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12 Days of Christmas in Stickleback Hollow
Series: The Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow, Book 26. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,530. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The 12 days of Christmas in Stickleback Hollow are 12 short stories that take place over the 12 days of Christmas in the small village, which is the home of so many mysteries. Each of the stories follows different characters from the series and do not play a part in the overall story arc.
The Magician's Grift
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017 by Wonderland Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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Even before the stock market crash of 1929, Eliza lives in a world of secrets as a legal secretary to a wizened old lawyer in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. If she admits that she’s practically engaged to be married, she’ll lose her job.
If Not for Bad Luck
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2017 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Meet Jacob Rowe. If not for bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. He’s just lost his job. His car’s been repossessed. And his girlfriend just dumped him. All he wants to do is hang out in Stoddard Cemetery and drown his sorrows in cheap whiskey. So naturally, that’s when he sees a friggin’ ghost. Too bad seeing a ghost is only the start of his troubles.
Escape Club: Sabotage
Series: Escape Club Heroes. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Escape Club: Sabotage is a fast-paced, short adventure featuring characters from the Escape Club Heroes romantic suspense series. Now a nightclub owner, Grant Sullivan can't shake the instincts that made him an excellent Philly cop. When a band arrives plagued by a multitude of small ttroubles, Grant and his team must determine if it's a run of bad luck or deliberate sabotage.
Polonaise: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Three days before Christmas, 2000, and FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd’s in Warsaw, bodyguarding a key female witness in the trial of ruthless but runty crime boss Mike the Midget. A Macavity Award finalist acclaimed for “sharp storytelling” (Publishers Weekly) in her international thriller series, Diana Deverell brings you an exciting short mystery. Buy “Polonaise” and take a holiday with Dawna.
Bruce: An Order of Freaks Novelette
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Bruce Gander has a unique ability. Some would call it a gift. Others, a curse.
The Odd Fellow: A Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Count or Counterfeit? He does look shabby for a Count... Read this short mystery and get to know Pierre Reynard of The Bastille Mysteries.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: The Murder of Michael Hollingsworth
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,340. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
With Japanese business men in town and both Siren and Harry spending time with them, Fred is more than a little jealous. Put on top of that the kidnapping of overnight success, Michael Hollingsworth, and there is the greatest chance for things to go disastrously wrong. Rather than bringing Siren in on the case, Fred is determined to keep her out of it.
A Part Of The Pattern
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,530. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017 by L.L. Bartlett. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jeff Resnick is drawn to solving crimes. His brother, Richard, thinks that could be the basis of a paying business. Reluctantly, Jeff agrees, and their first case is about a child who vanished two decades before. Meanwhile, Jeff bumps into an acquaintance whose history is very similar to that of the missing girl. Is it coincidence or is there a pattern that links him to her and his future?
Cry Baby Bridge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Explanations are not always obvious for life's occurrences. The activities at "Cry Baby Bridge" present a mystery to the local sheriff. When he solves that mystery he might also know who killed a prominent socialite, whose death came as a surprise to everyone.
Spellchecker
Price: Free! Words: 15,540. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"Take care my old friend...!!" "Dangling down below; I managed to pry my fatigued eyelids open. A muted thud followed the brush past my ice-covered back as Eric's free-falling body passed me".
Number One: The Funeral Photographer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2017 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
The Funeral Photographer is the first in a new series of Colin Cotterill short stories featuring his female news reporter and detective, Jimm Juree. Fans of Jimm know her from the four novels where, with the help of the members of her strange family, she usually solves the crime. Move over Miss Marple, Jimm Juree does it for the 21st Century.
With One Shoe
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2017 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Detective Ron Conroy gave up hoping for a better world. When he attends the home of Elvira Paradis to investigate her missing daughter, he finds a woman worn beyond her years, but also visions of someplace wonderful. A delinquent youth leads Ron into the world of high school art classes, unrequited love and lost hope. Will the case end in the arrest of the wrong man—or rekindle Ron’s faith?
Good for What Ails You
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,380. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Ben Keck and his girlfriend Anna seek for answers when a friend drops dead during a speakeasy raid in 1920s Big Grove, Illinois. Did Carley consume toxic bootleg liquor or was she deliberately poisoned by someone else?
Strands of Blackmail
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sometimes returning home brings back good memories, or bad ones. For Shari Kendell, it's finding answers to the questions her grandmother's death left. Actors always live in their own world, but Shari is surprised and what she didn't know. Who was blackmailing her grandmother, and why?
Blind Eye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
High schooler Ayo Davis watches the clock. He makes every second count—from the time he wakes up until he goes to bed he stays on schedule. Until he finds a dead body. The fallout ruins his perfect timetable and forces him to look beyond the clock and face what he didn’t want to see. A short story about taking a stand.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: From Out of the Ashes
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,660. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
After her mother's death when she could barely walk, Nicolette found all that she had left in the world was her father, Arthur, and her sister, Louise - even they were taken away from her. The only people that she has left are Fred Barlow and Harry Lee, but now even their livelihoods are in jeopardy. Can Siren help save her friends or is she destined to lose them as well?
Adam: A Josephine Meyers Mystery
Series: Josephine Meyers Mysteries Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The 2nd installment of the Josephine Meyers mystery series.
The Broken Teacup
Series: Life On Victoria Square. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,460. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2017 by L.L. Bartlett. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A mysterious package arrives at Artisans Alley with Katie Bonner's name on it, but the return address is obscured and the treasure inside, a bone china teacup, is broken. Before Katie can open the accompanying card, she’s called away and one of the vendors mistakes it for trash. Katie won't be satisfied until she finds out where the cup came from and who sent it to her.
Death on the Lips
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: British English. Published: September 6, 2017 by Alt Hist Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A Medieval Mystery where Magic and Demons are Real! The Countess of Suffolk lies dead in her own bedchamber. Her body has been horribly mutilated. Clearly a case of a demon attack according to her chamberlain. The alchemist she retained has fled the house—and surely he must be to blame? But when Jake finds a pot of lip paint and a tally stick other possibilities emerge.