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Finding Miranda
Price: Free! Words: 46,270. Language: American English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Can an invisible librarian and a hunky blind deejay find happiness while eluding hired killers in a Florida wilderness? Miranda and Shepard must answer the question - for better or worse - in Iris Chacon's romantic-comedic novel, Finding Miranda. (See the review at OnlineBookClub.org.)
The Maestro Murdered
Price: Free! Words: 34,100. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When the aging conductor of an up and coming young orchestra is murdered, Detective Sean McGill is called in to investigate and encounters a confusing morass of dead ends, questionable motives and bizarre orchestral politics. A mystery novella.
Mama - a short story
Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Biographical
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Reyna doesn't want to be alone anymore. She misses the children that kept her company, but she doesn't know how to get them back. She struggles with wanting children of her own and the past that would break a family apart.
An Individual Will
Price: Free! Words: 62,900. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
DCI Barbara Black investigates the curious death of Adrian Mansfield, an artistic young man cast adrift in a boat on Amberton lake. He has been tied into a sitting position with an insulting sign hung about his neck. Murder is assumed, but Barbara's investigations take us into escalating family tragedy and Adrian's dark, antinatalist philosophy. Thought-provoking detective fiction.
“The Caregiver”
Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tate Morgan is a professional caregiver in the health care field. She gets a new client, who moves in with her financially well-off daughter and son-in-law after her husband died. During a date-night for the Barnetts, Tate is left at the house, alone, to protect her new client, Cynthia, from what appears to be a Shadow person in the house!
The Lucky Cat - Black Cat Vol. 1 - A Salem Massachusetts Mini Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Kathy Taylor had weathered eight rough years as a black female police officer in Boston - but enough was enough. She turned in her badge, moved up north, and set up shop as a private investigator in historic Salem, Massachusetts. Now she's surrounded by wiccans and herbalists, by crystal shops and psychic pizza-deliverymen. And her first client has just stepped in the door.
The Flood, A Tess Darling Mini-Mystery
You set the price! Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction
Tess Darling is a sassy TV producer, who solves media murders aided by her hunky (but hapless) cameraman Miller. In this funny, fast-paced short, the duo are sent to film the launch of a celebrity spa. When the owner's found strangled in his study, they discover he's a blackmailer, his famous guests really victims. As sparks fly, can Tess identify the killer - or will she be blinded by stars?
A Cincinnati Cold Case
Series: Jimmy Warren, Private Investigator. Price: Free! Words: 87,570. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Unable to get his old position back, ex-detective Jimmy Warren is forced to open an office as a private investigator. His first case, a young woman who had gone missing five years before, twists and turns until it seems like everyone he knows is involved. And out to get him. This is the first book of the Jimmy Warren, P.I. series.
The Eagle Claw Hack
Price: Free! Words: 8,150. Language: American English. Published: September 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
A Short Story- A retired teacher and indie author enlists his former student, a teenage computer wunderkind in a wild scheme to exact revenge on unfaithful readers.
Dos gatos y el misterio del Mercado de la Cebada
Price: Free! Words: 59,070. Language: Spanish. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
La acción arranca en una pollería en Madrid donde Consuelo descubre una cara misteriosa en el suelo de su tienda. Con su humor negro y agudo ingenio intenta desvelar el fenómeno y se adentra en uno de los misterios sin resolver más extraordinarios de la historia española contemporánea. ¿Pero realmente debe descubrir el secreto? ¿Está llevándola su búsqueda hacia una dirección peligrosa?
The Sheriff of Tesco
Price: Free! Words: 7,460. Language: British English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(4.00 from 1 review)
A chance encounter in a supermarket coffee shop opens old wounds for the ex-Marine and the war widow. Soon they are reliving horrors of death and murder in the Afghan desert, duty and deceit blowing in the wind. Can an icon of crime fiction save them from themselves, or will it be just another case for the Sheriff of Tesco?
Sarah-Leah
Series: Histoires courtes - Instants d'évasion, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,780. Language: French. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lors d'une patrouille en plein désert, deux policiers américains font une découverte à vous glacer d'effroi ! Commence alors une histoire courte approchant le néo-réalisme et s'en allant frôler le fantastique.
Aspen Allegations - A Sutton Massachusetts Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 74,660. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
A ROMANTIC YOGA MYSTERY INFUSED BY NATURE Morgan has become settled in her quiet life in Sutton, Massachusetts. Her peaceful morning yoga routine is assisted by her cat, Juliet. In the evening she guides her kayak across the placid surface of Lake Singletary. Everything is in its place. When Morgan stumbles across a dead body in the shadowy depths of Sutton Woods, her stability is knocked askew.
Original Parts
Price: Free! Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Homicide detectives Nate Leeman and Penny Segel investigate the murders of several people who were killed for their artificial body parts. They suspect the killer is selling the stolen body parts on the black market. Det. Leeman objects to the use of artificial body parts in humans, and his beliefs jeopardize his job and his safety during the investigation.
The Golden Age
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A culprit looks back on the world that forms a detective story and his role in it..
The Steel Box
Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A strange story about a woman that shows the secret of the universe through a magic trick.
Bodega
Price: Free! Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
New Orleans Homicide Detective, Sarah Renner and her partner, Gabriel Lucas investigate a late night robbery homicide in an uptown bodega. The blitz style attack leaves the scene in chaos and Renner and Lucas work round the clock to solve this senseless crime.
Diabla meets Abaddon
Price: Free! Words: 20,510. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Diabla is tough. She thinks she's seen everything, but that doesn't include Abaddon. He's on a mission from God, and that mission includes murder. Two women are dead, defiled beyong imagination. If she's not careful, she'll be the third. She Ricky set out on an investigation that disgusts them as it unfolds. Unfortunately, they're the only ones who have a clear shot at bringing a psycho to justic
The Long, Wrong Trailer
Price: Free! Words: 16,540. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Punk and PJ Norton decide to spend part of their retirement RV camping and purchase an used travel trailer from a shady dealer in this humorous cozy mystery. They camp at a nearby park where Halloween festivities are in progress. There are problems with the trailer from the start, and then the dealer, who sponsors the activities is found dead. By a disgruntled customer or an angry ex-wife?
Scraps of Paper
Series: Spookie Town Murder Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 77,040. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A widow starts a new life in a small quaint town full of quirky characters and in renovating her new home finds “scraps of paper” that make her suspect two children and a woman went missing from the house...30 years ago. Are they just missing or were they murdered? In trying to solve the mystery she and her ex-homicide detective friend put themselves in grave danger.