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Sherlock Holmes - The Dollmaker of Marigold Walk
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,580. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A Sherlock Holmes tale narrated by Mrs. Watson. Holmes hunts for a man's missing wife while Mrs. Watson puzzles over strange non-crimes on the East End that could mean nothing - or could herald the return of Jack the Ripper.
Hagar
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,730. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A novelette of 13,000 words in the Benjamin January historical mystery series. When the mistress of a plantation is murdered, Benjamin's wife Rose is convinced that contrary to the evidence, the crime was not committed by one of the household slaves. But proving it will be another matter.
Sherlock Holmes - The Adventure of the Sinister Chinaman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A Sherlock Holmes short story of 7.300 words, narrated by Dr. Watson. Holmes and Watson are in San Francisco, defending a Chinese magician accused of kidnapping a child. They are aided by that renowned prestidigitator and aeronaut Oscar Zoroaster Diggs - otherwise known as the Great and Powerful Oz.
Libre
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A short story the Benjamin January Free Man of Color series. In pre-Civil-War New Orleans, musician Benjamin January seeks the missing daughter of one of the free colored demi-monde.
The Retrieval Artist: A Retrieval Artist Short Novel
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The short novel that started the entire Retrieval Artist series, The Retrieval Artist introduced Miles Flint to the world. Hugo-nominated, chosen as one of the best stories of the year, The Retrieval Artist created an entire universe, and Flint himself became what IO9 calls “one of the top ten science fiction detectives ever.”
Queen's Honor
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,770. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Miami. 1974. A hustler is murdered and suspicion falls on some of his transvestite friends. Xande and Yolande need to find the real killer before an innocent man (or woman) is brought to trial. But to do that, Yolanda has to make a personal sacrifice--go on a date with Lieutenant J.C. Montana. This is the fourth story in the saga involving XYZ Investigations--Xande, Yolande, and Zoe Calhoun.
Mary's Christmas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: British English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
One evening in late 1921 or 1922, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are talking over the unexplored portions of their past. A person might expect the older Holmes to have any number of these—but here, it is Russell who astonishes her husband with news of a previously unknown, even unsuspected, uncle. Jake Russell: scoundrel, charmer, eternal youth. What young girl could resist his charms?
The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » 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?
Cat Nap
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,100. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Triwell doesn’t adopt strays. He is a stray, a man who has lost everything even though he has a house and an antiquarian bookstore in Seavy Village on the Oregon Coast. The cat adopted him. She’s a mystery, a mystery who lives with him, a mystery he will solve one summer in a surprising—and deadly—way. With bonus story, “Star.”
Hate Mail
Series: Anna Harris ยท Anna Harris Short Stories. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,410. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013 by DIB Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Snarky, ill-tempered and alone: Anna Harris kills for money. Weightier pay cheques. Bigger risks. Longer bills. She can see no way of turning work down. Everyone deserves to live in peace. Some can even afford it. A skull-scratching tale of minor celebrity and undesired post. Hate Mail: an Anna Harris short story.
Pueblo Mysteries
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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This is a collection of four short story mysteries involving the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico.
There Was an Old Woman
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,290. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Miami, Florida, 1974. Xande and Yolande Calhoun are hired by a young CPA who is charged with murdering his landlady with a toilet plunger. To prove his innocence, Xande has to go into the underground, where college students are found, where hippies play around, and where drug dealers abound. The second in the XYZ series of mystery stories by the award-winning author of The Small Town Saga.
Dry Spell (A Mercy Watts Short)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,380. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mercy Watts doesn’t believe in ghosts. She might be the only one. When Mercy’s best friend, Ellen, shows up in the middle of the night, shaken and afraid. Mercy starts digging for a truth that might not even exist. Is it a mental illness or has the Missouri drought revealed something that could’ve remained hidden forever?
Brothers and Sisters and Brothers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,370. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
It's 1974 in Miami Florida. The Calhoun sisters--Xande, Yolande, and Zoe, have set up a detective agency. Xande is a hippie, Yolande an ex-Army lesbian law student, and Zoe? Well, Zoe has disappeared. Their chances of being hired seem slim, but when a young record executive bursts into their office asking for help, they are on the case like rats on a floating ship. The crime? Suicide.
Ghost Claws
Series: World of the Ghosts, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Caina Amalas and Halfdan of the Ghosts must stop a murder from igniting a war.
The Case of the Headless Heir
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,970. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
XYZ takes on a murder case involving the husband of a hippie restaurant owner. The dead man turns out to be George McDowell, a popular Florida mystery writer who often hosted meetings of Miami's only Cryptogram Club. The only clues are two mysterious and bloody scraps of paper found on the scene, but of course Xande's most important clues are always locked up somewhere under her blonde dreadlocks.
A Dimension of Death
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,070. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Following the murder of a young woman on the set of The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling teams up with a former Los Angeles police officer turned television writer named Gene Roddenberry to investigate.
The Incident - Episode Two - A Sam Jameson Serial Thriller
Series: THE INCIDENT - A Sam Jameson Serial Thriller, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,620. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
"Lars Emmerich is right up there with James Patterson, David Baldacci, Nelson DeMille, and Frederick Forsyth." - Gene GeRue, Amazon The second installment in the international sensation THE INCIDENT, a Sam Jameson Serial Thriller.
Motion for Mistletoe (a Jamie Winters Mysteries holiday short story)
Series: Jamie Winters Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,720. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Jamie Winters' elderly neighbor Jack disappears a week before Christmas, Jamie pairs up with her landlord's fearless teenaged niece to find him. Only the more they look into his disappearance, the more they begin to believe Jack is not the man they thought he was...and he bears a suspiciously striking resemblance to jolly old Santa Claus.
Jenny's Not Dead: Episode #1
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,400. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jenny’s Not Dead is a spine-tingling mystery series written by David Chappuis and Michael Klinger. In Episode #1: The intuitive Alan Case moves to Lake Forest, a town with hidden secrets. He finds clandestine information that his Aunt Jenny left behind after her sudden death. He and his lover are thrust into a story tinged with deception and murder and they begin to believe that Jenny's Not Dead.