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Dead Of Winter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,280. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The theme is winter, and the Thalia Press Authors Co-op rises to the occasion, digging deep into their devious imaginations with short stories of cold, ice, mystery, and of course unexplained homicide. This short story anthology, edited by Katy Munger and Lise McClendon, features eight established crime authors and eight chilling stories to send shivers down your spine.
The Man in the Moon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,580. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Markham is a private detective, but instead of a client he has a personal stake in this case. He's the one who finds the two kids wandering along a desert highway in the middle of the night. Their father is missing, and Markham's efforts to discover the man's fate draw him into a web of crime, hate . . . and murder. THE MAN IN THE MOON is a 10,000 word novella from legendary author James Reasoner
The Mystery Directive - A Jack Ryan Mystery Thriller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014 by Sizzler Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
From the #1 short story thriller writer of The Mystery Caller and Subway comes a suspense thriller that you will read in one sitting. A world on the brink of collapse…. Agent Grant Clark embarks on a mission into the most dangerous place in the world…. To make a discovery that will change the world as we know it. Jack Ryan brings you one more pulsating, quick, violent and thrilling roller-coaster.
A Dark Night
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Will revenge help Nick who lost his wife to the world of drugs? Mysterious circumstances help him to meet up with the murderers. The hatred ignites a passion for revenge. Drugs a curse of many!
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 » Thriller & suspense » General
The fiancee of a popular Disc Jockey disappears in dubious circumstances... and found dead a few days later in a fancy hoel room
Terri's Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Two crime stories from the man Ian Rankin once called ‘The Godfather of British Noir’. These are early stories from the years when Russell James was establishing himself as ‘one of the best of Britain’s darker crime writers’ (as the Times called him). They tell of the young woman Terri and her hard-scrabble existence in south London among criminals and hard types.
Oak Horse Ranch Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,740. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Christy, 12 and her brother Brad,16 get involved with a kidnapping. What happens to the 2 kidnapped students. Do they ever get back to their family? What isChristy and Brad's part in this kidnapping? Ages 8 to adult. Adventure and mystery. Family oriented.
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.
In the Real World
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Marlena has played it safe her whole life, so when she falls hard for a man she meets on an anonymous chat site, she’s careful to cover her computer tracks after each session and not send any information that can be tracked back to her. But her husband suspects anyway. Now it’s time for Marlena to do something bold for once in her life, to meet her lover in the real world.
Defender of the Innocent: The Casebook of Martin Ehrengraf
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,290. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Twelve stories, one never before published anywhere, about Martin H. Ehrengraf, the criminal lawyer who takes cases on a contingency basis and rarely sees the inside of a courtroom. You've never met anyone like Ehrengraf, on either side of the law...
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.
Neutrality
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Casey Turner’s Family Court case goes south due to the murder of a husband, it leaves a woman in custody and a child’s safety in the balance. What's a neutral Family Court Counselor to do? Karen L. Abrahamson draws on years working in Family Court to create this mystery of divorce and the crime it can evoke. This story was previously published in the Anthology Fiction River: Crime.
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume I.4 (The Early Cases): Blind Revenge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,770. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Investigator Danny Vincent faces the supernatural to get at a chilling flesh and blood truth when a local business owner's daughter is found murdered on her kitchen floor, her eye sockets empty.
Fog
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When the fog rolls in you'd better not make a sound...
Thorns
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,500. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Shelton believes flowers save people, so he’s appalled when Ruth-Anne Grant demands he remove her name from his floral delivery list. The roses he spent his morning crafting came from her stalker. Shelton, embarrassed and frightened for her, gives her the stalker’s name, thinking his involvement will end there. Only it doesn’t. The police show up looking for his help to catch a murderer.
The Forbidden Novel
You set the price! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The fascist regime of a country banned a novel. To enforce this law they created a police force in charge of chase after the disobedient citizens who dare to read the novel. But the cops don't know the title, or the plot of the book.
The Case of the Mayor's Mementoes: A 15-Minute Broderick Mystery
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Ten thousand dollars,” Carl said. “I could get a lot more for it where I’m going in Europe. They remember the war over there. My grandfather was considered a hero by the people of France and England too. I’m only willing to sell it for this low of an amount because this was his hometown.” Is that a good price for an early pistol? And did it really belong to the first mayor?
You've Got To Be Killing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Is this gated community swimming in danger? When a body is found face down in the private neighborhood pool, Sheriff Jim Murray is called to investigate. He is shocked by the many passions and secrets that float to the surface in the lives of the proper upper-class residents.
The Count of Samerand and the Aguia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The case opens with the young Edward Derby missing with a sizable portion of his employers money. With all the signs pointing to Edward can even the Count of Samerand discover the truth or uncover the larger mystery surrounding his disappearance?
Mexico Gamble
Series: Jim Nash Adventures, #6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A beautiful woman. A knife-throwing sister. An unpaid debt. Jim Nash is long on memory and short on forgiveness in this Mexican adventure featuring boats, women, good times, and bad fortune for at least one of his girlfriend Allie’s former employees.