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Tangled by Uc Amalu, Jr
Price: Free! Words: 82,120. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense(4.00 from 1 review)
When the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered, shockwaves surge through the sleepy little town of Showsdale. A second body, bearing the same trademark as the first shows a serial killer is on the loose-with a perverse fetish of women; pregnant women. Detectives Marnotti and Payne tackle the case of their lives.
The Rings of Poseidon by Mike Crowson
Price: Free! Words: 80,860. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary(4.00 from 5 reviews)
Archeologists led by Afro-Caribbean Alysia Graham excavating in the Orkney Isles (off Scotland) uncover a remarkably preserved copper ring that seems to have the power to give the wearer a glimpse of the past - but is it their past or the ring's? Why are the team connected to the ring? Who is searching for it over millenia? An occult story accurately crafted by an adept of the western mysteries.
Crime in the Community by Cecilia Peartree
Series: Pitkirtly Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 64,660. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Christopher's illusion of having his life under control is shattered when the mysterious Amaryllis appears in his small town in Fife, bringing new ideas, confusion and ultimately chaos in her wake.
Still Life With Murder (Nell Sweeney Mysteries, Book 1) by P.B. Ryan
Price: Free! Words: 92,010. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2010 by Patricia Ryan. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.27 from 11 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.
Sweet Masterpiece - The First Sweet’s Sweets Bakery Mystery by Connie Shelton
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
Murder On The Mind by L.L. Bartlett
Series: The Jeff Resnick Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,850. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense(4.50 from 4 reviews)
A mugging leaves insurance investigator Jeff Resnick with a fractured skull, and graphic nightmares of murder. But when a local banker is found dead, Jeff believes the attack left him with a sixth sense, and finds himself probing into dangerous secrets that touch his own traumatic past. Originally published by Five Star/Cengage. "A tightly paced story with a good kick at the end."--RT Magazine
Murder in the South of France, Book 1 of the Maggie Newberry Mysteries by Susan Kiernan-Lewis
Series: The Maggie Newberry Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 120,740. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011 by Susan Kiernan-Lewis. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Maggie Newberry is an advertising copywriter who’s fast on her feet and a little stunned to realize that she’s over 30 and still hasn’t found true love. When her long-missing sister ends up dead, Maggie flies to the south of France to find the little niece that no one in the family even knew existed. Along the way, she finds handsome, sexy Frenchman Laurent Dernier to help search for the
69 Keeney Avenue by Coolidge Templeton
Price: Free! Words: 52,390. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.00 from 4 reviews)
A young woman from Russia comes to the small New England town of West Hartford, Connecticut to work for the mysterious Pavlovich family. Young Sonia Godunov dreams of becoming a chef in her new country. She soon becomes romantically involved with the youngest of the three Pavlovich brothers. Sonia's dreams and her sanity are threatened by the dark secrets that lie in the heart of 69 Keeney Avenue.
Never Buried [Book 1, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series] by Edie Claire
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 1. Price: Free! Words: 67,420. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.15 from 13 reviews)
This first book in the USA-Today bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery series was described by Carolyn Hart as "a funny, fast-paced, clever, and unusual mystery that will have readers clamoring for more." A humorous tale of missing bodies, family secrets, veterinary lore, and certifiable relatives, the digital version became a 2011 bestselling "women sleuths" mystery!
Times of Trouble by Victoria Rollison
Price: $3.89 USD. Words: 103,690. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Ellen’s sister is in trouble. She knows something she shouldn’t and people want her dead. Ellen wants to help her. But how do you find someone who doesn't want to be found? Ellen's determination to find her sister leads to dead ends and near misses, lucky breaks, personal danger and devastating betrayal.
Dying to Get Published by Judy Fitzwater
Series: The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 53,450. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.11 from 9 reviews)
Jennifer Marsh is a mystery writer with eight unpublished books and hundreds of rejection letters. If she can just get famous for something, someone will surely publish her books. Why not murder? Because Jennifer's a good person, a vegetarian who rescued a greyhound. She could never actually kill someone, but she could plot a murder that will land her as the prime suspect in a real murder case.
Black Mountain Affair by Drew Lindsay
Series: Ben Hood Thrillers, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 125,040. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.91 from 11 reviews)
Ex Detective Sergeant Ben Hood, now a VIP protection operative, finds himself the target of a twisted serial killer when he is sent to protect Far North Australian Socialite, Merinda Jerome. Bodies and body parts are turning up in the deadly and ghostly caverns of Black Mountain. The man hunt is on, but who is hunting who?
Unfamous by Emma Morgan
Price: Free! Words: 65,680. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(3.00 from 2 reviews)
When celebrity sidekick Stacey Blyth gets her memoirs serialised, everyone’s intrigued. The scrawny blonde says she's the heir to an immense oil fortune - but a sceptical tabloid hack who thought she was Stacey’s biographer remains sceptical. Her remembrances of their time together, spent piecing together Ms Blyth’s murky past, don’t exactly tally with the excerpts in the papers...
Love Hurts by Russell Taylor
Price: Free! Words: 87,450. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Let me tell you something about love. They say love hurts; well, my love killed a whole town. Only a small town mind, but a whole town all the same. Love doesn’t just hurt, it maims, cripples and kills. I know; I’ve seen it in action.
Cyclone Rumble by J.P. Voss
Price: Free! Words: 52,460. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Duff Allison’s future looks bright until his older brother Morgan pulls an armored car heist and Duff becomes collateral damage in the War on Crime.
The Good Knight by Sarah Woodbury
Series: The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 78,620. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Suspense(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Intrigue and rivalry among princes casts a shadow on the court of the king of north Wales. When a royal groom is murdered on the way to his wedding, the bride’s brother tasks his two best detectives with bringing the killer to justice. The Good Knight is the first Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
Living and Dying in the Hamptons by T. L. Ingham
Price: Free! Words: 60,560. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(4.50 from 12 reviews)
Reid Larson's life becomes a whirlwind of adventure when she lands the job of her dreams at an art gallery in the Hamptons. But when the gallery she works for suddenly becomes the center of a murder investigation and an art theft scandal, all eyes are on Reid. As if that's not enough, Reid discovers that not only do ghosts exist, but she can talk to them- whether she wants to or not.
Double Exposure by Jim Stinson
Series: Stoney Winston Hollywood Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,360. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(5.00 from 1 review)
“Stoney Winston works the slummy outskirts of the movie business, directing cheap local commercials, writing training films and industrials, and submitting always-rejected feature scripts. Murder and danger dog Stoney’s quest, which ends in a tricky and gut-wrenching climax. A masterful, colorful mystery.” Booklist, starred review.
Baiting & Fishing by Meredith Rae Morgan
Price: Free! Words: 96,260. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 11 reviews)
A newspaper reporter investigates the circumstances of a corporate scandal, and finds the woman of his dreams. Is she his perfect match or a murderess? Is he a heel or a hero?
Not a Very Nice Woman by John Eider
Price: Free! Words: 76,240. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A woman is found dead in her room at the care home she lived in, strangled and left lying on her Chinese rug. The death is motiveless, the room otherwise untouched, expensive objects left unstolen; meanwhile, even the fellow residents admit their friend's life was largely a mystery to them, with "decades left unaccounted for". It is left to the detectives to solve her mystery.