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Trophies
By J. Gunnar Grey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 130,140. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011 by Dingbat Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Captain Charles Ellandun lives in two worlds: NATO’s Rapid Response team, and civilized Boston with his beloved Aunt Edith. Then the war implants a ferocious, repeating memory he can't shake. Then someone murders Aunt Edith. And then someone tries to run him over with a Suburban. Like it or not, Charles must dig into her past, even if it rips his world to shrapnel. Even if it costs him his life.
Models: A Short Mystery Novel
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,320. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Kendall Dee disappears on her first day as a professional hairdresser at a New York Fashion Week runway show. When she turns up murdered, her friend Corry Lindstrom decides to find out what happened. Chosen by the readers of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine as one of the top five stories of the year, “Models” takes place in a world not often seen by outsiders.
Ragged Ice
By R.G. Crossley
Series: The Razor and Edge, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When people kill to be famous, someone must stop them. Razor and Edge take on a strange case after receiving a cryptic note with the words ragged ice written on it. As they follow the clues they move to Manhattan and into the dark side of the music business, a cutthroat world where artists compete and murder may be the prize.
Kuchen
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Lawyer F. Reed Hamlin has everything—money, success, a small amount of fame. But he doesn’t have close relationships. He doesn’t have family. Until he hears on the news that police have caught a Vietnam protester who bombed a munitions site. An anti-war radical who has hidden for twenty years. An anti-war radical who just happens to be Reed’s mother.
Lucky List
By Rita Fraser
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
James Reece, an unassuming man, works as an account for a bank by day. A heavy debt load forces him to use his skills as a retired thief by night. Now married, he must keep his secret from his wife and son. But something’s very wrong. Every time he gets to a mark it’s been cleaned out ahead of him. Someone knows his secret. A tale where the cat burglar becomes the mouse.
We Never Sleep
By Corbert Windage
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Future crimes will call for futuristic solutions. Yves Alvert is a different kind of detective. In this, his first case, he confronts the organization responsible for the destruction of his agency.
Fifteen Minutes At Mercy General
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An emergency: a bleeding teenage girl in ripped clothes on a gurney in a hospital corridor, her mother hastily brought in by the investigating police officer. An emergency, a girl, a family, and a crime so horrible that no one understands until it’s too late…
The Great Pumpkin Caper (A Chloe Boston Mystery Book 10)
By Melanie Jackson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,890. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by Brian Jackson. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It's Halloween and this year Chloe is certain she'll win the pumpkin carving contest, but the night before the competition someone uses Mr. Jackman's giant pumpkin to squash an unpopular dentist. This is publicity the town doesn't need. Can Chloe solve the pumpkin caper and save Halloween? This is a short story approximately 19k words in length.
Press On
By Linda Rae Blair
Series: The Preston Andrews Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,480. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Press has now thoroughly offended everyone around him. His woman is gone, his heart is broken, and he's just simply in a pissy mood! Lt. Wallace is watching Press implode and take the Virginia Beach PD Homicide Squad down with him. Press is ordered to see the department shrink! Soon, Press and Jones are on the road--following doctor's orders!
LUNCH READS Volume 4
By E.B. Loan and Ted William Gross
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by Istoria Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
LUNCH READS: Volume 4 Two mysterious stories that take readers on a journey to the border of fantasy at the junction of imagination and dreams! In this fourth volume of the Istoria Books LUNCH READS series, readers will encounter a girl frightened by strange events and stranger parents and a Jewish widower grappling with sorrow and longing.
Can You Guess What's Next? Mystery Short Stories Volume 1
By Tim Myers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
From Agatha Award Nominee and 10 time IMBA National Bestseller Short Story Collection Pit your wits against the detective as you pause to see if you can solve the case yourself. Stories include Star Power An Act of Charity A Halloween Surprise
Kindred Souls
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
She calls herself Linda, although it’s not her name. She travels from nursing home to nursing home, fixing problems, helping others. Until she meets Eloise Mortimer. Rich, famous Eloise Mortimer. Dying Eloise Mortimer, who fancies herself a latter-day Miss Marple, but who might simply be something much more dangerous. Much more destructive.
Jackie-O
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis—former first lady, editor, mother, grandmother—lives a life of mystery. But she wants to solve a mystery of her own: who changed the world on November 22, 1963? Oswald? A group of conspirators? Originally written for a mystery anthology titled The First Lady Murders. Includes the complete bonus story, "Bring Me the Head of Anne Boleyn"
Strays
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,880. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In the first days of the Clinton administration, Ransom, a DC private eye specializing in Republican dirty tricks, falls on hard times. He finds himself investigating the murder of a local celebrity—Bob the Weather Cat. Chosen as one of the best short stories of 1993.
The Ugly Machine and the Man Who Sold The Planets
By Wallace Provost
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,780. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Can a game machine commit murder? Maybe if it contains a self-evolved avatar. Rick Koenig and Gus Byrne built the Ultimate Game Machine. A Neural processor with nodes in 500 cities around the world. With it and the avatar, by partnering with Homeland security,they they fight Drug Lords and help a South African Industrialist build a space ship.
Atlanta Blues
By Robert Lamb
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,430. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A reporter and two cops search for a missing college coed. The search leads through the underbelly of urban Atlanta to murder and heartbreak. This is a powerful novel about the vast difference between justice and jurisprudence.
Come the Shadows
By Wendy L. Young
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,150. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Officer Will Harmon lives a comfortable life in Campbell Creek, North Carolina, where there hasn't been a murder in seventeen years. When bones are discovered in the old bread factory his life is disrupted but the body only the beginning. Challenges, threats, and surprising mysteries are coming and he will do whatever it takes to protect the life he loves...
Whispers
By Genieve Dawkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Who attacked the bad boss? A short, intriguing whodunnit mystery with an unexpected twist in the tale.
Beggin' For Murder
By R.G. Crossley
Series: The Razor and Edge, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,610. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When the mob comes a knockin' Razor and Edge must answer. Mobster Tommy Manetti pays a visit to Staten island PI's Razor and Edge. Fear motivates him to ask Razor and Edge to kill a rival, his boss. Will they accept the job? Will this be their last case? Will they themselves die? The trickiest, most deadly case Razor and Edge have faced yet. Readers will find their other cases on Smashwords.
100 Years of Brotherly Love
By Linda Rae Blair
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 83,410. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
It didn't begin that morning when Trick's mother found them standing in her kitchen, one with his daddy's big knife in his hand, all 3 with bloody hands. It wouldn't end, even when her panic over their blood oath faded. It had begun nearly 100 years earlier. It would last their lifetimes and beyond, this brotherhood of theirs. These 3 would live to stand against arson, murder, blackmail, & more!