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The Princess Who Tamed Demons by J. Kirsch
Price: Free! Words: 53,950. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
She may be as tough as dragon scales and recently ascended to the status of Queen, but that doesn't mean Najika's hardships are over. Barely surviving a horrific assassination attempt, Najika befriends Linn, a fellow foreigner. Together they discover that the attempt on her life was part of something bigger. Can they unlock the mystery and piece together hidden motives before it's too late?
The Curse Of The Diogenes Club by Anna Lord
Price: Free! Words: 82,900. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
London 1899. The Prince Regent’s New Year’s Eve ball is in full swing when several explosions shatter the festivity. Were they an attempt to assassinate the heir to the throne or, as it seems, intended for Mycroft Holmes himself? What is even less clear is the casus belli - is it related to the powerful Diogenes Club, or perhaps to the untimely death of the Russian Ambassador's estranged wife.
Gravity Games by John Matsui
You set the price! Words: 83,970. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Part Sherlock Holmes, part Celebrity Chef, 'Nate The Nose' leads us on a dark and delicious foodie thriller. Only the preternatural olfactory powers of Nathan Sherlock are able to help anti-terrorism agents get on the scent of terrorists who stole a weapon that could destroy all life on Earth.
Cherry Picking by Tim Heath
Price: Free! Words: 119,950. Language: British English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Nigel Gamble is a man with everything – including a dark past. He took his name from his early business successes, but in reality none of it was based on risk – only certain success. Every decision Nigel has ever made in business, people, sport or life had been based on some prior knowledge. When a stranger appears it shakes his rich world to the core. But Nigel has been waiting for him...
Not Dead Yet by Peter Menadue
Price: Free! Words: 56,690. Language: Australian English. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled(5.00 from 1 review)
Private investigator Gary Maddox scratches out a living doing personal injuries surveillance. A mother asks him to find out who killed her drug-dealer son. The son deserved to die. But the mother deserves justice and offers Gary a lot of money. Soon he's battling drug dealers, corrupt cops, hit-men and murderers. They try to rub him out. But he's well-armed, and not dead yet.
The Lost Treasure Map 5 by V Bertolaccini
Series: The Lost Treasure Map. Price: Free! Words: 54,150. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016 by CosmicBlueCB. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A new action-packed treasure thriller! Astronauts map Mars with a new highly advanced technology and find a crashed space vehicle, hidden in a small meteor crater, and investigate it and find a map, a treasure map, which brought its dead astronauts there, searching for diamonds, which a scientist detected with a new highly advanced satellite, and their deadly search for the diamonds begins!
Shroud of the Healer by Christopher Wright
Price: Free! Words: 74,190. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Archbishop Valdieri is impatient to get the Pope to the Clinic of the Little Sisters of Tourvillon in Avignon, France, for urgent treatment. Matt Rider, an English PI, is in Avignon with his girlfriend Zoé. They get talking to a local nurse who tells them that all is not well at the American clinic up on the hill. Matt thinks the nurse is crazy -- until her husband calls with devastating news.
The Cemetery Club by Blanche Day Manos & Barbara Burgess
Price: Free! Words: 60,120. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2016 by Pen-L Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Goshen Cemetery lay quiet and peaceful under a benevolent spring sky. Darcy Campbell and her mother, Flora Tucker, had no inkling that in a few moments, the scene would change and they would face a horror on the ground and a threat from above, beyond their imaginations. Volume 1 of the Darcy & Flora cozy mystery series.
A New Man Jacob Mallory Mystery #1 by Hughie Gibson
Series: Jacob Mallory Mysteries · Pine Bluff Mysteries. You set the price! Words: 63,750. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When Private Detective Jacob Mallory flees St. Louis running from the past he finds himself stranded in a small town during the worst ice storm in Missouri history. The weather isn't the only thing cold because when 15 year old Haley Murphy goes missing Jacob finds himself caught up in the middle of a drug war and trying to help a grieving father find is missing daughter.
Es tiempo de pagar (aún no prescribió) by Luis Kajin
Price: Free! Words: 73,000. Language: Spanish. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
La dictadura argentina finalizó hace mucho, pero el asesino de los padres de Agnes y Dalmiro está libre. Un día se cruzan con él inesperadamente y todos los recuerdos y angustias se renuevan. Este hombre no fue ni siquiera acusado por sus muertes y sigue libre. Agnes&Dalmiro son gente normal y de buena posición. No eran asesinos ni querían serlo, pero ansiaban vengar aquellas muertes tan injustas
Oliver's Strange Journey by Oliver Markus
Price: Free! Words: 67,390. Language: American English. Published: December 24, 2015 by Westhoff Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws(5.00 from 1 review)
Oliver, a teenage hacker living in Germany, meets Donna online. She's an American girl living in New York. After chatting and talking on the phone for months, he finally decides to surprise her with a visit. But he soon finds out that things are not what they appeared to be, and that this visit will change his life forever. Events in Oliver's life become increasingly bizarre.
Give a Dog a Bone by James Hosek
Price: Free! Words: 90,240. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Mysteries start to pile up for house call veterinarian Atticus Klammeraffe, known as Dr. At to his clients, Atty to his friends. A sick dog leads to a quarantine and suspicion of a terrorist attack, and a dog found dead on an international flight puts him in the middle of a smuggling investigation. None of these events can deter him from a cheeseburger at his favorite diner, Danny's, or can they?
Send In The Clowns by Mark Bredenbeck
Series: Detective Mike Bridger, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 60,010. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: December 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When you give your life to the Circus, the Circus can take your life...
Greed Kills by Mary M Bingham
Series: Persephone Stone Corporate Avenger. Price: Free! Words: 78,110. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Persephone Stone, consultant turned corporate avenger seeks to avenge the injustices carried out on a daily basis by today's corporate warriors. Helped by her friends Isaac Ben Meissen and Reg Blake, she takes on the task of finding and punishing a clever and narcissistic fraudster turned murderer. Dealing out justice, and then crossing the line into retribution, Persephone is forever changed.
Net of Blood by Selmoore Codfish
Price: Free! Words: 57,620. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Neal flies to a remote island nation where a communist dictator has outlawed the sacrament of communion, and has expelled church leaders. The believers have to practice their faith secretly. Neal challenges the tyrant while risking his own life. Neal is confronted by a culture that is much different than his own. This challenges him to think about his own beliefs.
Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery--Book #1) by Blake Pierce
Price: Free! Words: 70,280. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE GONE marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
The Housewife Assassin's Handbook by Josie Brown
Price: Free! Words: 63,530. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense(2.00 from 2 reviews)
Murder, suspense, sex—and some handy household tips. Every housewife needs an alias. Donna Stone has one — and it happens to be government-sanctioned. But when terrorism hits close to home, it makes for strange bedfellows — and brings new meaning to the old a
Hands of the Traitor by Christopher Wright
Price: Free! Words: 82,130. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
English private investigator Matt Rider wants to find out if his grandfather killed Sophie Bernay in WW2, and uncovers an appalling international secret. Domestic Chemicals is a New York company owned by the Heinman dynasty. Matt Rider in England and Frank B. Heinman in New York are on a collision course. Frank Heinman will make sure no one stays alive if he sees them as a danger to his company.
Pray for Rain by Dangerous Walker
Price: Free! Words: 52,930. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » GeneralNaNoWriMo 2015 book. Last updated 2015-11-29 06:21:24
PART ONE: The Casinos of Haffir (2nd Edit) Ben Grant is hired to find a kidnapped girl. Along with his small team he follows them to the city-continent of Haffir and to one of it's many casinos. But he won't stop there, he can't ignore those behind the trafficking of people and sets his sights on taking down the dreaded Desard Crime Family.
Police Cruisers by J K Bowen
Series: Gray City Blues. Price: Free! Words: 64,430. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
In this sequel to Welcome to Gray City, hapless Detective Jake Montana is at it again! This time he's assigned to assist the FBI, trying to solve a string of Armored Car heists in Atlanta. Jake's knack for detective work comes in handy as he ends up trailing the crooks and the money to a cruise ship bound for the Caribbean. He and his wacky associates experience madness and mayhem along the way,