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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.
La Isla de los Cien Ojos
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,220. Language: Spanish. Published: October 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Irlanda, principios de siglo. La tormenta ha arrastrado un viejo bote de salvamento hasta las playas del pequeño pueblo de Dowan. Un aristócrata y el doctor del pueblo se deciden a investigar un terrible secreto escrito sobre la madera de sus bancos...
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.
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 . . . .
The Boy Next Door
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
For the last fourteen years, former celebrated Boy Detective Merle Madison has been trying to build a grown-up career for himself as a private investigator. There are just two problems: there’s not a lot of serious crime in the small town of Hayvenhurst—and Police Chief Isaac Ramsay keeps denying Merle’s application for a PI license.
Coke with a Twist (A Mercy Watts Short)
Series: Mercy Watts Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,110. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
**This edition contains an extended preview of the Mercy Watts novel, A Good Man Gone.** Mercy Watts' P.I. father ropes her into another investigation, this time to find the truth behind a young woman's attack. The case takes her from a dive bar to sorority row to the gutter, and unless she solves it fast, the case will be her last.
My Heroes Have Always Been Hitmen: And other Bombay Family Bedtime Stories
Series: Greatest Hits Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,440. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
The Bombay Family Bedtime Stories continue with MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HITMEN! Four more family stories have been released from the vault, including Rio Bombay—wanna-be cowboy and wild west gunslinger, Caspian—the first Bombay to have to take out another Bombay, Aberdeen—the hoop-skirted Antebellum Assassin, and Dublin Bombay—the Scottish Viking Slayer!
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.
Night Watch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,230. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When investigative reporter Parker Davidson's’s ex escapes from a maximum security prison, LAPD Lieutenant Henry Stagge is tasked with making sure that Parker doesn’t end up a victim a second—and final—time.
Dry Spell (A Mercy Watts Short)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,380. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mercy Watts doesn’t believe in ghosts. She might be the only one. When Mercy’s best friend, Ellen, shows up in the middle of the night, shaken and afraid. Mercy starts digging for a truth that might not even exist. Is it a mental illness or has the Missouri drought revealed something that could’ve remained hidden forever?
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!
Snuff the Magic Dragon: and other Bombay Family Bedtime Stories
Series: Greatest Hits Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,680. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
What do the Minotaur, Rasputin, the first man hung for murder in America, and the Countess of Blood all have in common? No, they aren’t related. They all appeared on the Bombay Family’s Hit List! In this collection of Bombay Bedtime Stories, you’ll find out what Bombays did before Gin Bombay came along.
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.
Dangerous Women & Desperate Men
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four gripping stories of people on the brink; a broken-hearted woman in Las Vegas plots to take what she is owed, a haunted street cop finds his life on the line in a way he never expected; a desperate agent in California makes a life-changing choice; a hard-working middle-aged woman whose world is coming apart fights back with shocking vengeance.
Promises Kept, The Story of Number Two
Series: Redemption. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,970. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Our mother said that sisters should never be separated. That sisters were like twins that weren’t born on the same day. When I was little I believed that—that, and a lot more. She said that she’d never let us be hurt. That no matter what happened, we’d be together. She lied.
The Last Pursuit
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
John Garrett is a cop aching to redeem himself for the mistake he made that destroyed two innocent lives and his own. He works alone to pursue the murderer he was escorting to trial, after their plane crashes in the unforgiving Rocky Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. This 5,800-word story by Rick Mofina is one of three gripping tales in his crime anthology, THREE TO THE HEART.
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.
Night Shift
Series: Mendenhall Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,500. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Driving back to Mendenhall late at night in a thunderstorm, Chief of Police Kate Williams stops to check out an accident only to find herself fighting for her life. A Mendenhall Short Mystery by the author of The Shoeless Kid and The Tuxedoed Man.
El Perro Negro
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: Spanish. Published: April 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Historical » General
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
El viejo soldado tiene una historia que contar. Una historia que comenzó en el horror de la Segunda Guerra Mundial pero que ahora viaja a través del tiempo, buscándole, reclamándole una vieja deuda. Paul, el joven enfermero del sanatorio, es su único amigo y confesor.

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