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Not So Mysterious
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Price: Free! Words: 72,670. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » 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.
9 Tales of Henghis Hapthorn
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,890. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(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.
Naughty: Nine Tales of Christmas Crime
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,690. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
(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.
The Irish Detective
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Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 82,030. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
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.
Shadow Reads: A Collection of Strange Little Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 173,830. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An intriguing and eclectic collection of mystery and suspense, many with a quirky dark theme you might find wandering into the Twilight Zone without a clue or a compass. Tales include a shady past, a mysterious disappearance, memories of love lost and people doing bad—and thinking they got away with it. Add a few ghosts and maybe some earthbound angels, plus some updates on American folklore.
Everybody Loves a Hero
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,810. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,580. Language: Turkish. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Anthologies
Bu kitap bir bilgilendirmedir… Bu kitap… her şeyden önce bir gerçek.. Öncesinde bir kurgu, öncesinde bir öykü… Öncesinde bir hayal…ama hayal edilen şey gerçekte olacakların ta kendisi… Bu dünyada herkese ait bir umut dalgası var.. Kimisi onu yaşar, kimisi yaşayamaz.. Kimi görür, kimi görmez! Onu yaşlı görmek hepimizin çaresizliği… Umutsuzluğu!
The Female of the Species
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,360. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2010. Category: 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
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 109,400. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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 Night and The Music
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,740. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 173,000. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2010. Category: 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 Hunt for the Tree of Life: Book One
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Price: Free! Words: 51,050. Language: American English. Published: April 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Where is the tree of life?
Pulp Ink 2
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,190. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: 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.
Game Face
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Price: Free! Words: 55,360. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(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.
Monkey Justice: Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011 by Snubnose Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Monkey Justice is the first story collection of Patti Abbott.
Sweeper, A Collection
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,290. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011 by Melange Books, LLC. Category: 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.
Killer Fiction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,340. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This collection of short stories is about killers, "fixers," and P.I.s, and most lean toward the hard-boiled side of crime. Authors include: Miles Archer, Libby Fisher Hellmann, Simon Wood, R.A. Allen, Adrian Magson, Laird Long, J.R. Chabot, Mike Wiecek, Mark Troy, and Tim Wohlforth.
The Whole She-Bang
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,730. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Category: 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.
Five Diverse Detectives
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,740. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Detectives come in all shapes and sizes. In Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s five-story collection they work the mean streets from a science fiction convention to the Moon to a filled with dragons. Stories included are “Blind”, “Discovery” (a Shamus-Award nominee), “Stomping Mad” (a Spade story), “Dragon Slayer”, and “The Retrieval Artist,” (A Hugo-Award nominee).
Thin Ice
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,650. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Hardboiled hilarity or gritty noir, suspense or sibling subterfuge, capers or cons, or even an especially abnormal pair of paranormal shoes, anything can happen when you venture onto Thin Ice. New England's most acclaimed crime writers, along with exciting new voices, weave twenty-five tales from the dark side. Includes Edgar, Agatha and Derringer-nominated stories, and Al Blanchard Award Winner.