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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 1 review)
"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.
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?
Fang and Claw by Markie Madden
Series: The Undead Unit. Price: Free! Words: 84,580. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2015 by Metamorph Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Over a hundred years in the future, it’s a world where supernatural beings live and work among humans. Of course, the governments of the world have forced them to take the Undead Oath in order to gain citizenship; they must not prey on humans for food. They’re given tasks in jobs suited for their species, but just as among other minorities, they must struggle to prove themselves.
Summer of Fear by Christopher McGarry
Price: Free! Words: 57,640. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled(5.00 from 1 review)
Antonio Guardini, a hard-edged though tactful New York police detective, devout Catholic and prolife activist, must put his personal beliefs aside as he hunts down a cunning assassin who is murdering abortion doctors.
The Dove, The Dragon & The Flame by LizX
Price: Free! Words: 79,660. Language: British English. Published: May 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal(5.00 from 1 review)
In every fairytale there's a heroine, a bad guy who makes her life a misery and one who comes to her rescue. Tradition dictates them as literary myths of afflicted love where good always triumphs over evil. This story isn't any old fairytale, but a modern one with a twist. One in which possession is nine tenths of the story.
Pieces of Me by Ian Williams
Price: Free! Words: 63,260. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Author proceeds from this book will go to 2 charities. Msizi Africa and Come Ride with me. Detective Inspector Ian Carragher leads a simple life. He loves unhealthy food, drinking, football and his wife. However he can barely look after himself, so when a series of gruesome murders occurs across London he has to find the culprit. However he finds out more about himself.
Crane's Landing by Leigh Carol Alexander
Price: Free! Words: 97,500. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal(4.50 from 2 reviews)
John's new house comes with an old problem. Sarah. She may be dead but she's not leaving until John helps her find out who killed her 36 years ago. The investigation leads John into danger and the realisation that you don't have to be dead to stop living.
Getaway Girlz by Joan Rylen
Series: Getaway Girlz, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 88,810. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Recipe for a vacation - Ingredients: Four friends, white sandy beach, splash of tequila, salt and lime. Directions: Shake it up. Slam it back. Watch out. Vacation can be...Murder.
From Newsprint to Footprints by Elaine L. Orr
Series: River's Edge Cozy Mystery Series. Price: Free! Words: 81,460. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth(4.00 from 2 reviews)
“You're fired!” Grouchy news publisher Hal Morris sends reporter Melanie Perkins packing for taking too many photos of flowers. Panicked at being unemployed, she lands a job as a landscaper, but an ugly surprise greets her on her first day. A pile of mulch, a tangerine, and a stolen hoe cast suspicion on Melanie. But her efforts to find a murderer instead put a target on her back.
Death Comes in the Morning by Don Bissett
Series: Nathan Parker, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 126,390. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Nathan Parker never expected to find a body while hiking in Montana. And he certainly didn’t expect it to disappear. But those events land him in a conspiracy of greed that leads to a rising count of missing people. He is dragged to the brink of death, leaving him no option but to fight to survive.
Pieces by Julia Dudek
You set the price! Words: 98,960. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General(4.63 from 16 reviews)
Angelique isn’t a killer, not truly—but witnessing the murder of her best friend and discovering that the killer’s identity is missing from her memory sends her moral compass spinning wildly out of control. She must remember-before Det. Ben Marsden learns that the person behind the city’s string of bizarre killings, and the woman he's fallen helplessly in love with, are one and the same.
We Don't Know Jack by Robert Spires
Series: Andrew Stone Mysteries, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 62,960. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Graft, murder and treachery in a tranquil academic setting. Dr.Andrew Stone, a successful but languishing professor, finds himself a suspect in the murder of his best friend, Jack Carniger. Influenced by his beloved fictional Scottish detective Rebus, Andrew forms an unlikely alliance with a young police detective to solve the mystery.
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians by Carl Faehrmann
You set the price! Words: 80,030. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.00 from 1 review)
On the banks of the mighty Ottawa River, a young woman is brutally dismembered and tossed into the fast-flowing water. The only clue that the police have is the woman's Aboriginal background. Inspector Joe Donnelly is in a race against time to catch a killer who kills with more and more daring. As he puts the violent clues together, he comes to grips with the darkest chapter in Canadian history.
Paper Man by Peter Menadue
Price: Free! Words: 58,210. Language: Australian English. Published: March 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.00 from 1 review)
Volume 2 of the Bush Capital Series. A Cabinet Minister is murdered and Parliament House is in uproar. Newshound Paul Ryder investigates and finds himself in a dark world where his press pass won't protect him. Will he get the scoop of a lifetime? Will he bed a sexy TV reporter? Or will his byline end up on a tombstone? A fast-paced comic thriller set in Canberra, Australia.
Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice by Janet McNulty
Series: Mellow Summers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,630. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012 by Janet. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective(4.00 from 1 review)
Mellow Summers just wanted to go to college and get her film degree. She moved into a furnished apartment with her friend Jackie only to find that it already had a tenant: the ghost of a girl who was murdered a year earlier. Now it is up to Mellow to not only discover who the murderer is, but to prove it as well. With the help of the ghost Rachel, Mellow sets out to solve the year old mystery. Sh
Progressive Dinner Deadly by Elizabeth Spann Craig
Series: A Myrtle Clover Mystery, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 56,680. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.00 from 1 review)
Octogenarian Myrtle Clover is fit to be tied when her book club votes to change to a supper club. Who wants chips and dip when they can have Dickens and Twain? But when a body is discovered during the first supper club dinner, the evening quickly gets interesting. Myrtle pits her sleuthing skills against her police chief son's to find the killer....if the killer doesn't find her first.
Fools Club by Craig Mallery
Price: Free! Words: 71,690. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.00 from 1 review)
Fools Club tells the story of two stepbrothers — Colin Schaefer, the all-American golden boy, and Jacob Miller, the introverted genius — who together made a fortune with an internet startup and then lost it all in the stock market crash. These two stepbrothers suddenly find themselves locked in a dangerous struggle in which all the tensions and jealousies from their childhood will play out
Self Made by M. Darusha Wehm
Series: Andersson Dexter, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 59,670. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2009 by in potentia press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled(4.00 from 1 review)
Ever wish things were different? Ivy Velasquez did, so she became someone else. But one day, Ivy discovers that her alternate self has been murdered. Having nowhere else to turn, she finds Andersson Dexter: part private eye, part vigilante, part cop. Self Made is a story of people striving to control our own destinies, and how that desire affects them in ways they could never imagine.
Definitions by Paul Hennrich
You set the price! Words: 87,380. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(4.82 from 11 reviews)
DEA agent Kent Baker, a loose cannon on an extensive leave of abscence, stops to help a beautiful woman being beaten on the edge of an interstate highway. Coming to the rescue of the lady seemed like a good idea except that afterwards people began getting murdered in nasty ways. Baker is forced to find out who is perpetrating the butchery...and way...