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The Poisoned Ground
Series: The Peers of Beinan, 5. Price: Free! Words: 10,140. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
CORPORATE GREED. CORRUPTION. PLAGUE. All was well for the southern city of Nanli -- until a mysterious plague filled the city with fear and agony. Duty bound to discover the cause, Lady Abbess Cara races against time to find a cure only to be caught up in a dangerous conspiracy that may claim her life and the lives of billions for generations to come.
Dye, Dyeing, Dead
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,380. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Kendra Louise Harper is a folklorist, avid gardener and accidental sleuth in Nameless, Texas. After a Natural Dyeing with Plants workshop goes wrong and Eula-Mae Bunch is murdered, Kendra sets out prove that her Aunt Jewel was innocent of the crime. With the help of a group of colorful characters, Kendra investigates. Can they prove who really killed Mrs. Bunch before the killer strikes again?
The Woolworth's Massacre
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Peaceful mountain getaway or terrorist target? When a mountain resort's reputation is threatened by an explosion at a supermarket opening, Hendrych and Kroupa are on hand to sift through the rubble. However, faced with the biggest body count in their careers, there's no shortage of suspects to choose from.
The Zone
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 77,880. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014 by Fiction4All. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
John served as a Military Police officer then opted to go into civilian law enforcement. He kept his nose clean and finally made detective and this is where we join the story. The Zone is a place within the city where "adult" businesses are conducted and some not at all legal. The Free-fire Zone is controlled by one man. Marcus Jones. His mistake was running into John Collins...
A Conflict of Interest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,110. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Private investigator Jake Stevens has made his living off boring cases. When he is approached by the son of a pharmaceutical giant to follow his girlfriend, he prepares himself for another slow and boring job. But complications arise as he finds himself attracted to the woman he's been hired to follow. Soon the case turns on it's head as he's thrust into a conspiracy where nothing is what it seems
Red Sun Over Panama
Series: Paul Jarvis, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,020. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Late Fall, 1941 Paul Jarvis uncovers clues suggesting the possibility of a plot to blow up the locks at Pedro Miguel and Miraflores while investigating a series of suspicious murders. With the help of his partner, Sergeant Joe Duggan and the area MPs, he rushes to stop the attacks and capture the people involved.
White Crosses
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mr. Varney and Mr. Johnson are on vacation out west, travelling in an old school bus they’ve converted into an RV. When thirteen-year old Kelly befriends them at a campground in Gallatin Canyon, they suspect that her guardian is up to no good. Is she the unwitting victim of a kidnapping? Or is something more sinister going on? Varney & Johnson originally appeared in the short story Leave No Wake.
Clamming Up
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,370. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
29-year old Kate O’Malley discovers that working for a peeping pervert and a verbose hostess can bring adventure, mystery, love and major trouble to her life. Set in quirky Tofino, British Columbia, Clamming Up is packed with adventure, laughs, romance and a murder mystery that unfolds with tantalizing suspense. Characters abound, relationships grow, and the sharks start circling, literally.
Burying the Truth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Burying the Truth is a a short story about a married couple facing their worst nightmare when they fall prey of a home invasion. Something goes terribly wrong, and two shotgun blasts seal their fate. Now, what will it take to bury the truth?
Just the Facts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,830. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Racial tensions ignite when a black tenure candidate at McKinley University becomes a suspect in the murder of renowned English professor Franklin Lodge, chair of the tenure committee. Former NY cop reporter, now McKinley New-Press editor, Jake Bertrain becomes embroiled in an investigation that extends to a time and place that challenges his professional belief that news is just about the facts.
Go Go Gato
Series: An Eli Sharpe Mystery, Book 1. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 78,240. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014 by Camel Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
When “Go Go” Gato, a young Cuban baseball player, goes missing mid-season, his agent hires PI Eli Sharpe to investigate. Eli, an ex-player himself, delves into Go Go’s secret life, which includes a drug problem, a rich society girlfriend, and a druggie single-mom fiancée. Eli is determined to locate the young man before one of the nasty people in his life--or his own bad habits--do him in.
The Devil Takes Half
Series: A Greek Islands Mystery, Book 1. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 95,070. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Nonfiction » History » European
A beautiful archeologist and daughter of a local ship owner is found dead at a dig on the Greek Island of Chios. After the body of her young assistant is also discovered, the chief officer of the local police force, Yiannis Patronas, suspects that the pair turned up something of real value, all evidence to the contrary, and sets out to conquer the evil threatening his formerly peaceful island.
Cup of Blood; A Crispin Guest Medieval Noir Prequel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,370. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In this prequel, disgraced knight turned detective Crispin Guest has his hands full in more than murder: his abduction, two women, a young cutpurse, and a friend turned adversary.
The Womb Room
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,730. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Amnesia and murder never end well and for Gemma Watson it is no different. She doesn't remember who she is or recognise her husband and children, and when she starts to receive increasingly urgent messages warning her of some impending doom, all she can do is desperately try to solve the mystery her life has become before it is far too late.
Dead Dog Blues
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,970. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Nothing ever happens in Pharaoh, Texas... Drunks and missing auto parts headline the local crime wave until a barking dead dog shows up in millionaire Max Coomer's backyard. Then Coomer himself is discovered frosty cold and very dead, running for fame and glory forever down the gridiron at Pharaoh High. That's just the beginning of the mayhem that erupts in a sleepy Texas town.
The Darkness Within
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,140. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Jonathan Colby is no one’s idea of a hero. Unfit, overweight, weak. A nobody who never wanted to be somebody. But Colby is very valuable to some very bad people. And his beautiful wife and baby son make him a vulnerable target. With those he loves in terrible danger Colby must do exactly as he’s told. Whatever the cost. But everyone has a breaking point. And everyone has darkness inside them...
Rick Wade Investigations: The Case for Sarah
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,330. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Rick Wade:Investigations, the Case for Sarah, is the second book in the Rick Wade mystery series. Sarah is a High School senior, a straight A student. Her father is a Minister and her mother has passed away. She falls in with an unsavory element.
Thrill Kill Jill
Series: Jim Nash Adventures, #2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,490. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Retired detective Jim Nash is headed for a much-needed vacation with the two favorite women in his life. When he pulls off the highway into a rest stop, his girlfriend disappears without leaving a trace. Left to his own devices when the local PD refuses to let him file a missing persons report, Nash pulls out all the stops in his attempt to find the missing woman all by himself. Jim Nash #2.
Who Killed Rita Colleridge?
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,510. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Arrowhead Classics Publishing Co.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The death of Rita Colleridge, murdered by someone who did not touch her with hand or weapon, is just the beginning of a web of intrigue that makes "Who Killed Rita?" a first-class page-turner. From the author of A Few Good Men and War Hawks.
Calamity Jayne and the Trouble With Tandems (Calamity Jayne Mysteries book #7)
Series: Calamity Jayne Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,590. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
What's the hardest part of learning to ride a tandem? The pavement. It's late July, and reporter Tressa Jayne Turner's summer is as sizzling as Ranger Rick Townsend when she covers TribRide—the ginormous state-wide bicycle ride—on a tandem bike with her rival in a Star Trek themed team! But when malicious pranks start to befall the team, Tressa is determined to get the true story.