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Of War and Women
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Price: Free! Words: 66,130. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
On the eve of the Battle of Britain a farewell party is held for the 93rd Squadron at Wharton Manor, and though World War II will subsequently intervene, events of that night will echo down through history, changing the lives of those present forever. Unfairly maligned, one woman will persevere, but for all her accomplishments, will Felicité succeed?
Send in the Clowns (A Jason Thornhill Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
THE BIG BANG THEORY meets OCEAN'S ELEVEN Jason and friends may be on to a major score. A crooked attorney's warehouse full of stolen merchandise is an attractive target, but no job is as easy as it looks. The wisecracking, pop culture-obsessed crew will need to scramble if they want get away with the swag. And stay out of jail. Send in the Clowns is a short story. Approximate length: 9000 words
Dead As A Doornail
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,330. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
"When The Fat Ladies Sing" cozy mystery series, Book 3--All the girls have to do is nail the killer, find the missing money, save their beauty shop, and rescue the little town of Wachita before Lovita walks down the aisle. Can two big bodaciously beautiful women do it? Piece of cake.
Don't Tell Presley!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,030. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Presley French is young, beautiful, and someone wants her dead. Someone else—her former English teacher—wants to physically assault her. Someone else—the FBI—wants to interrogate her. Someone else—Dani Ripper—wants to protect her, but can’t decide if Presley is insane, or just crazy. Now Dani contacts someone else—Donovan Creed—who refuses to get involved unless Dani agrees to own him a favor.
Welcome to Gray City
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Price: Free! Words: 61,100. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
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Everyone in Gray City has something to offer... or something to hide. Murder. Blackmail. Scams. Detective Jake Montana has to sort through it to find out who’s killing off the local athletes. Jilted housewife or jealous husband? Maybe someone else.The investigation takes a turn toward the humorous side as he interviews some of the colorful locals, then it’s all-out slapstick at the end.
The Murders at Hobson’s Coal Hole and The Prospect of Whitby
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,050. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The third in the series of previously unpublished cases of Sherlock Holmes, related by John H. Watson, MD. The only known manuscripts in this collection are rough drafts without provenance in the library of Oliver St Gaudy, who has revised and otherwise prepared them for publication. Whether they are authentic is for the reader to decide.
Havana Nocturne
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015 by Intrigue Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
With US relations with Cuba, you can relive the past with this mystery/espionage story set in Cuba right after the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Writing Your First Mystery
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A step-by-step guide to constructing your first mystery by bestselling crime fiction author Mar Preston.
Mindscrew Part 1 - A Sam Jameson Thriller
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Price: Free! Words: 54,640. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
“Right up there with James Patterson, David Baldacci, Nelson DeMille and Frederic Forsyth.” Elite hacker and amateur thief Sabot Mondragon has bumbled into the clutches of his former employers, who are exceedingly upset. Maybe it's because he stole billions from them, making him one of the richest men on the planet. Sabot has no clue that the fate of the global economy is intertwined with his own
A Secret Killer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,870. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Low Price For A Limited Time Julia Blake runs a cleaning business. She also has the uncanny knack of discovering murdered people. In this story Julia visits one of her clients, a genealogist called Hugo Barnes. Hugo has uncovered a family secret during the course of his work. He tells Julia that the client won’t be happy about the secret he’s discovered. Julia finds Hugo’s dead body the next day.
Murder and Mai Tais
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Series: Danger Cove Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,340. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Hope Foster's motto is to let fate lead you—which it did in her case right to the quiet town of Danger Cove. But when the owner of the Smugglers' Tavern, where Hope tends bar, is murdered, suddenly fate puts Hope squarely in the role of "prime suspect" in her employer's murder.
In the Twinkling of a Bronze Eye
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The arrival of a gift from its sister city, Foshan in China, to Springton forces Bruce Greenwood, the city’s park ranger to face an unusual situation. The gift, a life size bronze statue, placed near the park’s main entrance stirs the outrage of some city folks.
The Last Will and Testament of Ernie Politics
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Price: Free! Words: 71,430. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Ernie Politics, a homeless conspiracy theorist, has been murdered. The LAPD is no help, so Ray Cobb vows to find out who killed his friend. His quest for vigilante justice pulls him deep into a dangerous Los Angeles underworld of homeless elite, filthy hustlers, and strange allies. Ray quickly learns that when you live on the streets, the only person you can trust is yourself.
The Auto Shop Case
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A gruesome discovery in the trunk of a white sedan in an auto repair shop, draws homicide detectives John Allen and Chris Davidson into a murder mystery. The victim, Susan Baldwin, is the young wife of a middle-aged real estate developer, Steven Baldwin, a respectable member of the city’s business community and a close friend of the police commissioner.
Murder in the Bahamas: Book 2 in the Murder in Paradise Series
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,200. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015 by Fantastic Fiction. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Murder in the Bahamas is a cozy, tropical mystery with a persistent and lovable heroine who gives a whole new meaning to “putting it all on the line” for her job. This is the second installment of the Murder in Paradise series by author Penelope Sotheby. If you are a fan of cozy mysteries that contain an ingenious but modest woman sleuth then you will love Anna Winters’ first adventure.
Those Who Fought for Us
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Price: Free! Words: 62,940. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
On the eve of World War I, Elizabeth Turnberry and her friend Margaret MacCreedy meet fellow students Robert Sutherland and Alastair Stewart in a pub in Edinburgh. And, although the future seems bright, the outbreak of war in the summer of 1914 will destroy all their hopes and dreams. Is there hope at all for those who fought for us?
Recreation: Yes, you do look a little familiar...
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Price: Free! Words: 11,480. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015 by Ex-L-Ence Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A short story prequel to the 'Lena's Friends' novels. Lena sells herself, she is a high class 'escort', a prostitute. At a bike rally, Lena meets up with Tony, someone she had previously met in a ‘professional’ way... Despite initial worries that her business and private lives should be kept separate, it soon becomes obvious that Tony was definitely going to be one of ‘Lena's Friends’...
The Scorned (A Private Investigator Series of crime mystery novels Book 3)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Matt Blake heartless old banker is shot trying to stop a woman robber. Before security guards could stop her, she rushes to an elevator with the money she just robbed. Of course, security guards are waiting for her on the upper floor. However, the woman mysteriously disappears on her way there. Private Eye Alex French has three days to find the mysterious lady to ensure evil does not go unpunished
Egg Hunt
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Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,130. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
When a priceless Fabergé egg goes missing from a locked room in the London townhouse of Russian oligarch Yevgeny Ivanov, everybody quickly suspects the cleaning lady Eva Hart. But Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd has her doubts, for Eva Hart has no motive, since the egg is unsellable on the free market. But what does Eva's little daughter Emily know? And what happened to the egg?
The Isleworth Smile Part 2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,090. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Left for dead in Zurich, is this the end for Kroupa and Benoît? The horrors of the past have come back to life and at the centre of it all is the Mona Lisa. With Hendrych left in the dark, and Kroupa nowhere to be found, it looks as though evil plans laid down over a hundred years ago may finally be realised