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9 Tales of Henghis Hapthorn
By Matthew Hughes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,890. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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Here are nine tales of Henghis Hapthorn, foremost freelance discriminator of Old Earth in the planet's penultimate age. Included are the six stories that ran in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (and were previously collected in The Gist Hunter and Other Stories), leading up to the events that began the first Hapthorn novel, Majestrum, plus three more.
Licensed to Thrill: A Diane Capri Sampler
By Diane Capri
Price: Free! Words: 55,910. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
#1 Bestselling Author DIANE CAPRI Presents Licensed to Thrill! Try Before You Buy! Fiendishly clever, isn't it? Open this collection of hefty samples and enjoy great characters, mystery, suspense, thrills, a few laughs, and loads of atmosphere that will have you Thrilled to read more! "Full of thrills and tension - but smart and human too." Lee Child, #1 Selling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers
The Irish Detective
By Thomas Kennedy
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 82,030. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
A very private investigator in the capital city of Ireland. Like any city there are problems. Your job is to find Irish solutions to Irish problems. Your team includes your beautiful Russian assistant Alice and the dangerous ex-army ranger, who has a slightly scrambled brain. Your customers include gangsters, police, businessmen, politicians, and tailors each with a unique problem.
Naughty: Nine Tales of Christmas Crime
By Steve Hockensmith
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,690. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this collection of hilarious short stories, you'll see what thieves, killers and psychos get up to come the holidays...and it's not baking cookies. Originally published in Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazines, these nine tales from short story master Steve Hockensmith (Dawn of the Dreadfuls, Holmes on the Range) are sure to have you ho-ho-hoing from the first page to the last.
Everybody Loves a Hero
By Jack Nolte
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,810. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
What makes a hero? In these ten riveting tales of crime and suspense, Jack Nolte takes the reader on a thrilling journey from the back streets of Chicago to the windy bluffs of the Oregon coast exploring that very question. There's good guys, bad guys, and everything in between. Some stories are dark and brooding, others light and quirky, and some defy categorization altogether.
The Female of the Species
By Mike Crowson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,360. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
15 Short Stories involving the Psychic, mixed-race female detective from Witchmoor Edge in Yorkshire. These are the short stories that gave rise to the novels - the woman who turns up alive when her husband's in jail for murdering her; the disappearing proceeds of armed robbery; the murder that turned out to be suicide and the suicide that turned out to be murder ... brain teasers all.
The Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Factory
By Dallas Releford
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 173,000. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story collection by author Dallas Releford that features horror, science fiction, mystery, fantasy and paranormal all blended into one volume that is sure to terrify and entertain you. This is the perfect book to curl up with on a cold, dark, stormy night. Everybody will find something that you will like.
Secrets & Lies
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 109,400. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The ten stories in this collection revolve around secrets, lies—and crime. Kristine Kathryn Rusch, called one of the best short story writers of her generation, has compiled ten of her best mystery stories into one volume. Here you’ll find cats who watch corpses decompose, a futuristic detective who lies for a living, and half a dozen others whose lives get touched by a mystery.
The Night and The Music
By Lawrence Block
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,740. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(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.
Killer Fiction
By Sniplits Publishing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,340. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This collection of short stories is about killers, "fixers," and P.I.s, and most lean toward the hard-boiled side of crime. Authors include: Miles Archer, Libby Fisher Hellmann, Simon Wood, R.A. Allen, Adrian Magson, Laird Long, J.R. Chabot, Mike Wiecek, Mark Troy, and Tim Wohlforth.
Monkey Justice: Stories
By Patti Abbott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011 by Snubnose Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Monkey Justice is the first story collection of Patti Abbott.
Five Diverse Detectives
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,740. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Detectives come in all shapes and sizes. In Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s five-story collection they work the mean streets from a science fiction convention to the Moon to a filled with dragons. Stories included are “Blind”, “Discovery” (a Shamus-Award nominee), “Stomping Mad” (a Spade story), “Dragon Slayer”, and “The Retrieval Artist,” (A Hugo-Award nominee).
Kayıp Halkanın Sırrı
By Ummuhan Yaşar
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,580. Language: Turkish. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » Anthologies
Bu kitap bir bilgilendirmedir… Bu kitap… her şeyden önce bir gerçek.. Öncesinde bir kurgu, öncesinde bir öykü… Öncesinde bir hayal…ama hayal edilen şey gerçekte olacakların ta kendisi… Bu dünyada herkese ait bir umut dalgası var.. Kimisi onu yaşar, kimisi yaşayamaz.. Kimi görür, kimi görmez! Onu yaşlı görmek hepimizin çaresizliği… Umutsuzluğu!
Bicho Solto
By Hosmany Ramos
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,510. Language: Portuguese. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Hosmany Ramos, É um desses autores cujo prestígio e fama ultrapassam as fronteiras do Brasil. Dono de um estilo inconfundível, que joga com situações que viu, viveu e conviveu, consegue resultados estupendos na estória curta, que exige ação concentrada
Sweeper, A Collection
By Lew Stowe
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,290. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011 by Melange Books, LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sweeper is the only name he has. He is a mysterious, deformed little man who can't remember his past and lives in a decaying, high-crime, inner-city area called the Territory. His only companion is an ugly mongrel named Snarl. He sweeps the streets and does his best to clean up rubbish of all kinds. As the ultimate underdog, Sweeper has nothing to lose and so is absolutely fearless.
Game Face
By Mark Troy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,360. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Private eye Val Lyon puts her game face on in eight tales of murder, lust, revenge and cheating. No matter what the game, her opponent is Death and he always scores first.
Pulp Ink 2
By Snubnose Press
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,190. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
You live in a world of god-awful sequels. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Blues Brothers 2000. Scary Movie 2. It’s rough out there. But have no fear—here’s one sequel that hasn’t been drained of life by roving hordes of soulless studio execs.
Thin Ice
By Mark Ammons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,650. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Hardboiled hilarity or gritty noir, suspense or sibling subterfuge, capers or cons, or even an especially abnormal pair of paranormal shoes, anything can happen when you venture onto Thin Ice. New England's most acclaimed crime writers, along with exciting new voices, weave twenty-five tales from the dark side. Includes Edgar, Agatha and Derringer-nominated stories, and Al Blanchard Award Winner.
Short Stories of Earl Staggs
By Earl Staggs
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,530. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A collection of published stories by Derringer Award winning author Earl Staggs. A mixture of Mystery, Crime and Humorous stories to satisfy readers who like variety.
Clients & Perps Novelette Collection #1
By Jack Bates
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,460. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Clients & Perps Novelette Collection #1 is a collection of published novelettes by Jack Bates from the popular series, Harry Landers, PI. Each episode presents the reader with client cases that are forceful and interesting. Including: The Butcher’s Heir, Mumbly Peg, The Infidelity Case, Ten Minutes After Midnight, Satan’s School for Scandal, Shot Girls (NEW), and A Model for Murder.