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The Housewife Assassin's Handbook
Price: Free! Words: 63,530. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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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 adage, "Honey, I'm home..."
Smith's Monthly #24
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 64,280. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Over sixty-five thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this twenty-fourth monthly volume the full novel Bad Beat: A Cold Poker Gang Novel, plus four short stories, and an ongoing serial novel.
Songbirds: A Langston Pierpont Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,920. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015 by CCE Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mashups
In this short story, Langston Pierpont finds himself on another...odd...case. This time, a seductress needs him to bring her sister home, and Langston has no power to refuse her. What the sister is up to, though, proves to be as big a shock as who the sisters are.
Pulp Adventures #19: The Daughter of Huang Chow
Series: Pulp Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,560. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A quarterly romp across the landscape of pulp fiction ... “The Daughter of Huang Chow” by Sax Rohmer, a classic thriller by the creator of Fu Manchu, and stories featuring detectives, sailors, and WWI spies! A special story, "Treason for Glory" by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, co-founder of DC Comics!
Hangtown
Series: Janelle Watkins Investigations. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,730. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Marooned in her despised hometown of Greenville, California, private investigator Janelle Watkins wants nothing more than to keep her head down and make enough money to move back to San Francisco. But even in the sleepy town of Greenville, the edgy, smart-mouthed private investigator seems to attract mayhem.
Clean Burn
Series: Janelle Watkins Investigations. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,670. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
But when two clients beg for her help, one to find her missing 11-year-old son and the other to find a toddler who’s vanished, Janelle can’t say no. Even though it means returning to the scene of her nightmares--her hometown of Greenville.
Out for Blond
Series: Blond Noir. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,990. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Tess Carver was victim to a brutal, ritualistic murder. Strange symbols were cut into her body, which was found in a ring of trees under a dark sky. The police seem to have the case wrapped up. They’ve imprisoned Gunner Bray, head of the Clayton Society—called a cult by some. But the Clayton Society has come to blond private detective Ivy Stern for help. They want her to find the real killer.
Skin and Blond
Series: Blond Noir. Price: Free! Words: 90,460. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Blond detective Ivy Stern tackles a missing persons case that turns to murder. There’s no evidence that the victim has been killed, but she’s gone, leaving everything behind from her cell phone to her credit cards. Everything except her bed sheets. And that’s not even mentioning the victim’s cheating ex-boyfriend, her drug habit, and her ties to the Irish mob. (Detailed synopsis in sample.)
When the Music's Over
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 39,230. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2015 by Number Thirteen Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Dragged out of retirement for the sake of his old gangland accomplices, Wynn McDonald is charged with tracking down a nightclub manager turned killer. But before he can extract vengeance he’ll need to turn over every stone along the way, and not everybody’s going to be happy with the truths that come crawling out. A classic crime story of music, drugs and nightclubs in Britain's second city.
How to Rob a Bank
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 64,270. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
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Inspector Gilles Maintenon has finally run up against an original mind—someone who’s very good at wasting his time. Their killer, using simple human psychology, has come up with a brilliant plan. Gilles would dearly love to meet the mind that conceived of that plan. He intends to do just that.