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The Flute At the Opera
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: American English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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Hitman offered him a mission to assassinate an important person in the town at the Opera House by a musical instrument.
Chipped: A Dr. At Mini Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
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Dr. At would like to get a little lost dog back to his owner, it's just that tracking down that owner may not be as straight forward as it seems.
Heroes of Destiny
Price: Free! Words: 16,180. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
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Is Dalton James a hero? Certainly not! He’s a grumpy private detective that drinks too much whiskey and smokes too many cigars. He hopes to earn enough money to pay the monthly bills and once in a while get a woman or two into his bed. But what if omens, faith and destiny all work together to make him a hero? This is the story of one such man.
A Box of Tissues, 2 Rolls of Toilet Paper and a Plastic Bottle of Water
Price: Free! Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016 by Tailored PC Documents. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A famous Tampa Bay, FL defense attorney has been kidnapped, drugged, and thrown into a room containing only a potty chair, two rolls of toilet paper, a box of tissues, and a plastic bottle of water. He wakes up to find his wallet and jewelry are missing; his clothes are filthy and bloody. He has no idea where he is, who did this to him, or why. He must escape before "they" return, but how?
Dritto al Punto, Chase! Vol.2 - 10 storie brevi di stra–ordinaria criminalità
Series: Collana Storie Brevi di Giallo e Suspense. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,410. Language: Italian. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
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Gli italiani e i drammi vanno sempre a braccetto, specialmente se è coinvolto un investigatore inglese. La collana di racconti gialli con protagonista l’ex di Scotland Yard Chase Williams continua, e diventa sempre più oscura e intrigante. Dopo il successo della versione inglese, Chase ritorna nel secondo volume dell’edizione italiana, per tuffarsi in nuovi dieci racconti brevi polizieschi.
Dritto al Punto, Chase! Vol. 3 - 10 storie brevi di stra–ordinaria criminalità
Series: Collana Storie Brevi di Giallo e Suspense. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: Italian. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
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Il centro Italia non è solo buon cibo, città etrusche e arte mozzafiato: crimini e misteri accadono dentro il dedalo di vicoli dei centri storici. L'ex investigatore di Scotland Yard Chase Williams si appresta a risolvere altri 10 casi nella bellissima cornice di Tursenia. Questi 10 racconti brevi gialli aprono una finestra genuina sull’Italia contemporanea, vista dagli occhi di un expat inglese.
Portela or Sacavem Perhaps (a free flash fiction story)
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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In December 2015, I started a monthly competition challenging my blog visitors to provide me with prompts for me to choose my favourite and write their story in no more than 500 words. The piece published here is exactly 500 words and is about two brothers on a fishing trip in Lisbon with a secret that can't remain unshared for ever.
Never in an Empty Room
Price: Free! Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Within every small town lives a city of ghosts. In this tale, the author takes artistic liberty in reconstructing a ghost story based on his family's history and the mythology surrounding the Big House, a mansion in disrepair purchased by the family's matriarch during the Great Depression.
Murder in Blue Lake
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,820. Language: American English. Published: February 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Jazz and her sometimes partner Slade have a killer to catch. Murders just don't happen in the small town of Blue Lake, so when young Martha Zimmerman turned up deceased, the townspeople wanted answers. Jazz knew that if her suspicions were right, her comfortable small town life on Earth would soon take a hard turn right.
The Witch of Ballyvale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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What do people fear? The unknown, the ruling classes, or individualism? Aged four, Mags Rose was plucked from her home that was alien to her and placed in a world where she would grow to be an individual, strong in her beliefs and values. Others fear her, wishing to dominate, and wanting her submission to the norms of society. She stands firm.
The Bizarre Experiences Of Andrew Sullivan
Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Andrew Sullivan is an Indian Police officer, who is famous for his strange investigation experiences.
Murder Considered As One of the Fine Arts: Part One of The Philosophical Detective
Price: Free! Words: 8,500. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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The iconic Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges tries his skill as a detective in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1967, addressing not only murder but issues of destiny, personal identity and artistic creation in this Part One of THE PHILOSOPHICAL DETECTIVE.
Yes to Maybe
Price: Free! Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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“Tim, your place is going to be robbed tonight,” said the voice on the phone. This is how Tim’s day starts. The repayment of his debt to a local “Organized Business” leader has been set into motion. Assigned to the task is 16 year old Desmond Reid, and Tim decides he can prevent the looting of his bar. Will Desmond be able to pull off the job, or will Tim be able to hold onto his assets?
Morning Coffee and Some Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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This ebook offers three short stories ranging in the mystery, fiction, and science fiction genres.
Unregulated
Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When a frustrated pet owner just can't seem to get her diabetic cat Frisky's blood sugar under control, Dr. At dives into the mystery with all of his skill and expertise, and a stomach full of Danny's Breakfast Pancake Burrito!
44 Acorn Grove and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 22,370. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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An anthology of short stories from author Steve Howrie. Each of story has an unpredictable twist in the tale - see if you can spot them! The topics range from Murder and Mystery, to Horror, Humour, Love and Relationships, Despite the huge popularity of novels today, short stories remain a wonderful way to put across interesting and thought-provoking ideas in just a few pages. Enjoy!
An Amoral Dilemma
Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
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A thief. A man in a white suit. One choice. Multiple possible outcomes. An Amoral Dilemma.
The Secret Lives of Cats
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,750. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Homer Ziff wanted to know how his outdoor cats spent their days, so he attached a tiny digital camera to their collars—and discovered a mystery in his own backyard. Winner of the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice Award for 2008, this Anthony-nominated story was one of the most talked about stories of the year.
Patriotic Gestures
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Crime scene investigator Pamela Kinney hears the bad guys outside her house and smells smoke, but only realizes the next morning the crime they committed—burning the flag that had covered her daughter’s casket. Her police colleagues call it a small crime, but she disagrees. She must solve it, and she must solve it now.
Stuffed Shirt
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Revenge is a dish best served steaming. Eric Dennison doesn't suffer fools or offenses lightly. When Theron Claymore, the new man in the workplace, pushes matters too far, Eric resorts to drastic measures to stop him, with surprises for Claymore--and the reader.