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Northern Star
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Rich wild child Carrie Marchant has made a sexy movie with a former lover, who she calls her Northern Star. The clip has got into the hands of a blackmailer. Carrie isn’t too bothered but her mother Rebecca calls in Lucy to investigate. However Sara, Carrie’s elder sister, would much sooner pay off the blackmailer. Lucy begins to understand why as she opens the can of worms that is Carrie’s life.
Een Verstilde Hardloper
Series: Marcel Sturing, Book 1. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: Dutch. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Een naakte vrouw, dood geschoten, ligt in een greppel. Politieman Marcel Sturing is als eerste ter plekke. De vrouw blijkt onbekend. Ze wordt niet vermist maar toch is er een misdrijf dat opgelost moet worden. Marcel Sturing gaat op onderzoek. Ook keert hij terug naar de plaats van het misdrijf. Daar liggen opeens opeens witte tulpen, netjes gerangschikt, in de vorm van een verstilde hardloper…
Pummerin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: German. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Pummerin ist eine kurze Vorgeschichte zu Der gläserne Diamant. Steiners Bruder hat sich beim fetten Kurti hoch verschuldet. Dieser taucht plötzlich bei Steiner auf und fordert sein Geld ein. Er zwingt ihn dazu, bei einem Pokerturnier teilzunehmen. Der Einsatz: sein gesamtes Erspartes. Steiner gewinnt, geht aber leer aus, da nicht nur einer in der Runde nicht verlieren kann.
Fortune - The Aftermath of an Infamous Bank Vault Heist
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00 from 1 review)
Brian James’s sequel to his first book, HEADSTONE, answers most questions about the infamous heist. However, it also opens up so many more possibilities. What was actually taken from the trusting depositors in the Fourth of July holiday weekend vault burglary of the early ‘80s was known only to the perpetrators, and few of them would have knowledge of what ultimately happened to their fortune!
The Man with the White Handkerchief
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Imagine being approached by a stranger, asking for directions to a specific street, but you have no recollection as to what took place after that encounter. This is Mia Stone's story, as to what happened on that day. Based on a true story.
Sinking Among Lilies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
A traveling mercenary, moonlighting as a bookseller, arrives in a village stalked by a supernatural threat... but the occupants don't want her help, and they refuse to tell her what is stealing their children. This story appeared on the 2012 Locus Recommended Reading List.
It Never Rains In Hammertown
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 13,970. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Investigator Sebastion Locke ends up in a position to help out the Dwarven Kingdom in its war with the Elven Nation when the resistance contacts him for help. In an effort to strengthen ties with the newfound allies, he finds himself searching for a runaway prisoner to save the life of an elven Taker.
For Sakina
Series: Novelettes, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
This story originally appeared in Midnight Times #23, Fall 2008. When Jared gets out of the army he discovers that his sister, his only remaining relative, has been missing for weeks. He teams up with her boyfriend and they follow her trail to the home of Jatarkah, a small-time, disreputable wizard, who seems to be responsible for the disappearance of other women as well.
Found
Series: Samantha Hartley, PI, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,020. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Second in the Samantha Hartley, PI mysteries series. Sam has a new client, and she's not certain she's happy about it! Is the beautiful young woman running from a serious stalker or something else? And, just what the heck is going on with Steve?
Wie heeft don Cornetto vermoord?
Price: $25.95 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: Dutch. Published: February 2, 2013 by De Scriptomanen. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Don Cornetto wordt wel eens de Godfather genoemd van de grootste maffia familie die zich ooit in Vlaanderen vestigde. Maar toen werd hij dus vermoord. Er zijn 5 verdachten, en don Cornetto is er zowaar in geslaagd de aanwijzingen naar zijn uiteindelijke moordena(a)r(es) te verstoppen in de playlist voor een maffiaconcert. Script voor een moordspel/moorddiner om zelf te organiseren en te spelen.
The Solitude Kidnappings
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,300. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Dana's world is turned upside down when two that she loves most are kidnapped and the ransom demands are nearly two million dollars. Dana's dear friends Fannie and Sharon, try to help her keep it together while also seeking answers to who could be behind the sinister plot. This is the 20th in the Amish Country Murder Mystery Series.
Trickster
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Trickster presents an insight into the mind of a conman and the price that he pays for his sins.
Back in the Saddle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Mimi LaFleur, septuagenarian party animal, never met a cliché or a man she didn’t like. In this short story, she headlines a conference in Ojai with her uptight, young assistant, Lizzie. Mimi’s built a reputation as a crime-solving grandma on TV, but a compromising photo has found its way into the hands of bestselling author Kayleigh. When Kayleigh’s body is discovered, Mimi’s in hot water.
No Hero (Myles Morgan Undercover)
Price: Free! Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
NO HERO is a short story about the crime that led to an underachieving actor becoming an undercover cop. A struggling actor, Myles Morgan, gets a part in a small production of The Hound of the Baskerville. But the production isn't what it seems. And nobody is who they appear to be. NO HERO is a free introduction to the Myles Morgan Undercover mysteries.
Smoke
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013 by Eye of the Eagle. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When you work side by side with the same guy 24/7, you start to think you know each other inside and out. But nobody knows exactly what goes on inside another person's mind. Or do they?
Holiday Spirit
Series: Private Detective Murders, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,080. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013 by eXtasy Books Inc. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Thanet Blake is a hardboiled, no nonsense Private Eye—that is, except when it comes to children and holidays.
Murder in New Mexico
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 by Ideas into Books: Westview. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When the news of her death filtered through our neighborhood that quiet Saturday afternoon, I could almost hear the shower glass shattering and see her blood mixing with the water as her poor blackened eyes clouded over never to see her three little boys again.
Sherlock Holmes and The Bishop's Tie-Pin
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,360. Language: British English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A visit from the Bishop of Westfield raises concerns about a fellow bishop and his visits to an establishment offering Massage. Secret British Naval papers appear in the German embassy and are linked to the bishops' brother. Blackmail is suspected and Watson has to bare all in order to gain the necessary intelligence. Holmes must use his skills as a burglar to avoid the bishops' downfall.
The Gift: a Karin Schaeffer short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,440. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013 and represented by WH. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A GIFT INSPIRES UNEXPECTED INSIGHT AND GENEROSITY Karin and Mac enjoy a quiet Christmas morning at home with their family. But after Mac gives Karin a special gift, she finds herself alone in Coney Island on a cold, winter day with a band of misfits who want her gift for themselves.
Heartbeat: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013 and represented by WH. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A DANGEROUS SECRET, A BROKEN HEART Effie Miller has been a loyal assistant to Ted Stollit for many years. But when she receives a diagnosis of terminal cancer, she decides she will no longer keep the secret that has made her boss rich. Their confrontation on Christmas eve will prove deadly for one of them.