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The Black Madonna
Price: Free! Words: 65,420. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A group known as The Order, under the protection of the Pope, has been watching Luci's family for many years waiting for the day that a diary written in the thirteenth century would be delivered to her family-a journal that contains a key to a lost codex-and they would do anything to get it.
Murder and Revolution
Price: Free! Words: 114,180. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Murder at the Tsar’s private palace... and sinister monk Rasputin is a suspect. The Russian Revolution draws Professor Axelson and his assistant Agnes into a terrifying web of intrigue and violence. Fleeing for their lives amid the death throes of two vast, ancient empires, they face horrors beyond imagination. And in a far-flung corner of the world, they find the answer to their mystery.
The Three Mystic Heirs: The Rose Knight's Crucifixion #1
Series: The Rose Knight's Crucifixion. Price: Free! Words: 73,460. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Historical thriller, parallel novel to Dumas’ Three Musketeers: hunchback Louis d’Astarac, to cure himself and win his lady, seeks the alchemical magic secrets of a lost Rosicrucian book, competing with Cardinal Richelieu, the Jesuits, English agents, and heretical cultists, while crossing paths time and again with d’Artagnan and the musketeers.
Murder on the Western Front
Price: Free! Words: 114,910. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A real-life Hell - the Western Front, 1915. Death is everywhere. In the confusion of combat, young American volunteer nurse Agnes Frocester witnesses something utterly unexpected... a murder. While an innocent man faces the firing squad, Agnes's investigations take her into the bohemian heart of Paris and across the battlefields of Europe - into the most deadly places on earth.
Killing Satisfaction
Price: Free! Words: 130,200. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The year is 1965 and the sixties are in full swing; the Rolling Stones iconic track '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' is about to change popular music forever. Violence, organised crime and police corruption are on the rise, but a seemingly pointless and despicable crime is about to shock the public and mire in a lasting controversy.
Live Fast, Die Pretty (The Movie Star Murders Book 1)
Price: Free! Words: 82,050. Language: American English. Published: August 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
A movie star attempts to clear his name in a series of murders and win back the love of his life in 1930s Hollywood.
Murder on the Titanic
Price: Free! Words: 116,640. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
As the Titanic sinks, a notorious playboy aristocrat is murdered. Professor Axelson and his assistant Agnes question the survivors under hypnosis, revealing a dark conspiracy. The quest becomes a breakneck life-and-death chase across an ocean and two continents... ...and Agnes finds, as the whole world stands on the brink of war, that she alone has the power to save it. Or destroy it.
Little Lost Girl
Series: Old Balmain House - Second Edition, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,680. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2017 by Beyond Beyond Books. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A little girl vanished 100 years ago. Her name was Sophie. Where did she go? An old house in Balmain. A portrait and perfume bottle hidden in a chimney. Unknown and untouched, while a century passed, their memory slowly fading. Glimpses of an eight year old girl and her school friend, missing, never found. The grief of those left behind, those who searched, those who yearned. Now a new search!
The Old Balmain House
Price: Free! Words: 66,570. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Sophie vanished - where did she go? For 100 years nobody knows. A photo of 8 year old Sophie and an antique perfume bottle are found in the fireplace of an old house. The story of a Balmain family over 170 years. At last the truth is discovered. Set around beautiful Sydney Harbour this is a story of this place and its people, it is an imagined history from early Australia to the present day
Murder on the Mullet Express
You set the price! Words: 62,470. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017 by Mystery and Horror, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
It is 1926 and the Florida land boom is in full swing. Army Nurse Cornelia Pettijohn takes leave to travel south with her ancient uncle, who claims that he wants a warm winter home. When their car breaks down, they take the Mullet Express to Homosassa. When a passenger poisoned Uncle Percival's hidden agenda makes him the sheriff's prime suspect.
The Old Balmain House
Price: Free! Words: 66,640. Language: Australian English. Published: January 4, 2017 by Beyond Beyond Books. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Sophie vanished - where did she go? For 100 years nobody knows. A photo of 8 year old Sophie and an antique perfume bottle are found in the fireplace of an old house. The story of a Balmain family over 170 years. Finally they uncover what happened. Set around beautiful Sydney Harbour this is a story of this place and its people, an imagined history from early Australia to the present day
Little Lost Girl
Series: Old Balmain House - Second Edition, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,640. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A little girl vanished 100 years ago. Her name was Sophie. Where did she go? An old house in Balmain. A portrait and perfume bottle hidden in a chimney. Unknown and untouched, while a century passed, their memory slowly fading. Glimpses of an eight year old girl and her school friend, missing, never found. The grief of those left behind, those who searched, those who yearned. Now a new search!
The Priests of Lagash
You set the price! Words: 66,530. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When one of the king's men is found murdered at the temple, the humble guard Ninurta must find the culprit. Or at least a convincing scapegoat. Before the king uses it as an excuse to seize the temple. But he soon finds himself enmeshed in the competing conspiracies for control of the city, and the fate of Lagash is in his hands.
Merging Destiny
Series: Sutherland Saga, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 81,630. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(3.00 from 1 review)
Sutherland Saga Part 6. When Elspeth Moorehead’s parents are killed in the Lockerbie bombing, Elspeth vows that she will someday avenge their horrendous murder. Her promise evolves into the quest of a lifetime, carrying her across continents and cultures, in the process subjecting her to numerous perilous obstacles. Spanning a quarter of a century, her exploits will change the world.
Little Lost Girl
Price: Free! Words: 66,680. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
A little girl vanished 100 years ago. Her name was Sophie. Where did she go? An old house in Balmain. A portrait and perfume bottle hidden in a chimney. Unknown and untouched, while a century passed, their memory slowly fading. Glimpses of an eight year old girl and her school friend, missing, never found. The grief of those left behind, those who searched, those who yearned. Now a new search!
The Watchmaker's Daughter
Series: Glass and Steele. Price: Free! Words: 99,520. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2016 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and the only person who'll employ her is a mysterious man from America. A man who possesses a watch that keeps him alive.
Love Lies Bleeding
Price: Free! Words: 77,790. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
How do you solve a 70-year old murder? Especially when it hits close to home.
The Sleepwalker Legacy
Price: Free! Words: 106,520. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The Sleepwalker Legacy: A Gripping Financial Thriller "A drug so dangerous it could send humanity back to the dark ages. Only one man could wipe it from the face of the earth." In 1814, Britain’s foremost scientist, George Napier witnesses a drug-fuelled massacre on a US battlefield. The drug, Berserker, has a deadly side effect known as the Sleepwalker Legacy, which destroys the life of his Nativ
Dream Time
Price: Free! Words: 83,700. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
A unique spiritual mystery that connects the lives of the modern-day Australians with Aborigines and colonizers from 1788.
Mediatores
Price: Free! Words: 84,890. Language: Russian. Published: March 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Рядовой директор средней школы внезапно обнаруживает у себя редкое психическое заболевание. Для его излечения он обращается к таинственному религиозному братству, которое, возможно, существует только в его воображении и нигде больше…

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