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A Woman To Die For
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A private investigator is hired by a wealthy Texas woman to find her husband and bring him back from his latest drinking binge. John Hartley is not that hard to find, but bringing him back is a whole different matter.
The Curse of the Gorgon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,280. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When the Magistrate of the Rhakotis District must solve a dubious crime involving a wretched family of Alexandrian nobility without the help of Heron—the greatest inventor the city has ever known—he learns the true horror of family curses.
Remailer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Pretty Enid is looking for lost Fremont. She hires a not-reporting to look for him. That starts a wild ride of mystery and death in a far future of mixed-gender and lost genetics. A science fiction short story from the award-winning and best-selling team of Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald.
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.
Adriana
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Short story. Do you remember the Watering Season? That favorite children’s tradition in the building to mark the end of the school year. You fill a can with water, go out on the balcony and empty the can on someone’s head. Good tradition, isn’t it? And do you remember Adriana? No one “watered” her, remember? Anna asked me once: “Why isn’t anybody watering Adriana?” Good question.
Rescue: A Litter of Quetzels
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by Black Mare Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Weak as a kitten. That's what the old-timers say, anyway. Houston Homicide Detective Quetzel Cazares believes that, too. So when she finds a scrawny little cat abandoned at a gruesome crime scene, she takes pity on him and adopts him. That decision just may save her life. Five stories. Five murders. One tiny, fluffy connection.
The Demise of Fyne Literature
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Who killed Fyne Literature? The Fictional Book Investigation Agency is on the case—and the lead investigator is closer to the culprit than he realizes. Ivy League wants to learn who murdered the love of her life. The Fictional Book Investigation Agency agrees to take the case, and soon discovers a surplus of suspects.
Chances Are
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Series: Chances Are, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,920. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
His Grandma always said he'd come to no good. Chances Are, she's right.
Jerkwater
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A tabloid writer of the mysterious and strange teams up with an investigative taxidermist to solve a series of odd murders. They use theories of parallel universes, intense consideration of dog hair, and bricks through windows on this rousing short story of a mystery and exasperation.
Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,870. 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.
The Treasure Of Purgatory Crater
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,890. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
On the moon, oxygen is the most precious commodity. Without it, death comes quickly. But there are other things of value in the vastness of Luna, and other reasons to die.
The Confessions of Peter Crossman
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,670. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Collected in one volume, three tales of Peter Crossman, Knight of the Temple in modern-day New York. Urban fantasy by the award-winning and best-selling team of Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald. +++ From the Spear of Antioch to the Holy Grail, Crossman keeps the holy things holy and the pilgrims safe with cool wit, hot lead, and perfect faith.
Clash of Wills
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Thai Diamond Books. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When informed his father had died, Ray knew he had to do the right thing, even though they'd not spoken in years. Determined to face his demons, he returned to his father's adopted home in England, only to discover the realities weren't as he'd imagined and that a world of new problems had to be faced.
Mrs Hudson's Case
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Sherlock Holmes retired to the Sussex Downs, his long-time (and long-suffering) housekeeper, Mrs Hudson, went along to run his life. But when the house is invaded, shortly after his meeting with Miss Mary Russell, Mr Holmes refuses to turn his mind to the problem, leaving Mrs Hudson herself to solve the case.
Crime Stories Volume 2
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Series: 6 Crime-Mystery Stories, Vol. 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,430. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Total Length approx. 12,750 words #1. "Off Season" takes place in a placid Caribbean island where nothing much ever happens until a stranger comes to town. #2. is "Road Shrines" -- the impromptu collections of flowers and candles marking the places were innocents were killed by animals who walk like men. #3 In "Right As Rain" a detective tries to deal with a murder he just can't let go of.
Reunion
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Play cops and monsters with Jackson Cane and the rest of the Freak Police. In this first adventure, Jackson Cane is called to a gruesome crime scene that looks like the handiwork of someone he knows all too well. He hopes he’s wrong, because, if he’s not, he’s headed for a reunion he never wanted to happen. This nearly 8,000 word short story is the first in a series.
The Bamboo Mirror - An Anthology of Short Mysteries
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,120. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » Asian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mystery-suspense-thriller writer, Faith Mortimer warmly welcomes you to her anthology of short mystery stories, "The Bamboo Mirror". In three of the stories the reader is introduced to sleuth, Diana Rivers who features in Faith's mystery thriller series of full-length novels. In "The Bamboo Mirror" each story has a unique setting, is sometimes psychological and always with a twist in the ending.
Dick and Jane in Hell
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Arie wants to marry Jane. The problem is that Jane is the trophy of a dangerous criminal.
Murder at the Rendezvous
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,590. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Los Angeles, 1934. The LA Angels had a great pennant winning season last year, and this one's shaping up to be an even better one. Hank Miller, P.I. had a bad season, and this one's shaping up to be even worse. One sunny spring morning however Hank gets a letter that leads to a case that leads to a murder and a rendezvous with a dame holding a smoking gun...
The Blind Assman -- A Boone Butters Crime Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short of money -- and short of breath -- odd-jobs man Boone Butters takes what he hopes will be an easy score: chasing an unwanted patron from an unsavory nightspot. But nothing is ever as easy as it ought to be for Boone, and with his health getting worse, simple sometimes equals deadly… THE BLIND ASSMAN is the fourth story in the Boone Butters series.