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Calculated Cruelty
Series: John Steele, Rural Detective, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,260. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Private eye, John Steele, just wants to solve cases and keep those around him happy. He'll soon have to face the consequences of ignoring a senator's plans to repeal the Right To Farm laws and the choice of taking on a case for a client with a shady past. Steele uncovers infidelity, murder, and acts of animal cruelty as he digs for the truth.
Slipped Up
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The stolen Glass Slippers are worth a little fortune. How can Fiona keep her mind on the production when her fiance’ is the main suspect?
Tim's Summer Vacation Book I
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Tim gets lost at a rest stop on his annual family vacation and begins his journey of finding his way out east to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to catch up with his family. Meanwhile his mother turns around in the car and realizes that Tim is missing and starts freaking out to her husband. Tim's parents and sister Alicia turn the car around and head back to try and pick up Tim to find him worn out.
How to Write Flash Fiction and Tell a Story in a Few Words
Series: Creative Writing. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016 by Juicy Words Publications. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Flash fiction is a way of succinctly telling a story. The genre requires brevity which many writers find an interesting challenge but difficult to achieve. Be warned, writing flash fiction can be addictive!
Exploitation and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,990. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Exploitation and Other Stories is a collection of science fiction (SF), fantasy, mystery, and flash fiction. Space exploration, alien encounters, a little magic, and a few crimes / investigations all make an appearance in the stories of this collection.
The Vault
Price: Free! Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In 2008 in east Charlotte, a man walks out of his house in the early evening hours and is never seen again. Then, eight years later, almost to the day, clues to his final resting place are accidentally discovered by a storm water crew working near a creek. A very bizarre suicide. Another one in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. Based on a true story. Approx. 1300 words.
Ire and Avarice Part One
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Is a relationship so simple or is it a consequence of a well planned conspiracy....
On The Beach
Price: Free! Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
After his mother's funeral, Edward meets a mysterious young man at the beach.
Cutting Right to the Chase Vol.2 - 10x1000 word stories of unusual crimes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,300. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The flash fiction detective saga involving former MET office Chase Williams continues, and gets even darker than ever. Chase stumbles upon everyday crime stories involving stigmatized people in modern society. Depression, euthanasia, fame and drugs are themes that can easily turn into crime offences. Take Chase’s lead and discover the daily dark side of the most genuine Italy.
Six Crime Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,250. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Six crime short stories (about 25,000 words) including two "mob" stories originally published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine plus additional stories involving the mob, murder and mystery.
Boot Points - A Deadwood Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,370. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It’s not really about the boots … or is it?
Seeing Trouble - A Deadwood Mystery Short
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,090. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
What do you get when you combine a chicken named Elvis, a locked diary, and a secret Violet Parker does not want share with her daughter?
7 Mystery & Suspense Short Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,850. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016 by MurderWillOut Mysteries. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A wife who murders her cheating husband, a knife-wielder foiled by an unexpected sneeze, a dying woman with a deadly secret that changed lives, an old man trying to make up for his past... These stories run the gamut of crime-writing and will keep you guessing to the last word.
Murder in Blue Lake
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,820. Language: American English. Published: February 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jazz and her sometimes partner Slade have a killer to catch. Murders just don't happen in the small town of Blue Lake, so when young Martha Zimmerman turned up deceased, the townspeople wanted answers. Jazz knew that if her suspicions were right, her comfortable small town life on Earth would soon take a hard turn right.
A Bird In The Hand - The Blanchflower Mysteries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,980. Language: British English. Published: February 24, 2016 by BinnsCagneyPublishing Co. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A NEW CASE FOR DETECTIVE INSPECTOR BLANCHFLOWER Detective Inspector Blanchflower takes on the curious case of a missing pet. Everything about the case displeases him but, faced with the prospect of being unable to pay rent on the rooms he shares with Inspector Ferraud, Blanchflower reluctantly accepts the case. What emerges is most unexpected.
Justice Seekers
Series: Defenders of Justice Series, Book One. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,790. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
John Walking Horse revives a former friendship with Sean Hagarty while at Van Buren Villa. Along with a new friend, Jackie Kwon, they leave the facility and set about seeking justice for one of the residents. Can they set things right before the director calls in the police?
A Tale of The Scarlet Spirit: In the Clutches of Convicts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,990. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
After killing a prison guard, two convicts are on the run, and the vigilante known as the Masked Ghost is nowhere to be found. Margaret Randolph must once again become the Scarlet Spirit in order to capture them and save the life of her friend. This is a sequel short story to Broden's novel REVENGE OF THE MASKED GHOST.
Crystal Caviar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,270. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Crystal Caviar is a gritty, street-level tale about a knock-about Australian fighter who pulls the pin on a “no-win, no-pay” fight life in Brazil to touch down at JFK Airport for an enigmatic rendezvous with destiny. This story is a sharp, action packed mystery that weaves black comedy, love, psychiatry, and surrealism.
Boxed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A story within a story. If you've worked in retail, this book is for you. If you've worked on a store truck crew, this book is especially for you.
Have You Ever Nogged A Nag?
Price: Free! Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.57 from 7 reviews)
"So tell me. Have you ever nogged a nag?" Although it seems a simple enough question, it makes no sense! So what does it mean? And what would anyone make of such a question if asked when in training to become a government spy?