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Circle of Beginning
By Elizabeth Gallagher
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,590. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2010 by Diamond River Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Circle of Beginning is a murder mystery that delves into the lives of six people who survived the second world war only to have their fears reawakened by a young American FBI agent almost nine years later. He is on the trail of a simple solution to a murder while each of them is convinced that something unfinished from the war has surfaced.
The Katz Pajamas
By Bob Henneberger
Series: Cheshire Katz Detective Agency, From the Beginning . Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,880. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Benjamin Kats, a detective based in Los Angeles in the late 1970s, works with his partner and sometimes lover, Cassandra Pales. An unstable new client, Marcia Satterwhite, hires Benjamin to find her missing child, Becky. Visiting Marcia’s home to quit, he discovers her murdered body. Unknown to Katz, Lepus, a second rate detective, was hired by an unprincipled relative to kidnap the girl.
Elvis Has Not Left the Building (A Mystery Novel)
By J.R. Rain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,430. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
It's tough being the King. Which is why in 1977 Elvis faked his own death and endured massive facial reconstruction surgery, and disappeared from the limelight to live a normal life as the unassuming Aaron King. Now in his seventies and contemplating a return to music, Elvis is hired to solve a baffling missing person case.
Danger-Close
By Jon F. Merz
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,480. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
For Jake Thunder, a paralyzed ex-specops commando, everyday life is a battle. A hard-boiled, hard-drinking womanizer on one hand, Jake also tries to learn from the wisdom of his Native American past. When a knockout blond demands he figure out who killed her sister, a simple "whodunit" becomes a tangled web of deceit, familial backstabbing and black-market baby-dealing with the Russian Mafia & DIA
Who Censored Roger Rabbit?
By Gary K. Wolf
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,340. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
0.75 star(4.75 from 8 reviews)
Gary K. Wolf creates a wonderfully skewed–and totally believable–world made up of equal parts Raymond Chandler, Lewis Carroll, and Walt Disney. A riotously surreal spoof of the hard-boiled detective novel. Packed with action and laughs. Wolf’s cult classic, highly praised novel is the basis for the blockbuster Walt Disney/Steven Spielberg film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
The Dog Days of Summer
By Bob Spear
Series: Leavenworth, Kansas Enos Hobson Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,740. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Police Chief Dahlquist and Sheriff Dye are retiring and Dye has asked Isaac to run for his office. At the same time, Isaac’s new wife, Brenda, will shortly be delivering their first child. Now, if they can just survive a revenge campaign by the remnant of the outlaw bikers. Enos has finally taken the plunge back into married life with Emily, gaining Kelsey as an adopted daughter.
The Freshour Cylinders
By Speer Morgan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,350. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Winner of the American Book Award. In this literary mystery, Speer Morgan takes us back to the events surrounding the discovery and destruction of the Spiro Mound, the most significant pre-Columbian temple mound ever found in North America. Weaving history with the compelling story of murder, broken hearts, and greed, Morgan gives us an engrossing, sexy, and suspenseful read.
Altered Life
By Keith Dixon
Series: Sam Dyke Investigations, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 79,910. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
English Private Eye Sam Dyke tracks down a vicious killer who seems to have no regard for the law ... or anything else.
What Lies Within
By S.D. Tooley
Series: Sam Casey, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,780. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2010 by Full Moon Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
For seventy years Sin Strip was the place to be in Chasen Heights, IL. It offered any decadence the heart desired. It was an age of self-indulgence that began a decline in 1995. But two weeks before the wrecking ball was to destroy one of the remaining landmark hotels, the police make a grisly discovery. Not all of Chasen Heights' secrets were destroyed when Sin Strip was closed down.
May I Have a Moment of Your Time?
By Sheryl Mahaffey-Pimentel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
You'll never hang up on a telemarketer again after reading this chilling short story. Revenge and a twisted concept of love is reason enough to ask Miles to put you on a "Do Not Call List". That's if you live that long. . .
Murder in the Devil's Cauldron
By Kate Ryan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 147,790. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
What if you witnessed a murder and no one believed you except the killer? What if you had proof of the murder, but didn’t know it? And what would you do to bring the killer to justice and save your best friend's life? The Devil's Cauldron is a natural formation on the Enchantment River that swallows half the river. Whatever goes in, never comes out.
A Singularly Unsuitable Word
By Mary Anna Evans
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Bootleggers. Prohibition. The primeval Florida swamp. And eight-year-old Lila cowering on the riverbank as a drunken man hauls her teen-aged sister Iris away at gunpoint. If Iris fades away into the night with Jeb Gibson, Lila will never see her sister again. Gibson has every reason to think that he can get away with murder and more. But Gibson doesn't know little Lila...
Warning: Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
By Thomas J. Aron
Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(1.00 from 1 review)
Experience one night of fear as seen through the eyes of a DA, Robert Anderson. Something has gone terribly wrong in his best efforts to free his defendant. What could have possibly happened?
Last Rights
By Camille Minichino
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Another crime story set in Revere, Massachusetts. This 3000-word story is about a necklace, a casket, and a girl who just wants to fit in.
D'Amour Road
By Sigrid Macdonald
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,160. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Tara Richards is about to turn 40. The thought fills her with dread. She's unhappy with her job as a rehabilitation nurse and disenchanted with her marriage, but lacks courage to make a life change. When her best friend disappears, Tara is thrown into turmoil. Has Lisa jeopardized her sobriety by going on a drinking binge or has she been harmed by her partner, who has a history of battering?
Rottweiler Rescue: a mystery for dog lovers
By Ellen O'Connell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,340. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
0.75 star(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Dianne Brennan doesn't expect her volunteer work for Rottweiler Rescue to be easy, but is it supposed to be murderously hard? Murder is what Dianne faces when she takes a dog to its new home and sees a killer. Worse, he begins stalking her with deadly intent. Can Dianne and her Rottweilers collar the killer?
Dark Horse (Jim Knighthorse #1)
By J.R. Rain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,730. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn't take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High.
The Man in the Moon
By Dave Helmreich
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,230. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jersey Walcott is a writer of true crime stories, but has stumbled on a cold case that has him mystified. Jersey and Maggie work the angles to bring the truth to the surface.
Steal My Heart
By Dina Troy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,360. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2010 by Fido Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Lauren treats herself to a new necklace after landing a fantastic job, she meets Bayard, the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen, and though he’s charming, loving and delightfully captivated with Lauren, evidence soon mounts that Bayard may be a jewel thief.
Border Wars
By Bob Spear
Series: Leavenworth, Kansas Enos Hobson Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,370. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this 3rd Leavenworth mystery, Allied Army officers who attend our Army's Command and General Staff College come under threat when the officer from India is murdered by a Pakistani bayonet. Protagonist Enos Hobson is hired to clear the Pakistani officer and discover who really did the murder and why before the international incident blows up into war. Meanwhile, Isaac takes on outlaw bikers.