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Cultic
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Price: Free! Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Category: 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.
Warning: Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
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Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2010. Category: 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?
El Hedor y otros relatos de misterio
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Price: Free! Words: 17,790. Language: Spanish. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Recopilación de relatos de misterio.
The Curious Case of the Broken Window
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Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Category: 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
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Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Category: 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"
The Piano Book
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Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Category: 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 Room: A Tale of Murder in the Social Networking Age
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Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: 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...
Blood City Chronicles: The Black Petal
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Series: Blood City Chronicles, Chronicle 1. Price: Free! Words: 19,690. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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.
Switch
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Ahead of a difficult birthday date with his girl, Richie Butler decides on cheap earrings as a gift. At the jeweller's he meets up with his identical twin, Ray, who is buying an expensive engagement ring for the love of his life. There is a simple mix up at the counter, which has vastly differing consequences for both men...
Tilley's
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Price: Free! Words: 22,350. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Category: 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
Penombre
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Price: Free! Words: 17,590. Language: Italian. Published: September 6, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"Date alle donne occasioni adeguate e potranno fare di tutto", Oscar Wilde. Nè noir nè giallo, nè ombra nè luce. "Penombre" il titolo più appropriato per questa piccola raccolta di racconti - Arc en ciel, Girasoli, Sembianze da incantare una regina, Viscia, Solo un regolamento di conti, Chi gioca con il mondo? Rotola la vita, Serial Killer per Signore, Il paradosso dei gemelli
Oxygen Restriction
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lucy Harlow takes a job as a PA to David Black, the owner of a specialist engineering firm, and lands in a small office taut with sexual tension. But there’s also something more sinister. When David asks her to babysit for him and his wife Miriam, Lucy does some digging. She finds a disturbing photo of a naked Miriam in David’s wallet, a discovery that sets her on the trail of a serial killer...
The Crime of My Life
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Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A short story by the New York Times Bestselling Author, Gregg Olsen.
Blood Ties / Final Cut
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Price: Free! Words: 10,350. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two PI's in one book! Tim Wohlforth presents a Jim Wolf short story, J. Vandersteen a Noah Milano tale. These two tough PI's follow the legacy from Black Mask in their own special way.
First Impressions
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Price: Free! Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010 by Dark Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
“Former cop, Grace deHaviland is one tough cookie... fresh and appealing. She is the kind of woman every woman wants to be. Tough, savvy, and unafraid, Grace is a strong character to follow." -- Suspense Magazine
The Baker's Secret
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Price: Free! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(3.00 from 1 review)
Priscilla Connolly had made only one final request as she lay dying. Now her family had wished they listened. No one ever really takes their secrets to the grave with them! 1,800 words
The Last Cowboy in the East
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Price: Free! Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When Detective Sergeant Harriet is working the night shift in a backwater town in Ireland, she doesn't expect to arrest a fully blown cowboy, bruised and belligerent. She digs into his story and faces up to some home truths of her own. A Why-Done-It. 1,989 Words. Includes chapter 1 of The Story of Plan B
'Twas the Chihuahua Before Christmas
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Price: Free! Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Charlotte Baskerville, designer of small dog clothing, is asked if her Russian dog trainer will play Santa at the last minute. As she struggles to get him ready, an elf costume and other Chihuahua couture disappear from her workshop. This is a stand-alone story that features characters from the full-length mystery, 'Chihuahua of the Baskervilles,' published by St. Martin's Press.
Blow Me, Baby
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Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The last thing Toni Amos expected when she decided to go on a girl's weekend in Vegas was to be left high and dry. Now she'll have to figure out a way home that may or may not include a new friend's help.
The Necromancer's Great Adventure
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Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Meet Sebastian Grimm; funeral director, private detective, and part time necromancer. He isn't like most funeral directors. When he's not giving peace of mind to the dead, he's out solving murders. One day, Sebastian consoles a woman who recently committed suicide only to find that not all is as it seems, and foul play is most definitely afoot.