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Silverlight
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: Australian English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
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Something is terrorizing a Sydney park. Three people have died so far, torn to pieces. Is it a feral dog? A trained animal being directed to attack people by a deranged owner? The fabled black panther of the NSW mountains? Or is it something...worse? Two police detectives are about to find out that some legends can be all too real.
Books Beads and Baubles
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Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Books Beads and Baubles is a fun, short, 'Coffee Break' read about two ladies, Bertie and Wanda. They own a unique shop that's half thrift store and half book store. They love the people who keep them in business, even 'old Grouchy' could call on them for help. New people don't stay new for long after Bertie and Wanda meet them. The sisters discover a theft in their store; who's the culprit?
The Dog Who Loved Sherlock Holmes
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Price: Free! Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Levi, the leader of the Three Dog Detective Agency, must channel his inner Sherlock Holmes if he is to solve a mystery, and survive.
Short Sharp Shocks
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Price: Free! Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
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SHORT SHARP SHOCKS is a collection of horror, sci-fi and crime stories that barely stretch beyond a page, with the shortest tale being only two words long. These sixty-second tales will force you to make a verbal exclamation, which might be one of humor or disgust or surprise. Whatever your reaction, take it personally—that’s the point of flash fiction.
Patriotic Gestures
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00 from 1 review)
Crime scene investigator Pamela Kinney heard the bad guys outside her house and smelled smoke, but it wasn’t until morning that she realized they’d burned the flag that covered her daughter’s casket. Her police colleagues called it a small crime, but to her, it wasn’t. She had to solve it, and she had to solve it now.
Stuffed Shirt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Revenge is a dish best served steaming. Eric Dennison doesn't suffer fools or offenses lightly. When Theron Claymore, the new man in the workplace, pushes matters too far, Eric resorts to drastic measures to stop him, with surprises for Claymore--and the reader.
Firebug
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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An empty, rundown house. An unlocked door. Two kids with a stolen lighter and a need to watch something burn. Award-winning writer Annie Reed's deadly tale of what happens when best friends, out for a little fun, take their new game one step too far.
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
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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 World's Best Coffee (Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,450. Language: American English. Published: November 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Mark never had a problem diving for the world's best coffee inside a crowded coffee shop and walking out the door without paying until Georgia chases him all over the shopping center to get her coffee back. (A 1,025-word short story.)
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
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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.
A Tremble in the Air
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A classic country-house detective story with an occult twist. Family secrets aren't the only things buried in this drawing-room mystery featuring Orville Nesbit, psychic researcher.
Lunch Reads Volume 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by Istoria Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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In this first edition of short stories offered by Istoria Books (eBooks You Want to Read at Prices You Want to Pay), readers can devour two tasty and satisfying tales of suspense and cozy mystery. Jenny Milchman and Libby Sternberg take readers on domestic journeys where the prosaic turns into the perplexing, creating everyday dramas that aren’t easily resolved.
Winter Heart
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Series: Dame Frevisse Medieval Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,220. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
One man has been kidnapped. Another has been murdered. In the bleakest depths of winter, Frevisse finds her soul chilled with the heavy burdens of duty and responsibility. Even the warmth of charity is in short supply as the villagers of Prior Byfield turn against each in bloody feuds of greed and rage, weaving knots of treachery which even the clever Frevisse may find hard to unwind.
Human Bait (A Treasure Hunters Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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During the last six months in the small town of Printon, California, two men of Asian descent were murdered. Undercover FBI agent Andy Lee is given the assignment lure the killer into the open. His investigation not only uncovers a group of KKK activists but also a 150-year-old hidden gold mine--both of which may kill him if he’s not careful.
The Pusher's List
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 18,140. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011 by Banty Hen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Supermarket worker Colin Webb’s day goes from bad to terrifying when he finds a note scrawled in a child’s hand: Pleze Help Us We R Kidnaped. Colin’s co-workers dismiss the note as a joke. Colin’s boss threatens to fire him if he takes any action. But Colin knows that unless he can figure out who the kidnapper is, any chance of rescuing the victims will vanish without a trace.
Lightning Rider
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Twenty-six year-old Jessie Scout had endured a life steeped in pain. She had come to Las Vegas, a city of risk, not to gamble. But to collect. This short work won Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.
Blood Red Rings
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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After 24 years of putting his life on the line, Officer Frank Harper sees it all tick down to one defining moment in this soul-wrenching short story.
Three Bullets To Queensland
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Before Ike Decker can realize his dream someone will die.
How to Cook Husbands: A Creepy Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A silly printing error spells disaster for Marjorie’s cookbook until her sister Ellen hits upon an idea that creates a sales sensation. But the gimmick turns deadly when a woman takes the advice of the title. "How to Cook Husbands" is a short story.
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
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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.