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Woman in the Window
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,620. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jaded Santa Barbara sheriff Morgan Forester and his sexy, sophisticated new partner Alyssa Blair investigate the murder of an unidentified woman whose body washes up on a popular beach.
Graveyard Plots
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,860. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this collection of 23 short stories, Bill Pronzini, prolific, award-winning west-coast mystery writer and creator of the well-known "Nameless Detective" series, the author's style and versatility truly shine. These tales including three that feature his well-known series character, the "Nameless Detective" run the gamut from psychological suspense to satire to Western gothic.
The Nudger Dilemmas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,480. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
This collection of 13 previously published stories starring Nudger, Lutz's worrywart St. Louis detective, provides an entertaining introduction to one of the genre's most distinctive private eyes. Nudger, whose ever-present antacids protect a stomach that turns at the mere hint of danger, somehow manages to do his job without resorting to fists or handguns.
Sonoma Squares Murder Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Corpses in town squares. A killer bent on terror. A reporter about to become part of the story. Wine Country becomes the backdrop for murder as young newspaper reporter Sandra Cordero gets caught up in the schemes of a serial killer. This serial, first published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, features 16 Sonoma writers collaborating to produce one fast-paced thriller.
The Black Sapphire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012 by Short Story Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Short Story Press Presents The Black Sapphire by Ruth Pettite "The Black Sapphire" was a concept that Ruth toyed with for a few years. She studied dialect to help enhance one of the main characters, "Mattie." In the story, an unsolved crime shows its ugly face when Detective Adam Reynoir starts investigating.
Angels of Mercy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,540. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Mercy Allcutt is excited to be renting out rooms in her new home in Los Angeles, no matter how skeptical her boss, PI Ernie Templeton, is. When her housekeeper's son is arrested for murdering a Hollywood bigwig, Mercy gets Ernie to investigate. She aims to do a little snooping on her own. In the meantime, Mercy discovers there's more to being a landlady than meets the eye.
How It All Began
Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012 by Fort Saskatchewan Elementary School. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
How It All Began is the story of girl named Ryan Medis. Ryan solves mysteries that happen in her town of Slave Lake. Her friend Miranda has died. Ryan believes she was murdered. Follow with her as she tries to find who committed this terrible crime. No one is safe, not even Ryan from the terror stalking her town
Smoke: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,980. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Imogene Duckworthy, who yearns to be a PI, has landed a job assisting Mike Mallett in Wymee Falls, Texas. Bringing home a pot-bellied pig as a birthday gift for her daughter, Nancy Drew Duckworthy, Immy discovers the body of the owner of Jerry's Jerky hanging in the smokeroom. Now she has her chance to prove her skills.
Cover of Darkness
Price: Free! Words: 8,410. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
McElroy made the dive from a point on the riverbank a thousand yards upstream from the triangulated position of the wreckage. The skin of ice sighed as he slipped under it, and the dark water closed over his head like a shroud.
Step on A Crack
Price: Free! Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
It’s said things come in threes, a run of good luck at cards, a run of bad luck in love. But the penny doesn’t always drop until the third time around. Come the third time, you snap your mental fingers, and tell yourself, I knew that.
Leduc
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Leduc knows how not to get noticed, how to bide his time, how to hide what he does. He learned a long time ago, after his mother found the cats. Just a few more weeks, and he’ll have his military police badge. Then he’ll be able to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants… to whoever he wants. There’s only one problem. Someone knows his secret.
Gems & Gunshots
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,070. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 by Five Seas Ink. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Presley heads to San Diego to hang out with Cooper and enjoy the great west coast weather. She didn’t expect that while hanging out at the local coffee shop she would be a witness to a robbery and murder at Gemstone’s Unlimited. Much to Cooper’s dismay Presley feels compelled to investigate.
Random Acts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,810. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When former ATF investigator Eli Hurlbert wins a $150 million lottery, he quits his job, buys a used Winnebago, and along with his Golden Retriever, Earl, heads west. On a layover in Quartzsite, Arizona, Eli discovers the body of an octogenarian snowbirder in the Cactustown Trailer Park and is drawn into an intriguing murder mystery that could change his life forever.
Murder at Tapestry Court
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,440. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 by Next Step Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
: It’s been ten years, but is the murderer still living in Tapestry Court?
Das Lächeln der Mona Lisa
Price: $4.47 USD. Words: 79,360. Language: German. Published: June 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Wie auch in seinen früheren Kriminalromanen, entwirft George Tenner in diesem Buch einen eigenen Kosmos aus Verbrechen, Macht und Intrigen. Der Roman führt tief in die Zeit des Stasi-Regimes und zeigt internationale Korruption auf, in der auch die BRD eine wichtige Rolle spielt. Hintergrund dieser kriminellen Machenschaften ist die europäische Kunstszene, in der Milliarden umgesetzt werden.
De döda bröderna
Price: $3.89 USD. Words: 117,170. Language: Swedish. Published: June 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Det var något särskilt med Maria. Något som fick männen att gå överstyr. Något lockande. Något mörkt. Och när hon försvann blev inget som förut.
Mind Rift
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,610. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Special Crimes Task Force must track down a kidnapper to find abducted children as well as one of their own team members.
Expiation
Price: $5.55 USD. Words: 123,930. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The year is 1971. Butler is living in Hawaii, trying to recover after his two tours of duty in Viet Nam. The knock on his door is the sister of his good friend and comrade-in-arms, who tells him that her brother has been murdered. Local law is stalled. Can Butler help? His efforts pull him back to his time in country and the terrors and horrors of his service.
Dog Helps Those
Series: Golden Retriever Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,110. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
It’s almost time for graduation, and Eastern College is in trouble. A prominent alumna is dead, and a faulty computer program is jeopardizing student records and financial aid. It’s up to Steve and Rochester to dig into the situation and retrieve the culprits!
Freeze Frame 2016
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,000. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Freeze Frame 2016 opens with a high-speed car chase and doesn't slow down. The story races from the streets of Detroit to northern Michigan. Days before the upcoming presidential election, ad executives Darcy James and Sean Higgins learn the secret behind a third party candidate whose election will compromise the U.S. Executive Branch.