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Looking for Lily
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,610. Language: American English. Published: February 16, 2015. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Detective Rick Owens takes his first dangerous case in his sleepy little town, working undercover to identify the kidnappers of children who have been taken. In order to keep the victims alive, he must join the perpetrators, find the kids, and get them all out safely. But will he get himself kidnapped in the process?
Sweetheart in High Heels
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Series: High Heels Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,590. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.40 from 5 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.
Mary's Christmas
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: British English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
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?
Victoria Files: The Next Door Neighboors
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Series: Victoria Files, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,460. Language: American English. Published: January 12, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This is the third book in the "Victoria Files" series. A new couple moves in right next door next to Tyler and Victoria. Victoria feels something is not quite right with the couple. Tyler feels his wife should just mind her own business. But what happens when strange things start to happen in their neighborhood? Join our favorite sleuthing couple as they try to figure out this mystery.
Fox Five: a Charlie Fox short story collection
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Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 38,000. Language: British English. Published: April 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
FOX FIVE is a collection of stories by the highly acclaimed crime thriller writer, Zoë Sharp. All feature her ex-Special Forces soldier turned self-defence expert and bodyguard, Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox.
9 Tales of Henghis Hapthorn
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,890. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Here are nine tales of Henghis Hapthorn, foremost freelance discriminator of Old Earth in the planet's penultimate age. Included are the six stories that ran in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (and were previously collected in The Gist Hunter and Other Stories), leading up to the events that began the first Hapthorn novel, Majestrum, plus three more.
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
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.
Victoria Files: Strange Town
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Series: Victoria Files, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,070. Language: American English. Published: October 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Victoria, her husband, Tyler and her two friends all set off on a road trip together. Only what happens when they get a flat tire? Encounter strange town folks? And why is their experience the same as her novel she's writing? Join Victoria and the gang for crazy drivers, handsome cowboys, and a town that seems to be hiding a huge secret!
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.
Dry Spell (A Mercy Watts Short)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,370. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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?
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.
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
Alice - Book II Texas Trilogy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,040. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Alice is the 2nd in the Texas Trilogy, following Capt Lamar McNelly as he hunts down the vicious men who walk among us. Book one rode shotgun with a killer. Book two gives us more insight to McNelly's mind. He is seen through the lens of his counterpart and authentic compadre, Lieutenant Chucho Zarate, as they work to get ahead of an unpredictable murderer, who seems to disappear with nightfall.
Across The Broken Line: a Charlie Fox short story
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Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 12,270. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In Across The Broken Line, we follow bodyguard Charlie Fox through a fragmented timescale of cross and double-cross as she fights to keep her principal alive – whoever that might be.
Mountain View Terrace
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Series: The Jan Birch Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 21,570. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Set in the mid-sixites, Jan Birch is a typical housewife struggling with an unhappy marriage. In the third Jan Birch Mystery, she fulfills a dream by getting a part-time job that utilizes her artistic skills and begins a tentative relationship with local police officer, Ernie Connors. When Ernie’s wife is discovered dead, Jan must discover whether or not she's fallen in love with a murderer.
Who Murdered the Clown?
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Series: Who Murdered...?, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,560. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Hazel Cartbell and her superior officer, Chief Rasmussen return in the 2nd story of the Who Murdered…? Mystery Series. Andover, New Hampshire's favorite police officers search for the murderer of a clown with the "help" of his troupe. Mama Bella and Sister Marie Catherine once again offer their help in the search for a killer.
Mr. E In Cabin 187 (The Hudson Agency)
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Series: Case Files of the Hudson Agency, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Case #2: From The Case Files of the Hudson Agency. A murder on a cruise sets Warren Eisenchezarrarus — better known as Mr. E. — on the hunt for a killer. The murder weapon can't exist, the detective's assistant is as green as a seasick turtle and worst of all, Mr. E. is supposed to be on vacation! How will he find the culprit with so few clues on a cruise ship full of suspects? 6,693 words
An Unnecessary Murder
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Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,680. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a woman is murdered, DI 'Nasty' Nash is convinced the finger of suspicion points firmly at Alfie Bowman, but DS Dave Slater is not so sure. He knows Nash would love to see Alfie put away for a very long time. But would he really go so far as to frame him? In this latest novella of this series, Alfie and Slater team up to discover who's really responsible for this unnecessary murder.
The Rising of the Moon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Just in time for the holidays, New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly gives you a short story that will whet your appetite and last just as long as your tea stays warm. In this quick taste of Sheila’s mysteries, a neighborhood that takes care of their own sometimes has to take care of business . . .