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Lunchtime Reads: Mystery 2, Guided Imagery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Guided Imagery is a 2,000-word paranormal mystery short story suitable for reading on your lunch hour. Guided imagery meditation plays a key role in helping a very efficient older woman relieve her gentle daughter of an abusive husband. "If the things she brought back didn't hurt her, then why couldn't she bring back something capable of killing someone else?"
Christmas Jumper
Series: Samantha Hartley, PI, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,550. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Samantha Hartley has officially opened her private investigation office in DC. Her newest client is found dead outside his posh hotel--a "jumper". DC cops find her business card in his pocket and want to know everything, but Sam won't talk. With the case ruled a homicide, Sam is determined to be involved in finding out why her client was murdered.
The Mystery of the Elusive Fitness Instructor
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Worn out from investigating the murder of her boss, Cynthia Hegarty opens a detective agency in the City. But she gets more than she bargained for - a customer! Join Cynthia as she investigates the mysterious non-appearance of a very fit fitness instructor. This is a short story.
Fenridge (The Ethereal Crossings, 2)
Series: The Ethereal Crossings, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,670. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Liv thought she would be able to return to her usual self once everything was taken care of. But she’s had to be careful to hide her feelings from Luke; her feelings of disappointment are getting to her, and she can’t help but wonder what the cause of her sudden fevers is. Until Dr. Wineman decides to tell her that she doesn’t smell human anymore; he thinks her fevers are a symptom of Change.
Atonement
Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A man sits on a bench in front of his old school remembering the place where one particular day changed his life and those of many others dramatically years earlier.
He Needed Killing Too
Series: Needed Killing, book 2. Price: Free! Words: 74,060. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Book 2 in the Needed Killing series. Dr. Douglas was often described as a man who “needed killing.” When someone takes the description literally and puts a bullet through his head, the provost calls in James Crawford. As Crawford tackles his second case as a private eye, he also wrangles with the particulars of becoming a licensed detective, including the burning question of business cards.
217 Eden Street
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,700. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
If he wasn't getting dragged into yet another argument between his neighbors, Andy and Gert, Beau Farneuff could enjoy Sunday football. Though, it isn't long before Beau suspects he'll no longer have to worry about it, when Gert suddenly disappears. The story her husband tells is less than believable. But before Beau will be able to enjoy another game, he and his wife Nora must find out for sure.
She's Gone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,790. Language: American English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
She's Gone is about Netti Quill, a young would-be novelist who mingles with waterfront mobsters in a naive attempt to acquire experience and atmosphere for her writing. She disappears from an island during a storm, and her wealthy grandmother hires PI Duff Kerrigan to find her. Murders occur while his search takes him from a small coastal fishing village to the north woods, risking his li
Vampire Lodge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,350. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012 by Little Devil Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Kevin and his family visit his Aunt Carolyn, unusual things begin to happen. And come to think of it, Aunt Carolyn is a bit creepy herself. She’s pale, thin, always wears black, and... Why has Kevin never seen her in daylight? She lives in an old hunting lodge way back in the woods, and the lodge is full of locked doors, dark hallways, and secret passages: a perfect place...for a vampire.
The Rune House
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 115,210. Language: British English. Published: October 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.75 from 8 reviews)
In 1574 a strange house is built in the shape of an ancient rune, one of whose ambiguous meanings is an invitation - but an invitation to what? In the present day, Robbie thinks all he has to worry about is the new detective joining him on the cold case unit. Yet with a growing list of disappearances and murders, Robbie and Drake find themselves drawn to the history of the house and its secrets.
The Mystery Hounds: The Scent of Gold
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When a mysterious theft robs a family of a treasured heirloom, the Mystery Hounds bound into action. Shirley and Winston are two unique dogs... together, they fight crime! Designed to be read alone or with a parent, the Mystery Hounds will engage readers of age and preference. For the young, or just the young at heart, the Hounds are howling for action.
Predator Strike
Series: Sam Ryan, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,220. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When ADFIS Investigator, Captain Sam Ryan, is unexpectedly deployed to Afghanistan to investigate an apparent suicide he senses something isn't right. Hitting the ground running he's quickly drawn into an investigation with a terrifying international twist.
Clearwater Showdown
Series: Clearwater, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,850. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Joe is about to be deported. Mia doesn't want to leave her home and friends. An unlikely compromise with Homeland Security is brokered by Bob Morse. CHIPS continues to thrive as Doug attracts wealthy clients looking for protection. Another child has gone missing leaving Fred and Billy puzzled. Janille finds a new job. Frank faces a major problem that will affect the lives of the Clearwater family.
The Whole She-Bang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,730. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This anthology contains twenty stories penned by fifteen members of Sisters in Crime in Canada. The stories are cozy and noir, humorous and poignant, historical and current. There are amateur sleuths and professionals–cops, private detectives and one or two you won’t see coming.
Best Served Cold (An Olivia Hutchinson Mystery, Episode 2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,050. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Olivia Hutchinson is back in the second installment of her monthly series! It's only a few days before Thanksgiving, and Hutch's life is falling to pieces. She can't follow a recipe to save her life. Her strip club has burned to the ground and the police suspect foul play. And when someone tries to put a bullet through her head, Hutch realizes that she has to figure out who is trying to kill her
A Fool And Her Honey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,350. Language: American English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Wannabe musician Pagan Johansson has never been conventional, so slathering honey on herself for her lover to lick off isn't all that odd. That he dies because the honey was poisoned, though, is out of her comfort zone. Facing quality time in the slammer, Pagan goes on the lam and enlists the help of some less-than-refined pals to help her discover who poisoned the honey.
Right and Left Grand: A Darla King Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,060. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Square dance caller Darla King returns to square dancing in mid-life following tragedies in both her personal and professional lives. She finds that her specialized knowledge draws her into adventures she never thought she'd have.
My Sore Hush-a-Bye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,870. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Camille learned to love and accept her sheltered life with Uncle Bob. But she's growing up and everything is changing. She goes to public school, where no one talks to her, except Ashley. Now that Ashley's missing, Camille starts thinking about her mother and rethinking her life with Uncle Bob and everything she chose to believe.
I’m A Sweet Talkin’ Southern Bell Killer
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Juno moves back to her home town in North Carolina after living in New York for the worst five years of her life. She makes a new life for herself and even falls in love, but trouble seems to follow her everywhere. Well she's just going to have to find a way to rid of that trouble, isn't she?
Come What May
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 139,130. Language: American English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Hi. I’m Alexandra Hollingsworth. You know…being an FBI agent is definitely not as glamorous as it is on TV. Ten years of near misses finally caught up with me when I was shot in the line of duty. And just when I think things couldn’t get any worse, I find out I’m wanted by the FBI for the deaths of four agents...