Books tagged: crime short

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Our Lady of the Burning Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Two stories of crime, chance and coincidence. Liam has to raise twenty thousand dollars to pay back the mob and decides to rob a church. But fate has other ideas. Dennis has robbed a bank and found the perfect hiding place for the loot, a deserted factory. But his plans are thwarted by homeless Harry… 4900 words or 18 print pages altogether
Mightier than the Sword
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,940. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When cartoonist Charlie Ellis is stabbed in his studio, everybody suspects a political motive because of controversial cartoons he drew two years before. But Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd is sceptical. Why didn't Charlie Ellis try to defend himself? How did the killer sneak past the police guard? And what is the connection between Charlie Ellis and 14 men who share his rather common name?
Spiked Tea
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Matthew is getting tired of waiting for the cancer to finally claim his eccentric aunt Annemarie. So he decides to help nature take its course… by adding some morphine to Annemarie's beloved tea. Beth is fond of the milk jug that is a family heirloom, but her boyfriend Ryan disagrees. Two short tales of family heirlooms, inheritances, tea and murder of 4400 words altogether.
Egg Hunt
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When a priceless Fabergé egg goes missing from a locked room in the London townhouse of Russian oligarch Yevgeny Ivanov, everybody quickly suspects the cleaning lady Eva Hart. But Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd has her doubts, for Eva Hart has no motive, since the egg is unsellable on the free market. But what does Eva's little daughter Emily know? And what happened to the egg?
Dead Drop
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,510. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Homeless teen Chris isn't the most reliable of witnesses. And so no one takes her serious when she walks into a police station and claims that her boyfriend Max has been kidnapped. Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd is inclined to dismiss Chris, until there is a ransom demand, demanding an envelope in exchange for the safe return of Max. But what do the kidnappers want? And what happened to Max?
Paris Green
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
When college student Kitty Chan is found dead in the basement of the Victoria and Albert Museum, dressed in a Victorian ball gown, the cause of death is quickly established. Kitty died of arsenic poisoning. But who gave her the deadly dose and why? Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd investigates and quickly realises that there is more to this case than meets the eye. Warning: some rude words.
A Bullet for Father Christmas
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,140. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
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
Open Season
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
No one is sorry when the Ruislip Wood Ripper, who already murdered three women, ends up dead in the forest, shot by a hunter while on the cusp of attacking his fourth victim. But there are too many coincidences for the taste of DI Helen Shepherd. Was it just pure luck that a hunter happened to be in the right place at the right time? And why did no one warn Anne Marie Sauvage about the killer?
Thirty Years to Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Thirty years ago Jimmy Donnelly was sent to prison. Now he's free again and eager to finally avenge himself on Detective Charles Maryham, the man who put him behind bars. And then there's Maryham's beautiful wife Carla, the subject of many of Jimmy's wet dreams back in prison. But thirty years is a long time. And sometimes, it's too late for vengeance. This is a short story of 3700 words.
Seeing Red
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Maggie wants to get rid of the annoying boyfriend who has taken over her apartment. Hilda has had enough of her abusive husband. And murder is a cheaper solution than divorce. Two tales of bad relationships, angry women and murder of 4600 words or approx. 15 print pages altogether.