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Masque Of Deceit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013 by Short Story Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Story Press Presents Masque Of Deceit by Jordan Lane KATHERINE CRENSHAW, whose real name was FENTON, was raised by foster parents. Although she knew she was adopted she accepted the fact that her true family would not return for her. As the days went by Katherine lived a tranquil life until one phone call changed everything.
The Phantom Visitor
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(1.00 from 1 review)
What was really in the garden -- and how dangerous was it?
Clash of Wills
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Robert Bell. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When informed his father had died, Ray knew he had to do the right thing, even though they'd not spoken in years. Determined to face his demons, he returned to his father's adopted home in England, only to discover the realities weren't as he'd imagined and that a world of new problems had to be faced.
The Ballad of the Cop's Gun
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A rummy. A stripper. A slum lord. A body. Crime can be operatic. In the big city, justice's tune is one few citizens know well. When the words don't come, sometimes a cop's gun provides the best accompaniment. This suspense thriller from C. C. Blake has one hell of a tempo.
Little Miracles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
As a homicide detective, Frank deals with violent death every day. And his reaction to those deaths kills him by inches. Until his most recent case forces him to take a long, hard look at his emotional state. The murder scene’s only survivor might hold the clues Frank needs to solve the case. It might even hold the key to Frank’s very salvation.
Murderous Critters, Cattle Capers(tm) #1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,950. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Murderous Critters is a trio of outrageously funny mystery short stories, the first collection in a series featuring the zany comic animal characters from the world of Cattle Capers(tm). A killer magician, rogue dinosaur skeletons, and roaming gunslingers are no match for bovine Master Detective Adam Steer and his goofy sidekick Crazy Cal. Appropriate for teens and adults. Not for young children.
Double
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
David Black has the lot - a successful business, beautiful wife Miriam and two wonderful kids. That’s not to mention young Rachel Owen his sexy PA and mistress. Whilst on a family holiday David spots his double walking towards him on a pier. But when he gets home his worst nightmare ensues as Double impersonates him with disastrous consequences for his professional and private life...
Bored
Price: Free! Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A murder mystery short story about a gruesome and distinctly messy murder in a retirement home.
A Little Bit Crazy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
If your life takes you around the country, you may start to see stories in the hotels you visit. Employees have hours and paychecks not so obvious may surprise you. Take a look at this hotel and you may think twice about where you stay.
Clockwork - a suspense short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A disturbing shadow falls over a forgotten town, unnoticed by everyone except for an old shopkeeper …
Rozamunda - Mystery short story
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Rozamunda, is the first story in a series At the Crossroads. Events presented here are not necessarily true, but almost possible. Everything depends on the imagination of the reader. Those, who do not believe in anything, will not like this book and it is directed not to them.
Agent X13 - Death and the Devil
Price: Free! Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A dead body shows up in the underground subway tunnels. Agent X13 and his on-duty assistant, Mr. Anderson, is on the case. A trail of blood is their ticket to solving it ..
Sergeant's Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013 by Short Story Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Story Press Presents Sergeant's Heart by Natashiah Jansen “Sergeant’s Heart” is a story about love, lost and new beginnings. Celest and Mark celebrate their unplanned pregnancy before he is supposed to go to Afghanistan. But soon afterwards Celest’s world is turned upside down by an unforeseen disaster. She only has her friend Dina to support her and help her deal with her loss.
The Kindness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,320. Language: American English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
In The Kindness, professional business consultant Garrett Penquite assists floundering companies get their feet back on the ground. His own business heads for the tank when he is accused of unprofessional conduct. Those charges are eventually dropped but after rebuilding his business the allegations begin again threatening to completely ruin his business if he is not acquitted once and for all.
Zvonek 08 Book 4: Operation Catwalk and The High Life
Series: Zvonek 08, FICR, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,550. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Zvonek and Honza are caught in between beauty queens and drug dealers, working against time to keep felines safe and secure in Prague.
The Doll Before the Last One
You set the price! Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Murder Mystery Short Story. New York detective Carl Simeon has no family on the planet. Each day is a battle against his suicidal inner demons. Meanwhile, there's a new serial killer on the rise. But when the two meet face to face, the shocking revelations that the killer brings to light forces Carl to face death in the cruellest way. One which he could never have imagined. Or wished for.
The Girl On The Hill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013 by Short Story Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Story Press Presents The Girl On The Hill by Dorothea Bryant Young David is on his first journey away from home. Hired as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher, he is flown half way around the globe to work in a pilot school teaching refugee children. Settling in and learning about the new world he lives in he meets and falls in love with beautiful Amaris.
The Flower Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Talia and Max seldom work together at a crime scene, but on this one they must, not just because of the lives lost or the way they died, but because of the memories the crime brings up. Now, Talia must employ her best forensics skills to solve the murder—and salvage her own memories in the process.
Northern Star
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Rich wild child Carrie Marchant has made a sexy movie with a former lover, who she calls her Northern Star. The clip has got into the hands of a blackmailer. Carrie isn’t too bothered but her mother Rebecca calls in Lucy to investigate. However Sara, Carrie’s elder sister, would much sooner pay off the blackmailer. Lucy begins to understand why as she opens the can of worms that is Carrie’s life.
The Red Hound of Pooley and other tales of mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,060. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Four tales of mystery. In 'The Red Hound of Pooley' a young bricklayer’s mate encounters a red hound; will it bring him serious bad luck? 'The Fiddington Smith' may have had a strange brush with the Devil himself. In Cheshire, 'The Winnington Lady' is said to flit among the bushes frightening hapless workers at the Drum Plant. 'The Poachers of Darnall' is historically true and a strange yarn.