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Breakaway
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The 4:15 train isn't the only thing rolling through Breakaway, Georgia. Climb aboard and take the ride through this tiny town, but be prepared for secrets, love, lust, and murder!
Three to the Heart
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,460. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
With his anthology, THREE TO THE HEART, Rick Mofina provides three of his finest short pieces of crime fiction. Three acclaimed, heart-wrenching short stories of people facing enormous odds. Rick Mofina is a former crime reporter and the award-winning author of several notable thrillers.
Death on D Street
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
D Street—the closest thing Hope’s Pass has to a red light district. Three whorehouses and a few independents to service the miners. When someone murders a prostitute, Will, the mayor, must fill in for the drunken sheriff and investigate the crime. Only the crime has deep roots—roots that will touch Will’s entire family and make him question everything he has ever known.
La Pilule 2 – Toxic Ted, Les Gros Bonnets De La Drogue, Le Gouvernement
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: French. Published: April 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Une histoire courte pour adulte. L’agitation continue entre les gros bonnets de la drogue, Toxic Ted et le gouvernement corrompu. La pilule crée de l’instabilité dans les rues et les bagarres se multiplient.
La Pilule
Price: Free! Words: 2,420. Language: French. Published: April 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Une histoire courte pour adulte. Pour une raison inconnue, de plus en plus de gens deviennent dépendants à la drogue. Personne ne connait la raison sauf une. Et le gouvernement… que fait-il ?
What Happened Last Night?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,830. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
There are six short stories in this book. When her husband returns home after a night out with his friends, his wife is worried when he refuses to tell her why he is so scared. But Esteen will stop at nothing to find out What Happened Last Night?, even if it means she must encounter Claude Hawk Randolph.
Max Wiley: Adventures of a Defective DICK!
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 17,140. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
You've heard of "Hard Boiled Detectives?" Well here's one who's half-baked! In this case, literally... This is the casebook of most unqualified guy ever to put on a pair of gumshoes. A man whose only real talents are being a wise-ass and getting into trouble, with cases right out of Rod Serling's slush pile! He's a stand-up guy without a microphone and each case requires a two drink minimum.
The ghost and the hidden dog
Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
A short story of a man who transform himself into something that he never imaged with the help of a dog and a ghost.
Prosperity Restaurant
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,180. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Lydia Chin short story by SJ Rozan
Island Shore
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
There's been a robbery for 6 nights now- and an old magician from the "magical island" claims the thief will strike last on the 7th night. Taylor and Angie are trying to figure out who the thief is- and fast. Little do they know- it's someone they know very well.
Woman in the Photograph
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Sixteen years ago, June was abandoned on the door of a fire hall. Now a teenager, June is on the run. She follows breadcrumbs her mother left behind.But now the police are closing in. June has only hours – maybe minutes – until her chance of discovering the one thing she really wants to know is gone. All she has to do is find the woman that never wanted to know her.
Confessions of a Good Mother
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"He said, 'Baby, take off those pretty shoes. I want to see the mud squish between your toes.' That’s when I shot him." Lyla, working mom and assassin, believes that most problems can be solved with a bullet. That is until she has a parenting problem that can't be solved with a Smith & Wesson Ladysmith.
Splatter Pattern
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Tyler Welton finds himself kidnapped by an unknown opponent it starts a game between two psychopaths. A game of cat versus cat. For Tyler Welton and the opponent are serial killers vying to be number one. Who will win this deadly game, or will death be its own reward? Every serial killer has their day.
Twisting Dagger
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012 by Clean Reads. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
P.I., Philip Chandler takes a temporary position as bodyguard for a movie company filming in Baytown, Washington, and soon finds he has more than he’s bargained. When unexplained accidents and attempts on the life of the star begin plaguing the set, he not only has to find out why, but who wants to keep the movie from being made and wants international action superstar, Eddie Tseung dead.
The Shooting
Price: Free! Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
There has been a shooting, but the victim and the shooter says it is an accident. But Sheriff Lou Kent isn't buying their story. Yet, he can't figure out why these two friends have a conflict that involves a gunshot wound.
Lost
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,600. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Two crime stories from the man Ian Rankin once called ‘The Godfather of British Noir’, early stories from the years when Russell James was establishing himself as ‘one of the best of Britain’s darker crime writers’ (as the Times called him). The first is the author’s only crime story to feature a detective, and the second, although a tale of prison life, is in lighter vein.
It Takes Two
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two respected police detectives are faced with a seemingly impossible murder case when two women confess to a murder and the evidence suggests they are both guilty. Will they solve the mystery of who killed Percival Butters? Does it take two to kill?
Confessions of a Sex Maniac
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
He’s a sex maniac, on the tale of the ravenous and deadly Snow Leopard, deep into the seedy groin of San Francisco's Tenderloin, where he has to choose. Sex or death? Confessions of a Sex Maniac, Henry Miller Award Finalist, is old-school, hard-boiled, new millennium noir. If Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James Ellroy had a three-way, this would be their bastard love child.
Hurricane: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,090. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
From R. Narvaez, a board member of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, and exciting new voice in noir . . . “If there is any justice in the world, [R. Narvaez] should become a giant on the literary noir scene within the next couple of years.” —Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine, on the story “Roachkiller”
Skullduggery
Series: Jazz Stiletto, Private Eye, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
PI Jazz Stiletto returns after the events of A Day Without Sunshine. He travels under the nom de plume, Allan Harper, a wandering man for hire. A friend asks to help the owner of the Skull Inn on the coast of Massachusetts. Jazz accepts. A guy's gotta eat. He soon discovers dark secrets, and bloody murder. Skullduggery abounds in this new mystery by the author of the Razor and Edge mysteries.