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For a Few Lattes More [a short story]
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Terri grew up watching spaghetti Westerns on TV. She never expected to meet a real cowboy, especially not one who parks his horse in front of the Starbucks where grad-student Terri works nights. She might like movie cowboys, but this guy's just plain weird. Plus, he's a little too interested in the poster of a girl who went missing from the college campus next door.
Pecos Valley Incident
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When Annabelle Blue stumbles over the body of Billy Hank Griffin, the entire town of Rosedale, New Mexico (population about 12,000) is more pleased than not, Mr. Griffin being known as a very bad man. Since there isn’t a mark on his body, his death is chalked up to a heart attack. Annabelle finds no reason to doubt the coroner’s verdict until a couple of months after Mr. Griffin’s demise…
Noir - Case of Bruce Howard
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Price: Free! Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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This time Bruce Howard is the target but he won't go down without taking somebody with him. The fourth installment of the Noir series forces Bruce Howard to show a little of his dark side. Previous short story: Noir - Case of the Dead Pediatrician
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
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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.
A Coffin and Bubble Gum
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Price: Free! Words: 320. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
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A Coffin and Bubble Gum is a very short story. It is intended to entertain for no more than a minute or more.
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.
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.