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War Secrets: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
This short story takes place in the 1930s in Leipzig, Germany. The Nazis are in power, but the war has not yet begun. A young physics student and an older German scientist must work together to find a way to split the atom. But both men have secrets that could put the other in mortal danger. Originally published in the 2013 MWA Anthology THE MYSTERY BOX, edited by Brad Meltzer.
The Cavalier of the Apocalypse
Series: Aristide Ravel Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 86,160. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
In seething 1786 Paris, penniless writer Aristide Ravel, already suspected of subversion, must clear his name of murder. But his search for answers—with the aid of friends who may not be all that they seem—leads him into a tangle of conspiracy, secret societies, royal scandal, and imminent revolution, which grows only more complex when the corpse disappears. "Superb." (Publishers Weekly)
Iced Tea For Professor Arnustace - A Professor Arnustace steampunk mystery
Series: Professor Arnustace. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,150. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
England, the Year of our Lord 1917... After a strange new species is discovered on the English coast, the eccentric Professor Arnustace and indefatigable Doctor Anna Ross are stumped before the mystery even begins. But when a dinner invitation arrives via a miniature airship with a mongoose captain, little do they know the surprises in store for them on Ipsun Isle, the nation in the sky.
Speak Softly My Love
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 62,410. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
To fall in love is to be young again. To count the cost is to die a little bit inside. In Speak Softly My Love, Inspector Gilles Maintenon goes out for a quart of milk and stumbles across a dead man. The trouble is, when the dead get up and walk away. They have one too many missing-person reports, too many wives, girlfriends and other mysterious blondes.
I, Claudia (A Claudia Seferius Mystery, #1)
Series: The Claudia Seferius Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,110. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Claudia Seferius has successfully flattered her way into marriage with a wealthy Roman wine merchant. But when her secret gambling debts spiral, she hits on another resourceful way to make money - offering her “personal services” to high-ranking Roman Citizens. Unfortunately her clients are now turning up dead - the victims of a sadistic serial killer.
My Father the God
Price: Free! Words: 81,290. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Having completed his first year at Hanford University, Scotsman Sloan Stewart begins the summer of 1941 working at The Orchard Inn with his friends James, Isolde and Sabrina. But entanglements inevitably lead to a shocking event, one that will transform each of them irrevocably through war, peace, and ultimately, the remainder of their lives. Can they ever surmount the errors of their youth?
Of War and Women
Series: Sutherland Saga, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 84,350. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
On the eve of the Battle of Britain a farewell party is held for the 93rd Squadron at Wharton Manor, and though World War II will subsequently intervene, events of that night will echo down through history, changing the lives of those present forever. Unfairly maligned, one woman will persevere, but for all her accomplishments, will Felicité succeed?
The Murders at Hobson’s Coal Hole and The Prospect of Whitby
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,050. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
The third in the series of previously unpublished cases of Sherlock Holmes, related by John H. Watson, MD. The only known manuscripts in this collection are rough drafts without provenance in the library of Oliver St Gaudy, who has revised and otherwise prepared them for publication. Whether they are authentic is for the reader to decide.
Those Who Fought for Us
Series: Sutherland Saga, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 81,790. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
On the eve of World War I, Elizabeth Turnberry and her friend Margaret MacCreedy meet fellow students Robert Sutherland and Alastair Stewart in a pub in Edinburgh. And, although the future seems bright, the outbreak of war in the summer of 1914 will destroy all their hopes and dreams. Is there hope at all for those who fought for us?
Zugzwang (a short story)
Price: Free! Words: 12,560. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(4.00 from 1 review)
Germany, March 1933. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party have swept into power. In Munich, Kommissar Saxon of the civilian police force is hunting a brutal killer that stalks the streets of the city. But the shadow of the Schutzstaffel (SS) hangs over Saxon and his assistant, making their task close to impossible.
Анатом
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,730. Language: Russian. Published: March 9, 2015 by izdat-knigu.ru. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Жестокое убийство молодой княжны Татьяны Мухиной, всколыхнуло задремавшее в своём благополучии высшее общество Петербурга девятнадцатого века. Но оно стало первым в последующей череде загадочных убийств. Дело вести поручили опытному сыщику, барону Обличу. Когда Обличу становятся известны некоторые тайные моменты из жизни жертв, мозаика начинает складываться в зловещий узор.
Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate
Series: Ordo Lupus and the Blood Moon Prophesy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 104,660. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Why is a notorious religious cult of assassins keeping him alive? In this nail-biting suspense thriller, the hero's teenage daughter is taken in a blood-thirsty murder by a giant winged serpent; her body is left mysteriously shriveled and crushed. A former WWII MI6 agent, our anonymous hero is suspected of the crime by the police and his divorcing wife.
Undesired Duty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,490. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Undesired Duty, a novel, is about how the lives of commoners were affected by the decisions made by the gods, kings and heroes of Mahabharata. The unfolding story is about the people who lived simple lives that caused them to struggle between the duties imposed on them and the desires they longed to fulfill.
The Mystery of Pine Lake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Meredith McIntyre and her friend Jackie think they'll have a nice vacation up at Pine Lake Motel after graduation. When Meredith finds a human skull in the lake, it sets off a chain reaction leaving bodies behind.
Ghosts of Tsavo
Series: Society for Paranormals. Price: Free! Words: 56,460. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Armed with Victorian etiquette, a fully loaded walking stick and a dead husband, Beatrice Knight arrives in colonial Kenya desperate for a pot of tea. But she’ll need more than that to unravel the mystery of the Ghosts of Tsavo without being eaten in the process. All this while surviving the machinations of her best friend’s dashing godfather. What is a ghost-chasing widow to do?
General Well'ngone In Love
Price: Free! Words: 23,510. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by Aster Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this short mystery story set in Regency London during the Frost Fair of 1814, a recently orphaned boy disappears, seemingly off the face of the earth. Wealthy-widower-turned-sleuth Ezra Melamed enlists the aid of General Well’ngone, a young Jewish pickpocket, who has his own reason for wishing to find the missing child—the General has fallen in love with the boy’s older sister.
Renegade
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,070. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
James Bond meets Percy Jackson in DJ Chamberlain's new fantasy-thriller full of magic and murderous intrigue. Joseph d’Bethel is on the hunt for a mass murderer, but the more he learns about his adversary, the greater his suspicions grow that this is no ordinary psychopath, but a man out of his own past, a man with powerful connections and dangerous plans.
The Castro '76
Price: Free! Words: 10,900. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
San Francisco 1976: While Israel Wren looks after his friend Harvey Milk's apartment he is astonished to find a movie star nervously smoking cigarettes in the front room. After hearing the man's story Israel becomes involved in tracking down a serial killer who sketches his victims before he murders them.
The Infidels
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Murder and Intrigue in 5th century Ireland! Conor MacCormac, the new King of Connacht, had not wanted a Christian church in his territory, but the High-King – a new convert – had insisted. Now the priests have been slaughtered by raiders from the northlands – or so it seems. Conor must unravel the mystery, and he fears the truth may rock the Emerald Isle
The King's Avenger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Murder and Intrigue in 5th century Ireland! Conor MacCormac is not only the most honored warrior of Connacht, he is the king’s closest friend. When his leader is murdered at the High-King’s Fair, it is up to Conor to find the killer. The king had no shortage of enemies – but which one is guilty? And what price must Conor pay to find the answer?