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Cold Altar
By Sean Sweeney
Series: Small Town PI, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,090. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A small-town cold case gets new life when a woman hands a 22-year-old private investigator his first assignment. Going with the notes his father used when he first investigated the case, Alex Bourque delves into the 31-year-old mystery: an 11-year-old boy, kidnapped without witnesses, abused and murdered.
Bubonic Despatch
By Steve O'Brien
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,020. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Life at Bubonic Despatch, a catalogue distribution and retail business, had been tripping along until the owner, Richard Everdick upset the wrong loony! Under investigation by the tv show Consumer Crusade and the unscrupulous presenter Annabel Rubinstien, things start to go from bad to worse. When blackmail and arson aren't your main concern, how much worse can it get?
Sunshine Highway
By Ruth Francisco
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,220. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A Southern sheriff desperately tries to cover up his late night hit-and-run, setting off a time-bomb of revelations, retribution, and murder. Set beside shimmering blue Gulf Coast waters, in an Eden of snowy egrets, jumping mullet, and lazy alligators, “Sunshine Highway” is an epic saga about the struggle of the South to shake itself free from a painful past to join the twenty-first century.
The Baby Isn't Dead
By Sheila Jecks
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,220. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
With no emotion, Heinrich Rosenberg looked at the tiny new life. His overalls were filthy, the front of his undershirt a menu of past meals. Intense blue eyes looked at the baby from under bushy eyebrows that were drawn up to a frown. Red spider web veins ran helter-skelter over a bulbous nose that dripped snot onto the tiny male infant. Finally, he decided, he would do what he did before.
Does It Hurt To Die
By paul anderson
You set the price! Words: 105,830. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
A terrorist attack on a church in Cape Town kills twenty people. Iannie de Villier’s, a well-known liver transplant surgeon avoids death, but is seriously wounded. Two weeks later while recovering at home Jannie de Villier’s is mysteriously murdered.Sixteen years later his son returns from Australia to discover that his father was involved in helping involved in the murky world of apartheid
The Fetish
By Stephanie Osborn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281, Dr. Mike Anders buys a small spaceman fetish from a Zuni elder at a trading post. But there's a story behind this little lapis spaceman carving. What is it, and how did it come to be? The Fetish is now an EPIC Award 2012 Finalist.
Russian Bear
By J. G. Abbey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,590. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When the Russian Bear, a Faberge Imperial Egg, becomes part of a bequest to Kananaskis University it is out of spite for her abusive husband that the wife of the Chair of the Board of Governors steals the egg. Follow a trail of covetous behaviour, arrogance, lies and murder as Dr. Trenwith Morrisey recovers the egg and learns that colleagues' agendas are more highly valued than truth.
Shadow Unit 11
By Emma Bull
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,300. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012 by CatYelling. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Contains "The Small Dark Movie of Your Life" by Leah Bobet, Walking Back To Houston" by Chelsea Polk, "Bulletproof" by Emma Bull, "Down the Rabbit Hole" by Sarah Monette, and more.
People Juice
By Diane R. Thompson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
If there’s one thing that can ruin your workday, it’s getting harassed. Beautiful, blonde Jackie has figured out how to handle it—most of the time. But last Friday she almost got snagged in the parking lot by a guy in a hoodie wearing too much aftershave, and now she’s out for revenge.
Headline Ghouls
By Teel James Glenn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,640. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Author Teel James Glenn recreates the "pulp" style of the 1930s with his hardboiled reporter hero Moxie Donnovan and Donnovan's actress wife Maxi. Together the two confront Nazi sympathizers, mad scientists, and Hollywood stars gone bad in the 1930s depression America.
A Flash of Murder
By Jeff Boarts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,930. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The idyllic town of Kittanning finds itself under seige by a serial killer right before the town's season-long 200th anniversary celebration gets underway. Not only are the town's citizens concerned over low attendence and lower profits, but they have no clues as to who this mystery fiend may be. Is it someone new to town, or a life-long resident?
Blood on the Vine
By JC Simmons
Series: The Jay Leicester Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.33 USD. Words: 51,530. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The crash of a Gulfstream V corporate jet with three of his friends aboard leads Leicester from Mississippi to the Napa Valley wine country in California where he becomes involved with an old world family winery, the investigation of the crash, murder, and a beautiful raven-haired siren who could love him or kill him, and a beautiful blond who just might kill him for real.
Body on the Stage
By Bev Robitai
Series: Theatre Mystery, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,850. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Dennis Dempster is fat, lonely, and dissatisfied with his life, but things are about to change. He joins a theatre group that’s staging a production of Ladies Night, full of male strippers, muscles and buff bodies. Suddenly fitness becomes a new option. In the course of his transformation he finds new friends, new purpose and a new love. And then he finds a dead body.
Senales Secretas
By TJ Waters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,940. Language: Spanish. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Cuando un estratega político muere durante una llamada de transmisión de vídeo, la intérprete del lenguaje de señas, Amy Kellen, descubre que ella no solo fue una espectadora, sino más bien la inocente causante de un asesinato político. ¿Podrá ella salvarse, salvar a su hija, y a su código de silencio cuando los asesinos vengan por ella?
The Prairie Chicken Kill
By Bill Crider
Series: Truman Smith Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,180. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
That Truman Smith was sitting in a frayed lawn chair reading an old paperback copy of Tobacco Road was not remarkable. And strange as it sounds, it wasn't particularly noteworthy that someone wanted Smith to look into the murder of a prairie chicken; after all, he'd investigated and solved the murder of an alligator, hadn't he?
Clueless in Seattle: A Tiny Mystery You Can Solve
By Lisa Deckert
Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
A tiny mystery you can solve in five minutes: Kara receives an incriminating photo on her cell phone. Has her boyfriend been cheating right under her nose? A short-short story, about 500 words.
The Wonderfulist and Three Other Short Stories
By Neil Larkins
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,210. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"The Wonderfulist" Willie returns on business to the town he grew up in with no desire to visit his past and encounters an oddity that forces him to change all he'd remembered about that past. "Jack be Simple" Jack and the whole world is forced to witness a battle to the death between two very opposite intergalactic entities. Two others: A comic short, and a nod to the hard-boiled detective.
Murder on a Fishing Trip
By Ed Teja
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When an LA private investigator heads to Colorado to see an old buddy and get in a little fishing, he finds it's like he never left home. He walks in on the murder of a reporter. His buddy Jimmy, the editor and publisher of the local paper, wants it solved now.
Signes Secrets
By TJ Waters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,870. Language: French. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Quand un stratège politique meurt durant un appel relayé par vidéo, l'interprète en langue des signes Amy Kellen découvre qu'elle n'était pas un simple témoin, mais qu'elle a été l'outil d'un assassinat politique. Pourra-t-elle réussir à sauver sa vie, celle de sa fille et respecter les règles qui lui imposent le silence, lorsque les assassins viendront pour elle?
Two Lives One Decision
By Anivarya Kumar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
I fell straight to the ground. My eyes shut and my mouth cracked open. I lay there in the darkness of the world. Now three things were switched off. The computer, the light, and my life.