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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...
9 Historical Mysteries
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,410. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In the mid-1850's, Cossacks hold the north bank of the Terek River, while Chechen hill tribes control the Wild Country to the south. Here, a man known only as The Armenian trades goods on both sides of the river and soon finds himself involved in murder, intrigue and horse theft. In the 1660's Paris Underworld, an orphan, incompetent pickpocket tries his best to survive amongst criminals.
Double Cross
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"It was easy to picture Nick’s usual sort, either too young with big sprayed hair, cheap cherry-red lips and surprised shock at a husband’s betrayal, or women a few years grayer, thicker and no longer surprised." When a mysterious leggy blonde shows up, Nick finds himself involved in a case that might just pay the rent for a while... if he survives to collect.
The Penguin Sleeps With the Fishes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A strange, alternate world sits on the edge of environmental collapse and someone murders notorious criminal, The Penguin. Private detective, Frank Yellow and Bird (aka FYI) are called in to investigate. They discover the stakes are higher than first suspected, and very personal. An unusual tale of murder where the world has become an unfamiliar and unfriendly place.
The Emperor's Ring
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Price: Free! Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Open Books Press. Category: Fiction » Drama » Asian
A craftsman in the palace of the Han Emperor looked deeply into a yellow jadestone, listened to what his ancestors whispered about the jade’s powers; keeping safe the life and thoughts of its wearer, a Han lord who became Emperor. He fashioned it into a ring, a turtle as the guardian spirit of the wearer’s long life. The jade turtle ring grew heavy with its story.
The Drill
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Benjamin McKeever knows the drill. Just get a fake house, a fake car, and a fake job, shrink-wrap them together, and call it your pretend life. But today his duplicity reveals the stale air trapped in the bubble wrap of his soul, and he's forced to free himself-- and anyone who gets in his way-- from the drill once and for all.
The Thriller Writer's Workshop
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Hotshot faculty member and amateur writer Martin Sanderson attends a Thriller Writer's Workshop at the ragged edge of the world on the Oregon Coast and finds that he's in way, way over his head. But Sanderson has a thriller of his own to write and intends to show these so-called professionals just why he belongs right there in that chair with the rest of them.
The Man in the Quadrangle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Financial ruin precipitated by a house fire traps Matthew Williamson in a job that he hates. His office overlooks a quadrangle, where the shadowy figure of a smoking man haunts his waking dreams. Williamson slowly realizes this doomed terrain of stained concrete and container shrubs has become a half-mirrored reflection of his own mind, where he must battle the smoking man for his very life...
The Legend Of Corba
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Price: Free! Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
A Short story about a forest ranger who encounters a mysterious creature in the dense forests of Corbett National Park.
Shark (Der Geldhai)
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Series: Pieces of Fate (German Language), Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,470. Language: German. Published: August 2, 2011 by Red Cap Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Gary Bowler genießt das Leben, während er die Ärmsten der Stadt abzockt. Doch kann ihm das Glück noch mehr bescheren, als er das perfekte Opfer trifft? Eine von sechs Kurzgeschichten aus der Anthologie „Pieces of Fate – Schicksalsgeschichten“ von David P Elliot.
Dangerous Waters
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,000. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
On a stormy night on the Oregon Coast failed writer Bert Sump craves a drink at his favorite casino. Instead he walks into the middle of a robbery. When the storm knocks out the power the police are occupied elsewhere and the crooks plan to kill all witnesses. With the odds falling fast, Bert must find a way to survive or today will be his last.
A Coffin and Bubble Gum
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Price: Free! Words: 320. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
(4.00 from 1 review)
A Coffin and Bubble Gum is a very short story. It is intended to entertain for no more than a minute or more.
Mailbox Mayhem
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,570. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Two humorous stories about two young Maine police detectives Paul Fournier and All-Eyes Martin. Come to central Maine, where the neighbors are quirky and the crimes are solved quickly. In the first story, “Mailbox Mayhem,” Paul and All-Eyes are hauled off their first murder investigation to look for a mailbox thief and an elderly woman. Originally published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Magazine.
Ragged Ice
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Series: The Razor and Edge, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When people kill to be famous, someone must stop them. Razor and Edge take on a strange case after receiving a cryptic note with the words ragged ice written on it. As they follow the clues they move to Manhattan and into the dark side of the music business, a cutthroat world where artists compete and murder may be the prize.
Lucky List
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
James Reece, an unassuming man, works as an account for a bank by day. A heavy debt load forces him to use his skills as a retired thief by night. Now married, he must keep his secret from his wife and son. But something’s very wrong. Every time he gets to a mark it’s been cleaned out ahead of him. Someone knows his secret. A tale where the cat burglar becomes the mouse.
We Never Sleep
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Future crimes will call for futuristic solutions. Yves Alvert is a different kind of detective. In this, his first case, he confronts the organization responsible for the destruction of his agency.
Can You Guess What's Next? Mystery Short Stories Volume 1
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
From Agatha Award Nominee and 10 time IMBA National Bestseller Short Story Collection Pit your wits against the detective as you pause to see if you can solve the case yourself. Stories include Star Power An Act of Charity A Halloween Surprise
Whispers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Who attacked the bad boss? A short, intriguing whodunnit mystery with an unexpected twist in the tale.
Beggin' For Murder
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Series: The Razor and Edge, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When the mob comes a knockin' Razor and Edge answer. Mobster Tommy Manetti pays a visit to Staten island PI's Razor and Edge. Fear motivates him to ask Razor and Edge to kill a rival, his boss. Will they accept the job? Will this be their last case? Will they themselves die? The trickiest, most deadly case Razor and Edge have faced yet.
Historias de una ciudad... Hasta dónde llegarías por proteger un secreto?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: Spanish. Published: July 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Justo cuando Penelope creía que la vida le había dado todo lo que ella había deseado y más... El amor de un hombre perfecto Jakob, una vida llena de lujos, fantasías y un hijo... Por qué ella termina  siendo solo la paciente número 32454 de un hospital para enfermos mentales? Hasta dónde llegarías por proteger un secreto?