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The Room: A Tale of Murder in the Social Networking Age by Gavin Bell
Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller(4.40 from 5 reviews)
An incapacitated student gets more than he bargained for when curiosity leads him to join an online self help community. At first the members of The Room welcome him with open arms, but things take a turn for the deadly when one of them confesses to a murder...
I, Crime Writer by Anthony North
Price: Free! Words: 17,150. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.33 from 3 reviews)
I'm a short story writer - only 5 foot 4. This book features crime tales. I write minimalist Flash Fiction; a perfect dip-in volume - fast reads for a fast world. You'll also find a few Mini-Novels - 1500 word tales so full they think they're bigger. So, meet con men, killers, detectives & thieves. Now take my hand. Follow me. Then give it back.
Watching Marilyn by Jack Chapman
Price: Free! Words: 72,450. Language: American English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In the heatwave summer of 1962 Frank Watson, an investigator with a dubious past in pre-revolutionary Cuba, is hired to plant phone taps in the Hollywood home of Marilyn Monroe. There are rumours Monroe has kept a diary, a red book, detailing her affair with John F. Kennedy, the record of a scandal that could bring down the President.
The Case of the Dark Angel by S.J. Bell
Price: Free! Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A two-hundred year-old vampire detective and his human assistant investigate a report of a rogue turning. But there is more -- and less -- to this case than meets the eye. A short story from the author of Bonds of Fenris, offered for free to Smashwords members.
Crimes Of Murder by Darryl Harrison
Series: The Crimes In File no. 9, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 13,790. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Awesome! Suspenseful! Adventures! Free E books Truth as well as fictional is actually the backbone of the high-speed adventure having a salty sprinkle of mystery and also suspense for you.
Charleston with a Clever Cougar: A Dance with Danger Mystery #6 by Sara M. Barton
Series: A Dance with Danger Mystery, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 39,870. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Romance-challenged Cady, owner of Cady's Cakes, thinks it's time to give up on love. But then, she never expected to run into someone like Doc, the just-retired Army medic back from Afghanistan. Hardly warm and fuzzy, Doc is rough around the edges and not afraid to ask the tough questions when her teenage employee, Daisy, becomes the target of a murderous plot at the shop. Who's behind it and why?
Upside Down by Darryl Hicks
Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Introducing the Michael Ferris mysteries. All new characters, modern day Earth. Former homicide cop Mike Ferris consults on unusual murders. A weird crime scene drags Mike into the hunt for a disgruntled property owner. Humorous noir. For liberal mature persons only. The story implies an acceptance of an alternative lifestyle, thus the content may be inappropriate for minors and conservatives.
The Mystery of Margorie Walker by Yume
Price: Free! Words: 48,940. Language: Simple English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In 1820,a series of mysterious and unsolved deaths occurred in a small,old English town. Everything began when Earl Beaumont attempted to summon a demon during an occasional cult and was found dead with his wife the next day. From then on,more and more people in the town claimed to have encountered a bizarre lady dressed in black. They all said she shared the same appearance as Margorie Walker....
The Set Up by Gordon Swartzfager
You set the price! Words: 59,560. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Set-Up is the first in a series that introduces Jeremiah Funk, a new breed of detective. He doesn't fight, doesn't even own a gun and is both bumbling and gullible in his dealings with women. He lives on a medical pension and two million dollars he can't talk about. Funk is a humorous, uncultured, nice guy — who usually just happens to win in the end.
Living and Dying in the Hamptons by T. L. Ingham
Price: Free! Words: 60,560. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(4.50 from 12 reviews)
Reid Larson's life becomes a whirlwind of adventure when she lands the job of her dreams at an art gallery in the Hamptons. But when the gallery she works for suddenly becomes the center of a murder investigation and an art theft scandal, all eyes are on Reid. As if that's not enough, Reid discovers that not only do ghosts exist, but she can talk to them- whether she wants to or not.
Sherlock Holmes Remastered: A Study in Scarlet by Leo Zanav
Price: Free! Words: 32,720. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
A new version of the very first Sherlock Holmes story ever published. This version is Remastered to make the classic text more accessible to a new generation of readers.
Death at the Whistling Swan by John D Nesbitt
Price: Free! Words: 6,410. Language: American English. Published: September 4, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 1 review)
~ Temporarily free mystery short ~ A curious fellow and interested in a certain young woman, I attended a poetry reading. The poet was entertaining, but my attention drifted to Liz. The next morning I learned of the poet's death from a fellow faculty member. Concerned for Liz, I decided to discover what happened. How could a poet's death be related to the issue of tenure? Join me and find out.
Thirty and Two by WD James
Price: Free! Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Thirty compressions, two breaths takes the reader inside the world of off-duty Sgt. Bobby Morris, as a quick coffee and a cruller instantly turn into a fight between life and death for a seventeen year-old woman injured in an automobile accident.
The Eye of Mammut by Christine Morgan
Price: Free! Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012 by Sabledrake Enterprises. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(3.67 from 3 reviews)
As spirit man, Aruk has been called upon to use his gifts to solve many problems. With guidance from the ancestors and the spirit world he has great wisdom and gives good advice. But the first true crime his tribe has ever encountered will put him -- put them all -- to the test.
Angels - the Judith's secret by Wudson Silva
Price: Free! Words: 47,350. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Elusive creatures. Strategies revealed. The death of a woman draws the attention of an enigmatic detective, and through the angels he will unveil this crime.
Photographic by Hickory Cole
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: American English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A man burdened with an image he can never forget seeks out the person whose chance encounter turned him into the cynical person he is today. Plagued by the image of the man found standing over the body of his mother, he hopes to fill the emptiness inside with a confrontation he has avoided for years.
Guess What She Did by Ann Rearden
Price: Free! Words: 50,430. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
She's a rising star on Wall Street. He needs cash for his startup. She has a boyfriend problem. He's recently divorced. They could do a deal—in more ways than one. Too bad she's playing him. "Guess What She Did" is the perfect airplane read—a wonderful story, simply and well told, with an unconventional but deeply satisfying ending. Download it now, relax, and enjoy the ride.
Gangs, Illegals, and a Rose Tattoo - a Lilly M. Mystery by Kathryn Long
Series: Lilly M Mysteries, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 92,160. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Lilly Millenovanovich is an over forty, struggling author, trying to make financial ends meet by working as a night school instructor, teaching English to immigrants, while freelancing during the day for the Barton Gazette. When one of her students is shot, life goes from boring to frighteningly exciting as Lilly is thrown into chaotic turmoil of murder and mystery.
Parts of the Whole by John G. Walker
Price: Free! Words: 18,460. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(3.00 from 1 review)
No one is an island, and private detective of the gods Tom Statford is no different. The family he was born with, the family he chose, the family that chose him, they all make him more than the sum of his parts.
Iceline by Martyn Taylor
Series: The Grange. Price: Free! Words: 106,780. Language: British English. Published: August 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Smuggling, skulduggery and scuba diving in Scotland. Steel disappeared and turned up weeks later bruised, bloody and alive, dumped high in the mountains. Relief is mixed with anger, confusion and a determination to uncover what he had stumbled upon. He had crossed a line, not his own, this time the line was his, and he was ready for whatever stepped over it.