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Cornered: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,400. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Kira Brightwell knows where to find the Procurer. After four long years of searching, she finally has him in her sights. But taking him down won’t be easy. The clock is ticking, and he’s a man who knows how to cover his tracks. …And Kira isn’t the only one looking for him. A gripping crime novel and the sixth book in the Kira Brightwell series by Writers’ Journal winning author, Jacquelyn Smith
First Blood: A Kira Brightwell Starter Bundle
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 111,200. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Kira Brightwell is obsessed with two things—outsmarting bad guys and kicking ass. Well, that and listening to Nine Inch Nails. (Bonus, if she can manage all three at once.) She never expected to become a hero... All she wants is to go down swinging in this fast-paced, three-case starter bundle: Striking Distance (short story), Under Wraps (short novel), and Split Decision (novel).
Under Wraps: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,210. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Halloween. A time for costumes, corpses, and causing trouble. The La Valentia PD has received an anonymous tip with a growing list of decrypted names—a list that threatens to shake the suburban town to its core. Good thing Kira Brightwell doesn’t have any big plans for the night, because things are about to get interesting. A quirky, short crime novel in the Kira Brightwell series.
Striking Distance: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Kira Brightwell always knew her life would change after graduation. She never expected to have to fight for survival. Kira finds herself at a crossroads—caught between her parents’ plans and her own—when a group of seemingly unconnected, local women are reported missing, with no leads or suspects. Probably not the best time to visit her grandparents’ isolated cabin to sort out her future...
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...
Black and Blue: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,340. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Kira Brightwell hates to lose—in the MMA cage or outside of it. Kira has had four months to obsess over the last time the serial abductor known as the Procurer slipped through her fingers, but now a new threat has arrived in La Valentia—a twisted, deadly menace, whose depth of obsession mirrors her own. Good thing she has a certain arrogant playboy and a computer geek to watch her back...
Low Blow: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,570. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Kira Brightwell knows how to take a punch. (Actually, she prefers throwing them.) But a smear campaign in the local press leaves her rocked. Clients are suddenly few and far between, with cases ranging from cheating boyfriends to lost dogs. ...Until a tip from an unlikely source leads to something much bigger—and more disturbing—than Kira could have imagined.
Game Plan: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,810. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Kira Brightwell knows the best defense is a good offense—whether facing an opponent in the cage, or chasing down a criminal on a case. Kira has finally uncovered a link to the Procurer’s past—one that raises more questions than answers. But the abductor for hire stopped underestimating her a long time ago, and Kira knows she is being watched. How far will she go to slip his leash?
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.
A Long Cool Glass of Murder
Series: The Terry Bell Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,450. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
When taxi driver and amateur sleuth Terry takes on a new client, he doesn’t expect her to turn up dead. With echoes of his recent past coming back to haunt him, can he work out what’s going on before someone else gets killed? ‘A Long Cool Glass of Murder’ is book #2 in the Terry Bell Mystery series.
In the Clinch: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,030. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Kira Brightwell never thought it would come to this. She had been so close to making some real headway in the Procurer case... Until he pulled the rug out from under her. Kira has sacrificed everything in her hunt for the man who abducted her—her family, her friends... And now an old enemy is determined to kick her while she’s down. A single question remains. How much more does she want to lose?
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.
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 » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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.
Mainly by Moonlight
Series: Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,080. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Cosmo Saville guiltily hides a paranormal secret from his soon-to-be husband. And if he can’t undo a powerful love spell, uncertainty threatens his nuptial magic. But when he’s arrested for allegedly killing a longtime rival, he could spend his honeymoon behind bars…
Social Medium
Series: Alice Moore Paranormal Cozy Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,700. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
In this spin-off series to the award-winning Fiona Fleming Cozy Mysteries, medium and paranormal blogger/debunker Alice Moore travels the US uncovering truth, fraud and murder!
Death by Team Building
Series: Kat Voyzey Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,090. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
You are invited! Join us for a weekend of team building, camaraderie, and murder. When Kat's required to attend her company’s team building retreat, her biggest concern is staying under the radar.. But when a winter storm cuts off access to the outside world, and a member of their party is murdered, figuring out who to trust is the difference between life and death.
Orientation to Murder
Series: Kat Voyzey Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,190. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
As the HR director for a busy Seattle hospital, Kat's achievements are getting noticed, and her star is rising. But when an employee goes missing from new hire orientation, Kat will be pushed to her limits as she investigates the victim's past and copes with a rising panic at work. With her friends in danger and fear on the rise, Kat's determined to catch the killer before they strike again.
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?
Hidden
Series: The Silverton Chronicles. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,960. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2019 by Smart Heart Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Heidi’s dead. It falls to me to alert our alpha and maintain calm within the pack. Those are rules I vowed to obey. Yet when my vampire neighbor Eli flashes his investigator’s badge, I join his hunt for the murderer instead. Lead for lead, we canvass the rainy streets of Silverton, CA with only one goal in mind. Tonight, the killing will end.
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.

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