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A Case of the Tumblebones
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,430. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Meet Helmur Half-Wit, royal fool, master spy, reluctant savior of the realm. It will take all of his wits to uncover the truth in a dangerous game where one slip could bring the whole world crashing down. Like Tumblebones. A humorous mystery novella.
Guarding Lacey: A Smokey Dalton Story
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Series: Smokey Dalton. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Private detective Smokey Dalton does his best to protect his adopted family, from his 11-year-old son Jimmy to his friends, the Grimshaws. But Smokey can’t see everything. Jimmy notices that Lacey Grimshaw—“thirteen going on trouble,” Smokey says—skips school to hang out with an adult man. Jimmy doesn’t want to tattle, but he’s worried about Lacey.
Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play (A Jazz Age Mystery #1)
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Series: A Jazz Age Mystery, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,910. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Rival gangs fight over booze and bars during Prohibition in 1920s Galveston: the "Sin City of the Southwest." Jazz Cross, a young society reporter, suspects foul play when a bank VP collapses at her half-brother Sammy's speakeasy. Was it an accident or a mob hit? As turf wars escalate, Sammy is accused of murder and Jazz must risk her life and career to find the killer. Inspired by actual events.
Marooned on Death Island
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Series: 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead Volume 2, Book 31. Price: Free! Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
It was their love for sailing that brought Jack and Karen Billings together. Anytime they had free time, they could be found aboard their most prized possession, the Marlow Explorer. One day they decided to have a Halloween Cruise Party with some of their closest friends. But read on to see if the Marlow Explorer becomes just another Bermuda Triangle Mystery.
Police Inspector Jack Diaries: Heist
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012 by DoroClem Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Police Inspector Jack is called to a bank after a heist. At first, it seems to be an open and shut case. However, on closer inspection of the crime scene, all is not quite what is seems.
The Changling's Gift
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012 by G. W. Thomas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Arthur Freeborn was not like other people. He was Fey. He had mutilated himself trying to appear human but still the people of England, despite their Victorian era of trains, Science and morals, persecuted him for his gifts. That was until someone began killing women in the streets of London. Was Freeborn the spring-heeled knifeman or was he the one to catch him?
Silicon Valley North
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,710. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Phil Reilly, a landscaper in rural Ottawa, discovers a corpse, he needs the help of some neighbours, a billionaire and an old hippie, both marijuana enthusiasts, as Chinese triads, police and government intelligence agencies discourage further investigation. His wife, Nora, addicted to bingo and about to retire from a longtime government job. is a witness to Phil’s stubborn inquiries.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Barking Emporium
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Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,260. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
The great detective uncovers a convoluted conspiracy to conceal the cause of two fires, one of which results in the death of an elderly couple. Dr Watson records the fine details which lead to the exposure of the villains.
Woman in the Window
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,620. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Jaded Santa Barbara sheriff Morgan Forester and his sexy, sophisticated new partner Alyssa Blair investigate the murder of an unidentified woman whose body washes up on a popular beach.
A Question of Breeding
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sue-Ann McKeown is not a detective; she's a small-town newspaper editor. Yet mysteries keep cropping up and, well, somebody has to solve them, right? In this stand-alone story in the Small-Town series, Sue-Ann is approached by a fledgling horse breeder who suspects she may have been swindled when her new Trakehner's DNA test comes back squirrelly.
Graveyard Plots
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Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,860. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this collection of 23 short stories, Bill Pronzini, prolific, award-winning west-coast mystery writer and creator of the well-known "Nameless Detective" series, the author's style and versatility truly shine. These tales including three that feature his well-known series character, the "Nameless Detective" run the gamut from psychological suspense to satire to Western gothic.
The Nudger Dilemmas
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,480. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This collection of 13 previously published stories starring Nudger, Lutz's worrywart St. Louis detective, provides an entertaining introduction to one of the genre's most distinctive private eyes. Nudger, whose ever-present antacids protect a stomach that turns at the mere hint of danger, somehow manages to do his job without resorting to fists or handguns.
Sonoma Squares Murder Mystery
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Price: Free! Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Corpses in town squares. A killer bent on terror. A reporter about to become part of the story. Wine Country becomes the backdrop for murder as young newspaper reporter Sandra Cordero gets caught up in the schemes of a serial killer. This serial, first published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, features 16 Sonoma writers collaborating to produce one fast-paced thriller.
The Black Sapphire
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012 by Short Story Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Short Story Press Presents The Black Sapphire by Ruth Pettite "The Black Sapphire" was a concept that Ruth toyed with for a few years. She studied dialect to help enhance one of the main characters, "Mattie." In the story, an unsolved crime shows its ugly face when Detective Adam Reynoir starts investigating.
Angels of Mercy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,540. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Mercy Allcutt is excited to be renting out rooms in her new home in Los Angeles, no matter how skeptical her boss, PI Ernie Templeton, is. When her housekeeper's son is arrested for murdering a Hollywood bigwig, Mercy gets Ernie to investigate. She aims to do a little snooping on her own. In the meantime, Mercy discovers there's more to being a landlady than meets the eye.
How It All Began
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Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012 by Fort Saskatchewan Elementary School. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
How It All Began is the story of girl named Ryan Medis. Ryan solves mysteries that happen in her town of Slave Lake. Her friend Miranda has died. Ryan believes she was murdered. Follow with her as she tries to find who committed this terrible crime. No one is safe, not even Ryan from the terror stalking her town
Smoke: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,980. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Imogene Duckworthy, who yearns to be a PI, has landed a job assisting Mike Mallett in Wymee Falls, Texas. Bringing home a pot-bellied pig as a birthday gift for her daughter, Nancy Drew Duckworthy, Immy discovers the body of the owner of Jerry's Jerky hanging in the smokeroom. Now she has her chance to prove her skills.
Cover of Darkness
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Price: Free! Words: 8,410. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
McElroy made the dive from a point on the riverbank a thousand yards upstream from the triangulated position of the wreckage. The skin of ice sighed as he slipped under it, and the dark water closed over his head like a shroud.
Step on A Crack
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Price: Free! Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
It’s said things come in threes, a run of good luck at cards, a run of bad luck in love. But the penny doesn’t always drop until the third time around. Come the third time, you snap your mental fingers, and tell yourself, I knew that.
Leduc
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Leduc knows how not to get noticed, how to bide his time, how to hide what he does. He learned a long time ago, after his mother found the cats. Just a few more weeks, and he’ll have his military police badge. Then he’ll be able to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants… to whoever he wants. There’s only one problem. Someone knows his secret.