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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 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 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 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.
The Witch's Tale
By Margaret Frazer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
(5.00 from 1 review)
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live... Witchcraft has come to the peaceful village near St. Frideswide, and its foul touch is striking down those closest to the church. Can Dame Frevisse thwart the servants of the devil before the hellfire of hysteria sears the souls of the faithful? Or is there more to this magic than meets the eye? The truth can only be found in the Witch's Tale.
Winter Heart
By Margaret Frazer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,220. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
One man has been kidnapped. Another has been murdered. In the bleakest depths of winter, Frevisse finds her soul chilled with the heavy burdens of duty and responsibility. Even the warmth of charity is in short supply as the villagers of Prior Byfield turn against each in bloody feuds of greed and rage, weaving knots of treachery which even the clever Frevisse may find hard to unwind.
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. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(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 Gentleman's Walking Stick (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries)
By Ashley Gardner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
By Rob Lowe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
By Chantelle Messier
Price: Free! Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
By Bryan Porter
Price: Free! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Lucky Says Hello
By Peter Cimino
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012 by MuseItUp Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
During the mobster-ridden, politically corrupt era of the 1930’s, it was difficult to tell “good guys” from the bad.
A Life of Death: 1
By Weston Kincade
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
By K.G. McAbee
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
By Susan Russo Anderson
Series: Serafina Florio Mystery, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Sherlock Holmes - The Shadow of James Moriarty
By Dick Gillman
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,960. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
An explosive event on Holmes's birthday begins the case that Dr John Watson records as 'The Shadow of James Moriarty'. Since Moriarty's death there has been no-one to challenge Holmes's formidable intellect...until now. It seems like the very shadow of Moriarty himself is to envelop Holmes and take him from us. Only his great intellect and a grand deception stands between him and certain death.
The Spoken Confession
By Michael Wilson
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
(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.
"Civil Disobedience"
By G Miki Hayden
Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Category: 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.
Side Dish of Death for 12: Whaddya Mean 'Honor Among Thieves'..?
By Lauryn Christopher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,680. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2010 by Camden Park Press. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
(4.00 from 1 review)
Chicago, 1921. Prohibition is in its early years, but business is booming under the rule of gangs led by George "Bugs" Moran, Dion O'Bannion, and the recently deceased Ricardo Cappelli. With Cappelli dead, representatives of the three factions meet in neutral territory in the hopes of peacefully resolving the issue of succession... (An interactive, dinner-party mystery for 12 players)