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Fiction » Mystery & detective

Sub-categories: General | Women Sleuths | Short Stories | Hard-Boiled | Police Procedural | Cozy | Amateur sleuth | Historical | Traditional British | International crime
The Hack: International Crime Thriller
Series: The Hack Trilogy: Hunter/O'Sullivan Adventures, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 110,550. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
(4.00 from 1 review)
A dark, gritty tale of conspiracy and revenge: Reporter Kate O’Sullivan has the scoop of her dreams when her computer genius brother hacks into the CIA’s report on a murder in Thailand - the victim, a wealthy friend of the US President, has a dreadful secret. Kate sells the story to a UK tabloid newspaper, setting in motion a bloody chain of events that destroys many lives, and threatens her own.
Who Murdered Garson Talmadge
Series: Matt Kile Series. Price: Free! Words: 71,040. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Matt Kile, ex-cop and ex-con, and current smart aleck has built a career writing mysteries. Garson Talmadge sold weapons to Saddam Hussein, then came to America and married Clarice, a woman half his age. When Clarice is arrested for murdering her husband, Matt takes the job of investigator for her defense attorney, with suspects stretching from the U.S. into Europe and the Middle East.
Off the Beadin' Path, Glass Bead Mystery Series, Book 3
Series: Glass Bead Mystery Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,920. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Glass beadmaker Jax O’Connell and her friend Tessa have no idea what challenges await them when they take a glassblowing class with a famous Italian glass artist. After the first night of class, Tessa sees a body through the rain-streaked window of the studio. The next day there’s no sign of the teacher. Jax and Tessa must face their fears to uncover the killer before another life is shattered.
The Watchmaker's Daughter
Series: Glass and Steele. Price: Free! Words: 99,520. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2016 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and the only person who'll employ her is a mysterious man from America. A man who possesses a watch that keeps him alive.
Saving Grace (Katie #1)
Series: What Doesn't Kill You · Katie. Price: Free! Words: 106,750. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
A humiliated attorney. An unexpected second chance. Can a house with a twist help her find love and answers?
Bed and Breakfast and Murder
Series: Fiona Fleming Cozy Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 60,940. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fiona Fleming escaped Reading, Vermont 10 years ago. But her life in New York has left her with no career, a cheating ex and zero plans. Her grandmother's will leaves Iris Fleming's B&B to Fee, the ideal fresh start. But when she finds out ownership of Petunia's might be in question, she's drawn into the seedy underbelly of the cutest town in the US and singled out a the main suspect in a murder.
Sweet Masterpiece - The First Sweet’s Sweets Bakery Mystery
Series: Samantha Sweet Magical Cozy Mystery Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 59,450. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010 by Columbine Publishing Group, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
(4.29 from 7 reviews)
New from USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton! Samantha Sweet breaks into houses for a living. When she finds an unmarked grave, Sam calls the authorities. A small mural in the abandoned house provides clues--add a fortune in artwork, a bogus will, and a wooden box that gives Sam powers she never dreamed she possessed and it's a dynamic paranormal mystery. "Another winner!" The Book Report
Crushed
Series: The Fredrickson Winery Novels, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,930. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011 by Lapdog Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
In the 2nd Fredrickson Winery novel, it’s crush time and everyone is working feverishly to get the grapes in and ensure a great vintage. No one expects murder and kidnapping to be part of the harvest season, but when Margaret’s son goes missing in the dark of early morning picking, there are more than enough suspects to choose from.
Ghosts of Tsavo
Series: Society for Paranormals, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 56,550. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.00 from 1 review)
Armed with Victorian etiquette and a dead husband, Beatrice Knight arrives in colonial Kenya desperate for a pot of tea. She’ll need more than that if she’s to unravel the mystery of the Ghosts of Tsavo without being eaten in the process. She must endure all manner of inconveniences while surviving the efforts of her safari guide to feed her to the lions. What is a ghost-chasing widow to do?
Free to Die
Price: Free! Words: 63,810. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009 by Foremost Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.45 from 11 reviews)
Brad Ashton fled three years ago to avoid a conviction for murder. Now he's back. And his hope for freedom appears to be within reach. Unfortunately there are those who have no interest in his legal status; they only want him dead or on the run once more...
Spying in High Heels
Series: High Heels Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,910. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
(4.40 from 10 reviews)
L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by one rule: Fashion. But things take a turn from Manolos to murder when her boyfriend disappears, along with $20 million in embezzled funds, the LAPD's sexiest cop is watching her every move, and dead bodies start falling in her path. Along with a cast of wacky friends and family, Maddie tries to catch a killer before the killer catches her.
Deadly Stillwater
Series: McRyan Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 107,800. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.75 from 12 reviews)
THE CRIME SERIES WITH 2+ MILLION DOWNLOADS and 20,000+ REVIEWS. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Roger Stelljes delivers an action packed and pulse pounding thriller. The abduction of two girls is just the beginning in a case of betrayal and revenge that will ultimately strike at the soul of the St. Paul Police Department.
Still Life With Murder (Nell Sweeney Mysteries, Book 1)
Price: Free! Words: 92,010. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2010 by Patricia Ryan. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.33 from 12 reviews)
#1 national bestseller Still Life With Murder is the first book of P.B. Ryan’s acclaimed historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney and opium-smoking former battle surgeon Will Hewitt. Thought to have died during the Civil War, Will is arrested for murder, and Nell must prove his innocence. Originally published by Berkley Prime Crime.
Deadly Gamble: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery
Series: Charlie Parker New Mexico Mystery Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 62,770. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009 by Columbine Publishing Group, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.30 from 10 reviews)
Charlie Parker is a reluctant detective. As a partner in RJP Investigations, with her brother Ron, she really only intends to keep up the financial end of the business. He's supposed to be the investigator. But Stacy North, Charlie's former best friend, shows up and wants help in locating a missing watch, so Charlie agrees to help. When people start dying, Charlie knows she's in deep trouble.
La prisión de Black Rock
Series: La prisión de Black Rock, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,080. Language: Spanish. Published: November 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
¿Cuál es la peor condena que le puede caer a un preso de Illinois? Ni la cadena perpetua, ni la inyección letal. El peor castigo es el destino a la prisión de Black Rock, una fortaleza de negros muros cuya localización exacta nadie conoce. Los reclusos No tardarán en averiguar que de la resolución del misterio de Black Rock depende mucho más que su propia vida.
The Shadow Priest
Price: Free! Words: 102,160. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A disgraced former intelligence officer seeks redemption by resuming his long-abandoned pursuit of a shadowy group that may be assassinating charismatic, fledgling fanatics—future Hitlers and bin Ladens—just as they emerge from obscurity, before they can instigate mass murder.
Christmas In High Heels
Price: Free! Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer can’t wait to spend the holidays with her boyfriend, LAPD Detective Jack Ramirez. It’s their first Christmas together, but between her zany family and wacky friends, Maddie’s having a hard time finding alone time with her man. Come Christmas morning, this is one holiday she’ll be sure to remember… naughty or nice.
Microcuentos de terror
Price: Free! Words: 3,010. Language: Spanish. Published: February 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Este pequeño libro es una compilación de los microcuentos con los que participé del concurso #LMDEinktober de la maldición del escritor. Son 31 microcuentos de terror y misterio en menos de 150 palabras. Los puedes encontrar en mi página web http://alvinmint.com. Esta compilación es una versión mejorada, corregida y en un formato más atractivo. Lo presento como un regalo para mis lectores.
Scraps of Paper
Series: Spookie Town Murder Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 77,410. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A widow starts a new life in a small quaint town full of quirky characters and in renovating her new home finds “scraps of paper” that make her suspect two children and a woman went missing from the house...30 years ago. Are they just missing or were they murdered? In trying to solve the mystery she and her ex-homicide detective friend put themselves in grave danger.
Sharp Shooter
Series: Tara Sharp. Price: Free! Words: 76,000. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Tara Sharp should be just another unemployable, twenty-something, ex-private schoolgirl . . . but she has the gift - or curse as she sees it - of reading people's auras. The trouble is, auras sometimes tell you things about people they don't want you to know.