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Ornamental Danger (a Working Stiff Mysteries holiday short story)
Series: Working Stiff Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,100. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mandy Murrin thought working for a living would be the death of her...but she didn't count on the holidays to be such a killer! When the annual Mistletoe Smackdown trophy for best Christmas decorations is up for grabs, Mandy's small town will stop at nothing to win the coveted award. Only now, the long time winner has turned up suspiciously dead, and the folks in Millbrook are suddenly in a frenzy
Christmas Al Dente (a Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries holiday short story)
Series: Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,630. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Andy Buckland is determined that nothing will interrupt her first Christmas with Malcolm Jones and her last holiday spent in her childhood home. When the family recipe book disappears from the Bowtie Angel, and Aunt Cecily threatens to put “The Eye” on the entire population of Beaverton if it isn’t returned, Andy and Jones decide to put the eggnog on hold for a little old fashioned sleuthing.
Rosolio Red (a Franki Amato Mysteries holiday short story)
Series: Franki Amato Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,960. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
With Christmas around the corner, Franki Amato’s got visions of her sugarplum, Bradley Hartmann, dancing in her head. Now that she finally has some time off from her PI job, she’s cooking him up a special holiday treat, and it’s not figgy pudding. Her Yuletide plans are dashed, however, when her meddlesome Sicilian grandma goes missing.
The Case of the Murderous Mermaid and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,260. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
"The Case of the Murderous Mermaid" – Did beautiful mermaid Miranda murder her employer? "The Case of the Villainous Vaudevillian" – Who killed Raymond Rice, dastardly star of The Perils of Polly Pure? "The Case of the Silver Suspect" – A mysterious man, covered in silver, is found murdered. A trio of whimsical stories of murder most foul featuring the detective team of Ferguson and Stone.
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
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.
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Murder in the First
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case Files 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The bickering trio are back in this latest Raven Siren Case File Special! It's a family affair as Fred and Harry come to Siren on bended knee to investigate a case that neither of them can get close to. Ryan Barlow, Fred's brother and only living relative is in trouble, the kind of trouble that will end up with him in prison or dead, unless Siren can do something to help.
The Shadow (A Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Shattered by the death of his daughter, Victor plans on revenge at all cost. Being that Victor is their best bomb sniffer, Roger, his boss desperately needs him if he’s to succeed in finding the terrorist, the Shadow, who threatens to destroy their organization. Failing to persuade Victor back to work, Roger takes desperate measures, unaware that Victor has even darker plans.
The Mysterious Intruder
Price: Free! Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
While having a campout in her backyard with her two friends, Taylor sees unusual behavior next door. Sounds are coming from the old house next door. The owner is out of town so it couldn't be him. Who could possibly be snooping around the old house? Who would even want to? Join Taylor and her friends as they discover who the mysterious intruder is next door and why he's so secretive.
Lost and Found
Series: The Finder. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,640. Language: Australian English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An unexpected discovery of stolen jewels whilst on a hike in snow covered mountains leads to more mystery and intrigue as Harriet attempts to unravel the events that occurred decades ago.
My Last 8 Days - Edition1
Price: Free! Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Its a short story that contains a conversation with God. It does have a warning of sorts contained in that discussion. I have taken note of the warning. You should too if you have the courage to read this...
I imagine . . .
Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a reader challenge! Decipher the protagonist's specific condition, if you can. Read to the end of the short story for full instructions.
Myrtle Beach Mysteries 2nd Edition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,200. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A collection of five short detective stories set in North Myrtle Beach South Carolina.
The Little Piggies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A hard-boiled Hispanic detective tries to track down a serial killer, who has a penchant for murdering divorced couples.
The Job
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Avery Wilson is the youngest contracted hitman in the business. He has no trouble completing jobs he is given, until he is handed the profile of one "Brynn Laurens", a fifteen year-old high school student. Avery must fight his instincts to keep Brynn from falling victim for a crime he seems to be getting the blame for.
Girl's Night: A short, delicious murder spree
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,860. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Can 5 women share a deep, dark secret without exploding? What's a little murder between friends? When one of Lindsey Cooper's 'book club' pals shares a disturbing secret, it kick-starts a series of events that changes all of their lives forever. A light and lively adventure that transforms an unassertive soccer mom into a force to be reckoned with.
A Good Night's Sleep
Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Corley Brown murdered his wife and children, and it's the most gruesome crime Detective Sergeant Aaron Kincaid has ever seen. Even though Kincaid—along with everyone else—knows Brown did it, the detective isn't satisfied until he knows why. But understanding the mind of a multiple murderer may be too much for Kincaid to suffer through.
Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas (A Greatest Hits Mysteries holiday short story)
Series: Greatest Hits Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,410. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It’s Christmas Eve, and huddled around the fireplace with pet Dodo in her lap, Missi Bombay tells the story about the time she and her cousins, Gin, Liv, Paris, and Cy carried out a holiday assignment on the family’s private island—Agatha Christie style.
Christmas Canapés & Sabotage
Series: Culinary Competition Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,120. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Amy Ridley is excited to be participating in the Holiday Celebrations Competition to kick off her Christmas season in Kellerton, Michigan. Local cooks are set to compete for prizes then serve their best party dishes to holiday revelers. Amy has her eye on a special prize, but she has a difficult time concentrating on creating a perfect party buffet when a plague of problems begins to whirl around.
Motion for Mistletoe (a Jamie Winters Mysteries holiday short story)
Series: Jamie Winters Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,720. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Jamie Winters' elderly neighbor Jack disappears a week before Christmas, Jamie pairs up with her landlord's fearless teenaged niece to find him. Only the more they look into his disappearance, the more they begin to believe Jack is not the man they thought he was...and he bears a suspiciously striking resemblance to jolly old Santa Claus.
A Christmas Ghost & Zero Regrets
Series: Dead by the Numbers Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,870. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
While Gianna Mancini longs for a cozy family Christmas back home, this year her cousin, Claudia, is getting married, and Gianna is the maid of honor. Having to spend the holiday in another state may have Gianna a bit blue, but when Claudia runs off the night before her nuptials, Gianna is determined to find her.