Friday, October 07, 2011

Recently Published Indie Mysteries (111007)

Indie Mysteries: Mystery, Suspense and Thriller Books by Independent Publishers

We're always on the lookout for new mystery, suspense and thriller books, and with this series of recurring posts, we're looking at Indie Mysteries, books published by small, independent publishers, or self-published, that recently caught our eye ... and may be of interest to you too. Most of these titles, selected primarily from the Smashwords website, are ebook only, though some may also be available in a print format.

Important Note: The prices indicated for these books are current as of the date of this post, may differ between vendors, and can and do change without notice. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your purchase.

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Dead in the Rose City by R. Barri Flowers

Dead in the Rose City
by R. Barri Flowers
A Dean Drake Mystery
Self Published (Ebook)
October 2011
Price as of the date of this post: $3.49

Dean Jeremy Drake, nicknamed D.J., is a private investigator and ex-homicide detective for the Portland Police Bureau. He is six-five, hip, tough, armed with a .40 caliber Glock, and courts danger and romance with equal abandon. These qualities are put to the test when Drake is framed for murder in the midst of two seemingly unrelated cases. The more he investigates, the more he realizes they are intricately and dangerously connected. It literally becomes a life and death issue as Drake has to use all his detective skills, and then some, to fit all the pieces together in a deadly, high stakes whodunit and why.

Also available: Kindle edition.

Stalking Sydney by Andie Alexander

Stalking Sydney
by Andie Alexander
Self Published (Ebook)
October 2011
Price as of the date of this post: $0.99

When Sydney Burke is almost strangled by a serial killer with a penchant for poetry, she becomes the focus of a certain FBI agent named Joe Ross, who’s hunting for the serial killer. Sydney is a stringer—a freelance journalist who races to newsworthy scenes to get video to put on the air for a fee. She unwillingly becomes a target for the serial killer who wants something from her. Between dealing with a crazy ex-boyfriend, paying off gambling debts to a pimp, and staying away from a congressman with Alzheimer’s in a quest for her identity, Sydney has to find the killer and escape the city before she becomes the next victim of his bad poetry and a gun to the head.

Also available: Kindle edition.

Deadly Friendship by Sam Phillips

Deadly Friendship
by Sam Phillips
A Rick Cunningham Mystery (2nd in series)
Crossroads Publishing (Ebook)
September 2011
Price as of the date of this post: $2.99

A sixteen-year-old crime is revived when a caller to a radio talk show names a killer and concludes with the veiled threat that providence is about to take revenge on all of the participants in the crime. Rick Cunningham is asked to search out the identity and whereabouts of the caller and flush out the truth in a murky world of secrets, conspiracies and murder.

Noho by James Davis

by James Davis
Wild Wolf Publishing (Ebook)
September 2011
Price as of the date of this post: $0.99

When a dead dancing girl with all the wrong connections is found with Nick Valentine's name scrawled on a scrap of paper in her pocket, life gets a lot more complicated for the disgraced Great War hero. Unwillingly drawn into a web of espionage and crime in the underbelly of 1930's London, Nick soon discovers that who killed her may be less important than why.

Also available: Kindle edition.

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For more recently published Indie Mysteries, visit the Smashwords Mystery and Detective category page or the Thriller and Suspense category page.


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