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Mary's Christmas
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: British English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
One evening in late 1921 or 1922, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are talking over the unexplored portions of their past. A person might expect the older Holmes to have any number of these—but here, it is Russell who astonishes her husband with news of a previously unknown, even unsuspected, uncle. Jake Russell: scoundrel, charmer, eternal youth. What young girl could resist his charms?
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.
Undeath and the Detective: Nine Spooky Mysteries
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 67,240. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by Elm Books Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Nine talented authors tackle these pressing questions and more, in Undeath and the Detective, the first collection of supernatural mysteries from Elm Books. Between these covers, you will encounter zombies, extraterrestrials, vampires, shape-shifters, and more than a few ghosts.
Crime In Its Time
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 38,120. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Deceit is universal and murder has no permanent home. Both Al Capone and a medieval relic thief could understand them. So could lawyers, teenagers, union members, contract killers, and Home Economics teachers. With rich historical detail, these seven tales range from England in the middle ages to Wisconsin in the present-day.
Sherlock Holmes and the Final Reveal
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sherlock Holmes and the Final Reveal is a Holmes tale like none other ever conceived. Fans of Baker Street’s legendary detective will be left with the insatiable need to contemplate its extraordinary conclusion forevermore.
Sweetheart in High Heels
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Series: High Heels Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer is determined that her husband’s latest case, dubbed the “Sex Shop Murder”, will not keep him from celebrating their first anniversary together, which just happens to fall on the most romantic of all holidays, Valentine's Day.
The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
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Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
To pay off her law school debts, Kerrie works in the public defender’s office at the Interspecies Court. She has more clients than she can defend, most of them from cultures she does not understand. The public defender’s office loses almost all of its cases, but sometimes it gets a win. Kerrie thinks she has a winner. But does she? Or will winning the case mean she loses at everything else?
The Holiday Spirit(s) of Lottawatah
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Series: Brianna Sullivan Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,960. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The third volume of Brianna Sullivan Mysteries finds psychic Brianna Sullivan still in over her head in Lottawatah, Oklahoma and maybe head over heels for Deputy Cooper Jackson. 'Tis the season to be jolly and the ghosts of Lottawatah are determined to horn in on the holiday revelry in "Giving Thanks in Lottawatah," and "Bah, Humbug in Lottawatah."
Victorian San Francisco Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,190. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
This book is a collection of four short stories, Madam Sibyl’s First Client, Dandy Detects, The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage, and Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong, each providing an opportunity for minor characters from the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series to have adventures of their own.
The Dog Days of Summer in Lottawatah
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Series: Brianna Sullivan Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,910. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Psychic Brianna Sullivan is still in Lottawatah, Oklahoma in Volume 2 of this mystery series. In "The Dog Days of Summer in Lottawatah," a novella length story, she's being pestered by the ghostly ex-girlfriend of main squeeze Detective Cooper Jackson. The spirit won't move away from Cooper and towards the light until Brianna figures out who killed her.
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.
Short Stories and Flash Fiction
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,900. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Stories and Flash Fiction from the author of "Zeigler, through Vidster's Eyes" and the blogger behind Defrosting Cold Cases.
The History of Mr. Bunker
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A young teacher is found shot to death at a local high school. With so much promise and no enemies, the town can't imagine who would want him dead. Detective Peoples questions everyone and gets nowhere, until he gets a phone call that leads him back to the school. In the classroom, he finds a box that ultimately leads him to a murderer.
Dancing Under the Mistletoe (Wolf Mallory Mystery 1.5)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014 by Lesli Richardson. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Wolf Mallory thinks life is going to settle down now. Unfortunately, Wolf’s friend Vinnie volunteers him yet again to take a look at a case. And with the holidays approaching, Wolf gives in, hoping to bring a little closure to a murder victim’s family. But when even the police don’t have any leads, Wolf wonders how he’s going to pull a Christmas miracle out of his bag of tricks.
Chin Yong-Yun Takes a Case
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A short story by the Edgar-, Shamus-, and Anthony-winning author of GHOST HERO. In "Chin Yong-Yun Takes a Case," Lydia Chin's mother does some detecting of her own.
Carnie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Joe loves Mona, Mitchell does too, and even the carnival owner. Who will get her, and who is "Monkey Man"?
I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries
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Series: Brianna Sullivan Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,150. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Volume 1 contains two short stories - "I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries" and "Buried But Not Dead in Lottawatah." Psychic Brianna Sullivan gave up her job finding missing luggage for the airlines in order to seek the freedom of the open road. Her first stop? The small town of Lottawatah, Oklahoma. Who knew a small town would have so many murders? Or so many ghosts with so much to say?
Fairy Tale Fusion
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
What if the characters in Fairy Tales were real? What if they lived in Fairyland, a place not too dissimilar to ours, next to Wonderland and down the street from Camelot? Follow the exploits of Detective Piper of the Fairyland Metro Police, the Fairy Tale News updates and more cracked characters taken from the world of childhood, including some very scary toys. Enter into Fairy Tale Fusion.
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.
The Mystery Directive - A Jack Ryan Mystery Thriller
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014 by Sizzler Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
From the #1 short story thriller writer of The Mystery Caller and Subway comes a suspense thriller that you will read in one sitting. A world on the brink of collapse…. Agent Grant Clark embarks on a mission into the most dangerous place in the world…. To make a discovery that will change the world as we know it. Jack Ryan brings you one more pulsating, quick, violent and thrilling roller-coaster.