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Murder at the Oracle of Didyma by Michael B. Edwards
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,380. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015 by BrukatPublishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Bias is at it again in his third book. He is dispatched to the Oracle at Didyma to gain knowledge on how the Ionian League should react to the recent aggressive advances of the powerful army of the king of Lydia. Second only to the great Oracle at Delphi in the ancient Greek world, Didyma is rampant with intrigue, confusing predictions, and sexual fascination.
Janus by Arthur Zulu
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,410. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In this spine-chilling thriller, Kamelon secretly assassinates his best friend with the ulterior motive of marrying his billionaire fiancee. What happens next will leave the readers in a state of "suspended animation!"
Murder Mysteries Series Seven by Robert C. Waggoner
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 35,360. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In the first story, Stacy Foreham is faced with a murder of a shift manager in a cheese factory. He's found dead and cooked in a cheese vat. The entire night shifts are suspects. The second finds Norm Payne investigating two mob like murders on the coast. The third story is a bizarre case of a victim found spread-eagle on a large target at an archery club full of arrows.
Killer Cupcakes by Milda Harris
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,190. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Ava's first day of work at Celebrity Cupcakes and Coffee goes horribly awry when television star Penelope Rose drops dead after eating the first cupcake. Horrified that she might be at the top of the list of suspects, Ava and her totally hot co-worker Easton set out to investigate what happened. Will they be able to solve the mystery or will Ava's first day of work be her last?
The Sands of Gower: The First Penny Weaver Mystery by Judy Hogan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,230. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Penny Weaver, luxuriating in her two-month vacation at a B &B in Wales, is disturbed by the murder of a German guest. In the process of solving the crime, Penny and Detective Inspector Kenneth Morgan are powerfully attracted. This, plus the British post-World War II continuing distrust of the Germans complicates their investigation.
Bananas Foster and a Dead Mobster by A. Gardner
Series: Poppy Peters Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,260. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Reluctant sleuth Poppy Peters is back in Georgia, and her last semester of pastry school is no icing on the cake when a body is discovered at the local farmer's market, and the murder weapon has Poppy's name on it. Not to mention, the victim belonged to a deadly southern crime family.
Joy to the Worlds: Mysterious Speculative Fiction for the Holidays by Raven Oak, Maia Chance, Janine Southard, & G. Clemans
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,480. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Grey Sun Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What do you get when you mix mystery and speculative fiction, then toss in the holidays for good measure? A mobster Santa, genetic hanky-panky, Victorian villages, time-travelling detectives, Krampus, eerie bell spirits, and more–this collection of short cross-genre fiction is the perfect counterpoint to traditional holiday reading!
North to South by J. K. Brighton
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,800. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Firm Hand Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Brighton as you’ve never seen it (or him) before… The male polar by nature is a solitary creature, but to solve this case Polar needs an ally. Who in Brighton can be trusted? Who will work with Polar North when the detective himself isn’t trusted by his colleagues? A crime thriller set in Brighton's gay community, to the backdrop of the city's annual arts festival.
John Fulghum Mysteries by E.W. Farnsworth
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,140. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Zimbell House Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
John Fulghum Mysteries is full of neo-nior short stories dedicated to the Private Investigator, John Fulghum, that just happens to be a decent, brilliant former war hero and gumshoe. Working out of an unlikely second-story office in Greater Boston, he solves crimes that no one else will handle because they do not fit the parameters or jurisdiction of normal police work.
Stockholm Syndrome by Melissa Yi
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,790. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A killer infiltrates the obstetrics ward of a Montreal hospital just before Christmas, taking one pregnant woman and one resident doctor hostage at gunpoint. Dr. Hope Sze struggles to deliver her patient's baby with blood on the floor and death in the air.
Dallas Drop: A Jack Kyle Mystery by Richard Abshire
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,780. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Jack Kyle once had a job with the Dallas Police force. He used to have a wife, too. Now the man who took them both away needs his help. Private Investigator Jack Kyle's first case is a tough one. His old boss, Lieutenant Brendan O'Bannion, has been suspended for murder and is knee-deep in a major Latin drug deal.
Out of a Dark Reflection by Lexie Conyngham
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,400. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Letho, Fife, 1816: Murray and his guests all have good reasons for not attending Edinburgh’s winter season, even down to the new maid. But then an old woman is found dead in the village, and murmurings of witchcraft are abroad. Suddenly everyone seems to have secrets – but who would kill to keep theirs?
The Parcel by Morgen Bailey
Price: Free! Words: 26,570. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
‘The Parcel’ is a collaborative novella written by the attendees of the 2015 winter-term ‘Creative Writing – Intermediate’ ten-week class hosted by co-contributor Morgen Bailey. The authors wrote their chapters while knowing only the size, weight and destination address of the parcel, together with the chapters’ starting and ending locations – chosen by the authors themselves.
Barber's Haven by OLAREWAJU OLADIPO
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,760. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Barber’s Haven is a mystery set in a barbershop located in a suburb in Massachusetts. Doc has an unusual psychological attachment to his barber, Dave, who owns the barbershop in Town Square. When the barbershop becomes associated with two suspicious deaths in a short span of time, Doc and Dave’s friendship is nearly jeopardized. Who is responsible? All signs point to Dave. Find out what happened.
Dying at Honeymoon Inn by Judy Fitzwater
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,390. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Jennifer and Sam are going on their honeymoon! Sounds wonderful, except that Jennifer has no idea where Sam is taking her. It's the middle of winter, so Imagine her surprise when she finds herself in the middle of a snowstorm in Pennsylvania in a "haunted" mansion for a mystery weekend. When a fellow diner face plants in her coconut cream pie, Jennifer knows murder is afoot. Book 8 in the series.
The Waterfall Coup by Andie Alexander
Series: Extreme Travel. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 75,260. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
*** Book 5 in the Extreme Travel Series *** The vice president and his family have been kidnapped in Venezuela. It's up to Kes and her team to rescue them, accompanied by some Secret Service agents. However, they also accidentally get involved in a rebel coup, making their lives a lot more difficult.
Decker P.I. Scorpion Cay by Bill Craig
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,330. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The Florida Keys are another world. Bikinis and boat drinks, laid back life and attitude. They have a darker side as well, haven for smugglers, conduits for illegal money, illegal immigrants. When Attorney Russell Cosgrove is murdered on his patio, most are willing to chalk it up to an unhappy client with a grudge, or a jealous girlfriend.
Dizzy Spells by Morgana Best
Series: The Kitchen Witch, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,490. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A body is found on Amelia Spelled’s porch. Amelia’s new friend, Dianne, a medium, is the main suspect. As Amelia tries to clear Dianne’s name, she finds that some people in her life are not what they seem. Amelia discovers why Alder Vervain has been watching her. Craig finally asks Amelia on a date, but Amelia’s house has something to say about the matter, much to her distress.
Trillionaire by Reid Alan
Series: $amanya. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 51,410. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2015 by Bluetrix Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Envy and hate from the past threaten the future, and put everyone aboard Samanya's megayacht Nubian Queen at risk, as well as endangering the future of the worldwide corporation she founded. The deeper Samanya digs, the more she discovers the extent of her adversary's resources. She finally finds the clues she needs to put her attacker on the defensive, but can she use the information in time?