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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.
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?
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
The Curse of the Gorgon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,280. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When the Magistrate of the Rhakotis District must solve a dubious crime involving a wretched family of Alexandrian nobility without the help of Heron—the greatest inventor the city has ever known—he learns the true horror of family curses.
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.)
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
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.
The Poisoned Ground
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Series: The Peers of Beinan. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,160. Language: American English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tyranny and plague! When a sudden plague of mysterious cancers strikes the southwestern city of Nan-li, it falls to Lady Abbess Cara of house Ten-Ar to investigate, entangling her in a royal trap that may cost her life. Prequel novella to The Ghosts of the Past. Interactive: click on hypertext links to discover more about planet Beinan and Beinarian society.
Seeing Red
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,580. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Three short works featuring Florida Homicide Detective James T. Kirkland who has to put up with a Star Trek loving Medical Examiner, an ex-wife, and a cousin who overreacts to just about everything. Sometimes murder happens when and where you least expect it.