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Predestination And Other Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A compilation of three stories about the circumstances that carve our destinies. The forces that act beyond human comprehension- some working in our favor while others against us.
The Wrong Stop, part two
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,110. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Laura gets off the bus at the wrong stop and is chased by a stranger. She runs into a diner where a murder has taken place. Kyle rescues her and is injured in the process. She goes to the hospital and is it caught up in a web of murder and deception.
The Room: A Tale of Murder in the Social Networking Age
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Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
An incapacitated student gets more than he bargained for when curiosity leads him to join an online self help community. At first the members of The Room welcome him with open arms, but things take a turn for the deadly when one of them confesses to a murder...
I, Crime Writer
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Price: Free! Words: 17,150. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
I'm a short story writer - only 5 foot 4. This book features crime tales. I write minimalist Flash Fiction; a perfect dip-in volume - fast reads for a fast world. You'll also find a few Mini-Novels - 1500 word tales so full they think they're bigger. So, meet con men, killers, detectives & thieves. Now take my hand. Follow me. Then give it back.
Death in a High Place
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,700. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012 by Brian Jackson. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
1921-- The War is over, alcohol is proscribed and women have the vote. Jane Blackthorn should be happy but the holidays are looming and the young widow has no desire to spend them with her matchmaking family. An invitation from an old college friends arrives to save her.
Diana, a Lady in Waiting
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,860. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
This book is about the way the British Royal Family treated Princess Diana and events leading up to her mysterious death in a car crash in 1997. Was it an accident or was it planned? The book also includes other scandals which have affected the Royal Family in the twentieth century.
Mermaid in Vegas
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,740. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
A mobbed-up Vegas casino boss captures a mermaid, then builds a display tank for her in an exclusive club where the regulars include Frank, Dean and the rest of the Rat Pack. Urged to action by his firecracker wife, casino detective Tom Blinder reluctantly undertakes a mission to free the mermaid.
When the Apricots Bloom
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012 by Savvy Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A young woman lawyer trying to break through the heavy bureaucracy of the Egyptian legal system gets her chance when the Public Prosecutor calls upon her to make an appearance in court. The case is an ugly one: a young bicycle messenger beaten to death for no apparent reason. Unless, concludes the lawyer, he was carrying a message someone didn't want delivered.
Watching Marilyn
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,450. Language: American English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In the heatwave summer of 1962 Frank Watson, an investigator with a dubious past in pre-revolutionary Cuba, is hired to plant phone taps in the Hollywood home of Marilyn Monroe. There are rumours Monroe has kept a diary, a red book, detailing her affair with John F. Kennedy, the record of a scandal that could bring down the President.
Motive for Murder. By David Williams & Sabine Williams. Smashwords Edition Copyright 2012
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 130,160. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Grin Tyler is a celebrity famous for his groundbreaking work in radio and television. He was ambitious, making many enemies so when he is found murdered in his own home it makes headlines. His best friend Allen Campbell decides to take matters into his own hands and investigates the crime along with Adam his grandson and Detective Simon Carr.
A Cook in the Kitchen
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Phyllis Carlson hates gizmos, gadgets, and anything techno. She keeps her entire world as uncluttered by technology as possible, not an easy feat in the 2060’s. But when someone murders her best friend, Phyllis faces the technology she despises head on in order to bring the murderous fiend to justice.
Trumped
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,650. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Trumped is the first in a new mystery series by award winning author Ann Jenkins Lee. It’s a delightful romp through the streets and canals of Belgium’s most famous medieval city, Bruges. The four ladies of a certain age—Adelle, Winnie, Ruth and Connie—planned to relax and take in the sights. Instead, they find themselves mixed up in something very dangerous indeed.
Denial
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Series: Novels that develop characters' histories. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,720. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Whoever says a middle school story would be boring hasn't met Jan Goodnight and her friends at Eastwood Middle School. Jan steps from two negatives into a middle school principalship in a small Texas town. Negative number one: her husband's accidental death. Negative number two: the former principal's sudden death. Death, danger, and detective work combine to liven up this tale.
Trader of the Lost Isle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,470. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Nickerson Courte wants to open a trading post on the Caribbean island of Antigua, he has no clue that all merchandise there is Mafia controlled. And when his incorrigible curiosity leads him to witness the gruesome murder of the Island’s only
The Woolly Murders
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,390. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
Detective Inspector Mike Malone finds that he must keep all his wits about him when a very odd crime wave hits the litte Lincolnshire town that he has recently moved to for a bit of peace and quiet. With his trusty DS by his side, he wades through wool and blood to find the mastermind behind these dreadful acts. This is the first of a series of tongue-in-cheek crime mysteries.
The Firebird
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,670. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ben, a career spy, comes out of retirement to help his country. He’s a bit eccentric—even his cover identities have cover identities—but all his caution has kept him alive. Can Ben uncover a plot in Columbia before the death toll rises? A fast paced novella full of intrigue and espionage.
Love, Greed and Lie$
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,840. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The story begins in the early nineteen hundreds—ending in present day. It's a compelling narrative about identical twins, Emma Jean and Gloria, one secretly given away at birth. The girls never knew of the others existence. Detective Randal uncovers a disturbing plot that brings the twins lives together again—after eighty years. Their families come together in a way that no one
Dedicated Doctor or Baby Broker
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Series: Liz Roberts Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,790. Language: American English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
An idealistic young doctor loses her idealism after events intervene to rob her of everything she loves. Is Ellen Goodman the kind, empathetic obstetrician or a greedy baby broker and murderer? Detective Liz Roberts unravels 70 years of secrets to discover a complicated tale of profound love between two people forbidden by law to be together. It is a tale of great sacrifice…and of greater evil.
Pretty Little Girl: A Liz Roberts Mystery
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Series: Liz Roberts Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: American English. Published: September 13, 2012 by Don Canaan. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Laura turned 13 and became a perfect daughter-- devoting herself to taking care of her Alzheimer's father. But now Laura decides it’s time for her to reclaim her life. Detective Liz Roberts investigates when a confused man is found wandering in a county fair unable to tell anyone who he is. As Liz uncovers his identity, she also begins to uncover long-kept secrets in her own family's past.
The Case of the Dark Angel
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Price: Free! Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A two-hundred year-old vampire detective and his human assistant investigate a report of a rogue turning. But there is more -- and less -- to this case than meets the eye. A short story from the author of Bonds of Fenris, offered for free to Smashwords members.