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Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths

Two For Justice
Price: Free! Words: 78,030. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(4.63 from 8 reviews)
Newlyweds Leah and Sebastian Reyes were broke and living with parents when a random encounter led them to pursue a career as private investigators. Thanks to a prominent judge business is good. Everything is derailed when a horrific discovery leads them to find out the truth about who is hiring them and why. Pushed to the limit they fight to find the truth, bring justice to light and stay alive.
Raked Over
Price: Free! Words: 91,440. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Discount a 50-something woman as just a “pathetic old hag,” and see where that gets you. The arrogant young boyfriend of a former employee of Lily Raffenport, a mellow but irreverent Colorado garden designer, finds out when he dismisses everything about Lily as he trowels on the story of his girlfriend’s drunken suicide. That write-off spurs the reluctant sleuth Lily into action, and danger.
Thistles
Series: Pistils. Price: Free! Words: 28,530. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
The last thing you'd expect to see on a florist's resume is Ex-CIA Officer, Sometime Killer. But then again I'm not even allowed to put that on my resume, so... I wonder what they would do if I sent them each a bouquet, those men who ruined my life? Rosemary for remembrance, to show them just how long my memory is.
Daisy and Bernard (The Daisy Hayes Trilogy Book 3)
Series: The Blind Sleuth Mysteries, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 53,410. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In the summer of 1989 the Iron Curtain is unravelling and Daisy Hayes has just gone on pension. But then she is summoned by the police to testify about a baffling and gruesome murder. During the ride to New Scotland Yard, the blind lady reflects that, though she knows nothing about this case, it will be hard to prove her innocence without revealing the two murders she did commit—in a distant past.
On A Witch And A Spell: A Blackwood Bay Witches Mystery Prequel
Price: Free! Words: 15,580. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
This is a prequel novelette to the Blackwood Bay Witches Mystery Series. On A Witch And A Spell is a short, humorous cozy mystery read filled with magic; a mystery or two; and snarky, no nonsense main character and her friends.
Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery--Book #1)
Price: Free! Words: 70,620. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE GONE marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
Guess What She Did
Price: Free! Words: 50,430. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
She's a rising star on Wall Street. He needs cash for his startup. She has a boyfriend problem. He's recently divorced. They could do a deal—in more ways than one. Too bad she's playing him. "Guess What She Did" is the perfect airplane read—a wonderful story, simply and well told, with an unconventional but deeply satisfying ending. Download it now, relax, and enjoy the ride.
Make Old Bones
Series: Make Old Bones. Price: Free! Words: 59,540. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Fifteen-year-old Connie Kittredge disappears in 1953, presumed drowned. Forty years later her skeleton is unearthed in the dumbwaiter of Belgrath House, recently restored as a Bed & Breakfast. The discovery coincides with the 35th reunion of her Class of '57. Middle-aged innkeeper, Clarice Campion, and her permanent guest, Miss Letitia Lorraine, join forces to help solve the old murder.
An Affair to Dismember
Series: Matchmaker Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 88,240. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Gladie is clearly being pursued—either by true love or by a murderer. Who will catch her first?
The Fireproof Girl
Series: Sophie Shields. Price: Free! Words: 83,320. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2016 by ThunderWords Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Abandoned at birth, Sophie Shields grew up in abusive foster homes, escaping into books and computers for solace. The only person she could ever trust was Cole Hunter, her foster brother. She believed that nothing could ever tear them apart. Until it did. When news of a brutal murder reaches Sophie, she’ll do everything in her power to fix what is broken. If it isn’t too late…
Pebbleton-On-Edge
Price: Free! Words: 88,360. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.92 from 12 reviews)
In a quiet English seaside village Sue and her colleagues at the Parish Council think life is fun but boring, until they are shocked out of complacency when murder is discovered literally under their noses. The arrival of police and reporters alarms the unlikely new Parish Clerk, who has good reason to seek obscurity. Worse is to come, as a 200-year-old crime produces modern consequences.
The Death of Amelia Marsh: A Sally Nimitz Mystery (Book 1)
Series: The Sally Nimitz Mystery Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 96,600. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by Elderberry Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.57 from 7 reviews)
When Sally Nimitz discovers the body of her charming eighty-year-old neighbor she is devastated by how close violence has come to the quiet life she leads as mother, grandmother, and nurse. Sally can’t put the trauma of the murder behind her until she knows who could have done it and why. Early in her investigation, she finds there was much more to the sweet old lady than anyone ever guessed.
Two For Rain
Price: Free! Words: 63,150. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
Where are you? A pretty girl’s face on a simple flyer in Mexico. Self proclaimed private investigators Leah and Sebastian Reyes take off on a quest full of twists and turns to solve the mystery of a missing college student. They will encounter a range of dangerous and extremely wealthy suspects snared in centuries-old traditions. All this will lead Leah to ask another question. Is love enough?
The Identity Thief
Series: Stella Bruno Investigates. Price: Free! Words: 22,560. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The Identity Thief introduces Detective Sergeant Stella Bruno in an exciting series of intriguing quick reads you can enjoy in one sitting.
A MacKinnon Christmas: A Cauley MacKinnon Short Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 22,030. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
Cauley’s Christmas To Do List: 1. Identify the Dead Guy. Not the usual intro to a Christmas To Do List but not so unusual for obituary writer Cauley MacKinnon. Adding to her troubles, she's preparing for her mother's Annual Pre-Christmas Feast of Dysfunction and avoiding her Mama's Knock You Naked eggnog--and she's got exactly 12 hours to make FBI Agent Tom Logan fall in love with her . . .
Queens of the Night
Series: Sam Milland Professor of criminology, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 142,270. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Criminology professor Sam Milland, along with her psychiatrist father Gregor, and her ex husband police detective Geoff, unravel a plot by Middle East extremists to raise money by faking rare and valuable historic ceramic artifacts.
Domini Canes
Series: Sam Milland Professor of criminology, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 174,490. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Domini Canes In 1215 Domingus Guzman founded the Order of Black Friars. The Domini Canes or The Hounds of God sought to rid the Church of heretics. Eight hundred years later The Hounds of God have returned to fight a new kind of Holy War. Four Hassidic scholars are gunned down by PLO sympathizers outside McGill University in Montreal. Criminology professor, Sarah Ann Mil
Killerwatt
Price: Free! Words: 74,150. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Banker Rhetta McCarter’s ongoing battles usually involve mortgage loans, federal lending regulations, threats of bulges on her butt, and her closet-drinking husband. But after one of her mortgage clients dies in a mysterious car accident, she stumbles upon evidence of a terrorist plot to wipe out the entire Midwest power grid. No one believes her—not the FBI, local law enforcement, or her husband.
The Ghost and the Document Reviewer: A Mystery Novella
Price: Free! Words: 27,280. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
After document review lawyer Sarah Claysworth has been fired, she encounters Jack Shadelin who is a ghost. Years ago, Jack was unjustly accused of murdering the sheriff’s wife. In two days, it will be the sixty-fifth anniversary of Jack’s death. Jack must find Mabel’s killer before this date or he’ll be forced to remain a ghost forever. Jack convinces Sarah to help him find the killer.
The Melancholy Scion: A Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mystery
Series: Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mysteries, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 24,650. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
(2.00 from 1 review)
When Andre de Camp, the Melancholy Scion of Fall River, joins Lizzie Borden the Girl Detective in search of a stolen industrial document, the fate of Eastern Europe rests in their hands. Can they outwit master spies to advert a world war? Who are the Sporting Boys? And what is the Arcady Society? This is Lizzie’s most exciting and romantic adventure yet!