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Maggie Rising
By Susan Aylworth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,480. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: 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!
Reunion at University Avenue
By Kenneth Kerns
Series: Mike Adams, 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,800. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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?
Reform by Belt
By Ray Green
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,630. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Four in ten offenders return to prison within three years of their release despite a huge increase in reform spending. The annual cost of a prisoner in maximum security is $50,000. The USA spends $60 billion a year on corrections, yet recidivism remains high. Some States have plans for managing all but the worst violators. This story is about some of the serious violators.
The Perfect Job
By Julia Hughes
Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013 by Mervyn Walker. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
"The Perfect Job". On paper, he's the perfect candidate for the job, but who will guard the guards? Approx 1,100 words. Followed by "Left Luggage", a tale of husbands, lovers and mistresses told in 140 words.
Blood Drama
By Christopher Meeks
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,840. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In the crossover thriller "Blood Drama," a graduate student is taken hostage in a bank robbery gone awry, and he has to survive while the FBI does all it can to find him.
Ironic Infidelity (A Short Story)
By Vinny Kapoor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When David finds out his wife Janis is having an affair he is heartbroken.He loves his wife, but the ultimate betrayal she has committed with her lover is too much for David to bear. The only solution he can see to get revenge is murder his wife’s lover. However, David’s brutal plan isn’t as straightforward as he thinks. This short story is 3723 words long.
Stain of Blood
By RC Knipstein
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 137,160. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013 by Black Rose Writing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Families and their distinctive identities are forged from many forces and influences regardless of the culture from which they emerge. It is the people that populate families that intrigue their histories. The Fullenwieder’s were not aristocratic, famous, notorious, or in any other way outwardly noteworthy, yet a chronicle of their history could only be described as remarkable.
The Bettor's Club
By Jim Yoakum
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,560. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A rich playboy gets mixed-up with a depraved gambling club that bets on whether complete strangers live or die and soon finds himself in over his head with debt. In order to save himself he's forced to commit a series of horrible crimes.
Everything Sucks #7, Win
By R. Smith
Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Kate wasn't your typical Oklahoma farm girl. She was ambitious, brilliant, and deadly. A born predator with a sweet, bashful smile.
Torrio-Chan Trilogy Parts 1-3 Complete Undabridged
By Eugene Paul
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 263,170. Language: American English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The Torrio and Chan families see good times, tragedy and remarkable recovery. Both families face two near fatal murder attempts. Unknown to both, long-standing vendettas are but a breath away. Matthew Torrio is left dying at his condo by a rival mob. Jeremy Chan loses his wife and father to murders and is himself left near death twice. Amanda, his wife, is the stabilizing force in his life.
Arms and the Lady
By Peter Knowles
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,130. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Junior editor Ainslie ‘Lee' James is intrigued about meeting the author of the impressive novel she is working on, and when Mike Mainwaring walks into her office there is immediately a spark between them.
Tread Softly
By JJ Marsh
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,560. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
"You don't attract trouble. You go looking for it." Beatrice is supposed to be on holiday. But before long, she's up to her neck in corruption, murder and Rioja. 'Thrilling new crime fiction from a seriously good author' - Annemarie Neary, author of A Parachute in the Lime Tree.
The Ducati Girl - Toxic Connection
By Alfonso Borello
Series: The Ducati Girl, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
On September 20th, 1994 an Italian journalist and her camera operator were ambushed and assassinated during daylight in the streets of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. Just hours before she was shot with a bullet in the head, the young journalist made a phone call to her boss in Rome asking permission to stay an extra day on her assignment because she was about to uncover something sensational.
Eternity (The Calnis Chronicles #2.2) (The Calnis Chronicles of the Tarimain #1: Emergence)
By J R C Salter
Series: The Calnis Chronicles of the Tarimain, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,430. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Having escaped an ambush, Luke must discover who, or what, is controlling the police. But is he willing to put his recently discovered immortality on the line for his new allies? 
The second Chronicle in the Tarimain series.
The Outcry
By Jasmine Long
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
What would you do if you had an important decision to make, even if it meant you might loose everything you built your life on? Lukas Baily has only one chance to make things work the choice he makes will determine the outcome of his future.
Prima che cominci il giorno
By Raffaele Crispino
Series: Purple Red, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,290. Language: Italian. Published: April 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
L’incontro tra Vittorio(uno vecchio scrittore famoso) e Kevin ( un giovane e promettente scrittore) avviene di mattina presto. Per le strade di Roma alla ricerca di una vita passata. Il film che non si può fare per mancanza di fondi. Brigitte, un amore mai dimenticato. Passioni, amori, tradimenti, corruzione sotto il cielo di Roma.
For Blood And Loyalty
By Don Kasparoza
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,690. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Queens, New York story of love, loss, Brotherhood and vengeance set in the world of drugs and organized crime during a scorching hot summer in 1999.
Goodness in Her Being
By B F Moloney
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
To begin with a child is murdered. Afterwards a mix of prayer and poetry designed to illustrate discomforts within a Catholic belief system. The writing may be considered disjointed and fragmented as metaphor of this system. The writing is not to be taken seriously; rather, it is simply an imaginative possibility that may work.
Missy and the Man
By Annie Reed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Five-year-old Missy really wants to see her neighbor's new kittens. He's not a very nice man, but she's sure she can sneak into his garage where the kittens live and he'll never even know she was there. Only some men will go to any length to hide their secrets, especially from a little girl whose parents don't know where she went.
Sugar Town
By Robert Nicholls
Price: Free! Words: 218,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
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.