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The Floating Man by William Crawford
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 136,740. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
An amazing scientific discovery in 1830 leads to a government cover-up spanning two centuries and two continents, leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake. Replete with dark psychosexual overtones, the Floating Man is a mystery thriller that takes place in both past and present as fictional and historical characters collide.
Blood Trail by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,590. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Detective Zack Wheldon solves cases. The tough cases no one else figures out. So, when the FBI comes seeking his help, he must decide which to choose: the serial killer he desperately wants to catch or the as-yet-unknown cases that will grow cold in his absence. The FBI promises big things, more closed cases, more criminals behind bars. If he can trust the feds. If he believes in their methods.
Nerdy Work: The Wilbur Longdinger Chronicles, Book One by David E. Anderson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,900. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Wilbur Longdinger was just a number-crunching nerd. But when fired unexpectedly, he seizes the opportunity to rob his former boss's house. Little does he know, this act will set in motion the most bizarre and dangerous weekend of his life. This tale of murder and romance will keep you guessing at every turn, as you fall in love with the nerd who wouldn't play nice.
The Back Wing by Mike Befeler
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,640. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013 by Courtney Literary. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Widower Harold McCaffrey moves into Mountain Splendor Retirement Home with a group of strange residents -- witches, vampires, werewolves and shape-shifters. He bonds with his fellow denizens, especially the beautiful Bella. Things are looking up for Harold -- until he and Bella must use all their normal and extra-normal skills to solve two murders in this very unique retirement community.
A Thin Film of Lies by C. S. Lakin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,800. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
Homicide detective Fran Anders faces a tough case in the middle of her own personal crisis. To all appearances, Mike Jepson is guilty of running down Libby Denham with his car, but the successful businessman claims he's been framed. As Fran delves deep into the case and gets entangled in the Jepsons' lives, Mike's marriage and business spiral into chaos. What appears a prank soon turns deadly.
Catalyst! by Margaret Koch
Series: Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 8 · Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 137,090. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ever want to shake an arrogant celebrity’s world? Fix political corruption? Meet Mother Nature at her worst and come out alive? And want to do all of this while figuring out a complicated love life with very complicated men and match wits with a blood-sports pro and a crime lord? Come along with Dr. Barb Stark. The good folk of Duncan are at it again.
Trial and Terror by Adam L. Penenberg
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,810. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013 by Wayzgoose Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The good news is that public defender Summer Neuwirth just won her first case, involving a brutal rape and kidnapping. The bad news? Her client was guilty. And he knows all about Summer's past. As Summer pursues her next case, to keep an innocent woman off death row, elements of that past entwine with her present legal work and rocky personal life to culminate in a thrilling trial--and terror.
Watchman's Point Killer: Joe Novelli Mystery 1 by GiAnna Moratelli
Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 208,340. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural(5.00 from 1 review)
Blood stains the white beach of Watchman's Point near the town of Mont Fort. Nameless and faceless, a killer is preying on young women, leaving their lifeless bodies on the beach. Tensions raise as Chief of Police Joe Novelli discovers that these murders are part of a killer's game with one goal, to kill a woman that stands in the way of another's lust.
Shooting Genji by Richard Voorhees
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,010. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Alternative history
A noir thriller, Shooting Genji is set in New York during the 1929 Crash. As a teen, the narrator has an accident that leaves him almost blinded by daylight but with perfect night vision. This leads him into a string of misadventures, driving for whiskey smugglers, shilling for Wall Street cons, and chauffeuring (and caddying) for a Hollywood scoundrel making an erotic film of The Tale of Genji.
Road Kill: Dan Shamble Zombie PI Mini 2 by Kevin J Anderson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,400. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled(3.00 from 1 review)
Road Kill Dan Shamble Zombie PI Mini 2 A Mini-Adventure Starring Dan Samble, Zombie PI When Dan Shamble, Zombie PI wakes up in a coffin in the back of a semi truck, he knows it's not going to be a good day. He has to escape, figure out what's going on, foil a black-market blood-smuggling ring—and make sure he's not dead on arrival!
Some Like It Hot-Buttered by Jeffrey Cohen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,320. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Elliot Freed buys an old-time movie house to show only comedies. But when a customer dies of poisoned popcorn during a screening of Young Frankenstein, Elliot takes it personally and decides to find out who made his patron die laughing. First in the Comedy Tonight Mystery series.
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.