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MUSCLE - The Cheatin' Security Guard (Short Story)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ask any cop, bodyguard or security consultant and they will tell you that the most dreaded assignment is one involving a domestic dispute. Why? Because everyone knows to stay out of lovers' quarrels. Everyone, except Muscle and Bell. Owner and member of The Muscle Firm, the pair specialize in security situations involving affairs of the heart and jilted lovers. This case is no different.
The Pusher's List
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 18,140. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011 by Banty Hen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Supermarket worker Colin Webb’s day goes from bad to terrifying when he finds a note scrawled in a child’s hand: Pleze Help Us We R Kidnaped. Colin’s co-workers dismiss the note as a joke. Colin’s boss threatens to fire him if he takes any action. But Colin knows that unless he can figure out who the kidnapper is, any chance of rescuing the victims will vanish without a trace.
BUILT UPON THE SAND - A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When wealthy widow Lillian Goodhue decides to leave the bulk of her estate to her handsome, newly hired young handyman, Miles Quackenbush, attorney Hannah Trilling sees red flags everywhere. But perhaps Lillian isn't as senile as people think. This story was originally published in an anthology entitled Women Before The Bench.
The Flying Lady Diner
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story by Debra Gray De Noux and O'Neil De Noux. Set in 1948 – New Orleans private eye Joe Torres, on a wandering son case, pulls out of a rainstorm along US 90 and runs into a silver diner that looks like an oversized Airstream camper with a red and blue neon sign reading: Flying Lady Diner.
For Elise
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
For Jess Czerny, the move to a small town was the best way to get over a broken marriage. The pretty little cottage was ideal for her. It was a chance to start over and make a new life. But who was playing the piano in the middle of the night and who was the sad-faced young woman whose face appeared in her dreams and at her window? The peaceful rural setting hid some nasty secrets indeed!
George
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Country folk love to decorate their homes for Hallowe'en and the residents of Lesterville are no exception. But what happens when Hallowe'en decorations are not decorations at all, but a means to hide a body in plain view?
Pipe of Mr. Holmes
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 19,940. Language: Russian. Published: May 25, 2011 by izdat-knigu.ru. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The classic detective story, written in the style of an ironic fantasy. Private investigators Jack Bond and Christian O'Gatti are trying to solve the mysterious murder. Классическая детективная история, написанная в стиле иронического фэнтези. Следствие ведут Джек Бонд и Кристиан О'Гатти
Doggone - a short story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Danny hasn't seen his aging mother in almost ten years, although he does talk to her by phone from time to time. When he learns she is dying and he is her sole heir, he decides to help things along but is stymied by her four canine companions. This light take on death and greed, was originally published in an an anthology entitled Canine Crimes.
Human Bait (A Treasure Hunters Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
During the last six months in the small town of Printon, California, two men of Asian descent were murdered. Undercover FBI agent Andy Lee is given the assignment lure the killer into the open. His investigation not only uncovers a group of KKK activists but also a 150-year-old hidden gold mine--both of which may kill him if he’s not careful.
The Monk and the Prostitute
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A young monk falls in love with a prostitute. They make plans to escape to a better life until she is murdered for her body's organs. "Life Ain't Fair" could have been an alternative title.
Shadows From The Past
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,300. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Kate's crazed and jilted ex boyfriend tracks her down after months apart, he starts stalking her. Fearing for her safety and not receiving adequate help from the police, Kate hires the services of private detective David Slade to protect her. Together they formulate a plan to solve her problem once and for all.
Zombie P.I. (short story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
5,000 word Short Story! Welcome to Dead Town, the only place on earth where zombies are welcome. They think, talk, and crave human flesh. When a man is lost there, his sister hires the only P.I. who can help her, a zombie named Trask. As he searches for the missing man, Trask is forced to do things that frighten even the undead!
The Corner of Your Eye
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Follow Sam on his journey from normalcy into madness. Can he discover the identity of the mythical killer of the woods? Can he trust his friends and family to help? There must be an answer to these strange events and stories, and Sam will uncover them or die trying.
Tiger's Blood
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,760. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011 by Book Moxy Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Michael Stevens is a veteran of Iraqi freedom. A bomb strapped to a boy ended his career, and left him with a strange ability that he doesn’t completely understand, but is driven to follow. A string of murders sets in motion an investigation by detectives Burns, and Moretti. What they find could change everything.
Deadly Shorts
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Series: Alex St. James. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,740. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Julie Hyzy's Chicago news researcher is back in two short stories: "Sanctimony" and "Criminal Intent." Join the intrepid Alex St. James, her cranky boss, Bass, and the ever-efficient Detective Lulinski as they take on a long-forgotten crime, and a doctor who's preying on the most vulnerable.
Canady Park
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Price: Free! Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Computer programmer Kevin Landstreet thinks too much. He struggles to keep his shaky existence together under the burden of over-thinking. When his reality becomes a weird fantasy, Kevin must find his way back to normalcy. To do this he must pass through Canady Park.
Lunch Reads Volume 3
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Price: Free! Words: 14,990. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011 by Istoria Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Istoria Books Presents: Lunch Reads Volume 3 A short-short and a long-short--two great mystery stories by writers at the top of their craft! In this third volume of Istoria Books's Lunch Reads series, readers will encounter a grumpy senior citizen doing her grocery shopping and a small town abuzz about the murder of their local newspaper's editor.
Lethal Beauty
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Price: Free! Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
If you liked "Outbreak", you'll love this! A scientist invents a new lotion that has purifying powers. It has become a new phenonemon as women all over the world become raving consumers. Soon after, chaos begins and the human race rapidly starts to diminish.
Caroline (Deutsche Version)
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Series: Pieces of Fate (German Language), Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: German. Published: May 18, 2011 by Red Cap Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ein bekannter Geschäftsmann, der offenbar einen Nervenzusammenbruch erlitten hat, betritt ein Polizeirevier und behauptet, einen Mord begangen zu haben. Man findet eine Leiche, und man ermittelt in einem klaren Mordfall – bis Caroline ihre Geschichte erzählt. Eine von sechs Kurzgeschichten, die Teil der Kurzgeschichten-Sammlung PIECES OF FATE von David P Elliot.
No Way Out - And Other Scary Short Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 17,230. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
(3.00 from 1 review)
Includes three 'terrorific' short stories. No Way out: Mike takes a bet to go inside a haunted house, will he live long enough to collect? The Price of Friendship: How much is a best friend worth? Joey finds out the hard way. Hobgoblin Horror: Jake volunteers at a retirement home because Shelby works there. So, it's no wonder he's misses Mr. Fitches' warnings about a homicidal hobgoblin-too bad.