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Broken Family
By Kevin Hopson
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by MuseItUp Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A mother of two is found dead along the shore of a lake, and the suspects are piling up.
Halifax Ghost Stories
By Gerry MacPherson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Can we ever really know for sure that ghosts exist? There have been too many sightings and reports of ghostlike phenomena to be dismiss. Maritime Canada, famous for its folklore has no shortage of ghost stories.When reading these tales, keep in mind that folklore is most often passed down from generation to generation,Take these stories for what they are and enjoy them.
Who Kidnapped Billy Bumble?
By P.F. Ford
Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,700. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
There’s trouble brewing in the cozy little town of Tinton when hopeless petty thief Billy Bumble is arrested. But it soon becomes clear that things aren't quite as they first appear! Unlikey hero Alfie Bowman seems to be the only one who really believes Billy Bumble has been kidnapped, but can he discover where Billy's being held, and if he does find him, can he launch a rescue bid?
An Unnecessary Murder
By P.F. Ford
Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,460. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
When a woman is murdered, DI 'Nasty' Nash is convinced the finger of suspicion points firmly at Alfie Bowman, but DS Dave Slater is not so sure. He knows Nash would love to see Alfie put away for a very long time. But would he really go so far as to frame him? In this latest novella of this series, Alfie and Slater team up to discover who's really responsible for this unnecessary murder.
Missing Without Trace
By P.F. Ford
Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,300. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Thirty years ago a little boy went missing, and still his mother doesn't know what happened to him. Police investigations at the time achieved nothing, but perhaps someone made sure of that. In this the second of the Alfie Bowman Novella Series reluctant hero Alfie tries to solve a 30 year old mystery and finds that even today there are some people who would rather he didn't find the truth...
An Unlikely Hero
By P.F. Ford
Series: Alfie Bowman Novellas, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 28,880. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Alfie Bowman is no hero, but when he sees a beautiful young woman in trouble he can't ignore it. Waking up in hospital later, he wonders if maybe it wasn't such a good idea! But when he learns the beating and the young woman are unconnected he wants to know who's behind his beating and why? And then there's the beautiful young woman. She needs help. It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!
Flight 370
By Eduard Joseph
Price: Free! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
0.75 star(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Amaal is on her way to Beijing when the air stewardess informs them that their plane has lost contact with ground control. Is it their plane that disappeared or is it the world outside that's vanished? Are you ready for the flight of your life?
Au creux de l'aiguille
By Bruno Robert des Douets
Series: Normandie légendaire - histoires courtes, Book 25. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: French. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Un promeneur découvre un mystérieux passage au bas des falaises d'Etretat. Dans l'obscurité, cet individu se voit plongé dans une autre dimension.
Abnormality #2: Migrants
By Tom Lichtenberg
Series: Abnormalities, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The world's #1 (if not only) Big-Data Detective returns in yet another extremely unlikely (if not impossible) adventure. This time things that should never move are apparently moving, and hidden dangers are lurking just beneath the surface. Part Freakonomics, part Sherlock Holmes, part Doctor Who, part Errol Flynn, but 100% completely absurd, another Dillon Sharif Tall Tale.
Cop Tales
By Alan March
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Cop Tales is four short stories that show you the danger, and the humor, cops share with each other.
Silverlight
By Matt Joyce
Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: Australian English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Something is terrorizing a Sydney park. Three people have died so far, torn to pieces. Is it a feral dog? A trained animal being directed to attack people by a deranged owner? The fabled black panther of the NSW mountains? Or is it something...worse? Two police detectives are about to find out that some legends can be all too real.
Road to Gethsemane
By Sara Yvonne Appleton-Adams
Price: Free! Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Magdalene and Eden are two victimized women. In a chance meeting the two realize they have one thing in common - the same man. A decision is made to free themselves of the tyranny of the puppet masters. But on the road to Gethsemane who will lose their way?
Still Wind, Forgotten Days
By Bobby A. Troutt
Price: Free! Words: 30,990. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Still Wind, Forgotten Days contains enchanting stories of people who face impossible odds and life’s tragic moments. But, through their determining willpower and blessings from God, they are able to overcome the obstacles and endure life’s problems to achieve victory.
Abnormality #1: Beepers
By Tom Lichtenberg
Series: Abnormalities, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Dillon Sharif was the world's greatest big-data detective. It helped to be the handsome grandson of the billionaire founders of the AllDat Corporation - legal owners of all the world's information - but would it be advantage enough to solve the riddle of those invisible things that go beep in the night? Dillon was going to need every bit of his trusty assistants' assistance on this one.
A Countdown to Death
By Deirdre Verne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Susan Miles is nosy. When she’s not keeping tabs on her neighbors at her New York City apartment building, she’s badgering the doormen for more information. With a tip from Jose, her favorite doorman, Susan is unwittingly drawn into a sinister murder plot that leaves one resident dead.
Busting God
By Danielle de Valera
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Short story, 15 pages. Aging undercover narcotics agent Michael O'Neill is fighting back the years. Pumping iron, practising karate with the best, running miles every day so that he can stay in the field. He is sent to the north coast of New South Wales, Australia, along with his Vietnam buddy Baby Johnson to bust a heroin dealer everyone up there calls 'God'. 5,500 words.
Confetti: A Collection of Cozy Crimes
By Patricia L. Morin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,360. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
From a theme party in Mizpah, NJ, to a surfing incident on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, murders are planned. From a Malibu beach with remote control cars, to the northern hills of Las Vegas, people are disappearing. "Confetti" is a colorful mixture of delightful stories.
Love in a Time of Outsourcing
By Rashad Freeman
Price: Free! Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(Short Story) Mike Benson is living the high life. A six figure salary, convertible sports car and a penthouse overlooking the California coast. He didn’t think life could get any better. Unfortunately, it just got worse.
Le soleil des sous-terreux
By Madjid Lebane
Series: Service Parisien des Enquêtes Spéciales, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 6,920. Language: French. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Le SPES doit aujourd'hui essayer de comprendre comment et pourquoi des hommes vivants dans les sous-terrains de Paris prennent feu en sortant au dehors.
Despair
By Richard F Jones
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A tyre and repair depot. A busy life. Then it all comes to an end. For someone who works there the outcome is tragedy.