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Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories

La Isla de los Cien Ojos
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,220. Language: Spanish. Published: October 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Irlanda, principios de siglo. La tormenta ha arrastrado un viejo bote de salvamento hasta las playas del pequeño pueblo de Dowan. Un aristócrata y el doctor del pueblo se deciden a investigar un terrible secreto escrito sobre la madera de sus bancos...
Sweetheart in High Heels
Series: High Heels Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,080. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
Fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer is determined that her husband’s latest case, dubbed the “Sex Shop Murder”, will not keep him from celebrating their first anniversary together, which just happens to fall on the most romantic of all holidays, Valentine's Day.
Perfect Crime
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,870. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
A San Francisco wife plots to murder her philandering husband by being in two places at one time. She commits the Perfect Crime -- and starts an exciting life with a sexy new boyfriend, living off her dead husband's generous life insurance policy. Until her doorbell rings one night . . . .
The Boy Next Door
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
For the last fourteen years, former celebrated Boy Detective Merle Madison has been trying to build a grown-up career for himself as a private investigator. There are just two problems: there’s not a lot of serious crime in the small town of Hayvenhurst—and Police Chief Isaac Ramsay keeps denying Merle’s application for a PI license.
Coke with a Twist (A Mercy Watts Short)
Series: Mercy Watts Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,110. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
**This edition contains an extended preview of the Mercy Watts novel, A Good Man Gone.** Mercy Watts' P.I. father ropes her into another investigation, this time to find the truth behind a young woman's attack. The case takes her from a dive bar to sorority row to the gutter, and unless she solves it fast, the case will be her last.
Night Watch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,230. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When investigative reporter Parker Davidson's’s ex escapes from a maximum security prison, LAPD Lieutenant Henry Stagge is tasked with making sure that Parker doesn’t end up a victim a second—and final—time.
Bond Ambition (A Jamie Bond Mysteries Short Story)
Series: Jamie Bond Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,390. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
When Charley Alexander signs herself, and gal-pal Elaine, up for a cooking class with renowned Chef Machado, she expects a little fun, food, and wine among friends. But what she gets instead are catty classmates, surprisingly simple recipes, and the shock of a lifetime when she finds the poisoned body of one of her fellow culinary students.
Dry Spell (A Mercy Watts Short)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,380. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mercy Watts doesn’t believe in ghosts. She might be the only one. When Mercy’s best friend, Ellen, shows up in the middle of the night, shaken and afraid. Mercy starts digging for a truth that might not even exist. Is it a mental illness or has the Missouri drought revealed something that could’ve remained hidden forever?
Hollywood Holiday (Hollywood Headlines Mysteries Short Story)
Series: Hollywood Headlines. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,830. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Visions of sensational headlines, not sugarplums, dance in L.A. Informer columnist Tina Bender’s head this holiday season. When the drummer for an '80s hair-metal band falls from the top of a holiday parade float and gets trampled to death by eight not-so-tiny reindeer, Tina's on the case—determined to find out who's been naughty and who's been downright lethal!
Bond Bombshell (a Jamie Bond Mysteries Short Story)
Series: Jamie Bond Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Maya Alexander is the office manager of the Bond Agency, an L.A. PI firm. But when Maya is thrust into the field, she realizes her first case is personal. Maya's past may have come back to haunt her, but she's determined to prove that no one can fool a Bond Girl.
The Last Pursuit
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
John Garrett is a cop aching to redeem himself for the mistake he made that destroyed two innocent lives and his own. He works alone to pursue the murderer he was escorting to trial, after their plane crashes in the unforgiving Rocky Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. This 5,800-word story by Rick Mofina is one of three gripping tales in his crime anthology, THREE TO THE HEART.
Baby It's Cold Outside
Series: Tahoe Tessie Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tessie King thought she knew all there was to know about tracking down bad guys after helping to find her father's killer. But when she’s locked out of the Royal Palace Casino in South Lake Tahoe during an ice storm, she’s suddenly faced with the task of tracking her own would-be assassin.
Three to the Heart
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,460. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
With his anthology, THREE TO THE HEART, Rick Mofina provides three of his finest short pieces of crime fiction. Three acclaimed, heart-wrenching short stories of people facing enormous odds. Rick Mofina is a former crime reporter and the award-winning author of several notable thrillers.
Night Shift
Series: Mendenhall Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,500. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Driving back to Mendenhall late at night in a thunderstorm, Chief of Police Kate Williams stops to check out an accident only to find herself fighting for her life. A Mendenhall Short Mystery by the author of The Shoeless Kid and The Tuxedoed Man.
El Perro Negro
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: Spanish. Published: April 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Historical » General
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
El viejo soldado tiene una historia que contar. Una historia que comenzó en el horror de la Segunda Guerra Mundial pero que ahora viaja a través del tiempo, buscándole, reclamándole una vieja deuda. Paul, el joven enfermero del sanatorio, es su único amigo y confesor.
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.
A Lifetime Burning In A Moment
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
John Devlin is a mild-mannered actuary and lifelong weakling who is forced to search for courage when his family is threatened while vacationing in a remote region far from help. "A Lifetime Burning in a Moment" is a tense, 4,700-word story by acclaimed thriller author Rick Mofina. It is one of three gripping tales in his crime anthology, THREE TO THE HEART.
Christmas Al Dente
Series: Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Andy Buckland is determined that nothing will interrupt her first Christmas with Malcolm Jones and her last holiday spent in her childhood home. When the family recipe book disappears from the Bowtie Angel, and Aunt Cecily threatens to put “The Eye” on the entire population of Beaverton if it isn’t returned, Andy and Jones decide to put the eggnog on hold for a little old fashioned sleuthing.
Ornamental Danger (a Working Stiff Mysteries short story)
Series: Working Stiff Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,120. 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.
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.

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