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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...


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...


Department of Spooks

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...


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...


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...


Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Other Stories

by Sharyn Mccrumb

"In an earlier life, McCrumb must have been a balladeer, singing of restless spirits, star-crossed lovers, and the consoling beauty of nature. . . . The overall effect is spellbinding."

--The Washington Post...


The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries

by Otto Penzler

The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G....


Dead Men Kill: A Murder Mystery of Wealth, Power, and the Living Dead

by L. Ron Hubbard

Detective Terry Lane is a standout cop—as tough as Eliot Ness of The Untouchables—who thought he’d seen it all . . . until now.  But he’s never seen a murder spree like this.  The evidence is clear:...


The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Fourth Meal of Mayhem

by Barbara Metzger, Earl Staggs & J. Alan Hartman

The Killer Wore Cranberry anthology is back with an all-new set of flavorful stories, guaranteed to whet your appetite for both your favorite holiday fare and a tasty crime story. In this collection of humorous...


Helsinki Noir

by James Thompson

Helsinki Noir joins Copenhagen Noir in representing the Akashic Noir Series in the far north of Europe.


Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories

by Craig Johnson

Twelve Longmire short stories available for the first time in a single volume—featuring an introduction by Lou Diamond Phillips of A&E’s Longmire

Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story,...


A Haunting Is Brewing: A Haunted Home Renovation and a Witchcraft Mystery Novella

by Juliet Blackwell

In this all-new novella, New York Times bestselling author Juliet Blackwell’s popular characters from her Witchcraft Mysteries and Haunted Home Renovation Mysteries find themselves joining forces to solve...


More Good Old Stuff

by John D. Macdonald

Offering indisputable evidence of the early talent that was to lead him to the top of the bestseller lists everywhere, these fourteen tales of crime and corruption, of sleuthing and suspense, of treachery, intrigue,...


The Good Old Stuff

by John D. Macdonald

From the author of the world-famous Travis McGee thrillers, thirteen of John D. MacDonald's earliest and best crime and mystery stories brought together in one volume.

Written at the beginning of his career...


The Best American Mystery Stories 2014

by Otto Penzler & Laura Lippman

The best-selling and award-winning Laura Lippman edits a collection of the best mystery writing published in 2013 selected from hundreds of magazines, journals, books, and websites.


Come, Watson! Quickly!: Five Unseen Tales of Sherlock Holmes

by Jack Grochot

Come, Watson! Quickly! is a suspenseful collection of five new Sherlock Holmes adventures. In it, the British empire's most renowned detective and his biographer-companion, Dr. John H. Watson, confront harrowing...


In Search of the Unknown

by Robert W. Chambers

An ornithologist seeking prehistoric creatures also discovers modern romance in these strange and satiric short stories by Robert W. Chambers, an early master of supernatural fiction and the author of the cult...


Tel Aviv Noir

by Etgar Keret & Assaf Gavron

Keret and Gavron masterfully assemble some of Israel's top contemporary writers into a compulsively readable collection.


Tehran Noir

by Salar Abdoh

An unflinching noir exploration of one of the world's most volatile cities.