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Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories

Tales of Rick Engel: Regeneration
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,850. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Thomas Cade was looking to renew a few old friendships, what he found was more than he bargained for...Enter Rick Engel, stalker of the supernatural and unexplained, attempting to solve what most see only in black and white.
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
Cats & Crooks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,440. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Nine stories of cats and crime, by one of mystery fiction’s most acclaimed writers of short stories.
Baby It's Cold Outside
Series: Tahoe Tessie Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. 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.
Dream Noir and Other Tales
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,160. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 1 review)
An adult only trio of short fictional crimes stories of the dark underbelly of Alaska as only the locals ever get to see. Alaska - Land of high mountains, high prices, and high drama. The age old questions prevail regardless of location. How far would you go for those you care about? Do you like a good game - or even a bad one? Can you really do what you have to do?
Innocent Death
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,350. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set in Scotland and traveling through some of the most scenic and also bleak areas of countryside, this novella will give you a taste of life as resident in what is often mistaken for the capital of Scotland. It is a rough place Jack and Angela have to work in where innocents are dying needlessly.
Blood Money - The Collected Placido Geist Bounty Hunter Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,270. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Simon Straw smiled. It was a disarming smile, almost apologetic. It wasn’t meant to give insult. His stance was relaxed, practically nerveless, none of his muscles tensed, his hands at his sides, the elbows slightly bent, like a man ready to pick up a glass. His gun was worn high on the hip, a .44 Remington single-action. “I’m here for you, old man,” he said to Placido Geist.
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 USD. 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 USD. 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.
Dangerous Women & Desperate Men
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four gripping stories of people on the brink; a broken-hearted woman in Las Vegas plots to take what she is owed, a haunted street cop finds his life on the line in a way he never expected; a desperate agent in California makes a life-changing choice; a hard-working middle-aged woman whose world is coming apart fights back with shocking vengeance.
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.
Four D
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,850. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four D consists of four chapters: “Four Rooms”, “The Principle of Luidgi”, “Space”, and “Guest”. Four interconnected stories question happiness, death, ability to make right choice during challenging times. These tense mysterious stories with incredibly engaging plots will not leave any reader feeling indifferent. “…enigmatic stories…puzzling and eerie…”—Kirkus Indie Reviews
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.
Star Turn and Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,620. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Star Turn and other stories is a collection of crime stories from the author of The Chameleon Factor, shortlisted for the UK's Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award in 2010. Star Turn: 'Kim had a high nasal twang that bordered on irritating, if it hadn’t come wrapped in such a delicious package: short blonde hair; cool green eyes; the too-wide, too-full mouth with the ever-ready smile.'
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.
The Night and The Music
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,740. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(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.

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