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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
Price: Free! 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...
Pebbleton-On-Edge by D A Gregory
Price: Free! Words: 88,360. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.92 from 12 reviews)
In a quiet English seaside village Sue and her colleagues at the Parish Council think life is fun but boring, until they are shocked out of complacency when murder is discovered literally under their noses. The arrival of police and reporters alarms the unlikely new Parish Clerk, who has good reason to seek obscurity. Worse is to come, as a 200-year-old crime produces modern consequences.
In the Spirit of Murder by Laura Belgrave
Series: The Claudia Hershey Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 83,130. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2010 by Misty Mountain Productions. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A dead psychic on Halloween night. Heroin filtering into the town's schools. A sullen ex-con with a beef of his own, and a legislator with secrets to protect. Not what homicide detective Claudia Hershey expected when she moved to Indian Run, a smudge on Florida's map. But there's no turning back when the killer makes things personal.
Murder in the Fabric by Andrew Jennings
Series: George Kostas, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 43,150. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense(5.00 from 1 review)
George was dwarfed by the wall sized display with surveillance and analysis from all over Melbourne. A self driving car, a murder so sophisticated that even with all this it might have escaped notice. An employee of a Chinese security company. Surprisingly uncooperative. What did it have to do with the return of Mia, a mysterious hacker? It certainly was a city with murderous secrets.
Deadly Dancing by Nicolette Pierce
Series: Mars Cannon, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 64,720. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense(5.00 from 1 review)
When Mars Cannon meets a male exotic dancer at a bachelorette party, all decent thoughts fly out the window . . . until reality hits. And it hits hard! He has a secret and a long list of aliases. He’s not what he seems and Mars is dragged into a killer’s path. Mars needs to outsmart an irresistible man and outrun a killer, all while pulling off her friend’s wedding without a hitch.
Jean Jacque-Louie and the Secret Society of Lost Souls by Clive Carr
You set the price! Words: 38,700. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story with approximately 50 original graphic illustrations. The main characters are a suicidal ex-goth with a hidden agenda and two femme fatales prepared to kill anyone who gets in the way of their love. Each of whom inhabit a world where death is the order of the day. As many discover.
Who Murdered Garson Talmadge by David Bishop
Series: Matt Kile Series. Price: Free! Words: 71,040. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Matt Kile, ex-cop and ex-con, and current smart aleck has built a career writing mysteries. Garson Talmadge sold weapons to Saddam Hussein, then came to America and married Clarice, a woman half his age. When Clarice is arrested for murdering her husband, Matt takes the job of investigator for her defense attorney, with suspects stretching from the U.S. into Europe and the Middle East.
Scar Tissue by Mark Gummere
Series: Lucky Lucas Novels, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 28,960. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ex-con Ray Rhodes’ claim he was framed on weapons and drug charges is only the beginning when former cop Lucky Lucas is reluctantly dragged into an investigation as a family favor. Lucas quickly finds himself mixing with crooked cops, Chinese assassins, and a broken family with a disturbing and dangerous history that leads to blackmail and murder.
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.
Ghost Busting Mystery: Shady Hoosier Detective Agency (Book 1) by Daisy Pettles
Series: Shady Hoosier Detective Agency. Price: Free! Words: 61,300. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2018 by Hot Pants Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy(5.00 from 3 reviews)
When Dode Schneider, rattle-brained Indiana farmer, insists the Wyatt mansion is haunted by ghosts, Pawpaw County Sheriff Boots Gibson off-loads the crazy complaint to Ruby Jane Waskom and Veenie Goens, senior sleuths in training with the Shady Hoosier Detective Agency. The hilarious senior crime-cracking duo set out to uncover the truth behind the century-old haunting in this comic crime classic
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: 65,520. 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.