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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
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
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?
Ueda Sensei Solves Crimes of Depravity and Perversity
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Series: The Ueda Sensei Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,150. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Book 1 in the Ueda Sensei Chronicles. Aided by his janitor Otto, Ueda Sensei penetrates the strangest crimes in San Francisco in 32 tales of sex and brutality, obliterating the mystery genre with wit and unnecessary violence, acting as equal parts homage and parody of Sherlock Holmes, Encyclopedia Brown, and other great sleuths. A book to thrill you and restructure your brain completely.
Ecdysis
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A serial killer is murdering strippers. But there's more to this case than just some loony with a taste for blood... it will take the talents of Orville Nesbit, psychic investigator, to find and stop the killer. +++ A short story from the best-selling and award winning team of Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald.
Scoop
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,350. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cauley MacKinnon is staring down the barrel of twenty-eighth birthday, certain the only things standing between her and certain doom are instinct, pure dumb luck and a kick-ass hairdresser. Starting over after a truly bad marriage and armed with a freshly minted journalism degree, Cauley becomes an obituary writer, and is soon up to her eyelashes in dead bodies and hot guys.
Marked for Deletion
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You set the price! Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Despite the author's best efforts, several of the victims in these mystery stories refused to die. Ninja nuns, air-borne Pekingese and King James Only crazies mingle freely in this book. This book is certified vampire and zombie free. Parents should be warned however that one gnome-like creature makes a brief appearance.
Consequences: A Retrieval Artist Novel
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Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 102,160. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Mixing interstellar politics and police procedural, Rusch turns out a satisfying SF mystery. Flint’s internal conflicts are deftly portrayed, and the gritty realism of the murder investigation meshes well with the alien setting. This [third] entry in the Retrieval Artist series should please SF and mystery fans alike, and can be read independently. RT Book Reviews
Laundry Day (Short Mystery Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
A short story by mystery author Stacy Juba. When Gregg accidentally discovers his neighbor's lingerie collection drip-drying in her shower, he stares in fascination at a scene that looks like laundry day at the whorehouse. After his neighbor is found dead - strangled with her own fishnet stocking - the next victim might even be closer to home. Approximately 2900 words, plus bonus excerpts.
Childhood Dreams
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Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
When a young girl wishes for her parents to be together, is it the natural desire of a child, or something more sinister?
The Aristotelian
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,660. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
The Aristotelian is a short story of young and impetuous Sherlock Holmes pursuing clues while a more thoughtful Mycroft unsuccessfully tries to keep him out of trouble. All the while, a far more subtle mind is advancing a murderous agenda.
Frisbee
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Price: Free! Words: 128,030. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Evil is loose in the city of Corona, California in the form of a serial killer; a twisted butcher who leaves Sesame Street keepsakes with the victims. Four boys find a strange dog with golden eyes that seems to see more than the boys themselves can. And when their paths cross and their destinies meet, will they have what it takes to stop the Sesame Street Killer?
The Echo of Lost Dreams
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011 by Blue Shark Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sally meets a mystery man who's tall, dark, and handsome, but she doesn't have time for him. She doesn't have time for anything. Since a bizarre accident, she can't get a good night's sleep. Her dreams are filled with terrifying visions of her death. This mystery man may hold the key to silencing her dreams--or he might be very dangerous. Because, now, Sally is dreaming of murder.
Suspicious Circumstances
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 112,820. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A suspicious death. A missing baby. A web of secrets and lies... When journalist Lara Kelly reports on the suspected death of a woman she becomes the focus of a police investigation that threatens her career, and her life. Can she find out the truth about the woman's death before a murderer strikes again? “Spellbinding.” New York Times Bestselling Author Clive Cussler
Stereo Sanctity
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,800. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011 by Trash Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Daryl Hersh's life can not get any better. He's a rising star in children's literature, has a good marriage, and is protected by Beings at night. When the Beings turn violent, more than Daryl's life is at risk. He enters the Ballarat Clinic where they seem to understand his condition. But is the doctor there to help Daryl or the Beings?
Playing A Losing Game
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Price: Free! Words: 93,650. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A thriller set in an alternative 1999 Washington DC, the story follows players engaged in a computerized war game with real world consequences and in real world espionage with consequences for the Game.
Mastermind — A Mitchell Parker Thriller
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 116,570. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A plane full of gold is about to disappear from the sky, the Russian Faberge Eggs are soon to go missing from the Louvre...a web site inviting players to mastermind the perfect crime is a façade for a real-life competition to perform the perfect crime. Agent Mitchell Parker and his team span the globe to prevent the crimes before they happen. Washington, Paris, London … the clock is on!
Crime Family
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,380. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Richard Esher is on the road again in three short mysteries: Gone Daddy - fighting mobsters in Las Vegas The Big Sister - at home in Seattle searching for a wayward sister who may be in trouble. Bob's Your Uncle - Esher is in Portland looking for a young man who may be suicidal... or homicidal. The short story that introduced Richard Esher and two more mysteries from beloved author jd chandler.
The Millstone
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 95,750. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A stranger visited your town last night. His purpose: to kill a man he didn’t know and who had given him no reason for offense. Local police struggle for answers, unaware that they are searching for a cross-country serial killer with a peculiar appetite.
The Practice of Murder
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Price: $7.75 USD. Words: 66,230. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A cool sociopathic killer gives Pauley fits in Mesalinda, Texas. To make matters worse, his pregnant wife wants him to give up his job as a homicide detective. Meanwhile, Elizabeth plays games with the police force -- can she win? This chilling novel will take readers on a journey that will leave them forever changed. Doors and windows will be locked because someone could be out there -- waiting.
Paloma: A Laurent & Dove Mystery
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Price: Free! Words: 76,260. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011 by Full Court Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Paloma, a woman with three identities, is running hard and fast. Someone wants her dead. But which identity is the killer after? Max Laurent, retired FBI agent, throws himself into the mix. Paloma must outwit the assassin. Max must outwit Paloma. Before coming to terms with past misunderstandings and a child long ago abandoned, they must, together or apart, find and eliminate the killer.
Things That Go Bump! In the 'Hood
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
It's hard enough growing up in a world that sometimes makes no sense but when matters are complicated by voices inside and outside our head and unexpected visitors and their offerings start showing up then it's time to get back to where we once belonged. But will Nichole ever truly be able to go home again and will she want to?