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Evil Grows & Other Thrilling Tales
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,750. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Loren D. Estleman has been writing and publishing books and novels since 1976. His fiction includes westerns, mysteries, thrillers, and historical thrillers. Along the way, he's written a number of crime stories. Stories about the darker side of life, broken hearts, swindles, double-dealing and just plain evil men and women who define the title of this collection.
Hard Cheese
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story about a short detective, Sean NMI Sean, and his adventure chasing a drug-smuggling murderer through the horse barn at the great Minnesota State Fair.
TV Torment
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,700. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Nineteen years ago Cambridgeshire solicitor Malcolm Margarson was found in a lay-by off a main road with an axe buried in his skull. During a TV news bulletin Lucy Harlow hears the agonised Margarson being tortured in Hell by “Angel”, a teenaged girl. Lucy sets out to identify who Angel was in life, and uncovers not only Margarson’s killer but also the leader of a rape and murder gang...
Killer Reels
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,670. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jimmy Kiley is a keen amateur movie maker. He’s also the ruthless criminal boss of the north side of the city. When enforcing his own brand of law, he sees no reason why he shouldn’t mix business with pleasure. His kick is to provide a private viewing of his last venture to the star of the next. And his reluctant stars are only ever one hit wonders.
Getting Away With Murder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
This is a mystery, set inside the workings of a daytime drama. Jake Winthrop is a superstar writer brought in to save the aging soap opera, As Life Goes By. What he quickly learns in a world where actors disappear into characters is that killing off characters might not be as easy as it seems.
The Dead Beat, Volume 2
Series: The Dead Beat, Vol. 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,890. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by looseleafstories@gmail.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
There are laws that even the dead must obey. No hijacking the bodies of the living. No possessing the dead. And never speak of the Dark. It's the job of Police Exorcist Arphallo Sirus and his murdered partner, Sam Trent, to enforce these laws. Their job on the Dead Beat has always been a tough one, but now it's become nearly impossible as ghosts tear the worlds apart in search of answers.
Ask Yazdirir
Price: Free! Words: 19,590. Language: Turkish. Published: May 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Herkesle paylasilsin diye kendilerini yazdiran kisa hikayeler.
Bag Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,740. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by SSN Storytelling. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A mysterious bag that everyone wants. An employer who is as dangerous as she is beautiful. A man on the run. It was supposed to be a routine pickup, just another day on the job. If only it had been that easy. Bag Man is a 5,600 word short story. Included is a bonus story from Alex Mariner: The Billionaire's Daughter (5,900 words).
The Billionaire's Daughter (A Davidson & Harper Mystery)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by SSN Storytelling. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The strong-willed daughter of a rich man. The son of a notorious mob boss. His grandmother's engagement ring. When the unlikely couple spit up, she kept the ring. It is Ronald Harper's and Kathleen Davidson's job to retrieve the ring before the mob boss learns it is missing, and takes action himself. 5,900 word short story. Includes a bonus story: Bag Man (5,600 words).
Scenarios - A Collection of Nameless Detective Stories
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,520. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Shamus Award-winning Author Few characters have the loyal readership of Bill Pronzini's "Nameless Detective." The fourteen stories in this collection span his entire thirty-five-year life on the printed page. They include "It's a Lousy World," where Nameless proves that a friend did not commit the crime he was accused of; "Dead Man's Slough" and many others.
A Patchwork of Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,530. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Nine previously published tales from sunny side up to over hard. Includes Agatha nominated short story of 2010.This collection includes the story nominated for an Agatha in 2010, a diet spoof, a Walmart people short short, and much more. These stories originally appeared in Hard Luck Stories, Mouth Full of Bullets, Mysterical-E and others.
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, Book 4. 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.