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Saint's Rest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,700. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015 and represented by SKLA. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
1931 finds Merlin Richards working for an architectural practice in Chicago and trying to develop a friendship with the lovely Sally Fiske. When he is given the task of designing a house in Oak Park for the wealthy meat baron, Hobart St.John, he is so overjoyed that he fails to ask vital questions about the commission. Why did the assignment go to the most junior member of the firm?
The Wrath of Moses
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,720. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 by Black Rose Writing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
After the shocking murder of his father, Patrick Moses is forced back into duty in the crime-plagued Levee District. The mysterious, blonde-haired mute, a man Moses believes to be responsible for four murders, continues to elude the police.
The Deathsniffer's Assistant
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 133,300. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2015 by Curiosity Quills Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The sensitive and mannered Chris Buckley has spent six years raising his magically talented little sister, Rosemary, on the savings that his once-wealthy family left behind. But that money is drying up, and Chris finds himself with no choice but to seek out work in Darrington City. The only employer willing to consider his empty résumé is Olivia Faraday, the manic Deathsniffer...
Lies and Misdemeanours
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 76,710. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
He faces the gallows, and barely escapes with his life. Thrown into a fight for survival, he has to take drastic action to protect the woman who means so much to him; Hetty. It soon becomes evident that the only thing they can place their faith in is the love that lies between them, but will it be enough to keep them alive?
7 Crows, A Secret
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 206,980. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
“‘Seven crows, a secret, never to be told’. I guess I’m the secret no one ever told.” For over twenty years David has been haunted by the hanged man’s words. In 1933 he has one last chance to find their meaning. The trail of family stories leads him to the bedside of an old woman, the last witness to the events and David’s best hope for an answer. If she does tell, will anyone have recognize it?
The Madonna Rosa
Series: The Juno Letters. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,260. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Anisette Durande holds the destiny of a free Brittany in her hands - desperate to keep the Madonna Rosa from the Germans as the Nazi onslaught rolls across defenseless France in 1940. She is La Guardienne - the last of a line of women descended from a lone survivor of a terrible slaughter, blessed to protect the ancient Madonna carved from the crucifix of the Christian martyrs of Roman Lyon.
The Homicidal Saint
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,390. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A church potluck dinner. A sudden, shocking murder right after the pastor says grace. Joe Sonntag is a horrified witness, and swiftly arrests Manfred Wittstein, who claims his wife Freda killed their children, Matthew, Mark, Gerta, and Reuben. Thus begins an odd quest to learn why the killer shot Freda, and whether his wife had destroyed their children. It soon proves to be a case unlike any other
Lessons for Idle Tongues
Series: Cambridge Fellows Mystery. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,430. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Amateur detectives Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith seem to have nothing more taxing on their plate than locating a missing wooden cat and solving the dilemma of seating thirteen for dinner. But one of the guests brings a conundrum: a young woman has been found dead, and her boyfriend is convinced she was murdered. The trouble is, nobody else agrees.
The Widow's Demise
Series: A Marc Edwards Mystery. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,560. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The political elite attends a charity ball at the residence of Humphrey Cardiff. His widowed daughter, Delores, flirts with all the men, enraging their wives. Amidst the political plotting of Marc Edwards and his associates, Delores is found dead, with one of her suitors standing over the body. Marc controversially decides to defend him, while Cobb races to find the truth behind her untimely death
The Infernal Realm
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,950. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The Infernal Realm is a fast-paced detective thriller which takes Inspector Joshua Darknoll on a terrifying journey into the uncanny, where everything he thought he knew about the world—about reality itself—is turned upside down.
The Saboteur's Fate
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,310. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A violent strike; murder at the factory gates. Milwaukee, 1949. There's labor turmoil in Beer City. Joe Sonntag gets called to the strike-bound West Allis tractor factory, where a temporary employee has been shot and killed in the middle of the night. The struggle between the Machinists Union and the company has boiled over into murder. But it proves to be more complex than that.
Night Medicine
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,160. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Milwaukee, 1948. Joe Sonntag, ace investigator for the police department, faces a riddle: a lovely young woman is found dead at the zoo, near the lion cages, lying in a bed of ferns. She has been carefully laid out there, her arms folded. Nearby, a lioness prowls her cage. Plainly, whoever put her there cared for her.
The Jungle of Surprise
Price: $7.46 USD. Words: 53,290. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In the Paris of 1958, Léonie, the custodian of an apartment block, finds herself a reluctant investigator into the reasons behind the death of a friend, and keeps finding leads to Guang Zhou Wan, a former colony the French held in China until the end of WW2.  What dark secrets does Guang Zhou Wan hold that are the cause of such peril in Léonie’s time?
Sweet Asylum
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,330. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Haunted by ghosts of his past Dr. Peter Ainsley is drawn into a new mystery when a body is found following a catastrophic barn fire. Putting aside his own discomfort, Ainsley must piece together a disjointed puzzle of family strife, loose morals and questionable sanity. Not long into case one thing becomes clear, he must find the killer and bring him to justice before they all end up in the asylum
The Hotel Dick
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,460. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
It's 1948 Milwaukee. The Lakeshore Towers Hotel house detective, J. Adam Bark, is murdered while sitting in a barber's chair. Homicide detective Lieutenant Joe Sonntag is sent to investigate, but has a difficult time with the barber's insistence that Spencer Tracy killed Bark. Disbelieving, Joe begins his investigation, made all the more bizarre when Greer Garson and Veronica Lake are shot.
Death in the Time of Ice (A People of the Wind Mystery)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,080. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Enga Dancing Flower knows her Neanderthal tribe is in trouble. The dark seasons are becoming longer and the mammoth herds are fleeing south. When the tribal leader is found stabbed to death, the new leader thinks Enga did it. Expulsion and certain death loom. Enga must find the murderer to save her tribe -- and herself. Nominated for Best Historical Mystery in the 2014 Agatha Awards!
Petty Matters
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,960. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015 by Black Rose Writing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Sir William Petty (1623 - 1687) lives more than just an exciting life. Once a poor boy, he becomes a physician. But he doesn't stop here. Petty brings a hanged woman back to life, becomes a Fellow of the Royal Society, and befriends the likes of Isaac Newton, King Charles II and James II.
Return (Book 3 of the Matt Turner Series)
Series: Matt Turner, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 119,550. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
At only 32, Matt Turner's gift of psychometry - the ability to read the emotional imprints people leave in the objects they touch - has enabled him to see and experienced more of life and death than any other living person, and with this unique talent and perspective, he’s now ready to set right the wrongs of both yesterday and today.
Old Balmain House Book Series
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 180,870. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Two courageous Sydney families sit at the centre of this story. Linking them is a small girl Sophie who vanished 100 years ago. It is a story of people's ordinary lives, how they are touched and shaped by tragedy and yet rise above adversity. Mostly set around the beautiful inner city suburb of Balmain and an old house there, parts of the story traverse the remote Australian outback
Wheezer and the Golden Serpent
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,770. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015 by Inknbeans Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
1843 in Indian Territory, an historic, never-before-done peace council is held at the capital of the Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah. Chief John Ross invites all Indian tribes within running distance, even their long-time enemies, as well as the plains Indians. Intrigue mounts while the young Cherokee, Sasa, is presented in Boston for her first Social “Season”. Who is following her and Wheezer?