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The First Shall Be Last
By Joe Ellis
Price: Free! Words: 75,490. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
(5.00 from 1 review)
Popular mystery writer Joe C. Ellis's World War II novel, The First Shall Be Last will be available for free for a limited time at Smashwords.com. THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST is both a poignant love story and a realistic portrayal of the brutality of war. "Haunting, captivating, compelling, THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST is a powerful mystery that grips the heart." -- Nancy Haddock, Berkley Books novelist
The Missing Gun
By W H Oxley
Series: Hawker of the Yard, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 22,960. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
London in the early months of WW2. When a pawnbroker’s assistant is wounded by a gunman wearing a gasmask it looks like a simple case of a bungled armed robbery, but the more Detective Inspector Hawker looks into it, the more confusing it becomes. A red-headed soldier, a missing gun, a dead cat, an empty violin case and a damaged violin are only a few of the threads that have to be unwound.
A Wayward Man: A Prequel to A Dangerous Invitation
By Erica Monroe
Series: The Rookery Rogues, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 21,400. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
With each passing day, Daniel O'Reilly's life spins more out of control, until one night he’s wrongfully arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. Escaping certain execution means leaving the only woman he's ever loved, Kate Morgan. A 15,000 word prequel to A Dangerous Invitation.
The Napoleon Connection
By Claude Brickell
Series: The Jewel Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 48,990. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
FREE PROMOTION FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2014! This first installment in The Jewel Trilogy has young, accomplished art historian Michael Bennington heading down to New Orleans to search for the whereabouts of a priceless artifact curiously missing from the city's historical museum, a roller-coaster ride through the city's quirky modern-day and historical past...
On This Night
By Debra Diaz
Price: Free! Words: 66,010. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Mallory had thought she was safe, but the secret she shared with a former slave came back to haunt her that October night in 1865. The war was over; yet, for her, it would never be over. She could not have expected that her secret would lead to murder, nor did she expect it to lead to love. It was a night of strange and twisted revelations, that threatened to change all that she believed...
The Man Who Never Was
By Hylton Smith
Price: Free! Words: 78,190. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In 1986, Derwenthaugh Coke Works closed, and demolition began. A strange discovery halts the regeneration plans. As there is no obvious explanation as to why these artefacts are there, the police become involved. The only clue which offers any progress points to events which took place many years ago. When a young police officer thinks she has seen one of the objects before, the intrigue thickens.
After The Juju Man
By Chinwuba Iyizoba
You set the price! Words: 50,330. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The story is the tragedy of Okafor, a village palm wine tapper, who fell from a palm tree and fractured his leg. Relations carried him miles away, to the home of a witchdoctor or “Juju-man”. who caught a cock, broke its leg and said. " The day this cock walks, you will walk."
Easy Money
By Rik Hunik
Price: Free! Words: 96,480. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
An alternate history fantasy mystery novel. Berk opened his agency to make use of his magic talent for finding things. On the day he expanded his parameters to include missing persons he was presented with two cases that stymied his talent. In the days that followed more women went missing without a trace, and a serial killer, The Skinner, began leaving more dead bodies on the streets of Agrippina
The Rune House
By L.J. Hutton
Price: Free! Words: 114,990. Language: British English. Published: October 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
0.75 star(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 Devil's Grin
By A. Wendeberg
Series: An Anna Kronberg Thriller, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 54,970. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Victorian London - a cesspool of crime and disease. Behind the facade of normalcy lurks a network of medical doctors with a monstrous goal… WARNING: This book contains foul language, non-explicit sex, violence, and considerab
Does It Hurt To Die
By paul anderson
You set the price! Words: 105,830. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
A terrorist attack on a church in Cape Town kills twenty people. Iannie de Villier’s, a well-known liver transplant surgeon avoids death, but is seriously wounded. Two weeks later while recovering at home Jannie de Villier’s is mysteriously murdered.Sixteen years later his son returns from Australia to discover that his father was involved in helping involved in the murky world of apartheid
Low Angles
By Jim Stinson
Series: Stoney Winston Hollywood Mysteries, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 51,250. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
Against his better judgment, Hollywood foot soldier Stoney Winston arrives at a flea-bitten desert Hamlet to help Diane LaMotta direct her first feature, a no-budget indie action potboiler titled Cycles from Hell. He finds the production being killed by sabotage that turns into stabbing, near-drowning, and violent death.
The Good Knight (A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery)
By Sarah Woodbury
Series: Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 83,960. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Intrigue and rivalry among princes casts a shadow on the court of the king of north Wales. When a royal groom is murdered on the way to his wedding, the bride’s brother tasks his two best detectives with bringing the killer to justice. Other books in the series include a prequel, The Bard's Daughter, and three novels: The Uninvited Guest, The Fourth Horseman, and The Fallen Princess.
Six from Greeley
By Josh Langston
Price: Free! Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
0.75 star(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Greeley, Texas--a frontier town with a bad attitude and a reputation to match. Who lived in such a wicked place? Several compelling answers spring to life in this short story collection spanning more than a century of life, love and lust in the west Texas dust. This revised edition includes a sample chapter from Josh Langston's new novel, "Resurrection Blues," a tale of a town that doesn't exist.
At Harper's Ferry
By Paul Westwood
Series: The Blackwood Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 68,530. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jack Blackwood is a widower and a drunk. Ezra Miller is an ex-slave in a white man's world. Together, they run a detective agency in Washington DC. As the Civil War looms, they are given their hardest case yet: A retired congressman asks them to find his missing son and the Union plans that could change the very course of the war against the South.
Double Exposure
By Jim Stinson
Series: Stoney Winston Hollywood Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,370. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
“Stoney Winston works the slummy outskirts of the movie business, directing cheap local commercials, writing training films and industrials, and submitting always-rejected feature scripts. Murder and danger dog Stoney’s quest, which ends in a tricky and gut-wrenching climax. A masterful, colorful mystery.” Booklist, starred review.
Are You Positive?
By Stephen Davis
Series: HIV/AIDS, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 116,400. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Ripped from the headlines of today's news, "Are You Positive?" is a fictitious courtroom drama in the style of John Grisham. 26-year-old Tyree Johnson stands accused of first degree murder in Greenville, South Carolina. But his murder weapon is not a gun or a knife; it's HIV. “Everyone diagnosed HIV-Positive absolutely must read this book. The rest of us should too.” - Dr. Goddard, CO.
Wrongful Death: The AIDS Trial
By Stephen Davis
Series: HIV/AIDS, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,400. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
"WRONGFUL DEATH: The AIDS Trial" is the true story of how government lies and incompetence, gross medical malpractice, and unbridled greed by a drug company cost 300,000 American lives in just ten years. "It reads like a cross between a John Grisham thriller and an informative scientific treatise on AIDS." - D.D. Steele, Attorney, California. "A legitimate page-turner." - Dr. Harvey Bialy, Mexico
The Hound of the Baskervilles Retrained
By Artemis Conyn Doyle
Price: Free! Words: 59,190. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2010 by Jekkara Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A Shyrlock Holmes story. When Dr Mortimer asks for the help of famous consulting detective Ms. Shylock Holmes and her stalwart companion Dr Joan Watson, they may have expected some dark family secrets to be uncovered—but not the black Hellhound of the moors! A Gender Switch Adventure.