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The Apparition - An Andromache Jones Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 15,650. Language: British English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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It is three days since Andromache Jones suffered her ordeal at the hands of The Magician and she doesn't know what to do with herself. She doesn't think that she is up to working. She is not very keen on the idea of getting out of bed. In truth, all she wants is to be left alone. Unlucky for her, Jean Pottersworth is very persistent. Does she have a case that might chase away Mac's blues?
The Magician - An Andromache Jones Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 9,610. Language: British English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Andromache Jones has somehow managed to capture the attention of The Magician and finds herself caught up in The Game, his challenge that has very real life and death consequences, and not only for her. Can she complete the test he has set in the allotted time and live to see another day, or will failure, and The Magician triumph?
Breaking the Cycle
Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Kate Bynum is a patrol cop working the graveyard shift. She has seen more than her share of domestic violence calls. Often, these besieged women are unable to find a way to stop the torment themselves. When she meets a young woman who is trapped in an abusive marriage by her politically connected husband, Kate must find a way to help the woman escape and break the vicious cycle of abuse.
The Problem of the Straton Murder
Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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During a discussion regarding whether or not a detective's seemingly cold and detached nature is necessary in solving a crime, a strange case from the past is brought back to light: a case which on first glance seemed to be simple and obvious instead turned out to be rather unique and complex in its own right and showed that, ultimately, the road to Hell is truly paved with good intentions...
Despair
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A tyre and repair depot. A busy life. Then it all comes to an end. For someone who works there the outcome is tragedy.
The Villain
Price: Free! Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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When you’re a career criminal there’s nothing like a police dragnet on your doorstep to spoil your day. So what to do when the burka bandit pulls a diabolical stroke? Well if the Old Bill can’t sort it, better sort it yourself!
Popcorn, Lollipops, and Porn
Price: Free! Words: 8,490. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A private detective chases a burglar onto the midnight streets of Boston and discovers the oddest artist he's ever seen. Terrified that her secret identity will wreck her real life, the artist can't imagine the havoc Mike's about to cause. A short story containing no porn whatsoever, the title refers to a comment made by one of the story's three compelling main characters.
Delusion
Price: Free! Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When a man by mishap is locked into a sensory deprivation chamber for two days, he comes out changed. But what was he changed into? Some believed he was forever delusional. The man and others believed he was taken over by a holy angel to work miracles in the psych ward. Two college students doing a research project find more than they expected...much more. Review and 'favorite author' welcome!
Bailey M.P.D
Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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An introduction to Bailey M.P.D My Multiple Personality Detective They wanted a team ... he IS a team!
The Curious Case of the Broken Window
Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Contacted by an old acquittance of the female persuasion, in hopes that he might be able to shed light on the events surrounding her husband's death. The Count of Samerand quickly finds himself as the prime suspect in this grave affair. Can he prove his innocent or will he be hanged for a crime he didn't commit.
Anglo-Francáis
Price: Free! Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A serial killer's fate takes an unexpected turn.
The Truth
Price: Free! Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General
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The Truth is a reflection on the past. When you come to a fork in the road (and everyone does), the path you choose can take you a long way from who you are.
Blood Spatter -- A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Logan Jennings is a loving father, husband, and dog-owner. A mild-mannered, freelance photographer, by all appearances, he leads the perfect life. What’s his secret? He’s an obsessive, ritualistic serial killer...except he doesn’t know it. Logan would like to meet you. Will you oblige him? "Blood Spatter" is a 3,000 word short story.
Train Journey
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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You start off a train journey much like any other. This one's particularly cramped and uncomfortable but you get through it. Then once you arrive at your destination, it all changes. Suddenly you'd do anything to get back on that train again...
The Dead Don't Scream
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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The third in "The Dead Don't" series. Detective Taylor is desperately trying to catch the West Path Tie Killer but will such a perfect killer ever be caught? While Taylor looks for clues number eleven has been chosen. It's a race against time for Taylor and the Killer. Lookout for the next book "The Dead Don't Beg" coming soon!
Christmas In High Heels
Price: Free! Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
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Fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer can’t wait to spend the holidays with her boyfriend, LAPD Detective Jack Ramirez. It’s their first Christmas together, but between her zany family and wacky friends, Maddie’s having a hard time finding alone time with her man. Come Christmas morning, this is one holiday she’ll be sure to remember… naughty or nice.
The House of Happy Mayhem
Price: Free! Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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It would be nice to live their life... Acclaimed short story by Trent Zelazny about taking fantasies too far. Originally published in The Day the Leash Gave Way and Other Stories, Wilder Publications, 2009. Received an honorable mention in Best Horror of the Year 2009.
The Driving Companion
Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Driving late at night on long country roads often you are alone. Sometimes though you find someone else travelling the same direction at the same speed, and you are just happy to see them fitting in behind, just far enough away not to be a nuisance but just close enough to know you are not alone. A companion driver. But what happens when they suddenly go missing?
Inside the Mind Of
Price: Free! Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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INSIDE THE MIND OF is a collection of dramatic flash fiction stories. They each take you on a journey of their own through various compartments of author Shayna Smith’s mind. From the life of a preschooler on time out to two criminals attempting to steal expensive artwork and a woman who is experiencing a life altering night at a hotel, readers will be transported to a world unlike their own.
Three-Minute Mysteries Bonus Pack
Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
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Five mysteries for you to solve. A man is killed.... A store is burglarized.... A boss is poisoned.... A treasure is stolen.... A model is murdered.... Shamus nominee and two-time Derringer winner Stephen D. Rogers puts you in charge of the investigations. Are you up to the challenge of solving these crimes before time runs out?