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A Bird in the Hand by Dane McCaslin
Series: Proverbial Crime Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,740. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Caro Layton-Browning, an accomplished writer of mysteries, never imagined she would unwittingly stumble into a series of real-life murders good enough to be in her own books. But when the Cat Lady next door, who Caro is convinced is out to make life miserable for her, is found dead among her feline collection, Caro finds herself in dangerous trouble.
Hollywood Scandals (Hollywood Headlines Mystery) by Gemma Halliday
Series: Hollywood Headlines, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,310. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Tina Bender is the fearless gossip columnist at L.A.’s most infamous tabloid. That is, until she receives a threatening note, promising, "If you don't stop writing about me, you're dead." Reluctantly teaming with a built bodyguard Tina sets out to uncover just which juicy piece of Hollywood gossip is worth killing over.
Luck Be A Lady (Tahoe Tessie book #1) by Gemma Halliday & T. Sue VerSteeg
Series: Tahoe Tessie Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,610. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Tessie King has just inherited the biggest casino in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada: the Royal Lakeside. What she didn't bargain for are the problems she'd inherit with it. High-stakes cons, inside jobs, wise guys... Tessie quickly realizes she's in way over her head. And things go from bad to worse when questions start to arise about the nature of her father's death. Tough job? Fo'get about it.
Drool Baby (A Dog Park Mystery) by C. A. Newsome
Series: Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 72,890. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Artist Lia Anderson is emerging from the trauma of the previous months with a new boyfriend, a new patron with an exciting project, and a new therapist to help her sort everything out. Life at the Mt. Airy Dog Park is returning to normal, and that suits Lia just fine. Then a stranger delivers a message, starting her down a path that will ultimately have her fighting for her life.
The Madonna Rosa by L.W. Hewitt
Series: The Juno Letters. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 91,260. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Anisette Durande holds the destiny of a free Brittany in her hands - desperate to keep the Madonna Rosa from the Germans as the Nazi onslaught rolls across defenseless France in 1940. She is La Guardienne - the last of a line of women descended from a lone survivor of a terrible slaughter, blessed to protect the ancient Madonna carved from the crucifix of the Christian martyrs of Roman Lyon.
Clan of the Black Sun by L.W. Hewitt
Series: The Juno Letters, Book 3. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 85,490. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A mysterious stone of black obsidian holds a magical grip over a rural French clan ripped apart by an ancient curse. The Nazis covet the relic as a weapon of immense power that will lead their armies to victory in the West. The Allies fear rumors of the stone mask a deadly weapon that threatens the invasion of Fortress Europe. The resistance risks annihilation to recover it.
Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes (Culinary Competition Mysteries book #3) by Janel Gradowski
Series: Culinary Competition Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,300. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Amy Ridley’s best friend, Carla, is getting married, and Amy is delighted to be recruited as the head wedding planner—even if Carla's demands are less than conventional. Case in point: Carla insists on a tower of doughnuts in place of a wedding cake. But navigating the world of nuptials becomes the least of Amy's problems when the owner of a menswear shop is found dead.
Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery) by Elizabeth Ashby & Jennifer Fischetto
Series: Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,710. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Riley Spencer's opening of Danger Cove's new bakery results in a dead body, Rilye is on a mission to save her reputation and catch a killer. With support from her best friend, Tara, and her long-time crush, Jared, Riley discovers secrets from the past that make her question if his death was truly an accident or something more sinister.
The Infernal Realm by Lee Moan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,950. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The Infernal Realm is a fast-paced detective thriller which takes Inspector Joshua Darknoll on a terrifying journey into the uncanny, where everything he thought he knew about the world—about reality itself—is turned upside down.
The Disappeared: A Retrieval Artist Novel by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,300. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Science fiction » General(4.67 from 3 reviews)
In a universe where humans and aliens have formed a loose government called the Earth Alliance, treaties guarantee that humans are subject to alien laws when on alien soil. But alien laws often make no sense, and the punishments vary from loss of life to loss of a first-born child.
Next of Kin by Jae
Series: Portland Police Bureau Series. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 142,960. Language: American English. Published: June 25, 2015 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Detective Aiden Carlisle’s private and professional lives collide when her lover’s newest patient gets in trouble with the law. Will she be able to solve the case without pushing Dawn away? For years, Deputy District Attorney Kade Matheson has been focused on her career, but when she finds herself with two secret admirers, she is finally forced to face her attraction to women. (2nd revised ed)
Merit Badge Murder by Leslie Langtry
Series: Merry Wrath Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,890. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
When CIA agent Merry Wrath is "accidently" outted, she's forced her into early retirement, changes her appearance, and moves where no one will ever find her—Iowa. Instead of black bag drops in Bangkok, she now spends her time leading a young Girl Scout troop. But Merry's new simple life turns not-so-simple when an enemy agent shows up dead at scout camp.
Grant of Immunity by Garret Holms
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,200. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Grant of Immunity is a sharply written, fast-paced legal thriller by Judge Garret Holms. Holms delivers this artfully crafted, page-turner with keen precision as only an insider can. He brings his extensive knowledge of the law to his riveting prose, creating one of the most truthful, accurate, and tension-filled suspense novels ever written.
Cat in the Flock by Lisa Brunette
Series: Dreamslippers, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,560. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal(5.00 from 1 review)
A 2015 indieB.R.A.G. Medallion Winner Praised by Kirkus Reviews The Dreamslippers Series is about a family of private investigators who have the ability to "slip" into another person's dreams. It's a gift with limitations... and consequences. In Cat in the Flock, 22-year-old Cat goes undercover in a fundamentalist church where she finds both hypocrisy and redemption.
Dead in a Dumpster by B. L. Blair
Series: Leah Norwood Mystery, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,780. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When Leah Norwood finds the body of Isabel Meeks in the dumpster behind her store, she can’t believe the police consider her a suspect. Sure, she didn’t liked Isabel, but then again, neither did anyone else. Isabel had a condescending attitude and a bad reputation. Leah loves a good mystery. Can she find the killer before the police arrest her for murder?
Killer Beach Reads (short story collection) by Gemma Halliday, Ellie Ashe, Diane Bator, Catherine Bruns, Christina A. Burke, Mary Jo Burke, Wendy Byrne, Tracy D. Comstock, A. Gardner, Janel Gradowski, Gin Jones, Elizabeth Ashby, Gina LaManna, Leslie Langtry, Nicole Leiren, Patrice Lyle, Dane McCaslin, Kerri Nelson, Ellyn Oaksmith, Kelly Rey, Sally J. Smith, Jean Steffens, Anna Snow, Anne Marie Stoddard, & Stacey Wiedower
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 321,150. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
22 summer themed short stories by bestselling mystery and romance authors! Enjoy mystery, romance, and lots of laughter under the sun with shorts from some of your favorite series. The perfect quick reads for vacation lounging or sipping frosty drinks poolside! **Recipes included!**
The Wrong Side of Paradise by Rustin Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,010. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.00 from 1 review)
Burr Rollins is a private investigator who is thrust into an increasingly dangerous investigation into the disappearance of a childhood friend, Tyler Cohane. Woken one morning by a frantic phone call from Ty’s mother, who has just been roughed up by some thugs looking for her boat-bum son, Burr sets out to discover why Ty disappeared and why some very bad people seem to be anxious to find him. H
Royal Flush (Raven McShane Mysteries book #3) by Stephanie Caffrey
Series: Raven McShane Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,690. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
With a sassy mouth and a penchant for drunken shoe shopping, Raven McShane may be Vegas's most unlikely new detective, but she always gets her man. Which is why Hollywood heiress Melanie Weston needs Raven's help. When Melanie got serious with a cute Englishman she thought she hit the jackpot—especially when he claimed he was a distant member of the Royal Family. But now things don't quite add up.
Carolina Nights by Walter Golden
Series: Malfore County, book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,650. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Alex Cummins has come home to a place he’s never been. But home has problems. A nude body found in a quarry might have ties to organized crime--the murdered CPA in the parking lot definitely does. The county's most attractive woman lawyer mistrusts the sheriff, dislikes the Cummins family, and might be Alec’s sister. Also, a DEA agent is determined to ruin Alec.
Beachcomber Baby by Stephanie Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,430. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(5.00 from 1 review)
From USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Queen Beachcomber Baby - Beachcomber Investigations series book 3 Dark and dangerous Dane and shamelessly sexy Shana team up like oil & water on a mission to save a baby while they wage a personal war of love & hate between them. Ex-special ops legend Dane Blaise doesn't like cases involving babies. He insists they're always bound to go bad. Really bad.