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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
Turbulent Strides Dandy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sarah knows her daddy keeps his liquor cabinet off limits. But the kids at school want to celebrate their final day. Before they head into the exam period. And Sarah wouldn’t dream of disappointing them. Would she? A story of peer pressure and its consequences. Turbulent Strides Dandy: A Short Story.
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.
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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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.
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: 13,120. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
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!