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Floating Wreckage
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 48,390. Language: Australian English. Published: September 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Ronin political reporter Paul Ryder travels north to tropical Queensland to attend the marriage of his hellish mother-in-law. He ends up in a sunny town with shady people. A close friend is murdered. Corruption bubbles to the surface. Bad guys want him dead. He’ll be lucky if he lives to see the next beautiful sunset.
Split Decision: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,340. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Kira Brightwell was just a normal college graduate—until she escaped her own abduction and rescued seven other woman in the process. Three years later, Kira trains in MMA, and works as the assistant of her best friend and white-hat hacker, Rob. For once, Kira feels in control. At least she until a familiar figure from her past puts her back in the crosshairs when another life is at stake...
Strange Awakening
Series: Butch and Ed. Price: Free! Words: 38,270. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A middle aged man living alone in a rural, isolated area thinks he witnesses a crime in progress and is threatened by the perpetrators. By chance he gets an ally when a drunk driver swerves into his mailbox.
Cold River
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,330. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
William Gold is a detective in Philadelphia, but loses his job in the Panic of ‘93. He learns of his inheritance and heads west, but what he finds instead is the mystery behind his family and the love of a beautiful woman. He becomes the Marshall of Cold River, uses his forensics skills as a detective to solve the murder of his father he never knew, and then hunts down the men that killed him.
The Night I Met Jocasta
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 42,800. Language: American English. Published: August 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Birthday parties for casual acquaintances can at times be boring, while at other times deadly boring. And so it went for Jocasta Fox and Caleb Andros, thrown together by a gruesome murder discovery. Shortly after spoiling her party dress by falling over a corpse, it becomes apparent that the murderer who suspects they know more than they are telling and intends to silence them.
Ashes of Arson
Price: Free! Words: 79,160. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Kati MacKenzie, a small town Southern girl, never thought being an insurance adjuster could be a dangerous job. After investigating a fire at a local warehouse, where two dead men were discovered, things like almost being run over and narrow misses by rifle bullets became commonplace. Carrying a gun daily becomes part of her everyday life. A handsome cop and hero firefighter complicate her life.
PJ and the Vegas Showgirl
Series: PJ Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,350. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Abby Chase wants to be a successful jewelry artist, but when her dog, PJ, gets carsick at a Wyoming mountain pullout and leads Abby to the body of a dying woman, Abby finds herself involved in another murder case. The woman’s family accuses Abby of stealing a valuable diamond ring. Abby must solve the murder to prove her innocence. Abby tries to pawn a ring, and it makes people more suspicious.
The Ladies Who Lunch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,530. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
In the fourth of the Bloody Murder series, bookstore owner Zo Smith thought her life had settled down some. She hadn't come across a dead body in quite some time or been mixed up in a murder. What she didn't expect was James, her best employee, coming across the corpse of a society matron, and under suspicion by the cops. It was supposed to be a simple delivery.
Ancient Secrets in the Catalina Foothills
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 35,120. Language: American English. Published: August 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Bennet Ross, estranged from his father, now returned to the Catalina Foothills to bury him, where he meets Guy Dexter. His father’s elderly house manager Cora Penn remains, stipulated by the Will, and soon deep-rooted deadly family secrets start to surface. Discovery of an ancient murder victim and fear of another murder looms as they fight an unknown assailant for their lives.
Involuntary Turnover
Series: Kat Voyzey Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 47,860. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
HR director Kat Voyzey has a talent for getting things done. Whether it’s brawling employees, difficult bosses, or dress code drama, she knows how to handle a crisis. But when an employee is murdered at the Seattle hospital where Kat works, and the police try to blame the victim, playing by the rules won’t be enough to save the day. Can Kat catch the killer before they strike again?
A Murder Among Friends
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,990. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Everyone is shocked when Catherine, a pregnant surrogate, goes missing—from the gay couple whose child she was carrying, to her estranged sister Eva-Sue, to her college friend Marcus Agaston, now a Dallas reporter. When Catherine’s body appears on the shoreline of Lake Ray Hubbard seven days later, Marcus vows to find the killer and comes face-to-face with the surprising murderer.
The Voyage of Father Gibbons with Sister M. Magda
You set the price! Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
After decades of searching to find his niche in life, Mathew Gibbons became a priest of the Catholic Church and immediately found himself at the scene of a murder in the tower of the church he was assigned to. To make matters worse, the murderer confessed the murder to him in the confessional which put additional pressure on Matt to expose the murderer without breaking the seal of the confessional
Regrettable Deeds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,410. Language: American English. Published: July 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In everyone’s life there are things you regret. What lengths would you go to, to keep them hidden?
The Vermillionaire
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,310. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A murder mystery set in small town South Dakota... Contains a lot of words not suitable for anyone.
And the Trees Were Silent (The Rohoshita Diaries, Chapbook #1)
Series: The Rohoshita Diary Chapbooks. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2019 by Enchanted Cipher. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A nameless man unearths a dark secret in the forest and confronts a past he cannot remember. In a world teaming with supernatural oddities, he unravels the beauty and terror of nature’s mysteries to protect the innocent. But when faced with his own crime, he will also reckon with the man he used to be.
Late for Shuffleboard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,230. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The senior sleuths are hot on the trail of a veteran’s murderer and a missing dog. Only a few short days before the victim’s home is razed and all the potential evidence is wiped clean. With new complications at every turn, the Senior Sleuths feel the heat to solve the crime before all the truth is buried.
Murder of an Uncommon Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,290. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
An unexpected call from Riverton, Manitoba in 2007 forced Janet Berg to confront the life and death of her father, Daniel. He was found shot dead in a field with a shotgun and the forty-year-old scientist needed to explain why. Janet’s memoir chronicles the life and death of her father, from his youth in 1950s Saskatchewan to unravelling the mystery of his death ten years afterwards.
Trust Me if You Dare
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,960. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
In 1962 Los Angeles, Charlie, a securities analyst, is offered a job in the fraud division of International Investments that will change his life. With his partner, Liz, they investigate a possible Ponzi scheme that will take them to Buffalo, Fort Lauderdale and possibly Fidel Castro's Cuba. But someone doesn't want them prying, and they could pay a heavy price for trying to do their job.
Remembering Atticus
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,660. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2019 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Seventeen year old cat sitter, Jeanette Hadley, needs her job. She lives with her grandparents and the money she earns helps supplement their income. But when someone starts killing cats in the neighborhood, and clients start canceling appointments, she worries that her business won’t survive. However, her worry turns to anger when the killing becomes personal.
Marshland
You set the price! Words: 78,280. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A man trying to understand a friend's death is caught in a web of intrigue: someone used resources of social media, internet and surveillance to destroy a neighborhood - but who and why? Searching for answers can be deadly. "A remarkable detective novel, thanks in part to its sincere, exemplary protagonist." -- Kirkus Reviews

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