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Dolls
Price: Free! Words: 21,910. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Brought onto the investigation to explore all the leads no one expected to pan out, Officer Morgan finds himself on the trail of the mysterious and elusive Dolls. It's a lead that takes him into a world far stranger and more real than he had ever imagined and into something far more dangerous than he had bargained for.
Psycho Psyche
Series: The Cloud Brother's Short Stories. Price: Free! Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Dr Grenn is a hypnotist, executive, inventor, television personality, and scoundrel. Driven by insatiable greed, he jeopardises the whole world's security and tricks Professor Maurice Masterson into being his scapegoat. Take this short story as a warning, hide it from terrorists, and pray it never comes true…
"There's No Place Like Zone"
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Chris and Kevin have no choice but to drive to Chicago from New York City for an important meeting. Their car runs out of gas at a very inopportune time. Especially when they are not alone out in the middle of nowhere...
GHOST STORIES Volume 3
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ghost Stories is both inspirational and/or terrifying depending on your perspective. This collection of five short stories includes the Easter Island Mystery, Jack the Ripper, Grave Premonition, Haunted Castle, and the Mountain of the Dead (Dyatlov Party). You’ll be asking yourself, “Is that really possible?"
Bottling the Cold, Hard Heart
Series: Infinite Horizons. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Eliza's comfortable life ended when her beloved grandmother died. Her cousin Sandra swooped in and took it all, from the house to Eliza's beloved dog, Miki. Nothing Eliza did worked but the one thing she would never give up on was saving Miki, no matter what it took. Bottling the Cold, Hard Heart is a cozy mystery where family and tradition are the true threats to life, love and liberty.
Hot Summer Nights
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,040. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
When houses start to burn mysteriously in a small Georgia town, Mike Eiser teams up with a beautiful and talented arson investigator and an equally talented canine to identify a local real estate agent with a talent for fraud.
The Right Decision
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A detective whose wife was killed in a gas station robbery, spends his time trying to catch the guy who killed her and raising his only daughter.
White Peak
Price: Free! Words: 13,910. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
An FBI agent is sent back to Montana where he was raised to find out who murdered two Indian surveyors who were surveying for a casino. As he delves into the problems at White Peak he finds murder, corruption and greed.
Backslide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Mike Eiser is shocked when his friend and mentor, Charlie Bozeman, is murdered by a sniper right in front of him. Could his boss, Sheriff Glenn Glassman, be the murderer? Or, is there another explanation?
Murderous Coffee Crumble #4
Series: Skyvalley Cozy Mystery Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,440. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015 by Yap Kee Chong. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Emmy had the perfect life in Paris but because her father asked her to help him with the family business, she decided to go home to Sky Valley, Georgia. Sky Valley’s a small town—but it had a lot of secrets, murderous and uncanny ones, lurking within. Read The Sky Valley Mysteries 4: Murderous Coffee Crumble now and get to see the much awaited conclusion to The Sky Valley Mysteries series!
Gold Standard
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
When Harry gets a lunch invitation from an old friend, Wiley, he happily meets Wiley for lunch. Wiley's illness saddens him, but Wiley needs his help with a project puts an entirely different light on the friendship. Imagine being asked help a sick friend rob a bank! Unwilling to let an old friend down, Harry must temporarily redefine his sense of right and wrong.
Because
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
How do you solve a problem like your mother? A ferocious flash fiction story, now a finalist for the Derringer Award. Accompanied by an exclusive essay by the author on the exhausted genesis of the story at Kris Rusch and Dean Smith's Oregon mystery workshop, the writing life, and the Derringer short list. "[H]igh quality"--Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
The Replacements
Price: Free! Words: 4,000. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
You only get to make one mistake. Three young men travel from the suburbs to the city in search of forbidden pleasure. They think they are prepared to commit a crime and become men, but are they ready for the surprise that their dealer has set up for them?
Jade O'Reilly and the Luck of the Irish (A Sweetwater Short)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Jade is late to work, she's punished by being assigned what may be an unsolvable case: find a missing four-leaf-clover good-luck charm before the town's St. Patrick's Day Festival. This Sweetwater Short story is about 50 pages in length.
Dead Letter
Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An Elderly Man is forced to confront the truth of his life – his personal lies and his sorrows. He gets the opportunity to escape the loneliness he confided in after losing sight of love.
Mayhem At The Mansion #3
Series: Skyvalley Cozy Mystery Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,550. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015 by Yap Kee Chong. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A New Man. More cupcakes. Another chance at life? Can you still really get another shot at life? Or is that thought just a figment of one’s imagination? Emmy has been through the toughest things these past couple of months. First was the death of her old friend, Annabeth Meyer, whom she saw die right in front of her eyes. Join Emmy in confronting her own choices through Mayhem at the Mansion
NO LEADS TO THE KILLER
Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
The year was 1927. Sheriff Taylor had a murder on his hands--and no leads to the killer. Fingerprinting and other scientific methods of solving crimes had not yet been developed. NO LEADS TO THE KILLER is the story of how a resourceful rural sheriff got his man.
Leaden Fingers Twisted
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,950. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015 by DIB Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Until now, Auburn Spector, Private Investigator, finds herself on the trail of lost dogs, middle-aged infidelities, and the odd missing object. Finally, though, she gets a case she can really sink her teeth into: A disappearance. But with greater cases come greater dangers. Ones which require a steely determination just to stay alive. Leaden Fingers Twisted: A Short Story.
Ongetiteld
Price: Free! Words: 10,550. Language: Dutch. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Elvis Jackson is een privédetective die er vreemde ideeën op na houdt. Vraag het maar aan zijn assistent Zebedee Spekken-Bonen, die kan er over meepraten. Zijn methoden zijn meestal illegaal, hij heeft schijt aan de regels van de maatschappij, zowel de grote als de kleine, en werkt zich bij de meeste zaken in de problemen.
Plan B - Volume V
Series: Plan B Anthologies. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,810. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015 by in potentia press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A mystery and crime anthology with 13 stories of plans gone wrong, from Plan B Magazine.