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Curse of the Gypsy: A Lady Anne Mystery
By Donna Lea Simpson
Series: Lady Anne Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,020. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Fans of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries by Deanna Raybourn will rejoice to discover this much-sought-after third book in the Lady Anne Mystery series.
Sea of Secrets
By Amanda DeWees
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,440. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
(5.00 from 1 review)
In Victorian England, innocent young Oriel Pembroke stumbles into a web of dangerous secrets at the seaside estate of the aristocratic Ellsworth family. As she falls in love with the brooding young duke, Herron, she begins to fear for his sanity—and for both their lives—as sinister events unfold.
A President in Peril
By Robert Goldsborough
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,670. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by Echelon Press LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Autumn 1948–the final tense days of the Presidential campaign between incumbent Harry S Truman and Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey. As Truman prepares for a visit to Chicago, Tribune police reporter Steve “Snap” Malek is warned of a plan by an anti-Semitic group to assassinate the President because of his recognition of the new state of Israel.
A Death in Pilsen
By Robert Goldsborough
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,600. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by Echelon Press LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
1946, the first post-World War II year, finds Tribune police reporter Snap Malek hip deep in a murder case. Someone has stabbed his cousin's British war bride to death in their Bohemian neighborhood home in Pilsen. As the prime suspect, the meek and self-effacing man is jailed, and Malek, convinced of his innocence, begins a dogged hunt for the murderer.
Shadow of the Bomb
By Robert Goldsborough
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,650. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by Echelon Press LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
While work grinds on in the shadowy catacombs beneath an abandoned football stadium–work that will forever alter our world–Chicago Tribune police reporter Steve Malek delves into the intrigue. Battling for an exclusive story and, ultimately, for his very life, Malek finds himself in the midst of history-in-the-making.
Three Strikes You're Dead
By Robert Goldsborough
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,030. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by Echelon Press LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In the shadowy metropolis that is 1938 Chicago, Steve Malek is a Tribune police reporter in a city gripped by the Kelly-Nash political machine and the post-Capone crime syndicate. With the winds of change blowing in, Malek senses the story of a lifetime when a reform candidate for mayor is gunned down by an unknown assailant.
A Fatal Homecoming
By Trevor Whitton
Series: Jean Bellimont, Book 3. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 60,770. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
France 1310: The body of a stranger is discovered, and, as Bailli Dubois begins his investigation, it becomes apparent that the wife of his best friend is implicated. He dispatches his clerk - Jean Bellimont - to Paris in the hope of uncovering new evidence. The story culminates in a dramatic courtroom scene in which the murderer is finally revealed. This is the 3rd of the Jean Bellimont novels.
A Convenient Solution
By Trevor Whitton
Series: Jean Bellimont, Book 2. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 65,310. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
France, 1308. Jean Bellimont is leading a quiet, contented life as scribe in the city of Troyes. When his Bishop is arrested on spurious charges and Pope Clement sends an envoy to investigate, King Philippe responds by dispatching two of his most trusted Knights. Within days, one of the Cardinals is murdered, and France teeters on the brink of open war with the Papacy.
Bring Me the Head of Anne Boleyn
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Before her twenty-fifth year, she was both a princess and a prisoner, a royal daughter and the daughter of a traitor. Now Elizabeth Tudor has become queen of England and, in her private moments, cannot quite believe she survived. She has to figure out how to rule, but first she must reclaim her past, and to do that, she must find the last thing her mother ever gave her.
The Private Wife of Sherlock Holmes
By Carole Nelson Douglas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,400. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
"witty, competent, competitive, adventurous." Irene Adler, the only woman to have outwitted the world's greatest detective--reinvented as the leading lady of her own adventures--tangles again with the tantalized Sherlock Holmes. “The dashing heroine in Carole Nelson Douglas’s enchanting Victorian series [is] the only woman Sherlock Holmes admired and indeed she lives up to the honor."--PW
Revenge of the Barbary Ghost: A Lady Anne Mystery
By Donna Lea Simpson
Series: Lady Anne Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,810. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Fans of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries by Deanna Raybourn will be equally compelled by these historical mysteries.
A Deadly Affection
By Cuyler Overholt
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 153,670. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A young psychiatrist in 1907 New York fears she may have unwittingly provoked a patient to commit murder. "Captures the feel ... of [early] 20th-century New York in a deeply pleasing way. Strong prose and captivating characters ... pull the reader in to the very last page ... A whodunit full of dark secrets and fascinating intrigue." Kirkus, Starred Review
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Free Trade Consortium.
By Philip van Wulven
Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,810. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(4.00 from 1 review)
in this 12,000 word novelette Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate a gang of smugglers. They face danger and deplorable conditions in pursuit of those who flout the law and Her Majesty's Revenue Department.
Sea Of Darkness
By Sarah D'Almeida
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Henry the Navigator, Prince of Portugal, started the rush to discover new lands with his insatiable curiosity about navigation and ships. Would his curiosity be any less in solving a murder among his workmen, cartographers and learned men in his village of Sagres?
The Shadow of Isis
By Joel Zarley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,280. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The history of the world has always been told in a prescribed course; with each great civilization leading to the next. The Babylonians...the Egyptians..the Greeks...the Romans—all leading to the modern world as we know it today. But what if the truth of our shared history was not as neat and tidy as the conventional wisdom would have us believe?
Inquisitor Blues
By Cin Eric
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 76,780. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011 by MuseItUp Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Emotions unite; ideas divide. A maverick inquisitor finds what he wants is absolutely not what he needs.
Ben Bones and The Search for Paneta's Crown
By Michael Havelin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,940. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
Ben Bones, Genealogical Consultant, has been hired to find a missing family artifact, Paneta's Crown. Competition for The Crown is intense among the family members, and by the end of the book, Bones has been threatened, bribed, thrown into the ocean with hungry sharks, and witnesses a fatal accident (or was it a murder?). He does find The Crown, but the revelations will surprise you.
Greek Fire
By G. Penn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,170. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When Bill Martin wins an auction on eBay, he gets more than he bargained for. He is surprised to receive not only the Graflex he bid on, but also a rare camera over one hundred years old and some old prints and plates. He soon becomes embroiled in a game of cat and mouse.
Eleventh Horse
By Derek Scales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,240. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ex Melbourne policeman and Maori War veteran Robin Cork returns home suffering from a serious wound and a case of war nerves. He stays at Gibsons Corner, a village that is a Pandora's box of a failed tavern robbery, two murders, a cattle stealing alliance and a missing grey gelding. While he struggles to close the box several local women speculate on his past and muse on his length of stay.
Panorama Beach Mysteries: The Best Devil Money Can Buy
By J. Steven York
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,260. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Tsunami Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
In 1967 Panorama Beach, is awash with dirty money: Developer money, drug money, vice money, and green Deputy Tommy “Mustang” Sawtell might just be the last untouched lawman in north Florida. But Mustang will be tested as he investigates his first suspicious death, a “floater” found in a pond under the Sky Bucket ride, from which the Deputy believes he fell, jumped – or was thrown.