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Pebbleton-On-Edge
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Price: Free! Words: 88,370. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
(5.00 from 9 reviews)
In a quiet English seaside village Sue and her colleagues at the Parish Council think life is fun but boring, until they are shocked out of complacency when murder is discovered literally under their noses. The arrival of police and reporters alarms the unlikely new Parish Clerk, who has good reason to seek obscurity. Worse is to come, as a 200-year-old crime produces modern consequences.
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.
Shadow Unit 1
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Price: Free! Words: 72,650. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011 by CatYelling. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
The FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit hunts humanity's worst nightmares. But there are nightmares humanity doesn't dream are real. The BAU sends those cases down the hall. There, Stephen Reyes and his team pursue criminals transformed by a mysterious force: the anomaly. Welcome to Shadow Unit. The Shadow Unit series was created by award-winning authors Emma Bull and Elizabeth Bear.
Dream Student - Dream Series book 1
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Series: Dream Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 93,900. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
College junior Sara Barnes thought her life was totally under control. All she had to worry about was her final exams, Christmas shopping, applying to medical school – and what to do about the cute freshman in the next dorm with a crush on her. Everything was going according to plan, until the night she started seeing other people’s dreams.
Life in Fiction
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Price: Free! Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Jimmy Slade is a broken old man looking to solve the eighteen-year old murder of his ten-year old son.
Baiting & Fishing
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Price: Free! Words: 96,260. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A newspaper reporter investigates the circumstances of a corporate scandal, and finds the woman of his dreams. Is she his perfect match or a murderess? Is he a heel or a hero?
Secrets & Lies
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Series: Detective Jill Brennan, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 61,840. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Everyone has skeletons in their closets... everyone has secrets... but when the corpse of an elderly recluse is found in her kitchen, the secrets she kept hidden so well, come spilling out & William Phillips, her wealthy son has the very fabric of his life turned upside down. Follow a web of intrigue through Rose Phillip's life to discover who wanted her dead & why the killer is now after William.
Blow Me, Baby
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Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The last thing Toni Amos expected when she decided to go on a girl's weekend in Vegas was to be left high and dry. Now she'll have to figure out a way home that may or may not include a new friend's help.
Running into the Darkness
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Series: Deepest Darkness, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 71,750. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Samantha never intended to kill the President. As a doctor, she swore an oath to protect life – not take it. But that was before he ordered the murder of her family.
Strayed
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Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
No job, no money, and an ex-wife who's glad to be rid of him . . . Frank is looking for his next scam when he holes up in an abandoned farmhouse. But this town has a way of calling strays home.
A Reason to Live (Marty Singer Mystery #1)
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Series: Marty Singer Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,920. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
In the late nineties, a bad cop killed a good woman and homicide detective Marty Singer watched the murderer walk out of the courtroom a free man. Twelve years later, the victim's daughter is the target and needs Marty's help. With a second shot at the killer--and a first chance at redemption--Marty's just found A Reason to Live.
The Fear of E
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Price: Free! Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
There are many fears...as many as the letters of the alphabet...
Deep Trouble
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Price: Free! Words: 67,850. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Florida newspaper reporter turned private detective Rex Fowler finds himself mixed up with a con man, a crooked chief and a cute cop, plus a murder to boot.
Murder at Bear Ranch
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Price: Free! Words: 36,100. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Four generations of women live and work at Bear Ranch, Prescott, Arizona. Their non-traditional life style leads to intrigue and unusual solutions.
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.
Hilda Hopkins, Murder, She Knit #1
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Price: Free! Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011 by StreetWise Publications. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Nobody suspects little old ladies of doing bad things... like sedating their house guests and strangling them with a machine knitted garrotte! Hilda Hopkins hits the road and outwits the police and everyone chasing her, but no one can run forever, especially not at her age and in those stockings!
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 . .
The John Doe
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Price: Free! Words: 49,950. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
They would have liked to know who the John Doe was, but more importantly they wanted to know what he was. And what was his power, the power they did not understand? He could not be allowed free. He was not an ordinary man.
Dolled Up For Murder: A Gretchen Birch Mystery
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Series: Gretchen Birch Murder Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 75,140. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Caroline Birch. Put her away. The message was clutched in the fist of a destitute former doll collector found dead at the bottom of a cliff with a valuable French doll’s parasol in her pocket. And the person seen fleeing the crime scene fits Caroline’s description. But Gretchen Birch knows her mother is innocent. The problem is, Caroline has disappeared.
Dreamcast
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Price: Free! Words: 80,500. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In Dreamcast, Travis, an art-student, dreams of his ex-girlfriend’s murder, and the next day discovers the nightmare to be true. In police interview, he confesses the dream and is arrested for exact knowledge of the crime. With the help of a psychologist, he finds that he has paranormal abilities and uses them manipulate the police to trap the real killer.