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Cade Crowley, Demon Hunter (Cade Crowley, Demon Hunter Series #1)
Price: Free! Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Demons are dangerous things. They inflame your insecurities, turn your weaknesses against you, and whisper their thoughts into your ears in the darkness. The Vatican wants them locked up, or banished back to Hell. Short on priests and long on money, they’ve had to resort to paying bounties to keep things under control. That means looking outside of the faithful, to mercenaries like Cade Crowley.
The Summer Dress
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"The Summer Dress" is an award winning short story taken from an anthology of short stories entitled "The Little Book of Dark Tales". "The Summer Dress" is free. Reviews would be welcomed.
Patriotic Gestures
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,670. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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)
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: American English. Published: November 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mark has never had a problem walking out of a crowded coffee shop without ever paying for the world's best coffee. The barista always made another one. As he savors the first sip of his illicit brew, Georgia is right behind him and she wants her coffee back. (A 1,025-word short story.)
Curtains
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,490. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2010 by Haunted Computer Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Eleven tales of crime, misdemeanors, killers, and cold-hearted lovers from bestselling author Scott Nicholson. Includes award winner "Dog Person" as well as "Watermelon," "Dead Air," and other stories collected from Cemetery Dance, Crimewave, and other publications. Includes bonus stories from J.A. Konrath and Simon Wood.
Duffy to the Rescue
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,670. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by Istoria Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Series: Dame Frevisse Medieval Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,220. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(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)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 18,140. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011 by Banty Hen Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Before Ike Decker can realize his dream someone will die. Ike Decker, a loss recovery agent, for the armored car industry, is a desperate man. He has a dream and the only thing in his way to realizing it is Paco Sanchez and $1.2 million in stolen cash. Three Bullets To Queensland is another compelling short story from DANGEROUS WOMEN & DESPERATE MEN, the crime anthology by Rick Mofina.
How to Cook Husbands: A Creepy Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,910. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(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.
Fear in Darkness
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Billy Branigan is on a snowboard vacation with his friends in Colorado. But he decides to leave them for a day or two to experience the serenity and beauty of the Rocky Mountains away from all the tourists. The adventurous youth departs for a location in the Rockies which is off-the-beaten path. A place he had read about in his hometown newspaper - associated with awesome vistas and a dark legend.