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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(3.00 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.
The Rune House by L.J. Hutton
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 115,210. Language: British English. Published: October 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal(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.
The Last Call by George Wier
Series: The Bill Travis Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 56,840. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
The Last Call is the first of ten completed novels in The Bill Travis Mysteries. With a total of twenty-one books planned for the series, including three prequels, Bill Travis, Austin, Texas’ newest hero, is here to stay.
The Second Bat Guano War by J.M. Porup
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,730. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage(3.33 from 3 reviews)
Rats ate his baby while he partied in a disco. Now Horse is a drugged-out expat teaching English to criminals in Peru…plus doing the odd favor for the CIA. When his Agency contact goes missing, Horse uncovers his friend’s involvement with a group of terrorists who want to kill off the human “disease” infecting the earth. Can Horse find his friend in time? And when he does—will he want to stop him?
The Hound of the Baskervilles Retrained by Artemis Conyn Doyle
Price: Free! Words: 59,190. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2010 by Jekkara Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A Shyrlock Holmes story. When Dr Mortimer asks for the help of famous consulting detective Ms. Shylock Holmes and her stalwart companion Dr Joan Watson, they may have expected some dark family secrets to be uncovered—but not the black Hellhound of the moors! A Gender Switch Adventure.
The Good Knight (A Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery) by Sarah Woodbury
Series: Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 78,810. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.50 from 2 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.
Enigma by Wolf Black
Price: Free! Words: 121,970. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British(4.09 from 11 reviews)
Dick Love is a 42-year-old detective from New York now living and working in London. And if given the choice he’d just as soon stay alive. He has a pregnant boxer relying on it.
At Risk by Kit Ehrman
Series: Steve Cline Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,920. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This stirring first mystery is set in Maryland's rich horse country where Steve Cline, at 21, seems much too young to be in charge of a major horse stable. When he's hijacked early one morning along with some show horses, his escape turns him into a killer's target in an environment where a complex scheme develops and everyone, no matter how innocent, courts risks . .
Hollywood Assassin - A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller by MZ Kelly
Price: Free! Words: 94,500. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
LAPD Detective Kate Sexton tries to save the life and reputation of a fellow cop wanted for murder, while eluding a serial killer and trying to solve a thirty year-old cold case linked to the highest echelons of Hollywood elite and power.
Murder at Summerset by Edward St Amant
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,370. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
“In spite of technological advances that allow life to survive on other planets, human being’s quest for power hasn’t changed over a century’s time.”
Murder and Mischief in the Hamptons by T. L. Ingham
Price: Free! Words: 67,830. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(3.60 from 5 reviews)
When Reid Larson moved into her employer's guest house, she had no idea how difficult her life would become. If dealing with the resident ghosts wasn't problematic enough, now there's a new poltergeist on the scene. In the midst of all this, Pia decides a remodel is in order and digs up a lot more than she bargained for.
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 5 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?
The Enemy We Know by Donna White Glaser
Series: The Letty Whittaker 12 Step Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 90,810. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Psychotherapist Letty Whittaker, a professional secret keeper, has a secret of her own. When a client begins a campaign of twisted harassment, Letty fights to protect her new-found, and fragile, sobriety. After someone murders Wayne, Letty expects the "gifts" of mutilated dolls and freaky Shakespearian sonnets to stop. They don't. Who is killing for Letty? And who will kill again?
Witchmoor Edge by Mike Crowson
Price: Free! Words: 57,750. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Simon Hunter is dragged from the canal after a fire - but he didn't drown. His skull had been cracked - but he was already dead from a morphine overdose! Hunter was a nasty little crook and DI Millicent Hampshire has a lot of motive, a lot of opportunity and some dodgy alibis, so who did kill Simon Hunter why? It's a good thing she's psychic and has help from the even more psychic Tobias N'Dibe.
Florida Heat by Rainy Kirkland
Price: Free! Words: 96,440. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.58 from 12 reviews)
Florida heat is murder - and in FLORIDA HEAT the bodies are stacking up at an alarming rate. From the moment Probation Officer Jo Cazimer witnesses a murder her life is in jeopardy. Working with her best friend Detective Kate Snow they struggle to identify the killer. But in Florida the snakes slither, the gators are hungry and a serial killer is on the loose.
Sherwood Ltd by Anne R. Allen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,930. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012 by MWiDP. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy(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?
Bone Machines by John Dodds
You set the price! Words: 91,370. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011 by Just Imagine It Ink. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled(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.
Sorrento Beach by David Grote
Price: Free! Words: 89,240. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General(3.33 from 3 reviews)
Santa Monica 1977. Paul Townsend is living an idyllic life on the sun drenched sands that meet the blue Pacific. But Paul’s life is about to be turned upside down. A large man in a suit and tie walks toward the volleyball courts of Sorrento Beach. Jack Rosen, a fellow player, leaves with a stranger and does not return. Will Paul be able to unravel the mystery ... before it’s too late for Jack?
The Summerland by TL Schaefer
Price: Free! Words: 76,670. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Romance » Suspense(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A once-in-a career case: half a mil in cash and a stolen car … five murdered women, shot execution style and left in a distinct, unnerving arrangement. Sheriff Bill Ashton must put it all together or watch it all fall apart—including his career. Air Force Captain Arden Jones won’t let anything stand in the way of finding her sister—not even Ashton, who just might be her perfect match.
After the Fire by Meredith Rae Morgan
Price: Free! Words: 76,990. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.60 from 5 reviews)
An insurance adjuster investigates a suspicious fire that killed dozens of people from her home town. The fire was arson and the owners had motive, but Bev believes them when they tell her they didn't set the fire. She sets out to find out who did it, and why.