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The Count of Samerand and the Ghost of Belgravia
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Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
The Count of Samerand is the final authority on crime, so much so that inspector James Wright of Scotland Yard has felt it necessary to bring eccentric count in on many a case. It is through these dealings and their unique meeting that the good inspector has to rely and even admire the count. In his later years he picks up his pen to defend this unique man, when the count is no longer able to.
The Agatha Christie Book Club
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,620. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
When Alicia Finlay walks out on her boring old book club and starts a new one devoted to her favorite mystery writer Agatha Christie she has no idea she's about to stumble upon a deadly mystery of her own. It's a mystery so baffling, it would leave even the Queen of Crime scratching her head...
Laid to Rest
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Series: Theatre Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A short story set in the historic Regent Theatre, where ghosts of years gone by still roam among the red velvet seats. James, a visiting actor, senses that one of them has an important message to pass on.
Tmi
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,410. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
If you heard someone plot a murder would you call the police or pretend it never happened? And if you did call the police would they believe you or add you to the top of their suspect list?
The Seawall - Book #8
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,060. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The Hawaiian islands are north of the equator in the middle of the Pacific Ocean thousands of miles from anywhere. On the leeward side is the historical town of Lahaina, home to a group of four amateur sleuths: Ben, Helen, Justin and Nacho. They appear to be ordinary people leading ordinary lives, but appearances can be deceiving.
The Missing Parker
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,970. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Missing Parker is a mystery set on a semi-isolated island in the Gulf of Georgia, between Vancouver and Victoria. When a man is found murdered the Royal Canadian Police are summoned to investigate. Shel Holack is sent to investigate, she knows the'How' of the killing and the 'Where'and 'When' but nothing else and in particular any motive.
El juego de Archer
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,450. Language: Spanish. Published: May 8, 2012 by Editorial Amarante. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Santiago Bustamante lleva una doble vida: cuando no está escribiendo para el diario principal de su ciudad, donde es un reconocido y respetado periodista, trabaja para una organización criminal en la que es distinguido por sus crímenes
Scenarios - A Collection of Nameless Detective Stories
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Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,540. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A Shamus Award-winning Author Few characters have the loyal readership of Bill Pronzini's "Nameless Detective." The fourteen stories in this collection span his entire thirty-five-year life on the printed page. They include "It's a Lousy World," where Nameless proves that a friend did not commit the crime he was accused of; "Dead Man's Slough" and many others.
Sins of the Father — Book Three of the West Baden Murders Series
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Series: The West Baden Murders, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,480. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Paul Clouse believes his worries may finally be over. Though the past two years of his life have been horrific, he hopes things are going to change. His first wife was murdered, his son abducted, and his best friend killed by unknown assailants, but each time he manged to survive. A set of diaries left by the hotel's former occupants become his only hope to save himself and those around him.
A Patchwork of Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,530. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Nine previously published tales from sunny side up to over hard. Includes Agatha nominated short story of 2010.This collection includes the story nominated for an Agatha in 2010, a diet spoof, a Walmart people short short, and much more. These stories originally appeared in Hard Luck Stories, Mouth Full of Bullets, Mysterical-E and others.
Blarney: 12 Tales of Lies, Crime & Mystery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,240. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Novelist Steve Hockensmith (Holmes on the Range, Dawn of the Dreadfuls) presents a dozen of his best short stories, most originally published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. The offerings -- a mix of procedurals, noir and hilarious genre send-ups -- include a Derringer Award winner and finalists for the Shamus, Barry and Anthony awards.
The Night Falconer (Frank Pavlicek series #4)
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Series: Frank Pavlicek, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,750. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Note: Formerly entitled KITTY HITTER “A great read.” --Library Journal An odd situation turns deadly serious for private investigator and falconer Frank Pavlicek when a prominent resident of a renovated Manhattan apartment building accuses the building’s eccentric developer of hiring someone with a bird of prey to hunt down her cat and the pets of other apartment owners over a lawsuit.
Turnaround
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,780. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
FBI agent Roy Neely has always been known for his ability to understand terroists and their behavior, but this case is different. The clock is ticking as two key suspects have secretly entered the United States and are planning to attack a nuclear power plant. Teamed with his friend Eric Holloway from the CIA, the game is on to stop the terrorists.
Twists and Turns
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,530. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012 by Author Way Limited. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
With fear, horror, death and despair, these stories will surprise you, scare you and occasionally make you smile. Twists & Turns offer the reader thought provoking tales. Whether you have a minute to spare or an hour or more, open Twists & Turns for a world full of mystery, murder, revenge and intrigue. A unique collaboration from the authors Elly Grant and Zach Abrams
Death at a Solitude Wedding
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,310. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It's wedding season in Solitude, but bullets are also in the air. First a member of the wedding party goes missing, then another is shot to death. The police rule it an accident, but Fannie and Dana uncover a sinister plot. This is the tenth in the Amish Country Murder Mystery Series
Sherlock Holmes and the Fat of the Land
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Sherlock Holmes takes on his biggest case yet . . . or at least his biggest client! A pastiche by Eric "Cruel" Cline, whose stories have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and other publications, both in print and on the web.
Nick Gamble y el caso del barco ataud
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Price: Free! Words: 15,630. Language: Spanish. Published: May 6, 2012 by PÚLPito. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Nick Gamble es duro (a veces), alcoholico (siempre) e investigador privado (excepto domingos y festivos). NICK GAMBLE es el sabueso mas perro de la ciudad.
The Extra Cars
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,970. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The inimitable Detective Mississauga returns to continue pursuing the case of the probability anomalies across the country, this time coming to Kingston to follow phantom cars that clog the roads but never arrive at a destination. Phat-so Kim from Chester Burton Brown's LIFE & TAXES teams up with the enigmatic Mississauga in this physics-based thriller.
Not a Very Nice Woman
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Price: Free! Words: 76,240. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(3.00 from 1 review)
A woman is found dead in her room at the care home she lived in, strangled and left lying on her Chinese rug. The death is motiveless, the room otherwise untouched, expensive objects left unstolen; meanwhile, even the fellow residents admit their friend's life was largely a mystery to them, with "decades left unaccounted for". It is left to the detectives to solve her mystery.
The Set-Up
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Price: Free! Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Life couldn't get worse for Erik and Ashley. Stuck in a slump, their marriage is on the rocks and they're both ready to quit. In the ultimate betrayal they have a choice to make. But will it be the right one?