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Ecdysis
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A serial killer is murdering strippers. But there's more to this case than just some loony with a taste for blood... it will take the talents of Orville Nesbit, psychic investigator, to find and stop the killer. +++ A short story from the best-selling and award winning team of Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald.
Marked for Deletion
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You set the price! Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Despite the author's best efforts, several of the victims in these mystery stories refused to die. Ninja nuns, air-borne Pekingese and King James Only crazies mingle freely in this book. This book is certified vampire and zombie free. Parents should be warned however that one gnome-like creature makes a brief appearance.
Laundry Day (Short Mystery Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
A short story by mystery author Stacy Juba. When Gregg accidentally discovers his neighbor's lingerie collection drip-drying in her shower, he stares in fascination at a scene that looks like laundry day at the whorehouse. After his neighbor is found dead - strangled with her own fishnet stocking - the next victim might even be closer to home. Approximately 2900 words, plus bonus excerpts.
The Echo of Lost Dreams
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011 by Blue Shark Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sally meets a mystery man who's tall, dark, and handsome, but she doesn't have time for him. She doesn't have time for anything. Since a bizarre accident, she can't get a good night's sleep. Her dreams are filled with terrifying visions of her death. This mystery man may hold the key to silencing her dreams--or he might be very dangerous. Because, now, Sally is dreaming of murder.
Crime Family
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,380. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Richard Esher is on the road again in three short mysteries: Gone Daddy - fighting mobsters in Las Vegas The Big Sister - at home in Seattle searching for a wayward sister who may be in trouble. Bob's Your Uncle - Esher is in Portland looking for a young man who may be suicidal... or homicidal. The short story that introduced Richard Esher and two more mysteries from beloved author jd chandler.
The Kidnapping of Billy Buttons and String of Pearls
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Series: The Razor and Edge, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,280. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In these two Razor and Edge mysteries they encounter two strange crimes. One involves the kidnapping of a collectible teddy bear, the other a robbery of a neighbor. What Razor and Edge discover is shattered families in need of not only their detective skills but healing. They will try to do both. These Staten island PI’s are the Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin for the 21st century with a twist.
New Orleans Nocturnal
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,420. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
NEW ORLEANS NOCTURNAL is a series of nine short stories featuring New Orleans Police Homicide Detective John Raven Beau. Half-Cajun and Half-Sioux, Beau is a relentless pursuer, a man who will track a killer across miles of dark streets, through swamps, wastelands, over rivers and bayous. He will never give up.
New Orleans Mysteries
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,930. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A collection of mystery stories set in New Orleans - 1940s Private-eye Lucien Caye, 1890s NOPD Detective Jacques Dugas as well as NOPD Homicide Detectives John Raven Beau and Dino LaStanza (he’s back!). There are also a couple ghost stories, a maniac story, the gold bug of Jean Lafitte, a man with moon hands and a future-cop story with a guy named Max.
Tenderless Night
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A woman is murdered in her home shortly after her husband takes out a large insurance policy. Her husband is an assistant district attorney and the cops quickly catch the killer (a hobo); but the insurance company is suspicious and hires New Orleans Private-Eye Lucien Caye to look into the matter.
Sniffing out a Killer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The murder scene was inside Turenne’s Antique Jewelers, a narrow, stucco building on Royal Street in the old French Quarter. Det. John Raven Beau is sent to canvass the neighborhood and is shadowed by tourists and a black dog eager to help.
The Raven and the Wolf
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
He calls himself ‘The Wolf’ and he is cunning and ruthless and has gotten away with murder until he finds himself doggedly pursued by a most accomplished homicide detective – a man half-Cajun and half-Sioux, a predatory hunter of murderers, a man named John Raven Beau. Which one of these killers will kill again?
Have Plastic, Will Travel
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Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Have you ever wondered whether there's anyone dumb enough to respond to those ridiculously worded spam emails? Well, there is, and they may not all be as dumb as you think. This flash fiction story appeared in DZ Allen's Muzzle Flash in May 2008.
NoThing
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Price: Free! Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Welcome to Penny's "whitemare". Penny was expecting to wake up with a hangover. A hangover would have been a blessing compared to what was there when she opened her eyes. Because nothing was there at all.
Fais do do
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Something eerie is happening in the swamps of south Louisiana and journalist Jay Gatsby Jones, accompanied by photographer Jillian Jones (no relation), are sent from New Orleans to the bayous where they uncover an incredible secret. Cover Art by Dana De Noux
Ankle Biters of Old Arizona; or, Attack of the Wild Chihuahuas
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Trail guide Willie Beedle is on a fool’s errand, taking a tenderfoot writer to the Dragoon Mountains in search of the elusive and vicious wild chihuahuas of old Arizona. Cover art by Dana De Noux.
Heather Farm
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
A short story of love and suspense with a dash of the supernatural. Set in the dunes near the Danish west coast. One reviewer said: "This is a quick, sweet story... It´s a 10 minute read that is well worth the time."
Playing Hero
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Howard just wants to be a hero, even if it means creating the disasters he rescues people from. And if none of his ventures have worked out just like he planned, that’s only because they haven’t been as perfect as the scheme he’s cooked up now. An old folks home. A fire. How can he miss?
Short Stories of Earl Staggs
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,530. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A collection of published stories by Derringer Award winning author Earl Staggs. A mixture of Mystery, Crime and Humorous stories to satisfy readers who like variety.
Where the Bodies Are
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Blood tests came back, blood don’t lie. That kid had a kid. So.” He snapped the file shut. “Where the hell’s the baby?” Dark secrets. Hidden bodies. A deadly pattern only one person can break – after she’s dead.
Noynah - she was only a village girl
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,040. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by booksmango. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Noynah was born in Kamalasai, a small sleepy Isaan village on the outskirts of Kalasin in the North-East of Thailand on the 1st of September 1958 she was the only daughter of Simon and Nooch Kwanchalerm. They were simple folk living on a small farm that was no bigger than four ‘rai’ of land of which he had inherited from his father.