Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories

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.
13 Claws
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,170. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Holy Menagerie! The Mesdames of Mayhem, a group of established, acclaimed Canadian crime writers, have teamed up with three talented newcomers to create a book for your library favorites! 13 Claws includes 17 fantastic tales (pun intended), featuring cats, dogs, dragons and snakes! With thrillers, cozies and mysteries of every variety, 13 Claws is sure to find a sweet spot with crime lovers.
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.
Cinema Detectives and Non-Existent: Horrible House
Series: The Cinema Detectives - Comic Strip Detectives. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 160. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The Band “Non-Existent” must spend the night in a haunted house in order to gain £10 million - otherwise they'll be deported to Antarctica! How can Ken and Rosa, the Cinema Detectives, ensure they survive the night? And who is the mysterious Bob Bobonio? Includes bonus story “Gut Romance.”
The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Fifth Course of Chaos
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,860. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2017 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
The Killer Wore Cranberry has been acclaimed worldwide for its wicked combination of humor and Thanksgiving-themed mysteries, and this year’s installment is sure to carry on everyone’s new, favorite holiday tradition. This year’s contributions come from 14 of today’s best and brightest short mystery authors that could be seated at one dinner table.
The Adventure of the Amorous Football Field
Price: Free! Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Who buries a clock in the middle of a football field on a college campus? And why? The college calls in Tanner and Rhiana Brown, owners of the Sun Detective Agency to investigate a theft on campus. Both crimes are related. The Browns set a trap for the thief and find the reason for the buried clock. Rhiana uses a novel approach to the punishment of the thief.
Hannah The Girl who was tied to a man
Price: Free! Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
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The robber told Hannah Manwaring to lift her skirt. Tom Jenkins, a shy but handsome accountant, leaned toward the criminal, his hands turning into solid fists. She rushed in front of Tom and calmed him down. The robber took the money from the cash register then tied them to a chair, facing each other. They touched from their shoulders to their hips. Tom blushed then froze. She was losing him.
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.
Dead & Breakfast and Other Stories
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,730. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Not all detectives are heroes. And when the dead can't defend themselves, help comes from the most unlikely sources. It might be from P.I.s with offices in unusually high places (“Heaven Knows”). It might come from shapeshifters in love (“Stakes & Adders”). Hell, it could even come from...you’ve guessed it, Hell. (“667, Evil and Then Some”).
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
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: 15,980. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"Take care my old friend...!!" "Dangling down below; I managed to pry my fatigued eyelids open. A muted thud followed the brush past my ice-covered back as Eric's free-falling body passed me".