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Castle of Horror by Barbara Hambly
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 15,310. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A novelette - 15000 words. Colossus Films (of the novel Bride of the Rat-God) is shooting in Reno so Chrysanda Flamande's latest boyfriend can get a divorce. They share the sets - a supposedly haunted castle - with a black film company from Chicago, but Norah Blackstone is uneasy. Chrysanda's dogs can scent the supernatural, and Norah knows that something about the castle is very wrong.
The Dark Side of Pura Vida: Murder, Betrayal, Abduction and Revenge in the Vacation Paradise by James J. Brodell
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Retired baseball player Jack Patterson becomes suspicious after his younger sister dies in a Pacific Ocean rip tide while on vacation in Costa Rica. Jack has to go there to find answers to troubling questions. But soon he is hijacked by a gang of avengers led by an icy Costa Rican-American woman who carries twin pistols strapped to her chest. Jack soon helps uncover a web of corruption and greed.
Football Mambo by Peter Tonkin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,640. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014 by Cyberworld Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When down-at-heel Adelaide private detective Bruce Bilger accepts a curious but seemingly trivial case from a local Australian Rules football club, the Centralian Galahs, he has no inkling of the bizarre and perilous circumstances into which he is about to be plunged. Will his survival instinct and street wisdom make up for his lack of social graces, and will his curiosity ultimately kill him or
Guarding Lacey: A Smokey Dalton Story by Kris Nelscott
Series: Smokey Dalton. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Private detective Smokey Dalton does his best to protect his adopted family, from his 11-year-old son Jimmy to his friends, the Grimshaws. But Smokey can’t see everything. Jimmy notices that Lacey Grimshaw—“thirteen going on trouble,” Smokey says—skips school to hang out with an adult man. Jimmy doesn’t want to tattle, but he’s worried about Lacey.
Gunner by R. Richard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,660. Language: American English. Published: July 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Detective Sergeant Halloran has a problem. There’s a dead man inside a locked steel cage room. The forensics people tell Halloran that the man was killed by an unarmed combat strike. There’s no way in or out, except by an alarmed, heavy steel door. The security service tells Halloran that no one entered the room, after the dead man. Halloran’s Supervisor wants answers.
Night Watch by Josh Lanyon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,230. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When investigative reporter Parker Davidson's’s ex escapes from a maximum security prison, LAPD Lieutenant Henry Stagge is tasked with making sure that Parker doesn’t end up a victim a second—and final—time.
Murder At The Mystery Mansion by Serena B. Miller
Series: The Doreen Sizemore Adventures, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,140. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2016 by L. J. Emory Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In this tongue-in-cheek novella, bad things happen every time Doreen Sizemore leaves her South Shore, Kentucky home. She can’t seem to go anywhere without stumbling over yet another dead body. So Doreen comes up with a solution. She won’t go anywhere. She’ll simply stay in her tiny home town where everything is nice and safe. But is it?
Coke with a Twist (A Mercy Watts Short) by A.W. Hartoin
Series: Mercy Watts Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,110. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
**This edition contains an extended preview of the Mercy Watts novel, A Good Man Gone.** Mercy Watts' P.I. father ropes her into another investigation, this time to find the truth behind a young woman's attack. The case takes her from a dive bar to sorority row to the gutter, and unless she solves it fast, the case will be her last.
Parlour Game by Cora Buhlert
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,770. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Edgar Asheford-Browne is found dead in his home, with a hole in his head and a bloody fire poker next to his body, the cause of death seems obvious. He was bludgeoned to death. But as Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd begins to unravel the case, it seems less clear. For Helen has to deal not only with contradictory evidence, but also with a room full of suspects who are accusing each other.
One Night in Toronto by James Kinsak
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012 by Fiero Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Bobby wakes up to shattering sounds like eight-inch cockroaches are throwing dishes off the kitchen shelves in his third-floor apartment. But it’s not roaches; it’s a pimp and hooker fighting on the sidewalk below his window. Bad. Getting worse. Nobody stopping it. Should he? He makes a stupid decision.
Psycho Psyche by James Field
Series: The Cloud Brother's Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.00 from 4 reviews)
Dr Grenn is a hypnotist, executive, inventor, television personality, and scoundrel. Driven by insatiable greed, he jeopardises the whole world's security and tricks Professor Maurice Masterson into being his scapegoat. Take this short story as a warning, hide it from terrorists, and pray it never comes true…
A Basket Full of Bargains by Lorraine Bartlett
Series: Life On Victoria Square, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2017 by L.L. Bartlett. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Iris Drake is an odd duck who knows everyone at Artisans Alley arts-and-crafts arcade, but nobody knows her. When she walks into Gilda’s Gourmet Basket on Victoria Square, she’s a stranger there, too—but not for long. Yet she hasn’t to come to Gilda to buy her wares—she’s there to sell some of her own. All goes well until Iris’s secret is exposed.
A Dimension of Death by William Leisner
Price: $0.99 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.
Lady with a Black Car by Hiranya Borah
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A lady with a black car vanished from my radar after regularly zipping past my car for a year in 2009-10 while returning home from my office in the evening.To know about her one has to read up to the last chapter of this story.
Carving Out A Path by Lorraine Bartlett
Series: Life On Victoria Square, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2017 by L.L. Bartlett. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A young shoplifter not only swipes a couple of hand-carved figurines from Ray Davenport, owner of Victoria Square’s Wood U gift shop, but barrels into and injures another Square merchant. Upon his escape, the police are called, but before the ink is dry on the report, the boy’s grandmother drags the would-be thief back to return the purloined items. She’s got an agenda and great expectations.
Naughty and Nice by Kevin J Anderson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban(4.00 from 1 review)
Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. finds himself tackling a bizarre Christmas case when Santa Claus himself becomes a client, hiring Dan to recover some very precious stolen North Pole property. If you like werewolves, vampires, evil elves, zombies, as well as a lot of belly laughs, curl up with this story and some eggnog.
The Ramsey Chase: A Remarkable Adventure of Cornelia True & Roman Gray by Devon Ellington
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,530. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Roman Gray's Device malfunctions and he lands, naked, in Cornelia True's petunia bed, they join forces to track down a time-traveling serial killer out for the blood of his thirteenth victim.
Road Kill: Dan Shamble Zombie PI Mini 2 by Kevin J Anderson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,400. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled(3.00 from 1 review)
Road Kill Dan Shamble Zombie PI Mini 2 A Mini-Adventure Starring Dan Samble, Zombie PI When Dan Shamble, Zombie PI wakes up in a coffin in the back of a semi truck, he knows it's not going to be a good day. He has to escape, figure out what's going on, foil a black-market blood-smuggling ring—and make sure he's not dead on arrival!
A Very, Very Ordinary Man: The Story of Serial Killer William Patrick Fyfe by Chris Lundy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
William Patrick Fyfe was just a normal guy going door-to-door soliciting handyman work. But if he found a woman home alone, she became his victim. A true story of one of the most deadliest serial killers in Canada...a man whose death count has not yet been finished...
Seventh by Debbie Mumford
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2017 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Detective Gus Collier has seen a lot of corpses, but he’s never had one open its eyes, grab his wrist, and speak to him. But that’s exactly what happens when he’s called to investigate a murder on the morning of his twenty-eighth birthday. Twenty-eight. Seven quadrupled. Gus is the seventh son of a seventh son, but he’s always considered it just an accident of birth--until today.