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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
Sherlock Holmes & Mark Twain: The Adventure of the Whyos
By Bill Peschel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,830. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Reeling from financial disaster after the failure of his publishing house, Mark Twain’s flight to Europe is interrupted by a friend who is negotiating to marry off his daughter to an English lord. She is resisting and has fallen ill. Could Twain talk her into agreeing? There is also a little matter of blackmail, and for that, Twain reluctantly calls on Sherlock Holmes to help find the answers.
Street Justice: A Smokey Dalton Novel
By Kris Nelscott
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 102,930. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In the first week of the new decade, an emergency phone call shatters Chicago Private Detective Smokey Dalton’s hopes for a good 1970. His adopted son Jimmy and Jimmy’s best friend and cousin Keith Grimshaw need help.
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
Sangre de Lunas
By Ángel Ruiz Cediel
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 66,140. Language: Spanish. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
El Día de la Tradición de 1976, cuatro varones adultos de la misma familia, los Luna, fueron asesinados públicamente en Tres Algarrobos (Buenos Aires) por la Policía. Eran cuatreros, y los hechos son verídicos. Una noticia que, sin embargo, debido al momento que vivía Argentina, no encontró eco en los diarios y jamás fue investigado, permaneciendo impune al día de hoy.
Augustus and the Late Unpleasantness, Episode Four
By Kate Gray
Series: Centennial Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,970. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
There are still more questions than answers in the tiny village of Dunverton, but in the case of the demise of Charlotte Whitegate, things are coming to a head. Look for the next episode on March 21, 2014
Clan of the Black Sun
By L.W. Hewitt
Series: The Juno Letters, Book 3. Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 85,270. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
A mysterious stone of black obsidian holds a magical grip over a rural French clan ripped apart by an ancient curse. The Nazis covet the relic as a weapon of immense power that will lead their armies to victory in the West. The Allies fear rumors of the stone mask a deadly weapon that threatens the invasion of Fortress Europe. The resistance risks annihilation to recover it.
The Oldest Flame: A Mrs. Meade Mystery
By Elisabeth Grace Foley
Series: The Mrs. Meade Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 18,180. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A visit with old friends turns to disaster for Mrs. Meade when a fire destroys their house during the night. Even worse, the fire appears to have been deliberately set. Which of the people who were in the house that night is responsible? There are several possibilities, and Mrs. Meade is not sure which is the most distressing... "The Oldest Flame" is a novelette, approximately 17,800 words long.
Murder On The Rue Cassette
By Susan Russo Anderson
Series: Serafina Florio Mystery, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,180. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Paris, 1874. When a countess is found shot to death in the Rue Cassette, Serafina investigates the brutal murder. As the plot twists, Serafina and her friends find themselves in the dangerous grip of a mind gone feral.
Augustus and the Late Unpleasantness, Episode Three
By Kate Gray
Series: Centennial Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,500. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Augustus and his new confidante, Constable Wright are tracking a murderer in this third installment of Augustus and the Late Unpleasantness. The next installment will be available March 7, 2014!
The Turquoise Tablet of Atlantis
By Gaye Wilson-Smart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,880. Language: British English. Published: February 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A Holy Mountain, a lost land, past life journeys to discover wording transcribed on a hidden tablet bringing us the secret of how to survive the Second Great Flood. A sacred truth known to Templar Knights, Cosimo de Medici, Goddess Isis and the God Osiris, uncovered through the gates of the night, to reveal the true location of Atlantis and the reason for the downfall of this Golden society.
Curtains of Blood
By Robert Randisi
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,630. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
London, 1888. A knife flashes in the fog. A madman has begun the most notorious and shocking series of murders in history. With each new discovery of a woman's mutilated body, the citywide panic grows. The police seem unable to stop the killer, even when he taunts them with letters. Letters signed...Jack the Ripper.
A Secret in Ash Brooke
By Dutch Rhudy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,940. Language: American English. Published: February 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
A small town newspaper reporter's sleuthing hobby, uncovered an exceptional likeness between two young women. Each portray different lifestyles; one most proper, the other of questionable moral values. Their overlapping timetables created an impossible situation. One person cannot possibly be in two places at the same time. Or can they? Assumed correct, his quest continued to learn the truth.
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.
Bias and the Adulterous Daughter
By Michael B. Edwards
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,070. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
In ancient Ionia, there are no private detectives. However Bias, the lesser priest of Poseidon Holikonios in Priene, has been asked to solve a private mystery. Kreton, the patriarch of the neighboring estate, suspects his daughter-in-law of carrying on with someone other than her husband. Bias must find out in this short story sequel to Murder at the Festival of Apaturia.
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.
Murder At The Festival Of Apaturia
By Michael B. Edwards
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,610. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Bias of Priene is back! In the much awaited sequel to Murder at the Panionic Games, Bias must once again put his deductive powers to work to save his city-state from the miasma of death. When a young Lydian man is found dead on the first day of the festival of Apaturia, the lesser priest of Poseidon Holikonios, Bias is conscripted to solve the murder!
The Heiress of Linn Hagh
By Karen Charlton
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,990. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014 by Famelton Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Regency
Historical 'whodunit' set in Regency England. Bow Street detective, Stephen Lavender, travels to Northumberland to solve the mysterious disappearance of a beautiful, young heiress from her locked bedchamber. Why did Helen Carnaby flee on that wintry October night? How did she get out of her locked bed chamber? And where is she now? 'Worthy of Agatha Christie' - www.crimefictionlover.com
Lily Torrence
By Fred Andersen
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 68,080. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014 by MuseItUp Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
...all because twenty-six hours earlier he'd reached for a bottle and found a gun.
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