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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
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.
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...
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 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
(1.00 from 1 review)
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
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 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
'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.
The Boddy in the Snowbank
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Price: Free! Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.67 from 9 reviews)
Just for fun... a short story based around the game Cluedo/Clue. When Mr. Boddy is found dead in a snowbank, his loyal housekeeper, Mrs. White, must give a statement to the police about the case. It's the Clue characters like you've never seen them before!
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.
Complications
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Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
On the worst day of his life, Marty Graham finds himself confronted with one problem too many. An extreme problem that may require an extreme solution. This short story first appeared in the zine FLASHING IN THE GUTTERS in 2006.
Ghost Bride
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Price: Free! Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Arianne died on her wedding night, but her ghost can't rest in peace. *Short Story
Dani Hayward, P.I.: The Richard Clark Case
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Price: Free! Words: 18,800. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Attorney Phillip Blakely's first encounter with Dani Hayward was one he would prefer to leave in his past. But another dead end case has dropped into his lap and, once again, he seeks the help of Dani Hayward, Private Investigator.
TV Torment
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,700. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Nineteen years ago Cambridgeshire solicitor Malcolm Margarson was found in a lay-by off a main road with an axe buried in his skull. During a TV news bulletin Lucy Harlow hears the agonised Margarson being tortured in Hell by “Angel”, a teenaged girl. Lucy sets out to identify who Angel was in life, and uncovers not only Margarson’s killer but also the leader of a rape and murder gang...
Short Stories for Short on Time People
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Price: Free! Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Just a collection of my short stories (written originally in Spanish and translated into English).
Atonement
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Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A man sits on a bench in front of his old school remembering the place where one particular day changed his life and those of many others dramatically years earlier.
The Emperor's Ring
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Price: Free! Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Open Books Press. Category: Fiction » Drama » Asian
A craftsman in the palace of the Han Emperor looked deeply into a yellow jadestone, listened to what his ancestors whispered about the jade’s powers; keeping safe the life and thoughts of its wearer, a Han lord who became Emperor. He fashioned it into a ring, a turtle as the guardian spirit of the wearer’s long life. The jade turtle ring grew heavy with its story.
Maynard Soloman Solves the War on Drugs (Funny Detective Stories #1)
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Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.00 from 1 review)
Fans of funny detective stories, meet Maynard Soloman. Some say he's crusty, profane and clueless. If you ask him, he solves the world's problems one case at a time. In this misadventure, the Maynard wraps his arms around the War on Drugs. Or is the war wrapping itself around his beloved Winnebago RV? Either way, the Ol' Badger will solve this War on Drugs business once and for all.
October Moon - An Eamonn Shute Short Story
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Series: Eamonn Shute's Miami, Short. Price: Free! Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Let's go back in time, to the first time Nicky called on Eamonn for help. Her cousin, only living relative in the USA, is dead and she doesn't believe the coroner's finding of heart attack.