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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!
Caroline
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Series: Pieces of Fate, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,390. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2010 by Red Cap Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A prominent local businessman walks into a police station suffering from an apparent breakdown and confesses to murder. A body is found triggering a murder investigation that seems an open and shut case - until Caroline tells her story. A short story.One of six short stories also published in an anthology by the author under the title 'Pieces of Fate'.
A Winters Heart
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by Glair Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A woman's heart grows cold toward her husband and uses circumstance to justify the means.
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
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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.
FlashTyme: Five Flash Fiction Stories, Volume 1, Gimme the Creeps
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The psychological twists and turns of M. J. Joachim's Gimme the Creeps, nano flash fiction stories, will send shivers up your spine and make your hair stand on end. The dramatic intensity M. J.'s FlashTyme series gives you, presents a fast-paced, riveting adventure in record time.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
I, Crime Writer
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Price: Free! Words: 17,150. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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I'm a short story writer - only 5 foot 4. This book features crime tales. I write minimalist Flash Fiction; a perfect dip-in volume - fast reads for a fast world. You'll also find a few Mini-Novels - 1500 word tales so full they think they're bigger. So, meet con men, killers, detectives & thieves. Now take my hand. Follow me. Then give it back.
Tales of Rick Engel: Regeneration
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,850. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Thomas Cade was looking to renew a few old friendships, what he found was more than he bargained for...Enter Rick Engel, stalker of the supernatural and unexplained, attempting to solve what most see only in black and white.
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
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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.
Buried Treasure
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A short mystery
Served Cold
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Ali brought his family to Australia to escape the horrors of the Iraq civil war. He’d worked hard to pay his own way in his new homeland. What he didn’t expect was to have his family kidnapped. What the police didn’t expect was a bizarre ransom demand to be played out on national television. And what the television networks didn’t expect were to be pawns in a twisted game of revenge.
Visitors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Geoff Rankin, a returned serviceman, just wants to get away for a quiet weekend up in the tablelands. When he encounters what appear to be visitors from another planet, he deals with them the only way he knows…violently.