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Contained--Day 2 (Earthquake)
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Series: Contained, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sid Chamber's virus has just costed the lives of numerous people, with Noah Arkchrist witnessing it all. In this next thrilling piece of the Contained series, now that McKenzi and Noah know that something terrible is going on along with this quarantine of the campus, both must enlist the help of an outside source to survive. However, with Sid's appeal coming up for his release as well.
Sleeping Dogs
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Series: Chase Investigations, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 16,650. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Sometimes doing a favour ain't such a great idea. The private eyes of Chase Investigations take on the case of a young cop accused of assault. With some heavy political interference and a drug-fuelled fixer involved, plus Dan Crowley's old enemy DI Kennedy leading the charge, this is a case they quickly wish they had never taken on.
Harriett Truelove; The Amanda Kristoff Case
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,420. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Harriett Truelove; The Amanda Kristoff Case, eight year-old, Amanda Kristoff was kidnapped. No ransom note. No reports of her sighting. No nothing. Within a few days both the local police and the FBI, walk away from the case. This makes Harriett the only hope for finding the little girl.
Water Torture
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,100. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Regina Colwell, a young provincial legislator, receives a summons from the city coroner to a shabby hotel where a young constituent, Norman Water, has been found dead, drowned in his bathtub. Colwell has never met the boy but, for some reason. he had inked her name and phone number on his hand. On the walls of the bathroom were long columns of washed-out numbers, like hieroglyphics.
Domestic Disturbance
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 19,470. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In these five stories you'll find anything but domestic bliss. From a woman looking for her missing ex-husband in "Routines", a girl trying to guard her family name in "The Secret", a burglar stumbling upon a family in turmoil in "Stolen Angel", a woman's quest for justice in "One of a Kind" and a fantastical tale of quiet rage in "Smoke Screen.".
Ozark River
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,830. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A local family man disappears. Jim Edmonds, a veteran detective of the Ozark River Police Department, is assigned to the case. While under pressure from local political figures to solve the case, Detective Edmonds must keep the public's trust in the police department, for the stability of the town and for his own career.
4 Lives
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,950. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
4 Lives reveals secrets of characters in the novel The Great West Detective Agency, giving background details, exciting adventures and diabolical swindles. In addition, a sample chapter from The Great West Detective Agency is included.
The Big Exoneration
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
In spoof of noir private detective mysteries a middle school boy and his younger sister travel in time between the present and 1939 Los Angeles while investigating a seventy-five year old crime that sent an innocent man to the gas chamber. Their challenge is coercing information from shady characters, uncovering the real murderer, and getting his written confession.
The Poisoned Ground
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Series: The Peers of Beinan. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tyranny and plague! When a sudden plague of mysterious cancers strikes the southwestern city of Nan-li, it falls to Lady Abbess Cara of house Ten-Ar to investigate, entangling her in a royal trap that may cost her life. A Peers of Beinan Series novella. Interactive: click on hypertext links to discover more about planet Beinan and Beinarian society.
Dye, Dyeing, Dead
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,390. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Kendra Louise Harper is a folklorist, avid gardener and accidental sleuth in Nameless, Texas. After a Natural Dyeing with Plants workshop goes wrong and Eula-Mae Bunch is murdered, Kendra sets out prove that her Aunt Jewel was innocent of the crime. With the help of a group of colorful characters, Kendra investigates. Can they prove who really killed Mrs. Bunch before the killer strikes again?
The Woolworth's Massacre
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Peaceful mountain getaway or terrorist target? When a mountain resort's reputation is threatened by an explosion at a supermarket opening, Hendrych and Kroupa are on hand to sift through the rubble. However, faced with the biggest body count in their careers, there's no shortage of suspects to choose from.
The Zone
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 77,880. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014 by Fiction4All. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
John served as a Military Police officer then opted to go into civilian law enforcement. He kept his nose clean and finally made detective and this is where we join the story. The Zone is a place within the city where "adult" businesses are conducted and some not at all legal. The Free-fire Zone is controlled by one man. Marcus Jones. His mistake was running into John Collins...
The Admirer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,570. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2014 by Renaissance. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Rose Fraser is nervous yet excited at the idea of a London season. Her excitement fades away when she starts receiving threats in the form of intricately folded, anonymous notes. Nerves turn to fear as the threats escalate. Feeling trapped, unable to go to the police, she turns to the only person she thinks can help her, her most serious suitor, private investigator James Grey.
A Conflict of Interest
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,180. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Private investigator Jake Stevens has made his living off boring cases. When he is approached by the son of a pharmaceutical giant to follow his girlfriend, he prepares himself for another slow and boring job. But complications arise as he finds himself attracted to the woman he's been hired to follow. Soon the case turns on it's head as he's thrust into a conspiracy where nothing is what it seems
Strange Stories - The Book of Thrills
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Price: Free! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Stephen lives a dull life in which he has never taken a risk or chanced his luck. His only passion is reading crime fiction and sucking up all the thrills he lacks in his life. But one day the stories come looking for their payback...
Daisy's Chain
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Series: Storage Ghosts, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 15,620. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short paranormal story about storage locker ghosts. Following a near death experience Grace Abrahams can now see ghosts. She helps ghosts that she meets at storage locker auctions. In this story Grace meets an angry ghost who forces her to bid for a locker full of old clothes. Grace doesn’t like him, and she doesn’t trust him, but she agrees to help him.
Red Sun Over Panama
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 69,020. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Late Fall, 1941 Paul Jarvis uncovers clues suggesting the possibility of a plot to blow up the locks at Pedro Miguel and Miraflores while investigating a series of suspicious murders. With the help of his partner, Sergeant Joe Duggan and the area MPs, he rushes to stop the attacks and capture the people involved.
White Crosses
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mr. Varney and Mr. Johnson are on vacation out west, travelling in an old school bus they’ve converted into an RV. When thirteen-year old Kelly befriends them at a campground in Gallatin Canyon, they suspect that her guardian is up to no good. Is she the unwitting victim of a kidnapping? Or is something more sinister going on? Varney & Johnson originally appeared in the short story Leave No Wake.
Tennis for Two
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Veteran international tennis superstar—Harold Frankly—battles with his arch nemesis in a match which holds so much more weight than a mere career-ending exhibition. With five million dollars on the line, and a chance to pay off all those lingering debts that threaten to smother him, Frankly must win. At any cost. A grim tale of desperation in the face of hope. Tennis for Two: A Short Story.
Clamming Up
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,320. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
29-year old Kate O’Malley discovers that working for a peeping pervert and a verbose hostess can bring adventure, mystery, love and major trouble to her life. Set in quirky Tofino, British Columbia, Clamming Up is packed with adventure, laughs, romance and a murder mystery that unfolds with tantalizing suspense. Characters abound, relationships grow, and the sharks start circling, literally.