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A Bird in the Hand
Series: Proverbial Crime Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,740. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Caro Layton-Browning, an accomplished writer of mysteries, never imagined she would unwittingly stumble into a series of real-life murders good enough to be in her own books. But when the Cat Lady next door, who Caro is convinced is out to make life miserable for her, is found dead among her feline collection, Caro finds herself in dangerous trouble.
Hollywood Scandals (Hollywood Headlines Mystery)
Series: Hollywood Headlines, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,310. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Tina Bender is the fearless gossip columnist at L.A.’s most infamous tabloid. That is, until she receives a threatening note, promising, "If you don't stop writing about me, you're dead." Reluctantly teaming with a built bodyguard Tina sets out to uncover just which juicy piece of Hollywood gossip is worth killing over.
Luck Be A Lady (Tahoe Tessie book #1)
Series: Tahoe Tessie Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,610. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Tessie King has just inherited the biggest casino in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada: the Royal Lakeside. What she didn't bargain for are the problems she'd inherit with it. High-stakes cons, inside jobs, wise guys... Tessie quickly realizes she's in way over her head. And things go from bad to worse when questions start to arise about the nature of her father's death. Tough job? Fo'get about it.
Drool Baby (A Dog Park Mystery)
Series: Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 72,890. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Artist Lia Anderson is emerging from the trauma of the previous months with a new boyfriend, a new patron with an exciting project, and a new therapist to help her sort everything out. Life at the Mt. Airy Dog Park is returning to normal, and that suits Lia just fine. Then a stranger delivers a message, starting her down a path that will ultimately have her fighting for her life.
Victorian San Francisco Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,190. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This book is a collection of four short stories, Madam Sibyl’s First Client, Dandy Detects, The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage, and Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong, each providing an opportunity for minor characters from the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series to have adventures of their own.
Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes (Culinary Competition Mysteries book #3)
Series: Culinary Competition Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,300. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Amy Ridley’s best friend, Carla, is getting married, and Amy is delighted to be recruited as the head wedding planner—even if Carla's demands are less than conventional. Case in point: Carla insists on a tower of doughnuts in place of a wedding cake. But navigating the world of nuptials becomes the least of Amy's problems when the owner of a menswear shop is found dead.
Killing at the Carnival
Series: Cassie Pengear Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,770. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Cassie Pengear thought a visit to the carnival would be fun: see some shows, eat some sweets, help her landlady’s nephew decide if the cowboy was real or an actor. But then the cowboy shot the volunteer, and he didn’t get up. Now Cassie has a ten-year-old boy insisting the cowboy isn’t a killer and a landlady insisting she help solve the killing at the carnival. 29,000 words, approx 115 pages
Clan of the Black Sun
Series: The Juno Letters, Book 3. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 85,490. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A mysterious stone of black obsidian holds a magical grip over a rural French clan ripped apart by an ancient curse. The Nazis covet the relic as a weapon of immense power that will lead their armies to victory in the West. The Allies fear rumors of the stone mask a deadly weapon that threatens the invasion of Fortress Europe. The resistance risks annihilation to recover it.
The Madonna Rosa
Series: The Juno Letters. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 91,260. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Anisette Durande holds the destiny of a free Brittany in her hands - desperate to keep the Madonna Rosa from the Germans as the Nazi onslaught rolls across defenseless France in 1940. She is La Guardienne - the last of a line of women descended from a lone survivor of a terrible slaughter, blessed to protect the ancient Madonna carved from the crucifix of the Christian martyrs of Roman Lyon.
Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Series: Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,710. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Riley Spencer's opening of Danger Cove's new bakery results in a dead body, Rilye is on a mission to save her reputation and catch a killer. With support from her best friend, Tara, and her long-time crush, Jared, Riley discovers secrets from the past that make her question if his death was truly an accident or something more sinister.
Cat in the Flock
Series: Dreamslippers, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,560. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
A 2015 indieB.R.A.G. Medallion Winner Praised by Kirkus Reviews The Dreamslippers Series is about a family of private investigators who have the ability to "slip" into another person's dreams. It's a gift with limitations... and consequences. In Cat in the Flock, 22-year-old Cat goes undercover in a fundamentalist church where she finds both hypocrisy and redemption.
Married To Murder
Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.77 from 13 reviews)
Ella doesn't recall adding "solve a murder" to her bridal to-do list but when she stumbles over the body of her matron of honor, she has no choice; her groom is the only suspect. Throw in a deaf hairdresser, a ruined wedding cake and a not so retired pirate and Ella wants to throttle everyone in sight. Can she catch the killer before the wedding is called off? Or will she be Married To Murder?
Cuffed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,800. Language: American English. Published: July 22, 2015 by HighRock Institute. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
It’s not easy to work the graveyard shift and pharmacist Sam Delaney finds out that the overnight shift can be deadly when a dangerous patient from an ER steps into his pharmacy and presents a questionable prescription. Concern turns to panic as Sam calls the police and is told that they will be delayed. A storm and its inevitable fender benders leave Sam to deal with the situation on his own.
The Disappeared: A Retrieval Artist Novel
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,300. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
In a universe where humans and aliens have formed a loose government called the Earth Alliance, treaties guarantee that humans are subject to alien laws when on alien soil. But alien laws often make no sense, and the punishments vary from loss of life to loss of a first-born child.
The Aesinas Codex
Series: The Unusual Cases of Inspector Martinelli. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,870. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Inspector Martinelli is summoned to the Vatican two days after he returns from Bavaria. The pontiff is concerned that the Aesinas Codex, an ancient text sought after by Himmler and the Gestapo during world war two, has been high jacked from an armoured truck while being transported a short distance from Rome to the Vatican City.
Dead in a Dumpster
Series: Leah Norwood Mystery, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,780. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When Leah Norwood finds the body of Isabel Meeks in the dumpster behind her store, she can’t believe the police consider her a suspect. Sure, she didn’t liked Isabel, but then again, neither did anyone else. Isabel had a condescending attitude and a bad reputation. Leah loves a good mystery. Can she find the killer before the police arrest her for murder?
The Infernal Realm
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,950. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The Infernal Realm is a fast-paced detective thriller which takes Inspector Joshua Darknoll on a terrifying journey into the uncanny, where everything he thought he knew about the world—about reality itself—is turned upside down.
The Riddled Mystery at Pirate Cove
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,750. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Riddled Mystery at Pirate Cove is a 'who done it' in which the primary problem solvers are two high school kids who inadvertently stumble upon a mysterious verse that soon appears to be linked to a recent crime. The ensuing clues lead the two teenagers to a series of riddles that they soon realize are the key to solving the mystery.
Surviving Sanctuary
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 492,420. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
On a spring evening in 1982, a thousand people are killed in Sanctuary, a country founded by genocide survivors and devoted to pacifism. Decades later, Brian, a congenial and underemployed American, goes there to look for the sister of a former girlfriend who disappeared while visiting there. As he looks for clues and tries not to marry anyone accidentally, he learns he may be a target too.
The Lost Treasure Map (Part I)
Series: The Lost Treasure Map, Book 1 ยท The Lost Treasure Map. Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013 by CosmicBlueCB. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A 21st century action adventure treasure quest thriller with explorers racing to get the treasure first, with constant action and a movie-style layout, plot, and setting, set in an ancient desolate haunted castle! The lost treasure is buried away for centuries and the only clues to its whereabouts are an ancient riddle: where the last dwell, markings on a tomb, and legends!