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First Impressions
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Series: Grace deHaviland Short Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010 by Dark Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
“Former cop, Grace deHaviland is one tough cookie... fresh and appealing. She is the kind of woman every woman wants to be. Tough, savvy, and unafraid, Grace is a strong character to follow." -- Suspense Magazine
Kickin' It South of the Border
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Series: Grace deHaviland Short Stories, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2010 by Dark Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
“Former cop, Grace deHaviland is one tough cookie... fresh and appealing. She is the kind of woman every woman wants to be. Tough, savvy, and unafraid, Grace is a strong character to follow." -- Suspense Magazine
The Prisoner's Hat - Crime and Police Prison Drama
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
What crime would someone have to commit before being jailed, dragged, forced to the ground with a knee to the face, left hungry and covered in blood? Believe it or not, in this case it was for wearing a hat. Based on a true story of an activist sent to jail for simply wearing a hat. How far will a guard go just following orders?
The Necromancer's Great Adventure
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Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Meet Sebastian Grimm; funeral director, private detective, and part time necromancer. He isn't like most funeral directors. When he's not giving peace of mind to the dead, he's out solving murders. One day, Sebastian consoles a woman who recently committed suicide only to find that not all is as it seems, and foul play is most definitely afoot.
Drop Dead Zone
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Burn in! That's what it means to hit the ground at terminal velocity. Val Lyon's adrenaline is pumping on her first sky dive. The speed, the wind, the snap of the canopy is the thrill of a life time. But that all changes when one of Val's sky jump masters burns in. Was it an accident or was it murder? Val must find out.
The Stop
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Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A woman is stopped for speeding on a dark rural road late at night. She discovers help is not always were you expect to find it.
Memory of a Murder
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When she regained consciousness, Bailey Collins discovered a dead man behind the steering wheel of her wrecked car. A gun lay between them. Did she shoot him? If so, why and who was he? Bailey knew who she was, why couldn't she remember these details.
When The Spirit Moves You
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Series: Jeff Resnick Short Stories, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 12,820. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Jeff Resnick's curiosity is piqued when he sees a sign advertising psychic readings. At first he's sure the medium is a fake, but then his funny feelings lead him to suspect that a murder has taken place in the dilapidated house where Madam Zahara holds her readings. Just who died and how? And why is Jeff compelled to look for bodies buried in the medium’s yard?
Sammy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: Australian English. Published: October 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Who killed Sammy? Our hero explores the seamy underside of a great city in this search for justice.
Fairy Tale Fusion
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
What if the characters in Fairy Tales were real? What if they lived in Fairyland, a place not too dissimilar to ours, next to Wonderland and down the street from Camelot? Follow the exploits of Detective Piper of the Fairyland Metro Police, the Fairy Tale News updates and more cracked characters taken from the world of childhood, including some very scary toys. Enter into Fairy Tale Fusion.
An Unlikely Hero
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Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 29,100. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Alfie Bowman is no hero, but when he sees a beautiful young woman in trouble he can't ignore it. Waking up in hospital later, he wonders if maybe it wasn't such a good idea! But when he learns the beating and the young woman are unconnected he wants to know who's behind his beating and why? And then there's the beautiful young woman. She needs help. It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!
Remains to be Seen
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Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
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 Rules of the Game
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Price: Free! Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A short story in which, through analysis of a man's idea for a mystery novel, certain rules are set in regards to the creation of locked room murders. Largely inspired by "Knox's Ten Commandments" and "Van Dine's Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories".
Tea and an Art Thief
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Price: Free! Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Tiffanie Barton helps her police chief father catch bad guys on the sly. If her great aunt found out she would really be in for it. But what she doesn't know won't hurt her. That is, unless she unknowingly invite a notorious art thief to tea.
The Dead Don't Speak
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Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.43 from 7 reviews)
A killer stalks the night. This is the first in "The Dead Don't..." series. Follow the tale of a twisted man who murders women on their first date. Will this serial killer be caught? Or will he go on claiming Trophies? Please leave a review and keep an eye out for the next tale "The Dead Don't Lie"
Sweetheart in High Heels
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Series: High Heels Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,590. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.40 from 5 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.
The Room: A Tale of Murder in the Social Networking Age
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Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
An incapacitated student gets more than he bargained for when curiosity leads him to join an online self help community. At first the members of The Room welcome him with open arms, but things take a turn for the deadly when one of them confesses to a murder...
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