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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: 670. 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
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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?
A Coincidence Too Many Collector's Edition
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,040. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
15 murder cases that I was involved with in Florida. Greatly exaggerated for my part in most of them.
Jenny's Gardener
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Jenny is woken up by the sound of rap music and people talking loudly in her lounge and when she peeps through a crack in the door, she sees a number of woman sitting under hairdryers, one woman having a manicure and another woman serving tea. Feeling scared and not knowing what is going on, she phones around for help, but the only person that answers his cell is Winston...
The Haunted End Zone
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Carl Douglas had finally made it to his senior year of high school. He was the best kicker on the football team. The team had a chance to start winning games, if he could just figure out some way to get rid of the curse that had plagued the football field for twenty-five years.
Contained--Day 2 (Earthquake)
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Series: Contained, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sid Chamber's virus has just costed the lives of numerous people, with Noah Arkchrist witnessing it all. In this next thrilling piece of the Contained series, now that McKenzi and Noah know that something terrible is going on along with this quarantine of the campus, both must enlist the help of an outside source to survive. However, with Sid's appeal coming up for his release as well.
Domestic Disturbance
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 19,470. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In these five stories you'll find anything but domestic bliss. From a woman looking for her missing ex-husband in "Routines", a girl trying to guard her family name in "The Secret", a burglar stumbling upon a family in turmoil in "Stolen Angel", a woman's quest for justice in "One of a Kind" and a fantastical tale of quiet rage in "Smoke Screen.".
The Poisoned Ground
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Series: The Peers of Beinan. Price: Free! Words: 12,160. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tyranny and plague! When a sudden plague of mysterious cancers strikes the southwestern city of Nan-li, it falls to Lady Abbess Cara of house Ten-Ar to investigate, entangling her in a royal trap that may cost her life. A Peers of Beinan Series novella. Interactive: click on hypertext links to discover more about planet Beinan and Beinarian society.
Strange Stories - The Book of Thrills
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Price: Free! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Stephen lives a dull life in which he has never taken a risk or chanced his luck. His only passion is reading crime fiction and sucking up all the thrills he lacks in his life. But one day the stories come looking for their payback...
White Crosses
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mr. Varney and Mr. Johnson are on vacation out west, travelling in an old school bus they’ve converted into an RV. When thirteen-year old Kelly befriends them at a campground in Gallatin Canyon, they suspect that her guardian is up to no good. Is she the unwitting victim of a kidnapping? Or is something more sinister going on? Varney & Johnson originally appeared in the short story Leave No Wake.
Burying the Truth
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Burying the Truth is a a short story about a married couple facing their worst nightmare when they fall prey of a home invasion. Something goes terribly wrong, and two shotgun blasts seal their fate. Now, what will it take to bury the truth?
Across The Plains
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You set the price! Words: 3,030. Language: American English. Published: July 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A politician goes missing at a dinner. He's quickly swept into a dark web of kidnapping and violence as he attempts to escape with his life intact.
Panty Raid
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014 by L.L. Bartlett. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Tori Cannon and her BFF, Kathy Grant, get together for a girl’s weekend of wine, cookies, and laughter, but there’s also the specter of a panty pincher hanging around the laundry room of the complex where Tori lives. Kathy thinks they can catch the culprit red-handed in a panty raid! This mini mystery introduces the two main characters of the upcoming Lotus Bay Mysteries.
Jerkwater
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A tabloid writer of the mysterious and strange teams up with an investigative taxidermist to solve a series of odd murders. They use theories of parallel universes, intense consideration of dog hair, and bricks through windows on this rousing short story of a mystery and exasperation.
Crestfallen
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,960. Language: American English. Published: July 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this collection of four short stories, Peter Crestfallen is a San Francisco private investigator who has a penchant for attracting problem clients. He's the kind of gumshoe who’ll always give a hundred percent, even if it’s for a ten percent return.
The Last Confession
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A New York mobster on his deathbed and a priest struggling to make things right. The Last Confession is a short story portraying a great Mafia tale of betrayal, revenge and justice.