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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.
A Wrinkle in Crime; 10 Stories of Foul Play, Murder and Revenge
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,820. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In the Midwest, the saying goes, “Revenge is a hot-dish best served cold” – or something to that effect. In Joel Arnold’s new short story collection A WRINKLE IN CRIME, revenge is also served at a lakeside resort, in an outhouse, at a state fair, on a camping trip in the Gallatin Mountains, and along a snow-swept lonely highway. 10 stories of foul play, murder and revenge by Joel Arnold
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.)
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.
The Poisoned Ground
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Series: The Peers of Beinan. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,160. Language: American English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tyranny and plague! When a sudden plague of mysterious cancers strikes the southwestern city of Nan-li, it falls to Lady Abbess Cara of house Ten-Ar to investigate, entangling her in a royal trap that may cost her life. Prequel novella to The Ghosts of the Past.
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.
Short Stories and Flash Fiction
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,900. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Stories and Flash Fiction from the author of "Zeigler, through Vidster's Eyes" and the blogger behind Defrosting Cold Cases.
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.
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.
I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries
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Series: Brianna Sullivan Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,150. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Volume 1 contains two short stories - "I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries" and "Buried But Not Dead in Lottawatah." Psychic Brianna Sullivan gave up her job finding missing luggage for the airlines in order to seek the freedom of the open road. Her first stop? The small town of Lottawatah, Oklahoma. Who knew a small town would have so many murders? Or so many ghosts with so much to say?
Sweetheart in High Heels
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Series: High Heels Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer is determined that her husband’s latest case, dubbed the “Sex Shop Murder”, will not keep him from celebrating their first anniversary together, which just happens to fall on the most romantic of all holidays, Valentine's Day.
Crash Course In Homicide
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,040. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jazz Kincaid is thrust into the lead role of a hit and run case. Pitted against her bosses, the prosecutor and the investigating officer, her only allies are the firm’s spunky paralegal and a private eye. Does the rookie have what it takes to run with the big boys and win her first major trial? Crash Course In Homicide is a light-hearted, fast-paced romp through a courtroom procedure. 18,910 words
Fairy Tale Fusion
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
What if the characters in Fairy Tales were real? What if they lived in Fairyland, a place not too dissimilar to ours, next to Wonderland and down the street from Camelot? Follow the exploits of Detective Piper of the Fairyland Metro Police, the Fairy Tale News updates and more cracked characters taken from the world of childhood, including some very scary toys. Enter into Fairy Tale Fusion.
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.
Crime In Its Time
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 38,120. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Deceit is universal and murder has no permanent home. Both Al Capone and a medieval relic thief could understand them. So could lawyers, teenagers, union members, contract killers, and Home Economics teachers. With rich historical detail, these seven tales range from England in the middle ages to Wisconsin in the present-day.
Carnie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Joe loves Mona, Mitchell does too, and even the carnival owner. Who will get her, and who is "Monkey Man"?