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Killed by Scandal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,620. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012 by Long Lane Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Adam Ludlow is asked to give a talk to an amateur dramatics society, he does not expect to be drawn into a web of gossip, intrigue, and murder.
Cedar Breaks
Series: Dan Allex mystery, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,100. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
"Cedar Breaks," is the third in the series of Dan Allex mysteries that starts with a frozen corpse on a mountain trail. The mystery unfolds in Southern Utah were ex-sheriff Dave and his wife, and friends, along with the the FBI try to solve the murder of one of their own. The suspense increases and the action leads to Las Vegas where things gradually come together and finally end with a bang.
Where's Emma?: A Denali Hawthorne Short Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 6,590. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00 from 1 review)
Denali and her friends are enjoying the last camping trip of the summer when six-year-old Emma, a cutie in a pink Barbie jacket, invites herself for s’mores. When Emma goes missing, they pitch in to help in the search. Can they find Emma? -A short story, plus an excerpt from Kidnapped at the Midnight Sun.
Coke with a Twist (A Mercy Watts Short)
Series: Mercy Watts Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,110. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
**This edition contains an extended preview of the Mercy Watts novel, A Good Man Gone.** Mercy Watts' P.I. father ropes her into another investigation, this time to find the truth behind a young woman's attack. The case takes her from a dive bar to sorority row to the gutter, and unless she solves it fast, the case will be her last.
Blowback: A Retrieval Artist Novel
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 9. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,390. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Earth Alliance believes another attack imminent, but no one knows where or when it will strike. Retrieval Artist Miles Flint finds himself in a race against time, a race that implicates organizations he trusts—and people he loves.
Pagan Sex: A Novel of Mystery and Romance
You set the price! Words: 66,460. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
True love and tragedy, murder and betrayal. This can't stand. John plays poker for a living. Jeanette's a college student majoring in Astronomy. What could go wrong? And then, after everything goes wrong...who knows what happened? Who knew at the time? In this tale of mystery, romance, and poker players...with a hint of Gypsy ghost story...and murder...it's hard to know just what is possible.
Tiaras & Texans
Series: The Presley Thurman Mystery Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,290. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012 by Laina Turner Media, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Presley wins a bet and thinks she finally is going to get a chance to work with Cooper and show her she’s got the potential to be a good security detail for his company. She is miffed when she finds out her first assignment is to protect a bunch of self absorbed beauty queens at a Texas pageant.
Murder in Half Moon Bay, Book 1
Series: A Jillian Bradley Mystery. Price: Free! Words: 56,340. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
All Jillian Bradley wants is to spend a quiet weekend by the ocean and enjoy her afternoon tea. But a startling discovery draws Jillian and her garden club friends into solving a mystery that threatens her life and changes her future. 'Murder in Half Moon Bay' Book 1 introduces Jillian's little companion 'Teddy,' a Yorkie who falls prey to danger but rises to become sleuth-dog in the next book.
Bad Tabloids
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 88,840. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A bomb goes off, shots are fired, and an egregious tabloid newspaper Editor is fleeing for his life. Unfortunately for secret agent Amelia Hartliss, it's her job to protect him. How can she do that, in a small car, confined to the back roads and country lanes of northern England? Especially as she has a handsome reader in tow. He's a man with a grudge against the paper and is anxious for revenge!
Well Bred Connections
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,540. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When honeymooners Mike and Andy, learn of a rash of child abductions, they are swept into one of the desert’s darkest secrets. One day they discover a poster of a missing teen, Jessica. When they ultimately find her, she reveals the story of her abduction, ensuing captivity, and ultimate escape. Her account leads them down a twisting desert road toward the darkest of destinations.
First Deadly Conspiracy - Box Set (McRyan Mystery Series)
Series: McRyan Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 242,340. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
SPECIAL EDITION 3 BOOK BOX SET - The first three books of the Amazon bestselling McRyan Mystery Series! Award winning author, Roger Stelljes, delivers three mysteries (FIRST CASE - prequel novella, THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY, and DEADLY STILLWATER).
Maker's Mark
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,850. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Why do a sleazy antique dealer and a wealthy collector suddenly become interested in an unknowm artist named Jo Allison? Is it the mysterious goblet she used in three still life paintings? Jo disocvers it might be a priceless artifact. Thieves follow her to Chicago. The climax takes the reader to the steps of The Art Institute of Chicago between the roaring lions.
The Carmarthen Underground - Darkness at Dark Gate
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,040. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The respectable façade of Carmarthenshire’s county town conceals a secret world of crime and betrayal, doggedly policed by a local intelligence organisation. Darkness at Dark Gate reveals the true face of this alternative reality Carmarthen.
Easy Street
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 97,280. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Just when you think you've got it made... On Easy Street, nothing is as it seems, from the eager-to-please strippers who work at The Limit, to the famous Reverend with a murky past, to the local thug with an itchy trigger finger and an axe to grind. When old friend Cherry Delight disappears, Paul Doyle knows a bad case when he sees one...and taking this one might be the last mistake he ever makes.
The Body at Cutwater Creek
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,210. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ed Riordan's got a bullet hole in his chest. Police Chief John Norton finds no weapon or witnesses and worries he’s facing a dead end—until detective Zack Dalton arrives, connecting the murder to an unsolved kidnapping. In his investigation, Zack meets Annie O’Connor, who's everything his wealthy wife is not. The case soon forces Zack to choose between doing his duty and protecting newfound love.
Rope Enough - The Romney and Marsh Files #1
Price: Free! Words: 76,900. Language: British English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(4.83 from 12 reviews)
Newly promoted Detective Sergeant Joy Marsh is shipped out to Dover on the Kent coast to work under Detective Inspector Romney, a copper with a reputation as a cantankerous man but good at his job. On her first night as his sergeant, a brutal crime in the town starts a chain of events that will test the mettle, the resolve and the detective in both of them.
Seven Characters in Search of an Author
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,250. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An ominous threat keeps everyone guessing as the fall term opens at Southwestern College. A prize-winning novel could bring a much needed windfall to the small school. But is the story a gift, or a warning of what lies ahead? Only the author knows, and he - or she - is strangely silent.
The Murder of Katie Boyle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
I'm often asked how Ellie Foreman and Georgia Davis, my two series protagonists originally met. That's explained in this short story, written and published in 2009. It takes place prior to AN EYE FOR MURDER when Georgia was still a cop. The story was published in a limited numbered edition. It can also be found in NICE GIRL DOES NOIR, in print, audio and electronic formats.
Remember
Price: Free! Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
What if you could erase a single, traumatic memory by simply popping a specially-formulated pill and sleeping it off? What if that memory turned out to be the crucial piece of evidence that could exonerate a wrongly-convicted man? Janet Stevens must now stay awake through one thrill-ride of a night in a desperate chase to find the real killer before her memory of the event is gone forever...
Muscle - Backfire!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Muscle and Bell, owners of The MUSCLE Firm, are at it again. This time they accept a case at the last minute and everything goes wrong, really fast! This story can be read alone or you can check out THE MUSCLE Firm Series in order: MUSCLE - The Cheating Security Guard or MUSCLE - The Beginning. Either way, you are going to have a good time! 3600+ words - Short Story