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The Ghost Who Tried to Love Me
Price: Free! Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ghost month means that the "good brothers" are out and ghosts can pop up anywhere. At least that's what the superstitious people of Taiwan think, and Hank is sure that they are full of hot air. Who believes in ghosts anyways? This is the first story in the Zodiac Schmodiac story cycle, an insight into the Chinese mind and a funny, Chinesey story that will scare and thrill you.
Sweetheart in High Heels
Series: High Heels Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,590. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
Fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer is determined that her husband’s latest case, dubbed the “Sex Shop Murder”, will not keep him from celebrating their first anniversary together, which just happens to fall on the most romantic of all holidays, Valentine's Day.
The Pill
Price: Free! Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
A short story for adults. For some unknown reason lots of people are becoming addicted to drugs. Nobody seams to know why except one man. And the government... what are they doing about it?
No Way Out - And Other Scary Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 17,230. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
(3.00 from 1 review)
Includes three 'terrorific' short stories. No Way out: Mike takes a bet to go inside a haunted house, will he live long enough to collect? The Price of Friendship: How much is a best friend worth? Joey finds out the hard way. Hobgoblin Horror: Jake volunteers at a retirement home because Shelby works there. So, it's no wonder he's misses Mr. Fitches' warnings about a homicidal hobgoblin-too bad.
Redemption – A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Ben Hawkins blames his father for a psychologically abusive childhood and for triggering his mother’s suicide. The two men have been estranged for years. But when Ben is falsely accused of murder, he has no other option than to turn to his father, a retired homicide detective, for help. As Ben languishes in jail, the noose growing tighter, his father desperately searches for the real killer.
Laundry Day (Short Mystery Story)
Price: Free! Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
A short story by mystery author Stacy Juba. When Gregg accidentally discovers his neighbor's lingerie collection drip-drying in her shower, he stares in fascination at a scene that looks like laundry day at the whorehouse. After his neighbor is found dead - strangled with her own fishnet stocking - the next victim might even be closer to home. Approximately 2900 words, plus bonus excerpts.
A Plunder by Pilgrims
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,060. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
It starts with a knock at the door – something reclusive ex-detective Garrison Gage hates. When it's his teenage neighbor, whose girlfriend has gone missing just before Thanksgiving, Gage gets reluctantly pulled back into his old line of work - and ends up facing some fears of his own in Oregon's dark woods...Includes an extended preview of THE GRAY AND GUILTY SEA, also featuring Garrison Gage.
The Road to Hell
Price: Free! Words: 23,560. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“The Road to Hell” collects four stories by Paul Levine, the Edgar-nominated author of the bestselling Jake Lassiter series. The stories include “El Valiente en el Infierno,” (The Brave One in Hell), "Development Hell," "A Hell of a Crime," and "Solomon and Lord: To Hell and Back." Plus there are two free excerpts from the novels "Solomon vs. Lord" and "Mortal Sin."
The Idiota Code -Poppycock Place Series
Price: Free! Words: 27,840. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Decaffeinated murder and violence creamed with humour. If you were Pope Speculatus III pontiff of the American Capitalist Church on Wall St, and the ancient Calamari Brotherhood stole the anti-clutter reactor to kill you and your Cardinals, and snitch your billions, what would you do? Hire Botzi & Noodles to investigate? The Pope did, and disaster came along for the ride. You'll giggle with terror
El Hedor y otros relatos de misterio
Price: Free! Words: 17,790. Language: Spanish. Published: May 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Recopilación de relatos de misterio.
The Piano Book
Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A curious 10-year old school boy visits the house of a reclusive neighbor to play his piano. What he discovers is the ultimate reason why this neighbor does not like visitors.
The Black Stiletto's Autograph
Price: Free! Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A free short story "teaser" to Raymond Benson's upcoming thriller THE BLACK STILETTO (September 2011) from Oceanview Publishing. In 1958, the legendary vigilante crimefighter, the Black Stiletto, made an unnannounced appearance in a bar in New York City--and Joey, one lucky patron, obtained her autograph. But what else happened that fateful night, and how did it change Joey's life?
Canady Park
Price: Free! Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Computer programmer Kevin Landstreet thinks too much. He struggles to keep his shaky existence together under the burden of over-thinking. When his reality becomes a weird fantasy, Kevin must find his way back to normalcy. To do this he must pass through Canady Park.
Cultic
Price: Free! Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
An up-and-coming professor of mystery religions and the occult performs a Tarot divination on himself at the urging of his students -- and finds he will be murdered within the next three days.
The Curious Case of the Broken Window
Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
Contacted by an old acquittance of the female persuasion, in hopes that he might be able to shed light on the events surrounding her husband's death. The Count of Samerand quickly finds himself as the prime suspect in this grave affair. Can he prove his innocent or will he be hanged for a crime he didn't commit.
The Dead Don't Speak
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.43 from 7 reviews)
A killer stalks the night. This is the first in "The Dead Don't..." series. Follow the tale of a twisted man who murders women on their first date. Will this serial killer be caught? Or will he go on claiming Trophies? Please leave a review and keep an eye out for the next tale "The Dead Don't Lie"
Warning: Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(1.00 from 1 review)
Experience one night of fear as seen through the eyes of a DA, Robert Anderson. Something has gone terribly wrong in his best efforts to free his defendant. What could have possibly happened?
The Room: A Tale of Murder in the Social Networking Age
Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
An incapacitated student gets more than he bargained for when curiosity leads him to join an online self help community. At first the members of The Room welcome him with open arms, but things take a turn for the deadly when one of them confesses to a murder...
Tilley's
Price: Free! Words: 22,350. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A mysterious photograph intrigues a weary shopper as he explores his new town. What is his connection with it? Why does it matter to him? Find out the answers to this mystery in an intriguing short story by Michael Gunter. Bonus Material! Enjoy the first four chapters of Gunter's novel, BLACKWELL: The Encounter Begins
Blood City Chronicles: The Black Petal
Series: Blood City Chronicles, Chronicle 1. Price: Free! Words: 19,690. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(1.00 from 1 review)
It's the year 2145, a lone crime fighter stumbles upon a woman's body in an alley and takes it upon himself to find her killer. In this cyberpunk detective adventure, it's a race against time to find the killer before they strike again. What he finds is that everything is not as it seems.