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Open and Shut
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Domestic disturbance calls to the residence of Booth and Stacey Keiser aren’t uncommon. Keiser, a State Police trooper, is known for his volatile temper, and his wife has often been the target for his rage. So officers of the Swatara Creek Police Department aren’t surprised when the couple are found dead on the lawn of their home.
Fractions
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Living a hustlers life on the mean streets of the city ain't easy! Working long hours every day just to survive. But it's even tougher when you've lost a friend on those very same streets. And you're within reach of the one who killed him!
Vigilante
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Vigilante is a short story about a small-town police detective called upon to assist in the investigation of the bombing of a motorcycle gang's clubhouse.
Going Where the Wind Blows
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Rita Mae came to San Francisco in the late 1800s with her man to find a better life, never mind the fact that said new life involved plans to rob a few banks. When Bill is murdered, Rita Mae starts turning tricks while she tries to find the killer and, even more importantly, the bankroll. When her new job results in another murder, Rita Mae discovers her problems are only just beginning.
Linea (Serbian Edition)
Price: Free! Words: 8,100. Language: Serbian. Published: July 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Adrijanova devojka je lepa kao anđeo. Plaža na kojoj se kupaju je pravo čudo prirode – talasi dva mora se tu susreću. Tu je i mini golf kod Simona i Megi, u debelom hladu pod krošnjama mangovog drveća. Vikendom se ide u šumu, na vodopad. Ukratko, Adrijanov život je savršen. Samo jedna stvar se ne uklapa u ovo savršenstvo – Simonova tajna.
The Timeout
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
When Sara met Jake Campbell, he was robbing her bank. A moment's flirtation drew the two of them together, but neither acted on that spark until they ran into one another at a sun-soaked beach retreat. Neither of them could know that an afternoon together would set their worlds spinning in different orbits.
Booneville Retribution
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Larry’s a hardworking Vietnam vet who loves his country and is proud of his small town roots. He’s lived the better part of his life in Booneville, where Old Glory flies proudly over town square, and the Fourth of July is the biggest celebration of the year. Then, the closing of Halport Industries—the town’s economic lifeblood—devastates Booneville’s residents. A short story.
More Crooked Paths
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,130. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
More tales of crime and mystery, those who walk crooked paths and pay the price. People on the spot, when things have taken a bad turn. A young woman facing a deadly challenge. A man who walks into the wrong bar with the wrong attitude. A boxer who refuses to quit. A DA with a grudge. A rich man who finds his motives questioned by the police. These are the stories of the darker side of life.
Geboeid door leugens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,910. Language: Dutch. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Wanneer Sam op een ochtend badend in het bloed wakker wordt naast haar minnaar, belandt ze in de hel. Ze moet naar de gevangenis, ook al schreeuwt ze haar onschuld uit. Ondanks het bedrog, vergeeft haar man haar de misstap en doet hij er alles aan om haar uit de gevangenis te krijgt. Maar dan blijkt dat er meer aan de hand is, iets wat zelfs Sam niet had kunnen voorzien.
Water Hammer
Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A 1,200-word short story about a most unusual, overheard conversation in a San Francisco bar. An insidious method of revenge.
A Shocking Experience
Price: Free! Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
July 28th, 1999 was a year to never forget. A two year deputy sheriff working the mid-shift comes face to face with death. The threat he faces is not from any criminal on the street. His arch enemy this night is Mother Nature. You don't want to mess with Mother Nature!
Timely Escape (A Short Story)
Series: Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery. Price: Free! Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Megan Scott recognizes one of two notorious prison escapees and follows him through the Old Port of Montreal, convinced that her photographic evidence will lead to his capture. Just as the escapee disappears aboard a yacht in the marina, another man forces Megan aboard the same yacht at knifepoint. Gagged, tied, and terrified, she witnesses a murder. Will she be next?
The Unused Prom Dress
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Police Officer Patti Johnson is torn between duty and lost love. The fugitive hiding in the ladies room of the Pizza Hut is the only man she ever loved. Has he come back to her and will all her dreams finally come true? A short story.
The Stitcher - (A Politically Incorrect Pulp Noir Short Story)
Series: Detective Vic Vicious Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,300. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015 by Shelter Wood Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Set in an alternate earth in the year 2050, Detective Vic Vicious is brought out of cryogenic prison to solve a string of brutal homicides torturing Los Angeles. When a woman is found on her back in a dark alley with her nether regions stitched together, it takes a man like Detective Vic to solve the case. Or will the case solve him?
A View From the Meadow: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Ten year old Cassie saw something shocking when she peeked through the fence into the new neighbors' back yard. But who will believe her?
A Fine Kettle of Fish
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When a stranger walks into the neighborhood bar, The Fine Kettle O’Fish, Finn and the others aren’t sure what to think of him--at first. Soon, it’s apparent that Malcolm, the new guy, is bothering everyone’s favorite striptease artist, Violet, who has had a rough time climbing out of the gutter. Something is lurking in Mal’s past, and something has to be done. A short story.
The Death in the Mouse Kingdom
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The book is intended for students learning English as a second language.
Lo Stalker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: Italian. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Un ragazzino viene spinto da un suo compagno di classe a seguire una donna giovane e bellissima, dopo che lei è scesa dall’autobus che la portava dall’ufficio verso casa. Lui inizia a pedinarla e la vita privata della donna solletica la sua curiosità. Anni dopo, la ritrova inaspettatamente in un contesto professionale e riesce a scoprire molti dettagli strettamente privati della sua vita.
Amos Hangs On
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Like most house cats, Amos isn't owned by anybody, but he owns a human named Jeff. When Jeff's life is threatened, Amos has a reason for being a hero. If Jeff were to die, who would feed Amos, clean his litter box, brush his fur and generally look after him? So Amos takes matters into his own hands – or rather his own claws and teeth - and does the job. A short story.
Spiked Tea
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Matthew is getting tired of waiting for the cancer to finally claim his eccentric aunt Annemarie. So he decides to help nature take its course… by adding some morphine to Annemarie's beloved tea. Beth is fond of the milk jug that is a family heirloom, but her boyfriend Ryan disagrees. Two short tales of family heirlooms, inheritances, tea and murder of 4400 words altogether.