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Bag Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,740. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by SSN Storytelling. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A mysterious bag that everyone wants. An employer who is as dangerous as she is beautiful. A man on the run. It was supposed to be a routine pickup, just another day on the job. If only it had been that easy. Bag Man is a 5,600 word short story. Included is a bonus story from Alex Mariner: The Billionaire's Daughter (5,900 words).
The Billionaire's Daughter (A Davidson & Harper Mystery)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by SSN Storytelling. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The strong-willed daughter of a rich man. The son of a notorious mob boss. His grandmother's engagement ring. When the unlikely couple spit up, she kept the ring. It is Ronald Harper's and Kathleen Davidson's job to retrieve the ring before the mob boss learns it is missing, and takes action himself. 5,900 word short story. Includes a bonus story: Bag Man (5,600 words).
Scenarios - A Collection of Nameless Detective Stories
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,520. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Shamus Award-winning Author Few characters have the loyal readership of Bill Pronzini's "Nameless Detective." The fourteen stories in this collection span his entire thirty-five-year life on the printed page. They include "It's a Lousy World," where Nameless proves that a friend did not commit the crime he was accused of; "Dead Man's Slough" and many others.
A Patchwork of Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,530. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Nine previously published tales from sunny side up to over hard. Includes Agatha nominated short story of 2010.This collection includes the story nominated for an Agatha in 2010, a diet spoof, a Walmart people short short, and much more. These stories originally appeared in Hard Luck Stories, Mouth Full of Bullets, Mysterical-E and others.
Blarney: 12 Tales of Lies, Crime & Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,240. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Novelist Steve Hockensmith (Holmes on the Range, Dawn of the Dreadfuls) presents a dozen of his best short stories, most originally published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. The offerings -- a mix of procedurals, noir and hilarious genre send-ups -- include a Derringer Award winner and finalists for the Shamus, Barry and Anthony awards.
Living & Dying (Ghosts in the City Prequel)
Series: Ghosts in the City. Price: Free! Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Detective David Rossi has his eye on partner Mason Fletcher's little sister. Mason reluctantly agrees to let David ask her out, but things go terribly awry...
Topic: Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,110. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
This is a collection of twelve murder mysteries taken from my two books Murder One Volume 1 and Murder One Volume 2. Each story is filled with twist, turns, and surprises that will keep your nerves on edge until the very end.
Letters From a Dead Man
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,380. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Four short stories featuring the elegant crime-solving Lady Margaret and the long-suffering, hard boiled Inspector Monahan. It's 1935, San Francisco and the fog is rolling in with murder, crime, and danger.
For Want of a Nail
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,660. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A woman rides her horse into a snowstorm, and disappears. When her body is found in spring, the police assume an accident. But a man who never met her finds himself pulled into the puzzle of her life and her death.
The Fetish
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281, Dr. Mike Anders buys a small spaceman fetish from a Zuni elder at a trading post. But there's a story behind this little lapis spaceman carving. What is it, and how did it come to be? The Fetish is now an EPIC Award 2012 Finalist.
The Wonderfulist and Three Other Short Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,230. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"The Wonderfulist" Willie returns on business to the town he grew up in with no desire to visit his past and encounters an oddity that forces him to change all he'd remembered about that past. "Jack be Simple" Jack and the whole world is forced to witness a battle to the death between two very opposite intergalactic entities. Two others: A comic short, and a nod to the hard-boiled detective.
Maynard Soloman Takes the Bus to a Strip Club (Funny Detective Stories #6)
Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,770. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Inspired by true events! In this misadventure, the hapless private investigator is hired to track down a missing college student. Maynard heads to a strip club to investigate, but there's a problem. His decaying RV dies halfway there. To continue the case, he'll need to do battle with his worst enemy: The city bus. Hang on, it's going to get weird. BONUS: Includes "Maynard's Guide to Tipping."
Fevered Visions: Ten Tales from the Febrile Hinterlands of Reason
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 46,250. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Professionally published writer Alistair Ainscott presents ten tales from the febrile hinterlands of reason. The stories probe shades of light and dark, from hilarity to shadows of doom. The light-hearted farce of a man trapped on a 3,000 mile trip with his twin toddlers. A mysterious forest fortified by concertina wire of black-barbed briars. One man's quest to atone for nuclear holocaust.
Buried in Love
You set the price! Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The life of a hitman - pardon us, hitperson - seems intriguing and glamorous but it requires dedication and hard work. And an ability to withstand the sight of blood and grown men soiling themselves. So when the new girlfriend suggests it's time for a vacation, how could our hero argue?
Violet Crime, A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
San Francisco, 1935 Imagine an insinuating saxophone and you will know what it was like to meet Violet Harris. A tight dress wrapped around her like a wet leaf in autumn. My own dress was silk and hers, who knows, maybe rayon, but she filled it out with a tawdry sensuality that turned men's heads. Includes a chapter of MURDER ON THE WATERFRONT!
Strayed
Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
No job, no money, and an ex-wife who's glad to be rid of him . . . Frank is looking for his next scam when he holes up in an abandoned farmhouse. But this town has a way of calling strays home.
Oxygen Restriction
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Lucy Harlow takes a job as a PA to David Black, the owner of a specialist engineering firm, and lands in a small office taut with sexual tension. But there’s also something more sinister. When David asks her to babysit for him and his wife Miriam, Lucy does some digging. She finds a disturbing photo of a naked Miriam in David’s wallet, a discovery that sets her on the trail of a serial killer...
A Lesson in Obsession
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,510. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
California University Professor, Rashawn Ams was raped a little more than a year ago. The thought she knew who violated her, but when that suspect is killed, she becomes obsessed with finding the man who changed her life forever. Little does she realize, she's not the only one obsessed with what happened to her that night.
Cinema Detectives
Series: Cinema Detectives. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Inspector Rockwell is perplexed by the strange disappearances of buildings in his city, so Rosa Butler of the English Cinema Detectives Agency comes to assist. This beautifully-drawn comic mystery is one of the earliest Cinema Detective comic strips and takes place some time before the main run of Cinema Detectives comic and graphic novels available on this website.
Inheritance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Luis Blaine mystery. Blaine investigates the murder of a wealthy heiress.