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Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories

Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon Anthology 2016
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 116,330. Language: American English. Published: September 15, 2016 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon Anthology 2016. Bestselling novelists David Morrell, Alison Gaylin and Elaine Viets headline a new anthology of 22 tales exploring the unique aura of mystery of New Orleans and the surrounding bayou country.
Across The Broken Line: a Charlie Fox short story
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 12,270. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In Across The Broken Line, we follow bodyguard Charlie Fox through a fragmented timescale of cross and double-cross as she fights to keep her principal alive – whoever that might be.
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!
Three-Minute Mysteries
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,330. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The first book in the popular series contains 25 mysteries for you to solve. A family residence is torched.... A business owner is robbed.... A bargain hunter is murdered.... 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!
Rules of Engagement: a short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,990. Language: British English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Rules of Engagement is a standalone short story by the highly acclaimed mystery thriller writer, Zoë Sharp. First published in the CWA anthology, ORIGINAL SINS, edited by Martin Edwards. Also includes the first 22 percent of Sharp’s new standalone crime thriller, THE BLOOD WHISPERER. ‘Zoë Sharp is one of the sharpest, coolest, and most intriguing writers I know.’ Harlan Coben
Bad Habits
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,370. Language: American English. Published: February 25, 2017 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
BAD HABITS collects Keith Gilman’s short stories. “…grabbed me by the collar and wouldn’t let go. Gilman’s voice is a powerful new addition to the crime fiction community.” —Reed Farrel Coleman, Shamus, Barry and Anthony Award-winning author of the Moe Prager series.
LAst Resort
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 79,810. Language: American English. Published: April 17, 2017 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Sisters in Crime Los Angeles Presents … LAST RESORT, an Anthology of Crime Stories edited by Matt Coyle, Mary Marks, and Patricia Smiley, with a special thank you to Michael Connelly for the introduction.
Cannibals: Stories from the Edge of the Pine Barrens
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,340. Language: American English. Published: August 12, 2016 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Cannibals: Stories from the Edge of the Pine Barrens by Jen Conley. An Otto Penzler Crime and Mystery Pick for the Dog Days of Summer 2016 — "Her evocation of the borderland of the Pine Barrens is exquisitely realized …"
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.
Button Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,000. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
An idealistic young man returns home after the Korean War, and clashes with the corruption he finds in his father's business in New York's Garment District. Written by a recent Derringer Award Winner, this Runyonesque short story first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and also appears in the larger collection, Daggyland #1, by the same author.
Missing Persons
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Short Story. A retired college professor uncovers old love letters in the garden of his new home. He makes inquiries of the former residents and learns a WW II war hero and his young wife lived there 50 years ago. But the wife disappeared in a storm and her body was never found. Her former college lover also disappeared. The professor learns the startling truth, but struggles with his conscience
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.
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.
8 Funny Detective Stories with Maynard Soloman, Gal-Damn Detective
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,660. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
8 Funny Detective Stories represents Maynard Soloman's first eight cases of mystery, malarkey and misadventure. Each combines the slapstick fun of The Pink Panther with the sharp wit of The Onion, if both lived in an RV watching nothing but old Westerns. Fans of Carl Hiaasen's crime fiction humor, Elmore Leonard's bumbling bad guys or snappy current events satire will enjoy these quick reads.
Good Cop Bad Cop
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 160,430. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2017 by Zimbell House Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sam becomes a cop and works alongside his beloved mentor until Edwin is killed in a shooting. Hailed as a hero for his actions in the case, Sam feels like anything but. He begins a dark descent away from the stand-up policeman he once was, turning to drugs and alcohol to numb his pain and his PTSD.
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.
Red Gold
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,160. Language: Australian English. Published: January 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
From murder and mayhem to ghosts and grave-diggers (oh, and that strange succubus that just happens to slip into your life when you aren't looking), 'Red Gold' is an anthology of twenty-seven award-winning tales from the Stringybark Malicious Mystery Short Story Awards. Australian and international authors showcase their malicious and nasty imaginations in this entertaining collection of stories.
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.
Nachtmerrie in het Park
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: Dutch. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Een meisje van 17 achtervolgd door een gruwelijke nachtmerrie, gebrandmerkt voor het leven. Een verscheurd gezin; de moeder met ziekelijke gewoontes, een verwend broertje en de vader met macabere interesses. Een raadselachtige advertentie met een duister geheim, een jongen en een kistje met een geheimzinnige inhoud. De huiveringwekkende prijs: een leven voor een leven …
Merlin's Mirrors
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,130. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Merlin Tyana is a mysterious character who appears, always during a storm, to solve or prevent murders, usually when a love interest is involved. Written in the old English style