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The Skirt and other stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,640. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The man with the gun made Tom sit on a wooden chair then told Hannah to hitch up her skirt and sit on Tom's rock hard legs, facing him. He tied them tightly together, took the money from the cash register and left. Their bodies touched everywhere. Hannah watched the man she cared for turn deep red with embarrassment. He dragged his eyes over to hers and said, "This is ruining everything."
Fatal Love
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,790. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The idyllic lives of an attorney and his trophy wife in Puerto Vallarta are disrupted by the end of his seventeen year old mid-life crisis. Her love and the 30 year difference in their ages drives her drastic efforts to save the marriage and fatally impact on both of their lives.
Nine Toes in the Grave
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,720. Language: American English. Published: January 1, 2018 by All Due Respect Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
NINE TOES IN THE GRAVE and Three Stories by Eric Beetner. “A stripped-down, old-school blast of noir.” —Rob W. Hart, author of New Yorked
Good Cop Bad Cop
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 160,430. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2017 by Zimbell House Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sam becomes a cop and works alongside his beloved mentor until Edwin is killed in a shooting. Hailed as a hero for his actions in the case, Sam feels like anything but. He begins a dark descent away from the stand-up policeman he once was, turning to drugs and alcohol to numb his pain and his PTSD.
Down & Out: The Magazine Volume 1 Issue 2
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,940. Language: American English. Published: December 4, 2017 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
DOWN & OUT: THE MAGAZINE Volume 1 Issue 2. Featuring a new Sheriff Dan Rhodes story by Bill Crider.
Meat City on Fire and Other Assorted Debacles
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 63,770. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2017 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
MEAT CITY ON FIRE and Other Assorted Debacles by Angel Luis Colón. “A hard-hitting collection of fast paced noir stories that never disappoint.” —Jen Conley, author of Cannibals
Murder at the Beach: Bouchercon Anthology 2014
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 73,020. Language: American English. Published: November 19, 2017 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
MURDER AT THE BEACH: Bouchercon Anthology 2014. All proceeds from the sale of this book support the Long Beach Public Library Foundation.
The Professor Mysteries
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,890. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this collection of four short stories, Prof Henry Wodeash, known around The College as ‘The Professor’, solves the Dean’s Dilemma with a history textbook, takes on the matter of Three Blind Mice and a cure for glaucoma, finds out why a Case of Crabs may solve the mystery of stolen laser research and finally The Mermaid’s Daughter has a tail to tell concerning a poetry prize.
13 Claws
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,170. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Holy Menagerie! The Mesdames of Mayhem, a group of established, acclaimed Canadian crime writers, have teamed up with three talented newcomers to create a book for your library favorites! 13 Claws includes 17 fantastic tales (pun intended), featuring cats, dogs, dragons and snakes! With thrillers, cozies and mysteries of every variety, 13 Claws is sure to find a sweet spot with crime lovers.
The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Fifth Course of Chaos
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,860. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2017 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
The Killer Wore Cranberry has been acclaimed worldwide for its wicked combination of humor and Thanksgiving-themed mysteries, and this year’s installment is sure to carry on everyone’s new, favorite holiday tradition. This year’s contributions come from 14 of today’s best and brightest short mystery authors that could be seated at one dinner table.
Killing Malmon
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 129,060. Language: American English. Published: October 19, 2017 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
KILLING MALMON. 30 Authors…1 Victim. Edited by Dan and Kate Malmon. All proceeds benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Passport to Murder: Bouchercon Anthology 2017
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 106,050. Language: American English. Published: October 12, 2017 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“[A] rich and varied anthology…” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review. PASSPORT TO MURDER: Bouchercon Anthology 2017, edited by John McFetridge. Janet Hutchings, Chris Grabenstein, Gary Phillips, and Hilary Davidson headline a new world tour anthology of 22 stories from the heartland of America to Italy, Japan, Mexico, Cuba, England, and more.
Arrivals and Departures
Price: Free! Words: 87,360. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set largely in Spain, but also Italy, France and northern England, Most of these short stories relate the adventures of Detective Oscar Garcia and his assistant Jose, who specialise in the kind of missing persons cases which benefit from Oscar's somewhat contemplative frame of mind, although it turns out there are frequently more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in his philosophy.
Dead & Breakfast and Other Stories
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,730. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Not all detectives are heroes. And when the dead can't defend themselves, help comes from the most unlikely sources. It might be from P.I.s with offices in unusually high places (“Heaven Knows”). It might come from shapeshifters in love (“Stakes & Adders”). Hell, it could even come from...you’ve guessed it, Hell. (“667, Evil and Then Some”).
Nothing You Can Do: Stories
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 88,070. Language: American English. Published: September 11, 2017 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
NOTHING YOU CAN DO: STORIES by Ed Kurtz. Seventeen tales of crime, murder, and vengeance from the author of The Rib From Which I Remake the World and Bleed.
13 O'Clock
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,060. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this second volume of their crime anthology series, the Mesdames of Mayhem are thrilled to bring you 15 tales of desperation and evil deeds. From courtroom drama to identity theft, from cottage country to the city's deadly pace -- crime is everywhere, and in every era. The Mesdames of Mayhem are 16 friends who are established Canadian crime authors.
A Better Kind of Hate: Stories
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 64,400. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 14, 2017 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The world will never be perfect. The world will never be all bad. It’s the middle we must embrace. This … A BETTER KIND OF HATE: STORIES by Beau Johnson.
Carolina Crimes: 21 Tales of Need, Greed and Dirty Deeds
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 80,830. Language: American English. Published: July 31, 2017 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
CAROLINA CRIMES: 21 TALES OF NEED, GREED AND DIRTY DEEDS, edited by Nora Gaskin Esthimer with an introduction by Jeffery Deaver.
Down & Out: The Magazine Volume 1 Issue 1
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,790. Language: American English. Published: July 28, 2017 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Down & Out: The Magazine. Volume 1, Issue 1. Edited by Rick Ollerman. For fans of good writing, good literature, and good crime...welcome.
15 Strange Tales of Crime and Mystery
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,810. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2017 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
15 yarns of crimes dire and humorous, cosmic and ordinary, exploring the frightening and endlessly inventive ways humans find to do each other wrong.