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The Case of the Murderous Mermaid and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,260. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
"The Case of the Murderous Mermaid" – Did beautiful mermaid Miranda murder her employer? "The Case of the Villainous Vaudevillian" – Who killed Raymond Rice, dastardly star of The Perils of Polly Pure? "The Case of the Silver Suspect" – A mysterious man, covered in silver, is found murdered. A trio of whimsical stories of murder most foul featuring the detective team of Ferguson and Stone.
Judgment (A Private Detective Mystery Series of crime mystery novels Book 8)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,060. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An unspeakable murder of a college cheerleader has ripped apart the idyllic community of Walnut Hills, Kentucky, and it’s once peaceful residents are demanding justices. Josh Morrison, a public defender, asks his friend, Alex French, to investigate a series of rapes and murders that his friend believes a young black man is being framed for.
The Cat Who Smelled Murder #1
Series: Skyvalley Cozy Mystery Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,500. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2015 by Yap Kee Chong. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
After being invited to a dinner party at the Byrne's house because of a new business deal that Emmy's dad ventured in, Emmy and Daniel, alongside the rest of the guests were surprised to find Wendy, Emmy and Dan's cat, jumping on one of the guests: A man named Caleb Roberts--Troy Byrne's new business partner. Is Wendy just being catty? Or is there anything else--something graver, crazier ?
Cinema Detectives: Broken Windows
Series: Cinema Detectives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Ken Prime and Rudolf Brex have big plans for the Cinema Detectives!
Death of a Bodybuilder
Price: $2.29 USD. Words: 12,970. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
He was the owner of the gym in the town. He was not liked, being arrogant and bigoted, but no one would seriously want to kill him. But someone did.
Baby It's Cold Outside
Series: Tahoe Tessie Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tessie King thought she knew all there was to know about tracking down bad guys after helping to find her father's killer. But when she’s locked out of the Royal Palace Casino in South Lake Tahoe during an ice storm, she’s suddenly faced with the task of tracking her own would-be assassin.
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Murder in the First
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case Files 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The bickering trio are back in this latest Raven Siren Case File Special! It's a family affair as Fred and Harry come to Siren on bended knee to investigate a case that neither of them can get close to. Ryan Barlow, Fred's brother and only living relative is in trouble, the kind of trouble that will end up with him in prison or dead, unless Siren can do something to help.
Holmes and Gardens or Sherlock Holmes in Space
Price: Free! Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
A dastardly plan to destroy the Universe has been hatched and only a time travelling, cryogenically frozen Sherlock Holmes from a parallel universe, and his new cohort, Ace Gardens, are prepared to stop it.
The Shadow (A Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Shattered by the death of his daughter, Victor plans on revenge at all cost. Being that Victor is their best bomb sniffer, Roger, his boss desperately needs him if he’s to succeed in finding the terrorist, the Shadow, who threatens to destroy their organization. Failing to persuade Victor back to work, Roger takes desperate measures, unaware that Victor has even darker plans.
The Mysterious Intruder
Price: Free! Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
While having a campout in her backyard with her two friends, Taylor sees unusual behavior next door. Sounds are coming from the old house next door. The owner is out of town so it couldn't be him. Who could possibly be snooping around the old house? Who would even want to? Join Taylor and her friends as they discover who the mysterious intruder is next door and why he's so secretive.
War Secrets: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
This short story takes place in the 1930s in Leipzig, Germany. The Nazis are in power, but the war has not yet begun. A young physics student and an older German scientist must work together to find a way to split the atom. But both men have secrets that could put the other in mortal danger. Originally published in the 2013 MWA Anthology THE MYSTERY BOX, edited by Brad Meltzer.
Into The Unknown #3
Series: Skyvalley Cozy Mystery Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,450. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015 by Yap Kee Chong. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Emmy and the rest of the group decided to go to Tallulah Falls in hopes that they could finally put an end to the mystery of Lucy’s death. But they realized that it’s never really that simple.
Lost and Found
Series: The Finder. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,640. Language: Australian English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An unexpected discovery of stolen jewels whilst on a hike in snow covered mountains leads to more mystery and intrigue as Harriet attempts to unravel the events that occurred decades ago.
The Six Story Fault
Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Twenty minute read. In the future, police detective Bill McCoy investigates a double murder with techno-societal complications.
Hiding in the Shadows
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A new detective's first crime scene turns into a fight for her life as the ones responsible come back to tie up loose ends.
My Last 8 Days - Edition1
Price: Free! Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Its a short story that contains a conversation with God. It does have a warning of sorts contained in that discussion. I have taken note of the warning. You should too if you have the courage to read this...
Poisoned By Mistake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,100. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Ethan meets Julianne after ten years and they are connected with an unusual event – a man is poisoned during a lunch at the restaurant. They start to investigate because someone is trying to kill Ethan, but a lot of dark secrets pop out when Julianne scratches into Ethan’s life. Fighting with her own demons from the past, will she be able to continue or will she give up?
I imagine . . .
Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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This is a reader challenge! Decipher the protagonist's specific condition, if you can. Read to the end of the short story for full instructions.
Myrtle Beach Mysteries 2nd Edition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,200. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A collection of five short detective stories set in North Myrtle Beach South Carolina.
The Little Piggies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A hard-boiled Hispanic detective tries to track down a serial killer, who has a penchant for murdering divorced couples.