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A Search for Sidle on N
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Agents 32 and 33 search the outer Sunset district of San Francisco for signs of the fabled knowhere [sic] pub known as Sidle on N. They walk down Judah Street through the fog towards the imperceptible Pacific Ocean. Without any success, they take a break at a coffee shop at Ocean Beach. Here they meet the legendary Mr. Malloy (who has appeared in other works). Malloy tells them the tragic truth.
A Dangerous Business & Cancelled Trip
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: American English. Published: August 25, 2015 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
~ Two Crime/Suspense shorts from storyteller Les Williams ~ A Dangerous Business: Nick Yager runs a scam on a connected mobster. But why? ~ Cancelled Trip: Two detectives investigate a homicide with more questions than answers. Are they being duped?
Sam's Stories - Sam Smith Mysteries
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sam's Stories - Sam Smith Mysteries. Three short stories and a novel extract from the Sam Smith Mystery Series.
Pack Rat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“When the neighbors saw rats climbing the curtains . . . they called the cops.” A pack rat – of the human variety – lives in the rundown house, surrounded by the junk he hoards. As the officers discover, there’s more to this short story than the rats at the window and the piles of old newspaper inside. What’s going on is a crime.
Voice Mail
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Winner of the Macavity Award for Best Short Story. We communicate by e-mail, text, voice mail – all detached and at a distance, without the immediate feedback of a face-to-face conversation, or even the voice-to-voice exchange of a phone call. But sometimes there are reasons for that distance, as one woman discovers her ex-husband has his own agenda.
Witchcraft
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Backing the wrong horse can be murder. And in this short story, jockey Deakin Kelley is about to be taken for the ride of his life. Deakin’s bewitched. He’s fallen under the spell of a beautiful woman, one with a sleek figure and a sly, come-hither smile. But witchcraft – and obsessive love – are dangerous.
Invisible Time
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Greta and Hank are orphaned and homeless, scrabbling for survival on the cold, rainy streets of San Francisco. In this short story, a noir take on Hansel and Gretel, the little girl struggles to keep herself and her brother from falling through the cracks in this scary urban landscape, where homeless adults help and also prey on lost children.
Boone There - Fun That
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Three agents drive up to Boone (NC, USA) from Charlotte to search for the elusive Jim and Jill characters on a cold December day. They discuss possible scenarios and motives for Jim's fleeing on the Blue Ridge Parkway as a snowstorm starts. The car crashes. But, where are the bodies? Who really knows what happened? More meta-real mayhem, psecret psociety pstyle.
Lethe's Cipher
Price: Free! Words: 9,160. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A homeless man named Ted wakes up in the luxury car of a missing woman. When the police question him, he babbles about a man he claims will lead them to the woman, though Ted also says he has never met this man. When Detective Lyons follows the leads, he stumbles into the secret life of a powerful investor and his unexpected connection with the poorest of the poor.
The Squadron Inn Mystery
Series: Chris Calhoun Middle Georgia Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
A new mystery set in Middle Georgia! An abandoned hotel, a trap set by another person, an unconscious body -- and an international jewel thief! Chris Calhoun and Mark Hall pursue an internationally reknown jewel thief -- but are put againast great odds in finding him in the latest version of the Chris Calhoun stories.
Bangkok in Salisbury
Price: Free! Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Agents 32 and 33 find themselves in downtown Salisbury (NC, USA) on a July afternoon in 2014 and decide to go for a late lunch. Notes are hidden and advice is given. All while a World Cup soccer match plays overhead. Another one in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. [approx. 1300 words]
Nosferatu's Assassin
Price: Free! Words: 21,170. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Eura must find a killer who's absorbed the lives of other vampires, before they kill again and grow even further in strength. It will take all her skill to live if she doesn't succumb to siren's call of power that is offered to her.
Out Of The Book Experience
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jason is a character in a book that has killed people within a story and gotten away with it. Then he goes on a killing spree in real life. He is then used as a character in a second book written by the author's daughter, with the same disastrous consequences. But will they manage to put an end to his killing spree? Or will he continue to get away with murder in real life as well?
Mind Bound By A Soul
Price: $8.99 USD. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Two best friends for life, until the unthinkable happens. And the only one who knows is Kathy.
El Psicoanálisis de Wolley Tobi
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: Spanish. Published: August 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
El detective está cansado y aburrido trasnochando en un triste apartamento de una oscura ciudad. Un nuevo caso llama su atención. Un psiquiatra parece haberse suicidado. Extrañamente, el cadáver tiene 17 disparos. Junto al cuerpo de la víctima se el psicoanálisis de Wolley Tobi, el último paciente del psiquiatra antes de su sospechosa muerte...
Perfect Crime
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,640. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A team of materialist hackers cooperate to rip off an arms dealing multinational corporation. Along the way, intrigue, sex, and advanced hacking methods.
Rahasya, Romancho, Goyenda Golpo Sangraha (রহস্য, রোমাঞ্চ, গোয়েন্দা গল্প সংগ্রহ)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,880. Language: Bengali. Published: August 2, 2015 and represented by editionNEXT.com (Publisher). Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“রহস্য, রোমাঞ্চ, গোয়েন্দা গল্প সংগ্রহ”, editionNEXT সম্পাদিত বাংলা রহস্য রোমাঞ্চ গল্পের এক অনবদ্য সংকলন। সর্বকালের সেরা ১০ জন লেখকের ১০ টি লেখা এই সংকলনে স্থান পেয়েছে।
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!
Death and a Cup of Tea
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 46,670. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015 by Elm Books Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Elm Books is proud to present the fourth book in our award-winning mystery collection, with eight stories featuring a female sleuth and tea. Choose your brew carefully... some are comforting, others are deadly. Stories by: Lee Mullins, Albert Tucher, Robert D. Hughes, Lynn Finger, Sharon Nelson, Stefanie Rico, Wendy Worthington and Cheryl Korte, edited by Jess Faraday