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Atonement by James Bailey
Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A man sits on a bench in front of his old school remembering the place where one particular day changed his life and those of many others dramatically years earlier.
217 Eden Street by Laura Payeur
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,700. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
If he wasn't getting dragged into yet another argument between his neighbors, Andy and Gert, Beau Farneuff could enjoy Sunday football. Though, it isn't long before Beau suspects he'll no longer have to worry about it, when Gert suddenly disappears. The story her husband tells is less than believable. But before Beau will be able to enjoy another game, he and his wife Nora must find out for sure.
The Mystery Hounds: The Scent of Gold by Michael Gray
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When a mysterious theft robs a family of a treasured heirloom, the Mystery Hounds bound into action. Shirley and Winston are two unique dogs... together, they fight crime! Designed to be read alone or with a parent, the Mystery Hounds will engage readers of age and preference. For the young, or just the young at heart, the Hounds are howling for action.
Best Served Cold (An Olivia Hutchinson Mystery, Episode 2) by Leigh Grayson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,050. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Olivia Hutchinson is back in the second installment of her monthly series! It's only a few days before Thanksgiving, and Hutch's life is falling to pieces. She can't follow a recipe to save her life. Her strip club has burned to the ground and the police suspect foul play. And when someone tries to put a bullet through her head, Hutch realizes that she has to figure out who is trying to kill her
I’m A Sweet Talkin’ Southern Bell Killer by Andromeda D
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Juno moves back to her home town in North Carolina after living in New York for the worst five years of her life. She makes a new life for herself and even falls in love, but trouble seems to follow her everywhere. Well she's just going to have to find a way to rid of that trouble, isn't she?
Bad Bayou by Wayne C. Long
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Suzanne LeBlanc was back! With legs as long as any seen in these parts in a long, long time, the nearly six-foot-tall Cajun goddess had come back to collect. Only she knew the secrets that Bad Bayou held. Accompanied by her Swamp Ops team, she was about to reopen old wounds, settle old scores, and forever stir the old backwater haunts of southern Louisiana’s men and beasts.
The Fortune of the Bourbons by Patrick Bernauw
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012 by De Scriptomanen. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Nonfiction » History » Essays
A visitor to the old Abbey of Orval (Belgium) discovers a corpse in the ruins. Paul Shoeman was the producer of the semi-historical documentary serial Mysterious Belgium. He was working on an episode titled ‘Nostradamus in Orval’, about the so-called prophecies of Nostradamus which are in fact containing a code to find the lost ‘fortune of the Bourbons’. Can you solve this murder mystery?
Pandora's Box: A Spade/Paladin Conundrum by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Series: Spade/Paladin Conundrums. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,500. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The police often show up at science fiction conventions, but not because Secret Master of Fandom and private detective Spade calls them. Although he has this time. Paladin has found a box with a note, a box she believes contains a bomb. Spade and Paladin have to find the bomber and save the convention, and do so before the police arrive. The conundrum? Can they do all this and survive?
Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye...Get Charlene! by Raymond Boyd Dunn
Series: Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,250. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Max's new flatmate is gorgeous, but mysterious! What is her secret? Why is she afraid to venture out in broad daylight? Max's love life begins to be complicated!
For Anyone to See (An Olivia Hutchinson Mystery) by Leigh Grayson
Price: Free! Words: 19,050. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
My name is Olivia Hutchinson, but you can call me Hutch. I’m the owner of a fine establishment called For Anyone to See, which just happens to be an all male strip club. And if stories about strippers and murder and crime and sex make you squirmy, you should probably stop reading. Right now. I mean it. Just close up this book and go find something more wholesome to read.
The Count of Samerand and the Aguia by Bryan Porter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The case opens with the young Edward Derby missing with a sizable portion of his employers money. With all the signs pointing to Edward can even the Count of Samerand discover the truth or uncover the larger mystery surrounding his disappearance?
The Magician - An Andromache Jones Mystery by Sammi Cox
Price: Free! Words: 9,610. Language: British English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 1 review)
Andromache Jones has somehow managed to capture the attention of The Magician and finds herself caught up in The Game, his challenge that has very real life and death consequences, and not only for her. Can she complete the test he has set in the allotted time and live to see another day, or will failure, and The Magician triumph?
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Murderous Confidant by Matthew Davenport
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Short Story: When all of the evidence points at Dr. Watson being a murderer, can Sherlock prove him innocent or is it possible that Watson's own friendship has led him down a dark path? Or could Watson still have a dark path to tread? A Mystery with a little bit of Sci-fi.
Releve-toi Lazar by Henry Lion Oldie
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: French. Published: October 3, 2012 and represented by K-Group. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Il voulait faire revenir l'amour perdu de sa femme. Il trouva un homme qui ressuscitait pour de l'argent le sentiment mort. Mais bientôt il eut besoin de se débarrasser de l'amour-zombie.
Opera Flowers by Saul Moon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,840. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(2.00 from 1 review)
Opera Flowers is the third in the Lucy Harlow detective series. Rich bored housewife Stella Grice hires Lucy to investigate her husband Jack, who she believes is cheating. But Lucy uncovers more than a platonic relationship with a local solicitor based upon a mutual love of opera, and is drawn into a race against time to save Susannah Young from a grisly fate at the hands of a sadistic killer.
The Silver Shawl: A Mrs. Meade Mystery by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Series: The Mrs. Meade Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 16,300. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(5.00 from 1 review)
In a small town in turn-of-the-century Colorado, a young woman has disappeared. Was she kidnapped, or did she have a reason to flee? Mrs. Meade, a gentle but shrewd widow lady who lives across the hall in the girl's boarding-house, feels that there is something wrong with the story of her disappearance…but can she unravel the mystery before it is too late? Novelette, approx. 15,700 words.
Inbox Zero by Patrick O'Duffy
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(4.00 from 1 review)
Social media undertaker Kendall Barber has discovered something about his new subject - an email set up to be sent after his death. What is in the email - and why is his client, the dead man's brother, so eager to find out? This short story is a mini-sequel to the crime novella 'The Obituarist', but it can also be read as a stand-alone story.
Bling, Bling by David DeLee
Series: Grace deHaviland Short Stories, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,950. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
“Former cop, Grace deHaviland is one tough cookie... fresh and appealing. She is the kind of woman every woman wants to be. Tough, savvy, and unafraid, Grace is a strong character to follow." -- Suspense Magazine
Sherlock Holmes and The Mutilated Cattle by Phillip Duke Ph.D.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,360. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Sherlock Holmes the world's most famous detective, is called upon to investigate the mystery of mutilated cattle. some found in trees. A cattle watchman's strange death is explained, and as a result of Holmes's brilliant investigation the cattle mutilations come to an end, just as he predicted. Written in the authentic Victorian style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, you will enjoy this book.