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The Barefoot Stiff by M. Ruth Myers
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."
Monday's Child Homicide: Life with Nick, Book 1 by Jamie Lee Scott
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,310. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
You fell in love with homicide detective Nick Christianson in the Gotcha Detective Agency mysteries. Now you get to see his story, from his point of view. Monday's Child is a crime novella set in San Francisco, California. SFPD patrol officer, Nick Christianson, is the first on the scene of a dead boy found in an alley. When the homicide cops don't have time to find the killer of a "street kid,"
The next generation of bakers street by Sibte ali
Price: $1.45 USD. (Free until May 23!) Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Wit meet the murder in the bustling city of London! Can the grandchildren of Sherlock save the city against the evil powers?
Halloween is Murder by Josh Lanyon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,130. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When his enigmatic partner takes off on an annual fishing trip, City of Angeles gumshoe Barry Fitzgerald is left to handle an All Hallows’ Eve kidnapping case on his own. The victim? A murdered millionaire’s penny-pinching son and heir. The culprit? That’s where it gets tricky. According to the missing man’s sister, vampires are behind Patrick O’Flaherty’s disappearance.
Walpole Were by Leenna Naidoo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 30, 2018 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sighting: Possible Canid. Likely a werewolf Location: Walpole, Western Australia Status: Developing—tracking and research
The Retrieval Artist: A Retrieval Artist Short Novel by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The short novel that started the entire Retrieval Artist series, The Retrieval Artist introduced Miles Flint to the world. Hugo-nominated, chosen as one of the best stories of the year, The Retrieval Artist created an entire universe, and Flint himself became what IO9 calls “one of the top ten science fiction detectives ever.”
Death on the Moon by Barbara Hambly
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 Boy Next Door by Josh Lanyon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
For the last fourteen years, former celebrated Boy Detective Merle Madison has been trying to build a grown-up career for himself as a private investigator. There are just two problems: there’s not a lot of serious crime in the small town of Hayvenhurst—and Police Chief Isaac Ramsay keeps denying Merle’s application for a PI license.
The Adventure of Vanaprastha: An Untold Adventure of Mr. Sherlock Holmes by Hugh Ashton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,280. Language: British English. Published: February 15, 2018 by j-views Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A Sherlock Holmes locked room mystery in the style of the originals by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Striker Jones: Elementary Economics for Elementary Detectives by Maggie M. Larche
Series: Striker Jones, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,430. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Who left the footprints in the wet concrete? Why does the kid that no one likes win the election? Who is Ms. Harper's secret admirer? Only one person knows -- Striker Jones, the most original kid detective since Encyclopedia Brown!
Rasskaz-kanonizatsiya (The Story Canonisation): unconventional Russian language textbook / Russian reader by Ignaty Dyakov
Price: $11.89 USD. Words: 18,770. Language: Russian. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Russian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
'Rasskaz-kanonizatsiya' ('The Story Canonisation') is the third in the series of unconventional Russian language textbooks (Russian readers or Russian easy readers) for Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate levels (B1-B2). The books written in the form of fun to read detective lines. The audio-book is available too to enhance your Russian language learning.
A Time For Every Purpose Under Heaven by Barbara Hambly
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.
Prey by Hiranya Borah
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 4 reviews)
He has an extraordinary power to identify his innocent victims. He has an extraordinary power to lure victims to his web. He cannot be caught as per the existing law. He is extremely powerful in his endeavor, perhaps next only to the God. How long he can play the role of unfortunate widower and social worker to lure rich vulnerable ladies to his trap?
Downriver by Sharon Short
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit(5.00 from 1 review)
Rona looks back on the tragic events that led to her receiving a necklace that she thought would change her life. The necklace does so, but not in the way she would ever have imagined... or chosen. Short Story. (Originally print published in Murderous Intent Mystery Magazine.)
Nachtmerrie in het Park by Jack Broscie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: Dutch. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Een meisje van 17 achtervolgd door een gruwelijke nachtmerrie, gebrandmerkt voor het leven. Een verscheurd gezin; de moeder met ziekelijke gewoontes, een verwend broertje en de vader met macabere interesses. Een raadselachtige advertentie met een duister geheim, een jongen en een kistje met een geheimzinnige inhoud. De huiveringwekkende prijs: een leven voor een leven …
Hagar by Barbara Hambly
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.
The Cork and the Bottle by Cora Buhlert
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
When the landlord of "The Cork and the Bottle" ends up dead in a puddle of blood on the floor of his own pub, the case seems clear. The teen burglars who broke into the pub to steal the contents of the till are the culprits. But some things about the case just don't add up. And eventually, Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd begins to suspect that the killers are to be found much closer to home...
Rasskaz-Sensatsiya: unconventional Russian language textbook / Russian reader by Ignaty Dyakov
Price: $11.89 USD. Words: 18,860. Language: Russian. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Russian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
'Rasskaz-sensatsiya' ('The Story Sensation') is the first in the series of unconventional Russian language textbooks (Russian readers or Russian easy readers) for Elementary/Pre-Intermediate levels (A1-A2). The book is written in the form of a fun to read detective line. The audio-book is available too.
There Shall Your Heart Be Also by Barbara Hambly
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.