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The Mystery of the Silent Auction
Price: Free! Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2019 by Trinity Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Marchioness Carlyle attempts to uncover how her rival, Aurora Middleton-Stickman-Broadie, always manages to outbid her in the Thespian & Philharmonic Society's silent auction. But the answer will surprise her. (Short story of 10,000 words)
I Spy a Sabotaged Scaffold
Series: The Courtyard Clairvoyant Mysteries, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 18,540. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2017 by Rainbow Crush. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Elise Golden can’t take it anymore! The flat above hers is being renovated, and she can’t stand the banging overhead—not to mention the dirt, dust and danger. When one of the contractors is badly injured due to sabotaged scaffolding, it’s up to Elise the Courtyard Clairvoyant to figure out who is to blame. Was it love, money, or jealousy that led to an attempt on a young man’s life?
For Haven's Sake.
Series: Kansas and Kelly Edmonds. Price: Free! Words: 19,390. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Adventure » Action
No more prisons or crime. A promise from Anadon who believes he is a God. An experiment gone horribly wrong. Ripped from her mother's arms, Haven is thrust into her father's warped dream. No price is to much to gain fame and fortune, even the loss of innocent lives. The dead isn't seeking revenge, just safety for her child, Haven. Kansas, Kelly, Nopie and Caroline are Havens only hope for freedom.
"The New Hire"
Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(3.00 from 1 review)
A community center in Hartford, Connecticut has a new employee. As a kitchen help, Adam is unusually adept at organizing cans and boxes in a way that looks akin to crop circles! But Adam has started to get the attention of someone at the center…
Cold Backed, A short Dream Horse Mystery Prequel
Series: The Dream Horse Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 10,080. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Viola Parker can’t land a job since the famous jumper, Wastrel, crashed to his death with her aboard. She can barely afford her whipped-cream-in-a-can addiction. When she finds her mentor unconscious, she suspects foul play and wonders if her old friend Harry has answers. But Harry disappears with the truth, leaving behind a mysterious delivery and cryptic confession.
The Stranger and Mrs. Adams - A Mystery-Romance Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 11,110. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
~ She had heard that anything goes on a cruise ship. ~ The "Morning After" can really be tough. Waking up naked next to someone you just met and having regrets isn't that unusual. But Cheryl really liked the guy and loved their exciting night together. It was why he wanted her dead that bothered her. ~ A fast-paced Mystery Romance short story from the author of the Sandy Reid Mystery Series.
The Crooked Angel
Price: Free! Words: 4,250. Language: British English. Published: November 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A village Christmas party is tainted with tragedy after a man fell to his death when straightening the tall tree’s angel topper. But why did he care it was crooked? What made him try it without a ladder? And why did no one cancel the party? Luckily Alma Easter is on hand to explain what happened, right after she finishes some chocolate yule log.
The Candy Cane Killer
Price: Free! Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(3.00 from 1 review)
A merry bit of Christmas shopping takes a more sinister turn when a man is found dead – stabbed to death with a candy cane. Who was the masked assailant who attacked him? And why did they choose a candy cane as a weapon? Luckily Alma Easter, the cake-loving old lady detective, is on hand to investigate.
Ms Holmes
Price: Free! Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
All John Watson wanted to do was hit the streets of Manchester and celebrate his birthday. What he didn't count on was his friend, SH, crashing back into his life after a three year absence.
The Stranger's Gift
Price: Free! Words: 18,610. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
College graduate and math whiz, Sarah, receives a most beneficial and strange gift which causes apparitions. In her struggle to find an answer, she encounters more gifts. The Stranger's Gift is a medical transplant, mystery romance novelette.
The Grateful Dead: A Badass Hippie Tale (Book 1 of Badass Hippie Tales)
Series: Badass Hippie Tales. Price: Free! Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Badass Hippie Tales are a kind of rock ’n’ roll homage to the bawdy humour of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and Trailer Park Boys, an antidote to the smarmy feel-goodness of The Vinyl Cafe, and a one-fingered homage to Rolling Stone magazine's once-glorious gonzo-journalism past. Forget the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test & never mind those Dharma Bums; there's more mayhem in store from the Badassers.
The Last Violin
Price: Free! Words: 15,880. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A violin and three gold coins hold the key to solving a sixty-eight-year-old mystery. Hundreds of people have traveled to a small Southern town in America in hopes of proving the young man found dead in the city park in 1911 was their long lost relative. Or were they trying to make a claim on the gold the young man supposedly hid before his death? A young woman believes everyone had it all wrong.
Fool's Gold
Price: Free! Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Angharad Morson has arrived in London to help find the killer of her ex-partner, art historian Bryce Davis, and to assist with the police investigation into the forgery of a Streeton landscape painting. Angharad had just begun a new life in Boston, planned before Bryce's death, but her position as fine arts consultant at Galerie d'Orsay is now in jeopardy
The Bedroom Detective (Book 1 of 5)
Price: Free! Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Murder vs. Romance: The Bedroom Detective - Clair, a librarian, is involved in a murder investigation that turns her life up side down...
Make Me Tick - A Jim Kirby Thriller
Series: Jim Kirby Thrillers. Price: Free! Words: 15,630. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
FREE! SO PLEASE ADD A REVIEW Jim Kirby had no idea what he was getting into...Risking his life on the spur of the moment to save a stranger, he finds himself in constant peril as he grows closer to the girl he saved. A lighthearted sexy thriller with moments of genuine suspense. Hold on to your hats!
Murder at the Office: A Mother Daughter Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 13,990. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2017 by Rainbow Crush. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Sharon and her teenage daughter haven’t been on the best of terms since the divorce. When Kate shows up at the office, the only thing that could surprise Sharon more is finding the boss strangled to death! Can mother and daughter put their squabbles aside long enough to solve a murder? Or will the killer strike again… closer to home? A queer and cozy mother/daughter mystery story.
A Sin and a Shame (A Mercy Watts Short)
Series: Mercy Watts Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,850. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sin never dies. Mercy Watts is trying to recover from a tumble through a rocky river, but crime just won’t let her be. A retired librarian takes a life and Mercy takes her case under duress, of course. Soon she’ll be drawn in by this unusual criminal and she’ll have a choice to make with painful consequences. 
Magic Carpet Ride: A Badass Hippie Tale (Book 2 of Badass Hippie Tales)
Series: Badass Hippie Tales. Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Jump onto the magic carpet for a little trip around Bridget's home town: "This morning’s edition of The Casket had contained some incredible news. Mick Mac MacGyver’s 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood was for sale: 'At least 4 can serenely trip out in the back seat. Anything more, er, athletic requires the other two non-participating passengers to bump up front into first class. Serious enquiries only.'"
Conventional Murders
Price: Free! Words: 14,870. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The annual convention of a public speaking club is thrown into turmoil when the winner of the speech contest is found murdered. Attending her first convention, Laura finds herself drawn into the mystery and is determined to find the murderer.
Pitkirtly on Tour
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 12,920. Language: British English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(4.00 from 1 review)
A short Pitkirtly Mystery involving an archives event, lions, stowaways and freezing fog, not necessarily in that order.

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