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Tales of Rick Engel: Regeneration
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,850. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General
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Thomas Cade was looking to renew a few old friendships, what he found was more than he bargained for...Enter Rick Engel, stalker of the supernatural and unexplained, attempting to solve what most see only in black and white.
Cats & Crooks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,440. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Nine stories of cats and crime, by one of mystery fiction’s most acclaimed writers of short stories.
Four D
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,850. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four D consists of four chapters: “Four Rooms”, “The Principle of Luidgi”, “Space”, and “Guest”. Four interconnected stories question happiness, death, ability to make right choice during challenging times. These tense mysterious stories with incredibly engaging plots will not leave any reader feeling indifferent. “…enigmatic stories…puzzling and eerie…”—Kirkus Indie Reviews
The Complete Richard Dick Mysteries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,920. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
(4.00 from 1 review)
From werewolves to witches, vampires to Santa Claus, private investigator Richard Dick has seen it all. From the warped mind of author Wade J. McMahan comes the most hilarious, pun-riddled tales of mystery and deceit ever to grace the virtual pages of an ebook. For the first time, all five of the original Richard Dick short mysteries are gathered together in one volume.
After Midnight - Stories of Mystery and the Macabre
Price: Free! Words: 35,530. Language: British English. Published: May 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(5.00 from 1 review)
“Anything can happen in the dark…” After Midnight is a collection of gothic short stories based on the folk legends and cautionary tales of the unknown. The digital edition of After Midnight is free in most territories. However, if you enjoy the collection the creators of Sidney Wainwright would appreciate your patronage at: https://ko-fi.com/sidneywainwright
Odd and Odder: A Collection of Sensuality, Satire, and Suspense
Price: Free! Words: 47,510. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
"Odd & Odder: A Collection of Sensuality, Suspense, & Satire" brings together the creative, off-beat minds of published authors K. S. Brooks and Newton Love. From short stories befitting The Twilight Zone, to lustful verses of poetry, to thought-provoking flash prose: "Odd & Odder" is consistently fresh, sometimes outlandish, and truly entertaining.
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.
Selected Short Stories Featuring Cinderella Shoes
Price: Free! Words: 36,310. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fifteen short stories, featuring Cinderella Shoes, Analog, Cast, and Traveled Time.
Dark Poetry
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,200. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Screenplays » Crime
(5.00 from 1 review)
A series of short mysteries to enjoy in a matter of minutes. From "Dark Poetry" you begin the story of Bard and an organization that views justice as black and white, right or wrong, and don't hesitate when they dispense penalties. Continue on and read more short stories, meet new characters, and hopefully, want more. This is not a book of poetry, however there is a lot of poetic justice!
Winterland.
Price: Free! Words: 23,550. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cassie and her new husband Adam retreat to a family cabin in the snow. The scene is idyllic. Everything is covered in snow, creating the picture perfect scene. But beneath the romantic getaway lays a terrifying secret. Sometimes beauty is horror.
Game Face
Price: Free! Words: 55,360. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Private eye Val Lyon puts her game face on in eight tales of murder, lust, revenge and cheating. No matter what the game, her opponent is Death and he always scores first.
Blood and Magick
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,450. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A murdered caravan merchant. A threatened city. A forbidden magick that could start a war. As Marshal of the City of Dreams, Marcellus deim Lazar must solve the murder of a half-breed deim merchant discovered in a place no deim should be. To gather the evidence, Marcellus must confront a magick that could save the woman he loves, or destroy everything he has given his life to preserve.
The Bamboo Mirror - An Anthology of Short Mysteries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,120. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mystery-suspense-thriller writer, Faith Mortimer warmly welcomes you to her anthology of short mystery stories, "The Bamboo Mirror". In three of the stories the reader is introduced to sleuth, Diana Rivers who features in Faith's mystery thriller series of full-length novels. In "The Bamboo Mirror" each story has a unique setting, is sometimes psychological and always with a twist in the ending.
Bones In the Tree
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,870. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011 by Focus House Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Her parents dead and marriage over, Karen returns to Maine to rebuild her life. An irritating furry neighbor and tombstones in her backyard play surprising roles as she endures one disastrous date after another.
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!
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.
Morning Tea Near Mitchelton
Price: Free! Words: 25,840. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
'Morning Tea Near Mitchelton' by Ken Blowers, is the third in a series of delightful collections of light-hearted short stories. Join Ken on another journey through eight short stories which are perfect in content and length to read when stopping for a break for Morning Tea. Guaranteed to leave you chuckling with your cuppa!
A Plunder by Pilgrims
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,060. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
It starts with a knock at the door – something reclusive ex-detective Garrison Gage hates. When it's his teenage neighbor, whose girlfriend has gone missing just before Thanksgiving, Gage gets reluctantly pulled back into his old line of work - and ends up facing some fears of his own in Oregon's dark woods...Includes an extended preview of THE GRAY AND GUILTY SEA, also featuring Garrison Gage.
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.
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

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