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Inspector Zhang and the Disappearing Drugs (a short story)
By Stephen Leather
Series: Inspector Zhang Short Stories, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,720. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Inspector Zhang of the SIngapore Police Force is called in to investigate when a consignment of narcotics vanishes from under the eyes of a team of Drugs Squad detectives. It's a locked room mystery that puts Inspector Zhang's detective skills to the test.
Inspector Zhang and the Falling Woman (a short story)
By Stephen Leather
Series: Inspector Zhang Short Stories, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,040. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Inspector Zhang of the Singapore Police Force is horrified when a woman falls to her death in front of him one evening. But what seems to be a simple case of suicide soon becomes a much more complicated affair and one that will test his detective skills to the limit.
Inspector Zhang and the Dead Thai Gangster (a short story)
By Stephen Leather
Series: Inspector Zhang Short Stories, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,780. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The inscrutable Inspector Zhang of the Singapore Police Force is Bangkok-bound on a passenger jet when a passenger is found dead in the first class cabin. But who killed him, and why? It's up to Inspector Zhang and his assistant, Sergeant Lee, to solve the case.
As Long As We Both Shall Live
By Rick Mofina
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,780. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Liz Dalton's world was coming apart but she refused to surrender. This short work was named a finalist for Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.
My Brother's Keeper
By Danielle Nicole Bienvenu
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 23,310. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Everyone is convinced that Brayden Kelley committed suicide but Bryce is determined to vindicate his brother and prove that it wasn't suicide at all but murder. Bryce will stop at nothing to find his brother's killer. Bryce quickly learns that clearing his brother's name could be deadly and he'll need all the help he can get.
The Strange Case of James Kirkland Pilley
By Randy Attwood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A Lovecraftian style tale of the horrors that surround the simple draining of a park pond and the modern day research that leads back to the Civil War and the discovery of an undead zone.
Bones In the Tree
By Tim Greaton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,870. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011 by Focus House Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Her parents dead and marriage over, Karen returns to Maine to rebuild her life. An irritating furry neighbor and tombstones in her backyard play surprising roles as she endures one disastrous date after another.
Copy Cat Killer
By Roxanne Johnson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
The second book in the Alison Gage Series. Alison has created a new life, as Jennifer Stone. Then she learns about a killer who is copying the latest CSI cases. The bodies are piling up, and the killer is dodging the law. Taking things into her own hands, Alison is back.
The Cottage (Deutsche Version)
By David P Elliot
Series: Pieces of Fate (German Language), Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,590. Language: German. Published: July 5, 2011 by Red Cap Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ein junges Ehepaar entschließt sich zum Kauf eines Cottages. Schon sehr bald ist die Frau davon überzeugt, dass es dort spukt, doch kann die dadurch stark belastete Ehe trotz den Nachforschungen eines skeptischen Radiomoderatoren überleben? Diese Geschichte ist Teil einer Reihe von 6 Kurzgeschichten des Autors David P Elliot, entnommen aus der Anthologie mit dem Titel „Pieces of Fate"
The Last Month
By Roxanne Johnson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
The first book in the Alison Gage Series. Alison Gage is a FBI: BAU agent who has seen too many murderers get away scotch free. When her current investigation is forcibly put on hold for two weeks, just when another body is due, it's too much for her to take. She decides it's time that these escaped killers get some of their own medicine.
The Necromancer's Great Adventure
By Mortimer Jackson
Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Meet Sebastian Grimm; funeral director, private detective, and part time necromancer. He isn't like most funeral directors. When he's not giving peace of mind to the dead, he's out solving murders. One day, Sebastian consoles a woman who recently committed suicide only to find that not all is as it seems, and foul play is most definitely afoot.
Crossover
By Ron Hooft
Price: Free! Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Redmond Quain is on a mission to save the world by going back in time to stop the assassination of a man who was regarded as the biggest monster in all of Earths history. Somehow it had been determined that this was the key event that would destroy earth of the future. But Redmond wasn't prepared when he discovered who the assassin had been, and it threatened to blow his whole world apart.
Body In A Hotel Room
By @1Rebone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The fiancee of a popular Disc Jockey disappears in dubious circumstances... and found dead a few days later in a fancy hoel room
The Perfect Crime
By Sexy Singles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Hans was a dull, lifeless man in his mid-forties. He lived alone. He didn’t have much ambition, but he had always wanted to commit the perfect crime, just for the satisfaction of knowing that he could outwit the system. All our Sexy Singles ebooks are approx 1,000 words in length (excluding copyright details),and priced for a quick easy read. They are designed to entertain quickly.
The Bamboo Mirror - An Anthology of Short Mysteries
By Faith Mortimer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,120. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » Asian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mystery-suspense-thriller writer, Faith Mortimer warmly welcomes you to her anthology of short mystery stories, "The Bamboo Mirror". In three of the stories the reader is introduced to sleuth, Diana Rivers who features in Faith's mystery thriller series of full-length novels. In "The Bamboo Mirror" each story has a unique setting, is sometimes psychological and always with a twist in the ending.
Three-Minute Mysteries
By Stephen D. Rogers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,980. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Twenty-five mysteries you can solve. The solvable mysteries of Derringer winner Stephen D. Rogers have appeared in Crimestalker Casebook, Great Mystery and Suspense Magazine, and Woman's World. He's the author of SHOT TO DEATH, the editor of MY FIRST YEAR IN THE CLASSROOM, and a contributor to the forthcoming MISCELLANY OF MURDER (11/15/2011).
FlashTyme: Five Flash Fiction Stories, Volume 2, Garden Variety
By M. J. Joachim
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Whether you are harvesting, praying or smelling flowers in your garden, FlashTymes Garden Variety is sure to challenge your efforts. The unfolding drama will capture your attention, freak you out and tempt you to let your weeds grow uncontrollably.
The Black Stiletto's Autograph
By Raymond Benson
Price: Free! Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A free short story "teaser" to Raymond Benson's upcoming thriller THE BLACK STILETTO (September 2011) from Oceanview Publishing. In 1958, the legendary vigilante crimefighter, the Black Stiletto, made an unnannounced appearance in a bar in New York City--and Joey, one lucky patron, obtained her autograph. But what else happened that fateful night, and how did it change Joey's life?
FlashTyme: Five Flash Fiction Stories, Volume 1, Gimme the Creeps
By M. J. Joachim
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The psychological twists and turns of M. J. Joachim's Gimme the Creeps, nano flash fiction stories, will send shivers up your spine and make your hair stand on end. The dramatic intensity M. J.'s FlashTyme series gives you, presents a fast-paced, riveting adventure in record time.
Test Subject
By Nate Tunstall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Officer Hughes and his team of police officers are on the hunt for a mass-murderer. The murderer is roaming the shadowy halls of a medical facility on the edge of town. Officer Hughes and his team must track the suspect and subdue him. The murderer isn't exactly what you'd expect him to be, and he quickly gives the team a scare. Do you dare enter the labs of this dark medical facility?