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Betraying Nexus
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Price: Free! Words: 9,920. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Jason works for Nexus, a secret vigilante organization. He’s a Mind Bender and can implant thoughts into the minds of others. He's both a prodigy and a rising star. But when he’s forced to take down an old friend and learns Nexus's darkest secret, he must ask himself what he believes in. And if it’s worth turning against the woman he loves.
Blow Me, Baby
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Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The last thing Toni Amos expected when she decided to go on a girl's weekend in Vegas was to be left high and dry. Now she'll have to figure out a way home that may or may not include a new friend's help.
Strayed
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Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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No job, no money, and an ex-wife who's glad to be rid of him . . . Frank is looking for his next scam when he holes up in an abandoned farmhouse. But this town has a way of calling strays home.
Blind Barriers (Blind Barriers Volume #1)
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Series: Blind Barriers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 24,200. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Raven Ferragamo is starting a new life. Taking a year off after high school, she moves to the Nation's Capitol, leaving her childhood friends, her family, and her problems behind. Lark Kingsley had the perfect family, the perfect future, the perfect life. Until one day things go terribly wrong. Seemingly coming from different worlds, the two have more in common than either knew.
The Ghost Who Tried to Love Me
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Price: Free! Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ghost month means that the "good brothers" are out and ghosts can pop up anywhere. At least that's what the superstitious people of Taiwan think, and Hank is sure that they are full of hot air. Who believes in ghosts anyways? This is the first story in the Zodiac Schmodiac story cycle, an insight into the Chinese mind and a funny, Chinesey story that will scare and thrill you.
Trapped
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Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story about a man trapped in a strange prison. By Kris Shamloo.
The Last Kiss
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Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A suspicious death occurs in the peaceful village of Hassman, New York; a retired English professor, who is also the village's self-appointed "amateur sleuth," thinks it just might be murder. The professor solves the lethal puzzle when a nighttime visit to the victim's cottage leads to the discovery of a mysterious poem and a dead cat, not to mention a near run-in with the murderer.
Pension Day
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Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Dunny thought that he was onto a good thing when he stole that cab and used it to rob old-age pensioners. But today he may have picked up the wrong passenger... A short crime story about payback and bad decisions.
The Imaginist: The Other Guest
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Price: Free! Words: 5,490. Language: American English. Published: November 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Something uncanny transpires in the home of Nigel Brimmington. The sweet orphan he adopted may very well be vandalizing his property! Has the child become cruelly mischievous, or worse, gone mad? Is something more sinister at work? “The Other Guest” is the second mystery of “The Imaginist” tales by T.K. Wade.
Broken
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Price: Free! Words: 9,450. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Still reeling from the loss of his own family, DS Briggs must race against time to save a boy from his abusive father.
Books Beads and Baubles
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Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Books Beads and Baubles is a fun, short, 'Coffee Break' read about two ladies, Bertie and Wanda. They own a unique shop that's half thrift store and half book store. They love the people who keep them in business, even 'old Grouchy' could call on them for help. New people don't stay new for long after Bertie and Wanda meet them. The sisters discover a theft in their store; who's the culprit?
The Dog Who Loved Sherlock Holmes
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Price: Free! Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Levi, the leader of the Three Dog Detective Agency, must channel his inner Sherlock Holmes if he is to solve a mystery, and survive.
Train Journey
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Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
You start off a train journey much like any other. This one's particularly cramped and uncomfortable but you get through it. Then once you arrive at your destination, it all changes. Suddenly you'd do anything to get back on that train again...
Blood Spatter -- A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Logan Jennings is a loving father, husband, and dog-owner. A mild-mannered, freelance photographer, by all appearances, he leads the perfect life. What’s his secret? He’s an obsessive, ritualistic serial killer...except he doesn’t know it. Logan would like to meet you. Will you oblige him? "Blood Spatter" is a 3,000 word short story.
The Dead Beat, Volume 1
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Series: The Dead Beat, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 24,960. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Death is not an alibi. The dead really aren't that different from the rest of us. Some work honest jobs and pay rent on their host bodies every month, right on time. But some of them refuse to play by the rules. Police Exorcist Arphallo Sirus and his murdered partner, Sam Trent, hunt down the ghosts that break the laws of the living and the dead. The Dead Beat is an occult noir serial.
The House of Happy Mayhem
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Price: Free! Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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It would be nice to live their life... Acclaimed short story by Trent Zelazny about taking fantasies too far. Originally published in The Day the Leash Gave Way and Other Stories, Wilder Publications, 2009. Received an honorable mention in Best Horror of the Year 2009.
Tilley's
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Price: Free! Words: 22,350. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A mysterious photograph intrigues a weary shopper as he explores his new town. What is his connection with it? Why does it matter to him? Find out the answers to this mystery in an intriguing short story by Michael Gunter. Bonus Material! Enjoy the first four chapters of Gunter's novel, BLACKWELL: The Encounter Begins
Anglo-Francáis
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Price: Free! Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A serial killer's fate takes an unexpected turn.
Dani Hayward, P.I.: The Richard Clark Case
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Price: Free! Words: 18,800. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Attorney Phillip Blakely's first encounter with Dani Hayward was one he would prefer to leave in his past. But another dead end case has dropped into his lap and, once again, he seeks the help of Dani Hayward, Private Investigator.
Zombie Confidential (Bloodlines #2.5)
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Series: Bloodlines, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Undead reporter Samantha Ridgeway must find a movie star's murderer before he targets the star's three-year-old son.