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Italian Folly (A Kissed in Italy Mystery Book 2)
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Price: Free! Words: 28,360. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lily Bilbury is a women with a pending divorce, a normal-as-can-be job with no mysteries, and a burgeoning romance. Or is she? In three months of madness everything changes.
The Case Book of Rajiv Ray
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Price: Free! Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Rajiv Ray is a private detective, and owns Candour Detective Agency located in Secunderabad City. In the case of Adventure of Missing Woman, he investigates the whereabouts of a missing woman called Sita. Sita is a housewife and lives in a private home along with her husband Varun. She is friendly with her neighbours and is very much close to one of her neighbours, Tanu, who is a widow.
Mary's Christmas
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: British English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
One evening in late 1921 or 1922, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are talking over the unexplored portions of their past. A person might expect the older Holmes to have any number of these—but here, it is Russell who astonishes her husband with news of a previously unknown, even unsuspected, uncle. Jake Russell: scoundrel, charmer, eternal youth. What young girl could resist his charms?
The Outlier #5: Jumpers
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Series: The Outlier. Price: Free! Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dillon Sharif was the world's greatest data detective, but he had too many cases. He needed to apply the same analytics techniques he used for solving mysteries to manage his own workload issues. He was also going to need help. A lot of help. Part Freakonomics, part Doctor Who, part Sherlock Holmes, and one hundred percent absurd, The Outlier series continues with #5: Jumpers. Let it rain!
Heavy Mascara
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,210. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Deception, Destruction, and Devastation From young women to elderly matrons, from the savvy sophisticates to the socially inept, the women in these stories depict life's defining moments where one calculated move cements the unalterable fate of another and the inescapable consequences of karma and conscience.
The Whole She-Bang 2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,940. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sisters in Crime Canada presents 24 Mystery short Stories by 21 authors. Some are set in far flung locations, but most are set in Canada from Vancouver Island, Alberta and Ontario to the Arctic. They include settings and themes that are 100% current while others are drawn from the pages of history. They are traditional and noir, serious and serious and funny. A page turner beginning to end.
Write Flash Fiction and Tell a Story in a Few Words
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 860. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014 by Juicy Words Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Flash fiction is a way of succinctly telling a story. The genre requires brevity which many writers find an interesting challenge but difficult to achieve. Be warned, writing flash fiction can be addictive!
Time for Failure
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Lauren Richardson never struggles over anything. Her grades are flawless. And her intelligence beyond question. So when she fails an exam, she cannot believe it. No, worse, she cannot believe that something fishy isn’t going on. And so she decides to investigate. A story about the reliability, and failure, of memory. Time for Failure: A Short Story.
Final Flight
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,540. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014 by Cyberworld Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Stories woven around the mystery of the Bucks Elbow Mountain, Virginia, plane crash of 1963. From this scenario, Olivia Stowe has woven eight separate short stories on events that fit the facts and that could plausibly explain what brought that plane and those two people to oblivion in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Preceding these stories is an additional story, “Fire on the Mountain,” giving . . .
Have You Seen My Cat?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,570. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Detective Frank Primrose woke up this morning, he didn't expect to investigate the disappearance of cats. Police detectives simply don't do that sort of thing. But when the chief's niece's cat is missing that's missing, what else can he do? Besides, it isn't just her cat; all of the cats in her building have disappeared. So, where have they gone -- and where will his investigation take him?
Murder Aboard the Titanic: A Mystery At Sea Short
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,420. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Dark Streets of Whitechapel comes an enthralling new historical mystery at sea short, Murder Aboard the Titanic.
Short Stories and Flash Fiction
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,900. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Stories and Flash Fiction from the author of "Zeigler, through Vidster's Eyes" and the blogger behind Defrosting Cold Cases.
The Stoneman
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Stoneman’s Purpose demands he bring living things to their end. And he does. Over and over—and over—again. But as Stoneman’s fatal tapestry nears competition, he cannot help but indulge himself. Just one more time. A disturbing story of single-minded obsession. The Stoneman: A Short Story.
Death at Noon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,120. Language: American English. Published: October 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Gregory Kent late night radio host is dead; it’s the middle of the day a restaurant full of people but there are no suspects. Marlow finds that the secret recipe for murder is hidden in plain sight. To celebrate the publication of Death at Noon a special discount for Marlow's friends is available, just visit her website at http://www.mysterygirljournal.com for coupon code.
Fog
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When the fog rolls in you'd better not make a sound...
Persistence Can Be Fatal (And Other Stories)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,220. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A failed screenwriter insists his wife listen to his latest script, until she feels compelled to stop him from ever reading a single word to her again; a prison warden has to figure out how a woman on death row escaped his prison from a foolproof cell; a maze becomes much more than a party game. . . just some of the stories that come to life in the pages of this collection.
The Horse-Drawn Hearse
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Price: Free! Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
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On Halloween night in 1973, young Daniel Taylor was approached by a mysterious horse-drawn hearse driven by a sinister old man. Forty years later, the hearse emerged from the darkness and appeared to Daniel once again - but this time it was carrying a coffin.
Halloween Night: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
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James is alone on Halloween night. His parents go to a Halloween Party, but never return. The search for James's parents begins.
Ведьмин подарок. Лилит
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 10,390. Language: Russian. Published: October 25, 2014 by T/O "Neformat". Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Я шёл со службы, когда моё внимание привлёк мальчик – продавец газет. - Купите газетку, господин хороший?! Нашу помощницу, госпожу ясновидящую, убили… - Ясновидящую? – Машинально сунув пареньку в кулачок монету, я взял свежую, пахнущую типографскими чернилами, газету. С неё на меня смотрело мёртвое лицо моей жены.
Seeing Red
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Maggie wants to get rid of the annoying boyfriend who has taken over her apartment. Hilda has had enough of her abusive husband. And murder is a cheaper solution than divorce. Two tales of bad relationships, angry women and murder of 4600 words or approx. 15 print pages altogether.