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Spirit Journey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story about stolen Indian artifacts. When a newspaper reporter sees Indians from Iowa's Meskwaki tribe digging up graves in a pioneer cemetery, he learns things are not what they seem.
It Only Cost Two Teeth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,130. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A quirky newspaper columnist suspects an editor of being a spy. However, he learns the editor is far worse than that. This short story of 41 pages provides a humorous slant on a mystery and thriller.
Sherlock Holmes and The Birchwood Affair
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A letter to the British Government from a blackmailer brings Holmes and Watson to the town of Truro in Cornwall. There they investigate a mysterious and often fatal illness which has befallen the townspeople as predicted by the blackmailer. By visiting the victims and their places of work a common thread appears. Holmes prevents further illness but now must find the culprit and bring him to task.
The Ancestor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes
A short story about conflict between modern laws and traditional Indian customs. A Pueblo policeman is tormented by the discovery of an ancestor's skull in a housing development being built over an ancient pueblo site.
The Woman With a Rain Pot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This is a short story. It is dedicated to the combat veterans of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. An Army veteran who sacrificed a leg for his country returns home to reclaim a position with the county sheriff. He is assigned to the cold case of the murder of an archaeology student who had been digging up old pots near New Mexico pueblos.
Vengeance is Blind: Three Scott Drayco Short Mysteries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
From three-time Derringer Award finalist BV Lawson come three tales featuring Scott Drayco, a man who had everything going for him: handsome, brilliant, a talented classical pianist in the prime of his youth. After violence scarred him physically and emotionally, he turned to an FBI career for ten years and now freelances as a crime consultant, taking on cases other people don't want to touch.
Number Nine Penwiper Mews
Price: Free! Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lord Joszef Kiraly is a gentleman, a vampire, and a consulting detective of supernatural skills. In this short, he proves sometimes the best witness is the victim, even when they've lost their heads.
Coke with a Twist (A Mercy Watts Short)
Series: Mercy Watts Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,110. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
**This edition contains an extended preview of the Mercy Watts novel, A Good Man Gone.** Mercy Watts' P.I. father ropes her into another investigation, this time to find the truth behind a young woman's attack. The case takes her from a dive bar to sorority row to the gutter, and unless she solves it fast, the case will be her last.
Remember
Price: Free! Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
What if you could erase a single, traumatic memory by simply popping a specially-formulated pill and sleeping it off? What if that memory turned out to be the crucial piece of evidence that could exonerate a wrongly-convicted man? Janet Stevens must now stay awake through one thrill-ride of a night in a desperate chase to find the real killer before her memory of the event is gone forever...
Muscle - Backfire!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Muscle and Bell, owners of The MUSCLE Firm, are at it again. This time they accept a case at the last minute and everything goes wrong, really fast! This story can be read alone or you can check out THE MUSCLE Firm Series in order: MUSCLE - The Cheating Security Guard or MUSCLE - The Beginning. Either way, you are going to have a good time! 3600+ words - Short Story
From Deepest Shadow
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,530. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Unexpected visitors, redemption gone wrong, misguided love, lightless souls, and misguided faith are only some of the problems faced in theses ten stories woven from Life’s darkest threads. Includes Broken Dreams, Spirit Lake, Hunting for Worms, Empty Shells and Broken Stones, Eggstreme Measures, Swallowing the Serpent’s Tail, and more.
Rose Red Rhymes 2: The Night Before Christmas
Price: Free! Words: 10,370. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Christmas comes but once a year, and no-one is more thankful than DCI Cass "red" Rose as she prepares to wind down for the Holidays and take her annual leave. But first there's some last minute Christmas shopping to attend to, while four year old Ruby visits Santa's Grotto with her Grandma. What could possibly go wrong?
From Cracked Shadow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,590. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A lost soul struggling to find the light . . . A mother’s retribution . . . A woman’s misguided faith . . . A much-needed lesson . . . A nagging gone wrong . . . Five tales that peer into lives about to split wide open. Includes Empty Shells and Broken Stones, And Then She Was Dead, Eggstreme Measures, In the Arms of the Sea, Swallowing the Serpent’s Tail
In the Arms of the Sea
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Promises don’t mean anything. Not to Jo. She’s seen promises broken over and over again, not because people meant malice. Because they didn’t care. So Jo’s devoted her life to teaching people how to care. Sometimes her lessons sink in. Sometimes they don’t. Sometimes Jo goes a little one-on-one in order to teach a student that one lesson they’ll never, ever forget.
ঝুড়ি ভরা ঝাকানাকা [Jhuri Bhora Jhakanaka]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,340. Language: Bengali. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
উপমহাদেশের বিখ্যাত প্যাঁদানিপ্রবণ গোয়েন্দা ঝাকানাকা, গোবেচারা গোয়েন্দা পুলিশের দারোগা কিংকর্তব্যবিমূঢ় চৌধারি আর ঝাকানাকার নেমেসিস দস্যুসম্রাট বদরু খাঁর রহস্য-রোমাঞ্চ-রাজনীতি জর্জরিত বিটকেল গল্পের সংকলন।
Jade O'Reilly and the 12 Days of Christmas (A Sweetwater Short)
Series: Jade O'Reilly Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,910. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
For the 12 days leading up to Christmas, the crankiest old biddy in Sweetwater wakes up to a yard filled with Christmas decorations. But in her opinion, “they’re not decorations; they’re property damage!” Private investigator Jade O'Reilly is on the job, but the decorator strikes with stealth that rivals Santa’s elves. Will Jade catch the decorator before Christmas in this 50-page short story?
The Rising of the Moon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Just in time for the holidays, New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly gives you a short story that will whet your appetite and last just as long as your tea stays warm. In this quick taste of Sheila’s mysteries, a neighborhood that takes care of their own sometimes has to take care of business . . .
Small World Liam Leddy
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The world of illrgal moneylending. Surprisingly dangerous. in all sorts of ways and for all sorts of people.
Spreco su spreco
Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: Italian. Published: November 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Il commissario Pisani, livornese, si trova a indagare su uno strano caso di omicidio ad Aosta, dove è stato trasferito da circa un anno. Una bionda è stata annegata nella bionda. Non si tratta di un gioco di parole. All'interno del birrificio B63 viene rinvenuto il cadavere di Venere Ascanetti, una bionda mozzafiato, annegata in una delle vasche di fermentazione della birra...
Waste on waste
Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Warning: experimental translation (hybrid) First episode of the series "Detective Pisani's notebooks" The detective Pisani is found to investigated on to strange houses of homicide to Aosta, where he has been being transferred for about one year. A blonde has been drowned in the blonde. It doesn't a game of words. Inside the beer factory B63 is recovered the dead body of Venus Ascanetti...