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Inspector Baseheart Returns
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,970. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In order to avoid being killed by his nemesis, the Brazilian arch-fiend known as Birdman Perez, Inspector Baseheart must fake his own death, or as he puts it: "In order to be safe I must be safely in my grave." And the detective faces other quandaries: what happens after the first 24 hours to a freshly plucked human eyeball? Does a lobotomy make writing a Ph.D. thesis more difficult? Find out.
The Inspector Baseheart Casebook
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,320. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The master detective known as Inspector Baseheart plies his trade in the insane asylum known as Planet Earth... and he is more than equal to the task. Along with his friend Gonzalo he encounters homicidal lunatics, monkey men,the occasional neighborhood cannibal, and vegetarian fetishists with a radish so hot it drives a man mad. Porta-pottys explode across the city! Alert Inspector Baseheart now!
Nightmare in th Cockpit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Bart and Jim are scheduled for a training check ride today in one of the newer company 737-300 aircraft. This is required every so often at different times by all major airlines to make sure their pilots are up to date on the latest happenings in their industry and qualified to perform as required. Most training flights are the same as scheduled routes and utilize the same procedures. Except now.
Observe, If You Will...
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Montreal prostitute is being grilled for her knowledge of Harry Houdini’s death. But if the mysterious customer who took her to Houdini’s last rehearsal and performance is really a killer, how did he do it, and why?
Why Kill Gayle?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011 by Evil Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Gayle Song knows who killed her and how she died. It was her husband who dealt the blow with a candlestick. What she wants to know is why she was killed. That's why she's working with Theodore Bellows - to solve the mystery of why her husband decided that she had to die.
Ghost Friends
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,150. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by booksmango. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This tale of ghosts with unfinished business is a brain-teasing, gender-bending romp through the netherworld, with stops in Laos, Myanmar and northern Thailand along the way. Both humorous and thought-provoking, Ghost Friends not only paints a colorful picture of the Other Side, but also has some spiritual tips for a more meaningful life before we get there.
Lunch Reads Volume 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by Istoria Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this first edition of short stories offered by Istoria Books (eBooks You Want to Read at Prices You Want to Pay), readers can devour two tasty and satisfying tales of suspense and cozy mystery. Jenny Milchman and Libby Sternberg take readers on domestic journeys where the prosaic turns into the perplexing, creating everyday dramas that aren’t easily resolved.
Dragged Upstairs
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Someone’s kidnapped Noelle’s husband and is possibly stalking her. And while she has a plan to unveil the perpetrator, it will take a detective’s help and a whole lot of nerve to carry it off.
The Four-Handed Corpse
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
She’s just come from Psych class when the cops show her the half-cooked corpse of her aunt. It gets worse when they try to explain exactly how the aunt died.
Your Cheatin' Heart: A Tiffany Waters Paranormal Mystery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Following a cheating husband and his tarty blonde, PI Tiffany Waters witnesses the explosion of the lover’s motel. The police find only one body: the husband. Now Tiffany must save her husband from a mystery man demanding her photos of the lovers’ meeting. But how can two copies of the same photo be different? How can the blonde in the photo blink? “Your Cheatin’ Heart” is 7,693 words.
Arcanos mayores
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Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 12,390. Language: Spanish. Published: April 11, 2011 by Karibdis. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Un manuscrito que lleva siglos olvidado, una enigmática poesía que se resiste a desvelar sus secretos, unas misteriosas cartas de tarot y tres antiguas lápidas de piedra desaparecidas son el punto de partida desde donde los tres protagonistas comienzan a investigar.
Intergalactic Courage - Entering the Field
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Kenny Ramzai was a dispatcher for a small town on a remote planet. It was just a job while attending college to study alien races. Or was it? His superiors certainly did not believe it. Now he finds himself thrust into a galactic wide field operation deceptively enticing. A futuristic action packed police story, "Entering the Field" is the first adventure of a very unlikely hero.
The Thief in the Waiting Room
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Series: Pieces of Fate, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011 by Red Cap Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Terry Bannister is a professional thief who tries to avoid working in his ‘unlucky town’. But is fate reversing his fortunes? One of 6 short stories by David P Elliot previously published as an anthology under the title of 'Pieces of Fate'.
Shark
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Series: Pieces of Fate, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,780. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011 by Red Cap Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Gary Bowler enjoys his life as he grows wealthy off the vulnerable in society. But can life get any better when he discovers the perfect victim? One of six short stories also published in an anthology by the author under the title 'Pieces of Fate'.
The Cottage
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Series: Pieces of Fate, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,320. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011 by Red Cap Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A young couple buy a cottage that the wife comes to believe is haunted, but can the strain it puts on their marriage survive the investigation of a cynical radio presenter? This is one in a series of six short stories by David P Elliot from an anthology published under the title 'Pieces of Fate'.
Medusa
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Series: Pieces of Fate, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,900. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011 by Red Cap Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When a genius in Artificial Intelligence dies, two competing companies battle to crack the most intelligent computer game ever developed. How far will they go to win? This is one in a series of six short stories by David P Elliot from an anthology published under the title 'Pieces of Fate'.
Broken Magic
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011 by Blue Shark Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
There is a hidden world tucked inside our own, magical and dangerous. Tommy and Henry A are two small-time hustlers down on their luck. They use their powers to skim a little money from the idle rich and they never, ever hurt anyone. But lately things have gone terribly wrong and if they're going to survive they'll have to turn to a woman who is both beautiful--and scary.
Long Alley
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Series: Pieces of Fate, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,120. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011 by Red Cap Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
After several sighting of what appears to be an innocent young woman near an ancient set of almshouses an investigative radio show investigates. But is this really a haunting and is the young woman as harmless as she seems? One of six short stories also published in an anthology by the author under the title 'Pieces of Fate'.
Thelma
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Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(2.00 from 2 reviews)
On the night following the deadly Kendal rail disaster in which two hundred persons lost their lives, cab-driver, Kenneth Salmon is running the road. Passengers, however, are scarce. Therefore, Kenneth's earning up to this point is meager. He is desperately in need of a few fares to increase the night's earning. Will desperation causes him to pick up the wrong passenger?
Tres en raya
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Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 11,700. Language: Spanish. Published: April 9, 2011 by Karibdis. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tres amigos se enfrentan a un particular reto: una partida de tres en raya en la que perder significa la muerte.