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Silverlight
By Matt Joyce
Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: Australian English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Something is terrorizing a Sydney park. Three people have died so far, torn to pieces. Is it a feral dog? A trained animal being directed to attack people by a deranged owner? The fabled black panther of the NSW mountains? Or is it something...worse? Two police detectives are about to find out that some legends can be all too real.
Road to Gethsemane
By Sara Yvonne Appleton-Adams
Price: Free! Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Magdalene and Eden are two victimized women. In a chance meeting the two realize they have one thing in common - the same man. A decision is made to free themselves of the tyranny of the puppet masters. But on the road to Gethsemane who will lose their way?
Still Wind, Forgotten Days
By Bobby A. Troutt
Price: Free! Words: 30,990. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Still Wind, Forgotten Days contains enchanting stories of people who face impossible odds and life’s tragic moments. But, through their determining willpower and blessings from God, they are able to overcome the obstacles and endure life’s problems to achieve victory.
Abnormality #1: Beepers
By Tom Lichtenberg
Series: Abnormalities, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Dillon Sharif was the world's greatest big-data detective. It helped to be the handsome grandson of the billionaire founders of the AllDat Corporation - legal owners of all the world's information - but would it be advantage enough to solve the riddle of those invisible things that go beep in the night? Dillon was going to need every bit of his trusty assistants' assistance on this one.
Love in a Time of Outsourcing
By Rashad Freeman
Price: Free! Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(Short Story) Mike Benson is living the high life. A six figure salary, convertible sports car and a penthouse overlooking the California coast. He didn’t think life could get any better. Unfortunately, it just got worse.
Le soleil des sous-terreux
By Madjid Lebane
Series: Service Parisien des Enquêtes Spéciales, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 6,920. Language: French. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Le SPES doit aujourd'hui essayer de comprendre comment et pourquoi des hommes vivants dans les sous-terrains de Paris prennent feu en sortant au dehors.
Despair
By Richard F Jones
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A tyre and repair depot. A busy life. Then it all comes to an end. For someone who works there the outcome is tragedy.
A Cat Caper: A Delilah Duffy Short
By Jessica Sherry
Price: Free! Words: 5,360. Language: American English. Published: February 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
There are no mysteries too small for Delilah Duffy, at least not according to her great-grandmother, but missing cats?
A Crab, a Rustler, and an Ostrich: A Short Story
By Edward J. McFadden
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014 by QuickHitsPublishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
It’s just another sunny day in Middleburrow, Florida, when Deputy Sheriff Jake Santo is called to investigate the discovery of a severed finger on a tourist beach. Things only get stranger as reports of an ostrich causing havoc in town leads to an investigation of animal cruelty, greed, and power. Everyone seems to be in on it, but can Santo locate the nine-fingered man before the staties arrive?
The Apparition - An Andromache Jones Mystery
By Sammi Cox
Price: Free! Words: 15,650. Language: British English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It is three days since Andromache Jones suffered her ordeal at the hands of The Magician and she doesn't know what to do with herself. She doesn't think that she is up to working. She is not very keen on the idea of getting out of bed. In truth, all she wants is to be left alone. Unlucky for her, Jean Pottersworth is very persistent. Does she have a case that might chase away Mac's blues?
The Mystery of the Dead Squirrels
By S.C. Torrington
Price: Free! Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
0.75 star(4.64 from 11 reviews)
One mysterious death is a tragedy. A second is a coincidence. But a third dead squirrel? That’s murder, Pumpkin.
Six Short Stories
By Joe Ellis
Price: Free! Words: 45,740. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Popular mystery writer, Joe C. Ellis (Outer Banks Murder Series and the Ohio Valley Mystery Series) offers readers an eclectic selection of thrills and chills. Although the author presents a wide variety of plots and characters, a common theme emerges tying all the tales together-- dangerous encounters! Download your free copy today!
The Book
By Jeffrey Hickey
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A young couple goes for a walk in the park and chances across a mysterious book.
The Formula
By Crystin Morgan
Series: LiBREttO, Story #3. Price: Free! Words: 6,110. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2014 by Little Pig Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
November 1990. Twenty-two-year-old Vic Tomlinson is embarking on his legal career while Colin Campbell is on trial for murdering his wife. The prosecution's case is undeniably water tight. But when Campbell takes the stand, his evidence is the most astonishing the court has ever heard. Will the jury – or any jury – believe him? Twenty-three years later, Tomlinson discovers another clue.
Aragon et vanille
By Madjid Lebane
Series: Service Parisien des Enquêtes Spéciales, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 6,810. Language: French. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Le SPES cherche , ce mois-ci, à découvrir qui s'amuse à fabriquer des morceaux d'humains et, surtout, pourquoi ils le font.
Roses From Ishmael
By Janna Hill
Price: Free! Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Roses From Ishmael is a short thriller by Janna Hill. The story of a man in love, a grief stricken man.
La mort servie sur un plateau
By Madjid Lebane
Series: Service Parisien des Enquêtes Spéciales, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: French. Published: January 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
L'équipe du SPES doit cette fois découvrir comment une pseudo vedette de série web est décédée. Il sera question de play-boy et sex-symbol sur le retour, de groopies de base et d'une grande découverte faite par Roland sur le compte de son collègue Kevin. Une vraie équipe serait-elle en train de naitre ?
Una giornata davvero movimentata
By Quelli di ZEd
Price: Free! Words: 940. Language: Italian. Published: January 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Racconto della serie "11 Piccole ombre" C’è un mondo intorno a noi, impalpabile, il più delle volte invisibile, che ci avvolge e ci avviluppa in una sorta di eterea nebbia. Ne abbiamo coscienza solo in rare occasioni o in posti particolari, ma sappiamo che esiste, anche se non riusciamo a spiegarcelo. Undici racconti aprono un piccolo spiraglio sul lato oscuro della nostra esistenza...
Blackberry Crumble
By Cecilia Peartree
Price: Free! Words: 9,680. Language: British English. Published: December 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
'Blackberry Crumble' is a long short story about a haunted phone, a desperate café owner and her son, and a ruthless woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Sidecar Settlement
By Gaston Cavalleri
Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Bruce Tucker’s a 38-year-old Australian fridge mechanic who’s lived in South America for eight years. Bruce travels by motorcycle and sidecar. Ryan Pearson is a graduate travel journalist and photographer who's come into the travel path of Bruce. Ryan's a fish out of water in South America and he's very keen to create a story. In Iguazu Falls Bruce offers Ryan the story of a lifetime.