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The Count of Samerand and the Ghost of Belgravia by Bryan Porter
Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(3.67 from 3 reviews)
The Count of Samerand is the final authority on crime, so much so that inspector James Wright of Scotland Yard has felt it necessary to bring eccentric count in on many a case. It is through these dealings and their unique meeting that the good inspector has to rely and even admire the count. In his later years he picks up his pen to defend this unique man, when the count is no longer able to.
The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #1) by Ashley Gardner
Price: Free! Words: 77,050. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.00 from 2 reviews)
London, 1816 Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars, his career ignominiously over. He stumbles onto the case of a kidnapping, the accused a prominent MP. Lacey's search for the girl leads to the discovery of murder, corruption, and dealings with a leader of the underworld. At the same time, Lacey must face the everyday troubles of his own life.
Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery by M. Louisa Locke
Price: Free! Words: 108,810. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Victorian(4.88 from 8 reviews)
In this light-hearted historical mystery, Annie Fuller is a widow who works in San Francisco as Madam Sibyl, a clairvoyant. In 1879, when a creditor threatens to take away her home, and Voss, one of Madam Sibyl’s clients, dies suddenly, Annie Fuller and Nate Dawson, the Voss family lawyer, try to find out the truth about Voss’s death in order to save his family and Annie from financial ruin.
The Bard's Daughter (A Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery) by Sarah Woodbury
Series: Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Prequel. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,790. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical(4.00 from 1 review)
The Bard’s Daughter is a 22,000 word prequel novella to the Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries: Gwen has spent her life traveling through Wales, following the music. When her father is accused of murdering his friend, and the lord of the castle appears uninterested in discovering the real culprit, it is up to Gwen to clear her father’s name before her father’s music is silenced … forever.
Quatrain by John Medler
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 133,480. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.57 from 14 reviews)
In 1557, Nostradamus published a collection of four-line rhyming prophetic verses called “quatrains.” The initial collection was supposed to have 1000 prophecies. However, only 942 survived--until now. Can a cynical college professor and his two rebellious teenagers find the 58 lost prophecies of Nostradamus and use them to stop an impending terrorist attack, and will anyone believe them?
Six from Greeley by Josh Langston
Price: Free! Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Greeley, Texas--a frontier town with a bad attitude and a reputation to match. Who lived in such a wicked place? Several compelling answers spring to life in this short story collection spanning more than a century of life, love and lust in the west Texas dust. This revised edition includes a sample chapter from Josh Langston's new novel, "Resurrection Blues," a tale of a town that doesn't exist.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Case of Lady Chatterley's Voodoo Dolls by Philip van Wulven
Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(5.00 from 1 review)
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate a theft, and discover a conspiracy that threatens the British Empire and the person of Her Majesty Queen Victoria.
The Spoken Confession by Michael Wilson
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.00 from 5 reviews)
The Spoken Confession is a short monologue about Guy Fawkes’ last words. It is the first piece of fiction from Michael Wilson. Modernised and historically accurate, it explores one possible explanation for what could have been one of the most historic acts of terrorism until the destruction of the World Trade Centre some four hundred years later.
Bright Night Past Yesterday: Book One of Forever Tomorrow, Volume One of The Book of Tomorrows by Alexander Ulysses Thor
Series: The Book of Tomorrows. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,680. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(5.00 from 1 review)
In 2190, a New America celebrates its first centennial, marking the time when a wandering rogue turned into a Prophet Warrior rebuilt the battle-scarred country on principles he found in the pages of The Book of Tomorrows, but a hereditary link to a young couple reveals a dark conspiracy that forces them on a fateful journey through the past to save their future tomorrow.
"Civil Disobedience" by G Miki Hayden
Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When a man is found dead at his doorstep on the edge of Walden Pond, naturalist and writer Henry David Thoreau follows his highly developed moral compass to track down the killer. A short story by an Edgar short story winner.
The First Shall Be Last by Joe Ellis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,490. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » War, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(5.00 from 1 review)
Popular mystery writer Joe C. Ellis's World War II novel, The First Shall Be Last will be available for free for a limited time at Smashwords.com. THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST is both a poignant love story and a realistic portrayal of the brutality of war. "Haunting, captivating, compelling, THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST is a powerful mystery that grips the heart." -- Nancy Haddock, Berkley Books novelist
The Woman in the Wing by Jean Sheldon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,660. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.50 from 4 reviews)
A historical mystery that takes place in a defense plant. Although fictional, the well-researched book offers a glimpse into the lives of women who served at home during World War II, Rosie the Riveters, and sheds some light on the seldom told stories of the women who ferried military planes from plants to air bases around the country—Women Airforce Service Pilots—WASP.
Duivelsteen by Patrick Bernauw
Series: Mysterieus België Series, Book 5. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 18,250. Language: Dutch. Published: November 8, 2010 by De Scriptomanen. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In zijn sombere kasteel Duivelsteen brengt Geraard de Duivel zijn dagen door met braspartijen en gruweldaden. Algauw krijgt het Duivelsteen in Gent de naam behekst te zijn. Geen wonder dat het later een tehuis voor krankzinnigen wordt. Een van hen schrijft koortsachtig alle verhalen over het Duivelsteen op...
The Devil's Grin by A. Wendeberg
Series: An Anna Kronberg Thriller, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,050. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Book 1 of the award-winning Kronberg thriller series. Victorian London - a cesspool of crime and disease. Behind the facade of normalcy lurks a network of medical doctors with a monstrous goal…
Crime Against the Goddess by Steven W. White
Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.00 from 1 review)
The Great Library of Alexandria, 246 BC. To save the greatest city in the world, the royal astronomer must solve a very unusual crime. An illustrated short historical mystery, based on historical figures and actual events.
The Eye of Mammut by Christine Morgan
Price: Free! Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012 by Sabledrake Enterprises. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(3.67 from 3 reviews)
As spirit man, Aruk has been called upon to use his gifts to solve many problems. With guidance from the ancestors and the spirit world he has great wisdom and gives good advice. But the first true crime his tribe has ever encountered will put him -- put them all -- to the test.
Tesla's Stepdaughters by Wesley Allison
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,490. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(4.00 from 3 reviews)
In a world where men are almost extinct, someone is trying to kill history's greatest rock & roll band. Science Police Agent John Andrews must negotiate a complicated relationship with Ep!phanee, the band's lead singer; drummer Ruth De Molay, bassist Steffie Sin, and the redheaded clone lead guitarist Penny Dreadful, as he protects them and tries to discover who wants to kill the Ladybugs.
The Missing Gun by W H Oxley
Series: Hawker of the Yard, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 22,960. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.00 from 1 review)
London in the early months of WW2. When a pawnbroker’s assistant is wounded by a gunman wearing a gasmask it looks like a simple case of a bungled armed robbery, but the more Detective Inspector Hawker looks into it, the more confusing it becomes. A red-headed soldier, a missing gun, a dead cat, an empty violin case and a damaged violin are only a few of the threads that have to be unwound.
De Moord op Albert I by MoordSpel Collectief
Series: Mysterieus België Series, Book 17. Price: $25.95 USD. Words: 8,580. Language: Dutch. Published: February 12, 2013 by De Scriptomanen. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
De feiten rond het dodelijke ongeval van koning Albert I, in Marche-les-Dames, worden al sinds 1934 betwist. Heeft de koning zelfmoord gepleegd? Werd hij het slachtoffer van een passioneel drama? Van een politiek complot? Van een onevenwichtige? En werd er een ongeval geënsceneerd om de ware feiten te verhullen? Een moordspel op de "crime scene" zelf of in een locatie naar keuze, als moorddiner.
Easy Money by Rik Hunik
Price: Free! Words: 96,720. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
An alternate history fantasy mystery novel. Berk opened his agency to make use of his magic talent for finding things. On the day he expanded his parameters to include missing persons he was presented with two cases that stymied his talent. In the days that followed more women went missing without a trace, and a serial killer, The Skinner, began leaving more dead bodies on the streets of Agrippina