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The Sheriff of Tesco
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Price: Free! Words: 7,460. Language: British English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A chance encounter in a supermarket coffee shop opens old wounds for the ex-Marine and the war widow. Soon they are reliving horrors of death and murder in the Afghan desert, duty and deceit blowing in the wind. Can an icon of crime fiction save them from themselves, or will it be just another case for the Sheriff of Tesco?
Sarah-Leah
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Series: Histoires courtes - Instants d'évasion, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,780. Language: French. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lors d'une patrouille en plein désert, deux policiers américains font une découverte à vous glacer d'effroi ! Commence alors une histoire courte approchant le néo-réalisme et s'en allant frôler le fantastique.
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 the world that forms a detective story and his role in it..
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".
Thirteen, an anthology of crime stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,470. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An eerie emerald skull holds the clue to a woman’s origins…and to murder. A bureaucrat stumbling home on a winter evening sees a lion…or does he? Senior citizens show their mettle…and their sinister side. And, more importantly, how do you get rid of a troublesome body and plan the perfect wedding…at the same time? Within these pages lie the answers!
Kill Him Again: Fifteen Variations on a Country House Murder
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,890. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Fifteen Versions of a Murder and Its Solution A storm and high seas isolate a house party at Morthead Manor situated in southwest England on a headland connected to the mainland by a narrow neck of land. In the style of 1920s Golden Age mysteries, this collection explores different scenarios as to how, why and by whom the host is murdered.
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.
Look Again: A Short Story Collection
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,480. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
A bathroom breakdown. A death match. Damp wood with a history. Moonshine. And a hotel with its share of secrets. Five short stories to distress, spook and tantalise. Includes: Random Acts of Silence, Tennis for Two, Never-Ending Tree House, Turbulent Strides Dandy, Voices from the Cornice. Look Again: A Short Story Collection.
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.