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Jewelry Jinx
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When someone is stealing from the magical community, the call goes out to the E.S. Peters agency to find the thief. Tiffany enlist the aid of witch spirit Magee Reyes to track down the villain and get the goods back.
Horns
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Its rodeo time in up-country Maui. Honolulu private eye Val Lyon is investigating some thefts. The victim? A 1700 pound bag of aggression named Terminator. Terminator is a champion bull. What was taken? Bull sperm. The likely suspects are a champion bull rider and a barrel clown. The case soon turns deadly and Val finds herself in danger of losing her heart to the cowboy and her life to a killer.
Nursery Crimes - case 1
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Series: Nursery Crimes, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A sideways looks at the real life of nursery rhyme characters
Floaters
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Easter Sunday, Ward gets a call from his estranged wife. She says she caught a glimpse of their two boys in Lincoln City where they were presumed drowned a year ago today. It has to be a cruel joke, except Ward can hear his wife falling apart on the phone. And that tiny part of him that still hopes, just has to drive out and see for himself.
The Whack Job - An Eamonn Shute Short Story
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Series: Eamonn Shute's Miami, Short. Price: Free! Words: 10,860. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Eamonn Shute and his girlfriend Nicky Muniz find their relaxing day torpedoed when they come across the dead body of one of Eamonn's friends. Eamonn, being the person he is, just has to stick his nose in.
October Moon - An Eamonn Shute Short Story
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Series: Eamonn Shute's Miami, Short. Price: Free! Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Let's go back in time, to the first time Nicky called on Eamonn for help. Her cousin, only living relative in the USA, is dead and she doesn't believe the coroner's finding of heart attack.
Microrelatos de misterio
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Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: Spanish. Published: February 11, 2012 by PÚLPito. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Cinco relatos MUY breves de intriga y misterio con la (dudosa) calidad PÚLPito. Incluye: "Un crimen en pocas palabras", "El diamante desaparecido en la habitación cerrada", "Tú", "No tan cristalino como el agua" y "El impostor"
Scullery
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: American English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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A tall tale from Texas. Three mobsters accuse the mayor of Snyder of corruption, extortion and kidnapping. He says they came for his mysterious golden goat. The odd claim calls for the curious Mr. Simone, who comes to investigate the farm house where it should all have taken place. As a first clue, he is shown the goat in the orchard.
Maynard Soloman Solves the War on Drugs (Funny Detective Stories #1)
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Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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Fans of funny detective stories, meet Maynard Soloman. Some say he's crusty, profane and clueless. If you ask him, he solves the world's problems one case at a time. In this misadventure, the Maynard wraps his arms around the War on Drugs. Or is the war wrapping itself around his beloved Winnebago RV? Either way, the Ol' Badger will solve this War on Drugs business once and for all.
Hurricane: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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From R. Narvaez, a board member of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, and exciting new voice in noir . . . “If there is any justice in the world, [R. Narvaez] should become a giant on the literary noir scene within the next couple of years.” —Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine, on the story “Roachkiller”
Getting Away With Murder
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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This is a mystery, set inside the workings of a daytime drama. Jake Winthrop is a superstar writer brought in to save the aging soap opera, As Life Goes By. What he quickly learns in a world where actors disappear into characters is that killing off characters might not be as easy as it seems.
Finding Vinnie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Philadelphia PI Andrea Fabiano is called in to help her late mother’s best friend, Teresa Mazzi, who is gravely ill, find her son before she dies. In “Finding Vinnie,” PI Fabiano is determined to bring the wayward Vinnie to his mother’s bedside but finds more trouble than she bargained for in a case that she takes pro bono.
Jade O'Reilly and the Ice Queen (short story)
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Series: Jade O'Reilly Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When a priceless vase disappears during the fanciest party of the year in Sweetwater, NC, it's up to private investigator Jade O'Reilly to recover the family heirloom. As Jade tracks down the vase, she juggles pressures from her ex-fiancé, Dale Pickles, and hard-core co-worker Mack Blackmon along with her determination to uncover the truth about what happened to the vase itself.
Inbox Zero
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Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Social media undertaker Kendall Barber has discovered something about his new subject - an email set up to be sent after his death. What is in the email - and why is his client, the dead man's brother, so eager to find out? This short story is a mini-sequel to the crime novella 'The Obituarist', but it can also be read as a stand-alone story.
Bird of Paradise: A Diana Siddal and Mustapha Alawi Mystery Short
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Price: Free! Words: 7,650. Language: American English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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In this tale by Atlanta-based mystery writer Julian Cage, the discovery of the months-old corpse of a woman leads Detective Diana Siddal and Inspector Mustapha Alawi to two older men, one a lover and the other something of a mentor. One man loves theatre; the other came to love it. But neither expected what would happen when the woman and her partner tried to raise money for a theatre company.
The Flower Man
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
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Talia and Max seldom work together at a crime scene, but on this one they must, not just because of the lives lost or the way they died, but because of the memories the crime brings up. Now, Talia must employ her best forensics skills to solve the murder—and salvage her own memories in the process.
Ashes On The Water
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Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A very short story of one man's attempt to commit the perfect murder. This was based upon a very unusual real-life occurrence.
The Weight of Gold
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Price: Free! Words: 15,810. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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When the Magistrate of the Rhakotis District calls Heron of Alexandria—the greatest inventor the city has ever known—to help him solve the mystery of a dismembered human forearm, he learns what value there is in the weight of gold.
Karma's a Bitch: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 14,810. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Karen Sheppard is found dead in her car at the Paris Club. Her husband is a self-absorbed sociopath, but is he a killer? The initial evidence points towards Karen's husband, but DNA results exonerates him and points towards a convicted sex offender. Who really killed her? This short story is full of twists and turns with an end that will surprise you.
Ultimatum
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Price: Free! Words: 10,390. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Jim receives an unsettling visit from a stranger who tells him he needs to kill someone or his wife will die. Instinctively Jim calls the police who investigates the complaint. When Jim's wife dies and the stranger visits him once more he is told that he has to kill himself or his daughter dies. It is a race against the clock as Jim tries to figure out what the stranger has to gain from it all.