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Evil Grows & Other Thrilling Tales
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,750. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Loren D. Estleman has been writing and publishing books and novels since 1976. His fiction includes westerns, mysteries, thrillers, and historical thrillers. Along the way, he's written a number of crime stories. Stories about the darker side of life, broken hearts, swindles, double-dealing and just plain evil men and women who define the title of this collection.
Sleuths
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,850. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
For over thirty years, Bill Pronzini has created fictional sleuths. The most famous dubbed the "Nameless Detective" appeared in twenty-five novels. But there are many others.
Oddments
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,880. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Plump, nondescript Theodore Conway works as a file clerk in a Manhattan law firm. His passion is collecting memorabilia related to the pulp-fiction heroes of his youth, especially The Shadow. Then one day this quiet little man learns that he, too, has the supernatural power "to cloud men's minds" and fight crime under the cloak of invisibility.
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?
Robbery Homicide
Series: The FBI Special Agent Benson Cases, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,280. Language: American English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
NEW YORK. A series of home invasions have rocked the suburbs. FBI Special Agent Nick Benson heads a Taskforce set up to catch the suspects but they remain one step ahead of his efforts, which frustrates him. A planned raid on a suspect’s residence turns up dust. However, Nick is adamant that the suspect will resurface, and puts into action a tactic which keeps the suspect on edge.
Perfect Crime
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,640. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A team of materialist hackers cooperate to rip off an arms dealing multinational corporation. Along the way, intrigue, sex, and advanced hacking methods.
Caroline (Deutsche Version)
Series: Pieces of Fate (German Language), Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: German. Published: May 18, 2011 by Red Cap Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ein bekannter Geschäftsmann, der offenbar einen Nervenzusammenbruch erlitten hat, betritt ein Polizeirevier und behauptet, einen Mord begangen zu haben. Man findet eine Leiche, und man ermittelt in einem klaren Mordfall – bis Caroline ihre Geschichte erzählt. Eine von sechs Kurzgeschichten, die Teil der Kurzgeschichten-Sammlung PIECES OF FATE von David P Elliot.
Jack Loves Callie Tender (A Southern Cousins Mystery prequel, companion guide and cookbook)
Series: Southern Cousins Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,360. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Elvis is back—and he’s giving the lowdown on how his human parents met and got hitched. In this prequel to the popular Southern Cousins Mysteries, the canine sleuth and Mooreville’s suspicious minds (Lovie, Ruby Nell and Fayrene) tell how they saved Jack and Callie’s wedding. This novella also includes a Companion Guide to the series, as well as bonus recipes from Lovie’s Luscious Eats.
Ghostspeaker
Series: The Malykant Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,970. Language: British English. Published: September 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Konrad Savast is Death’s most trusted servant, charged with finding and punishing the vilest of killers. When a wealthy young woman takes her own life, Konrad is sent to investigate. Was it suicide, or murder? Or... both? To discover the truth, Konrad must navigate the combined perils of society gossip, an unregistered Ghostspeaker and a host of unquiet spirits.
Mrs Hudson's Case
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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.
Death and a Cup of Tea
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 46,670. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015 by Elm Books Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Elm Books is proud to present the fourth book in our award-winning mystery collection, with eight stories featuring a female sleuth and tea. Choose your brew carefully... some are comforting, others are deadly. Stories by: Lee Mullins, Albert Tucher, Robert D. Hughes, Lynn Finger, Sharon Nelson, Stefanie Rico, Wendy Worthington and Cheryl Korte, edited by Jess Faraday
Toxic Train
Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,370. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Ella takes the train home from her honeymoon. One of the passengers is killed, one is a murderer and one wants to lock Ella up for her own good. With Joe distracting her more than the killer, will Ella slip and let killer strike again? Will her confidence go off the rails or will she be able to protect the passengers and her husband? This is the third story in the Ella Westin Mysteries.
Jade O'Reilly and the Luck of the Irish (A Sweetwater Short)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Jade is late to work, she's punished by being assigned what may be an unsolvable case: find a missing four-leaf-clover good-luck charm before the town's St. Patrick's Day Festival. This Sweetwater Short story is about 50 pages in length.
OId Folks Are Good For Something - Nailing Bank Robbers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,700. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two retired senior citizens who reside in a retirement hotel in a California coastal city believe the bank across the street is going to be robbed during a Farmers Market festivity. They were right. But they get deeply involved in catching the robbers and collect a ransom.
Jade O'Reilly and the Mysterious Musician (A Sweetwater Short Story)
Series: Jade O'Reilly Mystery, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,260. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sassy private investigator Jade O’Reilly solves her own problems and takes care of her own business. That business includes getting to the bottom of an investigation into a mysterious young bass player who sounds too good to be true. Will Jade be able to close the case, or will she finally have to admit defeat? This Sweetwater Short story is about 50 pages in length.
Off The Leash - A California Corwin P.I. Mystery Short Story
Series: California Corwin P.I. Mystery, A Cal Corwin Short Story. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015 by David VanDyke. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A murder in San Francisco's Tenderloin District is nothing new, but when ex-cop and private investigator Cal Corwin stumbles across the body of a witness she needs to find a runaway teenager, she find the two cases inextricably entwined - and time is running out. Off the Leash is a short Cal Corwin mystery set against the rich backdrop of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Christmas Canapés & Sabotage
Series: Culinary Competition Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,120. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Amy Ridley is excited to be participating in the Holiday Celebrations Competition to kick off her Christmas season in Kellerton, Michigan. Local cooks are set to compete for prizes then serve their best party dishes to holiday revelers. Amy has her eye on a special prize, but she has a difficult time concentrating on creating a perfect party buffet when a plague of problems begins to whirl around.
Jade O'Reilly and the 12 Days of Christmas (A Sweetwater Short)
Series: Jade O'Reilly Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,910. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
For the 12 days leading up to Christmas, the crankiest old biddy in Sweetwater wakes up to a yard filled with Christmas decorations. But in her opinion, “they’re not decorations; they’re property damage!” Private investigator Jade O'Reilly is on the job, but the decorator strikes with stealth that rivals Santa’s elves. Will Jade catch the decorator before Christmas in this 50-page short story?
Witchcraft
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Backing the wrong horse can be murder. And in this short story, jockey Deakin Kelley is about to be taken for the ride of his life. Deakin’s bewitched. He’s fallen under the spell of a beautiful woman, one with a sleek figure and a sly, come-hither smile. But witchcraft – and obsessive love – are dangerous.
Trixie And The Hidden Secrets
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,620. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Fiction- 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.