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Greetings from Key West
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Series: Twisted Sisters, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 8,700. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Allie manages to talk Jim into a vacation in the Keys, where trouble finds them once again when they cross paths with a woman and her little girl being harassed by the locals. It’s not long before Zelda’s tracking abilities are called upon to restore things as they should be.
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.
The Norfolk Probationer
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Price: Free! Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
The Norfolk Probationer is a free short story, a sampler about a Welsh Detective Sergeant, Catrin Sayer of the ‘Met’, and her role in solving art-related crimes. A robbery in which several paintings are taken from an old hall in Norfolk, a National Trust property, results in two elderly visitors being injured. But all is not quite what it seems.
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 1 review)
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.
Saving Eddie (Abridged)
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Series: One Of Books ยท Historical Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
This is a fictionalized paranormal retelling of celebrated author Edgar Allan Poe's life using imaginary journals/diaries of his real-life brother, Henry Poe and a female admirer that follows his activities mostly from afar. Can Edgar's ghostly brother use his one chance to save his brother's life? Or will the author's otherworldly gifts to see heaven, hell, and the world of Ideals be his undoing?
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?
Mark Rollins' New Career and the Women's Health Club
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Series: Mark Rollins adventure mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 50,720. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Against the backdrop of daily life in his fitness club for socially elite, wealthy women of Nashville, Tennessee, Mark Rollins investigates the disappearance of a club member's investment banker husband. The mystery reaches far beyond Nashville's city limits and puts Rollins and team in the gun sites of an organized criminal enterprise.
An Excerpt from Mortal End: A Simmering Pit of Jiggery Pokery: Chapters 1-6
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Price: Free! Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Mortal End is the old fashioned fairy-tale of intrigue, murder, cannibalism and incest that everyone is talking about. Ænus P. Wordsworth the arrogant, absinthe-drinking village rector plays detective attempting to discover just who the bones in the giant mound of burnt toffee belong to and how on earth they got there.
Missing Link (The Davenport Mysteries #1)
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Price: Free! Words: 61,030. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Three Crimes: One Common Thread Agent Kiara Davenport was sent undercover to unearth the wrongdoings within Cooper Industries. However, when she reached Kingston, she started to find things that pointed at something bigger than what she had anticipated. And, then suddenly another crime happened that she felt was linked to the whole racket. She had to uncover the whole crime syndicate against her
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.
Inspector Samuelson Investigates a Killing in Kauai
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Series: Roaring Kill Mystery, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 44,350. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Aloha, paradise! Wedding planner Chrisanth Neeson, formerly known as Marigold Flowers while in witness protection, joins forces with mother and son authors, Lisbeth Causley and Jefferson Cornwall, to solve the mysterious disappearance of a cattle rancher on Kauai. An ugly divorce has deadly consequences when it spins out of control. Who's telling the truth? The wrong answer could prove deadly!
A Disappearance in Baker Street
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Price: Free! Words: 13,140. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A missing girl seems to have vanished into thin air during a visit to the Sherlock Holmes Museum in London. Ella Doyle interrupts her work on a memoir of Arthur Conan Doyle’s role in her own family history and teams up with the mysterious John Mason in a dangerous chase across London to solve a twenty first century locked room mystery.
Crimes of Magic: The Witch's Artifact
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Price: Free! Words: 47,700. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Portland P.I. Rachel Chase and Professor Robert Walker investigate a case of alleged infidelity with a witch. A magical artifact stolen from the witch’s partner and a murder take them into the dangerous world of scientific magic. A touch of humor, a budding affection, a dose of magic, an element of danger, a bit of action, and a lot of sleuthing combine to make a modern, urban cozy mystery.
Wura's Woodin Adventures: A Novella (The Aso-Ebi Chronicles, Part 2)
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Series: The Aso-Ebi Chronicles, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 25,190. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Someone has been stealing expensive jewelry from Alhaja Munirat Rahman, a fabric and jewelry merchant. It is up to Wura Oyelese, her 20-something year old niece, to unmask the culprit. As she nurtures a budding romance with the self-proclaimed suave efiko, Kola Adegbenro, and pursues the highly-coveted title of Miss UNILAG, will Wura catch the thief?
The Last Reading
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Series: Storage Ghost Murders, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 19,900. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Ever since the car accident that claimed her parents’ lives Grace Abrahams has been able to see ghosts. She meets them at storage locker auctions that she goes to with her brother, Frankie. In this story Grace meets the ghost of Mae Moonshine, a fortune teller. Mae was murdered at a psychic fair. She’s confused and can’t understand why someone would want to kill her. Grace agrees to help Mae.
Lost and Found
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You set the price! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When looking for his lost remote, Sam Banks stumbles upon a realm where all lost objects go, including a long-lost object close to his heart. But in order to leave with what he cherishes most, he must give up something else in return.
The Case of the Haunted Cot
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Series: The Price & Miller Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 37,120. Language: British English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Sophie and Keith Fullwood have suffered the worst loss imaginable, and their nightmare is only just beginning. Ghostly cries come through the radio that have no business this side of the grave. They enlist the help of paranormal expert & believer Joseph Miller, along with Trenton Price, atheist, skeptic, & self-proclaimed genius. The truth will win out, but not everyone will like it.
Bites of Ben Urglar
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Price: Free! Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Faced with the daunting task of providing a monthly information article for the local Neighbourhood Watch newsletter, Ken created the character of Ben (B.Urglar), to convey "advice" on security (or the lack of it!) in a humorous way. In these short, diary-style reports, Ben boasts of his traditional "skills", bemoans new technology and shows a mature understanding of human behaviour.
Not an Angel
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Price: Free! Words: 8,010. Language: American English. Published: August 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Imagine seeing everywhere the same face, everyone you see wears the same one mask-like-face. This is what happens to Edgar Deaver, a drummer who thinks he has lost everything, but is forced to ask himself if fate can be changed,. After a strange encounter, he is assigned a most improbable mission and he is quite clueless as to how to accomplish it, until he meets Arsel.
Phoenix in Ice (Short story)
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Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
In this cold, brutal world, people seek warmth, and people seek the answers. So, why would a person set themselves on fire?..