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Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short 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.
Defender of the Innocent: The Casebook of Martin Ehrengraf
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,290. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Twelve stories, one never before published anywhere, about Martin H. Ehrengraf, the criminal lawyer who takes cases on a contingency basis and rarely sees the inside of a courtroom. You've never met anyone like Ehrengraf, on either side of the law...
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.
Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas (A Greatest Hits Mysteries Holiday Short Story)
Series: Greatest Hits Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,420. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It’s Christmas Eve, and huddled around the fireplace with pet Dodo in her lap, Missi Bombay tells the story about the time she and her cousins, Gin, Liv, Paris, and Cy carried out a holiday assignment on the family’s private island—Agatha Christie style.
You Can Jump and Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,980. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Twelve tales of crime, from one of the most acclaimed short story writers of his generation.
Kill Him Again: Fifteen Variations on a Country House Murder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,900. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Fifteen Versions of a Murder and Its Solution A storm and high seas isolate a house party at Morthead Manor situated in southwest England on a headland connected to the mainland by a narrow neck of land. In the style of 1920s Golden Age mysteries, this collection explores different scenarios as to how, why and by whom the host is murdered.
Murder in Key West 3
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,040. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Key West serves as backdrop for some of the world’s best mystery stories. Here is the third collection of murder and mayhem in Paradise, featuring: John Hemingway, Roberta Islieb (writing as Lucy Burdette), Sandra Balzo, Shirrel Rhoades, Robert Coburn, Jonathan Wood, Barthélemy Banks, Bill Craig, Mike Dennis, Michael Haskins. “An outstanding collection of mystery stories by master storytellers...
Chicago P.D., Homicide
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,470. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Chicago P.D., Homicide is broken up into four individual stories with a through line that unites them. No other family in the history of America has provided more solace to the surviving family members of homicide victims than the Morris family of Chicago which has furnished their fair city with four continuous generations of excellent and dedicated homicide detectives.
Tea and an Art Thief
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
Tiffanie Barton helps her police chief father catch bad guys on the sly. If her great aunt found out, she would really be in for it, but what she doesn't know won't hurt her. That is unless she unknowingly invites a notorious art thief to tea. This story can be read for free at Talesfantastic.com
Graveyard Plots
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,850. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this collection of 23 short stories, Bill Pronzini, prolific, award-winning west-coast mystery writer and creator of the well-known "Nameless Detective" series, the author's style and versatility truly shine. These tales including three that feature his well-known series character, the "Nameless Detective" run the gamut from psychological suspense to satire to Western gothic.
Small Felonies - Fifty Short Mystery Stories
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,590. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This is a collection of fifty short stories by veteran mystery and crime writer Bill Pronzini, best known as fhe creator of 'The Nameless Detective' series. This collection crosses over a broad range of styles and characters, settings and plots, showing the breadth and depth of Pronzini's prodigious talent. Included are murders, swindles, double-crosses, crazed children, and much, much more.
Names of the Dead
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,380. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013 and represented by WH. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
If he can't have her, no one will. Award-winning journalist Darcy Mayhew thinks she has faced her worst nightmare when her beloved husband dies in a car accident. But after moving to New York City with her teenage son to begin their lives anew, she discovers she has a stalker. Not only is the worst yet to come, but her husband's death may not have been an accident after all.
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.
Tides Inn - A British Pub Mystery Novelette
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A baffling mystery. A unique British pub. Isolated on the end of a rocky peninsula. Cut off by high tide. Eight people trapped in the pub. One person murdered. Seven people with motives. Zero people with opportunity. Who did it? How did they do it? A charming, classical, old-fashioned "whodunit" that will delight Agatha Christie enthusiasts everywhere.
Diefstal - Commissaris Renz Vos, raadsel 4, Nederlands
Series: Commissaris Renz Vos, Raadsel 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: Dutch. Published: June 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Screenplays » Crime
Slimme Renz Vos bezoekt Kees den Ouden in de gevangenis. De gepensioneerde commissaris die het werken niet kan laten, kan zich niet voorstellen dat een jonge vent zo'n stomme diefstal pleegde.
Vanished (The Mary Jane Mysteries)
Series: The Mary Jane Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,090. Language: American English. Published: February 1, 2015 by BinnsCagneyPublishing Co. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“I decided to use the name Ellen Green. It’s not the name I was born with, but it will hide who I really am…and what I have done.” Ellen had a plan. Roberto was on board with it. The truth would set them free. They were going to be together, regardless of how her Father felt about her involvement with Roberto. A suspenseful thriller which wraps around you until you give in to its dark urges.
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
Twisted
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,380. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Murder follows three people in the stories inside. The first is a hit man who can't believe what he's asked to do. In the second, a farmer picks up a girl on a lonely road and gets more than he bargained for. In the last, a mother goes hunting.
Blood Red Rings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
After 24 years of putting his life on the line, Officer Frank Harper sees it all tick down to one defining moment in this soul-wrenching short story.
A caccia di fantasmi
Price: $3.81 USD. Words: 29,330. Language: Italian. Published: February 24, 2011 by Meligrana Giuseppe Editore. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
L'ebook – semiserio nel suo essere – può essere sintetizzato con una semplice battuta: c’è bisogno di fantasmi come c’è bisogno di fantasia. E ci conviene vivere con loro, quale utile antidoto a un eccesso di realtà, sempre più deprimente. Una lettura insolita e divertente che può prestarsi a un’utile riflessione.