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A Whole Lot of Quick Crime
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,600. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
All the stories from Quick Crime and More Quick Crime, filled with robbers, swindlers, murderers, art thieves, stalkers, and firebugs...and the people who catch them. Includes “Smile for the Camera,” “Confidence,” “Playing Hero,” “Dragged Upstairs,” “Better Late,” “Cabin Take-Out,” “In the Real World,” “Money Maker,” What’s in a Name?” and “Untouchable."
Three Bullets To Queensland
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Before Ike Decker can realize his dream someone will die.
Blood Red Rings
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
After 24 years of putting his life on the line, Officer Frank Harper sees it all tick down to one defining moment in this soul-wrenching short story.
A Family Affair
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jack Ramsey knows what it’s like being on the losing end of an arrest warrant; he's already served time for a needless death. Now, when everything seemed to be going right for the ex-con, he’s back in tthe slammer, accused of murdering his father. With the evidence stacked against him, Jack must make a deal with the devil if he’s to prove the mob lawyer’s death was truly a family affair.
The Woman on the Train
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Martin’s life was much less interesting than the crime fiction he regularly read, until he decided to write his own mystery, working on the story during his daily commute and writing in a blue spiral notebook. Then an attractive, green-eyed woman struck up a conversation, and Martin's story took a very sharp turn.
Dick and Jane in Hell
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Arie wants to marry Jane. The problem is that Jane is the trophy of a dangerous criminal.
The Assayer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
All Richard Dryer wants to do is bumble about his 1930's posh chemisty lab. But the offer to accompay card shark Harry Lyman to find the hidden Gold Mine in the Sky changes changes this brainy assayer into a treasure hunter full of surprises.
Hot Corpse, a Det. Shelley Caldwell short story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,900. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Detective Shelley Caldwell gets the woo-woo cases in Chicago. Not wanting another psych evaluation, she keeps the supernatural part of the case hidden. In this short story, Shelley knows she has another woo-woo case on her hands when murder victims start showing up, their bones picked clean of flesh.
More Quick Crime
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Another delightful collection of five quick crime stories from Chelsea Graydon. Follow a man who’s been breaking into cabins around Two-Toe Lake. Feel the unbearable tension of a woman who’s going to off her husband and run away with her online lover. And more. Contains “Cabin Take-Out,” “In the Real World,” “Money Maker,” What’s in a Name?” and "Untouchable."
To Die For
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,400. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A hitman. A hitwoman, with an intimate method of execution. A sniper, a serial killer, and a private investigator with a dark past. This collection of short stories delves into depravity, where the only justice - if served - comes from the streets.
Cabin Take-Out
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Bobby Waller’s done pretty good for a sport clerk who figured how the government was searching everyone’s mail. Stole him some money and been hiding out around Two-Toe Lake, living off cabin break-ins for 26 days! They can’t catch him because he’s careful and ruthless. Like the old widow in one of his target cabins is about to find out...
Crowich - Trick or Treat?
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The story of a detective, Elizabeth Baker, called back to a small New England town to investigate the disappearance of three missing persons. She is also informed of disturbances at the old Aleister Crowley estate. As if a sinister destiny played some role in the events, these happenings seem to be occurring as Halloween approaches....
What's in a Name?
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Julie’s the bookkeeper for a small business for which twelve checks have mysteriously gone missing. Now it’s her job (and freedom!) on the line as she runs to solve a crime that would have made Shakespeare shudder.
Geopolitical Sci-Fi Short Stories: Two short stories and a story preview
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The Brazilian Exodus: Environmental concerns determined that the Brazilian rainforest must be protected in order to save the entire planet. Think Speak: Due to nuclear proliferation, wars, terrorism, despots and autocrats, it was deemed necessary to prevent any nation from acquiring nuclear weapons. A concept book idea thrown in as a book preview of an upcoming book.
Out of the Dust
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,560. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A series of explosions rock downtown to cover a murder. But its all really the cover of an attempt to re-launch the Boleshvik revolution. Magdelena Romanov Boriskovski traces her ancestry to Tsar Alexi. Now she is trying to reassert a claim to his legacy. Follow TV reporter Bob Roberts and Metro Police Sargent Julie Carlin as they try see beyond the death and destruction they've witnessed.
Blow Me, Baby
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Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The last thing Toni Amos expected when she decided to go on a girl's weekend in Vegas was to be left high and dry. Now she'll have to figure out a way home that may or may not include a new friend's help.
Crack'd
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,560. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011 by Living Books USA. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Teenager Mica almost got away with murder, except she did not even know that a murder had been committed!
Money Maker
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Maxwell knows just how to draw in the small-town rubes – look rich but act like plain folks – then KISS – Keep It Simple for Suckers. It’s got his homegrown Ponzi scheme raking in the dough. And sure, he’ll have to collapse it soon, but he can tell it’s got the legs for one more big score...
Lightning Rider
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Twenty-six year-old Jessie Scout had endured a life steeped in pain. She had come to Las Vegas, a city of risk, not to gamble. But to collect. This short work won Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.
MUSCLE - The Cheatin' Security Guard (Short Story)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ask any cop, bodyguard or security consultant and they will tell you that the most dreaded assignment is one involving a domestic dispute. Why? Because everyone knows to stay out of lovers' quarrels. Everyone, except Muscle and Bell. Owner and member of The Muscle Firm, the pair specialize in security situations involving affairs of the heart and jilted lovers. This case is no different.