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Chaos Read #4
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You set the price! Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
In Part Three of IN THE PAST we get to know the youngest of the Clark family- Mary Clark, and further explore the past of a serial killer. But just as you think you are finding out what details to how his story came to be written, you really have no idea yet. Part Three of IN THE PAST, the last chance before the true insanity begins.
Wandering Koala uncovers the Sixth Figure
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Series: Wandering Koala Comics, Book 11. Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 380. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery
(1.00 from 1 review)
It is neither dark nor stormy the night two joggers discover the body of a local college student. An investigation reveals several alarming messages between her and her friends. What were they scared of? And what does it have to do with factory workers and the city’s top fashion icons? Only the intervention of a silent wanderer has any hope of unraveling the nefarious tapestry. 32pgs, full color
Vacant Possession
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Steve Boyce has left behind a violent adolescence to become a prosperous estate agent. He is married to Sara, the girl of his dreams, and has two lovely children. But when he is commissioned to handle the sale of the house in which he spent his first fifteen years, Steve’s past comes back to haunt him with devastating consequences. Vacant Possession is a disturbing mystery of the paranormal.
Who Killed Doll?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Nate Hutchinson, a somewhat jaded Chicago homicide detective is called to investigate the murder of a young prostitute. Much to his surprise and dismay, he discovers he knew her quite well and sets out to solve her murder before the break of dawn.
Breakfast In Paris
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Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
At a sidewalk café on a bustling Parisian avenue, a man awaits a rendezvous with the woman of his dreams. But as anticipation turns to dread, is he about to wake with a start?
Barry Hargrove Case of the Lunar Orchids
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Price: Free! Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Barry Hargrove is called to investigate the theft of a rare seed. The only thing is; the seeds haven't been actually stolen, they were 'found' and their residue retrieved. Enter government official Beauregard Sneed with a list of four suspects: Professor Charles Scott, Professor Bueford Hornblatt, Professor Richard Biery and local fence, Fred Pickett
A Moon Light Walk
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Price: Free! Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
"A Moon Light Walk" Is a Psychological Thriller written from a most cleaver perspective. You won't know which side to take or who you will want to embody. This Noir style short was written for the sole purpose of bringing the reader into a mindset unlike any other he/she has ever experienced before. New York City can either be your playground or your worst nightmare - Who will you be?
Heartbreak
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Narrated by BIll Smith, "Heartbreak" is the first S.J. Rozan story ever published. It appeared in the Feb. 1990 edition of P.I. Magazine.
Mr. E In Cabin 187 (The Hudson Agency)
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Series: Case Files of the Hudson Agency, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Case #2: From The Case Files of the Hudson Agency. A murder on a cruise sets Warren Eisenchezarrarus — better known as Mr. E. — on the hunt for a killer. The murder weapon can't exist, the detective's assistant is as green as a seasick turtle and worst of all, Mr. E. is supposed to be on vacation! How will he find the culprit with so few clues on a cruise ship full of suspects? 6,693 words
The Hudson Agency - Chicago Style
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Series: The Hudson Detective Agency, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,920. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Case #1: From the Case Files of the Hudson Agency. Private Eye, Carl Danby tries to stay out of the limelight. Ever since the detective injured his knee on the job, the big boss himself has hinted at Danby’s retirement. Then the Agency is hired by successful Chicago businessman, Benjamin Porter, who has recently been involved in a series of life-threatening accidents. Danby's assigned the case
The Adventures of Lauren MacPhearson
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 40,750. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Lauren, 9 1/2, who comes from Scotland, has elective mutism, but that doesn’t stop her from having adventures, which she tells us about in four stories of her encounters with thieves, bears, forest fires, white water, biting horses, stolen art and ghosts from April to August.
Lunchtime Reads: Mystery 1, Tickled to Death
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A 1,250-word mystery short story. Did he commit suicide...or was he tickled to death?
Maynard Soloman Proves Santa Claus is Real (Funny Detective Stories #4)
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Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Fans of funny detective stories, meet Maynard Soloman. Some say he's crusty, profane and clueless. If you ask him, he solves the world's problems one case at a time. In this short story, the Ol' Badger needs a Christmas miracle. Bill collectors want to repossess his beloved RV. To stay a step ahead, Maynard will have to prove Santa Claus is real. Or just drunk.
Maynard Soloman & The Job-Nabbin' Illegal Immigrants (Funny Detective Stories #3)
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Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Fans of funny detective stories, meet Maynard Soloman. Some say he's crusty, profane and clueless. If you ask him, he solves the world's problems one case at a time. In this short story, Maynard is hired to track down something important stolen from his client: A job. The culprit: Illegal immigrants. Or are they?
Maynard Soloman Fixes Social Security and Eats a Pony (Funny Detective Stories #2)
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Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Fans of funny detective stories, meet Maynard Soloman. Some say he's crusty, profane and clueless. If you ask him, he solves the world's problems one case at a time. When a pony-riding bandit makes off with Maynard's gas money, the Ol' Badger has no choice but to give chase. To get his money back, he'll have to do the impossible: Fix Social Security. And eat a pony.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Hampshire Expedition
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Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,100. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
All four stories relating the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in the County of Hampshire, in one volume.
Maynard Soloman Solves the War on Drugs (Funny Detective Stories #1)
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Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.00 from 1 review)
Fans of funny detective stories, meet Maynard Soloman. Some say he's crusty, profane and clueless. If you ask him, he solves the world's problems one case at a time. In this misadventure, the Maynard wraps his arms around the War on Drugs. Or is the war wrapping itself around his beloved Winnebago RV? Either way, the Ol' Badger will solve this War on Drugs business once and for all.
Fruit of the Tomb
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Grave robbers and mummies abound in Midnight Louie's Past Life adventure. The feline Vegas PI returns to a former incarnation in ancient Egypt to expose a clever pyramid scheme to rob the pharaoh's tomb. This is an Egypt where a canny and courageous outcast black cat can escape the necropolis and rise to the honorable position of Pharaoh's Footstool, becoming the first Private Eye of Horus.
Scullery
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: American English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A tall tale from Texas. Three mobsters accuse the mayor of Snyder of corruption, extortion and kidnapping. He says they came for his mysterious golden goat. The odd claim calls for the curious Mr. Simone, who comes to investigate the farm house where it should all have taken place. As a first clue, he is shown the goat in the orchard.
Switch
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Ahead of a difficult birthday date with his girl, Richie Butler decides on cheap earrings as a gift. At the jeweller's he meets up with his identical twin, Ray, who is buying an expensive engagement ring for the love of his life. There is a simple mix up at the counter, which has vastly differing consequences for both men...