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Själseld by Maths Nilsson
Price: Free! Words: 95,150. Language: Swedish. Published: December 14, 2012 by Mörkersdottir förlag. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
1669. Häxprocessen rasar, vid de pyrande askhögarna i Mora sörjer en flicka sin avrättade mor. 1676. Regalskeppet Kronan går under i ett slag med den dansk-holländska fienden utanför Ölands sydöstra kust. Den svenske amiralen Lorentz Creutz lik flyter iland. Samme man som dömt häxorna till bålet i Mora.
Playing White by Lara Biyuts
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,770. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Set in St Petersburg, the short story Playing White is a winter tale. The main personage is Oscar Maria Graf, younger contemporary of Oscar Wilde. On the Xmas eve, Oscar Graf and his boyfriend Felix find themselves in a center of a mystery. All personages are aged 20+.
Requiem for a Small Town Dance Band by Thom Whalen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,090. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In 1956, tongues are wagging in Edenport, a small logging town in the Pacific Northwest, because the notorious Honey B has divorced her husband and is moving back. Settling in becomes a lot harder when one of her former high-school lovers is found floating in the harbor with his throat slit and the new police chief suspects that she is involved. Who is the mysterious man hiding in her house?
Soldier of Discontent by Richard Quarry
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When the mayor of a turn-of-the-century logging town investigates a fatal arson in a lumberyard, she risks becoming a target herself as she uncovers a desperate scheme of seduction, revenge, and murder.
The Deveron Manuscript - Calla Cress International Techno Thriller Mystery Series - Book 1 by Rose Sandy
Series: Calla Cress Thrillers, Book 1. Price: $4.56 USD. Words: 129,610. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(5.00 from 1 review)
Can a museum curator with a brain wired to decrypt riddles, ancient or cyber, break a code embedded in a mysterious artifact? Why will five governments do anything to protect it?
The Maiden's Tale by Margaret Frazer
Series: Dame Frevisse Medieval Mysteries, Book 10. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,930. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012 by Justin Alexander. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A WEB OF LIES, INTRIGUE... AND ROMANCE In an hour of desperate need, Dame Frevisse is forced to journey to London to find aid for her beleaguered nunnery. She seeks her wealthy cousin Alice, wife of the earl of Suffolk. But with a new Parliament warming to its arguments, she finds Alice caught between the powerful Gloucester, the sinister Bishop Beaufort, and the darkly handsome Duke of Orleans.
Замысел Рефаимов by Vadym Balev
Price: $3.33 USD. Words: 86,610. Language: Russian. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
Еще в седом средневековье потомки древних исполинов, рефаимы, получили послание из самого ада, от древнего падшего ангела, Азазела: это был Замысел Рефаимов, направленный на возрождение всесильной расы исполинов, способных вытеснить человечество с земли. К осуществлению этого Замысла силы тьмы готовились на протяжении четырехсот лет, а развязка пришлась, как раз, на наше поколение. Время пришло...
A Private Disgrace: Lizzie Borden by Daylight by Victoria Lincoln
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,890. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Lizzie Andrew Borden was tried and acquitted in the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. Media coverage of the case created a furor throughout the United States reminiscent of the Rosenberg, Claus von Bulow and O.J. Simpson trials. No other suspect was ever charged with the double homicide, and speculation on the case continues to this day.
From Lions' Den to Devil's Lair by Jared Cheung
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,070. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In an ancient kingdom of the past, a great treasure is borne. Safeguarded until now, it has never been discovered, its secrets never uncovered. Until now... In the present day, multiple murders have occurred and Detective Neil Angelo himself receives a threatening letter. Who is it from? Is it somehow connected with the murders? Even Katrina, Neil's apprentice suspects that he is hiding something.
Updates by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,630. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Election night—the busiest night of the year, at least for the newsroom at the local listener-sponsored station. Marisa, the news director, has no time for anything, certainly not for the death threats that some idiot insists on calling into the station. They’re an annoyance, nothing more. Or so she believes, until one of the crew goes missing—and the night has just begun.
Old Friends by Leah Cutter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Wei Fu not only loves the law, he respects it, which is more than those lazy students of his do. When one of his students shows an interest, Wei Fu befriends him, answers his questions. Too many of his questions. Until Wei Fu finds himself contemplating breaking the law himself, unless an old, true friend steps in to help. This short story is set in Tang dynasty China.
Truth, Love and Lies by Valerie Holmes
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 31,200. Language: British English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Florence Swan escapes before she is forced to work in a cotton mill. Naïve and ambitious, she ventures out into the world alone. Major Luke Stainbridge has been a prisoner of Napoleon. He returns to his beloved estate in England only to discover he has been replaced by an imposter. Two lives in chaos. Two destinies combine. Will the love of truth be enough to destroy a sinister network of lies?
The Bridge Tender by Gary P. Landry
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 117,120. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
"The Bridge Tender," a courtroom drama, is a smoldering tale of murder, intrigue, and love set in a small southern town during the early months of the Civil War. As the murder trial of the town's bridge tender unfolds, secrets spill out into the open that send the town careening into its own civil war
Un piccolo Mistero Mortale - Le indagini di Lady Costantine Vol.2 (Torino 1806) by Annarita Coriasco
Series: Le indagini di Lady Costantine (Torino 1806), Book 2. Price: $3.41 USD. Words: 24,210. Language: Italian. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Torino, 1806. In piena occupazione napoleonica, con il Piemonte annesso direttamente alla Francia, avvengono delle morti inspiegabili. Lady Costantine ed il suo aiutante Jean Ladini si trovano ad investigare su queste misteriose morti. Per l’appunto, un piccolo mistero mortale… Riusciranno ad assicurare il colpevole alla giustizia?
The Rune House by L.J. Hutton
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 115,210. Language: British English. Published: October 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal(4.75 from 8 reviews)
In 1574 a strange house is built in the shape of an ancient rune, one of whose ambiguous meanings is an invitation - but an invitation to what? In the present day, Robbie thinks all he has to worry about is the new detective joining him on the cold case unit. Yet with a growing list of disappearances and murders, Robbie and Drake find themselves drawn to the history of the house and its secrets.
The Masked Adversary by James McCreet
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 116,030. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Nothing is quite as it seems in Victorian London. When two strangely horrific bodies are found, the Metrolpolitan Police Commissioner finds he must bend some rules to solve the crimes. Enter ex-detective George Williamson and ally Noah Dyson in a case that is unprecedented in gruesomeness and terror. In a city of a million faces, all men wear masks.
The Fortune of the Bourbons by Patrick Bernauw
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012 by De Scriptomanen. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Nonfiction » History » Essays
A visitor to the old Abbey of Orval (Belgium) discovers a corpse in the ruins. Paul Shoeman was the producer of the semi-historical documentary serial Mysterious Belgium. He was working on an episode titled ‘Nostradamus in Orval’, about the so-called prophecies of Nostradamus which are in fact containing a code to find the lost ‘fortune of the Bourbons’. Can you solve this murder mystery?
The Curse of the Seuso Treasures by László Lackner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,230. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012 by S.Back agency for hungarian literature. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A mysterious murder of a young Hungarian soldier leads to the story of the famous Seuso Treasures of Roman times based upon a true story.