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Penelope and The Christmas Spirit
Series: A Penelope Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Penelope gets more than she expected when her eccentric parents plan to celebrate Christmas as a home-schooling project in this short story prequel to the Penelope Mystery series. When someone moves into the old Compton house down the road and all they own is a Christmas tree, an arm chair and a lamp, Penelope decides to find out why. Therein lies a Christmas mystery, waiting to be solved.
Happily Divorced, or how to rob the robber
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
After 40 years of troublesome marriages two 65 year old men are happily divorced but broke. Their future may only last five years. They decide to rob the robber.
Death in the Air -- A Treasure Hunters Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Moving into a 100-year-old house believed to hide treasure of the infamous Oklahoma outlaw Fred Barton, is the beginning of what turns into a living nightmare for one newlywed couple. Will they succumb to the deadly secret of the old home?
Highway to Hell
Series: Cat of Many Colors. Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Becky Trilogy #2 -- This is a sequel to STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN. Please read that story first. Haunted by nightmares, Becky returns to the old house where she makes an unpleasant discovery.
The Fear of E
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A psychiatrist is asked to help a man overcome a very odd fear--the fear of the letter 'e'--which has made him a recluse. Enticed by the man's trust fund and his hope that the odd affliction may lead to a publishing deal and fame and fortune, he determines to find a solution, no matter the alphabetical mine field he has to walk through to attain his goal.
The Robbery: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Walter decided to rob his company when his business was failing and his wife, Muriel, no longer loved him. His plan was simple: grab the bearer bonds and run—worry about the details later. Everything was fine until a Puerto Rican youth robbed him while he was making his escape. Now he was the victim--and that changed everything.
The Fluorine Murder
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 8,530. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Fluorine Murder is the ninth story in the Periodic Table Mystery Series by Camille Minichino. Watch retired physicist Gloria Lamerino juggle wedding plans with solving a case of arson and murder. If you like it, you're in luck: there are 109 stories to go!
The Play of Light and Shadow & Writing
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 16,090. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The crime was impossible, but it happened. The gallery was locked and under constant observation, but the valuable painting was stolen, and later the prime suspect was murdered. A private detective and a professor turned bartender team up to solve who did it and how. Can you spot and interpret the clues and solve it first? Plus an article about how the novelette came to be written.
The Smuggler's Wife
Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
All Abigal hoped for was to be able to pay the bills. With her husband out of work, times were desperate. All of that changed with a strange phone call. Abigal’s husband, Emilio suddenly began working for a mysterious exporting company. Abigal inevitably gets wrapped up in the “company” and her life changes forever when tragedy strikes.
The Witness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Chicago police detective Tom Herlihey is called to a church desecration. What should be a routine investigation takes a surprising turn, with the deeper mystery coming after the person responsible is caught.
The curse of Friday 13th
Price: Free! Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Alexa's 13th birthday is coming up but this year something unexpected is going to happen. Alexa's father had died when she was born and all she knows was that a tree had fell on he's car when he was driving. But what she doesn't know is that he was cursed and on her 13th birthday the curse is passing on to her. On her birthday she is trying everything to stop the curse. Will she survive? Or not...
Repercussions
Series: Celestin City: Evie Cortez, 2.5. Price: Free! Words: 16,730. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After some pestering from his daughter, Caleb goes to pay Evie a visit. He finds her without her memory and at the mercy of the latest threat in her life. With no other clear choice, he takes her home where he’ll protect her with every claw and fang in his possession. Third in the series following Anticipations, this is told in Caleb’s point of view. It's time to find out what HE feels about Evie.
The Forever Team
Series: The Forever Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2015 by D'Elen McClain. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Forever Team” is a fun, police procedural short story which pairs disheartened Detective Laci Jolett with Suii, a K9 who has just as many reasons as Laci to give up on the job of apprehending criminals. The only good thing about their partnership… Suii can’t add a complaint to the growing stack in Laci’s personnel file.
Coming Correct
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ray is pulled into flirtatious conversations with women in the office. Focused only on his coming promotion, he finds himself in some innocent but awkward encounters with a new employee. She sees them as sexual harassment and plans on filing charges. As it could ruin his career, Ray knows he must convince her it was an innocent misunderstanding. But what if she doesn't listen to reason?
Halloween Jeopardy
Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2016 by The Fiction Works. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Prequel to "In the Spirit of Murder" (Book #1 in the Claudia Hershey Mystery Series): How does a 12-year-old awkward girl with an unexpected and chilling Halloween night grow into a top-drawer, decorated homicide detective? Find out in the prequel short story—a prelude to the Claudia Hershey Mystery Series.
Blood On The Wind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
You never know where murder will strike. This brilliant short whodunit first appeared 1993 in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
Birthday Snakes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Hired to sing for a sultan, professional entertainer and amateur sleuth Sheil B. Wright is accused of stealing his priceless birthday jewels. To clear her name she must find the real thief, but an angry cobra has its own deadly agenda.
Doesn't Ring a Bell (Round 1)
Price: Free! Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A prisoner with severe memory loss is guided by a little notebook written by a familiar voice.
Captain Stevenson's Secret
Series: A Diary Of Treasures, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,210. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance
(5.00 from 1 review)
Alone and stranded in the Pacific, a desperate sailor withstands the hardships of starvation and injury, unaware that the island was once famous for a pirate's treasure and a cabin boy. Discovering the remains of a man's tortured body complicates his hope of rescue as he learns that greater danger lay ahead.
Stomping Mad: A Spade Conundrum
Series: Spade/Paladin Conundrums. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a dead body turns up at the first ever Dinocon, Secret Master of Fandom and Private Detective Spade knows just who might be behind it all: Lucinda Danielle Stanhope who calls herself the Martha Stewart of Science Fiction. Now he just has to prove it. “Stomping Mad” marks the first appearance of Spade, who along with his sidekick Paladin is one of Rusch’s most popular characters.

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