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Plan B - Volume V
Series: Plan B Anthologies. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,810. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015 by in potentia press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A mystery and crime anthology with 13 stories of plans gone wrong, from Plan B Magazine.
Have You Seen My Cat? And Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,940. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The stories in this collection are primarily mystery, science fiction, soft horror/dark fantasy, and cross-genre pieces. Most of the stories are down-to-earth ones set in today's world (particularly the mysteries), or begin that way and take a speculative turn into the possible. With the exception of one fantasy mystery, the rest of the stories are set in the near future or in space.
Velan Poulose and The Travancore Chronicle Cases
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 83,800. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Set in the exotic land of Travancore of the 1950's, when life was still slow and detective work was done the old fashioned way,these 8 mind boggling cases presented in this novel captures the exploits of a self-taught investigator, Velan Poulose, who as an orphan grew up unloved and unfamiliar with the ways of the world but is gifted with a mind which proves to be the nemesis of many a criminal.
From the Diary of a Retired Detective
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,070. Language: British English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
"From the Diary' features retired detective and 'trainee' antique dealer Gary Farrow. Gary has a knack of stumbling across investigations even after his enforced retirement from the police, and inevitably drags his friend and mentor Mark Foster-Blythe reluctantly into each adventure. Will their business survive the distractions? Will their friendship survive their constant bickering?
Not So Mysterious
Price: Free! Words: 72,670. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Despite her best friend's protests to the contrary, Ashley does not (usually) go looking for these situations. They just sort of happen, and she is not about to let something go unsolved when the solution practically lands in her lap. As for that whole issue of Claire's wedding, she has made peace with the fact that Aaron is never going to let her live that down.
A Coincidence Too Many Collector's Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,040. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
15 murder cases that I was involved with in Florida. Greatly exaggerated for my part in most of them.
Enter Merlin Tyana Collector's edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,070. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Merlin Tyana is a mysterious character who appears, always during a thunderstorm, to solve or prevent a murder, then seems to disappear into thin air.
The Spirit of Peterborough
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,210. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Peterborough, just an ordinary city full of people like you and me, steeped in history, totally unique. We all know the past can affect the future, but what if it was more than perhaps you might think? These fictional contemporary adventures each present a ghost mystery as ordinary folk find themselves drawn in. There are links both to the true historical past and documented ghostly occurrences
Big Pulp: Catskin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,710. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 by Big Pulp. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The son of a smalltown sheriff takes crime prevention into his own hands, but curiosity may kill the cat in Arley Sorg's "Catskin", the lead story in the summer 2013 issue of Big Pulp!
The Hidden: Mysterious Tales of Suspense
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,990. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
From award-winning author mystery author Brendan DuBois comes this unique collection of "hidden" or hard-to-find short stories. Since 1985, DuBois has published more than 130 short stories, and in this anthology, he brings together stories that are hard to find for the reader or collector that have been published in non-tradtional markets.
Spanish Eye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,020. Language: British English. Published: November 27, 2013 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Through the eyes of Leon Cazador, half-English, half-Spanish private investigator, we experience the human condition in many guises. This collection covers twenty two cases, some insightful, some humorous, and some tragic. The tales evoke tears and laughter, pleasure at the downfall of criminals, and anger at arrogant evil-doers. Leon Cazador fights injustice in all its forms.
Clients & Perps Novelette Collection #1
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,460. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013 by MindWingsAudio. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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.
Node Space
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,670. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Strange tales--an Irish rebel becomes a stranger in a strange land, a lurid, bloody cockfight off Magazine Street, the shadowy string-pulling of the New Orleans Mafia, an odd profile of the much-despised Celine, a bit of hard-chine rum-running during Prohibition, the fag-ends of Batista's Cuban regime, and the Bay of Pigs, seen through a unique prism.
Storm Warning (Crime Fiction)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,000. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The Caribbean is not just sun, sand and smiling natives bearing coconuts full of fruity drinks! Far from it! Set on the imaginary island of St. Crescens, the five stories in this collection of short crime fiction will take you deep into the heart of an island society where poverty, corruption, greed and sex form a potent and explosive brew.
The Hunt for the Tree of Life: Book One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,910. Language: American English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
America and China are in a race to find the lost tree of life in Eden to develop an elixir to banish death forever. This is where the battle for the next world superpower begins and ends. But where is the tree and who finds it first? The second book in the mystery series has now been released for sale.
Thorns and Roses
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 52,030. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
a collection of short stories written for varoious writers ortganizations over time. They include mysteries , thrillers, scirnce fiction and general fiction stories All rthe stories are within the normal limits set by writers organizations, being between three thousand and seven thousaand words.
Step On A Crack: The Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,060. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Five minutes went by. Then ten. I allowed my metabolism to slow, lizard-like, and let my imagination cool. There was no point in making ill-educated guesses. The door clicked open. I looked up. The man in the doorway studied me for a moment. Then he stepped inside, closing the door behind him.
Blood Money - The Collected Placido Geist Bounty Hunter Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,270. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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.
Temporary Detective
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,630. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
An anthology of stories based on Sam Callow's temporary assignment at the Nick Drake Detective Agency. Nick leaves Sam in charge to simply wait for a package–then promptly disappears. Sam decides to assume Nick's identity and is soon involved in multiple murder investigations. Sam relies on his vast network of well-placed temp associates to help him solve strange cases while trying to stay alive.
The Whole She-Bang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,730. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This anthology contains twenty stories penned by fifteen members of Sisters in Crime in Canada. The stories are cozy and noir, humorous and poignant, historical and current. There are amateur sleuths and professionals–cops, private detectives and one or two you won’t see coming.