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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?
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 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.
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.
Death at Noon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,120. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Gregory Kent late night radio host is dead; it’s the middle of the day a restaurant full of people but there are no suspects. Marlow finds that the secret recipe for murder is hidden in plain sight. To celebrate the publication of Death at Noon a special discount for Marlow's friends, just visit her website at http://mysterygirljournal.jimdo.com for coupon code.
A Handsome Stranger
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Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,600. Language: British English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
Blissfully unaware that he has already crossed paths with fugitive Slick Tony, unlikely hero Alfie Bowman unwittingly discovers his hiding place. Armed with Alfie's news, it's down to local Detective Sergeant Dave Slater to coordinate the surveillance and launch an operation to capture the fugitive, but bad planning and bad luck conspire to turn his grand finale into a hilarious fiasco!
Who Kidnapped Billy Bumble?
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Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,920. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
There’s trouble brewing in the cozy little town of Tinton when hopeless petty thief Billy Bumble is arrested. But it soon becomes clear that things aren't quite as they first appear! Unlikey hero Alfie Bowman seems to be the only one who really believes Billy Bumble has been kidnapped, but can he discover where Billy's being held, and if he does find him, can he launch a rescue bid?
An Unnecessary Murder
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Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,680. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a woman is murdered, DI 'Nasty' Nash is convinced the finger of suspicion points firmly at Alfie Bowman, but DS Dave Slater is not so sure. He knows Nash would love to see Alfie put away for a very long time. But would he really go so far as to frame him? In this latest novella of this series, Alfie and Slater team up to discover who's really responsible for this unnecessary murder.
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.
Missing Without Trace
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Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,520. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Thirty years ago a little boy went missing, and still his mother doesn't know what happened to him. Police investigations at the time achieved nothing, but perhaps someone made sure of that. In this the second of the Alfie Bowman Novella Series reluctant hero Alfie tries to solve a 30 year old mystery and finds that even today there are some people who would rather he didn't find the truth...
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
WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE? Characters from the NYTimes Bestselling Kelly Flynn Knitting Mysteries: A Closer Look
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Who Are You People? A short article that takes a deeper look at the fictional characters who make up the cast of the bestselling Kelly Flynn Knitting Mysteries. "E-Short" Short Stories featuring the cast of characters will be available in the near future.
Bond Bombshell (a Jamie Bond Mysteries short story)
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Series: Jamie Bond Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,110. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Maya Alexander is the office manager of the Bond Agency, an L.A. PI firm. But when Maya is thrust into the field, she realizes her first case is personal. Maya's past may have come back to haunt her, but she's determined to prove that no one can fool a Bond Girl.
Jade O'Reilly and the 12 Days of Christmas (A Sweetwater Short)
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Series: Jade O'Reilly Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,920. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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?
Dead Letter
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Price: $2.22 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: American English. Published: February 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
When Brendan and his girlfriend discover a black envelope on his windshield, they think it's a joke. But the message inside it is no laughing matter.
The Death of Sherlock Holmes & Other Stories
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 48,790. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A collect of stories that appeared in journals and magazine, headed by The Death of Sherlock Holmes with the master detective solving yet another crime in London and his untimely death, which answers every question readers have wondered about for years.
The History of Mr. Bunker
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A young teacher is found shot to death at a local high school. With so much promise and no enemies, the town can't imagine who would want him dead. Detective Peoples questions everyone and gets nowhere, until he gets a phone call that leads him back to the school. In the classroom, he finds a box that ultimately leads him to a murderer.
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.
Victoria Files: Strange Town
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Series: Victoria Files. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,060. 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!
Crime Stories Volume 1 - The Mob
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Series: 6 Crime-Mystery Stories, Vol. 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,530. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
All three stories take place in mid-sixties NYC. The principal character is Eddie Montefusco, a gun dealer to the Abruzzi Crime Family. "Piece Work" was originally published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine in November 2004. Length 5,370 words. "Willie Bats" was originally published in AHMM in March 2005. Length 4,300 words. "A Shot In Time" has not been previously published.