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Spillage
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Price: Free! Words: 12,600. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Spillage is book 1 in the Advanced Smash Repairs Series - the story of a smash repair business that "knows too much."
From the Law Offices of Robson Garrett: The Case of Television v Reality
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Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Robson had dreamed about nothing else but to become just like the lawyers he watched on television growing up. It wasn't until one fateful night that his dream came crashing down on him.
The ABC Fugitive: A Cinema Detectives Story
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Series: Cinema Detectives. Price: Free! Words: 140. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery
The strange disappearance of Ken Prime. Rosa blows it on a case. Sergeant Mirah from the West Midlands Police is critical of the Cinema Detectives - Again! Another strange story of detective struggle from the Cinema Detectives!
Mama - a short story
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Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Reyna doesn't want to be alone anymore. She misses the children that kept her company, but she doesn't know how to get them back. She struggles with wanting children of her own and the past that would break a family apart.
Not So Mysterious
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Price: Free! Words: 72,670. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Despite her best friend's protests to the contrary, Ashley does not (usually) go looking for these situations. They just sort of happen, and she is not about to let something go unsolved when the solution practically lands in her lap. As for that whole issue of Claire's wedding, she has made peace with the fact that Aaron is never going to let her live that down.
The Flood, A Tess Darling Mini-Mystery
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Price: Free! Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tess Darling is a sassy TV producer, who solves media murders aided by her hunky (but hapless) cameraman Miller. In this funny, fast-paced short, the duo are sent to film the launch of a celebrity spa. When the owner's found strangled in his study, they discover he's a blackmailer, his famous guests really victims. As sparks fly, can Tess identify the killer - or will she be blinded by stars?
Victoria Files: The Cabin
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Series: Victoria Files, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 9,850. Language: American English. Published: September 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Victoria and her husband Tyler are spending a weekend in their cabin. There's a storm approaching and her husband leaves her alone in the cabin. What happens when a mysterious, wounded stranger appears, demanding for her help? A game of cat and mouse ensues.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Free! Words: 18,400. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A detective out of his time, quite literally. An ex police officer, vigilante, who drinks too much. A visit from a strange woman changes Blakes' life forever. He is tasked with saving the life of a young student Isaac Asimov. But how does the theft of a doll collection fit in ? 'Marlow meets I Robot' With acknowledgements to Isaac Asimov and Raymond Chandler
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.