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The Room: A Tale of Murder in the Social Networking Age
Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
An incapacitated student gets more than he bargained for when curiosity leads him to join an online self help community. At first the members of The Room welcome him with open arms, but things take a turn for the deadly when one of them confesses to a murder...
I, Crime Writer
Price: Free! Words: 17,150. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
I'm a short story writer - only 5 foot 4. This book features crime tales. I write minimalist Flash Fiction; a perfect dip-in volume - fast reads for a fast world. You'll also find a few Mini-Novels - 1500 word tales so full they think they're bigger. So, meet con men, killers, detectives & thieves. Now take my hand. Follow me. Then give it back.
When the Apricots Bloom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012 by Savvy Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A young woman lawyer trying to break through the heavy bureaucracy of the Egyptian legal system gets her chance when the Public Prosecutor calls upon her to make an appearance in court. The case is an ugly one: a young bicycle messenger beaten to death for no apparent reason. Unless, concludes the lawyer, he was carrying a message someone didn't want delivered.
A Cook in the Kitchen
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Phyllis Carlson hates gizmos, gadgets, and anything techno. She keeps her entire world as uncluttered by technology as possible, not an easy feat in the 2060’s. But when someone murders her best friend, Phyllis faces the technology she despises head on in order to bring the murderous fiend to justice.
The Case of the Dark Angel
Price: Free! Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A two-hundred year-old vampire detective and his human assistant investigate a report of a rogue turning. But there is more -- and less -- to this case than meets the eye. A short story from the author of Bonds of Fenris, offered for free to Smashwords members.
The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
To pay off her law school debts, Kerrie works in the public defender’s office at the Interspecies Court. She has more clients than she can defend, most of them from cultures she does not understand. The public defender’s office loses almost all of its cases, but sometimes it gets a win. Kerrie thinks she has a winner. But does she? Or will winning the case mean she loses at everything else?
Crimes Of Murder
Series: The Crimes In File no. 9, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 13,790. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Awesome! Suspenseful! Adventures! Free E books Truth as well as fictional is actually the backbone of the high-speed adventure having a salty sprinkle of mystery and also suspense for you.
Tangle with Tara (Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Tangle with Tara is a 4000 word Short Story Romantic Suspense. Six teenage girls are missing. Fresh. Innocent. But, no longer.
Fiora Quinn
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
From the eternal sea she rose – a tattered, lifeless husk – with but one solitary purpose: to take the soul of the one who condemned her.
Thirty and Two
Price: Free! Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Thirty compressions, two breaths takes the reader inside the world of off-duty Sgt. Bobby Morris, as a quick coffee and a cruller instantly turn into a fight between life and death for a seventeen year-old woman injured in an automobile accident.
Clara Layten Murder On Society Road
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 10,980. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Wealth , A mansion in Cape Cod, Murder and a bumbling detective.
Small Felonies - Fifty Short Mystery Stories
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,590. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This is a collection of fifty short stories by veteran mystery and crime writer Bill Pronzini, best known as fhe creator of 'The Nameless Detective' series. This collection crosses over a broad range of styles and characters, settings and plots, showing the breadth and depth of Pronzini's prodigious talent. Included are murders, swindles, double-crosses, crazed children, and much, much more.
The Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye Series
Series: Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 145,160. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A compilation of the eight short stories in the Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye Series to date. The adventures of the coffee-loving, Akubra-wearing Private Detective as he endeavours to solve the puzzles presented by his clients on the beautiful Sunshine Coast...
Moonchasers & Other stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,510. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When two teenage boys befriend and escaped bank robber--because the robber reminds the boys of their idol, Robert Mitchum--the boys set in motion a chilling chain of events that will teach them about trust, brutality, and courage. A book also packed with other memorable stories by an extremely talented storyteller.
El Secretario del Chapo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,170. Language: Spanish. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Narco Novela. Lacho es el Secretario del Chapo Guzmán, el narcotraficante más famoso y buscado del mundo. El Secretario tiene muchas tareas qué hacer y las hace todas a punta de pistola. Tiene sangre fría, don de mando y lo que es más importante mucho... motivos para hacerlo.
Inspector Zhang Goes To Harrogate (A Short Story)
Series: Inspector Zhang Short Stories, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,730. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Inspector Zhang goes to Harrogate to attend a mystery writers convention. But what was supposed to be a vacation turns into one of his most difficult cases when a famous writer is found dead in a locked room.
Me, JImmy, and the Night Deposit Box
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Two ingenious hustlers are determined to make sure money intended for bank deposit ends up in their pockets.
Photographic
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: American English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A man burdened with an image he can never forget seeks out the person whose chance encounter turned him into the cynical person he is today. Plagued by the image of the man found standing over the body of his mother, he hopes to fill the emptiness inside with a confrontation he has avoided for years.
Twodunit? A Brad Asher Double Shot
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,550. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Brad Asher solves mysteries the old-fashioned way--by detecting. Assisted by an attractive operative, Kate Vaughn; the crime-solving duo gets the bad guys and gals on a regular basis. In the first novella, we are introduced to the team as they try to solve the murder of Kate's college pal. In the second, we follow Brad and Kate as they try to get the to the bottom of the business of murder.
Parts of the Whole
Price: Free! Words: 18,460. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
No one is an island, and private detective of the gods Tom Statford is no different. The family he was born with, the family he chose, the family that chose him, they all make him more than the sum of his parts.