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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.
nightmares
Price: Free! Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
a short story about a serial killer and a detective.
A Basketball, a Storm Drain, and a Choo Choo Train
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ty Ballard, chief homicide detective was staring at three murdered young boys. Nothing in common, no ties to each other. If the pattern continued number four would soon be following. There had to be something in the boy's past or present that tied them to the murderer.
Gumbo Ya-Ya
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,460. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012 by Snubnose Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Gumbo Ya-Ya is representative of a world-view from the mean streets of the "Big Sleazy" to the prison chow hall at Pendleton Reformatory. The characters in these stories range from a man who beds his best friend's girlfriend, to a college football player who discovers his youthful machismo disappearing when he faces a drunk with a revolver in hand.
The Case of the President's Pearls: A 15-Minute Broderick Mystery
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Officer Hall climbed out of the police car and walked toward the man. She spotted Kendall and Jamie and nodded, but did not come over. She was busy watching the man on the ground. “What happened?” Jamie asked her. “It looks like a robbery,” Officer Hall called out. What is missing, and can Kendall and Jamie help find it? See if you can solve this 15-minute mystery before the Brodericks do.
The Case of the Mayor's Mementoes: A 15-Minute Broderick Mystery
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Ten thousand dollars,” Carl said. “I could get a lot more for it where I’m going in Europe. They remember the war over there. My grandfather was considered a hero by the people of France and England too. I’m only willing to sell it for this low of an amount because this was his hometown.” Is that a good price for an early pistol? And did it really belong to the first mayor?
The Case of Washington's Waistcoat: A 15-Minute Broderick Mystery
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A valuable waistcoat is up for auction. The seller says that it used to belong to George Washington. If so, it could be worth a lot of money. How could they tell if the man was telling the truth? After all, the man selling it was Peter Markham’s uncle. And everyone knew that Peter Markham was one of the most dishonest kids in the whole school. See if you can solve this 15-Minute mystery.
The Case of the Grabbed Geocache: A 15-Minute Broderick Mystery
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Today I need everyone to stay in the west play yard during recess. Which way is west?” Everyone looked at their compass. “That way!” several of the students yelled. “Good,” the teacher answered. “After lunch we’re going to go geocaching.” Who finds the geocache first? And are they cheating? See if you can solve this 15-minute mystery before the Brodericks do.