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Death of a Messenger by William Zanzinger
Price: Free! Words: 65,990. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Clarissa Daniels has a missing flash drive and too little money to pay a blackmailer. St Cloud has time on his hands and a couple of questions he wants answered, including why she tells a lot of lies, and why someone would want to shoot a man in the head. Especially one who was already dead...
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.
A Death In Beverly Hills by David Grace
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 137,870. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General(4.67 from 3 reviews)
NEW EDITION -- Revised Sept. 2014 When the wife and four-year-old stepdaughter of fading movie star Tom Travis disappeared, a massive, fruitless, search was launched. Soon after the body of Travis's wife was discovered in a shallow grave only a few miles from where he had been riding his dune buggy on the day she vanished Travis finds himself on trial for capital murder. But did he do it?
Still Life With Murder (Nell Sweeney Mysteries, Book 1) by P.B. Ryan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,950. 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.
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
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.
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.
Times of Trouble by Victoria Rollison
Price: $3.89 USD. Words: 103,710. 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.
Filthy Night by William Zanzinger
Price: Free! Words: 73,390. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.40 from 5 reviews)
“He looked down at the dead man’s blood seeping across the carpet, and decided it wasn’t time for cocktails.” A stormy night: Paul Brightland needs a specialist to find the men who attacked his daughter. St Cloud needs Brightland’s money and a chance to forget his troubles. But soon, as he is dragged into London's underworld, he will discover his troubles are only just beginning...
Murder On The Mind by L.L. Bartlett
Series: The Jeff Resnick Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,180. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense(4.33 from 3 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
Black Mountain Affair by Drew Lindsay
Series: Ben Hood Thrillers, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 124,980. 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?
Black Rock Prison by Fernando Trujillo
Price: Free! Words: 54,150. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(1.00 from 1 review)
What is the worst sentence that can befall a convict in Illinois? Not lethal injection. The worst punishment is to be sent to a black-walled fortress whose exact location no one knows. The inmates soon will discover they have not been imprisoned there by chance. It isn’t long before they find out that much more than their own lives is riding on solving the mystery of Black Rock.
Sweet Masterpiece - The First Samantha Sweet Mystery by Connie Shelton
Series: The Samantha Sweet Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 59,440. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal(4.80 from 5 reviews)
New series from 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
Never Buried [Book 1, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series] by Edie Claire
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,500. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.20 from 10 reviews)
This first book in the Leigh Koslow Mystery series, originally published by Penguin Putnam in 1999, 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!
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 3 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.
Dying to Get Published by Judy Fitzwater
Series: The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 54,020. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.00 from 8 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.
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...
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.
Murder in the South of France by Susan Kiernan-Lewis
Series: The Maggie Newberry Mystery, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 86,290. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011 by Susan Kiernan-Lewis. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense(3.00 from 1 review)
TOTALLY NEW AND REVISED 2013 EDITION! The first in the Maggie Newberry mystery series, Murder in the South of France takes Atlanta Copywriter Maggie Newberry to the south of France and Paris in her search for her sister and her niece's killer. Along the way, she meets Laurent--a sexy Frenchman who is not at all what he appears. Is he helping her in her quest? Or is he the reason for it?
Double Exposure by Jim Stinson
Series: Stoney Winston Hollywood Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,370. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
“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.
Cameron's Law by Mia Darien
Series: Adelheid, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,840. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal(4.20 from 5 reviews)
Vampires are people too... (This is the first book in the Adelheid series.)