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Buzz Killer
By Deirdre Verne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It is Homecoming day, and the star quarterback, Howie the Hand, is not on the field. Abby's housemate may have been the last one to see Howie alive, and panic sets in as they piece together the events of an evening doused with drugs, alcohol and deception. Howie may be dead but one thing is for sure. The housemates’ friendship will never be the same.
The Apparition - An Andromache Jones Mystery
By Sammi Cox
Price: Free! Words: 15,650. Language: British English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It is three days since Andromache Jones suffered her ordeal at the hands of The Magician and she doesn't know what to do with herself. She doesn't think that she is up to working. She is not very keen on the idea of getting out of bed. In truth, all she wants is to be left alone. Unlucky for her, Jean Pottersworth is very persistent. Does she have a case that might chase away Mac's blues?
Courtney Case and the Missing Lemons
By Jeannie Meekins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Australia & Oceania
I never thought my mum’s bad memory would lead me to another case. It was Friday evening. Dad was helping me with my homework. When mum came in with fish and chips for dinner, I went out to get a lemon from our tree. I stopped, and looked at the lemon tree in surprise. There were hardly any lemons! Who has stolen the lemons? Can Courtney and her trusty sidekick Laura solve the case?
Dead Men Don’t Eat Quiche: A Short Humorous Mystery Set in Paris
By Gwen Ellery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Becca is having a dead viscount day, and if she doesn’t think fast, she’ll end up in a French jail crying, “I forking can’t take it anymore!" 32 pages of pure entertainment from award-winning humorist Gwen Ellery. Includes an excerpt from What’s French for WTF? and French Toasted and a manifesto: “A Chick By Any Other Name”
The Mystery of the Dead Squirrels
By S.C. Torrington
Price: Free! Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
0.75 star(4.64 from 11 reviews)
One mysterious death is a tragedy. A second is a coincidence. But a third dead squirrel? That’s murder, Pumpkin.
The Big Payback: A Kyra Walker Mystery (.5)
By K.Nicole Williams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Kyra Walker is a newly divorced single mother working as a waitress at a Gentleman's Club. When a customer offers her a thousand dollars to get someone off their back for money they owe them she agrees. But when she finds out that her customer is a heartless cheapskate she finds a way so that both parties get what they want.
L'enigma delle anime perdute
By Manuela Paric
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,160. Language: Italian. Published: February 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
"Il signor Mocha faceva ribaltare il cucchiaino da caffè dal pollice destro fino al mignolo e ritorno, seguendo il ritmo dei suoi pensieri. In gola, il gusto rotondo del mono-origine brasiliano strideva con quello acido e mentolato delle medicine. Stonava.Come ogni particolare in quella faccenda."
Spelling V
By Meb Bryant
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,070. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A coming-of-age short story. You don't choose who you love. You do choose who you kill. Life is a game. For some of us, while growing up and learning how to play the game, winning becomes an obsession. Veronica and Bobby, often referred to as "fire and gas," have a special bond that makes them more than your typical competitors in the game of life.
The Noose Is Waiting And Other Stories
By W A E Davies
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,360. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014 by C&N Publications. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Murder, spies, lost cities, blackmail and ghostly monks. All can be found inside these pages. Written between 1949 and 1955 and revised in 2013: The Noose Is Waiting, The Hidden City Of Ffan Su. Dearest Heart, Blackmail For Breakfast, The Night Of Screaming Terror. Five tales of crime, adventure and horror await...
Six Short Stories
By Joe Ellis
Price: Free! Words: 45,740. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Popular mystery writer, Joe C. Ellis (Outer Banks Murder Series and the Ohio Valley Mystery Series) offers readers an eclectic selection of thrills and chills. Although the author presents a wide variety of plots and characters, a common theme emerges tying all the tales together-- dangerous encounters! Download your free copy today!
En la Esquina de Marte y Neptuno
By Astrid 'Artistikem' Cruz
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,980. Language: Spanish. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lena vende drogas en la calle. Noé es un detective tratando de resolver un caso de homicidio del cual Lena es la única testigo. El problema es que ella no recuerda nada, y su vida es demasiado complicada como para que le importe. Sin embargo, a él sí le importa. Demasiado quizás. Lo suficiente como para pensar que puede salvarse salvándola a ella. Pero la calle siempre reclama lo que es suyo.
Inside Sherlock (Projet Bradbury, #25)
By Neil Jomunsi
Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: French. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Sherlock Holmes est perdu : il vient d'entrer dans un manoir dont il ignore tout et dont on a fermé la porte derrière lui. Pire, ses souvenirs lui échappent : quelle raison a bien pu le pousser à pénétrer en premier lieu dans cette bâtisse ? Le célèbre détective de Baker Street va devoir mettre toutes ses facultés de déduction à profit pour résoudre ce mystère.
Quando un angelo cade
By Quelli di ZEd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: Italian. Published: February 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Racconto della serie "11 Piccole ombre" C’è un mondo intorno a noi, impalpabile, il più delle volte invisibile, che ci avvolge e ci avviluppa in una sorta di eterea nebbia. Ne abbiamo coscienza solo in rare occasioni o in posti particolari, ma sappiamo che esiste, anche se non riusciamo a spiegarcelo. Undici racconti aprono un piccolo spiraglio sul lato oscuro della nostra esistenza...
The Book
By Jeffrey Hickey
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A young couple goes for a walk in the park and chances across a mysterious book.
The Cave Painter's Daughter And Other Stories
By Rosemary Sturge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
This is a collection of short stories set at differing periods, starting with a murder story set in pre-historic times, a dramatic encounter during the English Civil War, and some of the adventures of Tilly Price, a little maid working at ‘the big house’ during the Edwardian era, who is a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes.
The Formula
By Crystin Morgan
Series: LiBREttO, Story #3. Price: Free! Words: 6,110. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2014 by Little Pig Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
November 1990. Twenty-two-year-old Vic Tomlinson is embarking on his legal career while Colin Campbell is on trial for murdering his wife. The prosecution's case is undeniably water tight. But when Campbell takes the stand, his evidence is the most astonishing the court has ever heard. Will the jury – or any jury – believe him? Twenty-three years later, Tomlinson discovers another clue.
Aragon et vanille
By Madjid Lebane
Series: Service Parisien des Enquêtes Spéciales, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 6,810. Language: French. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Le SPES cherche , ce mois-ci, à découvrir qui s'amuse à fabriquer des morceaux d'humains et, surtout, pourquoi ils le font.
The Red Shoes
By Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: British English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Warning: high level of toxic humour and loose limbs (including tongues in cheeks)! Four irreverent crime stories, created with generous assistance from my blog readers (who are apparently even weirder than me). The Red Shoes, A Study in Black, The Blue Vase, Green Acres
Courtney Case and the Dinosaur, Educational Version
By Jeannie Meekins
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
You never know what might inspire you. Surprisingly, school has been the source of many of my cases. In this case (my second book), I try to discover what happened to the leg of a dinosaur that was shown at our local museum. I mean, how can something as big as a dinosaur leg not be found? Join me on this fun, exciting case. Educational Versions include Common Core exercises.
Courtney Case and the Pobblebonk, Educational Version
By Jeannie Meekins
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Hi, I am Courtney Case. I live in Australia. In my spare time, I’m a Private Detective. I’ve got my best friend and trusty sidekick, Laura, and my cat, Maggie. Together, we are the Courtney Case Detective Agency. Sometimes, being a Private Detective is all about discovering the wonders of nature. That’s how it was this time. Join me! Educational Versions include Common Core exercises.