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The Sex Net
By Tony Bulmer
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,920. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Internet dating—who can you trust? Danny Costello is expecting a hot date in the Hollywood Hills, but it is murder he finds instead. Turns out the girl from e-date is a con-artist, smuggling diamonds for the mob. Now the diamonds have vanished and every low-life in town thinks Danny took them. Murder, blackmail, betrayal: can Danny make sense of it all, before he winds up dead?
Mystery of the Scarlet Cat
By Ren Claire
Series: Tri-City Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012 by BrightGreenBooks. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Caitlyn and her best friend Jamie are hot on the trail of an exotic and precocious cat. Unfortunately, with Caitlyn’s dog Buster in tow, things get a little bit crazy. With signs pointing to danger and destruction, Caitlyn must act quickly to save the strange scarlet cat and reunite a family.
The First Stone
By Robert Stephen Reid
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 73,430. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Rev. Jonah Newman becomes the interim pastor of a congregation where the previous pastor's counseling ministry caused too many church and community members to be ready to cast the first stone. Newman must contend with townsfolk afraid he has listened to revealing counseling session tapes and with the unsettling idea that the previous pastor's untimely death may not have been an accident.
Brace Yourself
By Russell James
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Betrayal and murder at a country house shooting party. When this story appeared in a characteristically yellow and black Victor Gollancz anthology, 'Crime Yellow', the Times review picked it out as ‘a splendid country house shocker from Russell James’.
Leper
By Elizabeth Cameron
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,760. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When interior designer Mia Kensington, is sent to a South Pacific Island to solve the troubled completion of a new hotel, she’s met with the mysterious suicide of a hotel guest and the discovery that the island hosts one the few remaining leper colonies in the world where patients are imprisoned. Behind it's walls unimaginable evil lurks that brings her seconds away from her death.
Grave Madness: Three Scott Drayco Mysteries
By BV Lawson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
From Derringer Award winner BV Lawson come three tales featuring Scott Drayco, a man who had everything going for him: handsome, brilliant, a talented classical pianist in the prime of his youth. After violence scarred him physically and emotionally, he turned to an FBI career and now freelances as a crime consultant, taking on cases other people often don't want to touch.
Murder Intermezzo
By O'Neil De Noux
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A haunting romance, an obsession with a beautiful woman, a thundering heart that feels as if it will burst is played out against the backdrop of Tchaikovsky and Bizet.
You've Got To Be Killing
By Amy Barkman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Is this gated community swimming in danger? When a body is found face down in the private neighborhood pool, Sheriff Jim Murray is called to investigate. He is shocked by the many passions and secrets that float to the surface in the lives of the proper upper-class residents.
From One Jungle to Another
By L.A Speedwing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
4 Short Stories on the theme of "Jungles". 1)Never take a bet with a friend: A Story of two friends traveling abroad going wrong. 2)A Corporate Jungle: Blackmail does not go too well when working for a corporate company. 3)The Colour of Mind: Appearances can be deceiving. 4)An Airport Hell Tale: A sarcastic tale about a passenger trying to catch a connecting flight to Dublin.
Who Murdered the Clown?
By Ellie Oberth
Series: Who Murdered...?, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,560. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Hazel Cartbell and her superior officer, Chief Rasmussen return in the 2nd story of the Who Murdered…? Mystery Series. Andover, New Hampshire's favorite police officers search for the murderer of a clown with the "help" of his troupe. Mama Bella and Sister Marie Catherine once again offer their help in the search for a killer.
Bodies Politic
By David Wishart
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,110. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The latest in the series of historical crime novels, set in 1st century AD Rome and featuring Marcus Corvinus
Pink Slime
By Randy Dutton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,530. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Pink Slime has America in an uproar. It is the derogatory term for ground-up slaughterhouse meat scraps that is a ammonia sanitized. An investigative Reporter Digger Cavanaugh has his lunch ruined when a TV report describes what's in 70% of America's ground beef. He feels betrayed by the USDA and investigates pink slime. His investigation takes him up the food chain. Things are not as he thought.
Desperate Hope
By James Edwin Branch
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,050. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Nestled near a quiet river in Mexico is the little village of Esperanza. It’s youth moving away and nothing to offer new residents except for them to share in the poverty that grips the region. With the violence expanding in the border towns a new business sets its sights on Esperanza. Is this the miracle the town needs or is it something else.
True Blue Colors
By Kelli Jae Baeli
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Rookie cop, Veronica Polk finds herself undercover, on a case that could make or break her fresh new career.
Curtin Express
By Mike Dixon
Series: Hansen Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,510. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Some things are best left unopened. David Paget should have thought of that when he agreed to collect a suitcase from Hong Kong and take it to Australia. The contents appear too old to be threatening but appearances can be deceptive. Like a genie from a bottle, the past rushes in and David is propelled on a mad flight through the vastness of Australia, pursued by hired killers.
Death by Chocolate
By Elsa Pendleton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,720. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Public libraries are supposed to be calm and peaceful places, but a murder can happen almost anywhere. When a corpse is discovered in Victoria Public Library's Conference Room, the library staff become suspects as well as potential victims. Set in the pre-Internet days of the mid-1980s, Death by Chocolate is a mystery and a nostalgic look behind the scenes of the library.
Murder In Between
By Miriam Nesset
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,990. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Enjoy the mystery and intrigue of Murder in Between. Everyone loves bankers, right, especially in these days of economic woes? Equally maligned and suspect in the 1960s and 1970s, they don't come any more ruthless than Gaylan Morray, a small town banker whose shadow side is darker than most.
Three-Minute Mysteries 2
By Stephen D. Rogers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,700. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Twenty-five more mysteries you can solve. The solvable mysteries of Derringer winner Stephen D. Rogers have appeared in Crimestalker Casebook, Great Mystery and Suspense Magazine, and Woman's World. He's the author of SHOT TO DEATH, the editor of MY FIRST YEAR IN THE CLASSROOM, and a contributor to the MISCELLANY OF MURDER (a killer collection of trivia).
Seasonal
By Betty Belanus
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,050. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Rob Anderson's job as Seasonal Folklorist in the idyllic setting of East Tennessee leads to adventure and romance as he uncovers layer after layer of the legend of local murderer and outlaw Boyd Jenkins. By asking the right questions, Rob and the beautiful Ruthie Taggart find the truth behind Jenkins' intriguing past.
Terri's Tales
By Russell James
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two crime stories from the man Ian Rankin once called ‘The Godfather of British Noir’. These are early stories from the years when Russell James was establishing himself as ‘one of the best of Britain’s darker crime writers’ (as the Times called him). They tell of the young woman Terri and her hard-scrabble existence in south London among criminals and hard types.