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Thursday Mystery - A Hannah Scrabble Cozy Novelette
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Price: Free! Words: 21,660. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It's 1977 and Jimmy Carter is President. Amateur sleuth Hannah Scrabble has visited the Mountain City Public Library every Thursday for the past year. One day she realizes another Thursday patron has been checking out the same book over and over, all year long. Hannah sets out to find out why, and in the process discovers a threat to the nation that only she can stop.
The Ice Witch: A Mayhem Sister Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The Ice Witch is a stand-alone, short story that fits perfectly between the second Mayhem Sisters Novel, Fly By Midnight, and Midsummer Night’s Mayhem, the third in the series. Honora Mayhem finds herself in the fabled North Woods. She will need all her Mayhem talents—and help from Roslyn and an eccentric gang of magical ax-wielding earth wizards—if she’s going to rescue Ren and set things right.
Side Trip to Kathmandu
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 52,820. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015 by Camel Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When travel agents Sidney and Jay are told they’ll be joining their wealthy friend Brooke on a luxury tour of India and Nepal where all the arrangements have been made already, they decide this job will be the easiest, ever. Then they discover the real reason for their hire: they must ferret out the traveler in this well-heeled group who is also a murderer. The third Sidney Marsh Mystery.
Because
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015 by Olo Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
How do you solve a problem like your mother? A ferocious flash fiction story, now a finalist for the Derringer Award. Accompanied by an exclusive essay by the author on the exhausted genesis of the story at Kris Rusch and Dean Smith's Oregon mystery workshop, the writing life, and the Derringer short list. "[H]igh quality"--Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
Dead on the Trail
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,030. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015 by Second Wind Publishing, LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Molly and John Lewis were living their dream, working as professional horse trainers on a beautiful farm. When John left to judge a horse show and her help called in sick, Molly had her hands full. That was before she discovered a body in the woods….
Chasing the Woodstock Baby
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,900. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015 by Second Wind Publishing, LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Legend has it that among the half million people in attendance at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, a baby was born. However, nobody has ever come forward to admit to having had, or being, the baby. Until now. Tyson Chase is a retired Detroit cop turned bar owner. When Caroline Wolf asks him to find her baby, the one she had at Woodstock, the chase is on.
Twist
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,950. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015 by Second Wind Publishing, LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Twist is a police-procedural thriller. Three criminal factions in a narcotic investigation, ultimately brought together by Shawna Quinn, a twenty-three year-old rookie taken from the Sacramento Sheriff's Training Academy. It's 1985, as Quinn is assigned to work undercover in high school. Complicated by Quinn's love, a narcotic detective, stumbles upon a major drug operation.
Marked Masters
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Series: Bodies of Art Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,650. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Laurel Beacham is the world's leading art recovery expert, but bringing an end to her last case only opened another even bigger one. And more importantly, the new case inextricably connects to Jack Hawkes, a man smart enough to be her equal, but she's not sure she can trust. As the bodies and forgeries add up and the clock counts down, will Laurel's skills help her make it out of this job alive?
The Replacements
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Price: Free! Words: 4,000. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
You only get to make one mistake. Three young men travel from the suburbs to the city in search of forbidden pleasure. They think they are prepared to commit a crime and become men, but are they ready for the surprise that their dealer has set up for them?
The Girl From Erskineville
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,190. Language: Australian English. Published: March 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The Girl From Erskineville continues the story of Lillian Armfield, Australia’s first policewoman. When the corpse of a teenage girl is discovered in King’s Cross, Lillian puts her own life in danger to catch a killer and is forced to confront the complex questions of morality facing women in a society where the only choice is often no choice at all.
Long Dead (Possum Creek Prequel Novella)
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Series: Possum Creek. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,100. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The day Casey Black disappeared is a day that will haunt David Breedlove's nightmares forever. He never dreamed that a little bit of reckless fun could have fatal consequences. He never imagined that his desire to protect the people he cares about the most had the potential to turn him into a monster.
Charles Doyle & The Curious Case of the Blue Dog _part 1 - A New Mystery Calls
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Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Victorian melodrama featuring our intrepid detective Charles Doyle.
Jade O'Reilly and the Luck of the Irish (A Sweetwater Short)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,540. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Jade is late to work, she's punished by being assigned what may be an unsolvable case: find a missing four-leaf-clover good-luck charm before the town's St. Patrick's Day Festival. This Sweetwater Short story is about 50 pages in length.
Concealed Suspicions: A Jade O'Reilly Mystery
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,850. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
What begins as a white-collar crime investigation soon becomes deadly complicated with private investigator Jade O’Reilly on the scene. Will Jade get to the bottom of an embezzlement at a shipping industry and find dirt on her employer before she’s permanently exported? Action and light romance combine with engaging characters and humor for a page-turning whodunit.
Hunter's Daughter
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,910. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015 by Five Rivers Publishing info@5rivers.org. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Northern Quebec, 1964: Mountie Jack McLain, baffled by a series of unsolved murders, knows the latest case will make or break his career.
The Busty Ballbreaker - The Hot Dog Detective (A Denver Detective Cozy Mystery)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,110. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015 by Tara Maya. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Hot dog vendor Mark MacFarland – “Mac” to his friends – is suspicious when a young construction worker, Wanda Warren, approaches him with a tale of conspiracy, fraud, and murder. A friend of hers died in a tragic work accident, but she thinks he was killed to keep him quiet. How many more people are going to get killed before MacFarland finds the person behind the conspiracy? A cozy mystery.
The Defendant - Book Eight of the Munro Family Series
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Series: The Munro Family. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,040. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
They were high school sweethearts until he left without a word of explanation. Now, Josie Munro has returned to her hometown seeking answers from the only man she ever loved.
Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,100. Language: American English. Published: March 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
My name is Izzy. I drink too much, am clumsier than a newborn foal, and my brain-to-mouth filter often malfunctions. My best friend Jack has decided it’s time I jump back in the dating pool. Just when things in the dating world start to heat up, my grandma dies. Did someone really kill grandma or am I and my merry band of geriatric thieves imagining things?
Dead Letter
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Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An Elderly Man is forced to confront the truth of his life – his personal lies and his sorrows. He gets the opportunity to escape the loneliness he confided in after losing sight of love.
Blindsided! Good Grief
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Series: Good Grief!. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,400. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
I think the second body – the dead one – was a tad overkill to trigger Max into personal growth, expanding horizons, and his own success mindset, it worked – and I'm still here to tell you about it. A cozy mystery set in the desert southwest that started as two women on an adventure. Then came corruption, murder and mayhem, followed by life beyond biscotti – all from a bump on the head