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The Judas Gift and Other Stories of Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,040. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
G. W. Thomas serves up five mysterious tales from cozies to hard-boiled. Three tales feature Jessie Roland, Conservation Officer who solves strange cases in the wilds of British Columbia. "From Thy Face I Shall Be Hidden..." is the story of Cain and how he was framed for murder. The last tale is "The Case of the Windermere Woman" (with M. D. Jackson).
Scandal in Willow Hollow
Series: Assorted Writings, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Enjoy six short mysteries set in Willow Hollow, a small town nestled in the Pennsylvanian Appalachian Mountains. Follow Detectives Bill Hadley and Tabatha Walker as they track down local law breakers.
The Death of Sherlock Holmes & Other Stories
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 48,790. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A collect of stories that appeared in journals and magazine, headed by The Death of Sherlock Holmes with the master detective solving yet another crime in London and his untimely death, which answers every question readers have wondered about for years.
Deadlier Than The Male
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,160. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Crime Short Stories - A man drowned in a locked bathroom; a serial killer where every murder looked like an accident; a carefully planned illusion; a perfect robbery with a tiny flaw; two slightly less than perfect alibis and two women scorned – are all part of a collection of lightweight but entertaining mysteries about a mixed race female detective much deadlier than the male of the species.
A Flash Of Doom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,700. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Unspeakable horror. Magics most foul. The darkness of evil wings. Sir Ian Quarry, mystical wizard extra-ordinaire of Great Britain, has faced them all and won. "A Flash Of Doom" is the best of Quarry's adventures collected for the first time.
The Watcher of Wayburn Street
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mr. Kenniphaas watches Wayburn Street from his favorite seat in his favorite coffee shop. Each day he watches the world outside the window change. Stores he has known for thrity years close. Crime has come to Wayburn Street. But he does nothing. He just watches. Until today. Today Mr. Kenniphaas' world and the world of Wayburn Street will intersect. And today both worlds will change.
Crowich - Trick or Treat?
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The story of a detective, Elizabeth Baker, called back to a small New England town to investigate the disappearance of three missing persons. She is also informed of disturbances at the old Aleister Crowley estate. As if a sinister destiny played some role in the events, these happenings seem to be occurring as Halloween approaches....
Jesse's Gun
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A young woman finds herself eerily caught between two worlds when her husband stumbles on an old gun while exploring an Ozarks cave. Could the gun have belonged to none other than Jesse James?
The Case of the Jade Jewelry: A 15-Minute Brodericks Mystery
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“In China, it is very important to give a young girl jade. A family will even go into debt to get a very good piece of jade jewelry. But often they don’t have to buy a bracelet. Jade is passed down from generation to generation, just like my bracelet was passed down to me.” The Brodericks could tell that the jade was important to Shing Lee. But why wouldn’t the shop keeper return her bracelet?
Shallow Cuts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Crime flash fiction: 20 bite-sized stories of murder and mayhem.
7 Stories of Flash Fiction
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When you read novelist R.D. Byron-Smith's books you remember the climax because it's a shocker, an unsuspected twist, often ironic, sometimes paradoxical, but always both rewarding and unforgettable. In this compilation of flash fiction, with no story longer than 1,000 words, the author delivers big time. Each story marches apace towards an unexpected and intellectually stimulating conclusion.
Scattergun—A Reckoning in Two Acts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,460. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Scattergun is the first short work in a series examining the dark side of the human condition, set in the aberrant world of a synaesthetic Texas ranger, Lamar McNelly. Book One: Riding shotgun in the mind of a wandering killer, stalking the plains of the rural west, until a violent confrontation in a Colorado rail yard pits the cerebral McNelly against the mammalian brain of an outlaw.
Terminus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A few days before the christmas holidays, a flatware salesman mistakenly drops off a train in a nameless dump somewhere in the Bulgarian countryside. His only chance to get away from that miserable place is to explore this weird town by foot.
The Blind Assman -- A Boone Butters Crime Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Short of money -- and short of breath -- odd-jobs man Boone Butters takes what he hopes will be an easy score: chasing an unwanted patron from an unsavory nightspot. But nothing is ever as easy as it ought to be for Boone, and with his health getting worse, simple sometimes equals deadly… THE BLIND ASSMAN is the fourth story in the Boone Butters series.
"19th & Emily"
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
April, Edan, & Dan Epp are an up and coming family in St. Louis, Missouri. Taking advantage of low house-prices after the Great Recession, the Epps purchase an historic house. Little did April and Edan know, their son sneaks out a ouija board from their new home that belonged to the original owner! Paranormal phenomena began to happen, an investigator helps out.
Victoria Files: Strange Town
Series: Victoria Files, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,070. Language: American English. Published: October 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Victoria, her husband, Tyler and her two friends all set off on a road trip together. Only what happens when they get a flat tire? Encounter strange town folks? And why is their experience the same as her novel she's writing? Join Victoria and the gang for crazy drivers, handsome cowboys, and a town that seems to be hiding a huge secret!
The Color of Lies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Bill Langston has an uncanny ability to figure out who’s telling the truth and who’s lying. Over the years as a private investigator, Bill honed a talent for bringing truth into focus. He’s especially good at knowing when someone lies. When asked to investigate Sylvia Trent's death, however, sorting out all the lies becomes the ultimate challenge.
The Bully
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Terry writes for a television soap opera. He solicits Herbie Walker, aka The Bully of Broughton Hall, to help him craft a believable character the audience will love to hate. A tale of revenge. Will good triumph over evil?
The Case of the Vanishing Vase: A 15-Minute Brodericks Mystery: Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jamie and Kendall Broderick catch up to their father at a fancy party. An expensive crystal vase has been stolen. They watch as the police ask their father to go through his movements at the party. Can they help the police find the stolen vase? See if you can solve this 15-minute mystery before the Brodericks do. Educational versions have exercises to meet common core standards.
The Case of the Hosiery Hero: A 15-Minute Brodericks Mystery, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Welcome to our museum,” they heard a voice say. When their eyes adjusted they saw a man in front of them. “I’m Bill and I’ll be your guide today. That will be two dollars each,” he added. Their father turned over six dollars and the man quickly stuck it in a cash box under the counter. Jamie stepped up to look at one of the cases. "This is strange!" Solve this mystery. Includes CCSS exercises.