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Three Blind Eyes
Series: All Mixed Up, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Another all meat and no potato adventure for Detective Senior Sergeant Stanley Morris and his team. The Ferret returns from honeymoon to find a case is already well underway. A mechanic, a popular family man, meets a horrible death. The deeper the team dig, more questions are revealed than answers.
A Solitude Assassin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An international assassin is found dead near Solitude. The FBI informs Dana and Fannie that the assassin was likely targeting them. Mysterious explosions convince them that someone is still out to murder them. The women race to find out why they've been targeted and who could be behind the violence before anyone else is killed. This is the 11th book in the Amish Country Murder Mystery Series
Business or Pleasure - A Gunner Long Case
Series: The Gunner Long Casefiles, Book 4. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Story Reccomended Ages: 17+ It seemed like just another simple tail job. Follow erring husband, get evidence of him erring in the act, report back, and collect not enough money. Easy enough work that would keep Gunnies landlord at bay. But somehow Gunny finds himself hanging off a skybridge with a screaming woman clutching to him and a thousand foot drop below. Could the day possibly get w
All That Green
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
when a shady friend asks you to hold $60,000 for him, you do it. that's what friends are for. but what if the temptation becomes too much and you help yourself to the green? as long as you've got a good story ready, no problem. right? wrong. especially when the danger comes from an unexpected direction.
The Retirement Fund
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Lenny Quarters is looking forward to leaving his rackets behind and retiring to a nice warm climate. He's stashing his money in a safe-deposit box. He's sure it will be secure there. He's in for the surprise of his life.
How to Electrocute an Elephant
Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
Topsy killed George Fennady today. She maneuvered him into the corner of her pen and crushed him against the walls. It may have been an accident, of course, but I doubt it. This is the third death she’s caused in three years.
Brea's Tale and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,470. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This book contains four stories: "Brea's Tale" (Winner of a 2012 Derringer),the story of an ex-beauty queen wrongly imprisoned; "Scritch," a story of revenge; "Years of the Wicked," in which a small town police department is overwhelmed by three murders; and "Gone, Gone, Gone"-- you'll never look at Fluffy the same way again. Chapt. 1 of Pullen's debut mystery, COLD FEET, is also included.
The Curious Case of the Broken Window
Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Contacted by an old acquittance of the female persuasion, in hopes that he might be able to shed light on the events surrounding her husband's death. The Count of Samerand quickly finds himself as the prime suspect in this grave affair. Can he prove his innocent or will he be hanged for a crime he didn't commit.
Zombie Confidential (Bloodlines #2.5)
Series: Bloodlines, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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Undead reporter Samantha Ridgeway must find a movie star's murderer before he targets the star's three-year-old son.
The Paper Saint
Price: Free! Words: 17,540. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Max Rust: Fifth Grade baseball star. Boy Scout. Altar boy. Private Eye. It's that last part Melanie Olive is interested in when she hires Max to track down her missing report on Saint Jude the Apostle. Max finds himself up against the Catholic parochial education system. It's certainly not the first time.
Hard Cheese
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story about a short detective, Sean NMI Sean, and his adventure chasing a drug-smuggling murderer through the horse barn at the great Minnesota State Fair.
Dark Secrets (A Rare Finds Tale)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A Rare Finds tale. Gilbert Solomon, a finder of rare objects, is hired to locate the only existing copy of the final episode of an obscure 70s TV show. At first, it seems like an easy case, but soon the show’s producers start turning up dead. Who is responsible? Gil doesn’t care. But he’ll have to play detective if he hopes to stay alive long enough to find the tape and receive his hefty paycheck.
To Whom It May Concern
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Spontaneous human combustion and the idea that it passes from generation to generation has long fascinated me, as has magic and the supernatural. In a coal-blackened back shed, when I was six or seven, I saw a girl of about twelve do simple magic, passing her hand through a candle's flame and having her pet crow do tricks. Later, these elements came together and I wrote “To Whom it May Concern.”
Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye...Wayne's Daughter
Series: Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
max is distracted in his attempt to find out what happened to the daughter of an old school friend, and the cause of his distraction is the gorgeous georgina; but max is nothing, if not a dedicated super sleuth, and balances his love life and the search for his friend's daughter, but at the cost of his passion for running.
The Secrets of the Sibyl: a short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
"The Secrets of the Sibyl" is a short Gothic tale set in the Roman world of 382 A.D. When her father buys a decaying villa on the wild, rocky coast of Cumae, city of the ancient Sibyline oracle, fourteen-year-old Cellina finds mysteries at every turn. Following the trail of a mysterious silver box, she uncovers the secret of a decades-old crime committed within the villa's crumbling walls.
TV Torment
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,700. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Nineteen years ago Cambridgeshire solicitor Malcolm Margarson was found in a lay-by off a main road with an axe buried in his skull. During a TV news bulletin Lucy Harlow hears the agonised Margarson being tortured in Hell by “Angel”, a teenaged girl. Lucy sets out to identify who Angel was in life, and uncovers not only Margarson’s killer but also the leader of a rape and murder gang...
Killer Reels
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,670. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jimmy Kiley is a keen amateur movie maker. He’s also the ruthless criminal boss of the north side of the city. When enforcing his own brand of law, he sees no reason why he shouldn’t mix business with pleasure. His kick is to provide a private viewing of his last venture to the star of the next. And his reluctant stars are only ever one hit wonders.
Rajan Iqbal - Maut ka Jadoo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,280. Language: Hindi. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Iqbal and Nafees are off to a small village in Madhya Pradesh looking for Nafees's ailing uncle. When they reach his ghost-like servant tells them that his uncle has left for somewhere; and then starts a tale of black magic, horror and suspense which is blended with the unstoppable comedy by Iqbal & Nafees.
Sindie Greets the Handyman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
For a retired hit chick in a sleepy Northwest town, a new neighbor with an unknown past means trouble. He may be a cop. He might be an enforcer. He claims to be a simple handyman... but for Sindie Slick, former Pole-Dancing Hit Chick, that's the least credible story of them all.
Furious and the Nosey Neighbor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When a former assassin retires to a sleepy Northwest town, dumb luck lands him directly across the street from the town gossip, the busiest busybody around. Common sense says to stay away. Unfortunately, the curious town tattler has a far different idea in mind.