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The Imaginist
Price: Free! Words: 6,370. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A man with a supernatural power to make his thoughts into reality teams up with a talking mouse to solve a murderous mystery in Victorian England. Can a mere painting be the cause of so many deaths? “The Imaginist” by T.K. Wade will have you guessing until the very end.
Blood Money - The Collected Placido Geist Bounty Hunter Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,270. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Simon Straw smiled. It was a disarming smile, almost apologetic. It wasn’t meant to give insult. His stance was relaxed, practically nerveless, none of his muscles tensed, his hands at his sides, the elbows slightly bent, like a man ready to pick up a glass. His gun was worn high on the hip, a .44 Remington single-action. “I’m here for you, old man,” he said to Placido Geist.
Kill and Say Goodbye: A Mystery Thriller Short
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,240. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Kill & Say Goodbye is a short mystery thriller. When Gena LaCrosse has had enough of her cheating boyfriend, she takes a leave of absence and heads to the Pacific Northwest. When she finds a woman’s body on the beach, Gena seeks help from Kent Stanton a former U.S. marshal turned private eye. A killer has his sights set on Gena. Can Kent solve two intertwined cases in time to save Gena?
Tales of Rick Engel: Regeneration
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,850. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Thomas Cade was looking to renew a few old friendships, what he found was more than he bargained for...Enter Rick Engel, stalker of the supernatural and unexplained, attempting to solve what most see only in black and white.
Three Mangoes
Price: Free! Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African
A teenage girl hawking mangoes on the streets of Lagos has only one goal: to raise enough money to pay her examination fees. Her short, but colorful journey turns out to be an adventure, and a brief glimpse into the lives of her customers. Of particular note, are the customers who purchase the last three yellow mangoes.
Redemption – A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(3.00 from 1 review)
Ben Hawkins blames his father for a psychologically abusive childhood and for triggering his mother’s suicide. The two men have been estranged for years. But when Ben is falsely accused of murder, he has no other option than to turn to his father, a retired homicide detective, for help. As Ben languishes in jail, the noose growing tighter, his father desperately searches for the real killer.
Pueblo Mysteries
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,750. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a collection of six short story mysteries involving the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico.
Murder: A Love Story
Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A short Story about how emotional abandonment leads to murder. Jim, a stay at home writer, becomes disenchanted with his workaholic spouse, Sally, and falls hard for the wife of Sally's boss. Sally looks for love at work and she and Jim begin plotting their way out of a loveless marriage. But their murderous intentions don't work out quite the way they plan and the result is not pretty.
The Female Jihad
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
On the dusty track that passed itself off as a road on most maps,a woman sat next to her broken down cart and mule.The time passed slowly, the dust trail from the approaching vehicle wound its way across the desert, moving closer as the minutes ticked by.The Taliban leaders wouldn't normally travel in broad daylight, but this was an emergency.Minutes later, the sand around the vehicle erupted...
Killer Blessings
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 20,970. Language: American English. Published: October 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A book of short stories that contain murders uncommonly heard of
Sammy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: Australian English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Who killed Sammy? Our hero explores the seamy underside of a great city in this search for justice.
Full Fathom Five - The Homicide Files (A Lincoln Munroe Novella, #1)
Series: The Homicide Files - Lincoln Munroe Novellas, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 19,500. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Breaking in a new partner is the least of Detective Lincoln Munroe’s worries – the body of a scuba diver has been found in a century-old shipwreck under a hundred feet of cold, treacherous water. When all signs point to murder, Lincoln is forced to dust off his scuba gear and investigate a crime scene like no other.
Banquet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: Australian English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A short story for today...television celebrity chef Mushroom Jam is in a pickle! Can he charm this demanding audience or will he finish as flat as last week's souffle?
A Strange Case of Undead Murder
Series: The Razor and Edge, Book 9. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A day of fun at a zombie walk turns to real horror when a college student suddenly drops dead. Razor suspects murder and enlists the aid of his friend and PI partner, Morton Edge, to find a killer. Razor and Edge peel away layers of lies and conspiracy to a shocking conclusion. A new Razor and Edge mystery.
Wake Up and Smell the Creepy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,720. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
As you hit the snooze, a man struggles with the question of his own destiny, and a psychiatric patient proclaims he is the new dawn of mankind, while a man in mid-life crisis buys the key to an unsolved mystery. As you shuffle to the coffee pot, revenge sits cold on the table and a ghostly mass murder is brewing. So drink your coffee. Open your eyes. It's time to wake up. And smell the creepy.
Jade O'Reilly and the Mysterious Musician (A Sweetwater Short Story)
Series: Jade O'Reilly Mystery, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,260. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sassy private investigator Jade O’Reilly solves her own problems and takes care of her own business. That business includes getting to the bottom of an investigation into a mysterious young bass player who sounds too good to be true. Will Jade be able to close the case, or will she finally have to admit defeat? This Sweetwater Short story is about 50 pages in length.
Murder Comes in Threes
Series: Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,110. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sixty-six year old Gertie Johnson and cohorts Cora Mae and Kitty have a knack for stirring up trouble in what was once a quiet backwoods community in the heart of the Michigan Upper Peninsula. Three previously published humorous novella adventures in one edition: Murder Bites the Bullet Murder Trims the Tree Murder Begins at Home
Tuning In (An Elite Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Canan Jones turns twenty-five and receives a phone call from a man who knows his secret. Canan has the ability to tune into the emotions of other people and he is wanted to work for an underground government agency in Sydney. 5000 words
Une Vie Qui n’a pas eu Lieu
You set the price! Words: 4,190. Language: French. Published: October 24, 2012 and represented by K-Group. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Albert, un étudiant, rêvait de jeter un coup d'oeil au futur, pour savoir si sa vie future correspondrait aux dires des horoscopes, des diseuses de bonne aventure, des prophètes. La rencontre avec l'adorable Geneviève exauça son voeu. Mais pourquoi cette femme sanglotait-elle sur un lit froissé?
Murder Most Mysterious - Death Has Pouty Red Lips
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,230. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A woman with 40's noir looks, an overbearing boyfriend, an alligator, a Hi-Def television, and an injured dog found in Central Park . . . what do these five have in common? Murder . . .