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The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » 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?
Mary's Christmas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: British English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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?
The Mysterious Merlin Tyana
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,620. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Merlin Tyana is a mysterious man who appears, always during a thunderstorm, to solve or prevent murders. Written in the English style of the 50s and 60s A series of short stories. All the stories from Enter Merlin Tyana and Mirrors
Mrs Hudson's Case
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: 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.
Ornamental Danger (a Working Stiff Mysteries short story)
Series: Working Stiff Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,100. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mandy Murrin thought working for a living would be the death of her...but she didn't count on the holidays to be such a killer! When the annual Mistletoe Smackdown trophy for best Christmas decorations is up for grabs, Mandy's small town will stop at nothing to win the coveted award.
Rosolio Red (a Franki Amato Mysteries holiday short story)
Series: Franki Amato Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,960. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
With Christmas around the corner, Franki Amato’s got visions of her sugarplum, Bradley Hartmann, dancing in her head. Now that she finally has some time off from her PI job, she’s cooking him up a special holiday treat, and it’s not figgy pudding. Her Yuletide plans are dashed, however, when her meddlesome Sicilian grandma goes missing.
Missing Persons
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A retired college professor uncovers old love letters in the garden of his new home. He makes inquiries of the former residents and learns a WW II war hero and his young wife lived there 50 years ago. But the young wife disappeared in a storm and her body was never found. Her former college lover also disappeared. The professor learns the startling truth, but struggles with his conscience.
The Missing Frog Boys
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Spring was in the air. Five boys, aged 9 to 13 years, from a small village strolled out to a neighborhood mountain to catch frogs. They never came back. Various theories both plausible and ridiculous abounded– The boys ran away, they were kidnapped, they were murdered, they fell in the lake and drown, they were abducted by aliens were– These were just some of the theories that people came
Duff Kerrigan, PI
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
in "Prisoner of Guilt," Duff is hired by a one-time girlfriend to protect a young girl from a released jailbird whom she testified against. In "Past Imperfect," Duff searches for the person who shot his father in the back and killed him. In "Cry, Baby," Duff is hired by a woman to destroy a drug-running gang who she says corrupted her husband. All three stories take place in Maine.
Motion for Mistletoe (a Jamie Winters Mysteries holiday short story)
Series: Jamie Winters Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,720. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Jamie Winters' elderly neighbor Jack disappears a week before Christmas, Jamie pairs up with her landlord's fearless teenaged niece to find him. Only the more they look into his disappearance, the more they begin to believe Jack is not the man they thought he was...and he bears a suspiciously striking resemblance to jolly old Santa Claus.
Baby It's Cold Outside
Series: Tahoe Tessie Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tessie King thought she knew all there was to know about tracking down bad guys after helping to find her father's killer. But when she’s locked out of the Royal Palace Casino in South Lake Tahoe during an ice storm, she’s suddenly faced with the task of tracking her own would-be assassin.
Christmas Al Dente (a Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries holiday short story)
Series: Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,630. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Andy Buckland is determined that nothing will interrupt her first Christmas with Malcolm Jones and her last holiday spent in her childhood home. When the family recipe book disappears from the Bowtie Angel, and Aunt Cecily threatens to put “The Eye” on the entire population of Beaverton if it isn’t returned, Andy and Jones decide to put the eggnog on hold for a little old fashioned sleuthing.
Trixie and the hidden secrets
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,620. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mystery/Crime- Trixie is a teenage girl with very unique abilities, that she chose not to share with anyone, not even her best friend Becky. Trixie was given a locket from her mother secretly, just before her untimely death. But unknown to Trixie the locket holds the key to her identity and secrets from her past, that would change her life forever.
Mandy Dru Mysteries
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,050. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Five short stories introducing Mandy Dru, whose mom really wanted to name her Nancy. Lawyer dad, concerned about copyright infringement, urged a different name for the daughter now on her way to becoming a savvy San Diego criminal investigator. Mandy has her hands full, but like her quasi-namesake, Nancy Drew, she’s loving every minute!
Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,960. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
"FAITH DEPARTED: SHORT STORIES OF MYSTERY, CRIME, AND DESPAIR," by crime author Melissa M. Garcia is a collection of five fictional short stories of evil, pain, and sadness. From the author of "FALLING ANGELS," "CHASING DEMONS," and "STRANGER: A DEATH VALLEY MYSTERY," this short story compilation is only available in e-book.
Victorian San Francisco Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,190. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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 New Adventures of Diamondstone the Magician
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,200. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
There's a Full House...The Lights are Dimmed...The Audience is Seated..and The best seat in the house is saved for You in the Front Row for THE NEW ADVENTURES OF DIAMONDSTONE THE MAGICIAN from Pulp Obscura by Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press!
The New Adventures of Semi-Dual
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,620. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Prepare to be amazed and astonished as the first occult detective of Pulp Fiction walks once more from the halls of the Urania Building and joins the fight against evil! Pulp Obscura, an imprint of Pro Se Productions, in conjunction with Altus Press proudly presents 'The New Adventures of Semi Dual'!
Jolie and Scoobie High School Misadventures
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,800. Language: American English. Published: September 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Jolie's parents take her to Aunt Madge for junior year so they can work on their marriage. She’s mad. Some kids snub her but she makes friends with the irreverent Scoobie. He’s quirky & fun but he's skipped school & smoked pot, so people avoid him. Jolie shoots a squirt gun from under the boardwalk & sits for a family with a secret that's trouble for her. Same humor, different challenges.
Drop a Dime
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Rookie police officer Roger Mackay, acting on tips from a mysterious informant, solves crimes and saves lives. Who is this concerned citizen and why is he helping Rog? Find out in the latest short story from WD James, author of “In Another Life.”