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The Apostles Secret’ “Conspiracy of the Twelve” by Paul S. Sturm
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,860. Language: American English. Published: July 31, 2013 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A smuggled parchment arrives at the Vatican. A fragment of a letter, the Epistula Sancta, possibly written by Jesus is discovered. Racing against assassins, a Cardinal and his brother fight to reassemble the letter. Realizing the Epistula contains a hidden prophesy, it must be decided whether to continue searching for remaining fragments and possibly reveal the date of the Apocalypse.
Damien Loose, Episode 6 - Market by Robert Strasser
Series: Damien Loose. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Episode 6 of 10. The day after Ashley Marcum threw a brick through Damien's widow, he and the family journey to the Tower Grove Farmers Market where they run into old friends and a new enemy. This enemy is scary enough to get Theresa to do the one thing she vowed never to do. The stakes get higher as Damien continues down the path to his showdown at Mangia.
Gandhi's Sorrows: A Lady Marmalade Mystery by Jason Blacker
Series: A Lady Marmalade Mystery, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,270. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Lady Marmalade is invited to a lecture that Mahatma Gandhi is giving at Abbot House where all proceeds are going to the children's orphanage located there. What she ins't expecting is to be the witness to a murder of one of Gandhi's closest allies.
Musk Creek by Michael Kettle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,470. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled(3.00 from 1 review)
A fast-paced crime novel set in Melbourne, Australia, featuring Victoria Police homicide detective Sergeant Lewis McBride who is under internal scrutiny for the fatal shooting of a suspect when he becomes lead investigator into two seemingly interconnected murders.
Thrill of the Hunt by GiAnna Moratelli
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 44,740. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural(5.00 from 1 review)
Lucy Handling a rancher's daughter is missing. Sheriff Tom Moratelli has searched everywhere and can't find her. But she might not be the only one missing. Deputy Glen Norman starts asking questions when one of the town's working girls says her friends missing. When they finally get a suspect, things start moving, especially when the sheriff and his wife come up missing.
The Perfect Man: The Deluxe Edition by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,360. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Two tales with the same title about similar subjects by two different authors. Sounds like grounds for a lawsuit. Instead, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Kristine Dexter team up to show how ideas can spark both a novel and a short story. Both the novel and the short story are included in this volume, along with the author’s thoughts about writing, the writing process and, of course, the perfect man.
A Royal Mess by Rosen Trevithick
Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: British English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Dee Whittaker and her estranged husband Gareth, are destined to become a crime fighting double act. However, it's the calm before the storm. With her marriage still holding together, Dee dips her toes into the world of indie publishing. She joins an internet forum, unaware that the very people she asks for help, will eventually send her life spiralling out of control, landing her in mortal danger.
Two Leaves and a Bloody Bud by Databazaar Media Ventures, LLC
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,400. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Tea gardens of North Bengal are in the grip of politics and violence. Workers are mere pawns. When a senior journalist walks into this melee, he takes with him the burden of his being a scion of a planter’s family. His intimate knowledge of the region and its people helps him uncover the truth even as he battles with ghosts from his past. But no one likes the truth, and the retribution is swift.
Blind Stab by Ernest Barrett
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,930. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 31, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
‘Surely,' he told himself, ‘black couldn't come up again. According to the law of averages it has to be red this time.' How life can change with the roll of the dice, the spin of a wheel. Richard Moristone gambles everything in an all or nothing bet. But he will gamble with more than money as he struggles to pay his debts.
Nefarious North by Karen Blake-Hall
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,020. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Delve into spine chilling, bone numbing crime stories that will set your teeth chattering as your run to lock your doors, turn on your lights and hide under your bedcovers. Sixteen incredible authors bring twenty-seven tales of murder, mayhem, theft, cops and robbers to life, with twisted ends that will leave you reeling and begging for more.
Blood of the Dragon Trees by Nik Morton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,130. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Laura Reid likes her new job on Tenerife, teaching the Spanish twins Maria and Ricardo Chávez. She certainly doesn’t want to get involved with Andrew Kirby and his pal, Jalbala Emcheta, who work for CITES, tracking down illegal traders in endangered species. Yet she’s undeniably drawn to Andrew, which is complicated, as she’s also attracted to Felipe, the brother of her widower host, Don Alonso.
Juan Fantasma by Ricardo Madriñán Valderrama
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 123,120. Language: Spanish. Published: July 30, 2013 by Editorial Amarante. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
"Juan Fantasma" es la historia de un joven de diecisiete años llamado Daniel Del Solar, quien despierta en medio de un inframundo gris e inmaterial después de sufrir un accidente.
Death at the Voyager Hotel by Kwei Quartey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,140. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In the West African city of Accra, Voyager Hotel guest Heather Peterson, a beautiful, young Oregonian teacher, is found dead at the bottom of the pool. The police authorities deem it an accidental drowning, but that raises troubling questions. Heather was a strong swimmer. How could she have drowned, and why was she naked? Paula Djan, Heather's school principal, suspects foul play.
Popcorn, Lollipops, and Porn by Sophie Olsen
Price: Free! Words: 8,490. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 1 review)
A private detective chases a burglar onto the midnight streets of Boston and discovers the oddest artist he's ever seen. Terrified that her secret identity will wreck her real life, the artist can't imagine the havoc Mike's about to cause. A short story containing no porn whatsoever, the title refers to a comment made by one of the story's three compelling main characters.
Shock and Awesome (Lexi Graves Mysteries, 4) by Camilla Chafer
Series: Lexi Graves Mysteries, 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,030. Language: British English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When a thief who preys on the super-rich women of a high-end dating website turns up in Montgomery, it’s up to Private Investigator, Lexi Graves, to lure him out before he goes to ground. To make matters worse, he’s evaded capture numerous times, and this might be the last chance to catch him before he retires altogether from the high-stakes game.
Sunstrike by Bev Robitai
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,970. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Sunstrike follows the life of Averie Brown, an ordinary woman in suburbia, when solar flares destroy the world's electricity supply. As society comes to terms with the loss of transport, communications, and food supplies, Averie picks up some useful survival tips and a teenage companion who is not what he seems. With no outside help, she is forced to investigate a number of suspicious deaths.
"19th & Emily" by scifiguy3553
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
April, Edan, & Dan Epp are an up and coming family in St. Louis, Missouri. Taking advantage of low house-prices after the Great Recession, the Epps purchase an historic house. Little did April and Edan know, their son sneaks out a ouija board from their new home that belonged to the original owner! Paranormal phenomena began to happen, an investigator helps out.
The Winds of Skagway by Jack R. Stanley
Series: Tales of the Alaskan Gold Rush, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The howling winds of winter are no where worce than in the Alaskan town of Skagway, the threshold to the gold fields of the Klondike of the 1890’s. When the savage North wind gusts and shrieks up to seventy miles per hour from weeks to months, no one can move out doors. It’s a time for stories and retelling of Skagway’s hero and it’s criminal mastermind.
Hard Times: A Gabriel Carter Story by Alex Ankrom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,330. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In the course of an interrogation, Gabriel Carter, a homicide detective, whose life has been spiraling out of control, and a fourteen year-old junkie named Dylan, whose life has finally hit bottom, discover they have more in common than either of them could imagine. For two people that have seen more than their fair share of Hard Times, this night isn't what they want, but maybe what they need.