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Dying to Get Published by Judy Fitzwater
Series: The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 53,450. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.11 from 9 reviews)
Jennifer Marsh is a mystery writer with eight unpublished books and hundreds of rejection letters. If she can just get famous for something, someone will surely publish her books. Why not murder? Because Jennifer's a good person, a vegetarian who rescued a greyhound. She could never actually kill someone, but she could plot a murder that will land her as the prime suspect in a real murder case.
Lust, Money & Murder - Book 1, Lust - A Female Secret Agent Takes on an International Criminal by Mike Wells
Series: Lust, Money & Murder. Price: Free! Words: 29,900. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.40 from 10 reviews)
Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine fights her way into the Secret Service, determined to punish the man responsible. Join Elaine on a dangerous, romantic journey that takes her halfway around the globe and into the hands of the most ruthless counterfeiter in the world.
Merrie Axemas: A Killer Holiday Tale by M. R. Sellars
Price: Free! Words: 24,010. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010 by WillowTree Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.91 from 11 reviews)
Little Merrie Callahan is all grown up now. She doesn't believe in Santa anymore. But she still has an axe to grind with the man in the red suit... MERRIE AXEMAS is an intense sampling of the novel IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER. It brings you to the edge, taunts you with unanswered questions, and hangs you with an alternate ending.
Unfamous by Emma Morgan
Price: Free! Words: 65,680. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011. Categories: 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...
Love Hurts by Russell Taylor
Price: Free! Words: 87,450. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Let me tell you something about love. They say love hurts; well, my love killed a whole town. Only a small town mind, but a whole town all the same. Love doesn’t just hurt, it maims, cripples and kills. I know; I’ve seen it in action.
The Good Knight by Sarah Woodbury
Series: The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 78,650. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Suspense(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Join Gareth & Gwen in their first mystery together ... 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.
Cyclone Rumble by J.P. Voss
Price: Free! Words: 52,460. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Categories: 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.
Dream Student (Dream Series book 1) by J.J. DiBenedetto
Series: Dream Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 93,690. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » New adult(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Sara Barnes has her life totally under control. All she has to worry about is college exams, Christmas shopping, applying to medical school—and what to do about the cute freshman who has a crush on her. And everything is going according to plan, until the night she starts dreaming other people’s dreams.
Christmas Steele, A Lacy Steele Mystery Bonus Novella by Vanessa Bartal
Price: Free! Words: 34,310. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Christmas is the time for love and family, but not for Lacy Steele. Her mother is driving her crazy, her sister stole her fiance, and her friends are too busy for her. The arrival of a mysterious locket has the power to change everything, if only Lacy can figure out who sent it. In the mean time, she'll have to navigate family minefields and somehow find her missing Christmas spirit.
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 11 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?
Living and Dying in the Hamptons by T. L. Ingham
Price: Free! Words: 60,560. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(4.50 from 12 reviews)
Reid Larson's life becomes a whirlwind of adventure when she lands the job of her dreams at an art gallery in the Hamptons. But when the gallery she works for suddenly becomes the center of a murder investigation and an art theft scandal, all eyes are on Reid. As if that's not enough, Reid discovers that not only do ghosts exist, but she can talk to them- whether she wants to or not.
EAST VILLAGE NOIR by Russell Atwood
Price: Free! Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.86 from 7 reviews)
"Finding a runaway teenager in New York City is easy. The hard part is finding the one your looking for." Private eye Payton Sherwood is hired by the parents of a runaway girl, and while searching for her through the shadowy sidestreets of the East Village, he comes across a connection to a murdered autograph expert. Short story originally published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 1997.
Double Exposure by Jim Stinson
Series: Stoney Winston Hollywood Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,360. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(5.00 from 1 review)
“Stoney Winston works the slummy outskirts of the movie business, directing cheap local commercials, writing training films and industrials, and submitting always-rejected feature scripts. Murder and danger dog Stoney’s quest, which ends in a tricky and gut-wrenching climax. A masterful, colorful mystery.” Booklist, starred review.
Breaking the Cycle by Linda Johnson
Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 1 review)
Kate Bynum is a patrol cop working the graveyard shift. She has seen more than her share of domestic violence calls. Often, these besieged women are unable to find a way to stop the torment themselves. When she meets a young woman who is trapped in an abusive marriage by her politically connected husband, Kate must find a way to help the woman escape and break the vicious cycle of abuse.
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(3.50 from 2 reviews)
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.
Enigma by Wolf Black
Price: Free! Words: 121,970. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British(3.92 from 12 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.
All Things Return by W.H. Harrod
Price: Free! Words: 66,050. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.00 from 3 reviews)
All Things Return is the story of two young men who, though separated by twenty-five years, hundreds of miles, and the fear of certain death if found by a vengeful criminal cartel, strive to overcome almost insurmountable obstacles and reclaim the father/son relationship denied to them for so long.
Chloe Babineaux Private Investigator by Lisa Clancey
Series: Chloe Babineaux, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 109,860. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Chloe is a private investigator hired to find a missing painting. Chloe's brother and his hot, new partner are detectives in the Rapides Parish Sherriff's Department keep getting in her way. They don't slow her down but the person shooting at her does. But doesn't stop her from her task. Chloe's adventure is funny to everyone but her.
Hollywood Assassin - A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller by MZ Kelly
Price: Free! Words: 94,770. 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.