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The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
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Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
To pay off her law school debts, Kerrie works in the public defender’s office at the Interspecies Court. She has more clients than she can defend, most of them from cultures she does not understand. The public defender’s office loses almost all of its cases, but sometimes it gets a win. Kerrie thinks she has a winner. But does she? Or will winning the case mean she loses at everything else?
False Shadows: Eight Scott Drayco Mystery Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,070. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Scott Drayco had everything going: handsome, brilliant, a talented classical pianist. After a violent act scarred him, he turned to an FBI career and now freelances as a crime consultant, taking on cases others won't touch. From a suspected serial killer who plays mind games with Drayco, to murder and revenge at 20,000 feet, these 8 stories delve into dark mysteries of the human soul.
Murder at the Rendezvous
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,590. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Los Angeles, 1934. The LA Angels had a great pennant winning season last year, and this one's shaping up to be an even better one. Hank Miller, P.I. had a bad season, and this one's shaping up to be even worse. One sunny spring morning however Hank gets a letter that leads to a case that leads to a murder and a rendezvous with a dame holding a smoking gun...
Plan B - Volume IV
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Series: Plan B Anthologies, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,370. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014 by in potentia press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
A mystery and crime anthology with 13 stories of plans gone wrong, from Plan B Magazine.
Big Pulp: Catskin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,710. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 by Big Pulp. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The son of a smalltown sheriff takes crime prevention into his own hands, but curiosity may kill the cat in Arley Sorg's "Catskin", the lead story in the summer 2013 issue of Big Pulp!
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.
Perfect Blend
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Series: The Blends, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 13,630. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In The Tea Series, Liam O’Flynn is introduced to us as Cara’s brother. His mother has always loved her son’s free spirited approach to life, but when he becomes involved with a beauty with a young son of her own, the O’Flynns are concerned. Morgan is a young woman with a very difficult past. The last thing she needs in her life right now is Liam. They're both in for a surprise.
In the Arms of the Sea
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Promises don’t mean anything. Not to Jo. She’s seen promises broken over and over again, not because people meant malice. Because they didn’t care. So Jo’s devoted her life to teaching people how to care. Sometimes her lessons sink in. Sometimes they don’t. Sometimes Jo goes a little one-on-one in order to teach a student that one lesson they’ll never, ever forget.
Betrayal
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
With an emotional chasm forming between them and his wife's off behaviour, Robert starts to suspect that Belinda might be having an affair. He enlists the services of a private investigator to keep tabs on her, but what the PI discovers is far more sinister than a casual tryst between secret lovers. All is revealed in this short story of broken trust and betrayal.
The Big Payback: A Kyra Walker Mystery (.5)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Kyra Walker is a newly divorced single mother working as a waitress at a Gentleman's Club. When a customer offers her a thousand dollars to get someone off their back for money they owe them she agrees. But when she finds out that her customer is a heartless cheapskate she finds a way so that both parties get what they want.
Crestfallen
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,960. Language: American English. Published: July 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this collection of four short stories, Peter Crestfallen is a San Francisco private investigator who has a penchant for attracting problem clients. He's the kind of gumshoe who’ll always give a hundred percent, even if it’s for a ten percent return.
Lost And Found
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lee is drafted in to find a missing child. Could there be a connection to his previous case? Time is running out ...
The Curtain
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 540. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Albert Quick knew having an affair with a married woman may lead to trouble. Now he was staring down the barrel of a Smith and Weston Revolver aimed directly at his chest.
A Phone Call From Grandpa
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
When Miles was seventeen years old his grandfather was murdered. Twelve years later he calls his mother on the anniversery night of the death. She does not answer the phone-but her three year old answering machine does and gives him a shock. The voice is his grandfathers with a message that will help Miles and his cousins solve the crime. Who will die this time?
Chances Are
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Series: Chances Are, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,920. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
His Grandma always said he'd come to no good. Chances Are, she's right.
Ben Jackson
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,980. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Jim Connors wakes up on Friday and finds that Ben Jackson, a prominent business man who had recently partnered with Jim's company, is dead, that his business partner, Kevin Anderson, is nowhere to be found, and that his company has folded. And it's Saturday, not Friday. When Jim begins to investigate, he realizes that he hasn't been asking the most important question of all. Who is Ben Jackson?
Old Towne: Beginnings
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,260. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Veterinary medicine and biotechnology collide in this fictional account of Dr. Shep, a former scientist who now works as a veterinarian. He embarks on a new path in his career and must solve a mystery concerning a sick horse and a devious plan by others to make money. If you enjoyed the stories of James Herriot, this book brings you back into that world with the addition of forensic science.
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.
Clash of Wills
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Thai Diamond Books. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When informed his father had died, Ray knew he had to do the right thing, even though they'd not spoken in years. Determined to face his demons, he returned to his father's adopted home in England, only to discover the realities weren't as he'd imagined and that a world of new problems had to be faced.
The Demise of Fyne Literature
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Who killed Fyne Literature? The Fictional Book Investigation Agency is on the case—and the lead investigator is closer to the culprit than he realizes. Ivy League wants to learn who murdered the love of her life. The Fictional Book Investigation Agency agrees to take the case, and soon discovers a surplus of suspects.