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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...
Daisy's Chain
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Series: Storage Ghosts, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 15,620. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short paranormal story about storage locker ghosts. Following a near death experience Grace Abrahams can now see ghosts. She helps ghosts that she meets at storage locker auctions. In this story Grace meets an angry ghost who forces her to bid for a locker full of old clothes. Grace doesn’t like him, and she doesn’t trust him, but she agrees to help him.
Thrill Kill Jill
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Price: Free! Words: 8,490. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Retired detective Jim Nash is headed for a much-needed vacation with the two favorite women in his life. When he pulls off the highway into a rest stop, his girlfriend disappears without leaving a trace. Left to his own devices when the local PD refuses to let him file a missing persons report, Nash pulls out all the stops in his attempt to find the missing woman all by himself.
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.
Murder Under False Pretense
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Price: Free! Words: 45,450. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
Dee La Mont and her partner Frankie are assigned to what is assumed to be a routine suicide investigation. However, there is nothing ordinary about the deceased, Liz Carlton, the wife of Senator Tom Carlton. As the number of suspects grows, the case becomes as murky as the Rappahannock River after a rainstorm. This fast paced mystery will have the reader guessing what's around the next bend.
Vandal Eyes
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Price: Free! Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
You've seen them everywhere. Those little plastic googly eyes that turn everyday objects into adorable faces. Maybe you've seen them stuck to a poster, turning a regular photograph into an amusing parody of itself, but all this time, I bet you never suspected the sinister history of this simple folk art stable. Now the true story can be told. It's a tale of friendship, crafting supplies…and murder
Spirit's revenge
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Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Frank Boyer receives an email from his nephew that he will commit suicide and will return in spirit to avenge the man that destroyed his career. Frank Boyer then visits that man, but is too late, and discovers the truth about his nephew.
Pick Me Up
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Price: Free! Words: 5,360. Language: British English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Living Books USA. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A notorious criminal turns up dead. When detectives Dalton and Wilkins are sent to investigate the crime scene, they are confronted with one last task. The question is, will the dead man’s observations come true, or will one of the detectives be able to prevent a catastrophe? Sometimes it pays to take men at their words.
Archie’s Antiques Mystery Puzzles Sampler
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Price: Free! Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Cyberworld Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Archie’s Antiques Mystery Puzzles Sampler - fun for all ages. Four fun puzzles for all the family from Robin Hillard. Archie’s Antiques is a charming fictional antique shop set in a small town somewhere in Australia. And inside Archie’s are a wonderful group of characters: Sam, the knowledgeable owner of Archie’s, his clever friend, retired policeman, Edward Destranger, and his young niece, Sandra
Touched by Death - Part 1 of 2
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Price: Free! Words: 43,570. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Anthropologist Jade Hansen returns to Haiti to face the demons of her past and finds herself back in the path of danger...and falling in love with a man who's in the middle of it all.
COBRA (Part 1)
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Price: Free! Words: 11,190. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Detective Tack Baldwin has built a reputation on solving Chicago's worst crimes. When a predator begins preying upon the citizens of the city she's made a career of protecting, Baldwin makes it her mission to hunt down the serial killer without falling victim to his sinister plans for her.
The Dog Who Loved Sherlock Holmes
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Price: Free! Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Levi, the leader of the Three Dog Detective Agency, must channel his inner Sherlock Holmes if he is to solve a mystery, and survive.
Maelstrom: The Downing of Eagle21
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Price: Free! Words: 29,700. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
INTERPOL Switzerland: 30year veteran Chief Inspector runs into much more intrigue than he expected trying to solve the high profile crash of the VIP flight Eagle21, that threatens his belief's and his team of investigators lives.
How to Be a Ghost (Libby Grace Mystery Book 1)
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Series: Libby Grace Mystery, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 52,390. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Divorced mom Libby Grace works as an elementary school teacher and has no social life to speak of. The most she has to worry about is finding a way to fix a leaky faucet without a budget for a plumber. The next thing Libby knows she’s standing at the foot of her son’s bed without her body!
The Bullcatcher
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Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A Detective Jack Miller Short Story A bushfire has swept through the Coomalie Shire in the Northern Territory leaving a path of destruction. Working round the clock, Detective Jack Miller and Forensics Technician Kate Bowen investigate any deaths that have occured in a race against time to save vital evidence.
Codename: Spring-Heeled Jack
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Price: Free! Words: 14,180. Language: Italian. Published: July 11, 2014 by DunwichEdizioni. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Una creatura terrorizza le notti londinesi, assalendo e deturpando inermi fanciulle. Non si tratta di un mostro ma di un ingegnoso atleta con un forte sdoppiamento della personalità. Un pazzo che oggi, 17 ottobre 1886, è fuggito dalla cella dove era rinchiuso.
Missing Syndicate?: Corporate Intent Series
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Series: Corporate Intent, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 4,430. Language: American English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The series finale is a thrilling ride into a dystopian universe where businesses rule. It starts with DCRI accused of removing a Syndicate. While in hiding, DCRI must prove their innocence. Along the way, the reader meets many of the universe's players and old acquaintances reappear. Will the DCRI team be able to fight everyone and set things right? Read on to learn the exciting answer!
Virtually Scared To Death
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Series: Julia Blake Cozy Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A Short Murder Mystery Julia Blake runs her own cleaning business. The first time she sees a dead body is when she discovers one of her clients, Mark Castle, lying dead on the floor of his luxury apartment. Julia soon suspects that Mark was murdered. He was a good friend and she is determined to find out who killed him.
Simple Case
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Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Plunge into a day in the life of rookie prosecutor Dana Hargrove, central character in the legal mystery novels "Thursday’s List" and "Homicide Chart." This is the story that introduced her to the world!
Remains to be Seen
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Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Short story, 12 pages approx. Undercover narcotics agents Michael O'Neill and Baby Johnson, still suffering PTSD from the Vietnam War, quit the Australian Bureau of Narcotics and move to the far north coast of New South Wales. Johnson hopes to renew his relationship with Star. O'Neill thinks settling down with long-time girlfriend Azure might be the solution - but that remains to be seen.