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Parlour Game
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,770. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Edgar Asheford-Browne is found dead in his home, with a hole in his head and a bloody fire poker next to his body, the cause of death seems obvious. He was bludgeoned to death. But as Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd begins to unravel the case, it seems less clear. For Helen has to deal not only with contradictory evidence, but also with a room full of suspects who are accusing each other.
Where Life Leads
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Fariday Hayes and Penina García are two girls down on their luck. Their lives have come to a stand still and little do they know that what will push them forward is soon to come. This mystery surrounds their story as they struggle to bring the killer of CDC virologist to justice and stay alive.
Office of the Dead
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,050. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2017 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
If you enjoy monastic murder mysteries in the spirit of the famous Brother Cadfael PBS series, you will delight in Office of the Dead. Because the action takes place in contemporary times, rather than the middle ages, the reader is easily drawn into the dynamics of the plot and can identify with the characters readily. A bit of romance coupled with ecclesial tensions makes this story crackle.
Hidden Assets
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,720. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Planes, trains, automobiles--nothing stops Carly Turnquist, forensic accountant, from getting her man.
Unbalanced
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,170. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Carly Turnquist, forensic accountant, is on the loose again, this time looking for her missing husband and the guy who stole their identity.
Fur Boys
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,590. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A Machiavellian professor at Hopewell Music Conservatory is murdered, leaving behind a trio of adorable dogs. A mysterious informant is determined to involve Lia Anderson's beau, Detective Peter Dourson in the case. With Peter hamstrung by departmental politics, it's time for Lia and the dog park gang step in.
Not a Chance in Heaven: A Chance Colt Literary Mystery
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,600. Language: American English. Published: June 21, 2017 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
In this Chance Colt Literary Mystery Series installment, times get tougher, & action gets rougher as the Sheriff’s ideas and antidotes get more deeply philosophical. He lives his life the only way he knows, plowing straight ahead come what may.
Death in the Movies, A Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery
Series: A Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,630. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A hundred pound Klieg light falls from a light bar thirty feet above a movie sound stage, crushing Jerry Blackwell. The clamp holding the light to the light bar shows hacksaw marks. Jake and Vanessa are hired by the widow to find out what happened. The answer lies somewhere between D.C. and L.A.. How will they find our who cut the clamp and why before the case grows cold?
Second Sight
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 103,650. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2017 by Mereo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When a prominent but unpopular theatre critic is found murdered at his desk in a peculiarly grotesque fashion, John Steadman, the blind former detective, hardly knows where to start. Two more murders follow but what links them? An intriguing new crime thriller from Jake Buchan, author of Blind Pursuit, the first John Steadman mystery.
Agent Clifton : new beginnings
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: British English. Published: June 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Agent clifton has a mission. Criminals stole from a bank and he is chasing them across england and ireland.
Lost Girl Diary
Price: Free! Words: 106,580. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
Four passports of four vanished girls. The one who found them is missing too. A dead man's diary may contain the vital key. A search begins in Australia and across the world
Boots & Bones Bonanza: Ann Charles' Startle Kit
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 308,980. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
YOU'LL LAUGH. YOU'LL CRINGE. YOU'LL WANT MORE! For the first time ever, all three of Ann Charles' bestselling, award-winning first books from her multiple mystery series are available for a discounted price in one boxed set: BOOTS AND BONES BONANZA, the ANN CHARLES STARTLE KIT.
On The Line: The Final Chapter
Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 59,370. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Lt. Novelli's been shot. The only clue is the name of a woman named Shirley. But who is this Shirley? With no prints on the stolen car that was used in the shooting and no weapon, things are looking bleak. Luckily a news team was on the scene when the shooting occurred. But when a fire results in the death of two people, and the same news team is on the scene there may be more to it than luck.
Publish and Perish
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,560. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Francis Bacon must stop the murder of London’s popular pamphleteers, but he and his intelligencers are being deceived — by their own desires.
Goldfinches
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,450. Language: American English. Published: June 20, 2017 by Shotgun Honey. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
GOLDFINCHES, a Novel by Ryan Sayles. “No one does fractured domestic noir like Ryan Sayles.” —Joe Clifford, author of the Jay Porter series
The Lighthouse Keeper
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,540. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
A few months in a rented beach cottage in Peron Cove seems like the perfect respite for artist Laura to create her next series of paintings. However, hidden behind the idyllic seaside town and its quirky inhabitants lies a dark secret from the past which refuses to remain hidden any longer.
Bless Me Father
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,930. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
There is no place as intimate as where you go to confess your sins. Bless Me Father is a classic “who done it?” A story of love lost and love found in the midst of contemporary social issues of homelessness, addiction, and bringing the untouchable to justice.
The Puritan's Son
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,580. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
London 1713. A half mad preacher is stalking Cripplegate, violently accosting drinkers and whores alike. When the body of a young prostitute is found, suspicion naturally falls on him, but who is he? And why does Jonathan Wild, newly appointed thief taker, suspect there is more to it than meets the eye. As the murder count rises, Wild finds himself torn between the easy answer and the right one.
A Death in the Flower Garden (a Danger Cove Farmers' Market Mystery)
Series: Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 14. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,520. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Maria Dolores, new manager of the Lighthouse Farmers' Market, has her work cut out for her when an earthquake shakes up the market. But it only gets worse in the aftermath, as Maria realizes the flower vendor is more than shaken up... she's dead. Now Maria suddenly in a small town mystery that's got everyone on edge. Will it all lead to the end of Maria's new career? Or worse yet... her life?
Leadfoot
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,580. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2017 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
LEADFOOT by Eric Beetner. A McGraw Novel (2nd in series). “Eric Beetner seems to have a formula that he has used for every book he has published: Fun plot + believable characters + witty dialogue + breakneck pace = novel that knocks your socks off.” —Regular Guy Reading Noir