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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 his role in a detective story.
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.
Mediums of the Midnight Mansion
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,670. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Josephine lives hand-to-mouth. Her private-investigation business looks set to go belly up. Only one more opportunity. One more job she must make a success of. At any cost. A story of belief, and reality. Mediums of the Midnight Mansion: A Short Story.
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
(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.
Life’s Little Miseries
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jack Hegarty, a retired and weary private detective, seeks solace. His wife? Gone. His job? Gone too. And, on the near-deserted island where he makes his home, there’s murder afoot. A chilling mystery of power, influence and brutality. Life’s Little Miseries: A Short Story.
Seeds of Humanity
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,500. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Zarah, a DC detective, finds herself in conflict with her perceived realities and how they are affected when they are challenged. Her past collides with her present when she joins a government task force staking out an elusive "cult" called the Tea Society. As Zarah digs deeper, the truth of her heritage puts her loyalty in question. Time is ticking; will Zarah uncover the real story?
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.
Lucy and the Valentine Verdict
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Series: Dusty Deals Mystery Series. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,660. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A Dusty Deals Holiday Novella featuring amateur sleuth and antique store owner, Lucy Mathews and her Alaskan malamute, Kiska. Lucy is looking for love with her cowboy detective boyfriend, Peter, at a Valentine's Mystery Weekend Retreat. Kiska is looking for treats. Motivated by a bet with Peter, Lucy goes all out to solve the mystery, but things go wrong and Lucy finds herself a suspect once
Josie Toadfern Mystery Sampler: Three Stories and Thirty Stain Tips
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,220. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This Josie Toadfern sampler includes the two short stories (The Telltale Spot and Lint Trap) that preceded the novel series, as well as a never-before-published story, Spin Cycle, which satirizes reality TV as only Josie could. Also included are thirty of Josie's favorite stain-busting tips that were included in the novel series.
Foggy Bits And Pieces
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Foggy bits and pieces is a short story, a crime story. It deals with the complications that are caused by a childhood memory and a missing person. The author Yuukishoumi T. Kouseifukuya uses all elements of the text to support the emotional, logical and social conflicts of the characters. Kouseifukuya used the maze of thoughts to structure this story. "The written word is a form of art."
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.
Ghostspeaker
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Series: The Malykant Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,970. Language: British English. Published: September 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Konrad Savast is Death’s most trusted servant, charged with finding and punishing the vilest of killers. When a wealthy young woman takes her own life, Konrad is sent to investigate. Was it suicide, or murder? Or... both? To discover the truth, Konrad must navigate the combined perils of society gossip, an unregistered Ghostspeaker and a host of unquiet spirits.
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.
11:11
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Someone once said that 11:11 comes twice a day because everyone deserves a second chance. Some are not so lucky in Wishmore., On a dark, foggy night in this small town of Wishmore, a dark figure staggered through the streets alone. Walking with an uneven gait and muttering to himself he seemed to have no intended destination. Cover Illustrated by Doni Gleaton.
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 Porcelain Dolls.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,400. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Ex cop Carlton Blake likes to drink. His detective agency has no clients. A visit from a mysterious woman turns his life upside down. Can he protect a young author from being killed ?. Can he find the dolls ? Can Maggie save him from himself ? Set in 1935 Brooklyn I call this 'Marlow meets I Robot' With acknowledgements to Isaac Asimov and Raymond Chander