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The Ghost Who Tried to Love Me
By Adam Tervort
Price: Free! Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ghost month means that the "good brothers" are out and ghosts can pop up anywhere. At least that's what the superstitious people of Taiwan think, and Hank is sure that they are full of hot air. Who believes in ghosts anyways? This is the first story in the Zodiac Schmodiac story cycle, an insight into the Chinese mind and a funny, Chinesey story that will scare and thrill you.
The Buck
By Danica Knutson
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
"The Buck" touches on one of our world's worst problems, human trafficking. The story has a supernatural twist to it. Two men traveling in Texas stumble onto a horrible scene. They end up fighting for their lives, and in the process unravel countless crimes that have been committed against young girls, who were victimized by brutal gangs who kidnap them and sell them into slavery, for sex.
Chamber of Time
By Lanaia Lee
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,520. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011 by AG Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A book of short stories.
The Last Cowboy in the East
By Kate Dempsey
Price: Free! Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(1.00 from 1 review)
When Detective Sergeant Harriet is working the night shift in a backwater town in Ireland, she doesn't expect to arrest a fully blown cowboy, bruised and belligerent. She digs into his story and faces up to some home truths of her own. A Why-Done-It. 1,989 Words. Includes chapter 1 of The Story of Plan B
Sinkhole: A Short Story
By John Brinling
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
How devastating is a sinkhole? How tragic is it when it occurs in the bedroom of a small house? How much worse is it when the sinkhole begins talking to the young woman it has thrown out of bed about a child’s murder? And how unwise is it for the young woman to climb down into that sinkhole?
The Watcher of Wayburn Street
By R.G. Crossley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mr. Kenniphaas watches Wayburn Street from his favorite seat in his favorite coffee shop. Each day he watches the world outside the window change. Stores he has known for thrity years close. Crime has come to Wayburn Street. But he does nothing. He just watches. Until today. Today Mr. Kenniphaas' world and the world of Wayburn Street will intersect. And today both worlds will change.
9 Chronicles of Crime
By R.T. Lawton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,900. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
9 separate mysteries ranging from a rip-off artist re-evaluating the actions of his partner, to vengeance in today's Mexico, a merchant sailor stranded in 1900 French Indo-China, spies in the Boer War, a perilous life in the warrens under old Edinburgh, and other tales of intrigue, suspense and death.
9 Deadly Tales
By R.T. Lawton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,640. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tales of death and desperation, requiem and revenge. From Bookies to Pawn Shops, from the Golden Triangle to the slums of Colombia, and the early biker stories. 9 tales of action and adventure, humor and more. Something for everyone.
Loneliest Number
By Ben Langhinrichs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The mysterious Dr. Kostanza appears kind and caring, but his interest in one of his patients leads him to resent the others. Gradually, one by one, he makes plans to eliminate them, but will he succeed before they catch on to his deadly game?
Récits des Hommes Seuls
By Paul Exelmans
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 47,700. Language: French. Published: August 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Les "récits des hommes seuls" marient tradition du mystère avec la solitude et la monotonie de nos vies modernes. Méfiez-vous car, désormais, vous regarderez d'un autre œil les transports en commun, les jolies demeures à la campagne ou votre voisin de bureau.
The Funeral
By Carrie Waugh
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
When Eve learns of her mother's death, she doesn't mourn her loss. Instead, she dreads the idea of dealing with the rest of the family. Forced to return to the life and people she struggled to abandon, Eve comes to understand that some families are more than flesh and blood. This is a short story (2500 words)
Boomerang
By R.G. Crossley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
After completing a job a hit man slips into a bar to blend in until the heat subsides. Here he meets a small time stick up artist who invites him on a job. Seeing his opportunity the hit man agrees. When things spiral out of control he must make a choice, his survival depends on being right. Some days a guy can't get a break...
Book of the Archangels Book 1
By L C Walker
Price: Free! Words: 21,780. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This is the first book in a series about a prophet that will be born in the Last Days. His mission is to find the Book of the Archangels. Once he finds that book, the things that are needed in the Tribulation Temple can be found. The prophet will find maps and clues that could lead to the book. He must figure the clues out and try to follow the map. The Devil will try and stop him.
Chupacabra - Demon From Hell Book 1
By L C Walker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,350. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Myths and legends begin when people think they see something that is not real. Myths and legends of a blood sucker called the Chupacabra have been around for hundreds of years. This is the first book in a series that explains what the Chupacabra is and why we should fear this animal. This animal could be stalking you and your children. Please do not go out at night it could be the last thing you.
Dying to Diet
By Denise M. Hartman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Destiny Hogan sells real estate and wants a svelter figure, but this may be one diet too many if the manufacturer has his way. Destiny calls on all her internal escrow to survive this one.
A Date to Die For
By Kathryn Long
Price: Free! Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Just a simple book signing ... at least that's what Lilly Millenovanovich, semi-successful mystery author thought when she traveled to Atlanta. She didn't need her agent, Kate to twist her arm. Afterall, her idol author, Sylvester Stone would be there. To make it even more thrilling, Sylvester invites Lilly to dinner to celebrate his movie deal in this murder mystery SHORT STORY.
Honey Trap (A Noah Milano short story)
By Jochem Vandersteen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When a chemist in the perfume industry gets blackmailed by a blonde wearing a honeybee tattoo he calls in the help of Noah Milano, security specialist and ex-mob fixer. The blackmailers won't give up very easily, forcing Noah to resort to some extreme, but unexpected measures. "Great pop sensibility with a nod to the classic L.A. PIs." -David Levien, author 13 Million Dollar Pop
All in the Family Cruise
By John Poindexter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this spoof, someone is killing off the members of a special group on their all-expense paid cruise. Inspector Carlson must find out who before all the attendees are murdered.
Train Journey
By Becky Hall
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
You start off a train journey much like any other. This one's particularly cramped and uncomfortable but you get through it. Then once you arrive at your destination, it all changes. Suddenly you'd do anything to get back on that train again...
9 Historical Mysteries
By R.T. Lawton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,410. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In the mid-1850's, Cossacks hold the north bank of the Terek River, while Chechen hill tribes control the Wild Country to the south. Here, a man known only as The Armenian trades goods on both sides of the river and soon finds himself involved in murder, intrigue and horse theft. In the 1660's Paris Underworld, an orphan, incompetent pickpocket tries his best to survive amongst criminals.