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Finn's Golem by Gregg Taylor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,850. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Equal parts noir detective story and speculative fiction thriller, Finn's Golem is a fast-paced one-two punch from the author of Black Jack Justice and the Tales of the Red Panda adventure series.
The Phoenix Rising by Richard Sanders
Series: The Phoenix Conspiracy, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 109,710. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by Lee Sanders. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.86 from 7 reviews)
As the most serious threat ever facing the galaxy now looms over them, Calvin and his crew continue their mission to expose the dark conspiracy haunting the Empire. Now a fugitive on the run, Calvin has no choice but to work alongside Raidan’s mysterious Organization. And form an alliance with a misfit band of fair-weather friends. Meanwhile ships are vanishing and murders are going unnoticed.
Mu Arae by E. R. Mason
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,250. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It would take a dangerous rendezvous in warped time and space just to confirm the legend of a lost world, and trying to set foot on it promised even greater peril. Join Adrian Tarn and R.J. Smith as they dare to tempt fate on a mission filled with mysteries from the future and dangers from the present. (standalone, Adrian Tarn series #5)
The Phoenix Crisis by Richard Sanders
Series: The Phoenix Conspiracy, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 124,170. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by Lee Sanders. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The leaders of the Phoenix Conspiracy are poised to usher in The Hour of Ascension. And it is up to Calvin to expose the conspiracy before the Empire collapses in a firestorm of civil war. The Organization, the Akiras, CERKO, the Advent, the Phoenix Ring... it all comes down to this moment. And the question on everyone's mind is, can the Empire survive? Or will it be lost to the tempest.
Cloaked in Blood by LS Sygnet
Series: Eriksson (Darkwater Bay), Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,780. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(5.00 from 3 reviews)
(Eriksson Novel #7) In the final chapters of Helen Eriksson's quest for the truth about herself, she uncovers the secret in Darkwater Bay that Jerry Lowe once warned her wasn't meant to remain buried. When the dust settles from the final confrontation, she wonders who will be left alive, and on whose side they'll stand.
Too Dead To Dance by Diane Morlan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,030. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Lederhosen, accordions....and a dead body! And a dead body is just what coffee roaster Jennifer Penny found when she walked into her coffee booth at the Polka Daze Festival. While unearthing clues, Jennifer dodges the demands of her soon to be ex-husband, and the advances of a sexy cop and a flirtatious butcher. She'll need more than a double espresso to stay on her toes and solve this mystery.
He Needed Killing Too by Bill Fitts
Series: Needed Killing, book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,790. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth(4.75 from 4 reviews)
The director of the University Press was often characterized as a man who needed killing. The Press’s authors and employees certainly wouldn’t disagree--even Peter the Gray, the office cat, detested him. So when someone puts a bullet through Philip Douglas’s head, Crawford has plenty of suspects to consider when he is once again thrust into the role of detective.
The Boy Band has a Terrible Secret by Will Perks
You set the price! Words: 99,370. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"Do you love me, Elizabeth Darling?" Three-hundred and forty-eight people died when the Narrows exploded. The police say it was a gas leak, an unfortunate accident which happened to overlap with the premiere of Sails of the Sea Witch. There were only five survivors: Elizabeth the broken nobody, and four members of everyone's favourite boy band, Hero.
The Ultimate Resolution by Dave Sullivan
Series: Jake Kingsley Apostle Island Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 104,460. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Dissatisfied with the way the law has come to be practiced, Minneapolis trial lawyer Jake Kingsley "retires" to a 42 foot sailboat in the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior. A friend of a friend, a tragic accident on Otter Island, an old tractor and a lawsuit involving more than just legal claims, but intrigue and crime, bring Jake out of "retirement" for awhile.
Tales of Rick Engel: Regeneration by Rich Beck
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,850. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Thomas Cade was looking to renew a few old friendships, what he found was more than he bargained for...Enter Rick Engel, stalker of the supernatural and unexplained, attempting to solve what most see only in black and white.
A Deadly Development by James Green
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,920. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Kansas City's top mayoral aide is found dead in Mayor Jane Hughes' office. Hughes valued the talents of her aide John Vithous. But others found him to be deceitful, dishonest and even cruel. His gruesome murder will not be easy to solve, for so many had good reason to kill him. Sergeant Tom Burke must find the killer, and fast. But Burke finds there are too many suspects, and very litle time.
Murder at the Poker Table - An Apollo Poirot Whodunit Mystery by Peter Bronsted
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,710. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Julius Vance, the wealthy philanthropist, has been murdered in his secluded mansion during his monthly poker game. One of the ten players must have done it. Apollo Poirot, grandnephew of the famous Belgian detective, is on the scene. Can he solve the crime before the killer strikes again?
Deadline by James Anderson
Series: The Daily Express Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,100. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A serial killer -- The Wolfman – prowls the streets of Toronto kidnapping young professional women, then targets crime reporter Katie Cannon who has been writing about his rampage. Trevor Trevanian, a foreign correspondent in Afghanistan, is abducted by al-Qaida and taken on a perilous journey to Pakistan to face an uncertain fate. Deadline combines murder and action in a big city newspaper.
For Whom The Curtain Calls by Ian O'Regan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,840. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Mercurial amateur sleuth Denton Rourke embarks on his first major case and quickly finds himself neck-deep in a surreal world inhabited by inept mobsters, eccentric musicians, large, cranky birds, and a moron with a dream in this comedic mystery.
To Know Who We Are by Vaughan Patrick
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,040. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.14 from 7 reviews)
After Grace's successful husband is killed in a hit and run accident, she uncovers his secret riches and a story going back to 1945. While trying to understand these discoveries she's visited by a number of strangers. Who can she trust and was the hit and run an accident?
Angel Food and Devil Dogs - A Maggie Gale Mystery by Liz Bradbury
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 120,800. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General(4.33 from 3 reviews)
When private detective Maggie Gale is called to a college to discuss the suspicious suicide of a gay professor, she shakes hands with the attractive Dr. Kathryn Anthony, who smiles at her with a faint but unmistakable touch of lust. Thrills, humor, & hot lesbian romance combine in this classic who-done-it style mystery.
A Festival of Skeletons by Will Perks
You set the price! Words: 78,820. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 1 review)
At such rare times of self-doubt, Sink usually fell back on his old adage: What I see I cannot change. But in the aftermath of the massacre it sounded somehow hollow. Fate relied on Sink being a bitter, jaded man. What had Vona whispered to him before they had parted ways? "You can't change the future, Mr. Sink, but you can surely change yourself."
Harmonica & Gig by Will Perks
Series: Qverse. You set the price! Words: 81,050. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Did you ever hear the one about the rabbit, the t-rex and the frog? In the near future, the internet as we know it has been usurped by a total-immersion virtual environment known as the qverse. A fully-interactive virtual universe for the entertainment, communication and business needs of a modern populace. But can a simulation be real enough to lead to a real murder?
The Body in the Alpaca Pasture by Jerold Last
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 22,520. Language: American English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(5.00 from 1 review)
Who killed the technician in tiny Molinos in Argentina’s northwestern province of Salta? Roger and Suzanne celebrate their third wedding anniversary solving this baffling puzzle in “The Body in the Alpaca Pasture”. Their newest South American mystery, set high in the Andes Mountains separating Argentina from Chile, features an exotic setting, a complex murder case, and a suspenseful whodunit.