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Murder Gentilissimi (Murder Most Kind)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 169,390. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
In this work of historical fiction true to the Venice of the sixteenth century, Reginaldo Morosini, full-time schoolmaster and part-time special consulting investigator for Venice's Council of Ten, investigates the murder of a young member of Venice's patrician society. In the course of that investigation, he unravels a political conspiracy that involves the death of five others.
A Ghost of a Chance - A Dan Rhodes Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,020. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In this tenth installment of the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series, the Blacklin County Texas law enforcer is back to solve even more mysteries. No one at the jailhouse is laughing. Not only is the jailhouse itself rumored to be haunted, but a mysterious corpse is found in an open grave in the neighboring town. Rhodes uses his laid back sleuthing skills to find the answers to these puzzling events.
The Bug Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,720. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
There are several million different species of insects on the planet, but not all are welcome. A number are found in homes and can be eliminated by pest control companies. This story deals with a different type of pest, men that abuse women. The Bug Man, Walter Walthorpe, deals with both six-legged and two-legged varieties and has some very different ideas on how to eliminate them .....
Crimes of Magic: The Witch's Artifact
Series: Crimes of Magic, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 46,370. Language: American English. Published: August 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
Portland P.I. Rachel Chase and Professor Robert Walker investigate a case of alleged infidelity with a witch. A magical artifact stolen from the witch’s partner and a murder take them into the dangerous world of scientific magic. A touch of humor, a budding affection, a dose of magic, an element of danger, a bit of action, and a lot of sleuthing combine to make a modern, urban cozy mystery.
The New Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
Price: $3.34 USD. Words: 49,740. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The New Mysteries-Book of Sherlock Holmes brings together for the first time all the Sherlock Holmes stories written by award-winning crime author Martin Edwards. The book includes a range of special features, including an essay by Martin Edwards analysing Arthur Conan Doyle’s story-telling gifts, and another looking at how other writers have paid tribute to Sherlock by writing pastiches.
Liar
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,560. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Nobody can lie to Amelia Landau, she hears the truth despite their best efforts. When she hears a man confess to the murder of a child, she knows he is lying and must do something to catch the real killer.
The Case of the Exploding Granny
Series: The Price & Miller Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,550. Language: British English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
An unexplained fiery death attracts the attention of paranormal investigators Price & Miller. Price is confident he knows the explanation, while Miller struggles with the religious connotations of an innocent person bursting into flames. But with burning grannies, exploding pigs, possible demons or improbable murderers, they may both get more than they bargained for.
By The Sea
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,340. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A gothic modern scientific fiction horror mystery... Horrific bereavement has forced Detective Inspector Persephone Sheepwool to leave London and make a new life on the remote North Norfolk coast. But horror is never far behind, as she discovers when a body is found at a museum in a decaying clifftop mansion whose shadowy staff is dedicated to discovering the secrets of the sea...
Wura's Woodin Adventures: A Novella (The Aso-Ebi Chronicles, Part 2)
Series: The Aso-Ebi Chronicles, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 25,190. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Someone has been stealing expensive jewelry from Alhaja Munirat Rahman, a fabric and jewelry merchant. It is up to Wura Oyelese, her 20-something year old niece, to unmask the culprit. As she nurtures a budding romance with the self-proclaimed suave efiko, Kola Adegbenro, and pursues the highly-coveted title of Miss UNILAG, will Wura catch the thief?
Clearwater Assault
Series: Clearwater. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,910. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Luke has been assaulted; Joe wants a piece of the guys who did it; Mia borrows big money from Frank; CHIPs is looking for a man who stepped off the grid five years earlier; Jimmy arrives - oops!; Sam gets assertive; Billy thinks about going back to school; Fred comes back to help solve the last case he was working when he was a cop; there may be a link to the FBI; another romp in Clearwater Beach.
Murder By Bay Breezes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,030. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Who killed Sammy Sanchez? Andy Holliday, recently signed on as feature writer for a travel magazine, is off to the Lower Eastern Shore, an off-the-beaten track region beside the Chesapeake Bay. But a piece-of-cake assignment takes a murderous twist.
The Cat Came Back
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 26,070. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Mr. Parsen is placed under house arrest for stealing from his own bank, a writer interviews him for a novel he’s planning to write about the crime. Only it seems Parsens may have an unexpected ending to the novel… one that involves deception, greed, and murder.
Death Is Overdue
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,130. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014 by Class Act Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
With the help of Hugh, his family, and his two Malamutes, Sheriff Beatrice follows a trail of blackmail, adultery, and questionable official behavior to find the connection between the two brutal killings.
Clint Faraday Book Nine: Follow the Blood Collector's Edition
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,100. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A non-accident on the Changuinola road leads Clint to discover a group who were traveling together had several other deaths. Was this some kind of psycho game these people were playing that included murder?
Clint Faraday Book Eight: Omen Collector's Edition
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The omen is for blood, but not on the comarca. Treasure hunters are murdered in a scheme within a scheme. The people were not from the comarca, so Clint would handle it.
Seedy Hills, An Odd Little Town
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,830. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The book features six short stories that meld into a complete novella about Seedy Hills, an odd little town. Vampires, ghosts, UFOs, murders and more bring this strange place to life. All of the stories are tied together by the main character, Eric Green, a reporter for the local newspaper, who slowly learns that being from an odd, little, run down town may not be all that bad.
If Wishes Could Kill
Price: Free! Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
Chaya Dirotte is going for her doctorate and is very pregnant - with her third child. So she's got a lot on her plate, including a good friend, Rina, who has been abused by her husband and desperately needs shelter. But when her friend's husband drops dead from a bad batch of stew, the authorities suspect Rina and wonder - How much did Chaya know?
The Case of the Haunted Cot
Series: The Price & Miller Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 37,120. Language: British English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Sophie and Keith Fullwood have suffered the worst loss imaginable, and their nightmare is only just beginning. Ghostly cries come through the radio that have no business this side of the grave. They enlist the help of paranormal expert & believer Joseph Miller, along with Trenton Price, atheist, skeptic, & self-proclaimed genius. The truth will win out, but not everyone will like it.
Rattle Me This: A Calypso Jones Artifact Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,130. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A lighthearted mystery about archaeologist Calypso Jones. When she and her coworkers are suspected of the theft of a van-load of artifacts, she knows what the thief is after and she knows the harm that will come if the artifact is used. Can she find the thief, prove her own innocence and save a life in the process? This novel is 136 pages.
D. D. Murphry, Secret Policeman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,620. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by Imagination Fully Dilated Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
D.D. Murphry, Secret Policeman, fights the crimes nobody else can see or believe. Despite the daily perils and without praise, he lives a hard life on the street as a homeless man while pursuing the most dangerous criminals. Ordinary people sleep secure in their beds never knowing they owe their happiness to the one man who stands alone against hidden evildoers: D. D. Murphry, Secret Policeman.