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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: 1,460. 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: Free! Words: 15,540. 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".
With One Shoe
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2017 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Detective Ron Conroy gave up hoping for a better world. When he attends the home of Elvira Paradis to investigate her missing daughter, he finds a woman worn beyond her years, but also visions of someplace wonderful. A delinquent youth leads Ron into the world of high school art classes, unrequited love and lost hope. Will the case end in the arrest of the wrong man—or rekindle Ron’s faith?
The Bloody Valentine's Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2017 by Dragon Promedia. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
He watched the sliding water on his windows with great interest. “Water goes to the lower places, that is a natural law” said He “however, nowadays technology makes water able to refute its law.” He wondered how man could change natural laws, and even violated rules for their own purposes. I started to like the idea “Rules are made to be violated.” He talked to himself
Park and Die - An Unsafe Journey
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: American English. Published: August 26, 2017 by wotnext press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Against all advice, in extreme wintry conditions, an arrogant man insists on using a Park and Ride bus service. As a consequence, he finds himself locked into a situation that’s becoming increasingly tense and unpleasant. But when opportunities arise for him to escape, and get home safely, will he be too obstinate to take them? And anyway, what’s the worst that can happen?
Morning Presentation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,870. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jason was a brilliant computer programmer. He designed a program no one had seen or could even conceive of. It could make him famous. But sabotage was on the horizon.
Driving to the Death
Price: Free! Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
this is a death of an unlicensed taxi driver which could have been avioded
Lasagna and Successes
Price: Free! Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this noir short story a woman discovers a terrible secret, and chooses to solve her problems with lasagna.
Scandal Beneath The Basilisk
Price: Free! Words: 12,210. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This is the story of a Sherlock Holmes choosing to escape the ordinary by disembarking down a different destined path. A mystery set in 1885 London, during the evolving reign of Queen Victoria, the city's lenses pointed towards the presence of this ostentatious man, a philosopher of mind and of deduction. With earnest presentation, please enjoy: Scandal Beneath The Basilisk.
The Final Outing
Price: Free! Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A short mystery tale about a three year old girl and the trauma she went through at such a tender age.
DRUMS; A Ben Miles Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short mystery with PI Ben Miles that, in the end, maybe isn't as much a mystery as just a sad story he didn't need to find out about.
Murder on the Cosplay Express: A Kent Bronwyn Mystery
Series: Kent Bronwyn. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,640. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A famous mystery author has spent the weekend at a comic book convention. While riding the train back to Los Angeles, he finds himself caught up in a murder investigation where every suspect is wearing a costume and isn't who they claim to be. The first in the Kent Bronwyn mystery series, this story pays homage to the great comic book conventions of Southern California.
The Games People Play
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A stroll in the forest with a friend and a dog turns into a lot more. The British police force is called in to unravel twenty years of unconnected murders. But then, are they really unconnected?
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Shadow
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case Files 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,880. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Nicolette Mace is a private investigator out of necessity, not choice. With her family dead and nowhere else to turn she had to learn to stand on her own two feet and live the only way her father ever taught her to.
Heartville's Diner
Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Café, Eatery or Bistro... On the whole these brightly lit, welcoming signs serve as samples of sometimes age-old delectable processes kept secret, to keep hungry selective patrons going back for more...
Seventh
Series: Gus and Ghost. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2017 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Detective Gus Collier has seen a lot of corpses, but he’s never had one open its eyes, grab his wrist, and speak to him. But that’s exactly what happens when he’s called to investigate a murder on the morning of his twenty-eighth birthday. Twenty-eight. Seven quadrupled. Gus is the seventh son of a seventh son, but he’s always considered it just an accident of birth--until today.
The Ramsey Chase: A Remarkable Adventure of Cornelia True & Roman Gray
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,530. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Roman Gray's Device malfunctions and he lands, naked, in Cornelia True's petunia bed, they join forces to track down a time-traveling serial killer out for the blood of his thirteenth victim.
BREAKING THE CYCLE
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,980. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
F/M story. The genre of the story is 'f/m detective/historical romance'
The Hard Way
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“He shot her! He shot my wife, and got away with it!” I heard the man sharing his horrific ordeal to the group, but I wasn't listening. Somehow, I managed to emotionally detach myself from the room, almost as if I had entered a strange out of body experience.

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