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Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery
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Price: Free! Words: 108,800. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 6 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 Titanic Plan
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Price: Free! Words: 126,910. 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.
At Harper's Ferry
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Series: The Blackwood Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 73,570. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jack Blackwood is a widower and a drunk. Ezra Miller is an ex-slave in a white man's world. Together, they run a detective agency in Washington DC. As the Civil War looms, they are given their hardest case yet: A retired congressman asks them to find his missing son and the Union plans that could change the very course of the war against the South.
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
(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.
Ernestine
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Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jack the Ripper - at last, the truth. Britain's most famous (or infamous) serial killer unmasked.
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
(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
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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.
A Life of Death: 1
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Series: A Life of Death, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 13,950. 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.
In A Glance - A Medieval Romance
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Series: Medieval Romance by Lisa Shea, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 77,700. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
For five long years Joan had mourned the loss of her fiancé, Michael. At long last she was ready to move on with her life. She was going to carefully, delicately reopen a connection with Hugh, the man honor had forced her to put aside. Perhaps now, after all the pain and suffering, she could have her one chance at joy.
Chinese Puzzle
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Series: No Sin Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 134,350. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
An action-filled, extensively researched murder mystery set in Shanghai during the sultry August of 1928. Chinese Puzzle is the first book in the No Sin mystery series.
Six from Greeley
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Price: Free! Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(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.
The Good Knight (A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery)
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Series: Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 78,820. 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. The Good Knight is the first Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
Are You Positive?
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Series: HIV/AIDS, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 116,400. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Ripped from the headlines of today's news, "Are You Positive?" is a fictitious courtroom drama in the style of John Grisham. 26-year-old Tyree Johnson stands accused of first degree murder in Greenville, South Carolina. But his murder weapon is not a gun or a knife; it's HIV. “Everyone diagnosed HIV-Positive absolutely must read this book. The rest of us should too.” - Dr. Goddard, CO.
The Spoken Confession
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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.
Wrongful Death: The AIDS Trial
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Series: HIV/AIDS, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,400. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
"WRONGFUL DEATH: The AIDS Trial" is the true story of how government lies and incompetence, gross medical malpractice, and unbridled greed by a drug company cost 300,000 American lives in just ten years. "It reads like a cross between a John Grisham thriller and an informative scientific treatise on AIDS." - D.D. Steele, Attorney, California. "A legitimate page-turner." - Dr. Harvey Bialy, Mexico
The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #1)
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Price: Free! Words: 77,050. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Category: 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.
"Civil Disobedience"
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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.
Low Angles
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Series: Stoney Winston Hollywood Mysteries, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 51,250. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
Against his better judgment, Hollywood foot soldier Stoney Winston arrives at a flea-bitten desert Hamlet to help Diane LaMotta direct her first feature, a no-budget indie action potboiler titled Cycles from Hell. He finds the production being killed by sabotage that turns into stabbing, near-drowning, and violent death.
Crime Against the Goddess
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Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
(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 Weight of Gold
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Price: Free! Words: 15,810. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
When the Magistrate of the Rhakotis District calls Heron of Alexandria—the greatest inventor the city has ever known—to help him solve the mystery of a dismembered human forearm, he learns what value there is in the weight of gold.