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Confessions of a Good Mother
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
"He said, 'Baby, take off those pretty shoes. I want to see the mud squish between your toes.' That’s when I shot him." Lyla, working mom and assassin, believes that most problems can be solved with a bullet. That is until she has a parenting problem that can't be solved with a Smith & Wesson Ladysmith.
Splatter Pattern
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Tyler Welton finds himself kidnapped by an unknown opponent it starts a game between two psychopaths. A game of cat versus cat. For Tyler Welton and the opponent are serial killers vying to be number one. Who will win this deadly game, or will death be its own reward? Every serial killer has their day.
Justice Served
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,610. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Police detectives, hard core criminals, bloody serial killers, and horrified victims, failed writers, and a private detective with a conscience. Meet the world of crime created by R.G. Crossley, a world where life and death collide and crime does not pay...most of the time.
Lost
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,610. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two crime stories from the man Ian Rankin once called ‘The Godfather of British Noir’, early stories from the years when Russell James was establishing himself as ‘one of the best of Britain’s darker crime writers’ (as the Times called him). The first is the author’s only crime story to feature a detective, and the second, although a tale of prison life, is in lighter vein.
More Tales of Mystery and Suspense
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,380. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this collection are five stories of mystery and suspense. Detectives, both private and police, solving crimes. Love, corruption, and greed abound in mystery fiction. Included are stories that demonstrate how these volatile aspects of the human psyche fight to make us stray onto the dark side of our nature and too often bring out the worst aspects of otherwise good people.
It Takes Two
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Two respected police detectives are faced with a seemingly impossible murder case when two women confess to a murder and the evidence suggests they are both guilty. Will they solve the mystery of who killed Percival Butters? Does it take two to kill?
Roachkiller and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,600. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Winner of the 2013 Spinetingler Award for Best Anthology/Short Story Collection and the 2013 International Latino Book Award for Best eBook/Fiction! “If there is any justice in the world, [R. Narvaez] should become a giant on the literary noir scene within the next couple of years.” —Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine, on the story
Hurricane: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
From R. Narvaez, a board member of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, and exciting new voice in noir . . . “If there is any justice in the world, [R. Narvaez] should become a giant on the literary noir scene within the next couple of years.” —Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine, on the story “Roachkiller”
Skullduggery
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Series: Jazz Stiletto, Private Eye, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
PI Jazz Stiletto returns after the events of A Day Without Sunshine. He travels under the nom de plume, Allan Harper, a wandering man for hire. A friend asks to help the owner of the Skull Inn on the coast of Massachusetts. Jazz accepts. A guy's gotta eat. He soon discovers dark secrets, and bloody murder. Skullduggery abounds in this new mystery by the author of the Razor and Edge mysteries.
Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,960. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"FAITH DEPARTED: SHORT STORIES OF MYSTERY, CRIME, AND DESPAIR," by crime author Melissa M. Garcia is a collection of five fictional short stories of evil, pain, and sadness. From the author of "FALLING ANGELS," "CHASING DEMONS," and "STRANGER: A DEATH VALLEY MYSTERY," this short story compilation is only available in e-book.
Roomies - A Boone Butters Crime Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Oddball Jack-of-all-trades and occasional crime-solver Boone Butters is driven to distraction when he learns that his sexy new roommate comes with a bonus feature. Will the secret interfere with Boone's latest assignment — his very first manhunt?
Cooking the Hounds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A standalone short story I wrote for an anthology of dog stories edited by Jeffrey Marks.
The Last Kiss
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Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A suspicious death occurs in the peaceful village of Hassman, New York; a retired English professor, who is also the village's self-appointed "amateur sleuth," thinks it just might be murder. The professor solves the lethal puzzle when a nighttime visit to the victim's cottage leads to the discovery of a mysterious poem and a dead cat, not to mention a near run-in with the murderer.
Homecoming
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
23 years ago, Andre Larson left his hometown, Valhalla, and he never looked back. His life since then has taken him all over the world. Now, he is returning to Valhalla for the saddest of reasons: to bury his mother. While he is here, he also intends to confront the reason why he left Valhalla all those years ago, the dark secret under the surface of his peace
She's Gone
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by MuseItUp Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Silence and a lone glass are all she left behind, but why?
Brace Yourself
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Betrayal and murder at a country house shooting party. When this story appeared in a characteristically yellow and black Victor Gollancz anthology, 'Crime Yellow', the Times review picked it out as ‘a splendid country house shocker from Russell James’.
Grave Madness: Three Scott Drayco Mysteries
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
From Derringer Award winner BV Lawson come three tales featuring Scott Drayco, a man who had everything going for him: handsome, brilliant, a talented classical pianist in the prime of his youth. After violence scarred him physically and emotionally, he turned to an FBI career and now freelances as a crime consultant, taking on cases other people often don't want to touch.
You've Got To Be Killing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Is this gated community swimming in danger? When a body is found face down in the private neighborhood pool, Sheriff Jim Murray is called to investigate. He is shocked by the many passions and secrets that float to the surface in the lives of the proper upper-class residents.
From One Jungle to Another
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
4 Short Stories on the theme of "Jungles". 1)Never take a bet with a friend: A Story of two friends traveling abroad going wrong. 2)A Corporate Jungle: Blackmail does not go too well when working for a corporate company. 3)The Colour of Mind: Appearances can be deceiving. 4)An Airport Hell Tale: A sarcastic tale about a passenger trying to catch a connecting flight to Dublin.
Who Murdered the Clown?
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Series: Who Murdered...?, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,560. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Hazel Cartbell and her superior officer, Chief Rasmussen return in the 2nd story of the Who Murdered…? Mystery Series. Andover, New Hampshire's favorite police officers search for the murderer of a clown with the "help" of his troupe. Mama Bella and Sister Marie Catherine once again offer their help in the search for a killer.