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Lunchtime Reads: Mystery 1, Tickled to Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A 1,250-word mystery short story. Did he commit suicide...or was he tickled to death?
Maynard Soloman Proves Santa Claus is Real (Funny Detective Stories #4)
Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Fans of funny detective stories, meet Maynard Soloman. Some say he's crusty, profane and clueless. If you ask him, he solves the world's problems one case at a time. In this short story, the Ol' Badger needs a Christmas miracle. Bill collectors want to repossess his beloved RV. To stay a step ahead, Maynard will have to prove Santa Claus is real. Or just drunk.
Maynard Soloman & The Job-Nabbin' Illegal Immigrants (Funny Detective Stories #3)
Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Fans of funny detective stories, meet Maynard Soloman. Some say he's crusty, profane and clueless. If you ask him, he solves the world's problems one case at a time. In this short story, Maynard is hired to track down something important stolen from his client: A job. The culprit: Illegal immigrants. Or are they?
Maynard Soloman Fixes Social Security and Eats a Pony (Funny Detective Stories #2)
Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Fans of funny detective stories, meet Maynard Soloman. Some say he's crusty, profane and clueless. If you ask him, he solves the world's problems one case at a time. When a pony-riding bandit makes off with Maynard's gas money, the Ol' Badger has no choice but to give chase. To get his money back, he'll have to do the impossible: Fix Social Security. And eat a pony.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Hampshire Expedition
Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,100. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
All four stories relating the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in the County of Hampshire, in one volume.
Maynard Soloman Solves the War on Drugs (Funny Detective Stories #1)
Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Fans of funny detective stories, meet Maynard Soloman. Some say he's crusty, profane and clueless. If you ask him, he solves the world's problems one case at a time. In this misadventure, the Maynard wraps his arms around the War on Drugs. Or is the war wrapping itself around his beloved Winnebago RV? Either way, the Ol' Badger will solve this War on Drugs business once and for all.
Fruit of the Tomb
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Grave robbers and mummies abound in Midnight Louie's Past Life adventure. The feline Vegas PI returns to a former incarnation in ancient Egypt to expose a clever pyramid scheme to rob the pharaoh's tomb. This is an Egypt where a canny and courageous outcast black cat can escape the necropolis and rise to the honorable position of Pharaoh's Footstool, becoming the first Private Eye of Horus.
Scullery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: American English. Published: February 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A tall tale from Texas. Three mobsters accuse the mayor of Snyder of corruption, extortion and kidnapping. He says they came for his mysterious golden goat. The odd claim calls for the curious Mr. Simone, who comes to investigate the farm house where it should all have taken place. As a first clue, he is shown the goat in the orchard.
Switch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Ahead of a difficult birthday date with his girl, Richie Butler decides on cheap earrings as a gift. At the jeweller's he meets up with his identical twin, Ray, who is buying an expensive engagement ring for the love of his life. There is a simple mix up at the counter, which has vastly differing consequences for both men...
Microrelatos de misterio
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: Spanish. Published: February 11, 2012 by PÚLPito. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Cinco relatos MUY breves de intriga y misterio con la (dudosa) calidad PÚLPito. Incluye: "Un crimen en pocas palabras", "El diamante desaparecido en la habitación cerrada", "Tú", "No tan cristalino como el agua" y "El impostor"
At a Window Facing West
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
On a vacation in Mexico, Maggie has no patience for her fearful brother-in-law until one night when she witnesses something that changes her life forever. Now she is afraid, too. But will facing her fears be the beginning of her healing or the end of her life? (This story first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.)
Our Worship of Riches
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,280. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In The City, London’s version of Wall Street, three smart and sophisticated brokers get set to flee an old-line financial advisory and take the firm’s wealthiest clients with them. What they haven’t counted on, though, is encountering bad boy Phil Timmins, the politically incorrect, street smart, Vincent-riding ex-RM Commano with a low tolerance for hypocracy.
Warm Bodies in a Cold War
Series: Casey Collins Counterterrorism Thrillers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The boar Casey Collins hit is road-kill. Her VW's in a snow-shrouded ditch. She and Matt, the young Marine guard riding shotgun, are stuck on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain after dark, an hour from the Warsaw embassy. She can't let the lad freeze to death. She cajoles him into her double sleeping bag and climbs in after. Her need for warmth this icy winter night puts her on a deadly road.
Miss Sillithorpe's Hobby
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012 by Chater Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
A car looks as if it's hit a brick wall, but it hasn't impacted anything. The jewel thief inside is killed instantly, and paranormal detective Jamie Jarvis is put on the case. A short story.
The Charity Shop
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A humorous short story of crime and suspense, featuring Constable Penrose and Rhapsody Gershwin. Set in a fictional Yorkshire village. C 4,000 words. By the writer of the bestselling ghost story "Heather Farm".
Deadly Decisions: 5 Tales of Crime and Suspense
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,380. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tales about dark choices people make when their backs are against a wall: a sheriff's deputy and a nun hold the fate of a meth dealer; a former violinist takes fate into his own, scarred hands; a forensic linguist obsessed with solving the puzzle of a missing Moravian deed; a homeless man killed by a hit-and-run finds advocates in a minister and his cat; a hitman who just wants to be left alone.
The Jury Of Evil Science
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 360. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A book which gives an example of what happens when a major scientist is not give scholarship . Their crime spread the city before they know it detective Henry is at their back can they get out of this or will Henry catch them red handed
Infernal Triangle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012 by Chater Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Paranormal detective Jamie Jarvis has to solve the murder of a lord's valet.
Death on Holiday
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
From Derringer Award winner BV Lawson comes 4 tales of mirth and mayhem: a shopping mall Christmas Elf with revenge on his mind; a man whose day goes from bad to worse when his car is rear-ended by the mayor's wife and police find a skeleton in his trunk; a P.I.'s blackmail case that takes him to a costume party and too may Abraham Lincolns; and little Sammy Spade wreaking havoc at summer camp.
A Clever Deduction
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When a corpse shows up along the nearby Truckee River, the race is on to figure out whodoneit.