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Blind Barriers (Blind Barriers Volume #1)
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Series: Blind Barriers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 24,200. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Raven Ferragamo is starting a new life. Taking a year off after high school, she moves to the Nation's Capitol, leaving her childhood friends, her family, and her problems behind. Lark Kingsley had the perfect family, the perfect future, the perfect life. Until one day things go terribly wrong. Seemingly coming from different worlds, the two have more in common than either knew.
Tales of Rick Engel: Regeneration
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,850. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Thomas Cade was looking to renew a few old friendships, what he found was more than he bargained for...Enter Rick Engel, stalker of the supernatural and unexplained, attempting to solve what most see only in black and white.
Naughty: Nine Tales of Christmas Crime
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,690. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
The Dead Beat, Volume 1
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Series: The Dead Beat, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 24,960. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Death is not an alibi. The dead really aren't that different from the rest of us. Some work honest jobs and pay rent on their host bodies every month, right on time. But some of them refuse to play by the rules. Police Exorcist Arphallo Sirus and his murdered partner, Sam Trent, hunt down the ghosts that break the laws of the living and the dead. The Dead Beat is an occult noir serial.
The Night and The Music
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,740. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Besides the 17 novels that began with 1975’s The Sins of the Fathers, Lawrence Block’s Matthew Scudder has appeared in shorter fiction, and all 11 novelettes, short stories, and vignettes are here in a single rich volume. Highlights include “Mick Ballou Looks at the Blank Screen,” and the moving and elegaic “One Last Night at Grogan’s,” published here for the first time ever.
Tilley's
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Price: Free! Words: 22,350. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A mysterious photograph intrigues a weary shopper as he explores his new town. What is his connection with it? Why does it matter to him? Find out the answers to this mystery in an intriguing short story by Michael Gunter. Bonus Material! Enjoy the first four chapters of Gunter's novel, BLACKWELL: The Encounter Begins
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
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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