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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.
Evil Grows & Other Thrilling Tales
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,750. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Loren D. Estleman has been writing and publishing books and novels since 1976. His fiction includes westerns, mysteries, thrillers, and historical thrillers. Along the way, he's written a number of crime stories. Stories about the darker side of life, broken hearts, swindles, double-dealing and just plain evil men and women who define the title of this collection.
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.
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 » Hard-Boiled
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.
Bored
Price: Free! Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A murder mystery short story about a gruesome and distinctly messy murder in a retirement home.
Récits des Hommes Seuls
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 47,700. Language: French. Published: August 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Les "récits des hommes seuls" marient tradition du mystère avec la solitude et la monotonie de nos vies modernes. Méfiez-vous car, désormais, vous regarderez d'un autre œil les transports en commun, les jolies demeures à la campagne ou votre voisin de bureau.
Body In A Hotel Room
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The fiancee of a popular Disc Jockey disappears in dubious circumstances... and found dead a few days later in a fancy hoel room
The Mystery of Firefly Field
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment, Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
Tyler never imagined he would become an Eco-detective when his family moves to the dark skies of the country. Riding his bike home, he slams on his brakes. Countless fireflies are clustering into groups. Tyler is staring at a huge, green-glowing Big Dipper! To save these fireflies, Tyler must learn about the night sky and solve the Mystery of Firefly Field before light pollution signals their end.
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume II.1: Retribution and Up In Smoke
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,560. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Retribution: The subdivision FBPD investigators Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent live in becomes home to a very hot young mama. But it isn't until the beautiful young woman disappears, leaving her two young children alone, that Pete's wife realizes crime is firmly afoot. and Up In Smoke: A local Christmas tree farm has burned to the ground. But was the fire an accident…or the means to cover up...
Confetti: A Collection of Cozy Crimes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,360. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
From a theme party in Mizpah, NJ, to a surfing incident on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, murders are planned. From a Malibu beach with remote control cars, to the northern hills of Las Vegas, people are disappearing. "Confetti" is a colorful mixture of delightful stories.
Carrion At The Door
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,640. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » General
"Carrion At The Door" is a collection of subtle horror and modern-noir crime short stories by Costa Koutsoutis. Unspeakable inhuman terrors under the bed. The actions of desperate people in desperate situations. The terror in the night from the shadows...or the unseen threat of your next-door neighbor.
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?
WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE? Characters from the NYTimes Bestselling Kelly Flynn Knitting Mysteries: A Closer Look
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Who Are You People? A short article that takes a deeper look at the fictional characters who make up the cast of the bestselling Kelly Flynn Knitting Mysteries. "E-Short" Short Stories featuring the cast of characters will be available in the near future.
Seeds of Humanity
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,500. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Zarah, a DC detective, finds herself in conflict with her perceived realities and how they are affected when they are challenged. Her past collides with her present when she joins a government task force staking out an elusive "cult" called the Tea Society. As Zarah digs deeper, the truth of her heritage puts her loyalty in question. Time is ticking; will Zarah uncover the real story?
The Problem Solver: Elephants and Ivory
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011 by Around the World Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
There are problems in the world that would be better handled with a sense of urgency, immediacy and finality. Keith I. LLylwin is the Problem Solver. He is sent to in to handle problems. He determines how to handle the situation and determines the best solution. He is the problem solver. His initials are a give away to the solution he freely employs (KILL).
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 » Short Stories
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 Cowering Cat: A 15-Minute Brodericks Mystery: Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books, Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
“You guys have to help me!” Megan said as she raced up to Kendall and Jamie. “Luda is going to kill me!” “What’s wrong?” Jamie and Kendall asked together. “I lost Gracie,” Megan wailed. “I can’t find her anywhere!” See if you can solve this 15-minute mystery before the Brodericks do? Educational Versions have exercises geared to meet Common Core Standards.
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 » Short Stories
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.
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 » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures
“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.
For Want of a Nail
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,660. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A woman rides her horse into a snowstorm, and disappears. When her body is found in spring, the police assume an accident. But a man who never met her finds himself pulled into the puzzle of her life and her death.