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Inspector Zhang and the Dead Thai Gangster (a short story) by Stephen Leather
Series: Inspector Zhang Short Stories, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,780. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The inscrutable Inspector Zhang of the Singapore Police Force is Bangkok-bound on a passenger jet when a passenger is found dead in the first class cabin. But who killed him, and why? It's up to Inspector Zhang and his assistant, Sergeant Lee, to solve the case.
Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas (A Greatest Hits Mysteries Holiday Short Story) by Leslie Langtry
Series: Greatest Hits Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,420. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It’s Christmas Eve, and huddled around the fireplace with pet Dodo in her lap, Missi Bombay tells the story about the time she and her cousins, Gin, Liv, Paris, and Cy carried out a holiday assignment on the family’s private island—Agatha Christie style.
Subway - a Jack Ryan Mystery Thriller by Jack Ryan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015 by Sizzler Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jack Ryan is at it again. On top of his game. When detective Hank Murdock receives a strange telephone call in the early dark morning hours, he goes on a mission to save 200 people. Somewhere in the dark subway. However the strange caller has other plans... Dangerous plans...
French Cheese by D. E. Harrison
Series: Detective Rage Mysteries. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A drunk driver dies after having 26 pints of blood. The CDC has samples of the clotting blood, but they can find no reason for it. CDC may shut down every place he has been in the last week. He was promoted to a dairy plant before the French vacation and worked at a grocery store. Inspector Strong is working the case as terrorists, murder, accident, at the wrong place at the wrong time.
The Burglar Who Dropped In On Elvis by Lawrence Block
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Bernie Rhodenbarr, light-hearted and light-fingered bookseller, is featured in ten novels. This is one of four short stories in which he stars. He's on the job in Memphis, enlisted by a supermarket tabloid to obtain photos of Elvis's off-limits bedroom on the second floor of Graceland. A locked-room mystery with the Bernie Rhodenbarr touch...
Defiance (Triple Threat #3) by Laura Harner
Series: Triple Threat, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,420. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Archer, Zachary, and Jeremiah are hired to bring a full stop to a runaway blackmail scheme threatening to derail the K-Train Express—local football legend Kebow Trainer’s career. When the investigation turns over the rocks of Zack’s memories, he realizes there are a lot of different types of closets—and he reaches beyond the circle of his two lovers for help closing the door on the past.
Crucify (Triple Threat #4) by Laura Harner
Series: Triple Threat, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,200. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It’s one thing when Jeremiah asks Zack and Archer to take a pro bono case for a friend, it’s a whole different question when he wants to step into the confessional and bait the trap himself. Their investigation reveals more than just a philandering priest with a penchant for young men on their knees, and more than one relationship is going to change. Forever.
Button Man by Joseph D'Agnese
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,000. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
An idealistic young man returns home after the Korean War, and clashes with the corruption he finds in his father's business in New York's Garment District. Written by a recent Derringer Award Winner, this Runyonesque short story first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and also appears in the larger collection, Daggyland #1, by the same author.
Halloween is Murder by Josh Lanyon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,130. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When his enigmatic partner takes off on an annual fishing trip, City of Angeles gumshoe Barry Fitzgerald is left to handle an All Hallows’ Eve kidnapping case on his own. The victim? A murdered millionaire’s penny-pinching son and heir. The culprit? That’s where it gets tricky. According to the missing man’s sister, vampires are behind Patrick O’Flaherty’s disappearance.
Soutee - The Complete First Story by Dale Wiley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,740. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Steve Soutee is a lawyer, a ladies man, a master gardener and chef, and the man you need in a pinch. When a bailiff runs off with $25,000, Soutee is hot on his trail at the behest of the judge, with a bevy of beauties, a paternity accusation and a new woman who just may know where the money is hidden.
Number Five: Trash by Colin Cotterill
Series: Jimm Juree Case Files, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,080. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2018 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Number Five: Trash is the fifth in a new series of Colin Cotterill short stories. Not a message in a bottle; instead it's in a sealed plastic bag which once held medicines, stuffed inside an old sardine can and washed up on the beach. A cry for help by someone held against their will? And is there any connection to the Burmese labourers dying from malaria? Another case for Jimm Juree.
Opdracht In Amlwch by Mike Jansen
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,030. Language: Dutch. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Een detective van Scotland Yard in het Victoriaanse Londen krijgt opdracht een verdwijning in het verre Amlwch te onderzoeken, meer voor zijn eigen bescherming dan een noodzaak de verdwijning op te lossen. In Amlwch ontdekt hij dat de verdwijning een duistere oorzaak heeft en moet hij zich tot het uiterste inspannen zijn verstand te bewaren, laat staan het vege lijf te redden.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Affair of the Captive Mothers by Philip van Wulven
Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A dangerous spider leads Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson to investigate the circumstances of certain English people held captive at home and in foreign parts. Some were held by Borneo pirates, and lost to their families until the great detective is able to reunite them. Dr. Watson finds he is personally greatly affected by this investigation.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Lascar's Fate. by Philip van Wulven
Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,190. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Adventure » Action
In this 14,000 word novelette Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson pursue the criminal mastermind, Ravendra, to great heights, and an aerial battle brings the adventure to a climax.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Barking Emporium by Philip van Wulven
Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,240. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
The great detective uncovers a convoluted conspiracy to conceal the cause of two fires, one of which results in the death of an elderly couple. Dr Watson records the fine details which lead to the exposure of the villains.
Perry Mason e i guanti spaiati by Federico Bini
Series: I falsigialli - racconti, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: Italian. Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Per il più celebre avvocato della California, un paio di guanti spaiati indossati da una donna che chiede aiuto è già abbastanza per assumere la difesa. Tanto più che la polizia sembra sicura che quella donna è un'assassina. Forse troppo sicura. La partita vera, quella in tribunale, è ancora tutta da giocare e l'avvocato ha in serbo molte sorprese. Con qualche (lecito) trucco.
Pitkirtly on Tour by Cecilia Peartree
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,920. Language: British English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy(4.00 from 1 review)
A short Pitkirtly Mystery involving an archives event, lions, stowaways and freezing fog, not necessarily in that order.
El Secretario del Chapo by Adolfo Sagastume
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,170. Language: Spanish. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Narco Novela. Lacho es el Secretario del Chapo Guzmán, el narcotraficante más famoso y buscado del mundo. El Secretario tiene muchas tareas qué hacer y las hace todas a punta de pistola. Tiene sangre fría, don de mando y lo que es más importante mucho... motivos para hacerlo.
A Time For Every Purpose Under Heaven by Barbara Hambly
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A short story in the Benjamin January Free Man of Color series. Rose Janvier, Benjamin's wife, left at home in pre-Civil-War New Orleans, uses her own detective skills to track down a killer.
Solomon's Dream by Michael R Stark
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,930. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The dead things talk to him in whispers that glaze his mind. With them comes knowledge Solomon knows he should not have, understanding that does not belong in his simple life. Only Solomon knows the evil that has come to his hill. Only he can fight it. No one else will listen. No one else can hear the whispers.