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Flowers for Mercedes by Barnaby Wilde
Series: The Mercedes Drew Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 36,050. Language: British English. Published: November 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A girl on a motorbike, a hit and run, a detective called Flowers, a warehouse robbery, a train derailment, a missing cat, arson, kidnap and more in three complete stories about Mercedes Drew which, together, form the first part of the Mercedes Drew mysteries.
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.
Maxwell Street Blues by Marc Krulewitch
Price: Free! Words: 71,270. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Grabbing snapshots of cheating spouses and hunting down bail jumpers provides a comfortable living for Jules Landau—until his estranged father knocks on the door. Second-rate con man Bernie Landau reports Jules's beloved "Uncle Snook" has taken five bullets in the head. The newspapers dismiss the victim as another bean counter for the mob caught skimming off the top. But Jules isn't buying it.
Blood and Satin (Blood and Satin #1) by Amanda McCarter
Series: Blood and Satin, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 21,120. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(3.00 from 1 review)
Adelaide Hunter is a vampire. Only she doesn't know it yet. When she wakes up to find one of her clients ripped to shreds and her body covered in his blood, her life starts spiraling out of control. With no memory of what happened, she's in trouble. The police are after her, she's got the hots for the detective on her case, and there's a mysterious, handsome vampire who wants to help her.
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.
The John Doe by Veronice Ceccarelli
Price: Free! Words: 49,950. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 3 reviews)
They would have liked to know who the John Doe was, but more importantly they wanted to know what he was. And what was his power, the power they did not understand? He could not be allowed free. He was not an ordinary man.
Hilda Hopkins, Murder, She Knit #1 by Vivienne Fagan
Price: Free! Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011 by StreetWise Publications. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Nobody suspects little old ladies of doing bad things... like sedating their house guests and strangling them with a machine knitted garrotte! Hilda Hopkins hits the road and outwits the police and everyone chasing her, but no one can run forever, especially not at her age and in those stockings!
Murder On The Mind by L.L. Bartlett
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
Tantric Zoo: A Bud Warhol Mystery by Rob Loughran
Price: Free! Words: 49,320. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Tantric Zoo begins at a tantric sex couples retreat in 1987. Amid the cavorting and indulging and groping and exploring one of the campers ends up dead. The surviving campers bury the body and return to their lives. Until 2008 when the body is discovered and Bud Warhol finds the murderer and discovers how two decades of guilt has affected the lives of everyone involved with the Tantric Zoo.
Merrie Axemas: A Killer Holiday Tale by M. R. Sellars
Price: Free! Words: 24,010. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010 by WillowTree Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.91 from 11 reviews)
Little Merrie Callahan is all grown up now. She doesn't believe in Santa anymore. But she still has an axe to grind with the man in the red suit... MERRIE AXEMAS is an intense sampling of the novel IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER. It brings you to the edge, taunts you with unanswered questions, and hangs you with an alternate ending.
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.
The Tenth Caller by Michael Bronte
Price: Free! Words: 101,920. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Shock-jock extraordinaire, he'd been one of the biggest. Now, he’s doing the graveyard shift in Nowhere, USA. Gulliver still has fans, however, which some call a radio freak parade. At 3:16 a.m., he takes the tenth call, and the caller is into murder. The caller calls again, and again, and he’s always the tenth call, and the murders go way back. Who is he, and how is he always the tenth call?
Grain of Truth by V. J. Chambers
Series: Innocence Unit, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 79,740. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(5.00 from 1 review)
They have the power to overturn wrongful convictions... and a target on their backs. Elke Lawrence welcomes the long hours and relocation her “promotion” requires. She hopes leading the new Conviction Review Unit, an experimental investigation team, means leaving her wrecked marriage and troubled past behind. Their first case challenges that notion.
First Four Jolie Gentil Mysteries by Elaine L. Orr
Series: Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series. Price: Free! Words: 286,420. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth(5.00 from 1 review)
The first four books of the Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series are now in one set. First is Appraisal for Murder, followed by Rekindling Motives, When the Carny Comes to Town, and Any Port in a Storm. Jolie is a real estate appraiser in a New Jersey Beach town and her flexible schedule allows plenty of time for trouble. Join her and friends for fun fiction you can share with your family.
Little Lost Girl by Graham Wilson
Series: Old Balmain House - Second Edition, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,680. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2017 by Beyond Beyond Books. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(5.00 from 1 review)
A little girl vanished 100 years ago. Her name was Sophie. Where did she go? An old house in Balmain. A portrait and perfume bottle hidden in a chimney. Unknown and untouched, while a century passed, their memory slowly fading. Glimpses of an eight year old girl and her school friend, missing, never found. The grief of those left behind, those who searched, those who yearned. Now a new search!
The Pumpkin Seed Massacre: Ben Pecos Mysteries, Book 1 by Susan Slater
Series: Ben Pecos Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 85,450. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018 by Columbine Publishing Group, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(5.00 from 1 review)
Native American psychologist Ben Pecos has returned to the New Mexico pueblo of his birth as an intern with the Indian Health Service. Still struggling with the demons of his past, he is plunged into the nightmare rampage of a mysterious illness that is killing the residents of the pueblo, including his own grandmother. Newly edited first e-book edition.
A Small Place Called Space: Seeds of Doubt (Book 1) by A.M. Scheitlin
Series: A Small Place Called Space. Price: Free! Words: 59,160. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Ray Parallax is the best detective on Mars. Correction, Ray is the only detective on Mars. However, the most profitable case is onboard a mysterious space ship. A secret and vital mission is derailed when the ship's captain is brutally murdered. Ray has to solve it, but he is not going to get any help from the ship's crew. In fact, he'll be lucky to make it off the ship alive.
First Touch: An Autumn Rain Mystery Novella by Teyla Branton
Series: Imprints, Book 0. Price: Free! Words: 28,850. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2018 by White Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense(5.00 from 1 review)
Detective Shannon Martin believes Autumn Rain's gift is a hoax. But he is desperate to find the missing little girl. Can they put aside their differences and find her before it's too late?