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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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.)
Nick Gamble y el caso del barco ataud
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Price: Free! Words: 15,630. Language: Spanish. Published: May 6, 2012 by PÚLPito. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Nick Gamble es duro (a veces), alcoholico (siempre) e investigador privado (excepto domingos y festivos). NICK GAMBLE es el sabueso mas perro de la ciudad.
No Signal
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Price: Free! Words: 15,330. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Small town rural life is supposed to be simple, peaceful, and anything but tragic. Join private eye John Steele as he investigates a murder and searches for a good cell phone signal.
Grandma Was a Bag Lady
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Price: Free! Words: 95,450. Language: American English. Published: November 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A pet supplies traveling saleswoman, aged twenty-eight, picks up a seventy year old woman hitchhiker on the Interstate. They adopt each other as surrogate grandmother and granddaughter, traveling about the southwest, engaging in one adventure after another in which the old woman is not hesitant to use the .25 caliber pistol strapped to her thigh.
Desk Fatigue
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Price: Free! Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A collection of short stories I have compiled. This is a WORK IN PROGRESS, so come back often as I will update this collection with more additions from time to time. Visit my page on Amazon for more of my works, available only on Kindle.
A Life of Death: 4
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Series: A Life of Death, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 13,880. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A cemetery can be far more comforting than just a resting place for the dead, especially for reclusive teenagers. With the prospect of romance, Alex and Paige visit a Civil War battlefield for their school research paper, but ghosts find Alex wherever he goes. Will their fledgling romance survive? And how many times can a person die?
Clockwork - a suspense short story
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Price: Free! Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A disturbing shadow falls over a forgotten town, unnoticed by everyone except for an old shopkeeper …
A Simple Mistake - a suspense short story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sybil Strang can’t help being suspicious of the nervous man loitering in the convenience store at closing time. But did she really see a gun inside his rolled-up newspaper?
A Life of Death: 2
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Series: A Life of Death, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 14,740. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Historical Society offers proof Alex’s visions are real, but he begins to question whether his ability is a blessing or a curse. Uncertain, Alex attempts to use it to see his dead father again and speak for those in need. But his newfound aspirations may unveil skeletons hidden close to home.
Live And Let Lie
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Series: Cat Sinclair Mysteries, 0.5. Price: Free! Words: 14,090. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014 by Oz Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
This prequel to the Cat Sinclair Mystery series takes place when Cat is still living the dream in Hollywood. In a night where jewelry is stolen, affairs are exposed and liars are everywhere, it's left to Cat to unravel the truth. At 14,000 words, LIVE AND LET LIE is a quick introduction to the 1st book in the series.
An Object in Motion
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Price: Free! Words: 16,020. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Ruth Addems is a soap opera star, and she has a stalker so she is reffered to Rey. But he quickly learns that things aren't always as they appear. In the world of Hollywood everyone has secrets and most stories are the stuff that nightmares are made of. Rey learns that once an object is in motion it remains in motion...
Bird of Paradise: A Diana Siddal and Mustapha Alawi Mystery Short
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Price: Free! Words: 7,650. Language: American English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this tale by Atlanta-based mystery writer Julian Cage, the discovery of the months-old corpse of a woman leads Detective Diana Siddal and Inspector Mustapha Alawi to two older men, one a lover and the other something of a mentor. One man loves theatre; the other came to love it. But neither expected what would happen when the woman and her partner tried to raise money for a theatre company.
A Song of Crickets
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Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
Recovering drug addict Dannie crosses the head of a drug cartel which puts her and her husband Junior on the run from a hitman right out of a nightmare. WARNING: Although this story is written tastefully (Tarantino-esque) some readers may be offended by the violence and torture.
Once Upon An Incorruptible Criminal
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Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Every month for over 20 years, scores of youth from West African Countries are wasted in a bid to find a better life in the Southern European Countries while transiting illegally through Libya. Anthony is a clear example of one whose experience - though victorious, was phenomenal. I wish to tell his story in this book, and to recommend urgent panaceas to the inflicting problems of youth migration.
The Telltale Toilet
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Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Every apartment has its quirks-- a door that sticks, a light switch that doesn't work, or a tenant that disappears. Sometimes there’s a reason for it and sometimes things are better left alone.
Valentine in Paris
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Price: Free! Words: 13,760. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A Nick Valentine short story. Disgraced Great War hero, Nick Valentine returns to France for the first time since the war on what should be a routine information gathering assignment in post-war Paris. But things are never that simple. Not for Nick Valentine. Nick Valentine is the flawed hero of the full length novel, Noho. This short story includes an opening excerpt from Noho.
Anglo-Francáis
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Price: Free! Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A serial killer's fate takes an unexpected turn.
Black Coal
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Price: Free! Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
When the family cat, Kiwi, thinks that his family is in trouble, he sheds his cover and becomes what he has truly been all along. Agent Black Coal, a member of the Neighborhood Cat Guard.
Making Room at Christmas ( A Charlotte Diamond Mysteries Special)
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Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011 by Cyberworld Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A Christmas Gift from Olivia Stowe. Charlotte and Brenda are now facing their second Christmas together. Last year’s Christmas and New Year were spent on a Rhine River cruise with Charlottes’ doctor brother and his minster wife, as told in An Inconvenient Death, but this year the pair are off to a mountain retreat . . .
How to Electrocute an Elephant
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Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Topsy killed George Fennady today. She maneuvered him into the corner of her pen and crushed him against the walls. It may have been an accident, of course, but I doubt it. This is the third death she’s caused in three years.