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Sarah-Leah
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Series: Histoires courtes - Instants d'évasion, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,780. Language: French. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lors d'une patrouille en plein désert, deux policiers américains font une découverte à vous glacer d'effroi ! Commence alors une histoire courte approchant le néo-réalisme et s'en allant frôler le fantastique.
Hanged to Death: A Museum Mystery
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,910. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When Rachel interns at a museum, she finds out art and museum politics are murder.
Récits des Hommes Seuls
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 47,700. Language: French. Published: August 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Les "récits des hommes seuls" marient tradition du mystère avec la solitude et la monotonie de nos vies modernes. Méfiez-vous car, désormais, vous regarderez d'un autre œil les transports en commun, les jolies demeures à la campagne ou votre voisin de bureau.
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.
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.
The Unwrapped Gift with the Bright Red Bow
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Be careful what you wish for” and “No good deed goes unpunished” are phrases we often use “Tongue in cheek,” but for Robert these phrases take on a whole new meaning when confronted with a burning desire to see what’s inside the unwrapped gift with the bright red bow.
Graveyard Plots
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Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,860. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this collection of 23 short stories, Bill Pronzini, prolific, award-winning west-coast mystery writer and creator of the well-known "Nameless Detective" series, the author's style and versatility truly shine. These tales including three that feature his well-known series character, the "Nameless Detective" run the gamut from psychological suspense to satire to Western gothic.
Oak Horse Ranch Mystery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,740. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Christy, 12 and her brother Brad,16 get involved with a kidnapping. What happens to the 2 kidnapped students. Do they ever get back to their family? What isChristy and Brad's part in this kidnapping? Ages 8 to adult. Adventure and mystery. Family oriented.
The Cottage (Deutsche Version)
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Series: Pieces of Fate (German Language), Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,590. Language: German. Published: July 5, 2011 by Red Cap Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ein junges Ehepaar entschließt sich zum Kauf eines Cottages. Schon sehr bald ist die Frau davon überzeugt, dass es dort spukt, doch kann die dadurch stark belastete Ehe trotz den Nachforschungen eines skeptischen Radiomoderatoren überleben? Diese Geschichte ist Teil einer Reihe von 6 Kurzgeschichten des Autors David P Elliot, entnommen aus der Anthologie mit dem Titel „Pieces of Fate"
Jesse's Gun
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A young woman finds herself eerily caught between two worlds when her husband stumbles on an old gun while exploring an Ozarks cave. Could the gun have belonged to none other than Jesse James?
Carrion At The Door
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,640. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
"Carrion At The Door" is a collection of subtle horror and modern-noir crime short stories by Costa Koutsoutis. Unspeakable inhuman terrors under the bed. The actions of desperate people in desperate situations. The terror in the night from the shadows...or the unseen threat of your next-door neighbor.
The Color of Lies
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Bill Langston has an uncanny ability to figure out who’s telling the truth and who’s lying. Over the years as a private investigator, Bill honed a talent for bringing truth into focus. He’s especially good at knowing when someone lies. When asked to investigate Sylvia Trent's death, however, sorting out all the lies becomes the ultimate challenge.
Killer Reels
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,670. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Jimmy Kiley is a keen amateur movie maker. He’s also the ruthless criminal boss of the north side of the city. When enforcing his own brand of law, he sees no reason why he shouldn’t mix business with pleasure. His kick is to provide a private viewing of his last venture to the star of the next. And his reluctant stars are only ever one hit wonders.
Goose
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013 by Lardin Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Goose Morgan, a lounge piano player with a close-but-not-quite career, slips ever further down and out, then seems to just disappear entirely. Out of nowhere, he mysteriously rockets to notoriety with new, hot licks. Where has this virtuoso been all these years? Could it really be the same Goose Morgan? Some say you're born with talent. Some say it can be learned. What if it can be stolen?
The Red Hound of Pooley and other tales of mystery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,060. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Four tales of mystery. In 'The Red Hound of Pooley' a young bricklayer’s mate encounters a red hound; will it bring him serious bad luck? 'The Fiddington Smith' may have had a strange brush with the Devil himself. In Cheshire, 'The Winnington Lady' is said to flit among the bushes frightening hapless workers at the Drum Plant. 'The Poachers of Darnall' is historically true and a strange yarn.
Scandal in Willow Hollow
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Series: Assorted Writings, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Enjoy six short mysteries set in Willow Hollow, a small town nestled in the Pennsylvanian Appalachian Mountains. Follow Detectives Bill Hadley and Tabatha Walker as they track down local law breakers.
Murder At Slippery Slope Youth Camp
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Series: The Doreen Sizemore Adventures, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014 by L. J. Emory Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this tongue-in-cheek short story, Doreen Sizemore, an opinionated seventy-one-year-old Kentucky woman, leaves the comfort of her hometown to help cook for a Christian youth camp on an island in Ontario, Canada. Doreen ends up in the middle of yet another murder mystery giving proof to her strongly held belief that "it just don't pay to travel."
Katie and the Case of the Missing Rookie
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Series: Katie Carter Mystery, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,610. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013 by Barkley Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Cathy's looking for a good medical school to attend, but the one she's picked out seems to have a lot of problems. A missing student, drug abuse among the sports teams, and a conspiracy to keep it all hidden. Can Katie solve the mysteries and help clean up the school?
Best New England Crime Stories 2012: Dead Calm
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,930. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
New England's most acclaimed, award-winning crime and mystery writers, along with several exciting new voices, weave twenty-seven original tales from the region's dark side.
Una giornata davvero movimentata
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Price: Free! Words: 940. Language: Italian. Published: January 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Racconto della serie "11 Piccole ombre" C’è un mondo intorno a noi, impalpabile, il più delle volte invisibile, che ci avvolge e ci avviluppa in una sorta di eterea nebbia. Ne abbiamo coscienza solo in rare occasioni o in posti particolari, ma sappiamo che esiste, anche se non riusciamo a spiegarcelo. Undici racconti aprono un piccolo spiraglio sul lato oscuro della nostra esistenza...