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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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: 2,420. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Arianne died on her wedding night, but her ghost can't rest in peace. *Short Story
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!
'Twas the Chihuahua Before Christmas
Price: Free! Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(3.00 from 1 review)
Charlotte Baskerville, designer of small dog clothing, is asked if her Russian dog trainer will play Santa at the last minute. As she struggles to get him ready, an elf costume and other Chihuahua couture disappear from her workshop. This is a stand-alone story that features characters from the full-length mystery, 'Chihuahua of the Baskervilles,' published by St. Martin's Press.
Switch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Ahead of a difficult birthday date with his girl, Richie Butler decides on cheap earrings as a gift. At the jeweller's he meets up with his identical twin, Ray, who is buying an expensive engagement ring for the love of his life. There is a simple mix up at the counter, which has vastly differing consequences for both men...
The Last Cowboy in the East
Price: Free! Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(1.00 from 1 review)
When Detective Sergeant Harriet is working the night shift in a backwater town in Ireland, she doesn't expect to arrest a fully blown cowboy, bruised and belligerent. She digs into his story and faces up to some home truths of her own. A Why-Done-It. 1,989 Words. Includes chapter 1 of The Story of Plan B
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.
Complications
Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
On the worst day of his life, Marty Graham finds himself confronted with one problem too many. An extreme problem that may require an extreme solution. This short story first appeared in the zine FLASHING IN THE GUTTERS in 2006.
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
(3.00 from 1 review)
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 Baker's Secret
Price: Free! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Priscilla Connolly had made only one final request as she lay dying. Now her family had wished they listened. No one ever really takes their secrets to the grave with them! 1,800 words
Short Stories for Short on Time People
Price: Free! Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Just a collection of my short stories (written originally in Spanish and translated into English).
Dani Hayward, P.I.: The Richard Clark Case
Price: Free! Words: 18,800. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Attorney Phillip Blakely's first encounter with Dani Hayward was one he would prefer to leave in his past. But another dead end case has dropped into his lap and, once again, he seeks the help of Dani Hayward, Private Investigator.
The Emperor's Ring
Price: Free! Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Open Books Press. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A craftsman in the palace of the Han Emperor looked deeply into a yellow jadestone, listened to what his ancestors whispered about the jade’s powers; keeping safe the life and thoughts of its wearer, a Han lord who became Emperor. He fashioned it into a ring, a turtle as the guardian spirit of the wearer’s long life. The jade turtle ring grew heavy with its story.
The Imaginist
Price: Free! Words: 6,370. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A man with a supernatural power to make his thoughts into reality teams up with a talking mouse to solve a murderous mystery in Victorian England. Can a mere painting be the cause of so many deaths? “The Imaginist” by T.K. Wade will have you guessing until the very end.
I, Detective
Price: Free! Words: 16,520. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
You’ll find every type of crime and all manner of detectives in this dip-in volume of 16 short stories. Meet Cass Nova, who just can’t separate his personal and professional life. Go back to the 19th century with Marmaduke Grey; experience the battle of different detection methods in Hard Cop, Soft Cop; and as for The Matilda Chronicles … please forgive me, Agatha.