Books tagged: mystery short story

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G-Men
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,130. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction
New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Deaver says of “G-Men,” “If you liked E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime or the writing of Caleb Carr (The Alienist), you’ll enjoy this [story]. Part police procedural, part political thriller, this clever tale features real life characters interacting with fictional ones.” Nominated for the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History.
Scrawny Pete
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction
Crime reporter Atkins discovered Scrawny Pete at the scene of a murder-suicide. The hard-bitten reporter took to the cat, and the cat took to him. Together they traveled through the city on the police beat, until the day they came across another crime, one that Scrawny Pete understood. Includes complete bonus story, "The Secret Lives of Cats."
Clicking Sticks
By Dean Wesley Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction
When the girl next door... the girl haunting your dreams for years... comes to you for help, you know things may change. Just maybe you might get a dream to come true. But sometimes dreams share a dark side with death. A mystery story by bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.
Catch a Killer by the Toe
By Pete Peterson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,850. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2010 by Untreed Reads. Category: Fiction
Marshal Sam Catlin's attempts to keep order in the unruly Western town of Fairplay are becoming more challenging by the day. First is the discovery of the body of Caleb Tinker. Then, the local beggar is nearly killed and one of his oppressors turns up dead. When his investigation reveals the events may be related, Catlin finds he'd better solve the cases soon...or risk becoming the next corpse.
Erect
By Terry Hayman
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 590. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2010 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction
A quick humorous story that illustrates the essential difference between men and women. (No, not THAT one!)
The Case of the Vanishing Boy: A Spade/Paladin Conundrum
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Series: Spade/Paladin Conundrums. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction
Secret Master of Fandom and Private Detective Spade gets a strange request: a tiny woman with pointed ears asks him to help her with a case at FleshCon, a California science fiction convention. The tiny woman turns out to be the infamous Paladin, whom Spade thought was only a rumor. And she needs his help finding a teenage boy whom she says vanishes whenever she approaches him.
Better Late
By Chelsea Graydon
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction
Nick’s going to score a new 4x4 for his “exporter”, but as he watches it park in a nearly-deserted lot, driven by a hot woman, he figures he’ll use his smooth charm to score more than just the car. Except this broad’s making him work for it...
Easy Time
By James Kinsak
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction
Hoochie has a zapper in his skull far more effective than any electronic ankle cuff and will be serving his time in the basement of the widow of the man he killed. What his delectable jailor has planned for him is both more benign and more horrible than anything he could have imagined. Definitely NOT easy time.
Smile for the Camera
By Chelsea Graydon
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction
On Eva’s first day working as a teller at the bank, she loses her umbrella, is terrorized by the bank manager, makes a friend, and...solves a bank robbery?
The Grocery Zoo Story
By Terry Hayman
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction
When Baxter meets a talking dog in a grocery store, he’s sure it’s evidence that the produce has been spiked with LSD. But then the dog tells him how it got there and it’s strangely compelling...until it’s all just TOO DAMN MUCH!