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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?
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
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
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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.
Trapped
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A short story about a man trapped in a strange prison. By Kris Shamloo.
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
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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
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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.
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.