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Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories

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.
Three-Minute Mysteries 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,850. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The second book in the popular series contains 25 additional mysteries for you to solve. A rich man is killed.... A purse is stolen.... A woman is poisoned.... Shamus nominee and two-time Derringer winner Stephen D. Rogers puts you in charge of the investigations. Are you up to the challenge of solving these twenty-five crimes? Buy your copy now and find out!
Wrong Turn (A Jack Nightingale Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jack Nightingale gets lost in North Carolina and finds himself a reluctant attendee at a serial killer convention. Long dead serial killers are appearing before adoring fans, but it doesn't take them long to realise that Nightingale is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Wrong Turn is a fast-paced supernatural story of 14,000 words.
The Midwife's Tale
Series: Dame Frevisse Medieval Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,600. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Cisily Fisher has died in childbirth and now the village of Priors Byfield is held in a grip of fear. Can Dame Frevisse find the root of misery behind a murderer's sin before the next lethal blow falls? Or will be the village be lost in a hue and cry of terror? The gentling touch of the midwife may calm the tortured soul... or give birth to a bitter death.
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.
Ornamental Danger (a Working Stiff Mysteries short story)
Series: Working Stiff Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,100. 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.
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.
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...
New Orleans Nocturnal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,420. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
NEW ORLEANS NOCTURNAL is a series of nine short stories featuring New Orleans Police Homicide Detective John Raven Beau. Half-Cajun and Half-Sioux, Beau is a relentless pursuer, a man who will track a killer across miles of dark streets, through swamps, wastelands, over rivers and bayous. He will never give up.
The Jillian Bradley Short Story Collection
Series: A Jillian Bradley Mystery, Book 12. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,600. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Here are more stories about the dynamic investigating duo of Jillian Bradley and her Yorkie companion Teddy. Enjoy stories centered on the holidays - Christmas, Valentine's Day, Summer and Fall. "Lawrence Buys a Gift" "Final Performance" "Teddy Saves Christmas" "Sweets, Treats and Murder" "Birthday Bash" "Raven House"
Jack Loves Callie Tender (A Southern Cousins Mystery prequel, companion guide and cookbook)
Series: Southern Cousins Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,360. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Elvis is back—and he’s giving the lowdown on how his human parents met and got hitched. In this prequel to the popular Southern Cousins Mysteries, the canine sleuth and Mooreville’s suspicious minds (Lovie, Ruby Nell and Fayrene) tell how they saved Jack and Callie’s wedding. This novella also includes a Companion Guide to the series, as well as bonus recipes from Lovie’s Luscious Eats.
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!
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 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.
Sherlock Holmes and The Birchwood Affair
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A letter to the British Government from a blackmailer brings Holmes and Watson to the town of Truro in Cornwall. There they investigate a mysterious and often fatal illness which has befallen the townspeople as predicted by the blackmailer. By visiting the victims and their places of work a common thread appears. Holmes prevents further illness but now must find the culprit and bring him to task.
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.
9 Tales of Henghis Hapthorn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,890. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Here are nine tales of Henghis Hapthorn, foremost freelance discriminator of Old Earth in the planet's penultimate age. Included are the six stories that ran in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (and were previously collected in The Gist Hunter and Other Stories), leading up to the events that began the first Hapthorn novel, Majestrum, plus three more.
The Big Machine Eats: Stories
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,700. Language: American English. Published: November 26, 2018 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Bishop Rider Lives! THE BIG MACHINE EATS, stories by Beau Johnson.
Investigations of The Reverend Lyle Thorne
Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 36,350. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
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. 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.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Hampshire Expedition
Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,090. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
All four stories relating the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in the County of Hampshire, in one volume.