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A Box of Tissues, 2 Rolls of Toilet Paper and a Plastic Bottle of Water
Price: Free! Words: 4,660. 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?
44 Acorn Grove and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 22,370. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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!
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.
Forgery of The Xumanfelian Wasteland
Price: Free! Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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From The Chronicles of John Alkali, Ferntero Massala is a gambler and an artist who has been hired by a crime lord to counterfeit a painting. His journey takes him into the heart of enemy territory to gather the insight he needs to accomplish the task he's been hired for. But are his skills great enough to convince The Sphere of his elaborate forgery?
Deadly Breakup
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Zax has just broken up with his girlfriend, who happened to have fallen for a rich man. Only a couple of weeks later, she is found dead in a pool of blood. Now Zax has some questions to answer because all evidence at the scene points out to him as the main suspect. When interviewed he denies anything to do with her death, could he be telling the truth? Or is there a story behind the story?....
Paashu Keeper of the Immortal Power
Price: Free! Words: 11,710. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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The story begins when a strange bird hands over a greatly powerful baby girl called Leena to a wizard. Eighteen years later an evil king named Atrodarka got to know about Leena's power through his dreams. Atrodarka became determined to get Leena's power, however due to a misunderstanding Atrodarka killed Lia (Leena's sister) instead of Leena. Leena then did something which foiled Atrodarka's plans
Nosferatu's Assassin
Price: Free! Words: 21,170. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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.
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.
Dritto al Punto, Chase! Vol. 3 - 10 storie brevi di stra–ordinaria criminalità
Series: Collana Storie Brevi di Giallo e Suspense. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: Italian. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
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Il centro Italia non è solo buon cibo, città etrusche e arte mozzafiato: crimini e misteri accadono dentro il dedalo di vicoli dei centri storici. L'ex investigatore di Scotland Yard Chase Williams si appresta a risolvere altri 10 casi nella bellissima cornice di Tursenia. Questi 10 racconti brevi gialli aprono una finestra genuina sull’Italia contemporanea, vista dagli occhi di un expat inglese.
Portela or Sacavem Perhaps (a free flash fiction story)
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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In December 2015, I started a monthly competition challenging my blog visitors to provide me with prompts for me to choose my favourite and write their story in no more than 500 words. The piece published here is exactly 500 words and is about two brothers on a fishing trip in Lisbon with a secret that can't remain unshared for ever.
Murder in Blue Lake
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: American English. Published: February 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Jazz and her sometimes partner Slade have a killer to catch. Murders just don't happen in the small town of Blue Lake, so when young Martha Zimmerman turned up deceased, the townspeople wanted answers. Jazz knew that if her suspicions were right, her comfortable small town life on Earth would soon take a hard turn right.
The Bizarre Experiences Of Andrew Sullivan
Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Andrew Sullivan is an Indian Police officer, who is famous for his strange investigation experiences.
Yes to Maybe
Price: Free! Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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“Tim, your place is going to be robbed tonight,” said the voice on the phone. This is how Tim’s day starts. The repayment of his debt to a local “Organized Business” leader has been set into motion. Assigned to the task is 16 year old Desmond Reid, and Tim decides he can prevent the looting of his bar. Will Desmond be able to pull off the job, or will Tim be able to hold onto his assets?
Tickling The Tiger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,470. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Another captivating pair of mystery and suspense stories from prize-winning author Joslyn Chase.
Hannah The Girl who was tied to a man
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
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The robber told Hannah Manwaring to lift her skirt. Tom Jenkins, a shy but handsome accountant, leaned toward the criminal, his hands turning into solid fists. She rushed in front of Tom and calmed him down. The robber took the money from the cash register then tied them to a chair, facing each other. They touched from their shoulders to their hips. Tom blushed then froze. She was losing him.
The Delhi Detective
Price: Free! Words: 23,470. Language: American English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Inspired by Sherlock Holmes, The Delhi Detective is a collection of 7 short stories narrating the exploits of private detective Shergill Hans and his biographer, Jaisukh Sharma. From murders to robberies to gang wars, the Delhi detective is ready to solve them all. Prepare yourself for a cultural ride through urban Faridabad and for a thrilling investigative adventure.
The Secret Lives of Cats
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,750. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Homer Ziff wanted to know how his outdoor cats spent their days, so he attached a tiny digital camera to their collars—and discovered a mystery in his own backyard. Winner of the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice Award for 2008, this Anthony-nominated story was one of the most talked about stories of the year.
Patriotic Gestures
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Crime scene investigator Pamela Kinney hears the bad guys outside her house and smells smoke, but only realizes the next morning the crime they committed—burning the flag that had covered her daughter’s casket. Her police colleagues call it a small crime, but she disagrees. She must solve it, and she must solve it now.
Stuffed Shirt
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Revenge is a dish best served steaming. Eric Dennison doesn't suffer fools or offenses lightly. When Theron Claymore, the new man in the workplace, pushes matters too far, Eric resorts to drastic measures to stop him, with surprises for Claymore--and the reader.
Firebug
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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An empty, rundown house. An unlocked door. Two kids with a stolen lighter and a need to watch something burn. Award-winning writer Annie Reed's deadly tale of what happens when best friends, out for a little fun, take their new game one step too far.