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Liquorice Twists
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,080. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
DJ´s Daim Stories volume II (Daim is a Scandinavian candy bar) A collection of 20 flash fiction stories (from 100 to 2500 words). While the first volume was crime for fun, these ones may be called ´her darker materials´ though not hard-boiled or noir. Cover art: Elisabeth & Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen
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.
Running The Train...and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,830. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Meet P.I. and part-time bondsman Ben Miles. He's not the best investigator, or the toughest, or even the most competent. But somehow he manages to get the job done, even when he's in way over his head. "Running The Train...and Other Stories" is an all-new collection of the Ben Miles Stories "Mob," "Old Dogs," "Fireflies," "Cul de Sac," and "Running The Train."
The Secret Lives of Cats
Price: $2.99 $2.09 USD. (30% off!) Words: 10,750. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Homer Ziff wanted to know how his outdoor cats spent their days, so he attached a tiny digital camera to their collars—and discovered a mystery in his own backyard. Winner of the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice Award for 2008, this Anthony-nominated story was one of the most talked about stories of the year.
Patriotic Gestures
Price: $2.99 $2.09 USD. (30% off!) Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Crime scene investigator Pamela Kinney hears the bad guys outside her house and smells smoke, but only realizes the next morning the crime they committed—burning the flag that had covered her daughter’s casket. Her police colleagues call it a small crime, but she disagrees. She must solve it, and she must solve it now.
As Long As We Both Shall Live
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,760. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Liz Dalton's world was coming apart but she refused to surrender. This short work was named a finalist for Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.
Three Bullets To Queensland
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Before Ike Decker can realize his dream someone will die. Ike Decker, a loss recovery agent, for the armored car industry, is a desperate man. He has a dream and the only thing in his way to realizing it is Paco Sanchez and $1.2 million in stolen cash. Three Bullets To Queensland is another compelling short story from DANGEROUS WOMEN & DESPERATE MEN, the crime anthology by Rick Mofina.
Blood Red Rings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
After 24 years of putting his life on the line, Officer Frank Harper sees it all tick down to one defining moment in this soul-wrenching short story.
Lightning Rider
Price: Free! Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Twenty-six year-old Jessie Scout had endured a life steeped in pain. She had come to Las Vegas, a city of risk, not to gamble. But to collect. This short work won Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.
Who Killed Doll?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Nate Hutchinson, a somewhat jaded Chicago homicide detective is called to investigate the murder of a young prostitute. Much to his surprise and dismay, he discovers he knew her quite well and sets out to solve her murder before the break of dawn.
Fishermen's Justice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fishermen's Justice is a short ghost story that takes place at sea after two lobster trappers from a New England fishing community take action against a poacher.
Winter Heart
Series: Dame Frevisse Medieval Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,200. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
One man has been kidnapped. Another has been murdered. In the bleakest depths of winter, Frevisse finds her soul chilled with the heavy burdens of duty and responsibility. Even the warmth of charity is in short supply as the villagers of Prior Byfield turn against each in bloody feuds of greed and rage, weaving knots of treachery which even the clever Frevisse may find hard to unwind.
Human Bait (A Treasure Hunters Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
During the last six months in the small town of Printon, California, two men of Asian descent were murdered. Undercover FBI agent Andy Lee is given the assignment lure the killer into the open. His investigation not only uncovers a group of KKK activists but also a 150-year-old hidden gold mine--both of which may kill him if he’s not careful.
The Ghost Girl: a supernatural suspense short story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2011 by Crescere Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a ghost haunts the mountain getaway of a doctor recovering from a gunshot wound, he thinks he's going crazy until he starts to dig deeper and finds the truth. Will he be able to find her body and the killer and bring the murderer to justice, or will the killer succeed in making the doctor the next victim? A supernatural thriller short story of murder and mystery.
Historias de una ciudad... Hasta dónde llegarías por proteger un secreto?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: Spanish. Published: July 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Justo cuando Penelope creía que la vida le había dado todo lo que ella había deseado y más... El amor de un hombre perfecto Jakob, una vida llena de lujos, fantasías y un hijo... Por qué ella termina  siendo solo la paciente número 32454 de un hospital para enfermos mentales? Hasta dónde llegarías por proteger un secreto?
We're So Sorry, Uncle Albert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2010 by L.L. Bartlett. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Nichols family is all in a tizzy when it's discovered their penny-pinching Uncle Albert is worth millions, and decide he has overstayed his worldly welcome. But can they bump off the old man and get away with it?
Black Winter
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A detective calls upon the talents of a young woman being kept in an asylum. Someone has hired him to stop a string of murders happening in the small town of Harper's Arms. Trouble is, he can't even see the killer. All the townspeople claim it to be the ghost of a young girl, all the authority in the town failed, all else doesn't believe a word of it. However, the detective needs a paycheck.
Missing Persons
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Short Story. A retired college professor uncovers old love letters in the garden of his new home. He makes inquiries of the former residents and learns a WW II war hero and his young wife lived there 50 years ago. But the wife disappeared in a storm and her body was never found. Her former college lover also disappeared. The professor learns the startling truth, but struggles with his conscience
Finding Vinnie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
Philadelphia PI Andrea Fabiano is called in to help her late mother’s best friend, Teresa Mazzi, who is gravely ill, find her son before she dies. In “Finding Vinnie,” PI Fabiano is determined to bring the wayward Vinnie to his mother’s bedside but finds more trouble than she bargained for in a case that she takes pro bono.
Scullery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: American English. Published: February 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A tall tale from Texas. Three mobsters accuse the mayor of Snyder of corruption, extortion and kidnapping. He says they came for his mysterious golden goat. The odd claim calls for the curious Mr. Simone, who comes to investigate the farm house where it should all have taken place. As a first clue, he is shown the goat in the orchard.

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