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Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories

Sweetheart in High Heels
Series: High Heels Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,080. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
Fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer is determined that her husband’s latest case, dubbed the “Sex Shop Murder”, will not keep him from celebrating their first anniversary together, which just happens to fall on the most romantic of all holidays, Valentine's Day.
Perfect Crime
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,870. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
A San Francisco wife plots to murder her philandering husband by being in two places at one time. She commits the Perfect Crime -- and starts an exciting life with a sexy new boyfriend, living off her dead husband's generous life insurance policy. Until her doorbell rings one night . . . .
A Plunder by Pilgrims
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,060. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
It starts with a knock at the door – something reclusive ex-detective Garrison Gage hates. When it's his teenage neighbor, whose girlfriend has gone missing just before Thanksgiving, Gage gets reluctantly pulled back into his old line of work - and ends up facing some fears of his own in Oregon's dark woods...Includes an extended preview of THE GRAY AND GUILTY SEA, also featuring Garrison Gage.
Bond Ambition (A Jamie Bond Mysteries Short Story)
Series: Jamie Bond Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,390. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
When Charley Alexander signs herself, and gal-pal Elaine, up for a cooking class with renowned Chef Machado, she expects a little fun, food, and wine among friends. But what she gets instead are catty classmates, surprisingly simple recipes, and the shock of a lifetime when she finds the poisoned body of one of her fellow culinary students.
Hollywood Holiday (Hollywood Headlines Mysteries Short Story)
Series: Hollywood Headlines. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,830. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Visions of sensational headlines, not sugarplums, dance in L.A. Informer columnist Tina Bender’s head this holiday season. When the drummer for an '80s hair-metal band falls from the top of a holiday parade float and gets trampled to death by eight not-so-tiny reindeer, Tina's on the case—determined to find out who's been naughty and who's been downright lethal!
Bond Bombshell (a Jamie Bond Mysteries Short Story)
Series: Jamie Bond Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Maya Alexander is the office manager of the Bond Agency, an L.A. PI firm. But when Maya is thrust into the field, she realizes her first case is personal. Maya's past may have come back to haunt her, but she's determined to prove that no one can fool a Bond Girl.
Baby It's Cold Outside
Series: Tahoe Tessie Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tessie King thought she knew all there was to know about tracking down bad guys after helping to find her father's killer. But when she’s locked out of the Royal Palace Casino in South Lake Tahoe during an ice storm, she’s suddenly faced with the task of tracking her own would-be assassin.
Christmas, Spies & Dead Guys
Series: Gianna Mancini Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,030. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
While Gianna Mancini longs for a cozy family Christmas back home, this year her cousin, Claudia, is getting married, and Gianna is the maid of honor. Having to spend the holiday in another state may have Gianna a bit blue, but when Claudia runs off the night before her nuptials, Gianna is determined to find her.
Christmas Al Dente
Series: Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Andy Buckland is determined that nothing will interrupt her first Christmas with Malcolm Jones and her last holiday spent in her childhood home. When the family recipe book disappears from the Bowtie Angel, and Aunt Cecily threatens to put “The Eye” on the entire population of Beaverton if it isn’t returned, Andy and Jones decide to put the eggnog on hold for a little old fashioned sleuthing.
Ornamental Danger (a Working Stiff Mysteries short story)
Series: Working Stiff Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mandy Murrin thought working for a living would be the death of her...but she didn't count on the holidays to be such a killer! When the annual Mistletoe Smackdown trophy for best Christmas decorations is up for grabs, Mandy's small town will stop at nothing to win the coveted award.
Christmas Canapés & Sabotage
Series: Culinary Competition Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,150. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Amy Ridley is excited to be participating in the Holiday Celebrations Competition to kick off her Christmas season in Kellerton, Michigan. Local cooks are set to compete for prizes then serve their best party dishes to holiday revelers. Amy has her eye on a special prize, but she has a difficult time concentrating on creating a perfect party buffet when a plague of problems begins to whirl around.
The Lost Treasure of the Patriot Spy - A Summer Camp Mystery Kids Adventure
Series: Summer Camp Mystery Kids. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Join the Summer Camp Mystery Kids as they get caught up in a Revolutionary Adventure! They uncover a cryptic message, search for a priceless treasure, get trapped in an underground chamber, and discover the legend of a Colonial Spy! All while trying to escape from two greedy criminals who want the treasure for themselves! Put some History in your Mystery with the Summer Camp Mystery Kids!
Subway - a Jack Ryan Mystery Thriller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015 by Sizzler Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jack Ryan is at it again. On top of his game. When detective Hank Murdock receives a strange telephone call in the early dark morning hours, he goes on a mission to save 200 people. Somewhere in the dark subway. However the strange caller has other plans... Dangerous plans...
The Gun Also Rises: An Aaron Tucker Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,780. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This short story, a prequel to the Aaron Tucker mystery series (For Whom the Minivan Rolls, A Farewell to Legs, As Dog Is My Witness) finds the freelance reporter as a young father, trying to find out who framed his six-year-old son Ethan for a heinous crime--bringing a water pistol to his first grade class--while investigating the death of a minor league baseball player.
Cats and Crime, A Panzer And The P.I. Mystery Collection
Series: The Mail Order PI Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,790. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Meet Lori Stockley, the mail order Private Investigator, and Panzer, the black cat in this short story collection. Oh, and we can't forget Lori's Granny Gladys. Put these three together and it's a recipe for chaos. Follow them as they catch drug dealers, burglars, bank robbers and carpet snakes.
A (Gingerbread) Diorama of Death
Series: Helen Binney Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,430. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
How could something as sweet and wholesome as a gingerbread-house contest lead to a murder investigation? Just include the ex-first-lady of Massachusetts, Helen Binney, on the judging panel and require a unanimous decision for the prizes. The other judges are dampening Helen's Christmas spirit, and she's beginning to think that someone involved in the contest is a killer targeting her friends.
Backup
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An 11-year-old boy finds his dad's gun and rushes to a deadly stand off at the mall. "Backup" by Rick Mofina is the 2,300-word, gut-wrenching short story that was nominated for Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award, in the category of Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.
Chiamata radio per Nero Wolfe
Series: I falsigialli - racconti, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: Italian. Published: December 22, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Un'avventura del celebre investigatore, a imitazione di Rex Stout. C'è un delitto tradizionale, ma l'arma è decisamente insolita.
Mistletoe & Misdemeanors (a Jamie Winters Mysteries holiday short story)
Series: Jamie Winters Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,780. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
When Jamie Winters' elderly neighbor Jack disappears a week before Christmas, Jamie pairs up with her landlord's fearless teenaged niece to find him. Only the more they look into his disappearance, the more they begin to believe Jack is not the man they thought he was...and he bears a suspiciously striking resemblance to jolly old Santa Claus.
The Mystery Directive - A Jack Ryan Mystery Thriller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014 by Sizzler Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
From the #1 short story thriller writer of The Mystery Caller and Subway comes a suspense thriller that you will read in one sitting. A world on the brink of collapse…. Agent Grant Clark embarks on a mission into the most dangerous place in the world…. To make a discovery that will change the world as we know it. Jack Ryan brings you one more pulsating, quick, violent and thrilling roller-coaster.

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