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The Copper Quarter by Richard Stooker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012 by Richard Stooker. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The friendly man shocks the bar by paying for everybody's drinks with a silver quarter. His ruthless killing in the street outside surprises nobody. When private detective Crain Dalton seeks out the beautiful widow, he uncovers a plot to buy local elections with the only kind of money worth anything anymore -- silver and gold, once again illegal to own.
Photographic by Hickory Cole
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: American English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A man burdened with an image he can never forget seeks out the person whose chance encounter turned him into the cynical person he is today. Plagued by the image of the man found standing over the body of his mother, he hopes to fill the emptiness inside with a confrontation he has avoided for years.
Until You Are Dead by John Lutz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,510. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A collection of twenty-seven short mystery/thriller stories with an introduction by John Lutz, author of Better Mousetraps, Endless Roads, Shadows Everywhere, and The Nudger Dilemmas.
Cronaca nera by Scott Nicholson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,610. Language: Italian. Published: August 21, 2012 by Haunted Computer Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Il crimine non paga... ma nemmeno il giornalismo. Quando John Moretz viene assunto come reporter nella cittadina di Sycamore Shade, sui monti Appalachi, scoppia un’ondata di crimine che fa alzare la tiratura dei quotidiani e preoccupa la gente. Poi viene scoperta la vittima di un omicidio, e Moretz è il primo sulla scena.
Colder Than Death by D.B. Gilles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,680. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
After a grave robbery gone wrong, the remains of a teenaged girl are discovered inside a mausoleum. Although Del isn’t used to murder, he’s used to death, so initially this is just another corpse. But after the victim is identified as a local teen long thought to be a runaway, Del is pulled into the case. Gradually he realizes a serial killer has been preying on the women in his town for 20 years.
Killed in Kruger by Denise M. Hartman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,140. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
An aspiring travel writer, Tabitha Krans, manages with the help of her Uncle Phillip to get some assignments for self safari travel in South Africa. When she arrives, her photographer uncle is missing. She sets aside trying to prove herself to find proof of what happened to Uncle Phillip, but gets tangled up in issues much darker than she could imagine.
Efecto Jenner by Cristiano De Liberato
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,220. Language: Spanish. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
En una ciudad de provincia de los Estados Unidos una investigación policial se enlaza, casualmente, con un audaz plan de la CIA. El suicidio del profesor Blake encierra un misterio. Eddy Grean, teniente de la policía de Albany, indagará con los hombres de su escuadra hasta al descubrimiento de la verdad. Pero sólo Grean descubrirá todo y el precio que tendrá que pagar será altísimo.
Body in the Barn Norma Jean's Mysteries Book Three by Jo Ann Snapp
Series: Norma Jean's Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,500. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A flickering light in a barn that has been vacant for over a century draws Norma Jean to investigate and pulls her into her third mystery. “Do you need some help?” Was I crazy? My heart began to pound and I realized how vulnerable I was. What did it matter what they were doing in the barn? Margaret was correct. It wasn’t my business.
The Man With the Green Suitcase by Dee Doanes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,680. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal(5.00 from 1 review)
What does a prostitute, a corrupt businessman, and a disfigured young woman have in common with a mysterious, old homeless man who carries a green suitcase? The old man comes into people’s lives because it is important for them to experience the visions that he is somehow able to show them—visions that even he doesn’t understand. But whoever he connects with will be changed.
Guess What She Did by Ann Rearden
Price: Free! Words: 50,430. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
She's a rising star on Wall Street. He needs cash for his startup. She has a boyfriend problem. He's recently divorced. They could do a deal—in more ways than one. Too bad she's playing him. "Guess What She Did" is the perfect airplane read—a wonderful story, simply and well told, with an unconventional but deeply satisfying ending. Download it now, relax, and enjoy the ride.
Meatballs & Murder by Jack Bates
Series: Harry Landers, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,140. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012 by MindWingsAudio. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Amanda Paluzzi’s fiancé, Anthony Nigliazzo, is found murdered. The Amato brothers, rivals of Anthony in the restaurant business, are blamed by the victim’s family. Harry Landers is hired by Amanda, a friend from his past, to investigate. The Nigliazzos are bent on revenge and frustrated that Harry is involved in what they regard as a family concern. [novelette]
Go Through the Fire by Eugine Philimonov
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 80,190. Language: Russian. Published: August 20, 2012 by T/O "Neformat". Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Night was fascinating. Rain, which didn't stiop for a week, cleaned the city from the tons of dirt, emited by plants and cars, crawling through the streets, like cancer cells through the veins of the human body. Rain was pouring day after day, night after night - and finally the air was pure and transparent, and one could almost feel the starry sky on the shoulders.
A Limited Justice by Catriona King
Series: Craig Modern Thriller, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,600. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A Limited Justice is the first in a crime series set in 21st century Belfast featuring Detective Chief Inspector Marc Craig. When a body is discovered at a petrol station, Belfast D.C.I. Marc Craig is called to investigate. Within a day, a second body is found. Then a third. This time, it’s personal.
Celebration of Love by Patricia Gauthier
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,920. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Melissa Greene was feeling restless and unappreciated with her love life. Dating Larry Harmon for two years felt like a friendship with benefits instead of true love. Would she have the nerve to step out of her comfort zone and search for the man of her dreams? When Dr. Brady O'Brien stumbles into her life she 's immediately attracted to him. Problem is, Larry's not giving up. Not by a longshot.
Calvus by Darryl Greer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,860. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012 by Morris Publishing Australia. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In modern day St Albans, England there is a grisly discovery in Verulamium Park and Australian DI Chris O’Rourke is the investigating officer.
Gangs, Illegals, and a Rose Tattoo - a Lilly M. Mystery by Kathryn Long
Series: Lilly M Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 92,160. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Lilly Millenovanovich is an over forty, struggling author, trying to make financial ends meet by working as a night school instructor, teaching English to immigrants, while freelancing during the day for the Barton Gazette. When one of her students is shot, life goes from boring to frighteningly exciting as Lilly is thrown into chaotic turmoil of murder and mystery.
Trouble in a Big Box by Judy Alter
Series: The Kelly O'Connell Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,640. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012 by Turquoise Morning Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A Kelly O'Connell Mystery(Cozy Mystery) Kelly O’Connell has her hands full: her husband Mike Shandy is badly injured in an automobile accident that kills a young girl, developer Tom Lattimore wants to build a big-box grocery store called Wild Things in Kelly’s beloved Fairmount neighborhood, and someone is stalking Kelly.
Dead to Sin by Valerie Holmes
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 34,850. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Nicholas Penn is summoned to gaol by a man accused of the rape and murder of young women. Reluctantly, Nicholas answers the call. The man was found with the last victim; his situation is desperate. Nicholas soon finds out how easily he has been duped. Torn between old loyalties and the need to find the truth, Nicholas promises to reveal the murderer, whoever they are, to stop the trail of death.
Control:Escape by Martyn Taylor
Series: The Grange. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,190. Language: British English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense(5.00 from 1 review)
More than ten years had passed since Steve Arkwright jumped the firewall and found himself staring at a bleak future. The men in suits knocked on his door gave him a choice and with only one answer. Sign here and you are ours. He had chosen the gilded cage instead of the prison cell, but every cage has bars and when the gilding wears off, the bars are still there. Now he wants out!
Cuban Dagger by Ken McKea
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 86,460. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012 by Brad Strickland. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled(5.00 from 1 review)
Jim Dallas knew from the start that a search for a runaway teen-aged daughter was likely to be a losing proposition. But he got pulled from Florida into a search that led to the Caribbean...and into a web of treachery and death. Gary Kim Hayes writes, "Right on the money. Think of John D. MacDonald, Carl Hiassen, and the easy wry style of Nelson Demille...Jim Dallas is my new favorite detective."