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Galluping, a short story
Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Jarvis, a Gallup interviewer, encounters a strange, not to say deadly, respondent who takes orders from someone named Benny, who seems to have known Jarvis was coming. Is the large pistol on the couch to frighten him, or is this Jarvis’ interview with Death?
Unpacking the Undertaker
Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,950. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ella is back from her honeymoon and is moving into her new home. She unpacked a particularly heavy crate and got a nasty shock. All she wanted to do was put her books on the bookshelf. Is it too late to close the crate and send it back? #4 in the Ella Westin Mysteries coming December 27, 2015
The Reveler's Mask
Price: Free! Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Kayla Covington is the one to hire to find and recover what you have lost. She thought she had seen and heard it all, that was until she was hired to infiltrate a secret society to uncover their secrets and steal their prized artifact. Now the only question that she cares about is, will she make it out of this alive?
Easy-English: Sherlock Holmes: The Red-Headed League re-told in twenty-first century Easy-English
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Easy-English : Sherlock Holmes: The Red-Headed League is the third of the Easy-English Classics series from international best-selling author Mark Williams. Many classics of English literature were written in styles of English not commonly used today, and even for those who speak and read modern English fluently the archaic styles, wording and phrases can be challenging.
The Ox-bow Island Adventure
Series: Chris Calhoun Middle Georgia Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 8,450. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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The third in the Chris Calhoun series of mysteries set in middle Georgia has Mark and Chris trying to figure out what happened to young Ryan Burton on a strange night. Digging into Ryan's strange service call to a welding job in the middle of nowhere when he was not allowed to see the route - could they retrace his steps? What would they find?
Mortalidad
Price: Free! Words: 11,420. Language: Spanish. Published: December 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
La vida que vivimos es un extraño lugar, en el que un arruinado especialista debe completar una misión para el todopoderoso Ministerio de Información: Interrogar a una peligrosa terrorista.
A Necessary Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2015 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A new short story from New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly!
Merlin's Mirrors
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,130. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Merlin Tyana is a mysterious character who appears, always during a storm, to solve or prevent murders, usually when a love interest is involved. Written in the old English style
The Enigma of the Spirits
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,690. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A spring of murders and disappearances claimed by the internet legend that is referred to as "the facelessman." Come and witness the ongoing investigation with Detective Ariel and Javana, as they along their journey meet with old and new friends as they are tested by a supernatural force.
The Really Big Ka-Boom: A Spade/Paladin Conundrum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Secret Master of Fandom and private detective Spade thought he would be spending Christmas Eve alone—until a strange call from Paladin changes his plans. And just when he thinks the evening can’t get any stranger, a huge blast sends his world into chaos, along with that of Paladin and Casper. And what the trio learn next might prove even more explosive.
The Party Line, a Myrtle Crumb Mystery Prequel
Series: Myrtle Crumb Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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The Party Line, a Myrtle Crumb Mystery prequel, shows readers where Myrtle's sleuthing all began--with her telephone's party line! Ada, Tansie Miller's daughter, has moved back home. Word on the party line is that her husband has shown an interest in another woman. When the other woman is found dead, Myrtle is on the case!
That One Extra Lie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,520. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
It's a summer's evening in Biarritz. Delphine and Louis have been round to a couple of friends. During the dinner, Louis finds out that Delphine has lied to him about her whereabouts the day before. Straightaway he thinks it's adultery, but the truth is something very different. To find out what exactly, Louis has to lead his own inquiries, during which Delphine becomes an unexpected ally...
Truth Lies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,670. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: December 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Truth Lies is a story of a boy and his mysterious death. It is a story of beliefs, a story of hopes, a story of unnamed silence and unspoken words. It is a story of life and indeed a story of death. When a stroke of destiny forces you to be yourself, the only way to find the truth is to be it.
Sleighed at Castle Rock
Series: Amelia Grace Rock 'n' Roll Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,760. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Bronwyn Sinclair, assistant to Castle Rock manager, Amelia Grace, is feeling Grinchy—but who can blame her? She's in charge of the Christmas in July music festival...and things take a turn for the deadly when someone slips mistletoe in one of the judges' drinks. Can Bron scratch the would-be killer off her naughty list before the whole festival is ruined?
John Fulghum Mysteries
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,140. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Zimbell House Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
John Fulghum Mysteries is full of neo-nior short stories dedicated to the Private Investigator, John Fulghum, that just happens to be a decent, brilliant former war hero and gumshoe. Working out of an unlikely second-story office in Greater Boston, he solves crimes that no one else will handle because they do not fit the parameters or jurisdiction of normal police work.
Joy to the Worlds: Mysterious Speculative Fiction for the Holidays
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,480. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Grey Sun Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What do you get when you mix mystery and speculative fiction, then toss in the holidays for good measure? A mobster Santa, genetic hanky-panky, Victorian villages, time-travelling detectives, Krampus, eerie bell spirits, and more–this collection of short cross-genre fiction is the perfect counterpoint to traditional holiday reading!
The Mysterious Disappearance of The Sara Ann
Series: 31 Horrifying Tales From The Dead Volume 6. Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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It was one of the happiest days of Sara Ann’s life, it was spring break and her father bought a new boat. He wanted to surprise his daughter and take her on her first trip on a boat in the ocean. Sara lost her mother a few years ago to cancer, and her father took it hard, and knew in his heart no other woman could ever fill that hole in his heart so he just focused on his only daughter
End of the Road
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Abandoned in a frozen wasteland he expects his next job will be as a stiff. It has to happen someday given his line of work. Mob executioners have a limited shelf life. But he’d made a fatal mistake. He slept with the boss’s girl. Now he had a price on his head and he had to run or he’d be ugly ass tortured before a premature death. But he may have a way out at the end of the road.
The Sapiens Missile Mystery -
You set the price! Words: 28,840. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It took four people to die in the same horrid circumstances before TAMER and his partner, Don Franklin are finally able to figure it all out. Selling Navy missiles to overseas parties is a complicated and dangerous business, to say the least. Even worse when you throw in a twisted mindset.
The Gift
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Inspirational
A homeless shelter falls on hard times with little hope for needed cash. Then the money shows up. Many of these characters also appear in my mystery novel, "A Brother’s Cold Case."