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Did I Die?
Price: Free! Words: 12,350. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
At only 14 years old, John Malcolm finds school tough taking every hit on the chin (literally). John finally retaliates and the bully ends up violently injured. This attack causes John to go on the run making life even more difficult. On the run - John barely makes it out of his home town when a friendly stranger takes him in. With no escape John endures things that are far beyond imagination.
Balance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
What would you do if you had the power? Detective Dan Lake has been given the power to heal. But whenever he heals someone, he has to give the condition to someone else or Dan dies. This dark thriller short story by the bestselling author of The Dane Maddock Adventures and The Zombie Driven Life was originally published in the You Don't Know What You've Got... anthology.
Case File - A Collection of Nameless Detective Stories
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,360. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
It was fifteen years ago when the big, sort-of-sloppy, brew-loving P.I. appeared on the scene, dazzling readers with keen solutions to seemingly unsolvable crimes. And just as his disheveled demeanor gave no hint of the brilliant mind that lay behind it, his lack of a moniker said nothing about his rising popularity with mystery readers everywhere.
The Tides
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Bonnie’s making her way in the world the best way she knows how – finding men who’ll look after her, maybe take her closer to her dream of California. So far she’s done good. She made it to Oregon. She just spotted a new sugar-daddy. But she’s gotta trust her instincts because there are bad men out there…
Anywhen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Jack Finnegan possesses a rare talent that makes him a unique asset to the police department: he can see the past with one touch. But when he and his partner are assigned to locate a missing teenager, Jack will have to stretch the limits of his abilities further than he has ever dared.
When The Spirit Moves You
Series: Jeff Resnick Short Stories, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 12,820. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Jeff Resnick's curiosity is piqued when he sees a sign advertising psychic readings. At first he's sure the medium is a fake, but then his funny feelings lead him to suspect that a murder has taken place in the dilapidated house where Madam Zahara holds her readings. Just who died and how? And why is Jeff compelled to look for bodies buried in the medium’s yard?
The Demon and Me
Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
I’m woken from a blurry slumber with the demon whispering in my ear. Soft soothing tones put a smile on my whiskered face. The other is asleep. “Come” it says, "lets go for a walk." We all have demons... come and meet the one who used to live with me.
Dood in Bed - Commisaris Renz Vos, raadsel 2 - Nederlands
Series: Commissaris Renz Vos, Raadsel 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,190. Language: Dutch. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Slimme Vos Renz is gepensioneerd, maar kan het werk niet laten. Zeker niet, als hij in dit nieuwe TV-synopsis zijn vriend Sjaak ziet liggen: Dood in Bed.
The Pheesching Sector - A 6,000 Word Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,740. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 by Focus House Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The First officer and pilot of a two-man rogue ship, Casper Van Soulier is terrified by his captain’s obsessive need to journey toward the very edge of the galactic hinterlands. But it isn’t until their small patrol ship encounters a window of energy stretched across a massive graveyard of battle cruisers that he realizes they will likely die. A tale from "Maine's Other Author"TM Tim Greaton
Losing Weight For Love Sake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,650. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An Inspiration for weight loss Jenna a young lady in her twenties struggles with obesity. Her mother Marilyn secretly hires a fitness trainer under the pretense of a date. Jenna falls head over heels in love with Zack the handsome trainer and she takes on the challenge of losing weight. The more Zack gets to know Jenna, the more his heart gives in to his feelings.
Tales of Twisted Crime
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,020. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Five diverse stories of crime and punishment. A man on a road trip faces a mysterious killer, two oddball detectives meet the parrot of doom, in the not too distant future a group of thieves plan the perfect crime, an unlikely friendship leads to murder, and a serial killer takes an apprentice. No matter bent, broken or twisted, crime does not pay.
Christmas Cowboys, Mistletoe Diner and other Short Stories: A Collection of New Fiction for the Holidays
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,680. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011 by Remember Point. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Imaginative, evocative, heartwarming and entertaining, this wonderful collection of never before published short stories. This contemporary collection of new fiction will stay with you long after the holidays. Award winning writers and first time published authors contribute to making this the ultimate Christmas collection.
Dustin Jeckle & Mr. Hydel
Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011 by Focus House Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Desperate for something to change, crippled and struggling writer Dustin Jeckle lives with his mother while attempting to write a story that is somehow worthy of publication. There’s no way he could have known how tenuous was his grasp on life…nor how it would require strength like he’s never known to survive the seismic shift that awaits. Another gripping tale from "Maine's Other Author"TM
Oak Horse Ranch Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,740. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Christy, 12 and her brother Brad,16 get involved with a kidnapping. What happens to the 2 kidnapped students. Do they ever get back to their family? What isChristy and Brad's part in this kidnapping? Ages 8 to adult. Adventure and mystery. Family oriented.
Cleaning Up
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Peter swallows hard, this time his parents are going to do it. They’ll keep on cutting until he submits or they kill him. He needs to run and does, into the dark, dirty streets of downtown Vancouver. He meets Jill a girl who decides to believe and helps him. Peter knows his father is head of the underground gangs and needs to get to the police as soon as soon as possible.
A Wife's Duty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 by Next Step Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mary Sue knows a wife’s duty is to tidy up after her husband, no matter how messy the task. But does that include cleaning up a murder scene?
The House of Happy Mayhem
Price: Free! Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
It would be nice to live their life... Acclaimed short story by Trent Zelazny about taking fantasies too far. Originally published in The Day the Leash Gave Way and Other Stories, Wilder Publications, 2009. Received an honorable mention in Best Horror of the Year 2009.
Fishermen's Justice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fishermen's Justice is a short ghost story that takes place at sea after two lobster trappers from a New England fishing community take action against a poacher.
Dog on Fire
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,230. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Kevin Sweeney and Joop Wheeler operate a small investigative agency on the Massachusetts coast. They can’t afford to be choosy about their clients; they take just about any case that comes their way. Their clients are normal people living normal lives who find themselves in situations that are anything but normal-situations that call for the help of men accustomed to serious weirdness.
Shadows Everywhere
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,420. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Twelve tales of mystery from the pen of bestelling author John Lutz, Shadows everywhere collects much of the author's early work. You'll meet everyone from a "hardscrabble farm woman" to a volatile trucker with an explosive cargo, a cliff driver with dreams of gold, and women who are digging for it. Not every PI is a good guy, and not every villain gets his due.