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Museums Can Be Murder Book 11 (Jillian Bradley Mysteries Series Book 11)
Series: A Jillian Bradley Mystery, Book 11. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,810. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
The Christmas holidays get a morbid start when Jillian Bradley's niece Kaitlin Romero discovers the body of her boss at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. An envelope containing rare Charles Dickens illustrations is missing, and Detective Mickey Wells must reluctantly rely on Jillian's help to solve the crime. The case goes international when the vendor of the illustrations is murdered.
Iced Cookie Murder: A Cannoli Cafe Cozy Holiday Mystery
Series: Cannoli Cafe Mystery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,270. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Last year’s Christmas Cookie Competition winner is murdered the day before the popular event. Amateur sleuth Nicole Capula is on the case again with the support of her best friend, Lia, and her new beau, Dean. To complicate matters, Nicole's ex-fiance shows up in town and quite coincidentally, as he apparently knew the murder victim. Will Nicole solve the murder before someone else gets hurt?
When the Carny Comes to Town
Series: Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,630. Language: American English. Published: February 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Jolie did not want to sit above the dunk tank at the carnival's food pantry fundraiser. She never dreamed what Scoobie saw that day would nearly kill him. His ex-con mother shows up and there's murder to add to the mix. Soon Jolie is doing more than appraising real estate, and even that is complicated by home burglars. She asks reporter George Winters for help, so you know she's desperate.
The Deacon Needed Killing
Series: Needed Killing, book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,080. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(5.00 from 1 review)
“Howdy. Find the sword you’re looking for?” The policeman eyed me carefully. “Who said anything about a sword?” I pointed behind me at the house with my thumb. “The guys inside found and tagged a bunch of swords right off the bat.” I’d stirred up his curiosity and like a good policeman he was going to satisfy it. “Mister, just who the hell are you and what the hell are you doing here?”
Immigrant Impasse
Series: Harry & Company Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,610. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Harry’s Pennsylvania getaway is ruined when he encounters a real corpse at a Murder Mystery Weekend. The secretive Israeli had gotten too close to the truth about savage crimes committed decades earlier, and the keys to the killings are being guarded by the powerful German family who still controls the town. Passions run high as Harry and Company follow the money trail to find the real answers.
Last of the Vintage
Series: The Dulcie Chambers Museum Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,030. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Dr. Dulcinea Chamber's old boyfriend Brendan MacArthur presents a gift to the Maine Museum of Art: a very old bottle of wine. The museum hosts a wine tasting, but someone doesn’t make it home - they’re found on the sheets of ice floating in Portland harbor. Detective Nicholas Black is on the case, but is irritated by Brendan MacArthur. Is it jealousy or is something else more dangerous at play?
Who Needed Killing?
Series: Needed Killing, book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,650. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(5.00 from 1 review)
Provost Rufus George is worried. “Something,” he tells Crawford, “is not right at University Village. I want you to look around and see if anything bothers you.” Checking out a retirement community seems harmless enough. Crawford begins with a question here and a question there--until he asks the wrong question and he and the provost find themselves the target of a wily and ruthless killer.
Needled to Death
Series: Port Oxford Cozy Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,140. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
On a snowy night in Port Oxford, there's been a shocking murder and the Detective Inspector looks to the local knit group for suspects. As the investigation unfolds Amy Stevens unravels a pattern of blackmail and family secrets in this sleepy little town near Vancouver. Needled to Death is the first title in the Port Oxford cozy mystery series.
Gooseberry
Series: Send for Octavius Guy, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. (Free until Oct. 31!) Words: 65,550. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Octavius Guy and the Case of the Thieving Maharajah. The fourteen-year-old Victorian boy detective’s first big case. Based on characters from Wilkie Collins’s “The Moonstone”.
Dishing Up Death, A TV Pet Chef Mystery, Book 1
Series: A TV Pet Chef Mystery, #1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,860. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016 by Beachfront Entertainment. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
"Pet chef Kitty serves "killer" meals to the pampered canines of upscale L.A. residents…a drugged up ex-rock star eats his pet's meal by mistake and dies of poisoning. Kitty, aghast and under suspicion by the police, works to clear her name…a humorous approach, and idiosyncratic LA characters transform this series start into a real treat." Library Journal
Hair Of The Dog: Dan Mahoney Mysteries, Book 3
Series: Dan Mahoney Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,410. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2018 by Columbine Publishing Group, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Hair of the Dog sees Dan Mahoney and fiancée Elaine Linden traveling to Florida for his next investigation, where five insured racing greyhounds supposedly died in a kennel fire. But circumstances are suspicious right from the start. Who is the dead body at the kennel entrance, and how is it possible the knife sticking out of his back is not the cause of death?
The Fragile Flower
Series: The Dulcie Chambers Museum Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,020. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Dr. Dulcinea Chambers is honored to welcome abstract artist Logan Dumbarton to teach a master class at the Maine Museum of Art. However, Logan seems to vacillate between annoyingly sniveling and irritatingly egocentric. When he fails to appear one morning Dulcie learns that he never woke up. Someone doesn’t seem to think he’s worth all the trouble, and Dulcie needs to find out who.
Yankee Tenacity
Series: Mayson-Dickson. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,640. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Mayson-Dickson - Northern logic, Southern charm, and murder!
The Pulp and Mystery Shelf: My Introduction to Genre and Mystery Fiction
Series: The Pulp and Mystery Shelf. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,910. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2017. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Genre and Mystery writer Shannon Muir, who also administrates the blog THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF, gives personal insights on the field, how she became a part of it, and then the first year of launching a blog focused on it. Additionally, the collection includes a mystery short story called "First Deadly Hollywood Break".
Stone Cold Foxe
Series: The Skyler Foxe Mysteries. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 69,480. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Is it wedding bells for confirmed bachelor Skyler Foxe? It isn't just nervousness, but someone really does seem like they are trying to kill him. Skyler's friends hitch a ride on the honeymoon to stop a killer. What could possibly go wrong?
Weigh In: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Kira Brightwell might be a bad-ass MMA trainee now, but she doesn’t remember her high school years fondly. In fact, she prefers not to think of them at all. Yet she finds herself walking the familiar hallways once more—all thanks to her former tormentor and current sidekick, Trevor Wright. An old friend of his has a problem—the kind only Kira can solve. Assuming she can step up to the challenge.
Foxe Tail
Series: The Skyler Foxe Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,340. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Gay teacher Skyler Foxe thought teaching English was murder. Wait till he falls into the real thing.
Skulls of Sedona
Series: Tony Kozol Mystery Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,870. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2016 by Beachfront Entertainment. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Skulls of Sedona: Book Two of the Tony Kozol Mystery Series by J.R. Ripley
Vague Images
Series: Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,550. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jolie finds a dead woman in Ocean Alley Hospital's restroom, and soon she's on the lookout for a runaway teenager and whoever planted the dead hospital budget cutter in her path. Jolie’s also planning another crazy fundraiser for Ocean Alley's food pantry—this one a Corn Hole Contest. Is Jolie putting her trust in the right people, or will misplaced trust see her hurt—or worse?
Carbs & Cadavers
Series: Supper Club Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,060. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2018 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Book One in the harrowing and heartwarming Supper Club Mystery series by New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams! Meet the Supper Club, a group of friends dead set on counting calories and catching killers . . .