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Mary's Christmas
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: British English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
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?
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.
Death on Holiday
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
From Derringer Award winner BV Lawson comes 4 tales of mirth and mayhem: a shopping mall Christmas Elf with revenge on his mind; a man whose day goes from bad to worse when his car is rear-ended by the mayor's wife and police find a skeleton in his trunk; a P.I.'s blackmail case that takes him to a costume party and too may Abraham Lincolns; and little Sammy Spade wreaking havoc at summer camp.
Downriver
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Rona looks back on the tragic events that led to her receiving a necklace that she thought would change her life. The necklace does so, but not in the way she would ever have imagined... or chosen. Short Story. (Originally print published in Murderous Intent Mystery Magazine.)
The Whole She-Bang 2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,940. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sisters in Crime Canada presents 24 Mystery short Stories by 21 authors. Some are set in far flung locations, but most are set in Canada from Vancouver Island, Alberta and Ontario to the Arctic. They include settings and themes that are 100% current while others are drawn from the pages of history. They are traditional and noir, serious and serious and funny. A page turner beginning to end.
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.
Chin Yong-Yun Takes a Case
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A short story by the Edgar-, Shamus-, and Anthony-winning author of GHOST HERO. In "Chin Yong-Yun Takes a Case," Lydia Chin's mother does some detecting of her own.
Crime Family
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,380. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Richard Esher is on the road again in three short mysteries: Gone Daddy - fighting mobsters in Las Vegas The Big Sister - at home in Seattle searching for a wayward sister who may be in trouble. Bob's Your Uncle - Esher is in Portland looking for a young man who may be suicidal... or homicidal. The short story that introduced Richard Esher and two more mysteries from beloved author jd chandler.
Dancing Under the Mistletoe (Wolf Mallory Mystery 1.5)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014 by Lesli Richardson. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Wolf Mallory thinks life is going to settle down now. Unfortunately, Wolf’s friend Vinnie volunteers him yet again to take a look at a case. And with the holidays approaching, Wolf gives in, hoping to bring a little closure to a murder victim’s family. But when even the police don’t have any leads, Wolf wonders how he’s going to pull a Christmas miracle out of his bag of tricks.
Covens and Cocktails
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,640. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Four wonderfully witchy adventures from your favorite paranormal authors. Some Like It Hexed by Angie Fox Ghosts in the Graveyard by Liz Schulte Spirits of Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase Charmed and Dangerous by Rose Pressey
From Beyond The Grave
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Series: The Hudson Detective Agency, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,110. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Carl Danby returns to tackle another unusual case. During a séance, a psychic claims the late Samuel Bittner was murdered. With no body to autopsy, Danby relies on his best skill—talking. Tension increases as Samuel’s relatives insist the patriarch died of natural causes. With little physical evidence to process, will Danby discover the truth? 18,444 words; additional material at the end.
The Mystery Directive - A Jack Ryan Mystery Thriller
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014 by Sizzler Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
From the #1 short story thriller writer of The Mystery Caller and Subway comes a suspense thriller that you will read in one sitting. A world on the brink of collapse…. Agent Grant Clark embarks on a mission into the most dangerous place in the world…. To make a discovery that will change the world as we know it. Jack Ryan brings you one more pulsating, quick, violent and thrilling roller-coaster.
The Hypnotist
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: British English. Published: May 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Vince Conroy practiced the art of hypnotism. Where once he was on television and playing to packed auditoriums he was now scraping a living playing to small and disinterested audiences in small towns. This is the story of Vince's most epic performance.
Sherlock Holmes and the Final Reveal
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sherlock Holmes and the Final Reveal is a Holmes tale like none other ever conceived. Fans of Baker Street’s legendary detective will be left with the insatiable need to contemplate its extraordinary conclusion forevermore.
The Real Thing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short story, 17 pages. When Charles Lawson (aka God) is forty and enjoying a career as a troubleshooter for coin fraud, he goes to Maralinga in South Australia to determine the authenticity of a mysterious coin found there after the British atomic explosions of 1960. Here he meets 25-year old Jamie Stanborough, chief archeologist on the coin dig. Jamie sets out to seduce Lawson for his own ends.
The Holiday Spirit(s) of Lottawatah
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Series: Brianna Sullivan Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,960. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The third volume of Brianna Sullivan Mysteries finds psychic Brianna Sullivan still in over her head in Lottawatah, Oklahoma and maybe head over heels for Deputy Cooper Jackson. 'Tis the season to be jolly and the ghosts of Lottawatah are determined to horn in on the holiday revelry in "Giving Thanks in Lottawatah," and "Bah, Humbug in Lottawatah."
Victorian San Francisco Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,190. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
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.
An Idea for Murder
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
No story, no paycheck. Crime fiction writer Dorothy finally hits on an idea for her next story, which turns out to be fatal in real life, too.
The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
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Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
To pay off her law school debts, Kerrie works in the public defender’s office at the Interspecies Court. She has more clients than she can defend, most of them from cultures she does not understand. The public defender’s office loses almost all of its cases, but sometimes it gets a win. Kerrie thinks she has a winner. But does she? Or will winning the case mean she loses at everything else?
Seeing Red
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,580. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Three short works featuring Florida Homicide Detective James T. Kirkland who has to put up with a Star Trek loving Medical Examiner, an ex-wife, and a cousin who overreacts to just about everything. Sometimes murder happens when and where you least expect it.