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Not So Mysterious
Price: Free! Words: 72,670. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Despite her best friend's protests to the contrary, Ashley does not (usually) go looking for these situations. They just sort of happen, and she is not about to let something go unsolved when the solution practically lands in her lap. As for that whole issue of Claire's wedding, she has made peace with the fact that Aaron is never going to let her live that down.
Naughty: Nine Tales of Christmas Crime
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,670. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this collection of hilarious short stories, you'll see what thieves, killers and psychos get up to come the holidays...and it's not baking cookies. Originally published in Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazines, these nine tales from short story master Steve Hockensmith (Dawn of the Dreadfuls, Holmes on the Range) are sure to have you ho-ho-hoing from the first page to the last.
9 Tales of Henghis Hapthorn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,890. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Here are nine tales of Henghis Hapthorn, foremost freelance discriminator of Old Earth in the planet's penultimate age. Included are the six stories that ran in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (and were previously collected in The Gist Hunter and Other Stories), leading up to the events that began the first Hapthorn novel, Majestrum, plus three more.
The Irish Detective
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 82,030. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A very private investigator in the capital city of Ireland. Like any city there are problems. Your job is to find Irish solutions to Irish problems. Your team includes your beautiful Russian assistant Alice and the dangerous ex-army ranger, who has a slightly scrambled brain. Your customers include gangsters, police, businessmen, politicians, and tailors each with a unique problem.
Everybody Loves a Hero
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,810. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
What makes a hero? In these ten riveting tales of crime and suspense, Jack Nolte takes the reader on a thrilling journey from the back streets of Chicago to the windy bluffs of the Oregon coast exploring that very question. There's good guys, bad guys, and everything in between. Some stories are dark and brooding, others light and quirky, and some defy categorization altogether.
Kayıp Halkanın Sırrı
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,470. Language: Turkish. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Anthologies, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Yazar, başından gelen gizemli olayları okuyucusuyla paylaşmaktadır.Yazar yaşlı bir kadını tesadüfen kaldırımda baygın vaziyette bulur hastaneye kaldırır fakat daha sonra hastane odasında bırakır ve mutsuz şekilde Bodrum’a geri döner. Çünkü yayınevlerinden beklediği ilgiyi görmez.
The Female of the Species
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,360. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
15 Short Stories involving the Psychic, mixed-race female detective from Witchmoor Edge in Yorkshire. These are the short stories that gave rise to the novels - the woman who turns up alive when her husband's in jail for murdering her; the disappearing proceeds of armed robbery; the murder that turned out to be suicide and the suicide that turned out to be murder ... brain teasers all.
Secrets & Lies
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 109,400. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The ten stories in this collection revolve around secrets, lies—and crime. Kristine Kathryn Rusch, called one of the best short story writers of her generation, has compiled ten of her best mystery stories into one volume. Here you’ll find cats who watch corpses decompose, a futuristic detective who lies for a living, and half a dozen others whose lives get touched by a mystery.
The Hunt for the Tree of Life: Book One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,910. Language: American English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
America and China are in a race to find the lost tree of life in Eden to develop an elixir to banish death forever. This is where the battle for the next world superpower begins and ends. But where is the tree and who finds it first? The second book in the mystery series has now been released for sale.
Game Face
Price: Free! Words: 55,360. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Private eye Val Lyon puts her game face on in eight tales of murder, lust, revenge and cheating. No matter what the game, her opponent is Death and he always scores first.
Pulp Ink 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,190. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
You live in a world of god-awful sequels. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Blues Brothers 2000. Scary Movie 2. It’s rough out there. But have no fear—here’s one sequel that hasn’t been drained of life by roving hordes of soulless studio execs.
The Night and The Music
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,740. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Besides the 17 novels that began with 1975’s The Sins of the Fathers, Lawrence Block’s Matthew Scudder has appeared in shorter fiction, and all 11 novelettes, short stories, and vignettes are here in a single rich volume. Highlights include “Mick Ballou Looks at the Blank Screen,” and the moving and elegaic “One Last Night at Grogan’s,” published here for the first time ever.
The Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Factory
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 173,000. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story collection by author Dallas Releford that features horror, science fiction, mystery, fantasy and paranormal all blended into one volume that is sure to terrify and entertain you. This is the perfect book to curl up with on a cold, dark, stormy night. Everybody will find something that you will like.
The Whole She-Bang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,730. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This anthology contains twenty stories penned by fifteen members of Sisters in Crime in Canada. The stories are cozy and noir, humorous and poignant, historical and current. There are amateur sleuths and professionals–cops, private detectives and one or two you won’t see coming.
Death on a Cold Night
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 55,550. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013 by Elm Books Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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.
Murder Comes in Threes
Series: Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,110. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sixty-six year old Gertie Johnson and cohorts Cora Mae and Kitty have a knack for stirring up trouble in what was once a quiet backwoods community in the heart of the Michigan Upper Peninsula. Three previously published humorous novella adventures in one edition: Murder Bites the Bullet Murder Trims the Tree Murder Begins at Home
Undeath and the Detective: Nine Spooky Mysteries
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 67,240. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by Elm Books Books. Categories: 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.
Monkey Justice: Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011 by Snubnose Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Monkey Justice is the first story collection of Patti Abbott.
Sweeper, A Collection
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,290. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sweeper is the only name he has. He is a mysterious, deformed little man who can't remember his past and lives in a decaying, high-crime, inner-city area called the Territory. His only companion is an ugly mongrel named Snarl. He sweeps the streets and does his best to clean up rubbish of all kinds. As the ultimate underdog, Sweeper has nothing to lose and so is absolutely fearless.
Clients & Perps Novelette Collection #1
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,460. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013 by MindWingsAudio. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Clients & Perps Novelette Collection #1 is a collection of published novelettes by Jack Bates from the popular series, Harry Landers, PI. Each episode presents the reader with client cases that are forceful and interesting. Including: The Butcher’s Heir, Mumbly Peg, The Infidelity Case, Ten Minutes After Midnight, Satan’s School for Scandal, Shot Girls (NEW), and A Model for Murder.