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A Wife's Duty
By Virginia Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 by Next Step Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mary Sue knows a wife’s duty is to tidy up after her husband, no matter how messy the task. But does that include cleaning up a murder scene?
The Task of Auntie Dido
By Ryan M. Welch
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 49,420. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Feline sleuth C. Auguste Dupin investigates murder and sardine crackers in the latest Poeville mystery. C. Auguste Dupin wants three things: A warm sunny bench by the fountain, time with librarian Penny Copper reading a good book, and tuna. When Penny’s aunt Dido pays them a visit, a simple task turns deadly! In Poeville, weird things happen all the time.
Gun in Cheek : An Affectionate Guide to the Worst in Mystery Fiction
By Bill Pronzini
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,830. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Love mystery? Then you'll love this book. Hate mystery? Then YOU'LL love this book. Pronzini is a fount of information about the "best" (read: hilariously inept) in mystery fiction. He's read every book ever written in the genre, it seems, and shows genuine affection for the form.
Enter Death
By Charles Moore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,900. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
One of Lola LaVentura's friends turns up dead and Johnny "Clubs" Murdock enters the chase to find her killer.
The London Sextet
By Russell James
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,290. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An original collection of six stories from the writer Ian Rankin called ‘The Godfather of British Noir’. James is ‘surely the best of Britain’s darker crime writers’ said London’s Times, and although the Encyclopaedia of Modern Crime Fiction said he wrote ‘some of the best crime fiction being written today’ we find within these stories a surprisingly human delicacy.
Into Thin Air
By Valerie Maarten
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,480. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Maia Duncan learned “Stranger Danger” and the perils of the internet when she was just 12 years old. Unfortunately after her captivity and forced participation into the sex trade, it was a lesson she learned too late. But after six long years when her next assignment was to groom other young girls in the sex trade, Maia knew she had to escape…or die trying.
The Reason
By S Driscoll
Price: Free! Words: 32,170. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
There are things in your life that change you right down to your foundation. Amy has changed Chris's and Duff's lives forever and all she had to do was die. This story is the prequel to "The Confession" and tells the story of of Chris's and Duff's decision to enter the FBI and become the agents they are today.
The Silent Hills
By Derek Thompson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Everyone has a secret. Peter Mayhew has spent his life living a lie. And when he finds himself in Harlsden, after accidentally looting a safe, all he wants to do is lay low and disappear. But a chance encounter, out by the lake, changes everything.
The Retreat
By Jerrold Mundis
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 114,860. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
It’s a new experience in salvation—one you will never forget.... It is the calling of the good, strong brothers of the secret, 800-year-old order of monks of the order of St. Hector to teach evil, violent men the error of their ways. And to cleanse them of their sins—again and again and again. "Striking and bizarre...not for the squeamish or devout." —Publishers Weekly.
The House of Happy Mayhem
By Trent Zelazny
Price: Free! Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
It would be nice to live their life... Acclaimed short story by Trent Zelazny about taking fantasies too far. Originally published in The Day the Leash Gave Way and Other Stories, Wilder Publications, 2009. Received an honorable mention in Best Horror of the Year 2009.
Fishermen's Justice
By Brian Hammar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fishermen's Justice is a short ghost story that takes place at sea after two lobster trappers from a New England fishing community take action against a poacher.
Dog on Fire
By Gregory Fallis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,230. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Kevin Sweeney and Joop Wheeler operate a small investigative agency on the Massachusetts coast. They can’t afford to be choosy about their clients; they take just about any case that comes their way. Their clients are normal people living normal lives who find themselves in situations that are anything but normal-situations that call for the help of men accustomed to serious weirdness.
The Titanic Plan
By Michael Bockman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,680. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
TRUE: 100 years ago J. Pierpont Morgan and a group of bankers and financiers took direct control of the American economy. 100 years ago radical firebrands were conspiring to create a workers revolution. 100 years ago the American government was paralyzed by a bitter political struggle. 100 years ago a great ship sank on her maiden voyage. They said it was an accident. They were wrong.
Shadows Everywhere
By John Lutz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,420. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Twelve tales of mystery from the pen of bestelling author John Lutz, Shadows everywhere collects much of the author's early work. You'll meet everyone from a "hardscrabble farm woman" to a volatile trucker with an explosive cargo, a cliff driver with dreams of gold, and women who are digging for it. Not every PI is a good guy, and not every villain gets his due.
L'affaire Wazza
By Timothy Hegarty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,570. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Who: Wazza: Cool Blue’s guest, a serial killer afflicted with Early Onset Alzheimer’s. What. Patrick trades a vacation for a painting and brings a serial killer to Saba. Where: Saba: a volcanic island in the Netherlands Antilles
A Death in Norfolk (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #7)
By Ashley Gardner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,800. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
September 1817: Captain Lacey travels with Lady Breckenridge to his boyhood home in northern Norfolk only to discover mysterious happenings in and around the Lacey estate. The underworld criminal, James Denis, uses Lacey's visit to Norfolk as an opportunity to have Lacey deliver a message to a local squire. A simple task--but one that lands Lacey squarely in international theft and murder.
Know One Dared to See - RNM Series :Remote Neural Monitoring
By Emmanuel C. Flint
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 157,980. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
There is a reason why we are all blessed with the capacity for maintaining our private thoughts – to keep both our most treasured and embarrassing secrets hidden from others. Imagine if one day you learned that your thoughts were no longer private because they are being sold to the highest bidder? Get a glimpse of such a world through the eyes of a master artist named Josiah Chisom.
Anna's Passion
By Nick Taddeo
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,710. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011 by Foremost Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Anna’s Napa Valley winery has been suffering debilitating attacks, not from other competing wineries but from an intensely troubled young man. She must take action soon or she will lose everything: the winery, the land, the vines, and the equipment. Even her identity is being threatened. She must figure a way out.
Trapped
By Kris Shamloo
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story about a man trapped in a strange prison. By Kris Shamloo.
The Thrill Seekers
By Dan Weatherington
Series: The Thrill Seekers, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,100. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
No, we’re interested in people who have problems they didn’t bring on themselves. Something brought on them by other people.” ”We want problems brought on good people by bad people,” said Lynn with a sheepish smile. “Logan nodded. “Yea, I guess that’s the best way to put it. We want problems brought on good people by bad people.”