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Blood and Magick
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Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,450. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A murdered caravan merchant. A threatened city. A forbidden magick that could start a war. As Marshal of the City of Dreams, Marcellus deim Lazar must solve the murder of a half-breed deim merchant discovered in a place no deim should be. To gather the evidence, Marcellus must confront a magick that could save the woman he loves, or destroy everything he has given his life to preserve.
Game Face
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,360. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Private eye Val Lyon puts her game face on in eight tales of murder, lust, revenge and cheating. No matter what the game, her opponent is Death and he always scores first.
Four D
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,850. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four D consists of four chapters: “Four Rooms”, “The Principle of Luidgi”, “Space”, and “Guest”. Four interconnected stories question happiness, death, ability to make right choice during challenging times. These tense mysterious stories with incredibly engaging plots will not leave any reader feeling indifferent. “…enigmatic stories…puzzling and eerie…”—Kirkus Indie Reviews
Edges: Collected Stories of Mystery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,310. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
"...gripping, with an authentic voice... a marvelous technical feat... By turns funny, touching, and horrifying; a beautiful job." - Diana Gabaldon, New York Times Bestseller. Edges is a compilation of diverse mystery short stories from award-winning writer Michael Hiebert. Coming in at over 34,000 words of fiction, this collection is anything but small.
Murder Comes in Threes
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Series: Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,110. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sixty-six year old Gertie Johnson and cohorts Cora Mae and Kitty have a knack for stirring up trouble in what was once a quiet backwoods community in the heart of the Michigan Upper Peninsula. Three previously published humorous novella adventures in one edition: Murder Bites the Bullet Murder Trims the Tree Murder Begins at Home
Blood Money - The Collected Placido Geist Bounty Hunter Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,270. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(5.00 from 1 review)
Simon Straw smiled. It was a disarming smile, almost apologetic. It wasn’t meant to give insult. His stance was relaxed, practically nerveless, none of his muscles tensed, his hands at his sides, the elbows slightly bent, like a man ready to pick up a glass. His gun was worn high on the hip, a .44 Remington single-action. “I’m here for you, old man,” he said to Placido Geist.
Collected Dick Sleuth Mysteries - Tasmania's No. 1 Detective
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Series: Collected Series, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 146,590. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
This detective story collection is mainly set in Tasmania and brings to life a most original detective whose unorthodoxical and bizarre actions leads to impressive results. The stories and events of the funny and lively Tasmania’s No. 1 Detective treats mystery and danger with a humour that is proper from a Tasmanian , and defies the crude logician to try to solve these cases in any other way.
Innocent Death
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,350. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set in Scotland and traveling through some of the most scenic and also bleak areas of countryside, this novella will give you a taste of life as resident in what is often mistaken for the capital of Scotland. It is a rough place Jack and Angela have to work in where innocents are dying needlessly.
More Short Fuses (Four Free Short Stories)
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Price: Free! Words: 48,590. Language: British English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four free short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of five of his bestselling thrillers. The short stories are: Rules of Engagement (where Spider Shepherd has to help a friend who is in serious trouble with the police), The Constituency Meeting (where a group of old folks decide to commit a murder), Ghost Kids and Massage Therapy.
Quick Fixes - tales of Repairman Jack
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,960. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
Finally! All the Repairman Jack short fiction - many hard to find, one nigh impossible - collected for the first time. QUICK FIXES includes: "A Day in the Life" "The Last Rakosh" "Home Repairs" "The Long Way Home" "The Wringer" "Interlude at Duane’s" "Do-Gooder" "Piney Power" plus author introductions to each story
Inspector Zhang - The Boxed Set
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,710. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Four short stories featuring detective Inspector Zhang from Singapore. They are all locked room mysteries to test the detective's deductive powers to the full - Inspector Zhang and the Perfect Alibi, Inspector Zhang and the Falling Woman, Inspector Zhang and the Dead Thai Gangster, and Inspector Zhang and the Disappearing Drugs.
Maelstrom: The Downing of Eagle21
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Price: Free! Words: 29,700. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
INTERPOL Switzerland: 30year veteran Chief Inspector runs into much more intrigue than he expected trying to solve the high profile crash of the VIP flight Eagle21, that threatens his belief's and his team of investigators lives.
Bruce Howard - Gentleman with Brass Knuckles
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Price: Free! Words: 44,490. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
If he can’t talk you out of your panties then you probably don’t speak English – and even if you don’t speak English the odds are still in his favor. The charmingly arrogant and rough-around-the-edges private investigator, Bruce Howard, has seen his share of thongs and danger.
My Brother's Keeper
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 23,310. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Everyone is convinced that Brayden Kelley committed suicide but Bryce is determined to vindicate his brother and prove that it wasn't suicide at all but murder. Bryce will stop at nothing to find his brother's killer. Bryce quickly learns that clearing his brother's name could be deadly and he'll need all the help he can get.
Old Towne: Beginnings
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,260. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Veterinary medicine and biotechnology collide in this fictional account of Dr. Shep, a former scientist who now works as a veterinarian. He embarks on a new path in his career and must solve a mystery concerning a sick horse and a devious plan by others to make money. If you enjoyed the stories of James Herriot, this book brings you back into that world with the addition of forensic science.
Remember Me
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,520. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Three short stories concerning women, sex, crime, police and revenge.
A Plunder by Pilgrims
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,060. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
It starts with a knock at the door – something reclusive ex-detective Garrison Gage hates. When it's his teenage neighbor, whose girlfriend has gone missing just before Thanksgiving, Gage gets reluctantly pulled back into his old line of work - and ends up facing some fears of his own in Oregon's dark woods...Includes an extended preview of THE GRAY AND GUILTY SEA, also featuring Garrison Gage.
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
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
An Unlikely Hero
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Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 29,100. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(4.00 from 1 review)
Alfie Bowman is no hero, but when he sees a beautiful young woman in trouble he can't ignore it. Waking up in hospital later, he wonders if maybe it wasn't such a good idea! But when he learns the beating and the young woman are unconnected he wants to know who's behind his beating and why? And then there's the beautiful young woman. She needs help. It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!
Nowhere To Go
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,130. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.86 from 7 reviews)
Eleven stories of murder, obsession, fear and--sometimes--redemption. Featuring stories published in Alfred Hitchcock's, Ellery Queen's and more. Iain's short fiction has been reprinted in Year's Best anthologies, won a Derringer Award, been voted into readers' top ten of the year, and been the basis for a novel shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association's Debut Dagger award.