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Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories

A Plunder by Pilgrims
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,060. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
It starts with a knock at the door – something reclusive ex-detective Garrison Gage hates. When it's his teenage neighbor, whose girlfriend has gone missing just before Thanksgiving, Gage gets reluctantly pulled back into his old line of work - and ends up facing some fears of his own in Oregon's dark woods...Includes an extended preview of THE GRAY AND GUILTY SEA, also featuring Garrison Gage.
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!
Promises Kept, The Story of Number Two
Series: Redemption. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,970. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Our mother said that sisters should never be separated. That sisters were like twins that weren’t born on the same day. When I was little I believed that—that, and a lot more. She said that she’d never let us be hurt. That no matter what happened, we’d be together. She lied.
Collector of Crimes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,450. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Thirteen fabulous crime stories from Ben Westerham’s highly popular ‘Shorts in the Dark’ series. It’s time to take a wander into the darker recesses of the mind. It’s dark. It’s criminal. It’s unmissable.
Snuff the Magic Dragon: and other Bombay Family Bedtime Stories
Series: Greatest Hits Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,680. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
What do the Minotaur, Rasputin, the first man hung for murder in America, and the Countess of Blood all have in common? No, they aren’t related. They all appeared on the Bombay Family’s Hit List! In this collection of Bombay Bedtime Stories, you’ll find out what Bombays did before Gin Bombay came along.
The Whole Megillah: A Benny Cooperman Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,950. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Benny Cooperman, the most endearing private eye in literature, is sprung from small-town Grantham and working in Toronto. A dealer in rare books asks him to investigate the theft of an ancient Jewish manuscript. While Benny is immersed in the strange world of antique book collectors, his client turns up dead and the robbery isn't all it seems. A short mystery starring Canada’s great detective.
The Night and The Music
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,740. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Besides the 17 novels that began with 1975’s The Sins of the Fathers, Lawrence Block’s Matthew Scudder has appeared in shorter fiction, and all 11 novelettes, short stories, and vignettes are here in a single rich volume. Highlights include “Mick Ballou Looks at the Blank Screen,” and the moving and elegaic “One Last Night at Grogan’s,” published here for the first time ever.
The New Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
Price: $3.34 USD. Words: 49,740. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The New Mysteries-Book of Sherlock Holmes brings together for the first time all the Sherlock Holmes stories written by award-winning crime author Martin Edwards. The book includes a range of special features, including an essay by Martin Edwards analysing Arthur Conan Doyle’s story-telling gifts, and another looking at how other writers have paid tribute to Sherlock by writing pastiches.
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"
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.
Fox Five: a Charlie Fox short story collection
Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 38,000. Language: British English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
FOX FIVE is a collection of stories by the highly acclaimed crime thriller writer, Zoë Sharp. All feature her ex-Special Forces soldier turned self-defence expert and bodyguard, Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox.
Pope's Last Case and Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,830. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2019 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Set in the latter half of the fabulous 1940s, Pope’s Last Case and Other Stories details the adventures of tough, hardboiled, ex-Private Eye Vince Pope and his lovely, rich, socialite wife, Laura. Vince, a veteran of WW II, has hung up his PI shingle in favor of a life of leisure, but old pals and new troubles keep interfering.
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.
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!
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.
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 …"
False Shadows: Eight Scott Drayco Mystery Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,130. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Scott Drayco had everything going: handsome, brilliant, a talented classical pianist. After a violent act scarred him, he turned to an FBI career and now freelances as a crime consultant, taking on cases others won't touch. From a suspected serial killer who plays mind games with Drayco, to murder and revenge at 20,000 feet, these 8 stories delve into dark mysteries of the human soul.
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.
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.

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