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The Lantern, a Renaissance Mystery
By Joanne Lewis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,980. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The Lantern, a Renaissance mystery, travels from modern day Miami, Florida to Florence, Italy and from the twenty-first century to the fifteenth century. Along the way, three lives intersect and collide with each other and with some of the most famous figures of the Renaissance including members of the Medici, Brunelleschi, Donatello and a young Michelangelo.
Michelangelo & the Morgue
By Joanne Lewis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,420. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Most know Michelangelo as the creator of David and the painter of the Sistine Chapel. In Michelangelo & the Morgue, a historical fantasy novella that takes place in the fifteenth century, Michelangelo defies religious and political powers in order to find who is murdering the artists of Florence, learning along the way that the person actually responsible might just be himself.
The Tell-Tail Heart
By Monica Shaughnessy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,430. Language: American English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Edgar Allan Poe's cat helps catch a killer, giving her owner the inspiration he needs to finish his story. A cozy cat novella set in Victorian Philadelphia, The Tell-Tail Heart is the fictional account of Poe's real-life animal companion.
The First Shall Be Last
By Joe Ellis
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
Magnolia Gods
By Thomas Hollyday
Series: River Sunday Romance Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,720. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Murder follows as corporation fights investigation of espionage and stolen experimental aircraft
The Missing Gun
By W H Oxley
Series: Hawker of the Yard, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 22,960. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
London in the early months of WW2. When a pawnbroker’s assistant is wounded by a gunman wearing a gasmask it looks like a simple case of a bungled armed robbery, but the more Detective Inspector Hawker looks into it, the more confusing it becomes. A red-headed soldier, a missing gun, a dead cat, an empty violin case and a damaged violin are only a few of the threads that have to be unwound.
A Wayward Man: A Prequel to A Dangerous Invitation
By Erica Monroe
Series: The Rookery Rogues, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 21,400. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
With each passing day, Daniel O'Reilly's life spins more out of control, until one night he’s wrongfully arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. Escaping certain execution means leaving the only woman he's ever loved, Kate Morgan. A 15,000 word prequel to A Dangerous Invitation.
Slave Graves
By Thomas Hollyday
Series: River Sunday Romance Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,960. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
An archeology site uncovers a vicious crime and leads to new murders
The Napoleon Connection
By Claude Brickell
Series: The Jewel Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 48,990. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
FREE PROMOTION FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2014! This first installment in The Jewel Trilogy has young, accomplished art historian Michael Bennington heading down to New Orleans to search for the whereabouts of a priceless artifact curiously missing from the city's historical museum, a roller-coaster ride through the city's quirky modern-day and historical past...
On This Night
By Debra Diaz
Price: Free! Words: 66,010. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Mallory had thought she was safe, but the secret she shared with a former slave came back to haunt her that October night in 1865. The war was over; yet, for her, it would never be over. She could not have expected that her secret would lead to murder, nor did she expect it to lead to love. It was a night of strange and twisted revelations, that threatened to change all that she believed...
The Man Who Never Was
By Hylton Smith
Price: Free! Words: 78,190. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In 1986, Derwenthaugh Coke Works closed, and demolition began. A strange discovery halts the regeneration plans. As there is no obvious explanation as to why these artefacts are there, the police become involved. The only clue which offers any progress points to events which took place many years ago. When a young police officer thinks she has seen one of the objects before, the intrigue thickens.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 104,450. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013 by Horsham House. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A collection of twelve Sherlock Holmes stories, including A Scandal in Bohemia, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches, and the Man with the Twisted Lip.
A Pretty Little Plot
By Richard Audry
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,470. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
It’s 1901. Young heiress Mary MacDougall is studying painting with the handsome instructor Edmond Roy. But when two classmates are kidnapped and Mr. Roy implicated, Mary is propelled into action. Is the charming Mr. Roy guilty? Or another victim? As she unearths important clues, Mary discovers that Mr. Roy has awakened a longing within her. Will she help exonerate him? Or condemn him to prison?
The Four Seasons Quest
By Cecilia Peartree
Series: Adventurous Quests, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,480. Language: British English. Published: October 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Is Aunt Caroline’s murder just an isolated incident or could it be part of a much larger web of crime and intrigue? The case spawns secrets of its own which threaten to separate Flora and Oliver almost as soon as they get engaged. A sequel to 'The Lion and Unicorn Quest'.
The Manifest Destiny Network Chronicles, Book 3: Shadow of the Kremlin
By Maniel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,130. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
What is it about Yuri Primakov that inspires fear? Is it the company he keeps – don’t let Ivan’s white hair or Mayumi’s polish and style fool you. Is it his tenacity in fighting the unions? That hard shot early in his career created a wounded tiger. Or is it the somber tones which surround his Kremlin Hotel and Casino? The motive behind Reid Fairmont’s murder is still unknown.
Murder in the Back Garden
By Janine L. Bourdo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,570. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Englishwoman Vera Murray sought the comfort of an American doctor when her lifelong love died in the hospital tents in France during WW1. Now she is pregnant, married to a man she hardly knows, and living with her new mother-in-law in America. When her mother-in-law is accused of murdering a neighbor, Vera works to prove her mother-in-law's innocence and learns what kind of man her husband is.
After The Juju Man
By Chinwuba Iyizoba
You set the price! Words: 50,330. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The story is the tragedy of Okafor, a village palm wine tapper, who fell from a palm tree and fractured his leg. Relations carried him miles away, to the home of a witchdoctor or “Juju-man”. who caught a cock, broke its leg and said. " The day this cock walks, you will walk."
Cold Blood, and Good Theater, In Old Time Manitowoc
By Greg Minster
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,360. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
An old opera house, a dark mansion, and good old fashioned clues, suspects, and detective work: "Cold Blood, and Good Theater, In Old Time Manitowoc" takes the reader on a wonderful and nostalgically satisfying tour of crime solving in the days before DNA and high tech police equipment.
The Mystic
By Darryl De Angelo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,230. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Turn of the century London, a time of wonder. Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle race against time to stop a serial killer before he kills again! This taut mystery leads us into the world of magic and ancient lore as we follow its twists and turns through a series of murders and baffling clues worthy of Conan Doyle's literary creation, the great detective, Sherlock Holmes!
Easy Money
By Rik Hunik
Price: Free! Words: 96,480. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
An alternate history fantasy mystery novel. Berk opened his agency to make use of his magic talent for finding things. On the day he expanded his parameters to include missing persons he was presented with two cases that stymied his talent. In the days that followed more women went missing without a trace, and a serial killer, The Skinner, began leaving more dead bodies on the streets of Agrippina