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Close Suspect (A Short Story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A jeweller is brutally murdered in his home. Steve Gallagher a dedicated detective is assigned to investigate the murder. Steve realises that the victim was a regular in the pub he drinks in. As Steve begins to search for clues, he pieces together a story that suggests the suspect is closer to home than anyone realises. However, he needs evidence to prove his theory. This story is 4434 long.
The Miles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Only a forked thatch of pavement separates men like Poulan from your doorstep-- any doorstep. Miles of road, miles of byway, miles of interstate. Poulan devours the miles. Within every man lurks a monster, within every monster lurks a man. Fate rides on the millions of miles that pass under a man's rig, and the secret loss that propels Poulan over the horizon.
Murder in the Back Garden
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,860. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Englishwoman Vera Murray sought the comfort of an American doctor when her lifelong love died in the hospital tents in France during WW1. Now she is pregnant, married to a man she hardly knows, and living with her new mother-in-law in America. When her mother-in-law is accused of murdering a neighbor, Vera works to prove her mother-in-law's innocence and learns what kind of man her husband is.
Bagel Helps Find Robin Hood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,920. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When a seven year old boy, affectionately known as Robin Hood, by his friends and family goes missing, it is up to Adam, Marti, and Sheriff Stibbens to follow the clues provided by Bagel, Adam’s pet beagle, to find Robin Hood as quickly as they can so he can be reunited with his parents. This is a short story of approximately 13,000 words. There are five full-length books as part of this series.
Node Space
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,670. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Strange tales--an Irish rebel becomes a stranger in a strange land, a lurid, bloody cockfight off Magazine Street, the shadowy string-pulling of the New Orleans Mafia, an odd profile of the much-despised Celine, a bit of hard-chine rum-running during Prohibition, the fag-ends of Batista's Cuban regime, and the Bay of Pigs, seen through a unique prism.
The Sonoran Corridor (A Lt. Barton Detective Novel)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,550. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The Sonoran Corridor---a wasteland of 120,000 square miles of desert---is the gateway into America for enormously profitable drug trafficking. Lt. Barton is assigned to lead an investigation to uncover the truth about an assassination and the ensuing murder of the assassin.
Tape
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 50,930. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Write Words Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Wanna be a shamus? Just put on a trench coat and insert an ad in the Penny Saver. Hey, it works for Vero and Izzy. It works so well that they find themselves up to their fedoras in murder — and they may be the killer's next victims! Tape. You'll be all wrapped up in this sticky mystery.
Evidence: Steve Music Mystery Series-Vol. 2
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 72,630. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Write Words Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Detective Steve Music is back and boy are we glad. Dr. Haddon Dainsbury's bedroom is saturated in blood and his wife is missing. Detectives Steve Music and Kanietha Gerta are sure that Mrs. Dainsbury's body is missing because DNA evidence on "or in"her body will name her killer, but ...
Horrid Honeymoon
Series: Charlotte Diamond Msyteries, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,530. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Cyberworld Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
As the eighth book in the Charlotte Diamond Mystery series opens, former FBI senior agent Charlotte and her movie star significant other, Brenda Boynton/Brandon, are taking quick advantage of a recent change in Maryland’s same-sex marriage laws to tie the knot. Unfortunately, from the very beginning of the ceremony, the naturally tumultuous life of the two becomes overshadowed by a wedding full of
Murder Takes Time
Series: Friendship & Honor, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 112,220. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Nicky Fusco thought he knew right from wrong, living by an oath of friendship & honor with his three best friends. But life took them down separate paths, and the oath was broken. Secrets were kept. Years later they are reunited and the bonds of their friendship are brutally tested, putting them on a collision course set in motion long ago.
Under the Eye of Kali: An Anita Ray Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,950. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Anita Ray, an Indian American photographer, lives in her aunt's tourist hotel on the coast of South India. Despite her aunt's best efforts to marry her off and force her into a respectable life, Anita has a knack of discovering bodies and crimes, and she on't let go till she solves them. Anita's adventures take the reader into the little-known world behind the exotic facade.
Silencing Orpheus
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,520. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013 by Rebel Satori Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Orpheus has vowed never to touch a woman, play music or sing again if he can’t be with his wife. Since he cannot cross the river Styx, he has spent millennia wandering. Others are watching him, though, and waiting to balance the natural order of things. Can a boy who was almost sold into a life of sexual slavery teach this immortal to love again before it’s too late?
SpeakEasy
Price: Free! Words: 72,800. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It’s a chick-lit mystery with some history, written collaboratively by over 20 local authors as part of the community novel project of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. In modern-day Kansas, Ronni Long interviews 108 year old Julia, who doubts all the adventures of her long life should be revisited. As the mystery unfolds, Julia’s secrets and Ronni’s lies put both women in danger.
Eyes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,550. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013 by Combustoica. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Dr. Michael Lee, smart and literate, is the chairman of ophthalmology at a major California hospital. He may be up for a Nobel Prize. Without wanting to, he has fallen madly in love with a beautiful young Marine recruiter – who happens to be his son’s girlfriend. Worst of all, for 40 years his life has been controlled by a deadly secret – a secret that even he has all wrong.
The Blood Whisperer
Price: $6.98 USD. Words: 136,840. Language: British English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
THE BLOOD WHISPERER. Brand new standalone mystery thriller featuring ex-CSI turned crime-scene cleaner Kelly Jacks, sent to prison for a crime she can’t remember. From Zoë Sharp, best-selling author of the highly acclaimed Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox series. “I loved every word of this brilliant, mind-twisting thriller and even yelped out loud at one of the genius twists.” Elizabeth Haynes
Rules of Engagement: a short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,990. Language: British English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Rules of Engagement is a standalone short story by the highly acclaimed mystery thriller writer, Zoë Sharp. First published in the CWA anthology, ORIGINAL SINS, edited by Martin Edwards. Also includes the first 22 percent of Sharp’s new standalone crime thriller, THE BLOOD WHISPERER. ‘Zoë Sharp is one of the sharpest, coolest, and most intriguing writers I know.’ Harlan Coben
The Brande Legacy: Whispers at the Wall
Series: The Brande Legacy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,660. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Book two in the Brande Legacy series, where mysteries lurk in the shadows and a legacy can be a gift, or a curse. Claire-Rose’s visit to Lorienne Castle and a reforged link with her family history has opened the floodgates — mysteries are coming at her from all quarters of the castle’s ‘spirited’ past. In (hunky!) Byron McAlister's absence, who can she call upon for help to solve them?
Miz Scarlet and the Vanishing Visitor (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery)
Series: A Scarlet Wilson Mystery, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 40,360. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
The second book in the popular Scarlet Wilson Mystery Series....A pleasant night in Bay Head, New Jersey turns dangerous as Scarlet Wilson heads for home after a delightful weekend at the beach with Kenny "Captain Peacock" Tolliver. A terrified teenager, chased by a homicidal maniac, clings to her car, refusing to let go of the moon roof. What do you do when a determined killer comes at you?
Deserving of Death
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,870. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Women's bodies keep turning up around PI, CJ Washburn, until he becomes the focus of a manhunt from Idaho to Arizona. And then in a message from the killer he learns that the next victim will be one of the women in his life; his daughter, his girlfriend, his attorney, or his ex-wife. Who is the next target of this deranged killer?
Last Call for Justice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,360. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Chief of Police Joe Silva doesn't expect to investigate crime in his own family when he takes Gwen, his partner, and her daughter Jennie to his parents' home for a long weekend. For the last two years his father has talked about bringing the entire family together for a reunion. He's an old man, he tells everyone, and he wants a stain on the family to be settled before he dies. Now is the time.