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First Offense
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
You didn't mean things to go so far. You didn't expect the man to put up a fight. But it'll be okay. All you have to do is stick to your story. Don't volunteer anything. And always remember: You have the right to remain silent.
The Case of the Ship's Steward: A 15-Minute Brodericks Mystery
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The Brodericks are visiting the Queen Mary. After peering into a bedroom, they move down the hall. Jamie quickly pulls out her camera and runs back to the room. As she steps into the doorway, she holds her camera up. “Oh!” she exclaimed. She pulled down the camera, just in time to see a ship’s steward step back through the room’s far door. What was he doing? Can you solve the mystery?
The Case of the Swiped Solar System: A 15-Minute Brodericks Mystery
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“It’s gone,” Jose’s yell interrupted Kendall’s thoughts. “My assignment isn’t in my backpack where I left it.” Everyone turned to look at Jose Gomez. Jose frantically searched through his backpack again. Then he looked up with an angry look on his face. “I’ll bet Peter took it!” See if you can solve the mystery of the Swiped Solar System before Kendall Broderick does.
The Case of the Pilfered Picnic: A 15-Minute Broderick Mystery
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jamie slid her bike to a stop and quickly put it into the bike rack. She had it locked up and was starting to look around before Kendall even came to a complete stop. He started to lock up his bike as Jamie spotted Lisa. The girl was sitting on a park bench with tears rolling down her face. “Something’s wrong,” Jamie yelled as she hurried over. What is wrong, and can Kendall and Jamie fix it?
The Case of the Stolen Sea Dragon: A 15-Minute Brodericks Mystery
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Someone has stolen a leafy sea dragon from the pet store. Jamie and Kendall’s friend Jarren Jones asks for their help. The store owner thinks Jarren has stolen it. Can they help him figure out who really took it? See if you can solve this 15-minute mystery before the Brodericks do! LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day.
The Case of the Jade Jewelry: A 15-Minute Brodericks Mystery
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“In China, it is very important to give a young girl jade. A family will even go into debt to get a very good piece of jade jewelry. But often they don’t have to buy a bracelet. Jade is passed down from generation to generation, just like my bracelet was passed down to me.” The Brodericks could tell that the jade was important to Shing Lee. But why wouldn’t the shop keeper return her bracelet?
Grand Jury
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A deputy district attorney confronts a witness over her testimony in a grand jury hearing.
Marooned on Death Island
Series: 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead Volume 2, Book 31. Price: Free! Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It was their love for sailing that brought Jack and Karen Billings together. Anytime they had free time, they could be found aboard their most prized possession, the Marlow Explorer. One day they decided to have a Halloween Cruise Party with some of their closest friends. But read on to see if the Marlow Explorer becomes just another Bermuda Triangle Mystery.
Graveyard Plots
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,860. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this collection of 23 short stories, Bill Pronzini, prolific, award-winning west-coast mystery writer and creator of the well-known "Nameless Detective" series, the author's style and versatility truly shine. These tales including three that feature his well-known series character, the "Nameless Detective" run the gamut from psychological suspense to satire to Western gothic.
Leduc
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Leduc knows how not to get noticed, how to bide his time, how to hide what he does. He learned a long time ago, after his mother found the cats. Just a few more weeks, and he’ll have his military police badge. Then he’ll be able to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants… to whoever he wants. There’s only one problem. Someone knows his secret.
Last Assignment
Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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~Free short story from the PbRJV Gallery~ "My name is Dallas Lowe, and the life of a law enforcement officer is never easy, but it is rewarding. Then receiving our gold detective shields and working together fulfills a childhood dream for me and my best friend Brian. We live on top of the world – until the day comes all policemen dread – the day when things go wrong and someone has to die."
Run & Gun: A Dozen Tales of Girls with Guns
Series: FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,930. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd confronts a Warsaw crime boss, a New York City bounty hunter, and a Homeland Security agent cowboying in the middle of the North Sea, among others. She foils devious plots ranging from human trafficking to illegal sports betting, and more. From Dallas to Ulan Bator, Dawna shuts down not only the FBI's most wanted and but also any crook messing with her family.
The African Queen and Other Stories
Price: $5.99 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.
Frost on Thin Ice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Short Story ~ Why would one country neighbor run down another on Main Street in front of the post office? It happened in early November... Keith Harriman was crossing the street when Jerry Frost bore down on him in a big pickup truck. Jerry refused to tell anyone anything. Good at investigating insurance claims, I decided I would nose around a bit and see if I could find out why it happened.
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: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,880. 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
Masquerade at One Thousand Feet (A Gray Ghost Mystery (Short Story))
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,500. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012 by Seven Realms Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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A zeppelin. An art thief. A murder on a trans-Atlantic flight. A murder committed on a trans-Atlantic Zeppelin flight is linked to an infamous art thief. The flight's security officer calls for art acquisitions facilitator Tobias Cooper to use his skills of observation and detection to delve into the dark secrets of other passengers to crack the case. [NOTE: This is a short story]
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.
Edges: Collected Stories of Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,310. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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"...gripping, with an authentic voice... a marvelous technical feat... By turns funny, touching, and horrifying; a beautiful job." - Diana Gabaldon, New York Times Bestseller. Edges is a compilation of diverse mystery short stories from award-winning writer Michael Hiebert. Coming in at over 34,000 words of fiction, this collection is anything but small.