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Asesinato en el campus (Castigo de Dios) by César García Muñoz
Price: Free! Words: 60,080. 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: 62,870. 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 (Detective Marcella Witch's series, book 2) by Dana E. Donovan
Series: Detective Marcella Witch’s Series, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 69,590. 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 Witch's series: 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(4.33 from 3 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.
Freak City by Tom Lichtenberg
Series: Dragon City, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 24,600. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.18 from 11 reviews)
It’s hard to control your destiny while you’re waiting for the bus. The trouble for Argus Kirkham began when a stranger pushed his way through a crowd at a bus stop and pressed a package into his hands. Inside the package were various random items. As Argus and his friends unravel the clues, very strange things occur in this story of mystery and ghosts. Book Two of the Dragon City series.
Wrongful Death: The AIDS Trial by Stephen Davis
Series: HIV/AIDS, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,400. 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: 60,270. 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!
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(4.73 from 11 reviews)
NYT & USA Today bestselling author, Roger Stelljes delivers an action packed and pulse pounding thriller. An abduction is just the beginning in a case of betrayal and revenge that will ultimately strike at the soul of the St. Paul Police Department. McRyan Mystery Series new release - FATALLY BOUND.
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 » 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: Free! Words: 72,650. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(5.00 from 7 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.
Ransom X by I.B. Holder
Price: Free! Words: 148,390. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.88 from 16 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.
DEAD(ish) by Naomi Kramer
Series: DEAD(ish), Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy(4.22 from 23 reviews)
Linda’s had a bad day. First, her boyfriend killed her. Then she woke up, still on this boring plane of existence, and with an odd obsession about her missing body. Mike won’t tell her what he did with her body and she can’t find the stupid thing herself. There’s only one thing she can do - torment the bastard until he coughs up the information. Contains adult themes & frequent profanity.
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(4.50 from 10 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...
The Value of Life by Andy Crowson
Price: Free! Words: 57,970. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled(4.73 from 22 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(4.89 from 18 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.
Tedd and Todd's secret by Fernando Trujillo
Price: Free! Words: 99,030. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A man has been murdered. He is blond, blue-eyed and is wearing a white suit. His surname is White. The murdered man is dark, black-eyed and his suit is black...the same as his surname. And, as if that isn't enough, they look like perfect twins except for the details of eye colour and complexion. Two policemen are in charge of the hottest crime in London...
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(4.91 from 11 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.
Lies Truth, Truth Lies by Uc Amalu, Jr
Price: Free! Words: 23,750. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(2.00 from 1 review)
A new house, old secrets, and a killer on the loose. Kristin Maddow gets entangled in a web of thrilling events when the owners of her new house seemed to be targets of murderer's past killing. The truth lies hidden.
Natale in Noir by P.A. Gardinali
Price: Free! Words: 32,490. Language: Italian. Published: December 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Dieci racconti per un Natale da Brivido di: Vito Bollettino, Sandrone Dazieri, Romano De Marco, Gianfranco Ferrari, Ida Ferrari, Paolo Franchini, Frank Gordon, Angelo Marenzana, Sam Stoner, Marco Vichi. A cura di Alessandra Buccheri e Paolo Gardinali.
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(4.60 from 5 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.