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Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories

Christmas In High Heels
Price: Free! Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer can’t wait to spend the holidays with her boyfriend, LAPD Detective Jack Ramirez. It’s their first Christmas together, but between her zany family and wacky friends, Maddie’s having a hard time finding alone time with her man. Come Christmas morning, this is one holiday she’ll be sure to remember… naughty or nice.
Microcuentos de terror
Price: Free! Words: 3,010. Language: Spanish. Published: February 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Este pequeño libro es una compilación de los microcuentos con los que participé del concurso #LMDEinktober de la maldición del escritor. Son 31 microcuentos de terror y misterio en menos de 150 palabras. Los puedes encontrar en mi página web http://alvinmint.com. Esta compilación es una versión mejorada, corregida y en un formato más atractivo. Lo presento como un regalo para mis lectores.
Frostbite
Series: Ivy Granger, 0.25. Price: Free! Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This spooky prequel short story is the perfect introduction to the award-winning Ivy Granger Psychic Detective urban fantasy series. When a client claims that her house is being haunted, Ivy tries to keep her mind open and her weapons handy. Will our favorite psychic detective face down murderous ghosts? Anything is possible in Harborsmouth.
Be Still My Beading Heart, A Glass Bead Mini-Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 10,910. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It's Valentine's Day and Jax O'Connell's red VW bug is missing. Did she forget where she parked the Ladybug or has the beloved car been stolen? Jax faces some unsavory characters on the streets of Seattle and regrets not having a date on the most romantic day of the year. She must take matters into her own hands to find the Ladybug and salvage her love life, and do it before the day is over.
No Way Out - And Other Scary Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 17,230. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Includes three 'terrorific' short stories. No Way out: Mike takes a bet to go inside a haunted house, will he live long enough to collect? The Price of Friendship: How much is a best friend worth? Joey finds out the hard way. Hobgoblin Horror: Jake volunteers at a retirement home because Shelby works there. So, it's no wonder he's misses Mr. Fitches' warnings about a homicidal hobgoblin-too bad.
Coffee (a short story)
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
It's 9 o'clock. Time for coffee. Every day, I visit the same diner. Every day, I see the same people. Except today. Today, something is very, very wrong.
Microrelatos de misterio
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: Spanish. Published: February 11, 2012 by PÚLPito. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Cinco relatos MUY breves de intriga y misterio con la (dudosa) calidad PÚLPito. Incluye: "Un crimen en pocas palabras", "El diamante desaparecido en la habitación cerrada", "Tú", "No tan cristalino como el agua" y "El impostor"
El Hedor y otros relatos de misterio
Price: Free! Words: 17,790. Language: Spanish. Published: May 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Recopilación de relatos de misterio.
Breakfast In Paris
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
At a sidewalk café on a bustling Parisian avenue, a man awaits a rendezvous with the woman of his dreams. But as anticipation turns to dread, is he about to wake with a start?
More Short Fuses (Four Free Short Stories)
Price: Free! Words: 48,590. Language: British English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Four free short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of five of his bestselling thrillers. The short stories are: Rules of Engagement (where Spider Shepherd has to help a friend who is in serious trouble with the police), The Constituency Meeting (where a group of old folks decide to commit a murder), Ghost Kids and Massage Therapy.
Perfect Crime
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,870. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
A San Francisco wife plots to murder her philandering husband by being in two places at one time. She commits the Perfect Crime -- and starts an exciting life with a sexy new boyfriend, living off her dead husband's generous life insurance policy. Until her doorbell rings one night . . . .
Niebla en el valle
Price: Free! Words: 18,280. Language: Spanish. Published: February 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
¿Qué sucede si descubres que tu vida es un auténtico misterio escondido delante de tus ojos?
Tender Echoes
Price: Free! Words: 21,000. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Three years ago, Lexi Donovan’s natural gift on the keyboard elevated her from teenage orphan from the street to a self-sufficient, independent, young woman. Acting on her strong moral code places her in a killer’s cross hairs when she anonymously helps police in a murder investigation. A fast-paced mystery thriller.
The Elephant Bowl (A Detective August Miller Series - Short Stories)
Price: Free! Words: 22,450. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The new Detective August Miller series includes three suspenseful short stories with gripping twists and unexpected outcomes.
Lightning Rider
Price: Free! Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Twenty-six year-old Jessie Scout had endured a life steeped in pain. She had come to Las Vegas, a city of risk, not to gamble. But to collect. This short work won Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.
The Pit Stop (This Stop Could be Life or Death)
Price: Free! Words: 29,370. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014 by Written Musings. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Homicide detectives Gino Canale and Mark Waters don't believe in ghosts. Not yet anyway. The Pit Stop (This Stop Could be Life or Death) When a reoccurring dream implies that Detective Canale's grandparents' deaths might actually have been homicides, he realizes he's either connecting to the other side or going crazy. And he's not sure which thought scares him more.
The Piano Book
Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A curious 10-year old school boy visits the house of a reclusive neighbor to play his piano. What he discovers is the ultimate reason why this neighbor does not like visitors.
Solomon & Lord Sink or Swim
Price: Free! Words: 33,890. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Fast-talking lawyer Steve Solomon is a beer and burger guy while law partner Victoria Lord is a Chardonnay and paté gal. Steve plans a mysterious boat trip. He claims he's going fishing with Manuel Cruz, but Victoria isn't buying it. She knows that Cruz stole a bundle from Steve's favorite client. Victoria hops aboard to find out just what Steve has planned. The answer could get them both killed.
Hopeful - OMR - Stories
Series: Stories Written at Pomona Writers Group. Price: Free! Words: 22,610. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Each week in 2018 I attended the Pomona Writers Group. The facilitator asked us to write a story about a topic he chose. These stories less than 500 words are OMR (One Minute Read). I hope you enjoy reading each one. I want to express my gratitude to Melissa Smith. Thank you for doing a great job of the cover. If you want Melissa to create your next cover, I highly recommend you do. If you have
The Road to Hell
Price: Free! Words: 23,560. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
“The Road to Hell” collects four stories by Paul Levine, the Edgar-nominated author of the bestselling Jake Lassiter series. The stories include “El Valiente en el Infierno,” (The Brave One in Hell), "Development Hell," "A Hell of a Crime," and "Solomon and Lord: To Hell and Back." Plus there are two free excerpts from the novels "Solomon vs. Lord" and "Mortal Sin."

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