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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.
Did I Die?
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Price: Free! Words: 12,350. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
At only 14 years old, John Malcolm finds school tough taking every hit on the chin (literally). John finally retaliates and the bully ends up violently injured. This attack causes John to go on the run making life even more difficult. On the run - John barely makes it out of his home town when a friendly stranger takes him in. With no escape John endures things that are far beyond imagination.
Liquorice Twists
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,080. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
DJ´s Daim Stories volume II (Daim is a Scandinavian candy bar) A collection of 20 flash fiction stories (from 100 to 2500 words). While the first volume was crime for fun, these ones may be called ´her darker materials´ though not hard-boiled or noir. Cover art: Elisabeth & Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen
Backlash: A Novelette
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 10,860. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Eugene Gutierez lost his wife, his pride, and part of his sanity during an undercover anti-terrorist operation in South America. Now, he's about to be recruited by operatives from the future; and they're not going to let him say no. Originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, this novelette was listed in Tangent Online's 2010 recommended reading list. About 11,000 words.
The Strange Case of James Kirkland Pilley
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A Lovecraftian style tale of the horrors that surround the simple draining of a park pond and the modern day research that leads back to the Civil War and the discovery of an undead zone.
Desk Fatigue
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Price: Free! Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A collection of short stories I have compiled. This is a WORK IN PROGRESS, so come back often as I will update this collection with more additions from time to time. Visit my page on Amazon for more of my works, available only on Kindle.
The Mystery of the Elusive Fitness Instructor
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Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Worn out from investigating the murder of her boss, Cynthia Hegarty opens a detective agency in the City. But she gets more than she bargained for - a customer! Join Cynthia as she investigates the mysterious non-appearance of a very fit fitness instructor. This is a short story.
Who Killed Bob?
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Series: The Dr. Jacobs Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,880. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Bob is dead. He appears to have died in his study, alone and with the doors locked. On his desk are a pen and a photograph of his family - which are usually there. What are not usually there, are the ice pick, claw hammer, kitchen knife and bottle of prussic acid which have been arranged on his desk. A lot of questions need to be answered. The main one is WHO KILLED BOB?
A Woman To Die For
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A private investigator is hired by a wealthy Texas woman to find her husband and bring him back from his latest drinking binge. John Hartley is not that hard to find, but bringing him back is a whole different matter.
Welcome to the Neighbourhood
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Price: Free! Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Wilma needs a vacation. She is overworked and her life is not very exciting. She books a weekend away at a Hotel in a little Town called Iniquity Falls after stumbling upon an advert on the internet. The town seems tranquil, quiet and serine. The little town and it's people seem perfect - a little too perfect.
The Mercy Seat
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Open three small boxes. That's all Dwight Clanton needs to do in order to find salvation. Open them, and he will learn why he finds himself chained to a chair, sitting across from his captor. Can Dwight Clanton survive The Mercy Seat, or will he find himself in a darker nightmare?
Busting God
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Short story, 15 pages. Aging undercover narcotics agent Michael O'Neill is fighting back the years. Pumping iron, practising karate with the best, running miles every day so that he can stay in the field. He is sent to the north coast of New South Wales, Australia, along with his Vietnam buddy Baby Johnson to bust a heroin dealer everyone up there calls 'God'. 5,500 words.
Sweetheart in High Heels
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Series: High Heels Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer is determined that her husband’s latest case, dubbed the “Sex Shop Murder”, will not keep him from celebrating their first anniversary together, which just happens to fall on the most romantic of all holidays, Valentine's Day.
Murderous: A Love Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
A nosey neighbor entertains himself with the happenings of man living across the street. His fascination borders on the line of obsession, or could it be something more? www.banocanut.com
Candied Crime
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
DJ´s Daim Stories (Daim/Dajm is a Scandinavian candy bar), the first volume in a planned series. Thirteen flash fiction stories, a collection of cosy and humorous crime, some of which have been published earlier on my blog. A reviewer said: "...much like consuming a delicious plate of tiramisu (with extra cognac or brandy)"
A Song of Crickets
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Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
Recovering drug addict Dannie crosses the head of a drug cartel which puts her and her husband Junior on the run from a hitman right out of a nightmare. WARNING: Although this story is written tastefully (Tarantino-esque) some readers may be offended by the violence and torture.
Heather Farm
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Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
A short story of love and suspense with a dash of the supernatural. Set in the dunes near the Danish west coast. One reviewer said: "This is a quick, sweet story... It´s a 10 minute read that is well worth the time."
The Murders in the Reed Moore Library
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,880. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
Librarian Penny Copper and her cat, C. Dupin, never expected to find bodies in the book returns. Dupin reluctantly assists Ms. Copper as she attempts to solve the mystery of the murders in the Reed Moore Library! Includes complete bonus story "Hidden Nests"
Hell Found Me [A Damian Manx Case File]
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You set the price! Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Senior Detective Damian Manx is 2188 NextYorkCity's best investigator when it comes to Unexplained Death cases. But even he is stumped when a series of brutal murders take place seemingly without any useful clues. Now he's got five dead bodies, a new partner and an ME with an obsessive interest in the past to deal with. "Hell Found Me" is a short narrative rewriting of a NPD Case File from 2188
I Do
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Price: Free! Words: 550. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
"I Do" is a flash mystery; or, in other words, a really short story. In this flash mystery we have Ariel, happy as can be at her wedding! But... something isn't right here....