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Terminus
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A few days before the christmas holidays, a flatware salesman mistakenly drops off a train in a nameless dump somewhere in the Bulgarian countryside. His only chance to get away from that miserable place is to explore this weird town by foot.
Floaters
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Easter Sunday, Ward gets a call from his estranged wife. She says she caught a glimpse of their two boys in Lincoln City where they were presumed drowned a year ago today. It has to be a cruel joke, except Ward can hear his wife falling apart on the phone. And that tiny part of him that still hopes, just has to drive out and see for himself.
Journalistic Integrity
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Investigative Reporter Clay Astair does whatever it takes to make headlines, including fabricating the news. When he resigns amid allegations of deceit, authorities have no choice but to reopen the investigation into the death of Bea Wallace. Her grieving widower Henry now must face unanswered questions about the real cause of her death.
Dubious Mystery Tour
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Price: $4.61 USD. Words: 17,200. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
While on summer vacation, a boy is dragged to a mystery tour by his friend. The tour has a cash prize of half million dollars. However, the situation quickly becomes similar to that of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. Now, the copycat must be found.
Kesler's Barn
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ten year old Libby Havershack is determined to find out the truth about Old Man Kesler's barn. Is his missing wife buried under the floor boards? She has to know, if her curiosity doesn't get her killed.
Moonlighting at the Mall
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Series: Sullivan Investigations Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,230. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Moonlighting at the Mall is the perfect holiday whodunnit. The characters from Murder Off the Books and Murder Takes the Cake return in a holiday short story. Join Mac, Rachel, Edgar & Whiskey, the Irish Wolfhound, as they go undercover as Santa & his elves at a local mall. They're taking names & checking them twice in order to catch a thief who is brazenly robbing local jewelry stores.
Never Neck at Niagara [Short Story 3.5, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series]
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Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery, 3.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
This 6673-word short story, first published in the Signet anthology And The Dying is Easy in 2001, occurs chronologically between Never Preach Past Noon and Never Kissed Goodnight. Newlywed Leigh tags along with her husband to a convention at Niagara Falls only to find herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with potentially deadly--and almost certainly watery--results!
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Pink Jewel Conundrum
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Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(4.00 from 1 review)
Holmes and Watson investigate the disappearance of a jewel from the library of the Mayor of Portsmouth.
Desk Fatigue
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Price: Free! Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A collection of short stories I have compiled. This is a WORK IN PROGRESS, so come back often as I will update this collection with more additions from time to time. Visit my page on Amazon for more of my works, available only on Kindle.
Snow Slayer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sherm likes watching people until it snows. Then the police get to witness one of Sherm's events. When it snows, people open up the door to strangers who are stuck out in the cold.
The Silverdale Chronicles: A Constable's Tale
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Down on his luck and out of options Bradley joins the constables. Too bad he still has a talent for annoying his superiors. Which has landed him a transfer to the lower streets, the seedy and dangerous underbelly of Silverdale. On his first case in the underworld he gets far more than he bargained for. Look for more of at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/111044.
'Twas the Chihuahua Before Christmas
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Price: Free! Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Charlotte Baskerville, designer of small dog clothing, is asked if her Russian dog trainer will play Santa at the last minute. As she struggles to get him ready, an elf costume and other Chihuahua couture disappear from her workshop. This is a stand-alone story that features characters from the full-length mystery, 'Chihuahua of the Baskervilles,' published by St. Martin's Press.
No Good Deed
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
No Good Deed is an edgy short story set in Brighton that evokes the spirit of the original Mods and Rockers.
Panorama Beach Mysteries: The Best Devil Money Can Buy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,260. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Tsunami Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
In 1967 Panorama Beach, is awash with dirty money: Developer money, drug money, vice money, and green Deputy Tommy “Mustang” Sawtell might just be the last untouched lawman in north Florida. But Mustang will be tested as he investigates his first suspicious death, a “floater” found in a pond under the Sky Bucket ride, from which the Deputy believes he fell, jumped – or was thrown.
The Foolproof Cure for Cancer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tom's wife, Sydney, has terminal cancer. Mr. Mayflower, the Billionaire Samaritan, has a miracle cure...for a price. To save Sydney, Tom must cross a line he thought he'd never cross and commit a crime that goes against his deepest convictions. He does it all for Sydney, but Mayflower's deal has dark and terrible strings attached.
Who Unkilled Johnny Murder?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Johnny Murder, a dead man, shows up on the streets of New Orleans, terrorizing the eccentric members of the French Quarter Open Air Artists and Psychics 'Sociation. Has Johnny come back to life as a zombie? Po'Boy Boudreaux, sax-playing ex-constable of the 'Sociation, won't stop until he finds out.
Granola Graham & the Earthsavers 2: The Case of the Pilfered Pig
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
If you like The Hardy Boys, Encyclopedia Brown, Nancy Drew, 5-minute Mysteries, and Planet Earth; you'll love Granola Graham & the Earthsavers. There are 3 new cases to solve in book 2. Book 1 is FREE so download it first! Get to know Granola Graham, his twin sister Gwenda, Dirty W and his gang of Tuffs. Perfect reading for kids 9 and up.
Curl up and Dye: Vol. II Rhonda Returns
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Series: Curl up and Dye, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Back and crazier than ever Rhonda returns from her trip to Rio where she had been lying low for a few months after the last round of killings. Though she got away with it again, can it continue like this forever? There has been a betrayal Rhonda could never foresee as well as new detectives' assigned to work the beauty salon killer case.Rhonda doesn't take betrayal lightly and she will not forgive
Frankenstein, P.I.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,230. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
There’s trouble brewing at 221B Baker Street. It’s 1980. The Master Sleuth has grown weary of crime-fighting. He’s ready for new challenges. That is, until Frankenstein’s monster moves into the office next door. The creature fancies himself a private investigator. And he will soon be proclaimed as The World’s Most Fantastic Detective! Can Britain’s greatest crime-solver rise to the challenge?
The Treasure Of Purgatory Crater
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,720. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
On the moon, oxygen is the most precious commodity. Without it, death comes quickly. But there are other things of value in the vastness of Luna, and other reasons to die.