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The Woman With a Rain Pot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This is a short story. It is dedicated to the combat veterans of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. An Army veteran who sacrificed a leg for his country returns home to reclaim a position with the county sheriff. He is assigned to the cold case of the murder of an archaeology student who had been digging up old pots near New Mexico pueblos.
Playing White
Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Set in St Petersburg, the short story Playing White is a winter tale. The main personage is Oscar Maria Graf, younger contemporary of Oscar Wilde. On the Xmas eve, Oscar Graf and his boyfriend Felix find themselves in a center of a mystery. All personages are aged 20+.
Sherlock Holmes and The Star of Bithur
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,160. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are retained by the Duke of Salcombe to investigate a dreadful family secret. The 'Star of Bithur', a great treasure with a bloody past threatens to dishonor a noble family. Holmes and Watson have to explore the history of the diamond and its links to the Indian Mutiny of 1857. However, others are in search of the gem and the key to its hiding place.
All That Glitters
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Raine Stockton looks back on how she first got Cisco in the Raine Stockton Dog MNystery Christmas short.
Vengeance is Blind: Three Scott Drayco Short Mysteries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
From three-time Derringer Award finalist BV Lawson come three tales featuring Scott Drayco, a man who had everything going for him: handsome, brilliant, a talented classical pianist in the prime of his youth. After violence scarred him physically and emotionally, he turned to an FBI career for ten years and now freelances as a crime consultant, taking on cases other people don't want to touch.
Number Nine Penwiper Mews
Price: Free! Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lord Joszef Kiraly is a gentleman, a vampire, and a consulting detective of supernatural skills. In this short, he proves sometimes the best witness is the victim, even when they've lost their heads.
Where's Emma?: A Denali Hawthorne Short Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 6,590. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00 from 1 review)
Denali and her friends are enjoying the last camping trip of the summer when six-year-old Emma, a cutie in a pink Barbie jacket, invites herself for s’mores. When Emma goes missing, they pitch in to help in the search. Can they find Emma? -A short story, plus an excerpt from Kidnapped at the Midnight Sun.
Coke with a Twist (A Mercy Watts Short)
Series: Mercy Watts Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,110. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
**This edition contains an extended preview of the Mercy Watts novel, A Good Man Gone.** Mercy Watts' P.I. father ropes her into another investigation, this time to find the truth behind a young woman's attack. The case takes her from a dive bar to sorority row to the gutter, and unless she solves it fast, the case will be her last.
The Murder of Katie Boyle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
I'm often asked how Ellie Foreman and Georgia Davis, my two series protagonists originally met. That's explained in this short story, written and published in 2009. It takes place prior to AN EYE FOR MURDER when Georgia was still a cop. The story was published in a limited numbered edition. It can also be found in NICE GIRL DOES NOIR, in print, audio and electronic formats.
Remember
Price: Free! Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
What if you could erase a single, traumatic memory by simply popping a specially-formulated pill and sleeping it off? What if that memory turned out to be the crucial piece of evidence that could exonerate a wrongly-convicted man? Janet Stevens must now stay awake through one thrill-ride of a night in a desperate chase to find the real killer before her memory of the event is gone forever...
Muscle - Backfire!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Muscle and Bell, owners of The MUSCLE Firm, are at it again. This time they accept a case at the last minute and everything goes wrong, really fast! This story can be read alone or you can check out THE MUSCLE Firm Series in order: MUSCLE - The Cheating Security Guard or MUSCLE - The Beginning. Either way, you are going to have a good time! 3600+ words - Short Story
De keus is aan u
Price: Free! Words: 3,660. Language: Dutch. Published: December 3, 2012 by e-Publikant. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Quinten Slotemaeckers was sterverslaggever totdat hij gewond raakte bij een raketaanslag in Irak. Gekweld door nachtmerries en verslaafd aan drank probeert hij zijn carrière weer op te pikken als hij op het spoor komt van een schokkend complot. Dit verhaal heeft Woordenstroom sep/okt 2012 gewonnen en is net zo boeiend als de roman Codenaam Hadsadah.
A Solitude Reappearance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,630. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In this 8th of the Amish Country Murder Mystery Series, Dana's past comes back to haunt her when several mysterious emails arrive from her first husband who she thought died in a plane crash in Vietnam in 1972. In addition, two men in black are watching and following her. Dana, with the help of friends Fannie and Sharon, embark on a road trip to unravel the mystery.
Rose Red Rhymes 2: The Night Before Christmas
Price: Free! Words: 10,370. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Christmas comes but once a year, and no-one is more thankful than DCI Cass "red" Rose as she prepares to wind down for the Holidays and take her annual leave. But first there's some last minute Christmas shopping to attend to, while four year old Ruby visits Santa's Grotto with her Grandma. What could possibly go wrong?
From Cracked Shadow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,590. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A lost soul struggling to find the light . . . A mother’s retribution . . . A woman’s misguided faith . . . A much-needed lesson . . . A nagging gone wrong . . . Five tales that peer into lives about to split wide open. Includes Empty Shells and Broken Stones, And Then She Was Dead, Eggstreme Measures, In the Arms of the Sea, Swallowing the Serpent’s Tail
In the Arms of the Sea
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Promises don’t mean anything. Not to Jo. She’s seen promises broken over and over again, not because people meant malice. Because they didn’t care. So Jo’s devoted her life to teaching people how to care. Sometimes her lessons sink in. Sometimes they don’t. Sometimes Jo goes a little one-on-one in order to teach a student that one lesson they’ll never, ever forget.
Jade O'Reilly and the 12 Days of Christmas (A Sweetwater Short)
Series: Jade O'Reilly Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,910. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
For the 12 days leading up to Christmas, the crankiest old biddy in Sweetwater wakes up to a yard filled with Christmas decorations. But in her opinion, “they’re not decorations; they’re property damage!” Private investigator Jade O'Reilly is on the job, but the decorator strikes with stealth that rivals Santa’s elves. Will Jade catch the decorator before Christmas in this 50-page short story?
The Rising of the Moon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Just in time for the holidays, New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly gives you a short story that will whet your appetite and last just as long as your tea stays warm. In this quick taste of Sheila’s mysteries, a neighborhood that takes care of their own sometimes has to take care of business . . .
Small World Liam Leddy
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The world of illrgal moneylending. Surprisingly dangerous. in all sorts of ways and for all sorts of people.
Of Heaven And Hell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
December 21st, 2012 hadn't been the end of the world, only the Great Unraveling. The veils between the Seen and Unseen worlds shredded and the living learned they weren't alone. My Andrew, he is not the only one who faces such things as Heaven and Hell. For me though, it's more personal, helping a friend who has lost so much of her soul.