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Star
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
On the night Anna’s boyfriend tried to kill her, Anna’s badly injured cat Star disappeared. Now, half a continent away, Anna’s neighbor tells her about a white cat with unusual markings haunting the neighborhood. Do cats have ghosts? Or has Star herself somehow made her own incredible journey across the country to be with the only person she’s ever loved?
Whose Greater Good?
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,790. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
"You have to play by the rules. I get that," Dawson told the U.S. Marshal. "But, I don't."
The Last Pursuit
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
John Garrett is a cop aching to redeem himself for the mistake he made that destroyed two innocent lives and his own. He works alone to pursue the murderer he was escorting to trial, after their plane crashes in the unforgiving Rocky Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. This 5,800-word story by Rick Mofina is one of three gripping tales in his crime anthology, THREE TO THE HEART.
A Lifetime Burning In A Moment
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
John Devlin is a mild-mannered actuary and lifelong weakling who is forced to search for courage when his family is threatened while vacationing in a remote region far from help. "A Lifetime Burning in a Moment" is a tense, 4,700-word story by acclaimed thriller author Rick Mofina. It is one of three gripping tales in his crime anthology, THREE TO THE HEART.
Backup
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An 11-year-old boy finds his dad's gun and rushes to a deadly stand off at the mall. "Backup" by Rick Mofina is the 2,300-word, gut-wrenching short story that was nominated for Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award, in the category of Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.
Breakaway
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The 4:15 train isn't the only thing rolling through Breakaway, Georgia. Climb aboard and take the ride through this tiny town, but be prepared for secrets, love, lust, and murder!
Three to the Heart
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,460. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
With his anthology, THREE TO THE HEART, Rick Mofina provides three of his finest short pieces of crime fiction. Three acclaimed, heart-wrenching short stories of people facing enormous odds. Rick Mofina is a former crime reporter and the award-winning author of several notable thrillers.
La Pilule 2 – Toxic Ted, Les Gros Bonnets De La Drogue, Le Gouvernement
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: French. Published: April 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Une histoire courte pour adulte. L’agitation continue entre les gros bonnets de la drogue, Toxic Ted et le gouvernement corrompu. La pilule crée de l’instabilité dans les rues et les bagarres se multiplient.
La Pilule
Price: Free! Words: 2,430. Language: French. Published: April 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Une histoire courte pour adulte. Pour une raison inconnue, de plus en plus de gens deviennent dépendants à la drogue. Personne ne connait la raison sauf une. Et le gouvernement… que fait-il ?
Max Wiley: Adventures of a Defective DICK!
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 17,140. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
You've heard of "Hard Boiled Detectives?" Well here's one who's half-baked! In this case, literally... This is the casebook of most unqualified guy ever to put on a pair of gumshoes. A man whose only real talents are being a wise-ass and getting into trouble, with cases right out of Rod Serling's slush pile! He's a stand-up guy without a microphone and each case requires a two drink minimum.
Prosperity Restaurant
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,180. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Lydia Chin short story by SJ Rozan
Island Shore
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
There's been a robbery for 6 nights now- and an old magician from the "magical island" claims the thief will strike last on the 7th night. Taylor and Angie are trying to figure out who the thief is- and fast. Little do they know- it's someone they know very well.
Confessions of a Good Mother
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"He said, 'Baby, take off those pretty shoes. I want to see the mud squish between your toes.' That’s when I shot him." Lyla, working mom and assassin, believes that most problems can be solved with a bullet. That is until she has a parenting problem that can't be solved with a Smith & Wesson Ladysmith.
Splatter Pattern
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Tyler Welton finds himself kidnapped by an unknown opponent it starts a game between two psychopaths. A game of cat versus cat. For Tyler Welton and the opponent are serial killers vying to be number one. Who will win this deadly game, or will death be its own reward? Every serial killer has their day.
Justice Served
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,610. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Police detectives, hard core criminals, bloody serial killers, and horrified victims, failed writers, and a private detective with a conscience. Meet the world of crime created by R.G. Crossley, a world where life and death collide and crime does not pay...most of the time.
Lost
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,610. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Two crime stories from the man Ian Rankin once called ‘The Godfather of British Noir’, early stories from the years when Russell James was establishing himself as ‘one of the best of Britain’s darker crime writers’ (as the Times called him). The first is the author’s only crime story to feature a detective, and the second, although a tale of prison life, is in lighter vein.
More Tales of Mystery and Suspense
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,380. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In this collection are five stories of mystery and suspense. Detectives, both private and police, solving crimes. Love, corruption, and greed abound in mystery fiction. Included are stories that demonstrate how these volatile aspects of the human psyche fight to make us stray onto the dark side of our nature and too often bring out the worst aspects of otherwise good people.
It Takes Two
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two respected police detectives are faced with a seemingly impossible murder case when two women confess to a murder and the evidence suggests they are both guilty. Will they solve the mystery of who killed Percival Butters? Does it take two to kill?
Roachkiller and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,600. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Winner of the 2013 Spinetingler Award for Best Anthology/Short Story Collection and the 2013 International Latino Book Award for Best eBook/Fiction! “If there is any justice in the world, [R. Narvaez] should become a giant on the literary noir scene within the next couple of years.” —Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine, on the story
Hurricane: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
From R. Narvaez, a board member of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, and exciting new voice in noir . . . “If there is any justice in the world, [R. Narvaez] should become a giant on the literary noir scene within the next couple of years.” —Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine, on the story “Roachkiller”