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The Christmas Puzzle
Series: Pitkirtly Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,370. Language: British English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the eighth novel in the Pitkirtly Mystery series, set in an imaginary small town on the Fife coast in Scotland. A Christmas market is interrupted by a murder nearby, and the usual suspects are drawn into the investigation whether they like it or not.
The Hanged Cow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,100. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(5.00 from 1 review)
The third Mike Malone mystery. In this book, with his trusted DS, Alan Shepherd, at his side, Mike has to discover the link between the hanging silver cows and the brutal murder of a young girl. Once again, he believes the answer lies in the rhyme if only he can solve it. He also finds that his peaceful new life may be threatened as an element from his past makes an unwelcome appearance.
Rolling The Jack
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,060. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Jon McElvoy, a Liberal Democrat MP, is found dead in his North Norfolk home, DI Jack Sallt and his colleagues quickly decide that this is a murder made to look like a suicide. However, when the Intelligence Services arrive, all of their findings are thrown into the air. As Jack tries to expose the truth, he finds that someone is trying to use his personal demons to ruin him.
Happy Deathday To You
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,410. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(5.00 from 1 review)
This 2nd novel in the Mike Malone series finds him once again in a fight against time. The mysterious delivery of birthday cakes to farmyards seems to be just an innocent prank until the death of a farm favourite turns this game into something much more sinister. However, when the killer turns his attention to women, Mike Malone realises that he is under pressure to solve the riddle of the rhyme.
The Tolham Castle Mysteries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,980. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(4.00 from 1 review)
When Janie Hamilton unexpectedly inherits Tolham Castle, there are mysteries to uncover in the dungeon, and the disappearance of a guest needs to be explained. A collection of four stories: The Tolham Castle Legacy, The Tolham Castle Mystery, The Tolham Castle Banquet, Tolham Castle: The Mystery of the Runes.
Dead of a Counterplot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,840. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012 by Long Lane Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
When a student is found murdered at Mudge Hall, lecturer and literary critic Adam Ludlow pursues her killer around the seedy pubs, nightclubs, and boarding houses of early 1960s London. He meets small-time criminals, a communist cell, and a police inspector keen to show off his knowledge of English Literature. But to solve the mystery, Ludlow must discover the secret of an incriminating bracelet.
The Woolly Murders
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,390. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(5.00 from 1 review)
Detective Inspector Mike Malone finds that he must keep all his wits about him when a very odd crime wave hits the litte Lincolnshire town that he has recently moved to for a bit of peace and quiet. With his trusty DS by his side, he wades through wool and blood to find the mastermind behind these dreadful acts. This is the first of a series of tongue-in-cheek crime mysteries.
Full-Bodied Wine : A Vintage Murder
Price: Free! Words: 75,510. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Denis O'Gorman, Junior Diplomat in Ireland's Embassy in Ankara has become entangled in a Turkish plot. His matrimonial plans are in shambles. The Residence is 'haunted'. The wine is undependable. And then a murder occurs. Denis turns detective. The Department in Dublin is not impressed.
The Secret Portrait
Series: Jean Fairbairn/Alasdair Cameron Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 109,060. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(3.00 from 1 review)
Jean Fairbairn has a coin from Bonnie Prince Charlie's hoard and a story for her magazine. Until the story comes to murder. Up close and personal with Chief Inspector Alasdair Cameron, whose forebears led Charlie's rising, and Rick MacLyon, a dot.com millionaire and expert on Charlie's life, Jean is likely to end her story trapped by a murderer, and the MacLyon mansion's newest ghost.
Killed by Scandal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,620. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012 by Long Lane Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Adam Ludlow is asked to give a talk to an amateur dramatics society, he does not expect to be drawn into a web of gossip, intrigue, and murder.
Hilda Hopkins, Murder, She Knit #1
Price: Free! Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011 by StreetWise Publications. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Nobody suspects little old ladies of doing bad things... like sedating their house guests and strangling them with a machine knitted garrotte! Hilda Hopkins hits the road and outwits the police and everyone chasing her, but no one can run forever, especially not at her age and in those stockings!
Moriarty and the Massacre of Mammon
Price: Free! Words: 10,990. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
London, summer of 1915. Moriarty, the 'Napoleon of Crime', tries to outwit 'The Other Mr M' to invest his profits into financing the First World War. Both sides of it. As the body count rises on an epic scale, Moriarty leads us through a maze of plot twists. A clever tale with dark humour and characters that could come straight out of the tales of Sherlock Holmes whom Moriarty despises deeply.
Nothing Done in Secret
Series: Alexander Moffat Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 124,230. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00 from 1 review)
An overbearing realtor is dead at the church she planned to convert to condominiums. A man in a ski mask attacks a young woman revealing a pattern of unsolved crimes going back three decades. Captain Alexander Moffat must conduct two very different investigations. Nothing Done in Secret is a British-style mystery set in the small towns and vineyards of California’s picturesque Gold Country.
The Norfolk Probationer
Price: Free! Words: 9,130. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Norfolk Probationer is a short story, a sampler about a Welsh Detective Sergeant, Catrin Sayer of the ‘Met’, and her role in solving art-related crimes. A robbery in which several paintings are taken from an old hall in Norfolk, a National Trust property, results in two elderly visitors being injured. But all is not quite what it seems.
Ding Dong Bell, The Kitten in the Well
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,080. Language: British English. Published: April 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A clean and cosy short story, featuring the popular Gershwin family in Knavesborough. This is your chance to revisit the 1990s and meet Rhapsody, Harmonia and Psalmonalla Gershwin, the spunky vicar's daughters and their curious kitten. It all begins quite innocently with a visit to an old cat woman, but no matter what the Gershwins stick their noses in, something sinister will happen.
IT Can Be Dangerous
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,000. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cynthia's had a rough day. And now she's found Nathan's body. The police are bound to suspect her, since she has no alibi and was cutting code right outside his office when he was murdered. There's only one thing to do before she's arrested - find the killer herself. But the enigmatic Superintendent in charge of the case doesn't approve, and then she attracts the murderer's attention...
Trouble at the Manor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,060. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the quiet English village of Lowenna, a local P.C. patrolling the harbor area finds a body covered in foam. Gia is the first to identify the victim who is from a small hamlet on a manor estate which is being pursued by investors. Gia has suspicions that the two events are connected, but while she investigates the murder, she also has to deal with something that may unhinge her marriage.
The Curious Case of the Broken Window
Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Contacted by an old acquittance of the female persuasion, in hopes that he might be able to shed light on the events surrounding her husband's death. The Count of Samerand quickly finds himself as the prime suspect in this grave affair. Can he prove his innocent or will he be hanged for a crime he didn't commit.
The Dressing Table Murder
Series: Bethancourt & Gibbons Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 13,620. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A Bethancourt & Gibbons mystery short story. Bethancourt & Gibbons mysteries are a series of traditional British cozies in a modern setting. Phillip Bethancourt is a wealthy man-about town and amateur sleuth. His best friend is Detective Sergeant Jack Gibbons, a rising star at Scotland Yard. Together they can suss out even the most complex cases.
Quaife's last Theorem
Price: Free! Words: 120,920. Language: British English. Published: December 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Quaife's last Theorem is a tale of murder, mystery and mathematics. It features beer drinking, songs, laughter. tears, Earth-shattering revelations, shootings, blood and a little bit of gore ... and the occasional bit of mathematics.

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