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Notes in a Mirror by Helen Osterman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,840. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Before tranquilizers became available, the mentally ill were committed to large institutions where they were supervised and protected from harming themselves and others. Student nurses from neighboring hospital came to these places of hopelessness and despair for their three month psychiatric rotation.
Beautiful Song by Pat LeVal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,670. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
What would you do if your favorite pastime took an unexpected turn into a world of riches, family secrets and deceit? Two worlds collide as American girls, Penny and Laine, in London for a half-marathon, stumble on a clue that unravels the world of young French aristocrat, Jacq Laurent. Follow them as they race through three countries to solve the Laurent family mystery. A Beautiful Song awaits…
Take Care by Barbara Waldern
Price: $13.99 USD. Words: 77,270. Language: Canadian English. Published: May 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Fiona Daniel lives alone studying while working as a live-in apartment caretaker Vancouver, BC's West End. One day, the body of a wealthy man’s nephew is found discarded behind a building she tends. Her drab life is catapulted into excitement as the murder plot thickens against the background of corporate scandal and political conflict. As the mystery unravels, her life evolves.
Baiting the Rat by Richard Ward
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,230. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
For followers of the ‘Boys Own’ genre, 'Baiting the Rat' is a fast-paced, action-packed read. Set in New Zealand's Northland, a trail of crime is unleashed by a young rebel. As the police close in, he turns to his 'old school' uncle. As these two personalities clash, values are tested and frustration reaches its peak until an unlikely solution to end the crime spree presents itself.
Dead Ringer by Michael A. Black
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 127,870. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Private eye Ron Shade and news reporter Alex St. James star in their first adventure together. Shade is looking for Bob Bayless, a dead-and-buried executive who was recently spotted playing blackjack in Vegas, while Alex fights off the attentions of a creepy mortician who’s a little too eager to show Alex his backroom moves.
Heroics by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,770. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Maxwell Scobel writes about heroes for a living. He studies them, imagines them, imagines being them. But when a routine drive turns into a fight for his life—and the life of his soon-to-be-adopted three-year-old daughter—he must rise to the occasion. Or lose everything he never knew he held dear. Voted One of the Top Ten stories of the year by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine readers.
Gator Bait by Keith Slotter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,340. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Young women are dying across South Florida at an alarming clip, and an elite team of seasoned investigators has been brought together to solve the most baffling and intense murder case in memory. With three counties in a state of near panic and law enforcement’s best struggling to find answers, one man quietly builds a radical theory, unlike anything ever seen before...
Looks Can Kill by Cliff McGoon
Series: Grannies' Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 63,110. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Retired cop Chet McGarey feels put out to pasture but rediscovers his detective talents and reconnects with his high school sweetheart when he unmasks a killer aboard a 1950s reunion cruise.
Policy Terminated by Alexander Haskett
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 77,990. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013 by Durango Publishing Corp.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Policy Terminated is the 1st novel in a mystery series featuring Mike Shant, a freelance writer-amateur detective who travels the world exposing business frauds, con games, and scams. Along the way Shant gets the attention of plenty of bad guys, but he always comes out with a hot expose and time for his women. Policy Terminated is set in San Francisco, with side trips to Klamath Falls & Vancouver
Tides Inn - A British Pub Mystery Novelette by Bill Wilke
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A baffling mystery. A unique British pub. Isolated on the end of a rocky peninsula. Cut off by high tide. Eight people trapped in the pub. One person murdered. Seven people with motives. Zero people with opportunity. Who did it? How did they do it? A charming, classical, old-fashioned "whodunit" that will delight Agatha Christie enthusiasts everywhere.
Daylillies For Emily's Garden by Gloria Alden
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,180. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Catherine Jewell is excited when she gets a job restoring the gardens of the reclusive Emily Llewellyn until she discovers a body. Soon she finds herself working with Police Chief John MacDougal again when there's another murder and a young man she's become fond of is a prime suspect. She doesn't believe he could be a murderer because she has several other suspects in min
Monster Hunt: The Search for a Serial Killer by Emari Valdicar
Series: Monster Lovers, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,540. Language: American English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Detective Malik was found dead. He left clues as to who or what he was tracking down...A must read for Monster Lovers fans!
Clearwater Extortion by Al Rennie
Series: Clearwater, Book 12. Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 51,340. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Joe is in trouble again. He tries to prove to Mia that he has a romantic 'bone in his body' and ends up in the middle of a national conspiracy. Jeremy 'hacked' the wrong company and is hauled in by Homeland Security. Mia and Janille work a protection gig that drives Doug crazy. Ida May is overworked and needs help. Billy is having some issues. Extortion is in full bloom. Another romp in paradise.
The Mystery Books of Gene Grossman: Summaries with the Author's Comments by Gene Grossman
Price: Free! Words: 9,200. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013 by Magic Lamp Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Gene Grossman, author of the popular15-book set of Peter Sharp Legal Mysteries, and the 5-book Suzi B. Mysteries would like to allow prospective readers to see his 20 mystery titles in one convenient location, where they can view all of the books’ covers, see brief summaries, and read the first chapters of each – all at absolutely no cost.
La Marque du Lynx (Les Trois Âges - Volume 1) by J.P Taurel
Series: Les Trois Âges, Volume 1. Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 74,640. Language: French. Published: May 22, 2013 by Éditions Hélène Jacob. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Les Années folles battent leur plein sur la Riviera française, et rien ne laisse présager que la riche famille Leonardi, estimée de tous, devra bientôt affronter ses démons du passé, malgré elle. Car ils vont être accablés par le Lynx, un maître-chanteur pervers qui, derrière son anonymat, les pourchasse inlassablement. Sauront-ils le démasquer et l’empêcher de laisser encore une fois sa marque ?
Dead Silent by Tracy L. Ward
Series: Marshall House Mystery, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,220. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Peter Ainsley's mother, Lady Charlotte Marshall hasn't been seen or heard from in three days. While Inspector Simms of Scotland Yard is 'unofficially' investigating her disappearance, Ainsley and his sister, Margaret, are loathed to reveal knowledge of their mother's affair despite it being their best lead to her whereabouts.
Sympathy for the Devil by Terin Miller
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 41,150. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 22, 2013 by White & MacLean Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When journalist Charles Lawton finds a cartridge case from an M16-A1 assault rifle near a desiccated body in the Texas Panhandle, he knows he is on to a front-page story... This beautifully written and atmospheric murder mystery, by journalist and writer Terin Miller, evokes the world of the Vietnam veteran and casual racism in Texas during the 1980s in a remarkable example of the genre.
Legacy of Alexandria (Alexandrian Saga #3) by Thomas Carpenter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,400. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The secrets of the pyramids have been lost for two thousand years, but Heron plans to build the largest pyramid the world has ever seen to fulfill Alexander the Great's legacy.
Halls of Ivy (Halls of Ivy, #1) by Roland Nunez
Series: Halls of Ivy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,760. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General(3.00 from 1 review)
Halls of Ivy tells the tale of a student who discovers a dark university secret. What starts off as a series of isolated incidents unveils a larger conspiracy involving everyone at the campus. This is the first book in the 4-part "Halls of Ivy" series.
The Immortal Sherlock Holmes: Volume I by Tony Richards
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,580. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Did you know that Sherlock Holmes is immortal? Well he is ... he's still among us to this very day, traveling the world and solving all the most confounding crimes. The problem is, these new mysteries are not simply man-made. Supernatural powers are in play, and Holmes finds himself facing the most baffling cases of his entire life ... and the most dangerous. “A master of the art” - Black Static.