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Noble Intentions (Jack Noble #4) by L.T. Ryan
Series: Noble Intentions, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 122,650. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Jack Noble. Assassin for hire. Former Marine and government agent. He makes no mistakes. He passes no judgement. He feels no remorse. So why the hell does he stop to help a lost child on a busy sidewalk moments before he's to complete a deal with one of the east coast's top crime bosses? This simple decision places Jack in unfamiliar territory. He has become the hunted.
Sugar Town by Robert Nicholls
Price: Free! Words: 218,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A family is decimated in the aftermath of a terrible crime and no voice is raised in protest. Can a town that prides itself on its sense of community survive without the promise of justice? In Sugar Town, a teen-aged girl, an epileptic boy, an alcoholic murderer and a spirit-seeking outsider, drawn together by a curiously enabling piece of space debris, show the way to redemption.
Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan
Series: Undeniable, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,900. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime(4.25 from 8 reviews)
Warning: This is not a typical love story. This is an all-consuming, soul-crushing, tear-your-heart-into-pieces story. It’s intense, gritty and raw, dark and disturbing, and it doesn’t happen overnight. This is an epic love story that knows no boundaries and has no time limits. It grows and develops—with hurt, sacrifice, and heartache—over the span of a lifetime. This is Eva and Deuce’s story.
Spacecraft by Benjamin Broke
Price: Free! Words: 76,960. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
This is not a book -it’s a scam. It’s the story of Nick, a seventeen year old weed-smoking, acid-eating, suburban nihilist dropout who accidentally stumbles across an idea that is truly revolutionary. In this text you will find arguments against art, money, sobriety, religion, education, and the rule of law.
The Hired Wife by Cari Hislop
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,730. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime(3.75 from 4 reviews)
A Regency Romance. Marshall Godfrey the 8th Viscount Raynham needs a wife, but all efforts to acquire one through normal channels have failed. Time has run out. His twin sisters are being launched into society, but he can only hear sounds close by. He plans to hire a woman to hover at his shoulder and repeat into his ear what people are saying, but he can’t take a secretary into polite society.
Murder at Naughton Pharms by Rex Evans Wood
Price: Free! Words: 64,990. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime(4.00 from 2 reviews)
"Murder at Naughton Pharms" is a crime story with humorous edges. It starts out with the everyday zaniness at a drug research facility in Fargo, North Dakota. When our hero Kelly gets a complaint about an old guy asleep in one of the women's barracks, it turns out to be the company COO, and that's just the start.
How Not To Commit Murder by Robin Storey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,040. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Career conman Reuben Littlejohn is determined to go straight this time after his release from prison, with the help of his new wife. But he hadn't counted on stumbling across a plot to kill his parole officer Lucy, with whom he is madly in lust. Or being blackmailed into becoming an accomplice to her murder. Can he save his own life as well as Lucy's - without his wife finding out?
Shoals Court: The Book by Teresa Hubley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,500. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
The novel version of the on-line soap finds a suburban neighborhood beset by murder and organized crime while police and a visiting attorney try to piece the sparse evidence together and catch the villains. Meanwhile, residents contend with growing families, old flames, new crushes, serious illnesses, marriages gone violently sour, and pesky gulls.
Reunion at University Avenue by Kenneth Kerns
Series: Mike Adams, 1. Price: Free! Words: 53,800. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Sixteen years after he left college, Mike Adams wrote a best-selling satire that is now set to become a movie. Not everyone liked what he wrote. As people get hurt and eerie messages are left behind, Mike finds himself targeted. Now, he must ask: What did he write that enraged this attacker? Who in his past would do this? And is any of this related to a secretive group known only as The Circle?
Maggie Rising: Adventures of a Part-Time Psychic by Susan Aylworth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,480. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Meet Maggie, a 17-year-old senior who works part-time as a psychic reader, but just for fun. There’s no true psychic ability, is there? When Maggie befriends a ghost and is arrested for her new friend’s murder, the two girls—one dead and the other in jail—have to solve an ugly crime and persuade the police to believe them. And Maggie thought calculus would be tough!
A mistake of youth by Quelli di ZEd
Price: Free! Words: 80,630. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime(2.00 from 1 review)
Futura is pregnant for the second time, and to Patrick it seems that their world is perfect, but news from the past might upset everything. Patrick is indeed contacted by one ex girlfriend, Arlene, who confesses having an almost-teenage daughter who might be his. He has no courage to disclose this to his wife. But there are also other news heralding pain. Futura and Patrick have been for years...
The Man of Nightstone by Devon Drake
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,950. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A daring bounty hunter, Althadis, claiming to be one of the world's most skilled sorcerers, has come to the city-state of Pallos announcing that he's hot on the trail of the Whisper, the world's most infamous assassin. No one has ever escaped Whisper's blade or seen his face. Of course, everyone thinks Althadis is completely insane. But sometimes the lesser evil is the crazier man.
Car Wrecks of the Great Central Road by Martin Chambers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,430. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.43 from 7 reviews)
At any age, in any age, we could all fall by the highway of life. Charlie and Angel are two such teenagers, who break the monotony of their foster home life by breaking into houses. When a burglary goes wrong, they escape in a stolen van along the Great Central Road. What follows, just as they are beginning find somewhere to belong, is murder and a ruthless international crime syndicate.
I'm Not Crazy by Zia Black
Series: Zia Black's Hamilton and Dove Cases, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,130. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012 by All-Seeing Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The Hamilton and Dove Cases start with I'm Not Crazy, British crime fiction with a personable side. A rapper is suffocated before his concert, stirring gang tension in London. Assigned the case, family-man Inspector Hamilton and near-mute Officer Dove are thrust into a web of deception, greed, and madness. Can they catch the killer before London's first gang war erupts?
Crying Bullets by Conrad Johnson
You set the price! Words: 85,850. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Arnold Penxa is a white Detroit, semi retired cop and war veteran in black Detroit, Michigan who is determined to save the lives of children no matter the cost, no matter the color.
The Glorieta Pass (A Dan Wilder Novel) by Chris O'Grady
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,780. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012 by Twit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Dan Wilder is a professional criminal with no past, no ties, and no responsibilities. When Wilder shows up a day late for a knock-over job on an underground gambling parlor, he decides to spend his time in the arms of the lovely Glorieta Duncan. But she is a kept woman and her keepers are the most powerful men in Thomaston.
The Finish by Billy McDaniel
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,680. Language: American English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Drew Brennor is a small town New England magician who receives gambling tips from a Las Vegas hustler known as Jack Diamond. Drawn in by the advice, Drew wins millions, but discovers Jack has only been using him to settle a score with the casinos that banned him. The hustler wants to destroy Las Vegas and only Drew and his friends Marcus, Brandi and Nastja can stop him!
Watching the World Fall by Justin Edison
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 89,500. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Days before college football's National Title game, Ben Gerrard, a divorced architect and father (of the star quarterback) orchestrates the kidnapping of legendary linebacker/opponent MacReynolds Galtier. In this roiling page turner, Gerrard must navigate a minefield of deception, truth, unexpected love, dashed hopes and hidden dangers. Who is he? Who is Galtier? The clock is ticking.
Odd Man Outlaw by K.M. Zahrt
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 64,000. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014 by WordCrafts Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
When his former college roommate is arrested for aiding and abetting a known fugitive, Cid Goodman sets about the task of reconstructing Eddie Water’s story, from his time as a dedicated college student to the moment he is arrested, in an attempt to alter public perception. But as the case unfolds, and fantasy intersects with reality, the line between guilt and innocence blurs.
A Death in Vegas by Christopher Meeks
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,400. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
"A Death in Vegas" is the story of a man with a beneficial bugs company who is the prime suspect for a murder he didn’t commit in Las Vegas. Who would set him up? Why is the FBI after him? Will his wife believe him?
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