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EAST VILLAGE NOIR
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.
Merrie Axemas: A Killer Holiday Tale
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.
Murder in the South of France
Series: The Maggie Newberry Mystery, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 86,290. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011 by Susan Kiernan-Lewis. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(3.00 from 1 review)
TOTALLY NEW AND REVISED 2013 EDITION! The first in the Maggie Newberry mystery series, Murder in the South of France takes Atlanta Copywriter Maggie Newberry to the south of France and Paris in her search for her sister and her niece's killer. Along the way, she meets Laurent--a sexy Frenchman who is not at all what he appears. Is he helping her in her quest? Or is he the reason for it?
Double Exposure
Series: Stoney Winston Hollywood Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,370. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
“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.
Lust, Money & Murder - Book 1, Lust - A Female Secret Agent Takes on an International Criminal
Series: Lust, Money & Murder, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 29,890. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.63 from 8 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.
Living and Dying in the Hamptons
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.
Christmas Steele, A Lacy Steele Mystery Bonus Novella
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.
All Things Return
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.
Horror Of Yakshini
Series: FICTION, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The protagonist, a collector of antique goods, buys a nude idol of a yakshini from an old man and uncovers it ignoring warnings of its seller. Thereafter he gets infatuated to the voluptuous idol and encounters horrible consequences.
Not a Very Nice Woman
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.
Love Hurts
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 Last Call
Series: The Bill Travis Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 56,860. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Last Call is the first of six 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 Hound of the Baskervilles Retrained
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 Maine Event
Price: Free! Words: 13,590. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Curiosity brought Josh and Dana together…and almost got them killed. Two independent people in their mid-life met through a Maine coast research project that turned deadly. They probed an anomaly and rattled a lethal business kingpin. Josh, ex-Marine turned journalist, and Dana, the young widow of a ‘black ops’ Navy Seal. Their intellectual exercise became more action than theoretical.
At Risk
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 . .
The Good Knight (A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery)
Series: Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 78,820. 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
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.
Murder and Mischief in the Hamptons
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.
Hollywood Assassin - A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
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.
Witchmoor Edge
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.