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Virgin Karleen by Jack Teeter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,290. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Karleen's summer job at the fair as the sexy fortuneteller 'Virgin Karleen' takes an encouraging turn when she gets the opportunity to flaunt her wiles for Joe Peters. Joe is a returning WW II pilot with a bright future as an Air Corps officer. Karleen imagines romance, travel, and adventure…
Ybor Noir - A Frank Geddy Short by John David
Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled(3.00 from 1 review)
Finalist for the 2012 “Creative Loafing” Short Fiction Contest (3000 words or less), "Editor's Choice" and "Reader's Choice" awards.~~"As I read this story the voices in my head were interchanging between Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca), Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry), Elliot Ness (The Untouchables) & Dick Tracy (As Himself). This is a great little read, PI Frank Geddy has a new fan."
B & E - A Whit Pynchon Mystery by Dave Pedneau
Series: Whit Pynchon Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,850. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An interrupted burglary on a peaceful Milbrook street ends in the stabbing of a citizen and the murder of a cop. And that's only the beginning of a criminal nightmare for special investigator Whit Pynchon. Even with newspaper editor Anna Tyree, Whit has his hands full -- with an obnoxious new police chief, a rabble-rousing minister, a pack of eager news hounds and the elusive killer.
The White Swan : Introducing Johnny Jordan by Paul Morrison
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,960. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British(3.00 from 3 reviews)
Johnny Jordan is a lovable psychic entertainer, wowing audiences whilst boosting his own ever growing ego! When a grieving family contact him to speak with their murdered loved one from beyond the grave he can’t help but get involved. Way over his head lacking any psychic ability and facing the biggest performance of his career, he wades in believing he can solve the murder, putting him in danger.
The Search for Amston Treasure by Larry Zimmerman
Series: Amston Lake, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,910. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
With help from Margot St. Ronan and accompanied by the prodigious Wendell, Dirk Adler follows an arduous trail involving enigmatic poems, hidden messages, bible verses, and an electronic device, to find a very valuable treasure. Unfortunately, another person, who won't hesitate to eliminate the competition, is also looking for the same treasure. Will it spell the end for Dirk when the two meet?
Breach Of Trust by Jo Hoden
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,870. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
FBI Agents, Franklin and Taylor reluctantly take on a cold case, placed upon them by their superior, Agent Morris. In what becomes an emotional and frustrating journey, covering over 1,000 miles, Franklin and Taylor struggle to contain their emotions, as the true extent of the cold case comes to light.
Just Dropping In by Louisa Swann
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013 by Eye of the Eagle. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Hiram Randall finds a corpse in his bathtub all he wants is to make it go away, but the cops are determined to pin the murder on him and so is his shrimpy neighbor. Can Hiram con his way out of this sticky situation? Or will his wife's research pull the plug on his not-so-soggy story?
They Gotta Sleep Sometime: Murder In Memphis by James Paavola
Series: Murder In Memphis, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,300. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Memphis Police Lt. Julia Todd learns that three of her elderly aunt's classmates have died in their hospital beds within the past six months. Her investigation takes her to Central H.S., class of 1948, where she discovers a clique of bullies. Now sixty years later the dead bodies of these bullies are piling up. Todd and her team scramble to prevent a fourth murder, then a fifth.
Blue Bucket by Suzanne Grant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,460. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Tracking down a killer is not a part of Kit O’Maley’s life plan until she inherits a historic house in Oregon’s antique capital. Nosy neighbors have their own agendas, and her money-hungry kinfolk aren’t feeling that family love. To top it off, whispers from the past haunt her—a cache of gold nuggets, Oregon's lost Blue Bucket. Soon uncovering a murderer is a matter of life or death—hers.
The Worth of Rubies - A Victorian Short Mystery by Anthea Lawson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,940. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013 by Fiddlehead Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Noble ladies are falling victim to a string of brazen public jewelry robberies, but the inquisitive Miss Isabelle Strathmore suspects more is afoot than mere theft… A Victorian-set short mystery of approx. 5,000 words. Includes a bonus chapter of Anthea's RITA-nominated Victorian romantic adventure, PASSIONATE.
Trouble at the Manor by Ann Summerville
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,060. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British(5.00 from 1 review)
In the quiet English village of Lowenna, a local P.C. patrolling the harbor area finds a body covered in foam. Gia is the first to identify the victim who is from a small hamlet on a manor estate which is being pursued by investors. Gia has suspicions that the two events are connected, but while she investigates the murder, she also has to deal with something that may unhinge her marriage.
Gravedigger's Daughter (Novelette) by Nikki M. Pill
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,820. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In a small town where women are forbidden to come too close to bloody arts, Seren secretly carries out her father’s legacy, preparing bodies for burial. When several townspeople suffer what looks like occult murders, Seren risks exposing her secret in order to help solve the mystery, even though it might cost her everything.
Tattered Lace by Suzanne Grant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 137,820. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A mysterious letter draws Lizzy Stewart back to her grandparents’ deserted farm. It’s a call for help from a friend, one written twenty-five years ago. As she tries to solve the riddle of her friend's death, she's plagued by annoying neighbor Sam Craig. Soon unsettling occurrences around the farm force Lizzy to reconsider her return to the secluded setting. If she stays, will she end up dead, too?
Tragedy by Stephen E Pennykid
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013 by S & S P Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Chief Inspector Robert Casey had been retired only five weeks when the package arrived. The content would change the course of his retirement. This is the second short story in a new series taking the reader through the experiences of a career policeman from his initial investigation as a detective constable to his eventual retirement. However, his investigating days may not yet be over...
Invitation to Death by Jackie Ullerich
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,150. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2013 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
An invitation to spend a weekend in paradise turns into a ticket to hell, bringing death and destruction. Against beautiful Hawaiian sunsets and crashing ocean waves, deadly passions arise when three couples vacation at an island condo. Relationships are difficult and sometimes a vacation can bring back the romance. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it’s an explosion of deadly passion.
Los ahorcados, novela negra by Alberto Acosta Brito
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 106,650. Language: Spanish. Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Antes de arribar a los ciento cincuenta años, Mezquida confiesa a Orestes, un ex policía moribundo, los pormenores de un asesinato ocurrido medio siglo atrás; más que una confidencia, es un recuento de las motivaciones individuales de los personajes entrelazados a los hechos, dentro de un contexto de crítica social, lucha de supervivencia y conflictos del alma humana.
Murder Off Shadow Lane by C.E. Chessher
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 62,860. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013 by MuseItUp Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Murder investigators Dunning and Briggs uncover a high-level plot to cripple Pettrolius, Texas, for voting in a petroleum workers’ union.
Drawing Dead by Tom Sullivan
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 103,120. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Teddy Sergeant met Sid, he had no idea how Sid's "special training" would affect his career as a poker player or private investigator. Preparing for and competing in the World Series of Poker is a major undertaking. Doing so while investigating a murder might be impossible for a lesser man. This story of romance, mystery, intrigue, and courtroom drama will contribute to sleepless nights.
Names of the Dead by Katia Lief
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,380. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013 and represented by WH. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
If he can't have her, no one will. Award-winning journalist Darcy Mayhew thinks she has faced her worst nightmare when her beloved husband dies in a car accident. But after moving to New York City with her teenage son to begin their lives anew, she discovers she has a stalker. Not only is the worst yet to come, but her husband's death may not have been an accident after all.