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Getting Away With Murder
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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This is a mystery, set inside the workings of a daytime drama. Jake Winthrop is a superstar writer brought in to save the aging soap opera, As Life Goes By. What he quickly learns in a world where actors disappear into characters is that killing off characters might not be as easy as it seems.
Finding Vinnie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Philadelphia PI Andrea Fabiano is called in to help her late mother’s best friend, Teresa Mazzi, who is gravely ill, find her son before she dies. In “Finding Vinnie,” PI Fabiano is determined to bring the wayward Vinnie to his mother’s bedside but finds more trouble than she bargained for in a case that she takes pro bono.
Jade O'Reilly and the Ice Queen (short story)
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Series: Jade O'Reilly Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When a priceless vase disappears during the fanciest party of the year in Sweetwater, NC, it's up to private investigator Jade O'Reilly to recover the family heirloom. As Jade tracks down the vase, she juggles pressures from her ex-fiancé, Dale Pickles, and hard-core co-worker Mack Blackmon along with her determination to uncover the truth about what happened to the vase itself.
Last Assignment
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Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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~Free short story from the PbRJV Gallery~ "My name is Dallas Lowe, and the life of a law enforcement officer is never easy, but it is rewarding. Then receiving our gold detective shields and working together fulfills a childhood dream for me and my best friend Brian. We live on top of the world – until the day comes all policemen dread – the day when things go wrong and someone has to die."
Inbox Zero
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Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Social media undertaker Kendall Barber has discovered something about his new subject - an email set up to be sent after his death. What is in the email - and why is his client, the dead man's brother, so eager to find out? This short story is a mini-sequel to the crime novella 'The Obituarist', but it can also be read as a stand-alone story.
Bird of Paradise: A Diana Siddal and Mustapha Alawi Mystery Short
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Price: Free! Words: 7,650. Language: American English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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In this tale by Atlanta-based mystery writer Julian Cage, the discovery of the months-old corpse of a woman leads Detective Diana Siddal and Inspector Mustapha Alawi to two older men, one a lover and the other something of a mentor. One man loves theatre; the other came to love it. But neither expected what would happen when the woman and her partner tried to raise money for a theatre company.
The Flower Man
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
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Talia and Max seldom work together at a crime scene, but on this one they must, not just because of the lives lost or the way they died, but because of the memories the crime brings up. Now, Talia must employ her best forensics skills to solve the murder—and salvage her own memories in the process.
The Weight of Gold
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Price: Free! Words: 15,810. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Amends for the Dead
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Price: Free! Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Lonnie Kuhl's high school friend and secret crush, Vonnie Markham is dead, murdered in the dead of night by a burglar. The case wraps up quickly, and then just as quickly comes undone as Lonnie, with the help of pal Targe Wilkins, follows clues and more dead bodies to find out why Vonnie really died and who killed her,
To Slay a Dragon
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Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Russell Banner is a military vet. In his senior years life is mundane, except for Fridays at the VFW. Shane’s had work troubles. Today his problems escalate, and his life takes a complete turnaround learning a family member has died. Homeless for the past 30 years, James Fredrickson is offered an opportunity at gaining supernatural abilities, tying together the lives of these three characters.
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
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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?
Love in a Time of Outsourcing
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Price: Free! Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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(Short Story) Mike Benson is living the high life. A six figure salary, convertible sports car and a penthouse overlooking the California coast. He didn’t think life could get any better. Unfortunately, it just got worse.
Death Warmed Up
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Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
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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
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'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.
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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A hitman's love is put to the ultimate test, will he make the sacrifice or the kill?