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A Prisoner in the Asylum by Katherine Anderson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,090. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Abigail Brandt teaches English at her alma mater in a small New England town, but in her spare time, she's an urban explorer. Cameras in hand, she and her closest friend, Luke Sullivan, explore abandoned buildings like the Westwood Asylum in Stone Gorge. There Abigail discovers a patient file taped underneath a filing cabinet, hidden from vandals and other explorers. The file of Isabella Montefort
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Murderous Confidant by Matthew Davenport
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Short Story: When all of the evidence points at Dr. Watson being a murderer, can Sherlock prove him innocent or is it possible that Watson's own friendship has led him down a dark path? Or could Watson still have a dark path to tread? A Mystery with a little bit of Sci-fi.
Murder Under the Mistletoe by Janice L. Davis
Series: Agatha Larsen mystery, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 26,660. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Mayor Max Mueller is murdered at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Agatha Larsen and her granddaughters get involved with the investigation. They discover secrets that some of the townsfolk want kept quiet. The story is set against a backdrop of the annual Christmas carnival in 1946, a time of peace interrupted by murder.
Bad August by Dan Ahearn
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,550. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Joe Noonan thinks he's a modern-day Sam Spade but all he's got to show for it is a divorce,unpaid bills and a one-eyed cat. Then one bad day in August a strange beautiful girl appears and Joe discovers what trouble really is: a broke mentally ill client with a violent boyfriend,an angry Mafia punk out for blood,a lousy moonlighting job as a bouncer. And a long-buried legacy of madness and murder.
Cached Out by Russell Atkinson
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 159,840. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Book #2 in the Cliff Knowles Mysteries series. Retired from the FBI, Cliff Knowles takes up geocaching. While looking for a cache in the mountains he comes across a human skeleton. Soon he becomes a suspect in a seven-year-old homicide. When one of the investigators turns out to be an old flame, things get interesting.
Treachery In July by Cathy and Patty
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,560. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
After the death of her husband in an unexplained hit-and-run accident, Caroline Kelly becomes head scientist and co-owner of BioMed, a cutting-edge research facility in Michigan. A series of unex-plained personal attacks lead her to one conclusion: someone wants her dead - before she can finish her husband’s potentially lucrative weight loss research.
Unsuspecting - A Detective Oliver Rousseau Novel by Cynthia Townley
Series: A Detective Oliver Rousseau Novel, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,660. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A parent's nightmare - their daughter away at college in a safe environment becomes the target of a sadistic killer - who has killed before and gotten away with it. Townley writes page-turning suspense...A roller-coaster plot and savvy dialogue and when you least expect it she throws an explosive curve-ball. Unsuspecting doesn't disappoint.
Purpose by Sally Harper
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,430. Language: British English. Published: October 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Sylvia pops out for some last minute shopping for her dinner party, little knowing her life is about to change forever. Frances waits by the phone for her mother's call. A tragedy which claims one life throws two others improbably together. Was this simply a tragic accident or a malicious act of violence? Who suffers most? The Killer? The Victim? Or the one left behind?
Releve-toi Lazar by Henry Lion Oldie
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: French. Published: October 3, 2012 and represented by K-Group. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Il voulait faire revenir l'amour perdu de sa femme. Il trouva un homme qui ressuscitait pour de l'argent le sentiment mort. Mais bientôt il eut besoin de se débarrasser de l'amour-zombie.
Opera Flowers by Saul Moon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,840. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(2.00 from 1 review)
Opera Flowers is the third in the Lucy Harlow detective series. Rich bored housewife Stella Grice hires Lucy to investigate her husband Jack, who she believes is cheating. But Lucy uncovers more than a platonic relationship with a local solicitor based upon a mutual love of opera, and is drawn into a race against time to save Susannah Young from a grisly fate at the hands of a sadistic killer.
The Curse of the Seuso Treasures by László Lackner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,230. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012 by S.Back agency for hungarian literature. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A mysterious murder of a young Hungarian soldier leads to the story of the famous Seuso Treasures of Roman times based upon a true story.
Historias irlandesas de misterio by Michael Surmont
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,680. Language: Spanish. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"Historias irlandesas de misterio" es una obra de ficción que consta de 3 cuentos, "La niña de negro", "La voz" y "Al tercer día"
Two J's Investigations: Book One-Flight from Darkness by E. C. Anderlee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,670. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
First in a series. After escaping from her abusive husband, Jennifer Jackson sets out to apprehend criminals through her investigative firm. With the help of Jonathan Lawson, she vows to help others who are trapped in similar situations.
Car Wrecks of the Great Central Road by Martin Chambers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,430. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.43 from 7 reviews)
At any age, in any age, we could all fall by the highway of life. Charlie and Angel are two such teenagers, who break the monotony of their foster home life by breaking into houses. When a burglary goes wrong, they escape in a stolen van along the Great Central Road. What follows, just as they are beginning find somewhere to belong, is murder and a ruthless international crime syndicate.
If I Fail by Marian Lanouette
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 91,040. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012 by MuseItUp Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Murder, sex, stalking—all in a day’s work for Lieutenant Jake Carrington. Until he finds himself the one that’s being stalked.
The Shredded Veil Mysteries by Leah Cutter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,800. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
December 21st, 2012 hadn't been the end of the world, but the Great Unraveling. The veils between the Seen and Unseen worlds shredded. The living learned they weren't alone. Andy had seen it all, done it all, as a detective working Vice when he'd be alive. Now, as a ghost, he works as a private investigator. Come explore the mysteries of Heaven and Hell, of cameras with souls and others.
Florida Heat by Rainy Kirkland
Price: Free! Words: 96,440. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.58 from 12 reviews)
Florida heat is murder - and in FLORIDA HEAT the bodies are stacking up at an alarming rate. From the moment Probation Officer Jo Cazimer witnesses a murder her life is in jeopardy. Working with her best friend Detective Kate Snow they struggle to identify the killer. But in Florida the snakes slither, the gators are hungry and a serial killer is on the loose.
Broke: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery by Kaye George
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,900. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(5.00 from 1 review)
Imogene Duckworthy, PI assistant, wants to be on her own. She finds a rental house where her four-year-old daughter’s pet pig, Marshmallow, is allowed. The rumors are that the house is haunted. It's no rumor there's a dead man in the bathtub when she inspects the house. A long-lost relative is the logical suspect, but can Immy let her Uncle Dewey be railroaded for a crime he maybe didn't commit?
The Silver Shawl: A Mrs. Meade Mystery by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Series: The Mrs. Meade Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,060. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In a small town in turn-of-the-century Colorado, a young woman has disappeared. Was she kidnapped, or did she have a reason to flee? Mrs. Meade, a gentle but shrewd widow lady who lives across the hall in the girl's boarding-house, feels that there is something wrong with the story of her disappearance…but can she unravel the mystery before it is too late? Novelette, approx. 15,700 words.