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Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas (A Greatest Hits Mysteries holiday short story)
Series: Greatest Hits Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,410. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It’s Christmas Eve, and huddled around the fireplace with pet Dodo in her lap, Missi Bombay tells the story about the time she and her cousins, Gin, Liv, Paris, and Cy carried out a holiday assignment on the family’s private island—Agatha Christie style.
Christmas Canapés & Sabotage
Series: Culinary Competition Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,120. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Amy Ridley is excited to be participating in the Holiday Celebrations Competition to kick off her Christmas season in Kellerton, Michigan. Local cooks are set to compete for prizes then serve their best party dishes to holiday revelers. Amy has her eye on a special prize, but she has a difficult time concentrating on creating a perfect party buffet when a plague of problems begins to whirl around.
Motion for Mistletoe (a Jamie Winters Mysteries holiday short story)
Series: Jamie Winters Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,720. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Jamie Winters' elderly neighbor Jack disappears a week before Christmas, Jamie pairs up with her landlord's fearless teenaged niece to find him. Only the more they look into his disappearance, the more they begin to believe Jack is not the man they thought he was...and he bears a suspiciously striking resemblance to jolly old Santa Claus.
A Christmas Ghost & Zero Regrets
Series: Dead by the Numbers Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,870. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
While Gianna Mancini longs for a cozy family Christmas back home, this year her cousin, Claudia, is getting married, and Gianna is the maid of honor. Having to spend the holiday in another state may have Gianna a bit blue, but when Claudia runs off the night before her nuptials, Gianna is determined to find her.
A (Gingerbread) Diorama of Death
Series: Helen Binney Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,330. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
How could something as sweet and wholesome as a gingerbread-house contest lead to a murder investigation? Just include the ex-first-lady of Massachusetts, Helen Binney, on the judging panel and require a unanimous decision for the prizes. The other judges are dampening Helen's Christmas spirit, and she's beginning to think that someone involved in the contest is a killer targeting her friends.
Pervious Pickle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Pervious pickle, being a career criminal, devised a plan so devious he thought it was fool proof in every way. Everything seemed to fall into place as he put his plan into action. He would have succeeded in his endeavour had it not been for Inspector Cheesecake. This short story takes you through a criminal mind that hatched a brainy idea that couldn't possibly fail.
Zero to Sixty (A Jason Thornhill Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,480. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Professional thief Jason Thornhill and his crew are back. This time their target is a Montreal drug lord's four hundred thousand dollar Lamborghini. There's a nice payoff waiting for them if they can pull it off. The only things standing in their way are two dim-witted henchmen, a bored rookie cop, a trio of backwoods scavengers, and an army of state troopers. Fasten your seatbelt...
Send in the Clowns (A Jason Thornhill Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
THE BIG BANG THEORY meets OCEAN'S ELEVEN Jason and friends may be on to a major score. A crooked attorney's warehouse full of stolen merchandise is an attractive target, but no job is as easy as it looks. The wisecracking, pop culture-obsessed crew will need to scramble if they want get away with the swag. And stay out of jail. Send in the Clowns is a short story. Approximate length: 9000 words
Havana Nocturne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015 by Intrigue Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
With US relations with Cuba, you can relive the past with this mystery/espionage story set in Cuba right after the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The Mystery Stalker at Hyde Park
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
An exciting short story revolving around the Law Makers versus the Law Breakers.
Recreation: Yes, You Do Look A Little Familiar...
Price: Free! Words: 11,480. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015 by Ex-L-Ence Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story prequel to the 'Lena's Friends' novels. Lena sells herself, she is a high class 'escort', a prostitute. At a bike rally, Lena meets up with Tony, someone she had previously met in a ‘professional’ way... Despite initial worries that her business and private lives should be kept separate, it soon becomes obvious that Tony was definitely going to be one of ‘Lena's Friends’...
Mirror Image
Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A "John Doe" with a fatal gunshot wound. An ER doctor. A surprise. Murder
Pocket Change
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,170. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015 by SDP Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When a local man intentionally drowns himself, a murder that has been submerged for twenty years surfaces, capturing screenwriter Ray Boon’s imagination. Ray is compelled by the little voice in his head to find the reason for the apparent suicide.
The New Adventures of Semi-Dual
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,620. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Prepare to be amazed and astonished as the first occult detective of Pulp Fiction walks once more from the halls of the Urania Building and joins the fight against evil! Pulp Obscura, an imprint of Pro Se Productions, in conjunction with Altus Press proudly presents 'The New Adventures of Semi Dual'!
Three-Minute Mysteries Bonus Pack
Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Five mysteries for you to solve. A man is killed.... A store is burglarized.... A boss is poisoned.... A treasure is stolen.... A model is murdered.... Shamus nominee and two-time Derringer winner Stephen D. Rogers puts you in charge of the investigations. Are you up to the challenge of solving these crimes before time runs out?
Just Breathe
Price: Free! Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story about a single mom's child going missing, but nobody recalls the child existing. About 5000 words
Off The Leash - A California Corwin P.I. Mystery Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015 by David VanDyke. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A murder in San Francisco's Tenderloin District is nothing new, but when ex-cop and private investigator Cal Corwin stumbles across the body of a witness she needs to find a runaway teenager, she find the two cases inextricably entwined - and time is running out. Off the Leash is a short Cal Corwin mystery set against the rich backdrop of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dolls
Price: Free! Words: 21,910. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Brought onto the investigation to explore all the leads no one expected to pan out, Officer Morgan finds himself on the trail of the mysterious and elusive Dolls. It's a lead that takes him into a world far stranger and more real than he had ever imagined and into something far more dangerous than he had bargained for.
Psycho Psyche
Series: The Cloud Brother's Short Stories. Price: Free! Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Dr Grenn is a hypnotist, executive, inventor, television personality, and scoundrel. Driven by insatiable greed, he jeopardises the whole world's security and tricks Professor Maurice Masterson into being his scapegoat. Take this short story as a warning, hide it from terrorists, and pray it never comes true…
"There's No Place Like Zone"
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Chris and Kevin have no choice but to drive to Chicago from New York City for an important meeting. Their car runs out of gas at a very inopportune time. Especially when they are not alone out in the middle of nowhere...