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When Champagne Has Been Imbibed
Price: Free! Words: 13,450. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Religious
Who attacked Belinda in a hotel room? Was is Donald, her boyfriend or Donald her "just a friend"? Was it Edward or Henry or Ben? Another one from I May End Soon
The Chocolate Eclair Mystery
Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 15,390. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2018 by Carl Nattrass. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When a gardener working at the local country estate gets arrested for the poisoning of owner, Lady Nigella Fleetham, Pippa Welbury feels nothing but sympathy for the family who seem to be very popular and held in high regard. Against the colourful backdrop of a perfect Easter in Cornwall, Pippa and her faithful companion Benjamin are up against the clock to sift through all of the rumours.
The Poppy Smugglers
Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2018 by Carl Nattrass. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Pippa Welbury has smuggling on her mind! After seeing a group of men land some illicit cargo on the coast just up from her home in the Cornish fishing village of Polperro, she gets drawn into this historic Cornish pass-time. What’s in the smugglers’ stash? Should she report it to the authorities? Who grows poppies all year round?
The Mystery of Heartveil
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 19,130. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Doris is fighting for her life to learn the truth about Heartveil. As she is attempting to escape she comes across a mysterious group of people that will help her. She receives mysterious notes, and she almost dies. Read about Doris's escape in this tell all tale. The Mystery of Heartveil.
The Ghost Killer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Detective Sam Waters is being taunted by a serial killer who calls himself "The Ghost Killer". As more and more bodies are found hoisted into trees all around Portland, Sam must race against time to catch the killer before he becomes the final victim.
Sample Chapters Body in the Harbour
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
It started out as a normal day for two young boys playing on the wharf before the Christmas break ended. Normal until they found the bludgeoned body of a young man washed up on the shore of Toronto Harbour on January 7, 1874.
Unbreakable
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 19,810. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A BIRTHDAY GIRL. A BRUTAL FATHER. WHO WILL BREAK FIRST? In this prequel novella, Samantha Brooks suffers through one of the events that shape her character. On the night before her seventeenth birthday, she is crushed to learn her mother is away. Despite a brutal father laying the blame for her errant mother at her feet, Sam is determined not to let her demons haunt her day.
Finding Jessie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2018 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Christmas. That special time of year when help can come from the most improbable of places. That's a good thing, too, because what Grace needs to find Jessie before time runs out, may just be a Christmas miracle.
Bloody Bananas
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,340. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When supermarket employee Nelson Grant is found bludgeoned to death next to a half empty crate of bananas, the case seems a complete mystery. For Nelson Grant was well liked by his colleagues, so who could possibly want him dead? But then Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd and her team discover that the crate contained more than just bananas and the case suddenly acquires a whole new dimension.
Stern Talbot, P.I.—The Early Years: The Case of the Missing Body
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,710. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Some cases are better than others, not so rattling. Not so sleep-depriving. Not so insane. But the evidence in a brand new missing persons case echoes the evidence in a three year old cold case that ended with a missing body. Now it's time to figure things out and close them both. The twists and turns of this case test the imagination and strain the emotions.
The Platinum Blond Perturbance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,170. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
She's platinum blond, wealthy and incredibly beautiful. She's a major socialite who makes all the rounds. From swinging with the club scene to owning a seat on the board of directors for every do-gooder organization in town. Well, she did have it all. Then the call comes over the radio. Trixie Burton is dead, and Detective Lou Galecki is determined to find out why.
13
Price: Free! Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2018 by Dream Catcher Publishing House. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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This is the story of a detective named Marcus Sherwood that is on the trail of a serial killer named Sean. The streets of Liberty City are in chaos as this killer has twelve murders under his belt. The latest victim is a local news reporter named Yolanda. Join Marcus as he battles the FBI and tries to find Liberty Cities newest killer.
12 Strikes: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,760. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Nick has been working for a news magazine for the past two years and has gotten nowhere. When it is discovered someone is leaking stories to the competition, Nick gets blamed. Sent to a small town in the middle of nowhere as punishment, Nick must write a story about the local bowling competition with the threat of being fired hanging over his head. He soon discovers that not all is as it seems.
Effect on Men
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two stories for the price of one. Both 2017 Derringer Award Finalists. Derringer Awards are given annually by the Short Mystery Fiction Society to recognize excellence in short mystery fiction. Effect on Men and A Just Reward
Death of a Muse
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until June 14!) Words: 12,650. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
One cat dead. One man soon to follow, unless he can catch her killer.
Mick of Malvern: Seeker for Hire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,700. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mick of Malvern lives a quiet life. Mainly due to a lack of clients. That all changes when Lady Gwendolyn enters his office and his life. An ailing queen. A missing princess. A chance to finally pay his bills. Quick wits, a custom crossbow, and ten silvers a day plus expenses. Join Mick on a quest to save his favorite person. Himself.
Mrs. Pierce Demons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2018 by Mamba Books & Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mrs. Pierce Demons is a murder mystery with a breathtaking twist. ... Carl is hired by Breezy Pierce to look into the death of his wife, and to prove his secretary innocent of her murder. ... A clue in An Incident at The James River is what leads Carl to his conclusion...
The Secret Adversary (Annotated) - Vocabulary Stretcher US-English Edition by Lazlo Ferran
Series: Classics Adapted by a Qualified Teacher. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,580. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
This US English edition is a vocabulary stretcher for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL, ESOL, EFL, TOEFL, IELTS CEFR). A girl on the sinking liner Lusitania is given a secret packet to save by a mysterious stranger. Pursued by criminals and the British government, she goes missing, leaving two amateur detectives to find her.
The Secret Adversary (Annotated) - Vocabulary Stretcher UK-English Edition by Lazlo Ferran
Series: Classics Adapted by a Qualified Teacher. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,580. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
This UK English edition is a vocabulary stretcher for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL, ESOL, EFL, TOEFL, IELTS CEFR). A girl on the sinking liner Lusitania is given a secret packet to save by a mysterious stranger. Pursued by criminals and the British government, she goes missing, leaving two amateur detectives to find her.
The Secret Adversary (Illustrated) - Adapted for kids aged 9-11 Grades 4-7, Key Stages 2 and 3 US-English Edition by Lazlo Ferran
Series: Classics Adapted by a Qualified Teacher. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,570. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Elementary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
This US English edition features ten, unique illustrations throughout. A girl on the sinking liner Lusitania is given a secret packet to save by a mysterious stranger. Pursued by criminals and the British government, she goes missing, leaving amateur detectives Tuppence and Tommy to find her and rescue the packet. Adapted for kids from nine to twelve years old.