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The African Queen and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,170. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A little fantasy, a lot of mystery: welcome to strange lands, strange crimes and stranger investigators—swordsmen, aging women from another world, and a love struck teenager, to name a few. Come along for the ride up-river to Sing Sing, through a wild night on horseback, or driving a Mazda GLC through flooded suburban streets. I guarantee there’ll be something interesting waiting for you.
Remodeling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Ada’s neighbor bangs on her door one morning, she assumes he’s mad at her husband, again. Rick’s sensitivity to neighborhood noise has driven them from home to home searching for an escape, for a peaceful life. But once again, her husband’s intolerance for their neighbors shatters any chance for peace. How far will he go to teach his loud neighbors a lesson? And how many lives will change?
Georgia Meets Virginia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,190. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Freelance Chef Ginny Travis knocked on a door and minutes later, she's investigating a murder. It's enough to kill anyone's appetite... 1st in the Georgia H. Mysteries. 'Georgia Meets Virginia' is 25,664 words.
Lincoln City Blues
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,870. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When a beautiful woman walks into the office of Anastasia Charles — aka Charlie — with a story about a violent husband and a kidnapped kid, Charlie’s private investigator instincts sit up and pay attention. With $2000 on her desk, $8000 more the moment she finds the husband, and the chance to be a hero and rescue a kid… how can Charlie say no? CONTAINS FIRST CHAPTER OF THE TUXEDOED MAN
Pulp Ink 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,190. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
You live in a world of god-awful sequels. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Blues Brothers 2000. Scary Movie 2. It’s rough out there. But have no fear—here’s one sequel that hasn’t been drained of life by roving hordes of soulless studio execs.
Chamán
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,480. Language: Spanish. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
El Chamán tiene un secreto para curar al planeta de todas las adicciones. Se enfrenta a gran oposición y peripecias que son la trama de la novela.
Hanged to Death: A Museum Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,910. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When Rachel interns at a museum, she finds out art and museum politics are murder.
Thorns
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,500. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Shelton believes flowers save people, so he’s appalled when Ruth-Anne Grant demands he remove her name from his floral delivery list. The roses he spent his morning crafting came from her stalker. Shelton, embarrassed and frightened for her, gives her the stalker’s name, thinking his involvement will end there. Only it doesn’t. The police show up looking for his help to catch a murderer.
Jade O'Reilly and the Ice Queen (short story)
Series: Jade O'Reilly Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,810. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
When a priceless vase disappears during the fanciest party of the year in Sweetwater, NC, it's up to private investigator Jade O'Reilly to recover the family heirloom. As Jade tracks down the vase, she juggles pressures from her ex-fiancé, Dale Pickles, and hard-core co-worker Mack Blackmon along with her determination to uncover the truth about what happened to the vase itself.
She just fell.
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
She thought her life was finaly perfect. She had a great step-mum, great dad and overall a great life. untill her step mum got fed up of her. Her step mum told everyone she "just fell" what really happened? will they find out the truth?
Crime Please!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,030. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012 by Darling Newspaper Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
CHILLS AND CHUCKLES . . . This selection of mystery tales by Ann Morven, diva of the whodunit, varies from the macabre to the magical, yet always a gripping read. Whether it is widowed Marjorie cultivating weeds, Luckless Liz trying to strike it rich or balladeer Sheil B. Wright bumbling along a murder trail, readers are assured of sizzling entertainment.
Angel's Touch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eleven year old Holly Quinn has been abducted from her home in the middle of the night. Knowing that statistically they only have a forty eight hour window to find her, the police call in clairsentient Angelique ‘Angel’ Freeman for assistance. She senses that there is more to the abduction than first meets the eye.
Finding Vinnie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
Philadelphia PI Andrea Fabiano is called in to help her late mother’s best friend, Teresa Mazzi, who is gravely ill, find her son before she dies. In “Finding Vinnie,” PI Fabiano is determined to bring the wayward Vinnie to his mother’s bedside but finds more trouble than she bargained for in a case that she takes pro bono.
Toxic Train
Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,370. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Ella takes the train home from her honeymoon. One of the passengers is killed, one is a murderer and one wants to lock Ella up for her own good. With Joe distracting her more than the killer, will Ella slip and let killer strike again? Will her confidence go off the rails or will she be able to protect the passengers and her husband? This is the third story in the Ella Westin Mysteries.
Business or Pleasure - A Gunner Long Case
Series: The Gunner Long Casefiles, Book 4. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Story Reccomended Ages: 17+ It seemed like just another simple tail job. Follow erring husband, get evidence of him erring in the act, report back, and collect not enough money. Easy enough work that would keep Gunnies landlord at bay. But somehow Gunny finds himself hanging off a skybridge with a screaming woman clutching to him and a thousand foot drop below. Could the day possibly get w
All That Green
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
when a shady friend asks you to hold $60,000 for him, you do it. that's what friends are for. but what if the temptation becomes too much and you help yourself to the green? as long as you've got a good story ready, no problem. right? wrong. especially when the danger comes from an unexpected direction.
The Retirement Fund
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,800. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Lenny Quarters is looking forward to leaving his rackets behind and retiring to a nice warm climate. He's stashing his money in a safe-deposit box. He's sure it will be secure there. He's in for the surprise of his life.
Brea's Tale and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,460. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This book contains four stories: "Brea's Tale" (Winner of a 2012 Derringer),the story of an ex-beauty queen wrongly imprisoned; "Scritch," a story of revenge; "Years of the Wicked," in which a small town police department is overwhelmed by three murders; and "Gone, Gone, Gone"-- you'll never look at Fluffy the same way again. Chapt. 1 of Pullen's debut mystery, COLD FEET, is also included.
The Curious Case of the Broken Window
Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Contacted by an old acquittance of the female persuasion, in hopes that he might be able to shed light on the events surrounding her husband's death. The Count of Samerand quickly finds himself as the prime suspect in this grave affair. Can he prove his innocent or will he be hanged for a crime he didn't commit.
Evil Grows & Other Thrilling Tales
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,730. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Loren D. Estleman has been writing and publishing books and novels since 1976. His fiction includes westerns, mysteries, thrillers, and historical thrillers. Along the way, he's written a number of crime stories. Stories about the darker side of life, broken hearts, swindles, double-dealing and just plain evil men and women who define the title of this collection.