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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
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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).
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...
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 » Plays & Screenplays » 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.
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.
A Date to Die For
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Price: Free! Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Just a simple book signing ... at least that's what Lilly Millenovanovich, semi-successful mystery author thought when she traveled to Atlanta. She didn't need her agent, Kate to twist her arm. Afterall, her idol author, Sylvester Stone would be there. To make it even more thrilling, Sylvester invites Lilly to dinner to celebrate his movie deal in this murder mystery SHORT STORY.
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.
Waiter, There's a Clue in My Soup! Five Short Mysteries
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Price: Free! Words: 16,430. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Five light mystery short stories: from puzzles like "Waiter, There's a Clue in My Soup!", "The Hoosegow Strangler," and "Trail of the Lonesome Stickpin," to suspense in "Alibi" and "The Promise." These stories were previously published in magazines like Handheld Crime and Futures Mysterious Anthology. Several of these stories were nominated for a Derringer Award or put forward for an Edgar.
The Imaginist
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Price: Free! Words: 6,370. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A man with a supernatural power to make his thoughts into reality teams up with a talking mouse to solve a murderous mystery in Victorian England. Can a mere painting be the cause of so many deaths? “The Imaginist” by T.K. Wade will have you guessing until the very end.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld Volume 2
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Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Special 2. Price: Free! Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
NaNoWriMo 2013 book. Last updated 2013-11-26 15:33:44
Nicolette Mace is a private investigator out of necessity, not choice. With her family dead and nowhere else to turn she had to learn to stand on her own two feet and live the only way her father ever taught her to. Life as a private investigator isn't all big cases, excitement and arch enemies. Follow the day to day musings and activities of Nicolette Mace taken from her online blog.
Circle of Justice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Circle of Justice is a short story that follows the journey of a gun as it falls into various hands beginning with its first killing until its last.
I, Detective
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Price: Free! Words: 16,520. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
You’ll find every type of crime and all manner of detectives in this dip-in volume of 16 short stories. Meet Cass Nova, who just can’t separate his personal and professional life. Go back to the 19th century with Marmaduke Grey; experience the battle of different detection methods in Hard Cop, Soft Cop; and as for The Matilda Chronicles … please forgive me, Agatha.
Unleashed: Tail One
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Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.67 from 9 reviews)
Would the tormented pet of a psycho, after witnessing countless abominations, begin to exhibit disturbing behavior? Find out in "Unleashed" what happens when a cat is driven over the edge and beyond the brink.
Into His Art
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Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Police Chief Ted Jasper needs to solve a crime and catch a murderer quickly. But the only man who can help is an old friend who has a unique way of viewing art.
Bruce Howard - Gentleman with Brass Knuckles
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Price: Free! Words: 44,490. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
If he can’t talk you out of your panties then you probably don’t speak English – and even if you don’t speak English the odds are still in his favor. The charmingly arrogant and rough-around-the-edges private investigator, Bruce Howard, has seen his share of thongs and danger.
Vacant Possession
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Steve Boyce has left behind a violent adolescence to become a prosperous estate agent. He is married to Sara, the girl of his dreams, and has two lovely children. But when he is commissioned to handle the sale of the house in which he spent his first fifteen years, Steve’s past comes back to haunt him with devastating consequences. Vacant Possession is a disturbing mystery of the paranormal.