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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.
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
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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.
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.
Broken
Price: Free! Words: 9,450. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Still reeling from the loss of his own family, DS Briggs must race against time to save a boy from his abusive father.
Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth
Series: Benny Cahill, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,150. Language: American English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Benny Cahill is a private eye. His job is to help little guys with big problems. However, Benny always gets served a large portion of hurt for his troubles. Things don't turn out any different when Benny is hired by a crooked jockey who never heard of the phrase: "Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth".
Silverlight
Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: Australian English. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Something is terrorizing a Sydney park. Three people have died so far, torn to pieces. Is it a feral dog? A trained animal being directed to attack people by a deranged owner? The fabled black panther of the NSW mountains? Or is it something...worse? Two police detectives are about to find out that some legends can be all too real.
Books Beads and Baubles
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Books Beads and Baubles is a fun, short, 'Coffee Break' read about two ladies, Bertie and Wanda. They own a unique shop, half thrift store and half book store. They love the people who keep them in business and even 'old Grouchy' could call on them for help. New people don't stay new for long after Bertie and Wanda meet them. The sisters discover a theft in their store; who's the culprit?
The Case of the Missing Bubble Gum Card
Price: Free! Words: 8,440. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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PI Jarvis Mann, whose business thrived on the mundane. One day on his office steps a young man coaxing with the simple word “Please” convinces him to help find a missing valuable Ernie Banks Rookie Bubble Gum Card. With humor he drives the Denver streets, until a clue leads to a surprising discovery, a young man’s personal pain and his friends selfish act, teach Jarvis a lesson in life.
The Pit Stop
Price: Free! Words: 12,600. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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THE PIT STOP (This Stop Could be Life or Death) is a ten-thousand-word mini mystery with a ghostly edge. When what seems like a normal pit stop turns to more than just gas and food, a lost couple finds themselves searching for the truth of a twenty-year-old mystery that may cost them their life.
Bites of Ben Urglar
Price: Free! Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Faced with the daunting task of providing a monthly information article for the local Neighbourhood Watch newsletter, Ken created the character of Ben (B.Urglar), to convey "advice" on security (or the lack of it!) in a humorous way. In these short, diary-style reports, Ben boasts of his traditional "skills", bemoans new technology and shows a mature understanding of human behaviour.
Short Sharp Shocks
Price: Free! Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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SHORT SHARP SHOCKS is a collection of horror, sci-fi and crime stories that barely stretch beyond a page, with the shortest tale being only two words long. These sixty-second tales will force you to make a verbal exclamation, which might be one of humor or disgust or surprise. Whatever your reaction, take it personally—that’s the point of flash fiction.
Cade Crowley, Demon Hunter (Cade Crowley, Demon Hunter Series #1)
Price: Free! Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Demons are dangerous things. They inflame your insecurities, turn your weaknesses against you, and whisper their thoughts into your ears in the darkness. The Vatican wants them locked up, or banished back to Hell. Short on priests and long on money, they’ve had to resort to paying bounties to keep things under control. That means looking outside of the faithful, to mercenaries like Cade Crowley.
The Town that Disappeared
Series: Stay away from Haysville, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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In August of 1952, the town of Ashley and all its residents disappeared without a trace. There were no clues, no answers and no evidence... Until now.
The Flute At the Opera
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: American English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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Hitman offered him a mission to assassinate an important person in the town at the Opera House by a musical instrument.
Heroes of Destiny
Price: Free! Words: 16,180. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
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Is Dalton James a hero? Certainly not! He’s a grumpy private detective that drinks too much whiskey and smokes too many cigars. He hopes to earn enough money to pay the monthly bills and once in a while get a woman or two into his bed. But what if omens, faith and destiny all work together to make him a hero? This is the story of one such man.
A Box of Tissues, 2 Rolls of Toilet Paper and a Plastic Bottle of Water
Price: Free! Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016 by Tailored PC Documents. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A famous Tampa Bay, FL defense attorney has been kidnapped, drugged, and thrown into a room containing only a potty chair, two rolls of toilet paper, a box of tissues, and a plastic bottle of water. He wakes up to find his wallet and jewelry are missing; his clothes are filthy and bloody. He has no idea where he is, who did this to him, or why. He must escape before "they" return, but how?
An Amoral Dilemma
Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
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A thief. A man in a white suit. One choice. Multiple possible outcomes. An Amoral Dilemma.
Dritto al Punto, Chase! Vol.2 - 10 storie brevi di stra–ordinaria criminalità
Series: Collana Storie Brevi di Giallo e Suspense. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,410. Language: Italian. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
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Gli italiani e i drammi vanno sempre a braccetto, specialmente se è coinvolto un investigatore inglese. La collana di racconti gialli con protagonista l’ex di Scotland Yard Chase Williams continua, e diventa sempre più oscura e intrigante. Dopo il successo della versione inglese, Chase ritorna nel secondo volume dell’edizione italiana, per tuffarsi in nuovi dieci racconti brevi polizieschi.