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Fraudster (Sample)
Price: Free! Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Set in the burgeoning Indian banking industry, this is a story of corporate India's black sheep.
Nietzsche's Illegitimate Son
Price: Free! Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Allie is an eighteen year old with one assignment left as she finishes sixth form college; Allie is an eighteen year old suffering from the worst writer's block of her short life. Join her as she searches for the cure in the diseased mind of an unknown writer.
Sniffing Out a Crime - Dog Fosterer Museum Mysteries
Price: Free! Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Cindy Lange's heart lay in shattered pieces. A fluke Google search revealed that her partner of seven years, Diana, had traded her in for a newer, younger model. Seeking to retreat from her grief, Cindy signed up to be a dog foster mommy. Duke, an elderly basset hound, was just the salve she needed to soothe her jagged wounds. His big, soulful eyes reminded her that life offered much ...
Clásicas para Niños: Sherlock Holmes: Estrella de Plata
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: Spanish. Published: August 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Law & Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Como parte de la serie Clásicos para Niños del autor internacional más vendido, Mark Williams, se enorgullece de presentar la segunda de las adaptaciones de los cuentos de Sherlock Holmes: Estrella de Plata.
The Accident ( The President Series Book 1)
Price: Free! Words: 14,760. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
What begins as a simple accident quickly evolves into a complex web of deception, subterfuge, and murder
Xmas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,590. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Someone shoots Santa Claus off the roof of an expensive house in Coral Gables. Xande and Yolande Calhoun from XYZ Investigations are the first on the scene.Who would shoot Santa? And who will be next? This is the fifth short story in the XYZ Mysteries saga by Golden Crown Finalist Iza Moreau.
A Search for Sidle on N
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Agents 32 and 33 search the outer Sunset district of San Francisco for signs of the fabled knowhere [sic] pub known as Sidle on N. They walk down Judah Street through the fog towards the imperceptible Pacific Ocean. Without any success, they take a break at a coffee shop at Ocean Beach. Here they meet the legendary Mr. Malloy (who has appeared in other works). Malloy tells them the tragic truth.
A Dangerous Business & Cancelled Trip
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: American English. Published: August 25, 2015 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
~ Two Crime/Suspense shorts from storyteller Les Williams ~ A Dangerous Business: Nick Yager runs a scam on a connected mobster. But why? ~ Cancelled Trip: Two detectives investigate a homicide with more questions than answers. Are they being duped?
The Preening Peacock - A Rosalinda Alameda Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Rosalinda Alameda adores zoos. When Massachusetts's summertime "Free Fridays" promotion features the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, Rosalinda grabs her camera and heads east. A full day amongst lions and tigers is about the best outing she can possibly imagine. But something's wrong at the zoo, and it'll take a combination of her Puerto Rican common sense and her fifty years of wisdom to unravel...
Daughters
Price: Free! Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
An urban vigilante and a mysterious young woman decide someone's gotten away with murder just a little too long.
Sam's Stories - Sam Smith Mysteries
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sam's Stories - Sam Smith Mysteries. Three short stories and a novel extract from the Sam Smith Mystery Series.
Non provocate Lemmy Caution
Series: I falsigialli - racconti. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: Italian. Published: August 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Qualcuno vuole ingannare il pirotecnico agente dell'FBI, ma ha fatto male i suoi conti. Disincantato, sempre pronto a menare le mani e assolutamente politically incorrect, Lemmy Caution finisce in Arizona richiamato da un vicenda di “pornografia postale” e finisce per scoprire ben altro. Con il solito contorno di donnine che sembrano tutte uscite dal mondo di Bettie Page e da un'America perduta
Candles on the Corner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Twelve-year-old Emily Gebhardt is dead – struck down by a hit-and-run driver while walking home from school. The makeshift shrine of candles and flowers on the corner is a daily reminder of her parents’ pain and loss. It’s also a starting point for investigation as PI Jeri Howard searches for information to bring the perpetrator to justice. Emily’s parents want. Or is it vengeance?
Blue Eyes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
“That’s a lot of cat crunchies,” says Oakland private investigator Jeri Howard, in this short story involving a cat with blue eyes. The sum in Mrs. Littlejohn’s will has been left to her niece, for the care of her cat until that beloved feline departs for that great cat tree in the sky. But the will doesn’t name the niece, and now two claimants have appeared. Which woman is the imposter?
Slayer Statute
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
“I have to hand it to you . . . This one is a stinker.” In this Shamus-nominated short story, private investigator Jeri Howard sorts out a stinker of a case. A husband and wife are dead – looks like murder-suicide. Who gets the insurance money? It all depends on who died first. But the law prevents a killer or a killer’s heirs from collecting on the crime.
Little Red Corvette
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A classic red Corvette, pristine, with low mileage, abandoned at a repair shop. Now the mechanic is trying to sell it. But is the sale legal? In this Jeri Howard short story, the Oakland private investigator looks into the car’s provenance – and finds murder.
Pack Rat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“When the neighbors saw rats climbing the curtains . . . they called the cops.” A pack rat – of the human variety – lives in the rundown house, surrounded by the junk he hoards. As the officers discover, there’s more to this short story than the rats at the window and the piles of old newspaper inside. What’s going on is a crime.
Voice Mail
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Winner of the Macavity Award for Best Short Story. We communicate by e-mail, text, voice mail – all detached and at a distance, without the immediate feedback of a face-to-face conversation, or even the voice-to-voice exchange of a phone call. But sometimes there are reasons for that distance, as one woman discovers her ex-husband has his own agenda.
By the Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Accident? Or suicide? That’s the question Navy Lieutenant Dinah Gray must answer when a sailor at her Navy command drives a car into San Francisco Bay. In this short story, Dinah discovers people would rather she didn’t make waves, including the formidable captain Dinah calls The Dragon Lady. Despite the pressure, the young officer must go where the evidence, and her conscience, lead her.
Witchcraft
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Backing the wrong horse can be murder. And in this short story, jockey Deakin Kelley is about to be taken for the ride of his life. Deakin’s bewitched. He’s fallen under the spell of a beautiful woman, one with a sleek figure and a sly, come-hither smile. But witchcraft – and obsessive love – are dangerous.