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Murder by Misrule by Anna Castle
Price: Free! Words: 90,970. 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.
Full-Bodied Wine : A Vintage Murder by Biddy Jenkinson
Price: Free! Words: 75,510. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Denis O'Gorman, Junior Diplomat in Ireland's Embassy in Ankara has become entangled in a Turkish plot. His matrimonial plans are in shambles. The Residence is 'haunted'. The wine is undependable. And then a murder occurs. Denis turns detective. The Department in Dublin is not impressed.
Running into the Darkness by D. A. Bale
Series: Deepest Darkness, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 71,750. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Samantha never intended to kill the President. As a doctor, she swore an oath to protect life – not take it. But that was before he ordered the murder of her family.
A Kayak for One by K.L. McCluskey
Series: Kirk Lake Camp, Kirk Lake Camp Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,940. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A Charlene Parker mystery. What could go wrong when a geology professor and his students rent a few cottages as a base for field work in the area? They're educated young adults led by an experienced professor. How much trouble could the students be for the former detective? Will it be a peaceful end to the busy summer season...for a change? Will it end without a murder ... for a change?
Tainted Souls by Steven J. Wangsness
Price: Free! Words: 89,480. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Detective Rick Frost washes up in the sleepy Los Angeles exurb of Santa Isidora after being cashiered by the LAPD. An everyday murder investigation draws Frost into a web of corruption that stretches from the salons of Beverly Hills to the Green Zone of Baghdad and quickly pits him against powerful forces that even the Feds fear to disturb.
Marathon Nightmare by Meredith Rae Morgan
Price: Free! Words: 81,460. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Bev ("After the Fire") Deller is back with a new mystery to solve, and, potentially, a new man in her life and a new job, too. This time she's assigned to investigate a suspicious fire in a cheap motel in Marathon, Florida, where everyone appears to be hiding secrets and no one tells the whole truth about anything.
Wear Something Red by K.G. Lawrence
Series: The Proteus Group. Price: Free! Words: 98,780. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Former FBI agent, Joan McGowan, returns to Dominion, Oregon to become the sheriff. Her hopes for a new beginning for herself and her daughter, Shana, are threatened by secrets and suspicions the moment they arrive. This is the first book of the Proteus Group Series.
Spiked by Peter Menadue
Price: Free! Words: 65,600. Language: Australian English. Published: March 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.00 from 1 review)
Volume 3 in the Bush Capital Series. Canberra political correspondent Paul Ryder is chasing a story that will blow the doors off a federal election campaign. Trained killers, spies, hardened political operators and his mother-in-law desperately try to stop him. However, maybe this time fame and fortune will land in his lap.
The Ex Who Wouldn't Die by Sally Berneathy
Series: Charley's Ghost, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 83,640. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Book 1, Charley's Ghost series Amanda has been trying for a year to divorce her lying, cheating, scam artist husband, Charley. Then he turns up dead. Finally they are no longer married! But she is the primary suspect and, if that isn't bad enough, Charley's ghost shows up in her apartment. He was rejected, not allowed to go to the light. Even death did not them part.
The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen - A Dix Dodd Mystery by N.L. Wilson
Series: Dix Dodd Mystery, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 73,390. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011 by Norah Wilson. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.73 from 11 reviews)
Dix Dodd, PI has hung out her own shingle, specializing in busting cheaters. The guys back at Jones & Assoc. are laying bets about how soon she’ll fail. Things are looking up when Dix gets hired by Jennifer Weatherby to trail her husband 24-7 for a week, for $10K. But Dix's big payday earns her prime suspect status in a murder investigation by her nemesis, Det. Richard Head (aka Dickhead).
Train to Anywhere by David George Howard
Price: Free! Words: 97,750. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Eddie Griffin, a 23-year-old ex-con, is working to put his life back together. Late one evening he witnesses a local businessman committing a murder. His life is spared, but he will be killed if he talks to the police. Everything he has worked for falls apart as he becomes caught between rival criminal and legal organizations.
Dwindling Sands (The Hourglass Killer Trilogy, Book 1) by LR Potter
Price: Free! Words: 63,980. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller(3.00 from 1 review)
Unrequited love: defined as love not reciprocated or returned in kind. Unrequited love becomes the bane of police detective Tess Champion’s existence in the town of Aurora, Colorado.. While struggling to rebuild her life after an attempted rape, Tess Champion is thrown into case after case of women who have suffered what she had…and worse.
Disillusioned, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 2 by William Manchee
Series: The Stan Turner Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 87,400. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012 by Top Publications, Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(3.00 from 1 review)
Stan returns to law school after narrowly escaping the United States Marines Corps and court martial for the murder of his drill sergeant. He thinks law school should be a snap after the ordeal he has just endured, but he is wrong and quickly finds himself mired in a web of intrigue and deception that threatens both him and his family.
Murder On The Mind by L.L.
Series: The Jeff Resnick Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,850. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense(4.50 from 4 reviews)
A mugging leaves insurance investigator Jeff Resnick with a fractured skull, and graphic nightmares of murder. But when a local banker is found dead, Jeff believes the attack left him with a sixth sense, and finds himself probing into dangerous secrets that touch his own traumatic past. Originally published by Five Star/Cengage. "A tightly paced story with a good kick at the end."--RT Magazine
My Justice My Revenge by Terry J. Mickow
Price: Free! Words: 83,280. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom(4.60 from 5 reviews)
My Justice My Revenge is the story about a court system, a violent crime, and the struggles of a family that went through that system.
The Good Knight by Sarah Woodbury
Series: The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 78,730. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Suspense(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Join Gareth & Gwen in their first mystery together ... Complete Series reading order: The Good Knight, The Uninvited Guest, The Fourth Horseman, The Fallen Princess, The Unlikely Spy, The Lost Brother, The Renegade Merchant, The Unexpected Ally, The Worthy Soldier, The Favored Son, The Viking Prince. Also The Bard's Daughter (prequel novella).
Death By A Dark Horse by Susan Schreyer
Series: Thea Campbell Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 92,730. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Thea Campbell goes out for revenge when the one person who is simultaneously the most likely and least likely candidate for thief steals her horse. But Thea is wrong. As close to dead wrong as she ever wishes to get.
Clocks Locks and Danger: A Button Up Detective Agency Cozy Mystery #1 by Lizzie Lewis
Price: Free! Words: 51,150. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2020 by White Tree Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective(5.00 from 1 review)
When Janika Jones’ husband is found dead, his death is initially assumed to be suicide. Sam Jones was a detective with the local CID, and Janika is determined to prove he was murdered. Realising she has detective skills of her own, she trains to be a private investigator, and sets up an office above the Button Up coffee shop owned by Abi Wells, a girl she knew at school as Abi Button.
A Senior Moment: A Blog by D.G. Marshall
Price: Free! Words: 151,670. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime(5.00 from 1 review)
A 70 year old man fends off boredom with a blog about senior issues: senior sports (golf and pickleball), alcohol, social media, divorce, movies, marijuana, humor and medical and memory concerns. After a pickleball accident, it turns into a rant as everyone focusses upon his apparent declining cognitive ability. A scam call makes him leave his home and go on a search for his granddaughter.
Suspicion of Murder by James Ward
Price: Free! Words: 85,660. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural(5.00 from 1 review)
Lt. Thomas Shard, known for his unorthodox method for solving cases, is suddenly under suspicion of murder when a woman's body is found in the garage of his upstate New York, Leyden home. He must use his uncanny knack of connecting the details surrounding the murders with his Sergeant Knut Johnsen’s irksome habit of citing bits of 1,000 year old Icelandic sagas to work to clear his name.