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Covenant Deception
By Angela Schiavone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,050. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
When a bishop is killed inside the Vatican by someone after an ancient artifact, an absent-minded professor and his archaeologist friend get swept up in the search for the killer and artifact - but nothing is as it appears. History can always come back to haunt - even thousands of years later... and so it begins.
A Hostage to Heritage: A Michael Stoddard American Revolution Thriller
By Suzanne Adair
Series: Michael Stoddard American Revolution Thrillers, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 112,060. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Redcoat investigator Lt. Michael Stoddard expects to round up two miscreants before Lord Cornwallis's army arrives for supplies. But his quarries' trail crosses with that of a criminal who has abducted an English heir. Michael's efforts to track down the boy plunge him into a twilight of terror from radical insurrectionists, whiskey smugglers, and snarled secrets out of his own past in Yorkshire.
Deadly Engagement: A Georgian Historical Mystery
By Lucinda Brant
Series: Alec Halsey Crimance, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,570. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2010 by Sprigleaf. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
It’s 1763. Career diplomat and amateur sleuth Alec Halsey is embroiled in country house murder and mayhem. Alec also confronts past demons in his love life and a cruel twist of fate reveals why his brother loathes him and will go to any lengths to ruin him. If you love Sebastian St. Cyr and Julian Kestrel novels then you'll love this "crimance" (a blending of crime and romance genres).
The Devil's Legacy
By Tom Jackson
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 116,740. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The opening of Pandora’s Box creates pandemonium in the office of the British Prime Minister. A team is assembled to solve a two hundred year old conspiracy in order to prevent the Box’s incredible secrets from being revealed to the world and plunging British society into chaos. Will the search for truth be successful? And will it result in the restoration of a country’s stolen heritage?
The Titanic Plan
By Michael Bockman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,680. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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
By A. Wendeberg
Series: An Anna Kronberg Thriller, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 54,970. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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)
By Michael Coorlim
Series: Galvanic Century. Price: Free! Words: 9,160. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In their debut adventure, London is in the grip of an unstoppable assassin known only as the Spider, and consulting detectives James Wainwright and Alton Bartleby have been commissioned to catch her. Can the surly inventor and savvy gentleman track her down and stop her string of murders, or will Queen Victoria be her next victim?
The Dark Rose
By Bev Bevan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,150. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When,in 1730,Isaac Forrester set out on his first and only sea voyage, he had no idea that it would have such far reaching effects on his future life. Twenty years later his daughter is missing, old friends are dying in suspicious circumstances, and the only link is that journey. The Dark Rose is a story of adventure, slavery, compassion, romance, jealousy, prejudice, revenge and highway robbery.
A Pig in the Roses
By Peter Alan Orchard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,630. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Athens is a city living on its nerves, a city on the verge of war with Sparta. When Diokles - merchant, family man, inquisitive, loyal and a terrible lyre player - finds his wife’s uncle Makron accused of murder, it is his duty to defend him. But this is no simple killing, and Diokles must not only smoke out the truth but risk his own life to protect his wife and children.
The Stone-Worker's Tale
By Margaret Frazer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Simon the sculptor had been truly touched by God's gift. He saw beauty that others could not and brought it to life through his craft. But Simon also saw the beauty of Elyn. Clandestine meetings have given way to sinful lust, and now the two lovers have vanished. But Frevisse alone suspects there may be some darker truth behind the midnight vanishing...
The Gargoyle in the Seine
By Dee Garretson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,090. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Art student Clary Ashton can’t imagine a more perfect spot to study painting than Paris in the spring of 1878, until she witnesses a body thrown into the Seine. What Clary thinks is murder becomes much more as she finds herself caught between two dangerous men-a revolutionary days away from a royal assassination attempt, and the intrepid British secret agent determined to stop him.
Eleventh Horse
By Derek Scales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,240. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ex Melbourne policeman and Maori War veteran Robin Cork returns home suffering from a serious wound and a case of war nerves. He stays at Gibsons Corner, a village that is a Pandora's box of a failed tavern robbery, two murders, a cattle stealing alliance and a missing grey gelding. While he struggles to close the box several local women speculate on his past and muse on his length of stay.
Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play (A Jazz Age Mystery #1)
By Ellen Mansoor Collier
Series: A Jazz Age Mystery, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,400. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Rival gangs fight over booze and bars during Prohibition in 1920s Galveston: the "Sin City of the Southwest." Jazz Cross, a young society reporter, suspects foul play when a bank VP collapses at her half-brother Sammy's speakeasy. Was it an accident or a mob hit? As turf wars escalate, Sammy is accused of murder and Jazz must risk her life and career to find the killer. Inspired by actual events.
Backli's Ford
By Marcelle Dube
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 102,410. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In the early 1700s, an A’lle generation ship crashed in the woods of Lower Canada. While many of the colonists sheltered the injured A’lle, some reacted with fear and loathing. Two centuries later, nothing much has changed. This is what Constance, first A’lle investigator for Lower Canada, must deal with when she investigates the beating death of an A’lle boy in the village of Backli's Ford.
The Dead Man's View
By Amy Corwin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,850. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Cleared of suspicion of murder, Prudence Barnard is pleased to visit a newly discovered second cousin, Eric Knibbs. She simply wants to forget the events at Rosecrest, but soon after her arrival, death arrives again and her cousin is found hanging from a noose outside his bedroom window. Convinced Eric did not commit suicide, it's up to Pru to save his reputation and discover who murdered him.
The Legend of Charlie Bagley
By Peggy Johnson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Buying the old building meant learning its history. Seems murder was part of it and Charlie Bagley. But could it be true? No one was sure. I found out the truth with a little digging.
Sherlock Holmes and the Zombie Affair
By Philip van Wulven
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 Last Blitzkrieg
By Stephen Lautens
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 136,730. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Russians are at the gates of Berlin. The war is won. Or is it? Even as the Red Army deals Nazi Germany its death blow, Hauptmann Träger, reluctant hero of the Reich, is working his way to the heart of Moscow with the last of Germany’s wonder weapons. The Last Blitzkrieg is a fast-paced thriller woven around real people and actual historical events sometimes more surprising than fiction.
Lost to the World
By Libby Sternberg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,780. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010 by Istoria Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
In 1954 Baltimore, Sean Reilly, the detective from DEATH IS THE COOL NIGHT, investigates the murder of a Johns Hopkins researcher. The death appears linked to the polio vaccine trials about to begin across the country. LOST TO THE WORLD captures a moment when the world waited for the "summer plague," that had afflicted thousands, including the late president, to be wiped out once and for all.
The Handbag's Tale
By Louis Shalako
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.