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Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume II.1: Retribution and Up In Smoke
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,560. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Retribution: The subdivision FBPD investigators Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent live in becomes home to a very hot young mama. But it isn't until the beautiful young woman disappears, leaving her two young children alone, that Pete's wife realizes crime is firmly afoot. and Up In Smoke: A local Christmas tree farm has burned to the ground. But was the fire an accident…or the means to cover up...
Defender of the Innocent: The Casebook of Martin Ehrengraf
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,290. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Twelve stories, one never before published anywhere, about Martin H. Ehrengraf, the criminal lawyer who takes cases on a contingency basis and rarely sees the inside of a courtroom. You've never met anyone like Ehrengraf, on either side of the law...
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume I.4 (The Early Cases): Blind Revenge
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,770. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Investigator Danny Vincent faces the supernatural to get at a chilling flesh and blood truth when a local business owner's daughter is found murdered on her kitchen floor, her eye sockets empty.
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume I.3 (The Early Cases): Obsessions
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,640. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A newborn baby is stolen from Falcon's Bend Community Hospital's maternity ward...
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume I.2 (The Early Cases): Broken Wings
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,990. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Broken Wings: Investigator Pete Shasta solves a decade and a half old missing-person case that's about to turn into murder.
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume I (The Early Cases): Bugs and Fixated
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,850. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Bugs: A partially digested body is found in the oxidation ditch at the Falcon's Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant. Accident...or murder? and Fixated: Fixated with his neighbor from across the street, artist Victor Brooks, steps in when her creepy stalker decides to get up close and personal.
Victoria Files: The Cabin
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Series: Victoria Files, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 9,850. Language: American English. Published: September 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Victoria and her husband Tyler are spending a weekend in their cabin. There's a storm approaching and her husband leaves her alone in the cabin. What happens when a mysterious, wounded stranger appears, demanding for her help? A game of cat and mouse ensues.
Surprise, Surprise
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Like always, joviality surrounds the fairground. But for an expectant mother, unaccustomed to feeling anything beyond gently entertained by the amusements, a sense of mystery clings to the place. And with it a deep, dark secret longs for discovery. A story of fear and separation. Surprise, Surprise: A Short Story.
The Sheriff of Tesco
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Price: Free! Words: 7,460. Language: British English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A chance encounter in a supermarket coffee shop opens old wounds for the ex-Marine and the war widow. Soon they are reliving horrors of death and murder in the Afghan desert, duty and deceit blowing in the wind. Can an icon of crime fiction save them from themselves, or will it be just another case for the Sheriff of Tesco?
Sarah-Leah
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Series: Histoires courtes - Instants d'évasion, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,780. Language: French. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lors d'une patrouille en plein désert, deux policiers américains font une découverte à vous glacer d'effroi ! Commence alors une histoire courte approchant le néo-réalisme et s'en allant frôler le fantastique.
The Golden Age
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Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A culprit looks back on the world that forms a detective story and his role in it..
The Steel Box
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Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A strange story about a woman that shows the secret of the universe through a magic trick.
Mediums of the Midnight Mansion
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,670. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Josephine lives hand-to-mouth. Her private-investigation business looks set to go belly up. Only one more opportunity. One more job she must make a success of. At any cost. A story of belief, and reality. Mediums of the Midnight Mansion: A Short Story.
The Rules of the Game
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Price: Free! Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A short story in which, through analysis of a man's idea for a mystery novel, certain rules are set in regards to the creation of locked room murders. Largely inspired by "Knox's Ten Commandments" and "Van Dine's Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories".
Thirteen, an anthology of crime stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,470. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An eerie emerald skull holds the clue to a woman’s origins…and to murder. A bureaucrat stumbling home on a winter evening sees a lion…or does he? Senior citizens show their mettle…and their sinister side. And, more importantly, how do you get rid of a troublesome body and plan the perfect wedding…at the same time? Within these pages lie the answers!
Kill Him Again: Fifteen Variations on a Country House Murder
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,900. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Fifteen Versions of a Murder and Its Solution A storm and high seas isolate a house party at Morthead Manor situated in southwest England on a headland connected to the mainland by a narrow neck of land. In the style of 1920s Golden Age mysteries, this collection explores different scenarios as to how, why and by whom the host is murdered.
The Problem of the Straton Murder
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Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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During a discussion regarding whether or not a detective's seemingly cold and detached nature is necessary in solving a crime, a strange case from the past is brought back to light: a case which on first glance seemed to be simple and obvious instead turned out to be rather unique and complex in its own right and showed that, ultimately, the road to Hell is truly paved with good intentions...
Parcours
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Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: French. Published: September 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Une courte nouvelle. Un récit en trois séquences, suivies d’un épilogue. Une histoire criminelle basée sur un fait divers survenu dans la métropole. Deux finissants du secondaire descendent la Main. Confiants, ils projettent un gros coup. Ils se dirigent vers le centre-ville. Déterminés, ils entrent dans un magasin. Calmes, ils mettent leur plan à exécution. Soudain, un imprévu surgit.
Life’s Little Miseries
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jack Hegarty, a retired and weary private detective, seeks solace. His wife? Gone. His job? Gone too. And, on the near-deserted island where he makes his home, there’s murder afoot. A chilling mystery of power, influence and brutality. Life’s Little Miseries: A Short Story.
Seeds of Humanity
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,500. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Zarah, a DC detective, finds herself in conflict with her perceived realities and how they are affected when they are challenged. Her past collides with her present when she joins a government task force staking out an elusive "cult" called the Tea Society. As Zarah digs deeper, the truth of her heritage puts her loyalty in question. Time is ticking; will Zarah uncover the real story?