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Lawrence Frightengale Investigates
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,980. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Television horror host Lawrence Frightengale and his leading lady, the glamorous drag performer Myrna Boy, find themselves racing against the clock when the theft of a classic car bound for the Out & About parade threatens to be a showstopper for Lawrence’s career.
Empty Space and Other Short Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Empty Space and Other Short Stories by Tara Rai is a collection of flash fiction stories. These nail biting shorts will leave you wondering what happens next. Empty Space has a little something for everyone, from mystery and horror to drama. You won't want to miss these quick reads.
9 Holiday Burglars Mysteries
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,630. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Yarnell and Beaumont are burglars and sometimes they get it right. The rest of the time there's a glitch in the job that has them scrambling to find a solution to their problem. Whether its finding a live body in a display casket, breaking into the wrong house, escaping on an ancient elevator after a penthouse job, or dealing with a crooked fence, these two partners in crime keep on going.
The Robot Murders
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,550. Language: British English. Published: April 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a world where robots had become commonplace and murder almost nonexistent, someone had been leaving ‘dead’ robots about. Detective Calloway tries to unravel the reason why and find out if there is any connection with the rare murders he is investigating.
Fleeing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When her only son is shot while fleeing a robbery, Gladys must come to terms over his "murder" by police. She doesn't believe her son would resort to robbery and no matter how much she antagonizes her son's former girlfriend, Gladys faces some uncomfortable truths.
Tales of Mystery and Mayhem
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 32,730. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This volume of short fiction from WDM Publishing includes five very different tales. The first and last stories deal with Debbie Mumford’s homicide detective, Gus Collier, and his increasingly paranormal cases, while the middle tale describes one woman’s struggle against nature’s mayhem. Deb Logan’s stories provide a teen viewpoint as her young heroines race to solve mysteries while discoveri
The Men: A Tale of Alien Terror (Part One)
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A tale of alien--and human--terror in the tradition of "Rosemary's Baby."
Smokescreen
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,270. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: April 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Smokescreen - A Five Short Story, Story Collection "A Broken Ladder" (6,251 words) Love and betrayal "As Above, So Below" (4,962 words) AI "Cat" (4,555 words) Anaesthesia "Coastline" (9,536 words) The Intelligence Community "I Forgot To Mention, My Name Is Luigi" (2,986 words) Metaphysical
Private Justice #21: Relapse
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 23,700. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Derrick Callum is asked to investigate the disappearance of a fellow soldier, Lee Adkins, who may have relapsed in his heroin addiction. Callum's investigation reveals plenty about what Adkins has been hiding and what he might know about something that might put his life and his family's life in danger.
Tequila & Time (Deadwood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,710. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tequila is a slippery devil ... Tequila is a slivvery depil ... Tequila issa slipperppery debil ... depil ... Recipe for drunken laughter: Take two best friends since childhood; Add four shots of tequila each; Sprinkle in a handful of secrets; Shake. Given the right amount of Tequila & Time, even the deepest secrets between two friends will rise to the surface.
Lady Sherlock Holmes in The Case of the Dancing Cadavers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,940. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
When an undertaker’s daughter witnesses her father’s suicide, she is suspicious; when she sees cadavers dancing in his morgue, she knows skullduggery is at play. She turns to the world’s foremost, and only, consulting detective to solve the mystery. This edition includes the radio script adaptation performed by the Atlanta Radio Theater Company, and a teaser for the next novella.
A Robbery In Norfolk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2018 by Mamba Books & Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A strong blending of genres, fiction tales with characters who combines strength and grace in a way that instantly wins the reader over to his perspective. Each word captivates the reader from the beginning and at times Liberty Dendron words seem like they are alive and breathing..."
Four AM
Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It's 4am, and the police are on the way. An elderly lady is waiting while her husband lays dead at the bottom of the stairs. Will she tell the whole story when they arrive?
31 Minimysteries
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,360. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
31 mini-mysteries for the reader to solve. Use the clues to figure out who did it or else how the crime was committed.
The Patreon Collection, Volume 2
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,020. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A dozen worlds, captured in page-turning stories. Every month Stefon Mears' Patreon supporters enjoy two new short stories. Stories never published anywhere before. Tales of adventure from deep space, across time, or from distant lands of magic. Tales of deadly monsters -- supernatural, or all too human. All from the twisted mind of Stefon Mears, author of the popular Cavan Oltblood, Rise of...
Магнус Ридольф
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,210. Language: Russian. Published: March 31, 2018 by FEHT Inc. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Истории о Магнусе Ридольфе, написанные с 1948 по 1957 год, создали запоминающийся образ изобретательного и сообразительного сыщика со стальными нервами, умеющего решить поставленную задачу с выгодой для себя.
Dead Guy in the Bathtub
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,970. Language: American English. Published: March 30, 2018 by All Due Respect Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
DEAD GUY IN THE BATHTUB, the short fiction of Paul Greenberg. A collection of crime stories with a wicked and dry sense of humor and irony.
Walpole Were
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 30, 2018 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Sighting: Possible Canid. Likely a werewolf Location: Walpole, Western Australia Status: Developing—tracking and research
Lilac Cadillac
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Synopsis Have you ever found yourself in a conversation where someone throws 'Family is everything' around, like it's cheap confetti? It had been many long years after, and the tightly-knit film-making family of Moorcrofts would listen in on conversations like these, and not react, correct, elaborate, or judge. Maybe because they made a pact to keep life 'after' Sue's birthday to themselves...
The Case of the Blowfish Exit
Series: The KR Files. Price: Free! Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Not only has M. Black chosen a very weird way of killing himself, he’s chosen to conduct this unsavory deed at Koji Remote’s favorite bar, Meme Disposal. With a little encouragement from his friends, Koji feels compelled to investigate.