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Tangled
By Uc Amalu, Jr
Price: Free! Words: 82,120. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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.
Murderous Relations
By Anna Drake
Series: Murderous Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,240. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
0.5 star(3.50 from 4 reviews)
A lost love and a murdered aunt push a shy teacher out of her shell and straight into trouble. The detectives on her aunt's case see Jessica as the possible killer. Her aunt's friend thinks Jessica and she should track the murderer down themselves. Meanwhile the killer sees Jessica as a serious risk to his freedom. He waits and watches, ready to strike if he must.
Black Mountain Affair
By Drew Lindsay
Series: Ben Hood Thrillers, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,820. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
1 star(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?
Death of a Messenger
By William Zanzinger
Price: Free! Words: 65,990. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
0.75 star(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...
Still Life With Murder (Nell Sweeney Mysteries, Book 1)
By P.B. Ryan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,900. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2010 by Patricia Ryan. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
0.25 star(4.27 from 11 reviews)
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.
Never Buried [Book 1, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series]
By Edie Claire
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 1. Price: Free! Words: 65,820. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 8 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!
Cameron's Law
By Mia Darien
Series: Adelheid, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 54,840. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
Vampires are people too... (This is the first book in the Adelheid series.)
Spoilt
By Joanne Ellis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,090. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2010 by Tim Roux - Taylor Street and That Right Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A sadistic killer is stalking the streets, carving his hatred into the bodies of beautiful, young women. The murders are stirring up bad memories for Detective Lucas Hudson, as he struggles to remain focused - juggling the horrors of today with horrors from the past. When Chelsea Summerville's best friend goes missing, she's unwillingly dragged into the race to stop the killer.
Filthy Night
By William Zanzinger
Price: Free! Words: 73,390. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
0.5 star(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...
A Passing Curse
By C. R. Trolson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 143,720. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Vampires. Veteran homicide cop Reese Tarrant does not believe in vampires. But when he is kicked off the LAPD for shooting serial killer Richard Lamb, dubbed the “Anaheim Vampire” for drinking the blood of thirteen women and follows the trail to billionaire Ajax Rasmussen, strangely pale and living in a palatial mansion overlooking the Pacific, he starts to wonder.
Bone Machines
By John Dodds
You set the price! Words: 91,370. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011 by Just Imagine It Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.75 star(4.73 from 11 reviews)
They suffer for his art... When a number of women are reported missing in Glasgow, the spectre of a previous spate of unsolved disappearances in the city rears its head. Journalist Ray Bissett is drawn into the case when his daughter joins the ranks of the missing. And ambitious police detective Tom Kendrick won't let Ray forget a terrible incident from his past.
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. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.25 star(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
Sherwood Ltd
By Anne R. Allen
Price: Free! Words: 84,930. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012 by MWiDP. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Sherwood. The name immediately conjures up images of Richard Greene, Michael Praed and Russel Crowe. Or maybe that sly fox in the Disney version. Only, in Anne R. Allen's latest rom-com mystery the fox is a coyote and there's no Robin Hood. Or is there?
69 Keeney Avenue
By Coolidge Templeton
Price: Free! Words: 52,390. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011. Category: 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.
The Rune House
By L.J. Hutton
Price: Free! Words: 114,990. Language: British English. Published: October 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
0.75 star(4.75 from 8 reviews)
In 1574 a strange house is built in the shape of an ancient rune, one of whose ambiguous meanings is an invitation - but an invitation to what? In the present day, Robbie thinks all he has to worry about is the new detective joining him on the cold case unit. Yet with a growing list of disappearances and murders, Robbie and Drake find themselves drawn to the history of the house and its secrets.
Not a Very Nice Woman
By John Eider
Price: Free! Words: 76,240. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(3.00 from 1 review)
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.
Cyclone Rumble
By J.P. Voss
Price: Free! Words: 52,460. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Category: 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.
Unfamous
By Emma Morgan
Price: Free! Words: 65,680. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011. Category: 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...
Murder Grins and Bears It
By Deb Baker
Series: Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,100. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When a game warden is murdered in the Michigan U.P., Gertie Johnson is hot on the trail. She is hampered by pin-curled Kitty and man-hungry Cora Mae. Worse, Gertie’s son, the local sheriff, seems more concerned with arresting his mother for cruising without a driver's license than catching a killer.
The Gumshoe Diaries
By Nicholas Stanton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,370. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011 by Just Imagine It Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
LA's latest Gumshoe Author strikes gold with new detective series SAN DIEGO, Calif. – For those who have been waiting for the next Phillip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Mike Hammer, or Jim Rockford, the wait is over! Nicholas Sheridan Stanton unveils the latest result of his chronically leaky cranium in a clever new detective series he's calling The Gumshoe Diaries.