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Baby It's Cold Outside
Series: Tahoe Tessie Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tessie King thought she knew all there was to know about tracking down bad guys after helping to find her father's killer. But when she’s locked out of the Royal Palace Casino in South Lake Tahoe during an ice storm, she’s suddenly faced with the task of tracking her own would-be assassin.
Victorian San Francisco Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,190. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This book is a collection of four short stories, Madam Sibyl’s First Client, Dandy Detects, The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage, and Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong, each providing an opportunity for minor characters from the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series to have adventures of their own.
Mrs Hudson's Case
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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.
Mandy Dru Mysteries
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,050. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Five short stories introducing Mandy Dru, whose mom really wanted to name her Nancy. Lawyer dad, concerned about copyright infringement, urged a different name for the daughter now on her way to becoming a savvy San Diego criminal investigator. Mandy has her hands full, but like her quasi-namesake, Nancy Drew, she’s loving every minute!
Perfect Crime
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,640. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A team of materialist hackers cooperate to rip off an arms dealing multinational corporation. Along the way, intrigue, sex, and advanced hacking methods.
Cainer - A Detective Macaulay Homicide Case
Series: A Detective Macaulay Homicide Case, No. 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,750. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Who Is Cainer? He's a ghost. Trained to disappear without a trace at will. He's an ex-Marine and Special Operations weapons and explosives expert. Now he's working with the FBI as a profiler who out-profiles their own top profilers. Han's arrival at the FBI's Washington DC Headquarters signals a seismic shift between FBI Special Agent Nick Benson and NYPD's Finkel Macaulay.
Robbery Homicide
Series: The FBI Special Agent Benson Cases, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,280. Language: American English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
NEW YORK. A series of home invasions have rocked the suburbs. FBI Special Agent Nick Benson heads a Taskforce set up to catch the suspects but they remain one step ahead of his efforts, which frustrates him. A planned raid on a suspect’s residence turns up dust. However, Nick is adamant that the suspect will resurface, and puts into action a tactic which keeps the suspect on edge.
Ghostspeaker
Series: The Malykant Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,970. Language: British English. Published: September 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Konrad Savast is Death’s most trusted servant, charged with finding and punishing the vilest of killers. When a wealthy young woman takes her own life, Konrad is sent to investigate. Was it suicide, or murder? Or... both? To discover the truth, Konrad must navigate the combined perils of society gossip, an unregistered Ghostspeaker and a host of unquiet spirits.
OId Folks Are Good For Something - Nailing Bank Robbers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,700. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two retired senior citizens who reside in a retirement hotel in a California coastal city believe the bank across the street is going to be robbed during a Farmers Market festivity. They were right. But they get deeply involved in catching the robbers and collect a ransom.
Caroline (Deutsche Version)
Series: Pieces of Fate (German Language), Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: German. Published: May 18, 2011 by Red Cap Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ein bekannter Geschäftsmann, der offenbar einen Nervenzusammenbruch erlitten hat, betritt ein Polizeirevier und behauptet, einen Mord begangen zu haben. Man findet eine Leiche, und man ermittelt in einem klaren Mordfall – bis Caroline ihre Geschichte erzählt. Eine von sechs Kurzgeschichten, die Teil der Kurzgeschichten-Sammlung PIECES OF FATE von David P Elliot.
Witchcraft
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Backing the wrong horse can be murder. And in this short story, jockey Deakin Kelley is about to be taken for the ride of his life. Deakin’s bewitched. He’s fallen under the spell of a beautiful woman, one with a sleek figure and a sly, come-hither smile. But witchcraft – and obsessive love – are dangerous.
Trixie And The Hidden Secrets
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,620. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Fiction- Trixie is a teenage girl with very unique abilities, that she chose not to share with anyone, not even her best friend Becky. Trixie was given a locket from her mother secretly, just before her untimely death. But unknown to Trixie the locket holds the key to her identity and secrets from her past, that would change her life forever.
All Kinds of Ghosts
Series: Vagabonds' Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,140. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010 by Bluetrix Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
On the run. Off the grid. Not typical vagabonds, a pair of multimillionaires roam the country in a drivable palace: a two-story rv. They stay invisible by staying out of trouble and away from people. But they can't turn a blind eye when they see a girl in trouble. Next thing they know, they end up dodging not just the police...but the marines!
Jack Loves Callie Tender (A Southern Cousins Mystery prequel, companion guide and cookbook)
Series: Southern Cousins Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,360. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Elvis is back—and he’s giving the lowdown on how his human parents met and got hitched. In this prequel to the popular Southern Cousins Mysteries, the canine sleuth and Mooreville’s suspicious minds (Lovie, Ruby Nell and Fayrene) tell how they saved Jack and Callie’s wedding. This novella also includes a Companion Guide to the series, as well as bonus recipes from Lovie’s Luscious Eats.
The Hidden: Mysterious Tales of Suspense
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,990. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
From award-winning author mystery author Brendan DuBois comes this unique collection of "hidden" or hard-to-find short stories. Since 1985, DuBois has published more than 130 short stories, and in this anthology, he brings together stories that are hard to find for the reader or collector that have been published in non-tradtional markets.
Mary's Christmas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: British English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
One evening in late 1921 or 1922, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are talking over the unexplored portions of their past. A person might expect the older Holmes to have any number of these—but here, it is Russell who astonishes her husband with news of a previously unknown, even unsuspected, uncle. Jake Russell: scoundrel, charmer, eternal youth. What young girl could resist his charms?
Jade O'Reilly and the 12 Days of Christmas (A Sweetwater Short)
Series: Jade O'Reilly Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,910. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
For the 12 days leading up to Christmas, the crankiest old biddy in Sweetwater wakes up to a yard filled with Christmas decorations. But in her opinion, “they’re not decorations; they’re property damage!” Private investigator Jade O'Reilly is on the job, but the decorator strikes with stealth that rivals Santa’s elves. Will Jade catch the decorator before Christmas in this 50-page short story?
Christmas Canapés & Sabotage
Series: Culinary Competition Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,120. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Amy Ridley is excited to be participating in the Holiday Celebrations Competition to kick off her Christmas season in Kellerton, Michigan. Local cooks are set to compete for prizes then serve their best party dishes to holiday revelers. Amy has her eye on a special prize, but she has a difficult time concentrating on creating a perfect party buffet when a plague of problems begins to whirl around.
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.
Death and a Cup of Tea
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 46,670. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015 by Elm Books Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Elm Books is proud to present the fourth book in our award-winning mystery collection, with eight stories featuring a female sleuth and tea. Choose your brew carefully... some are comforting, others are deadly. Stories by: Lee Mullins, Albert Tucher, Robert D. Hughes, Lynn Finger, Sharon Nelson, Stefanie Rico, Wendy Worthington and Cheryl Korte, edited by Jess Faraday