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Fortune - The Aftermath of an Infamous Bank Vault Heist by Brian James
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural(5.00 from 1 review)
Brian James’s sequel to his first book, HEADSTONE, answers most questions about the infamous heist. However, it also opens up so many more possibilities. What was actually taken from the trusting depositors in the Fourth of July holiday weekend vault burglary of the early ‘80s was known only to the perpetrators, and few of them would have knowledge of what ultimately happened to their fortune!
The Beethoven Quandary by Terence O'Grady
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,530. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this mystery novella, pianist Jeremy West comes across a nineteenth-century music manuscript that he believes to be a newly discovered symphony by Beethoven. But the manuscript is stolen and a murder is committed before Jeremy’s friends,David Currant and Elizabeth McDermitt,are able to unwind the many threads that are interwoven in this complex and surprising case.
La Korrandine de Tevelune by Sébastien Lepetit
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 113,280. Language: French. Published: February 5, 2013 by Éditions Hélène Jacob. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Depuis le Moyen Âge jusqu’à l’occupation de Sourcarol par les Allemands, en passant par la fabrication des ponnes au xixe en Charente, les Chinels de Wallonie et bien d’autres choses encore, Vincent part à la recherche de La Korrandine de Tevelune, sur des chemins qui le conduiront du réel à l’imaginaire, d’une Korrandine à une autre.
The Man with the White Handkerchief by Vivienne Diane Neal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Imagine being approached by a stranger, asking for directions to a specific street, but you have no recollection as to what took place after that encounter. This is Mia Stone's story, as to what happened on that day. Based on a true story.
A Faire Day for Murder by Alan Scott
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,480. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 by JMS Books LLC email@example.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Ian Houston is called to investigate the murder of an old man, the owner of the land a renaissance festival calls home. Suspicion falls on the owners of the faire who were about to be evicted. Ian must use his paranormal abilities to find the real culprit.
Sinking Among Lilies by Cory Skerry
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.00 from 1 review)
A traveling mercenary, moonlighting as a bookseller, arrives in a village stalked by a supernatural threat... but the occupants don't want her help, and they refuse to tell her what is stealing their children. This story appeared on the 2012 Locus Recommended Reading List.
The Accidental Sleuth, an Emma Winberry Mystery by Helen Osterman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,440. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sixtyish Emma Winberry has a sixth sense and talks to her Guardian Angel. She is living in a posh condo on Chicago's lakefront with her significant other, Nate Sandler. She becomes involved with an anorexic teenager, her abusive uncle and a cadre of homeless folks and their problems. She suspects everything is tied to a murdered inventor. Follow Emma as she unravels a puzzle of danger and deceipt.
Murder for Bid by Susan Furlong Bolliger
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,820. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013 by Martin Sisters Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Former investment banker, Pippi O’Brien, has turned to resale merchandising for a living. Now, instead of trading on the Chicago Stock Exchange, she rummages through dumpsters, hits garage sales and peruses consignments shops in search of cast-off treasures to sell on-line … that is when she’s not busy playing detective.
Pistols & Pies (Sweet Bites Mysteries, book 2) by Heather Justesen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,230. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Tess thought her sleuthing days were behind her after she nearly died solving her first murder, but when a city councilman is killed at the opening of the new fitness center, and his step son is the detective’s favorite suspect, she gets roped into proving the teenager is innocent. When the killer ups the stakes, Tess is forced to put herself in danger or risk the life of someone she cares about.
Horse of a Different Color by John L. Lansdale
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,300. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Rustin Kemp was injured trying to catch a brutal killer. He lost his job, his family, his children, and the only thing left to him was the case. Then another murder - very similar to the case that ruined his life - drew him in for one last run at redemption.
It Never Rains In Hammertown by Stephen Dorning
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 13,990. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Investigator Sebastion Locke ends up in a position to help out the Dwarven Kingdom in its war with the Elven Nation when the resistance contacts him for help. In an effort to strengthen ties with the newfound allies, he finds himself searching for a runaway prisoner to save the life of an elven Taker.
Murder in the Round by Patricia Rockwell
Series: Pamela Barnes Acoustic Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,310. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013 by Cozy Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Sound clues lead acoustics expert and amateur sleuth Pamela Barnes to a devious killer who poisons an actress while she is performing on stage.
For Sakina by Rik Hunik
Series: Novelettes, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
This story originally appeared in Midnight Times #23, Fall 2008. When Jared gets out of the army he discovers that his sister, his only remaining relative, has been missing for weeks. He teams up with her boyfriend and they follow her trail to the home of Jatarkah, a small-time, disreputable wizard, who seems to be responsible for the disappearance of other women as well.
Found by Linda Rae Blair
Series: Samantha Hartley, PI, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,020. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Second in the Samantha Hartley, PI mysteries series. Sam has a new client, and she's not certain she's happy about it! Is the beautiful young woman running from a serious stalker or something else? And, just what the heck is going on with Steve?
Falcon's Bend Series, Book 4: Romantic Notions by Karen Wiesner
Series: Falcon's Bend, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,800. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Love--and murder--is in the air. Falcon's Bend Police Department Patrol Officers Amber Carfi and Warren Jensen are partners on the job, and lovers off-duty. The relationship is so new and fragile, neither of them are willing to come out in the open with it. But sometimes love can't be hidden any more than secrets can be kept...
Death Crop by Allen Robson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,870. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Inspector Mike Blakely is despatched from Headquarters in Newcastle to investigate a murder in the upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales, not far from the town of Scone. At first the case appears to be a straight forward murder investigation but soon reveals itself to be a great deal more than that, eventually forcing Blakely to fight for his life, in some very dangerous situations.
The Telephone Killer by Paul J Stam
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,270. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013 by Second Wind Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Who will he kill next? A local television station is the link between a murderer and his victims. When the unknown killer calls the station, misleading clues cannot help his intended targets. But why is he killing seemingly random people? An insurance salesman, a police officer and a hitchhiker; the police cannot connect the victims to each other much less to the killer.
Madness in Small Towns by Iza Moreau
Series: Small Town Series, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,360. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian(5.00 from 1 review)
Things are always a little wonky in Pine Oak, Florida. But lately reporter Sue-Ann McKeown, feels like every crazy thing is landing on her desk. For one thing, a former mental patient demands that Sue-Ann write his story—or else. And what is the meaning of the coded messages she hears on the local pirate radio station? And why has her new best friend quit her job and left town for places Unknown?
Gtiffith - Justice in Space by Michael Charton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,700. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A British astronaut leaves for a scheduled space walk and does not returned. The wires keeping her tethered to the International Space Station has been cut. At the request of Lady Fiona DeVere, DCI Griffith is sent toe space station to help with the investigation. It's difficult to solve a murder when you don't have a body. Will they discover just who is the killer and why they did what they did?
Wie heeft don Cornetto vermoord? by Patrick Bernauw
Price: $25.95 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: Dutch. Published: February 2, 2013 by De Scriptomanen. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Don Cornetto wordt wel eens de Godfather genoemd van de grootste maffia familie die zich ooit in Vlaanderen vestigde. Maar toen werd hij dus vermoord. Er zijn 5 verdachten, en don Cornetto is er zowaar in geslaagd de aanwijzingen naar zijn uiteindelijke moordena(a)r(es) te verstoppen in de playlist voor een maffiaconcert. Script voor een moordspel/moorddiner om zelf te organiseren en te spelen.