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The Stepford Student by Kenneth Kerns
Series: Mike Adams. Price: Free! Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When his best friend David abandons their weekly poker game, only to return reeking of swamp water and talking about changing careers, it is up to Mike Adams to find out what happened to him.
Death in December by Shonah Stevens
Price: Free! Words: 20,510. Language: Australian English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Jayne Belmont, amateur sleuth, is hired to solve a murder that the police believe to be a suicide. There are multiple suspects, but they are all together in one room when a second murder occurs. Can Jayne crack this apparently unsolvable murder mystery? Or will a killer walk free?
Canonsfield 1 by Michael Hanson
Price: Free! Words: 41,840. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The murder of a young girl stretches the resources of a small English police force and reveals the tensions, which sometimes arise between uniform officers and the C.I.D. A cynical Detective Sergeant receives unexpected help from wounded war veterans and a highclass madam who runs an up scale brothel. This is the first in a series of Tectales. i
Colorado by Jordi Gonzalez Boada
Price: Free! Words: 20,200. Language: Spanish. Published: March 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Esta novela corta iba a ser un capítulo de una novela que estoy escribiendo. Es una historia de ciencia ficción ambientada en Marte y con toques de novela negra: luchadores, apuestas y asesinatos... y una chica (o dos) por medio. La ofrezco gratuitamente como muestra de mi trabajo.
Doctor Whooves: A Thief at the Gala by Simon Woodington
Price: Free! Words: 27,240. Language: American English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A mysterious crown claiming scrolls, a monster with a taste for ponies! How will Doctor Whooves and Forelock Holmes unearth the truth behind the threat? What is Vallade's real target and why is he so fascinated with Ditzy Do?
Resort to Homicide by Christine Chianti
Price: Free! Words: 20,710. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Vacations can be Murder After losing her husband in the Middle East conflict, ex-homicide detective Laura Merrifield is struggling to rebuild her life. A trip to an island resort should have been just the thing. Add in a hurricane, sabotage and a dead body, and the trip is anything but relaxing. Laura must rely on her experience to find the killer before the storm sets them free.
Nica of Los Angeles by Sue Perry
Series: Frames, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 104,520. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.33 from 9 reviews)
When rookie private eye Nica takes on a mysterious case, she enters a world of multiple dimensions called Frames, where buildings and lawn chairs can be sentient, a stray cat has great powers, books can be killers, and clouds can be spies. At home, Nica solves missing person cases; in the larger reality of the Frames, she gets swept into an escalating battle with stakes that could not be higher.
Smoko At East Seaham by Ken Blowers
Price: Free! Words: 17,950. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.00 from 1 review)
'Smoko At East Seaham' by Ken Blowers, is the fourth in a series of delightful collections of light-hearted short stories. The nine short stories are just the right ‘bite size morsels’ to have during ‘Smoko’. Take a break with a cup of your favourite beverage and lift your day with a scone and a laugh or two.
Come home by Sheila Jecks
Price: Free! Words: 56,160. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Jack McKinnon’s boat overturns, his dog drowns. Creepy events occur; Jack disappears only to resurface when his wife is around. RCMP Sergeant Bill Majors and other old friends help Jack’s wife and son look for him. Seven years later he is declared dead, but turns up again. This time with help from a Medicine man and a caring Indian nurse, he regains his mind.
Secrets & Lies by Gina Amos
Series: Detective Jill Brennan, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 61,840. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Everyone has skeletons in their closets... everyone has secrets... but when the corpse of an elderly recluse is found in her kitchen, the secrets she kept hidden so well, come spilling out & William Phillips, her wealthy son has the very fabric of his life turned upside down. Follow a web of intrigue through Rose Phillip's life to discover who wanted her dead & why the killer is now after William.
The Minotaur's Hit List (Doc Minus Two Book I) by Glenn Roug
Price: Free! Words: 60,990. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.00 from 1 review)
Why is someone murdering all passengers and crew of Flight 2251, an ordinary, uneventful commercial flight from two years ago?
A Body in the Backyard by Elizabeth Spann Craig
Series: A Myrtle Clover Mystery, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 58,960. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When octogenarian sleuth Myrtle Clover discovers a body in her backyard, she vows to find the murderer...before she's pushing up daisies, herself.
The Rag, The Wire And The Big Store by Duane Lindsay
Price: Free! Words: 62,800. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Two Grifters, Off to Fleece the World… Robin Hood? Not these two. Meet Leroy Logan, a young man who’s going to be the best con artist ever and Katherine “Fast Kate” Mulrooney, a young woman with even bigger dreams of her own. Together and apart, for sixty years of living large, Kate and Leroy will embezzle anything, con anyone and love each other without reservation.
Double Play by Paul Hina
Price: Free! Words: 42,060. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
After Brett, a hot baseball prospect, and his wife are killed in a car crash, an attorney hires Clay Hart to look into the accident. The attorney believes he's seen Brett's wife, Emma, alive and well, since the accident. And as Clay tries to figure out what happened to Emma, he discovers that Brett was mixed up with Ramsey, a notorious local gambler who runs underground card games in the area.
Murder by Misrule by Anna Castle
Price: Free! Words: 90,850. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Francis Bacon is charged with investigating the murder of a barrister at Gray's Inn. He recruits his unwanted student Thomas Clarady to do the tiresome legwork, chasing witnesses from Whitehall to the London streets. Everyone has something up his pinked and padded sleeve. Even the brilliant Bacon is at a loss — and in danger — until he sees through the disguises of the season of Misrule.
The Dolos Conspiracy by Frank Perry
Price: Free! Words: 92,390. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime(4.00 from 1 review)
A small biotech company has found a cure for Hemorrhagic fever, the most deadly virus on earth. Could it be real? This news has ignited medical communities around the world and the wealth of the laboratory founders is growing exponentially with each success. But there’s a diabolical side to this success with deadly consequences.
A Day in the Life of Trixie Pristine by Laina Turner
Series: Trixie Pristine Cozy Mystery Series. Price: Free! Words: 22,340. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012 by Laina Turner Media, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
In this short story prequel, Trixie and her friends Berklie and Sophie, considered themselves typical thirty something females until someone turned up murdered in their newly opened bookstore/wine bar. They thought they would be living out their dream in their new shop not trying to catch a killer. Who killed Sylvia and why? Or was one of them the intended target?
Cassandra's Last Spotlight (Charlotte Diamond Mysteries - Christmas) by Olivia Stowe
Series: Charlotte Diamond Msyteries. Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013 by Cyberworld Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Nine months after the same sex marriage of retirees FBI senior investigator Charlotte Diamond and movie box-office actress Brenda Brandon/Boynton (See the eighth in the Charlotte Diamond Mystery Series, Horrid Honeymoon) the two are putting on a Christmas program at the Curtain Call retirement home for movie folks. The Christmas concert is intended to bring together the townspeople of the riversid