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Jade O'Reilly and the Mysterious Musician (A Sweetwater Short Story)
Series: Jade O'Reilly Mystery, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,260. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sassy private investigator Jade O’Reilly solves her own problems and takes care of her own business. That business includes getting to the bottom of an investigation into a mysterious young bass player who sounds too good to be true. Will Jade be able to close the case, or will she finally have to admit defeat? This Sweetwater Short story is about 50 pages in length.
Murder Comes in Threes
Series: Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,110. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sixty-six year old Gertie Johnson and cohorts Cora Mae and Kitty have a knack for stirring up trouble in what was once a quiet backwoods community in the heart of the Michigan Upper Peninsula. Three previously published humorous novella adventures in one edition: Murder Bites the Bullet Murder Trims the Tree Murder Begins at Home
Tuning In (An Elite Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Canan Jones turns twenty-five and receives a phone call from a man who knows his secret. Canan has the ability to tune into the emotions of other people and he is wanted to work for an underground government agency in Sydney. 5000 words
Une Vie Qui n’a pas eu Lieu
You set the price! Words: 4,190. Language: French. Published: October 24, 2012 and represented by K-Group. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Albert, un étudiant, rêvait de jeter un coup d'oeil au futur, pour savoir si sa vie future correspondrait aux dires des horoscopes, des diseuses de bonne aventure, des prophètes. La rencontre avec l'adorable Geneviève exauça son voeu. Mais pourquoi cette femme sanglotait-elle sur un lit froissé?
Murder Most Mysterious - Death Has Pouty Red Lips
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,230. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A woman with 40's noir looks, an overbearing boyfriend, an alligator, a Hi-Def television, and an injured dog found in Central Park . . . what do these five have in common? Murder . . .
Quartet for Three
Price: Free! Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Tragedy strikes top-rated TV show "Symphonic Idol" when one of the musical judges is found dead onstage, and everyone's a suspect in this classical twist on the detective story...
The Mystery Hounds: The Bear of Fox Mountain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Shirley and Winston are back on the case when a pair of coydogs show up in the Surrey home. Full of intrigue and adventure, The Bear of Fox Mountain returns The Mystery Hounds to what they do best... smelling adventure!
Drop a Dime
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Rookie police officer Roger Mackay, acting on tips from a mysterious informant, solves crimes and saves lives. Who is this concerned citizen and why is he helping Rog? Find out in the latest short story from WD James, author of “In Another Life.”
Maynard Soloman & the Bull$hit Cancer Awareness Campaign (Funny Detective Stories #7)
Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Has cancer awareness "jumped the shark?" Have some cancer charities lost sight of their purpose? Maynard Soloman, the world's crustiest detective, gets to the bottom of things in this short crime humor story. The cantankerous hero is hired to track down money missing from a cancer charity. What he finds could "blow the wig" off the entire organization.
Lunchtime Reads: Mystery 2, Guided Imagery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Guided Imagery is a 2,000-word paranormal mystery short story suitable for reading on your lunch hour. Guided imagery meditation plays a key role in helping a very efficient older woman relieve her gentle daughter of an abusive husband. "If the things she brought back didn't hurt her, then why couldn't she bring back something capable of killing someone else?"
The Mystery of the Elusive Fitness Instructor
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Worn out from investigating the murder of her boss, Cynthia Hegarty opens a detective agency in the City. But she gets more than she bargained for - a customer! Join Cynthia as she investigates the mysterious non-appearance of a very fit fitness instructor. This is a short story.
Atonement
Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A man sits on a bench in front of his old school remembering the place where one particular day changed his life and those of many others dramatically years earlier.
Demented
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,770. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The father of lies has successfully blurred the truth and shattered the memories of Megan Ross. Burnt into her memory is the blade in her husband's fist coming directly towards her.
217 Eden Street
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,700. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
If he wasn't getting dragged into yet another argument between his neighbors, Andy and Gert, Beau Farneuff could enjoy Sunday football. Though, it isn't long before Beau suspects he'll no longer have to worry about it, when Gert suddenly disappears. The story her husband tells is less than believable. But before Beau will be able to enjoy another game, he and his wife Nora must find out for sure.
The Whole She-Bang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,730. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: 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.
Pandora's Box: A Spade/Paladin Conundrum
Series: Spade/Paladin Conundrums. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,500. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The police often show up at science fiction conventions, but not because Secret Master of Fandom and private detective Spade calls them. Although he has this time. Paladin has found a box with a note, a box she believes contains a bomb. Spade and Paladin have to find the bomber and save the convention, and do so before the police arrive. The conundrum? Can they do all this and survive?
Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye...Get Charlene!
Series: Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,250. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Max's new flatmate is gorgeous, but mysterious! What is her secret? Why is she afraid to venture out in broad daylight? Max's love life begins to be complicated!
The Count of Samerand and the Aguia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The case opens with the young Edward Derby missing with a sizable portion of his employers money. With all the signs pointing to Edward can even the Count of Samerand discover the truth or uncover the larger mystery surrounding his disappearance?
Lisbeth's Choice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,490. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Isidore's one and only friend makes a decision which will forever change both their lives
The Magician - An Andromache Jones Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 9,610. Language: British English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Andromache Jones has somehow managed to capture the attention of The Magician and finds herself caught up in The Game, his challenge that has very real life and death consequences, and not only for her. Can she complete the test he has set in the allotted time and live to see another day, or will failure, and The Magician triumph?