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Shop and Let Die
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,350. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Molly Harbison hates being asked “What do you do?” more than cleaning the ring around the bathtub or digging Cheerios and raisins out of the car’s back seat. She’s tried on every possibility from a flip Domestic Goddess to a simple declarative Mom. She jumps at the chance to make some extra money as a secret shopper. But when she’s assigned to shop an online dating site…things get tricky.
Limoncello Yellow (Franki Amato Mysteries #1)
Series: Franki Amato Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,100. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Francesca "Franki" Amato makes the snap decision to move to New Orleans to work at her friend Veronica's detective agency, Private Chicks, Inc. But Franki's hopes for a more stable life are soon dashed when Private Chicks is hired by the prime suspect in a murder case to find out what really happened to a beautiful young boutique manager who was found strangled to death with a cheap yellow scarf.
Sink or Swim
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,800. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.00 from 9 reviews)
Cassidy Novak has gained fame for starring on the reality show Sink or Swim. Not only does she lose and have to walk the plank, but after returning home, Cassidy discovers she is being stalked. As her former competitors get knocked off one-by-one, Cassidy refuses to play by the stalker's bizarre rules. When the stalker forces a showdown, Cassidy must walk the plank again - this time for her life.
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.
Sign Off
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,670. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Divorce a husband, lose a career …grapple with a murder. TV journalist Elizabeth “E. M.” Danniher will tell you she committed two sins — she didn’t stay young, and she made an enemy of a powerful news executive — her ex. She used to break national news. Now her top story as the “Helping Out!” reporter at dinky KWMT-TV in Sherman,Wyoming is getting a refund for a defective toaster.
Lust, Money & Murder - Book 6, The Extraction (VIP READER ADVANCE EDITION - updated weekly)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,710. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Book 6 of of the Lust, Money & Murder series. The VIP Reader Advance Edition is being published serially on my blog (mikewellsbooks.com) every workday (M-F). This Smashwords file is updated every Saturday morning with the additional chapters and is FREE for readers on my VIP Reader List - join to get code - http://mikewellsblog.blogspot.com/p/join-mike-wells-vip-reader-list-free
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.
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.
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.
Dane Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,060. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.89 from 18 reviews)
When the world's greatest superhero is mysteriously murdered only a former villain turned PI can find the killer in time.
Baby It's Cold Outside
Series: Tahoe Tessie Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tessie King thought she knew all there was to know about tracking down bad guys after helping to find her father's killer. But when she’s locked out of the Royal Palace Casino in South Lake Tahoe during an ice storm, she’s suddenly faced with the task of tracking her own would-be assassin.
Overdue For Murder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,370. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
If writers of romance, chick lit, aliens and vampires came together for a book talk, which one would get murdered?  Betsy Livingston, there to talk about her book on helpful hints, finds herself pointed at for a gruesome murder in the library.  Join Betsy in her second mystery as she tries to clear her own name in this hilarious tale of small town Texas life and murder.
Murder.com
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,090. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
New York attorney turned venture capitalist, Max Slade, knows a thing or two about high-stakes situations. But when the man who stole his ex-fiancée away is murdered, Max suddenly finds himself in a brand new role: that of prime suspect. With the threat of prison in his future, Slade turns his hand to investigating and finds himself digging into the dangerous world of corporate takeovers.
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: $4.99 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.
Mary Russell's War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,600. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
On a day in August 1914, the Great War begins in Europe, while across the world in San Francisco a young girl starts a journal. Mary Russell’s weekly entries follow the fighting in northern France and the Pacific, until trauma catches up with her, and sets her on a path that will lead her to Sherlock Holmes, and becoming "The Beekeeper’s Apprentice." With illustrations.
Murder Is Where the Heart Is
Series: Two Sisters and a Journalist. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,280. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Amateur private investigator, Jo Ravens, is the only common link in the murder of three people and the abduction of a cab driver. While police are busy building a case against her, Jo races to prove her innocence. Her sister, Pepper, and journalist friend, Jackie, are on hand to assist in catching the real killer. The antics of her ex-husband and eccentric Mama add to this humorous mystery.
Dover Park
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,400. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A mysterious visitor turns up in a quiet, suburban town, whose very existence upends the idyllic lives of the Moreaus, a well-respected family of the community. Unsettling revelations are made surrounding a tragic accident that occurred many years ago in Dover Park. Was the drowning of a close friend an accident...or not?
Murder Welcomes You to Buxley
Series: Two Sisters and a Journalist. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,140. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Jo Ravens and her sister Pepper meet Susan Hunter when they check out the new Slimmers Weight Loss in town. When there’s a murder before they leave the center, journalist Jackie is on the scene, too. The continued antics of Jo’s madcap family also add to the humor in Murder Welcomes You to Buxley.
The Forgotten
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 59,860. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2015 by Jamieshead LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Trafficking in human beings is a multi-billion-dollar form of international organized crime, constituting modern-day slavery. Victims are recruited and trafficked between countries and regions using deception or coercion. They are stripped of their autonomy, freedom of movement and choice, and face various forms of physical and mental abuse.