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Tales of Rick Engel: Regeneration
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,850. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Thomas Cade was looking to renew a few old friendships, what he found was more than he bargained for...Enter Rick Engel, stalker of the supernatural and unexplained, attempting to solve what most see only in black and white.
Duffy to the Rescue
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,670. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The new Duffy Dombrowski Mysteries short story collection with Basset Hound rescue stories, hound essays and... The world famous Basset haiku, actually Bassetku from Ginny Tata-Phillips. Also featuring the novella "Planter's Punch" with JA Konrath. See how Duffy and Jack Daniels, get together, right some wrongs and just maybe...well, you'll have to read it.
Dangerous Women & Desperate Men
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,910. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four gripping stories of people on the brink; a broken-hearted woman in Las Vegas plots to take what she is owed, a haunted street cop finds his life on the line in a way he never expected; a desperate agent in California makes a life-changing choice; a hard-working middle-aged woman whose world is coming apart fights back with shocking vengeance.
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.
The Dead Beat, Volume 1
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Series: The Dead Beat, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,960. 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.
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
Blood and Magick
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Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,450. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A murdered caravan merchant. A threatened city. A forbidden magick that could start a war. As Marshal of the City of Dreams, Marcellus deim Lazar must solve the murder of a half-breed deim merchant discovered in a place no deim should be. To gather the evidence, Marcellus must confront a magick that could save the woman he loves, or destroy everything he has given his life to preserve.
Game Face
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Price: $2.99 USD. 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.
Four D
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,850. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four D consists of four chapters: “Four Rooms”, “The Principle of Luidgi”, “Space”, and “Guest”. Four interconnected stories question happiness, death, ability to make right choice during challenging times. These tense mysterious stories with incredibly engaging plots will not leave any reader feeling indifferent. “…enigmatic stories…puzzling and eerie…”—Kirkus Indie Reviews
Edges: Collected Stories of Mystery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,310. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
"...gripping, with an authentic voice... a marvelous technical feat... By turns funny, touching, and horrifying; a beautiful job." - Diana Gabaldon, New York Times Bestseller. Edges is a compilation of diverse mystery short stories from award-winning writer Michael Hiebert. Coming in at over 34,000 words of fiction, this collection is anything but small.
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Selected Short Stories Featuring Cinderella Shoes
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Price: Free! Words: 36,310. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Fifteen short stories, featuring Cinderella Shoes, Analog, Cast, and Traveled Time.
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.
Maelstrom: The Downing of Eagle21
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Price: Free! Words: 29,520. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
INTERPOL Switzerland: 30year veteran Chief Inspector runs into much more intrigue than he expected trying to solve the high profile crash of the VIP flight Eagle21, that threatens his belief's and his team of investigators lives.
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.
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.
Short Stories of Earl Staggs
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,530. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A collection of published stories by Derringer Award winning author Earl Staggs. A mixture of Mystery, Crime and Humorous stories to satisfy readers who like variety.
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
(4.00 from 1 review)
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!
Nowhere To Go
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,130. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.86 from 7 reviews)
Eleven stories of murder, obsession, fear and--sometimes--redemption. Featuring stories published in Alfred Hitchcock's, Ellery Queen's and more. Iain's short fiction has been reprinted in Year's Best anthologies, won a Derringer Award, been voted into readers' top ten of the year, and been the basis for a novel shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association's Debut Dagger award.
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.