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The Forgotten
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 59,860. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2015 by Jamieshead LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Trafficking in human beings is a multi-billion-dollar form of international organized crime, constituting modern-day slavery. Victims are recruited and trafficked between countries and regions using deception or coercion. They are stripped of their autonomy, freedom of movement and choice, and face various forms of physical and mental abuse.
Mary Russell's War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,600. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
On a day in August 1914, the Great War begins in Europe, while across the world in San Francisco a young girl starts a journal. Mary Russell’s weekly entries follow the fighting in northern France and the Pacific, until trauma catches up with her, and sets her on a path that will lead her to Sherlock Holmes, and becoming "The Beekeeper’s Apprentice." With illustrations.
Murder Is Where the Heart Is
Series: Two Sisters and a Journalist. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,280. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Amateur private investigator, Jo Ravens, is the only common link in the murder of three people and the abduction of a cab driver. While police are busy building a case against her, Jo races to prove her innocence. Her sister, Pepper, and journalist friend, Jackie, are on hand to assist in catching the real killer. The antics of her ex-husband and eccentric Mama add to this humorous mystery.
Murder Welcomes You to Buxley
Series: Two Sisters and a Journalist. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,140. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Jo Ravens and her sister Pepper meet Susan Hunter when they check out the new Slimmers Weight Loss in town. When there’s a murder before they leave the center, journalist Jackie is on the scene, too. The continued antics of Jo’s madcap family also add to the humor in Murder Welcomes You to Buxley.
Lust, Money & Murder - Book 6, The Extraction (VIP READER ADVANCE EDITION - updated weekly)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,710. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Book 6 of of the Lust, Money & Murder series. The VIP Reader Advance Edition is being published serially on my blog (mikewellsbooks.com) every workday (M-F). This Smashwords file is updated every Saturday morning with the additional chapters and is FREE for readers on my VIP Reader List - join to get code - http://mikewellsblog.blogspot.com/p/join-mike-wells-vip-reader-list-free
Crossed
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 105,870. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2015 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Agent Luce Hansen returns home to Willow’s Ridge to catch a serial killer who has been murdering young women. It’s the case she’s been waiting for, the case that compels her to return to the small town she turned her back on nineteen years ago, the case she plans to ride from the Ohio BCI all the way to the FBI.
Next of Kin
Series: Portland Police Bureau Series. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 142,960. Language: American English. Published: June 25, 2015 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Detective Aiden Carlisle’s private and professional lives collide when her lover’s newest patient gets in trouble with the law. Will she be able to solve the case without pushing Dawn away? For years, Deputy District Attorney Kade Matheson has been focused on her career, but when she finds herself with two secret admirers, she is finally forced to face her attraction to women. (2nd revised ed)
Angels Keep Watch
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 218,280. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013 by Whimsical Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
To save the world and protect America, it takes a heroic quest in the confrontation between ‘good versus evil’, to challenge your senses of the normal versus the paranormal, and the abnormal. Dr. Sterling Striffe, spy, adventurer and mercenary is up to the challenge.
The Phoenix Rising
Series: The Phoenix Conspiracy, Book 2. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 109,750. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
As the most serious threat ever facing the galaxy now looms over them, Calvin and his crew continue their mission to expose the dark conspiracy haunting the Empire. Now a fugitive on the run, Calvin has no choice but to work alongside Raidan’s mysterious Organization. And form an alliance with a misfit band of fair-weather friends. Meanwhile ships are vanishing and murders are going unnoticed.
The Phoenix Crisis
Series: The Phoenix Conspiracy, Book 3. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 124,170. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The leaders of the Phoenix Conspiracy are poised to usher in The Hour of Ascension. And it is up to Calvin to expose the conspiracy before the Empire collapses in a firestorm of civil war. The Organization, the Akiras, CERKO, the Advent, the Phoenix Ring... it all comes down to this moment. And the question on everyone's mind is, can the Empire survive? Or will it be lost to the tempest.
Trojan: Hollow Moon of Jupiter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 168,320. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Trojan, a hollow Moon built by the Nefra as a beachhead to attack Earth, has been inhabited by half a million Earthsiders, to prevent just such a threat. Suddenly street people in Trojan start dying. Local police, take interest when Richard Fletcher, failed father, relapsed priest, drug addict, and brother of Trojan’s major drug lord, is in the weightless, world famous Ortho Burn unit
Hagar
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,730. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A novelette of 13,000 words in the Benjamin January historical mystery series. When the mistress of a plantation is murdered, Benjamin's wife Rose is convinced that contrary to the evidence, the crime was not committed by one of the household slaves. But proving it will be another matter.
Dead Man's Hand
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,650. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015 by Class Act Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When the father of a childhood friend asks for help, little did Private Investigator Jake Coleman know a dangerous favor it would turn out to be.
Privileged Witness
Series: The Witness, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,190. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Grace McCreary says she tried to stop her wealthy, disturbed sister-in-law from jumping to her death, but the police accuse her of murder. Grace, sister of Senate hopeful Matthew McCreary, turns to Josie Bates for help. When Josie, Matthew's first love, steps back into the world of privilege and power she risks everything she holds dear - including her own life.
Mindscrew - A Sam Jameson Espionage and Suspense Thriller
Series: Devolution: A Sam Jameson Espionage and Suspense Thriller Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,020. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
“Right up there with James Patterson, David Baldacci, Nelson DeMille and Frederic Forsyth.” “One of the best thrillers I’ve ever read!” Elite hacker and amateur thief Sabot Mondragon has bumbled into the clutches of his ruthless former employers. Maybe he shouldn't have stolen billions in crypto-currency. Can Special Agent Sam Jameson find him in time to unravel the deadly conspiracy?
Heller's Regret
Series: Heller, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,070. Language: Australian English. Published: January 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
There’s not much ordinary about Tilly Chalmers’ life as a security officer. Her latest assignments – two jobs involving children; protection of a valuable jewellery collection; and security at an unusual conference – provide plenty of adventures for her. But it’s her private life, including her complex relationship with her beautiful boss, Heller, causing her greatest personal challenges yet.
Dane Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,060. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.88 from 17 reviews)
When the world's greatest superhero is mysteriously murdered only a former villain turned PI can find the killer in time.
The Acquittal
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,330. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ex-Chicago cop and new PI Josie Harper has been hired by an outside group to clear the name of publisher Lauren Wade, recently acquitted of the murder of her lover. That means finding the real killer, a task made more difficult by Lauren’s unwillingness to cooperate and a large family problem—Lauren’s parents have been kidnapped for a ransom she can no longer pay.
Conflict of Interest
Series: Portland Police Bureau Series. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 137,480. Language: American English. Published: April 4, 2014 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Detective Aiden Carlisle isn’t looking for love, especially not at a law enforcement seminar, but the first lecturer isn't what she expected. After a failed relationship, psychologist Dawn Kinsley swore to never get involved with another cop, but she immediately feels a connection to Aiden. Can Aiden keep from crossing the line when Dawn becomes the victim of a brutal crime? (2nd revised edition)
The Shoal of Time
Series: MIcky Knight Mystery, Book 8. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,100. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Michele “Micky” Knight, a New Orleans PI, meets an out-of-town team of investigators who are working a human trafficking case. They want someone local to show them around. It sounds easy, and a woman with smiling green eyes is asking. But it stays easy only if Micky stops asking questions—and she’s never been good at that.