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Cooking the Hounds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A standalone short story I wrote for an anthology of dog stories edited by Jeffrey Marks.
The Last Kiss
Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A suspicious death occurs in the peaceful village of Hassman, New York; a retired English professor, who is also the village's self-appointed "amateur sleuth," thinks it just might be murder. The professor solves the lethal puzzle when a nighttime visit to the victim's cottage leads to the discovery of a mysterious poem and a dead cat, not to mention a near run-in with the murderer.
Homecoming
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
23 years ago, Andre Larson left his hometown, Valhalla, and he never looked back. His life since then has taken him all over the world. Now, he is returning to Valhalla for the saddest of reasons: to bury his mother. While he is here, he also intends to confront the reason why he left Valhalla all those years ago, the dark secret under the surface of his peace
She's Gone
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by MuseItUp Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Silence and a lone glass are all she left behind, but why?
Brace Yourself
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Betrayal and murder at a country house shooting party. When this story appeared in a characteristically yellow and black Victor Gollancz anthology, 'Crime Yellow', the Times review picked it out as ‘a splendid country house shocker from Russell James’.
Grave Madness: Three Scott Drayco Mysteries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,830. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
From Derringer Award winner BV Lawson come three tales featuring Scott Drayco, a man who had everything going for him: handsome, brilliant, a talented classical pianist in the prime of his youth. After violence scarred him physically and emotionally, he turned to an FBI career and now freelances as a crime consultant, taking on cases other people often don't want to touch.
You've Got To Be Killing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Is this gated community swimming in danger? When a body is found face down in the private neighborhood pool, Sheriff Jim Murray is called to investigate. He is shocked by the many passions and secrets that float to the surface in the lives of the proper upper-class residents.
From One Jungle to Another
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
4 Short Stories on the theme of "Jungles". 1)Never take a bet with a friend: A Story of two friends traveling abroad going wrong. 2)A Corporate Jungle: Blackmail does not go too well when working for a corporate company. 3)The Colour of Mind: Appearances can be deceiving. 4)An Airport Hell Tale: A sarcastic tale about a passenger trying to catch a connecting flight to Dublin.
Who Murdered the Clown?
Series: Who Murdered...?, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,560. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Hazel Cartbell and her superior officer, Chief Rasmussen return in the 2nd story of the Who Murdered…? Mystery Series. Andover, New Hampshire's favorite police officers search for the murderer of a clown with the "help" of his troupe. Mama Bella and Sister Marie Catherine once again offer their help in the search for a killer.
Three-Minute Mysteries 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,850. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The second book in the popular series contains 25 additional mysteries for you to solve. A rich man is killed.... A purse is stolen.... A woman is poisoned.... Shamus nominee and two-time Derringer winner Stephen D. Rogers puts you in charge of the investigations. Are you up to the challenge of solving these twenty-five crimes? Buy your copy now and find out!
Terri's Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Two crime stories from the man Ian Rankin once called ‘The Godfather of British Noir’. These are early stories from the years when Russell James was establishing himself as ‘one of the best of Britain’s darker crime writers’ (as the Times called him). They tell of the young woman Terri and her hard-scrabble existence in south London among criminals and hard types.
Four D
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,850. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four D consists of four chapters: “Four Rooms”, “The Principle of Luidgi”, “Space”, and “Guest”. Four interconnected stories question happiness, death, ability to make right choice during challenging times. These tense mysterious stories with incredibly engaging plots will not leave any reader feeling indifferent. “…enigmatic stories…puzzling and eerie…”—Kirkus Indie Reviews
Bad Girls - Eight Noir Stories
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 15,630. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Poison Pixie Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Bad girls, wicked women; lecherous, treacherous villainesses; hedonistic harlots, and plain old-fashioned bunny-boiling temptresses.
You'll Never Walk Alone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Phil March is about to lose his job but doesn't have the courage to tell Suzanne. The couple are about to land on hard times and Phil wanders about a local beauty spot in his lunchtimes mulling things over. A year after he is sacked, he sees his old boss following the same routine. The initial job cull did not cure the firm's finances, and the fate of the boss now walks in lockstep with Phil...
Dani Hayward, P.I.: The Richard Clark Case
Price: Free! Words: 18,800. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Attorney Phillip Blakely's first encounter with Dani Hayward was one he would prefer to leave in his past. But another dead end case has dropped into his lap and, once again, he seeks the help of Dani Hayward, Private Investigator.
Inspector Zhang and the Perfect Alibi (a short story)
Series: Inspector Zhang Short Stories, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Inspector Zhang of the Singapore Police Force is called in to what appears to be an open and shut case. A young woman has been killed during a burglary. The fingerprints on the murder weapon point to a well-known house-breaker. But the burglar has a cast-iron alibi because at the time of the murder he was in police custody.
Maynard Soloman Legalizes Gay Knot Tying (Funny Detective Stories #5)
Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Fans of funny detective stories, meet Maynard Soloman. Some say he's crusty, profane and clueless. If you ask him, he solves the world's problems one case at a time. In this short story, the Ol' Badger runs into his estranged wife's cult. In order to get a divorce, he'll need to legalize gay marriage. Or be eaten as a human sacrifice. He'd better hurry. The cult just bought ranch dressing.
Family Trio
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,670. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
FAMILY TRIO contains three individual stories about the Lunghi family of private detectives in Bath, England. The family ranges across three generations who almost all live in the family's home and business complex. Everyone gets involved in agency cases, often making progress on them over meals or after-dinner wine. There have been three novels about the Lunghi family.
Body English
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A Lydia Chin/Bill Smith short story.
The Night for Shelter at a Farm Behind the Mountain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Story of the Sorting Out of Mysterious Facts and Fear. I staid the night for shelter at a farm Behind the mountain, with a mother and son, Two old-believers. They did all the talking....