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The Buried Treasure on Route 66: A Nancy Keene Mystery by Louise Hathaway
Series: A Nancy Keene Mystery. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,550. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Written as an homage to the Nancy Drew books, this humorous and PG-rated "mystery" especially targets women babyboomers who grew up loving the series. This book's main character is a “teenage sleuth,” very much like Nancy; but, its protagonist has just turned 18, has a boyfriend, and is ready to move out of her father's house. Will her father "let her go"? Find out in the trip on Route 66.
Killing Without A Trace by Linda Rae Blair
Series: The Preston Andrews Mysteries, Book 13. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,850. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A serial killer hits Virginia Beach on day 1 of spring break. Press's first thought is that an old nemesis has come back to haunt him. His only goal is to stop the killing before break ends and he loses more girls and perhaps the killer.
Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Mysteries by Cathy Spencer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom(4.00 from 2 reviews)
2 mysterious short stories in 1 book. In "The House on Cliffside," Colonel Booth fears that his wife is spending too much time with their doctor. When her body is found at the foot of a cliff, Booth knows it isn't an accident. "In the Playground," 2nd place winner in Suspense Magazine's 2011 writing contest, is a thriller about a suspicious stranger who watches over a playground - but why?
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.
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.
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!
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.
Morgue of the Living by Eduard Joseph
Price: Free! Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A morgue is a scary place to most people. Most of us associate it with death and macabre things. But the only thing worse than a morgue is waking up in a morgue with no way out.
Almanaque para 1557 de Nostradamus by Manuel Sanchez, Sr
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,310. Language: Spanish. Published: May 17, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
El Almanaque para 1557, es uno de los primeros trabajos publicados por Michel de Nostradamus. Esta traduccion ha sido realizada desde el ejemplar original, Almanach pour l'an 1557, editado por Jaques Kerver en 1556, conservando y respetando al maximo posible la estructura del mismo asi como su contenido para hacerlo llegar desde 1556 a las manos del lector del siglo XXI.
The Color of Lies by Georgiann Baldino
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Bill Langston has an uncanny ability to figure out who’s telling the truth and who’s lying. Over the years as a private investigator, Bill honed a talent for bringing truth into focus. He’s especially good at knowing when someone lies. When asked to investigate Sylvia Trent's death, however, sorting out all the lies becomes the ultimate challenge.
Damien Loose, Episode 4 - Comedy by Robert Strasser
Series: Damien Loose. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Episode 4 of 10. Damien enters the lions den. His search for a killer lands him in the one place on earth that banned him for life, the Lumiere Casino. Well, life is a long time. Inside, he finds an old friend and an old enemy. Things can either go bad, or they can go worse. The rollicking conclusion of season 1 of the Damien Loose serial.
Sherlock Holmes and the Final Reveal by Chris Gay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sherlock Holmes and the Final Reveal is a Holmes tale like none other ever conceived. Fans of Baker Street’s legendary detective will be left with the insatiable need to contemplate its extraordinary conclusion forevermore.
Tug-of-War by Claire A Murray
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When therapist Marlana accepts a difficult case from her mentor, Dr. Whitney, she's faced with a possible dual personality: Robert/Carol. Marlana struggles with her feelings. What if, in helping Robert/Carol, she discovers one of them is the murderer? As Marlana helps Robert delve deeper into his memory, he reveals his goal: "I want my life back." She knows now that she must forge ahead.
The Lying Little Rascals by Colin Andrews
Price: Free! Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The Lying Little Rascals are four siblings who are always up to no good. They annoy, tease and fight with each other and seldom get along. When major events happen in the house, no one will own up to it and so the parents decide to let each sit down around the table and write, in their own words, what happened. It's a tricky task, but the truth must come out and someone will be punished.
Espíritos Afogados by Scott Nicholson
Price: Free! Words: 6,570. Language: Portuguese. Published: May 12, 2013 by Haunted Computer Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Um escritor aceita um trabalho em uma ilha remota no Oceano Atlântico, onde encontra uma mulher misteriosa que pede sua ajuda. Mas logo ele descobre que ela está presa no passado e pode estar tentando atraí-lo para que junte-se a ela sob as ondas, para sempre. Um conto de 5.300 palavras.
Une Solide Constitution by Scott Nicholson
Price: Free! Words: 3,940. Language: French. Published: May 11, 2013 by Haunted Computer Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
L’amour d’un homme pour sa femme l’empêche de la quitter, même après sa mort. Comme Rendall lui manque, son esprit reste fort – jusqu’à ce qu’il réalise que l’amour éternel pourrait bien être l’amour le plus égoïste de tous. Une histoire de fantasy paranormale écrite par Scott Nicholson, l’auteur bestseller international des Amants de la Brume et d’autres livres.
Intrigue au Charleston by Bruno Robert des Douets
Series: Normandie légendaire - histoires courtes, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: French. Published: May 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Une salle de restaurant, des convives, un caniche... et c'est le début d'une enquête. Digne d'Agatha Christie !
Visitors by Steven Patrick Wilson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Geoff Rankin, a returned serviceman, just wants to get away for a quiet weekend up in the tablelands. When he encounters what appear to be visitors from another planet, he deals with them the only way he knows…violently.