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The Adventure of the Missing Oscar
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,530. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
After their first adventure, Holmes & Watson find themselves helping out a friend who's Oscar has gone missing. But it doesn't take them long to suspect the robbery was just the beginning.
A Curious Series of Events
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,370. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
The very first of the Holmes & Watson novels... A lawyer and an obs & gyne surgeon find themselves forced to resolve a the suspect death of a friend in Modern day London
The Dirty Dubliner - A Dan Delaney Mystery
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 76,270. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
In the case of The Dirty Dubliner, the previous Commissioner who had covered up the investigation of a child murder has been relieved of his duties and his reputation of brutal, personally motivated murders as well as contracted assassinations are exposed.
Countdown to Death
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,530. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2015 by Wayzgoose Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ten strangers are lured to a remote Scottish island at the invitation of a reclusive industrialist. Stranded on Lord Black's wondrous estate, the disparate guests have more in common than they first realize. Accused in a mysterious letter of having committed crimes in their past, one by one they are hunted down. But who is the killer? Will any of them live to find out?
Mud Pie
Price: Free! Words: 102,210. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
A tale of rugby, puddings and murder. Ingredients: 1 handful of illegal drugs, 1 twelve-inch chef's knife, 1 blood-stained handkerchief, 6 rugby forwards and half a motorbike. When stirred by Lannie Herron, a young chef on the run, these make a deadly mixture. One of the players at the rugby club where she works may be a killer - but which one?
The Quartermain Mysteries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 125,090. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
At twenty-five years old Anna, Lady Quartermain, becomes a wealthy widow. In an attempt to restart her life she sets up the Wellington Bureau, an investigation agency. A series of cases follow in which Anna unravels a number of mysteries, including those surrounding the fabulous diamond, the Quartermain Stone.
Mummy's Little Girl
Price: Free! Words: 92,040. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Evil is lurking in the sleepy village of Kenley. When the body of a young girl is discovered in the middle of the Glory Woods, a nearby local beauty spot, Detective Inspector Carla Right starts to uncover secrets that have been buried for many years, secrets that will change the lives of some of the local residents forever.
How to Rob a Bank
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,270. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(4.00 from 1 review)
Inspector Gilles Maintenon has finally run up against an original mind—someone who’s very good at wasting his time. Their killer, using simple human psychology, has come up with a brilliant plan. Gilles would dearly love to meet the mind that conceived of that plan. He intends to do just that.
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,970. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
“Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches: 1900-1904” collects more than 55 pieces — short stories, poems, newspaper clippings, and cartoons — published during the opening years of Conan Doyle’s literary career. Included are works by Mark Twain, P.G. Wodehouse, and Bret Harte. Also included are many of the original illustrations and more than 200 footnotes.
The Corpse in Highgate Cemetery (Quigg 8)
Series: Quigg, Book 8. Price: $5.60 USD. Words: 86,150. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Quigg has a new partner - DS Jane Dwyer from Vice, but it's just for one case, and she doesn't like him. A woman has been murdered and it looks like a vampire is feeding in Highgate. Rodney Crankshank is still on the trail of the person who murdered his colleagues at Bulldog Investigations, but its dangerous work. Lucy has decided to go back home to Quigg, but someone is determined to stop her.
Making Movies
Series: Max Gwyther Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,050. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2015 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Making Movies by Mansel Jones, A Max Gwyther Mystery. Book Two in the Max Gwyther Mystery Series.
Blind Justice
Series: Max Gwyther Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 50,280. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2015 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Blind Justice by Mansel Jones, A Max Gwyther Mystery. Book One in the Max Gwyther Mystery Series.
Mystery Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,590. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Five new Sherlock Holmes mysteries in one book collection. Set in the early 1900's, no fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes.
The Tattoos
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,140. Language: British English. Published: August 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Book 3, Maigret takes a posting in rural France to investigate the death of the principal of a girl's school. The murder is something of a psychological horror story, that has much in common with a similar murder reported as Les Diabolique, or The Devils. Maigret's real reason for investigating has to do with the victim's tattoo which seems to contain a message for recovering lost bars of gold.
Killer's Craft
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 79,010. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A blizzard of murders in snowbound Dundee! Dead bodies proliferate. Nuns, prostitutes, and a henpecked husband! Is anyone safe? DI Shona McKenzie investigates multiple murders, unsure how many killers she is seeking. Will she succeed before the death toll mounts?
Sherlock Holmes - The Dollmaker of Marigold Walk
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,580. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A Sherlock Holmes tale narrated by Mrs. Watson. Holmes hunts for a man's missing wife while Mrs. Watson puzzles over strange non-crimes on the East End that could mean nothing - or could herald the return of Jack the Ripper.
The Pharaoh's Curse
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,440. Language: British English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Plays » American / African American
Book 2. While on holiday in New York Maigret is asked to investigate the murder of a young socialite at the Met. It is quickly obvious who the murderer is, but on consideration of her motive Maigret decides another more deserving person should be guilty of the crime. As this is at the time of discovering King tut's tomb that discovery and its complications are given.
She Wolf - Zac Tremble Investigates (Series Two Case Eight)
Series: Zac Tremble Investigates. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,830. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2015 by The Carter Seagrove Project. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
In She Wolf, Zac is gunning for Lillabet La Mer but to get her out into the open he has to somehow bankrupt Malcolm and in the process expose a traitor within his midst ... this case file is high octane cryptoanarchism gone mad!
Out of Time
Price: Free! Words: 78,210. Language: British English. Published: June 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Hidden away in the dark, three bodies await their time to reveal their secret to the world. What Detective Neil Townsend could not envisage is how their story would come to light. Asked to work with an eccentric assistant of Scotland Yard, Neil finds both his abilities and his patience pushed to their limits. Can Neil solve the riddle he has been set, or will we all run Out of Time?
Her Bodyguard: A Liathland Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,490. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Princess Kirsty trusts her bodyguard, Callum Macdonald, with her heart and her life. But the tiny principality of Liathland, which is situated on the border between England and Scotland, is under threat from greedy and malicious outside forces. Someone is prepared to betray Liathland. But who and why? A novelette.