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The Vaporizer by Lee Driver
Series: Chase Dagger, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,270. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013 by Full Moon Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled(5.00 from 1 review)
Nothing is as it seems in Cedar Point, Indiana. Three gang members appear to have died of natural causes. Then the medical examiner completes the autopsies and discovers the victims are missing their brains. When something strange rears its ugly head, the police turn to Chase Dagger.
The Running Girl by Bruce Barber
Series: Jean-Claude Keyes Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,900. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this second book of the Jean-Claude Keyes trilogy by Bruce Barber and the late Virgil Burnett (as "Bevan Amberhill"), Claude and his Toronto editor are following his furniture to his new home in Stratford when a savage snow-storm strands them, along with a motley crew of strangers, at the Blue Bayou Motel just outside Stratford, where they become further inconvenienced by murder.
The Vanishing Violinist by Sara Hoskinson Frommer
Series: Joan Spencer Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,910. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013 and represented by SKLA. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When a rare Stradivarius is stolen at an international competition, and the seductive violinist who owned it vanishes, Joan Spencer’s daughter Rebecca’s amiable fiancé is the prime suspect. With her own fiancé, Lt. Fred Lundquist, working a fatal hit-and-run in town, it’s up to Joan to uncover the simmering tensions beneath the players and to string together a theft, a disappearance, and a murder.
The Quota by Maud Harris
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,280. Language: British English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A young adult story about a psychopath who collects Barbie dolls - human Barbie dolls. Set around a hospital in Manchester UK,his quota is four.Can he manage to kidnap all four before DI Livingstone catches up with him?. Read what happens when he collects his quota.
The Red Hound of Pooley and other tales of mystery by Roy Whitlow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,060. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Four tales of mystery. In 'The Red Hound of Pooley' a young bricklayer’s mate encounters a red hound; will it bring him serious bad luck? 'The Fiddington Smith' may have had a strange brush with the Devil himself. In Cheshire, 'The Winnington Lady' is said to flit among the bushes frightening hapless workers at the Drum Plant. 'The Poachers of Darnall' is historically true and a strange yarn.
Pummerin by Thomas A. Welte
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: German. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Pummerin ist eine kurze Vorgeschichte zu Der gläserne Diamant. Steiners Bruder hat sich beim fetten Kurti hoch verschuldet. Dieser taucht plötzlich bei Steiner auf und fordert sein Geld ein. Er zwingt ihn dazu, bei einem Pokerturnier teilzunehmen. Der Einsatz: sein gesamtes Erspartes. Steiner gewinnt, geht aber leer aus, da nicht nur einer in der Runde nicht verlieren kann.
Fortune - The Aftermath of an Infamous Bank Vault Heist by Brian James
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural(5.00 from 1 review)
Brian James’s sequel to his first book, HEADSTONE, answers most questions about the infamous heist. However, it also opens up so many more possibilities. What was actually taken from the trusting depositors in the Fourth of July holiday weekend vault burglary of the early ‘80s was known only to the perpetrators, and few of them would have knowledge of what ultimately happened to their fortune!
The Beethoven Quandary by Terence O'Grady
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,530. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this mystery novella, pianist Jeremy West comes across a nineteenth-century music manuscript that he believes to be a newly discovered symphony by Beethoven. But the manuscript is stolen and a murder is committed before Jeremy’s friends,David Currant and Elizabeth McDermitt,are able to unwind the many threads that are interwoven in this complex and surprising case.
La Korrandine de Tevelune by Sébastien Lepetit
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 113,280. Language: French. Published: February 5, 2013 by Éditions Hélène Jacob. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Depuis le Moyen Âge jusqu’à l’occupation de Sourcarol par les Allemands, en passant par la fabrication des ponnes au xixe en Charente, les Chinels de Wallonie et bien d’autres choses encore, Vincent part à la recherche de La Korrandine de Tevelune, sur des chemins qui le conduiront du réel à l’imaginaire, d’une Korrandine à une autre.
The Man with the White Handkerchief by Vivienne Diane Neal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Imagine being approached by a stranger, asking for directions to a specific street, but you have no recollection as to what took place after that encounter. This is Mia Stone's story, as to what happened on that day. Based on a true story.
A Faire Day for Murder by Alan Scott
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,480. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 by JMS Books LLC firstname.lastname@example.org. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Ian Houston is called to investigate the murder of an old man, the owner of the land a renaissance festival calls home. Suspicion falls on the owners of the faire who were about to be evicted. Ian must use his paranormal abilities to find the real culprit.
Sinking Among Lilies by Cory Skerry
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.00 from 1 review)
A traveling mercenary, moonlighting as a bookseller, arrives in a village stalked by a supernatural threat... but the occupants don't want her help, and they refuse to tell her what is stealing their children. This story appeared on the 2012 Locus Recommended Reading List.
The Accidental Sleuth, an Emma Winberry Mystery by Helen Osterman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,440. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sixtyish Emma Winberry has a sixth sense and talks to her Guardian Angel. She is living in a posh condo on Chicago's lakefront with her significant other, Nate Sandler. She becomes involved with an anorexic teenager, her abusive uncle and a cadre of homeless folks and their problems. She suspects everything is tied to a murdered inventor. Follow Emma as she unravels a puzzle of danger and deceipt.
Murder for Bid by Susan Furlong Bolliger
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,820. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013 by Martin Sisters Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Former investment banker, Pippi O’Brien, has turned to resale merchandising for a living. Now, instead of trading on the Chicago Stock Exchange, she rummages through dumpsters, hits garage sales and peruses consignments shops in search of cast-off treasures to sell on-line … that is when she’s not busy playing detective.
Horse of a Different Color by John L. Lansdale
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,300. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Rustin Kemp was injured trying to catch a brutal killer. He lost his job, his family, his children, and the only thing left to him was the case. Then another murder - very similar to the case that ruined his life - drew him in for one last run at redemption.
It Never Rains In Hammertown by Stephen Dorning
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 13,990. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Investigator Sebastion Locke ends up in a position to help out the Dwarven Kingdom in its war with the Elven Nation when the resistance contacts him for help. In an effort to strengthen ties with the newfound allies, he finds himself searching for a runaway prisoner to save the life of an elven Taker.
Murder in the Round by Patricia Rockwell
Series: Pamela Barnes Acoustic Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,310. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013 by Cozy Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Sound clues lead acoustics expert and amateur sleuth Pamela Barnes to a devious killer who poisons an actress while she is performing on stage.
For Sakina by Rik Hunik
Series: Novelettes, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
This story originally appeared in Midnight Times #23, Fall 2008. When Jared gets out of the army he discovers that his sister, his only remaining relative, has been missing for weeks. He teams up with her boyfriend and they follow her trail to the home of Jatarkah, a small-time, disreputable wizard, who seems to be responsible for the disappearance of other women as well.