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Matinicus — An Island Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,250. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Steeped in Maine island lore, this century-spanning double mystery pits a renegade fishing community against an unhappy child-bride of the 1820s, a defiant twenty-first-century teen, and a hard-drinking botanist who escapes to the island of Matinicus to avoid a crazed ex-lover and verify a rumored 22 species of wild orchid, only to find himself hounded by the ghost of a child some 200 years dead.
Murder by the Book (A Chloe Boston Mystery Book 15)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,500. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Brian Jackson. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Chloe Boston reveals the killer, but it's only a game. She attends a game and encounters a killer. Only this murder is by the book. And you'll never guess who wrote it. Amidst the tumult of the wedding between Agatha and Lawrence, Chloe must outsmart a serial killer and stop him before he strikes again. If you think you know who the killer is, think again -- because you're wrong.
The Casebook of Jim Jesson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,390. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
In a series of short stories. Retired Boston Police Officer Jim Jesson fascinates readers with details of his motivation and techniques in solving crimes ranging from mysterious missing ice cream treats from his grade school days to capturing felons wanted by the state and Federal government. This is an entertaining yet incisive read for those who enjoy law enforcement stories.
Sunshine Hunter
Series: A Susan Hunter Mystery, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 51,570. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(3.00 from 1 review)
A murderer, a stalker, and a lying boyfriend. Susan Hunter just wants to manage the weight loss center by day and play racquetball by night, but now she’s run off to Florida . . . and she’s accused.
The Highway Shooter: A South Texas Cozy Mystery
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 60,020. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012 by MuseItUp Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In The Highway Shooter: A South Texas Cozy Mystery, newspaper reporter Glennis Dunning and Deputy Sheriff Jake Briggs join forces to free a Hispanic teenager wrongly accused of murder.
The Count of Samerand and the Ghost of Belgravia
Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
The Count of Samerand is the final authority on crime, so much so that inspector James Wright of Scotland Yard has felt it necessary to bring eccentric count in on many a case. It is through these dealings and their unique meeting that the good inspector has to rely and even admire the count. In his later years he picks up his pen to defend this unique man, when the count is no longer able to.
The Agatha Christie Book Club
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,620. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
When Alicia Finlay walks out on her boring old book club and starts a new one devoted to her favorite mystery writer Agatha Christie she has no idea she's about to stumble upon a deadly mystery of her own. It's a mystery so baffling, it would leave even the Queen of Crime scratching her head...
Laid to Rest
Series: Theatre Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A short story set in the historic Regent Theatre, where ghosts of years gone by still roam among the red velvet seats. James, a visiting actor, senses that one of them has an important message to pass on.
Tmi
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,410. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
If you heard someone plot a murder would you call the police or pretend it never happened? And if you did call the police would they believe you or add you to the top of their suspect list?
The Seawall - Book #8
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,060. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The Hawaiian islands are north of the equator in the middle of the Pacific Ocean thousands of miles from anywhere. On the leeward side is the historical town of Lahaina, home to a group of four amateur sleuths: Ben, Helen, Justin and Nacho. They appear to be ordinary people leading ordinary lives, but appearances can be deceiving.
The Missing Parker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,970. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Missing Parker is a mystery set on a semi-isolated island in the Gulf of Georgia, between Vancouver and Victoria. When a man is found murdered the Royal Canadian Police are summoned to investigate. Shel Holack is sent to investigate, she knows the'How' of the killing and the 'Where'and 'When' but nothing else and in particular any motive.
El juego de Archer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,450. Language: Spanish. Published: May 8, 2012 by Editorial Amarante. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Santiago Bustamante lleva una doble vida: cuando no está escribiendo para el diario principal de su ciudad, donde es un reconocido y respetado periodista, trabaja para una organización criminal en la que es distinguido por sus crímenes
Scenarios - A Collection of Nameless Detective Stories
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,520. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A Shamus Award-winning Author Few characters have the loyal readership of Bill Pronzini's "Nameless Detective." The fourteen stories in this collection span his entire thirty-five-year life on the printed page. They include "It's a Lousy World," where Nameless proves that a friend did not commit the crime he was accused of; "Dead Man's Slough" and many others.
Sins of the Father — Book Three of the West Baden Murders Series
Series: The West Baden Murders, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,480. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Paul Clouse believes his worries may finally be over. Though the past two years of his life have been horrific, he hopes things are going to change. His first wife was murdered, his son abducted, and his best friend killed by unknown assailants, but each time he manged to survive. A set of diaries left by the hotel's former occupants become his only hope to save himself and those around him.
A Patchwork of Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,530. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Nine previously published tales from sunny side up to over hard. Includes Agatha nominated short story of 2010.This collection includes the story nominated for an Agatha in 2010, a diet spoof, a Walmart people short short, and much more. These stories originally appeared in Hard Luck Stories, Mouth Full of Bullets, Mysterical-E and others.
Blarney: 12 Tales of Lies, Crime & Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,240. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Novelist Steve Hockensmith (Holmes on the Range, Dawn of the Dreadfuls) presents a dozen of his best short stories, most originally published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. The offerings -- a mix of procedurals, noir and hilarious genre send-ups -- include a Derringer Award winner and finalists for the Shamus, Barry and Anthony awards.
Turnaround
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,780. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
FBI agent Roy Neely has always been known for his ability to understand terroists and their behavior, but this case is different. The clock is ticking as two key suspects have secretly entered the United States and are planning to attack a nuclear power plant. Teamed with his friend Eric Holloway from the CIA, the game is on to stop the terrorists.
Death at a Solitude Wedding
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,310. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It's wedding season in Solitude, but bullets are also in the air. First a member of the wedding party goes missing, then another is shot to death. The police rule it an accident, but Fannie and Dana uncover a sinister plot. This is the tenth in the Amish Country Murder Mystery Series
Nick Gamble y el caso del barco ataud
Price: Free! Words: 15,630. Language: Spanish. Published: May 6, 2012 by PÚLPito. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Nick Gamble es duro (a veces), alcoholico (siempre) e investigador privado (excepto domingos y festivos). NICK GAMBLE es el sabueso mas perro de la ciudad.
The Extra Cars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,970. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The inimitable Detective Mississauga returns to continue pursuing the case of the probability anomalies across the country, this time coming to Kingston to follow phantom cars that clog the roads but never arrive at a destination. Phat-so Kim from Chester Burton Brown's LIFE & TAXES teams up with the enigmatic Mississauga in this physics-based thriller.