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Sept-Iles and Other Places
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,740. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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From the award-winning author of The First Excellence, a selection of 5 haunting stories by Donna Carrick -- Volume 1 of the Toboggan Mysteries series. Each compelling tale features a Northern locale, with characters and settings that will seem familiar to many readers. Stories include: North On The Yellowhead, Dancing With Carole, Invasion, The Night She Died, Spring’s Last Skate.
Historias de una ciudad... Hasta dónde llegarías por proteger un secreto?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: Spanish. Published: July 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Justo cuando Penelope creía que la vida le había dado todo lo que ella había deseado y más... El amor de un hombre perfecto Jakob, una vida llena de lujos, fantasías y un hijo... Por qué ella termina  siendo solo la paciente número 32454 de un hospital para enfermos mentales? Hasta dónde llegarías por proteger un secreto?
Photographic
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: American English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A man burdened with an image he can never forget seeks out the person whose chance encounter turned him into the cynical person he is today. Plagued by the image of the man found standing over the body of his mother, he hopes to fill the emptiness inside with a confrontation he has avoided for years.
Sherlock Holmes and The Birchwood Affair
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A letter to the British Government from a blackmailer brings Holmes and Watson to the town of Truro in Cornwall. There they investigate a mysterious and often fatal illness which has befallen the townspeople as predicted by the blackmailer. By visiting the victims and their places of work a common thread appears. Holmes prevents further illness but now must find the culprit and bring him to task.
The Summer Dress
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
"The Summer Dress" is an award winning short story taken from an anthology of short stories entitled "The Little Book of Dark Tales". "The Summer Dress" is free. Reviews would be welcomed.
Caroline
Series: Pieces of Fate, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,390. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2010 by Red Cap Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A prominent local businessman walks into a police station suffering from an apparent breakdown and confesses to murder. A body is found triggering a murder investigation that seems an open and shut case - until Caroline tells her story. A short story.One of six short stories also published in an anthology by the author under the title 'Pieces of Fate'.
The Monk and the Prostitute
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A young monk falls in love with a prostitute. They make plans to escape to a better life until she is murdered for her body's organs. "Life Ain't Fair" could have been an alternative title.
FlashTyme: Five Flash Fiction Stories, Volume 1, Gimme the Creeps
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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The psychological twists and turns of M. J. Joachim's Gimme the Creeps, nano flash fiction stories, will send shivers up your spine and make your hair stand on end. The dramatic intensity M. J.'s FlashTyme series gives you, presents a fast-paced, riveting adventure in record time.
Sinkhole: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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How devastating is a sinkhole? How tragic is it when it occurs in the bedroom of a small house? How much worse is it when the sinkhole begins talking to the young woman it has thrown out of bed about a child’s murder? And how unwise is it for the young woman to climb down into that sinkhole?
Real Lies
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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Saturday morning's are meant for sleeping in, but a body found in La Jolla Cove changes all of that.
Snow Slayer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Sherm likes watching people until it snows. Then the police get to witness one of Sherm's events. When it snows, people open up the door to strangers who are stuck out in the cold.
The Garden
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Crime
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Kim dreamed of an idyllic life in the country, but the reality is rapidly becoming a nightmare.
The Charity Shop
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
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A humorous short story of crime and suspense, featuring Constable Penrose and Rhapsody Gershwin. Set in a fictional Yorkshire village. C 4,000 words. By the writer of the bestselling ghost story "Heather Farm".
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.
The Last Kiss
Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A suspicious death occurs in the peaceful village of Hassman, New York; a retired English professor, who is also the village's self-appointed "amateur sleuth," thinks it just might be murder. The professor solves the lethal puzzle when a nighttime visit to the victim's cottage leads to the discovery of a mysterious poem and a dead cat, not to mention a near run-in with the murderer.
Inspector Zhang Goes To Harrogate (A Short Story)
Series: Inspector Zhang Short Stories, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,730. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Inspector Zhang goes to Harrogate to attend a mystery writers convention. But what was supposed to be a vacation turns into one of his most difficult cases when a famous writer is found dead in a locked room.
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
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Buried Treasure
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When a treasure hunting vessel blows up off Marconi Beach on Cape Cod, locals suspect the little brother.
Served Cold
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Ali brought his family to Australia to escape the horrors of the Iraq civil war. He’d worked hard to pay his own way in his new homeland. What he didn’t expect was to have his family kidnapped. What the police didn’t expect was a bizarre ransom demand to be played out on national television. And what the television networks didn’t expect were to be pawns in a twisted game of revenge.
Visitors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Geoff Rankin, a returned serviceman, just wants to get away for a quiet weekend up in the tablelands. When he encounters what appear to be visitors from another planet, he deals with them the only way he knows…violently.