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Hate Mail
Series: Anna Harris ยท Anna Harris Short Stories. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,410. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013 by DIB Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Snarky, ill-tempered and alone: Anna Harris kills for money. Weightier pay cheques. Bigger risks. Longer bills. She can see no way of turning work down. Everyone deserves to live in peace. Some can even afford it. A skull-scratching tale of minor celebrity and undesired post. Hate Mail: an Anna Harris short story.
Dry Spell (A Mercy Watts Short)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,380. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mercy Watts doesn’t believe in ghosts. She might be the only one. When Mercy’s best friend, Ellen, shows up in the middle of the night, shaken and afraid. Mercy starts digging for a truth that might not even exist. Is it a mental illness or has the Missouri drought revealed something that could’ve remained hidden forever?
Pueblo Mysteries
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a collection of four short story mysteries involving the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico.
Motion for Mistletoe (a Jamie Winters Mysteries holiday short story)
Series: Jamie Winters Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,720. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Jamie Winters' elderly neighbor Jack disappears a week before Christmas, Jamie pairs up with her landlord's fearless teenaged niece to find him. Only the more they look into his disappearance, the more they begin to believe Jack is not the man they thought he was...and he bears a suspiciously striking resemblance to jolly old Santa Claus.
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.
Dancing Under the Mistletoe (Wolf Mallory Mystery 1.5)
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.
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.
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.
A Flash Of Doom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,700. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Unspeakable horror. Magics most foul. The darkness of evil wings. Sir Ian Quarry, mystical wizard extra-ordinaire of Great Britain, has faced them all and won. "A Flash Of Doom" is the best of Quarry's adventures collected for the first time.
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.
Nathania : Our Ancestor?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
There also some crows started to hover. Seeing them we remembered Nathania. The same system of giving food and drinks to the crows began there too. One day in the morning, we leaped with extremely surprise to see that Nathania was sitting on the demarcation and was crowing.
A Woman To Die For
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A private investigator is hired by a wealthy Texas woman to find her husband and bring him back from his latest drinking binge. John Hartley is not that hard to find, but bringing him back is a whole different matter.
Victorian San Francisco Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,190. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This book is a collection of four short stories, Madam Sibyl’s First Client, Dandy Detects, The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage, and Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong, each providing an opportunity for minor characters from the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series to have adventures of their own.
Married To Murder
Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.77 from 13 reviews)
Ella doesn't recall adding "solve a murder" to her bridal to-do list but when she stumbles over the body of her matron of honor, she has no choice; her groom is the only suspect. Throw in a deaf hairdresser, a ruined wedding cake and a not so retired pirate and Ella wants to throttle everyone in sight. Can she catch the killer before the wedding is called off? Or will she be Married To Murder?
The Irish Detective
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 82,030. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A very private investigator in the capital city of Ireland. Like any city there are problems. Your job is to find Irish solutions to Irish problems. Your team includes your beautiful Russian assistant Alice and the dangerous ex-army ranger, who has a slightly scrambled brain. Your customers include gangsters, police, businessmen, politicians, and tailors each with a unique problem.
Fairy Tale Fusion
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » 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.
Adriana
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,670. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Dead Man's Hand
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,770. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A poker game turns deadly--when Jack Handley joins a high-stakes poker game at the Lucky Draw Hotel, players start to die. Cards left on each victim reflect the hand the Wild Bill Hickok had been holding when he met his fate--the dead man's hand. Now all the cards have been dealt but the Ace of Spades--a card Jack knows is meant for him.
Mandy Dru Mysteries
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,050. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Five short stories introducing Mandy Dru, whose mom really wanted to name her Nancy. Lawyer dad, concerned about copyright infringement, urged a different name for the daughter now on her way to becoming a savvy San Diego criminal investigator. Mandy has her hands full, but like her quasi-namesake, Nancy Drew, she’s loving every minute!
The Heaven Gate
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Eric Droopchack collects art and other assorted items for discerning clientele. There are pitfalls and issues inherent in any job, it pays to be prepared. When an item he intentionally lost resurfaces, he finds he needs to ask an old business partner for a favor.