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Roachkiller and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,600. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Winner of the 2013 Spinetingler Award for Best Anthology/Short Story Collection and the 2013 International Latino Book Award for Best eBook/Fiction! “If there is any justice in the world, [R. Narvaez] should become a giant on the literary noir scene within the next couple of years.” —Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine, on the story
Hurricane: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
From R. Narvaez, a board member of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, and exciting new voice in noir . . . “If there is any justice in the world, [R. Narvaez] should become a giant on the literary noir scene within the next couple of years.” —Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine, on the story “Roachkiller”
Skullduggery
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Series: Jazz Stiletto, Private Eye, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
PI Jazz Stiletto returns after the events of A Day Without Sunshine. He travels under the nom de plume, Allan Harper, a wandering man for hire. A friend asks to help the owner of the Skull Inn on the coast of Massachusetts. Jazz accepts. A guy's gotta eat. He soon discovers dark secrets, and bloody murder. Skullduggery abounds in this new mystery by the author of the Razor and Edge mysteries.
Death Match: A Spar Battersea Wrestling Thriller
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,920. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When a friend dies during a pro wrestling match, Spar Battersea, punk rock journalist, sets out to find the killer. But with a knack for shooting his mouth and solving problems with his knuckles, he soon finds more trouble than he bargained for, leading him to the killer and his very own DEATH MATCH.
Riptide
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Series: A Sam McRae Mystery, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,830. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
During a pre-conference beach holiday, Stephanie Ann "Sam" McRae must help defend her best friend, Jamila against murder charges. In order to do this, Sam must show Jamila's been framed. However, no one will cooperate with her and the victim was well-connected. Meanwhile, Jamila herself appears to be holding out on Sam. And strange people are following Sam. Will Sam be able to help Jamila in time?
Black Rock Prison
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Price: Free! Words: 54,150. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(1.00 from 1 review)
What is the worst sentence that can befall a convict in Illinois? Not lethal injection. The worst punishment is to be sent to a black-walled fortress whose exact location no one knows. The inmates soon will discover they have not been imprisoned there by chance. It isn’t long before they find out that much more than their own lives is riding on solving the mystery of Black Rock.
The Carmarthen Underground - A Meeting of Dragons
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,810. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this sequel to The Carmarthen Underground, Carmarthen Intelligence once again finds itself up against a foreign power intent on using Wales for its own ends. A kidnapping alerts our friends at the agency to a dastardly plot and CI joins forces with the Welsh Bureau of Investigation, WARF and the people of Myddfai to defeat its new enemies.
Of Vinegar and Honey, Part X: "Lost & Found"
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Series: Of Vinegar and Honey, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,970. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012 by Catharina Shields. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Part 10 of the Rory and Madelaine saga. ~ Bishop Reid takes Madelaine back to the house where James returns and finds them. With a renewed sense of independence and empowerment, he steals her away from the priest and rushes her to a safe place, but Madelaine has fallen into a coma. Now, more than ever, she needs Rory's infamous fearlessness and determination to save her life and bring her back.
Dancing with the Virgins
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Series: Ben Cooper and Diane Fry, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 143,370. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
An award-winning psychological thriller, the sequel to Stephen Booth's debut BLACK DOG, which introduced young Derbyshire police detectives DC Ben Cooper & DS Diane Fry. In England's Peak District stand the Nine Virgins, a ring of stones overshadowed by a dark legend. As winter closes in, a 10th figure is added to the circle - the body of Jenny Weston, her limbs arranged as if she is dancing.
Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,960. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"FAITH DEPARTED: SHORT STORIES OF MYSTERY, CRIME, AND DESPAIR," by crime author Melissa M. Garcia is a collection of five fictional short stories of evil, pain, and sadness. From the author of "FALLING ANGELS," "CHASING DEMONS," and "STRANGER: A DEATH VALLEY MYSTERY," this short story compilation is only available in e-book.
For Hire, Messenger of God
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 92,350. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Wealthy businessman Matthew Lane fatally drives his car into a power pole, almost killing homicide detective Jim McDonald in the process. Jim throws himself into the probe to find out why Lane drove as if possessed by the devil. Three camps quickly form. Those who believe it was an accident; those who believe it was a suicide and Jim who knows it had to be a homicide. Now he must prove it.
Roomies - A Boone Butters Crime Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Oddball Jack-of-all-trades and occasional crime-solver Boone Butters is driven to distraction when he learns that his sexy new roommate comes with a bonus feature. Will the secret interfere with Boone's latest assignment — his very first manhunt?
Fell For Jack
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,410. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Fell: To cut down, or kill. Jack: Old slang for cash money. After leaving the military, Jack Egan is a nice guy whose only skillset is killing. Desperately in need of cash, Jack decides to “kill for money” on his own- not just following orders anymore. Now Jack’s new mission in life is to save his ex-girlfriend, protect a frightened kid, and deliver some payback to the mafia.
Cooking the Hounds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A standalone short story I wrote for an anthology of dog stories edited by Jeffrey Marks.
The Last Kiss
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Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A suspicious death occurs in the peaceful village of Hassman, New York; a retired English professor, who is also the village's self-appointed "amateur sleuth," thinks it just might be murder. The professor solves the lethal puzzle when a nighttime visit to the victim's cottage leads to the discovery of a mysterious poem and a dead cat, not to mention a near run-in with the murderer.
Blood And Water
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,610. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Secrets can be dangerous and the one Detective Inspector Christina Blake has kept buried could ruin her entire career - or even get her killed. The body of a teenage girl turns up discarded on the streets like yesterdays garbage. When the victim is linked to a notorious crime syndicate, responsible for trafficking guns, drugs and prostitutes, DI Blake is called in to track down the murderer.
The Oculate Conspiracy
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 13,920. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A fictional story about a woman who takes up Ghost Writing and what is revealed to her.
The Wedding (A Butterscotch Jones Mystery Book 6)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,860. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012 by Brian Jackson. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The time had come-- Butterscotch was ready to tie the knot! Plans were under way for the festivities and then the Mountie got called away on a dangerous case. Butterscotch was sure she could cope but, as the saying goes, man plans and the gods laugh. They laugh twice as hard at frantic brides. Will the Mountie be able to wrap up his case in time to get back for their wedding?
Homecoming
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
23 years ago, Andre Larson left his hometown, Valhalla, and he never looked back. His life since then has taken him all over the world. Now, he is returning to Valhalla for the saddest of reasons: to bury his mother. While he is here, he also intends to confront the reason why he left Valhalla all those years ago, the dark secret under the surface of his peace
Vendetta in Valencia
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,490. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When a beloved local candidate and national hero drops dead of a heart attack, his doctor can't believe it. Soon, the doc's old friend Max Castillo is on the case -- although Max isn't even sure there's a case to be on. But he's a long way from his beloved Benidorm in a bigger town, with big secrets. Can Max keep his head above seawater and save his friend's reputation?