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Stilettoed
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,510. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A woman is found strangled, floating in the swimming pool of a fashionable Ft. Lauderdale estate owned by Jeffery Rhineman. Police Lieutenant Kenneth Kelly feels the murder has a certain familiarity about it. Sort of déjà vu. The lieutenant believes the case is a continuation of one previously worked by his department and Private Detective Jake Wayde.
The Khamsin Curse
Price: Free! Words: 85,140. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
April 1900, Egypt. Watson and the Countess are recruited by Mycroft Holmes and enter a world of espionage, intrigue, and a race against time. The British Foreign Office is scrutinising every move as Major Nash goes undercover, Colonel Moriarty is en route to the Boer War, and Sebastian Moran is a gun-for-hire... Can our duo uncover all the schemes surrounded by mystical temples and ancient gods.
The Curse of Dr. Cagliari
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,520. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
February 1900, Venice. Watson & the Countess are investigating the curious death of a husband in a locked room, on his wedding night. Doctor Cagliari is assisting our two sleuths as Mardi Gras draws closer, madness mounts, and a hidden history of violence and suffering are revealed on the island-asylum... Can they solve this superstitious mystery or will they succumb to its power?
The Bishop's Ring
Series: The Juno Letters. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,820. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
It was Monique’s voice - desperate, terrified, pleading for help. The man who kidnapped her - he claimes to be Kennedy. But Alexander Kennedy disappeared fifty years ago. How could he be the killer? Yet here he was - in Belgium. He demands the return of the Bishop’s Ring or Monique will be the first to die. The hunt for the Dao Chu Imperial Jade has exploded into a race to stop a psychopath.
The Curse of Mont Saint Cloud
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,860. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Book 9 in a series of chronological stand-alone plots. January 1900, the English Channel - a Voynich manuscript inspired mystery and a rogues' gallery of suspects. Dr Watson and the Countess are forced ashore at Mont Saint Cloud, where the island's reclusive owner - the enigmatic professor - dies. In Brittany, someone is also killing off members of Inspector de Guise's scandalous family.
Stinking Rich
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,730. Language: American English. Published: August 24, 2016 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
STINKING RICH, a Crime Novel by Rob Brunet. "One of the wildest romps you'll ever go on…the cast is right out of a John Waters movie and with more unexpected twists and wrong turns than a blind rat on crack running a maze. This book rocks!" — Les Edgerton, O. Henry Award, Edgar Award, and Spinetingler Award-nominated author of The Bitch and The Genuine, Imitation Plastic Kidnapping.
Pulp Adventures #22: The Great Green Blight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,920. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
This issue's main feature is "The Great Green Blight" by Emmett McDowell -- a 20,000 word short story of high adventure and space opera. Also, short fiction: Sherlock Holmes hunts Jack the Ripper; weird rock carvings in the old west, weird aviation menace in World War II, and a 4F guy battles Nazis his own way!
A Few Deaths More: A Tale of Revenge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,600. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
A new breed of terrorist, a man bent on enslaving every living person on the planet under the veil of religious zealotry and mind numbing chemicals. A man, Rene Faulk, who thought his life could be normal. When the two collide, it unleashes a chain reaction of escalating violence that cannot end until one or the other of them is dead. For Faulk is a master of his craft. The craft of revenge.
Graceless
Series: The Charlie Davies Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,630. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Meet Charlie Davies, Private Investigator…’s assistant. When a little girl goes missing, Charlie is convinced that both the police and her boss are looking in the wrong place. She joins off-duty cop James McKenzie in a secret investigation into the clues everyone else seems to be overlooking: a threatening balloon, pink flowers and a lost piglet.
Aitutaki Sting
Series: Ben Hood Thrillers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,780. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Tony Haddad is suspected to be hiding away millions of dollars to be used for a very nasty cause. The Australian authorities needed to catch him but he is a very cunning criminal. It was decided to use Ben Hood to set up a sting in the South Pacific paradise of Aitutaki. Deception, mayhem and death surround Ben as he tackles a mission which he has basically been tricked into accepting.
Paradox Forged in Blood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,290. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2016 by Cambron Publishing Group LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A murder on Millionaire’s Row. A killer's chilling words, "Shh. I know where you live.” A woman tormented by her guilt-ridden past. From Mary Frances Fisher comes her debut novel, PARADOX FORGED IN BLOOD, a historical murder mystery based on true events and stories passed down from the author's family.
Seven Keys
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,970. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mystery, puzzles, riddles, crime, suspense and adventure go side by side in this impossible to put down novel, all the way until a very surprising end.
Murder in the Slaughterhouse
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,510. Language: American English. Published: August 23, 2016 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
MURDER IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE, a Matt Chance Thriller by Tom Crowley. 2nd in series. When Matt Chance is asked to look into what first appears to be a simple but brutal crime, he has no idea of the combination of forces which will send him on the run and threaten his life as well as the lives of those closest to him.
Viper's Tail
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,030. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2016 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
VIPER'S TAIL, a Matt Chance Thriller by Tom Crowley. 1st in series. Matt Chance finds himself drafted into the middle of a deadly plot involving right wing Japanese fanatics intent on punishing China for grievances going back to the end of WW II and the loss of Japan's preeminent position of global power.
Uncorking a Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,910. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A retired detective short on time is looking to right a wrong in this "Serial meets Gone Girl" thriller.
Falling
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,390. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: August 22, 2016 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
FALLING, a Crime Novel by G. J. Brown. "With its intriguing perspective, blistering action and swarms of dodgy guys in suits, this is an explosive, harrowing riot that has movie potential written all over it." — Daily Record.
Unfinished Sentence
Series: The Charlie Davies Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,070. Language: Australian English. Published: August 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Amateur sleuth Charlie Davies is back again, and this time she's taking on a Russian gangster. Maybe. Charlie's boss, the less-than-friendly Adam Baxter, has information that a local club owner is actually an escaped foreign criminal. Adam wouldn't normally ask Charlie to help him (she's not exactly his star employee), but she happens to have an 'in' - her friend is dating the man in question.
Out of Options Aphrodite
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,190. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Fairy tales
After the shocking events of the last installment, Abby and Artie are left in the dungeons to die. Salvation comes to Abby in the form of a dirty chicken bone and sheer, angry persistence. Once escaped, Abby must reunite with her friends and figure out how to take down two of the Twelve Olympians in Zeus’ inner circle.
The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 123,820. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2016 by Amika Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods tells two related stories with unexpected parallels. It is both a fast-paced adventure and a mystery that paints a picture of the little-known earliest days of what is now Lemont, Illinois. Readers who enjoy amateur sleuths and adventure will find it hard to put down.
Hustle
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,040. Language: American English. Published: August 20, 2016 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
HUSTLE, a Crime Novel by Tom Pitts. "What makes HUSTLE such a remarkable book — and Tom Pitts such a formidable writer — is the juxtaposition of literary tradition versus street ethos. HUSTLE pushes boundaries and challenges the peripheral but not at the expense of story." — Joe Clifford, Junkie Love and Lamentation.