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Night Jasmine
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013 by Eye of the Eagle. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Life can take some tough turns. Some people are up to the challenges. Some aren't. Michael knows he has one chance to meet this final challenge. Then even that goes horribly wrong.
Five Crimes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,210. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Master storyteller, C. C. Blake, invites you to the perfect heist: five forays into crime and suspense, mystery and the macabre for one low price! Cops and crooks, parents and children, lovers and psychotics . . . These stories share ugly secrets and terrifying adversaries, pitching normal people into extraordinary circumstances where courage and ingenuity are the only tools for survival.
Bird of Paradise: A Diana Siddal and Mustapha Alawi Mystery Short
Price: Free! Words: 7,650. Language: American English. Published: January 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this tale by Atlanta-based mystery writer Julian Cage, the discovery of the months-old corpse of a woman leads Detective Diana Siddal and Inspector Mustapha Alawi to two older men, one a lover and the other something of a mentor. One man loves theatre; the other came to love it. But neither expected what would happen when the woman and her partner tried to raise money for a theatre company.
I, Detective
Price: Free! Words: 16,520. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
You’ll find every type of crime and all manner of detectives in this dip-in volume of 16 short stories. Meet Cass Nova, who just can’t separate his personal and professional life. Go back to the 19th century with Marmaduke Grey; experience the battle of different detection methods in Hard Cop, Soft Cop; and as for The Matilda Chronicles … please forgive me, Agatha.
Chief Inspector Jewel Friedman
Series: Jewel Friedman Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,590. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Meet Detective... uh... Chief Inspector Jewel Friedman, a brilliant, quirky young woman who is one of the most talented detectives of Scotland Yard. Follow in her footsteps as she solves five bizarre murder cases, taking her from London to Hawaii, to great heights and great depths.
Hell Found Me [A Damian Manx Case File]
You set the price! Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Senior Detective Damian Manx is 2188 NextYorkCity's best investigator when it comes to Unexplained Death cases. But even he is stumped when a series of brutal murders take place seemingly without any useful clues. Now he's got five dead bodies, a new partner and an ME with an obsessive interest in the past to deal with. "Hell Found Me" is a short narrative rewriting of a NPD Case File from 2188
You are Going to Die, Love Mom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
After receiving a mysterious note from his deceased mother, Jeremy Wixler races to solve the riddle his mother has laid out. If he does not, tomorrow will be his last day.
Yatsuhashi for Lance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Elise Chase teaches English in Japan and is about to start a graduate program back in the States. When she agrees to accept a package for her friend Lance, things go terribly wrong and change her life forever. Years later she sends him a sweet package of revenge.
Reduction in Force
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Jackie Rousseau loses her job as a software engineer to outsourcing, she manages to stay afloat financially. She sees the damage the reduction in force wreaks on her friends' lives, though, and decides to deliver a dose of revenge.
Pair of Knaves
Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: British English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A pair of ultra short stories, almost flash fiction, exploring the murky, ambiguous world of Kathryn Blake through the eyes of two of her associates.
An Unwilling Patient
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this short story, an 85-year-old Cochiti Pueblo man is dying of cancer, but when his daughter tries to put him into a hospital, he disappears. This story, told with a light touch of humor, won the 2010 Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest and was published in the 2010 issue of Story Teller magazine.
A Missing Tourist in Mexico
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
He seems a bit disorganized, but Detective Esteban Verde is ready for the challenge when an American scuba diver is reported missing at the tourist community of San Carlos, Mexico. Verde juggles the Federal Police, his own sergeant, and a distraught widow—if that's what she really is. This short story was inspired by the author's own vacation to San Carlos.
Hunting Season
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This short story won the 2004 Tony Hillerman Mystery Writing Contest. An Indian from Jémez Pueblo is shot and killed while hunting for rabbits to feed his family. The police think the shooting is just a hunting accident, so it's up to an Albuquerque newspaper reporter to prove what really happened.
Mr. Alibi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,240. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
No-nonsense private eye Belinda Sweet, the only person in Los Angeles who wants no part in fame, avoids cases that bring her attention. Until she stumbles on one in a bar, when a barfly asks her to act as his alibi for killing his wife. When the cops arrest him but then let him go, Sweet needs to know why. She’s lived in LA long enough to recognize an actor when she sees one.
False Shadows: Eight Scott Drayco Mystery Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,130. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Scott Drayco had everything going: handsome, brilliant, a talented classical pianist. After a violent act scarred him, he turned to an FBI career and now freelances as a crime consultant, taking on cases others won't touch. From a suspected serial killer who plays mind games with Drayco, to murder and revenge at 20,000 feet, these 8 stories delve into dark mysteries of the human soul.
The Rusty Final Problem: Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The story is an unique version of Conan Doyle's "The Final Problem" created with the help of Dialectizer. We bet you've never read before Sherlock Holmes talking Jive or Doctor Watson talking Redneck. This version will help you to look at "The Final Problem" from an unexpected angle and to appreciate it more. No offense to people who talk featured dialects intended.
Far Out! 3
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In this story about detective Jack and his partner as they go up against a vampire who has a thirst for blood and kills various unsuspecting victims in the city.
An Ol' Red-headed Gang: Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The story is an unique version of Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of Red-headed League" created with the help of Dialectizer. You've never read before Sherlock Holmes talking Jive or Doctor Watson talking Redneck. This version will help you to look at "An Ol' red-headed Gang" from an unexpected angle and to appreciate it more. No offense to people who talk featured dialects intended.
A Bohemian Mess: Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The story is an unique version of Conan Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia" created with the help of Dialectizer. You've never read before Sherlock Holmes talking Jive or Doctor Watson talking Redneck. This version will help you to look at "A Scandal in Bohemia" from an unexpected angle and to appreciate it more. No offense to people who talk featured dialects intended.
Scandal in Willow Hollow
Series: Assorted Writings, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Enjoy six short mysteries set in Willow Hollow, a small town nestled in the Pennsylvanian Appalachian Mountains. Follow Detectives Bill Hadley and Tabatha Walker as they track down local law breakers.