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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
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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.
Those Who Trespass Against Us
Price: Free! Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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A young family in Las Vegas questions their mysterious new neighbors. A short story about 7000 words.
Father McMahon's Confession: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Father McMahon has precisely fifteen minutes. That's when the demon will come. He must gather up all his strength, along with the most powerful holy instruments, in order to confront it. And when it arrives, he will face his most important test yet. A confession.
The Answerer: A Modern Tale Of The Tuatha De Dannan
Series: Modern Tales of the Tuatha DeDannan, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 10,920. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A kidnapping to a magical kingdom, five murders, and the theft of a magical sword of legendary power; young Irish policeman, Sean MacCarthy, is going to have an interesting day.
Galluping, a short story
Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Jarvis, a Gallup interviewer, encounters a strange, not to say deadly, respondent who takes orders from someone named Benny, who seems to have known Jarvis was coming. Is the large pistol on the couch to frighten him, or is this Jarvis’ interview with Death?
Always Such a Quiet Street
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Ryan’s peaceful neighborhood walk turns violent when he’s forced to stop a threatening gunman. He jumps into action to protect Lucy, only a few years older than himself. Afterward, he avoids that street. But Lucy sees him at the grocery store and wants to thank him with dinner. Reluctantly, he accepts her invitation. The food is great but her idea of justice puts him to the test.
A Very Short Collection of Shorts
Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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This is a short collection of three flash fiction stories. Each story is its own work, yet all have a mysterious appeal.
Minor Characters
Price: Free! Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Three minor characters in a mystery story come to life. Story is set in a house located in the woods beside Lake Michigan.
Esther
Price: Free! Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Adrian heeft niet altijd de wet naar de letter gevolgd, toch heeft hij zijn hart op de goede plek. En dan maak je soms onorthodoxe keuzes.
Adalet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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She bears a scar that mars her breast. And her soul. Adalet sees only one way to overcome the ruins of her life. Entangled in a deadly game of lies, she stakes every last shred of herself on winning. And the odds are not in her favor. If you love a story full of twists and suspense, take a ride with Adalet.
Rachmaninoff's Peasant
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Two stories from prize-winning author, Joslyn Chase. Rachmaninoff's Peasant is a tale of murder in the high-stakes world of Kristelhof Fine Arts Academy. And What Leads A Man To Murder chronicles a 24-hour period in the life of Neil Anderson, who starts his day wondering what could bring one person to steal the life of another, and ends his day knowing far too much about it.
The Sodden Spectators
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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A classic mystery in Agatha Christie style. A story of kidnapping gone wrong…or maybe right. A tale of superstition and treasure, tempered by a dead cat. Prize-winning author, Joslyn Chase, delivers on three delightful stories.
Driving to the Death
Price: Free! Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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this is a death of an unlicensed taxi driver which could have been avioded
You're Better Off Dead
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A young female adult is found hanging naked and dead in her bathroom. Everything at the crime scene points out to suicide but when her father is interviewed, he dinies calling it a suicide and says that his daughter was murdered, could he be right?
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
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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.