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Old Friends by Angus McLean
Series: Chase Investigations, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 24,360. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.00 from 1 review)
Tough Auckland private eye Dan Crowley faces off against a gang of murderous thugs when he is called on to help out his old mate, Mike Manning. Dan and his resourceful wife Molly investigate to clear Mike's name and cross swords with an old nemesis while they do so.
Simple Case by V. S. Kemanis
Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(4.00 from 1 review)
Plunge into a day in the life of rookie prosecutor Dana Hargrove, central character in the legal mystery novels "Thursday’s List" and "Homicide Chart." This is the story that introduced her to the world!
Remains to be Seen by Danielle de Valera
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Short story, 12 pages approx. Undercover narcotics agents Michael O'Neill and Baby Johnson, still suffering PTSD from the Vietnam War, quit the Australian Bureau of Narcotics and move to the far north coast of New South Wales. Johnson hopes to renew his relationship with Star. O'Neill thinks settling down with long-time girlfriend Azure might be the solution - but that remains to be seen.
Dinner Date At Mt Isa by Ken Blowers
Price: Free! Words: 15,850. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
'Dinner Date At Mt Isa' is the final volume in Ken Blowers' series of delightful short stories. The first story takes us to the quintessential Aussie town of Mt Isa to chase mysterious shadows. The last is a surprise prelude to Ken's new volume of stories starring B. Urglar, These short stories have something to offer everyone.
Lunch On Lowestoft Pier by Ken Blowers
Price: Free! Words: 18,670. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In this fifth release in a series, Ken takes the reader on a journey winds amongst stories ranging in settings from the eastern shores of England to the Gold Coast. These locations serve as the perfect backdrop for Ken's character's to come to life.
The Profilers Journal entry I Brothers by Stephen McInturff
Series: The Profilers Journal, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This is a case about two brothers that have a special relationship that isn't what would be considered normal in any way.
Raining Men and Corpses (A Raina Sun Mystery #1) by Anne R. Tan
Price: Free! Words: 72,490. Language: American English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy(5.00 from 1 review)
A grad student in pursuit of a larcenous advisor finds herself in deep waters … starting with his murder. An old flame and a troublesome grandma complicate matters even more. With storm clouds gathering, can she stay afloat?
Daemons Within by Dillon Blaine
Series: The Sword and the Spirit Adventures, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
An up-and-coming scholar is abruptly accused of a heinous crime. A malevolent force manipulates the thoughts and actions of the fragile and frail. A young lady is lost in the dark haze of her own disturbed perceptions. Bertram, Gautier, and Robert face the vilest opponent imaginable: The deepest recesses of a tortured mind. Daemons Within is Book I of The Sword and the Spirit Adventures.
The Dealer by Richard Quinn
Price: Free! Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Markie is a successful hitman who has it all. He's tough and in demand and to the crimelords who run San Francisco, he's considered number one. Tommy Brown is a young, clean-cut arms dealer from Boston. He has built up a good reputation for being reliable. But a dark cloud hangs over their criminal relationship and now Markie's past is about to catch up with him.
Out of Time by Milo James Fowler
Price: Free! Words: 9,350. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Out of Time collects two un-timely tales: "One More Tuesday" - Josef finds himself trapped with only one way out—and a life or death decision once he discovers how to free himself. "Leap Day" - Joan experiences a time distortion in her own apartment, and she must weave her knowledge of the past and future in order to survive the present.
More Short Fuses (Four Free Short Stories) by Stephen Leather
Price: Free! Words: 48,590. Language: British English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 1 review)
Four free short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of five of his bestselling thrillers. The short stories are: Rules of Engagement (where Spider Shepherd has to help a friend who is in serious trouble with the police), The Constituency Meeting (where a group of old folks decide to commit a murder), Ghost Kids and Massage Therapy.
The Pajama Drama: A Delilah Duffy Short by Jessica Sherry
Price: Free! Words: 9,320. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Amateur detective, bookstore manager and island misfit, Delilah Duffy, enjoys solving mysteries, but an old guy’s missing PJs? If there’s dirty laundry to be found, Delilah Duffy will find it!
Curious Confession by Brie Kraus
Series: Closed Case, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 18,610. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 by Janet McNulty. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
What would you do if a man came up to you and confessed to murder? Tammy is bored with her job as a police investigator in Manchester and wishes to quit and move on. Right about the time she decides it’s time for a new direction in her life, a man walks into the station claiming that he wishes to confess to a murder. His name is John Doe, and he is the Hartfield Killer.
The Information Man by Lore Lippincott
Price: Free! Words: 30,240. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
It's a normal day for information broker Rex Malin when he's asked to deal with a murder, and the missing fiancée of a leading Toronto citizen. With his friends' help, Rex unravels the two mysteries. But it's his memories of the Great War that connect best the eerie present circumstances: the murder, the missing fiancée, and the spectral wolves invading the city.
Characters in Swordplay by Katharina Gerlach
Price: Free! Words: 20,660. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by Independent Bookworm. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
In a world where everything is powered by magic, the Gendarmerie Magique needs specialists to fight crimes committed with magic. A gendarme who can't use magic is a liability. Moira is magically challenged. However, her biggest dream is a place in the Gendarmerie, and she refuses to let her disability get in the way.
Charaktere in Waffenruhe by Katharina Gerlach
Price: Free! Words: 22,450. Language: German. Published: June 13, 2014 by Independent Bookworm. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
In einer Welt, in der Magie alles mit Energie versorgt, braucht die Gendarmerie Magique Spezialisten, um Verbrechen mit magischem Hintergrund aufzuklären. Ein Gendarm ohne Magie ist eine Gefahr für seine Kollegen. Moira hat Schwierigkeiten mit Magie. Trotzdem ist ihr größter Traum ein Platz bei der Gendarmerie, und sie weigert sich, sich von ihrer Behinderung an der Erfüllung hindern zu lassen.
Murder by Misrule by Anna Castle
Price: Free! Words: 104,380. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Francis Bacon is charged with investigating the murder of a barrister at Gray's Inn. He recruits his unwanted student Thomas Clarady to do the tiresome legwork, chasing witnesses from Whitehall to the London streets. Everyone has something up his pinked and padded sleeve. Even the brilliant Bacon is at a loss — and in danger — until he sees through the disguises of the season of Misrule.
My Mother, the Spy Part 1 of series by Joy Bassetti-Kruger
Series: My Mother, the Spy. Price: Free! Words: 6,870. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Susan's mother tells her that she was once a spy for MI6 during the cold war and that she believes her life is now in danger, as she has recognized a man lurking around in the village. Susan finds this hard to believe, but after she realizes just how scared her mother really is, she decides to do whatever it takes to keep her mother safe.
By the Numbers by L. Scott Silverii, PhD
Price: Free! Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
By the Numbers is the first in the "A Cajun Murder Mystery Series" of short stories by Chief of Police L. Scott Silverii. This fast paced serial killer mystery takes place along the bayous of south Louisiana's Cajun Country. Sometimes murder just doesn't add up. Laissez les bons temps rouler - until somebody gets killed of course.