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Paris Texas Jane's Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This is based on the original book, we had to make up a chapter for an English assignment. The Description is, Travis married Jane, and began being abusive to her, and in this short story Travis has tied Jane to the stove with his belt for trying to escape. Jane manages to get free and Travis wants to get her back at any cost.
Hide in Plain Sight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,300. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
A man assumes his twin brother’s identity in order to alibi his own wife who’s accidentally killed his brother in an argument. But when he finds himself sharing a bed with his beautiful sister-in-law, he faces bigger challenges and harder choices.
Corked
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,950. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lightning sizzled the night sky as Anita Baker and her madcap friends play Corked--hoping to find a victim for their "perfect murder."
Scorpio Rising
Series: New Age Noir, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,690. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A criminal profiler investigates the killing of a New York City heiress, only to discover that her death is linked to two other murders on the same day: a dot-com millionaire in San Francisco, and the team leader of a government counter-terrorist project in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
The Burden of Truth (A Gillian Jones Mystery)
Series: Gillian Jones Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,720. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Probation officer Gillian Jones knows something drove her teenage client, Jessica, to abandon her baby. Jessica is raising the rescued child, but some people want more charges filed. A would-be rapist attacked Bob Johanson's daughter and Bob wants answers. When the county attorney is murdered, Jessica is the suspect, but Gillian is sure the killer was after evidence that would identify the rapist.
Forester's Manny-The Murder With No Body
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Sarah Forester had never approved of her male nanny Samual Crow. A man assign to take care of the Forester children. Always hitting on other woman, doing side jobs, and failing to do his main duties, Sarah recounts the daily mishaps of her soon to be ex-nanny.
Scar Tissue
Series: Lucky Lucas Novels, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 28,960. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ex-con Ray Rhodes’ claim he was framed on weapons and drug charges is only the beginning when former cop Lucky Lucas is reluctantly dragged into an investigation as a family favor. Lucas quickly finds himself mixing with crooked cops, Chinese assassins, and a broken family with a disturbing and dangerous history that leads to blackmail and murder.
Lethal Blossom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,110. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011 by LotusPondPress. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Lena Wells thinks her neighbor's death is just bad luck, until her psychic niece shows up and says it was no accident. Lena decides to unravel the truth, with help from a posse of friends and family with more enthusiasm than investigative skills. LETHAL BLOSSOM mixes sharp wit and spicy characters into a potent combination of humor and homicide that will appeal to both cozy and paranormal fans.
A Pittsburgh Caper
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,520. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
About the only love interest that corporate lawyer Harry Flimp has is with his GPS navigator, which he endearingly calls Trish. Then Harry gets entangled in a high stakes game of corporate espionage--and not only does he soon find himself up to his neck with flashy and quite powerful women, but he's also about two steps away from getting himself killed.
The Fatal Heir (A Gillian Jones Mystery)
Series: Gillian Jones Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,010. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Probation officer Gillian Jones agrees to find the biological family of Caroline for a fee of $10,000, the amount she needs for fertility treatments. With few facts to go on, Gillian heads for a Colorado monastery hoping to find answers, but instead she finds a murder.
Shooting Crows At Dawn
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 128,120. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Election day is near and Sheriff Jubal Dark's failure to solve a two-year-old murder is likely to cost him his job. Now, three escaped killers racing for the border murder a local family. Dark no longer has any time to worry about the election. He's willing to trade his star, and even his life, if that's what it will take to bring these murderers to Texas Justice.
The Burnt District
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,580. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
April 10, 1845: A monstrous fire rips through the city of Pittsburgh. The body of a young girl is found in the rubble. Alone in his belief that her death was not an accident, Constable John Parker sets out to find her killer. His search takes him throughout the city and its hinterland, but all answers lead him back to The Burnt District.
The BeMod Boss
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,250. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When the CIA needed a cold, calculating operative to enforce American democracy among a resistant population, they called on the veteran of behavior modification, the BeMod Boss, to ruthlessly alter a hostile political environment. The BeMod Boss is a political thriller that chronicles the decades-long activities of Charlie Devine, who was America's most potent undercover secret weapon.
Rio Diablo
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,410. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Murder Life after Death Heaven Hell Rory Dart falls in a hail of bullets. Wiped off the face of this world, he enters the worst part of the next: Level Zero, run by tyrants, murderers, madmen, vile hags… Evidence of the afterlife is vast, telling of a world like Earth with the best and worst of everything Fact? Fiction? You decide Travel writer Quentin vanMarle pens a thought-provoking novel
Vagabond Samaritans
Series: Vagabonds' Adventures. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 85,100. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Bluetrix Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
In constant motion…out of sight. Eccentric multimillionaires, they stay on the road to evade the authorities and the mob. Not nearly as rough as it sounds, they live in—and drive—a palace: a luxury double-decker rv. Then a desperate call from the past takes them back to when they first saw each other, and acquired their home on wheels.
Who Killed the Killer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,740. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
R.P. Gavin's career as chauffeur to the underworld almost comes to an end when one of his clients clocks him--and ends up dead himself. Instead of making him safer, R.P.'s efforts to toughen up just make him eligible for more dangerous jobs. Still, he's got to find out who sent a killer to kill him--and who stopped the killer, permanently. If he doesn't, next time, he might not be so lucky.
Bone Yard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,870. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fourth Installment in the Raine Stockton Dog Mystery Series: a short novella When dog trainer Raine Stockton’s mischievous golden retriever Cisco digs up human remains in her back yard, mayhem ensues. Could this be evidence of a serial killer, a long-unsolved mass murder, or something even more sinister… and closer to home?
Winter Heart
Series: Dame Frevisse Medieval Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,220. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
One man has been kidnapped. Another has been murdered. In the bleakest depths of winter, Frevisse finds her soul chilled with the heavy burdens of duty and responsibility. Even the warmth of charity is in short supply as the villagers of Prior Byfield turn against each in bloody feuds of greed and rage, weaving knots of treachery which even the clever Frevisse may find hard to unwind.
Thug Guard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,380. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Thug Guard - Book One of The Cozy Cash Mysteries - is all about gettin’ “cozy”...as in Cozy Mystery cozy...with all your fave Bootscootin’ Books Characters. Think The Rachel Zoe Project meets Bond, James Bond and a Madoff-style, Ponzi-scheming King. Oh, and The Bootscootin’ Books Mom Squad has now morphed into a blue-haired version of Charlie’s Angels.
DEAD (as a doorpost)
Series: DEAD(ish), Book 3. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
John's dead. He's pretty happy about that, actually. So's his wife, who's been mooning about heaven missing him. Linda, though, is sure that foul play is involved - and she won't rest until she finds out what happened.