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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.
Overworked
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,740. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2018 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Detective Mick Hanrahan finds himself subpoenaed back to Seavy County, Oregon, for a homicide case involving his former job, he dreads every minute of it. But Mick quickly discovers the case, which he thought a slam-dunk, involves angles he never expected. In a small county with understaffed legal and law enforcement departments, Mick might hold the key to preventing any further injustice.
Little Miracles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
As a homicide detective, Frank deals with violent death every day. And his reaction to those deaths kills him by inches. Until his most recent case forces him to take a long, hard look at his emotional state. The murder scene’s only survivor might hold the clues Frank needs to solve the case. It might even hold the key to Frank’s very salvation.
Murder at Comfree Abbey
Series: Dodie Fanshaw Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,990. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Who shot farmer Harris during a pheasant shoot? His cow sheds and pig pens near the entrance to Sir Hugo's Comfree Abbey may put off their prospective guests when the Abbey opens as a superior private hotel. Dodie Fanshaw investigates all those at the shoot. The police, however, seem to suspect Sir Hugo. But almost anyone could have done it, and othes had their own quarrels with Farmer Harris.
A Toxic Craft
Series: Evan Dunstan Mystery. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,420. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2017 by Imajin Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Evan Dunstan’s spunky grandmother is giving him major headaches. As organizer for the seniors’ Christmas craft fair, Gran faces warring vendors and acts of vandalism that threaten to ruin the event. When nasty knitter Cora Riddell is knocked unconscious and her water spiked with a hallucinogen, Gran begs Evan to find out who’s responsible before more harm is done—or someone dies...
Official Investigations of Lyle Thorne
Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,370. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
As a young member of the Metropolitan Police, Lyle Thorne investigates five cases spanning the years 1881–1887: An apparently simple case of murder, a holiday excursion to Margate, but events take a tragic turn, an innocent man will be hung a weekly tea party with dire results and the exploits of an international criminal will enthrall and delight your little grey cells!
Ghostspeaker
Series: The Malykant Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,690. Language: British English. Published: September 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Konrad Savast is Death’s most trusted servant, charged with finding and punishing the vilest of killers. When a wealthy young woman takes her own life, Konrad is sent to investigate. Was it suicide, or murder? Or... both? To discover the truth, Konrad must navigate the combined perils of society gossip, an unregistered Ghostspeaker and a host of unquiet spirits.
Undead Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,920. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017 by Metamorph Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lacey and Marcell, along with the others of the Undead Unit, celebrate Christmas together. But, the holidays don't mean crime suddenly grinds to a halt. The team is called to investigate a series of home burglaries where the suspect, a Shifter, dresses like Santa in an attempt to cover his identity. Can Lacey and the team find him, before he ruins Christmas for the children of Dallas?
Juror #6
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
What if you were called to jury duty just to discover that you have been selected as a juror in a murder trial of a man that you knew was innocent because you committed the murder. Do you try to get him off or allow him to be convicted. The question is what happens after the trial.
The Irish Detective
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 82,020. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A very private investigator in the capital city of Ireland. Like any city there are problems. Your job is to find Irish solutions to Irish problems. Your team includes your beautiful Russian assistant Alice and the PMC, a dangerous ex-army ranger, who has a slightly scrambled brain. Your customers include gangsters, police, businessmen, politicians, and tailors each with a unique problem.
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.
Sisters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,460. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Alexandra Bertolissio is a homicide cop, a slight, sensitive woman, making a reputation as a brilliant detective in a world that is brutal and tough. Her younger sister, Mel, is a beauty, reckless and carefree, she is adored by everyone and a magnet for trouble. "Sisters" is a collection of crime stories, including two full novellas, featuring these two remarkable women.
Cutting Right To The Chase Vol.3 - 10x1000 Word Stories Of Unusual Crimes
Series: Chase Williams Detective Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,720. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Central Italy has not only nice food, Etruscan town walls and breath-taking art: crimes and mysteries happen in the background among the maze of alleys of the historical city centre. The third book of the Chase Williams flash fiction series features more short detective stories with mystery and suspense included. You haven’t read Vol.1 & Vol.2 yet? Don’t worry. The stories can be read separately!
Dead Man's Hand
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,770. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A poker game turns deadly--when Jack Handley joins a high-stakes poker game at the Lucky Draw Hotel, players start to die. Cards left on each victim reflect the hand the Wild Bill Hickok had been holding when he met his fate--the dead man's hand. Now all the cards have been dealt but the Ace of Spades--a card Jack knows is meant for him.
Calculated Cruelty
Series: John Steele, Rural Detective, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,260. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Private eye, John Steele, just wants to solve cases and keep those around him happy. He'll soon have to face the consequences of ignoring a senator's plans to repeal the Right To Farm laws and the choice of taking on a case for a client with a shady past. Steele uncovers infidelity, murder, and acts of animal cruelty as he digs for the truth.
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.
The Confessions of Peter Crossman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,650. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
Collected in one volume, three tales of Peter Crossman, Knight of the Temple in modern-day New York. Urban fantasy by the award-winning and best-selling team of Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald. +++ From the Spear of Antioch to the Holy Grail, Crossman keeps the holy things holy and the pilgrims safe with cool wit, hot lead, and perfect faith.
Boxed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A story within a story. If you've worked in retail, this book is for you. If you've worked on a store truck crew, this book is especially for you.
Jolie and Scoobie High School Misadventures
Series: Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,800. Language: American English. Published: September 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Jolie's parents take her to Aunt Madge for junior year so they can work on their marriage. She’s mad. Some kids snub her but she makes friends with the irreverent Scoobie. He’s quirky & fun but he's skipped school & smoked pot, so people avoid him. Jolie shoots a squirt gun from under the boardwalk & sits for a family with a secret that's trouble for her. Same humor, different challenges.
Mandy Dru Mysteries
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,050. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Five short stories introducing Mandy Dru, whose mom really wanted to name her Nancy. Lawyer dad, concerned about copyright infringement, urged a different name for the daughter now on her way to becoming a savvy San Diego criminal investigator. Mandy has her hands full, but like her quasi-namesake, Nancy Drew, she’s loving every minute!