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Natale in Noir
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Price: Free! Words: 32,490. Language: Italian. Published: December 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Dieci racconti per un Natale da Brivido di: Vito Bollettino, Sandrone Dazieri, Romano De Marco, Gianfranco Ferrari, Ida Ferrari, Paolo Franchini, Frank Gordon, Angelo Marenzana, Sam Stoner, Marco Vichi. A cura di Alessandra Buccheri e Paolo Gardinali.
A Plunder by Pilgrims
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,060. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
It starts with a knock at the door – something reclusive ex-detective Garrison Gage hates. When it's his teenage neighbor, whose girlfriend has gone missing just before Thanksgiving, Gage gets reluctantly pulled back into his old line of work - and ends up facing some fears of his own in Oregon's dark woods...Includes an extended preview of THE GRAY AND GUILTY SEA, also featuring Garrison Gage.
The Idiota Code -Poppycock Place Series
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Price: Free! Words: 27,840. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Decaffeinated murder and violence creamed with humour. If you were Pope Speculatus III pontiff of the American Capitalist Church on Wall St, and the ancient Calamari Brotherhood stole the anti-clutter reactor to kill you and your Cardinals, and snitch your billions, what would you do? Hire Botzi & Noodles to investigate? The Pope did, and disaster came along for the ride. You'll giggle with terror
The Road to Hell
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Price: Free! Words: 23,560. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“The Road to Hell” collects four stories by Paul Levine, the Edgar-nominated author of the bestselling Jake Lassiter series. The stories include “El Valiente en el Infierno,” (The Brave One in Hell), "Development Hell," "A Hell of a Crime," and "Solomon and Lord: To Hell and Back." Plus there are two free excerpts from the novels "Solomon vs. Lord" and "Mortal Sin."
Tilley's
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Price: Free! Words: 22,350. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A mysterious photograph intrigues a weary shopper as he explores his new town. What is his connection with it? Why does it matter to him? Find out the answers to this mystery in an intriguing short story by Michael Gunter. Bonus Material! Enjoy the first four chapters of Gunter's novel, BLACKWELL: The Encounter Begins
Bruce Howard - Gentleman with Brass Knuckles
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Price: Free! Words: 44,490. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
If he can’t talk you out of your panties then you probably don’t speak English – and even if you don’t speak English the odds are still in his favor. The charmingly arrogant and rough-around-the-edges private investigator, Bruce Howard, has seen his share of thongs and danger.
The Dead Beat, Volume 1
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Series: The Dead Beat, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 24,950. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011 by Erica Lindquist. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Death is not an alibi. The dead really aren't that different from the rest of us. Some work honest jobs and pay rent on their host bodies every month, right on time. But some of them refuse to play by the rules. Police Exorcist Arphallo Sirus and his murdered partner, Sam Trent, hunt down the ghosts that break the laws of the living and the dead. The Dead Beat is an occult noir serial.
The Confessions of Peter Crossman
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,670. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Collected in one volume, three tales of Peter Crossman, Knight of the Temple in modern-day New York. Urban fantasy by the award-winning and best-selling team of Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald. +++ From the Spear of Antioch to the Holy Grail, Crossman keeps the holy things holy and the pilgrims safe with cool wit, hot lead, and perfect faith.
A Cup of Cozy
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Price: Free! Words: 37,490. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(1.00 from 1 review)
Short Christmas mysteries and holiday recipes by the authors of Cozy Mystery Magazine blog.
An Unlikely Hero
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Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 29,100. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Alfie Bowman is no hero, but when he sees a beautiful young woman in trouble he can't ignore it. Waking up in hospital later, he wonders if maybe it wasn't such a good idea! But when he learns the beating and the young woman are unconnected he wants to know who's behind his beating and why? And then there's the beautiful young woman. She needs help. It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!
More Short Fuses (Four Free Short Stories)
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Price: Free! Words: 48,590. Language: British English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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Four free short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of five of his bestselling thrillers. The short stories are: Rules of Engagement (where Spider Shepherd has to help a friend who is in serious trouble with the police), The Constituency Meeting (where a group of old folks decide to commit a murder), Ghost Kids and Massage Therapy.
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.
Famous Authors’ Detective Club
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Price: Free! Words: 28,780. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Here are bylines that you will certainly recognize … but not as mystery writers. Yet these engaging mysteries by the likes of John Steinbeck, MacKinlay Kantor, Bret Harte, Ben Hecht, even Voltaire, are yours to enjoy FREE. Eight stories (plus a bonus) will make you an insider to this exclusive “club” of storytellers.
Who likes Short Shorts
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Price: Free! Words: 34,540. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In 2012 Pete Sortwell did something no one had ever done before: he wrote a book based entirely on Amazon product reviews. The book was so successful, he wrote a series. The series was so successful, he spent the next year releasing other projects he’d been working on. Now, for the first time the stories he wrote while learning his craft are available in ebook and in paperback.
Crime Stories Volume 2
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Series: 6 Crime-Mystery Stories, Vol. 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,430. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Total Length approx. 12,750 words #1. "Off Season" takes place in a placid Caribbean island where nothing much ever happens until a stranger comes to town. #2. is "Road Shrines" -- the impromptu collections of flowers and candles marking the places were innocents were killed by animals who walk like men. #3 In "Right As Rain" a detective tries to deal with a murder he just can't let go of.
Paladines, Políticos y Pólvora
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Price: Free! Words: 47,930. Language: Spanish. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
¡Conoce a la investigadora privada Sabrina Saavedra a través de las tres aventuras contenidas en este ebook gratuito!
Six Short Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 45,740. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Popular mystery writer, Joe C. Ellis (Outer Banks Murder Series and the Ohio Valley Mystery Series) offers readers an eclectic selection of thrills and chills. Although the author presents a wide variety of plots and characters, a common theme emerges tying all the tales together-- dangerous encounters! Download your free copy today!
Escape: Dark Mystery Tales
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,100. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2010 by NukeWorks Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
From the quiet English countryside to the gritty streets of Boston’s Chinatown, there is a silent commonality among these eerie tales – Polisar’s fascination with the darkness of the human psyche. Whether it's murder in a jazz club or deadly assassins, Polisar’s intricate storytelling and startling characters will take you on an unforgettable journey from fear and terror to escape.
Bones In the Tree
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,870. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011 by Focus House Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Her parents dead and marriage over, Karen returns to Maine to rebuild her life. An irritating furry neighbor and tombstones in her backyard play surprising roles as she endures one disastrous date after another.
Solomon & Lord Sink or Swim
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Price: Free! Words: 33,890. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Fast-talking lawyer Steve Solomon is a beer and burger guy while law partner Victoria Lord is a Chardonnay and paté gal. Steve plans a mysterious boat trip. He claims he's going fishing with Manuel Cruz, but Victoria isn't buying it. She knows that Cruz stole a bundle from Steve's favorite client. Victoria hops aboard to find out just what Steve has planned. The answer could get them both killed.