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'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
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
The Last Cowboy in the East
Price: Free! Words: 4,510. 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
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 2 reviews)
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.
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.
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.
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 2 reviews)
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.
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).
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?
Not So Mysterious
Price: Free! Words: 48,450. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Despite her best friend's protests to the contrary, Ashley does not (usually) go looking for these situations. They just sort of happen, and she is not about to let something go unsolved when the solution practically lands in her lap. As for that whole issue of Claire's wedding, she has made peace with the fact that Aaron is never going to let her live that down.
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 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
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...
Three Mangoes
Price: Free! Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African
A teenage girl hawking mangoes on the streets of Lagos has only one goal: to raise enough money to pay her examination fees. Her short, but colorful journey turns out to be an adventure, and a brief glimpse into the lives of her customers. Of particular note, are the customers who purchase the last three yellow mangoes.
The Dead Beat: Volume 1
Series: The Dead Beat. Price: Free! Words: 24,880. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011 by Loose Leaf Stories. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
There are laws that even the dead must obey. No hijacking the bodies of the living. No possessing the dead. And never speak of the Dark. It's the job of Police Exorcist Arphallo Sirus and his murdered partner, Sam Trent, to enforce these laws. Their job on the Dead Beat has always been a tough one, but now it's become nearly impossible as ghosts tear the worlds apart in search of answers.
October Moon - An Eamonn Shute Short Story
Series: Eamonn Shute's Miami, Short. Price: Free! Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Let's go back in time, to the first time Nicky called on Eamonn for help. Her cousin, only living relative in the USA, is dead and she doesn't believe the coroner's finding of heart attack.
Unleashed: Tail One
Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Crime
(4.67 from 9 reviews)
Would the tormented pet of a psycho, after witnessing countless abominations, begin to exhibit disturbing behavior? Find out in "Unleashed" what happens when a cat is driven over the edge and beyond the brink.
Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A man sits on a bench in front of his old school remembering the place where one particular day changed his life and those of many others dramatically years earlier.
Circle of Justice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Circle of Justice is a short story that follows the journey of a gun as it falls into various hands beginning with its first killing until its last. After the story is done, you will be treated to the first chapters to several of Robbie's books to get a taste of what' already out there.
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Have Plastic, Will Travel
Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Have you ever wondered whether there's anyone dumb enough to respond to those ridiculously worded spam emails? Well, there is, and they may not all be as dumb as you think. This flash fiction story appeared in DZ Allen's Muzzle Flash in May 2008.