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Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye...Get Charlene!
Series: Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,250. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Max's new flatmate is gorgeous, but mysterious! What is her secret? Why is she afraid to venture out in broad daylight? Max's love life begins to be complicated!
The Count of Samerand and the Aguia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The case opens with the young Edward Derby missing with a sizable portion of his employers money. With all the signs pointing to Edward can even the Count of Samerand discover the truth or uncover the larger mystery surrounding his disappearance?
Lisbeth's Choice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,490. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Isidore's one and only friend makes a decision which will forever change both their lives
The Magician - An Andromache Jones Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 9,610. Language: British English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Andromache Jones has somehow managed to capture the attention of The Magician and finds herself caught up in The Game, his challenge that has very real life and death consequences, and not only for her. Can she complete the test he has set in the allotted time and live to see another day, or will failure, and The Magician triumph?
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Murderous Confidant
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Short Story: When all of the evidence points at Dr. Watson being a murderer, can Sherlock prove him innocent or is it possible that Watson's own friendship has led him down a dark path? Or could Watson still have a dark path to tread? A Mystery with a little bit of Sci-fi.
Releve-toi Lazar
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: French. Published: October 3, 2012 and represented by K-Group. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Il voulait faire revenir l'amour perdu de sa femme. Il trouva un homme qui ressuscitait pour de l'argent le sentiment mort. Mais bientôt il eut besoin de se débarrasser de l'amour-zombie.
Opera Flowers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,840. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(2.00 from 1 review)
Opera Flowers is the third in the Lucy Harlow detective series. Rich bored housewife Stella Grice hires Lucy to investigate her husband Jack, who she believes is cheating. But Lucy uncovers more than a platonic relationship with a local solicitor based upon a mutual love of opera, and is drawn into a race against time to save Susannah Young from a grisly fate at the hands of a sadistic killer.
Inbox Zero
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Social media undertaker Kendall Barber has discovered something about his new subject - an email set up to be sent after his death. What is in the email - and why is his client, the dead man's brother, so eager to find out? This short story is a mini-sequel to the crime novella 'The Obituarist', but it can also be read as a stand-alone story.
Elementary, My Dear Officer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012 by Short Story Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Story Press Presents Elementary, My Dear Officer by Jordan Lane Sometimes work can be boring or it can get you down, especially if the same thing happens from day to day. But once in a blue moon you may meet someone out of the ordinary that causes you to take a second look at your life in general. Detective Jeffrey Madison found these words to be true.
The Piano Book
Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A curious 10-year old school boy visits the house of a reclusive neighbor to play his piano. What he discovers is the ultimate reason why this neighbor does not like visitors.
Pension Day
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Dunny thought that he was onto a good thing when he stole that cab and used it to rob old-age pensioners. But today he may have picked up the wrong passenger... A short crime story about payback and bad decisions.
One Shot: Three Stories of Crime
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,320. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A lottery-winning corpse, a morbid reenactment and an unwelcome reunion. Three short stories of crime and obsession.
The Misfortune Teller: Three Stories of Crime
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,890. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Three very different people encounter death at second hand in these short stories of crime and suspense.
Got Time? 13 Solve It Yourself Mysteries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Test your skills with 13 short solve-it-yourself mysteries. Can you find the clues?
The Room: A Tale of Murder in the Social Networking Age
Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
An incapacitated student gets more than he bargained for when curiosity leads him to join an online self help community. At first the members of The Room welcome him with open arms, but things take a turn for the deadly when one of them confesses to a murder...
I, Crime Writer
Price: Free! Words: 17,150. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
I'm a short story writer - only 5 foot 4. This book features crime tales. I write minimalist Flash Fiction; a perfect dip-in volume - fast reads for a fast world. You'll also find a few Mini-Novels - 1500 word tales so full they think they're bigger. So, meet con men, killers, detectives & thieves. Now take my hand. Follow me. Then give it back.
When the Apricots Bloom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012 by Savvy Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A young woman lawyer trying to break through the heavy bureaucracy of the Egyptian legal system gets her chance when the Public Prosecutor calls upon her to make an appearance in court. The case is an ugly one: a young bicycle messenger beaten to death for no apparent reason. Unless, concludes the lawyer, he was carrying a message someone didn't want delivered.
A Cook in the Kitchen
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Phyllis Carlson hates gizmos, gadgets, and anything techno. She keeps her entire world as uncluttered by technology as possible, not an easy feat in the 2060’s. But when someone murders her best friend, Phyllis faces the technology she despises head on in order to bring the murderous fiend to justice.
The Case of the Dark Angel
Price: Free! Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A two-hundred year-old vampire detective and his human assistant investigate a report of a rogue turning. But there is more -- and less -- to this case than meets the eye. A short story from the author of Bonds of Fenris, offered for free to Smashwords members.
The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
To pay off her law school debts, Kerrie works in the public defender’s office at the Interspecies Court. She has more clients than she can defend, most of them from cultures she does not understand. The public defender’s office loses almost all of its cases, but sometimes it gets a win. Kerrie thinks she has a winner. But does she? Or will winning the case mean she loses at everything else?