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The Pill
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Price: Free! Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
A short story for adults. For some unknown reason lots of people are becoming addicted to drugs. Nobody seams to know why except one man. And the government... what are they doing about it?
Bicho Solto
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,510. Language: Portuguese. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Hosmany Ramos, É um desses autores cujo prestígio e fama ultrapassam as fronteiras do Brasil. Dono de um estilo inconfundível, que joga com situações que viu, viveu e conviveu, consegue resultados estupendos na estória curta, que exige ação concentrada
Sleuths
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Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,850. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
For over thirty years, Bill Pronzini has created fictional sleuths. The most famous dubbed the "Nameless Detective" appeared in twenty-five novels. But there are many others.
Oddments
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Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,900. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Plump, nondescript Theodore Conway works as a file clerk in a Manhattan law firm. His passion is collecting memorabilia related to the pulp-fiction heroes of his youth, especially The Shadow. Then one day this quiet little man learns that he, too, has the supernatural power "to cloud men's minds" and fight crime under the cloak of invisibility.
Reunion
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Play cops and monsters with Jackson Cane and the rest of the Freak Police. In this first adventure, Jackson Cane is called to a gruesome crime scene that looks like the handiwork of someone he knows all too well. He hopes he’s wrong, because, if he’s not, he’s headed for a reunion he never wanted to happen. This nearly 8,000 word short story is the first in a series.
In Plain Sight
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Elmer is a nursing home resident who has dementia and terrorizes the other patients on the floor. Elmer is reliving his younger days in his mind and goes hunting, in reality he is hunting on the nursing home floor.
Where's Jesse
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
Grandma loves Jesse so much and is so taken by him, he is always on her mind. Jesse is Mrs. Lynns whole world, but there is an issue.
Short Story - Natural Selection
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"They're watching me! Even when I have my back to them I know they're watching me. It's just jealousy. They don't understand! I'm the one who understands. Their puny minds just don't understand genius. I've studied genius. They say that a hairsbreadth is the dividing line between madness and genius." A disturbing first-person exploration of insanity masquerading as genius. Read on..
Tilley's
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Price: Free! Words: 22,350. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A mysterious photograph intrigues a weary shopper as he explores his new town. What is his connection with it? Why does it matter to him? Find out the answers to this mystery in an intriguing short story by Michael Gunter. Bonus Material! Enjoy the first four chapters of Gunter's novel, BLACKWELL: The Encounter Begins
Best New England Crime Stories 2012: Dead Calm
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,930. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
New England's most acclaimed, award-winning crime and mystery writers, along with several exciting new voices, weave twenty-seven original tales from the region's dark side.
Winner Takes All
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Price: Free! Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Robert Lewiston has fled the country. After executing the largest Ponzi scheme in history, he escaped to Rio, where he's living the high life on billions in stolen funds. John Henderson is an ex-employee of Lewiston's who is assisting the FBI’s investigation. When John discovers a clue to Lewiston's whereabouts, he faces a crucial decision that could lead to dangerous consequences.
Breaking the Cycle
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Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Kate Bynum is a patrol cop working the graveyard shift. She has seen more than her share of domestic violence calls. Often, these besieged women are unable to find a way to stop the torment themselves. When she meets a young woman who is trapped in an abusive marriage by her politically connected husband, Kate must find a way to help the woman escape and break the vicious cycle of abuse.
Nursery Crimes - case 1
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Series: Nursery Crimes, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A sideways looks at the real life of nursery rhyme characters
Robine's Diary
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A man's tortured past returns to haunt him. A veteran of the Rwanda massacre, Hal Tomkins seeks solace on a remote island as a lighthouse keeper. Now he faces a deadly foe bent on murder. Is it revenge or to silence him?
Dead Of Winter
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,280. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The theme is winter, and the Thalia Press Authors Co-op rises to the occasion, digging deep into their devious imaginations with short stories of cold, ice, mystery, and of course unexplained homicide. This short story anthology, edited by Katy Munger and Lise McClendon, features eight established crime authors and eight chilling stories to send shivers down your spine.
MUSCLE - The Beginning (The MUSCLE Firm Series)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Enter Muscle and Bell's world; the security duo who risk it all to protect those troubled by affairs of the heart. Their latest case has them protecting a client with a troubled past and the do-gooder team find themselves in the middle of chaos as they go all out to help their client. Are the pair involved in a situation they can't handle or will they rise to the occasion?
Did I Die?
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Price: Free! Words: 12,350. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
At only 14 years old, John Malcolm finds school tough taking every hit on the chin (literally). John finally retaliates and the bully ends up violently injured. This attack causes John to go on the run making life even more difficult. On the run - John barely makes it out of his home town when a friendly stranger takes him in. With no escape John endures things that are far beyond imagination.
Balance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011 by Gryphonwood Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
What would you do if you had the power? Detective Dan Lake has been given the power to heal. But whenever he heals someone, he has to give the condition to someone else or Dan dies. This dark thriller short story by the bestselling author of The Dane Maddock Adventures and The Zombie Driven Life was originally published in the You Don't Know What You've Got... anthology.
Case File - A Collection of Nameless Detective Stories
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Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,360. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It was fifteen years ago when the big, sort-of-sloppy, brew-loving P.I. appeared on the scene, dazzling readers with keen solutions to seemingly unsolvable crimes. And just as his disheveled demeanor gave no hint of the brilliant mind that lay behind it, his lack of a moniker said nothing about his rising popularity with mystery readers everywhere.
The Tides
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Bonnie’s making her way in the world the best way she knows how – finding men who’ll look after her, maybe take her closer to her dream of California. So far she’s done good. She made it to Oregon. She just spotted a new sugar-daddy. But she’s gotta trust her instincts because there are bad men out there…