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Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories

Broken Reel
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Andy Solomon has lost his wife and young son. Wracked by grief, Andy decides to take a drive along a secluded road. The problem is that he doesn't remember leaving his house or getting into his car. During his strange journey, questions start to plague Andy: How did he get here? Why does he keep seeing the same scenery, signs and roadside memorial? Will he be able to solve this riddle?
That One Summer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2019 by Metamorphosis Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Margery’s life turns upside down. For summer, too many plants fill the nursery. Watering takes too much time. A strange man lurks around the property, asking for the owner. Something feels off about him. Then things grow even more sinister. This atmospheric mystery set in the plant world makes a wonderful and gratifying short read.
The Angst of Arthur Boyd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Disguised as a man, River is Chicago's new medical examiner; her brother Archer is its police inspector. Although both are equipped to handle criminals of the 22nd century, their enhancements are far less useful for fighting crime in the Victorian Windy City. The death of Arthur Boyd is their first murder case since being displaced in time. They’ll just have to solve it the old fashion way—almost.
Indebted
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,400. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Private detective Mark Kent is employed by his friend and former fellow soldier Adam to find his missing employee. Kent's investigation uncovers a scheme to blackmail wealthy businessman, Michael Rivers, who takes drastic action to defend his reputation. Michael's unpredictable son causes more worries for his father while Kent witnesses events conspiring to ruin Michael's business dreams.
The Inheritance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,520. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story. In The Inheritance, Mark Kent is hired by Olivia Campbell to find her missing diamond necklace. His investigation leads to her son, John Campbell, who is a struggling businessman harangued by his doting mother and taunted by the memory of his nagging wife. As Campbell's companies continue to fail he ventures into a deal with Chinese businessmen, and ends up fighting for his life…
The Reluctant Bride
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2019 by L.L. Bartlett. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Don Parsons & Nick Ferrell bought a Victoria spinster to transform into a Painted Lady. Weddings are a part of their business plan. They’ll be hosting a small ceremony and reception for bride-to-be Lauren Washborne … except she doesn’t seem all that enthusiastic about her upcoming nuptials. Will Lauren have a chance to live happily ever after, or will her suitor be left at the altar?
Yvonne
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
One click of the mouse has the potential to get you into trouble especially when it comes to financial matters. In this story it certainly generated entertainment, confusion, frustration, hopes, headaches, dreams, disappointments and sleepless nights, as you can read in the following story. This is a true story with an unexpected twist.
El Sargento del Puesto de Terrer
Price: Free! Words: 9,930. Language: Spanish. Published: December 27, 2018 by Iudex. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
El sargento Román Pérez, veterano de la Guerra de Reconquista contra los zombis, es asignado al pueblo de Terrer al frente de un pequeño destacamento de soldados, con la misión de mantener la paz. El borracho del lugar, Eufrasio Escolano, es brutalmente asesinado, lo que dispara la tensión. Sin conocimientos, sin medios y sin apoyos, ¿podrá resolver el caso antes de que sea demasiado tarde?
Janus
Price: Free! Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sibling rivalry leads to murder when the competition between identical twins becomes obsession. The lives of two respected archaeologists are in near perfect parallel, except for the one thing they cannot share--the woman they both love. One twin has her. The other is determined to take her back--and no act is too extreme to make that happen.
La Sangre Tira Mucho - A Secrets of PEACE Short Story
Series: Secrets of PEACE. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,650. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Detective Alma Rosales enjoys a fairly comfortable life in a future America run by the authoritative PEACE Project. But when her younger brother Javier gets into trouble, Alma follows a trail that leads her closer and closer to the radicals she's been tasked with hunting down and reporting to the Project her entire career...and a decision that will change the course of her life forever.
Sherlock Holmes - Series Reading Order - with Checklist & Summaries
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOKS AND ALL SHORT STORIES CHECKLIST AND SUMMARIESSHERLOCK HOLMES SHORT STORIES AND STANDALONE NOVELS READING LIST WITH SUMMARIES AND CHECKLIST SHERLOCK HOLMES Fan? Get the most pleasure out of your reading. Don’t miss a single SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOK OR SHORT STORY and read them all in the best order. Includes short summaries for each book and short story.
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents...the Other Brother: Scandal
Series: The Society of Misfit Stories Presents.... Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,710. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2018 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A gothic mystery that asks the question, “What if the World’s Greatest Detective had an evil brother?”
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: A Friend in Need
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case File 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,710. Language: British English. Published: December 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
There aren't many people that Siren can stand to spend time with, and even fewer people she actually likes. When Joe Dawson, bar owner struggling under the heel of notorious crime bosses and their flunkies comes to her for help, Siren isn't about to turn him away.
LOST : A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: November 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
After her father went missing and she could get no help, Rey Bradbury decides to take matters in her own hands. But things start to change when she realises the monster her dad used to joke about could be real, and it could be behind his disappearance. Will she ever find out the truth?
"Curse Thy Neighbor"
Price: Free! Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Bernice Wood and her husband are quintessential, middle-class professionals in Bloomington, Indiana. That archetype is challenged when a new, opaque family moves in across the street. Indeed, a misplaced parcel delivered to the wrong house will set Bernice into the Supernatural world! How she responds, later, may determine how far she goes down into that world…
Deception and Despair Part II
Price: Free! Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Thrills, chills, and kills are back! A group of high schoolers are in summer school when suddenly they are forced into a death game by a crazy couple and their mechanical pink kitty cat and two-headed snake. There can only be one survivor. One must kill a friend in secret then feign innocence to escape while the others die. And these kids thought summer school was the worst thing ever.
Blue Suicide
Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Decorated cop, A major attack on New York City, A fall from grace. The new short story from Ryan Horn
The Walk
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The story of a man who finds a handbag and the mystery of why there was so much interest in what he had found.
The Snap-Brim Fedora Caper
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Private Investigator Jim Nash is the lucky recipient of an anniversary gift courtesy of his business partner Maddie Stone. All is not as it seems when he dons the gift and falls asleep while wearing it. A mysterious woman searching for her husband. A man who doesn’t want to be found. Blackmail. Dirty pictures. All this and more as Nash goes into sleepy, exhausting overtime to prevent a kidnapping.
The Whistling Swing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A neighbourhood is disturbed by a whistling sound at night and concerned residents are going missing. The nonchalance of the landlord towards finding a solution raises Jerry's suspicion and forces him to identify the source of the noise and put a stop to it. Jerry must battle with the strange happenings around him to get to the bottom of the case, but first, he needs to figure out what’s real and

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