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Bingoed
Series: Essie Cobb Senior Sleuth Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,660. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011 by Cozy Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Essie Cobb, 90-year-old senior sleuth, and her three pals--Opal, Marjorie, and Fay are on the trail of mystery. They're determined to find out why one of their fellow residents at the Happy Haven Assisted Living Facility suddenly fell into a coma after winning the grand prize of one dollar at the weekly Bingo game. And when these ladies make up their minds to do something--watch out!
Filthy Night
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...
The Seventh Island
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,760. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Life on a Caribbean island was perfect for american Brad Stone and British Mac McLeish. One day Stone answered a call from a beautiful woman. Daily terror, death threats and a voodoo curse followed. Could he stop the evil that controlled his life? . Stalking, Murder,kidnap,Stone's girlfriend was kidnapped, a race against time, Stone was given 3 clues & 4 hours, to find The Seventh Island.
Black Woods: Book 1 (Black Woods Series)
Series: Black Woods, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 41,020. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Avid mushroom hunters and volunteers with the local Search and Rescue Department, Laura and Julie, who are in their sixties, remember that first encounter in the woods years ago. Four young men, who are fun by nature, travel to the woods with high hopes of a hunt they won't forget. A call to the Search and Rescue Department will bring them shockingly together in the... Black Woods. Adult Language
The Room: A Tale of Murder in the Social Networking Age
Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
An incapacitated student gets more than he bargained for when curiosity leads him to join an online self help community. At first the members of The Room welcome him with open arms, but things take a turn for the deadly when one of them confesses to a murder...
No Experience Required (a Summer Rains Novel)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,070. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
After leaving the hippie commune she grew up on, Summer Rains set a modest goal for herself: earn enough money to live a normal life in the real world. Maybe she was aiming too high. This novel is a fun comedic-mystery, similar in tone to the books of Janet Evanovich, Meg Cabot, and Stephanie Bond.
Homicide on the Half Shell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,240. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Teacher Graham Spencer writes his first novel at Hood Canal. While crafting his tale, he uncovers a cold-case murder and becomes entangled in a local homicide. The reader becomes privy to both crimes. AJ Arthur includes humor and recipes to give a flavor of characters and locale. Romance was the last thing on Graham’s mind but becomes a perk in the form of coffee house owner, Kandis McFerrin.
Stroke of Genius (Archie Lemons #3)
Price: Free! Words: 51,730. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Archie and Elise are sent to Las Vegas to investigate what appears to be an accidental death but end up stumbling upon a far more dangerous case with a few coincidences impossible to ignore. Now, with the clock ticking, it's up to them to save the day in this darkly comic mystery.
Twenty-Five Years Ago Today
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,000. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » General
(4.33 from 21 reviews)
For 25 years, Diana Ferguson’s killer has gotten away with murder. When editorial assistant Kris Langley investigates the cold case of the artistic young cocktail waitress who was obsessed with Greek mythology, she must fight to stay off the obituary page herself. Finding out the truth about that long ago night may shatter Kris’s present, costing her love, her career, and ultimately her life.
Spying in High Heels
Series: High Heels Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,780. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.33 from 9 reviews)
L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by one rule: Fashion. But things take a turn from Manolos to murder when her boyfriend disappears, along with $20 million in embezzled funds, the LAPD's sexiest cop is watching her every move, and dead bodies start falling in her path. Along with a cast of wacky friends and family, Maddie tries to catch a killer before the killer catches her.
Sweetheart in High Heels
Series: High Heels Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,590. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.33 from 6 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.
Laundry Day (Short Mystery Story)
Price: Free! Words: 9,130. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
A short story by mystery author Stacy Juba. When Gregg accidentally discovers his neighbor's lingerie collection drip-drying in her shower, he stares in fascination at a scene that looks like laundry day at the whorehouse. After his neighbor is found dead - strangled with her own fishnet stocking - the next victim might even be closer to home. Approximately 2900 words, plus bonus excerpts.
Did I Die?
Price: Free! Words: 12,350. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
At only 14 years old, John Malcolm finds school tough taking every hit on the chin (literally). John finally retaliates and the bully ends up violently injured. This attack causes John to go on the run making life even more difficult. On the run - John barely makes it out of his home town when a friendly stranger takes him in. With no escape John endures things that are far beyond imagination.
Playing With The Bad Boys - A Mia Ferrari Mystery #1
Series: The Mia Ferrari Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,200. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
A woman plunges ten floors down an atrium and lands on a baby grand piano in the luxurious Rourke Hotel Sydney. The police rule this as a straight case of suicide; but 48-year-old hotel duty manager and wannabe investigator, Mia Ferrari, thinks otherwise. As Mia sets out to unravel the mysterious death, she comes up against an unsavoury cast of characters who will do anything to shut her up.
Taboo (CSI Reilly Steel #1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,770. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014 by Little Blue Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
For fans of Patricia Cornwell, Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner 'Very special ... an outstanding forensic debut.' THE BOOKSELLER Featuring forensic investigator Reilly Steel, Quantico-trained and California-born and bred, in Ireland to drag the Garda forensics team into the 21st-century plus keep tabs on her Irish-born father. But a brutal serial killer soon puts paid to that.
Angel Food and Devil Dogs - A Maggie Gale Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 120,800. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
When private detective Maggie Gale is called to a college to discuss the suspicious suicide of a gay professor, she shakes hands with the attractive Dr. Kathryn Anthony, who smiles at her with a faint but unmistakable touch of lust. Thrills, humor, & hot lesbian romance combine in this classic who-done-it style mystery.
Murder On The Mind
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
Are You Positive?
Series: HIV/AIDS, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 116,320. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Ripped from the headlines of today's news, "Are You Positive?" is a fictitious courtroom drama in the style of John Grisham. 26-year-old Tyree Johnson stands accused of first degree murder in Greenville, South Carolina. But his murder weapon is not a gun or a knife; it's HIV. “Everyone diagnosed HIV-Positive absolutely must read this book. The rest of us should too.” - Dr. Goddard, CO.
The Summerland
Price: Free! Words: 76,670. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A once-in-a career case: half a mil in cash and a stolen car … five murdered women, shot execution style and left in a distinct, unnerving arrangement. Sheriff Bill Ashton must put it all together or watch it all fall apart—including his career. Air Force Captain Arden Jones won’t let anything stand in the way of finding her sister—not even Ashton, who just might be her perfect match.
The Witness Wore Blood Bay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,880. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Leigh's friend Candy, a fellow horsewoman, finds herself accused of murder. Who else would she turn to for help except Leigh? After all, everyone in small town Del Canto knows Leigh has body-discovering experience. Never mind that Leigh is busy finding out who's poisoning dogs in Sammi's neighborhood and she's trying to renovate her home without going broke. There's a murder mystery to solve.