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The Barefoot Stiff
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Depression-era private eye Maggie Sullivan wields a .38 as skillfully as an emery board. She’s drawn into a stranger’s murder, follows a lead the police laugh off, and confronts a killer in this **short story** featuring characters from the author's series of mystery novels. See why fans have dubbed Maggie "Sam Spade in a skirt."
The Big Fall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,840. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Jewel thief Johnny D's had a pretty sweet setup as a successful criminal who moonlights as the masked crime-fighter, the Grey Ghost. At least until someone frames Johnny D's for murder, forcing him to don the Ghost's mask and team up with the mysterious Phantom Detective to clear his own name! "The Big Fall" is an adventure in the greatest tradition of classic pulp fiction!
Eye for an Eye Inc. - Welcome to the Family
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Cops go to him for help when they can't connect the dots. Families go to him when the justice system doesn't work. Sometimes they overlap, and for the right price, he'll take care of it. He'll make them pay. The same way the victim suffered, so to shall they suffer. Whatever the crime, if the price is right, he'll dole out the justice.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A short story the Benjamin January Free Man of Color series. In pre-Civil-War New Orleans, musician Benjamin January seeks the missing daughter of one of the free colored demi-monde.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A lady caught up in a murder plot by ex-boyfriend and his friend.
The Incident - Episode Six - A Sam Jameson Espionage and Suspense Thriller
Series: THE INCIDENT - A Sam Jameson Serial Thriller, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,580. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
"Lars Emmerich is right up there with James Patterson, David Baldacci, Nelson DeMille, and Frederick Forsyth." - Gene GeRue, Amazon EPISODE SIX: The sixth installment of the international sensation THE INCIDENT, a Sam Jameson Serial Thriller.
Felony Fruitcake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,680. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Will Sue Jan find the felonious fruitcake felon before the church choir sings the last fa-la-la?
The Trepoff Murder (The Deed Box of John H. Watson MD Book 6)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,670. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2016 by Inknbeans Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Mentioned by Dr. Watson in the Scandal in Bohemia, the story of the Trepoff murders now comes to light, discovered by the author in a deed box once owned by Sherlock Holmes' faithful chronicler. A Russian dignitary dies in London, and Holmes sets off to discover the circumstances behind his untimely, and politically unfortunate, demise. Originally told in true ACD fashion, as a serial.
A Time For Every Purpose Under Heaven
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A short story in the Benjamin January Free Man of Color series. Rose Janvier, Benjamin's wife, left at home in pre-Civil-War New Orleans, uses her own detective skills to track down a killer.
The Man From P.I.S.S. (Poker Investigations, Sensible Solutions)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The man From P.I.S.S. (Poker Investigations, Sensible Solutions) a very clever poker playing detective catching out those who would cheat or otherwise abuse the game of poker. Did I mention that he is a "cheater" himself? An amusing and well thought out collection. Edwin Campbell is the man from P.I.S.S. You will want more!
The Night Butterflies: a short story
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: British English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The Night Butterflies is a standalone short story by the highly acclaimed crime thriller writer, Zoë Sharp. First published in the ACTION anthology, edited by Matt Hilton, it’s the story of a man who thought he’d left his violent past behind him, but discovers it is only a chance footstep away.
Hard Times
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,020. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Why are these things always so hard? Johns are dying in Barnstow. It was bound to happen eventually, in a city where legal prostitution is a big part of the tourist industry, but not so many so fast. And of course, if there are dead bodies in Barnstow, Detective Jimmy Delaney isn’t far away. “Hard Times" is a detective story with sci-fi elements, the sixth in the Detective Jimmy Delaney series.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,730. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A novelette of 13,000 words in the Benjamin January historical mystery series. When the mistress of a plantation is murdered, Benjamin's wife Rose is convinced that contrary to the evidence, the crime was not committed by one of the household slaves. But proving it will be another matter.
Served Cold: from the FOX FIVE Charlie Fox short story collection
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 11,360. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A finalist for the CWA Short Story Dagger, Served Cold gives a downtrodden woman the chance to take centre stage – the mysterious Layla, with betrayal in her past and murder in her heart.
Castle of Horror
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 15,310. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A novelette - 15000 words. Colossus Films (of the novel Bride of the Rat-God) is shooting in Reno so Chrysanda Flamande's latest boyfriend can get a divorce. They share the sets - a supposedly haunted castle - with a black film company from Chicago, but Norah Blackstone is uneasy. Chrysanda's dogs can scent the supernatural, and Norah knows that something about the castle is very wrong.
There Shall Your Heart Be Also
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Short story of 5,000 words, sequel to Hambly's Benjamin January murder mystery series. It's astonishing enough to everyone who knows New Orleans saloon-keeper Kentucky Williams that she owns a Bible... but someone is willing to do murder to steal it. Benjamin January and his worthless white sidekick Hannibal Sefton attempt to figure out who - and why.
Across The Broken Line: a Charlie Fox short story
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 12,270. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In Across The Broken Line, we follow bodyguard Charlie Fox through a fragmented timescale of cross and double-cross as she fights to keep her principal alive – whoever that might be.
Death on the Moon
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 12,740. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A novelette of 12,000 words in the Benjamin January Free Man of Color historical mystery series. Rose Janvier is convinced that Professor Tixall's amazing telescope is a hoax, but when one of her servants sees one of the "Moon people" murder another, Rose knows a real murder has been done. But how does she bring justice for a crime done on another planet?
The Unknown Goddess
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,890. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A Victorian murder mystery among the tombs of Egypt. The year is 1871, a world of discovery and invention. Electricity, electric lights, fast airship travel... it is not quite the Victorian England of history books! Join proper English gentleman and antiquarian, Josiah Samson, and his surprisingly able assistant, Bea, on their first adventure! Murder, suspense, ancient secrets revealed...
Night Watch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,230. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When investigative reporter Parker Davidson's’s ex escapes from a maximum security prison, LAPD Lieutenant Henry Stagge is tasked with making sure that Parker doesn’t end up a victim a second—and final—time.