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The Flute At the Opera
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: American English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Hitman offered him a mission to assassinate an important person in the town at the Opera House by a musical instrument.
My Heroes Have Always Been Hitmen: And other Bombay Family Bedtime Stories
Series: Greatest Hits Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,340. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
The Bombay Family Bedtime Stories continue with MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HITMEN! Four more family stories have been released from the vault, including Rio Bombay—wanna-be cowboy and wild west gunslinger, Caspian—the first Bombay to have to take out another Bombay, Aberdeen—the hoop-skirted Antebellum Assassin, and Dublin Bombay—the Scottish Viking Slayer!
Snuff the Magic Dragon: and other Bombay Family Bedtime Stories
Series: Greatest Hits Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,580. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
What do the Minotaur, Rasputin, the first man hung for murder in America, and the Countess of Blood all have in common? No, they aren’t related. They all appeared on the Bombay Family’s Hit List! In this collection of Bombay Bedtime Stories, you’ll find out what Bombays did before Gin Bombay came along.
Lucy and the Valentine Verdict
Series: Dusty Deals Mystery Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,660. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Dusty Deals Holiday Novella featuring amateur sleuth and antique store owner, Lucy Mathews and her Alaskan malamute, Kiska. Lucy is looking for love with her cowboy detective boyfriend, Peter, at a Valentine's Mystery Weekend Retreat. Kiska is looking for treats. Motivated by a bet with Peter, Lucy goes all out to solve the mystery, but things go wrong and Lucy finds herself a suspect once
How to Beat Writer's Block with Old Fables and Legends
Series: Creative Writing. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015 by Juicy Words Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Don’t let the curse of writer’s block stop you from creating a new story. Every author can suffer from writer’s block. One way to overcome the problem of being stuck with a blank page is to transform a traditional tale into a new one.
Two From the Mageworlds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,960. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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
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.
Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas (A Greatest Hits Mysteries holiday short story)
Series: Greatest Hits Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,410. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It’s Christmas Eve, and huddled around the fireplace with pet Dodo in her lap, Missi Bombay tells the story about the time she and her cousins, Gin, Liv, Paris, and Cy carried out a holiday assignment on the family’s private island—Agatha Christie style.
Dancing Under the Mistletoe (Wolf Mallory Mystery 1.5)
Series: Wolf Mallory Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014 by Lesli Richardson. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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.
The Death of a Cruciverbalist
Series: The Refuge Collection, Vol.1 Tale 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Crime
(5.00 from 1 review)
One of the tales from the Refuge Collection. author proceeds to charity. In this tale, a keen crossword puzzler is puzzled even more by disturbing news about the crossword's creator. A tale for the armchair sleuth and anyone who is following the goings on in the strange little town of Refuge. (C) Copyright Martin Livings 2015
Joy to the Worlds: Mysterious Speculative Fiction for the Holidays
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,480. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Grey Sun Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What do you get when you mix mystery and speculative fiction, then toss in the holidays for good measure? A mobster Santa, genetic hanky-panky, Victorian villages, time-travelling detectives, Krampus, eerie bell spirits, and more–this collection of short cross-genre fiction is the perfect counterpoint to traditional holiday reading!
Star Turn and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,620. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Star Turn and other stories is a collection of crime stories from the author of The Chameleon Factor, shortlisted for the UK's Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award in 2010. Star Turn: 'Kim had a high nasal twang that bordered on irritating, if it hadn’t come wrapped in such a delicious package: short blonde hair; cool green eyes; the too-wide, too-full mouth with the ever-ready smile.'

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