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Rescue: A Litter of Quetzels
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,240. 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.
A Woman To Die For
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A private investigator is hired by a wealthy Texas woman to find her husband and bring him back from his latest drinking binge. John Hartley is not that hard to find, but bringing him back is a whole different matter.
The Curse of the Gorgon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,280. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When the Magistrate of the Rhakotis District must solve a dubious crime involving a wretched family of Alexandrian nobility without the help of Heron—the greatest inventor the city has ever known—he learns the true horror of family curses.
Remailer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Pretty Enid is looking for lost Fremont. She hires a not-reporting to look for him. That starts a wild ride of mystery and death in a far future of mixed-gender and lost genetics. A science fiction short story from the award-winning and best-selling team of Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald.
Adriana
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Short story. Do you remember the Watering Season? That favorite children’s tradition in the building to mark the end of the school year. You fill a can with water, go out on the balcony and empty the can on someone’s head. Good tradition, isn’t it? And do you remember Adriana? No one “watered” her, remember? Anna asked me once: “Why isn’t anybody watering Adriana?” Good question.
Ben Jackson
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,980. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Jim Connors wakes up on Friday and finds that Ben Jackson, a prominent business man who had recently partnered with Jim's company, is dead, that his business partner, Kevin Anderson, is nowhere to be found, and that his company has folded. And it's Saturday, not Friday. When Jim begins to investigate, he realizes that he hasn't been asking the most important question of all. Who is Ben Jackson?
Old Towne: Beginnings
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,260. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Veterinary medicine and biotechnology collide in this fictional account of Dr. Shep, a former scientist who now works as a veterinarian. He embarks on a new path in his career and must solve a mystery concerning a sick horse and a devious plan by others to make money. If you enjoyed the stories of James Herriot, this book brings you back into that world with the addition of forensic science.
The Confessions of Peter Crossman
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,670. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Collected in one volume, three tales of Peter Crossman, Knight of the Temple in modern-day New York. Urban fantasy by the award-winning and best-selling team of Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald. +++ From the Spear of Antioch to the Holy Grail, Crossman keeps the holy things holy and the pilgrims safe with cool wit, hot lead, and perfect faith.
Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,870. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"FAITH DEPARTED: SHORT STORIES OF MYSTERY, CRIME, AND DESPAIR," by crime author Melissa M. Garcia is a collection of five fictional short stories of evil, pain, and sadness. From the author of "FALLING ANGELS," "CHASING DEMONS," and "STRANGER: A DEATH VALLEY MYSTERY," this short story compilation is only available in e-book.
The Demise of Fyne Literature
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Who killed Fyne Literature? The Fictional Book Investigation Agency is on the case—and the lead investigator is closer to the culprit than he realizes. Ivy League wants to learn who murdered the love of her life. The Fictional Book Investigation Agency agrees to take the case, and soon discovers a surplus of suspects.
The Blind Assman -- A Boone Butters Crime Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short of money -- and short of breath -- odd-jobs man Boone Butters takes what he hopes will be an easy score: chasing an unwanted patron from an unsavory nightspot. But nothing is ever as easy as it ought to be for Boone, and with his health getting worse, simple sometimes equals deadly… THE BLIND ASSMAN is the fourth story in the Boone Butters series.
Clash of Wills
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Thai Diamond Books. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When informed his father had died, Ray knew he had to do the right thing, even though they'd not spoken in years. Determined to face his demons, he returned to his father's adopted home in England, only to discover the realities weren't as he'd imagined and that a world of new problems had to be faced.
The Mystery of Firefly Field
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
Tyler never imagined he would become an Eco-detective when his family moves to the dark skies of the country. Riding his bike home, he slams on his brakes. Countless fireflies are clustering into groups. Tyler is staring at a huge, green-glowing Big Dipper! To save these fireflies, Tyler must learn about the night sky and solve the Mystery of Firefly Field before light pollution signals their end.
The Treasure Of Purgatory Crater
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,890. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
On the moon, oxygen is the most precious commodity. Without it, death comes quickly. But there are other things of value in the vastness of Luna, and other reasons to die.
Mrs Hudson's Case
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. 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.
Ehrengraf for the Defense
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,240. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
These eleven stories constitute the complete case files to date of Martin Ehrengraf, the dapper little lawyer who never sees the inside of a courtroom because all his clients somehow turn out to be innocent. Introduced in Ellery Queen magazine, Ehrengraf is remarkably ingenious and resourceful, and will do anything—anything!—in a client's interest.
The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
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Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
To pay off her law school debts, Kerrie works in the public defender’s office at the Interspecies Court. She has more clients than she can defend, most of them from cultures she does not understand. The public defender’s office loses almost all of its cases, but sometimes it gets a win. Kerrie thinks she has a winner. But does she? Or will winning the case mean she loses at everything else?
Nothing Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,680. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Nothing Man is the follow-up to Marc Lowe's collection, "Sui Generis" and Other Fictions (2010, ISMs Press). "Lowe’s stories hack body and mind apart and sometimes put them back together in a new way. They disrupt comfortable logic and expectation with a Surrealist-infused Gothic prose tinged with hints of Borges and Poe." Rob Stephenson, author of Passes Through
Trial
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A man stands trial for brutally killing a 12-year-old girl. But does a trial bring actual justice? And what can a father do to deal with the horror? A heart-wrenching story about those left behind to cope with the aftermath.
Toxic Train
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Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,370. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ella takes the train home from her honeymoon. One of the passengers is killed, one is a murderer and one wants to lock Ella up for her own good. With Joe distracting her more than the killer, will Ella slip and let killer strike again? Will her confidence go off the rails or will she be able to protect the passengers and her husband? This is the third story in the Ella Westin Mysteries.