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Boxed to Kill
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Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A secret organization enlists talented veterans to carry out assassinations of rapists, murderers, drug dealers, and gang members that the police can't catch. A box containing information and a weapon of a target appears, the assassination is carried out, a large sum of money is paid, and then the assassin is moved. But who are The Eradicators, and how do they get away with it all?
Confession
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015 by Gorillas With Scissors Press (GWSP). Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The truth is the most powerful weapon any man or woman can wield.
Story Sampler
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Price: Free! Words: 39,930. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Story Sampler is a free sampling of stories found in my other collections that provide the reader with a broad cross-section of the types of stories I have published in these collections (mystery, science fiction, fantasy, mainstream, cross-genre).
.Skinz
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Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jonas Wakefield enlists Regan King to help him find an art thief. In the virtual world not everything is as it seems and the truth will change one of Regan's closets relationships forever.
The Phone Ring
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You set the price! Words: 200. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A very short horror and mystery that appeals to the imagination and sends it running wild.
General Well'ngone In Love
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Price: Free! Words: 23,140. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by Aster Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In this short mystery story set in Regency London during the Frost Fair of 1814, a recently orphaned boy disappears, seemingly off the face of the earth. Wealthy-widower-turned-sleuth Ezra Melamed enlists the aid of General Well’ngone, a young Jewish pickpocket, who has his own reason for wishing to find the missing child—the General has fallen in love with the boy’s older sister.
Within
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Series: Jewel Friedman Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,910. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Chief Inspector Jewel Friedman returns in five cases that will truly test her mettle, hitting closer to home than she would ever have imagined or liked. Even in the face of hardship, however, she finds a companion, finally someone who seems to really understand her... but will Jewel lose her almost as soon as she found her? And how will she cope? Will she even stay on at the Yard...?
An Incursion of Mice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Beautiful longhaired tom Wall T runs a tight household. But when the other cats in his pride begin reporting a mouse incursion, he launches an investigation. What he uncovers might change everything he thought he knew about crime and leadership. This delightful detective tale by USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch offers a fascinating feline perspective on the nature of a crime.
The Box Top Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Three short stories—of infidelity, murder, and betrayal—by a recent finalist for the Derringer Award for short mystery fiction. D’Agnese gives us three tales that read like Cheever gone from bad to worse, where disillusioned characters dwell in the realm of metro-suburban surreal.
The Heaven Gate
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Eric Droopchack collects art and other assorted items for discerning clientele. There are pitfalls and issues inherent in any job, it pays to be prepared. When an item he intentionally lost resurfaces, he finds he needs to ask an old business partner for a favor.
The Castro '76
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Price: Free! Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
San Francisco 1976: While Israel Wren looks after his friend Harvey Milk's apartment he is astonished to find a very famous movie star nervously smoking cigarettes in the front room. After hearing the man's story Israel becomes involved in tracking down a serial killer who sketches his victims before he murders them.
Падение (The Fall / Padenie -- in Russian)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,440. Language: Russian. Published: January 4, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
В сборник включены рассказ «Исповедь» и повесть «Падение». Первая история заканчивается смертью, вторая – начинается с нее. И все же у них много общего. Оба произведения рассказывают о том, как главные герои долго не могут выбраться из замкнутого круга неудач и впадают в отчаяние. Но вдруг находят выход из ситуации, в обоих случаях неожиданный и ведущий к страшным последствиям.
Lost Property
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Series: The Finder. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: Australian English. Published: January 4, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Approached by a property developer, Harriet investigates why a derelict old building has a Heritage Listing on it. Closer examination unravels a web of lies, deceit and corruption that threaten not only Harriet but others that she gets involved in assisting her.
Dead Rednecks #3: Dead Rednecks on a Friday Night
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Hoss Qualls doesn't take it kindly when a couple of thugs lean on his little brother Howard – it seems Howard's investigations are hitting too close to home for someone. Can Hoss solve the case despite the interference of his old enemies in the sheriff's department... and the help of his bumbling brother?
The Infidels
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Murder and Intrigue in 5th century Ireland! Conor MacCormac, the new King of Connacht, had not wanted a Christian church in his territory, but the High-King – a new convert – had insisted. Now the priests have been slaughtered by raiders from the northlands – or so it seems. Conor must unravel the mystery, and he fears the truth may rock the Emerald Isle
All Great Neptune's Ocean
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When Charles Weaver's investigative reporting got too close to mobster Albert Rossi, the gang leader ordered him killed. Weaver survived, but lost everything -including the love of his life. Now he plans to repay Rossi in kind -by destroying the one good, decent thing in the mobster's life, his daughter. But he may destroy his own soul in the process...
Executive Affairs
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Price: Free! Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Executive Affairs contains two Sedona O'Hala short stories, Executive Affairs and Executive Gardening. These shorts are based on the characters in Maria's popular Sedona O'Hala humorous mystery series. Executive Lunch is the first novel in the series. Sedona must solve a few crimes while fighting her way up the corporate ladder; mostly she dangles from her fingertips just trying to survive.
Cade Crowley, Demon Hunter (Cade Crowley, Demon Hunter Series #1)
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Price: Free! Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Demons are dangerous things. They inflame your insecurities, turn your weaknesses against you, and whisper their thoughts into your ears in the darkness. The Vatican wants them locked up, or banished back to Hell. Short on priests and long on money, they’ve had to resort to paying bounties to keep things under control. That means looking outside of the faithful, to mercenaries like Cade Crowley.
Stealing Christmas (A Nancy Kerr and Tommy McIntyre Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 13,330. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When three Santas walk into a bank on Christmas Eve, everybody's smiling. But, the smiles soon fade when the Santas pull out shotguns from their sacks. Nancy Kerr's one of the customers trapped inside. She's the kind of woman who carries a Taser instead of lipstick. Now she has just one goal: to make sure everybody gets out alive.
The Brooch
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Series: The Finder. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,200. Language: Australian English. Published: December 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Harriet finds and old blackened brooch at a garage sale. After cleaning it, it turns out to be of intricate design and discovers that it belonged to Henry VIII. A wrongful conviction to a young house boy for stealing the brooch centuries later spurs Harriet to discover the full truth behind it.