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French Roast and Lingerie
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,170. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
What do French roast coffee, pantie raiders, the CIA, and the FBI have in common? It's a mystery, and newly minted private eye Humphrey Jameson must solve it. Jameson faces these mysteries, and many more, as he learns whether it is possible for one man to survive the attacks of many. Maybe he can, if his name is Humphrey. Mystery, comedy,action!
The Mystery of Margorie Walker
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Price: Free! Words: 48,940. Language: Simple English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In 1820,a series of mysterious and unsolved deaths occurred in a small,old English town. Everything began when Earl Beaumont attempted to summon a demon during an occasional cult and was found dead with his wife the next day. From then on,more and more people in the town claimed to have encountered a bizarre lady dressed in black. They all said she shared the same appearance as Margorie Walker....
The Long Silent Night
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,480. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
THE LONG SILENT NIGHT: A JACK FROST MYSTERY brings together the unlikely bedfellows of film noir and fantasy to create a surprising holiday thriller sure to be enjoyed by all ages! Combining the fun of THE SANTA CLAUSE with the grit of THE MALTESE FALCON, THE LONG SILENT NIGHT: A JACK FROST MYSTERY is a hard-boiled fantasy-mystery thrill ride for parents and children alike!
Rock Til You Drop: A Lerxst Johnston Mystery
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Series: The Rock and Roll Mysteries, Book Two. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,150. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012 by DLP Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This is the sequel to Rock Deadly, which is free on Smashwords! Lerxst can't stay out of trouble. He's thrown for a loop when his fellow Dead Barchetta band mates want out of the group and the music teaching business they run together. When a body once again turns up at the studio, Lerxst can't decide whether to sympathize with or suspect his old friends.
Faerie Killer
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Series: Kit Melbourne. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 85,310. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Rosenkranz is dead, along with her host Paisey. Morales is convinced that the killer is a vampire hunter, and Paisey was merely collateral damage. Who could decapitate Rosenkranz other than an experienced vampire hunter? But as Kit investigates Rosenkranz’s host, she discovers that Paisey wasn’t a human at all, but an immigrant from the Realm of the Faerie.
Shipwrecks in Sea Minor: 2 Tales of Shipwrecks and Survival
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,400. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Two novelettes by Lisa Silverthorne: A young Irish woman's search for her missing sister leads her aboard the R.M.S. Titanic where she must outwit a kidnapper and survive the worst disaster in maritime history. Time eddies around Ireland’s coast, summoning ghosts as a grieving survivor of the Lusitania searches for comfort & direction. Will he find both in the woman he hires as his guide?
The Disappearance of Wicked
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,590. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The entire neighborhood hates Wicked the dog. He’s extra baggage that arrived with Ike’s daughter and granddaughter after they escaped the bastard who married her. Wicked barks all the time—until the day he gets kidnapped, and the entire neighborhood spirals out of control. “Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s crime stories are exceptional, both in plot and in style.” —Ed Gorman Mystery Scene Magazine
Spy Hunt in Dixie: Civil War Historical Fiction
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,820. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A retiring MI6 officer hits upon a clandestine ring hibernating in the upper echelons of the British Secret Service. Recognizing that he is under watch, and fearing for his own life, he resorts to unorthodox means. Zach Taylor, a Canadian Anglo-Saxon chauvinist, and a fellow combatant in the late WW I is his choice.
Deadly Expressions: A Jenkins & Burns Mystery
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Series: Jenkins & Burns Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,660. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Originally published by Hilliard & Harris under the title “Marked by Fate,” “Deadly Expressions” is the third in Laura Bradford’s debut Jenkins & Burns mystery series.
Deadly Getaway: A Jenkins & Burns Mystery
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Series: Jenkins & Burns Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,150. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Originally published by Hilliard & Harris under the title “Forecast of Evil,” “Deadly Getaway” is the second in Laura Bradford’s debut Jenkins & Burns mystery series.
Deadly Readings: A Jenkins & Burns Mystery
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Series: Jenkins & Burns Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,230. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Originally published by Hilliard & Harris under the title “Jury of One,” “Deadly Readings” is the first in Laura Bradford’s debut Jenkins & Burns mystery series.
Misconception
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 94,310. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
When unsolved murders and kidnappings happen around Portland, Oregon, a detective and a teenage girl join forces to find out who's behind it, and stop them before it's too late.
Murder by Design
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 78,770. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012 by MuseItUp Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The most dangerous predator in the Okefenokee swamp is a man, and he’s hot on Claire’s trail.
Hard Hat Man
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,930. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jan and Kyle meet again when she must clean out her late uncle’s farmhouse so Kyle can develop the farm into a mall and apartments. A crying ghost warns her of danger. Someone wants to stop Kyle from completing his project. A farmer, lawyer, real estate agent, and a historian are suspects. Dead bodies, sabotage, burglary and fires threaten them. They fall in love again. Can they solve the mystery?
Fibs, Lies and Alibis
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,430. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Investigative journalist and sometimes marketing guru, Meg Witt travels to LaHava, New Mexico. She takes on a marketing job for the sole business owner of this company town. Upon presentation of the plan, he flings it at her, she leaves enraged. Days later, he's found dead and her husband is charged with his murder. Many wanted to end his tyranical reign, but they close ranks to protect their own.
Ties That Bind
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,010. Language: American English. Published: September 6, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
~Full length romantic suspense~ Jo McDaniels uses a special tool in her job as an FBI profiler. She senses the victim's fear and pain before death. Sheriff Austin Garrett is willing to try anything to catch the vicious serial killer decapitating victims. Working together, they come closer to the killer with each body. But will the monster change the game and decide Jo would be the ultimate kill?
Getting Mad....and Even
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,260. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Investigative journalist, Meg Witt, looks into a story unfolding in her own Arizona backyard. A local company went from bankruptcy to an overnight success. Unraveling the truth has Meg spinning until some notes take her in a direction she never considered. They unwittingly help her uncover a couple of murders, but since that wasn't the intention of the sender ~ the next murder might be her own!
Press'd To Kill
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Series: The Preston Andrews Mysteries, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,840. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
With just weeks before the biggest event of his life, everything goes wrong. In the midst of their celebration comes a terrible death, and that's just the beginning. Preston takes a life--now we have to figure out why. He could lose everything on this one!
Paris in the Spring
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,790. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Anthony’s life just got complicated. He loves his job. Unfortunately, he can’t share the details of that job with anyone. That hasn’t ever really bothered Anthony, until he meets Annette. Annette is a famous film star, and as unlikely as it seemed—even to Anthony—they enjoy each other’s company and begin a long distance relationship. As it turns out, Annette also has secrets to keep.
Bohemia by the Bay
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,320. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012 and represented by van Haitsma Literary. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Outbidding rivals for an obscure turn-of-the century painting, San Francisco art dealer and man-about-town Mal Gerard finds himself implicated in a string of art thefts and murders after a competitor is found dead in his favorite recliner. Now the lead suspect, Mal and hipster girlfriend Nina Farkis dodge cops and crooks to prove his innocence and stay alive in this modern noir mystery.