Welcome to Smashwords!

Check out our new interface for discovering great ebooks! Read the official announcement at the Smashwords Blog.

Please confirm your erotica preferences.

Learn more about erotica controls. You may change these settings at any time.

[Close]

Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical

The Mapmaker's Apprentice
Series: Glass and Steele. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,520. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When an apprentice from the Mapmakers' Guild goes missing, Matt and India are employed to find him. Going undercover as a married couple, they discover that not everyone at the guild is what they seem. The 2nd book in the GLASS AND STEELE series brings danger as enemies draw near, sinister plots are uncovered, and magic links two powerful guilds.
The Apothecary's Poison
Series: Glass and Steele. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,880. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2017 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In the 3rd Glass and Steele novel, Matt and India investigate the murder of an apothecary magician.
The Convent's Secret
Series: Glass and Steele. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,140. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2018 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
With his magic watch slowing down, Matt needs all the help India and his friends can offer before time runs out. But his nemesis will do anything to bring about his downfall, including rock Matt's family with a scandal that can ruin them, and Matt and India's chance of happiness.
The Magician's Diary
Series: Glass and Steele. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,190. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2017 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
India and Matt thought all their problems would come to an end once they found Chronos. But the watch magician brings with him as many questions as answers, and a load of trouble.
The Ink Master's Silence
Series: Glass and Steele. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,670. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2018 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The 6th Glass and Steele novel. It should be a happy time for India and Matt, but forces beyond their control conspire to ruin their future. A distraction from their troubles comes in the form of murder.
The Woodcarver's Secret: Complement to the Bestselling Samantha Sweet Mystery Series
Series: Samantha Sweet Magical Cozy Mystery Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 112,660. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015 by Columbine Publishing Group, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
For John Carver, a 12th century Celtic woodworker, life is a struggle. Then one summer day, as he walks past a near-dead alder tree, lightning strikes. Carver recovers and takes the usable pieces of the tree to his workshop. From the shards John creates three boxes. Then the unexplained happens—shortly after handling one of them, John’s touch brings his young son back from the brink of death.
Return (Book 3 of the Matt Turner Series)
Series: Matt Turner, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 119,550. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
At only 32, Matt Turner's gift of psychometry - the ability to read the emotional imprints people leave in the objects they touch - has enabled him to see and experienced more of life and death than any other living person, and with this unique talent and perspective, he’s now ready to set right the wrongs of both yesterday and today.
The Viking Prince
Series: The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 11. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,750. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Historical
May 1148. With death stalking his every move, Godfrid must call upon new friends and old to find the killer--and with their help uncover a conspiracy stretching beyond Dublin's walls to every kingdom in Ireland. Join Godfrid the Dane for murder and mayhem in medieval Dublin in The Viking Prince, the 11th Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
Alvin Fog, Texas Ranger
Series: Cap Fog. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 68,810. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2018 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The Governor of Texas decided that only unconventional methods could cope with the malefactors who slipped through the meshes of the law and so was formed a select group of Texas Rangers. Picked for their courage, honesty and devotion to justice, they were known as Company Z. Non Texas Ranger, Alvin Fog son of legendary Dusty Fog had to prove he was worthy of his place in Company Z.
Legends Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery
Series: Charlie Parker New Mexico Mystery Series, Book 15. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,900. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014 by Columbine Publishing Group, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Charlie and Drake take a job with Gold Trail Adventures in Skagway, Alaska, flying visitors by helicopter to remote cabin sites to try the outdoor lifestyle and look for gold. Before long, one guest finds a set of bones in an old mine, remains that date back decades. Swamped with present-day cases, the police chief tells Charlie she is free to investigate, but someone is determined to stop her.
The Uninvited Guest
Series: The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,370. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Gareth has returned from the south, and Gwen is overjoyed to find their bond as strong as ever, but all is not well in the court of Owain, King of north Wales. Gareth and Gwen's wedding plans will have to wait while the pair race to separate truth from lies, friends from foes, and unravel the mystery before King Owain--and his new bride--fall victim to their uninvited guest.
The Fourth Horseman
Series: The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,450. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
May 1144. Gareth and Gwen travel across the border into England on a diplomatic mission with Prince Hywel of Wales. When a murder case drops at their feet within moments of their arrival, they race to expose a plot that threatens not only their lives, but the life of the future King of England himself. The Fourth Horseman is the third Gareth and Gwen medieval mystery.
The Unlikely Spy
Series: The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,750. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
August 1146. Prince Hywel has invited all the bards and lords of Wales to a music festival. But with the highborn come the low: thieves, spies, and other hangers-on. When a murderer strikes as the festival starts, Gareth and Gwen are charged with discovering his identity—before the death of a peasant shakes the throne of a king. The Unlikely Spy is the fifth Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
The Paris Package
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,060. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
For Stella Bled Lawrence being wealthy and stylish in 1938 is exactly what it’s cracked up to be. She’s blissfully unaware of the rising tensions in Europe even as she travels to Vienna on the eve of the Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass. Stella and her husband, Nicky, witness the night’s atrocities first hand. Even as they watch the horror, they never imagine it will touch them personally,
The Fallen Princess
Series: The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,970. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Hallowmas 1144. The murdered body of Prince Hywel’s long lost cousin, a woman thought to have run away with a Dane five years earlier, turns up on a beach. The trail has long since gone cold until the investigation threatens to expose dangerous truths that everyone from king to killer would prefer to keep buried. The Fallen Princess is the fourth Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
The Automaton's Wife
Series: Society for Paranormals, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,810. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Beatrice Knight has enough to contend with: a zebra is dead on her lawn, her horse is possessed, a gentleman has arrived with the temerity to propose to her, and her dead husband has absconded with an automaton. She soon has other issues, for a killer has moved into town with a nasty habit of carving up the victims. As luck should dictate, who should be the next target but Mrs Knight herself?
The Lost Brother
Series: The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,130. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
November 1146. When an investigation murder uncovers treason at the highest levels of King Owain’s court, Gareth and Gwen must come to terms with unprecedented treachery—and a villain whose crimes can never be forgiven. The Lost Brother is the sixth Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
The Renegade Merchant
Series: The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,770. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
March 1147. Gareth and Gwen travel to Shrewsbury in an attempt to find answers about Rhun’s death, about the whereabouts and plans of Prince Cadwaladr, and about Gwen’s family ties to England. But as always seems to be the case with Gwynedd’s foremost investigators—when they go looking for answers, trouble is never far behind. The Renegade Merchant is the seventh Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
The Unexpected Ally
Series: The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,220. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
March 1147. Assassination, espionage, betrayal. King Owain has ridden east to confront King Madog of Powys with the attempt on the life of his son. Rhys, now abbot of St. Kentigern’s monastery, is desperate to broker a deal. When the body of a royal spy is found, it is up to Gareth and Gwen to find the killer before the wrong man is hanged—and a country lost.
The Fourth Mandate
Series: Society for Paranormals, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,750. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Having offered her unequivocal resignation, Beatrice Knight is certain she is clear of her former employer. That is, until the Society’s Director Prof Runal shows up at the train station, her cousin announces horrifying news and a ponytailed dwarf decides he needs her powers for his evil scheme. Fortunately, anything is manageable with a pot of tea and a fully loaded walking stick.

Related Categories