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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
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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: 67,670. 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: Free! Words: 1,440. 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.)
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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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
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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: 6,230. 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.
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.
The Bamboo Mirror - An Anthology of Short Mysteries
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,120. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
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Mystery-suspense-thriller writer, Faith Mortimer warmly welcomes you to her anthology of short mystery stories, "The Bamboo Mirror". In three of the stories the reader is introduced to sleuth, Diana Rivers who features in Faith's mystery thriller series of full-length novels. In "The Bamboo Mirror" each story has a unique setting, is sometimes psychological and always with a twist in the ending.
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.
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.