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The Weight of Gold
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Price: Free! Words: 15,810. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
When the Magistrate of the Rhakotis District calls Heron of Alexandria—the greatest inventor the city has ever known—to help him solve the mystery of a dismembered human forearm, he learns what value there is in the weight of gold.
Karma's a Bitch: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 14,810. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Karen Sheppard is found dead in her car at the Paris Club. Her husband is a self-absorbed sociopath, but is he a killer? The initial evidence points towards Karen's husband, but DNA results exonerates him and points towards a convicted sex offender. Who really killed her? This short story is full of twists and turns with an end that will surprise you.
Ultimatum
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Price: Free! Words: 10,390. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Jim receives an unsettling visit from a stranger who tells him he needs to kill someone or his wife will die. Instinctively Jim calls the police who investigates the complaint. When Jim's wife dies and the stranger visits him once more he is told that he has to kill himself or his daughter dies. It is a race against the clock as Jim tries to figure out what the stranger has to gain from it all.
The Visitor - Lionhead Edition
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Series: The Dark Corner, I. Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Dana Johansen is living in a nightmare. Someone is watching him. Showing up in places he least expects. They are dogged and relentless. Now, they're in his home. There is no running. If Dana doesn't deal with this unwanted visitor, he'll destroy him. Something has to be done. Tonight.
Bond of Sisters
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Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this Blyssfully Abnormal Short Story, a group vacation takes a fatal turn when an afternoon boat trip claims the life of Ann's husband Charles
A Crab, a Rustler, and an Ostrich: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014 by QuickHitsPublishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
It’s just another sunny day in Middleburrow, Florida, when Deputy Sheriff Jake Santo is called to investigate the discovery of a severed finger on a tourist beach. Things only get stranger as reports of an ostrich causing havoc in town leads to an investigation of animal cruelty, greed, and power. Everyone seems to be in on it, but can Santo locate the nine-fingered man before the staties arrive?
Death Warmed Up
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Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.00 from 1 review)
Jockson Hawes is a detective with one very large problem - he is dead. Or rather; he isn't dead. He has woken up from a deep darkness and found himself sitting behind his desk, with flies buzzing around his face and no memory. In the chair across from him sits a Haitian priest, insisting that Jockson gets on with the task at hand, and talking of demons and talismans and a witch called Annie...
Smoko At East Seaham
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Price: Free! Words: 17,920. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
'Smoko At East Seaham' by Ken Blowers, is the fourth in a series of delightful collections of light-hearted short stories. The nine short stories are just the right ‘bite size morsels’ to have during ‘Smoko’. Take a break with a cup of your favourite beverage and lift your day with a scone and a laugh or two.
Remains to be Seen
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Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.00 from 1 review)
Short story, 12 pages approx. Undercover narcotics agents Michael O'Neill and Baby Johnson, still suffering PTSD from the Vietnam War, quit the Australian Bureau of Narcotics and move to the far north coast of New South Wales. Johnson hopes to renew his relationship with Star. O'Neill thinks settling down with long-time girlfriend Azure might be the solution - but that remains to be seen.
The Horse-Drawn Hearse
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Price: Free! Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
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On Halloween night in 1973, young Daniel Taylor was approached by a mysterious horse-drawn hearse driven by a sinister old man. Forty years later, the hearse emerged from the darkness and appeared to Daniel once again - but this time it was carrying a coffin.
The Assassin's Mistress, A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
A hitman's love is put to the ultimate test, will he make the sacrifice or the kill?
Nowhere To Go
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,130. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.86 from 7 reviews)
Eleven stories of murder, obsession, fear and--sometimes--redemption. Featuring stories published in Alfred Hitchcock's, Ellery Queen's and more. Iain's short fiction has been reprinted in Year's Best anthologies, won a Derringer Award, been voted into readers' top ten of the year, and been the basis for a novel shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association's Debut Dagger award.
Northern Star
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Rich wild child Carrie Marchant has made a sexy movie with a former lover, who she calls her Northern Star. The clip has got into the hands of a blackmailer. Carrie isn’t too bothered but her mother Rebecca calls in Lucy to investigate. However Sara, Carrie’s elder sister, would much sooner pay off the blackmailer. Lucy begins to understand why as she opens the can of worms that is Carrie’s life.
Coffee (a short story)
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Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
It's 9 o'clock. Time for coffee. Every day, I visit the same diner. Every day, I see the same people. Except today. Today, something is very, very wrong.
Flight 370
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Price: Free! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Amaal is on her way to Beijing when the air stewardess informs them that their plane has lost contact with ground control. Is it their plane that disappeared or is it the world outside that's vanished? Are you ready for the flight of your life?
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...
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.
Microrelatos de misterio
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Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: Spanish. Published: February 11, 2012 by PÚLPito. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Cinco relatos MUY breves de intriga y misterio con la (dudosa) calidad PÚLPito. Incluye: "Un crimen en pocas palabras", "El diamante desaparecido en la habitación cerrada", "Tú", "No tan cristalino como el agua" y "El impostor"
9 Tales of Henghis Hapthorn
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,890. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Here are nine tales of Henghis Hapthorn, foremost freelance discriminator of Old Earth in the planet's penultimate age. Included are the six stories that ran in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (and were previously collected in The Gist Hunter and Other Stories), leading up to the events that began the first Hapthorn novel, Majestrum, plus three more.
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.