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Before The Fall
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Price: Free! Words: 550. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Short Short, Mystery.
Missing Persons
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A retired college professor uncovers old love letters in the garden of his new home. He makes inquiries of the former residents and learns a WW II war hero and his young wife lived there 50 years ago. But the young wife disappeared in a storm and her body was never found. Her former college lover also disappeared. The professor learns the startling truth, but struggles with his conscience.
A Plunder by Pilgrims
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,060. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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It starts with a knock at the door – something reclusive ex-detective Garrison Gage hates. When it's his teenage neighbor, whose girlfriend has gone missing just before Thanksgiving, Gage gets reluctantly pulled back into his old line of work - and ends up facing some fears of his own in Oregon's dark woods...Includes an extended preview of THE GRAY AND GUILTY SEA, also featuring Garrison Gage.
The Billabong Incident
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Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Billabong: A waterhole. Or more to the point, a small lake formed by a change in the course of a river. Sometimes referred to as an oxbow lake.
The Seventh Dimension
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Lesbian ghosts! Haunted house! Adultery! Murder! THE SEVENTH DIMENSION, a short story originally published in the Fourth Woman Sleuth Anthology, has it all...and more.
Chicago Dawn
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A simple party invitation turns a night out into a nightmare for Heather as murder finally makes her see reality.
For a Few Lattes More [a short story]
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Terri grew up watching spaghetti Westerns on TV. She never expected to meet a real cowboy, especially not one who parks his horse in front of the Starbucks where grad-student Terri works nights. She might like movie cowboys, but this guy's just plain weird. Plus, he's a little too interested in the poster of a girl who went missing from the college campus next door.
Pecos Valley Incident
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When Annabelle Blue stumbles over the body of Billy Hank Griffin, the entire town of Rosedale, New Mexico (population about 12,000) is more pleased than not, Mr. Griffin being known as a very bad man. Since there isn’t a mark on his body, his death is chalked up to a heart attack. Annabelle finds no reason to doubt the coroner’s verdict until a couple of months after Mr. Griffin’s demise…
Noir - Case of Bruce Howard
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Price: Free! Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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This time Bruce Howard is the target but he won't go down without taking somebody with him. The fourth installment of the Noir series forces Bruce Howard to show a little of his dark side. Previous short story: Noir - Case of the Dead Pediatrician
Short Stories of Earl Staggs
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,530. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A collection of published stories by Derringer Award winning author Earl Staggs. A mixture of Mystery, Crime and Humorous stories to satisfy readers who like variety.
A Coffin and Bubble Gum
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Price: Free! Words: 320. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
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A Coffin and Bubble Gum is a very short story. It is intended to entertain for no more than a minute or more.
Jewelry Jinx
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When someone is stealing from the magical community, the call goes out to the E.S. Peters agency to find the thief. Tiffany enlist the aid of witch spirit Magee Reyes to track down the villain and get the goods back.
Horns
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Its rodeo time in up-country Maui. Honolulu private eye Val Lyon is investigating some thefts. The victim? A 1700 pound bag of aggression named Terminator. Terminator is a champion bull. What was taken? Bull sperm. The likely suspects are a champion bull rider and a barrel clown. The case soon turns deadly and Val finds herself in danger of losing her heart to the cowboy and her life to a killer.
Nursery Crimes - case 1
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Series: Nursery Crimes, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A sideways looks at the real life of nursery rhyme characters
Floaters
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Easter Sunday, Ward gets a call from his estranged wife. She says she caught a glimpse of their two boys in Lincoln City where they were presumed drowned a year ago today. It has to be a cruel joke, except Ward can hear his wife falling apart on the phone. And that tiny part of him that still hopes, just has to drive out and see for himself.
The Whack Job - An Eamonn Shute Short Story
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Series: Eamonn Shute's Miami, Short. Price: Free! Words: 7,940. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Eamonn Shute and his girlfriend Nicky Muniz find their relaxing day torpedoed when they come across the dead body of one of Eamonn's friends. Eamonn, being the person he is, just has to stick his nose in.
October Moon - An Eamonn Shute Short Story
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Series: Eamonn Shute's Miami, Short. Price: Free! Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Let's go back in time, to the first time Nicky called on Eamonn for help. Her cousin, only living relative in the USA, is dead and she doesn't believe the coroner's finding of heart attack.
Scullery
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: American English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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A tall tale from Texas. Three mobsters accuse the mayor of Snyder of corruption, extortion and kidnapping. He says they came for his mysterious golden goat. The odd claim calls for the curious Mr. Simone, who comes to investigate the farm house where it should all have taken place. As a first clue, he is shown the goat in the orchard.
Maynard Soloman Solves the War on Drugs (Funny Detective Stories #1)
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Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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Fans of funny detective stories, meet Maynard Soloman. Some say he's crusty, profane and clueless. If you ask him, he solves the world's problems one case at a time. In this misadventure, the Maynard wraps his arms around the War on Drugs. Or is the war wrapping itself around his beloved Winnebago RV? Either way, the Ol' Badger will solve this War on Drugs business once and for all.
Hurricane: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
From R. Narvaez, a board member of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, and exciting new voice in noir . . . “If there is any justice in the world, [R. Narvaez] should become a giant on the literary noir scene within the next couple of years.” —Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine, on the story “Roachkiller”