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Small Felonies - Fifty Short Mystery Stories
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,590. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This is a collection of fifty short stories by veteran mystery and crime writer Bill Pronzini, best known as fhe creator of 'The Nameless Detective' series. This collection crosses over a broad range of styles and characters, settings and plots, showing the breadth and depth of Pronzini's prodigious talent. Included are murders, swindles, double-crosses, crazed children, and much, much more.
The Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye Series
Series: Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 145,160. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A compilation of the eight short stories in the Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye Series to date. The adventures of the coffee-loving, Akubra-wearing Private Detective as he endeavours to solve the puzzles presented by his clients on the beautiful Sunshine Coast...
Moonchasers & Other stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,510. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When two teenage boys befriend and escaped bank robber--because the robber reminds the boys of their idol, Robert Mitchum--the boys set in motion a chilling chain of events that will teach them about trust, brutality, and courage. A book also packed with other memorable stories by an extremely talented storyteller.
El Secretario del Chapo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,170. Language: Spanish. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » War, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Narco Novela. Lacho es el Secretario del Chapo Guzmán, el narcotraficante más famoso y buscado del mundo. El Secretario tiene muchas tareas qué hacer y las hace todas a punta de pistola. Tiene sangre fría, don de mando y lo que es más importante mucho... motivos para hacerlo.
Inspector Zhang Goes To Harrogate (A Short Story)
Series: Inspector Zhang Short Stories, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,730. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Inspector Zhang goes to Harrogate to attend a mystery writers convention. But what was supposed to be a vacation turns into one of his most difficult cases when a famous writer is found dead in a locked room.
Me, JImmy, and the Night Deposit Box
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Two ingenious hustlers are determined to make sure money intended for bank deposit ends up in their pockets.
Photographic
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: American English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A man burdened with an image he can never forget seeks out the person whose chance encounter turned him into the cynical person he is today. Plagued by the image of the man found standing over the body of his mother, he hopes to fill the emptiness inside with a confrontation he has avoided for years.
Meatballs & Murder
Series: Harry Landers, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,140. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012 by MindWingsAudio. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Amanda Paluzzi’s fiancé, Anthony Nigliazzo, is found murdered. The Amato brothers, rivals of Anthony in the restaurant business, are blamed by the victim’s family. Harry Landers is hired by Amanda, a friend from his past, to investigate. The Nigliazzos are bent on revenge and frustrated that Harry is involved in what they regard as a family concern. [novelette]
Twodunit? A Brad Asher Double Shot
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,550. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Brad Asher solves mysteries the old-fashioned way--by detecting. Assisted by an attractive operative, Kate Vaughn; the crime-solving duo gets the bad guys and gals on a regular basis. In the first novella, we are introduced to the team as they try to solve the murder of Kate's college pal. In the second, we follow Brad and Kate as they try to get the to the bottom of the business of murder.
Parts of the Whole
Price: Free! Words: 18,460. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
No one is an island, and private detective of the gods Tom Statford is no different. The family he was born with, the family he chose, the family that chose him, they all make him more than the sum of his parts.
Parking Space Vigilantes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Stacy calls herself a Parking Space Vigilante. As a member of the city’s program to ticket able-bodied drivers who park in handicapped spaces, Stacy believes she’s protecting her small corner of the world from the insensitive, the stupid, and the just plain ignorant. But she’s acquired a nemesis. Stacy will stop him…if he doesn’t stop her first.
A Suitable Box
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012 by Short Story Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Story Press Presents A Suitable Box by Judy Greenless Traditional family groupings struggle to maintain normal relationships as social pressures increase. But this story is about much more than these trends. It is about strong family relationships that survive generations. It is also about quirky habits that family members share, for good and sometimes to their detriment.
Salvaged Quietude
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012 by Short Story Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Short Story Press Presents Salvaged Quietude by Ruth Pettite When an old girlfriend from the past comes back into his life he finds that time is not of the essence. She is lost, upset, and mute. And to top it off, she is definitely not the girl she once was. Her loud political ways from college are gone, leaving her a frail and extremely timid woman with extreme mental issues.
Simply Shorts
Price: Free! Words: 19,740. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A compilation of original short stories that take the reader on a journey through a murder in a small Washinton town, and onboard an alien spacecraft where an escaped prisoner is transformed into a creature capable of sucking the life out of all earthly beings. This is just a sampling of the journey on which the stories will take you. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
Tweet the Police
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Being a small town sheriff's deputy would be a quiet job if not for Mrs. Pendergast, the local busy body who fancies herself an amateur sleuth. Now that her granddaughter has given Mrs. P a smartphone, she's unstoppable.
Creative Mini-Mysteries for Creative Minds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,040. Language: American English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This book contains several short stories that I have written as mini-mysteries. Some of the mini-mysteries are included in the book, Detective Michael Mallory's Intriguing Mysteries. The first mini-mystery in ths book is titled Sadey, the Pet Detective. Sadey is my purebred Chihuahua and has been a detective throughout her life.
The Whole Megillah: A Benny Cooperman Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,950. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Benny Cooperman, the most endearing private eye in literature, is sprung from small-town Grantham and working in Toronto. A dealer in rare books asks him to investigate the theft of an ancient Jewish manuscript. While Benny is immersed in the strange world of antique book collectors, his client turns up dead and the robbery isn't all it seems. A short mystery starring Canada’s great detective.
The Apple Tree Man
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Ever heard the legend of the Apple Tree Man? Leave him the last apple of the season or else next year's crop will go bad. In this short story, the legend turns sinister when a group of friends get even with old man Hench. Years later, still full of regret over what transpired that night so long ago, the friendsbegin to die one by one. Coincidence? Or has the Apple Tree Man come to exact revenge?
Detective Michael Mallory's Intriguing Mysteries
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,110. Language: American English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Detective Michael Mallory is my name. I'm a detective at the police station in Lakeview. This is a collection of intriguing mysteries that I have investigated. Part One consists of stories that are from my point of view. Part Two consists of stories that are told in third person point of view. I hope you will enjoy them.
Garden of the Light
Price: Free! Words: 14,960. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Words from the Garden of the Light is a feast for the mind. Many Quotes, Poems and essays. Stories of writing with Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell when I was a teenager. The story behind Circle Game, Both Sides Now, Woodstock, Sounds of Silence, and Bridge Over Troubled Water. And photographs of my travels for the past five years.