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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 with a passion for social justice, is summoned to the scene of a crime: one of her constituents, Norman Water, has been found dead, drowned in the bathtub of a shabby hotel room. Regina's name and phone number were are inked onto the emaciated boy’s hand.
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.
Double Crossing and Double or Nothing (Boxed Set)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 133,000. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Prairie Rose Publications. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Two Meg Mims award winning novels. DOUBLE CROSSING – WINNER of the 2012 BEST FIRST NOVEL Spur Award from Western Writers of America AND a 2012 FINALIST for the USA BOOK NEWS Awards – for Fiction: Western and DOUBLE OR NOTHING – FIRST PLACE WINNER, 2013 LARAMIE AWARDS – Mystery from Chanticleer Writing Competition. Lily Granville stunned by her father’s murder heads west to find love and adventure.
Double or Nothing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,310. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Prairie Rose Publications. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
FIRST PLACE WINNER, 2013 LARAMIE AWARDS – Western/Mystery from Chanticleer Writing Competition October, 1869: Lily Granville, heiress to a considerable fortune, rebels against her uncle’s strict rules. Ace Diamond, determined to win Lily, invests in a dynamite factory but his success fails to impress her guardian. When Ace is framed for murder before their wedding night, Lily must save him.
Double Crossing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,350. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Prairie Rose Publications. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
WINNER of the 2012 BEST FIRST NOVEL Spur Award from Western Writers of America AND a 2012 FINALIST for the USA BOOK NEWS Awards – for Fiction: Western August, 1869: Lily Granville is stunned by her father’s murder. Only one other person knows about a valuable California gold mine deed — both are now missing. Lily heads west on the newly opened transcontinental railroad, to track the killer.