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Woman in the Window
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,620. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jaded Santa Barbara sheriff Morgan Forester and his sexy, sophisticated new partner Alyssa Blair investigate the murder of an unidentified woman whose body washes up on a popular beach.
Graveyard Plots
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,850. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this collection of 23 short stories, Bill Pronzini, prolific, award-winning west-coast mystery writer and creator of the well-known "Nameless Detective" series, the author's style and versatility truly shine. These tales including three that feature his well-known series character, the "Nameless Detective" run the gamut from psychological suspense to satire to Western gothic.
The Nudger Dilemmas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,460. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
This collection of 13 previously published stories starring Nudger, Lutz's worrywart St. Louis detective, provides an entertaining introduction to one of the genre's most distinctive private eyes. Nudger, whose ever-present antacids protect a stomach that turns at the mere hint of danger, somehow manages to do his job without resorting to fists or handguns.
Sonoma Squares Murder Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Corpses in town squares. A killer bent on terror. A reporter about to become part of the story. Wine Country becomes the backdrop for murder as young newspaper reporter Sandra Cordero gets caught up in the schemes of a serial killer. This serial, first published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, features 16 Sonoma writers collaborating to produce one fast-paced thriller.
The Black Sapphire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012 by Short Story Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Short Story Press Presents The Black Sapphire by Ruth Pettite "The Black Sapphire" was a concept that Ruth toyed with for a few years. She studied dialect to help enhance one of the main characters, "Mattie." In the story, an unsolved crime shows its ugly face when Detective Adam Reynoir starts investigating.
Cover of Darkness
Price: Free! Words: 8,410. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
McElroy made the dive from a point on the riverbank a thousand yards upstream from the triangulated position of the wreckage. The skin of ice sighed as he slipped under it, and the dark water closed over his head like a shroud.
Random Acts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,790. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When former ATF investigator Eli Hurlbert wins a $150 million lottery, he quits his job, buys a used Winnebago, and along with his Golden Retriever, Earl, heads west. On a layover in Quartzsite, Arizona, Eli discovers the body of an octogenarian snowbirder in the Cactustown Trailer Park and is drawn into an intriguing murder mystery that could change his life forever.
Expiation
Price: $5.55 USD. Words: 123,930. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The year is 1971. Butler is living in Hawaii, trying to recover after his two tours of duty in Viet Nam. The knock on his door is the sister of his good friend and comrade-in-arms, who tells him that her brother has been murdered. Local law is stalled. Can Butler help? His efforts pull him back to his time in country and the terrors and horrors of his service.
Dog Helps Those
Series: Golden Retriever Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,100. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
It’s almost time for graduation, and Eastern College is in trouble. A prominent alumna is dead, and a faulty computer program is jeopardizing student records and financial aid. It’s up to Steve and Rochester to dig into the situation and retrieve the culprits!
Last Assignment
Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
~Free short story from the PbRJV Gallery~ "My name is Dallas Lowe, and the life of a law enforcement officer is never easy, but it is rewarding. Then receiving our gold detective shields and working together fulfills a childhood dream for me and my best friend Brian. We live on top of the world – until the day comes all policemen dread – the day when things go wrong and someone has to die."
Butch
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 57,180. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Anything can happen in the weird & wonderful town of Santa Tierra, NM, in 1918, where Butch McLean protects the residents of Wayward Ranch, finds lovin’ in the arms and up the skirts of her beloved Angel, and keeps one step ahead of the possibly supernatural jaguar who may or may not be stalking her. Come hell or high water, Butch will rescue any dude or damsel in distress with humor and aplomb.
Real Dead Houswives of The Hamptons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,900. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Reality TV comes to town. Soon Lawton Close is caught up in a whirlwind of passion, naked ambition, sexual politics, champagne dreams...oh, and murder. Welcome to the Hamptons. Lawton Close and Max have to find out who is killing off the cast of Real Beautiful Women of the Hamptons.
Calculated Risk
Series: Rafe & Kama, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,280. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Self-made security professional Rafe McTavish agrees to investigate his brother-in-law's inexplicable purchase of a dilapidated deep-space mining station. When the miners turn violent, Rafe's only ally is Kama Bhatia, computer hacker and spy, at the station on a mission of her own. Now they must put aside their mutual attraction and distrust to unravel fraud, blackmail, and murder.
Suitable for Framing
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,080. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Think Hitchcock on speed....Charlie Collier, a private dealer in art masterpieces, is flying to Honolulu to deliver a Raphael Madonna to a client by a deadline that, if missed, can cost him a twenty-million dollar sale. Grounded in L.A. by rainstorms, he visits an auction gallery and recognizes that masterworks due to go on the block tomorrow—are fakes. Now what?
The Singing Sleuth
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 56,750. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Eager to take a spectacular cruise on the Pegasus? It comes complete with tropical breezes, luscious food, exotic drinks, breath taking sunsets, and a vicious killer. Yes, I said killer!
Remodeling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Ada’s neighbor bangs on her door one morning, she assumes he’s mad at her husband, again. Rick’s sensitivity to neighborhood noise has driven them from home to home searching for an escape, for a peaceful life. But once again, her husband’s intolerance for their neighbors shatters any chance for peace. How far will he go to teach his loud neighbors a lesson? And how many lives will change?
The Father Tree
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,200. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Father Tree is a novel about a boy who wants to be a forester like his long-disappeared father. It’s not until his mentally ill mother sends him to live on his grandfather’s farm that he discovers how strange the disappearance really was. And then, when serious accidents start happening around the farm, he realizes how dangerous it might be to probe too deeply into his father’s past..
Blood on the Potomac
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,590. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Washington, D.C. is the murder capital of the United States and D.C. Metro Homicide is one of the busiest departments in the country. When a socialite friend of the First Lady is brutally murdered, the detective team of Steve Ciminelli and Linda Hannigan are ordered to solve the case—without stepping on any powerful toes—easier said than done.
The Family Is Made : Part 1 (Thuggin In Miami)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,050. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
The bloodshed, and bodies through the inner streets of Miami are the only remnants of this ghost crew; leaving detectives within all agencies baffled and astonished with the gruesomeness of the local murders. While hot on the trail, of what seems to be a small-time local drug dealer, the Drug Enforcement Agency investigates the street dealer named Richard Gary.
Fairytale Confidential
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 87,900. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Andy Clarke is a kid from the wrong side of town. Except this town is where they used to make folktales. After years of decline they're finally making a new one and Andy gets his big break. Then an actor is murdered. Unwittingly Andy and his friend Beau are drawn into the corrupt underbelly of the folktale world. Everybody has something to hide and it leads all the way to the top.