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The Confessions of Peter Crossman
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,670. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Collected in one volume, three tales of Peter Crossman, Knight of the Temple in modern-day New York. Urban fantasy by the award-winning and best-selling team of Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald. +++ From the Spear of Antioch to the Holy Grail, Crossman keeps the holy things holy and the pilgrims safe with cool wit, hot lead, and perfect faith.
Ehrengraf for the Defense
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,240. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
These eleven stories constitute the complete case files to date of Martin Ehrengraf, the dapper little lawyer who never sees the inside of a courtroom because all his clients somehow turn out to be innocent. Introduced in Ellery Queen magazine, Ehrengraf is remarkably ingenious and resourceful, and will do anything—anything!—in a client's interest.
Adriana
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Short story. Do you remember the Watering Season? That favorite children’s tradition in the building to mark the end of the school year. You fill a can with water, go out on the balcony and empty the can on someone’s head. Good tradition, isn’t it? And do you remember Adriana? No one “watered” her, remember? Anna asked me once: “Why isn’t anybody watering Adriana?” Good question.
The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
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Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $3.99 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?
Five Starving Cats and a Dead Dog
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
They think they’ve found their dream home. But something seems off. Abandoned purebred cats. A dead dog. Still, little Grubby the cat hunts fearlessly until that fateful day. The day answers arrive on their doorstep. The day that changes everything.
The Death of Sherlock Holmes & Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,790. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A collect of stories that appeared in journals and magazine, headed by The Death of Sherlock Holmes with the master detective solving yet another crime in London and his untimely death, which answers every question readers have wondered about for years.
Striker Jones: Elementary Economics for Elementary Detectives
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Series: Striker Jones, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,940. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
The Midwest Book Review calls Striker Jones a "fun and rollicking series" with "effortless teaching of both cooperation values and basic economics." Striker Jones is a classic kid's detective novel that also teaches children ages 8-12 basic economic concepts. By solving ten entertaining mysteries, kids will learn concepts like trade-offs, incentives, and risk. There's no jargon -- only fun!
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.
Fruit of the Tomb
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Grave robbers and mummies abound in Midnight Louie's Past Life adventure. The feline Vegas PI returns to a former incarnation in ancient Egypt to expose a clever pyramid scheme to rob the pharaoh's tomb. This is an Egypt where a canny and courageous outcast black cat can escape the necropolis and rise to the honorable position of Pharaoh's Footstool, becoming the first Private Eye of Horus.
The Blind Assman -- A Boone Butters Crime Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short of money -- and short of breath -- odd-jobs man Boone Butters takes what he hopes will be an easy score: chasing an unwanted patron from an unsavory nightspot. But nothing is ever as easy as it ought to be for Boone, and with his health getting worse, simple sometimes equals deadly… THE BLIND ASSMAN is the fourth story in the Boone Butters series.
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.
Archie's Antiques Mystery Puzzles: Book 1
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Series: Archie's Antiques Mystery Puzzles, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,850. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013 by Cyberworld Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Archie’s Antiques is a charming fictional antique shop set in a small town somewhere in Australia. And inside Archie’s are a wonderful group of characters: Sam, the knowledgeable owner of Archie’s, his clever friend, the retired policeman, Edward Destranger, and his young niece, Sandra. Also, you will find a surfeit of mysteries and puzzles. Archie’s not only attracts all sorts of curious question
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.
Trial
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A man stands trial for brutally killing a 12-year-old girl. But does a trial bring actual justice? And what can a father do to deal with the horror? A heart-wrenching story about those left behind to cope with the aftermath.
Adriana (Serbian Edition)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: Serbian. Published: June 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Pripovijetka. Da li se sjećate Sezone polivanja? One omiljene zabave djece iz solitera kojom se obilježava kraj školske godine. Naliješ kantu vodom, odeš na balkon i sve izručiš na nečiju glavu. Sjajna zabava, zar ne? A sjećate li se Adriane? Nju niko nije polivao, sjećate li se? Ana me je jednom pitala: „Zašto Adrianu niko ne poliva?" Dobro pitanje.
That Old Hell Magic
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Demons, magic, and the Sunset Strip. For Detective Darcy Winters, it's just another day on the job as he walks into the hottest nightclub in Los Angeles to hunt down an unlicensed succubus. What he finds, however, is far more than he bargained for, and what should have been a routine bust quickly becomes a fight for his life, perhaps even his soul.
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 Hired Killer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 630. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Professional hit man David Patterson takes on a new contract for the usual fee from Mrs Redford. But this contract would change his life forever.
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.
The Affair
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 660. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
After another failed relationship Kirsten Caltlin could not believe her luck when John Shaw came into her life. He was her everything and she was willing to do anything to show him that.