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9 Chronicles of Crime
By R.T. Lawton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,900. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
9 separate mysteries ranging from a rip-off artist re-evaluating the actions of his partner, to vengeance in today's Mexico, a merchant sailor stranded in 1900 French Indo-China, spies in the Boer War, a perilous life in the warrens under old Edinburgh, and other tales of intrigue, suspense and death.
9 Deadly Tales
By R.T. Lawton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,640. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tales of death and desperation, requiem and revenge. From Bookies to Pawn Shops, from the Golden Triangle to the slums of Colombia, and the early biker stories. 9 tales of action and adventure, humor and more. Something for everyone.
Loneliest Number
By Ben Langhinrichs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The mysterious Dr. Kostanza appears kind and caring, but his interest in one of his patients leads him to resent the others. Gradually, one by one, he makes plans to eliminate them, but will he succeed before they catch on to his deadly game?
Récits des Hommes Seuls
By Paul Exelmans
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 47,700. Language: French. Published: August 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Les "récits des hommes seuls" marient tradition du mystère avec la solitude et la monotonie de nos vies modernes. Méfiez-vous car, désormais, vous regarderez d'un autre œil les transports en commun, les jolies demeures à la campagne ou votre voisin de bureau.
The Funeral
By Carrie Waugh
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
When Eve learns of her mother's death, she doesn't mourn her loss. Instead, she dreads the idea of dealing with the rest of the family. Forced to return to the life and people she struggled to abandon, Eve comes to understand that some families are more than flesh and blood. This is a short story (2500 words)
Boomerang
By R.G. Crossley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
After completing a job a hit man slips into a bar to blend in until the heat subsides. Here he meets a small time stick up artist who invites him on a job. Seeing his opportunity the hit man agrees. When things spiral out of control he must make a choice, his survival depends on being right. Some days a guy can't get a break...
Book of the Archangels Book 1
By L C Walker
Price: Free! Words: 21,780. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This is the first book in a series about a prophet that will be born in the Last Days. His mission is to find the Book of the Archangels. Once he finds that book, the things that are needed in the Tribulation Temple can be found. The prophet will find maps and clues that could lead to the book. He must figure the clues out and try to follow the map. The Devil will try and stop him.
Chupacabra - Demon From Hell Book 1
By L C Walker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,350. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Myths and legends begin when people think they see something that is not real. Myths and legends of a blood sucker called the Chupacabra have been around for hundreds of years. This is the first book in a series that explains what the Chupacabra is and why we should fear this animal. This animal could be stalking you and your children. Please do not go out at night it could be the last thing you.
Dying to Diet
By Denise M. Hartman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Destiny Hogan sells real estate and wants a svelter figure, but this may be one diet too many if the manufacturer has his way. Destiny calls on all her internal escrow to survive this one.
A Date to Die For
By Kathryn Long
Price: Free! Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Just a simple book signing ... at least that's what Lilly Millenovanovich, semi-successful mystery author thought when she traveled to Atlanta. She didn't need her agent, Kate to twist her arm. Afterall, her idol author, Sylvester Stone would be there. To make it even more thrilling, Sylvester invites Lilly to dinner to celebrate his movie deal in this murder mystery SHORT STORY.
Honey Trap (A Noah Milano short story)
By Jochem Vandersteen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When a chemist in the perfume industry gets blackmailed by a blonde wearing a honeybee tattoo he calls in the help of Noah Milano, security specialist and ex-mob fixer. The blackmailers won't give up very easily, forcing Noah to resort to some extreme, but unexpected measures. "Great pop sensibility with a nod to the classic L.A. PIs." -David Levien, author 13 Million Dollar Pop
All in the Family Cruise
By John Poindexter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this spoof, someone is killing off the members of a special group on their all-expense paid cruise. Inspector Carlson must find out who before all the attendees are murdered.
Train Journey
By Becky Hall
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
You start off a train journey much like any other. This one's particularly cramped and uncomfortable but you get through it. Then once you arrive at your destination, it all changes. Suddenly you'd do anything to get back on that train again...
9 Historical Mysteries
By R.T. Lawton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,410. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In the mid-1850's, Cossacks hold the north bank of the Terek River, while Chechen hill tribes control the Wild Country to the south. Here, a man known only as The Armenian trades goods on both sides of the river and soon finds himself involved in murder, intrigue and horse theft. In the 1660's Paris Underworld, an orphan, incompetent pickpocket tries his best to survive amongst criminals.
Double Cross
By Ben Langhinrichs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"It was easy to picture Nick’s usual sort, either too young with big sprayed hair, cheap cherry-red lips and surprised shock at a husband’s betrayal, or women a few years grayer, thicker and no longer surprised." When a mysterious leggy blonde shows up, Nick finds himself involved in a case that might just pay the rent for a while... if he survives to collect.
Tales of Bizarre Detectives
By Russ Crossley
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,440. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two authors of fantastic fiction present their take on detectives and crime. A collection of six stories are tales involving werewolves, wizards, zombies, giants, even time travel, and alternate worlds. The detectives themselves are spies, time travel agents, big city newspaper reporters, some aren't even human. Join these crime solving sleuths on their bizarre adventures in strange lands.
The Penguin Sleeps With the Fishes
By Russ Crossley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A strange, alternate world sits on the edge of environmental collapse and someone murders notorious criminal, The Penguin. Private detective, Frank Yellow and Bird (aka FYI) are called in to investigate. They discover the stakes are higher than first suspected, and very personal. An unusual tale of murder where the world has become an unfamiliar and unfriendly place. Bonus, Tikka's Big Day
The Emperor's Ring
By Joy Shayne Laughter
Price: Free! Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Open Books Press. Category: Fiction » Drama » Asian
A craftsman in the palace of the Han Emperor looked deeply into a yellow jadestone, listened to what his ancestors whispered about the jade’s powers; keeping safe the life and thoughts of its wearer, a Han lord who became Emperor. He fashioned it into a ring, a turtle as the guardian spirit of the wearer’s long life. The jade turtle ring grew heavy with its story.
The Drill
By Unter Grimschrund
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Benjamin McKeever knows the drill. Just get a fake house, a fake car, and a fake job, shrink-wrap them together, and call it your pretend life. But today his duplicity reveals the stale air trapped in the bubble wrap of his soul, and he's forced to free himself-- and anyone who gets in his way-- from the drill once and for all.
The Thriller Writer's Workshop
By Alistair Ainscott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Hotshot faculty member and amateur writer Martin Sanderson attends a Thriller Writer's Workshop at the ragged edge of the world on the Oregon Coast and finds that he's in way, way over his head. But Sanderson has a thriller of his own to write and intends to show these so-called professionals just why he belongs right there in that chair with the rest of them.