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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.
The Idiota Code -Poppycock Place Series
Price: Free! Words: 27,830. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Decaffeinated murder and violence creamed with humour. If you were Pope Speculatus III pontiff of the American Capitalist Church on Wall St, and the ancient Calamari Brotherhood stole the anti-clutter reactor to kill you and your Cardinals, and snitch your billions, what would you do? Hire Botzi & Noodles to investigate? The Pope did, and disaster came along for the ride. You'll giggle with terror
The Black Stiletto's Autograph
Price: Free! Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A free short story "teaser" to Raymond Benson's upcoming thriller THE BLACK STILETTO (September 2011) from Oceanview Publishing. In 1958, the legendary vigilante crimefighter, the Black Stiletto, made an unnannounced appearance in a bar in New York City--and Joey, one lucky patron, obtained her autograph. But what else happened that fateful night, and how did it change Joey's life?
Canady Park
Price: Free! Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Computer programmer Kevin Landstreet thinks too much. He struggles to keep his shaky existence together under the burden of over-thinking. When his reality becomes a weird fantasy, Kevin must find his way back to normalcy. To do this he must pass through Canady Park.
The Curious Case of the Broken Window
Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Contacted by an old acquittance of the female persuasion, in hopes that he might be able to shed light on the events surrounding her husband's death. The Count of Samerand quickly finds himself as the prime suspect in this grave affair. Can he prove his innocent or will he be hanged for a crime he didn't commit.
Cultic
Price: Free! Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
An up-and-coming professor of mystery religions and the occult performs a Tarot divination on himself at the urging of his students -- and finds he will be murdered within the next three days.
The Room: A Tale of Murder in the Social Networking Age
Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
An incapacitated student gets more than he bargained for when curiosity leads him to join an online self help community. At first the members of The Room welcome him with open arms, but things take a turn for the deadly when one of them confesses to a murder...
The Dead Don't Speak
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.43 from 7 reviews)
A killer stalks the night. This is the first in "The Dead Don't..." series. Follow the tale of a twisted man who murders women on their first date. Will this serial killer be caught? Or will he go on claiming Trophies? Please leave a review and keep an eye out for the next tale "The Dead Don't Lie"
Warning: Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(1.00 from 1 review)
Experience one night of fear as seen through the eyes of a DA, Robert Anderson. Something has gone terribly wrong in his best efforts to free his defendant. What could have possibly happened?
Blood Ties / Final Cut
Price: Free! Words: 10,350. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Two PI's in one book! Tim Wohlforth presents a Jim Wolf short story, J. Vandersteen a Noah Milano tale. These two tough PI's follow the legacy from Black Mask in their own special way.
Blow Me, Baby
Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The last thing Toni Amos expected when she decided to go on a girl's weekend in Vegas was to be left high and dry. Now she'll have to figure out a way home that may or may not include a new friend's help.
First Impressions
Series: Grace deHaviland Short Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
“Former cop, Grace deHaviland is one tough cookie... fresh and appealing. She is the kind of woman every woman wants to be. Tough, savvy, and unafraid, Grace is a strong character to follow." -- Suspense Magazine
Maynard Soloman Solves the War on Drugs (Funny Detective Stories #1)
Series: Funny Detective Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Fans of funny detective stories, meet Maynard Soloman. Some say he's crusty, profane and clueless. If you ask him, he solves the world's problems one case at a time. In this misadventure, the Maynard wraps his arms around the War on Drugs. Or is the war wrapping itself around his beloved Winnebago RV? Either way, the Ol' Badger will solve this War on Drugs business once and for all.
Ghost Bride
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Arianne died on her wedding night, but her ghost can't rest in peace. *Short Story*
The Crime of My Life
Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A short story by the New York Times Bestselling Author, Gregg Olsen.
Blood City Chronicles: The Black Petal
Series: Blood City Chronicles, Chronicle 1. Price: Free! Words: 19,690. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(1.00 from 1 review)
It's the year 2145, a lone crime fighter stumbles upon a woman's body in an alley and takes it upon himself to find her killer. In this cyberpunk detective adventure, it's a race against time to find the killer before they strike again. What he finds is that everything is not as it seems.
Penombre
Price: Free! Words: 17,590. Language: Italian. Published: September 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"Date alle donne occasioni adeguate e potranno fare di tutto", Oscar Wilde. Nè noir nè giallo, nè ombra nè luce. "Penombre" il titolo più appropriato per questa piccola raccolta di racconti - Arc en ciel, Girasoli, Sembianze da incantare una regina, Viscia, Solo un regolamento di conti, Chi gioca con il mondo? Rotola la vita, Serial Killer per Signore, Il paradosso dei gemelli
Waiter, There's a Clue in My Soup! Five Short Mysteries
Price: Free! Words: 16,430. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Five light mystery short stories: from puzzles like "Waiter, There's a Clue in My Soup!", "The Hoosegow Strangler," and "Trail of the Lonesome Stickpin," to suspense in "Alibi" and "The Promise." These stories were previously published in magazines like Handheld Crime and Futures Mysterious Anthology. Several of these stories were nominated for a Derringer Award or put forward for an Edgar.
The Boddy in the Snowbank
Price: Free! Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.67 from 9 reviews)
Just for fun... a short story based around the game Cluedo/Clue. When Mr. Boddy is found dead in a snowbank, his loyal housekeeper, Mrs. White, must give a statement to the police about the case. It's the Clue characters like you've never seen them before!
The Necromancer's Great Adventure
Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Meet Sebastian Grimm; funeral director, private detective, and part time necromancer. He isn't like most funeral directors. When he's not giving peace of mind to the dead, he's out solving murders. One day, Sebastian consoles a woman who recently committed suicide only to find that not all is as it seems, and foul play is most definitely afoot.