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Death on a Foggy Spring Portage
Price: Free! Words: 11,960. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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On an early spring canoe trip, our hero, Ted, finds the body of Hughie, drowned in a mudhole on the portage trail. Because the electronic organizer Hughie always carried is missing. Ted wonders if someone killed him.
The Docks
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,520. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Harry's in over his head. One person holds all the answers. Unfortunately Harry killed him last night. Murder, manslaughter or self-defense? All Harry knows is that what he remembers doesn't match what the police are finding out - and if he can't find the truth first he'll be going back to jail for life.
A Dozen Deadly Roses
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,230. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
LAPD Officer, Jade Donovan is being hunted by a psycho who's leaving her dead roses. She’s keeping that fact secret-along with others, from her partner and her boss. Mac Stryker's a cop with something to prove. Years ago, he left the LAPD in disgrace when he was too drunk to take action during a shooting. Now, Mac is sober, back on the job working with Jade, the rookie who’d saved his life.
The Necromancer's Great Adventure
Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Meet Sebastian Grimm; funeral director, private detective, and part time necromancer. He isn't like most funeral directors. When he's not giving peace of mind to the dead, he's out solving murders. One day, Sebastian consoles a woman who recently committed suicide only to find that not all is as it seems, and foul play is most definitely afoot.
Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,590. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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Moriarty, The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius. You know Sherlock Holmes, the Worlds Greatest Consulting Detective... You know Dr. Watson, his friend, confidant, chronicler of his exploits... You think you know Professor James Moriarty the man Holmes called a criminal genius... Do you really?
Fencing Reputation
Series: Shards of Light, II. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,830. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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When the elven lords, preachers and merchants of Cryssigens need wrongs righted without clues, they look for the stealthic Feldspar to solve their problems. But the legend without a face is hard to find: and when Feldspar takes a commission from the most famous, and beautiful, priestess in the city, he finds problems of his own piling up, and is forced to choose between Hope and safety.
Drop Dead Zone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Burn in! That's what it means to hit the ground at terminal velocity. Val Lyon's adrenaline is pumping on her first sky dive. The speed, the wind, the snap of the canopy is the thrill of a life time. But that all changes when one of Val's sky jump masters burns in. Was it an accident or was it murder? Val must find out.
The Good Knight
Series: The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 78,630. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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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.
The Bestseller
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,480. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Would you kill to write a bestseller? Well Adrian Slater says that he’s prepared to do just that – and announces the fact in a creative writing class. Lecturer Dudley Grose is convinced that Slater is a psychopath and means what he says. But the Dean of the university doesn’t believe him and neither do the cops - until a pretty young student is murdered.
The Stop
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A woman is stopped for speeding on a dark rural road late at night. She discovers help is not always were you expect to find it.
Memory of a Murder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,740. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When she regained consciousness, Bailey Collins discovered a dead man behind the steering wheel of her wrecked car. A gun lay between them. Did she shoot him? If so, why and who was he? Bailey knew who she was, why couldn't she remember these details.
The Riddles of Hillgate
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,300. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011 by Breezy Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Zoey Kane is known around Riverside for making risky purchases. When her daughter learns a most recent investment is eighty acres on the haunted side of town, she is simply flabbergasted. Amazement takes over the whole town when an old mansion is discovered deep within trees. After the estate is turned into a popular hotel, no one could have expected just how risky this purchase would be.
The Artimus Box
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,430. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A skeletal arm protruding from a new LA construction site, with a carefully crafted box clutched beneath it, lead LAPD Detective Van Taylor and his wife through a fascinating history of early American racing and the beauty and perfection of the Harry Artimus cars. Brutal murders, drug-crazed gangs, greed, corruption, and blackmail keep twisting the trail Van has to follow to stop the violence.
When The Spirit Moves You
Series: Jeff Resnick Short Stories, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Jeff Resnick's curiosity is piqued when he sees a sign advertising psychic readings. At first he's sure the medium is a fake, but then his funny feelings lead him to suspect that a murder has taken place in the dilapidated house where Madam Zahara holds her readings. Just who died and how? And why is Jeff compelled to look for bodies buried in the medium’s yard?
"A Murder in Harlem"
Price: Free! Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The first short mystery story in the continuing saga of amateur detective Miriam Obadah, a woman from Ghana who lives in Harlem with her husband, Kofi, and co-wife, Nana. Download the anthology for other good reads. Five of the 11 stories in the anthology appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
The Deliberate Sheriff
Series: The Millie Thriller Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,020. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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City Marshal Millie Boyd has experienced a quick rise to become a regional folk hero. Her exploits have led to a call for her to run for County Sheriff. The County sure could use some help because the Sheriff's Department is a mess. Millie realizes the challenges of rebuilding the Department but not the mystery, murder, danger, and conspiracy that await her if elected. Millie Mystery Book 2
Never Sorry [Book 2, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series]
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,460. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Margaret Maron described this second book in the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery series as having "appealing characters and a blessedly lucid writing style... a solid plot that keeps the pages turning." An engaging tale of behind-the-scenes zoo life, sociopathic ex-classmates, missing bodies, and the usual cast of colorful pets and certifiable relatives!
Hilda Hopkins, Saints And Sinners #6
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,760. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011 by StreetWise Publications. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Even tucked away in a convent, knitting scarves for the Nuns to earn her keep, Hilda is but one mere coincidence away from death and drama! This time she is arrested, then abducted and then she absconds from the clutches of a murderous gang of bank robbers, all the time accompanied by her arch nemesis, PC Barbara Grey! Once again, Hilda keeps one step ahead of the pack!
Mystery at Shadow Lake - A Spencer Kane Adventure REVISED Edition
Series: The Spencer Kane Adventures, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,930. Language: American English. Published: December 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
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(2014 Revised) Spencer Kane, a teenager on vacation with his family at Shadow Lake, Michigan, finds himself in the middle of peculiar, even paranormal situations that affect many of the lake residents. Spencer and his friends unknowingly cause the events to intensify and become more violent, bringing even more danger to those who haven't yet fled the lake in terror.
Silent Victor
Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 126,600. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 by ArtisticWhispers Productions, Inc. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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Clarke Lantham got a good chuckle when a world-famous alien hunter tried him to prevent an attack on San Francisco. He stopped laughing 12 hours later when gray aliens apparently stole a priceless artifact in full view of security cameras. But when takes the case, he finds himself working against the Chinese Government and the FBI. Book 4 of The Clarke Lantham Mysteries Mystery/Comedy/Thriller