Books tagged: mystery and crime short stories

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Inspector Zhang Goes To Harrogate (A Short Story)
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Series: Inspector Zhang Short Stories, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,730. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Inspector Zhang goes to Harrogate to attend a mystery writers convention. But what was supposed to be a vacation turns into one of his most difficult cases when a famous writer is found dead in a locked room.
The Magician - An Andromache Jones Mystery
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Price: Free! Words: 9,610. Language: British English. Published: October 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Andromache Jones has somehow managed to capture the attention of The Magician and finds herself caught up in The Game, his challenge that has very real life and death consequences, and not only for her. Can she complete the test he has set in the allotted time and live to see another day, or will failure, and The Magician triumph?
Murder: A Love Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short Story about how emotional abandonment leads to murder. Jim, a stay at home writer, becomes disenchanted with his workaholic spouse, Sally, and falls hard for the wife of Sally's boss. Sally looks for love at work and she and Jim begin plotting their way out of a loveless marriage. But their murderous intentions don't work out quite the way they plan and the result is not pretty.
Roundabout
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Fish & Game Warden Suzanne Jenkins loved old pickup trucks, had since she was small. The 1951 Ford she saw for sale alongside the road was a dream come true, but it had a disturbing past with a story to tell—one which would rock Warden Jenkins’ world forever. Previously unpublished, Roundabout is the first short story G.M. Weger ever wrote.
A Missing Tourist in Mexico
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
He seems a bit disorganized, but Detective Esteban Verde is ready for the challenge when an American scuba diver is reported missing at the tourist community of San Carlos, Mexico. Verde juggles the Federal Police, his own sergeant, and a distraught widow—if that's what she really is. This 17-page short story was inspired by the author's own vacation to San Carlos.
Murderous Critters, Cattle Capers(tm) #1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,950. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Murderous Critters is a trio of outrageously funny mystery short stories, the first collection in a series featuring the zany comic animal characters from the world of Cattle Capers(tm). A killer magician, rogue dinosaur skeletons, and roaming gunslingers are no match for bovine Master Detective Adam Steer and his goofy sidekick Crazy Cal. Appropriate for teens and adults. Not for young children.
Water Rate Challenge
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 13,530. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In Grand Blanc, Michelle was a former schoolteacher who suffered career-ending injuries in a car accident in her late 20s. Therefore, she and her husband battled their debts for a decade and a half, using every frugal method they knew. When it was time for them to destroy the debt completely, a unsuspecting water rate increase downed the couple and the city's residents. Even the FBI was involved.
Death on a Cold Night
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 55,550. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013 by Elm Books Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
We present here Elm Books’ first mystery collection, eight chilling winter tales, ranging from a cozy story of the theft of a teapot to ripped-from-the-headlines crimes stories. We have brought you a slew of dead bodies, with settings from a glamorous Hollywood movie set to the Wyoming wilderness, and even a vampire or two.
Crime In Its Time
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 38,120. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Deceit is universal and murder has no permanent home. Both Al Capone and a medieval relic thief could understand them. So could lawyers, teenagers, union members, contract killers, and Home Economics teachers. With rich historical detail, these seven tales range from England in the middle ages to Wisconsin in the present-day.
Epay Stories - German Officer's Sword - Used
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Epay Stories are fictional events related to ecommerce such as online auctions. The story German Officer's Sword - Used relates the activities of a man who purchases a used German officer's sword on the epay auction site. As he cleans the sword in preparation for display, he encounters a small bit of darkish red material which he removes and gives to a neighboring policeman for analysis.