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The Parting Glass: A Mrs. Meade Mystery
Series: The Mrs. Meade Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,890. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Mrs. Meade is not the only one in Sour Springs who is shocked when young Clyde Renfrew is accused of a drunken assault on a woman—he seemed the last person likely to do such a thing. Between an emphatic witness and Clyde’s own apparent reluctance to defend himself, the case seems open and shut. But Mrs. Meade has a few ideas of her own...Novelette, approx.12,500 words.
Friend Me!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,390. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Routine life on the normally friendly and tradition-filled Texas A&M University campus is disrupted when two coeds are attacked on consecutive Saturday nights. Two police detectives, married to each other, hunt the assailant, dubbed by the local media as the "Saturday-night Rapist." Learn how smartphones and Facebook "friends" contribute to solving the mystery.
Power Failures
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,550. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013 by Quadra Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Power Failures by Katrin Horowitz explores the always unequal power relationships between men and women, father and daughter, the first and third world. The setting is a coastal village in Sri Lanka, just weeks before the tsunami of 2004.
Goose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013 by Lardin Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Goose Morgan, a lounge piano player with a close-but-not-quite career, slips ever further down and out, then seems to just disappear entirely. Out of nowhere, he mysteriously rockets to notoriety with new, hot licks. Where has this virtuoso been all these years? Could it really be the same Goose Morgan? Some say you're born with talent. Some say it can be learned. What if it can be stolen?
The Key to My Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,690. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Chance Gannon is washed-up P.I. who survives in post-war San Francisco by taking divorce cases and drinking by himself at night. When he’s gunned down in his own office by a mysterious and beautiful femme fatale, it launches him on one last case that not only threatens his life, but the entire world!
A Matter of Justice (A Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Novella)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,850. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Bounty hunter Grace deHaviland must face the most dangerous adversary of her career—for the second time! How high a price will she pay for a matter of justice? The pulse-pounding new Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter novella by the author of FATAL DESTINY
Shudder
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,660. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A serial killer stalks the streets of Los Angeles, targeting the most innocent of victims.
Hexes and X's
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,910. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013 by Breezy Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
An invitation to a dead pirate’s two-hundred-year-old mansion. A decrepit finger bone tied to a map of hidden passages, supposedly leading to bloody pearls. A legal fight over who owns the estate, and its hidden treasure—the tenacious town council, the mischievous Matilda Dread, or the kooky Coven House Witches? And booby-traps galore. Zoey and Claire are in for a wild ride.
Finding Elmer Lee
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,290. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013 by Wings ePress, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The tranquility of a small southern town is shattered when one of its citizens is reported missing and a battered body is found in a wrecked car. Hasty investigations and judgment errors result in both cases being prematurely closed. Detective Lieutenant Lanny Boone is faced with the dilemma of following orders from his superiors and letting things lie, or of following his intuition...
Murder in Aix
Series: The Maggie Newberry Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,720. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013 by San Marco Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When Maggie’s best friend is arrested for murder Maggie is determined to help her. Trouble is, there are a few roadblocks: like another pal on the verge of divorce who’s chosen Maggie’s house to have her nervous breakdown in, an ex-boyfriend with the power to make Maggie’s life miserable—and does—and a killer as warped and evil as any Maggie has encountered in four years living in France.
Medusa
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 36,250. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Awarded #1 Nordic Noir! E-book chart #1 bestseller! Best of 2012! Hazy, staged-like murders are committed in Helsinki region in Finland. In their last days, victims have ended up in the middle of strange events. As if someone had wanted to rip them from their last pieces of sanity. Senior Crime Constable Markku Isaksson is investigating a perfect murder game, in which the planner has own goals.
The Disappearance of Allison Jones
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,270. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Law & Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Rumors run wild about Whistlethorn Manor, the creepy old house in the neighborhood. Tracy Whistlethorn is shunned by everyone in her 4th grade class. Except the new girl, Allison Jones. But when Allison goes missing after being seen going into Tracy's house, Sarah and a few of her friends take action. Soon, they are convinced of foul play as they investigate the disappearance of Allison Jones.
The Deathday Prophecies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,840. Language: British English. Published: August 9, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Three murder mysteries in one, spanning 50 years. Three investigations into multiple murders fail to tie up all the loose ends. Will Scotland Yard’s best detective find all the missing links and the connections between the most recent and the previous killings? Perhaps, with the help of a psychic medium who can predict the exact date and time of death. Or perhaps she too has a hidden agenda.
Kali's Heel
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,800. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013 by Imprintli. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this first of the Annie Gilbert mystery series, Carolyn Brown Heinz masterfully fuses history, art, anthropology, and black magic.
Land Sharks: Sage Adair Historical Mystery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,870. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Two union organizers have disappeared and so Sage Adair begins a desperate search that takes him into the musty blackness of Portland’s underground to confront mercenary shanghaiers, the pain of lost friendship, and his own fears.
Dry Rot: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery of the Pacific Northwest
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,640. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
A losing labor strike, a union leader framed for murder, a ragpicker poet and collapsing city bridges, each competes for Sage Adair’s attention as he slogs through the Pacific Northwest rain and mud to find answers before someone else dies.
Not Forgiven, Not Forgotten
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ozark private eye Walt Records returns a client's retainer since her husband is not cheating on her. Walt Records is a nice guy like that. Or so he says. Local merchants, drug dealers, a preacher, and an insurance scam threaten the wellbeing of the small Ozark town Records tries to protect. Through the unexpected help from his lover, Records faces off against crook and crime in this novelet.
It Happened One Knife: A Comedy Tonight Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,640. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Elliot Freed meets his comedy idols, the team of Lillis and Townes (now in their eighties), and finds out that great comedians aren’t always great people. Especially when one of them murders the other.
A Night at the Operation
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,360. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Elliot Freed has a cordial relationship with his ex-wife Sharon. But now she’s gone missing, the police think she might have something to do with the death of a patient—and Elliot’s worried that she might not be answering because she can’t.
On the Wings of Murder: Joe Novelli Mystery 2
Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,670. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a small plane goes down just after take off, Joe Novelli is suspicious that pilot error may not have been a factor, but that the pilot and passenger may have been murdered. The problem is, no one else was around. So how could they have been murdered if they were the only ones on the plane?