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The Fear of E
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Price: Free! Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
There are many fears...as many as the letters of the alphabet...
The Smuggler's Wife
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Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
All Abigal hoped for was to be able to pay the bills. With her husband out of work, times were desperate. All of that changed with a strange phone call. Abigal’s husband, Emilio suddenly began working for a mysterious exporting company. Abigal inevitably gets wrapped up in the “company” and her life changes forever when tragedy strikes.
The curse of Friday 13th
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Price: Free! Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Alexa's 13th birthday is coming up but this year something unexpected is going to happen. Alexa's father had died when she was born and all she knows was that a tree had fell on he's car when he was driving. But what she doesn't know is that he was cursed and on her 13th birthday the curse is passing on to her. On her birthday she is trying everything to stop the curse. Will she survive? Or not...
Repercussions
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Series: Celestin City: Evie Cortez, 2.5. Price: Free! Words: 16,730. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After some pestering from his daughter, Caleb goes to pay Evie a visit. He finds her without her memory and at the mercy of the latest threat in her life. With no other clear choice, he takes her home where he’ll protect her with every claw and fang in his possession. Third in the series following Anticipations, this is told in Caleb’s point of view. It's time to find out what HE feels about Evie.
Consider Us Even
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Price: Free! Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
It's a grimy future and data is a drug. Solis is an addict willing to do whatever it takes to get his fix -- even if that's calling in debts and trading punches with a few guys he considers friends. Included with this story is an excerpt of the novella Chasing Filthy Lucre.
Hank Hunter - Prologue
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Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Hank Hunter's last name is descriptive of his profession - he's a people hunter that finds those that have gone missing. Whether his target is a kidnapped toddler, a deadbeat dad who owes alimony payments, or a missing hiker in the middle of the mountains, Hank finds a way to succeed. This free prologue, a self-contained short story, introduces the title character and sets the scene for book one.
The Chrismystery: A Clarke Quickie
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Price: Free! Words: 18,750. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Christmas is coming! For apprentice detective R.D. Clarke, it's almost time for his favorite day of the year: The Running of the Santas, an event where thousands dress up as everyone's favorite jolly fat man in red and run around a local mall. However, things aren't as innocent as the seem when a quartet of Santas break away from the pack and rob a few of the mall's stores.
Sherlock Dog
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Price: Free! Words: 13,000. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A dog tells of his American Mommy's obsession with BBC Sherlock, how it got her into trouble, and how he got her out.
Death at the Whistling Swan
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Price: Free! Words: 6,410. Language: American English. Published: September 4, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
~ Temporarily free mystery short ~ A curious fellow and interested in a certain young woman, I attended a poetry reading. The poet was entertaining, but my attention drifted to Liz. The next morning I learned of the poet's death from a fellow faculty member. Concerned for Liz, I decided to discover what happened. How could a poet's death be related to the issue of tenure? Join me and find out.
Brandon Kratz
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Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Everyone in the nation has had their attention on the murder rampage in Southern California, the name of Brandon Kratz has been on everyone's lips. But it will soon come to an end in a little cabin in the woods.
A Life of Death: 2
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Series: A Life of Death, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 14,740. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Historical Society offers proof Alex’s visions are real, but he begins to question whether his ability is a blessing or a curse. Uncertain, Alex attempts to use it to see his dead father again and speak for those in need. But his newfound aspirations may unveil skeletons hidden close to home.
A Life of Death: 3
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Series: A Life of Death, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Skeletons from the past are haunting more than just Alex—esteemed adults within the community and even teachers. Alex is confronted with the true tests of life, but can he find the courage to stand up for those in need, including his stepfamily? There is more at stake than bruised ribs and broken bones, and Alex may have to pay the price.
A Life of Death: 4
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Series: A Life of Death, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 13,880. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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A cemetery can be far more comforting than just a resting place for the dead, especially for reclusive teenagers. With the prospect of romance, Alex and Paige visit a Civil War battlefield for their school research paper, but ghosts find Alex wherever he goes. Will their fledgling romance survive? And how many times can a person die?
A Life of Death: 5
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Series: A Life of Death, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 13,320. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Alcohol claims another life close to home. Alex and Paige set out to discover the truth, but who would believe a troubled teenager who claims to have visions? The search for proof and the identity of the culprit may lead to unexpected answers.
A Good Car
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Price: Free! Words: 14,620. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ed Valenti is stuck in a loop of booze and gambling, constantly losing track of time and happily numbing his memories whenever possible. One night he wins a car at a game of poker. That car will bring to his doorstep a worried father looking for his son and from that moment on Ed's life won't be the same.
EAST VILLAGE NOIR
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Price: Free! Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
"Finding a runaway teenager in New York City is easy. The hard part is finding the one your looking for." Private eye Payton Sherwood is hired by the parents of a runaway girl, and while searching for her through the shadowy sidestreets of the East Village, he comes across a connection to a murdered autograph expert. Short story originally published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 1997.
Inspector Zhang Gets His Wish (A Free Short Story)
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Series: Inspector Zhang Short Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 15,070. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Inspector Zhang loves mysteries, but as a Detective Inspector with the Singapore Police Force he knows that mysteries are few and far between. There are relatively few crimes in the city state and those that are committed are usually solved quickly. But that all changes when Inspector Zhang is called to a top Singapore hotel where a guest has been found murdered in a locked room.
The Secret Message
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Price: Free! Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Jennifer is a thirteen year old girl who is a famous actress. One day, she finds something that might just change her life forever. What is it? Is it just a prank? Read this short story to find out
Gloria
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Price: Free! Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.67 from 18 reviews)
I’m dying, well that’s what I’ve been told. How has my life come to this: death, betrayal, friendship, love? Yes, love. I know it’s there somewhere, but I’m struggling to make sense of things. How can I, Oliver Beaton-Court, be here in this cabin, looking at my dead wife and holding an axe… Maybe Tom can give me the answers I need, or maybe there are no answers…
Childhood Dreams
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Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
When a young girl wishes for her parents to be together, is it the natural desire of a child, or something more sinister?