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Deadly Shorts
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Series: Alex St. James. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,740. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Julie Hyzy's Chicago news researcher is back in two short stories: "Sanctimony" and "Criminal Intent." Join the intrepid Alex St. James, her cranky boss, Bass, and the ever-efficient Detective Lulinski as they take on a long-forgotten crime, and a doctor who's preying on the most vulnerable.
Canady Park
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Price: Free! Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Computer programmer Kevin Landstreet thinks too much. He struggles to keep his shaky existence together under the burden of over-thinking. When his reality becomes a weird fantasy, Kevin must find his way back to normalcy. To do this he must pass through Canady Park.
Lunch Reads Volume 3
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Price: Free! Words: 14,990. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011 by Istoria Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Istoria Books Presents: Lunch Reads Volume 3 A short-short and a long-short--two great mystery stories by writers at the top of their craft! In this third volume of Istoria Books's Lunch Reads series, readers will encounter a grumpy senior citizen doing her grocery shopping and a small town abuzz about the murder of their local newspaper's editor.
Lethal Beauty
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Price: Free! Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
If you liked "Outbreak", you'll love this! A scientist invents a new lotion that has purifying powers. It has become a new phenonemon as women all over the world become raving consumers. Soon after, chaos begins and the human race rapidly starts to diminish.
Caroline (Deutsche Version)
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Series: Pieces of Fate (German Language), Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: German. Published: May 18, 2011 by Red Cap Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ein bekannter Geschäftsmann, der offenbar einen Nervenzusammenbruch erlitten hat, betritt ein Polizeirevier und behauptet, einen Mord begangen zu haben. Man findet eine Leiche, und man ermittelt in einem klaren Mordfall – bis Caroline ihre Geschichte erzählt. Eine von sechs Kurzgeschichten, die Teil der Kurzgeschichten-Sammlung PIECES OF FATE von David P Elliot.
No Way Out - And Other Scary Short Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 17,230. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
(3.00 from 1 review)
Includes three 'terrorific' short stories. No Way out: Mike takes a bet to go inside a haunted house, will he live long enough to collect? The Price of Friendship: How much is a best friend worth? Joey finds out the hard way. Hobgoblin Horror: Jake volunteers at a retirement home because Shelby works there. So, it's no wonder he's misses Mr. Fitches' warnings about a homicidal hobgoblin-too bad.
Listening In
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
The older she got the harder it was for Viola Jackson to hear. And she needed all of her senses when dealing with her two greedy stepchildren.
Untouchable
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Cole Fincher is the brilliant artist who finishes all the roughed-in painting of Katarzyna Yarschansky, yet it is only Katarzyna’s name on the paintings, so she gets the fame and fortune while Cole receives only her disdain and a journeyman’s wage. It’s time for things to change. And his point of attack will be the one painting she will not let him anywhere near, "The Untouchable.”
El Hedor y otros relatos de misterio
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Price: Free! Words: 17,790. Language: Spanish. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Recopilación de relatos de misterio.
Treasures: The First Alana O'Neill Mystery With Vintage Recipes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A young mother discovers an unlikely secret after a fire in an antiques mall in this short mystery with recipes. This is the first in the Alana O'Neill mysteries and includes vintage recipes for: Congo Squares, Kolackys, Chiffon Cake, Pound Cake and Dark Chocolate Cake.
Horizon
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Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two small time hoodlums travel to Horizon Street. They heard, from another crook, that easy money could be had from the Oracle living there. But, of course, the Oracle had different ideas about easy money and being an easy mark.
Green Eyed Burn - "The Fatman"
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Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
RCMP Inspector Catherine Wildman and Investigative Reporter Johnny Riel find themselves in the wrong place and the wrong time when a corrupt city councilman wants to have a few "words" with Johnny in this short story from the upcoming GREEN EYED BURN II - "The Inkwell"
Winter Heart
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,220. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
One man has been kidnapped. Another has been murdered. In the bleakest depths of winter, Frevisse finds her soul chilled with the heavy burdens of duty and responsibility. Even the warmth of charity is in short supply as the villagers of Prior Byfield turn against each in bloody feuds of greed and rage, weaving knots of treachery which even the clever Frevisse may find hard to unwind.
The Mystery at the Guest House
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Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
On a snowing night a murder takes place. Unluckily for the murderer, Edward Livingstone is here to solve the case. This is a short crime story.
The Midwife's Tale
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,620. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Cisily Fisher has died in childbirth and now the village of Priors Byfield is held in a grip of fear. Can Dame Frevisse find the root of misery behind a murderer's sin before the next lethal blow falls? Or will be the village be lost in a hue and cry of terror? The gentling touch of the midwife may calm the tortured soul... or give birth to a bitter death.
In the Real World
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Marlena has played it safe her whole life, so when she falls hard for a man she meets on an anonymous chat site, she’s careful to cover her computer tracks after each session and not send any information that can be tracked back to her. But her husband suspects anyway. Now it’s time for Marlena to do something bold for once in her life, to meet her lover in the real world.
Five Weird Crimes: A short story collection
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,390. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith has written some of the strangest crime stories ever published. This book contains five of the strangest. “The Old Girlfriend of Doom,” “Husband Dummies,” “The Yellow of the Flickering Past,” “Sprinkle on a Memory,” and “The Ghosts of the Garden Lounge.”
One Fish, Two Fish
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Edna Kretschmer intends to see Curly the goldfish dead, but Curly has other ideas. A short story with a twist.
Two From the Mageworlds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,960. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two short stories by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald, set in the universe of the popular Mageworlds series. In one, a pair of free-spacers have more fun on shore-leave than they really wanted when their ship touches down in the wide-open asteroid town On Suivi Point. In the second, a murder, a mystery, and academia mix with surprises aplenty during A Death in the Working
Quick Crime
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
The world may be full of criminals, but in Chelsea Graydon’s stories they always get caught, often by their intended victims! Contains "Smile for the Camera", "Confidence", "Playing Hero", "Dragged Upstairs", and "Better Late." Five satisfying, quick tales of crime and justice from a rising voice in gentle mysteries.