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Lunch Reads Volume 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by Istoria Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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In this first edition of short stories offered by Istoria Books (eBooks You Want to Read at Prices You Want to Pay), readers can devour two tasty and satisfying tales of suspense and cozy mystery. Jenny Milchman and Libby Sternberg take readers on domestic journeys where the prosaic turns into the perplexing, creating everyday dramas that aren’t easily resolved.
Two From the Mageworlds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,960. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two short stories by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald, set in the universe of the popular Mageworlds series. In one, a pair of free-spacers have more fun on shore-leave than they really wanted when their ship touches down in the wide-open asteroid town On Suivi Point. In the second, a murder, a mystery, and academia mix with surprises aplenty during A Death in the Working
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Series: Jewel Friedman Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,910. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Chief Inspector Jewel Friedman returns in five cases that will truly test her mettle, hitting closer to home than she would ever have imagined or liked. Even in the face of hardship, however, she finds a companion, finally someone who seems to really understand her... but will Jewel lose her almost as soon as she found her? And how will she cope? Will she even stay on at the Yard...?
Mrs Hudson's Case
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When Sherlock Holmes retired to the Sussex Downs, his long-time (and long-suffering) housekeeper, Mrs Hudson, went along to run his life. But when the house is invaded, shortly after his meeting with Miss Mary Russell, Mr Holmes refuses to turn his mind to the problem, leaving Mrs Hudson herself to solve the case.
Run For Your Life
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Series: The Finder. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,570. Language: Australian English. Published: December 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
After locating the missing brother of a work colleague that makes news headlines, Harriet is contacted by a Government Official to try and locate his wife who has mysteriously disappeared whilst on safari in East Africa.
Lost Property
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Series: The Finder. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: Australian English. Published: January 4, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Approached by a property developer, Harriet investigates why a derelict old building has a Heritage Listing on it. Closer examination unravels a web of lies, deceit and corruption that threaten not only Harriet but others that she gets involved in assisting her.
The Treasure Of Purgatory Crater
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,890. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
On the moon, oxygen is the most precious commodity. Without it, death comes quickly. But there are other things of value in the vastness of Luna, and other reasons to die.
Lunch Reads Volume 2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2011 by Istoria Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this second edition of Lunch Reads, short stories offered by Istoria Books (eBooks You Want to Read at Prices You Want to Pay TM), readers can gobble up a guilty pleasure of a collection--two mystery capers by master storyteller Gary Alexander that will leave them smiling and smacking their lips, wanting more. Tasty and satisfying reads. Yum...
No Angels
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Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jim is tasked by an old friend for assistance in cleaning up part of a gunrunning operation created by government mismanagement. He dives full throttle into Mexican waters, only to encounter the mysterious yacht Captain and crew that will transport him to his rendezvous with trouble and death.
Death on Holiday
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
From Derringer Award winner BV Lawson comes 4 tales of mirth and mayhem: a shopping mall Christmas Elf with revenge on his mind; a man whose day goes from bad to worse when his car is rear-ended by the mayor's wife and police find a skeleton in his trunk; a P.I.'s blackmail case that takes him to a costume party and too may Abraham Lincolns; and little Sammy Spade wreaking havoc at summer camp.
The Ancestor
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A 16-page short story about conflict between modern laws and traditional Indian customs. A Pueblo policeman is tormented by the discovery of an ancestor's skull in a housing development being built over an ancient pueblo site.
Mexico Gamble
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Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
A beautiful woman. A knife-throwing sister. An unpaid debt. Jim Nash is long on memory and short on forgiveness in this Mexican adventure featuring boats, women, good times, and bad fortune for at least one of his girlfriend Allie’s former employees.