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The Cult of Koo Kway
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,060. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012 by Staccato Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Dan, Abbey, and Doc are all back and so is trouble in this second novel by cozy mystery author, Jay Mims. Dan’s sister Jules, high profile criminal defense attorney, has asked for his help with a very dangerous client. Just as soon as Dan takes the case, Doc shows up poisoned on Dan’s doorstep and the only clue is a reference to an old movie, The Cult of Koo Kway.
Murder, Ken Kesey, and Me
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,760. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
An indie company is filming Ken Kesey's life story. Oregon location scout Star Stevens stumbles over a dead body and into the embrace of the FBI. She's forced to join their investigation of gangland boss and titty bar owner Oscar Quarry. Narrowly escaping death, she's suddenly living her own movie. Will she be a star? Or the next corpse? And which homicidal Oregonian is racking up the body count?
Big Easy Hunter
Series: A Susan Hunter Mystery, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,590. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Susan Hunter is accused of being a cat burglar, and a serial rapist is on the loose over by the mall, she takes off for New Orleans to attend a wedding and finds even more trouble in The Big Easy.
BushWhacked
Series: Thea Campbell Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,160. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A human skeleton is the last thing Thea Campbell and fiancé Paul Hudson expect to find buried in their own yard. As the town of Snohomish, Washington erupts with excitement over a fantasized pirate treasure and the ghost guarding it, someone is working overtime to destroy all evidence of a decades-old crime, and Thea and Paul could be walking straight into a trap.
French Roast and Lingerie
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,170. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
What do French roast coffee, pantie raiders, the CIA, and the FBI have in common? It's a mystery, and newly minted private eye Humphrey Jameson must solve it. Jameson faces these mysteries, and many more, as he learns whether it is possible for one man to survive the attacks of many. Maybe he can, if his name is Humphrey. Mystery, comedy,action!
Rock Til You Drop: A Lerxst Johnston Mystery
Series: The Rock and Roll Mysteries, Book Two. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,150. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012 by DLP Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
This is the sequel to Rock Deadly, which is free on Smashwords! Lerxst can't stay out of trouble. He's thrown for a loop when his fellow Dead Barchetta band mates want out of the group and the music teaching business they run together. When a body once again turns up at the studio, Lerxst can't decide whether to sympathize with or suspect his old friends.
Faerie Killer
Series: Kit Melbourne. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 85,310. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Rosenkranz is dead, along with her host Paisey. Morales is convinced that the killer is a vampire hunter, and Paisey was merely collateral damage. Who could decapitate Rosenkranz other than an experienced vampire hunter? But as Kit investigates Rosenkranz’s host, she discovers that Paisey wasn’t a human at all, but an immigrant from the Realm of the Faerie.
Deadly Expressions: A Jenkins & Burns Mystery
Series: Jenkins & Burns Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,660. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Originally published by Hilliard & Harris under the title “Marked by Fate,” “Deadly Expressions” is the third in Laura Bradford’s debut Jenkins & Burns mystery series.
Deadly Getaway: A Jenkins & Burns Mystery
Series: Jenkins & Burns Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,150. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Originally published by Hilliard & Harris under the title “Forecast of Evil,” “Deadly Getaway” is the second in Laura Bradford’s debut Jenkins & Burns mystery series.
Deadly Readings: A Jenkins & Burns Mystery
Series: Jenkins & Burns Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,230. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Originally published by Hilliard & Harris under the title “Jury of One,” “Deadly Readings” is the first in Laura Bradford’s debut Jenkins & Burns mystery series.
Misconception
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 94,310. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When unsolved murders and kidnappings happen around Portland, Oregon, a detective and a teenage girl join forces to find out who's behind it, and stop them before it's too late.
Murder by Design
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 78,770. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012 by MuseItUp Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
The most dangerous predator in the Okefenokee swamp is a man, and he’s hot on Claire’s trail.
Fibs, Lies and Alibis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,430. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Investigative journalist and sometimes marketing guru, Meg Witt travels to LaHava, New Mexico. She takes on a marketing job for the sole business owner of this company town. Upon presentation of the plan, he flings it at her, she leaves enraged. Days later, he's found dead and her husband is charged with his murder. Many wanted to end his tyranical reign, but they close ranks to protect their own.
Ties That Bind
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,010. Language: American English. Published: September 6, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
~Full length romantic suspense~ Jo McDaniels uses a special tool in her job as an FBI profiler. She senses the victim's fear and pain before death. Sheriff Austin Garrett is willing to try anything to catch the vicious serial killer decapitating victims. Working together, they come closer to the killer with each body. But will the monster change the game and decide Jo would be the ultimate kill?
Getting Mad....and Even
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,260. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Investigative journalist, Meg Witt, looks into a story unfolding in her own Arizona backyard. A local company went from bankruptcy to an overnight success. Unraveling the truth has Meg spinning until some notes take her in a direction she never considered. They unwittingly help her uncover a couple of murders, but since that wasn't the intention of the sender ~ the next murder might be her own!
Bohemia by the Bay
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,320. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012 and represented by van Haitsma Literary. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Outbidding rivals for an obscure turn-of-the century painting, San Francisco art dealer and man-about-town Mal Gerard finds himself implicated in a string of art thefts and murders after a competitor is found dead in his favorite recliner. Now the lead suspect, Mal and hipster girlfriend Nina Farkis dodge cops and crooks to prove his innocence and stay alive in this modern noir mystery.
Hoodoos
Series: Dan Allex mystery, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,130. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Hoodoos is the second book in the series of Dan Allex mysteries. This thriller takes place in the mountains of southern Utah and the action continues into Las Vegas. Ex-sheriff Dan and his friends have an unusual crime to solve with too many suspects. The story takes place around ancient monuments and once again the legend of the Hoodoos, or stone people, comes true. Join the adventure.
Bitter Sweet: The Fifth Samantha Sweet Mystery
Series: The Samantha Sweet Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,430. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
It’s the wedding season at Sweet’s Sweets and Sam scrambles to stay ahead of the rush of bakery orders. Her side job—breaking into houses—isn’t allowing much time off either. Not to mention that her mother is pressuring Sam and Beau to set their wedding date. When two older women suddenly die and Sam and Beau begin to investigate, they suddenly realize Beau's mother may have been a victim too.
The Set Up
You set the price! Words: 59,560. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Set-Up is the first in a series that introduces Jeremiah Funk, a new breed of detective. He doesn't fight, doesn't even own a gun and is both bumbling and gullible in his dealings with women. He lives on a medical pension and two million dollars he can't talk about. Funk is a humorous, uncultured, nice guy — who usually just happens to win in the end.
Living and Dying in the Hamptons
Price: Free! Words: 60,560. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.50 from 12 reviews)
Reid Larson's life becomes a whirlwind of adventure when she lands the job of her dreams at an art gallery in the Hamptons. But when the gallery she works for suddenly becomes the center of a murder investigation and an art theft scandal, all eyes are on Reid. As if that's not enough, Reid discovers that not only do ghosts exist, but she can talk to them- whether she wants to or not.