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General Well'ngone In Love
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Price: Free! Words: 23,510. 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.
Victoria Files: The Next Door Neighboors
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Series: Victoria Files, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,460. Language: American English. Published: January 12, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This is the third book in the "Victoria Files" series. A new couple moves in right next door next to Tyler and Victoria. Victoria feels something is not quite right with the couple. Tyler feels his wife should just mind her own business. But what happens when strange things start to happen in their neighborhood? Join our favorite sleuthing couple as they try to figure out this mystery.
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...?
Nachtmerrie in het Park
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Price: Free! Words: 12,380. Language: Dutch. Published: January 10, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Een meisje van 17 achtervolgt door een gruwelijke nachtmerrie, gebrandmerkt voor het leven. Een verscheurd gezin; de moeder met ziekelijke gewoontes, een verwend broertje en de vader met macabere interesses. Een raadselachtige advertentie met een duister geheim, een jongen en een kistje met een geheimzinnige inhoud. De huiveringwekkende prijs: een leven voor een leven …
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.
Back to the Boke
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,360. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In this short crime story, a local hoodlum who turned himself around grapples with the loss of his "straight" job in the light of the tragic events of 9/11. This powerful short story first appeared in the online noir magazine, Beat to a Pulp. This ebook edition features the bonus novelette, "Last Dance in Hoboken." One quirky American city, two hard-hitting stories by a recent Derringer finalist.
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: 10,900. 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 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: 15,450. 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.
Have You Seen My Cat? And Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,940. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The stories in this collection are primarily mystery, science fiction, soft horror/dark fantasy, and cross-genre pieces. Most of the stories are down-to-earth ones set in today's world (particularly the mysteries), or begin that way and take a speculative turn into the possible. With the exception of one fantasy mystery, the rest of the stories are set in the near future or in space.
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 2 reviews)
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.
Run For Your Life
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Series: The Finder. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,570. Language: Australian English. Published: December 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
After locating the missing brother of a work colleague that makes news headlines, Harriet is contacted by a Government Official to try and locate his wife who has mysteriously disappeared whilst on safari in East Africa.