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A Basketball, a Storm Drain, and a Choo Choo Train
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ty Ballard, chief homicide detective was staring at three murdered young boys. Nothing in common, no ties to each other. If the pattern continued number four would soon be following. There had to be something in the boy's past or present that tied them to the murderer.
The Case of the President's Pearls: A 15-Minute Broderick Mystery
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Officer Hall climbed out of the police car and walked toward the man. She spotted Kendall and Jamie and nodded, but did not come over. She was busy watching the man on the ground. “What happened?” Jamie asked her. “It looks like a robbery,” Officer Hall called out. What is missing, and can Kendall and Jamie help find it? See if you can solve this 15-minute mystery before the Brodericks do.
The Case of the Mayor's Mementoes: A 15-Minute Broderick Mystery
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Ten thousand dollars,” Carl said. “I could get a lot more for it where I’m going in Europe. They remember the war over there. My grandfather was considered a hero by the people of France and England too. I’m only willing to sell it for this low of an amount because this was his hometown.” Is that a good price for an early pistol? And did it really belong to the first mayor?
The Case of Washington's Waistcoat: A 15-Minute Broderick Mystery
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A valuable waistcoat is up for auction. The seller says that it used to belong to George Washington. If so, it could be worth a lot of money. How could they tell if the man was telling the truth? After all, the man selling it was Peter Markham’s uncle. And everyone knew that Peter Markham was one of the most dishonest kids in the whole school. See if you can solve this 15-Minute mystery.
The Case of the Grabbed Geocache: A 15-Minute Broderick Mystery
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Today I need everyone to stay in the west play yard during recess. Which way is west?” Everyone looked at their compass. “That way!” several of the students yelled. “Good,” the teacher answered. “After lunch we’re going to go geocaching.” Who finds the geocache first? And are they cheating? See if you can solve this 15-minute mystery before the Brodericks do.
The Garden
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Kim dreamed of an idyllic life in the country, but the reality is rapidly becoming a nightmare.
A Serious Case Of Ferret
Series: All Mixed Up, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Detective Senior Sergeant Stanley Morris and his team are fighting time to save a kidnapped teenager. One girl has already been murdered, he doesn't need another one. Number three in the series.
E-Male
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Gavin spends his morning reading the email of his ex-girlfriend, Stella. Thanks to a restraining order, he can’t approach her. So, the email has to do. Until it stops. Until Stella disappears from the world. Gavin thinks he knows what happened to her, but how can he help her? Should he risk everything, including his freedom, for the woman who accused him of stalking?
The Karnikov Card: A Spade/Paladin Conundrum
Series: Spade/Paladin Conundrums. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,920. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Secret Master of Fandom and Private Detective Spade faces an impossible mission: He must save Celebcon Five from itself. The convention that’s trying to out Comic-con Comic-con has decided to make Dmitri Karnikov its guest of honor. Then Spade’s mysterious friend Paladin reveals the secret to Karnikov’s attendance, and Spade must act to stop a horrid crime.
The Unreluctant Hero
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012 by Bluebird Haven Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
George risks his life to save people. Police Officer Lindsay fears George will lose his life as he gets into riskier and riskier situations. Every encounter between them forces her to question what she knows about this mysterious man.
Bring Me the Head of Anne Boleyn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Before her twenty-fifth year, she was both a princess and a prisoner, a royal daughter and the daughter of a traitor. Now Elizabeth Tudor has become queen of England and, in her private moments, cannot quite believe she survived. She has to figure out how to rule, but first she must reclaim her past, and to do that, she must find the last thing her mother ever gave her.
Barry Hargrove, Private Investigator
Price: Free! Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Sometimes when you're starting out in the business, well, things just aren't what you expect. Besides, one man's reality is another man's fantasy. Meet Barry Hargrove who wants to be a private detective and this is sort of his first case. He's good. This is the main character in my novel "2012: Timeline Apocalypse" and this introduces him to the world. Another short story is to follow.
Star Turn and Other Stories
You set the price! Words: 19,620. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Star Turn and other stories is a collection of crime stories from the author of The Chameleon Factor, shortlisted for the UK's Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award in 2010. Star Turn: 'Kim had a high nasal twang that bordered on irritating, if it hadn’t come wrapped in such a delicious package: short blonde hair; cool green eyes; the too-wide, too-full mouth with the ever-ready smile.'
Rest in Peace
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Janelle had terrifying nightmares three nights in a row. However, she soon discovers that sometimes real life is even more scary. Will Janelle be able to keep her promise that she made to her best friend,and protect her friend's family? It is the only way that her friend can finally rest in peace.
A Clean Getaway
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It doesn't matter how good your plan is. It doesn't matter how smart you are. It doesn't matter how ruthless or unscrupulous you are -- a bad partner means things go wrong when you're doing a job. This bank hit goes so right -- until it all falls apart.
The Old Telescope
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It was a long telescope, the kind sea captains and pirates might have used...
The Naked Mind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
I am a movie director. At the climax of the film that will make my career, the hero of the movie shoots his brains out. The police think I did it intentionally, and I am the only one who could have killed him. After all, I am the guy who loaded the gun. How will I prove I am innocent? The Naked Mind is a 2800 word short story.
The Brotherhood of Darkness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012 by Chater Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Paranormal police detective Jamie Jarvis investigates a murder in the monastic cult, The Brotherhood of Darkness. A short story
Sherlock Dog
Price: Free! Words: 13,000. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A dog tells of his American Mommy's obsession with BBC Sherlock, how it got her into trouble, and how he got her out.
The Man in the Paper Mache Hat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When a botched robbery leaves a desperate gunman trapped in a bank lobby surrounded by a dozen terrified hostages, one man braves his wrath to keep the others safe... a very special man. A man in a paper mache hat that no one else can see.