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Mary's Christmas
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: British English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
One evening in late 1921 or 1922, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are talking over the unexplored portions of their past. A person might expect the older Holmes to have any number of these—but here, it is Russell who astonishes her husband with news of a previously unknown, even unsuspected, uncle. Jake Russell: scoundrel, charmer, eternal youth. What young girl could resist his charms?
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.
Death on Holiday
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
From Derringer Award winner BV Lawson comes 4 tales of mirth and mayhem: a shopping mall Christmas Elf with revenge on his mind; a man whose day goes from bad to worse when his car is rear-ended by the mayor's wife and police find a skeleton in his trunk; a P.I.'s blackmail case that takes him to a costume party and too may Abraham Lincolns; and little Sammy Spade wreaking havoc at summer camp.
Downriver
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Rona looks back on the tragic events that led to her receiving a necklace that she thought would change her life. The necklace does so, but not in the way she would ever have imagined... or chosen. Short Story. (Originally print published in Murderous Intent Mystery Magazine.)
Dancing Under the Mistletoe (Wolf Mallory Mystery 1.5)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014 by Lesli Richardson. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Wolf Mallory thinks life is going to settle down now. Unfortunately, Wolf’s friend Vinnie volunteers him yet again to take a look at a case. And with the holidays approaching, Wolf gives in, hoping to bring a little closure to a murder victim’s family. But when even the police don’t have any leads, Wolf wonders how he’s going to pull a Christmas miracle out of his bag of tricks.
Chin Yong-Yun Takes a Case
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A short story by the Edgar-, Shamus-, and Anthony-winning author of GHOST HERO. In "Chin Yong-Yun Takes a Case," Lydia Chin's mother does some detecting of her own.
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.
A Bullet for Father Christmas
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Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,530. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When two men dressed up as Father Christmas rob a London jewellery store and one of them ends up dead on the floor, shot by his own accomplice, it’s certainly one of the more unusual cases for Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd and her team. But as Helen begins to investigate, it turns out that the case is even more bizarre than she suspected. 9300 words or approx. 30 print pages
The Incident - Episode Two - A Sam Jameson Serial Thriller
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Series: THE INCIDENT - A Sam Jameson Serial Thriller, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,620. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
"Lars Emmerich is right up there with James Patterson, David Baldacci, Nelson DeMille, and Frederick Forsyth." - Gene GeRue, Amazon The second installment in the international sensation THE INCIDENT, a Sam Jameson Serial Thriller.
The Gentleman's Walking Stick (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two short stories of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries series. 1. The Gentleman's Walking Stick; 2. The Disappearance of Miss Sarah Oswald. In each, Captain Lacey unravels crimes on the back streets of Regency London. These stories inspired the launch of the Captain Lacey series of novels.
Carnie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Joe loves Mona, Mitchell does too, and even the carnival owner. Who will get her, and who is "Monkey Man"?
The Dog Days of Summer in Lottawatah
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Series: Brianna Sullivan Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,910. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Psychic Brianna Sullivan is still in Lottawatah, Oklahoma in Volume 2 of this mystery series. In "The Dog Days of Summer in Lottawatah," a novella length story, she's being pestered by the ghostly ex-girlfriend of main squeeze Detective Cooper Jackson. The spirit won't move away from Cooper and towards the light until Brianna figures out who killed her.
Golems, Goons and Cold Stone Bitches
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,210. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Pro Se Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
One of the most original detective characters ever created returns for his second adventure! Nikki Nelson- Hicks' Jake Istenhegyi, the Accidental Detective, returns for a new adventure in the Pro Se Single Shot Signature Series- GOLEMS, GOONS, AND COLD STONE BITCHES!
Babysitting Money: A Lt. Jack Daniels/Gavin English Thriller
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,170. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Gavin English is searching for an unfaithful woman's wedding ring—and not out of the goodness of his heart. He's doing it for the fifty thousand dollar check she gave him. Luckily, ex-police Lieutenant Jack Daniels knows her way around Chicago, and she's agreed to babysit the out-of-towner. Somewhere between the crackhouse and the low-rent donut shop, Jack's peaceful babysitting gig turns deadly.
The History of Mr. Bunker
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A young teacher is found shot to death at a local high school. With so much promise and no enemies, the town can't imagine who would want him dead. Detective Peoples questions everyone and gets nowhere, until he gets a phone call that leads him back to the school. In the classroom, he finds a box that ultimately leads him to a murderer.
From Beyond The Grave
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Series: The Hudson Detective Agency, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,110. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Carl Danby returns to tackle another unusual case. During a séance, a psychic claims the late Samuel Bittner was murdered. With no body to autopsy, Danby relies on his best skill—talking. Tension increases as Samuel’s relatives insist the patriarch died of natural causes. With little physical evidence to process, will Danby discover the truth? 18,444 words; additional material at the end.
Secrets Of Edward Leedskalnin
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Construction / Masonry
Edward Leedskalnin, the Coral Castle, the Great Pyramids, moving stones of immense weight with magnets. This book examines Edwards own words and instructions and grants a solution to the unsolvable mystery of moving these huge stones with effortless ease. This book describes with simplicity how Leedskalnin was capable of maneuvering these stones like “hydrogen balloons”.
Fairy Tale Fusion
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
What if the characters in Fairy Tales were real? What if they lived in Fairyland, a place not too dissimilar to ours, next to Wonderland and down the street from Camelot? Follow the exploits of Detective Piper of the Fairyland Metro Police, the Fairy Tale News updates and more cracked characters taken from the world of childhood, including some very scary toys. Enter into Fairy Tale Fusion.
I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries
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Series: Brianna Sullivan Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,150. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Volume 1 contains two short stories - "I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries" and "Buried But Not Dead in Lottawatah." Psychic Brianna Sullivan gave up her job finding missing luggage for the airlines in order to seek the freedom of the open road. Her first stop? The small town of Lottawatah, Oklahoma. Who knew a small town would have so many murders? Or so many ghosts with so much to say?
The Poisoned Ground
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Series: The Peers of Beinan. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,160. Language: American English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tyranny and plague! When a sudden plague of mysterious cancers strikes the southwestern city of Nan-li, it falls to Lady Abbess Cara of house Ten-Ar to investigate, entangling her in a royal trap that may cost her life. Prequel novella to The Ghosts of the Past. Interactive: click on hypertext links to discover more about planet Beinan and Beinarian society.