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Blow Me, Baby
Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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The last thing Toni Amos expected when she decided to go on a girl's weekend in Vegas was to be left high and dry. Now she'll have to figure out a way home that may or may not include a new friend's help.
Banquet
Price: Free! Words: 3,080. Language: Australian English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A short story for today...television celebrity chef Mushroom Jam is in a pickle! Can he charm this demanding audience or will he finish as flat as last week's souffle?
The Rozar Park Mystery
Series: Chris Calhoun Middle Georgia Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
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A short story mystery set in middle Georgia involving a man apparently killed by a falling tree at a local park, a strange animal's footprints, bizarre Craigslist postings, and an exciting ending! Written by a former US Marshal with over 23 years experience in the area. The first in the series.
The Secret Society of The Great Pumpkin
Price: Free! Words: 13,230. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
This book is my account of my investigation into The Secret Society of the Great Pumpkin, a frightening annual Corps of Cadets Halloween tradition at Texas A&M University. Active Duty US Marine sergeant instructors assigned to Texas A&M play a cat and mouse game with cadets to stop The Great Pumpkin. If they can ever stop The Great Pumpkin just once, the tradition dies.
Strayed
Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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No job, no money, and an ex-wife who's glad to be rid of him . . . Frank is looking for his next scam when he holes up in an abandoned farmhouse. But this town has a way of calling strays home.
Photographic
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: American English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A man burdened with an image he can never forget seeks out the person whose chance encounter turned him into the cynical person he is today. Plagued by the image of the man found standing over the body of his mother, he hopes to fill the emptiness inside with a confrontation he has avoided for years.
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.
The Portrait
Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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 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 Town that Disappeared
Series: Beyond Belief, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
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?
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
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
Real Lies
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
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.

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