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Not So Mysterious
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Price: Free! Words: 72,670. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Despite her best friend's protests to the contrary, Ashley does not (usually) go looking for these situations. They just sort of happen, and she is not about to let something go unsolved when the solution practically lands in her lap. As for that whole issue of Claire's wedding, she has made peace with the fact that Aaron is never going to let her live that down.
THE FLOOD, A Tess Darling Mini-Mystery
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Price: Free! Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tess Darling is a sassy TV producer, who solves media murders with the help of hunky but hapless cameraman Miller. In this funny, fast-paced short, the duo are sent to film the launch of a celebrity spa. When the owner's found strangled in his study, they discover he's a blackmailer, his famous guests really victims. As sparks fly, can Tess identify the killer - or will she be blinded by stars?
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume II.5: Ghost of the Past
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,190. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sixteen years earlier, Ericka Callister gave birth to a baby she didn't want. Young and scared, she wrapped the baby in a pillowcase, then threw him into a dumpster before fleeing. She's about to discover the hard way that mistakes have a way of haunting the guilty no matter how far they run and no matter where they hide.
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume II.4: Flashback
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,190. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In the midst of planning for the birth of his first child, Lieutenant Danny Vincent is called away because a person missing for seven months has suddenly, and suspiciously, dropped back from out of nowhere. Lucinda Staub was thought to be dead. Now that she's returned, her husband Ryan wants nothing to do with her--even seems afraid of her--insisting she'd bested Old Scratch himself...
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume II.3 Double Take
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,780. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Patrol Officers Amber Carfi and Warren Jensen stake out the gallery, hoping to catch an insatiable thief.
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume II.2: Murder on the Heartstrings
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,320. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Not long after arriving in the middle of a blizzard that has shut down the entire town below a luxurious inn, Lt. Pete Shasta and his wife Lisa's romantic vacation is interrupted when a body is found stuffed into a janitor's closet.
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume II.1: Retribution and Up In Smoke
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,560. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Retribution: The subdivision FBPD investigators Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent live in becomes home to a very hot young mama. But it isn't until the beautiful young woman disappears, leaving her two young children alone, that Pete's wife realizes crime is firmly afoot. and Up In Smoke: A local Christmas tree farm has burned to the ground. But was the fire an accident…or the means to cover up...
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume I.4 (The Early Cases): Blind Revenge
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,770. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Investigator Danny Vincent faces the supernatural to get at a chilling flesh and blood truth when a local business owner's daughter is found murdered on her kitchen floor, her eye sockets empty.
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume I.3 (The Early Cases): Obsessions
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,640. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A newborn baby is stolen from Falcon's Bend Community Hospital's maternity ward...
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume I.2 (The Early Cases): Broken Wings
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,990. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Broken Wings: Investigator Pete Shasta solves a decade and a half old missing-person case that's about to turn into murder.
Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume I (The Early Cases): Bugs and Fixated
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,850. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Bugs: A partially digested body is found in the oxidation ditch at the Falcon's Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant. Accident...or murder? and Fixated: Fixated with his neighbor from across the street, artist Victor Brooks, steps in when her creepy stalker decides to get up close and personal.
The Sheriff of Tesco
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Price: Free! Words: 7,460. Language: British English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A chance encounter in a supermarket coffee shop opens old wounds for the ex-Marine and the war widow. Soon they are reliving horrors of death and murder in the Afghan desert, duty and deceit blowing in the wind. Can an icon of crime fiction save them from themselves, or will it be just another case for the Sheriff of Tesco?
Sarah-Leah
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Series: Histoires courtes - Instants d'évasion, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,780. Language: French. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lors d'une patrouille en plein désert, deux policiers américains font une découverte à vous glacer d'effroi ! Commence alors une histoire courte approchant le néo-réalisme et s'en allant frôler le fantastique.
The Golden Age
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Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A culprit looks back on the world that forms a detective story and his role in it..
The Steel Box
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Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A strange story about a woman that shows the secret of the universe through a magic trick.
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
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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".
The Problem of the Straton Murder
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Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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During a discussion regarding whether or not a detective's seemingly cold and detached nature is necessary in solving a crime, a strange case from the past is brought back to light: a case which on first glance seemed to be simple and obvious instead turned out to be rather unique and complex in its own right and showed that, ultimately, the road to Hell is truly paved with good intentions...
Parcours
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Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: French. Published: September 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Une courte nouvelle. Un récit en trois séquences, suivies d’un épilogue. Une histoire criminelle basée sur un fait divers survenu dans la métropole. Deux finissants du secondaire descendent la Main. Confiants, ils projettent un gros coup. Ils se dirigent vers le centre-ville. Déterminés, ils entrent dans un magasin. Calmes, ils mettent leur plan à exécution. Soudain, un imprévu surgit.
Alattam buli, felettem gyilkosság
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Price: Free! Words: 1,610. Language: Hungarian. Published: September 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story from the writer of "Mystery at Open Air Hotel" in Hungarian. A "Rejtély az Open Air Hotelben" c. krimi szerzőjének kriminovellája.
Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of The Broadsheet Clippings
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A young lady who believes her disgraced father guilty of blackmail comes to Sherlock Holmes for help.