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The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #1)
Price: Free! Words: 77,050. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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London, 1816 Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars, his career ignominiously over. He stumbles onto the case of a kidnapping, the accused a prominent MP. Lacey's search for the girl leads to the discovery of murder, corruption, and dealings with a leader of the underworld. At the same time, Lacey must face the everyday troubles of his own life.
Mars is a Bummer, Man
Price: Free! Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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You can take people off earth, but can you take the earth out of people? Humanity's first mission to Mars hits a nasty speed bump. Personality, passion and persuasion form a deadly triangle on the first Martian colony. This novelette by Frank Severino cynically explores notions of character, class, human expansion, legacies and what the future might regrettably consider historically valuable.
Cultic
Price: Free! Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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An up-and-coming professor of mystery religions and the occult performs a Tarot divination on himself at the urging of his students -- and finds he will be murdered within the next three days.
Lesson One - a short story
Price: Free! Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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In in a chilling "what if" tale, writer S.S. Wilson (screenwriter of such films as Tremors and Short Circuit) calls into question everything we think we know about life - and death. Be forewarned that it's a little darker than my usual happy-go-lucky writing. Might seem controversial to some, too. Let me know what you think!.
My Brother's Keeper
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 23,310. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Everyone is convinced that Brayden Kelley committed suicide but Bryce is determined to vindicate his brother and prove that it wasn't suicide at all but murder. Bryce will stop at nothing to find his brother's killer. Bryce quickly learns that clearing his brother's name could be deadly and he'll need all the help he can get.
The Cosy Knave
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,410. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
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Also titled "Murder deLight". A cosy Yorkshire mystery. The vicious attacks begin when the prodigal son of Knavesborough returns to the sleepy village after forty years in Argentina with fame and fortune. No wonder that spiteful Rose Walnut-Whip is killed, but when the violence escalates, Constable Penrose knows he needs help from his fiancée, librarian Rhapsody Gershwin. Cover: Ellen Nielse
Stephanie Isn't Here
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,930. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A young high school science teacher, after weathering several family crises -- including the mysterious, unsolved murder of his wife -- is accused, tried, convicted and condemned to death some months later for the brutal killing of one of his young students. Can he survive all this? Is he guilty or innocent?
Murder for Breakfast
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Bed and Breakfast owners Anders Hauge and Meg Yarmouth are shocked when a guest is murdered and mutilated in a nearby Seattle park. Serial murders then terrify Capitol Hill residents. The two team up with biracial Police Lieutenant Donald Ginsberg to catch the surprising killer.
The Monster of Silver Creek
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,600. Language: American English. Published: October 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Terror has come... This small town in Prairie County, Montana has been rocked to its very core with the brutal murders of four women. A serial killer, whose calling card is as unusual as it is twisted, is on the loose - and Police Chief Nathan Sommers is bent on stopping him at all costs.
"Civil Disobedience"
Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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When a man is found dead at his doorstep on the edge of Walden Pond, naturalist and writer Henry David Thoreau follows his highly developed moral compass to track down the killer. A short story by an Edgar short story winner.
The Last Killer Standing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,970. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A homeless person in downtown Denver, Colorado is murdered by a serial killer whose favorite pastime is screwing with the police by leaving false leads and clues at his murders. His second victim makes everyone realize that the Cherry Creek Choker is back. The Choker's original killings of four hookers, several years earlier, scandalized and terrified the city.
Ben Bones & The Deadly Descendants
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,290. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Ben Bones, Genealogical Consultant and self-described Articulator of Family Skeletons, solves another genealogical mystery based in the past but with deadly ramifications in the present.
From Darkness
Price: Free! Words: 33,900. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Robert Drake did not think much of his father’s attempt to sway his dreams of becoming an FBI agent, nor the hallucination that took place during that attempt. It was long behind him now and he was bound and determined to make his own way in life. What he didn’t know is his earlier episode was going to lead him down a much darker path.
Accidental Hero
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 65,000. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
No one could have imagined George Ainslie a hero. Heroes are majestic, sublime. They look like Christopher Reeve. George is so bland his own mother wouldn't pick him in a police line-up. Also, he's a bit of a bumbler. Things happen to him through no fault of his own. How did he get to be a hero? George has friends in High Places working hard to keep him out of trouble and not always succeeding.
One Hand Killing
Series: An Alex Sullivan Zen Mystery, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,830. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Burned out from the gritty streets and depraved criminals she deals with daily, NYPD Detective Alex Sullivan escapes to the only place she can find any peace—a Zen Monastery in the Catskill Mountains. But while there, the walls of this once peaceful sanctuary are breached by the horror of ritual murders and the slow acid drip of suspicion.
Undercover Reunion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,290. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Two lifelong girlfriends find their childhood game of playing spies from a 60s TV show becomes all too real when they attend their 30th high school reunion and are recruited by the same organization to thwart a former schoolmate's plan for worldwide domination. Connect with Raven West: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Raven-West/142481059153188 Twitter: https://twitter.com/ravenwest
Deadly Secrets
Series: Mapleton Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,460. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Mapleton Police Chief Gordon Hepler would rather be on the streets than behind a desk dealing with budgets and the town council. When a fatal accident seems connected to two of Mapleton's most beloved citizens, he gets his wish. When he ties the accident to a grisly murder, he's afraid he's getting more than he bargained for. Can he solve the crime without revealing the secrets of his citizens?
ParaDick Sharry
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,920. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Hyper Futhark! Abnormal paranormal! Reader is warned, before beginning: this book contains wraith-inhibited sinning.
The Hudson Agency - Chicago Style
Series: The Hudson Detective Agency, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,920. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Case #1: From the Case Files of the Hudson Agency. Private Eye, Carl Danby tries to stay out of the limelight. Ever since the detective injured his knee on the job, the big boss himself has hinted at Danby’s retirement. Then the Agency is hired by successful Chicago businessman, Benjamin Porter, who has recently been involved in a series of life-threatening accidents. Danby's assigned the case
Buried In Benidorm
Price: Free! Words: 58,080. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Ex-priest and newly minted agnostic Max Castillo ekes out a living as a private investigator from his houseboat in Benidorm, Spain. He's finally got a little free time ... until a big-shot turns up dead at a local golf course. Now, his former employer is calling in an old debt, and Max is neck-deep in gangsters, grifters and girls with grudges.