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The Strange One
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
The mind of a killer can be a complicated one. Watch as a murderer in the making struggles between his instincts to survive and his more rational side. Step into the thoughts of a man who thought he was just like you - that is, before… the incident.
"Custodial Science"
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
David, Michael, and Darren are three janitors at a wildlife research facility in California. Lately, the complex has been dealing with a mysterious, unnatural odor that quickly vanishes just as it appears. At first, it seems like a job for the maintenance crew, when in reality, it's a job suited for a scientist!
Morning Tea Near Mitchelton
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Price: Free! Words: 25,840. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
'Morning Tea Near Mitchelton' by Ken Blowers, is the third in a series of delightful collections of light-hearted short stories. Join Ken on another journey through eight short stories which are perfect in content and length to read when stopping for a break for Morning Tea. Guaranteed to leave you chuckling with your cuppa!
OLD TOGUR (Старый Тогур)
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 24,250. Language: Russian. Published: May 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
История взросления мальчика, потерявшего отца из-за падения метеорита. Повесть о соскользнувшем селе.
Cafeteria Collection
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,130. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Take these mystery and horror stories to lunch with you, and let your mind drift away from the problems of the day.
Big Pulp: Catskin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,710. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 by Big Pulp. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The son of a smalltown sheriff takes crime prevention into his own hands, but curiosity may kill the cat in Arley Sorg's "Catskin", the lead story in the summer 2013 issue of Big Pulp!
Just Desserts for Johnny
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Yvonne Maupin thinks her dream has come true when a publisher accepts her literary novel, Souls by the Bay. After things don’t turn out as she had planned, she carries out the most satisfying revenge of all.
Five Starving Cats and a Dead Dog
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
They think they’ve found their dream home. But something seems off. Abandoned purebred cats. A dead dog. Still, little Grubby the cat hunts fearlessly until that fateful day. The day answers arrive on their doorstep. The day that changes everything.
C’est la faute d’Humphrey
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Series: Service Parisien des Enquêtes Spéciales, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 6,890. Language: French. Published: May 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Que se passe-t-il ces jours-ci ? Il semble que Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, John Wayne et d'autres vedettes du cinéma du milieu du 20e siècle se soient donné rendez-vous à Paris et dans sa banlieue. Ils sont revenus pour commettre des crimes. En toute logique ce sont les deux membres du SPES qui sont chargés de cette enquête atypique. Résoudront-ils cette énigme ?
The Security Breach
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You set the price! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
The chief security officer at a government contracting office is hauled into a sexual harassment investigation at work. While he's away from his desk somebody is taking advantage of the opportunity and hacking the company servers, which contain sensitive government information. Is the accuser in on the attack? Was the harassment claim part of a larger gambit?
L for Louisa
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Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Fortune favors no-one in particular. It has no morality. Sometimes it favors the righteous, sometimes the clever, sometimes the foolish and sometimes the unworthy.
The Judas Gift and Other Stories of Mystery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,040. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
G. W. Thomas serves up five mysterious tales from cozies to hard-boiled. Three tales feature Jessie Roland, Conservation Officer who solves strange cases in the wilds of British Columbia. "From Thy Face I Shall Be Hidden..." is the story of Cain and how he was framed for murder. The last tale is "The Case of the Windermere Woman" (with M. D. Jackson).
With Death You Get the Eggrolls
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Wizards work for large corporations. Now a murdered corporate wizard begins an investigation by Detective Owlen Vay of the Ye Olde Vancouver PD. When Owlen calls in PI Rex Filagree (his oldest friend) to assist in the investigation, they travel the mystical world of corporate sorcery to find a killer. A world where wizards, magic, and murder mix, and the guilty always pay.
Ellery Queen e il ladro di H
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: Italian. Published: April 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Perché sono sparite tutte le matrici con la lettera H da una delle linotype del New York Times? E chi è stato a uccidere il tipografo Desmond Clayle? Ellery Queen affronta un caso insolito, in diretta sotto gli occhi dei cronisti, mentre nella sua testa cerca un buon movente per l'assassinio (letterario) di un Lord. Il popolare investigatore, alla fine sbroglierà la matassa. Anzi, due matasse.
Perry Mason e i guanti spaiati
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: Italian. Published: April 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Per il più celebre avvocato della California, un paio di guanti spaiati indossati da una donna che chiede aiuto è già abbastanza per assumere la difesa. Tanto più che la polizia sembra sicura che quella donna è un'assassina. Forse troppo sicura. La partita vera, quella in tribunale, è ancora tutta da giocare e l'avvocato ha in serbo molte sorprese. Con qualche (lecito) trucco.
Breakfast on the Way to Brisbane
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Price: Free! Words: 20,430. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
'Breakfast on the Way to Brisbane' by Ken Blowers, is a set of nine delightful short stories, which once again takes the reader on a journey twisting and winding around South-East Queensland. Inspiration has been drawn from the trip between Caboolture and Brisbane, which serves as the perfect backdrop for Ken's character's to come to life.
Devilishly Short #1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,340. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When a UFO is sighted hovering in Branson Falls, Ella and Sophie make it their personal mission to meet some aliens. With those two scheming together, shenanigans are bound to happen and Kate decides she better go along for damage control.
Spyders
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014 by Hollow-Point Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
This short story is about a man named Orson who is afraid of spiders. A great quick read for anyone.
A Handsome Stranger
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Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,600. Language: British English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Blissfully unaware that he has already crossed paths with fugitive Slick Tony, unlikely hero Alfie Bowman unwittingly discovers his hiding place. Armed with Alfie's news, it's down to local Detective Sergeant Dave Slater to coordinate the surveillance and launch an operation to capture the fugitive, but bad planning and bad luck conspire to turn his grand finale into a hilarious fiasco!
The Paper Plane Pilot: A Psychological Sci-Fi Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Remy has a mysterious medical condition. At one time he was a world renowned scientist. Now, he has become a man of uncontrollable intellectual fluctuations. His IQ can range from 50 (mentally disabled) to over 200 (the smartest person in the world) at any moment. His mother Regina is the only person that can deal with him.