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Enlisting Redemption
Price: Free! Words: 74,780. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
When twenty-one year old college student Trevor Sutherland enlists Rebecca Carey in a birthday party performance, it leads to a heinous crime. Her subsequent disappearance will ultimately send Trevor on a decade long quest for redemption, one fraught with intrigue, deception, and ultimately murder.
Killer Unleashed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,640. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Meet Chloe: she has a house, a best friend, and absolutely no idea how to say "no." So when her elderly neighbor asks her to surrender a little dog named Theo to the animal shelter, of course Chloe agrees. And when Theo pulls out his big puppy dog eyes, Chloe reluctantly gains a dog. And that’s when the trouble starts.
Speak Softly My Love
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 62,410. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
To fall in love is to be young again. To count the cost is to die a little bit inside. In Speak Softly My Love, Inspector Gilles Maintenon goes out for a quart of milk and stumbles across a dead man. The trouble is, when the dead get up and walk away. They have one too many missing-person reports, too many wives, girlfriends and other mysterious blondes.
Scorpion's Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,850. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Former Inspector Liv Harris has now moved to a small Midlands town to seek not only a love life but a new start as a Private Investigator. As her love life becomes more complicated, Liv concentrates upon solving some missing persons cases and finds herself propelled her into the warped, violent world of an ex-warrior with several bitter scores to settle.
A Draw of Death
Series: Helen Binney Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,840. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
After twenty years as a political wife, the now-divorced Helen Binney should be able to organize a small event for the local library without breaking a sweat. But she didn't plan on the guest speaker, a controversial celebrity poker player, literally drawing a hand of death. Whose buttons did he push a little too hard? Was it really, as the police believe, the niece of Helen's handsome lawyer?
Requiem for Innocence: A Scott Drayco Mystery
Series: Scott Drayco, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,440. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
- Four adult murder victims in Washington, DC, all wheelchair-bound - An attack on an innocent disabled girl on Virginia's Eastern Shore - A list of suspects that include a badly-disfigured man, his enigmatic Goth son, and a slippery and dangerous adversary Crime consultant Scott Drayco must battle greed, guilt, and guile to uncover the truth. But is he dealing with one murderous monster or two?
That Wasn't Chicken
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,200. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Murder, mystery-meat and morning sickness. Lovita and Sue Jan put down their forks to find out what's on their plates, and discover what really happened to a missing law intern before Jolene’s son has to trade in his chef’s uniform for prison stripes.
I, Claudia (A Claudia Seferius Mystery, #1)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,200. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Claudia Seferius has successfully flattered her way into marriage with a wealthy Roman wine merchant. But when her secret gambling debts spiral, she hits on another resourceful way to make money - offering her “personal services” to high-ranking Roman Citizens. Unfortunately her clients are now turning up dead - the victims of a sadistic serial killer.
My Father the God
Price: Free! Words: 72,570. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Having completed his first year at Hanford University, Scotsman Sloan Stewart begins the summer of 1941 working at The Orchard Inn with his friends James, Isolde and Sabrina. But entanglements inevitably lead to a shocking event, one that will transform each of them irrevocably through war, peace, and ultimately, the remainder of their lives. Can they ever surmount the errors of their youth?
Misfortune Cookies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,360. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
A most unlikely pair of detectives, best friends Lovita and Sue Jan, “Comb” the countryside with style, sarcasm, and lots of Szechwan. This tale is like good take-out food–definitely worth bringing home.
Murder at Naughton Pharms
Price: Free! Words: 64,990. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
"Murder at Naughton Pharms" is a crime story with humorous edges. It starts out with the everyday zaniness at a drug research facility in Fargo, North Dakota. When our hero Kelly gets a complaint about an old guy asleep in one of the women's barracks, it turns out to be the company COO, and that's just the start.
Murder À La Flambé
Series: Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,640. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Andy Buckland isn't thrilled when sexpot celebrity chef Lacey L'Amour decides to open a competing ethnic restaurant in small-town Beaverton...right across the street from Andy's pasta shop, the Bowtie Angel. And matters heat up when Andy’s long lost daughter is suspected of arson.
Of War and Women
Price: Free! Words: 66,130. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
On the eve of the Battle of Britain a farewell party is held for the 93rd Squadron at Wharton Manor, and though World War II will subsequently intervene, events of that night will echo down through history, changing the lives of those present forever. Unfairly maligned, one woman will persevere, but for all her accomplishments, will Felicité succeed?
Dead As A Doornail
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,180. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
"When The Fat Ladies Sing" cozy mystery series, Book 3--All the girls have to do is nail the killer, find the missing money, save their beauty shop, and rescue the little town of Wachita before Lovita walks down the aisle. Can two big bodaciously beautiful women do it? Piece of cake.
Mindscrew Part 1 - A Sam Jameson Thriller
Price: Free! Words: 54,640. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
“Right up there with James Patterson, David Baldacci, Nelson DeMille and Frederic Forsyth.” Elite hacker and amateur thief Sabot Mondragon has bumbled into the clutches of his former employers, who are exceedingly upset. Maybe it's because he stole billions from them, making him one of the richest men on the planet. Sabot has no clue that the fate of the global economy is intertwined with his own
Murder and Mai Tais
Series: Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,340. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Hope Foster's motto is to let fate lead you—which it did in her case right to the quiet town of Danger Cove. But when the owner of the Smugglers' Tavern, where Hope tends bar, is murdered, suddenly fate puts Hope squarely in the role of "prime suspect" in her employer's murder.
Can't Keep a Brunette Down
Series: Gilda Wright Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,610. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Gilda Wright thinks she's landed a dream job managing a karate school. Sure, her boss, Sensei Mick Williams, is almost as demanding as he is sexy, but Gilda is inspired by the strength of people around her and hopes to absorb some of that into her own life. But when Gilda finds the dead body of one of the instructors, Gilda must find her own strength, and fast!
The Last Will and Testament of Ernie Politics
Price: Free! Words: 71,430. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Ernie Politics, a homeless conspiracy theorist, has been murdered. The LAPD is no help, so Ray Cobb vows to find out who killed his friend. His quest for vigilante justice pulls him deep into a dangerous Los Angeles underworld of homeless elite, filthy hustlers, and strange allies. Ray quickly learns that when you live on the streets, the only person you can trust is yourself.
Those Who Fought for Us
Price: Free! Words: 62,940. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
On the eve of World War I, Elizabeth Turnberry and her friend Margaret MacCreedy meet fellow students Robert Sutherland and Alastair Stewart in a pub in Edinburgh. And, although the future seems bright, the outbreak of war in the summer of 1914 will destroy all their hopes and dreams. Is there hope at all for those who fought for us?
Smile Now, Cry Later
Series: Chuck Restic Mystery. Price: Free! Words: 70,530. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The Chuck Restic Mystery Series follows a sardonic HR executive who moonlights as a private investigator. The first book in the series -- SMILE NOW, CRY LATER -- has Chuck venturing outside the confines of his Los Angeles skyscraper in search of a missing colleague. It's a fun, fast read that provides a fresh take on the classic detective novel.