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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
Victoria Files: Strange Town
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Series: Victoria Files, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,070. Language: American English. Published: October 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Victoria, her husband, Tyler and her two friends all set off on a road trip together. Only what happens when they get a flat tire? Encounter strange town folks? And why is their experience the same as her novel she's writing? Join Victoria and the gang for crazy drivers, handsome cowboys, and a town that seems to be hiding a huge secret!
Undeath and the Detective: Nine Spooky Mysteries
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 67,240. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by Elm Books Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Nine talented authors tackle these pressing questions and more, in Undeath and the Detective, the first collection of supernatural mysteries from Elm Books. Between these covers, you will encounter zombies, extraterrestrials, vampires, shape-shifters, and more than a few ghosts.
Victoria Files: The Next Door Neighboors
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Series: Victoria Files. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,460. Language: American English. Published: January 12, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This is the third book in the "Victoria Files" series. A new couple moves in right next door next to Tyler and Victoria. Victoria feels something is not quite right with the couple. Tyler feels his wife should just mind her own business. But what happens when strange things start to happen in their neighborhood? Join our favorite sleuthing couple as they try to figure out this mystery.
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?
Alice - Book II Texas Trilogy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,040. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Alice is the 2nd in the Texas Trilogy, following Capt Lamar McNelly as he hunts down the vicious men who walk among us. Book one rode shotgun with a killer. Book two gives us more insight to McNelly's mind. He is seen through the lens of his counterpart and authentic compadre, Lieutenant Chucho Zarate, as they work to get ahead of an unpredictable murderer, who seems to disappear with nightfall.
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.
Mexico Gamble
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Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
A beautiful woman. A knife-throwing sister. An unpaid debt. Jim Nash is long on memory and short on forgiveness in this Mexican adventure featuring boats, women, good times, and bad fortune for at least one of his girlfriend Allie’s former employees.
Lost Property
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Series: The Finder. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: Australian English. Published: January 4, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Approached by a property developer, Harriet investigates why a derelict old building has a Heritage Listing on it. Closer examination unravels a web of lies, deceit and corruption that threaten not only Harriet but others that she gets involved in assisting her.
Lunch Reads Volume 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by Istoria Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this first edition of short stories offered by Istoria Books (eBooks You Want to Read at Prices You Want to Pay), readers can devour two tasty and satisfying tales of suspense and cozy mystery. Jenny Milchman and Libby Sternberg take readers on domestic journeys where the prosaic turns into the perplexing, creating everyday dramas that aren’t easily resolved.
Two From the Mageworlds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,960. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two short stories by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald, set in the universe of the popular Mageworlds series. In one, a pair of free-spacers have more fun on shore-leave than they really wanted when their ship touches down in the wide-open asteroid town On Suivi Point. In the second, a murder, a mystery, and academia mix with surprises aplenty during A Death in the Working
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
No Angels
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Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jim is tasked by an old friend for assistance in cleaning up part of a gunrunning operation created by government mismanagement. He dives full throttle into Mexican waters, only to encounter the mysterious yacht Captain and crew that will transport him to his rendezvous with trouble and death.
Memory of a Murder
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When she regained consciousness, Bailey Collins discovered a dead man behind the steering wheel of her wrecked car. A gun lay between them. Did she shoot him? If so, why and who was he? Bailey knew who she was, why couldn't she remember these details.
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: $0.99 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.
The Ancestor
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A 16-page short story about conflict between modern laws and traditional Indian customs. A Pueblo policeman is tormented by the discovery of an ancestor's skull in a housing development being built over an ancient pueblo site.
LaStanza: New Orleans Police Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,340. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Seventeen short stories chronicle the life of a police officer from his days as a patrolman to a homicide detective back to his childhood when he caught his first killer at age eight.
Run For Your Life
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Series: The Finder. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,570. Language: Australian English. Published: December 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
After locating the missing brother of a work colleague that makes news headlines, Harriet is contacted by a Government Official to try and locate his wife who has mysteriously disappeared whilst on safari in East Africa.
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.