Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories

Ueda Sensei Castrates the Insidious Underground
Series: The Ueda Sensei Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,450. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
BOOK 3 IN THE UEDA SENSEI CHRONICLES Ueda Sensei and Otto Knuckle return for another round of ultraviolent antics, this time traveling to New York for a miserable work vacation. Along the way they'll meet old friends, make new ones, and face an endless onslaught of ne'er-do-wells.
Judgement
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,150. Language: British English. Published: March 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story for adults. “You have been found guilty of murder of the worse kind...” It has been a long time coming but finally justice has been served.
The Case of the Hosiery Hero: A 15-Minute Brodericks Mystery, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Welcome to our museum,” they heard a voice say. When their eyes adjusted they saw a man in front of them. “I’m Bill and I’ll be your guide today. That will be two dollars each,” he added. Their father turned over six dollars and the man quickly stuck it in a cash box under the counter. Jamie stepped up to look at one of the cases. "This is strange!" Solve this mystery. Includes CCSS exercises.
Defining Grace
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 21,420. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Hello, my name is Rose Mary Grace. I live in a lovely little town in the Tennessee mountains, where things are not as they appear. I am so glad that you answered my call, I was beginning to lose hope, and it looks like I need all the help I can get .I am taking on a lifelong challenge. A problem that has plagued me for all of my years, demands to be settled, it won't let me rest.
Confidence
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Pierre makes a very good living romancing wealthy women out of their money and jewels. He likes his marks rich, quiet, and emotionally needy. And his latest may be his sweetest prize yet. But looks can be deceiving.
Moonchasers & Other stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,510. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When two teenage boys befriend and escaped bank robber--because the robber reminds the boys of their idol, Robert Mitchum--the boys set in motion a chilling chain of events that will teach them about trust, brutality, and courage. A book also packed with other memorable stories by an extremely talented storyteller.
Jesse's Gun
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A young woman finds herself eerily caught between two worlds when her husband stumbles on an old gun while exploring an Ozarks cave. Could the gun have belonged to none other than Jesse James?
An Unwilling Patient
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this short story, an 85-year-old Cochiti Pueblo man is dying of cancer, but when his daughter tries to put him into a hospital, he disappears. This story, told with a light touch of humor, won the 2010 Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest and was published in the 2010 issue of Story Teller magazine.
One Fish, Two Fish
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Edna Kretschmer intends to see Curly the goldfish dead, but Curly has other ideas. A short story with a twist.
Murder At The Buckstaff Bathhouse
Series: The Doreen Sizemore Adventures, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014 by L. J. Emory Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this tongue-in-cheek short story, Doreen Sizemore, an elderly and opinionated Kentucky woman who seldom leaves her small town, visits a niece who works as a Mary Kay consultant in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her niece has a special surprise for her after she arrives—a nice, long, soak in the mineral waters of Hot Springs, Arkansas at the historic Buckstaff Bathhouse. Doreen is feeling quite the lady
Where the Bodies Are
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Blood tests came back, blood don’t lie. That kid had a kid. So.” He snapped the file shut. “Where the hell’s the baby?” Dark secrets. Hidden bodies. A deadly pattern only one person can break – after she’s dead.
"E-Normal: Ten Paranormal Ebooks--COMPILED!"
Price: Free! Words: 44,280. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Now, to-date, all ten Paranormal ebooks by scifiguy3553, whom is Joseth Moore. “19th & Emily,” “The Literary Virus,” “Custodial Science,” “The Starets’s Hunt,” “The Caregiver,” “Normal-PARA,” “There’s No Place Like Zone,” “Vengeance In 3D,” “Dead Silent,” and “Cousin Josh.”
The Hired Killer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 630. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Professional hit man David Patterson takes on a new contract for the usual fee from Mrs Redford. But this contract would change his life forever.
Water Rate Challenge
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 13,530. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In Grand Blanc, Michelle was a former schoolteacher who suffered career-ending injuries in a car accident in her late 20s. Therefore, she and her husband battled their debts for a decade and a half, using every frugal method they knew. When it was time for them to destroy the debt completely, a unsuspecting water rate increase downed the couple and the city's residents. Even the FBI was involved.
Tug-of-War
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When therapist Marlana accepts a difficult case from her mentor, Dr. Whitney, she's faced with a possible dual personality: Robert/Carol. Marlana struggles with her feelings. What if, in helping Robert/Carol, she discovers one of them is the murderer? As Marlana helps Robert delve deeper into his memory, he reveals his goal: "I want my life back." She knows now that she must forge ahead.
The Christmas Club
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,180. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
For the past two years there have three bloody murders of members of rich and powerful families on December 22, 23 and 24. Then the murders stop. On December 22nd this year it starts again. Detective Sarah Bascombe must stop a killer before the trail once again goes cold. She soon discovers a terrible secret. A christmas club dedicated to murder. A club targeting her own family.
Investigations of The Reverend Lyle Thorne
Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 28,160. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
In March 1889, Detective Sergeant Lyle Thorne abruptly resigned from the Metropolitan Police and began training to become an ordained minister in the Church of England. If Thorne had anticipated a quiet, uneventful life at Sanditon vicarage, he was to be disappointed, for his reputation as an investigator attracted a succession of 'clients' each with a remarkable tale.
Party Line
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Long before there were cellphones the big news was when your house had a telephone installed. In the 1950's party lines, where you shared a line with other households, meant you were able to listen in on your neighbours phone calls. Kate Baker is so excited to use the newly installed telephone she inadvertently listens in on a neighbours call she should not have heard.
Inspector Zhang Goes To Harrogate (A Short Story)
Series: Inspector Zhang Short Stories, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,730. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Inspector Zhang goes to Harrogate to attend a mystery writers convention. But what was supposed to be a vacation turns into one of his most difficult cases when a famous writer is found dead in a locked room.
Maynard Soloman & the Bull$hit Cancer Awareness Campaign (Funny Detective Stories #7)
Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Has cancer awareness "jumped the shark?" Have some cancer charities lost sight of their purpose? Maynard Soloman, the world's crustiest detective, gets to the bottom of things in this short crime humor story. The cantankerous hero is hired to track down money missing from a cancer charity. What he finds could "blow the wig" off the entire organization.