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O Mistério da Rua Doze
Price: Free! Words: 6,510. Language: Portuguese. Published: October 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Michel e seus amigos desvendam seu primeiro mistério e ajudam a policia a descobrir o esconderijo de um espião Russo.
The Darkwood Mysteries (8): The Spindly-Snatcher
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,870. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Emily Darkwood and her young servant companion Jack Hobbs investigate crime and the supernatural in Victorian England as she searches for answers to the mysterious fates of her parents in short tales of horror and adventure. Why is a writer burning down bookshops? Darkwood and Hobbs investigate a creeping madness, but in doing so the hunters become the hunted…
Trick or Treat: A Spade/Paladin Conundrum
Series: Spade/Paladin Conundrums. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,360. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The teenage girl wrapped in a sheet calls herself Casper (as in “The Friendly Ghost”). But Secret Master of Fandom and private detective Spade doesn’t find her friendly, and she’s definitely not a ghost. Still, Paladin demands that Spade babysit Casper, and Spade never says no to Paladin.
Carrion At The Door
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,640. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"Carrion At The Door" is a collection of subtle horror and modern-noir crime short stories by Costa Koutsoutis. Unspeakable inhuman terrors under the bed. The actions of desperate people in desperate situations. The terror in the night from the shadows...or the unseen threat of your next-door neighbor.
The Night Before Christmas (Rose Red Rhymes #2)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A DCI Cass 'Red' Rose CHRISTMAS SHORT THRILLER. Life is never straight-forward where Red is concerned. When a police officer from her own station, dressed as Santa, has to be arrested in the toy store where Red is due to meet Grandma and Ruby, it seems to Red like she's never off duty. And that's before the drunks on the next floor start smashing the place up!
Fairy Tale Fusion
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
What if the characters in Fairy Tales were real? What if they lived in Fairyland, a place not too dissimilar to ours, next to Wonderland and down the street from Camelot? Follow the exploits of Detective Piper of the Fairyland Metro Police, the Fairy Tale News updates and more cracked characters taken from the world of childhood, including some very scary toys. Enter into Fairy Tale Fusion.
Maynard Soloman vs. The Kidney Thieves (Funny Detective Stories #8)
Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Maynard Soloman, a cantankerous private detective full of old-timey insults, slices open a ring of kidney thieves in this crusty short story. A band of baddies is posting ads for kidneys for sale on the Internet - at a sinister price. It's up to Maynard to climb into a bath tub of ice in a seedy motel to bust the ring in action. * BONUS: Includes Dr. Maynard's Guide to Kidney Transplants.
Fumes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Ernie wants to forget. His short life marred by pain he struggles to understand, he hopes the sirens will blast the thoughts of his mother, his father, of life and death from his brain. Thoughts too serious for someone so young. Thoughts that can scar deeper than flames. A searing short story about family, betrayal, and murder.
The Missing Bachelor Farmer: A Nancy Keene Mystery
Series: A Nancy Keene Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,840. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Are you a fan of Prairie Home Companion? Have you ever thought of going on a pilgrimage to see the towns that Garrison Keillor had in mind when he created his fictional town of Lake Wobegon? If so, I hope you will enjoy this book about a precocious teenager who talks her father into taking her to Minnesota on just such a quest.
Damien Loose, Episode 9 - Lunch
Series: Damien Loose. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Crime
9 of 10. Damien has met the possible killer of his uncle. Now he just has to prove it. Which isn't easy when you're going up against a charming VP of an international corporation. Everything is moving toward a deadly conclusion of St. Louis proportions. "Lunch" is the preamble to the final episode of the mystery of the year. Do you know who done it?
The Soul and the Screen (A Miki Radicci Short)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by Trash Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Emancipated from her grifter parents, famous artist Miki Radicci lives an isolated life with her surrogate family of misfits and freaks. What the world doesn’t know is that Miki is a psychic who experiences other’s pain and death when near them. Sparked by her ability, Miki hunts down predators and killers, speaking for the victims and somehow righting the wrong inside herself.
Badland of the Brain (A Miki Radicci Short)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by Trash Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Emancipated from her grifter parents, famous artist Miki Radicci lives an isolated life with her surrogate family of misfits and freaks. What the world doesn’t know is that Miki is a psychic who experiences other’s pain and death when near them. Sparked by her ability, Miki hunts down predators and killers, speaking for the victims and somehow righting the wrong inside hers
Long, Slow Suicide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Eli Goshen loves his wife. He has for over fifty years. He’s always taken care of her, but when she takes an unexpected gambling trip to Reno and fails to return, he has no choice but to hire a private detective to find her. A detective who’s been around gambling all her life. A detective who knows how fast a big win can turn into the biggest loss of all.
Sherlock Holmes and The Zhou Bell
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,010. Language: British English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Holmes and Watson are invited to the preview of an exhibition of Chinese antiquities at the Victoria and Albert museum. The star exhibit is the Zhou bell, a priceless artifact on loan from the Chinese emperor himself.Trouble looms as the bell is stolen and Holmes and Watson become involved in Imperial intrigue as they try to retrieve it.
In Plain Sight: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story
Series: FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,990. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Fleeing the cops, a wily Ponzi-schemer disguised in a black hat and chin whiskers is hiding among the Plain Folk wintering in a Sarasota suburb nicknamed “the Amish Las Vegas.” Trying to smoke out the fugitive, FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd tangles again with a persistent and hunky bounty hunter. She finds herself suiting up with a Florida college's women's basketball team to nail her man.
Coffee (a short story)
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
It's 9 o'clock. Time for coffee. Every day, I visit the same diner. Every day, I see the same people. Except today. Today, something is very, very wrong.
Monster Proof
Price: Free! Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Winston Manor is “Monster Proof.” The eccentric old millionaire that owns it has spent loads of cash on the ultimate home defense system that repels every invader, no matter what species it may be. But is he, or Winston Manor, prepared for Judy Barnes?
To Slay a Dragon
Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Anthologies
(4.00 from 1 review)
Russell Banner is a military vet. In his senior years life is mundane, except for Fridays at the VFW. Shane’s had work troubles. Today his problems escalate, and his life takes a complete turnaround learning a family member has died. Homeless for the past 30 years, James Fredrickson is offered an opportunity at gaining supernatural abilities, tying together the lives of these three characters.
Halloween: All Hallow's Evil
Series: John Seraph Mysteries, Book 0.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,620. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Before Family Ties, before Family Plots, John Seraph was an ordinary college student at Buffalo State College, until Halloween night when he came face-to-face with the Headless Rider of Buffalo State College. Now John needs to stop the Rider before he kills.
Water Rate Challenge
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 13,530. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In Grand Blanc, Michelle was a former schoolteacher who suffered career-ending injuries in a car accident in her late 20s. Therefore, she and her husband battled their debts for a decade and a half, using every frugal method they knew. When it was time for them to destroy the debt completely, a unsuspecting water rate increase downed the couple and the city's residents. Even the FBI was involved.