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Quality Control
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
One of the problems with hiring a professional is that you have no idea what sort of job he will do, or, indeed, even if he really is a certified professional in his field. This is why industries have some means of recourse if you fall victim to a shady member of their profession.
Believing Abby
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011 by Living Books USA. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
After her father is murdered on Christmas Eve, young Abby is convinced that she is being visited by his ‘ghost’ each night and given two vital clues about how to find his killer. An entire year goes by before Abby’s visions come to fruition and she inadvertently stumbles across a man who might be her father’s murderer. Detective Simmons is alerted and the chase is on.
Beyond Help
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mary had been working late one evening in a club when she was drugged and kidnapped. Her attackers left her next morning naked on the road. People passed her by, but finally Sam, a lawyer who defended criminals, helps her. Sam agrees to help find her attackers. When he discovers who the criminals are, he is faced with a choice. Whatever he decides to do, it will be costly and heartbreaking.
Trumpet Field and Other Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,530. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The eleven pieces in “Trumpet Field and Other Stories” are intriguing, funny, and thought-provoking. They include mysteries and literary work. Most are set on Alabama’s Gulf Coast and are distinctly southern. The majority have been published previously, including three in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
Chaos Read #3
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You set the price! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
IN THE PAST: There are many acts of savagery in the world and all of them are based on believing without hesitation. Nothing in the world can possible be what we see it as. More mysteries are bubbling to the surface in Part Two of this Four Part story.
Night Shift
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Series: Mendenhall Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Driving back to Mendenhall late at night in a thunderstorm, Chief of Police Kate Williams stops to check out an accident only to find herself fighting for her life. A Mendenhall Short Mystery by the author of The Shoeless Kid and The Tuxedoed Man.
Unleashed: Tail One
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Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.67 from 9 reviews)
Would the tormented pet of a psycho, after witnessing countless abominations, begin to exhibit disturbing behavior? Find out in "Unleashed" what happens when a cat is driven over the edge and beyond the brink.
The Christmas Club
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,180. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
For the past two years there have three bloody murders of members of rich and powerful families on December 22, 23 and 24. Then the murders stop. On December 22nd this year it starts again. Detective Sarah Bascombe must stop a killer before the trail once again goes cold. She soon discovers a terrible secret. A christmas club dedicated to murder. A club targeting her own family.
Terminus
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A few days before the christmas holidays, a flatware salesman mistakenly drops off a train in a nameless dump somewhere in the Bulgarian countryside. His only chance to get away from that miserable place is to explore this weird town by foot.
Floaters
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Easter Sunday, Ward gets a call from his estranged wife. She says she caught a glimpse of their two boys in Lincoln City where they were presumed drowned a year ago today. It has to be a cruel joke, except Ward can hear his wife falling apart on the phone. And that tiny part of him that still hopes, just has to drive out and see for himself.
Journalistic Integrity
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Investigative Reporter Clay Astair does whatever it takes to make headlines, including fabricating the news. When he resigns amid allegations of deceit, authorities have no choice but to reopen the investigation into the death of Bea Wallace. Her grieving widower Henry now must face unanswered questions about the real cause of her death.
EDGE OF SUSPENSE: Thrilling Tales of Mystery & Murder
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,150. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
EDGE OF SUSPENSE: Thrilling Tales of Mystery & Murder is a collection of ten page-turning mystery, suspense, and thriller short stories from bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers.
Kesler's Barn
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ten year old Libby Havershack is determined to find out the truth about Old Man Kesler's barn. Is his missing wife buried under the floor boards? She has to know, if her curiosity doesn't get her killed.
Moonlighting at the Mall
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Series: Sullivan Investigations Mystery. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,240. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Moonlighting at the Mall is the perfect holiday whodunnit. The characters from Murder Off the Books and Murder Takes the Cake return in a holiday short story. Join Mac, Rachel, Edgar & Whiskey, the Irish Wolfhound, as they go undercover as Santa & his elves at a local mall. They're taking names & checking them twice in order to catch a thief who is brazenly robbing local jewelry stores.
Game Face
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,360. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Private eye Val Lyon puts her game face on in eight tales of murder, lust, revenge and cheating. No matter what the game, her opponent is Death and he always scores first.
Desk Fatigue
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Price: Free! Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A collection of short stories I have compiled. This is a WORK IN PROGRESS, so come back often as I will update this collection with more additions from time to time. Visit my page on Amazon for more of my works, available only on Kindle.
Snow Slayer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sherm likes watching people until it snows. Then the police get to witness one of Sherm's events. When it snows, people open up the door to strangers who are stuck out in the cold.
Murder at Thompson Bog
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,130. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
From the author of The Rands Conspiracy and Deadly Research comes a collection of dark tales. Five stories that could give a bad writer a sinister reputation.
Old Towne: Beginnings
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,260. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Veterinary medicine and biotechnology collide in this fictional account of Dr. Shep, a former scientist who now works as a veterinarian. He embarks on a new path in his career and must solve a mystery concerning a sick horse and a devious plan by others to make money. If you enjoyed the stories of James Herriot, this book brings you back into that world with the addition of forensic science.
'Twas the Chihuahua Before Christmas
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Price: Free! Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Charlotte Baskerville, designer of small dog clothing, is asked if her Russian dog trainer will play Santa at the last minute. As she struggles to get him ready, an elf costume and other Chihuahua couture disappear from her workshop. This is a stand-alone story that features characters from the full-length mystery, 'Chihuahua of the Baskervilles,' published by St. Martin's Press.