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Asesinato en el campus (Castigo de Dios) by César García Muñoz
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,640. Language: Spanish. Published: January 31, 2011 by Fernando Trujillo. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Nadie debería presenciar su propia muerte. El padre Peter se despierta en una habitación desconocida, con unas terribles cicatrices en las muñecas y sin rastro de memoria reciente. Sus ropas están empapadas y no sabe qué hace allí ni cómo ha llegado. Una cámara de video le enfoca desde una esquina y frente a él, hay una televisión y un reproductor de video.
La prisión de Black Rock by Fernando Trujillo
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.
Eye of the Witch (Paranormal Detective Mystery series, book 2) by Dana E. Donovan
Series: Detective Marcella Witch’s Series, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 69,730. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal(4.69 from 13 reviews)
Book 2 in the Detective Marcella mysteries: Pride, paranoia and paranormal forces all conspire to derail Detective Marcella’s investigation into a series of suspicious suicides in New Castle, Massachusetts. In this sequel to The Witch’s Ladder, Marcella learns that because of the ties that bind their pasts, every potential victim is also a possible suspect.
Are You Positive? by Stephen Davis
Series: HIV/AIDS, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 116,320. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Ripped from the headlines of today's news, "Are You Positive?" is a fictitious courtroom drama in the style of John Grisham. 26-year-old Tyree Johnson stands accused of first degree murder in Greenville, South Carolina. But his murder weapon is not a gun or a knife; it's HIV. “Everyone diagnosed HIV-Positive absolutely must read this book. The rest of us should too.” - Dr. Goddard, CO.
Hollywood Scandals by Gemma Halliday
Series: Hollywood Headlines, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,370. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense(3.83 from 6 reviews)
Tina Bender is the fearless gossip columnist at L.A.’s most infamous tabloid. That is, until she receives a threatening note, promising, "If you don't stop writing about me, you're dead." Reluctantly teaming with a built bodyguard Tina sets out to uncover just which juicy piece of Hollywood gossip is worth killing over.
Wrongful Death: The AIDS Trial by Stephen Davis
Series: HIV/AIDS, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,380. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.00 from 4 reviews)
"WRONGFUL DEATH: The AIDS Trial" is the true story of how government lies and incompetence, gross medical malpractice, and unbridled greed by a drug company cost 300,000 American lives in just ten years. "It reads like a cross between a John Grisham thriller and an informative scientific treatise on AIDS." - D.D. Steele, Attorney, California. "A legitimate page-turner." - Dr. Harvey Bialy, Mexico
For Sale in Palm Springs: The Henry Wright Mystery Series by Albert Simon
Series: Henry Wright Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 60,260. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010 by Ocotillo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(3.94 from 17 reviews)
A murdered real estate agent. Unsatisfied home buyers. A possible celebrity scam. A secret society! Join retired police chief Henry Wright in figuring out who killed Palm Springs real estate mogul Rex Thornbird in this page turning thriller that will keep you guessing. This first book in the Henry Wright Mystery Series takes our detective from Palm Springs to the Silicon Valley. Newly revised!
A Vampire in the Vatican 'Brotherhood of the Sword' by Linda Arditto
Series: The Unusual Cases of Inspector Martinelli, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,130. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013 by Clover Digital Media. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural(4.97 from 37 reviews)
Luciano Martinelli is fifty-two years old and an Inspector in the Vatican City Police. It’s been an easy life for him until one day he investigates five murders, all taking place inside the Vatican. This starts his journey into a world of evil and deceit, of pagan rituals and murder. Larger sample is available in 'The Unusual Cases of Inspector Martinelli Book 1'.
Deadly Stillwater by Roger Stelljes
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 OVER 1.5 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.
Ransom X by I.B. Holder
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 148,390. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.88 from 17 reviews)
Martin Legacy was a top field interrogator before his life was shattered by a random crime. He withdrew to a basement post in the FBI, developing a mythic reputation as a brilliant malcontent. An agent brings him an active case. An abduction ring is preying on women, using them in adult films, ransomed for the price of pornography. They just took the daughter of an old friend, the head of the FBI.
Shadeland (The Ethereal Crossings, 1) by D.L. Miles
Series: The Ethereal Crossings, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 106,010. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.50 from 8 reviews)
It’s been one year since the creatures of Shadeland have exposed themselves to the world, but 17 year old Liv doesn’t really care; she knew of them long before anyone else did because her best friend Luke is one. But when women begin dying in her hometown, Luke gets blamed for the killings because he isn’t human and it sets Liv on a mission to find out who the killer really is, or what it is.
Shadow Unit 1 by Emma Bull
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,650. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(5.00 from 8 reviews)
The FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit hunts humanity's worst nightmares. But there are nightmares humanity doesn't dream are real. The BAU sends those cases down the hall. There, Stephen Reyes and his team pursue criminals transformed by a mysterious force: the anomaly. Welcome to Shadow Unit. The Shadow Unit series was created by award-winning authors Emma Bull and Elizabeth Bear.
The Witch's Ladder (Paranormal Detective Mystery series, book 1) by Dana E. Donovan
Series: Detective Marcella Witch’s Series, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,630. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural(4.50 from 14 reviews)
Book 1 in the Detective Marcella mysteries: A group of individuals proficient in the psychic academia of clairvoyance, mental telepathy and bilocation, working to understand life’s most unusual secrets soon realize that even their abilities of mind over matter can't save them from the blade of the surgeon stalker.
Free to Die by Bob McElwain
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 by Gemma Halliday
Series: High Heels Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,020. 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.
The Value of Life by Andy Crowson
Price: Free! Words: 57,970. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled(4.74 from 23 reviews)
A 12 y/o boy is kidnapped - but the ransom price is left to his parents! Before he is returned (safely) another boy is taken. Then another. Rookie detective Joseph Lindahl is a psychology graduate and thinks he knows what the kidnapper wants - but colleagues are sceptical. The solution might please the press and embarrass a judge, but it it gets Joseph into trouble at Longmarsh Police HQ
Bubba and the Dead Woman by C.L. Bevill
Series: Bubba, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 80,040. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.90 from 21 reviews)
Bubba is a good old boy with lots of problems. His ex-fiancee is deader than a door nail and everyone thinks he dun did it. His house is haunted. His mother is running an illegal gambling ring. His dog likes to bite people too much. And he's got to find out who really did it before the sheriff throws him in jail...again. This novel has been recently revised.
Clearwater Journals by Al Rennie
Series: Clearwater, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 88,670. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.92 from 12 reviews)
Joe Holiday, an ex Metro cop, finds himself dragged into an investigation by Mia, an IHOP waitress. The probing they do into the murder of Mia's sister years earlier turns into a deadly manhunt with Joe and Mia suddenly becoming the targets of a vicious plot.
A Dream of Death (Detective Lincoln Munroe, Book 1) by Harrison Drake
Series: Detective Lincoln Munroe, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,810. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.71 from 7 reviews)
OPP Detective Lincoln Munroe is coming up empty. As a serial killer terrorizes the area surrounding London, Canada, Lincoln finds himself at a standstill waiting for the perfect killer to make his first mistake. While the body count rises without any leads, Lincoln is haunted by dreams of discovering skeletal remains in the forest beneath a bloody knife - dreams with a link to a decades-old crime.
A Death In Beverly Hills by David Grace
Price: Free! Words: 137,870. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(4.75 from 4 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?