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Operatory of Death: A Jaswinder Mystery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,090. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Jaswinder Pandher has just started a new job as a dental receptionist in Surrey, Canada. She copes with nervous patients, howling dogs, parading protesters and grumpy co-workers. When murder strikes at the clinic, Jaswinder feels compelled to investigate with the help of her boyfriend, Jovan, and her best friend, Manisha to uncover the perpetrator. First book in the Jaswinder Mystery Series.
Death at Table 15: A Jaswinder Mystery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,220. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Jaswinder takes a second job at Restaurant Chatya with hopes of paying off her student loan. Her friend, Manisha, has dreams of opening a fashion boutique. Unique and interesting characters, both customers and employees, are flummoxed when a customer drops dead during a meal. Can Jaswinder duplicate her investigative results in 'Operatory of Death' and uncover the culprit.
The Drowning of Chittenden
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,870. Language: American English. Published: December 23, 2012 by D. M. Kreg. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Janie Bainbridge wants to go home. Find her roots in the foothills of Appalachia. But the old homeplace drowned when the river flooded the valley. Janie is determined to uncover the truths of her family's past, a truth that seems to involve moonshine. Janie's mother died protecting those secrets. And now someone wants to stop Janie from finding the truth. Someone has to kill again...
People Like Us (Part II)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,050. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
"And then I shot him in the face. It was pretty ugly." Pause. "The scene, I mean, not his face..." Following a series of bad judgements, Nicolas Keszthelyi finds himself alone and pursued by the police in the depths of the French countryside. In a final attempt to secure his freedom, he writes to the police and lays out his side of the story.
Murder by the Book (An Olivia Hutchinson Mystery, Episode 4)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,830. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
My name is Olivia Hutchinson, but you can call me Hutch. I’m the owner of an all male strip club—I mean, I USED to own a strip club, but it burned to the ground. So until my business is rebuilt, I’m trying to find things to fill my time. But a book club has never been exactly my idea of fun—until a woman is murdered at one of the meetings, and my mother becomes the prime suspect.
Windy City Hunter
Series: A Susan Hunter Mystery, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,740. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Darby is a finalist in a cooking competition in Chicago, Susan travels with him as his assistant. One of his ingredients is sabotaged, another contestant appears to be a local art forger, and back at the condo where they are staying, the woman across the hall is murdered. Susan and Darby are in the hallway when the body is discovered, and they quickly become suspects.
The Knoxville Lottery Murders
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,780. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
This is the story of a crazed killer who loses a $2 million lottery ticket at a friend's football TV party and goes on a rampage of murder as he seeks to find the people who have found his lottery ticket. He uses ingenious methods to evade detection as his rage holds a city in terroristic hostage. A mild-mannered bookkeeper by day and a sadistic killer by night, the villian is hard to detect.
Educated Injun
Series: Educated Injun. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,590. Language: American English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A Harvard educated Indian U.S. Marshal is placed by the federal judge who raised him into the lawless western territories.
Another New York Murder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,290. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(4.00 from 1 review)
Reporter Julian Jones of The New York Player is a legend. He has seen to that. But times are tough and when even he can't get his editor to run his latest story, he takes matters into his own hands and comes up with a story nobody can resist. He is soon the toast of the town again but matters take a turn for the worse when his influence becomes even more far reaching than he could have imagined.
Ueda Sensei Vomits on the Garbage of Humanity
Series: The Ueda Sensei Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,740. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Book 2 in the Ueda Sensei Chronicles. Ueda Sensei and Otto return in a new round of adventures that delve into Ueda's dark past and explore the strangest corners of San Francisco and beyond. Not for the mellow-hearted.
Forget the Past
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,270. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Reporter Anya Horvat, who works at a weekly women’s magazine, consult the well-known and successful psychiatrist, Patricia Bellows, who is later found horribly murdered. Anya has never dealt with a murder investigation before, but when her boss literally forces her to take the assignment, she begins to uncover the murdered psychiatrist’s intriguing past.
Turnabout
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,770. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Stan Willis thinks he’s found a link among three random high profile murders in different parts of the country and posts his theory on his crime blog. A mysterious phone call from Carl Evans, the killer, confirms Stan’s suspicions. And as we learn more about the personal lives of the two men, their strange and dangerous phone relationship continues, as does the random high visibility murders.
Fate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,940. Language: American English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
50 years from now the Federal Government is regulating food and power resources and a sub culture emerges to survive the increasing micro-management of the government. In this world credit does not exist, cars are outlawed and technology drives how shared responsibility for transportation, energy, and food are distributed. How does this world cope when they lose the compass of past traditions?
Duff Kerrigan, PI
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
in "Prisoner of Guilt," Duff is hired by a one-time girlfriend to protect a young girl from a released jailbird whom she testified against. In "Past Imperfect," Duff searches for the person who shot his father in the back and killed him. In "Cry, Baby," Duff is hired by a woman to destroy a drug-running gang who she says corrupted her husband. All three stories take place in Maine.
Killer Fudge (A Callahan Garrity Short Story)
Series: Callahan Garrity mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012 and represented by SKLA. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In this short story by NY Times best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews, Atlanta private investigator/cleaning business owner Callahan Garrity once again proves her ability to clean up a sticky mess. When the grandson of faithful House Mouse employee Ruby is charged with brutally bludgeoning an elderly antique dealer, Callahan is called on to investigate. What she discovers is a recipe for homicide.
Süße Milch
Price: $1.28 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: German. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Leo versucht den am Boden liegenden Weihnachtsmann wiederzubeleben. Handelt es sich hier um einen Einbrecher? Oder ist es wirklich der Weihnachtsmann? Die Spurensicherung kommt ins Haus. Still von ihrem Sessel aus beobachtet Traute, Leos Mutter die in weiß gekleideten Männer und schreckt zusammen, als der Polizist sie befragt. Warum?
Barbershop Otto
Price: Free! Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
UPDATED: Uploaded another sample story to the upcoming collection of mysteries. Now includes: - Private Investigation - Barbershop "Otto"
Buried in Quilts
Series: Joan Spencer Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,980. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012 and represented by SKLA. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Joan Spencer, violinist and manager of the Oliver, Indiana Civic Symphony, is busy with preparations for the group’s performance at the hugely popular annual quilt show. But when the body of show organizer Mary Sue Ellett is found under a quilt, the competition takes on a sinister tone.
Murder in C Major
Series: Joan Spencer Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,400. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012 and represented by SKLA. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The Oliver Civic Symphony is just another small-town orchestra, a gathering spot for local amateur musicians. It has weekly rehearsals, punch and cookies, and colorful gossip, and now… it has murder.
My Justice My Revenge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,280. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
My Justice My Revenge is the story about a court system, a violent crime, and the struggles of a family that went through that system.