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Jake Dellahunt, Vineyard Lawyer (with an office on the Cape)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,690. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012 by Martin Sisters Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Past indiscretions force criminal lawyer, Jake Dellahunt to move to an island to put his life back together again. Inheriting his old law partner’s house on Martha’s Vineyard, Jake is drawn back into the courtroom to keep a promise to his old partner to solve a 1942 island murder mystery while defending neighbors and friends charged with various crimes.
Carpe Diem
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,310. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Suspense Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In a failed attempt to put years of personal danger behind them, Rance and his wife fly to their Castle de Molay. An ancient journal bequeathed to Rance by the recently deceased last Knight Templar, along with the responsibility to seize the day, will plunge Rance, his wife, and friends into a world of mystery, adventure, and danger, extending to Scotland, Ethiopia, Nova Scotia, and back to Spain.
Open Skies
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 77,510. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The death of an airline copilot during a layover in Chicago may have looked like an accident, but there were suspicions that hinted at something else. Jack Sawyer - a private detective who had once been an airline pilot - is then hired to investigate. Along with his estranged wife Susan and a caste of others, Jack sets out to track down a killer and the real reasons behind the murder.
Penelope and The Movie Star
Series: A Penelope Mystery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,010. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
After Marvel Movies comes to Penelope’s school to shoot a motion picture, things go from bad to worse. She sneaks onto the set while they are filming and witnesses a murder. Only thing is she had her eyes shut. The police think she may remember something and so does the killer. What’s a girl to do? Come see in the third book of the series, A Penelope Mystery.
Twistered
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 71,190. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
My name is Dorothy. I live in Kansas. I've seen a few tornadoes in my day, but nothing like the one that dropped my dead ex-husband, Wade, on my doorstep in a crushed motor home. Wade looked almost as beat up as the RV when he spilled from the back door, his red sneakers sticking out. I almost had the feeling I wasn't in Kansas anymore...
Late Murder @ 10
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,420. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mark Alexander, an ex-investigative reporter (turned broadcast engineer for a St. Louis television station), witnesses the on-air murder of a hated news anchor by a mysterious assassin. When evidence points to the co-anchor Laura Skaggs and her survivalist fiance.
Matinicus — An Island Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,230. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Steeped in Maine island lore, this century-spanning double mystery pits a renegade fishing community against an unhappy child-bride of the 1820s, a defiant twenty-first-century teen, and a hard-drinking botanist who escapes to the island of Matinicus to avoid a crazed ex-lover and verify a rumored 22 species of wild orchid, only to find himself hounded by the ghost of a child some 200 years dead.
Tmi
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,410. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
If you heard someone plot a murder would you call the police or pretend it never happened? And if you did call the police would they believe you or add you to the top of their suspect list?
The Missing Parker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,970. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Missing Parker is a mystery set on a semi-isolated island in the Gulf of Georgia, between Vancouver and Victoria. When a man is found murdered the Royal Canadian Police are summoned to investigate. Shel Holack is sent to investigate, she knows the'How' of the killing and the 'Where'and 'When' but nothing else and in particular any motive.
Scenarios - A Collection of Nameless Detective Stories
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,520. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Shamus Award-winning Author Few characters have the loyal readership of Bill Pronzini's "Nameless Detective." The fourteen stories in this collection span his entire thirty-five-year life on the printed page. They include "It's a Lousy World," where Nameless proves that a friend did not commit the crime he was accused of; "Dead Man's Slough" and many others.
Turnaround
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,780. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
FBI agent Roy Neely has always been known for his ability to understand terroists and their behavior, but this case is different. The clock is ticking as two key suspects have secretly entered the United States and are planning to attack a nuclear power plant. Teamed with his friend Eric Holloway from the CIA, the game is on to stop the terrorists.
Not a Very Nice Woman
Price: Free! Words: 76,240. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A woman is found dead in her room at the care home she lived in, strangled and left lying on her Chinese rug. The death is motiveless, the room otherwise untouched, expensive objects left unstolen; meanwhile, even the fellow residents admit their friend's life was largely a mystery to them, with "decades left unaccounted for". It is left to the detectives to solve her mystery.
Soured Sweetness
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,550. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Sweet young nurse is brutally attacked and left for dead. Her attacker gets off on a technicality. She decides to even the score herself.
Murder Takes a Break - A Truman Smith Mystery
Series: Truman Smith Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,800. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In Murder Takes a Break, Galveston, Texas principal investigator Truman Smith loathes missing person cases because they either end up badly for his clients, or the person does not want to be found. So only as a personal favor to his friend Dino would Tru accept the case of missing college student, Randall Kirbo, who disappeared in the area while on Spring break nine months ago.
Fallen Angels
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,850. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Transplanted Boston Brahmin, Mercy Allcutt, has had some very exciting times as secretary to private investigator, Ernie Templeton. When she sets out to find her wandering boss, Ernie, one hot September afternoon, she not only discovers a corpse, but she also finds Ernie, bound and gagged. Worse, when the police arrive to investigate the crime, they peg Ernie as the killer.
Murder Without Pity
Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 71,100. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Murder Without Pity occurs in a Paris of riots over police killings and Far Right extremists. Here a state criminal investigator, grandson of a French Nazi collaborator during Germany's WWII Occupation of France, works small crime cases. Ashamed of his family's history, he avoids anything political. Little does he suspect the change awaiting him when he investigates a pensioner's bizarre murder.
Clues Over Croissants
Series: Bess Bullock Retirement Home Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,990. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012 by Cozy Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Bess Bullock is out to solve her second retirement home mystery when the Honey Hills Retirement Center snags an amazing new chef.
Billy Two
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,210. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Set around Oodnadatta in central South Australia near the Simpson Desert, Billy Two is a cops and robbers story with many twists. This harsh country is the perfect setting for Billy Two Rivers, an expert tracker, to locate two murderers in this vast and unforgiving land. Romance with the cattle station owner's new wife and a suspenseful chase through the desert will keep you interested to the end.
Ashes to Ashley: A Novel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,690. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
One parishioner burns for Pastor Ashley Greeley. Another wants him burnt like their last pastor. Can he sort the sinners from the saints before the arsonist “fires” a second pastor?
Russian Bear
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,590. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Historical » Canada
When the Russian Bear, a Faberge Imperial Egg, becomes part of a bequest to Kananaskis University it is out of spite for her abusive husband that the wife of the Chair of the Board of Governors steals the egg. Follow a trail of covetous behaviour, arrogance, lies and murder as Dr. Trenwith Morrisey recovers the egg and learns that colleagues' agendas are more highly valued than truth.