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Scandal in Willow Hollow
Series: Assorted Writings, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Enjoy six short mysteries set in Willow Hollow, a small town nestled in the Pennsylvanian Appalachian Mountains. Follow Detectives Bill Hadley and Tabatha Walker as they track down local law breakers.
To a Jury With the Vigilante
Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
We now take the case so diligently worked by Inspector Marko before a jury with flashy defense counsel Chernik plying his craft for the benefit of Carruthers, the bereaved accountant with a shotgun.
Vigilante Virus
Price: Free! Words: 720. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A microscopic look at police procedures, mushrooming violence in the city and the terrible temptation of citizen justice.
Oklahoma Justice #1: Hominy, Oklahoma
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,700. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Small town police chief…big trouble. Chief Hilton Cole—Iraq War hero—is a peaceful man, but when a prominent local citizen is brutally murdered, his quiet little community in north eastern Oklahoma becomes a war zone.
C.R.I.M.E. Science - Book 1: The Beginning
Series: C.R.I.M.E. Science. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,670. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
A misfit group of scientists and tech whizzes form a detective agency in order to solve crimes and right wrongs. In this, the first book of a series, they investigate the death of a renowned volcano scientist. He dies in a volcanic eruption in what everyone considers a terrible accident. Everyone except his widow, who insists he was murdered.
Murder by the Book (An Olivia Hutchinson Mystery, Episode 4)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,830. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
My name is Olivia Hutchinson, but you can call me Hutch. I’m the owner of an all male strip club—I mean, I USED to own a strip club, but it burned to the ground. So until my business is rebuilt, I’m trying to find things to fill my time. But a book club has never been exactly my idea of fun—until a woman is murdered at one of the meetings, and my mother becomes the prime suspect.
The Knoxville Lottery Murders
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,780. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
This is the story of a crazed killer who loses a $2 million lottery ticket at a friend's football TV party and goes on a rampage of murder as he seeks to find the people who have found his lottery ticket. He uses ingenious methods to evade detection as his rage holds a city in terroristic hostage. A mild-mannered bookkeeper by day and a sadistic killer by night, the villian is hard to detect.
Killer Fudge (A Callahan Garrity Short Story)
Series: Callahan Garrity mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012 and represented by SKLA. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In this short story by NY Times best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews, Atlanta private investigator/cleaning business owner Callahan Garrity once again proves her ability to clean up a sticky mess. When the grandson of faithful House Mouse employee Ruby is charged with brutally bludgeoning an elderly antique dealer, Callahan is called on to investigate. What she discovers is a recipe for homicide.
Barbershop Otto
Price: Free! Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
UPDATED: Uploaded another sample story to the upcoming collection of mysteries. Now includes: - Private Investigation - Barbershop "Otto"
Cats and Crime, A Panzer And The P.I. Mystery Collection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,790. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Meet Lori Stockley, the mail order Private Investigator, and Panzer, the black cat in this short story collection. Oh, and we can't forget Lori's Granny Gladys. Put these three together and it's a recipe for chaos. Follow them as they catch drug dealers, burglars, bank robbers and carpet snakes.
Spirit Journey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story about stolen Indian artifacts. When a newspaper reporter sees Indians from Iowa's Meskwaki tribe digging up graves in a pioneer cemetery, he learns things are not what they seem.
It Only Cost Two Teeth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,130. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A quirky newspaper columnist suspects an editor of being a spy. However, he learns the editor is far worse than that. This short story of 41 pages provides a humorous slant on a mystery and thriller.
Sherlock Holmes and The Birchwood Affair
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A letter to the British Government from a blackmailer brings Holmes and Watson to the town of Truro in Cornwall. There they investigate a mysterious and often fatal illness which has befallen the townspeople as predicted by the blackmailer. By visiting the victims and their places of work a common thread appears. Holmes prevents further illness but now must find the culprit and bring him to task.
The Ancestor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes
A short story about conflict between modern laws and traditional Indian customs. A Pueblo policeman is tormented by the discovery of an ancestor's skull in a housing development being built over an ancient pueblo site.
The Woman With a Rain Pot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This is a short story. It is dedicated to the combat veterans of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. An Army veteran who sacrificed a leg for his country returns home to reclaim a position with the county sheriff. He is assigned to the cold case of the murder of an archaeology student who had been digging up old pots near New Mexico pueblos.
Playing White
Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Set in St Petersburg, the short story Playing White is a winter tale. The main personage is Oscar Maria Graf, younger contemporary of Oscar Wilde. On the Xmas eve, Oscar Graf and his boyfriend Felix find themselves in a center of a mystery. All personages are aged 20+.
Sherlock Holmes and The Star of Bithur
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,160. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are retained by the Duke of Salcombe to investigate a dreadful family secret. The 'Star of Bithur', a great treasure with a bloody past threatens to dishonor a noble family. Holmes and Watson have to explore the history of the diamond and its links to the Indian Mutiny of 1857. However, others are in search of the gem and the key to its hiding place.
All That Glitters
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Raine Stockton looks back on how she first got Cisco in the Raine Stockton Dog MNystery Christmas short.
Vengeance is Blind: Three Scott Drayco Short Mysteries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
From three-time Derringer Award finalist BV Lawson come three tales featuring Scott Drayco, a man who had everything going for him: handsome, brilliant, a talented classical pianist in the prime of his youth. After violence scarred him physically and emotionally, he turned to an FBI career for ten years and now freelances as a crime consultant, taking on cases other people don't want to touch.
Number Nine Penwiper Mews
Price: Free! Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lord Joszef Kiraly is a gentleman, a vampire, and a consulting detective of supernatural skills. In this short, he proves sometimes the best witness is the victim, even when they've lost their heads.