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The Girl in the Velvet Black Gown
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Vacation paradise by day. Gambler’s dream by night. But sometimes the line between day and night blurs, turning both paradise and dream into nightmare. When that happens even addicts can become heroes. Or not.
Effetto Jenner
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,760. Language: Italian. Published: December 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In una città di provincia degli Stati Uniti, un’indagine di polizia si intreccia, casualmente, con un ardito piano della CIA. Il suicidio del professor Blake cela un mistero. Eddy Grean, tenente della polizia di Albany, indagherà con gli uomini della sua squadra fino alla scoperta della verità. Però solo Grean capirà tutto e il prezzo da pagare, per lui, sarà altissimo.
Word of a Stranger
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Six 'mind opening' short stories. Stories about good vs a better good, challenging time and reality, love, power, curiousity and destiny. A first volume.
The Caller
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Price: Free! Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A sedate academic recieves a distraut call in the middle of the night that sends him tubling into the world of clandestine affairs.
The Necromancer's Faire
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Price: Free! Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
And now for something a little different. In this installment of the necromancer's adventure, Sebastian Grimm must venture into a Renaissance festival to prevent a murder.
October Moon - An Eamonn Shute Short Story
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Series: Eamonn Shute's Miami, Short. Price: Free! Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Let's go back in time, to the first time Nicky called on Eamonn for help. Her cousin, only living relative in the USA, is dead and she doesn't believe the coroner's finding of heart attack.
The Whack Job - An Eamonn Shute Short Story
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Series: Eamonn Shute's Miami, Short. Price: Free! Words: 7,940. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Eamonn Shute and his girlfriend Nicky Muniz find their relaxing day torpedoed when they come across the dead body of one of Eamonn's friends. Eamonn, being the person he is, just has to stick his nose in.
Quality Control
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
One of the problems with hiring a professional is that you have no idea what sort of job he will do, or, indeed, even if he really is a certified professional in his field. This is why industries have some means of recourse if you fall victim to a shady member of their profession.
Believing Abby
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011 by Living Books USA. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
After her father is murdered on Christmas Eve, young Abby is convinced that she is being visited by his ‘ghost’ each night and given two vital clues about how to find his killer. An entire year goes by before Abby’s visions come to fruition and she inadvertently stumbles across a man who might be her father’s murderer. Detective Simmons is alerted and the chase is on.
Beyond Help
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mary had been working late one evening in a club when she was drugged and kidnapped. Her attackers left her next morning naked on the road. People passed her by, but finally Sam, a lawyer who defended criminals, helps her. Sam agrees to help find her attackers. When he discovers who the criminals are, he is faced with a choice. Whatever he decides to do, it will be costly and heartbreaking.
Trumpet Field and Other Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,530. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The eleven pieces in “Trumpet Field and Other Stories” are intriguing, funny, and thought-provoking. They include mysteries and literary work. Most are set on Alabama’s Gulf Coast and are distinctly southern. The majority have been published previously, including three in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
Chaos Read #3
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You set the price! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
IN THE PAST: There are many acts of savagery in the world and all of them are based on believing without hesitation. Nothing in the world can possible be what we see it as. More mysteries are bubbling to the surface in Part Two of this Four Part story.
Night Shift
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Series: Mendenhall Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Driving back to Mendenhall late at night in a thunderstorm, Chief of Police Kate Williams stops to check out an accident only to find herself fighting for her life. A Mendenhall Short Mystery by the author of The Shoeless Kid and The Tuxedoed Man.
Unleashed: Tail One
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Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.67 from 9 reviews)
Would the tormented pet of a psycho, after witnessing countless abominations, begin to exhibit disturbing behavior? Find out in "Unleashed" what happens when a cat is driven over the edge and beyond the brink.
The Christmas Club
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,180. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
For the past two years there have three bloody murders of members of rich and powerful families on December 22, 23 and 24. Then the murders stop. On December 22nd this year it starts again. Detective Sarah Bascombe must stop a killer before the trail once again goes cold. She soon discovers a terrible secret. A christmas club dedicated to murder. A club targeting her own family.
Terminus
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A few days before the christmas holidays, a flatware salesman mistakenly drops off a train in a nameless dump somewhere in the Bulgarian countryside. His only chance to get away from that miserable place is to explore this weird town by foot.
Floaters
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Easter Sunday, Ward gets a call from his estranged wife. She says she caught a glimpse of their two boys in Lincoln City where they were presumed drowned a year ago today. It has to be a cruel joke, except Ward can hear his wife falling apart on the phone. And that tiny part of him that still hopes, just has to drive out and see for himself.
Journalistic Integrity
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Investigative Reporter Clay Astair does whatever it takes to make headlines, including fabricating the news. When he resigns amid allegations of deceit, authorities have no choice but to reopen the investigation into the death of Bea Wallace. Her grieving widower Henry now must face unanswered questions about the real cause of her death.
EDGE OF SUSPENSE: Thrilling Tales of Mystery & Murder
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,150. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
EDGE OF SUSPENSE: Thrilling Tales of Mystery & Murder is a collection of ten page-turning mystery, suspense, and thriller short stories from bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers.
Kesler's Barn
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ten year old Libby Havershack is determined to find out the truth about Old Man Kesler's barn. Is his missing wife buried under the floor boards? She has to know, if her curiosity doesn't get her killed.