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The Murderer's Tale
By Margaret Frazer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,670. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
The wealthy Lionel Knyvet has been possessed by a foul demon. Seeking relief from the horrific terrors visited upon his body each fortnight, Lionel has dragged his entire household on an endless pilgrimage across the breadth and length of England. Dame Frevisse wants merely to enjoy the peace of the road, but instead finds herself draawn into the vilest depths of the human soul.
Ride the Jawbone
By Jim Moore
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 88,560. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The Jawbone Railroad, so called for the fast talking of Mr. Harlow, who built his dream on other people’s money, plays a vital role in central Montana’s ranch and mining country in 1902 — and in the mystery of a brutal murder. A newly minted lawyer is asked to defend the odious outcast accused of killing a young woman and throwing her body from the train.
In All His Glory: A Novel of Ancient Egypt
By John Howard Reid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,270. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Lifted from the pages of The Book of Kings, the story of Jeroboam in Ancient Egypt is brought to life. With splendid detail, the reader is transported back to the days of the Pharaohs and submerged into the ordeals of a hostile desert land, as Jeroboam, an outcast from his own country, struggles to survive among Egyptian royalty. Reid has obviously done his homework. Details are full and vibrant.
The Burnt District
By Gary Link
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,580. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
April 10, 1845: A monstrous fire rips through the city of Pittsburgh. The body of a young girl is found in the rubble. Alone in his belief that her death was not an accident, Constable John Parker sets out to find her killer. His search takes him throughout the city and its hinterland, but all answers lead him back to The Burnt District.
The BeMod Boss
By Thomas Del Signore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,250. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When the CIA needed a cold, calculating operative to enforce American democracy among a resistant population, they called on the veteran of behavior modification, the BeMod Boss, to ruthlessly alter a hostile political environment. The BeMod Boss is a political thriller that chronicles the decades-long activities of Charlie Devine, who was America's most potent undercover secret weapon.
Winter Heart
By Margaret Frazer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,220. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
One man has been kidnapped. Another has been murdered. In the bleakest depths of winter, Frevisse finds her soul chilled with the heavy burdens of duty and responsibility. Even the warmth of charity is in short supply as the villagers of Prior Byfield turn against each in bloody feuds of greed and rage, weaving knots of treachery which even the clever Frevisse may find hard to unwind.
The Stone-Worker's Tale
By Margaret Frazer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Simon the sculptor had been truly touched by God's gift. He saw beauty that others could not and brought it to life through his craft. But Simon also saw the beauty of Elyn. Clandestine meetings have given way to sinful lust, and now the two lovers have vanished. But Frevisse alone suspects there may be some darker truth behind the midnight vanishing...
The Witch's Tale
By Margaret Frazer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
(5.00 from 1 review)
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live... Witchcraft has come to the peaceful village near St. Frideswide, and its foul touch is striking down those closest to the church. Can Dame Frevisse thwart the servants of the devil before the hellfire of hysteria sears the souls of the faithful? Or is there more to this magic than meets the eye? The truth can only be found in the Witch's Tale.
The Phipps Conspiracy
By Rick Harlowe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,720. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
0.75 star(4.71 from 7 reviews)
THE PHIPPS CONSPIRACY exposes a scandal so great that Thomas Jefferson literally took the secret to his grave so he could save the young government of the United States.
Capturing the Last Gasp
By Elliot Roberts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Orville is a 12 year old boy just like any other: he spends his nights risking his life to preform secret and forbidden alchemical experiments in his secret laboratory. Tonight his assistant has gathered what he hoped will be the necessary components to unlock the secret of life itself.
The Letter
By Penrose Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,250. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A Victorian murder mystery featuring the detective Thaddeus Gilmore. The body of a woman is found brutally murdered. Thaddeus is called to investigate. The crime escalates into a complex mystery that brings all Thaddeus's powers of detection to the fore. The story is set in the year 1865 and is full of the sights, sounds and flavours of the Victorian age. A full length murder mystery.
The Third Gambit
By Darrell Egbert
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,440. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011 by Publisher's Place. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Darrell Egbert weaves a mystery through a non-linear time machine that is so close to the truth that one wonders if history has left a gaping hole somewhere. With flawless character development he takes us on an adventure that doesn't arrest until the story is told.
A Pirate's Legacy 2: The Urchin Pirate
By Sean Patrick O'Mordha
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 99,140. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Charged with piracy, fifteen-year old Francois avoids the hangman's noose by jumping overboard. Left to drown, his rescuers take him to a tiny island in the Canary Island group where luck and bravado leads him to live a double life to glory, fame, wealth, and a curse.
Things That Go Bump! In the 'Hood
By Robert Adair Wilson
Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
It's hard enough growing up in a world that sometimes makes no sense but when matters are complicated by voices inside and outside our head and unexpected visitors and their offerings start showing up then it's time to get back to where we once belonged. But will Nichole ever truly be able to go home again and will she want to?
New Orleans Confidential
By O'Neil De Noux
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,980. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
NEW ORLEANS CONFIDENTIAL is a series of 11 short stories. Come prowl the lonely, sometimes violent streets of American’s most exotic city, the city that care forgot, New Orleans in the 1940s, with a lone-wolf private eye named Lucien Caye.
Nox Dormienda (A Long Night for Sleeping)
By Kelli Stanley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,350. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
Nox Dormienda is the award-winning debut novel of critically-acclaimed author Kelli Stanley (City of Dragons), and the first of a series in a new genre: Roman Noir. Featuring Arcturus, a hardboiled protagonist in the best Philip Marlowe tradition, Nox is a different kind of historical mystery, a suspense thriller that combines a classic noir style with the rich texture of the ancient past.
Quietus
By William Van Poyck
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 111,980. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
One last score - the heist of a priceless coin collection - is all that separates wily Miami burglar Danny Sullivan from his well-earned retirement and longed-for marriage to his blissfully ignorant fiancee. But Danny's careful plans inexorably unravel when his mark - a reclusive Palm Beach millionaire hugging his own dark secrets - proves to be a surprisingly formidable adversary.
Tenderless Night
By O'Neil De Noux
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A woman is murdered in her home shortly after her husband takes out a large insurance policy. Her husband is an assistant district attorney and the cops quickly catch the killer (a hobo); but the insurance company is suspicious and hires New Orleans Private-Eye Lucien Caye to look into the matter.
General Order No. 28
By O'Neil De Noux
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,860. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Official Proclamation, United States Army: General Order No. 28. Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, May 15, 1862:
Prophet, Priest and King: A Novel of King Solomon
By John Howard Reid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,880. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
It's not easy to write a Biblical story and still make it seem relevant to the present times but clearly John Howard Reid knows his subject matter well. This fully-engaging novel presents an aged and not-so-wise King Solomon who is forced to make certain choices. He has to pit his wits against the temple priests when an unknown killer is on the prowl, and the common people are close to rebellion.