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The Piano Book
Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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A curious 10-year old school boy visits the house of a reclusive neighbor to play his piano. What he discovers is the ultimate reason why this neighbor does not like visitors.
Rozamunda - Mystery short story
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
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Rozamunda, is the first story in a series At the Crossroads. Events presented here are not necessarily true, but almost possible. Everything depends on the imagination of the reader. Those, who do not believe in anything, will not like this book and it is directed not to them.
Tug-of-War
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When therapist Marlana accepts a difficult case from her mentor, Dr. Whitney, she's faced with a possible dual personality: Robert/Carol. Marlana struggles with her feelings. What if, in helping Robert/Carol, she discovers one of them is the murderer? As Marlana helps Robert delve deeper into his memory, he reveals his goal: "I want my life back." She knows now that she must forge ahead.
Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Mysteries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
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2 mysterious short stories in 1 book. In "The House on Cliffside," Colonel Booth fears that his wife is spending too much time with their doctor. When her body is found at the foot of a cliff, Booth knows it isn't an accident. "In the Playground," 2nd place winner in Suspense Magazine's 2011 writing contest, is a thriller about a suspicious stranger who watches over a playground - but why?
Remember Me
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,520. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Three short stories concerning women, sex, crime, police and revenge.
A Crab, a Rustler, and an Ostrich: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014 by QuickHitsPublishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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It’s just another sunny day in Middleburrow, Florida, when Deputy Sheriff Jake Santo is called to investigate the discovery of a severed finger on a tourist beach. Things only get stranger as reports of an ostrich causing havoc in town leads to an investigation of animal cruelty, greed, and power. Everyone seems to be in on it, but can Santo locate the nine-fingered man before the staties arrive?
Death Warmed Up
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Jockson Hawes is a detective with one very large problem - he is dead. Or rather; he isn't dead. He has woken up from a deep darkness and found himself sitting behind his desk, with flies buzzing around his face and no memory. In the chair across from him sits a Haitian priest, insisting that Jockson gets on with the task at hand, and talking of demons and talismans and a witch called Annie...
A Recording
Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story about a man desperate to find a recording.
Mama - a short story
Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Biographical
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Reyna doesn't want to be alone anymore. She misses the children that kept her company, but she doesn't know how to get them back. She struggles with wanting children of her own and the past that would break a family apart.
Before The Fall
Price: Free! Words: 550. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Short Short, Mystery.
We're So Sorry, Uncle Albert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2010 by L.L. Bartlett. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Nichols family is all in a tizzy when it's discovered their penny-pinching Uncle Albert is worth millions, and decide he has overstayed his worldly welcome. But can they bump off the old man and get away with it?
Missing Persons
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Short Story. A retired college professor uncovers old love letters in the garden of his new home. He makes inquiries of the former residents and learns a WW II war hero and his young wife lived there 50 years ago. But the wife disappeared in a storm and her body was never found. Her former college lover also disappeared. The professor learns the startling truth, but struggles with his conscience
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
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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.
The Billabong Incident
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Billabong: A waterhole. Or more to the point, a small lake formed by a change in the course of a river. Sometimes referred to as an oxbow lake.
The Seventh Dimension
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Lesbian ghosts! Haunted house! Adultery! Murder! THE SEVENTH DIMENSION, a short story originally published in the Fourth Woman Sleuth Anthology, has it all...and more.
Chicago Dawn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A simple party invitation turns a night out into a nightmare for Heather as murder finally makes her see reality.
For a Few Lattes More [a short story]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Terri grew up watching spaghetti Westerns on TV. She never expected to meet a real cowboy, especially not one who parks his horse in front of the Starbucks where grad-student Terri works nights. She might like movie cowboys, but this guy's just plain weird. Plus, he's a little too interested in the poster of a girl who went missing from the college campus next door.
Pecos Valley Incident
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When Annabelle Blue stumbles over the body of Billy Hank Griffin, the entire town of Rosedale, New Mexico (population about 12,000) is more pleased than not, Mr. Griffin being known as a very bad man. Since there isn’t a mark on his body, his death is chalked up to a heart attack. Annabelle finds no reason to doubt the coroner’s verdict until a couple of months after Mr. Griffin’s demise…
Short Stories of Earl Staggs
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,530. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A collection of published stories by Derringer Award winning author Earl Staggs. A mixture of Mystery, Crime and Humorous stories to satisfy readers who like variety.
A Coffin and Bubble Gum
Price: Free! Words: 320. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A Coffin and Bubble Gum is a very short story. It is intended to entertain for no more than a minute or more.