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Lightning Rider
Price: Free! Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Twenty-six year-old Jessie Scout had endured a life steeped in pain. She had come to Las Vegas, a city of risk, not to gamble. But to collect. This short work won Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.
The Witch of Ballyvale
Price: Free! Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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What do people fear? The unknown, the ruling classes, or individualism? Aged four, Mags Rose was plucked from her home that was alien to her and placed in a world where she would grow to be an individual, strong in her beliefs and values. Others fear her, wishing to dominate, and wanting her submission to the norms of society. She stands firm.
The Lola Cruz Christmas Story
Price: Free! Words: 12,810. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
A Holiday Prequel to Living the Vida Lola Almost private investigator Lola Cruz gets wrapped up in her own Christmas story when she's summoned by a woman from her past. This short story is a fun holiday prequel to Living the Vida Lola, the first in the Lola Cruz Mystery series from St. Martin's Minotaur Books.
Spring Water Haven
Price: Free! Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Spring Water Haven has flower gardens and an idyllic view of the sea. Jim and Sharon Peck, newlyweds fresh from the Midwest, befriend the owners, a naval officer and his wife. Thirty years later, the Pecks return to Newport to find their widowed friend hoarding a bitter vengeance. When the cottage becomes theirs, they think it's their dream home…until they learn its terrifying secret.
Frostbite
Series: Ivy Granger, 0.25. Price: Free! Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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This spooky prequel short story is the perfect introduction to the award-winning Ivy Granger Psychic Detective urban fantasy series. When a client claims that her house is being haunted, Ivy tries to keep her mind open and her weapons handy. Will our favorite psychic detective face down murderous ghosts? Anything is possible in Harborsmouth.
An Unexpected Letter
Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story about the curious case of an unexpected letter, a Grandson, and his eccentric Grandmother, who was recently deceased.
Lancelot Graves: White Guilt Comes to Milwaukee
You set the price! Words: 17,270. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Lancelot just wanted to deliver a bike to a friend in Milwaukee. But when he stumbled upon a search for a missing woman, he falls back into his old spy tricks and uncovers more in the city than he bargained for.
Niebla en el valle
Price: Free! Words: 18,280. Language: Spanish. Published: February 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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¿Qué sucede si descubres que tu vida es un auténtico misterio escondido delante de tus ojos?
Execution Day: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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They want him dead. The most dangerous man in the city. Will it be by poison? Or maybe an "accident"? Or maybe by a good old-fashioned gunshot wound? That's what they're here to decide, but by any method, one thing is for certain. Execution day is coming.
Do What Must Be Done
Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Nervous and reluctant to give a presentation in front of hundreds of people, a shy man attempts to conjure up some courage at the hotel bar. Once there, he notices a mysterious man harboring a deadly focus on another unsuspecting patron. His curiosity and inclination to engage the mysterious individual leaves him wondering if there really is such a thing as harmless conversation. A short story.
The Emperor's Ring
Price: Free! Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Open Books Press. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A craftsman in the palace of the Han Emperor looked deeply into a yellow jadestone, listened to what his ancestors whispered about the jade’s powers; keeping safe the life and thoughts of its wearer, a Han lord who became Emperor. He fashioned it into a ring, a turtle as the guardian spirit of the wearer’s long life. The jade turtle ring grew heavy with its story.
Case of the Dead Pediatrician
Series: Bruce Howard P.I. - a noir series, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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After a pediatrician's dead body crashes through his office window, Bruce Howard begins an investigation that leads him to believe that maybe this man is better off dead. Should he even bother trying to find the killer? The third story in the collection of Bruce Howard Like this story? Download the full collection: Bruce Howard - Gentleman with Brass Knuckles
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.
1.2.3
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
3 NANO Fiction pieces with a common thread by Indy Author F. Poj.
Mist
Price: Free! Words: 5,800. Language: American English. Published: June 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Rose's life is perfect: rich husband, two kids, great job and a great body. However, Rose knows that money cannot replace desire, neither can it replace love nor life. She gets a call informing her that her husband is dead. Will his secretive and rich family let her know the truth?
Cairo
Price: Free! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Kabir -- a private eye -- is grappling with a conundrum. His wife has left him only three days after the wedding. A client asks him to track down a missing cat called Luna. When Kabir sets out in the cat's pursuit, he hits upon a startling revelation about life and love.
Just Breathe
Price: Free! Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A short story about a single mom's child going missing, but nobody recalls the child existing. About 5000 words
He Fell Up
Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A daughter's deep connection to her decease father sends her mother searching for the exact cause of her husband’s bizarre death and the answer to her greatest question: Is it possible to fall UP?
Смерть в мышином королевстве
Price: Free! Words: 9,210. Language: Russian. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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В новелле рассказывается о юной мышке, которую выдают замуж за маркиза Камамбера, самого завидного жениха Мышиного королевства, но – увы! – нелюбимого. Однако благородные гости, собравшиеся в соборе Семи Святых Мышей, как и простой мышиный люд на площади перед собором, разочарованы: церемония бракосочетания так и не состоялась по причине отсутствия жениха.
Ella & Jasper Shorts
Price: Free! Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When Ella marries Joe Westin, she inherits a father-in-law who gets her into more trouble than the bad guys. As a former thief turned government agent, Ella thinks she’s up for any assignment that comes her way, but Jasper Westin just might be more than she can handle. Set in the 1820s, these three quick reads offer a fun glimpse into Ella’s family life. Ernest Effort Missing Monkey Close Quarters

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