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Joey Warnecki - Eight Days
Price: Free! Words: 124,860. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
With two shots from a pistol, an ordinary man's life and identity fall apart in a Maine coastal town.
The Phoenix Crisis
Series: The Phoenix Conspiracy, Book 3. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 124,170. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The leaders of the Phoenix Conspiracy are poised to usher in The Hour of Ascension. And it is up to Calvin to expose the conspiracy before the Empire collapses in a firestorm of civil war. The Organization, the Akiras, CERKO, the Advent, the Phoenix Ring... it all comes down to this moment. And the question on everyone's mind is, can the Empire survive? Or will it be lost to the tempest.
Missing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story of 10 pages. An 85-year-old Cochiti Pueblo man is dying of cancer, but when his daughter tries to put him into a hospital, he flees to the mountains instead to finish his final days. This story, told with a light touch of humor, won the 2010 Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest and was published in the 2010 issue of Story Teller magazine.
A Missing Tourist in Mexico
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
He seems a bit disorganized, but Detective Esteban Verde is ready for the challenge when an American scuba diver is reported missing at the tourist community of San Carlos, Mexico. Verde juggles the Federal Police, his own sergeant, and a distraught widow—if that's what she really is. This 17-page short story was inspired by the author's own vacation to San Carlos.
Scaffolds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by Vauk House Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
For Dan, the restoration job means more than money, it means a chance to work past the accident that took his young wife’s life. Yet it also means seeing Nayoni again, and facing feelings he has never moved beyond. Not when she married a rich architect - and certainly not now - as Nayoni reaches out to Dan - the only one who can help her escape the living hell of her existence.
Hunting Season
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A short story of 10 pages. An Indian from Jémez Pueblo is shot and killed while hunting for rabbits to feed his family. The police think the shooting is just a hunting accident, so it's up to an Albuquerque newspaper reporter to prove what really happened.
Storm Season
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,140. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The second exciting collaboration from Erica Spindler, Alex Kava and J.T. Ellison. One terrifying storm; three thrilling tales.
Finn's Golem
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,870. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Equal parts noir detective story and speculative fiction thriller, Finn's Golem is a fast-paced one-two punch from the author of Black Jack Justice and the Tales of the Red Panda adventure series.
Mr. Alibi
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The only person in Los Angeles who doesn’t want fame, no-nonsense private eye Belinda Sweet avoids cases that bring her attention. Still, she stumbles on one in a bar, when a barfly asks her to act as his alibi for killing his wife. The bartender calls the cops, who arrest—and then release—him. Sweet needs to know why. She refuses to stop until she uncovers the real story—even if fame follows.
Murder in the Church
Price: Free! Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Someone killed Charlie Young. Police Chief Cal Brady has but one clue: a black and white photo of the deceased inscribed with a cryptic message. Amateur sleuth Dani Birch helps Brady decipher the message, but her discovery leads to a string of murders thought to be unrelated. A serial killer is on the loose, and his next intended victim: Dani Birch herself.
Gold Medal Threat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,060. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
When Casey and Johnny overhear assassins discussing “taking out” an Olympic gymnast just prior to the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, they team up with Chelsea and Samantha, and attempt foil the crime. Suspense, action and lots of fun combine as the team puts their lives in harms way to identify and stop the assassins, before it’s too late.
Bloodlinks
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 75,480. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012 by Books We Love Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Two years ago Garreth Mikaelian was turned into a vampire by the seductive Lane Barber. He tracked her to a small Kansas town and when she tried to kill him, killed her. He thought. But a call comes from his old partner in San Francisco that seems to indicate Lane is still alive. Garreth goes to San Francisco to find out. He determines that she *is* dead. But now someone is killing vampires...
False Shadows: Eight Scott Drayco Mystery Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,060. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Scott Drayco had everything going: handsome, brilliant, a talented classical pianist. After a violent act scarred him, he turned to an FBI career and now freelances as a crime consultant, taking on cases others won't touch. From a suspected serial killer who plays mind games with Drayco, to murder and revenge at 20,000 feet, these 8 stories delve into dark mysteries of the human soul.
He Will Restore
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,340. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Child Abuse. Rape. Robbery. Murder. Stories ripped from the headlines. From East Tennessee in 1877. The fictionalized retelling of the last days of the Brassell Brothers, and their attempts to rescue their sisters by any means, fair or foul.
The Rusty Final Problem: Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The story is an unique version of Conan Doyle's "The Final Problem" created with the help of Dialectizer. We bet you've never read before Sherlock Holmes talking Jive or Doctor Watson talking Redneck. This version will help you to look at "The Final Problem" from an unexpected angle and to appreciate it more. No offense to people who talk featured dialects intended.
Falcon's Bend Series, Book 3: The Fifteenth Letter
Series: Falcon's Bend, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,230. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
For the past fifteen years, on the anniversary of his arrest for armed robbery, Zeke Carfi has received a threatening letter signed by the wife of his deceased partner in crime.
The Grass Always Dies
Price: $1.39 USD. Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mashups, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Short story. Is it right to tell tales or not? What will happen if you do? The moral dilemma of whether to tell the tale or not; the moral dilemma of whether to stop someone hurting others. What is right, when is it right? Macabre ending
Riverside Mystery
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 15,090. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Book 2 of the detective Michael Mysteries. Failing to find any leads to the murder cult BRC, Private detective Michael decides to take a break at the fishing village but when a hired gunmen from his last case floats down the river as he fished, he is immediately swept back into the world of shadows and evil.
Dead Men and Cats
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,730. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Megan Albright and Janie Sampson discover a dead man and a live, calico kitten floating in an old rowboat the serenity of the quiet community of Shadow Island is shattered. Then, Dan Uley, a close friend, is murdered. Doubting the sheriff's willingness to find the killer, they know they must do it for there is no telling who will be the next to die.
Far Out! 3
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In this story about detective Jack and his partner as they go up against a vampire who has a thirst for blood and kills various unsuspecting victims in the city.