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Pair of Knaves
Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: British English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A pair of ultra short stories, almost flash fiction, exploring the murky, ambiguous world of Kathryn Blake through the eyes of two of her associates.
Shirley Link & The Safe Case
Series: Shirley Link, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
Shirley Link's kickoff adventure pits her wits against a thief who's stolen thirty thousand dollars from her school's safe. Usually, she'd wrap that kind of case up before The Big Bang Theory. But there's one intriguing detail. The half-ton safe disappeared too! Shirley must find the culprit quickly or her beloved principal, Mr. Reese, will lose his job.
Joey Warnecki - Eight Days
Price: Free! Words: 124,860. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
With two shots from a pistol, an ordinary man's life and identity fall apart in a Maine coastal town.
Murder in the Church
Price: Free! Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Someone killed Charlie Young. Police Chief Cal Brady has but one clue: a black and white photo of the deceased inscribed with a cryptic message. Amateur sleuth Dani Birch helps Brady decipher the message, but her discovery leads to a string of murders thought to be unrelated. A serial killer is on the loose, and his next intended victim: Dani Birch herself.
Cold Pulp Trio
Price: Free! Words: 25,260. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Three hard-boiled stories that hark back to the days of pulp fiction. Meet private dick Jay Dafoe. He’s in a dirty business, and cold hard cash has always made up for twinges his conscience might occasionally feel. Ben Andropov is a cop. The bosses are management, and the beat is the moon. Management wants order and doesn’t care how it’s kept. Cold Pulp Trio is hard-boiled American noir.
Vigilante Walks Away
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
You might have guessed it. The Shooter walks. The burden of proof is just that strong. But out on the street, is he a different man? Will others ever forget the headlines? And what lies ahead?
A Bohemian Mess: Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The story is an unique version of Conan Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia" created with the help of Dialectizer. You've never read before Sherlock Holmes talking Jive or Doctor Watson talking Redneck. This version will help you to look at "A Scandal in Bohemia" from an unexpected angle and to appreciate it more. No offense to people who talk featured dialects intended.
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: Free! 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.
Forget the Past
Price: Free! Words: 91,270. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Reporter Anya Horvat, who works at a weekly women’s magazine, consult the well-known and successful psychiatrist, Patricia Bellows, who is later found horribly murdered. Anya has never dealt with a murder investigation before, but when her boss literally forces her to take the assignment, she begins to uncover the murdered psychiatrist’s intriguing past.
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"
My Justice My Revenge
Price: Free! Words: 83,280. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
My Justice My Revenge is the story about a court system, a violent crime, and the struggles of a family that went through that system.
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Warning: experimental translation (hybrid) End of '800. During an university lesson of anatomy, a student of medicine makes knowledge with an eccentric colleague, that tells him an improbable story of love, jealousy and poison...
Price: Free! Words: 95,150. Language: Swedish. Published: December 14, 2012 by Mörkersdottir förlag. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
1669. Häxprocessen rasar, vid de pyrande askhögarna i Mora sörjer en flicka sin avrättade mor. 1676. Regalskeppet Kronan går under i ett slag med den dansk-holländska fienden utanför Ölands sydöstra kust. Den svenske amiralen Lorentz Creutz lik flyter iland. Samme man som dömt häxorna till bålet i Mora.
Now They Call Me Gunner
Price: Free! Words: 90,880. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.82 from 11 reviews)
In the summer of '71, between high school and university, Phil takes a job as a short-order cook in his home town in upstate New York. When the waitress's ex-husband is murdered, the police suspect Randal, a Viet Nam vet who is the head cook. To help Randal prove his innocence, Phil is dragged into the world of outlaw motorcycle gangs and drug dealers.
Vengeance is Blind: Three Scott Drayco Short Mysteries
You set the price! Words: 9,390. 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.
Where's Emma?: A Denali Hawthorne Short Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 6,590. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00 from 1 review)
Denali and her friends are enjoying the last camping trip of the summer when six-year-old Emma, a cutie in a pink Barbie jacket, invites herself for s’mores. When Emma goes missing, they pitch in to help in the search. Can they find Emma? -A short story, plus an excerpt from Kidnapped at the Midnight Sun.
Murder in Half Moon Bay, Book 1
Series: A Jillian Bradley Mystery. Price: Free! Words: 56,270. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
All Jillian Bradley wants is to spend a quiet weekend by the ocean and enjoy her afternoon tea. But a startling discovery draws Jillian and her garden club friends into solving a mystery that threatens her life and changes her future. 'Murder in Half Moon Bay' Book 1 introduces Jillian's little companion 'Teddy,' a Yorkie who falls prey to danger but rises to become sleuth-dog in the next book.