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Spyders
By Mona Poe
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014 by Hollow-Point Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
This short story is about a man named Orson who is afraid of spiders. A great quick read for anyone.
The Paper Plane Pilot: A Psychological Sci-Fi Short Story
By Vincent Strangecraft
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Remy has a mysterious medical condition. At one time he was a world renowned scientist. Now, he has become a man of uncontrollable intellectual fluctuations. His IQ can range from 50 (mentally disabled) to over 200 (the smartest person in the world) at any moment. His mother Regina is the only person that can deal with him.
Bleeding Ice
By Grace Rellie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Nothing is more terrifying than being the victim of a brutal murder. Eighty-five year old Florence Keenan does her best to fight off her assailant but in the end she succumbs to death. There, she does not find peace but a new path. Florence must come to grips with her fate, being a ghost and the job of bringing her killer to justice.
Constitional Crisis
By Terry Compton
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,240. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Clay Jackson had won an acquittal on a murder case that he didn't want to win. Now someone wanted to retain him for a cool million dollars. Then U. S. senators and representatives he had defended started dying. Could he convince the FBI and other authorities that he had nothing to do with it? Why were his clients dying? How were they killed? Clay needed answers fast.
Books Beads and Baubles
By Mary J Hicks
Price: Free! Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Books Beads and Baubles is a fun, short, 'Coffee Break' read about two ladies, Bertie and Wanda. They own a unique shop that's half thrift store and half book store. They love the people who keep them in business, even 'old Grouchy' could call on them for help. New people don't stay new for long after Bertie and Wanda meet them. The sisters discover a theft in their store; who's the culprit?
Rescue: A Litter of Quetzels
By A.B. Richards
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by Black Mare Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Weak as a kitten. That's what the old-timers say, anyway. Houston Homicide Detective Quetzel Cazares believes that, too. So when she finds a scrawny little cat abandoned at a gruesome crime scene, she takes pity on him and adopts him. That decision just may save her life. Five stories. Five murders. One tiny, fluffy connection.
Requiem for a Songbird
By Sharon Joss
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Alive, Birdie Haslett captured the hearts and minds of every man in Ophirville. Dead, she enflames a lynch mob with a thirst for revenge. As Sheriff Ward Tillman searches for her killer, he’s caught between the mob’s demand for frontier justice and his oath to protect the innocent until proven guilty. But the men of Ophirville are getting restless...
Frightening Security and Other Short Stories
By Reema Bukhari
Price: $1.77 USD. Words: 15,270. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This book includes several short stories. The first one 'Frightening Security' was written by the author her self , its a mysterious story. and the others are collected from many diverse resources to make a beautiful collection of short stories in one book. PS: All stories are mystery & crimes.
Les vieux contre attaquent
By Madjid Lebane
Series: Service Parisien des Enquêtes Spéciales, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 6,920. Language: French. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Le SPES à la poursuite de vieux braqueurs déguisés en personnages de films du vingtième siécle. Quand les bases de données centrales se retrouvent face à des visages inconnus comment peuvent s'y prendre deux policiers pour retrouver des suspects ?
Ding Dong Bell, The Kitten in the Well
By Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,080. Language: British English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A clean and cosy short story, featuring the popular Gershwin family in Knavesborough. This is your chance to revisit the 1990s and meet Rhapsody, Harmonia and Psalmonalla Gershwin, the spunky vicar's daughters and their curious kitten. It all begins quite innocently with a visit to an old cat woman, but no matter what the Gershwins stick their noses in, something sinister will happen.
Destruction: A Vicente Domingo Intrigue
By Diana Orgain
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story: For Anjie Thrasher what should have been a perfect night...rain, a hot new Spanish lover, news that she is finally free of her prenuptial arrangement...ends in disaster. It was a risky case- Private Investigator, Vicente Domingo, knew Howard Thrasher had the money and power to crush him - worse - now he has the proof. Vicente’s must risk losing everything…before he loses his life
Call of the Wild
By Sarah Evans
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014 by Clan Destine Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tales of mermaids and ghosts, of love and revenge. Includes the Short Stories The First Lady, The Bush Dance, For Love, Sirena and Rock-Pooling
Killing Kindness
By Sarah Evans
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,750. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014 by Clan Destine Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Bare Bones / Killing Kindness - 2 short stories from the author of Operation Paradise
Too Old for Old Tricks
By Wando Wande
Price: Free! Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A missing teenage girl, a boy dying with cancer, a man clinging to life on a hospital bed ... At the center of the freewheeling catastrophe is Yinka, who's just trying to get through his week without blowing up over his ex-partner's bullshit.
The Painting in the Crate. A Pounds & Sterling Short Story
By Ethan Stratmore
Series: Pounds & Sterling, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,480. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This short story is the first in the "Pounds & Sterling" series. A famous art history professor had been murdered. His doctoral student, art historian Samantha Pounds, takes up her own investigations. Soon she finds a useful clue, and presents it to medical examiner Dr. Oliver Sterling. Together they solve the case, in which international smugglers and foreign trading companies are involved.
The Mystery of Firefly Field
By Andy Calloway
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
Tyler never imagined he would become an Eco-detective when his family moves to the dark skies of the country. Riding his bike home, he slams on his brakes. Countless fireflies are clustering into groups. Tyler is staring at a huge, green-glowing Big Dipper! To save these fireflies, Tyler must learn about the night sky and solve the Mystery of Firefly Field before light pollution signals their end.
Abnormality #4: Zappers
By Tom Lichtenberg
Series: Abnormalities, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 7,200. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The world's #1 Big-Data Detective returns in another unrealistic adventure. This time there are disappearing dogs, cars that won't start, and people who have been partially electrocuted, perhaps by God. Part Freakonomics, part Sherlock Holmes, part Doctor Who, part somewhere on the spectrum and 100% completely absurd, The Abnormalities series continues with "Abnormality #4, Zappers
Death Warmed Up
By Christopher J Young
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.00 from 1 review)
Jockson Hawes is a detective with one very large problem - he is dead. Or rather; he isn't dead. He has woken up from a deep darkness and found himself sitting behind his desk, with flies buzzing around his face and no memory. In the chair across from him sits a Haitian priest, insisting that Jockson gets on with the task at hand, and talking of demons and talismans and a witch called Annie...
Abnormality #3: Lost Souls
By Tom Lichtenberg
Series: Abnormalities, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
The world's #1 Big-Data Detective returns in yet another impossible adventure. This time the wrong things are happening at the wrong times in the wrong places while pasts and futures hang in the balance. Part Freakonomics, part Sherlock Holmes, part Doctor Who, part somewhere on the spectrum and 100% completely absurd, The Abnormalities series continues with "Abnormality #3, Lost Souls
Broken Family
By Kevin Hopson
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by MuseItUp Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A mother of two is found dead along the shore of a lake, and the suspects are piling up.