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The Phoenix Rising
Series: The Phoenix Conspiracy, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 109,710. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by Richard Lee Sanders. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
As the most serious threat ever facing the galaxy now looms over them, Calvin and his crew continue their mission to expose the dark conspiracy haunting the Empire. Now a fugitive on the run, Calvin has no choice but to work alongside Raidan’s mysterious Organization. And form an alliance with a misfit band of fair-weather friends. Meanwhile ships are vanishing and murders are going unnoticed.
The Phoenix Crisis
Series: The Phoenix Conspiracy, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 124,170. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by Richard Lee Sanders. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The leaders of the Phoenix Conspiracy are poised to usher in The Hour of Ascension. And it is up to Calvin to expose the conspiracy before the Empire collapses in a firestorm of civil war. The Organization, the Akiras, CERKO, the Advent, the Phoenix Ring... it all comes down to this moment. And the question on everyone's mind is, can the Empire survive? Or will it be lost to the tempest.
The Ultimate Resolution
Series: Jake Kingsley Apostle Island Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 104,460. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Dissatisfied with the way the law has come to be practiced, Minneapolis trial lawyer Jake Kingsley "retires" to a 42 foot sailboat in the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior. A friend of a friend, a tragic accident on Otter Island, an old tractor and a lawsuit involving more than just legal claims, but intrigue and crime, bring Jake out of "retirement" for awhile.
Harmonica & Gig
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
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.
News from Dead Mule Swamp
Series: Anastasia Raven Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 37,570. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.70 from 10 reviews)
News from Dead Mule Swamp is a cozy mystery set in the upper Midwest. Anastasia Raven is running from the pain of a failed marriage, and hopes to hide from the world in an old farmhouse she has purchased at the edge of Dead Mule Swamp. When she finds a hundred-year-old newspaper inside a wall, why is it stolen before she can even read it? (Anastasia Raven Mysteries #1)
Death Comes in the Morning
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.
We Don't Know Jack
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.
The Phoenix War
Series: The Phoenix Conspiracy, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 130,980. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013 by Richard Lee Sanders. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
The threat of civil war looms over humanity. Summers races to find the isotome weapons, Nimoux is trapped, Shen awakens to a strange new life, and Calvin hunts for the true puppetmaster. Desperate to discover the deepest layer of the conspiracy before it's too late. And in the shadows, Blackmoth brews a storm of chaos, hellbent on subjecting the galaxy to the dark design of his One True God.
Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice
Series: Mellow Summers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,630. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012 by Janet McNulty. 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
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.
Self Made
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.
In the Spirit of Murder
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
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
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.
Who Murdered Garson Talmadge
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.
Dark City, Dark Magic
Series: Mystery, Murder, and Magic, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 16,730. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Brother of millionaire Frederick Billingsly is dead, but was it suicide or magic-assisted murder? The police are no help, so Frederick hires private eye Rick Walker. While Rick might be a Scotch-soaked womanizer, he's good at his job and an able magic user. With the help of a foul-mouthed demon, Rick takes the case. The question is - will he be able to solve the case and pay his rent on time?
Scar Tissue
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.
Ghost Busting Mystery: Shady Hoosier Detective Agency (Book 1)
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
Running into the Darkness
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.