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Fatal Philosophy
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Price: Free! Words: 69,960. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A series of murders of prominent citizens rock Dallas. Detective Jason Colbert receives a coded message which ultimately leads him to the philosophy club and psychologist Doris Goodman. The motive for the murders eludes Jason and the reader is led through the twisted philosophy of the murderer to the next victim.
Buried in Love
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You set the price! Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The life of a hitman - pardon us, hitperson - seems intriguing and glamorous but it requires dedication and hard work. And an ability to withstand the sight of blood and grown men soiling themselves. So when the new girlfriend suggests it's time for a vacation, how could our hero argue?
Violet Crime, A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
San Francisco, 1935 Imagine an insinuating saxophone and you will know what it was like to meet Violet Harris. A tight dress wrapped around her like a wet leaf in autumn. My own dress was silk and hers, who knows, maybe rayon, but she filled it out with a tawdry sensuality that turned men's heads. Includes a chapter of MURDER ON THE WATERFRONT!
The Hollow Tree at Dead Mule Swamp
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Series: Anastasia Raven Mysteries, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 15,210. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Anastasia Raven finds a secret hidden in a hollow tree near Dead Mule Swamp. She thinks she's seeing things, as the discovery appears to have come straight from a Nancy Drew story. With some simple sleuthing, Ana catches Jimmie Mosher, whose grandfather used to own the house she has recently purchased, hiding money in the tree. But what else does Jimmie have to hide? (Anastasia Raven Mysteries #2)
Strayed
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Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
No job, no money, and an ex-wife who's glad to be rid of him . . . Frank is looking for his next scam when he holes up in an abandoned farmhouse. But this town has a way of calling strays home.
Vengeance
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Price: Free! Words: 100,270. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
As a law officer you watch it all from a distance. But what happens when it gets personal? What happens when its your family dying? John MacAllister had been a CID inspector for nearly twenty years and thought he had seen it all. He had too, but not through the eyes of a victim. This time it was personal with his own family involved. He discovered he too had a dark side. Set In Bristol, England.
Into His Art
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Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Police Chief Ted Jasper needs to solve a crime and catch a murderer quickly. But the only man who can help is an old friend who has a unique way of viewing art.
La Pilule
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Price: Free! Words: 2,430. Language: French. Published: April 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Une histoire courte pour adulte. Pour une raison inconnue, de plus en plus de gens deviennent dépendants à la drogue. Personne ne connait la raison sauf une. Et le gouvernement… que fait-il ?
Unicorn Witch
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Price: Free! Words: 89,800. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 by Melanie Newton. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.11 from 9 reviews)
For everyone who has ever wished that unicorns existed .... they do on Refuge!
The Day It Happened
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Series: Miranda's Rights Mysteries, Prologue. Price: Free! Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
What happened to Miranda Steele shouldn’t happen to anyone. This short extended prologue introduces the Miranda's Rights Mystery series—mysteries featuring Miranda Steele, a woman with a miserable past who fights her way to happiness and finds it where she least expects it.
Island Shore
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Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
There's been a robbery for 6 nights now- and an old magician from the "magical island" claims the thief will strike last on the 7th night. Taylor and Angie are trying to figure out who the thief is- and fast. Little do they know- it's someone they know very well.
Low Angles
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Series: Stoney Winston Hollywood Mysteries, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 51,250. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
Against his better judgment, Hollywood foot soldier Stoney Winston arrives at a flea-bitten desert Hamlet to help Diane LaMotta direct her first feature, a no-budget indie action potboiler titled Cycles from Hell. He finds the production being killed by sabotage that turns into stabbing, near-drowning, and violent death.
Death of a Messenger
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Price: Free! Words: 65,990. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Clarissa Daniels has a missing flash drive and too little money to pay a blackmailer. St Cloud has time on his hands and a couple of questions he wants answered, including why she tells a lot of lies, and why someone would want to shoot a man in the head. Especially one who was already dead...
The Shooting
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Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
There has been a shooting, but the victim and the shooter says it is an accident. But Sheriff Lou Kent isn't buying their story. Yet, he can't figure out why these two friends have a conflict that involves a gunshot wound.
Black Rock Prison
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Price: Free! Words: 54,150. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(1.00 from 1 review)
What is the worst sentence that can befall a convict in Illinois? Not lethal injection. The worst punishment is to be sent to a black-walled fortress whose exact location no one knows. The inmates soon will discover they have not been imprisoned there by chance. It isn’t long before they find out that much more than their own lives is riding on solving the mystery of Black Rock.
The Last Kiss
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Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A suspicious death occurs in the peaceful village of Hassman, New York; a retired English professor, who is also the village's self-appointed "amateur sleuth," thinks it just might be murder. The professor solves the lethal puzzle when a nighttime visit to the victim's cottage leads to the discovery of a mysterious poem and a dead cat, not to mention a near run-in with the murderer.
Buried In Benidorm
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Price: Free! Words: 58,080. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Ex-priest and newly minted agnostic Max Castillo ekes out a living as a private investigator from his houseboat in Benidorm, Spain. He's finally got a little free time ... until a big-shot turns up dead at a local golf course. Now, his former employer is calling in an old debt, and Max is neck-deep in gangsters, grifters and girls with grudges.
WANTED: The Roaming Mortician
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Price: Free! Words: 19,970. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Follow NYPD's not so finest as they track down punk's poster boy, suspect #1 in mob girl's tragic death!
Dani Hayward, P.I.: The Richard Clark Case
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Price: Free! Words: 18,800. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Attorney Phillip Blakely's first encounter with Dani Hayward was one he would prefer to leave in his past. But another dead end case has dropped into his lap and, once again, he seeks the help of Dani Hayward, Private Investigator.
Blood Frenzy
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Series: Night Stalker Crew, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 102,930. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Samantha struggles to hold her beast in check before things gets out of hand again, and a death sentence hanging over her head is something she doesn’t want. She knows the rules, but hunting serial killer on a daily basis is nearly impossible. After killing an innocent, she has been looking over her shoulders and dreading the day when she would find a lovely shiny card that would seal her fate...