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A Coincidence Too Many Collector's Edition
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,040. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
15 murder cases that I was involved with in Florida. Greatly exaggerated for my part in most of them.
Jenny's Gardener
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Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Jenny is woken up by the sound of rap music and people talking loudly in her lounge and when she peeps through a crack in the door, she sees a number of woman sitting under hairdryers, one woman having a manicure and another woman serving tea. Feeling scared and not knowing what is going on, she phones around for help, but the only person that answers his cell is Winston...
The Haunted End Zone
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Carl Douglas had finally made it to his senior year of high school. He was the best kicker on the football team. The team had a chance to start winning games, if he could just figure out some way to get rid of the curse that had plagued the football field for twenty-five years.
Contained--Day 2 (Earthquake)
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Series: Contained, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sid Chamber's virus has just costed the lives of numerous people, with Noah Arkchrist witnessing it all. In this next thrilling piece of the Contained series, now that McKenzi and Noah know that something terrible is going on along with this quarantine of the campus, both must enlist the help of an outside source to survive. However, with Sid's appeal coming up for his release as well.
The Poisoned Ground
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Series: The Peers of Beinan. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tyranny and plague! When a sudden plague of mysterious cancers strikes the southwestern city of Nan-li, it falls to Lady Abbess Cara of house Ten-Ar to investigate, entangling her in a royal trap that may cost her life. A Peers of Beinan Series novella. Interactive: click on hypertext links to discover more about planet Beinan and Beinarian society.
Strange Stories - The Book of Thrills
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Price: Free! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Stephen lives a dull life in which he has never taken a risk or chanced his luck. His only passion is reading crime fiction and sucking up all the thrills he lacks in his life. But one day the stories come looking for their payback...
Daisy's Chain
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Series: Storage Ghosts, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 15,620. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short paranormal story about storage locker ghosts. Following a near death experience Grace Abrahams can now see ghosts. She helps ghosts that she meets at storage locker auctions. In this story Grace meets an angry ghost who forces her to bid for a locker full of old clothes. Grace doesn’t like him, and she doesn’t trust him, but she agrees to help him.
White Crosses
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mr. Varney and Mr. Johnson are on vacation out west, travelling in an old school bus they’ve converted into an RV. When thirteen-year old Kelly befriends them at a campground in Gallatin Canyon, they suspect that her guardian is up to no good. Is she the unwitting victim of a kidnapping? Or is something more sinister going on? Varney & Johnson originally appeared in the short story Leave No Wake.
Burying the Truth
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Burying the Truth is a a short story about a married couple facing their worst nightmare when they fall prey of a home invasion. Something goes terribly wrong, and two shotgun blasts seal their fate. Now, what will it take to bury the truth?
Across The Plains
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You set the price! Words: 3,030. Language: American English. Published: July 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A politician goes missing at a dinner. He's quickly swept into a dark web of kidnapping and violence as he attempts to escape with his life intact.
Panty Raid
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014 by L.L. Bartlett. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Tori Cannon and her BFF, Kathy Grant, get together for a girl’s weekend of wine, cookies, and laughter, but there’s also the specter of a panty pincher hanging around the laundry room of the complex where Tori lives. Kathy thinks they can catch the culprit red-handed in a panty raid! This mini mystery introduces the two main characters of the upcoming Lotus Bay Mysteries.
Jerkwater
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A tabloid writer of the mysterious and strange teams up with an investigative taxidermist to solve a series of odd murders. They use theories of parallel universes, intense consideration of dog hair, and bricks through windows on this rousing short story of a mystery and exasperation.
Crestfallen
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,960. Language: American English. Published: July 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this collection of four short stories, Peter Crestfallen is a San Francisco private investigator who has a penchant for attracting problem clients. He's the kind of gumshoe who’ll always give a hundred percent, even if it’s for a ten percent return.
The Last Confession
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A New York mobster on his deathbed and a priest struggling to make things right. The Last Confession is a short story portraying a great Mafia tale of betrayal, revenge and justice.
Spirit's Revenge
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Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Frank Boyer receives an email from his nephew that he will commit suicide and will return in spirit to avenge the man that destroyed his career. Frank Boyer then visits that man, but is too late, and discovers the truth about his nephew.
Whodunit?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Whodunit is an amusing detective story about how a parrot helps to solve the Barlow murder, as well as the stolen diamond necklace case. Cookie does this by learning to say, -Barlow did it, Barlow did it, Cookie wants a biscuit. And as you'll discover she is right up to a point, but not entirely right, as someone else also had a hand in the murder.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Hunting the Priest Killer
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Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case Files 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When the priest known as Patrick was found murdered so close to Easter Sunday, Siren swore she would avenge his death and find his killer. Whoever was stupid enough to kill a priest, clearly didn’t know he was Siren’s priest too. Taking on the gangs on the underworld, she won't stop until she has found who was responsible for murdering the only person that never wanted anything from her.
Snapping Teeth
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Even all-round scumbags like Derek Wrombsford need to get their teeth checked on occasion. And even there, in the most unassuming of places, they cannot escape their domain. Or its brutality. A tale which warns that sometimes a trip to the dentist can have deadly consequences. Snapping Teeth: A Short Story.
모르그 가의 살인, The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Korean Edition)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,550. Language: Korean. Published: July 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Classics
The Murders in the Rue Morgue, recognized as the first modern detective story by Edgar Allan Poe, is now available in Korean. If you're looking for an opportunity to enhance your Korean skills, don't pass up this amazing story! [모르그 가의 살인]은 는 최초의 현대 추리소설이라고 평가 받는 작품입니다. 최초의 탐정이 등장하는 최초의 추리소설! 한글 번역본과 영어 원본을 함께 실었으니, 미국 문학사의 거장이자 비운의 천재 작가인 에드거 앨런 포우의 작품을 감상할 기회를 놓치지 마십시오!
Pick Me Up
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Price: Free! Words: 5,360. Language: British English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Living Books USA. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A notorious criminal turns up dead. When detectives Dalton and Wilkins are sent to investigate the crime scene, they are confronted with one last task. The question is, will the dead man’s observations come true, or will one of the detectives be able to prevent a catastrophe? Sometimes it pays to take men at their words.