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Récits des Hommes Seuls
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Price: Free! Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,590. 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,060. 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.
The Emperor's Ring
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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
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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
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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.
The Man in the Quadrangle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Financial ruin precipitated by a house fire traps Matthew Williamson in a job that he hates. His office overlooks a quadrangle, where the shadowy figure of a smoking man haunts his waking dreams. Williamson slowly realizes this doomed terrain of stained concrete and container shrubs has become a half-mirrored reflection of his own mind, where he must battle the smoking man for his very life...
The Legend Of Corba
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Price: Free! Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
A Short story about a forest ranger who encounters a mysterious creature in the dense forests of Corbett National Park.
Shark (Der Geldhai)
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Series: Pieces of Fate (German Language), Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,470. Language: German. Published: August 2, 2011 by Red Cap Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Gary Bowler genießt das Leben, während er die Ärmsten der Stadt abzockt. Doch kann ihm das Glück noch mehr bescheren, als er das perfekte Opfer trifft? Eine von sechs Kurzgeschichten aus der Anthologie „Pieces of Fate – Schicksalsgeschichten“ von David P Elliot.