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Final Message
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
While doing a repair job aboard a solar research vessel in a slowly decaying orbit around a star, a cargo-running technician makes the discovery of a lifetime...
Northern Correspondent
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Severson made a name for himself once, as a crack reporter. But now, years later, he hides behind his typewriter. Until the day Molly walks through the door looking for a job. Molly, with her ideals and her determination and her courage. Molly might change his life—but not necessarily in the way he hopes.
The Real Thing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short story, 17 pages. When Charles Lawson (aka God) is forty and enjoying a career as a troubleshooter for coin fraud, he goes to Maralinga in South Australia to determine the authenticity of a mysterious coin found there after the British atomic explosions of 1960. Here he meets 25-year old Jamie Stanborough, chief archeologist on the coin dig. Jamie sets out to seduce Lawson for his own ends.
Lodger
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
At the time it seemed an easy job. A no-brainer. Sit out the season in a lodge, deep in the woods. Nothing but squirrels and the wind for company. And, until tonight, Violet had no complaints. Because, after tonight, she might never complain again. A thrilling tale of intrigue . . . buried in the forest. Lodger: A Short Story.
Victoria Files: Strange Town
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Series: Victoria Files. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,060. Language: American English. Published: October 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Victoria, her husband, Tyler and her two friends all set off on a road trip together. Only what happens when they get a flat tire? Encounter strange town folks? And why is their experience the same as her novel she's writing? Join Victoria and the gang for crazy drivers, handsome cowboys, and a town that seems to be hiding a huge secret!
WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE? Characters from the NYTimes Bestselling Kelly Flynn Knitting Mysteries: A Closer Look
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Who Are You People? A short article that takes a deeper look at the fictional characters who make up the cast of the bestselling Kelly Flynn Knitting Mysteries. "E-Short" Short Stories featuring the cast of characters will be available in the near future.
The ABC Fugitive: A Cinema Detectives Story
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Series: Cinema Detectives, Book 15. Price: Free! Words: 140. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery
The strange disappearance of Ken Prime. Rosa blows it on a case. Sergeant Mirah from the West Midlands Police is critical of the Cinema Detectives - Again! Another strange story of detective struggle from the Cinema Detectives!
From the Diary of a Retired Detective
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,070. Language: British English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"From the Diary' features retired detective and 'trainee' antique dealer Gary Farrow. Gary has a knack of stumbling across investigations even after his enforced retirement from the police, and inevitably drags his friend and mentor Mark Foster-Blythe reluctantly into each adventure. Will their business survive the distractions? Will their friendship survive their constant bickering?
Scattergun—A Reckoning in Two Acts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,460. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Scattergun is the first short work in a series examining the dark side of the human condition, set in the aberrant world of a synaesthetic Texas ranger, Lamar McNelly. Book One: Riding shotgun in the mind of a wandering killer, stalking the plains of the rural west, until a violent confrontation in a Colorado rail yard pits the cerebral McNelly against the mammalian brain of an outlaw.
Asset Protection
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,820. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Carla uses her thieving past for good. Hired by retailers to test the effectiveness of their security systems, she makes a good living, despite her felony conviction. But when she runs into the detective who busted her years ago, and finds out he, too, works in the loss prevention business, she does some digging. What she finds could dredge up her past and threaten her future.
Mama - a short story
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Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Reyna doesn't want to be alone anymore. She misses the children that kept her company, but she doesn't know how to get them back. She struggles with wanting children of her own and the past that would break a family apart.
Death Wishes: A Collection of Short Murder Mystery Tales
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,930. Language: British English. Published: October 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Collection of Short Murder Mystery Tales, twisty and intriguing where each perpetrator invokes a little more sympathy than they should...
Broken Wings
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 16,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Cristina is hired to find a teenage heiress she stumbles upon Lleida's underworld in which death, beatings and prostitution are the norm. Along the way she sheds her naivety and learns one very important new skill - how to stay alive.
“The Caregiver”
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tate Morgan is a professional caregiver in the health care field. She gets a new client, who moves in with her financially well-off daughter and son-in-law after her husband died. During a date-night for the Barnetts, Tate is left at the house, alone, to protect her new client, Cynthia, from what appears to be a Shadow person in the house!
Not So Mysterious
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Price: Free! Words: 72,670. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Despite her best friend's protests to the contrary, Ashley does not (usually) go looking for these situations. They just sort of happen, and she is not about to let something go unsolved when the solution practically lands in her lap. As for that whole issue of Claire's wedding, she has made peace with the fact that Aaron is never going to let her live that down.
Wonderland Casino
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The stories contained in Wonderland Casino live within the shadow world. It is a place of danger and excitement. Hedge your bets, the stakes are higher than you think.
The Flood, A Tess Darling Mini-Mystery
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Price: Free! Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tess Darling is a sassy TV producer, who solves media murders aided by her hunky (but hapless) cameraman Miller. In this funny, fast-paced short, the duo are sent to film the launch of a celebrity spa. When the owner's found strangled in his study, they discover he's a blackmailer, his famous guests really victims. As sparks fly, can Tess identify the killer - or will she be blinded by stars?
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume II.5: Ghost of the Past
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,190. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sixteen years earlier, Ericka Callister gave birth to a baby she didn't want. Young and scared, she wrapped the baby in a pillowcase, then threw him into a dumpster before fleeing. She's about to discover the hard way that mistakes have a way of haunting the guilty no matter how far they run and no matter where they hide.
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume II.4: Flashback
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,190. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In the midst of planning for the birth of his first child, Lieutenant Danny Vincent is called away because a person missing for seven months has suddenly, and suspiciously, dropped back from out of nowhere. Lucinda Staub was thought to be dead. Now that she's returned, her husband Ryan wants nothing to do with her--even seems afraid of her--insisting she'd bested Old Scratch himself...
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume II.3 Double Take
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,780. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Patrol Officers Amber Carfi and Warren Jensen stake out the gallery, hoping to catch an insatiable thief.