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Watch The River
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The night was Halloween. The wind was howling. The river turned black and the imagination of a nine-year old boy soared. It wasn't ghosts or goblins that frightened him - it was the river, and dogs, and liquid creatures filled with water. Creatures that only he could see. Imagination. Or was it?
Blood Money - The Collected Placido Geist Bounty Hunter Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,270. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
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Simon Straw smiled. It was a disarming smile, almost apologetic. It wasn’t meant to give insult. His stance was relaxed, practically nerveless, none of his muscles tensed, his hands at his sides, the elbows slightly bent, like a man ready to pick up a glass. His gun was worn high on the hip, a .44 Remington single-action. “I’m here for you, old man,” he said to Placido Geist.
Maynard Soloman vs. The Kidney Thieves (Funny Detective Stories #8)
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Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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Maynard Soloman, a cantankerous private detective full of old-timey insults, slices open a ring of kidney thieves in this crusty short story. A band of baddies is posting ads for kidneys for sale on the Internet - at a sinister price. It's up to Maynard to climb into a bath tub of ice in a seedy motel to bust the ring in action. * BONUS: Includes Dr. Maynard's Guide to Kidney Transplants.
The Mystery of Firefly Field
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
Tyler never imagined he would become an Eco-detective when his family moves to the dark skies of the country. Riding his bike home, he slams on his brakes. Countless fireflies are clustering into groups. Tyler is staring at a huge, green-glowing Big Dipper! To save these fireflies, Tyler must learn about the night sky and solve the Mystery of Firefly Field before light pollution signals their end.
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Murderous Confidant
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Short Story: When all of the evidence points at Dr. Watson being a murderer, can Sherlock prove him innocent or is it possible that Watson's own friendship has led him down a dark path? Or could Watson still have a dark path to tread? A Mystery with a little bit of Sci-fi.
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.
The Case of the Snoring Sleeper: A 15-Minute Brodericks Mystery, Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures
“I just wanted to run a case by you. I hope that talking about it will give me a lead,” Officer Hall said. A moment later they were in the kitchen and popping some popcorn in the microwave. Kendall got them each a glass of milk. When the popcorn was done, they settled around the table. “We had a small burglary last night,” Officer Hall began. Solve this mystery. Educ. Versions have CCSS exercises.
Incident at Lonely Rocks
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Oscar cleans portable toilets for a living. He loves the job—it takes him to beautiful isolated places, like the Lonely Rocks Wayside on the Oregon Coast. Nothing grosses him out either—until he discovers the body, slashed to death, with a knife still in the chest. Then he sees a break in the guardrail above the ocean, a car, a ruined bicycle, and Oscar realizes his troubles have just begun.
The Case of the Pilfered Pellets: A 15-Minute Brodericks Mystery, Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures
Tommy rode up on his bike. He was breathing hard. Sweat was running down his face, but Tommy didn’t seem to care. “Someone stole my science experiment,” Tommy wailed. “You guys solve mysteries. I need your help. If I don’t get those pellets back before tomorrow I won’t be able to finish. Then I won’t win the prize." Can you solve this mystery? Teaches logic and detail. Has Common Core tasks.
STARS & STRIPES
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
a local politician, who's used to getting his own way, attempts to take over a lucrative seacoast fireworks shop. he's about to find out some people don't roll over easily.
8 Funny Detective Stories with Maynard Soloman, Gal-Damn Detective
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Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 49,660. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
8 Funny Detective Stories represents Maynard Soloman's first eight cases of mystery, malarkey and misadventure. Each combines the slapstick fun of The Pink Panther with the sharp wit of The Onion, if both lived in an RV watching nothing but old Westerns. Fans of Carl Hiaasen's crime fiction humor, Elmore Leonard's bumbling bad guys or snappy current events satire will enjoy these quick reads.
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 Case of Washington's Waistcoat: A 15-Minute Brodericks Mystery, Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures
A valuable waistcoat is up for auction. The man selling it says it used to belong to George Washington. If so, it could be worth a lot of money. But how could they tell if the man was telling the truth? After all, the man selling it was Peter Markham’s uncle. And everyone knew that Peter Markham was one of the most dishonest kids in the whole school. See if you can solve this 15-minute mystery.
Nothing Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,680. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Nothing Man is the follow-up to Marc Lowe's collection, "Sui Generis" and Other Fictions (2010, ISMs Press). "Lowe’s stories hack body and mind apart and sometimes put them back together in a new way. They disrupt comfortable logic and expectation with a Surrealist-infused Gothic prose tinged with hints of Borges and Poe." Rob Stephenson, author of Passes Through
Smoker - A Boone Butters Crime Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,720. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In the third Boone Butters crime story, the big man Boone journeys to Hollywood to help his old friend Burt shoot his latest adult film. Burt’s producer has been causing trouble, and it’s up to Boone to keep the guy in check. Surrounded by naughty actresses, wannabe studs, and his faithful sidekick Shandi, Boone’s about to learn that bigger trouble is headed his way — and it’s carrying a gun.
Family Trio
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,670. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
FAMILY TRIO contains three individual stories about the Lunghi family of private detectives in Bath, England. The family ranges across three generations who almost all live in the family's home and business complex. Everyone gets involved in agency cases, often making progress on them over meals or after-dinner wine. There have been three novels about the Lunghi family.
Au creux de l'aiguille
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Series: Normandie légendaire - histoires courtes, Book 25. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: French. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Un promeneur découvre un mystérieux passage au bas des falaises d'Etretat. Dans l'obscurité, cet individu se voit plongé dans une autre dimension.
Dead Rednecks on a Friday Night
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Series: Dead Rednecks, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
~ A mystery short from Troy D. Smith~ In this third story of the Dead Rednecks! series, Hoss Qualls doesn't take it kindly when a couple of thugs lean on his little brother Howard – it seems Howard's investigations are hitting too close to home for someone. Can Hoss solve the case despite the interference of his old enemies in the sheriff's department ... and the help of his bumbling brother?
The Case of the Bouncing Boxer: A 15-Minute Brodericks Mystery: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
“It was the guy with the kangaroo,” a woman’s voice said. “He stole our wallets. I saw him.” “Everyone calm down,” another woman said. “We’ll get to the bottom of this.” “I know that voice,” Jamie said. “It’s Officer Hall.” Jamie immediately headed into the tent. Kendall followed. Hopefully they could help find out who had stolen the wallets. See if you can solve the case! Includes CCSS activities
Dead Rednecks in the Holler
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Series: Dead Rednecks, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: American English. Published: April 5, 2013 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A new series of mystery shorts ~ In Book 2 of the Dead Rednecks! series, Private eye Howard Qualls, fearless paragon of justice, is on the case ... His brother Hoss returns to their hometown after learning his cousin Bucky has been shot dead in the woods, along with an old enemy from Hoss' criminal past. He's determined to get to the bottom of it – if his family doesn't drive him crazy first.