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Cop Tales
By Alan March
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Cop Tales is four short stories that show you the danger, and the humor, cops share with each other.
Silverlight
By Matt Joyce
Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: Australian English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Something is terrorizing a Sydney park. Three people have died so far, torn to pieces. Is it a feral dog? A trained animal being directed to attack people by a deranged owner? The fabled black panther of the NSW mountains? Or is it something...worse? Two police detectives are about to find out that some legends can be all too real.
Road to Gethsemane
By Sara Yvonne Appleton-Adams
Price: Free! Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Magdalene and Eden are two victimized women. In a chance meeting the two realize they have one thing in common - the same man. A decision is made to free themselves of the tyranny of the puppet masters. But on the road to Gethsemane who will lose their way?
Still Wind, Forgotten Days
By Bobby A. Troutt
Price: Free! Words: 30,990. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Still Wind, Forgotten Days contains enchanting stories of people who face impossible odds and life’s tragic moments. But, through their determining willpower and blessings from God, they are able to overcome the obstacles and endure life’s problems to achieve victory.
Abnormality #1: Beepers
By Tom Lichtenberg
Series: Abnormalities, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Dillon Sharif was the world's greatest big-data detective. It helped to be the handsome grandson of the billionaire founders of the AllDat Corporation - legal owners of all the world's information - but would it be advantage enough to solve the riddle of those invisible things that go beep in the night? Dillon was going to need every bit of his trusty assistants' assistance on this one.
A Countdown to Death
By Deirdre Verne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Susan Miles is nosy. When she’s not keeping tabs on her neighbors at her New York City apartment building, she’s badgering the doormen for more information. With a tip from Jose, her favorite doorman, Susan is unwittingly drawn into a sinister murder plot that leaves one resident dead.
Busting God
By Danielle de Valera
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Short story, 15 pages. Aging undercover narcotics agent Michael O'Neill is fighting back the years. Pumping iron, practising karate with the best, running miles every day so that he can stay in the field. He is sent to the north coast of New South Wales, Australia, along with his Vietnam buddy Baby Johnson to bust a heroin dealer everyone up there calls 'God'. 5,500 words.
Confetti: A Collection of Cozy Crimes
By Patricia L. Morin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,360. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
From a theme party in Mizpah, NJ, to a surfing incident on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, murders are planned. From a Malibu beach with remote control cars, to the northern hills of Las Vegas, people are disappearing. "Confetti" is a colorful mixture of delightful stories.
Love in a Time of Outsourcing
By Rashad Freeman
Price: Free! Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(Short Story) Mike Benson is living the high life. A six figure salary, convertible sports car and a penthouse overlooking the California coast. He didn’t think life could get any better. Unfortunately, it just got worse.
Le soleil des sous-terreux
By Madjid Lebane
Series: Service Parisien des Enquêtes Spéciales, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 6,920. Language: French. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Le SPES doit aujourd'hui essayer de comprendre comment et pourquoi des hommes vivants dans les sous-terrains de Paris prennent feu en sortant au dehors.
Despair
By Richard F Jones
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A tyre and repair depot. A busy life. Then it all comes to an end. For someone who works there the outcome is tragedy.
A Cat Caper: A Delilah Duffy Short
By Jessica Sherry
Price: Free! Words: 5,360. Language: American English. Published: February 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
There are no mysteries too small for Delilah Duffy, at least not according to her great-grandmother, but missing cats?
Betrayed: A Ghost Story
By Lisa Carlisle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,700. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Once thinking it was a curse, Sybil Channing now uses her gift to communicate with spirits as a lucrative way to make a living. She dubs herself a ghost whisperer and plays up her role as an eccentric woman who can talk to the dead. When she receives a call from a bed and breakfast with an issue with a ghost, Sybil thinks it will just be another easy, nice-paying gig.
Dead Letter
By Rish Outfield
Price: $2.22 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: American English. Published: February 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
When Brendan and his girlfriend discover a black envelope on his windshield, they think it's a joke. But the message inside it is no laughing matter.
A Crab, a Rustler, and an Ostrich: A Short Story
By Edward J. McFadden
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014 by QuickHitsPublishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
It’s just another sunny day in Middleburrow, Florida, when Deputy Sheriff Jake Santo is called to investigate the discovery of a severed finger on a tourist beach. Things only get stranger as reports of an ostrich causing havoc in town leads to an investigation of animal cruelty, greed, and power. Everyone seems to be in on it, but can Santo locate the nine-fingered man before the staties arrive?
Buzz Killer
By Deirdre Verne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It is Homecoming day, and the star quarterback, Howie the Hand, is not on the field. Abby's housemate may have been the last one to see Howie alive, and panic sets in as they piece together the events of an evening doused with drugs, alcohol and deception. Howie may be dead but one thing is for sure. The housemates’ friendship will never be the same.
The Apparition - An Andromache Jones Mystery
By Sammi Cox
Price: Free! Words: 15,650. Language: British English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It is three days since Andromache Jones suffered her ordeal at the hands of The Magician and she doesn't know what to do with herself. She doesn't think that she is up to working. She is not very keen on the idea of getting out of bed. In truth, all she wants is to be left alone. Unlucky for her, Jean Pottersworth is very persistent. Does she have a case that might chase away Mac's blues?
Courtney Case and the Missing Lemons
By Jeannie Meekins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Australia & Oceania
I never thought my mum’s bad memory would lead me to another case. It was Friday evening. Dad was helping me with my homework. When mum came in with fish and chips for dinner, I went out to get a lemon from our tree. I stopped, and looked at the lemon tree in surprise. There were hardly any lemons! Who has stolen the lemons? Can Courtney and her trusty sidekick Laura solve the case?
Dead Men Don’t Eat Quiche: A Short Humorous Mystery Set in Paris
By Gwen Ellery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Becca is having a dead viscount day, and if she doesn’t think fast, she’ll end up in a French jail crying, “I forking can’t take it anymore!" 32 pages of pure entertainment from award-winning humorist Gwen Ellery. Includes an excerpt from What’s French for WTF? and French Toasted and a manifesto: “A Chick By Any Other Name”
The Mystery of the Dead Squirrels
By S.C. Torrington
Price: Free! Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
0.75 star(4.64 from 11 reviews)
One mysterious death is a tragedy. A second is a coincidence. But a third dead squirrel? That’s murder, Pumpkin.