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Noble Beginnings: A Jack Noble Thriller (Jack Noble #1)
By L.T. Ryan
Price: Free! Words: 65,630. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In March of 2002, while the eyes of the world focused on Afghanistan, Jack Noble finds himself on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. A Marine in name only, Jack is on-loan to the CIA. Normally an integral part of the team, he finds that he is nothing more than a security detail in Iraq. Jack and his partner Bear have a run-in with four CIA special agents over the treatment of an Iraqi family.
Mama's Boys Need Not Apply
By R. Jimon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 112,400. Language: American English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Becca's eccentric boss has a diet corporation as a new client, and now Becca must live according to the diet plan for as long as the project runs. But gnawing hunger pangs aren't the only ugly side effect of Star Losers because someone seems determined to sabotage the diet program by trying to kill off some of its promoters. Can Becca deal with this and still meet her weekly weigh-in goal?
Antenna Syndrome
By Alan Annand
Price: Free! Words: 79,680. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
New York, 2026. In the aftermath of a terrorist A-bomb, private investigator Keith Savage searches for a kidnapped artist, the paraplegic daughter of a crime-busting politician, but tracking her down leads him to a place where her fascination with insects collides with his fears.
Sun Burn
By Ipam
Price: Free! Words: 78,330. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Murder Mystery....Diane Lopez is an active lawyer and the new Business Manager for Moot Court, a make-believe court of law for studious law students at the Miami-Dade University School of Law.....For the annual Moot Law International Competition in Miami, Florida, Diane has chosen an active, live, and on-going police investigation of the cold-blooded murderess, Veronica Seamus.
The Kohinoor
By Nikki Spryer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,840. Language: American English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A dead body on the deck seemed out of place on the opulent Kohinoor cruise. Mira, Roma and Tasha find more excitement than they bargained for on their holiday cruise, as murder, jewelry theft and romance entwines.
The Secret Dead
By SW Fairbrother
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,230. Language: British English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A zombie murder mystery. When Vivia Brisk's colleague Malcolm zombifies and his teenage son Ben goes missing, Vivia is roped in to help find them. At first what happened seems simple, but then the police find decades-old corpses hidden near Malcolm’s house, and Vivia begins to realise Malcolm’s missing son is in a lot more danger than from just a single zombie on the loose…
The Lantern, a Renaissance Mystery
By Joanne Lewis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,980. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The Lantern, a Renaissance mystery, travels from modern day Miami, Florida to Florence, Italy and from the twenty-first century to the fifteenth century. Along the way, three lives intersect and collide with each other and with some of the most famous figures of the Renaissance including members of the Medici, Brunelleschi, Donatello and a young Michelangelo.
Forbidden Room
By Joanne Lewis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,760. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
New attorney Michael Tucker has few clients, yearns to be like his famous grandmother and cannot afford to move out of his parents’ home. Sara Goldstein is an heiress accused of murder. When Sara hires Michael, he gets to defend an innocent person, a beautiful lover and notoriety like his grandmother. But is it more than he asked for? Is Sara innocent or is she really a murderer?
Always One
By J.J. Abbott
Series: The Led Sinclair Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 71,690. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Private detective Louis Edward "Led" Sinclair investigates the murder of a wealthy old man and uncovers a web of intrigue involving neo-Nazis intent on starting a race war.
Carniville
By J.R. McLemore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,380. Language: American English. Published: March 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Death is coming to Carniville, a small Florida apartment complex that is home to a tight-knit community of carnival workers and human oddities. When one of the residents is murdered and the authorities aren't much interested in looking past the obvious suspect, the victim's husband, Blake Stanwick begins conducting his own investigation with the help of his misfit friends.
Gold
By Thomas Hollyday
Series: River Sunday Romance Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,810. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
John Neale is throwing in the towel. He has followed his conscience for too long, working for pennies to support local farmers in the quiet Chesapeake town of River Sunday. With his own bills mounting, he is doing one last job before selling out to the corporate life. He just needs to finalize the will of Father Tom, a beloved priest who passed away while performing a mass.
The Footnotes
By Ray Stickle
Price: Free! Words: 86,390. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
There was the thin man up the beach walking with a noticeable limp, pinched eyeglasses perched on his nose, a pair of white slacks and a billowing white shirt, his Korean face further hidden by a low-worn white sun hat. Galden had been following the man for more than a week. An easy job for a beach bum. But a trip to South Korea soon changes things.
The Missing Man
By Andrew White
Price: Free! Words: 58,720. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
For the longest time, nobody even realized that Richard Barnes had joined the ranks of the 2,000 people who go missing each day in the United States. Jack Pelham is assigned to cover the story of the missing man - and he does until he is no longer writing the story, he becomes the story - right up to the point of he himself becoming the missing man.
Hollywood Assassin - A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
By MZ Kelly
Price: Free! Words: 94,500. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
LAPD Detective Kate Sexton tries to save the life and reputation of a fellow cop wanted for murder, while eluding a serial killer and trying to solve a thirty year-old cold case linked to the highest echelons of Hollywood elite and power.
The First Shall Be Last
By Joe Ellis
Price: Free! Words: 75,490. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
(5.00 from 1 review)
Popular mystery writer Joe C. Ellis's World War II novel, The First Shall Be Last will be available for free for a limited time at Smashwords.com. THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST is both a poignant love story and a realistic portrayal of the brutality of war. "Haunting, captivating, compelling, THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST is a powerful mystery that grips the heart." -- Nancy Haddock, Berkley Books novelist
The Screen Conspiracy
By Maxwell Black
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,050. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Washington where nothing is what it seems. Not knowing that can cost you your life. True, middle-aged Jack Halpin knew little of the internet, neither its potential nor its danger. Notwithstanding that, how could he possibly have foreseen the impact it would have on his life?
Magnolia Gods
By Thomas Hollyday
Series: River Sunday Romance Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,720. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Murder follows as corporation fights investigation of espionage and stolen experimental aircraft
Taboo (CSI Reilly Steel #1)
By Casey Hill
Price: Free! Words: 94,770. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014 by Little Blue Books. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.00 from 2 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.
Spiked
By Peter Menadue
You set the price! Words: 65,410. Language: Australian English. Published: March 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Volume 3 in the Bush Capital Series. Sacked Canberra political correspondent Paul Ryder is chasing the biggest story of his life. Trained killers, spies and hardened political operators are trying to stop him. But the biggest danger he faces is his mother-in-law.
Just Cause Wrong Target
By John Muir
Price: Free! Words: 101,960. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In this second book of the series, TA returns to the Philippines to clarify what happened 12 months previous when he became a pawn in a national armed uprising. After meeting his saviour on his earlier misadventure, he journeys south. There, mistaken for a rich businessman, he is kidnapped. The businessman is intent on recovering gold buried by his grandfather during the Japanese occupation.