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The Last Cowboy in the East
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Price: Free! Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(1.00 from 1 review)
When Detective Sergeant Harriet is working the night shift in a backwater town in Ireland, she doesn't expect to arrest a fully blown cowboy, bruised and belligerent. She digs into his story and faces up to some home truths of her own. A Why-Done-It. 1,989 Words. Includes chapter 1 of The Story of Plan B
Sinkhole: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
How devastating is a sinkhole? How tragic is it when it occurs in the bedroom of a small house? How much worse is it when the sinkhole begins talking to the young woman it has thrown out of bed about a child’s murder? And how unwise is it for the young woman to climb down into that sinkhole?
The Watcher of Wayburn Street
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mr. Kenniphaas watches Wayburn Street from his favorite seat in his favorite coffee shop. Each day he watches the world outside the window change. Stores he has known for thrity years close. Crime has come to Wayburn Street. But he does nothing. He just watches. Until today. Today Mr. Kenniphaas' world and the world of Wayburn Street will intersect. And today both worlds will change.
9 Chronicles of Crime
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,900. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
9 separate mysteries ranging from a rip-off artist re-evaluating the actions of his partner, to vengeance in today's Mexico, a merchant sailor stranded in 1900 French Indo-China, spies in the Boer War, a perilous life in the warrens under old Edinburgh, and other tales of intrigue, suspense and death.
9 Deadly Tales
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,640. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tales of death and desperation, requiem and revenge. From Bookies to Pawn Shops, from the Golden Triangle to the slums of Colombia, and the early biker stories. 9 tales of action and adventure, humor and more. Something for everyone.
Loneliest Number
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The mysterious Dr. Kostanza appears kind and caring, but his interest in one of his patients leads him to resent the others. Gradually, one by one, he makes plans to eliminate them, but will he succeed before they catch on to his deadly game?
The Funeral
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
When Eve learns of her mother's death, she doesn't mourn her loss. Instead, she dreads the idea of dealing with the rest of the family. Forced to return to the life and people she struggled to abandon, Eve comes to understand that some families are more than flesh and blood. This is a short story (2500 words)
Boomerang
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
After completing a job a hit man slips into a bar to blend in until the heat subsides. Here he meets a small time stick up artist who invites him on a job. Seeing his opportunity the hit man agrees. When things spiral out of control he must make a choice, his survival depends on being right. Some days a guy can't get a break...
Book of the Archangels Book 1
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Price: Free! Words: 21,780. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This is the first book in a series about a prophet that will be born in the Last Days. His mission is to find the Book of the Archangels. Once he finds that book, the things that are needed in the Tribulation Temple can be found. The prophet will find maps and clues that could lead to the book. He must figure the clues out and try to follow the map. The Devil will try and stop him.
Chupacabra - Demon From Hell Book 1
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,350. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Myths and legends begin when people think they see something that is not real. Myths and legends of a blood sucker called the Chupacabra have been around for hundreds of years. This is the first book in a series that explains what the Chupacabra is and why we should fear this animal. This animal could be stalking you and your children. Please do not go out at night it could be the last thing you.
Dying to Diet
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Destiny Hogan sells real estate and wants a svelter figure, but this may be one diet too many if the manufacturer has his way. Destiny calls on all her internal escrow to survive this one.
A Date to Die For
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Price: Free! Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Just a simple book signing ... at least that's what Lilly Millenovanovich, semi-successful mystery author thought when she traveled to Atlanta. She didn't need her agent, Kate to twist her arm. Afterall, her idol author, Sylvester Stone would be there. To make it even more thrilling, Sylvester invites Lilly to dinner to celebrate his movie deal in this murder mystery SHORT STORY.
Honey Trap (A Noah Milano short story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When a chemist in the perfume industry gets blackmailed by a blonde wearing a honeybee tattoo he calls in the help of Noah Milano, security specialist and ex-mob fixer. The blackmailers won't give up very easily, forcing Noah to resort to some extreme, but unexpected measures. "Great pop sensibility with a nod to the classic L.A. PIs." -David Levien, author 13 Million Dollar Pop
All in the Family Cruise
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this spoof, someone is killing off the members of a special group on their all-expense paid cruise. Inspector Carlson must find out who before all the attendees are murdered.
Train Journey
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Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
You start off a train journey much like any other. This one's particularly cramped and uncomfortable but you get through it. Then once you arrive at your destination, it all changes. Suddenly you'd do anything to get back on that train again...
9 Historical Mysteries
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,410. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In the mid-1850's, Cossacks hold the north bank of the Terek River, while Chechen hill tribes control the Wild Country to the south. Here, a man known only as The Armenian trades goods on both sides of the river and soon finds himself involved in murder, intrigue and horse theft. In the 1660's Paris Underworld, an orphan, incompetent pickpocket tries his best to survive amongst criminals.
Double Cross
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"It was easy to picture Nick’s usual sort, either too young with big sprayed hair, cheap cherry-red lips and surprised shock at a husband’s betrayal, or women a few years grayer, thicker and no longer surprised." When a mysterious leggy blonde shows up, Nick finds himself involved in a case that might just pay the rent for a while... if he survives to collect.
The Penguin Sleeps With the Fishes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A strange, alternate world sits on the edge of environmental collapse and someone murders notorious criminal, The Penguin. Private detective, Frank Yellow and Bird (aka FYI) are called in to investigate. They discover the stakes are higher than first suspected, and very personal. An unusual tale of murder where the world has become an unfamiliar and unfriendly place.
The Emperor's Ring
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Price: Free! Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Open Books Press. Category: Fiction » Drama » Asian
A craftsman in the palace of the Han Emperor looked deeply into a yellow jadestone, listened to what his ancestors whispered about the jade’s powers; keeping safe the life and thoughts of its wearer, a Han lord who became Emperor. He fashioned it into a ring, a turtle as the guardian spirit of the wearer’s long life. The jade turtle ring grew heavy with its story.
The Drill
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Benjamin McKeever knows the drill. Just get a fake house, a fake car, and a fake job, shrink-wrap them together, and call it your pretend life. But today his duplicity reveals the stale air trapped in the bubble wrap of his soul, and he's forced to free himself-- and anyone who gets in his way-- from the drill once and for all.