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Penelope and The Christmas Spirit
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Series: A Penelope Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
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Penelope gets more than she expected when her eccentric parents plan to celebrate Christmas as a home-schooling project in this short story prequel to the Penelope Mystery series. When someone moves into the old Compton house down the road and all they own is a Christmas tree, an arm chair and a lamp, Penelope decides to find out why. Therein lies a Christmas mystery, waiting to be solved.
Happily Divorced, or how to rob the robber
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
After 40 years of troublesome marriages two 65 year old men are happily divorced but broke. Their future may only last five years. They decide to rob the robber.
Death in the Air -- A Treasure Hunters Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Moving into a 100-year-old house believed to hide treasure of the infamous Oklahoma outlaw Fred Barton, is the beginning of what turns into a living nightmare for one newlywed couple. Will they succumb to the deadly secret of the old home?
The Fear of E
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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There are many fears...as many as the letters of the alphabet...
The Robbery: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
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Walter decided to rob his company when his business was failing and his wife, Muriel, no longer loved him. His plan was simple: grab the bearer bonds and run—worry about the details later. Everything was fine until a Puerto Rican youth robbed him while he was making his escape. Now he was the victim--and that changed everything.
The Fluorine Murder
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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The Fluorine Murder is the ninth story in the Periodic Table Mystery Series by Camille Minichino. Watch retired physicist Gloria Lamerino juggle wedding plans with solving a case of arson and murder. If you like it, you're in luck: there are 109 stories to go!
The Smuggler's Wife
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Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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All Abigal hoped for was to be able to pay the bills. With her husband out of work, times were desperate. All of that changed with a strange phone call. Abigal’s husband, Emilio suddenly began working for a mysterious exporting company. Abigal inevitably gets wrapped up in the “company” and her life changes forever when tragedy strikes.
The Witness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Chicago police detective Tom Herlihey is called to a church desecration. What should be a routine investigation takes a surprising turn, with the deeper mystery coming after the person responsible is caught.
The curse of Friday 13th
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Price: Free! Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
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Alexa's 13th birthday is coming up but this year something unexpected is going to happen. Alexa's father had died when she was born and all she knows was that a tree had fell on he's car when he was driving. But what she doesn't know is that he was cursed and on her 13th birthday the curse is passing on to her. On her birthday she is trying everything to stop the curse. Will she survive? Or not...
Repercussions
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Series: Celestin City: Evie Cortez, 2.5. Price: Free! Words: 16,730. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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After some pestering from his daughter, Caleb goes to pay Evie a visit. He finds her without her memory and at the mercy of the latest threat in her life. With no other clear choice, he takes her home where he’ll protect her with every claw and fang in his possession. Third in the series following Anticipations, this is told in Caleb’s point of view. It's time to find out what HE feels about Evie.
Blood On The Wind
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
You never know where murder will strike. This brilliant short whodunit first appeared 1993 in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
Birthday Snakes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Hired to sing for a sultan, professional entertainer and amateur sleuth Sheil B. Wright is accused of stealing his priceless birthday jewels. To clear her name she must find the real thief, but an angry cobra has its own deadly agenda.
The Secret Lives of Cats
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Homer Ziff wanted to know how his outdoor cats spent their days, so he attached a tiny digital camera to their collars—and discovered a mystery in his own backyard. Winner of the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice Award for 2008, this Anthony-nominated story was one of the most talked about stories of the year. Includes complete bonus story, "Scrawny Pete."
Stomping Mad: A Spade Conundrum
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Series: Spade/Paladin Conundrums. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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When a dead body turns up at the first ever Dinocon, Secret Master of Fandom and Private Detective Spade knows just who might be behind it all: Lucinda Danielle Stanhope who calls herself the Martha Stewart of Science Fiction. Now he just has to prove it. “Stomping Mad” marks the first appearance of Spade, who along with his sidekick Paladin is one of Rusch’s most popular characters.
Santa's Snack
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A mystery story about a grown man, an attorney, alone on Christmas Eve, who can’t allow himself to believe in Santa Claus. But someone keeps eating the cookies. Every year. Just as it happened in his childhood. Maybe Santa Claus really does exist. Or maybe, just maybe, this skeptic needs to understand where the jolly fat man lives.
Bye Bye Baby
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,390. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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When a seven-year-old boy disappears after school, the case is handed to Detective Frank Collins. He's been looking to lead a high-profile case for a while, and sets out determined to prove his worth. But the missing schoolboy is only a trigger for another crime. Someone is intent on exploiting the boy's grief-stricken mother. And they have plans for Frank Collins too.
Starting Over
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2010 by Grey Cat Press. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
With stolen credit cards and borrowed identities, Fred Turner lives the good life—at your expense. He rides the highest lifestyle, but never for too long. Tricking others into stealing his stolen cards, he leaves them holding the bag while he starts over with his next victim. It's always the perfect crime... until he meets the girl.
The Play of Light and Shadow & Writing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,110. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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The crime was impossible, but it happened. The gallery was locked and under constant observation, but the valuable painting was stolen, and later the prime suspect was murdered. A private detective and a professor turned bartender team up to solve who did it and how. Can you spot and interpret the clues and solve it first? Plus an article about how the novelette came to be written.
The World's Best Coffee (Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: American English. Published: November 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Mark never had a problem diving for the world's best coffee inside a crowded coffee shop and walking out the door without paying until Georgia chases him all over the shopping center to get her coffee back. (A 1,025-word short story.)
Consider Us Even
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Price: Free! Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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It's a grimy future and data is a drug. Solis is an addict willing to do whatever it takes to get his fix -- even if that's calling in debts and trading punches with a few guys he considers friends. Included with this story is an excerpt of the novella Chasing Filthy Lucre.