Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories

Mystery Disappearance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Daisy arrived home that afternoon, she knew something was amiss. She usually went to the Farmers’ Market on Saturday afternoons. She always took Ethan with her, but today he had insisted that he remain.
Riding with Heaven
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Oh. My. God.” Evan gasped and sat up straighter in his seat as Maddy steered her trusty Subaru wagon into the near-empty gas station lot just outside Denver city limits. “I have just seen Heaven, and he wears distressed Levi’s and mirrored Oakleys.”.....
He Drinks Poison
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The day Margo died was like any other. Being only nineteen years old, she thought no more of death than any other student attending the fall semester’s classes at her small West Virginia college.......
Death follows him everwhere
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Kelly is suddenly aroused from his tormented nightmare of World War II; feeling of bewilderment and trauma stirs in his desolate mind as Kelly brushed the sweat off his brow. Kelly soon realized that it was just a horrible dream.....
The Commuter's Friend - A collection of short and even shorter stories to make your journey fly by!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,440. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
I’ve collected together some of my favourite work. There are really short stories, aka flash fiction, and some longer pieces that will hopefully while away a longer journey and help you to forget about that bloke across from you sniffing every thirty seconds, or the person who keeps whistling under their breath or the one who has a really annoying ‘message received’ tone on their mobile. The
The Cathedral
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Claire was a detective, and she lived on her own, almost. She liked it that way. Her eyes were black, and so was her hair. Some even said that same blackness applied to her soul. She would have begged to differ.....
Mystery Cat
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Anne heard a strange scratching at the door. When she opened the door a cat stood there looking at her with green, sparkling eyes. The cat sauntered into the living room as if it belonged. Anne followed it into the kitchen thinking it was hungry.......
Friendship Turned To Dust
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It's Friday night in a very small town, and it's snowing outside, the whole town is peaceful, a woman is walking to her car from staying late at work while talking on the phone. "Oh my gosh, I know, have you saw him?.....
A Chaparral Christmas Gift
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
The first reason for the inconvenience was around a quarter century developing. Toward the end of that time it was justified, despite all the trouble. Had you lived anyplace inside of fifty miles of Sundown Ranch you would have known about it........
Never in an Empty Room
Price: Free! Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Within every small town lives a city of ghosts. In this tale, the author takes artistic liberty in reconstructing a ghost story based on his family's history and the mythology surrounding the Big House, a mansion in disrepair purchased by the family's matriarch during the Great Depression.
Always Such a Quiet Street
Price: Free! Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Ryan’s peaceful neighborhood walk turns violent when he’s forced to stop a threatening gunman. He jumps into action to protect Lucy, only a few years older than himself. Afterward, he avoids that street. But Lucy sees him at the grocery store and wants to thank him with dinner. Reluctantly, he accepts her invitation. The food is great but her idea of justice puts him to the test.
Bienvenue chez Natalie Fontaine
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: Canadian French. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Que feriez-vous si vous receviez un message de votre STAR de chanson adorée? Comment réagira Denis face à sa chanteuse préférée? Réussira-t-il à tenir le choc? Car on ne rencontre pas tous les jours quelqu'un comme Natalie Fontaine...
Under a Blood Moon
Price: Free! Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(4.00 from 1 review)
Two best friends play treasure hunter on the night of a lunar eclipse, a night of make-believe which will change their small town forever.
Portela or Sacavem Perhaps (a free flash fiction story)
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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In December 2015, I started a monthly competition challenging my blog visitors to provide me with prompts for me to choose my favourite and write their story in no more than 500 words. The piece published here is exactly 500 words and is about two brothers on a fishing trip in Lisbon with a secret that can't remain unshared for ever.
My Wedding without a Paithani
Price: Free! Words: 6,150. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: January 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
'Rasika weds Aniruddh', is the most awaited wedding of the season. With the D-Day just two months away, Rasika's family leaves no stone unturned for her wedding preparations. However, due to certain self inflicted bizarre events, Rasika is caught up in a situation without an option to retreat. Her life takes a complete u-turn. Will Rasika and Aniruddh, the famous college sweethearts get married?
Blink of an Eye (The Phenomenon #3)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,310. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When an experimental nuclear reactor malfunctions, Professor Henry Kelvin is sent to Los Alamos National Laboratory to investigate what went wrong, but instead he becomes involved in the manhunt for the reactor's missing designer, who Kelvin believes has been transformed into a murderous speedster.
Death at Winter's Dawn
Series: Pine Bluff Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Theo DuPont hates cold Missouri mornings in late October, and he hates Mondays that start with a murder but that is exactly what he gets on his first day as head homicide detective with the Pine County Sheriff's Department when a local real estate tycoon is found brutally murdered on the steps of a home he had intended to purchase.
His Father's Eyes
Series: Pine Bluff Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Sheriff Tony Corbett came from a long line of law men but it hasn't ever really appealed to him. Tony gets a call from the deputy sheriff when skeletal remains are found behind a home that once belonged to a judge and former governor. The home happens to be where his mother was last seen 30 years ago. Evidence arises which causes Tony to doubt the confession by the convicted murderer.
All for Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,060. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2016 by Firefly & Wisp Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
In the sleepy village of Fickleton, there is but one obsession, a young Venus named Evelyn Sands, adored, loved, cherished. But then, one day she is taken from them...
Type
Price: Free! Words: 10,730. Language: American English. Published: January 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ashton comes across a 1975 Smith Corona Electra in the storage room which his mother uses for her bestselling books. Little does he know that there is spirit inhabiting it, informing him about the gruesome murders the poet Gertrude D. Mackabellow commit...in poetry form.