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Doctor Watson Investigates: The Case Of The Scarlet Neckerchief
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,720. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Holmes is called away, Watson is left to assist a client with a uniquely horrible problem. Can Watson solve the mystery of the scarlet neckerchief before his client is murdered?
Sea Of Darkness
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Henry the Navigator, Prince of Portugal, started the rush to discover new lands with his insatiable curiosity about navigation and ships. Would his curiosity be any less in solving a murder among his workmen, cartographers and learned men in his village of Sagres?
In A Flash
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Series: Detective Jimmy Delaney, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jimmy was a good cop, but age and changing times were getting the better of him. If he could only get an edge, take advantage of some of that new-fangled tech - what would be the harm? I mean, everybody cheats a little, don’t they? Just be careful not to get caught… "In a Flash" is a sci-fi/crime short story, the first in the Detective Jimmy Delaney series, and prequel to "Mixed Signals"
Easy Money
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mr. Sheffner works hard all his life and lives frugally. He counts each pension check and stashes the cash under a loose floorboard. When a home invader tells the old man to give up his money or his life, Mr. Sheffner hesitates one moment too long. Greed leads to murder, and nothing comes easy. Baldino turns storytelling upside down and tells this short story from the viewpoint of the motive.
Things Remembered
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In a future where most criminal investigation is done by machines, it takes a special man to solve the cases machines can't solve. Peter Glas is one of those men, and in solving the murder of his ex-wife, his memories make him very special indeed.
The Girl in the Velvet Black Gown
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Vacation paradise by day. Gambler’s dream by night. But sometimes the line between day and night blurs, turning both paradise and dream into nightmare. When that happens even addicts can become heroes. Or not.
Effetto Jenner
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,760. Language: Italian. Published: December 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In una città di provincia degli Stati Uniti, un’indagine di polizia si intreccia, casualmente, con un ardito piano della CIA. Il suicidio del professor Blake cela un mistero. Eddy Grean, tenente della polizia di Albany, indagherà con gli uomini della sua squadra fino alla scoperta della verità. Però solo Grean capirà tutto e il prezzo da pagare, per lui, sarà altissimo.
Word of a Stranger
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Six 'mind opening' short stories. Stories about good vs a better good, challenging time and reality, love, power, curiousity and destiny. A first volume.
The Caller
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Price: Free! Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A sedate academic recieves a distraut call in the middle of the night that sends him tubling into the world of clandestine affairs.
The Necromancer's Faire
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Price: Free! Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
And now for something a little different. In this installment of the necromancer's adventure, Sebastian Grimm must venture into a Renaissance festival to prevent a murder.
October Moon - An Eamonn Shute Short Story
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Series: Eamonn Shute's Miami, Short. Price: Free! Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Let's go back in time, to the first time Nicky called on Eamonn for help. Her cousin, only living relative in the USA, is dead and she doesn't believe the coroner's finding of heart attack.
The Whack Job - An Eamonn Shute Short Story
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Series: Eamonn Shute's Miami, Short. Price: Free! Words: 7,940. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Eamonn Shute and his girlfriend Nicky Muniz find their relaxing day torpedoed when they come across the dead body of one of Eamonn's friends. Eamonn, being the person he is, just has to stick his nose in.
Quality Control
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
One of the problems with hiring a professional is that you have no idea what sort of job he will do, or, indeed, even if he really is a certified professional in his field. This is why industries have some means of recourse if you fall victim to a shady member of their profession.
Believing Abby
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011 by Living Books USA. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
After her father is murdered on Christmas Eve, young Abby is convinced that she is being visited by his ‘ghost’ each night and given two vital clues about how to find his killer. An entire year goes by before Abby’s visions come to fruition and she inadvertently stumbles across a man who might be her father’s murderer. Detective Simmons is alerted and the chase is on.
Beyond Help
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mary had been working late one evening in a club when she was drugged and kidnapped. Her attackers left her next morning naked on the road. People passed her by, but finally Sam, a lawyer who defended criminals, helps her. Sam agrees to help find her attackers. When he discovers who the criminals are, he is faced with a choice. Whatever he decides to do, it will be costly and heartbreaking.
Trumpet Field and Other Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,530. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The eleven pieces in “Trumpet Field and Other Stories” are intriguing, funny, and thought-provoking. They include mysteries and literary work. Most are set on Alabama’s Gulf Coast and are distinctly southern. The majority have been published previously, including three in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
Chaos Read #3
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You set the price! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
IN THE PAST: There are many acts of savagery in the world and all of them are based on believing without hesitation. Nothing in the world can possible be what we see it as. More mysteries are bubbling to the surface in Part Two of this Four Part story.
Night Shift
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Series: Mendenhall Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Driving back to Mendenhall late at night in a thunderstorm, Chief of Police Kate Williams stops to check out an accident only to find herself fighting for her life. A Mendenhall Short Mystery by the author of The Shoeless Kid and The Tuxedoed Man.
Unleashed: Tail One
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Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.67 from 9 reviews)
Would the tormented pet of a psycho, after witnessing countless abominations, begin to exhibit disturbing behavior? Find out in "Unleashed" what happens when a cat is driven over the edge and beyond the brink.
The Christmas Club
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,180. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
For the past two years there have three bloody murders of members of rich and powerful families on December 22, 23 and 24. Then the murders stop. On December 22nd this year it starts again. Detective Sarah Bascombe must stop a killer before the trail once again goes cold. She soon discovers a terrible secret. A christmas club dedicated to murder. A club targeting her own family.