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Markers by Lucus Anthony Ren
Price: Free! Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
What happens when we stop reading? Lucas Anthony Ren sends us into that area without boundaries where understanding who is writing, isn't the question. Rather, what comes next. After it stops.
Truth is no Stranger by Tim Holter Bruckner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,180. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2017 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » General
He was as hard boiled as a Private Detective can get. She was a knockout, in her short red velvet fur trimmed skirt, so short it barely covered the half-moons of her derriere. Seems she took something she wasn’t supposed. A book. THE Big Book. And now the Book is gone and if she doesn't get that book back, there'd be HELL to pay.
"The Landlord." by scifiguy3553
Price: Free! Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
What in the world does a millionaire, real estate Millennial of New York City have to do with an ancient superstition from the Middle East? And why is that ancient tale intruding on Trevor Mesa’s life and one of his long-time tenants?
Murder and Herbal Tea by Janet Lane Walters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,140. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2017 by Books We Love Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Katherine’s wedding day has arrived and she and Lars make their vows. When she notices one of her best friends hasn’t arrived, she begins to worry. Her friend owns a shop where tea and accompaniments are sold. Her friend’s partner is a micromanager. Katherine’s friend has wanted to dissolve the partnership.
The Bet by Rebecca King
Series: To Honour A Wager. Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 76,820. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Five friends, Rufus, Elijah, Sam, Robard, and Myles place a bet to avoid marriage they all know they can win. But, when an accident draws Estelle into his life, Myles knows he has to protect her, and not just from his poor driving! They are thrown into a dark and dangerous world full of lies, subterfuge, and murder, which makes innocent local folklore something far more sinister.
Deal or No Deal? A Case from the Midnight Eye Files by William Meikle
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,210. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Three beers and a packet of crisps is a tempting offer for your soul when you don't really believe you have one. But when it comes time to pay up, suddenly it doesn't seem like such a sweet deal. You're going to need help, but who are you going to call?
From Hay to Eternity: Ten Devilish Tales of Crime and Deception by Sandra Murphy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,490. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
To the moon and back, here are ten tales with a twist. The unlikely characters have one thing in common--they're ready and willing to do whatever it takes to achieve their goals. As the old saying goes, you have to watch out for the quiet ones.
What Remains of Teddy Redburn by Lorraine Ray
Price: Free! Words: 24,570. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The disappearance of a multi-millionaire in the small town of Los Hombres triggers a comic and horrifying search for his briefcase stuffed with cash.
Hidden Agendas by Barry Hunt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,530. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
The terrorist operation is going to strike at the very heart of British democracy on an unprecedented scale and MI6 agent Daniel Rankin is tasked with trying to prevent it. But unexpected forces are working against him. Retired detective, Charlie Watts, joins Daniel and together they find themselves pitted not only against the terrorists and a powerful financier but also the American NSA.
Bad Apples by JJ Marsh
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,430. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
“Some people are just rotten to the core.” Scotland Yard sends DCI Stubbs to Portugal for a police conference. Nothing strenous, so they say. Just murder, deceit, corruption, egomania, abduction and some truly excellent squid.
Soutee in New Orleans by Dale Wiley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Western
Soutee continues down the long highway from Memphis to the Crescent City. With no way to reach his mysterious lady friend, is the money gone forever? Soutee pursues justice and a little big of pleasure as he heads down to the deep south.
Mafia Sex Lure by James Creamwood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,590. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A gang of thugs uses a blonde sex lure to blackmail their victims & the scam works pretty well until they kill a young drug addict and a masked man shows up seeking revenge. A beautiful brunette is in a desperate situation. Who will bed her first, the gangster who plans to ravage her and then sell her into a whorehouse, or the man she wants to give herself to on their wedding night. PG Rated
Wraak by Louw Erasmus
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 73,340. Language: Afrikaans. Published: May 25, 2017 by Kameeldoring Boeke. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Ria het ŉ boodskap vir Blixsem gelos. Hy het haar terug geskakel, min wetende dat hy tweekeer by die dood sou omdraai. Blixsem het ŉ belofte gemaak, iets wat hy nooit verbreek nie. Dan sweer Blixsem wraak. Wraak wat diep gewortel is. Skoolkinders word deur die skurke misbruik om geld uit hulle en hulle ouers te mergel. Blixsem het ook groen koring op sy land.
Crime Down Island by Pro Se Press
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,710. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Terror in the Tropics! Peril in Paradise! Betrayal on the Beach! It’s just another day of murder and corruption under the palm trees in CRIME DOWN ISLAND. Six heated tales of manipulation and mayhem set on the dream destinations most fantasize about.
The Monet Murders by Josh Lanyon
Series: The Art of Murder. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,900. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Special Agent Jason West and Behavioral Unit Chief Sam Kennedy must put aside their differences to catch a deranged killer targeting wealthy, upscale art collectors.
The Rising Tide ~ A Sidney Lake Lowcountry Mystery by Tim Holland
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,350. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2017 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Midsummer in the lowcountry of South Carolina is a dreamy, quiet time. Professor Sidney Lake uses this respite for literary research and planning his next semester, but his Gullah housekeeper, Tillie James, has other plans for him, help in solving a murder mystery that will soon have all their lives in danger...
Designed To Deceive. Can Two Cats Unscramble The Crime When The Clues About Art Are In Rhyme? by Dick Harrison
Series: A Zen and Zoe Mystery. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 71,920. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A horrific murder in a prosperous, Gulfside community forces a retired art rep into a business where billions of dollars change hands in a hidden marketplace for stolen treasures, fakes, and forgeries. For Ed Lear and his two sidekick Siamese sleuths there is evil in abundance – evil people, evil organizations, evil regimes
Spellbound in His Arms by Angel Sefer
Series: The Greek Isles Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,920. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
#1 Bestseller, Winner of the Crowned Heart Award for Excellence from InD'tale Magazine, 2014 RONE Award Finalist. Reporter Jackie Alexander and Detective Michael Apostolou are forced to work together to investigate the deaths of the heirs to the fortune of Greek tycoon Andreas Demiris. But their suspicions and unanswered questions are devouring them, just like their rising passion for each other.
The Ash Heap of History by Chris Morgan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,910. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2017 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Jessica “Blondie” Yuskevich views her career as a private eye as an annoyance that keeps her from smoking pot and watching TV. It’s pretty boring until she finds herself on a missing persons case involving some shady characters and a lot of misinformation. Can she solve the case, find the missing woman and keeping her safe? More importantly, can she do it without missing an all-new Mork & Mindy?
Elvis and the Pink Cadillac Corpse (A Southern Cousins Mystery, plus bonus recipes) by Peggy Webb
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,630. Language: American English. Published: May 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Callie’s hunk’a burnin’ love is in parts unknown so she heads to a cooking competition on the Gulf Coast with cousin Lovie where the only trouble her mama can get into is sunburn. But somebody is out to win, come what may. When the first victim goes missing and the body won’t stay put, the Valentines go into a fever. Can everybody’s favorite hound dog, Elvis, save the day?