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Hotel Noir
By Casper Silk
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,130. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012 by Pale Fire Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
An imaginary island. A gracefully decaying hotel. A renegade saint. Hospitality was never like this...
A Grave Too Small
By Sheila Jecks
Price: Free! Words: 12,270. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
The shadows in the damp churchyard clutched at the weary little girl, She was so tired of waiting. But she knew she mustn't give up. Few people looked at her now, and when they did, they turned and hurried away. "I have to find someone to listen to me, please God," she prayed. "Please God, please God..."
Don't Expect Anything
By Ralph Holiman, Jr
Price: Free! Words: 125,370. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
It's 1994 and somebody is killing and robbing drug dealers in The Big Easy. When DEA agent Richard Holliday is called out to a marsh outside of New Orleans to the scene of a shootout where two local cocaine dealers have been murdered, he has no idea of what he is about to step into. For these are no ordinary murders and no ordinary suspects.
Peaches and the Gambler
By A. T. Hicks
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,500. Language: American English. Published: October 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Take one recently fired woman, add to that two pesky daughters, one opera singing sister, two good-looking men, one murder investigation, and a boxful of Dove Ice Cream Bars. Then, generously stir with a seedy strip club, throw in a .45 Magnum and a dash of Bojangles' cajun seasoned fries and you have a Dish of Disaster!
Hell Found Me [A Damian Manx Case File]
By Greg Redd
You set the price! Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Senior Detective Damian Manx is 2188 NextYorkCity's best investigator when it comes to Unexplained Death cases. But even he is stumped when a series of brutal murders take place seemingly without any useful clues. Now he's got five dead bodies, a new partner and an ME with an obsessive interest in the past to deal with. "Hell Found Me" is a short narrative rewriting of a NPD Case File from 2188
I Do
By Ashley Kozlowski
Price: Free! Words: 550. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
"I Do" is a flash mystery; or, in other words, a really short story. In this flash mystery we have Ariel, happy as can be at her wedding! But... something isn't right here....
Ya Can't Catch A Kipper With A Spider
By Jonathan Antony Strickland
Price: Free! Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Detective story were uncouth detective Kirk "the kipper" McClacket recounts to us a very unusual and dangerous situation that he found himself in. Contains some swearing.
Death on a Dig
By Lois Browne
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,430. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A neighbour begs Gwen Madden to head to Mexico to search for her daughter, missing from an archaeological dig. Gwen doesn’t hesitate. Before long she is involved in kidnapping, stolen artifacts and dead bodies. The motive for murder isn’t clear and Gwen is considered a suspect. Unable to leave, she continues to her own questions, even when it becomes apparent she may be the next one to die.
Spam & Eggs: A Johnny Denovo Mystery
By Andrew Kent
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,240. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When Johnny's finely honed senses detect codes hidden in spam emails, the puzzling phrases and suggestive metaphors hint at a plot to steal rare and valuable objects. Soon, Johnny learns that something even more sinister is brewing. As he tracks the emails to their source, events explode into an adrenalized, trans-Atlantic race to prevent a geopolitical catastrophe.
Pecos Valley Diamond
By Alice Duncan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,100. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
It's the "Roaring '20s," but you wouldn't know the era was roaring if you lived in southeastern New Mexico. When Annabelle Blue sets out to solve an old mystery and a new murder, her reluctant sometime boyfriend, Phil Gunderson, is far from happy.
Molokai Reef
By Dennis K. Biby
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 80,870. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Molokai Reef weaves humor, travelogue, environmental issues, sailing, and social commentary into a page turning mystery. Follow Gybe with no last name and his wacky friends, including a doobie smoking scarlet macaw, as they solve a murder mystery on the island of Molokai in the Hawaiian Islands. Learn more at MolokaiReef.com.
Have Gun, Will Play (a Mick and Casey Mystery)
By Camille LaGuire
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,360. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Two gunslingers, one little girl, a big bag of toys, and murder! Young newlywed gunslingers Mick and Casey tangle with jewel heists, kidnappings and a murder mystery when they are hired to escort the young daughter of a stagecoach king, along with her fabulous collection of toys. One of Red Adept's Top Indie Books of 2010.
The Eye of the Idol
By Paul Dayton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,030. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The biggest thing on Jacob's mind was how he failed his Jesuit assignment when he stole the object he was asked to 'acquire' for the church. Little did he know that what he had done would initiate events leading not only to several beheadings, murders and the sinking of the Empress of Ireland, but to a conflict that would bring together the world's superpowers in a final showdown.
The Gray and Guilty Sea
By Jack Nolte
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,040. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A curmudgeon. A loner. That's how people describe Garrison Gage, and that's when they're being charitable. After his wife's brutal murder, the crippled private investigator retreats to the coastal town of Barnacle Bluffs, Oregon. When the body of a young woman washes up on the beach, his conscience draws him back into his old occupation – forcing him to confront the demons of his own guilt.
Set the Night on Fire
By Libby Fischer Hellmann
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,320. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010 by Allium Press of Chicago. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Someone is trying to kill Lila Hilliard. As she desperately tries to determine who is after her she uncovers information about the past that threatens to destroy her. An unforgettable portrait of Chicago during the turbulent late 1960s: the riots at the Democratic Convention, the struggle for power between the Black Panthers and SDS, and a group of young idealists who tried to change the world.
Train to Anywhere
By David George Howard
Price: Free! Words: 97,750. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Eddie Griffin, a 23-year-old ex-con, is working to put his life back together. Late one evening he witnesses a local businessman committing a murder. His life is spared, but he will be killed if he talks to the police. Everything he has worked for falls apart as he becomes caught between rival criminal and legal organizations.
The Search for Al Capone's Diary
By Joe Stengele
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,960. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Where is Al Capone’s fortune? He went to prison knowing he’d have to buy his way out. He hid his stash so his associates couldn’t find it. The telling clues lay in his diary, never found until now. Its location was known to only one person. Other surprising clues surface that shockingly point the finger to someone very unsuspected. Will history assist or hinder this investigation?
Web Secrets
By Ronnie Dauber
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,170. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Madison Richards is a young bride who investigates a personal issue and becomes tangled in a web of deception and revenge. As her loved ones begin to disappear, she becomes the prime suspect and turns to her only remaining friend in cyberspace for help. He learns that Madison is the target of a psychopath killer but will he be enough to keep her alive?
A Dangerous Woman (A Fay Cunningham Mystery-Book 1)
By Debra Lee
Series: The Fay Cunningham Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,550. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Fay Cunningham, publisher of a small-town Pennsylvania newspaper, is having a well-deserved midlife crisis. Both nicotine-and calorie deprived, she stays busy delivering the paper she publishes in order to get closer to her customer base, craving inspiration, a smoke, and a cheeseburger. But she discovers something odd going on behind the closed doors of her trusted friend Joe Wise.
A Fly in Amber
By Diane R. Thompson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Three bottles of the Shackleton Scotch have returned to Scotland over 100 years after the failed Antarctic expedition. But how do they taste? Only a group of famed “noses,” that is, chemical engineers, will ever find out. And only one man has the talent to unlock the recipe.