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Ding Dong Bell, The Kitten in the Well
By Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,080. Language: British English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A clean and cosy short story, featuring the popular Gershwin family in Knavesborough. This is your chance to revisit the 1990s and meet Rhapsody, Harmonia and Psalmonalla Gershwin, the spunky vicar's daughters and their curious kitten. It all begins quite innocently with a visit to an old cat woman, but no matter what the Gershwins stick their noses in, something sinister will happen.
Who Kidnapped Billy Bumble?
By P.F. Ford
Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,700. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
There’s trouble brewing in the cozy little town of Tinton when hopeless petty thief Billy Bumble is arrested. But it soon becomes clear that things aren't quite as they first appear! Unlikey hero Alfie Bowman seems to be the only one who really believes Billy Bumble has been kidnapped, but can he discover where Billy's being held, and if he does find him, can he launch a rescue bid?
An Unnecessary Murder
By P.F. Ford
Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,460. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
When a woman is murdered, DI 'Nasty' Nash is convinced the finger of suspicion points firmly at Alfie Bowman, but DS Dave Slater is not so sure. He knows Nash would love to see Alfie put away for a very long time. But would he really go so far as to frame him? In this latest novella of this series, Alfie and Slater team up to discover who's really responsible for this unnecessary murder.
Mrs Hudson's Case
By Laurie R. King
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Sherlock Holmes retired to the Sussex Downs, his long-time (and long-suffering) housekeeper, Mrs Hudson, went along to run his life. But when the house is invaded, shortly after his meeting with Miss Mary Russell, Mr Holmes refuses to turn his mind to the problem, leaving Mrs Hudson herself to solve the case.
Missing Without Trace
By P.F. Ford
Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,300. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Thirty years ago a little boy went missing, and still his mother doesn't know what happened to him. Police investigations at the time achieved nothing, but perhaps someone made sure of that. In this the second of the Alfie Bowman Novella Series reluctant hero Alfie tries to solve a 30 year old mystery and finds that even today there are some people who would rather he didn't find the truth...
Rescue: A Litter of Quetzels
By A.B. Richards
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,230. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by Black Mare Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Weak as a kitten. That's what the old-timers say, anyway. Houston Homicide Detective Quetzel Cazares believes that, too. So when she finds a scrawny little cat abandoned at a gruesome crime scene, she takes pity on him and adopts him. That decision just may save her life. Five stories. Five murders. One tiny, fluffy connection.
Jewelry Jinx
By A.M. Burns
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
When someone is stealing from the magical community, the call goes out to the E.S. Peters agency to find the thief. Tiffany enlist the aid of witch spirit Magee Reyes to track down the villain and get the goods back.
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.
Tides Inn - A British Pub Mystery Novelette
By Bill Wilke
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A baffling mystery. A unique British pub. Isolated on the end of a rocky peninsula. Cut off by high tide. Eight people trapped in the pub. One person murdered. Seven people with motives. Zero people with opportunity. Who did it? How did they do it? A charming, classical, old-fashioned "whodunit" that will delight Agatha Christie enthusiasts everywhere.
Winter Heart
By Margaret Frazer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,220. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
One man has been kidnapped. Another has been murdered. In the bleakest depths of winter, Frevisse finds her soul chilled with the heavy burdens of duty and responsibility. Even the warmth of charity is in short supply as the villagers of Prior Byfield turn against each in bloody feuds of greed and rage, weaving knots of treachery which even the clever Frevisse may find hard to unwind.
The Painting in the Crate. A Pounds & Sterling Short Story
By Ethan Stratmore
Series: Pounds & Sterling, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,480. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This short story is the first in the "Pounds & Sterling" series. A famous art history professor had been murdered. His doctoral student, art historian Samantha Pounds, takes up her own investigations. Soon she finds a useful clue, and presents it to medical examiner Dr. Oliver Sterling. Together they solve the case, in which international smugglers and foreign trading companies are involved.
Tales of Rick Engel: Regeneration
By Rich Beck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,850. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Thomas Cade was looking to renew a few old friendships, what he found was more than he bargained for...Enter Rick Engel, stalker of the supernatural and unexplained, attempting to solve what most see only in black and white.