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Neutrality
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,080. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 by Twisted Root Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Casey Turner’s Family Court case goes south due to the murder of a husband, it leaves a woman in custody and a child’s safety in the balance. What's a neutral Family Court Counselor to do? Karen L. Abrahamson draws on years working in Family Court to create this mystery of divorce and the crime it can evoke. This story was previously published in the Anthology Fiction River: Crime.
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?
Never-Ending Tree House
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
For Samantha the tree house at the bottom of her garden represents far more than mouldy wood and rusted nails. It holds deep and dark memories. Of times she would rather forget. A story of tragedy, long-ago repressed. Never-Ending Tree House: A Short Story.
The New Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
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Price: $3.34 USD. Words: 49,740. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The New Mysteries-Book of Sherlock Holmes brings together for the first time all the Sherlock Holmes stories written by award-winning crime author Martin Edwards. The book includes a range of special features, including an essay by Martin Edwards analysing Arthur Conan Doyle’s story-telling gifts, and another looking at how other writers have paid tribute to Sherlock by writing pastiches.
Lost and Found
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Price: $2.99 USD. 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.
If Wishes Could Kill
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Chaya Dirotte is going for her doctorate and is very pregnant - with her third child. So she's got a lot on her plate, including a good friend, Rina, who has been abused by her husband and desperately needs shelter. But when her friend's husband drops dead from a bad batch of stew, the authorities suspect Rina and wonder - How much did Chaya know?
Bites of Ben Urglar
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Price: Free! Words: 13,180. 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.
Short Case Files III
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,930. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Steve Short, with his long time partner, Sandy Oldorf, investigates murders and the bizarre things people do to each other in Florida. Once retired, Steve found he could not escape murder no matter what state he was in. Some of these cases will make you laugh; others will make you check under the bed. Either way they are all morbidly fascinating!
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?..
The Depot
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Price: Free! Words: 13,110. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
They say The Depot is haunted. But in all the years homicide detective Mark Waters has visited the ancient train station turned restaurant, he’s never seen proof. Until now. As he investigates a supposed suicide by train, he learns secrets of a murder that took place eighty years ago may directly affect his case.
The Pit Stop
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Price: Free! Words: 10,000. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
THE PIT STOP (This Stop Could be Life or Death) is a ten-thousand-word mini mystery with a ghostly edge. When what seems like a normal pit stop turns to more than just gas and food, a lost couple finds themselves searching for the truth of a twenty-year-old mystery that may cost them their life.
Breakfast Beyond
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Bradshaw: loner, outcast, mastermind. He thought he could get away for just one day. He was wrong. A story of greed and recklessness. Breakfast Beyond: A Bradshaw Short Story.
Blood at Night
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A fireworks night shouldn’t arouse feelings of resentment. But, for Justin, there’s really not much else left. Old. Tired. And ready to show the Youth of Today where they’re going wrong. A couple of rounds ought to do it . . . A story of ageing disgracefully. Blood at Night: A Short Story.
His steps were hesitant
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Price: Free! Words: 720. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
'Sometimes it is better to be alone, nobody can hurt you' - Megara [Hercules] His steps were hesitant. It was the hours of afternoon-not so hot, not so bad. He had a long path to cover.
The Deep Cove Investigation
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Series: Deep Cove, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,300. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Bard and Book. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
It is 1978, and there is a genetically engineered monster on the prowl in the waters of Deep Cove in the heart of Texas. Sheriff Blake doesn't know that yet, but he is putting the pieces together. Will he learn the terrible truth before the beast kills again?
Pluto and the Case of the Mummy Dummy (Ghost Mystery)
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Series: The Other Side's Pluto Whitlock, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.00 from 1 review)
Pluto's job is to retrieve spirits from the humans' part of the world and take them back to the Other Side. But when tales of a walking mummy surface, Pluto is skeptical. In his years at the Spirit Division, he's never come across an undead mummy, so he doesn't believe people's tales and pictures. Pluto might just learn the hard way that humans don't always have an overactive imagination.
Tied to Life, United in Death
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,330. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Bradshaw: loner, outcast, mastermind. Down in the caves nobody hears you scream. But one man answers the echo. A story of the unkindness of strangers. Tied to Life, United in Death: A Bradshaw Short Story.
Pigen der aldrig vendte tilbage
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,910. Language: Danish. Published: July 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Alice mister sit job og sit hus og er tvunget til at flytte langt ud på landet i et gammelt stuehus med sin mand og sin hund. Hun er fast besluttet på at få det bedste ud af situationen - indtil hun begynder at høre stemmer og børnesang midt om natten. Skal hun følge sit instinkt og flygte, eller skal hun blive og finde ud af, hvad der skete, da den lille pige forsvandt for fyrre år siden?