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Crushed
Series: The Fredrickson Winery Novels, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,930. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011 by Lapdog Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
In the 2nd Fredrickson Winery novel, it’s crush time and everyone is working feverishly to get the grapes in and ensure a great vintage. No one expects murder and kidnapping to be part of the harvest season, but when Margaret’s son goes missing in the dark of early morning picking, there are more than enough suspects to choose from.
Free to Die
Price: Free! Words: 63,810. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009 by Foremost Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.45 from 11 reviews)
Brad Ashton fled three years ago to avoid a conviction for murder. Now he's back. And his hope for freedom appears to be within reach. Unfortunately there are those who have no interest in his legal status; they only want him dead or on the run once more...
La prisión de Black Rock
Series: La prisión de Black Rock, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,080. Language: Spanish. Published: November 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
¿Cuál es la peor condena que le puede caer a un preso de Illinois? Ni la cadena perpetua, ni la inyección letal. El peor castigo es el destino a la prisión de Black Rock, una fortaleza de negros muros cuya localización exacta nadie conoce. Los reclusos No tardarán en averiguar que de la resolución del misterio de Black Rock depende mucho más que su propia vida.
Scraps of Paper
Series: Spookie Town Murder Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 77,410. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A widow starts a new life in a small quaint town full of quirky characters and in renovating her new home finds “scraps of paper” that make her suspect two children and a woman went missing from the house...30 years ago. Are they just missing or were they murdered? In trying to solve the mystery she and her ex-homicide detective friend put themselves in grave danger.
Sam's Song
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 52,670. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Sam's Song - A Sam Smith Mystery. Book One in the Sam Smith Mystery Series.
The May Day Murders
Series: The May Day Murders, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 99,930. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
The tranquility of Smithtown, Ohio is shattered when David Bradley arrives home to find that his wife has been raped and murdered by someone who left no clues behind except the words “May Day” painted on her body. Reporter Sam Middleton is determined to help police find the killer of his ex-wife's friend as they learn that another Smithtown woman has been murdered. Who will the next victim be?
Po polsku - Jestesmy cmentarzyskami (Polish)
Price: Free! Words: 47,190. Language: Polish. Published: October 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
W odciętym od świata domu zostaje popełnione morderstwo... Wszyscy mieli motyw, ale policja uważa, że to samobójstwo. Przyjaciel ofiary ma tylko 24 godziny na odnalezienie zabójcy. "Nigdy wcześniej i nigdy później nie grasowało w okolicy tylu szaleńców. Niektórych nigdy nie złapano. Wciąż żyją pośród nas i kto wie, może duszna noc znów uaktywni ich bestialskie..."
Sundown on Top of the World
Series: The Hunter Rayne Highway Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,840. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015 by Proud Horse Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Former homicide investigator Hunter Rayne finds himself in the Yukon, where he had been stationed as a rookie cop. While his Freightliner awaits repairs, he takes a side trip to bush Alaska where a chance meeting with a young woman gets him re-involved in a baffling cold case he'd investigated 25 years before. He's reminded that the northern wilderness shows a brutal indifference to human life.
Played to Death: A Scott Drayco Mystery
Series: Scott Drayco, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 87,440. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
When crime consultant Scott Drayco is bequeathed a rundown Opera House in a down-on-its-luck seaside village, his hopes for a quick sale are dashed after a client is murdered in the Opera House—the letter “G” mockingly carved into his chest. Drayco must untangle a web of jealousy and betrayal reaching into the darkest days of history before tensions in town explode and he becomes the next victim.
Lust, Money & Murder - Book 1, Lust - A Female Secret Agent Takes on an International Criminal
Series: Lust, Money & Murder. Price: Free! Words: 29,900. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.40 from 10 reviews)
Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine fights her way into the Secret Service, determined to punish the man responsible. Join Elaine on a dangerous, romantic journey that takes her halfway around the globe and into the hands of the most ruthless counterfeiter in the world.
In the Spirit of Murder
Series: The Claudia Hershey Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 83,130. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2010 by The Fiction Works. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A dead psychic on Halloween night. Heroin filtering into the town's schools. A sullen ex-con with a beef of his own, and a legislator with secrets to protect. Not what homicide detective Claudia Hershey expected when she moved to Indian Run, a smudge on Florida's map. But there's no turning back when the killer makes things personal.
An Exhibit of Madness
Series: The Dulcie Chambers Museum Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 46,500. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
As chief curator of the Maine Museum of Art, Dr. Dulcinea (Dulcie) Chambers has just opened a new exhibit of Winslow Homer watercolors. It will be complete when the final work is bought at auction. But when Dulcie discovers a body rather than the painting, she's a prime suspect. Detective Nicholas Black is on the case but finds he’s less than objective when it comes to the attractive Dr. Chambers.
A Dream of Death (Detective Lincoln Munroe, Book 1)
Series: Detective Lincoln Munroe, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,810. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
OPP Detective Lincoln Munroe is coming up empty. As a serial killer terrorizes the area surrounding London, Canada, Lincoln finds himself at a standstill waiting for the perfect killer to make his first mistake. While the body count rises without any leads, Lincoln is haunted by dreams of discovering skeletal remains in the forest beneath a bloody knife - dreams with a link to a decades-old crime.
Never Coming Home
Price: Free! Words: 85,260. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lincoln Pierce always wanted to be a private detective, but his life didn't end up the way he expected. His daughter's debilitating disease forced him to make some questionable decisions, and he's been paying for them ever since. He's started looking into a case that could change his entire career, if he doesn't get killed in the process
For Sale in Palm Springs: A Henry Wright Mystery
Series: Henry Wright Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 60,260. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010 by Ocotillo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.94 from 17 reviews)
A murdered real estate agent. Unsatisfied home buyers. A possible celebrity scam. A secret society! Join retired police chief Henry Wright in figuring out who killed Palm Springs real estate mogul Rex Thornbird in this page turning thriller that will keep you guessing. This first book in the Henry Wright Mystery Series takes our detective from Palm Springs to the Silicon Valley. Newly revised!
The Afrikaans (Thomas Prescott 3)
Series: Thomas Prescott series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,650. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Intimate in scale, but grandly outfitted, the luxury cruise liner 'The Afrikaans' hosts no more than 208 pampered guests, among them; former FBI contract agent Thomas Prescott. When the ship is overtaken by African pirates who are demanding the U.S. send medical relief to a small Zulu village in South Africa, it is up to Prescott to keep the 400 hostages alive.
A Good Man Gone (Mercy Watts Mysteries Book One)
Series: Mercy Watts Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 90,210. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
It’s summer in St. Louis and Mercy Watts is on vacation from her parents. The great detective and his nosy wife are on a cruise and Mercy's off the hook for doing any investigating. But when a family friend has a fatal heart attack, Dad has one of his famous feelings and orders Mercy to look into it. One death leads to another and now Mercy can’t stop. You do for family. That’s all there is to it.
Pozabi na preteklost
Price: Free! Words: 85,370. Language: Slovenian. Published: February 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Novinarka Anja Horvat, zaposlena pri ženskem tedniku Clarice, začne obiskovati zelo znano in uspešno psihiatrinjo Patricijo Bellows, ki pa je kasneje nagnusno umorjena. Čeprav se Anja še nikoli ni ukvarjala z raziskovanjem umorov, in jo je njena šefinja v to dobesedno prisilila, začenja odkrivati zanimivo preteklost umorjene psihiatrinje in hkrati vir svojih težav.
Escape
Price: Free! Words: 41,000. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Jim Nash takes his crew on a well-deserved vacation and ends up knee-deep in trouble when, trapped in a blizzard, he is forced to delay their trip to a ski lodge in the Colorado mountains. When the Interstate is closed, another couple is waylaid in the small town in what at first glance appears to be a bullet-riddled car. Are they on the wrong side of the law, or innocent victims?
Clearwater Journals
Series: Clearwater, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 88,670. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.92 from 12 reviews)
Joe Holiday, an ex Metro cop, finds himself dragged into an investigation by Mia, an IHOP waitress. The probing they do into the murder of Mia's sister years earlier turns into a deadly manhunt with Joe and Mia suddenly becoming the targets of a vicious plot.

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