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Ghost Relics
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,390. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Caina Amalas is the Ghost circlemaster of Istarinmul, the leader of the Emperor's spies in the city. She is a master of stealth and disguise, and faces foes of terrible power. So when an ancient relic of necromantic sorcery is discovered, Caina must destroy it before it kills uncounted thousands of people. Starting with her...
The Barefoot Stiff
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Depression-era private eye Maggie Sullivan wields a .38 as skillfully as an emery board. She’s drawn into a stranger’s murder, follows a lead the police laugh off, and confronts a killer in this **short story** featuring characters from the author's series of mystery novels. See why fans have dubbed Maggie "Sam Spade in a skirt."
Chances Are
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Series: Chances Are, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,920. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
His Grandma always said he'd come to no good. Chances Are, she's right.
A Phone Call From Grandpa
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
When Miles was seventeen years old his grandfather was murdered. Twelve years later he calls his mother on the anniversery night of the death. She does not answer the phone-but her three year old answering machine does and gives him a shock. The voice is his grandfathers with a message that will help Miles and his cousins solve the crime. Who will die this time?
White Crosses
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mr. Varney and Mr. Johnson are on vacation out west, travelling in an old school bus they’ve converted into an RV. When thirteen-year old Kelly befriends them at a campground in Gallatin Canyon, they suspect that her guardian is up to no good. Is she the unwitting victim of a kidnapping? Or is something more sinister going on? Varney & Johnson originally appeared in the short story Leave No Wake.
Double Dare Rabbit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,550. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 by White Sun Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Dare is a rabbit. Following a fantastic day of robbing the nearby human’s vegetable garden, Dare’s luck turns sour when he encounters Osprey, a sadistic ocean bird with a penchant for gambling on other animals’ lives. Osprey forces Dare to make a choice––run in his sadistic games over the asphalt river, or lose everything (and everyone) Dare cares about.
The Secret of Mud Lake Collector's Edition
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,550. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Dr. Knight was a paranormal researcher. He heard about the serial-type killings at Mud lake and decided to try to find what that secret was. What it was surprised everyone.
Mrs Hudson's Case
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Sherlock Holmes retired to the Sussex Downs, his long-time (and long-suffering) housekeeper, Mrs Hudson, went along to run his life. But when the house is invaded, shortly after his meeting with Miss Mary Russell, Mr Holmes refuses to turn his mind to the problem, leaving Mrs Hudson herself to solve the case.
The Cop Who Wouldn't Die: A Clockwork Genie Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,840. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
She wasn't even supposed to be there when the bullet struck her chest. Detective Whitney Manning should be dead. This short story is a follow up to Kevin Paul Shaw Broden’s debut novel, CLOCKWORK GENIE.
Wonderful Town
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,740. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Murders don’t happen in small towns; at least that’s what Sue-Ann always says. And usually she’s right. But when she and Gina visit New York City, that statement no longer has any meaning. It may be a wonderful town in song, but as the two visitors find out, it can be pretty dangerous, even in the company of hotties Michael and Chuck. This is a stand-alone short story in the Small Town Series.
Trail Ride and Barn Dance After
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,550. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
There are some wackos in Pine Oak, Florida, but who would be crazy enough to break into The Best Little Bookstore in Pine Oak? Do people even read in Pine Oak? As a favor to the owner, Sue-Ann looks into the matter, but what she finds out might be dangerous to her health.
When in Tennessee
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
When a young rider's trainer disappears, Sue-Ann is asked to stand in for him at a rated dressage show. But it seems that horses have been attacking their owners and Sue-An decides to see if she can find out why before someone else gets hurt. This is a stand-alone short story in the Small-Town series featuring Sue-Ann, who is a dressage rider and former national recurve archery champion.
A Woman To Die For
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A private investigator is hired by a wealthy Texas woman to find her husband and bring him back from his latest drinking binge. John Hartley is not that hard to find, but bringing him back is a whole different matter.
Arson in Albuquerque, A Floyd Sisters Mystery
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Series: Floyd Sisters Mystery, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,500. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
Three young girls faced the fire alone. How could they possibly escape?
Rescue: A Litter of Quetzels
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by Black Mare Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Weak as a kitten. That's what the old-timers say, anyway. Houston Homicide Detective Quetzel Cazares believes that, too. So when she finds a scrawny little cat abandoned at a gruesome crime scene, she takes pity on him and adopts him. That decision just may save her life. Five stories. Five murders. One tiny, fluffy connection.
Definitely, Maybe: A Lucy Valentine Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
It’s a dark and stormy night when psychic Lucy Valentine shares with her best friends exactly how she acquired her supernatural abilities.
Archer's Paradox
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
When a local citizen is found lying in Pine Oak's new 3-D archery range with an arrow through his heart, Sue-Ann has to rethink her idea that murders do not happen in small towns. And when two of the suspects turn out to be good friends of hers, she has to bust her tail to find the real murderer before one of them goes to jail. A short story in the Small Town saga featuring Sue-Ann McKeown.
Perfect Blend
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Series: The Blends, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 13,630. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In The Tea Series, Liam O’Flynn is introduced to us as Cara’s brother. His mother has always loved her son’s free spirited approach to life, but when he becomes involved with a beauty with a young son of her own, the O’Flynns are concerned. Morgan is a young woman with a very difficult past. The last thing she needs in her life right now is Liam. They're both in for a surprise.
emerging College Sex Rules, Recently retired campus cop Jack McNmara is searching for college sophomore Emma Macaulay, the granddaughter of an old friend. His investigation takes him through the coastal towns of Massachusetts and into the dorm rooms
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,410. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When does sex become rape? This is the central question that arises when retired cop Jack McNamara's investigation of a missing student takes him through a college campus, its dorms, and the minds of its sexually active students.
Dubious Mystery Tour
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Price: $4.61 USD. Words: 17,200. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
While on summer vacation, a boy is dragged to a mystery tour by his friend. The tour has a cash prize of half million dollars. However, the situation quickly becomes similar to that of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. Now, the copycat must be found.