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Yatsuhashi for Lance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Elise Chase teaches English in Japan and is about to start a graduate program back in the States. When she agrees to accept a package for her friend Lance, things go terribly wrong and change her life forever. Years later she sends him a sweet package of revenge.
Reduction in Force
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Jackie Rousseau loses her job as a software engineer to outsourcing, she manages to stay afloat financially. She sees the damage the reduction in force wreaks on her friends' lives, though, and decides to deliver a dose of revenge.
Pair of Knaves
Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: British English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A pair of ultra short stories, almost flash fiction, exploring the murky, ambiguous world of Kathryn Blake through the eyes of two of her associates.
An Unwilling Patient
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this short story, an 85-year-old Cochiti Pueblo man is dying of cancer, but when his daughter tries to put him into a hospital, he disappears. This story, told with a light touch of humor, won the 2010 Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest and was published in the 2010 issue of Story Teller magazine.
A Missing Tourist in Mexico
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
He seems a bit disorganized, but Detective Esteban Verde is ready for the challenge when an American scuba diver is reported missing at the tourist community of San Carlos, Mexico. Verde juggles the Federal Police, his own sergeant, and a distraught widow—if that's what she really is. This short story was inspired by the author's own vacation to San Carlos.
Hunting Season
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This short story won the 2004 Tony Hillerman Mystery Writing Contest. An Indian from Jémez Pueblo is shot and killed while hunting for rabbits to feed his family. The police think the shooting is just a hunting accident, so it's up to an Albuquerque newspaper reporter to prove what really happened.
Mr. Alibi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,240. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
No-nonsense private eye Belinda Sweet, the only person in Los Angeles who wants no part in fame, avoids cases that bring her attention. Until she stumbles on one in a bar, when a barfly asks her to act as his alibi for killing his wife. When the cops arrest him but then let him go, Sweet needs to know why. She’s lived in LA long enough to recognize an actor when she sees one.
False Shadows: Eight Scott Drayco Mystery Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,130. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Scott Drayco had everything going: handsome, brilliant, a talented classical pianist. After a violent act scarred him, he turned to an FBI career and now freelances as a crime consultant, taking on cases others won't touch. From a suspected serial killer who plays mind games with Drayco, to murder and revenge at 20,000 feet, these 8 stories delve into dark mysteries of the human soul.
The Rusty Final Problem: Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The story is an unique version of Conan Doyle's "The Final Problem" created with the help of Dialectizer. We bet you've never read before Sherlock Holmes talking Jive or Doctor Watson talking Redneck. This version will help you to look at "The Final Problem" from an unexpected angle and to appreciate it more. No offense to people who talk featured dialects intended.
An Ol' Red-headed Gang: Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The story is an unique version of Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of Red-headed League" created with the help of Dialectizer. You've never read before Sherlock Holmes talking Jive or Doctor Watson talking Redneck. This version will help you to look at "An Ol' red-headed Gang" from an unexpected angle and to appreciate it more. No offense to people who talk featured dialects intended.
A Bohemian Mess: Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The story is an unique version of Conan Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia" created with the help of Dialectizer. You've never read before Sherlock Holmes talking Jive or Doctor Watson talking Redneck. This version will help you to look at "A Scandal in Bohemia" from an unexpected angle and to appreciate it more. No offense to people who talk featured dialects intended.
Scandal in Willow Hollow
Series: Assorted Writings, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Enjoy six short mysteries set in Willow Hollow, a small town nestled in the Pennsylvanian Appalachian Mountains. Follow Detectives Bill Hadley and Tabatha Walker as they track down local law breakers.
Duff Kerrigan, PI
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
in "Prisoner of Guilt," Duff is hired by a one-time girlfriend to protect a young girl from a released jailbird whom she testified against. In "Past Imperfect," Duff searches for the person who shot his father in the back and killed him. In "Cry, Baby," Duff is hired by a woman to destroy a drug-running gang who she says corrupted her husband. All three stories take place in Maine.
Barbershop Otto
Price: Free! Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
UPDATED: Uploaded another sample story to the upcoming collection of mysteries. Now includes: - Private Investigation - Barbershop "Otto"
Cats and Crime, A Panzer And The P.I. Mystery Collection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,790. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Meet Lori Stockley, the mail order Private Investigator, and Panzer, the black cat in this short story collection. Oh, and we can't forget Lori's Granny Gladys. Put these three together and it's a recipe for chaos. Follow them as they catch drug dealers, burglars, bank robbers and carpet snakes.
Step On A Crack: The Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,060. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Five minutes went by. Then ten. I allowed my metabolism to slow, lizard-like, and let my imagination cool. There was no point in making ill-educated guesses. The door clicked open. I looked up. The man in the doorway studied me for a moment. Then he stepped inside, closing the door behind him.
Spirit Journey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story about stolen Indian artifacts. When a newspaper reporter sees Indians from Iowa's Meskwaki tribe digging up graves in a pioneer cemetery, he learns things are not what they seem.
It Only Cost Two Teeth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,130. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A quirky newspaper columnist suspects an editor of being a spy. However, he learns the editor is far worse than that. This short story of 41 pages provides a humorous slant on a mystery and thriller.
Sherlock Holmes and The Birchwood Affair
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A letter to the British Government from a blackmailer brings Holmes and Watson to the town of Truro in Cornwall. There they investigate a mysterious and often fatal illness which has befallen the townspeople as predicted by the blackmailer. By visiting the victims and their places of work a common thread appears. Holmes prevents further illness but now must find the culprit and bring him to task.
The Ancestor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes
A short story about conflict between modern laws and traditional Indian customs. A Pueblo policeman is tormented by the discovery of an ancestor's skull in a housing development being built over an ancient pueblo site.