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The Barefoot Stiff
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Depression-era private eye Maggie Sullivan wields a .38 as skillfully as an emery board. She’s drawn into a stranger’s murder, follows a lead the police laugh off, and confronts a killer in this **short story** featuring characters from the author's series of mystery novels. See why fans have dubbed Maggie "Sam Spade in a skirt."
Fair Wind to Bahia
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,680. Language: American English. Published: August 19, 2014 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Shipwrecked on a Brazilian beach in the year 1834, two couples stumble onto a plantation where they find a knife in the owner's back. Harrowing encounters with Indians, escaped slaves and ruthless landlords conspiring to assassinate eight-year old future leader, Dom Pedro II, lead to a dangerous transfusion to save the cholera-stricken young prince.
The Forth Conspiracy
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Series: Darmon Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,100. Language: American English. Published: August 19, 2014 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
William Darmon and his wife Elizabeth, owners of Mayfair Hall, fall victim to rival Forth family who introduce a bill into Parliament called the Writ of Confiscation. It will repossess the Darmon's ancestral home unless they can find their missing deed. A late family friend hid the document on a trip to Egypt decades earlier, leaving a clue to its location only visible in the night sky of 1825.
Treated as Murder
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,600. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014 by Tirgearr Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Set in 1931, Edith Horton is a former VAD who finds herself not only struggling with her inner demons, but with the presence of evil in her village in the Yorkshire Dales. Her brother is suspected of murdering an elderly wealthy widow, and sins of the past have echoes in her life and the lives of those close to her.
Murder Gentilissimi (Murder Most Kind)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 169,390. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In this work of historical fiction true to the Venice of the sixteenth century, Reginaldo Morosini, full-time schoolmaster and part-time special consulting investigator for Venice's Council of Ten, investigates the murder of a young member of Venice's patrician society. In the course of that investigation, he unravels a political conspiracy that involves the death of five others.
A Ghost of a Chance - A Dan Rhodes Mystery
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,020. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this tenth installment of the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series, the Blacklin County Texas law enforcer is back to solve even more mysteries. No one at the jailhouse is laughing. Not only is the jailhouse itself rumored to be haunted, but a mysterious corpse is found in an open grave in the neighboring town. Rhodes uses his laid back sleuthing skills to find the answers to these puzzling events.
The Bug Man
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,710. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
There are several million different species of insects on the planet, but not all are welcome. A number are found in homes and can be eliminated by pest control companies. This story deals with a different type of pest, men that abuse women. The Bug Man, Walter Walthorpe, deals with both six-legged and two-legged varieties and has some very different ideas on how to eliminate them .....
The Root of Evil
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,930. Language: American English. Published: August 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Another murder? A treasure hunt? What next? Zita Stillman and her lifelong friend Zinnia Blossom Winwood become embroiled yet again in the unexpected events in the small town of Arbor Vale, Wisconsin. Another mysterious guest at Zita’s bed-and-breakfast? A gruesome discovery in the attic of the Arbor Vale Hotel? And what about Pearl and Ruby, the two ‘eccentric’ sisters who live there?
Crimes of Magic: The Witch's Artifact
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Price: Free! Words: 47,700. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Portland P.I. Rachel Chase and Professor Robert Walker investigate a case of alleged infidelity with a witch. A magical artifact stolen from the witch’s partner and a murder take them into the dangerous world of scientific magic. A touch of humor, a budding affection, a dose of magic, an element of danger, a bit of action, and a lot of sleuthing combine to make a modern, urban cozy mystery.
Stalking Jack
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,390. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
The SS City of New York is about to embark on its maiden voyage to England. It is August, 1888 and Madeline Donovan is a passenger on this ship. It is an unexpected trip she has taken, because the thought of being in America or around anything familiar at Christmas, when the anniversary of the tragedy occurred, would be unthinkable. Now everything changes, Jack the Ripper arrives.
The New Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
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Price: $3.34 USD. Words: 49,740. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The New Mysteries-Book of Sherlock Holmes brings together for the first time all the Sherlock Holmes stories written by award-winning crime author Martin Edwards. The book includes a range of special features, including an essay by Martin Edwards analysing Arthur Conan Doyle’s story-telling gifts, and another looking at how other writers have paid tribute to Sherlock by writing pastiches.
Liar
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,560. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Nobody can lie to Amelia Landau, she hears the truth despite their best efforts. When she hears a man confess to the murder of a child, she knows he is lying and must do something to catch the real killer.
The Case of the Exploding Granny
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Series: The Price & Miller Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,550. Language: British English. Published: August 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An unexplained fiery death attracts the attention of paranormal investigators Price & Miller. Price is confident he knows the explanation, while Miller struggles with the religious connotations of an innocent person bursting into flames. But with burning grannies, exploding pigs, possible demons or improbable murderers, they may both get more than they bargained for.
By The Sea
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,410. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A gothic modern scientific fiction horror mystery...
Wura's Woodin Adventures: A Novella (The Aso-Ebi Chronicles, Part 2)
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Series: The Aso-Ebi Chronicles, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 25,190. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Someone has been stealing expensive jewelry from Alhaja Munirat Rahman, a fabric and jewelry merchant. It is up to Wura Oyelese, her 20-something year old niece, to unmask the culprit. As she nurtures a budding romance with the self-proclaimed suave efiko, Kola Adegbenro, and pursues the highly-coveted title of Miss UNILAG, will Wura catch the thief?
Clearwater Assault
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Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 58,910. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Luke has been assaulted; Joe wants a piece of the guys who did it; Mia borrows big money from Frank; CHIPs is looking for a man who stepped off the grid five years earlier; Jimmy arrives - oops!; Sam gets assertive; Billy thinks about going back to school; Fred comes back to help solve the last case he was working when he was a cop; there may be a link to the FBI; another romp in Clearwater Beach.
Murder By Bay Breezes
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,030. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Who killed Sammy Sanchez? Andy Holliday, recently signed on as feature writer for a travel magazine, is off to the Lower Eastern Shore, an off-the-beaten track region beside the Chesapeake Bay. But a piece-of-cake assignment takes a murderous twist.
Moonshine Murder
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Series: Hawkman, Book 14. Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 77,400. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014 by SynergEbooks. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Hawkman finds himself involved in moonshine stills, a disappearing family and solving another murder.
The Cat Came Back
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Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 26,070. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014 by SynergEbooks. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Mr. Parsen is placed under house arrest for stealing from his own bank, a writer interviews him for a novel he’s planning to write about the crime. Only it seems Parsens may have an unexpected ending to the novel… one that involves deception, greed, and murder.
Death Is Overdue
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,130. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014 by Class Act Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
With the help of Hugh, his family, and his two Malamutes, Sheriff Beatrice follows a trail of blackmail, adultery, and questionable official behavior to find the connection between the two brutal killings.