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Big Pulp: Catskin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,710. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 by Big Pulp. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The son of a smalltown sheriff takes crime prevention into his own hands, but curiosity may kill the cat in Arley Sorg's "Catskin", the lead story in the summer 2013 issue of Big Pulp!
Plan B - Volume IV
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Series: Plan B Anthologies, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,370. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014 by in potentia press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
A mystery and crime anthology with 13 stories of plans gone wrong, from Plan B Magazine.
Murder at the Rendezvous
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,590. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Los Angeles, 1934. The LA Angels had a great pennant winning season last year, and this one's shaping up to be an even better one. Hank Miller, P.I. had a bad season, and this one's shaping up to be even worse. One sunny spring morning however Hank gets a letter that leads to a case that leads to a murder and a rendezvous with a dame holding a smoking gun...
Constitutional Crisis
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,240. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Clay Jackson had won an acquittal on a murder case that he didn't want to win. Now someone wanted to retain him for a cool million dollars. Then U. S. senators and representatives he had defended started dying. Could he convince the FBI and other authorities that he had nothing to do with it? Why were his clients dying? How were they killed? Clay needed answers fast.
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
(3.00 from 1 review)
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.
In the Arms of the Sea
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Promises don’t mean anything. Not to Jo. She’s seen promises broken over and over again, not because people meant malice. Because they didn’t care. So Jo’s devoted her life to teaching people how to care. Sometimes her lessons sink in. Sometimes they don’t. Sometimes Jo goes a little one-on-one in order to teach a student that one lesson they’ll never, ever forget.
Perfect Blend
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Series: The Blends, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 13,630. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In The Tea Series, Liam O’Flynn is introduced to us as Cara’s brother. His mother has always loved her son’s free spirited approach to life, but when he becomes involved with a beauty with a young son of her own, the O’Flynns are concerned. Morgan is a young woman with a very difficult past. The last thing she needs in her life right now is Liam. They're both in for a surprise.
Betrayal
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
With an emotional chasm forming between them and his wife's off behaviour, Robert starts to suspect that Belinda might be having an affair. He enlists the services of a private investigator to keep tabs on her, but what the PI discovers is far more sinister than a casual tryst between secret lovers. All is revealed in this short story of broken trust and betrayal.
Busting God
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Short story, 15 pages. Aging undercover narcotics agent Michael O'Neill is fighting back the years. Pumping iron, practising karate with the best, running miles every day so that he can stay in the field. He is sent to the north coast of New South Wales, Australia, along with his Vietnam buddy Baby Johnson to bust a heroin dealer everyone up there calls 'God'. 5,500 words.
Lost And Found
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lee is drafted in to find a missing child. Could there be a connection to his previous case? Time is running out ...
Definitely, Maybe: A Lucy Valentine Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
It’s a dark and stormy night when psychic Lucy Valentine shares with her best friends exactly how she acquired her supernatural abilities.
The Big Payback: A Kyra Walker Mystery (.5)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Kyra Walker is a newly divorced single mother working as a waitress at a Gentleman's Club. When a customer offers her a thousand dollars to get someone off their back for money they owe them she agrees. But when she finds out that her customer is a heartless cheapskate she finds a way so that both parties get what they want.
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.
Rescue: A Litter of Quetzels
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by Black Mare Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Weak as a kitten. That's what the old-timers say, anyway. Houston Homicide Detective Quetzel Cazares believes that, too. So when she finds a scrawny little cat abandoned at a gruesome crime scene, she takes pity on him and adopts him. That decision just may save her life. Five stories. Five murders. One tiny, fluffy connection.
White Crosses
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mr. Varney and Mr. Johnson are on vacation out west, travelling in an old school bus they’ve converted into an RV. When thirteen-year old Kelly befriends them at a campground in Gallatin Canyon, they suspect that her guardian is up to no good. Is she the unwitting victim of a kidnapping? Or is something more sinister going on? Varney & Johnson originally appeared in the short story Leave No Wake.
The Demise of Fyne Literature
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Who killed Fyne Literature? The Fictional Book Investigation Agency is on the case—and the lead investigator is closer to the culprit than he realizes. Ivy League wants to learn who murdered the love of her life. The Fictional Book Investigation Agency agrees to take the case, and soon discovers a surplus of suspects.
Chances Are
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Series: Chances Are, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,920. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
His Grandma always said he'd come to no good. Chances Are, she's right.
Katie and the Case of the Colored Cats
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Series: Katie Carter Mystery, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,200. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013 by Barkley Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
In her first story, Katie is determined to solve the mystery of the ring of thieves known as the Colored Cats. Along with her siblings, twin sisters Cathy and Carol and younger brother Carl, she plunges into the world of crime. But when Katie gets too close to the cat burglars, she finds herself in hot water. They will do anything to keep from being caught by this detective and her friends!
A Phone Call From Grandpa
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
When Miles was seventeen years old his grandfather was murdered. Twelve years later he calls his mother on the anniversery night of the death. She does not answer the phone-but her three year old answering machine does and gives him a shock. The voice is his grandfathers with a message that will help Miles and his cousins solve the crime. Who will die this time?
The Curse of the Gorgon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,280. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When the Magistrate of the Rhakotis District must solve a dubious crime involving a wretched family of Alexandrian nobility without the help of Heron—the greatest inventor the city has ever known—he learns the true horror of family curses.