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Blood on the Vine by JC Simmons
Series: The Jay Leicester Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 51,530. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The crash of a Gulfstream V corporate jet with three of his friends aboard leads Leicester from Mississippi to the Napa Valley wine country in California where he becomes involved with an old world family winery, the investigation of the crash, murder, and a beautiful raven-haired siren who could love him or kill him, and a beautiful blond who just might kill him for real.
The Titanic Plan by Michael Bockman
Price: Free! Words: 126,910. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(5.00 from 4 reviews)
TRUE: 100 years ago J. Pierpont Morgan and a group of bankers and financiers took direct control of the American economy. 100 years ago radical firebrands were conspiring to create a workers revolution. 100 years ago the American government was paralyzed by a bitter political struggle. 100 years ago a great ship sank on her maiden voyage. They said it was an accident. They were wrong.
Once Upon An Incorruptible Criminal by Kehinde Fawumi
Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Every month for over 20 years, scores of youth from West African Countries are wasted in a bid to find a better life in the Southern European Countries while transiting illegally through Libya. Anthony is a clear example of one whose experience - though victorious, was phenomenal. I wish to tell his story in this book, and to recommend urgent panaceas to the inflicting problems of youth migration.
The Set-Up by Brad Holm
Price: Free! Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Life couldn't get worse for Erik and Ashley. Stuck in a slump, their marriage is on the rocks and they're both ready to quit. In the ultimate betrayal they have a choice to make. But will it be the right one?
The Three Secret Solvers : Secret Murder by Ridhwanul Haque
Price: Free! Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A book of Suspense. A young boy suspects that there has been a Murder. So the boy and his friends team up and try to solve the mystery they are suspecting.
The White Light by Pattimari Sheets Cacciolfi (pen in past-diamond)
Price: Free! Words: 44,540. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Travel this road, enter the mysterious world beyond the white light and see if Tessie and Toni follow the light. Do they both go through the white light?
Black Coal by Stephanie Campbell
Price: Free! Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.33 from 3 reviews)
When the family cat, Kiwi, thinks that his family is in trouble, he sheds his cover and becomes what he has truly been all along. Agent Black Coal, a member of the Neighborhood Cat Guard.
Ms America and the Offing on Oahu by Diana Dempsey
Series: Beauty Queen Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 82,430. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(Series#1) Happy Pennington finds out it’s not all sequins and silicone when she competes on Oahu for the Ms America crown. When her fiercest competitor tumbles dead out of the isolation booth during the pageant finale, Honolulu PD gets to thinking Happy might have killed her. What’s the only thing a beauty queen worth her sash can do? Nab the real killer ... Visit Diana at www.dianadempsey.com
False Details by Marc Pearson
Price: Free! Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
After a brutal murder in the small town of Harvington, the victim is identified. A local girl that went missing three days previously has been found and the suspect is the violent boyfriend, the only problem is he can not be found. It is upto DI Kenny Black to crack the case and bring justice.
For Sakina by Rik Hunik
Series: Novelettes, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
This story originally appeared in Midnight Times #23, Fall 2008. When Jared gets out of the army he discovers that his sister, his only remaining relative, has been missing for weeks. He teams up with her boyfriend and they follow her trail to the home of Jatarkah, a small-time, disreputable wizard, who seems to be responsible for the disappearance of other women as well.
Flowers for Mercedes by Barnaby Wilde
Series: The Mercedes Drew Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 36,050. Language: British English. Published: November 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A girl on a motorbike, a hit and run, a detective called Flowers, a warehouse robbery, a train derailment, a missing cat, arson, kidnap and more in three complete stories about Mercedes Drew which, together, form the first part of the Mercedes Drew mysteries.
Tuning In (An Elite Short Story) by Jayne Fordham
Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Canan Jones turns twenty-five and receives a phone call from a man who knows his secret. Canan has the ability to tune into the emotions of other people and he is wanted to work for an underground government agency in Sydney. 5000 words
The Visitor - Lionhead Edition by Easton Livingston
Series: The Dark Corner, I. Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.00 from 1 review)
Dana Johansen is living in a nightmare. Someone is watching him. Showing up in places he least expects. They are dogged and relentless. Now, they're in his home. There is no running. If Dana doesn't deal with this unwanted visitor, he'll destroy him. Something has to be done. Tonight.
Seasons of Deception by Kate McLachlan
Price: Free! Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
The short story "Seasons of Deception" introduces Beatrice Scott, the sleuth who appears in Kate McLachlan's mystery novel "Ten Little Lesbians." In "Seasons of Deception," Beatrice investigates the quick decline of her elderly gay neighbor after a suspicious woman moves in with him. Leigh, her lover, is unable to help, which is a mystery in itself.
Bad For Business by Steven Jay Hamilton
Series: Cyber Detective, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 25,800. Language: American English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Adrian Shetler has had a stroke of bad luck. The window of his PI office has been broken by the body of a dead woman. Law Enforcement Agents of the orbital city largely ignore the crime and don't start an investigation. This is not acceptable to Adrian and he chooses to take on the case himself. However, the killer is quickly covering their tracks. Can he find them before they escape?
On the Disappearance of Miss Susie Connolly and the Subsequent Seismic Events in Northern Michigan 1995 by Kris Coeur
Price: Free! Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Sgt. Miller of the Michigan State Police Special Case unit is sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the young Miss Connolly. His only witness/suspect is a contractor who builds log cabins for the fabulously wealthy, but he's spouting madness. Will Sgt. Miller ever discover what occurred the night she disappeared without a trace? Will he ever know what created the massive caverns?
A Life of Death: 4 by Weston Kincade
Series: A Life of Death, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 13,880. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » Crime(5.00 from 1 review)
A cemetery can be far more comforting than just a resting place for the dead, especially for reclusive teenagers. With the prospect of romance, Alex and Paige visit a Civil War battlefield for their school research paper, but ghosts find Alex wherever he goes. Will their fledgling romance survive? And how many times can a person die?
The Case of the Haunted Cot by Mark Bateman
Series: The Price & Miller Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 37,120. Language: British English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Sophie and Keith Fullwood have suffered the worst loss imaginable, and their nightmare is only just beginning. Ghostly cries come through the radio that have no business this side of the grave. They enlist the help of paranormal expert & believer Joseph Miller, along with Trenton Price, atheist, skeptic, & self-proclaimed genius. The truth will win out, but not everyone will like it.