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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.
Banquet
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: Australian English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A short story for today...television celebrity chef Mushroom Jam is in a pickle! Can he charm this demanding audience or will he finish as flat as last week's souffle?
Death in the Air -- A Treasure Hunters Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Moving into a 100-year-old house believed to hide treasure of the infamous Oklahoma outlaw Fred Barton, is the beginning of what turns into a living nightmare for one newlywed couple. Will they succumb to the deadly secret of the old home?
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 Hunt For Megrahi
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,110. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Following the assignation of the Middle Eastern dictator, the members of the patriot hunt club were lying low and trying to stay off the radar. However, an opportunity to finish the job---repay those that were responsible for the Bomb placed on Pan Am 103 presents itself and before you can say "go for it" one of the veterans of the NYC reception for Gadhafi takes the ball and runs.
Historias de una ciudad... Hasta dónde llegarías por proteger un secreto?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: Spanish. Published: July 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Justo cuando Penelope creía que la vida le había dado todo lo que ella había deseado y más... El amor de un hombre perfecto Jakob, una vida llena de lujos, fantasías y un hijo... Por qué ella termina  siendo solo la paciente número 32454 de un hospital para enfermos mentales? Hasta dónde llegarías por proteger un secreto?
Strayed
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Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
No job, no money, and an ex-wife who's glad to be rid of him . . . Frank is looking for his next scam when he holes up in an abandoned farmhouse. But this town has a way of calling strays home.
Blind Barriers (Blind Barriers Volume #1)
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Series: Blind Barriers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 24,200. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Raven Ferragamo is starting a new life. Taking a year off after high school, she moves to the Nation's Capitol, leaving her childhood friends, her family, and her problems behind. Lark Kingsley had the perfect family, the perfect future, the perfect life. Until one day things go terribly wrong. Seemingly coming from different worlds, the two have more in common than either knew.
An Evening Out
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,850. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It’s odd the times the most innocent of activities can go so badly. Such was the case for the man and his wife. They just wanted an evening out, to enjoy a small private celebration and each other’s company. What could possibly go wrong? Add a few wanted criminals and the elements of misfortune will quickly stack up to a disastrous result. Burgers would have been cheaper and safer!
The Monk and the Prostitute
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A young monk falls in love with a prostitute. They make plans to escape to a better life until she is murdered for her body's organs. "Life Ain't Fair" could have been an alternative title.
Sinkhole: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
How devastating is a sinkhole? How tragic is it when it occurs in the bedroom of a small house? How much worse is it when the sinkhole begins talking to the young woman it has thrown out of bed about a child’s murder? And how unwise is it for the young woman to climb down into that sinkhole?
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.
Trapped
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Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story about a man trapped in a strange prison. By Kris Shamloo.
Snow Slayer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sherm likes watching people until it snows. Then the police get to witness one of Sherm's events. When it snows, people open up the door to strangers who are stuck out in the cold.
The Garden
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Kim dreamed of an idyllic life in the country, but the reality is rapidly becoming a nightmare.
The Charity Shop
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A humorous short story of crime and suspense, featuring Constable Penrose and Rhapsody Gershwin. Set in a fictional Yorkshire village. C 4,000 words. By the writer of the bestselling ghost story "Heather Farm".
The Last Kiss
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Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A suspicious death occurs in the peaceful village of Hassman, New York; a retired English professor, who is also the village's self-appointed "amateur sleuth," thinks it just might be murder. The professor solves the lethal puzzle when a nighttime visit to the victim's cottage leads to the discovery of a mysterious poem and a dead cat, not to mention a near run-in with the murderer.
Inspector Zhang Goes To Harrogate (A Short Story)
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Series: Inspector Zhang Short Stories, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,730. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Inspector Zhang goes to Harrogate to attend a mystery writers convention. But what was supposed to be a vacation turns into one of his most difficult cases when a famous writer is found dead in a locked room.
Pension Day
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Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Dunny thought that he was onto a good thing when he stole that cab and used it to rob old-age pensioners. But today he may have picked up the wrong passenger... A short crime story about payback and bad decisions.
The Imaginist: The Other Guest
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Price: Free! Words: 5,490. Language: American English. Published: November 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Something uncanny transpires in the home of Nigel Brimmington. The sweet orphan he adopted may very well be vandalizing his property! Has the child become cruelly mischievous, or worse, gone mad? Is something more sinister at work? “The Other Guest” is the second mystery of “The Imaginist” tales by T.K. Wade.