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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
Series: Ghosts in the City. Price: Free! Words: 3,960. 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: Birmingham's Finest: The Cinema Detectives ยท Inspector Rockwell. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 230. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Get your copy of this classic Noir Detective Comic. 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.
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.
Mystery Montage
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012 by Top Publications, Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mystery Montage is a collection of short story mystery genres that include: cozy, cultural (Africa), psychological, suspense, paranormal, noir, experimental, humorous, romance, a novella, and a three page short.
The Familial Tremor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Ronald Masterson is haunted by the present, haunted by a past he can't shake, and haunted by a future with the most horrifically perfect woman imaginable. Because each day he fails to solve the mystery that stalks him, it's another step down the long spiral staircase of The Insanities, another step towards his fate at the hands of the familial tremor, another step closer to the consequences.
Into His Art
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Police Chief Ted Jasper needs to solve a crime and catch a murderer quickly. But the only man who can help is an old friend who has a unique way of viewing art.
The Watermelon Drop
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012 by Fiero Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The low level con ain’t an easy way to earn a living, but a grifter does what he’s gotta do. And Curtis’s latest, a classic watermelon drop that plays on the stupidity of rich Japanese tourists…well, it’s just satisfying somehow. Until his latest mark -- pretty, embarrassed, and not too bright -- suggests a way to step up his game.