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Hide Not Seek
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,680. Language: American English. Published: April 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
I know who you really are. Pru has a secret, which she has no plans to reveal – ever. But after a woman is murdered and all clues point to her, she has no choice but to disclose who she really is. When her revelations help thwart the killer’s plan to frame Pru for the murder, the killer begins stalking her. With each note he sends, he gets closer. The police are stumped. Pru wants to run away.
Three-Zee at the Beach
Series: Three-Zee. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,720. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A beautiful young surfer girl’s ghost with a knife wound and a crate being unloaded from a small boat in the dead of night complicate a fun-filled vacation in Ocean City, NJ for Three-Zee Zook and Bambi Bamberger. Being trapped on a giant Ferris wheel during a raging thunderstorm and being left to die in the marshes doesn’t improve their experience before the girls come up with the answers.
Cindy York Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
Series: Cindy York Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 200,340. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2019 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes a boxed set of three full-length mysteries set in the high stakes world of real estate featuring amateur sleuth Cindy York! This boxed set includes the first three novels from the bestselling cozy mystery series, including: Killer Transaction (book #1), Priced to Kill (book #2), For Sale By Killer (book #3)
Cakewalk to Murder
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 63,860. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Bake-off fever is in full-swing and Donna can’t help but have visions of becoming the next great baking star, but the competition is stiff, and someone is willing to kill to win. When one of the contestants is found dead, a twist of fate puts Donna at the center of the competition. That’s the perfect position to unravel the mystery, but only if she doesn’t get caught in the cross hairs.
Sewer Mayhem
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,730. Language: British English. Published: March 29, 2019 by FTK Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
When a shop owner gets murdered, Jacob Hicks and Emily are drawn into solving the mystery. Then a horrible sewer smell starts spreading itself along Woolaston Road. Meanwhile Paddy the Rat and his pal Vinnie hope for a quiet holiday in the sewers under Woolaston Road. When a backpack full of treasure appears, the nefarious Rat Mafia want to get their paws on it.
Love, Destiny, and Murder
Price: Free! Words: 57,190. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
If you want to read a techno-mystery with a sense of humor, this is your book. The latest in the Barnett Lay series continues the story of mysterious women and damaged men struggling to solve a series of related mysteries. Why is a dead cornstalk causing a national panic? Who is the perfect woman that refuses to speak? What happens to the sex robot once it is reprogrammed?
Love, Death & Christmas Cookies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,320. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Carly Keene is only after the perfect photo of the town's Christmas lights for the local newspaper, but instead, she snaps up another murder when she discovers the body of the town's resident Grinch, Renae Boggs, put out on display like some sick and twisted lawn decoration. Can Carly find the killer and bring peace back to her small town? Find out in the latest book in this small town series.
A Maze of Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,010. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Chocolate, books, her cat, a quiet town; Belinda Drake has everything she needs. Even if she is the world’s most incompetent witch. But when her neighbour turns up dead, the life Belinda thought she’d left behind starts knocking at her door. Now she must find the killer before her peaceful existence descends into darkness.
Prim and Proper
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,760. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
In the city of Markha, ex magical girl turned Police Detective Berrill Straw and her colleague Daniel are charged with investigating the grisly murder of a retired magical girl under protection.
Manuscripts and Murder (Madison Kramer Mystery #1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,660. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Madison Kramer thought her past was behind her. With a new name and a career as a bestselling author, what could go wrong? But a stalker is sending her messages, both written and in the form of dead bodies. Madison can’t escape her parents’ murder any longer. But is it their killer coming to finish what he started fifteen years ago? Or is she wrapped up in yet another murder case?
Sequels and Serial Killers (Madison Kramer Mystery #2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,280. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Death follows Madison Kramer wherever she goes, and a night that should have been nothing but celebrating the New Year in the arms of the man she loves, turns into the scene of another murder. The murder suspect wants Maddie’s help in freeing his name, putting her life at risk in a deadly investigation where Maddie doesn’t know whom she can trust.
Fiction and Felonies (Madison Kramer Mystery #3)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,960. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Coming clean about her true identity only spurs fans to lash out at Madison Kramer. But one threatening message stands out as so much more than just an irate fan. Someone is forcing her to take part in his felonies and cover up his tracks so the police can't catch him. And any time Maddie disobeys, another body is added to the death toll. Can Maddie both cover up and solve the same crimes?
Case of the Chatty Roadrunner
Series: Corgi Case Files, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,010. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The story everyone has been waiting for! Zack and his two dogs, Sherlock and Watson, travel to Phoenix, Arizona, in an attempt to solve the mystery of his late wife's death. Was it an accident, as everyone had originally believed? Could it be murder, as suggested by Zack's mysterious late night caller? Pick up your copy today and join the team!
Survive or Die
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,680. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2019 by Encircle Publications. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
During a team-building exercise at a survivalist camp, the owner of a dysfunctional company receives a death threat. Employees aren’t surprised that someone wants their lecherous, hard-drinking boss dead. The surprise is that he’s not the first casualty. The week deteriorates from mock survival games to cold reality, contestants must Survive or Die.
Bloodlines: Of Noble Blood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,810. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Some families are willing to kill to keep their secrets! Alex and Maggie travel to England and help reunite a long-lost family member with his noble relative, the Earl of Glendon, and uncover a 100-year old family secret in the process. The Earl's spoiled daughter and grandson are not happy about this newly found relative...not happy at all. Will history repeat itself?
Read Between the Crimes (Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. #2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,860. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Finding a missing bride shouldn't be too much for psychic P.I. Piper Ashwell. But her visions don't line up at all, and soon she realizes she's seeing more than one case at a time. There are two missing women, and one might already be dead. When the only connection the two women had—the man they both loved—suddenly goes missing as well, Piper uncovers the most psychotic killer she's ever met.
Dog Park Romeo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,280. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A smooth-talking charmer is separating dog-loving ladies from their money. Nala and Max are ready to put the bite on the Dog Park Romeo. With overzealous friends and family eager to help, her former crush in need of her assistance, and the Dog Park Romeo a step ahead, it will be up to her to keep everyone in line and not lose sight of the goal.
Three Dog Island: Book #3 in the Jenny McNair Mystery Series
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,990. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Jenny McNair, part-time and reluctant PI, is settling into life on her island in the Pacific Northwest. Her peaceful life is interrupted by the plaintive cry from a remote island. She soon discovers and rescues three abandoned dogs as well as a teenage boy on the run from corrupt cops. In the third book in the series, she saves the young boy, solves an art theft, and finds a new love interest.
Flipping Houses Is Murder (A Poppy Parker Cozy Mystery Book 1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,490. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Poppy has chosen to make flipping houses her career. On the first day of demo, she learned that the smell inside the house is not rotting food in the fridge, but a murdered body. Poppy learns that the body is Mr. Miller, the original owner of the house and she is determined to find who killed him.
Connect the Dots
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When a mah jongg friend asks her to chronicle the horrendous construction flaws in her new condo, freelance journalist Micki Demetrius has no idea she will wind up investigating the tragic accident that kills her friend’s son. The sheriff warns her off the case when it turns out to be a homicide. Her investigation threatens someone to the point of putting her life in jeopardy.

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