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The Titanic Plan
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Price: Free! Words: 126,910. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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TRUE: 100 years ago J. Pierpont Morgan and a group of bankers and financiers took direct control of the American economy. 100 years ago radical firebrands were conspiring to create a workers revolution. 100 years ago the American government was paralyzed by a bitter political struggle. 100 years ago a great ship sank on her maiden voyage. They said it was an accident. They were wrong.
The Devil's Grin
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Series: An Anna Kronberg Thriller, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 54,970. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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Victorian London - a cesspool of crime and disease. Behind the facade of normalcy lurks a network of medical doctors with a monstrous goal… WARNING: This book contains foul language, non-explicit sex, violence, and considerab
And They Called Her Spider (Steampunk Mystery)
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Series: Galvanic Century. Price: Free! Words: 9,190. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
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In the shadow of airships an unstoppable assassin stalks the untouchable elite. As Queen Victoria’s Platinum Jubilee approaches, consulting detectives Bartleby and James must track her down and put an end to the threat she presents to Queen and country.
Sherlock Holmes and the Zombie Affair
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,270. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
NaNoWriMo 2010 book. Last updated 2010-11-21 23:20:13
In this 13,000 word novella Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate ramifications ensuing to the Affair of the Dog which Did Not Bark. The litch of Straker is said to roam the district, and the Great Man's help is requested. Fear and superstition rule the locals,and mysterious events unfold.
The Handbag's Tale
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Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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The Handbag's Tale is a highly-stylized murder mystery. Readers will enjoy a rich vein of dark and sardonic humour. Nana the Snake Dancer, poets, painters, proprietors of bawdy houses, inept burglars, and Inspector Gilles Maintenon make an unforgettable tale of a classic time and place: It's Paris, 1924, at the height of party season.
Catch A Falling Starlet
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,180. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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For History major Carolyn Madore, leaving school to work for the Pawskonsett Island Artifact Retrieval Company was an easy decision. After all, the company has had remarkable success recovering antiquities of the lost, misplaced and "no one is sure they ever really existed" variety. She didn't realize her new duties would include treasure hunting, time travel and solving the occasional murder.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Case of Lady Chatterley's Voodoo Dolls
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Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
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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 Gentleman's Walking Stick (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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Two short stories of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries series. 1. The Gentleman's Walking Stick; 2. The Disappearance of Miss Sarah Oswald. In each, Captain Lacey unravels crimes on the back streets of Regency London. These stories inspired the launch of the Captain Lacey series of novels.
Repression
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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London 1898. A woman walks the streets of Shoreditch carrying a secret that could get her killed. But how can she protect herself when she doesn't know what it is?
Shalaby and Fecklace Spend the Night in an Unnatural Manor
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Price: Free! Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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Shalaby W. Shalaby regards it as his civic duty to investigate the grave incident of the counterfeited ladies' hats. His companion, Byron Fecklace, inventor of the Gatling sword, does not consider the matter nearly so pressing. With the help of a dime novel and a dumb waiter, let us hope they can vanquish the diabolical spectre that awaits them in the UNNATURAL MANOR.
The English Gentleman
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Price: Free! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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The Count of Samerand is investigating the disappearance of young William Bathurst, the son of a duke. At the same time Inspector James Wright is investigating the murder of a man with the same description as the young man. The victim is found in the slums of London, if it is the same man what was he doing in such a place dressed so humbly, and can the count find the truth.
A Sigh From The Woods
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,730. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
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On the 2nd August 1100, William Rufus-King William II of England was shot by an arrow whilst hunting in the New Forest. History states that it was a hunting accident By Walter Tirel-but was it?
A Life of Death: 1
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Series: A Life of Death, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 13,360. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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Homicide detective Alex Drummond is confronted with the past through his son’s innocent question. Alex’s tale of his troubled senior year unfolds revealing loss, drunken abuse, and mysterious visions of murder and demonic children. Is he going insane? With the help of his close friend Paige Kurtley, Alex must find the source of his misfortune and ensure his sanity.
The Case of the Sinister Senator
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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In ancient Rome, hard-boiled detective Nero Lupus meets the dame of his dreams. But Lupus knows better than most, it only takes one short chariot ride to turn a dream into a nightmare...
Death of a Sad Face
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Series: Serafina Florio Mystery, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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A Missing Child, A Murder, And One Woman Determined to Find The Truth … Sicily, 1868. In this short story, Serafina investigates a murder, only to discover that Teo, the orphan who lives with her family, is missing. In a harrowing scene at the end, the tracks of a killer and kidnapper converge and Serafina’s fate swings from a circus trapeze. This story is suitable for readers of all ages.
The First Shall Be Last
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Price: Free! Words: 75,490. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
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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
Six from Greeley
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Price: Free! Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.75 from 4 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.
Quatrain
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 133,480. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011. Category: 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?
Depth of Deception (A Titanic Murder Mystery)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,870. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
"Award-Winning Finalist in the E-Book: Mystery/Thriller/Adventure category of the 2012 International Book Awards" It is 1982, and a young woman in Edwardian clothing is foundfloating unconscious in the Atlantic with a ticket for the RMS Titanic. Is it a bizarre case of time-travel that links her to anunsolved murder from 1909, or an elaborate hoax?
The Good Knight (A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery)
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Series: Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 78,840. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Intrigue and rivalry among princes casts a shadow on the court of the king of north Wales. When a royal groom is murdered on the way to his wedding, the bride’s brother tasks his two best detectives with bringing the killer to justice. Other books in the series include The Bard's Daughter, The Uninvited Guest, The Fourth Horseman, The Fallen Princess, and The Unlikely Spy.