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Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories

Short Stories of Earl Staggs
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,530. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
The Seventh Dimension
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
Interview Room 9
Series: The Squad B archives, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013 by Ex-L-Ence Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The Squad B archives Vol: 1 - In 2032 Essex police pull over a suspect for a simple driving offence. The suspect’s demeanour and bag full of firearms indicate to Officer Trent that this isn’t going to be an ordinary interview.
The Golden Visit
Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Lance Hudson and his wife, Melanie, are survivors of a devastating car accident that shattered their world six months ago. While Lance emerged relatively unscathed, Melanie was not so fortunate. Desperate and willing to do anything to aid in his wife’s recovery, Lance has made the difficult decision to transfer Melanie to Bright Horizons, a clinic renowned for its unorthodox treatments.
How Green Was My Lovely Big Sleep
Price: Free! Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
It was a classic pea-souper, thick with the stink of the Tyne and as sticky as an athlete's armpit. I wanted to go home, relax, tune into Channel 69 and open a beer, but something caught my eye through the gloom. Ordinarily, I'd have told Pussy Hideaway to go and lose herself, but I was behind with the rent...
More Short Fuses (Four Free Short Stories)
Price: Free! Words: 48,590. Language: British English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Four free short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of five of his bestselling thrillers. The short stories are: Rules of Engagement (where Spider Shepherd has to help a friend who is in serious trouble with the police), The Constituency Meeting (where a group of old folks decide to commit a murder), Ghost Kids and Massage Therapy.
Ultimatum
Price: Free! Words: 10,390. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Jim receives an unsettling visit from a stranger who tells him he needs to kill someone or his wife will die. Instinctively Jim calls the police who investigates the complaint. When Jim's wife dies and the stranger visits him once more he is told that he has to kill himself or his daughter dies. It is a race against the clock as Jim tries to figure out what the stranger has to gain from it all.
Framed
Price: Free! Words: 520. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Benny's been framed. A gem's been stolen and someone has to answer for it.
Memory of a Murder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,740. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When she regained consciousness, Bailey Collins discovered a dead man behind the steering wheel of her wrecked car. A gun lay between them. Did she shoot him? If so, why and who was he? Bailey knew who she was, why couldn't she remember these details.
Remains to be Seen
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Short story, 12 pages approx. Undercover narcotics agents Michael O'Neill and Baby Johnson, still suffering PTSD from the Vietnam War, quit the Australian Bureau of Narcotics and move to the far north coast of New South Wales. Johnson hopes to renew his relationship with Star. O'Neill thinks settling down with long-time girlfriend Azure might be the solution - but that remains to be seen.
The Rules of the Game
Price: Free! Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A short story in which, through analysis of a man's idea for a mystery novel, certain rules are set in regards to the creation of locked room murders. Largely inspired by "Knox's Ten Commandments" and "Van Dine's Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories".
When The Spirit Moves You
Series: Jeff Resnick's Personal Files, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Jeff Resnick's curiosity is piqued when he sees a sign advertising psychic readings. At first he's sure the medium is a fake, but then his funny feelings lead him to suspect that a murder has taken place in the dilapidated house where Madam Zahara holds her readings. Just who died and how? And why is Jeff compelled to look for bodies buried in the medium’s yard?
The Necromancer's Great Adventure
Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Meet Sebastian Grimm; funeral director, private detective, and part time necromancer. He isn't like most funeral directors. When he's not giving peace of mind to the dead, he's out solving murders. One day, Sebastian consoles a woman who recently committed suicide only to find that not all is as it seems, and foul play is most definitely afoot.
The Stop
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A woman is stopped for speeding on a dark rural road late at night. She discovers help is not always where you expect to find it.
Drop Dead Zone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Burn in! That's what it means to hit the ground at terminal velocity. Val Lyon's adrenaline is pumping on her first sky dive. The speed, the wind, the snap of the canopy is the thrill of a life time. But that all changes when one of Val's sky jump masters burns in. Was it an accident or was it murder? Val must find out.
First Impressions
Series: Grace deHaviland Short Stories, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
“Former cop, Grace deHaviland is one tough cookie... fresh and appealing. She is the kind of woman every woman wants to be. Tough, savvy, and unafraid, Grace is a strong character to follow." -- Suspense Magazine
The Eilean Mor Mystery
Series: Beyond Belief. Price: Free! Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
During December 1900 the three lighthouse keepers of Eilean Mor in the Flannen Isles disappeared without a trace. Speculation has followed for years thereafter until the personal journal of one of the keepers was found.
The Portrait
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,820. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A young queen was loved by the king more than anyone on the earth. But she died in an accident. The king was sitting in front of her portrait continuously for ten days and on eleventh day he also died.There is a strong belief that if any person looks at least one minute a day for consecutive ten days, either the person will die naturally or commit suicide on the 11th day.
The Summer Dress
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
"The Summer Dress" is an award winning short story taken from an anthology of short stories entitled "The Little Book of Dark Tales". "The Summer Dress" is free. Reviews would be welcomed.
Dead Man's Fingers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,560. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Jackson Moonset wanders into a back yard and finds his dream car, an Ashtar Dom, sitting in weeds. He buys it, along with the house, and has the flyer-car repaired. It has a deadly secret that endangers him, his girlfriend, Hyacinth,and the world. What is a dead man's fingers doing in the glove compartment? What does Mr. Bracq want the vial for? Will Jackson win out in time to save everyone?