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The Valentich Disappearance
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You set the price! Words: 2,850. Language: American English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A young pilot becomes stranded in a lost city that harbors terrifying secrets.
Short Sharp Shocks
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Price: Free! Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00 from 1 review)
SHORT SHARP SHOCKS is a collection of horror, sci-fi and crime stories that barely stretch beyond a page, with the shortest tale being only two words long. These sixty-second tales will force you to make a verbal exclamation, which might be one of humor or disgust or surprise. Whatever your reaction, take it personally—that’s the point of flash fiction.
From Beyond The Grave
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Series: The Hudson Detective Agency, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,110. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Carl Danby returns to tackle another unusual case. During a séance, a psychic claims the late Samuel Bittner was murdered. With no body to autopsy, Danby relies on his best skill—talking. Tension increases as Samuel’s relatives insist the patriarch died of natural causes. With little physical evidence to process, will Danby discover the truth? 18,444 words; additional material at the end.
Folklore
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Price: Free! Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Everyone likes a good ghost story, except for Dave. Logical to a fault, the teenager comes face-to-face with one of his town's scariest folk tales late one night at a lonely country crossroads. The terrifying experience makes him question his instincts. Is someone trying to teach him a lesson or is there really something sinister lurking in the countryside?
The Blooming Library-Vol. 1 of Mystic Mysteries
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,870. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In such a picturesque small town, you would expect peace and solitude, but not so in Bayneville, Arkansas. There is something lurking just below the surface, plaguing the residents with happenings of the supernatural.
A Recording
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Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story about a man desperate to find a recording.
A Disappearance in Baker Street
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Price: Free! Words: 13,140. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A missing girl seems to have vanished into thin air during a visit to the Sherlock Holmes Museum in London. Ella Doyle interrupts her work on a memoir of Arthur Conan Doyle’s role in her own family history and teams up with the mysterious John Mason in a dangerous chase across London to solve a twenty first century locked room mystery.
Sanditon Investigations of the Reverend Lyle Thorne
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Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,130. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Yet again, Reverend Lyle Thorne is called upon to aid among others... the local Constabulary and the Archbishop of Canterbury. He must pit his wits against those who would try to avoid justice and bring to a satisfying conclusion a Civil War murder over 200 years old. Five stories await your perusal. Can you find the clues that will lead you to the criminals/ murderers?
Lost and Found
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You set the price! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When looking for his lost remote, Sam Banks stumbles upon a realm where all lost objects go, including a long-lost object close to his heart. But in order to leave with what he cherishes most, he must give up something else in return.
Bites of Ben Urglar
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Price: Free! Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Faced with the daunting task of providing a monthly information article for the local Neighbourhood Watch newsletter, Ken created the character of Ben (B.Urglar), to convey "advice" on security (or the lack of it!) in a humorous way. In these short, diary-style reports, Ben boasts of his traditional "skills", bemoans new technology and shows a mature understanding of human behaviour.
Hot Sun, Hot Lead
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014 by Pro Se Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Pro Se Productions announces its release of HOT SUN, HOT LEAD—a new Pro Se Single Shot from The Smoking Gun Sisterhood Author Thad Brown. With this tale mobsters and hard-boiled detectives, author Thad Brown introduces a new name to the growing roster of female shamuses in Pro Se Productions’ gamut of sleuths: Becca Grant.
Not an Angel
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Price: Free! Words: 8,010. Language: American English. Published: August 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Imagine seeing everywhere the same face, everyone you see wears the same one mask-like-face. This is what happens to Edgar Deaver, a drummer who thinks he has lost everything, but is forced to ask himself if fate can be changed,. After a strange encounter, he is assigned a most improbable mission and he is quite clueless as to how to accomplish it, until he meets Arsel.
Phoenix in Ice (Short story)
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Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
In this cold, brutal world, people seek warmth, and people seek the answers. So, why would a person set themselves on fire?..
The Depot
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Price: Free! Words: 13,110. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
They say The Depot is haunted. But in all the years homicide detective Mark Waters has visited the ancient train station turned restaurant, he’s never seen proof. Until now. As he investigates a supposed suicide by train, he learns secrets of a murder that took place eighty years ago may directly affect his case.
The Pit Stop
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Price: Free! Words: 10,000. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
THE PIT STOP (This Stop Could be Life or Death) is a ten-thousand-word mini mystery with a ghostly edge. When what seems like a normal pit stop turns to more than just gas and food, a lost couple finds themselves searching for the truth of a twenty-year-old mystery that may cost them their life.
The Deep Cove Investigation
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Series: Deep Cove, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,300. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Bard and Book. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
It is 1978, and there is a genetically engineered monster on the prowl in the waters of Deep Cove in the heart of Texas. Sheriff Blake doesn't know that yet, but he is putting the pieces together. Will he learn the terrible truth before the beast kills again?
Pluto and the Case of the Mummy Dummy (Ghost Mystery)
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Series: The Other Side's Pluto Whitlock, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.00 from 1 review)
Pluto's job is to retrieve spirits from the humans' part of the world and take them back to the Other Side. But when tales of a walking mummy surface, Pluto is skeptical. In his years at the Spirit Division, he's never come across an undead mummy, so he doesn't believe people's tales and pictures. Pluto might just learn the hard way that humans don't always have an overactive imagination.
Jenny's Gardener
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Jenny is woken up by the sound of rap music and people talking loudly in her lounge and when she peeps through a crack in the door, she sees a number of woman sitting under hairdryers, one woman having a manicure and another woman serving tea. Feeling scared and not knowing what is going on, she phones around for help, but the only person that answers his cell is Winston...
The Haunted End Zone
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Carl Douglas had finally made it to his senior year of high school. He was the best kicker on the football team. The team had a chance to start winning games, if he could just figure out some way to get rid of the curse that had plagued the football field for twenty-five years.
Contained--Day 2 (Earthquake)
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Series: Contained, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sid Chamber's virus has just costed the lives of numerous people, with Noah Arkchrist witnessing it all. In this next thrilling piece of the Contained series, now that McKenzi and Noah know that something terrible is going on along with this quarantine of the campus, both must enlist the help of an outside source to survive. However, with Sid's appeal coming up for his release as well.