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Famous Authors’ Detective Club by Shirrel Rhoades
Price: Free! Words: 28,760. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Here are bylines that you will certainly recognize … but not as mystery writers. Yet these engaging mysteries by the likes of John Steinbeck, MacKinlay Kantor, Bret Harte, Ben Hecht, even Voltaire, are yours to enjoy FREE. Eight stories (plus a bonus) will make you an insider to this exclusive “club” of storytellers.
Missing Profits?: Corporate Intent Series by Hallett German
Series: Corporate Intent, Book 0 · Free Short Stories, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A craving for off-world coffee leaves Judy and Diana tracking down a business that is giving away free money. Is this offer really a means to those needing a financial helping hand or is it something more sinister to ensnare them further? It is all just another day in the office for the Dysfunctional Corporate Research Institute! (DCRI). This is a prequel to the Corporate Intent Series.
Dead Santa! by Stephen Stanley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,780. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Christmas season gets off to a rocky start in the sleepy coastal town of Bath, Maine, when a local shop keeper finds a body dressed as Santa Claus in the doorway of the shop.
The Mysterious Death of RJS by Vernon W. Baumann
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,840. Language: American English. Published: March 18, 2013 by The Paper Corporation. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
On a crisp Sunday morning, a jogger discovers two dead bodies on Mulholland Drive. The victims are both teens. Characterized as an execution-style shooting by the media, the deaths send shock waves through Hollywood. As detective Lothar Larsson uncovers the truth behind the murders, he discovers that - in the hills and valleys of Beverly Hills - fact can be stranger than fiction.
The Case of the Reluctant Agent by Tracy Cooper-Posey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,480. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
It is 1917 and the Great War rages. Mycroft Holmes suspect an agents in Constantinople and wants to send Sherlock Holmes to investigate. When Sherlock refuses, Mycroft is shot and left for dead forcing Sherlock to uncover the turncoat agent. Holmes’ reluctant return to the Near East provokes bitter sweet memories and breath-robbing surprises, while Holmes hunts for the agent.
Tiger Heart by Robert Mills
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,590. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013 by booksmango. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Alcoholic former doctor, pep pill chemist and murderer, Guy Haughton-Bassett, lives an idyllic life of drunken idleness in Pattaya with his gorgeous Thai girlfriend. Then one night a figure from his murky past arrives on his doorstep and asks him to kill again……
Dream Doctor (Dream Series book 2) by J.J. DiBenedetto
Series: Dream Series, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,960. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » New adult(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Between adjusting to life as a newlywed and trying to survive the first month of medical school, Sara Alderson has a lot on her plate. She definitely doesn’t need to start visiting other people’s dreams again. Unfortunately for her, it’s happening anyway.
Devils Canyon - Book 2 of the Apache County Series by John Mullins
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,450. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Sheriff James NMI Carmichael has dealt with guerrillas, North Vietnamese Regulars, terrorists of all stripes, drug dealers, and run-of-the-mill badmen, but he's never been confronted with this. Someone is stealing children, and it has been going on for a long time. Assisted by FBI Agent Sarah Kickingbird, he must get to the bottom of the crime before it happens again.
Black Woods Revealed Book 2 (Black Woods Series) by Laura Wright LaRoche
Series: Black Woods, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,810. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The fierce creature lurking in the woods now has a buddy in the lake. Laura has visions of disastrous events. In order to help find out if what Laura is envisioning is true, Julie and Laura team up with a reporter named Beth, who specializes in historical facts and myths. The three of them dive into the past to see what is hiding as they search for answers to the Black Woods mystery.
The Ming Inheritance by T Hunt Locke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,240. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013 by booksmango. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A six hundred year old legend brought to life~a heart stopping race against history…Phitsanulok, October 1465 AD. The long lost Ming Emperor Jianwen is secretly and finally laid to rest in the northern reaches of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. An Ayutthaya court official oversees the interment amidst the horrified screams of the Ming diplomats who accompany their emperor into the darkness. Boston, July 19
The Blood of the Gods by Thomas Carpenter
Price: Free! Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When the Magistrate of the Rhakotis District calls on Heron of Alexandria—the greatest inventor the city has ever known—to help him solve the murder of a young noble in love, he learns what dangers lurk in trusting the gods.
Judgement by Mike Jones
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,150. Language: British English. Published: March 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story for adults. “You have been found guilty of murder of the worse kind...” It has been a long time coming but finally justice has been served.
Sally Singletary's Curiosity (Book One) by J.M. Cataffo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,860. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Fans of Nancy Drew will appreciate Sally Singletary's drive, determination, and humanity while the Science Fiction and Fantasy elements bring in a modern edge that FRINGE and Harry Potter fans will enjoy!
Someone To Cherish by Kate Rothwell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,940. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
1884 NYC. Callie's father left her with nothing except an inquisitive mind not even her grandmother’s puritanical upbringing could quash. Life seems to improve when she lands a trial job in a “special” library. Detective Cutter leads a police raid that leaves Callie in disgrace. He offers her work. She brings temptation--and perhaps other dangers--into his life. previously titled The Ratcatcher
The Chocolate Egg Murders by David W Robinson
Series: Sanford Third Age Club Mystery, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,190. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
It’s Somerset for the Sanford 3rd Age Club and, at a busy charity weekend in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, Joe, Sheila and Brenda are looking forward to a relaxing time. But along with the chocolate for the Great Egg Hunt, someone has hidden a body, and even before the rain stops, the STAC are in the thick of it.
Maverick Touch: The Cat by Ashley Nemer
Series: Maverick Touch, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,430. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013 by Art of Safkhet. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(5.00 from 1 review)
Reporter Nadia Maverick takes an adventure through the underbelly of her town where she discovers that even the criminal life she had been reporting on isn't quite like it seemed. Things turn bad for Nadia when in the middle of an investigation the tables are turned and she becomes the one under the watchful eye of Mr. A. Everyone becomes a suspect when Nadia turns up missing.Who will set her free
Paper-Thin Alibi by Mary Ellen Hughes
Series: Craft Corner Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,930. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
With her booth at the craft festival directly across from old nemesis, Linda Weeks, Jo is goaded into a very public argument. Then Linda drops dead from candy unwittingly delivered by Jo, and Jo's reputation is thrown into serious doubt. As her Craft Corner sales slump dangerously, Jo works to uncover the killer – unaware that she may be the next victim.
Big Pulp: A Question of Storage by Big Pulp
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,080. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013 by Big Pulp. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A massive collection of pornography inspires a brilliant MIT student to explore the limits of the human mind in "A Question of Storage" by John Bowker, the featured story in the Spring 2013 issue of Big Pulp (cover art by Phil Good). This issue also features more than 25 more great stories and poems from the best emerging and established genre writers from around the world!
Killing in Okaraygua:An Inspector Irronogaray Mystery by Stuart Levine
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,000. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Killing in Okaraygua is a murder mystery that takes place in an imaginary Latin American nation in the 1980s. Inspector Irronogaray is an honest policeman in a corrupt government. Assigned to solve the murder of the country's brutal intelligence chief, the inspector must walk a fine line between powerful suspects and the truth.
Last Assault on Oak Island by Jenn Rekka
Series: Rediscovered, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,060. Language: American English. Published: March 15, 2013 by Echo Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Historical » Canada
For 200 years, Oak Island in Mahone Bay kept its secrets. Treasure hunters came and left, spirits broken and bank accounts drained. A British admiral's wartime journal brings new hope – and new dangers – to museum curator Carlos Sheldon and his student assistant, Lauren Gates, as they join the hunt. With mounting tensions between rival treasure hunters already on the island, timing is everything.