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Freeze Frame 2016
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,000. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Freeze Frame 2016 opens with a high-speed car chase and doesn't slow down. The story races from the streets of Detroit to northern Michigan. Days before the upcoming presidential election, ad executives Darcy James and Sean Higgins learn the secret behind a third party candidate whose election will compromise the U.S. Executive Branch.
Last Assignment
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Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
~Free short story from the PbRJV Gallery~ "My name is Dallas Lowe, and the life of a law enforcement officer is never easy, but it is rewarding. Then receiving our gold detective shields and working together fulfills a childhood dream for me and my best friend Brian. We live on top of the world – until the day comes all policemen dread – the day when things go wrong and someone has to die."
Perplexity on P 1/2
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Series: Parson's Cove Cozy Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,300. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Cozy Cat Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
You'd think winning a trip to Las Vegas would be a good thing. Not so, for Mabel Wickles of Parson's Cove. It's just the start of a harrowing adventure that really starts when she returns from her trip to discover one of her fellow contest winners, dead.
Late Boomer
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,080. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Wealthy middle-aged Manhattanites—the baby boomers of the title—have been gruesomely murdered, and Det. Carina Quintana senses a connection. But how can she prove it? The killer, if he exists, varies his methods and targets and leaves no tangible evidence. Age and wealth are all that the victims have in common.
Blue Murder
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,800. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Book #2 in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series! In London’s fashionable Chelsea, a Halloween bash goes terribly wrong. Handsome golden boy Trevor Parsons is dead. So is pasty computer nerd Clive French. Both died the same way – an axe to the skull. Given the social connections of all involved, New Scotland Yard sends Chief Superintendent Anthony Hetheridge to investigate.
The Concrete Kiss
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 118,470. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
“Well-written, engaging and sure to keep you up.” --- Kirkus Reviews. - Homicide Detective Ned Danes discovers that an ambitious Deputy D.A. has concealed evidence of an accused murderer's innocence in order to secure a headline-grabbing conviction. Danes torpedoes the corrupt Deputy D.A.'s case, and for his honesty, Danes is exiled to the tiny basement office of the Cold Case Squad. And then...
The I-Spy Murders
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Series: Sanford Third Age Club Mystery, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,880. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
It’s August and Gibraltar Hall hosts reality TV show I-Spy with Brenda as one of the contestants. Her Sanford 3rd Age Club friends arrive to welcome her back after a week’s stay in the house. Inside, feelings run strong between the Housies. Arguments become heated. Then one of them is found dead.
Run & Gun: A Dozen Tales of Girls with Guns
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Series: FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,930. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd confronts a Warsaw crime boss, a New York City bounty hunter, and a Homeland Security agent cowboying in the middle of the North Sea, among others. She foils devious plots ranging from human trafficking to illegal sports betting, and more. From Dallas to Ulan Bator, Dawna shuts down not only the FBI's most wanted and but also any crook messing with her family.
The African Queen and Other Stories
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 40,170. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A little fantasy, a lot of mystery: welcome to strange lands, strange crimes and stranger investigators—swordsmen, aging women from another world, and a love struck teenager, to name a few. Come along for the ride up-river to Sing Sing, through a wild night on horseback, or driving a Mazda GLC through flooded suburban streets. I guarantee there’ll be something interesting waiting for you.
Butch
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Anything can happen in the weird & wonderful town of Santa Tierra, NM, in 1918, where Butch McLean protects the residents of Wayward Ranch, finds lovin’ in the arms and up the skirts of her beloved Angel, and keeps one step ahead of the possibly supernatural jaguar who may or may not be stalking her. Come hell or high water, Butch will rescue any dude or damsel in distress with humor and aplomb.
Real Dead Houswives of The Hamptons
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,900. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Reality TV comes to town. Soon Lawton Close is caught up in a whirlwind of passion, naked ambition, sexual politics, champagne dreams...oh, and murder. Welcome to the Hamptons. Lawton Close and Max have to find out who is killing off the cast of Real Beautiful Women of the Hamptons.
Calculated Risk
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Series: Rafe & Kama, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 92,250. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Self-made security professional Rafe McTavish agrees to investigate his brother-in-law's inexplicable purchase of a dilapidated deep-space mining station. When the miners turn violent, Rafe's only ally is Kama Bhatia, computer hacker and spy, at the station on a mission of her own. Now they must put aside their mutual attraction and distrust to unravel fraud, blackmail, and murder.
Suitable for Framing
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,080. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Think Hitchcock on speed....Charlie Collier, a private dealer in art masterpieces, is flying to Honolulu to deliver a Raphael Madonna to a client by a deadline that, if missed, can cost him a twenty-million dollar sale. Grounded in L.A. by rainstorms, he visits an auction gallery and recognizes that masterworks due to go on the block tomorrow—are fakes. Now what?
The Singing Sleuth
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 56,770. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Eager to take a spectacular cruise on the Pegasus? It comes complete with tropical breezes, luscious food, exotic drinks, breath taking sunsets, and a vicious killer. Yes, I said killer!
Hue of the Jackal
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Old Habits Die Hard. The Jackal found it the hard way. Mr. Michael Froster had the best plan, yet the hue on him gave him out.
Masked Rider: Origins
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 132,700. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Holly Westin is having a bad week. Cavalry soldiers storm into her village hunting a fugitive. A neighbor is killed, Holly's brother arrested and everyone wants to capture the mysterious Masked Rider. She’s determined to free her brother but can she do it with the captain courting her, the fugitive hiding on her land and her father drinking while the in-laws visit? 128,507 words.
Frost on Thin Ice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Story ~ Why would one country neighbor run down another on Main Street in front of the post office? It happened in early November... Keith Harriman was crossing the street when Jerry Frost bore down on him in a big pickup truck. Jerry refused to tell anyone anything. Good at investigating insurance claims, I decided I would nose around a bit and see if I could find out why it happened.
Remodeling
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Ada’s neighbor bangs on her door one morning, she assumes he’s mad at her husband, again. Rick’s sensitivity to neighborhood noise has driven them from home to home searching for an escape, for a peaceful life. But once again, her husband’s intolerance for their neighbors shatters any chance for peace. How far will he go to teach his loud neighbors a lesson? And how many lives will change?
The Father Tree
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,200. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Father Tree is a novel about a boy who wants to be a forester like his long-disappeared father. It’s not until his mentally ill mother sends him to live on his grandfather’s farm that he discovers how strange the disappearance really was. And then, when serious accidents start happening around the farm, he realizes how dangerous it might be to probe too deeply into his father’s past..
Georgia Meets Virginia
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,190. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Freelance Chef Ginny Travis knocked on a door and minutes later, she's investigating a murder. It's enough to kill anyone's appetite... 1st in the Georgia H. Mysteries. 'Georgia Meets Virginia' is 25,664 words.