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Winner Takes All
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Price: Free! Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Robert Lewiston has fled the country. After executing the largest Ponzi scheme in history, he escaped to Rio, where he's living the high life on billions in stolen funds. John Henderson is an ex-employee of Lewiston's who is assisting the FBI’s investigation. When John discovers a clue to Lewiston's whereabouts, he faces a crucial decision that could lead to dangerous consequences.
Breaking the Cycle
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Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Kate Bynum is a patrol cop working the graveyard shift. She has seen more than her share of domestic violence calls. Often, these besieged women are unable to find a way to stop the torment themselves. When she meets a young woman who is trapped in an abusive marriage by her politically connected husband, Kate must find a way to help the woman escape and break the vicious cycle of abuse.
Nursery Crimes - case 1
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Series: Nursery Crimes, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A sideways looks at the real life of nursery rhyme characters
Robine's Diary
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A man's tortured past returns to haunt him. A veteran of the Rwanda massacre, Hal Tomkins seeks solace on a remote island as a lighthouse keeper. Now he faces a deadly foe bent on murder. Is it revenge or to silence him?
Dead Of Winter
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,280. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The theme is winter, and the Thalia Press Authors Co-op rises to the occasion, digging deep into their devious imaginations with short stories of cold, ice, mystery, and of course unexplained homicide. This short story anthology, edited by Katy Munger and Lise McClendon, features eight established crime authors and eight chilling stories to send shivers down your spine.
MUSCLE - The Beginning (The MUSCLE Firm Series)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Enter Muscle and Bell's world; the security duo who risk it all to protect those troubled by affairs of the heart. Their latest case has them protecting a client with a troubled past and the do-gooder team find themselves in the middle of chaos as they go all out to help their client. Are the pair involved in a situation they can't handle or will they rise to the occasion?
Did I Die?
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Price: Free! Words: 12,350. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
At only 14 years old, John Malcolm finds school tough taking every hit on the chin (literally). John finally retaliates and the bully ends up violently injured. This attack causes John to go on the run making life even more difficult. On the run - John barely makes it out of his home town when a friendly stranger takes him in. With no escape John endures things that are far beyond imagination.
Balance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011 by Gryphonwood Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
What would you do if you had the power? Detective Dan Lake has been given the power to heal. But whenever he heals someone, he has to give the condition to someone else or Dan dies. This dark thriller short story by the bestselling author of The Dane Maddock Adventures and The Zombie Driven Life was originally published in the You Don't Know What You've Got... anthology.
Case File - A Collection of Nameless Detective Stories
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Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,360. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It was fifteen years ago when the big, sort-of-sloppy, brew-loving P.I. appeared on the scene, dazzling readers with keen solutions to seemingly unsolvable crimes. And just as his disheveled demeanor gave no hint of the brilliant mind that lay behind it, his lack of a moniker said nothing about his rising popularity with mystery readers everywhere.
The Tides
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Bonnie’s making her way in the world the best way she knows how – finding men who’ll look after her, maybe take her closer to her dream of California. So far she’s done good. She made it to Oregon. She just spotted a new sugar-daddy. But she’s gotta trust her instincts because there are bad men out there…
Anywhen
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jack Finnegan possesses a rare talent that makes him a unique asset to the police department: he can see the past with one touch. But when he and his partner are assigned to locate a missing teenager, Jack will have to stretch the limits of his abilities further than he has ever dared.
When The Spirit Moves You
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Series: Jeff Resnick Short Stories, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 12,820. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Jeff Resnick's curiosity is piqued when he sees a sign advertising psychic readings. At first he's sure the medium is a fake, but then his funny feelings lead him to suspect that a murder has taken place in the dilapidated house where Madam Zahara holds her readings. Just who died and how? And why is Jeff compelled to look for bodies buried in the medium’s yard?
Finder
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Price: Free! Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Bim and Hanky J find people. Hanky J is the procedure guy, with some mad computer skills to go along with his burning desire to make sure nobody remains missing long. Bim gets to find people for Hanky J, with his strange skill that neither of them like to discuss -- if he eats enough of the missing person's favorite food, Bim can make a connection. But the cost might be too great for this case...
The Demon and Me
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Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
I’m woken from a blurry slumber with the demon whispering in my ear. Soft soothing tones put a smile on my whiskered face. The other is asleep. “Come” it says, "lets go for a walk." We all have demons... come and meet the one who used to live with me.
Dood in Bed - Commisaris Renz Vos, raadsel 2 - Nederlands
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Series: Commissaris Renz Vos, Raadsel 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,190. Language: Dutch. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Slimme Vos Renz is gepensioneerd, maar kan het werk niet laten. Zeker niet, als hij in dit nieuwe TV-synopsis zijn vriend Sjaak ziet liggen: Dood in Bed.
Catburglar
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You set the price! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A literary snack. A light-hearted, G rated, very short mystery with line drawings by the author.
The Pheesching Sector - A 6,000 Word Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,740. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 by Focus House Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The First officer and pilot of a two-man rogue ship, Casper Van Soulier is terrified by his captain’s obsessive need to journey toward the very edge of the galactic hinterlands. But it isn’t until their small patrol ship encounters a window of energy stretched across a massive graveyard of battle cruisers that he realizes they will likely die. A tale from "Maine's Other Author"TM Tim Greaton
Losing Weight For Love Sake
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,650. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An Inspiration for weight loss Jenna a young lady in her twenties struggles with obesity. Her mother Marilyn secretly hires a fitness trainer under the pretense of a date. Jenna falls head over heels in love with Zack the handsome trainer and she takes on the challenge of losing weight. The more Zack gets to know Jenna, the more his heart gives in to his feelings.
Crime Capers II: The Trials and Tribulations of Mr. Big
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 15,960. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This second trilogy of three further short stories continues the trials and tribulations undergone by Mr. Big, a well known northern would-be hoodlum in and around the Leeds area and his associates as he tries to fix a greyhound race, hide a criminal on the run and fix a charity raffle in his favour. Will Fred and Barney be a help or a hindrance as they set about their tasks.
Crime Capers: The Trials and Tribulations of Mr. Big
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 9,300. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This trilogy of three short stories follows the trials and tribulations of Mr. Big, a well known northern would-be hoodlum in and around the Leeds area and his associates as he tries to fix a pigeon race, nobble a boxer, and pull a con by stealing a painting. Barney, his trusted bodyguard, warns against engaging the services of Billy and Fred, two local lads who have an aptitude for fouling up.