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Grandma Was a Bag Lady by Phil Cross
Price: Free! Words: 95,450. Language: American English. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A pet supplies traveling saleswoman, aged twenty-eight, picks up a seventy year old woman hitchhiker on the Interstate. They adopt each other as surrogate grandmother and granddaughter, traveling about the southwest, engaging in one adventure after another in which the old woman is not hesitant to use the .25 caliber pistol strapped to her thigh.
Where's Hansel and Gretel's Gingerbread House?: A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery #2 by Sara M. Barton
Series: A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 36,840. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(4.00 from 5 reviews)
When Latimer Falls Deputy Sheriff Gabby Grimm receives a call for help from cousin Annette in NYC just before Christmas, she rushes off to uncover the mystery of the Gingerbread house and the missing co-worker. Things get ugly fast. It's up to her to rescue the bossy damsel in distress and bring her to Black Forest Farm for safekeeping, the FBI hot on their heels as they try to make a mob case.
A Web of Lives by David Medlycott
Price: Free! Words: 84,410. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(3.00 from 1 review)
In rural Northumberland, England's northern-most county, John Tobin has created a near idyllic lifestyle, quiet, gentle, a bit like himself in fact. Then one day his great friend and mentor, Alan Harper turns it all upside down. In trying to sort out his friend's tangled life Tobin and Alan's petulant stepdaughter find themselves on a continental journey of discovery and danger.
Spreco su spreco by Quelli di ZEd
Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: Italian. Published: November 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Il commissario Pisani, livornese, si trova a indagare su uno strano caso di omicidio ad Aosta, dove è stato trasferito da circa un anno. Una bionda è stata annegata nella bionda. Non si tratta di un gioco di parole. All'interno del birrificio B63 viene rinvenuto il cadavere di Venere Ascanetti, una bionda mozzafiato, annegata in una delle vasche di fermentazione della birra...
Waste on waste by Quelli di ZEd
Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Warning: experimental translation (hybrid) First episode of the series "Detective Pisani's notebooks" The detective Pisani is found to investigated on to strange houses of homicide to Aosta, where he has been being transferred for about one year. A blonde has been drowned in the blonde. It doesn't a game of words. Inside the beer factory B63 is recovered the dead body of Venus Ascanetti...
Far Out! by Isaac Lasley
Price: Free! Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Jack is a detective who works on a planet further than can be seen from earth and makes records of his works. On this planet unified physics technologies like replicators, teletransporters, and vehicles that can travel faster than light are commonly used throughout society.
Flowers for Mercedes by Barnaby Wilde
Series: The Mercedes Drew Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 36,050. Language: British English. Published: November 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A girl on a motorbike, a hit and run, a detective called Flowers, a warehouse robbery, a train derailment, a missing cat, arson, kidnap and more in three complete stories about Mercedes Drew which, together, form the first part of the Mercedes Drew mysteries.
Cliffhanger (The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries, Book One) by Amy Saunders
Series: The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 62,930. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit(4.00 from 1 review)
Coming home, Belinda Kittridge expected fun, sun, and sugar cookies. She got an old rival, the murder of a former classmate, and a return to a tragic sailing accident to set things right. But new possibilities emerge in the form of security expert Bennett Tate. Between her connections and his know-how, they're bound to catch the killer - and kick the skeletons out of the closet for good.
The Imaginist: The Other Guest by TK Wade
Price: Free! Words: 5,490. Language: American English. Published: November 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Something uncanny transpires in the home of Nigel Brimmington. The sweet orphan he adopted may very well be vandalizing his property! Has the child become cruelly mischievous, or worse, gone mad? Is something more sinister at work? “The Other Guest” is the second mystery of “The Imaginist” tales by T.K. Wade.
Where the Bodies are Buried by Ray Daniel
Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
"There's nothing like digging a grave to make you think about life," he said. "I wouldn't know, Mr. President. This is my first one." ... How far do Secret Service agents have to go to protect and serve The President of the United States? Find out in this short short story about a tough night of serving the President.
Grade A Stupid by A. J. Lape
Price: Free! Words: 129,120. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Fifteen years ago, Darcy Walker’s parents thought it was a good idea to give her a unique name. Darcy, meaning “dark walker.” Whether that was a stroke of genius or stroke of stupid, they nailed the irony. She lacks direction, her grades stink, she’s average in the looks department, and she’s stuck on a bad boy. Her life changes when she finds a dead body. Trouble is, will she live to see sixteen?
Clarissa Clairvoyant by Adele Reynders
Price: Free! Words: 20,500. Language: Afrikaans. Published: November 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Net soms gebeur dit... As Clarissa aan 'n foto of iets raak wat aan iemand behoort, dan praat dit met haar. Wanneer sy buk om die foto wat Francois laat val op te tel weet sy bo alle twyfel die vrou dood is.
Carrying Kerrie by Steve Sporleder
Price: Free! Words: 12,250. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In “Carrying Kerrie,” we revisit Venice Webb as he reconnects with his ex-wife, Kerrie, who suffers from a terminal illness and wants Venice to help her locate her daughter, Mandy, from whom she has been estranged for over a decade. This quest puts all of Venice's investigative instincts to the test and underlying the search is the gnawing question: is Mandy my daughter?
The Imaginist by TK Wade
Price: Free! Words: 6,370. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A man with a supernatural power to make his thoughts into reality teams up with a talking mouse to solve a murderous mystery in Victorian England. Can a mere painting be the cause of so many deaths? “The Imaginist” by T.K. Wade will have you guessing until the very end.
Under Suspicion - The Legend of D.B. Cooper by James Olszewski
Series: The Legend of D.B. Cooper, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 151,010. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Two men on the same side of the law-with two different objectives. While investigating the same case, the situation turns deadly. Jim Harper is a small town sheriff determined to protect his community. Alan Bradley is a hard driving, big city Special Agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency. The two clash during an investigation involving the legendary D.B. Cooper. Who will find the truth first?
The Gostynin Shul by Kris Langman
Price: Free! Words: 75,200. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The Gostynin Shul - A Yiddish history mystery. A Yiddish historian finds herself fending off an enraged Hasidic group intent on preserving its reputation, and a Boston society matron desperate to preserve her family's wealth and status.
Three Mangoes by Sharon Abimbola Salu
Price: Free! Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African
A teenage girl hawking mangoes on the streets of Lagos has only one goal: to raise enough money to pay her examination fees. Her short, but colorful journey turns out to be an adventure, and a brief glimpse into the lives of her customers. Of particular note, are the customers who purchase the last three yellow mangoes.