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Atom Boy

by Ray Cummings

Retired and rusticating Pete McLean, former policeman, sees something new in crime-fighting in a rural setting! Note: short story


The Warehouse

by Aaron Posey

A young policeman, anxious to make Detective, goes undercover on a drug bust. Will he live long enough to reach his promotion? Flash fiction from our Fingerprints mystery/thriller short story line.


Dead Letters: A MUSEUM MYSTERY SHORT STORY  (An eSpecial from Berkley Prime Crime)

by Sheila Connolly

Nell Pratt’s search into a family’s history may bring more than just dark secrets to light…

Nell Pratt, President of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society, is intrigued when Arthur Logan, elderly scion...


Rather Shorts: Six Short Tales of Crime in a Small Texas Town

by Walt Shiel

A Fort Worth detective finds contentment as a small-town police chief.

Orin Cage left a 15-year career with the Fort Worth PD to become Chief of Police in the small North Texas town of Rather. Glad to have escaped...


One True Love

by Laura Lippman

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular...


The Supervisor

by Christian Riley

Life suddenly grows a little more colder when Dan comes to the stark realization that his new supervisor at work just might be a real-life serial killer. The insight keeps Dan in a flurry to stay clear of the...


Cereal Killer

by Suzanne Berube Rorhus

Elizabeth Hart enjoys her high-powered job and her lakeside home but is tired of Officer Andrew Baird's hands-off policy. A mere ten year age gap is no reason for refusing romance, is it? As Andrew searches...


The Gate of Baghdad: A Parker Pyne Story

Mr. Parker Pyne #3

by Agatha Christie

Just as boredom is setting in on his long trip by motor coach across the desert to Baghdad, Mr. Parker Pyne reads about the case of the missing Mr. Long, the famous defaulting financier who, as the papers would...


Yellow Iris

by Agatha Christie

An alarming telephone call, in which the phrases “it’s life and death” and “the table with the yellow irises” are whispered, causes Hercule Poirot to rush to the luxuriant restaurant Jardin des Cygnes,...


Triangle at Rhodes

by Agatha Christie

October on the island of Rhodes is a veritable paradise of privacy, beauty, and calm—or so Hercule Poirot has imagined. The reality is quite different, as the arrival of famed Chanel beauty Valentine Chantry...


The Under Dog

by Agatha Christie

Pretty Lily Margrave is not convinced that Hercule Poirot is needed in the matter of Sir Atwell’s murder. At the request of her employer, Lady Atwell, she has already recounted what happened ten days ago in...


Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #1

by Marvin Kaye, Edward D. Hoch & Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #1 features fiction by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Carole Bugge, Ron Goulart, Marc Bilgrey, Edward D. Hoch, Hal Blythe, and Jean Paiva. Features by Kim Newman, Lenny Picker, Mrs...


Whodunit?

Department of Spooks

Father's Day

by Arthur C. Carey

Children, it is said, are a joy forever. However, that's not necessarily true if one you've never known shows up on your doorstep mentally unhinged and bent upon revenge. District Attorney Preston Ives, fresh...


Tales of Thubway Tham

by Johnston McCulley & John Betancourt

Thubway Tham is a small, short-tempered gnome of a man, a professional pickpocket with an annoying lisp. But he is no mere thief . . . he is the king of his chosen profession, a master "dip" who works only in...


The Mary Fortune Mystery & Suspense MEGAPACK ™: 15 Classic Tales

by Mary Fortune & John Gregory Betancourt

Mary Helena Fortune (circa 1833 - circa 1910) was an Australian mystery, suspense, and horror writer who wrote under the pseudonyms "Waif Wander" and "W.W." She was one of the earliest female detective writers...


Kiddieland and other misfortunes

by Tim Chapman

In his first short story collection Tim Chapman explores behaviors that are at once familiar and bizarre, while introducing us to an odd assemblage of characters. A reformed hit man has to kill to save the love...


The Victorian Rogues MEGAPACK ™: 28 Classic Tales

by Maurice Leblanc, Johnston McCulley & E.W. Hornung

Sure, you can root for Sherlock Holmes or Charlie Chan or Hugh Drummond. But I'll take a good old-fashioned rogue over the lot of 'em any day. Boston Blackie, A.J. Raffles, the Lone Wolf, Thubway Tham, Mr. Clackworthy,...


Itinerari del mistero

by Laura

Laura ITINERARI del MISTERO Il vero mistero del mondo non è l'invisibile, ma il visibile. Oscar Wilde Le cose, e purtroppo anche le persone e le idee, sono note non per la loro autenticità, ma soltanto per...