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Bad Habits
Price: $0.99 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.
Scenarios - A Collection of Nameless Detective Stories
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,520. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Shamus Award-winning Author Few characters have the loyal readership of Bill Pronzini's "Nameless Detective." The fourteen stories in this collection span his entire thirty-five-year life on the printed page. They include "It's a Lousy World," where Nameless proves that a friend did not commit the crime he was accused of; "Dead Man's Slough" and many others.
More Oddments
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,810. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
More Oddments features fourteen more detective stories featuring characters such as Fergus O'Hara and the "Nameless" Detective.
Sleuths
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,840. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
For over thirty years, Bill Pronzini has created fictional sleuths. The most famous dubbed the "Nameless Detective" appeared in twenty-five novels. But there are many others.
Case File - A Collection of Nameless Detective Stories
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,350. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
It was fifteen years ago when the big, sort-of-sloppy, brew-loving P.I. appeared on the scene, dazzling readers with keen solutions to seemingly unsolvable crimes. And just as his disheveled demeanor gave no hint of the brilliant mind that lay behind it, his lack of a moniker said nothing about his rising popularity with mystery readers everywhere.
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.
The Wonderfulist and Three Other Short Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,230. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"The Wonderfulist" Willie returns on business to the town he grew up in with no desire to visit his past and encounters an oddity that forces him to change all he'd remembered about that past. "Jack be Simple" Jack and the whole world is forced to witness a battle to the death between two very opposite intergalactic entities. Two others: A comic short, and a nod to the hard-boiled detective.
Oddments
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,880. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Plump, nondescript Theodore Conway works as a file clerk in a Manhattan law firm. His passion is collecting memorabilia related to the pulp-fiction heroes of his youth, especially The Shadow. Then one day this quiet little man learns that he, too, has the supernatural power "to cloud men's minds" and fight crime under the cloak of invisibility.
Shadows Everywhere
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,400. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Twelve tales of mystery from the pen of bestelling author John Lutz, Shadows everywhere collects much of the author's early work. You'll meet everyone from a "hardscrabble farm woman" to a volatile trucker with an explosive cargo, a cliff driver with dreams of gold, and women who are digging for it. Not every PI is a good guy, and not every villain gets his due.
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.
Endless Road and Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,480. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
From master mystery author John Lutz comes this collection featuring a gripping man-on-the-run novel and four of his best pieces of short fiction. The stories included in this collection are: The Truth of the Matter DNA Image Endless Road S.O.S.
Murderous Critters, Cattle Capers(tm) #1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,950. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Murderous Critters is a trio of outrageously funny mystery short stories, the first collection in a series featuring the zany comic animal characters from the world of Cattle Capers(tm). A killer magician, rogue dinosaur skeletons, and roaming gunslingers are no match for bovine Master Detective Adam Steer and his goofy sidekick Crazy Cal. Appropriate for teens and adults. Not for young children.
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.
Honor Code
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,280. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
In a small southern town where everyone knows your business, Dect. Larry Robbins must solve the disappearance of eighty-year-old George Beason. When evidence indicates Beason left on his own, Robbins could close the case, but his instinct tells him more’s at stake. As he uncovers clues about Beason’s family, Robbins must untangle conflicting motives & hidden agendas to bring Beason home alive.
Assisted
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,400. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An aging and crippled homicide detective and his long dead partner team up to solve one last case.
Demented
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,770. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The father of lies has successfully blurred the truth and shattered the memories of Megan Ross. Burnt into her memory is the blade in her husband's fist coming directly towards her.
The Crime Cafe Short Story Anthology
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,090. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Five Thrilling Stories from Crime Writers Featured on the Crime Cafe podcast! Bonus interviews with the authors included!
The Commuter's Friend: A collection of short stories to make your journey fly by!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,110. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
I’ve collected together some of my favourite work. There are really short stories, aka flash fiction, and some longer pieces that will hopefully while away a longer journey and help you to forget about that guy across from you sniffing every thirty seconds, or the person who keeps whistling under their breath or the one who has a really annoying ‘message received’ tone on their mobile. The
Family Trio
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,670. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
FAMILY TRIO contains three individual stories about the Lunghi family of private detectives in Bath, England. The family ranges across three generations who almost all live in the family's home and business complex. Everyone gets involved in agency cases, often making progress on them over meals or after-dinner wine. There have been three novels about the Lunghi family.
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.

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