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From Lions' Den to Devil's Lair
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,070. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In an ancient kingdom of the past, a great treasure is borne. Safeguarded until now, it has never been discovered, its secrets never uncovered. Until now... In the present day, multiple murders have occurred and Detective Neil Angelo himself receives a threatening letter. Who is it from? Is it somehow connected with the murders? Even Katrina, Neil's apprentice suspects that he is hiding something.
Deck the Halls(An Olivia Hutchinson Mystery, Episode 3)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,090. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
My name is Olivia Hutchinson, but you can call me Hutch. I’m the owner of an all male strip club—I mean, I USED to own an all male strip club, before it burned to the ground. Luckily, my dancers were offered a gig entertaining the women at a ski resort, which seems like it would be an easy enough job, but I’m having one issue after another.
A Solitude Holiday Skeleton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,450. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In the 18th of the Amish Country Murder Mystery Series, Dana searches in South America for her brother who has broken out of prison. In Solitude, Fannie and Eli in the process of cleaning up from a horrific hurricane, make a discovery that will change everything and answers some questions burning questions. Half of all author proceeds benefit UMCOR & Hurrican Sandy victims.
Rope Burn
Price: Free! Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(3.00 from 1 review)
Yael Navas unravels the mystery of the suicide who didn't really kill himself.
Where the Bodies are Buried
Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
"There's nothing like digging a grave to make you think about life," he said. "I wouldn't know, Mr. President. This is my first one." ... How far do Secret Service agents have to go to protect and serve The President of the United States? Find out in this short short story about a tough night of serving the President.
Incident at Lonely Rocks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Oscar cleans portable toilets for a living. He loves the job—it takes him to beautiful isolated places, like the Lonely Rocks Wayside on the Oregon Coast. Nothing grosses him out either—until he discovers the body, slashed to death, with a knife still in the chest. Then he sees a break in the guardrail above the ocean, a car, a ruined bicycle, and Oscar realizes his troubles have just begun.
Winning Numbers Deadly Numbers
Series: Jack Warden, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,600. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jack Warden Detective Series A twisted tale of murder in a small town, when a couple wins a lottery jackpot and others are trying to get their hands on the winning numbers. Who will die next?
Cromwell Road
Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(2.00 from 1 review)
Holmes and Watson meet the famous medium Madame B., whose message for Watson has surprising results.
Carrying Kerrie
Price: Free! Words: 12,250. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In “Carrying Kerrie,” we revisit Venice Webb as he reconnects with his ex-wife, Kerrie, who suffers from a terminal illness and wants Venice to help her locate her daughter, Mandy, from whom she has been estranged for over a decade. This quest puts all of Venice's investigative instincts to the test and underlying the search is the gnawing question: is Mandy my daughter?
The Imaginist
Price: Free! Words: 6,370. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A man with a supernatural power to make his thoughts into reality teams up with a talking mouse to solve a murderous mystery in Victorian England. Can a mere painting be the cause of so many deaths? “The Imaginist” by T.K. Wade will have you guessing until the very end.
Fatal Fruitcake: A Christmas Short Story
Series: Callahan Garrity mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012 and represented by SKLA. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Atlanta cleaning lady/private detective Callahan Garrity, the protagonist of the author's eight critically acclaimed mysteries, returns from a long hiatus in this short story to track down the source of a killer fruitcake--and in the process discovers that some forms of Christmas spirit really can be lethal.
The Blackberry Way Murder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012 by S & S P Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Why would Chief Inspector Robert Casey suddenly announce his retirement? He had constantly told his colleagues that too much experience was being wasted in the pursuit of budget cuts. What two events separated by almost thirty years had caused him to arrive at his decision?
Glacier Lake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,800. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The state marshal discovers the body of a young American Indian girl in a remote high-country cabin at Glacier Lake. The marshal is led to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and a white man who is a wannabe Indian. One of the issues there is that this man has a prior record, the use of alcohol, drugs and even prostitution. The state marshal devises a plan and a sting in order to bring justice.
Retribution and Revenge (Boone and Lucas Detective Series #1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,330. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A short story of approximately 14,330 words. In this first of the Ferguson Boone and Samantha Lucas Detective Series, Private Investigator Boone and Detective Sam Lucas team up to battle the murderous Trotter family. Full of hate, the Trotters will do anything to bring down the law and anyone who enforces it, using kidnapping and murder.
Kill and Say Goodbye: A Mystery Thriller Short
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,240. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Kill & Say Goodbye is a short mystery thriller. When Gena LaCrosse has had enough of her cheating boyfriend, she takes a leave of absence and heads to the Pacific Northwest. When she finds a woman’s body on the beach, Gena seeks help from Kent Stanton a former U.S. marshal turned private eye. A killer has his sights set on Gena. Can Kent solve two intertwined cases in time to save Gena?
Three Mangoes
Price: Free! Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African
A teenage girl hawking mangoes on the streets of Lagos has only one goal: to raise enough money to pay her examination fees. Her short, but colorful journey turns out to be an adventure, and a brief glimpse into the lives of her customers. Of particular note, are the customers who purchase the last three yellow mangoes.
The Wrong House
Price: Free! Words: 13,750. Language: American English. Published: November 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
"I walked in the house. A feeling of uneasiness swept over me, like something wasn't right..." When Annabelle Garamond moves to her new house, she knows something is up. Worse, when her mother is murdered, she's determined to find the killer.
Redemption – A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(3.00 from 1 review)
Ben Hawkins blames his father for a psychologically abusive childhood and for triggering his mother’s suicide. The two men have been estranged for years. But when Ben is falsely accused of murder, he has no other option than to turn to his father, a retired homicide detective, for help. As Ben languishes in jail, the noose growing tighter, his father desperately searches for the real killer.
Murder: A Love Story
Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A short Story about how emotional abandonment leads to murder. Jim, a stay at home writer, becomes disenchanted with his workaholic spouse, Sally, and falls hard for the wife of Sally's boss. Sally looks for love at work and she and Jim begin plotting their way out of a loveless marriage. But their murderous intentions don't work out quite the way they plan and the result is not pretty.
The Female Jihad
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
On the dusty track that passed itself off as a road on most maps,a woman sat next to her broken down cart and mule.The time passed slowly, the dust trail from the approaching vehicle wound its way across the desert, moving closer as the minutes ticked by.The Taliban leaders wouldn't normally travel in broad daylight, but this was an emergency.Minutes later, the sand around the vehicle erupted...