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Murphy's Law
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Price: Free! Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
It started at a smoky bar, a conversation with a beautiful woman, a night in her bed. Private Detective Murphy McEvoy can’t believe his luck. But for some, when things go too well, there is a reckoning, a balancing of the cosmic scales, and Murphy is one of those people.
Breaking the Cycle
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Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Kate Bynum is a patrol cop working the graveyard shift. She has seen more than her share of domestic violence calls. Often, these besieged women are unable to find a way to stop the torment themselves. When she meets a young woman who is trapped in an abusive marriage by her politically connected husband, Kate must find a way to help the woman escape and break the vicious cycle of abuse.
GPSimone
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Price: Free! Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
What if your car navigation system had a mind of its own? What if you were in danger and only your GPS could save you?
El Perro Negro
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Price: Free! Words: 13,100. Language: Spanish. Published: April 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
El viejo soldado tiene una historia que contar. Una historia que comenzó en el horror de la Segunda Guerra Mundial pero que ahora viaja a través del tiempo, buscándole, reclamándole una vieja deuda. Paul, el joven enfermero del sanatorio, es su único amigo y confesor.
Betraying Nexus
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Price: Free! Words: 9,920. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Jason works for Nexus, a secret vigilante organization. He’s a Mind Bender and can implant thoughts into the minds of others. He's both a prodigy and a rising star. But when he’s forced to take down an old friend and learns Nexus's darkest secret, he must ask himself what he believes in. And if it’s worth turning against the woman he loves.
La Isla de los Cien Ojos
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,220. Language: Spanish. Published: October 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Irlanda, principios de siglo. La tormenta ha arrastrado un viejo bote de salvamento hasta las playas del pequeño pueblo de Dowan. Un aristócrata y el doctor del pueblo se deciden a investigar un terrible secreto escrito sobre la madera de sus bancos...
Horror Of Yakshini
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Series: FICTION, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The protagonist, a collector of antique goods, buys a nude idol of a yakshini from an old man and uncovers it ignoring warnings of its seller. Thereafter he gets infatuated to the voluptuous idol and encounters horrible consequences.
Ethics
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Price: Free! Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Revelations on a train journey.... An Intriguing short story & satire.
Perfect Crime
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Price: Free! Words: 9,360. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A San Francisco wife plots to murder her philandering husband by being in two places at one time. She commits the Perfect Crime -- and starts an exciting life with a sexy new boyfriend, living off her dead husband's generous life insurance policy. Until her doorbell rings one night . . . .
The Ghost Who Tried to Love Me
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Price: Free! Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Category: 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.
The Pill
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Price: Free! Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: 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
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Price: Free! Words: 17,230. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011. Category: 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
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Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Category: 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)
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Price: Free! Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Category: 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.
Canady Park
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Price: Free! Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: 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.
The Black Stiletto's Autograph
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Price: Free! Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Category: 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?
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 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.
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.
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.