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Easy Street by Michael Shepherd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 97,280. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Just when you think you've got it made... On Easy Street, nothing is as it seems, from the eager-to-please strippers who work at The Limit, to the famous Reverend with a murky past, to the local thug with an itchy trigger finger and an axe to grind. When old friend Cherry Delight disappears, Paul Doyle knows a bad case when he sees one...and taking this one might be the last mistake he ever makes.
Broken Build: Silicon Valley Romantic Suspense by Rachelle Ayala
Series: Chance for Love, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,480. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Jen Jones wasn't a criminal. She just made a few bad choices and ruined a few lives, primarily that of her boss, CEO Dave Jewell. When her blackmailer is murdered, she becomes the next target. Dave protects Jen, but the last thing he expects is love, lies, and a link to his past. Jen must solve the mystery and thwart a ruthless killer while keeping her heart from being broken.
The Murder of Katie Boyle by Libby Fischer Hellmann
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.00 from 1 review)
I'm often asked how Ellie Foreman and Georgia Davis, my two series protagonists originally met. That's explained in this short story, written and published in 2009. It takes place prior to AN EYE FOR MURDER when Georgia was still a cop. The story was published in a limited numbered edition. It can also be found in NICE GIRL DOES NOIR, in print, audio and electronic formats.
Remember by Michael D. Britton
Price: Free! Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
What if you could erase a single, traumatic memory by simply popping a specially-formulated pill and sleeping it off? What if that memory turned out to be the crucial piece of evidence that could exonerate a wrongly-convicted man? Janet Stevens must now stay awake through one thrill-ride of a night in a desperate chase to find the real killer before her memory of the event is gone forever...
Muscle - Backfire! by Bakari Akil II, Ph.D.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Muscle and Bell, owners of The MUSCLE Firm, are at it again. This time they accept a case at the last minute and everything goes wrong, really fast! This story can be read alone or you can check out THE MUSCLE Firm Series in order: MUSCLE - The Cheating Security Guard or MUSCLE - The Beginning. Either way, you are going to have a good time! 3600+ words - Short Story
Henri Loses Her Beau by Rebecca Sorens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,600. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary(3.00 from 1 review)
Jefferson the Norwegian Cat plays a big part in Henrietta's life. But it's the dachshund who has to lead the way to find the truth about what happened to his owner *sigh* the one who would have been, she's sure of it, Henri's long-lived soul mate.
The Decrypter: Secret of the Lost Manuscript by Rose Sandy
Series: Calla Cress Thrillers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 130,480. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(5.00 from 1 review)
The secret of the manuscript is only the beginning . . . The truth could cost her life.
De keus is aan u by Django Mathijsen & Anaïd Haen
Price: Free! Words: 3,680. Language: Dutch. Published: December 3, 2012 by e-Publikant. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Quinten Slotemaeckers was sterverslaggever totdat hij gewond raakte bij een raketaanslag in Irak. Gekweld door nachtmerries en verslaafd aan drank probeert hij zijn carrière weer op te pikken als hij op het spoor komt van een schokkend complot. Dit verhaal heeft Woordenstroom sep/okt 2012 gewonnen en is net zo boeiend als de roman Codenaam Hadsadah.
Out-Sniffed by Susan J. Kroupa
Series: Doodlebugged Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,180. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by Laurel Fork Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
In his second adventure, Doodle’s nose gets put to the test when Molly starts training him to find something very different from bed bugs to clear her best friend’s brother from drug charges. But when Doodle fails a practice with the boss for an important certification, it takes all of Molly’s ingenuity and Doodle’s keen intelligence to sniff out the real villains and set things right again.
Magic Trickery by Chris Mitchell
Series: Thadrick Clant. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,300. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
"I have never understood the allure of magic. Of course, I am unusual in this regard, which is why those without magical powers tend to try to control those that do. The Foss affair illustrated this perfectly." -Thadrick Clant
Murder and Mischief in the Hamptons by T. L. Ingham
Price: Free! Words: 67,830. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(3.60 from 5 reviews)
When Reid Larson moved into her employer's guest house, she had no idea how difficult her life would become. If dealing with the resident ghosts wasn't problematic enough, now there's a new poltergeist on the scene. In the midst of all this, Pia decides a remodel is in order and digs up a lot more than she bargained for.
Bubba and the Mysterious Murder Note by C.L. Bevill
Series: Bubba, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 90,410. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
During the midst of the festival madness, Bubba’s truck has broken down, and he’s found a cache of original car parts. One of the boxes contains a lost soul’s plea that may be as old as the antique truck, “If someone finds this note, then I have been murdered. My name is M—.” And you thought small towns were boring… Book 4 of the Bubba series.
Voir Dire by Sean Sweeney
Series: Small Town PI, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,950. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
PI Alex Bourque has jury duty. As he’s challenged by the prosecution during jury selection, the defense has a brilliant idea: Hire Alex to help defend an accused murderer. Yet as Alex delves into the case, he discovers that the defense attorney has done a shoddy job in building the defense. He also discovers something’s not right with the defendant, especially something that could set him free.
Delayed Death - Temptation in Florence #1 by Beate Boeker
Series: Temptation in Florence, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,190. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Delayed Death is Book #1 in the Temptation in Florence Series, a cozy murder mystery romance series with a strong dose of humor and romance. When a crisis occurs, right at the beginning of Delayed Death, and Carlina gives in to her domineering cousin's wishes, Carlina sets herself on a collision course with police Commissario Stefano Garini, and her eccentric Italian family doesn't help at all.
Almost Murder by Gary Tindall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,300. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Most readers hear about a crime from a news source, paper or broadcast, presented through the eyes or a reporter who may have personal prejudices, This story is presented through the eyes of some one attending, like the jury, hears the actual admissible facts. Judge for your self what crimes were commited. The author attemps to present them in the order they would be presented in court.
True Monsters by Judas X. Machina
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,520. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Years ago, Virginia Smythe beat a young man almost to death in a fit of uncontrollable rage. Now, she is a police detective, and that anger and rage hasn't faded. Burying the grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without any real attachments has worked well for her so far. That is all going to change when she comes across a murderer she identifies with.
A Solitude Reappearance by Saundra McKee
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,630. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In this 8th of the Amish Country Murder Mystery Series, Dana's past comes back to haunt her when several mysterious emails arrive from her first husband who she thought died in a plane crash in Vietnam in 1972. In addition, two men in black are watching and following her. Dana, with the help of friends Fannie and Sharon, embark on a road trip to unravel the mystery.
Healer by Sam Whittaker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,380. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Inspirational(5.00 from 1 review)
A Mystery, a Manhunt, and a Miracle. An FBI manhunt goes sideways and becomes about the protection of a man with miraculous powers...who just wants to be left alone.
The Ministry of Irony by Mark Saxer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,030. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
A forensic psychologist who has been studying false confessors disappears, and each of his case studies steps forward to claim responsibility for the abduction. The Ministry of Irony, an ironic forecasting service, becomes involved in the case when it is revealed that one of its newest clients is also one of the missing doctor's patients.