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The ABCs, Part 1 by Tony Monbetsu
Series: The ABCs. Price: Free! Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Part 1 of a new serial. Moriarty Jackson is an English teacher in the idyllic Japanese countryside. Idyllic, that is, until he's called upon to solve a heinous crime. Now Jackson will have to turn this sleepy town and upside down if he's going to save the day.
The Sussex Deal by Alandra CL
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,100. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Dominic Lombardi’s life is suddenly hurled into danger when he unwittingly purchases the Sussex property. The real estate tycoon soon realizes that his entire life was not as it seemed, and he no longer knows whom he can trust.
Ignoto Deo by Jean-Sully Ledermann
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,350. Language: French. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Quand Andrew se voit offrir un étrange médaillon, il ne se doute pas que sa destinée va subitement se lier à celles de forces ancestrales. Poursuivi par une secte obscure, à la recherche d'une vérité qu'il préfererait ne pas connaître, son chemin va croiser celui d'une femme avec qui il va entretenir une osmose surnaturelle.
Miz Scarlet and the Holiday Houseguests (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery #3) by Sara M. Barton
Series: A Scarlet Wilson Mystery, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 35,960. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.50 from 2 reviews)
How is an overworked homicide investigator supposed to find a killer when she's so distracted by her own family problems? As things heat up at work, little things start to suggest that Larry's got something bigger than bickering parents to worry about. Secrets from her past begin to creep in, putting everyone in danger. Who can she trust when the chips are down? It's time to turn to Miz Scarlet!
The Italian School for Assassins by Melissa Yin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,050. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit(5.00 from 1 review)
Assassin school. Why not? Octavia “V” Ling figures she'll get an insane workout and the adventure she craves for a birthday that ends in a zero. Until the other assassin students start attacking her. So V sneaks out for a drink with a hot young Italian guy, only to wake up the in morning with a teeny hangover and a huge problem: someone killed her roommate and framed her for it. Yoinks.
Heart Flesh by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In the months following Tim’s death, Sarah dreams. When a mysterious book with a strange dedication and an even stranger plot arrives at her home, her dreams turn to nightmares. Sarah no longer knows how to differentiate dreams from reality. Finding the truth will make the difference between a frightening end or a new beginning.
Dead On A Rival by David Benson
You set the price! Words: 77,460. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Det. Carina Quintana’s latest challenge takes on an unwelcome personal flavor in the harrowing Dead On a Rival. The accidental fall of a handsome Brazilian tycoon from a luxury cruise ship in the Caribbean interrupts Carina’s holiday & triggers an investigation that alternates between high-stakes international mega-businesses & slimy local politians. Happily Pete Simpson is along for the ride.
Spanish Eye by Nik Morton
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,020. Language: British English. Published: November 27, 2013 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Through the eyes of Leon Cazador, half-English, half-Spanish private investigator, we experience the human condition in many guises. This collection covers twenty two cases, some insightful, some humorous, and some tragic. The tales evoke tears and laughter, pleasure at the downfall of criminals, and anger at arrogant evil-doers. Leon Cazador fights injustice in all its forms.
The Last Straw by Yvonne M Remington
Price: Free! Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Aileen knew her son Bobby had always been a rebel and hated authority growing up. . But at 29, he found a woman she hoped would settle him down. Until the phone call came, saying that he had killed the mother of his children during one of their many violent fights when the knife she threatened him with with was turned on her during the struggle, causing her death.
Inspector Zhang and the Island of the Dead (A Short Story) by Stephen Leather
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Inspector Zhang is called in to investigate a murder where a doctor is knifed in a locked room. But nothing is as it first appears. The story is about 10,000 words, about thirty pages, perfect if you have half an hour to spare.
The Plans Of Posey Bobbin by SV Macdonald
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,270. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013 by Suzi Macdonald. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Posey Bobbin lives on the money she makes from fortune-telling, selling herbal remedies and blackmail. Now she is on the lookout for a new victim. Taking a job as a live-in housekeeper for widower Jake Somerton is the first step
The Right Idea by William Mangieri
Series: Detective Jimmy Delaney, Book 3. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When Jimmy left the force and became a private eye, he expected to be living the life of Riley. A few months later, and the dust still hasn't had time to settle from the Preiss and Simms murders, but Jimmy's ongoing divorce swallowed his imagined riches. What would Jimmy do without the city's thriving blackmail industry? "The Right Idea" is a detective story with sci-fi elements.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld Volume 2 by C. S. Woolley
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Special 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short StoriesNaNoWriMo 2013 book. Last updated 2013-11-26 15:33:44
Nicolette Mace is a private investigator out of necessity, not choice. With her family dead and nowhere else to turn she had to learn to stand on her own two feet and live the only way her father ever taught her to. Life as a private investigator isn't all big cases, excitement and arch enemies. Follow the day to day musings and activities of Nicolette Mace taken from her online blog.
Ladies Of The Garden Club by Gloria Alden
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,670. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Small town Portage Falls is the idyllic place for an event on the town Green, but when an elderly member of the garden club shows up dead in Catherine Jewell's greenhouse, she falls under suspicion since she's an authority on poisonous plants. As more tragedies plague members of the garden club, Catherine and others begin to suspect that somebody has it in for them.
A Holiday Dog Park Death by Saundra McKee
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,270. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It is two weeks before Christmas in Greenbanks, PA. The joy of the season comes to abrupt halt when beloved legislator, Angus Harvey, is found dead at the local dog park. Terry Drake, owner of two rescue dogs, former teacher and part owner of 'Crafts and Joe," finds hersef directly involved in seeking the truth regarding the mystery surrounding her friend's death. First in the series.
Sharp Focus by Heather Ormsby
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,560. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013 by Moonlit Skies Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A serial killer is preying on the homeless in Denver - and photographer Rowan O'Donnell risks her own life to find the truth.
A Shot in the Bark (A Dog Park Mystery) by C. A. Newsome
Series: Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 60,520. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Would you recognize a serial killer if you met one? Talked to one every day? Artist Lia Anderson doesn't, and neither does anyone else at the Mount Airy Dog Park. But a violent death brings Detective Peter Dourson into the close-knit group, and he is convinced someone is not who they seem. As the investigation uncovers secrets, Lia struggles with warring emotions while a killer watches and plans.
Moonbeams by Lyn Miller LaCoursiere
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,650. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Moonbeams is the first in a new series of adventures featuring Daisy O'Dell, resident of Birch Lake, Minnesota. Daisy is swept from her home town life into a world of international intrigue, money and murder.
It Wasn't Me by Alex Binney
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,180. Language: British English. Published: November 26, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jason Handel was acquitted for the murder of his fiancée Mary Matthews, but at least one member of Mary’s family did not believe him and was determined to take revenge, with fatal results for Jason. That, apparently, led to a feud between the two families, with the police murder squad unable to disprove the alibis as the body count increased. But if it was not Jason who killed Mary, who was it?
About Hana by K T Bowes
Series: The Hana Du Rose Mysteries, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 154,440. Language: British English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Awarded a Readers' Favorite 5 star review. Hana has given up on life and love but a brutal mugging causes her to wake up and face both. Men are hunting her and she has no idea why and a handsome new colleague causes her to doubt her singleness. Shrouded in mystery and intrigue, Hana discovers that love will find a way, whether she likes it or not.