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Salvaged Quietude
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012 by Short Story Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Story Press Presents Salvaged Quietude by Ruth Pettite When an old girlfriend from the past comes back into his life he finds that time is not of the essence. She is lost, upset, and mute. And to top it off, she is definitely not the girl she once was. Her loud political ways from college are gone, leaving her a frail and extremely timid woman with extreme mental issues.
The Puppy Investigators and The Case of the Cricketing Catastrophe
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,220. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Eliza Macintosh-Huffleboots and her noble dog, the Captain, are both terribly pleased that the weather is looking up and the annual local cricket match is about to take place. However, when some very unsporting behaviour is uncovered and the Gardeners Eleven, the Captain's favourite team, appears to have been sabotaged, only the skills of Eliza and the Captain can give them a fighting chance.
The Puppy Investigators and The Case of the Dragon's Breath
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,800. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In the depths of the colder months of the year, the Captain is finding being stuck indoors a bit dull for his active doggy mind. Luckily, his co-investigator, the lovely Ms. Eliza Macintosh-Huffleboots, has a case to break him out of his sulk. The keen-minded pair are urgently summoned to Quellworth Manor, where one of the residents is attempting to do away with the fierce matriarch of the family,
The Puppy Investigators and The Case of The Lost Lass
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,120. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Minnie Russell finds that she has a desperate problem on her hands, she turns to the best private investigators in the land, Ms. Eliza Macintosh-Huffleboots and her furry canine companion, the Captain. With hard work, dedication, well-ordered thinking, as well as several cups of tea, there is no mystery that the young lady and her small compatriot cannot solve.
An Object in Motion
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Price: Free! Words: 16,020. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Ruth Addems is a soap opera star, and she has a stalker so she is reffered to Rey. But he quickly learns that things aren't always as they appear. In the world of Hollywood everyone has secrets and most stories are the stuff that nightmares are made of. Rey learns that once an object is in motion it remains in motion...
Masks & Malice
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,830. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
What starts off as an investigation into a teen girl's boyfriend ends in murder, drug dealing and an elaborate plan involving a social networking site called Personal Place. Rey must find out who is who before someone ele dies...
McKain's Dilemma
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,890. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Carlton Runnells is gay and has profited mightily from a marriage of convenience... he's become one of the richest men in his rural Pennsylvania area. Now his lover has disappeared and Runnells is afraid that something might have happened to him. McKain has dealt with domestic cases before; the sexes may be different, but the procedures remain the same. Until the lover turns up dead...
The Chapel of Death
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(3.00 from 1 review)
A single door securely locked, two sealed windows, a chapel on the hill. At the base of the altar is sprawled the first corpse, the remains of a young woman. Behind the altar is the leathery cadaver of a young man, his head flopped over his shoulder. A case for Chief Inspector, Maurice Pruvost, and Professor Jacqueline Mouchot, internationally-acclaimed forensic anthropologist at the Sorbonne.
The Dragon Cycle
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Price: Free! Words: 14,390. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An event happens on January 22 that changes the course of history forever. Two towns are destroyed, and there is one survivor, Pollock Drake, a 15 year old. He is taken into custody as a suspected terrorist. Another attack occurs during the interrogation. Drake escapes and fights to survive against a country that is after him while trying to kill what destroyed his home.
Black Jack Justice
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 59,940. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It was a simple enough case. Sex, betrayal, sex, money, sex, murder and sex. But when a pair of His and Hers private detectives get involved, the sparks start to fly and the blood begins to spill in earnest. With every shot that’s fired, the hole digs a little deeper, and the list of people our sparring shamuses can trust gets shorter and shorter.
Dying to be Murdered
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Series: The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,990. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The Fifth in the fun Jennifer Marsh Mysteries! Mary Ashton knows someone is going to murder her, so she hires mystery writer Jennifer Marsh to record her final days to keep her killer from getting away with it. The money's too good to turn down, even if Jennifer has to stay in a haunted mansion with a crazy lady. One blood soaked bed later, the mystery's on. Who killed Mary? And where's her body?
Angel Eyes
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Price: Free! Words: 77,640. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
(reedited 11/14/'13) Larger-than-life PI Jack Slamm works in the dark places of a crumbling, U. S. city as he struggles to solve a pair of bizarre mysteries involving a cast of bizarre characters.
Fast Friends (Iris Thorne Mysteries Book 3)
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Series: Iris Thorne Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,940. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sexy, surefooted investment counselor Iris Thorne never looks back to her blue-collar roots in East L.A. but the suicide of the mother of her childhood friend, Paula, hits harder than the latest L.A. quake. Paula's dad asks Iris to locate the wayward Paula. Returning to the old neighborhood dredges up old memories that may solve an almost perfect murder or bring Iris down in an act of vengeance.
Fall From Grace
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,600. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012 by Bucks County Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When a threat against American comes to the surface, retired Homeland Security Agent Lincoln Hawks is called in to put the threat down. After a deep investigation, he finds that the group he’s after has much deeper ties to him than he’d ever imagined! Can Lincoln stop The Ghost Crew before they destroy America? Can he channel the power of his inner emotions to get the job done
Foolproof (Iris Thorne Mysteries Book 4)
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Series: Iris Thorne Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,960. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sexy investment counselor Iris Thorne's life is sweet until the hot night her friend Bridget is murdered, witnessed by Brianna, Bridget's five-year-old daughter. The prime suspect is Bridget’s husband, Kip—volatile genius behind their computer games company, Pandora. Bridget left Pandora to her daughter and put Iris in charge. As evidence mounts against Kip, Iris fears for Brianna's life.
Simply Shorts
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Price: Free! Words: 19,740. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A compilation of original short stories that take the reader on a journey through a murder in a small Washinton town, and onboard an alien spacecraft where an escaped prisoner is transformed into a creature capable of sucking the life out of all earthly beings. This is just a sampling of the journey on which the stories will take you. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
The Divine Beauty
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 142,120. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Following a military base burglary in the peaceful city of Orwell, Illinois, the entire community is plunged into disarray and twelve people from different backgrounds are set on a deadly collision course that happens to coincide with a treasure of power and majesty beyond all their imaginations. Twisting, turning, and brutally suspenseful, The Divine Beauty is the first novel by Evan Stalter.
Honeymoon in High Heels
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Series: High Heels Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,510. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Fashion designer Maddie Springer is on her way to honeymoon paradise in Tahiti with her hot new husband. Sand, sun and a romantic suite all to themselves... until Maddie stumbles on the dead body of a Tahitian dancer. Suddenly her husband is spending more time with the local police than his wife. If Maddie wants to have a honeymoon at all, it's up to her and her friends to track down the killer.
Now He Thinks He's Dead - A Ben Spanner & H. J. Mavity Mystery
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,470. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
H. J. Mavity still wants to get rich quick; her ex-husband, Ben Spanner, still wants to keep her out of trouble; and her chief client, Lloyd Dobkin, thinks someone is trying to kill him. He's right-H.J.'s in trouble, and Ben has his hands full as Dobkin's murderer decides that the lovely artist knows the secret of the girl with the butterfly on her arm...
Even the Butler Was Poor - A Ben Spanner & H. J. Mavity Mystery
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,520. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
H. J. Mavity, painter of paperback romance covers, has a perplexing riddle to solve when her ex-boyfriend, Rick Dell, collapses at her feet after telling her that the words "ninety-nine clop clop" hold the clue to a lot of money. First she has to enlist the air of her ex-husband, Ben Spanner.