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Further Investigations of the Reverend Lyle Thorne
Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,760. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In March 1889, Detective Sergeant Lyle Thorne abruptly resigned from the Metropolitan Police and began training to become an ordained minister in the Church of England. However, if Thorne had anticipated a quiet, uneventful life at Sanditon vicarage, he was to be disappointed, for his reputation as an investigator attracted a succession of 'clients' each with a remarkable tale.
Lady with a Black Car
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A lady with a black car vanished from my radar after regularly zipping past my car for a year in 2009-10 while returning home from my office in the evening.To know about her one has to read up to the last chapter of this story.
Sanditon Investigations of the Reverend Lyle Thorne
Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,130. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Yet again, Reverend Lyle Thorne is called upon to aid among others... the local Constabulary and the Archbishop of Canterbury. He must pit his wits against those who would try to avoid justice and bring to a satisfying conclusion a Civil War murder over 200 years old. Five stories await your perusal. Can you find the clues that will lead you to the criminals/ murderers?
Murder on the Cosplay Express: A Kent Bronwyn Mystery
Series: Kent Bronwyn. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,640. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A famous mystery author has spent the weekend at a comic book convention. While riding the train back to Los Angeles, he finds himself caught up in a murder investigation where every suspect is wearing a costume and isn't who they claim to be. The first in the Kent Bronwyn mystery series, this story pays homage to the great comic book conventions of Southern California.
Lucky Justice: 3 Crime Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,320. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lady Justice and Lady Luck duke it out for the fates of 3 parties in search of the Lady “Fortune” in this story collection. In “Luck Be a Lady,” two escaped criminals have it made until they take the wrong turn. In “Let Them Eat Cake,” a hired killer considers one more risky job. In “the Desk Audit,” a team of investigators trails a fraudster ready to reply with force.
The Treasure Of Purgatory Crater
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,720. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
On the moon, oxygen is the most precious commodity. Without it, death comes quickly. But there are other things of value in the vastness of Luna, and other reasons to die.
The Sodden Spectators
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
A classic mystery in Agatha Christie style. A story of kidnapping gone wrong…or maybe right. A tale of superstition and treasure, tempered by a dead cat. Prize-winning author, Joslyn Chase, delivers on three delightful stories.
Agent Hilch: Troll Trouble
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,380. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Hilch responds to what he thinks is a simple case of foolish citizens becoming troll food, but things get complicated once he explores the crime scene. With no sign of the trolls in question he has to use every tool at his disposal (and some that aren't) to solve the case. With a no-nonsense approach, and little regard for rules and protocol Hilch goes after the culprits in style.
Betraying Nexus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,920. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by Shadowmire Media. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Jason works for Nexus, a secret vigilante organization. He’s a Mind Bender and can implant thoughts into the minds of others. He's both a prodigy and a rising star. But when he’s forced to take down an old friend and learns Nexus's darkest secret, he must ask himself what he believes in. And if it’s worth turning against the woman he loves.
Have You Seen My Cat?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,530. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Detective Frank Primrose woke up this morning, he didn't expect to investigate the disappearance of cats. Police detectives simply don't do that sort of thing. But when the chief's niece's cat is missing that's missing, what else can he do? Besides, it isn't just her cat; all of the cats in her building have disappeared. So, where have they gone -- and where will his investigation take him?
Murder They Wrought
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,240. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Murder They Wrought is a mystery fiction anthology. Five stories tell tales of people and situations gone awry.
Tickling The Tiger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,470. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Another captivating pair of mystery and suspense stories from prize-winning author Joslyn Chase.
Father McMahon's Confession: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Father McMahon has precisely fifteen minutes. That's when the demon will come. He must gather up all his strength, along with the most powerful holy instruments, in order to confront it. And when it arrives, he will face his most important test yet. A confession.
Cats and Crime, A Panzer And The P.I. Mystery Collection
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 Touch of Native Color
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The name on his driver’s license is George Henry, but people call him Chief. He has the bloodline, the heritage, the native skills and no desire to live up to the name. Until the day he helped murder an innocent girl. A captivating story of murder on the Hood Canal. Historic details, lush landscape, a gypsy curse, and the cold killing of a young woman all come into play, woven like an indian rug
Adalet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
She bears a scar that mars her breast. And her soul. Adalet sees only one way to overcome the ruins of her life. Entangled in a deadly game of lies, she stakes every last shred of herself on winning. And the odds are not in her favor. If you love a story full of twists and suspense, take a ride with Adalet.
Execution Day: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
They want him dead. The most dangerous man in the city. Will it be by poison? Or maybe an "accident"? Or maybe by a good old-fashioned gunshot wound? That's what they're here to decide, but by any method, one thing is for certain. Execution day is coming.
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Siren's Call
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case Files 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,480. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Nicolette Mace is a girl that just doesn't fit in. After her mother's death when she could barely walk, Nicolette found all that she had left in the world was her father, Arthur, and her sister, Louise. But the world is a cruel place and the lines between friend and foe are often blurred, especially when rivals are involved.
A Woman To Die For
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 4 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.
The Crime Cafe Short Story Anthology
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,090. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Five Thrilling Stories from Crime Writers Featured on the Crime Cafe podcast! Bonus interviews with the authors included!

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