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Blood on the Snow (A Zoe Carter mystery)
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Series: Zoe Carter Mystery, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,710. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
As the glass front of her helicopter explodes and her leg is torn to pieces, Zoe Carter is tumbled into a nightmare in which her life is threatened by an unknown foe. Rescued from certain death in the frozen wastes of Antarctica, Zoe pursues her enemy across three continents, seeking to uncover the deadly secret that is taking the lives of the people around her.
Something Wicked
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 79,310. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012 by G and J Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Dennis pulled himself to his feet with a grunt and pretended to stretch. He watched her make her way to the top of the beach and hesitated. She could be heading for the parking lot or she might be coming out to the pier for a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants that lined the sand. He waited. She walked toward the parking lot, a swing in her step, long hair waving about her shoulders.
Black Woods: Book 1 (Black Woods Series)
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Series: Black Woods, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 41,020. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Avid mushroom hunters and volunteers with the local Search and Rescue Department, Laura and Julie, who are in their sixties, remember that first encounter in the woods years ago. Four young men, who are fun by nature, travel to the woods with high hopes of a hunt they won't forget. A call to the Search and Rescue Department will bring them shockingly together in the... Black Woods. Adult Language
Malice & Murder
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Malice & Murder is a tale of friendship, loyalty and the quest for a murderer. In saving the life of his fellow agent during a mission, Steven Hunter is badly hurt. He surfaces in a familiar childhood place where he sees his lifelong friend, Charlotte, who asks for his help to find her murderer. Not only did their torrid affair end badly, she’s been dead for five years. Will he agree?
Justice Rules
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,980. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
FBI Special Agent Brian Wylie investigates the murder of an ex-con in Eastern Washington.This single murder leads to a vigilante coalition that wreaks its own brand of justice. Wylie's investigation unravels an intricate and complex plot that involves a victims help group, a best friend's treachery and his teenaged daughter's well-being.
Pecos Valley Revival
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,830. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
It’s October 1923, and three things are going on in the generally dull town of Rosedale, New Mexico: the fall cattle drive, the fall rodeo, and a tent revival. Annabelle Blue is excited about the first two events. She's not so happy about the third. A fun, fast-paced mystery set in a tiny southwestern town at the beginning of the 20th Century.
Some People Die Quick
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Series: The Jay Leicester Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,580. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Pristine offshore islands, coastlines ruined by casino hotels, and Gulf of Mexico waters is the setting for intrigue, horror, and quick death. A must read for any aficionado of the Mystery/Thriller genre.
Mr. E In Cabin 187 (The Hudson Agency)
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Series: Case Files of the Hudson Agency, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Case #2: From The Case Files of the Hudson Agency. A murder on a cruise sets Warren Eisenchezarrarus — better known as Mr. E. — on the hunt for a killer. The murder weapon can't exist, the detective's assistant is as green as a seasick turtle and worst of all, Mr. E. is supposed to be on vacation! How will he find the culprit with so few clues on a cruise ship full of suspects? 6,693 words
The Hudson Agency - Chicago Style
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Series: The Hudson Detective Agency, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,920. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Case #1: From the Case Files of the Hudson Agency. Private Eye, Carl Danby tries to stay out of the limelight. Ever since the detective injured his knee on the job, the big boss himself has hinted at Danby’s retirement. Then the Agency is hired by successful Chicago businessman, Benjamin Porter, who has recently been involved in a series of life-threatening accidents. Danby's assigned the case
Hill Country
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,570. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012 by Snubnose Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Gabriel Hill stumbles home to find a corpse on his porch. The next day, his life gets complicated. He's beaten, seduced and threatened unless he can find valuables his dead brother sent. Searching for answers, he finds a brother unlike the drug addicted young man he forgot, new threats, new enemies, more dead bodies, a courage he didn't think existed, a love he didn't expect and a truth he feared.
Panorama Beach Mysteries: A Breath Away From Dying
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,580. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012 by Tsunami Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Deputy "Mustang" Sawtell knows something's wrong with the scene when he responds to a call at the Aquarama underwater-show, and finds a dead mermaid. It's not his case, but he can't leave it be. He soon finds deep secrets, cut-throat business, old-flames, and hidden agendas. Before Mustang knows which way the tide is running, he's in hot water-- face-to-face with a killer!
Fish Tales: The Case of the Colossal Calamares
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 79,600. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Graduate students Dave Linders and Craig Cree undertake a diving expedition to collect a new species of fish in the Sea of Cortez. Teaming up with fish expert Professor Thompens, their plans are interrupted by the presence of rogue squids and the devious Rashid who steals the prized fish. Emma and Jacob Hardin, along with friend Eloy, begin an intense search to locate Dave and save the fish
Plunder Ridge
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,730. Language: American English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Treasure hunting is a man’s world, unless you consider celebrity appraiser Orianna Killborn. Horge Jaborvich is relic hunter with the resources and methods to eliminate those who get in his way. Both decide to go after the legendary Lost Ship of the Desert. Orianna finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with Horge. The one who finds it first, wins, but the consequences come at a high price.
A Long Line of Dead Men
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,250. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Matthew Scudder investigates a secret, private club in Manhattan whose members suddenly start dying, when it becomes obvious that someone is trying to kill them all.
A Walk Among the Tombstones
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,400. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The wife of Kheran Khoury, heroin wholesaler, is killed after he haggles over the price of her ransom. With the help of two computer geniuses, a streetwise punk, drug lords and his friend, ex-cop Scudder, they track the killers through the back streets of Brooklyn.
A Stab in the Dark
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,570. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Louis Pinell, the recently apprehended "Icepick Prowler," freely admits to having slain seven young women nine years ago -- but be swears it was a copycat who killed Barbara Ettinger Matthew Scudder believes him. But the trail to Ettinger's true murderer is twisted, dark and dangerous...and even colder than the almost decade-old corpse the p.i. is determined to avenge.
Charlie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,940. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Could life become more complicated? Wendy was finding out the hard way it could. First a parrot by the name of Charlie walked into her life yelling murder. Her ex-boyfriend is making threatening phone calls and then Detective Brandon who is checking out the murder of Charlie’s owner is the bully who had made Wendy’s life hell in high school. She wonders if she can trust him.
When the Carny Comes to Town
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Series: Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,970. Language: American English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jolie did not want to sit above the dunk tank at the carnival's food pantry fundraiser. She never dreamed what Scoobie saw that day would nearly kill him. His ex-con mother shows up and there's murder to add to the mix. Soon Jolie is doing more than appraising real estate, and even that is complicated by home burglars. She asks reporter George Winters for help, so you know she's desperate.
The Adventures of Lauren MacPhearson
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 40,750. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Lauren, 9 1/2, who comes from Scotland, has elective mutism, but that doesn’t stop her from having adventures, which she tells us about in four stories of her encounters with thieves, bears, forest fires, white water, biting horses, stolen art and ghosts from April to August.
The Ghetto
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,590. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by eXtasy Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Ghetto is the hottest attraction in Atlantic City, an adult fun house where the frights aren’t supplied by skeletons and goblins popping out of the dark, but by ghetto scenes played out in front of the audience.