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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...
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(4.90 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.
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.
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(4.67 from 6 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.
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 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?
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(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
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.
Gloria by David Sartof
Price: Free! Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.63 from 19 reviews)
I’m dying, well that’s what I’ve been told. How has my life come to this: death, betrayal, friendship, love? Yes, love. I know it’s there somewhere, but I’m struggling to make sense of things. How can I, Oliver Beaton-Court, be here in this cabin, looking at my dead wife and holding an axe… Maybe Tom can give me the answers I need, or maybe there are no answers…
Murphy's Law by Mark Souza
Price: Free! Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(3.00 from 2 reviews)
It started at a smoky bar, a conversation with a beautiful woman, a night in her bed. Private Detective Murphy McEvoy can’t believe his luck. But for some, when things go too well, there is a reckoning, a balancing of the cosmic scales, and Murphy is one of those people.
Still Life With Murder (Nell Sweeney Mysteries, Book 1) by P.B. Ryan
Price: Free! Words: 92,010. 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.
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.
Sweet Masterpiece - The First Sweet’s Sweets Bakery Mystery by Connie Shelton
Series: Samantha Sweet Magical Cozy Mystery Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 59,450. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome(4.29 from 7 reviews)
New from USA Today 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
Murder On The Mind by L.L. Bartlett
Series: The Jeff Resnick Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,850. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense(4.50 from 4 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
Murder in the South of France, Book 1 of the Maggie Newberry Mysteries by Susan Kiernan-Lewis
Series: The Maggie Newberry Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 120,740. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011 by Susan Kiernan-Lewis. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Maggie Newberry is an advertising copywriter who’s fast on her feet and a little stunned to realize that she’s over 30 and still hasn’t found true love. When her long-missing sister ends up dead, Maggie flies to the south of France to find the little niece that no one in the family even knew existed. Along the way, she finds handsome, sexy Frenchman Laurent Dernier to help search for the
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 4 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.
Never Buried [Book 1, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series] by Edie Claire
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 1. Price: Free! Words: 67,420. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.15 from 13 reviews)
This first book in the USA-Today bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery series 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!