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It Takes a Thief
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,740. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Playing outside, a young boy, Jack, witnesses a brutal murder. A man is beaten in the head with a sledge-hammer and then run over. He faints and is soon discovered near the victim. Robbie Duncan, a private detective, realizes that Jack is a key witness. Can Robbie find the killer before they can get to Jack? Should he enlist the help of the police, or someone more sinister…?
A Cass of Sour Grapes - A Cass Elliot Companion Novel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 107,180. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Maxine Leverman pleads her way into a job at family run Lost and Found Investigations, her only goal is to gain the concealed carry license and PI skills she needs to find the man who attacked her. But when she secretly takes a missing husband case on her first day at the agency, she stumbles into a high-stakes game of blackmail and murder.
Death in a Cold Spring
Series: Pitkirtly Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,790. Language: British English. Published: May 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
This is the ninth novel in the Pitkirtly Mystery series. It’s a cold spring in Pitkirtly. Amaryllis’s campaign to be elected to the local Council is approaching a conclusion, and the local minister has set up the Face of Pitkirtly art exhibition to show off the creativity of the young people of the area. At least one of these activities is doomed to failure.
Degrees of Clarity
Price: Free! Words: 29,760. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When a robbery occurs during one of her cleaning shifts, Jayne McMurray becomes the prime suspect. She's evicted from her rental property and fired from her agency. Enough is enough. Destitute and desperate, Jayne wants to track down the real culprits and wrest a cut of the money. But can she risk it with insurance investigator Ted Shepherd on the case?
Skeleton Sea
Series: Forensic Geology. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,650. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
A mystery at sea plunges the geologists into deadly waters. Investigating a strange fishing accident off the California coast, they track it to an even stranger project. Someone with toxic skills is at work in this sea. If the lethal project is not ended, the outcome will be unstoppable.
You Can't Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet
Series: The Study Club Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,070. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Wanda Jean Milton discovers her husband dead on her new shag carpet with a carving knife in his chest. Grief stricken and beside herself over the stain, Wanda Jean finds herself the prime suspect. But she is also a member of “the” Study Club, a bastion of 1960s Texas feminism. The Club officers set out to clear her name — uncovering mountains of local dirt in the process.
Finding Patience
Series: Sutherland Saga, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 76,740. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
When Patience Walker is kidnapped on a cold winter’s night, her life is changed forever. Having met her on that very day, Brandt MacCauley takes on the challenge of finding her. Spanning fifteen years, his quest will not only change both of their lives, it will ultimately alter the course of history.
Family and Fiends in the Hamptons
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,770. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
If things weren't crazy enough before, contending with ghosts, now Reid has to deal with Pia's family, including: one very sexy rock star nephew, Pia's sister, brother-in-law, and their brood of ne'er-do-wells. Add a camera crew shooting a reality show and murder seems pretty tame. At least, until the bodies start stacking up and British rocker Christian soon becomes Jase's the prime suspect.
Worked to Death
Series: Working Stiff Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,900. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When an old friend asks for her help, Reluctant med-school drop-out Mandy Murrin knows she must make a dent in solving this puzzle before the killer retires another victim. But will she get to the bottom of it before the culprit can cover his tracks, or will she reach a dead-end of her very own?
Curiosity Didn't Kill the Cat (A Conan Flagg Mystery, #1)
Series: The Conan Flagg Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,510. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Captain Harold Jeffries, swaddled in his robe, had settled down for a cozy evening with Crime and Punishment when his wife left the house for a bridge party. An hour later he was dead. What could have induced him to dress and go out into the stormy night—much less to walk on the beach, which he hated and never went near?
Caught Dead in Philadelphia (An Amanda Pepper Mystery, #1)
Series: The Amanda Pepper Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,630. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The debut of Philly Prep English teacher and accidental sleuth, Amanda Pepper, (and of C.K. Mackenzie, homicide detective) won the World Mystery Convention's "Anthony" for best first mystery. When the body of a colleague is found dead in Amanda's living room, she has to clear herself of suspicion—and make sure she isn't the next victim as well.
The Philanthropist
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,080. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
There are times, as you will read in this story that ‘Demitri’, who is Theodore Thermos’ ALTER EGO, although maintaining friendly relations with him, purposely gives him advice that eventually involves him in murder.
Deadly Production
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,650. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mapleton Police chief Gordon Hepler thinks his troubles with the small-town politics are behind him. But when a movie-making company sets up shop in Mapleton, it doesn't take long before things go sideways, and Gordon has a dead body to deal with. The mayor says it's not a Mapleton problem, let the movie people deal with it. Will Gordon listen to the mayor, or risk his job to find the truth?
The Cavalier of the Apocalypse
Series: Aristide Ravel Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 86,160. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
In seething 1786 Paris, penniless writer Aristide Ravel, already suspected of subversion, must clear his name of murder. But his search for answers—with the aid of friends who may not be all that they seem—leads him into a tangle of conspiracy, secret societies, royal scandal, and imminent revolution, which grows only more complex when the corpse disappears. "Superb." (Publishers Weekly)
Power Ride
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,690. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Kester (Kit) Simmons, drummer with the rock band ‘Charlotte Jane’, was out of beat. He was stressed out, starving and he thought he was going crazy. Then, just before a national tour, Kit's precious drums and one of the band members are found slashed to pieces. The keyboard player, Avi Livingstone, is missing, Kit has no alibi and, to make matters worse, the police suspect him of dealing drugs.
Iced Tea For Professor Arnustace - A Professor Arnustace steampunk mystery
Series: Professor Arnustace. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,150. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
England, the Year of our Lord 1917... After a strange new species is discovered on the English coast, the eccentric Professor Arnustace and indefatigable Doctor Anna Ross are stumped before the mystery even begins. But when a dinner invitation arrives via a miniature airship with a mongoose captain, little do they know the surprises in store for them on Ipsun Isle, the nation in the sky.
Enlisting Redemption
Series: Sutherland Saga, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 82,730. 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.
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.
Winter Wind Free Preview Edition (First 19 Chapters)
Price: Free! Words: 27,270. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
Former LAPD homicide detective Lee Jordan can't see, speak or hear...but he will find you, one way or another. And with a killer at large, and people disappearing from his city, Lee must must unravel his most baffling case yet before the killer strikes again.