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Of Wives and Zombies (a short story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A Professor of Philosophy develops a dangerous idea that will change forever his attitudes towards his wife in a wicked and unexpected way.
Domestic Goddess
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Series: Anna Harris ยท Anna Harris Short Stories. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,130. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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. Home: A refuge. A shelter from the outside world. A prison? A thrilling account of extreme peril and insurmountable odds. Domestic Goddess: an Anna Harris short story
Constitional Crisis
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,240. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Clay Jackson had won an acquittal on a murder case that he didn't want to win. Now someone wanted to retain him for a cool million dollars. Then U. S. senators and representatives he had defended started dying. Could he convince the FBI and other authorities that he had nothing to do with it? Why were his clients dying? How were they killed? Clay needed answers fast.
Letting Loose Crazy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Fresh-faced journalist Aiden Keppler hits East Nutsley to cover the event everyone calls Letting Loose Crazy: ‘A day of unchecked madness and mayhem,’ as they term it. But when Aiden shows up, he finds the village strangely deserted and his hopes of a scoop fade. As do his hopes of escaping with his life. Also includes the bonus story ‘Suitcase.’ A short story
The Deer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Meet Bill and Sue Andrews. Florida residents and newly retired, they are traveling on a rural road in upstate New York heading toward Albany when bad luck jumps out at them. They hit a small deer. That incident starts a chain of events that will change their lives forever.
The Complete Alien Papers On Tai Chi Chuan
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » Asian
Was Tai Chi Chuan and the philosophy of Taoism brought to Earth by a 7ft blonde haired levitating alien? and was she then left behind by her own kind to complete the task? Set over thousands of years, this is a very strange yet highly entertaining possible account on the origins of the classic Chinese art of self-defence and healing.
His Name Was Charlie Talbott – Nine Noir Episodes
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 17,550. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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These are nine stories of violence, bloodshed, loneliness and heartbreak set during our gray and merciless times. The protagonists of each episode –a hitman, a homicide detective, two con artists and a father out for justice– highlight the harsh nature of a society that rewards the ruthless and gives the desperate and hopeful no second chances.
The Night Tribe
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,940. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In the deep mountains where few venture, lives a biologist who won the trust and friendship of a group of mystical individuals. For years he has lived and studied alone while he collected data and observations on a species never before studied at close range with intimate communication.
Mr. Alibi
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The only person in Los Angeles who doesn’t want fame, no-nonsense private eye Belinda Sweet avoids cases that bring her attention. Still, she stumbles on one in a bar, when a barfly asks her to act as his alibi for killing his wife. The bartender calls the cops, who arrest—and then release—him. Sweet needs to know why. She refuses to stop until she uncovers the real story—even if fame follows.
The New Adventures of Diamondstone the Magician
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,200. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
There's a Full House...The Lights are Dimmed...The Audience is Seated..and The best seat in the house is saved for You in the Front Row for THE NEW ADVENTURES OF DIAMONDSTONE THE MAGICIAN from Pulp Obscura by Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press!
The Red Shoes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: British English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Warning: high level of toxic humour and loose limbs (including tongues in cheeks)! Four irreverent crime stories, created with generous assistance from my blog readers (who are apparently even weirder than me). The Red Shoes, A Study in Black, The Blue Vase, Green Acres
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.
Lost
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,610. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two crime stories from the man Ian Rankin once called ‘The Godfather of British Noir’, early stories from the years when Russell James was establishing himself as ‘one of the best of Britain’s darker crime writers’ (as the Times called him). The first is the author’s only crime story to feature a detective, and the second, although a tale of prison life, is in lighter vein.
The Winds of Skagway
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Series: Tales of the Alaskan Gold Rush, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
The howling winds of winter are no where worce than in the Alaskan town of Skagway, the threshold to the gold fields of the Klondike of the 1890’s. When the savage North wind gusts and shrieks up to seventy miles per hour from weeks to months, no one can move out doors. It’s a time for stories and retelling of Skagway’s hero and it’s criminal mastermind.
Bond Bombshell (a Jamie Bond Mysteries short story)
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Series: Jamie Bond Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,110. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Maya Alexander is the office manager of the Bond Agency, an L.A. PI firm. But when Maya is thrust into the field, she realizes her first case is personal. Maya's past may have come back to haunt her, but she's determined to prove that no one can fool a Bond Girl.
Tweet the Police
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Being a small town sheriff's deputy would be a quiet job if not for Mrs. Pendergast, the local busy body who fancies herself an amateur sleuth. Now that her granddaughter has given Mrs. P a smartphone, she's unstoppable.
The Ancestor
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A 16-page short story about conflict between modern laws and traditional Indian customs. A Pueblo policeman is tormented by the discovery of an ancestor's skull in a housing development being built over an ancient pueblo site.
Water Rate Challenge
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 13,530. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In Grand Blanc, Michelle was a former schoolteacher who suffered career-ending injuries in a car accident in her late 20s. Therefore, she and her husband battled their debts for a decade and a half, using every frugal method they knew. When it was time for them to destroy the debt completely, a unsuspecting water rate increase downed the couple and the city's residents. Even the FBI was involved.
The Hired Killer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 630. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Professional hit man David Patterson takes on a new contract for the usual fee from Mrs Redford. But this contract would change his life forever.
Junk Stocks
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Some call her PLAIN JANE . . . Jane Bailey is a security consultant with a mission: find out who is stealing stock tips from the legendary Anthony Warren? It has to be the secretary. But the secretary's name is Jennifer, and she's a dynamite blonde who has the legendary Anthony Warren wrapped around her finger. Can Jane get him to see the beast beneath the skin-deep beauty?