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The Garden
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Kim dreamed of an idyllic life in the country, but the reality is rapidly becoming a nightmare.
The Unreluctant Hero
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012 by Bluebird Haven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
George risks his life to save people. Police Officer Lindsay fears George will lose his life as he gets into riskier and riskier situations. Every encounter between them forces her to question what she knows about this mysterious man.
Star Turn and Other Stories
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You set the price! Words: 19,620. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Star Turn and other stories is a collection of crime stories from the author of The Chameleon Factor, shortlisted for the UK's Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award in 2010. Star Turn: 'Kim had a high nasal twang that bordered on irritating, if it hadn’t come wrapped in such a delicious package: short blonde hair; cool green eyes; the too-wide, too-full mouth with the ever-ready smile.'
Rest in Peace
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Janelle had terrifying nightmares three nights in a row. However, she soon discovers that sometimes real life is even more scary. Will Janelle be able to keep her promise that she made to her best friend,and protect her friend's family? It is the only way that her friend can finally rest in peace.
The Old Telescope
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It was a long telescope, the kind sea captains and pirates might have used...
The Naked Mind
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
I am a movie director. At the climax of the film that will make my career, the hero of the movie shoots his brains out. The police think I did it intentionally, and I am the only one who could have killed him. After all, I am the guy who loaded the gun. How will I prove I am innocent? The Naked Mind is a 2800 word short story.
The Brotherhood of Darkness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012 by Chater Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Paranormal police detective Jamie Jarvis investigates a murder in the monastic cult, The Brotherhood of Darkness. A short story
So Long The Sheep
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,400. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
I had to climb the side of a mountain in a howling gale, ending up half drowned, to speak to my brother. I tell him the news – our mother is about to die, and wants to see him for the last time. And he just sends me away. Ten years later he is dead. And the police I killed him. So Long The Sheep is a 8,000 word short story.
Blood Tide
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Series: Peyton McKean Short Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Dr. Peyton McKean investigates the mystery of a Seattle geoduck digger killed by an impossibly massive dose of red tide toxin. Following a trail of suspects and suspicious activities, McKean soon finds his own life in jeopardy.
His Lucky Day
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Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
When down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Whittaker wins $19 million in the lottery, he thinks his troubles are all over. The truth is, they're just beginning.
Murder One Volume 1
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Series: Murder One, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,760. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This is a collection of five murder mysteries. Each with its own twists, turns, methods, and motives.
OId Folks Are Good For Something - Nailing Bank Robbers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,700. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two retired senior citizens who reside in a retirement hotel in a California coastal city believe the bank across the street is going to be robbed during a Farmers Market festivity. They were right. But they get deeply involved in catching the robbers and collect a ransom.
Word of a Stranger Volume II
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Another six 'mind opening' short stories. Stories about vampires, a hamster, dimensions crimes and dreams. A Second Volume.
Doctor Watson Investigates: The Case Of The Scarlet Neckerchief
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,720. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Holmes is called away, Watson is left to assist a client with a uniquely horrible problem. Can Watson solve the mystery of the scarlet neckerchief before his client is murdered?
Sea Of Darkness
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Henry the Navigator, Prince of Portugal, started the rush to discover new lands with his insatiable curiosity about navigation and ships. Would his curiosity be any less in solving a murder among his workmen, cartographers and learned men in his village of Sagres?
In A Flash
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Series: Detective Jimmy Delaney, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jimmy was a good cop, but age and changing times were getting the better of him. If he could only get an edge, take advantage of some of that new-fangled tech - what would be the harm? I mean, everybody cheats a little, don’t they? Just be careful not to get caught… "In a Flash" is a sci-fi/crime short story, the first in the Detective Jimmy Delaney series, and prequel to "Mixed Signals"
Easy Money
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mr. Sheffner works hard all his life and lives frugally. He counts each pension check and stashes the cash under a loose floorboard. When a home invader tells the old man to give up his money or his life, Mr. Sheffner hesitates one moment too long. Greed leads to murder, and nothing comes easy. Baldino turns storytelling upside down and tells this short story from the viewpoint of the motive.
Things Remembered
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In a future where most criminal investigation is done by machines, it takes a special man to solve the cases machines can't solve. Peter Glas is one of those men, and in solving the murder of his ex-wife, his memories make him very special indeed.
Low-Limb High: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A latchkey girl builds dioramas that come to life and reenact key scenes from her family’s tumultuous history.
The Girl in the Velvet Black Gown
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Vacation paradise by day. Gambler’s dream by night. But sometimes the line between day and night blurs, turning both paradise and dream into nightmare. When that happens even addicts can become heroes. Or not.