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Maynard Soloman Takes the Bus to a Strip Club (Funny Detective Stories #6)
Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,770. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Inspired by true events! In this misadventure, the hapless private investigator is hired to track down a missing college student. Maynard heads to a strip club to investigate, but there's a problem. His decaying RV dies halfway there. To continue the case, he'll need to do battle with his worst enemy: The city bus. Hang on, it's going to get weird. BONUS: Includes "Maynard's Guide to Tipping."
Fevered Visions: Ten Tales from the Febrile Hinterlands of Reason
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 46,250. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Professionally published writer Alistair Ainscott presents ten tales from the febrile hinterlands of reason. The stories probe shades of light and dark, from hilarity to shadows of doom. The light-hearted farce of a man trapped on a 3,000 mile trip with his twin toddlers. A mysterious forest fortified by concertina wire of black-barbed briars. One man's quest to atone for nuclear holocaust.
Buried in Love
You set the price! Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The life of a hitman - pardon us, hitperson - seems intriguing and glamorous but it requires dedication and hard work. And an ability to withstand the sight of blood and grown men soiling themselves. So when the new girlfriend suggests it's time for a vacation, how could our hero argue?
Violet Crime, A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
San Francisco, 1935 Imagine an insinuating saxophone and you will know what it was like to meet Violet Harris. A tight dress wrapped around her like a wet leaf in autumn. My own dress was silk and hers, who knows, maybe rayon, but she filled it out with a tawdry sensuality that turned men's heads. Includes a chapter of MURDER ON THE WATERFRONT!
Strayed
Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
No job, no money, and an ex-wife who's glad to be rid of him . . . Frank is looking for his next scam when he holes up in an abandoned farmhouse. But this town has a way of calling strays home.
Oxygen Restriction
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Lucy Harlow takes a job as a PA to David Black, the owner of a specialist engineering firm, and lands in a small office taut with sexual tension. But there’s also something more sinister. When David asks her to babysit for him and his wife Miriam, Lucy does some digging. She finds a disturbing photo of a naked Miriam in David’s wallet, a discovery that sets her on the trail of a serial killer...
A Lesson in Obsession
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,510. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
California University Professor, Rashawn Ams was raped a little more than a year ago. The thought she knew who violated her, but when that suspect is killed, she becomes obsessed with finding the man who changed her life forever. Little does she realize, she's not the only one obsessed with what happened to her that night.
Cinema Detectives
Series: Cinema Detectives. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Inspector Rockwell is perplexed by the strange disappearances of buildings in his city, so Rosa Butler of the English Cinema Detectives Agency comes to assist. This beautifully-drawn comic mystery is one of the earliest Cinema Detective comic strips and takes place some time before the main run of Cinema Detectives comic and graphic novels available on this website.
Inheritance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Luis Blaine mystery. Blaine investigates the murder of a wealthy heiress.
Mystery Montage
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012 by Top Publications, Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mystery Montage is a collection of short story mystery genres that include: cozy, cultural (Africa), psychological, suspense, paranormal, noir, experimental, humorous, romance, a novella, and a three page short.
The Familial Tremor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Ronald Masterson is haunted by the present, haunted by a past he can't shake, and haunted by a future with the most horrifically perfect woman imaginable. Because each day he fails to solve the mystery that stalks him, it's another step down the long spiral staircase of The Insanities, another step towards his fate at the hands of the familial tremor, another step closer to the consequences.
Into His Art
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Police Chief Ted Jasper needs to solve a crime and catch a murderer quickly. But the only man who can help is an old friend who has a unique way of viewing art.
The Watermelon Drop
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012 by Fiero Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The low level con ain’t an easy way to earn a living, but a grifter does what he’s gotta do. And Curtis’s latest, a classic watermelon drop that plays on the stupidity of rich Japanese tourists…well, it’s just satisfying somehow. Until his latest mark -- pretty, embarrassed, and not too bright -- suggests a way to step up his game.
Star
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
On the night Anna’s boyfriend tried to kill her, Anna’s badly injured cat Star disappeared. Now, half a continent away, Anna’s neighbor tells her about a white cat with unusual markings haunting the neighborhood. Do cats have ghosts? Or has Star herself somehow made her own incredible journey across the country to be with the only person she’s ever loved?
Whose Greater Good?
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,790. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
"You have to play by the rules. I get that," Dawson told the U.S. Marshal. "But, I don't."
The Last Pursuit
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
John Garrett is a cop aching to redeem himself for the mistake he made that destroyed two innocent lives and his own. He works alone to pursue the murderer he was escorting to trial, after their plane crashes in the unforgiving Rocky Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. This 5,800-word story by Rick Mofina is one of three gripping tales in his crime anthology, THREE TO THE HEART.
A Lifetime Burning In A Moment
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
John Devlin is a mild-mannered actuary and lifelong weakling who is forced to search for courage when his family is threatened while vacationing in a remote region far from help. "A Lifetime Burning in a Moment" is a tense, 4,700-word story by acclaimed thriller author Rick Mofina. It is one of three gripping tales in his crime anthology, THREE TO THE HEART.
Backup
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An 11-year-old boy finds his dad's gun and rushes to a deadly stand off at the mall. "Backup" by Rick Mofina is the 2,300-word, gut-wrenching short story that was nominated for Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award, in the category of Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.
Breakaway
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The 4:15 train isn't the only thing rolling through Breakaway, Georgia. Climb aboard and take the ride through this tiny town, but be prepared for secrets, love, lust, and murder!
Three to the Heart
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,460. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
With his anthology, THREE TO THE HEART, Rick Mofina provides three of his finest short pieces of crime fiction. Three acclaimed, heart-wrenching short stories of people facing enormous odds. Rick Mofina is a former crime reporter and the award-winning author of several notable thrillers.