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Parts of the Whole
Price: Free! Words: 18,460. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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No one is an island, and private detective of the gods Tom Statford is no different. The family he was born with, the family he chose, the family that chose him, they all make him more than the sum of his parts.
Parking Space Vigilantes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Stacy calls herself a Parking Space Vigilante. As a member of the city’s program to ticket able-bodied drivers who park in handicapped spaces, Stacy believes she’s protecting her small corner of the world from the insensitive, the stupid, and the just plain ignorant. But she’s acquired a nemesis. Stacy will stop him…if he doesn’t stop her first.
A Suitable Box
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012 by Short Story Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Story Press Presents A Suitable Box by Judy Greenless Traditional family groupings struggle to maintain normal relationships as social pressures increase. But this story is about much more than these trends. It is about strong family relationships that survive generations. It is also about quirky habits that family members share, for good and sometimes to their detriment.
Salvaged Quietude
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012 by Short Story Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Short Story Press Presents Salvaged Quietude by Ruth Pettite When an old girlfriend from the past comes back into his life he finds that time is not of the essence. She is lost, upset, and mute. And to top it off, she is definitely not the girl she once was. Her loud political ways from college are gone, leaving her a frail and extremely timid woman with extreme mental issues.
The Puppy Investigators and The Case of the Cricketing Catastrophe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,220. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Eliza Macintosh-Huffleboots and her noble dog, the Captain, are both terribly pleased that the weather is looking up and the annual local cricket match is about to take place. However, when some very unsporting behaviour is uncovered and the Gardeners Eleven, the Captain's favourite team, appears to have been sabotaged, only the skills of Eliza and the Captain can give them a fighting chance.
The Puppy Investigators and The Case of the Dragon's Breath
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,800. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In the depths of the colder months of the year, the Captain is finding being stuck indoors a bit dull for his active doggy mind. Luckily, his co-investigator, the lovely Ms. Eliza Macintosh-Huffleboots, has a case to break him out of his sulk. The keen-minded pair are urgently summoned to Quellworth Manor, where one of the residents is attempting to do away with the fierce matriarch of the family,
The Puppy Investigators and The Case of The Lost Lass
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,120. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Minnie Russell finds that she has a desperate problem on her hands, she turns to the best private investigators in the land, Ms. Eliza Macintosh-Huffleboots and her furry canine companion, the Captain. With hard work, dedication, well-ordered thinking, as well as several cups of tea, there is no mystery that the young lady and her small compatriot cannot solve.
An Object in Motion
Price: Free! Words: 16,020. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Ruth Addems is a soap opera star, and she has a stalker so she is reffered to Rey. But he quickly learns that things aren't always as they appear. In the world of Hollywood everyone has secrets and most stories are the stuff that nightmares are made of. Rey learns that once an object is in motion it remains in motion...
The Chapel of Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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A single door securely locked, two sealed windows, a chapel on the hill. At the base of the altar is sprawled the first corpse, the remains of a young woman. Behind the altar is the leathery cadaver of a young man, his head flopped over his shoulder. A case for Chief Inspector, Maurice Pruvost, and Professor Jacqueline Mouchot, internationally-acclaimed forensic anthropologist at the Sorbonne.
The Dragon Cycle
Price: Free! Words: 14,390. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
An event happens on January 22 that changes the course of history forever. Two towns are destroyed, and there is one survivor, Pollock Drake, a 15 year old. He is taken into custody as a suspected terrorist. Another attack occurs during the interrogation. Drake escapes and fights to survive against a country that is after him while trying to kill what destroyed his home.
Simply Shorts
Price: Free! Words: 19,740. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A compilation of original short stories that take the reader on a journey through a murder in a small Washinton town, and onboard an alien spacecraft where an escaped prisoner is transformed into a creature capable of sucking the life out of all earthly beings. This is just a sampling of the journey on which the stories will take you. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
Honeymoon in High Heels
Series: High Heels Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,470. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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Fashion designer Maddie Springer is on her way to honeymoon paradise in Tahiti with her hot new husband. Sand, sun and a romantic suite all to themselves... until Maddie stumbles on the dead body of a Tahitian dancer. Suddenly her husband is spending more time with the local police than his wife. If Maddie wants to have a honeymoon at all, it's up to her and her friends to track down the killer.
Tweet the Police
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Being a small town sheriff's deputy would be a quiet job if not for Mrs. Pendergast, the local busy body who fancies herself an amateur sleuth. Now that her granddaughter has given Mrs. P a smartphone, she's unstoppable.
Serious Consequences
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Pushed too far by a rebellious teenage daughter, what’s a father to do
Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye...The Fairbanks Enigma
Series: Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,930. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Once again the coffee-loving Private Eye, Maxwell Marlowe, is engaged to investigate the after hours activities of a mistrusted husband. He finds himself with an enigma...is he, or isn't he misbehaving? A routine investigation turns into a life-threatening experience for the 'super sleuth'.
The Apple Tree Man
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Ever heard the legend of the Apple Tree Man? Leave him the last apple of the season or else next year's crop will go bad. In this short story, the legend turns sinister when a group of friends get even with old man Hench. Years later, still full of regret over what transpired that night so long ago, the friendsbegin to die one by one. Coincidence? Or has the Apple Tree Man come to exact revenge?
Под маской Санта Клауса
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,050. Language: Russian. Published: August 6, 2012 by izdat-knigu.ru. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
В канун Нового года в загородном доме собрались восемь человек. После полуночи находят труп одного из них. Убийца не может быть извне, дом занесен снегом.
A Solitude Hit and Run
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When an Amish couple is killed in a hit and run accident, Solitude's three sleuths seek to find the criminal. Their search for information leads to the arrest of a member of the Amish community. Fannie, Dana and Sharon eventually expose a truth that sets the entire community reeling. This is the 16th in the Amish Country Murder Mystery Series.
Detective Michael Mallory's Intriguing Mysteries
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,110. Language: American English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Detective Michael Mallory is my name. I'm a detective at the police station in Lakeview. This is a collection of intriguing mysteries that I have investigated. Part One consists of stories that are from my point of view. Part Two consists of stories that are told in third person point of view. I hope you will enjoy them.
Garden of the Light
Price: Free! Words: 14,960. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Words from the Garden of the Light is a feast for the mind. Many Quotes, Poems and essays. Stories of writing with Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell when I was a teenager. The story behind Circle Game, Both Sides Now, Woodstock, Sounds of Silence, and Bridge Over Troubled Water. And photographs of my travels for the past five years.