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Popcorn, Lollipops, and Porn
Price: Free! Words: 8,490. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A private detective chases a burglar onto the midnight streets of Boston and discovers the oddest artist he's ever seen. Terrified that her secret identity will wreck her real life, the artist can't imagine the havoc Mike's about to cause. A short story containing no porn whatsoever, the title refers to a comment made by one of the story's three compelling main characters.
Shock and Awesome (Lexi Graves Mysteries, 4)
Series: Lexi Graves Mysteries, 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,030. Language: British English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When a thief who preys on the super-rich women of a high-end dating website turns up in Montgomery, it’s up to Private Investigator, Lexi Graves, to lure him out before he goes to ground. To make matters worse, he’s evaded capture numerous times, and this might be the last chance to catch him before he retires altogether from the high-stakes game.
Sunstrike
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,970. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Sunstrike follows the life of Averie Brown, an ordinary woman in suburbia, when solar flares destroy the world's electricity supply. As society comes to terms with the loss of transport, communications, and food supplies, Averie picks up some useful survival tips and a teenage companion who is not what he seems. With no outside help, she is forced to investigate a number of suspicious deaths.
"19th & Emily"
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
April, Edan, & Dan Epp are an up and coming family in St. Louis, Missouri. Taking advantage of low house-prices after the Great Recession, the Epps purchase an historic house. Little did April and Edan know, their son sneaks out a ouija board from their new home that belonged to the original owner! Paranormal phenomena began to happen, an investigator helps out.
The Winds of Skagway
Series: Tales of the Alaskan Gold Rush, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The howling winds of winter are no where worce than in the Alaskan town of Skagway, the threshold to the gold fields of the Klondike of the 1890’s. When the savage North wind gusts and shrieks up to seventy miles per hour from weeks to months, no one can move out doors. It’s a time for stories and retelling of Skagway’s hero and it’s criminal mastermind.
Hard Times: A Gabriel Carter Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,330. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In the course of an interrogation, Gabriel Carter, a homicide detective, whose life has been spiraling out of control, and a fourteen year-old junkie named Dylan, whose life has finally hit bottom, discover they have more in common than either of them could imagine. For two people that have seen more than their fair share of Hard Times, this night isn't what they want, but maybe what they need.
Cooking Spirits
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,130. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Culinary queen Angie Amalfi has put aside her gourmet utensils to concentrate on finding a home for herself and fiance San Francisco homicide detective Paavo Smith. While Angie pursues why the house she loves may be haunted, Paavo has a murder case involving unlikely lovers. The trail leads to ghosts, murders, unhappy families, and enough obnoxious wedding buttinskis to fill a graveyard.
The Hobo Chronicles
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,090. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013 by Wings ePress, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A hobo turns up dead in a bin. Among the gawkers is Acey Albert Tapp, a jobless man facing the death of his mother. Acey finds employment with an aging PI. He takes on a case involving a local woman gone missing for five decades, and again crosses paths with the deceased drifter. Only this time the sighting is in an old photo showing the hobo and the missing woman as teenage sweethearts.
Minor Adjustment
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,120. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.78 from 9 reviews)
Suspended LAPD Detective Susan Ciarelli gets caught up in a chiropractor's investigation into the brutal murder of his father.
Children Of St. Yves
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,390. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013 by Wings ePress, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jean-Marie spoke softly. “We were man and wife once, Sister, and we were so very happy until I died giving birth. Poor Philippe was so foolish. He walked into the sea to join me, leaving our child an orphan.” Sister Hillaire shivered and crossed herself quickly. What had come over the child? Jean-Marie had suddenly looked so adult and spoke of marriage, childbirth, and suicide...
The Nefarious Mr. X
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 146,530. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A once famous actor, brain damaged by a horrible accident, using his once famous skills of deception, mimicry and illusion to enter into innocent lives, commit crimes in their names and vanish. Until one detective finds one frame too perfect and in his investigation, draws this elusive nemesis from the shadows, who can become anyone he wants to, making the detective suspect everyone around him.
Loup Garou
Series: The Sessions and Browning Detective Series, Book 7. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 64,020. Language: American English. Published: July 28, 2013 by G and J Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The Retreat has nestled amid lush gardens and trees dripping with Spanish moss, guarding its traditions—and its secrets, unchanged for over a hundred years. To tourists, the antebellum mansion is a crown jewel in the town’s rich but chaotic history. To the residents of New Orleans, it’s a landmark and legend. Darius LaRue sees it as a hunting ground.
The Adventure of Black Drop
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,140. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Sherlock Holmes, resurrected here a hundred years after his last canonical case, is forced to take on more than one case simultaneously. Will he survive this diabolical blow to his modus operandi, while striving to repair an estranged friendship with faithful Dr. Watson, and navigating the smoke and mirrors set up at the corner of every street of Victorian London by his nemesis, Prof. Moriarty?
Terminal Facet
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A cold blooded killer has just murdered another beautiful young woman and Detective Emma Knightwood is stumped. For weeks, the Police Department has followed in the killer's grisly footsteps and the list of victims grows longer by the day. Perhaps it's time for a change of tactics. This is a mystery with a delightful and surprising twist.
The Priest
Series: Mendenhall Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Chief of Police Kate Williams doesn’t understand why Constable Trepalli calls her into his investigation of the break-in at the priest’s house. This is a straight B&E and the constable is a competent investigator. Then Trepalli shows her what they found on the priest’s bed and Kate realizes she's in for a long day. A short story featuring Chief Kate Williams by the author of The Weeping Woman.
When Angels Fall
Series: The Alcester Detectives, Book 5. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 75,490. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
When crime boss Jimi Lee asks Detective Andrew Mackenzie for help in finding out what happened to a friend’s missing daughter, it leads the Detectives of Coombs Street to a case that uncovers new miseries at every turn.
The Graveside Detective
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,430. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Claire Stevens lived a quiet, introverted life as a writer. That is, until she decided to solve the cold case murder of a man she had never met. Her only clues are the mysterious hints given to her by the dead man himself. Detective work is harder than she imagined, and things are not always what they seem. Claire finds out that a death can change your life.
The Icarian Path
Series: Neal Harris--Faith-Based Insurance, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,290. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
What is the special assignment that calls away Neal Harris? When he finds out, is it too late to get away? Will his reactions hurt himself or others? At the same time, Neal’s wife puts demands upon him that forces him to make choices. How will he react? Will it put him in danger? The Icarian Path is the sixth book in the Neal Harris—Faith-Based Insurance Investigator Series.
Mystery Bundle (Saints Preserve Us, Pray For Us Sinners, Murder Most Trivial)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 204,770. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by DLP Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
This bundle includes three mysteries by award-winning author L.K. Ellwood: SAINTS PRESERVE US PRAY FOR US SINNERS MURDER MOST TRIVIAL
Demons 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,830. Language: British English. Published: July 27, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Crisis in the Metropolitan Police after a senior officer is shot dead by one of his own men while trying to solve the grisly murders of prostitutes in and around Whitechapel. Was the dead officer the murderer? Or was someone else trying to emulate Jack the Ripper? Worse, a notorious hit man is targeting senior police officers. Surely there isn’t a widespread conspiracy within the Police Force?