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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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"?
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.
Covens and Cocktails
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,640. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Four wonderfully witchy adventures from your favorite paranormal authors. Some Like It Hexed by Angie Fox Ghosts in the Graveyard by Liz Schulte Spirits of Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase Charmed and Dangerous by Rose Pressey
Crash Course In Homicide
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,040. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jazz Kincaid is thrust into the lead role of a hit and run case. Pitted against her bosses, the prosecutor and the investigating officer, her only allies are the firm’s spunky paralegal and a private eye. Does the rookie have what it takes to run with the big boys and win her first major trial? Crash Course In Homicide is a light-hearted, fast-paced romp through a courtroom procedure. 18,910 words
The Hypnotist
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: British English. Published: May 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Vince Conroy practiced the art of hypnotism. Where once he was on television and playing to packed auditoriums he was now scraping a living playing to small and disinterested audiences in small towns. This is the story of Vince's most epic performance.
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?
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.
The Real Thing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short story, 17 pages. When Charles Lawson (aka God) is forty and enjoying a career as a troubleshooter for coin fraud, he goes to Maralinga in South Australia to determine the authenticity of a mysterious coin found there after the British atomic explosions of 1960. Here he meets 25-year old Jamie Stanborough, chief archeologist on the coin dig. Jamie sets out to seduce Lawson for his own ends.
From Beyond The Grave
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Series: The Hudson Detective Agency, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,110. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Carl Danby returns to tackle another unusual case. During a séance, a psychic claims the late Samuel Bittner was murdered. With no body to autopsy, Danby relies on his best skill—talking. Tension increases as Samuel’s relatives insist the patriarch died of natural causes. With little physical evidence to process, will Danby discover the truth? 18,444 words; additional material at the end.
An Idea for Murder
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
No story, no paycheck. Crime fiction writer Dorothy finally hits on an idea for her next story, which turns out to be fatal in real life, too.
Crime Family
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,380. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Richard Esher is on the road again in three short mysteries: Gone Daddy - fighting mobsters in Las Vegas The Big Sister - at home in Seattle searching for a wayward sister who may be in trouble. Bob's Your Uncle - Esher is in Portland looking for a young man who may be suicidal... or homicidal. The short story that introduced Richard Esher and two more mysteries from beloved author jd chandler.
Downriver
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Rona looks back on the tragic events that led to her receiving a necklace that she thought would change her life. The necklace does so, but not in the way she would ever have imagined... or chosen. Short Story. (Originally print published in Murderous Intent Mystery Magazine.)
Death on Holiday
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
From Derringer Award winner BV Lawson comes 4 tales of mirth and mayhem: a shopping mall Christmas Elf with revenge on his mind; a man whose day goes from bad to worse when his car is rear-ended by the mayor's wife and police find a skeleton in his trunk; a P.I.'s blackmail case that takes him to a costume party and too may Abraham Lincolns; and little Sammy Spade wreaking havoc at summer camp.
A Wrinkle in Crime; 10 Stories of Foul Play, Murder and Revenge
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,820. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In the Midwest, the saying goes, “Revenge is a hot-dish best served cold” – or something to that effect. In Joel Arnold’s new short story collection A WRINKLE IN CRIME, revenge is also served at a lakeside resort, in an outhouse, at a state fair, on a camping trip in the Gallatin Mountains, and along a snow-swept lonely highway. 10 stories of foul play, murder and revenge by Joel Arnold