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Defender of the Innocent: The Casebook of Martin Ehrengraf
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,290. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Twelve stories, one never before published anywhere, about Martin H. Ehrengraf, the criminal lawyer who takes cases on a contingency basis and rarely sees the inside of a courtroom. You've never met anyone like Ehrengraf, on either side of the law...
Kill Him Again: Fifteen Variations on a Country House Murder
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,900. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Fifteen Versions of a Murder and Its Solution A storm and high seas isolate a house party at Morthead Manor situated in southwest England on a headland connected to the mainland by a narrow neck of land. In the style of 1920s Golden Age mysteries, this collection explores different scenarios as to how, why and by whom the host is murdered.
Names of the Dead
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,380. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013 and represented by WH. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
If he can't have her, no one will. Award-winning journalist Darcy Mayhew thinks she has faced her worst nightmare when her beloved husband dies in a car accident. But after moving to New York City with her teenage son to begin their lives anew, she discovers she has a stalker. Not only is the worst yet to come, but her husband's death may not have been an accident after all.
Ghostspeaker
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Series: The Malykant Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,970. Language: British English. Published: September 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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.
Scattergun—A Reckoning in Two Acts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,460. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Scattergun is the first short work in a series examining the dark side of the human condition, set in the aberrant world of a synaesthetic Texas ranger, Lamar McNelly. Book One: Riding shotgun in the mind of a wandering killer, stalking the plains of the rural west, until a violent confrontation in a Colorado rail yard pits the cerebral McNelly against the mammalian brain of an outlaw.
The Flying Lady Diner
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story by Debra Gray De Noux and O'Neil De Noux. Set in 1948 – New Orleans private eye Joe Torres, on a wandering son case, pulls out of a rainstorm along US 90 and runs into a silver diner that looks like an oversized Airstream camper with a red and blue neon sign reading: Flying Lady Diner.
WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE? Characters from the NYTimes Bestselling Kelly Flynn Knitting Mysteries: A Closer Look
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Who Are You People? A short article that takes a deeper look at the fictional characters who make up the cast of the bestselling Kelly Flynn Knitting Mysteries. "E-Short" Short Stories featuring the cast of characters will be available in the near future.
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.
Crash Course In Homicide
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,040. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jazz Kincaid is thrust into the lead role of a hit and run case. Pitted against her bosses, the prosecutor and the investigating officer, her only allies are the firm’s spunky paralegal and a private eye. Does the rookie have what it takes to run with the big boys and win her first major trial? Crash Course In Homicide is a light-hearted, fast-paced romp through a courtroom procedure. 18,910 words
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.
Finding Vinnie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Philadelphia PI Andrea Fabiano is called in to help her late mother’s best friend, Teresa Mazzi, who is gravely ill, find her son before she dies. In “Finding Vinnie,” PI Fabiano is determined to bring the wayward Vinnie to his mother’s bedside but finds more trouble than she bargained for in a case that she takes pro bono.
Death on a Cold Night
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 55,550. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013 by Elm Books Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
We present here Elm Books’ first mystery collection, eight chilling winter tales, ranging from a cozy story of the theft of a teapot to ripped-from-the-headlines crimes stories. We have brought you a slew of dead bodies, with settings from a glamorous Hollywood movie set to the Wyoming wilderness, and even a vampire or two.
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.
A Trio of Friends, a short story for Halloween
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Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When three friends stake out a church on All Hallows’ Eve to prevent vandalism, they get more than they bargained for.
Two From the Mageworlds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,960. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two short stories by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald, set in the universe of the popular Mageworlds series. In one, a pair of free-spacers have more fun on shore-leave than they really wanted when their ship touches down in the wide-open asteroid town On Suivi Point. In the second, a murder, a mystery, and academia mix with surprises aplenty during A Death in the Working
Undeath and the Detective: Nine Spooky Mysteries
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 67,240. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by Elm Books Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Nine talented authors tackle these pressing questions and more, in Undeath and the Detective, the first collection of supernatural mysteries from Elm Books. Between these covers, you will encounter zombies, extraterrestrials, vampires, shape-shifters, and more than a few ghosts.
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.