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Jade O'Reilly and the Mysterious Musician (A Sweetwater Short Story)
Series: Jade O'Reilly Mystery, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,260. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sassy private investigator Jade O’Reilly solves her own problems and takes care of her own business. That business includes getting to the bottom of an investigation into a mysterious young bass player who sounds too good to be true. Will Jade be able to close the case, or will she finally have to admit defeat? This Sweetwater Short story is about 50 pages in length.
Une Vie Qui n’a pas eu Lieu
You set the price! Words: 4,190. Language: French. Published: October 24, 2012 and represented by K-Group. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Albert, un étudiant, rêvait de jeter un coup d'oeil au futur, pour savoir si sa vie future correspondrait aux dires des horoscopes, des diseuses de bonne aventure, des prophètes. La rencontre avec l'adorable Geneviève exauça son voeu. Mais pourquoi cette femme sanglotait-elle sur un lit froissé?
Murder Most Mysterious - Death Has Pouty Red Lips
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,230. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A woman with 40's noir looks, an overbearing boyfriend, an alligator, a Hi-Def television, and an injured dog found in Central Park . . . what do these five have in common? Murder . . .
Quartet for Three
Price: Free! Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Tragedy strikes top-rated TV show "Symphonic Idol" when one of the musical judges is found dead onstage, and everyone's a suspect in this classical twist on the detective story...
The Mystery Hounds: The Bear of Fox Mountain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Shirley and Winston are back on the case when a pair of coydogs show up in the Surrey home. Full of intrigue and adventure, The Bear of Fox Mountain returns The Mystery Hounds to what they do best... smelling adventure!
The Trapdoor
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A normal school life comes to a halt when the principal of the institution drops dead. Police come in an investigate the case and their conclusion is not satisfactory, but what can a police do without clues? A murder...No clues... How to solve it???Who can solve it. This is not a Child's play.
Loose Lips: A Lady Marmalade Mystery
Series: A Lady Marmalade Mystery, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,390. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Lady Marmalade's second mystery. It's just after the end of the Second World War and Lady Marmalade is looking forward to a nice relaxing holiday in Hightown. The war has been terribly stressful on everyone and Lady Marmalade's good friends, Harry and Genevieve Appleback have invited her over for some much needed R n' R and Irish Sea air.
Drop a Dime
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Rookie police officer Roger Mackay, acting on tips from a mysterious informant, solves crimes and saves lives. Who is this concerned citizen and why is he helping Rog? Find out in the latest short story from WD James, author of “In Another Life.”
Maynard Soloman & the Bull$hit Cancer Awareness Campaign (Funny Detective Stories #7)
Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Has cancer awareness "jumped the shark?" Have some cancer charities lost sight of their purpose? Maynard Soloman, the world's crustiest detective, gets to the bottom of things in this short crime humor story. The cantankerous hero is hired to track down money missing from a cancer charity. What he finds could "blow the wig" off the entire organization.
Lunchtime Reads: Mystery 2, Guided Imagery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Guided Imagery is a 2,000-word paranormal mystery short story suitable for reading on your lunch hour. Guided imagery meditation plays a key role in helping a very efficient older woman relieve her gentle daughter of an abusive husband. "If the things she brought back didn't hurt her, then why couldn't she bring back something capable of killing someone else?"
Christmas Jumper
Series: Samantha Hartley, PI, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,550. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Samantha Hartley has officially opened her private investigation office in DC. Her newest client is found dead outside his posh hotel--a "jumper". DC cops find her business card in his pocket and want to know everything, but Sam won't talk. With the case ruled a homicide, Sam is determined to be involved in finding out why her client was murdered.
The Mystery of the Elusive Fitness Instructor
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Worn out from investigating the murder of her boss, Cynthia Hegarty opens a detective agency in the City. But she gets more than she bargained for - a customer! Join Cynthia as she investigates the mysterious non-appearance of a very fit fitness instructor. This is a short story.
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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?