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Calories (A Diana Andrews Mystery)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2017 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Can't a working girl make a few dollars on Thanksgiving without tripping over a murder victim and taking heat from the cops? Prostitute Diana Andrews should know by now--the answer is always no! A holiday short story from the author of The Retro Look and Value for the Money.
The Professor Mysteries
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,890. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this collection of four short stories, Prof Henry Wodeash, known around The College as ‘The Professor’, solves the Dean’s Dilemma with a history textbook, takes on the matter of Three Blind Mice and a cure for glaucoma, finds out why a Case of Crabs may solve the mystery of stolen laser research and finally The Mermaid’s Daughter has a tail to tell concerning a poetry prize.
A Deadly Prayer - A Deadly Thriller Novella
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,000. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A botched robbery. One victim clinging to life. The suspect dead. LAPD Detective Maddie Divine is assigned an apparent open-and-shut case. However, the clues reveal secrets, deceit, and greed, revolving around a charismatic preacher and his celebrated church. When loneliness, lust, and ambitious dreams, are exposed Maddie must focus on her training to survive a face-off with a master sinner.
A Collection of Sprinkles
Series: Mr. Sprinkle. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,670. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Henry J Sprinkle is back and ready to take on the kookiest criminals western New York has to offer. In this collection of 4 stories (including the classic opener: Sprinkle Takes the Cake) your favorite blind coroner/amateur sleuth employs his unique blend of manners and madcap antics to track down the monsters his flatfoot pals can’t seem to nab.
Six Bells
Series: The Blanchflower Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $1.96 USD. Words: 8,580. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2017 by BinnsCagneyPublishing Co. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Blanchflower's latest case has his faithful companion Ferraud in a bit of a stir. What starts as a clear cut case evolves into something much darker, and this time its Ferraud who is out of his depths as six bells toll.
Arrivals and Departures
Price: Free! Words: 87,360. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set largely in Spain, but also Italy, France and northern England, Most of these short stories relate the adventures of Detective Oscar Garcia and his assistant Jose, who specialise in the kind of missing persons cases which benefit from Oscar's somewhat contemplative frame of mind, although it turns out there are frequently more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in his philosophy.
Don't Look Down
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: British English. Published: October 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
How far would you go to save your child? When single mum Emily takes her two young boys to the beach it seems like just any other summer day, but before nightfall she experiences what all mothers fear most. Fast-paced 3,000 word horror story.
Ρήξη
Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: Greek. Published: October 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ένας νεαρός ασφαλιστής έχει κάνει το λάθος να προσπαθήσει να πείσει τον μεσήλικα Χάρλαν να αγοράσει μία ασφάλεια ζωής. Όπως κάθονται στο ήσυχο, σκιερό σαλόνι του Χάρλαν, ο νεαρός ασφαλιστής, γεμάτος ψευδή αυτοπεποίθηση προσπαθεί να κάνει την πώλησή του, ενώ αν μπορούσε να γνωρίζει το τι σκέφτεται ο Χάρλαν, δεν θα ήταν τόσο ήρεμος.
The Parrot of Doom
Series: The Razor and Edge, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2017 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Razor and Edge Mystery. Razor discovers his partner, Morton Edge, has accepted a case to hide a key witness to a murder at their headquarters (Edge's parents basement). And he is none too happy about it. Especially when the witness is a wise ass talking parrot.
If Not for Bad Luck
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2017 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Meet Jacob Rowe. If not for bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. He’s just lost his job. His car’s been repossessed. And his girlfriend just dumped him. All he wants to do is hang out in Stoddard Cemetery and drown his sorrows in cheap whiskey. So naturally, that’s when he sees a friggin’ ghost. Too bad seeing a ghost is only the start of his troubles.
Escape Club: Sabotage
Series: Escape Club Heroes. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Escape Club: Sabotage is a fast-paced, short adventure featuring characters from the Escape Club Heroes romantic suspense series. Now a nightclub owner, Grant Sullivan can't shake the instincts that made him an excellent Philly cop. When a band arrives plagued by a multitude of small ttroubles, Grant and his team must determine if it's a run of bad luck or deliberate sabotage.
Polonaise: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Three days before Christmas, 2000, and FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd’s in Warsaw, bodyguarding a key female witness in the trial of ruthless but runty crime boss Mike the Midget. A Macavity Award finalist acclaimed for “sharp storytelling” (Publishers Weekly) in her international thriller series, Diana Deverell brings you an exciting short mystery. Buy “Polonaise” and take a holiday with Dawna.
The Odd Fellow: A Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Count or Counterfeit? He does look shabby for a Count... Read this short mystery and get to know Pierre Reynard of The Bastille Mysteries.
A Part Of The Pattern
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,530. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017 by L.L. Bartlett. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jeff Resnick is drawn to solving crimes. His brother, Richard, thinks that could be the basis of a paying business. Reluctantly, Jeff agrees, and their first case is about a child who vanished two decades before. Meanwhile, Jeff bumps into an acquaintance whose history is very similar to that of the missing girl. Is it coincidence or is there a pattern that links him to her and his future?
Cry Baby Bridge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Explanations are not always obvious for life's occurrences. The activities at "Cry Baby Bridge" present a mystery to the local sheriff. When he solves that mystery he might also know who killed a prominent socialite, whose death came as a surprise to everyone.
Spellchecker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,630. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs
"You're barefoot. OK, so I was barefoot. Had to be. I was dead. For long enough to come back and remind someone I was still pissed. Only, I wasn't sure who to talk to... And then, I bought shoes.
With One Shoe
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2017 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Detective Ron Conroy gave up hoping for a better world. When he attends the home of Elvira Paradis to investigate her missing daughter, he finds a woman worn beyond her years, but also visions of someplace wonderful. A delinquent youth leads Ron into the world of high school art classes, unrequited love and lost hope. Will the case end in the arrest of the wrong man—or rekindle Ron’s faith?
The Bloody Valentine's Day
Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2017 by Dragon Promedia. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
He watched the sliding water on his windows with great interest. “Water goes to the lower places, that is a natural law” said He “however, nowadays technology makes water able to refute its law.” He wondered how man could change natural laws, and even violated rules for their own purposes. I started to like the idea “Rules are made to be violated.” He talked to himself
Park and Die - An Unsafe Journey
Price: Free! Words: 3,910. Language: American English. Published: August 26, 2017 by wotnext press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Against all advice, in extreme wintry conditions, an arrogant man insists on using a Park and Ride bus service. As a consequence, he finds himself locked into a situation that’s becoming increasingly tense and unpleasant. But when opportunities arise for him to escape, and get home safely, will he be too obstinate to take them? And anyway, what’s the worst that can happen?
Morning Presentation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,870. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jason was a brilliant computer programmer. He designed a program no one had seen or could even conceive of. It could make him famous. But sabotage was on the horizon.