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The Mercy Seat
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Open three small boxes. That's all Dwight Clanton needs to do in order to find salvation. Open them, and he will learn why he finds himself chained to a chair, sitting across from his captor. Can Dwight Clanton survive The Mercy Seat, or will he find himself in a darker nightmare?
The Scorpion's Tale
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,050. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Bred to kill, he is the perfect weapon. Omniscient, and never seen; a soulless assassin until a fatal mistake. Now he is hunted by a father for killing his wife and children. A continent away, another family slaughtered. A beautiful daughter teams with a Mafia enforcer on her own quest to find him. A story of revenge and redemption; the tale of the Scorpion.
Welcome to Dullsville
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,360. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Mars Black is a big city private detective who works the seamy side of Grayville, a city perpetually cloaked in fog, a city without sights, a city he sometimes calls “Dullsville.” After he is hired by a man named Baker, though, things become a little less dull. The book is written in black and white, like a 30’s gangster movie, and no word of color was used; only black, white and shades of gray.
Virtually Scared To Death
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Series: Julia Blake Cozy Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A Short Murder Mystery Julia Blake runs her own cleaning business. The first time she sees a dead body is when she discovers one of her clients, Mark Castle, lying dead on the floor of his luxury apartment. Julia soon suspects that Mark was murdered. He was a good friend and she is determined to find out who killed him.
Deadly Gamble: The First Charlie Parker Mystery
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 62,490. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.30 from 10 reviews)
Charlie Parker is a reluctant detective. As a partner in RJP Investigations, with her brother Ron, she really only intends to keep up the financial end of the business. He's supposed to be the investigator. But Stacy North, Charlie's former best friend, shows up and wants help in locating a missing watch, so Charlie agrees to help. When people start dying, Charlie knows she's in deep trouble.
Still Life With Murder (Nell Sweeney Mysteries, Book 1)
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Price: Free! Words: 94,890. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2010 by Patricia Ryan. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.27 from 11 reviews)
#1 national bestseller Still Life With Murder is the first book of P.B. Ryan’s acclaimed historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney and opium-smoking former battle surgeon Will Hewitt. Thought to have died during the Civil War, Will is arrested for murder, and Nell must prove his innocence. Originally published by Berkley Prime Crime.
Murder in the Philosophy Department
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,310. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.25 from 8 reviews)
Who killed Niles Norman, the new head of the philosophy department?
Recycled
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Price: Free! Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
What was Amaryllis doing at the rubbish tip in the middle of the night? And would she get away with it once her friend Christopher was on the case? This short tale of revenge, retribution and garden gnomes takes place in a small town in Scotland and is an introduction to a series of cosy mysteries by the same author.
The First Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,360. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
The Vertigo City Resistance is pitted against the shadowy Weimar Corporation. Their stalemate is broken by the death of an infiltrator. The fiery Resistance Commander Liss Hunt and bewildered companion Philip Wiseman set off on a journey into both organisations to discover the truth behind who runs Vertigo. The First Tale is an action adventure featuring automatons, mad scientists and explosions!
A Ghostly Christmas Present
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Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,820. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2010 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
It's hard to beat being thrown in an out-of-state jail on a trumped up charge as a Christmas present, but detective Clarke Lantham loves a challenge. So when he calls up his brother for help with bail, he thinks he's prepared for the ordeal of spending a holiday weekend with relatives who put the "strange" back in "estranged." That was his first mistake.
Island Ghosts: A Will Castleton Adventure
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Price: Free! Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011 by AA Productions. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
"Slightly psychic" U.S. Marshal Will Castleton's tropical vacation is no escape from his past. This short story finds Will Castleton - who also appears in the novel DEATH SIGHT and THE CASTLETON FILES story collection - racing time through a hurricane to save a woman's life, the reporter who cashed in on the tragedy resulting in his psychic abilities hot on his trail.
Sweetheart in High Heels
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Series: High Heels Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,590. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.25 from 4 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.
Just Pretend
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,220. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Emilia Lane has experienced a lot of emotional distress over the past year; a failed engagement to her jack-ass of an ex-fiancé, the death of her Granny Lane and a return move to her childhood home. Now, just as she's on the verge of getting her life back on track; she finds herself unexpectedly re-united with the jack-ass, and the number one suspect in a murder investigation.
7th Inning Death
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Series: Marshall Connors Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 104,230. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Major league baseball umpire Marshall Connors longs for a return to the relative obscurity of his profession and the simplicity of the game he loves. A new relationship gives him hope. A old acquaintance takes it away. Because... Sometimes, bad things happen to good people. Sometimes, good people do bad things. And sometimes, people are just plain bad... BOOK 2 in the MARSHALL CONNORS SERIES
Society of the Nines (Society Series #1)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,000. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
The wig, the fear, and the weapon; those are the first things Private Investigator Mahayla Breland notices when Emma Chapin walks in her door. Shortly after, Mahayla finds herself embroiled in a missing persons case with darker, more sinister repercussions than she could have ever imagined.
Crown of Creation: 2046 - Two Nations, One Murder
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,690. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
It is 2046, 20 years after the Second Civil War. A skier is killed in Telluride, Colorado, now part of the Republic of Franklin. Adam Henry, a Denver detective, investigates. His quest for the killer brings him back East where he encounters the elusive terrorist organization, the Crown of Creation. Who killed the skier, and why? And how has America changed?
Murderous: A Love Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
A nosey neighbor entertains himself with the happenings of man living across the street. His fascination borders on the line of obsession, or could it be something more? www.banocanut.com
Charleston with a Clever Cougar: A Dance with Danger Mystery #6
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Series: A Dance with Danger Mystery, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 39,870. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Romance-challenged Cady, owner of Cady's Cakes, thinks it's time to give up on love. But then, she never expected to run into someone like Doc, the just-retired Army medic back from Afghanistan. Hardly warm and fuzzy, Doc is rough around the edges and not afraid to ask the tough questions when her teenage employee, Daisy, becomes the target of a murderous plot at the shop. Who's behind it and why?
Aspen Allegations - A Sutton Massachusetts Mystery
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Price: Free! Words: 73,950. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Morgan has become settled in her quiet life in Sutton, Massachusetts. Her peaceful morning yoga routine is assisted by her cat, Juliet. In the evening she guides her kayak across the placid surface of Lake Singletary. Everything is in its place. When Morgan stumbles across a dead body in the shadowy depths of Sutton Woods, her stability is knocked askew. Jason, the ranger who comes to her aid ...
DEAD(ish)
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Series: DEAD(ish), Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.22 from 23 reviews)
Linda’s had a bad day. First, her boyfriend killed her. Then she woke up, still on this boring plane of existence, and with an odd obsession about her missing body. Mike won’t tell her what he did with her body and she can’t find the stupid thing herself. There’s only one thing she can do - torment the bastard until he coughs up the information. Contains adult themes & frequent profanity.