptons
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Price: Free! Words: 60,560. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.50 from 12 reviews)
Reid Larson's life becomes a whirlwind of adventure when she lands the job of her dreams at an art gallery in the Hamptons. But when the gallery she works for suddenly becomes the center of a murder investigation and an art theft scandal, all eyes are on Reid. As if that's not enough, Reid discovers that not only do ghosts exist, but she can talk to them- whether she wants to or not.
Murder in the South of France
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Series: The Maggie Newberry Mystery, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 86,240. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011 by Susan Kiernan-Lewis. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(3.00 from 1 review)
TOTALLY NEW AND REVISED 2013 EDITION! The first in the Maggie Newberry mystery series, Murder in the South of France takes Atlanta Copywriter Maggie Newberry to the south of France and Paris in her search for her sister and her niece's killer. Along the way, she meets Laurent--a sexy Frenchman who is not at all what he appears. Is he helping her in her quest? Or is he the reason for it?
A Passing Curse
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You set the price! Words: 143,670. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Vampires. Veteran homicide cop Reese Tarrant does not believe in vampires. But when he is kicked off the LAPD for shooting serial killer Richard Lamb, dubbed the “Anaheim Vampire” for drinking the blood of thirteen women and follows the trail to billionaire Ajax Rasmussen, strangely pale and living in a palatial mansion overlooking the Pacific, he starts to wonder.
Horror Of Yakshini
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Series: FICTION, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The protagonist, a collector of antique goods, buys a nude idol of a yakshini from an old man and uncovers it ignoring warnings of its seller. Thereafter he gets infatuated to the voluptuous idol and encounters horrible consequences.
A Witness Above (Frank Pavlicek series #1)
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Series: Frank Pavlicek, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 71,450. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Former homicide detective Frank Pavlicek is hunting with his red-tailed hawk when he finds it. A teenage boy’s body–barely concealed behind a pile of brush in a part of the forest Frank recently visited with his daughter, Nicole-with evidence linking to her. Days later, Nicole is in jail for murder. His past is coming back to haunt him. And his reputation–and life–are on the line…
The Maine Event
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Price: Free! Words: 13,590. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Curiosity brought Josh and Dana together…and almost got them killed. Two independent people in their mid-life met through a Maine coast research project that turned deadly. They probed an anomaly and rattled a lethal business kingpin. Josh, ex-Marine turned journalist, and Dana, the young widow of a ‘black ops’ Navy Seal. Their intellectual exercise became more action than theoretical.
All Things Return
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Price: Free! Words: 66,050. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
All Things Return is the story of two young men who, though separated by twenty-five years, hundreds of miles, and the fear of certain death if found by a vengeful criminal cartel, strive to overcome almost insurmountable obstacles and reclaim the father/son relationship denied to them for so long.
Black Rock Prison
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Price: Free! Words: 54,150. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » 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.
Not a Very Nice Woman
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Price: Free! Words: 76,240. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(3.00 from 1 review)
A woman is found dead in her room at the care home she lived in, strangled and left lying on her Chinese rug. The death is motiveless, the room otherwise untouched, expensive objects left unstolen; meanwhile, even the fellow residents admit their friend's life was largely a mystery to them, with "decades left unaccounted for". It is left to the detectives to solve her mystery.
The Hound of the Baskervilles Retrained
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Price: Free! Words: 59,190. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2010 by Jekkara Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A Shyrlock Holmes story. When Dr Mortimer asks for the help of famous consulting detective Ms. Shylock Holmes and her stalwart companion Dr Joan Watson, they may have expected some dark family secrets to be uncovered—but not the black Hellhound of the moors! A Gender Switch Adventure.
Love Hurts
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Price: Free! Words: 87,450. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Let me tell you something about love. They say love hurts; well, my love killed a whole town. Only a small town mind, but a whole town all the same. Love doesn’t just hurt, it maims, cripples and kills. I know; I’ve seen it in action.
Bone Machines
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You set the price! Words: 91,370. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011 by Just Imagine It Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.73 from 11 reviews)
They suffer for his art... When a number of women are reported missing in Glasgow, the spectre of a previous spate of unsolved disappearances in the city rears its head. Journalist Ray Bissett is drawn into the case when his daughter joins the ranks of the missing. And ambitious police detective Tom Kendrick won't let Ray forget a terrible incident from his past.
The Last Call
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Series: The Bill Travis Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 56,860. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Last Call is the first of six completed novels in The Bill Travis Mysteries. With a total of twenty-one books planned for the series, including three prequels, Bill Travis, Austin, Texas’ newest hero, is here to stay.
At Risk
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Series: Steve Cline Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,920. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This stirring first mystery is set in Maryland's rich horse country where Steve Cline, at 21, seems much too young to be in charge of a major horse stable. When he's hijacked early one morning along with some show horses, his escape turns him into a killer's target in an environment where a complex scheme develops and everyone, no matter how innocent, courts risks . .