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Curtains
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,490. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2010 by Haunted Computer Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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
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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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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,220. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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
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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.
Fear in Darkness
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Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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.
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
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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.
As Long As We Both Shall Live
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,780. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Liz Dalton's world was coming apart but she refused to surrender. This short work was named a finalist for Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.
Train Journey
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Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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You start off a train journey much like any other. This one's particularly cramped and uncomfortable but you get through it. Then once you arrive at your destination, it all changes. Suddenly you'd do anything to get back on that train again...
The Buck
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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"The Buck" touches on one of our world's worst problems, human trafficking. The story has a supernatural twist to it. Two men traveling in Texas stumble onto a horrible scene. They end up fighting for their lives, and in the process unravel countless crimes that have been committed against young girls, who were victimized by brutal gangs who kidnap them and sell them into slavery, for sex.
Blood Spatter -- A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Logan Jennings is a loving father, husband, and dog-owner. A mild-mannered, freelance photographer, by all appearances, he leads the perfect life. What’s his secret? He’s an obsessive, ritualistic serial killer...except he doesn’t know it. Logan would like to meet you. Will you oblige him? "Blood Spatter" is a 3,000 word short story.
Good Old Uncle Norman
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Do you have a goofy relative who is constantly playing pranks? Is there something not quite right about the new home you are moving into - but you can't put your finger on it? Combine the two and you have Uncle Norman and his oddball idea of justice - justice for someone who was murdered and discovery of the killers who got away - well, almost.
Hobo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Playmates were far and few for ten-year old Joby Richards in the late 1800’s, so when a feral dog, Hobo, shows up, Joby is determined to make friends. But the arrival of a mysterious stranger puts both the boy and dog at great risk. Did Hobo sense the dark secret the stranger harbored?