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The Thirteenth Santa - A Novella by Joanne Pence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,390. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Santa isn't always a saint... Mystery sleuth Angie Amalfi's cousin, Richie Amalfi, and Homicide Inspector Paavo Smith's co-worker, Rebecca Mayfield, are the unlikely duo that star in this Christmas novella. When Santa Claus lies dead and flattened (as if he'd fallen from his sleigh) in the middle of a mall on Christmas Eve, Rebecca Mayfield is on the case, and Richie is her not-so-helpful cohort.
Beatrice by Rebecca King
Series: The Tipton Hollow Series. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 72,760. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The arrival of a mysterious plant brings Beatrice a series of events which leave her with more questions than answers. Luckily, Benedict Addison is on hand to help her, and the couple are soon drawn into a mystery which takes them on a dangerous journey of love and adventure. Can Ben persuade her that he isn't the ogre she thinks he is, and consider him to be her match made in heaven?
Walk. Trot. Die by Susan Kiernan-Lewis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,590. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011 by Susan Kiernan-Lewis. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The Atlanta detective team of Burton & Kazmaroff head to the sleazy and closed equestrienne community to investigate the murder of a woman who had no lack of people who might qualify as her murderer. Set in Atlanta in the advertising and equestrienne worlds, Walk,Trot, Die gallops to the shocking ending no one sees coming!
A Death in the Hills by Paul A Barra
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,600. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Paul Barra's latest mystery thriller hero, Sheriff Bosco, recently retired big-city policeman finds criminals are the same, in the city or the country dangerous and armed.
Замысел Рефаимов by Vadym Balev
Price: $3.33 USD. Words: 86,610. Language: Russian. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
Еще в седом средневековье потомки древних исполинов, рефаимы, получили послание из самого ада, от древнего падшего ангела, Азазела: это был Замысел Рефаимов, направленный на возрождение всесильной расы исполинов, способных вытеснить человечество с земли. К осуществлению этого Замысла силы тьмы готовились на протяжении четырехсот лет, а развязка пришлась, как раз, на наше поколение. Время пришло...
Maneuvers by D C Grant
Series: Jason Shaw Mystery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,190. Language: American English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Law & Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
When Jason's best friend Ben is kidnapped will do all he can to help rescue his friend. To do so he will have to conquer his greatest fear but is his determination enough to save both himself and Ben?
The Secret Sharers by Keith Dixon
Series: Sam Dyke Investigations. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,990. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Private Investigator Sam Dyke takes on a new client who asks for a straightforward job - he wants Dyke to follow him. But Dyke soon learns that this is a ruse to get him involved in a struggle between his client and the secret services of both Britain and the US, who are about to sign multi-million dollar contracts with a private security firm which has its own agenda ...
Tahoe Blowup by Todd Borg
Series: Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,380. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna's cabin narrowly escapes burning in an arson-set forest fire, the local fire department hires him to investigate. More fires follow, and people die in each one. Before Owen can close in, the firestarter kidnaps his girlfriend Street Casey. Owen has just hours if he is to save Street before she burns up in a fire so big that firefighters call it a BLOWUP.
Command Indecision (Lexi Graves Mysteries, 3) by Camilla Chafer
Series: Lexi Graves Mysteries, 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,850. Language: American English. Published: August 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
From a USA Today bestselling author... A young woman is dead. The main suspect is in custody. And Private Investigator, Lexi Graves is on the warpath. Lexi finally feels like her life is on track. With a great job that is made to measure and the perfect boyfriend, it takes all of a few shocking minutes for everything to start falling apart.
The Heaven Gate by Jon M. Jefferson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Eric Droopchack collects art and other assorted items for discerning clientele. There are pitfalls and issues inherent in any job, it pays to be prepared. When an item he intentionally lost resurfaces, he finds he needs to ask an old business partner for a favor.
The Case of the Headless Heir by Iza Moreau
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,970. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
XYZ takes on a murder case involving the husband of a hippie restaurant owner. The dead man turns out to be George McDowell, a popular Florida mystery writer who often hosted meetings of Miami's only Cryptogram Club. The only clues are two mysterious and bloody scraps of paper found on the scene, but of course Xande's most important clues are always locked up somewhere under her blonde dreadlocks.
Adriana by Ukvard Mil
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,670. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Do you remember the Watering Season? That favorite children’s tradition in the building to mark the end of the school year. You fill a can with water, go out on the balcony and empty the can on someone’s head. Good tradition, isn’t it? And do you remember Adriana? No one “watered” her, remember? Anna asked me once: “Why isn’t anybody watering Adriana?” Good question.
Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas (Calamity Jayne book #6) by Kathleen Bacus
Series: Calamity Jayne Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,260. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
What's a blonde pirate always looking for, even though it's right behind her? Her booty. Tressa's barely got her sea legs on a lo-cal "biggest loser" cruise, when a dastardly murder plot bobs to the surface that only she can solve.
Heaven to Betsy by Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Series: Emily, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,610. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When a dead body swan-dives into the pool at a wedding, gossip comes to a halt about disgraced paralegal and former rodeo queen Emily. Broke and desperate, Emily takes a job with a sexy criminal attorney where she becomes obsessed with the disappearance of the six-year old daughter of his client. She hunts across two states for the girl, as bodies pile up and her own secrets unravel.
Mary's Christmas by Laurie R. King
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: British English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
One evening in late 1921 or 1922, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are talking over the unexplored portions of their past. A person might expect the older Holmes to have any number of these—but here, it is Russell who astonishes her husband with news of a previously unknown, even unsuspected, uncle. Jake Russell: scoundrel, charmer, eternal youth. What young girl could resist his charms?
The Osgood Casebook: The Nurseryland Mysteries by Herschel Cozine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,130. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Nathaniel P. Osgood III, Nurseryland’s one and only private eye, makes his living by investigating and solving nursery rhyme and fairy tale mysteries as only he can do. Get the story behind the terrible fall of Humpty Dumpty, the brutal murder of Cock Robin, the attack of the blackbirds, and other mysteries surrounding Nurseryland.
Pueblo Mysteries by Dennis Herrick
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a collection of four short story mysteries involving the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico.
Invasion of Privacy by Ian H Sutherland
Series: Deep Web Thriller Series, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 164,250. Language: British English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
1984 was not supposed to be an instruction manual . . .When a beautiful young cellist is found brutally murdered, expert security consultant Brody Taylor and Met police detective Jenny Price team up to track down the serial killer responsible. The answer lies in a highly secure website that broadcasts live feeds from hacked webcams… An ingenious thriller that will keep you guessing.
Parrot Eyes Lost by Barton Grover Howe
Series: Surfland Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,340. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When everything goes wrong, and even the normally unflappable Jackson Poe seems to have gone off the deep-end, it looks like it just might be Parrot Eyes Lost.
Double Crossing by Meg Mims
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,350. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Prairie Rose Publications. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
WINNER of the 2012 BEST FIRST NOVEL Spur Award from Western Writers of America AND a 2012 FINALIST for the USA BOOK NEWS Awards – for Fiction: Western August, 1869: Lily Granville is stunned by her father’s murder. Only one other person knows about a valuable California gold mine deed — both are now missing. Lily heads west on the newly opened transcontinental railroad, to track the killer.