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Big Pulp: Catskin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,710. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 by Big Pulp. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The son of a smalltown sheriff takes crime prevention into his own hands, but curiosity may kill the cat in Arley Sorg's "Catskin", the lead story in the summer 2013 issue of Big Pulp!
The Hidden: Mysterious Tales of Suspense
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,990. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
From award-winning author mystery author Brendan DuBois comes this unique collection of "hidden" or hard-to-find short stories. Since 1985, DuBois has published more than 130 short stories, and in this anthology, he brings together stories that are hard to find for the reader or collector that have been published in non-tradtional markets.
Jewel Box: Short Works by Mary Anna Evans
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,220. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
An eight-year-old girl who has just watched as her sister was kidnapped... A nurse who holds the lives of a mother and child in her hands... A makeup artist who has just found a murdered starlet on a movie set... Find these characters and more in this book-length collection of short works by Mary Anna Evans, author of the Faye Longchamp mysteries.
Spanish Eye
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,020. Language: British English. Published: November 27, 2013 by Crooked Cat publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Through the eyes of Leon Cazador, half-English, half-Spanish private investigator, we experience the human condition in many guises. This collection covers twenty two cases, some insightful, some humorous, and some tragic. The tales evoke tears and laughter, pleasure at the downfall of criminals, and anger at arrogant evil-doers. Leon Cazador fights injustice in all its forms.
Clients & Perps Novelette Collection #1
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,460. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Clients & Perps Novelette Collection #1 is a collection of published novelettes by Jack Bates from the popular series, Harry Landers, PI. Each episode presents the reader with client cases that are forceful and interesting. Including: The Butcher’s Heir, Mumbly Peg, The Infidelity Case, Ten Minutes After Midnight, Satan’s School for Scandal, Shot Girls (NEW), and A Model for Murder.
Node Space
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,860. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Strange tales--an Irish rebel becomes a stranger in a strange land, a lurid, bloody cockfight off Magazine Street, the shadowy string-pulling of the New Orleans Mafia, an odd profile of the much-despised Celine, a bit of hard-chine rum-running during Prohibition, the fag-ends of Batista's Cuban regime, and the Bay of Pigs, seen through a unique prism.
Storm Warning (Crime Fiction)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,000. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
The Caribbean is not just sun, sand and smiling natives bearing coconuts full of fruity drinks! Far from it! Set on the imaginary island of St. Crescens, the five stories in this collection of short crime fiction will take you deep into the heart of an island society where poverty, corruption, greed and sex form a potent and explosive brew.
Licensed to Thrill: A Diane Capri Sampler
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Price: Free! Words: 55,910. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
#1 Bestselling Author DIANE CAPRI Presents Licensed to Thrill! Try Before You Buy! Fiendishly clever, isn't it? Open this collection of hefty samples and enjoy great characters, mystery, suspense, thrills, a few laughs, and loads of atmosphere that will have you Thrilled to read more! "Full of thrills and tension - but smart and human too." Lee Child, #1 Selling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers
Thorns and Roses
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 52,030. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
a collection of short stories written for varoious writers ortganizations over time. They include mysteries , thrillers, scirnce fiction and general fiction stories All rthe stories are within the normal limits set by writers organizations, being between three thousand and seven thousaand words.
Step On A Crack: The Collection
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,060. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Five minutes went by. Then ten. I allowed my metabolism to slow, lizard-like, and let my imagination cool. There was no point in making ill-educated guesses. The door clicked open. I looked up. The man in the doorway studied me for a moment. Then he stepped inside, closing the door behind him.
Blood Money - The Collected Placido Geist Bounty Hunter Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,270. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
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Simon Straw smiled. It was a disarming smile, almost apologetic. It wasn’t meant to give insult. His stance was relaxed, practically nerveless, none of his muscles tensed, his hands at his sides, the elbows slightly bent, like a man ready to pick up a glass. His gun was worn high on the hip, a .44 Remington single-action. “I’m here for you, old man,” he said to Placido Geist.
Temporary Detective
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,630. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An anthology of stories based on Sam Callow's temporary assignment at the Nick Drake Detective Agency. Nick leaves Sam in charge to simply wait for a package–then promptly disappears. Sam decides to assume Nick's identity and is soon involved in multiple murder investigations. Sam relies on his vast network of well-placed temp associates to help him solve strange cases while trying to stay alive.
The Whole She-Bang
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,730. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This anthology contains twenty stories penned by fifteen members of Sisters in Crime in Canada. The stories are cozy and noir, humorous and poignant, historical and current. There are amateur sleuths and professionals–cops, private detectives and one or two you won’t see coming.
The Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye Series
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Series: Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 144,890. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A compilation of the eight short stories in the Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye Series to date. The adventures of the coffee-loving, Akubra-wearing Private Detective as he endeavours to solve the puzzles presented by his clients on the beautiful Sunshine Coast...
Pulp Ink 2
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,190. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
You live in a world of god-awful sequels. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Blues Brothers 2000. Scary Movie 2. It’s rough out there. But have no fear—here’s one sequel that hasn’t been drained of life by roving hordes of soulless studio execs.
The Dead Beat, Volume 2
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Series: The Dead Beat, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,000. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The dead really aren't that different from the rest of us. Some work honest jobs and pay rent on their host bodies every month, right on time. But some of them refuse to play by the rules. Police Exorcist Arphallo Sirus and his murdered partner, Sam Trent, hunt down the ghosts that break the laws of the living and the dead. The Dead Beat is an occult noir serial. This is the second volume.
Blarney: 12 Tales of Lies, Crime & Mystery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,240. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Novelist Steve Hockensmith (Holmes on the Range, Dawn of the Dreadfuls) presents a dozen of his best short stories, most originally published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. The offerings -- a mix of procedurals, noir and hilarious genre send-ups -- include a Derringer Award winner and finalists for the Shamus, Barry and Anthony awards.
Topic: Murder
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,110. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This is a collection of twelve murder mysteries taken from my two books Murder One Volume 1 and Murder One Volume 2. Each story is filled with twist, turns, and surprises that will keep your nerves on edge until the very end.
A Lesson in Obsession
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,510. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
California University Professor, Rashawn Ams was raped a little more than a year ago. The thought she knew who violated her, but when that suspect is killed, she becomes obsessed with finding the man who changed her life forever. Little does she realize, she's not the only one obsessed with what happened to her that night.
Gumbo Ya-Ya
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,460. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012 by Snubnose Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Gumbo Ya-Ya is representative of a world-view from the mean streets of the "Big Sleazy" to the prison chow hall at Pendleton Reformatory. The characters in these stories range from a man who beds his best friend's girlfriend, to a college football player who discovers his youthful machismo disappearing when he faces a drunk with a revolver in hand.