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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.
Horror Of Yakshini by Ratan Lal Basu
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.
Death Revokes The Offer by Catharine Bramkamp
You set the price! Words: 69,920. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Meet Allison Little – A Little Will Go A Long Way – Real Estate Diva, reluctant sleuth. I do not know exactly why a person is dead, I only know that when the listing agent finds a dead body in the kitchen, it's that much more difficult to sell the house, what with all the hysteria about full disclosure. Difficult, but not impossible."
Betraying Nexus by Richard Sanders
Price: Free! Words: 9,920. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by Shadowmire Media. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Jason works for Nexus, a secret vigilante organization. He’s a Mind Bender and can implant thoughts into the minds of others. He's both a prodigy and a rising star. But when he’s forced to take down an old friend and learns Nexus's darkest secret, he must ask himself what he believes in. And if it’s worth turning against the woman he loves.
The Second Bat Guano War by J.M.
Price: Free! Words: 106,730. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Rats ate his baby while he partied in a disco. Now Horse is a drugged-out expat teaching English to criminals in Peru…plus doing the odd favor for the CIA. When his Agency contact goes missing, Horse uncovers his friend’s involvement with a group of terrorists who want to kill off the human “disease” infecting the earth. Can Horse find his friend in time? And when he does—will he want to stop him?
The Hound of the Baskervilles Retrained by Artemis Conyn Doyle
Price: Free! Words: 59,190. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2010 by Jekkara Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(3.00 from 1 review)
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.
At Risk by Kit Ehrman
Series: Steve Cline Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,910. 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 . .
Florida Heat by Rainy Kirkland
Price: Free! Words: 96,440. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.58 from 12 reviews)
Florida heat is murder - and in FLORIDA HEAT the bodies are stacking up at an alarming rate. From the moment Probation Officer Jo Cazimer witnesses a murder her life is in jeopardy. Working with her best friend Detective Kate Snow they struggle to identify the killer. But in Florida the snakes slither, the gators are hungry and a serial killer is on the loose.
The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan
Price: Free! Words: 129,300. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(4.70 from 10 reviews)
Dr. Genevieve Lenard, a brilliant investigator with high-functioning autism, faces her life’s greatest challenge when a murder probe uncovers a web of unimagined corruption. Will she finally learn to work with a team and stop more artists from being murdered?
The Maine Event by Alex Wilson
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.
Witchmoor Edge by Mike Crowson
Price: Free! Words: 57,740. 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.