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Father McMahon's Confession: A Short Story
Price: Free! 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.
Adalet
Price: Free! Words: 15,940. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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This story appears in the short story collection, What Leads A Man To Murder. 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. If you love a story full of twists and suspense, take a ride with Adalet.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Simple Case
Price: Free! Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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Plunge into a day in the life of rookie prosecutor Dana Hargrove, central character in the legal thrillers Thursday's List, Homicide Chart, Forsaken Oath, and Deep Zero. This is the story that introduced her to the world!
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.
Executive Affairs
Price: Free! Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Executive Affairs contains two Sedona O'Hala short stories, Executive Affairs and Executive Gardening. These shorts are based on the characters in Maria's popular Sedona O'Hala humorous mystery series. Executive Lunch is the first novel in the series. Sedona must solve a few crimes while fighting her way up the corporate ladder; mostly she dangles from her fingertips just trying to survive.
I Know It Was You
Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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With money running out, Maggie made the decision to star in an adult film. But what she didn't count on was her boss—and everyone else at work—finding out. Now Maggie's boss won't leave her alone, and he escalates their relationship to the breaking point, and beyond.
The Sheriff of Tesco
Price: Free! Words: 7,460. Language: British English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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A chance encounter in a supermarket coffee shop opens old wounds for the ex-Marine and the war widow. Soon they are reliving horrors of death and murder in the Afghan desert, duty and deceit blowing in the wind. Can an icon of crime fiction save them from themselves, or will it be just another case for the Sheriff of Tesco?
Under the Hill
Price: Free! Words: 14,420. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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Get just a taste of what readers love about the Irish stories of New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly in this stand-alone short story.
A Good Clean, A Harsh Clean
Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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A man walks into a bar, his hands smelling of bleach. All he wants is a drink and an alibi, but what he gets is an encounter with a loud, old man. As they talk he realizes they share a very personal and very dangerous link. A short story for fans of Dark, edgy and Noir fiction.
To Slay a Dragon
Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Anthologies
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Russell Banner is a military vet. In his senior years life is mundane, except for Fridays at the VFW. Shane’s had work troubles. Today his problems escalate, and his life takes a complete turnaround learning a family member has died. Homeless for the past 30 years, James Fredrickson is offered an opportunity at gaining supernatural abilities, tying together the lives of these three characters.
Amends for the Dead
Price: Free! Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Lonnie Kuhl's high school friend and secret crush, Vonnie Markham is dead, murdered in the dead of night by a burglar. The case wraps up quickly, and then just as quickly comes undone as Lonnie, with the help of pal Targe Wilkins, follows clues and more dead bodies to find out why Vonnie really died and who killed her,
The Horse-Drawn Hearse
Price: Free! Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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On Halloween night in 1973, young Daniel Taylor was approached by a mysterious horse-drawn hearse driven by a sinister old man. Forty years later, the hearse emerged from the darkness and appeared to Daniel once again - but this time it was carrying a coffin.
The Billabong Incident
Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Billabong: A waterhole. Or more to the point, a small lake formed by a change in the course of a river. Sometimes referred to as an oxbow lake.
Smoko At East Seaham
Price: Free! Words: 17,950. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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'Smoko At East Seaham' by Ken Blowers, is the fourth in a series of delightful collections of light-hearted short stories. The nine short stories are just the right ‘bite size morsels’ to have during ‘Smoko’. Take a break with a cup of your favourite beverage and lift your day with a scone and a laugh or two.
Bang
Price: Free! Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Violet is the lone survivor of a school shooting, she retells her story to a detective. Violet's story is both disturbing and shocking, but may just have shaped the future of the USA. Bonus Story also included: The Night one-ten conquered two-eighty. Shane Grey's first short story, based on a true story.
Karma's a Bitch: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 14,810. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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Karen Sheppard is found dead in her car at the Paris Club. Her husband is a self-absorbed sociopath, but is he a killer? The initial evidence points towards Karen's husband, but DNA results exonerates him and points towards a convicted sex offender. Who really killed her? This short story is full of twists and turns with an end that will surprise you.