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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.
Ph.D in Murder (A Cozy Mystery Short)
Price: Free! Words: 22,380. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ph.D in Murder is a cozy mystery short by bestselling author R. Barri Flowers. A doctoral student’s independent study reenactment of the real life murder of Marilyn Sheppard ends with a modern day murder and killer on the loose.
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.
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.
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.
Famous Authors’ Detective Club
Price: Free! Words: 28,760. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Here are bylines that you will certainly recognize … but not as mystery writers. Yet these engaging mysteries by the likes of John Steinbeck, MacKinlay Kantor, Bret Harte, Ben Hecht, even Voltaire, are yours to enjoy FREE. Eight stories (plus a bonus) will make you an insider to this exclusive “club” of storytellers.
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."
Bruce Howard - Gentleman with Brass Knuckles
Series: Bruce Howard P.I. - a noir series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 44,740. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
FREE FOR HALLOWEEN! ENDS OCTOBER 31! ENTER PROMO CODE: JN74C WARNING: Violence and sexual content. Volume 2 - Gentleman with a Loaded Gun - now available What's better than violence . . . sex. The charmingly arrogant (or chauvinistic) and rough-around-the-edges private investigator, Bruce Howard, has seen his share of thongs and danger and is more than hap
Natale in Noir
Price: Free! Words: 32,490. Language: Italian. Published: December 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Dieci racconti per un Natale da Brivido di: Vito Bollettino, Sandrone Dazieri, Romano De Marco, Gianfranco Ferrari, Ida Ferrari, Paolo Franchini, Frank Gordon, Angelo Marenzana, Sam Stoner, Marco Vichi. A cura di Alessandra Buccheri e Paolo Gardinali.
Comedy Shorts - Four Humorous Fiction Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 20,870. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
SLEUTHING FOR BEGINNERS: Angela decides to play detective when her neighbour dies suddenly. A PEACEFUL DEATH: George is visited by the Angel of Death, who makes some unusual demands. A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND: Ali sets out to find her dead uncle's secret, ill-gotten fortune. THE MUSE: Esther is a struggling writer until she meets her muse, who turns her world upside down.
Watson
Price: Free! Words: 34,830. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A collection of eight short stories recounted by Mycroft, Sherlock and Dr Watson as they reminisce on their formative experiences, exotic escapades and untold adventures. Spanning their university years, and Dr Watson's war-years in India, our sleuths divulge their trials and errors in the pursuit of developing formidable skills and character.
The Christmas Planet and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 23,350. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Four quirky stories. “The Christmas Planet” tells of a faraway, Disneyland-like world. In “A Pirate’s Life,” readers meet Alex Hale, a down and out scavenger who has come across a derelict spaceship. “Sophia, Kidnapped!” is the story of Jake Corby’s attempt to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a friend. Finally, “Love in the Snow” follows Eric Beckman as he teaches his wife about mind control.
Thin Men, Paper Suits
Price: Free! Words: 71,370. Language: British English. Published: January 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A huge police search operation for a missing child, a suicidal mortuary attendant, a hapless band of bottom-feeding dope smugglers, a displaced Cold War spy with a yearning for the old days and a house with unspeakable secrets – just some of the stories you’ll find in THIN MEN, PAPER SUITS, a brand new eBook collection of 9 short stories by Sussex maniac Tin Larrick: available FREE on all formats.
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.
Dark Dossier, Issue 24
Price: Free! Words: 31,200. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Stories to scare and thrill you. After reading, keep the lights on. Need we say more?
Nosferatu's Assassin
Price: Free! Words: 21,170. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Eura must find a killer who's absorbed the lives of other vampires, before they kill again and grow even further in strength. It will take all her skill to live if she doesn't succumb to siren's call of power that is offered to her.
The Fall of Autumn
Price: Free! Words: 39,020. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The Fall of Autumn is a special variety of short stories with surprising twists of murder mysteries. The stories enhance the readers in unexpected events that bring them to unexpected conclusions. The stores are enriched with moments that will take the readers to surprising and twisted heights.
44 Acorn Grove and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 22,370. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
An anthology of short stories from author Steve Howrie. Each of story has an unpredictable twist in the tale - see if you can spot them! The topics range from Murder and Mystery, to Horror, Humour, Love and Relationships, Despite the huge popularity of novels today, short stories remain a wonderful way to put across interesting and thought-provoking ideas in just a few pages. Enjoy!
Evil in the City
Price: Free! Words: 26,760. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Evil in the City, is an engaging set of short stories, said Boris of Adelaide - Reece Pocock has a great insight and a powerful imagination in these engaging short stories as he turns his observant eye onto many facets of human behaviour.
The 85 Year Old Dot to Dot Detecrive
Price: Free! Words: 20,430. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Retired Police Chief Rick Bates is always eager to dive into a case - usually a case of wine. He didn't start drinking until he was 75; but now he's making up for lost time. But it's not all play and no work for Rick, Even in his 80s, he is a one man stone wall against the waves of crime that wash up on the Cape Cod beaches.

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