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Crimson Angel
Price: Free! Words: 72,630. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
On the day Alice broke up with Edmond, she bumped into an eccentric yet extremely gorgeous boy on the street. He claimed his name was Len. Things seemed to have got better after meeting him. And then, things started to aggravate… With each passing day, Alice got more attracted to him. Still, everything about him remained a mystery. He refused to reveal things about his family and home.........
The Bill Travis Mysteries Sampler
Price: Free! Words: 124,290. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Includes the complete text of The Last Call and excerpts from Capitol Offense, Longnecks & Twisted Hearts, The Devil To Pay, Death On The Pedernales, Slow Falling, Caddo Cold, and Arrowmoon, along with Author's Notes, short stories, and an essay.
Life in Fiction
Price: Free! Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Jimmy Slade is a broken old man looking to solve the eighteen-year old murder of his ten-year old son.
The curse of Friday 13th
Price: Free! Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Alexa's 13th birthday is coming up but this year something unexpected is going to happen. Alexa's father had died when she was born and all she knows was that a tree had fell on he's car when he was driving. But what she doesn't know is that he was cursed and on her 13th birthday the curse is passing on to her. On her birthday she is trying everything to stop the curse. Will she survive? Or not...
Marooned on Death Island
Series: 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead Volume 2, Book 31. Price: Free! Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » General
It was their love for sailing that brought Jack and Karen Billings together. Anytime they had free time, they could be found aboard their most prized possession, the Marlow Explorer. One day they decided to have a Halloween Cruise Party with some of their closest friends. But read on to see if the Marlow Explorer becomes just another Bermuda Triangle Mystery.
Sonoma Squares Murder Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Corpses in town squares. A killer bent on terror. A reporter about to become part of the story. Wine Country becomes the backdrop for murder as young newspaper reporter Sandra Cordero gets caught up in the schemes of a serial killer. This serial, first published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, features 16 Sonoma writers collaborating to produce one fast-paced thriller.
How It All Began
Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012 by Fort Saskatchewan Elementary School. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
How It All Began is the story of girl named Ryan Medis. Ryan solves mysteries that happen in her town of Slave Lake. Her friend Miranda has died. Ryan believes she was murdered. Follow with her as she tries to find who committed this terrible crime. No one is safe, not even Ryan from the terror stalking her town
Cover of Darkness
Price: Free! Words: 8,410. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
McElroy made the dive from a point on the riverbank a thousand yards upstream from the triangulated position of the wreckage. The skin of ice sighed as he slipped under it, and the dark water closed over his head like a shroud.
Step on A Crack
Price: Free! Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
It’s said things come in threes, a run of good luck at cards, a run of bad luck in love. But the penny doesn’t always drop until the third time around. Come the third time, you snap your mental fingers, and tell yourself, I knew that.
Last Assignment
Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
~Free short story from the PbRJV Gallery~ "My name is Dallas Lowe, and the life of a law enforcement officer is never easy, but it is rewarding. Then receiving our gold detective shields and working together fulfills a childhood dream for me and my best friend Brian. We live on top of the world – until the day comes all policemen dread – the day when things go wrong and someone has to die."
Sorrento Beach
Price: Free! Words: 89,240. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
Santa Monica 1977. Paul Townsend is living an idyllic life on the sun drenched sands that meet the blue Pacific. But Paul’s life is about to be turned upside down. A large man in a suit and tie walks toward the volleyball courts of Sorrento Beach. Jack Rosen, a fellow player, leaves with a stranger and does not return. Will Paul be able to unravel the mystery ... before it’s too late for Jack?
Short Fuses (Four short stories)
Price: Free! Words: 47,500. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of six of his bestselling thrillers.
The Death of Amelia Marsh: A Sally Nimitz Mystery (Book 1)
Series: The Sally Nimitz Mystery, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 96,450. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
When Sally Nimitz discovers the body of her charming eighty-year-old neighbor she is devastated by how close violence has come to the quiet life she leads as mother, grandmother, and nurse. Sally can’t put the trauma of the murder behind her until she knows who could have done it and why. Early in her investigation, she finds there was much more to the sweet old lady than anyone ever guessed.
Amantes Transparentes
Price: Free! Words: 23,280. Language: Spanish. Published: June 10, 2012 by Haunted Computer Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
El investigador privado Richard Steele debe resolver el caso más difícil de su carrera – su propio asesinato – mientras se encuentra atrapado entre dos mujeres a ambos lados de la tumba. Lee, su amante, se encuentra enredada en el desorden que él dejó atrás y su esposa anterior Diana, ya fallecida, ha estado esperando en el más allá por su oportunidad de venganza.
The English Gentleman
Price: Free! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Count of Samerand is investigating the disappearance of young William Bathurst, the son of a duke. At the same time Inspector James Wright is investigating the murder of a man with the same description as the young man. The victim is found in the slums of London, if it is the same man what was he doing in such a place dressed so humbly, and can the count find the truth.
Bootsy Katz Case of the Bitch Vs Witch
Price: Free! Words: 29,340. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(2.00 from 1 review)
Bootsy Katz a sixty tear old detective, teacher's aide, and painter finds the body of Mr. Weksler she also finds love and unravels many Sierra View, Nevada secrets.
A Dream of Death (Detective Lincoln Munroe, Book 1)
Series: Detective Lincoln Munroe, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,810. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
OPP Detective Lincoln Munroe is coming up empty. As a serial killer terrorizes the area surrounding London, Canada, Lincoln finds himself at a standstill waiting for the perfect killer to make his first mistake. While the body count rises without any leads, Lincoln is haunted by dreams of discovering skeletal remains in the forest beneath a bloody knife - dreams with a link to a decades-old crime.
Rubicon Ranch: Riley's Story
Price: Free! Words: 80,510. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A little girl’s body has been found in the wilderness near the desert community of Rubicon Ranch. Was it an accident? Or . . . murder! But who would want to kill a child? Everyone in this upscale housing development is hiding something.
One at a Time
Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
James is a secret agent who is about to retire but before his bosses allow this he must complete one last mission: Get rid of his team members.
Rock Deadly, a Mystery (Book One of the Rock and Roll Mysteries)
Series: The Rock and Roll Mysteries, Book One. Price: Free! Words: 73,720. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012 by DLP Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Award-winning author Kathryn Lively offers you a rocking mystery! Music tutor by day and tribute band guitarist by night, Matt “Lerxst” Johnston has woman problems. Well, maybe for a musician that's normal. Before Lerxst can find normal, he must learn the truth about his would-be killer, his family, and himself. And what a long, strange trip it is…