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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: 4,950. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
The Valentich Disappearance
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You set the price! Words: 2,940. Language: American English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(2.00 from 1 review)
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 2 reviews)
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 Millionaire
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
A millionaire decides to give away some of his money. His plan is to hide it in the park somewhere. He watches as the characters search for the money throughout the story. Some of the characters include; a friendly lady, a boy, girl, handyman, monkey, and dog. Almost everyone is searching for the cash. As the characters are introduced the suspense grows. Who will find the hidden cash?
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
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
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?..