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The Whole She-Bang 2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,940. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sisters in Crime Canada presents 24 Mystery short Stories by 21 authors. Some are set in far flung locations, but most are set in Canada from Vancouver Island, Alberta and Ontario to the Arctic. They include settings and themes that are 100% current while others are drawn from the pages of history. They are traditional and noir, serious and serious and funny. A page turner beginning to end.
A Handsome Stranger
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Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,600. Language: British English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
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Blissfully unaware that he has already crossed paths with fugitive Slick Tony, unlikely hero Alfie Bowman unwittingly discovers his hiding place. Armed with Alfie's news, it's down to local Detective Sergeant Dave Slater to coordinate the surveillance and launch an operation to capture the fugitive, but bad planning and bad luck conspire to turn his grand finale into a hilarious fiasco!
Who Kidnapped Billy Bumble?
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Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,920. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
There’s trouble brewing in the cozy little town of Tinton when hopeless petty thief Billy Bumble is arrested. But it soon becomes clear that things aren't quite as they first appear! Unlikey hero Alfie Bowman seems to be the only one who really believes Billy Bumble has been kidnapped, but can he discover where Billy's being held, and if he does find him, can he launch a rescue bid?
An Unnecessary Murder
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Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,680. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
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When a woman is murdered, DI 'Nasty' Nash is convinced the finger of suspicion points firmly at Alfie Bowman, but DS Dave Slater is not so sure. He knows Nash would love to see Alfie put away for a very long time. But would he really go so far as to frame him? In this latest novella of this series, Alfie and Slater team up to discover who's really responsible for this unnecessary murder.
Missing Without Trace
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Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,520. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Thirty years ago a little boy went missing, and still his mother doesn't know what happened to him. Police investigations at the time achieved nothing, but perhaps someone made sure of that. In this the second of the Alfie Bowman Novella Series reluctant hero Alfie tries to solve a 30 year old mystery and finds that even today there are some people who would rather he didn't find the truth...
The Hypnotist
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: British English. Published: May 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Vince Conroy practiced the art of hypnotism. Where once he was on television and playing to packed auditoriums he was now scraping a living playing to small and disinterested audiences in small towns. This is the story of Vince's most epic performance.
Have You Seen My Cat?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,570. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Detective Frank Primrose woke up this morning, he didn't expect to investigate the disappearance of cats. Police detectives simply don't do that sort of thing. But when the chief's niece's cat is missing that's missing, what else can he do? Besides, it isn't just her cat; all of the cats in her building have disappeared. So, where have they gone -- and where will his investigation take him?
WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE? Characters from the NYTimes Bestselling Kelly Flynn Knitting Mysteries: A Closer Look
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Who Are You People? A short article that takes a deeper look at the fictional characters who make up the cast of the bestselling Kelly Flynn Knitting Mysteries. "E-Short" Short Stories featuring the cast of characters will be available in the near future.
Crime Stories Volume 1 - The Mob
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Series: 6 Crime-Mystery Stories, Vol. 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,530. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
All three stories take place in mid-sixties NYC. The principal character is Eddie Montefusco, a gun dealer to the Abruzzi Crime Family. "Piece Work" was originally published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine in November 2004. Length 5,370 words. "Willie Bats" was originally published in AHMM in March 2005. Length 4,300 words. "A Shot In Time" has not been previously published.
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.
Bond Bombshell (a Jamie Bond Mysteries short story)
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Series: Jamie Bond Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,110. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Maya Alexander is the office manager of the Bond Agency, an L.A. PI firm. But when Maya is thrust into the field, she realizes her first case is personal. Maya's past may have come back to haunt her, but she's determined to prove that no one can fool a Bond Girl.
Write Flash Fiction and Tell a Story in a Few Words
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 850. Language: American English. Published: November 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Flash fiction is a way of succinctly telling a story. The genre requires brevity which many writers find an interesting challenge but difficult to achieve. Be warned, writing flash fiction can be addictive!
Covens and Cocktails
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,640. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Four wonderfully witchy adventures from your favorite paranormal authors. Some Like It Hexed by Angie Fox Ghosts in the Graveyard by Liz Schulte Spirits of Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase Charmed and Dangerous by Rose Pressey
Hot Corpse, a Det. Shelley Caldwell short story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,900. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Detective Shelley Caldwell gets the woo-woo cases in Chicago. Not wanting another psych evaluation, she keeps the supernatural part of the case hidden. In this short story, Shelley knows she has another woo-woo case on her hands when murder victims start showing up, their bones picked clean of flesh.
The Blooming Library-Vol. 1 of Mystic Mysteries
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,870. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In such a picturesque small town, you would expect peace and solitude, but not so in Bayneville, Arkansas. There is something lurking just below the surface, plaguing the residents with happenings of the supernatural.
Jade O'Reilly and the 12 Days of Christmas (A Sweetwater Short)
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Series: Jade O'Reilly Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,920. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
For the 12 days leading up to Christmas, the crankiest old biddy in Sweetwater wakes up to a yard filled with Christmas decorations. But in her opinion, “they’re not decorations; they’re property damage!” Private investigator Jade O'Reilly is on the job, but the decorator strikes with stealth that rivals Santa’s elves. Will Jade catch the decorator before Christmas in this 50-page short story?
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
The Mystery of Firefly Field
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
Tyler never imagined he would become an Eco-detective when his family moves to the dark skies of the country. Riding his bike home, he slams on his brakes. Countless fireflies are clustering into groups. Tyler is staring at a huge, green-glowing Big Dipper! To save these fireflies, Tyler must learn about the night sky and solve the Mystery of Firefly Field before light pollution signals their end.