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Noir - Case of the Sphinx
Price: Free! Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The second installment in a short story series featuring Bruce Howard; the lady-killing private investigator. In this case, one of his “bed buddies” comes to him for help when a serial killer has targeted her as the next victim. Previous short story: Noir – Case of My Missing Love
The Fluorine Murder
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Fluorine Murder is the ninth story in the Periodic Table Mystery Series by Camille Minichino. Watch retired physicist Gloria Lamerino juggle wedding plans with solving a case of arson and murder. If you like it, you're in luck: there are 109 stories to go!
Hank Hunter - Prologue
Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Hank Hunter's last name is descriptive of his profession - he's a people hunter that finds those that have gone missing. Whether his target is a kidnapped toddler, a deadbeat dad who owes alimony payments, or a missing hiker in the middle of the mountains, Hank finds a way to succeed. This free prologue, a self-contained short story, introduces the title character and sets the scene for book one.
Jeremy the Germ, Planetary Crime Fighter
Price: Free! Words: 10,800. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
When Police Officer Perry Salter first meets crime victim Jeremy, the young man has a rare, debilitating form of autism. Later, Officer Salter confronts evidence of two hideous crimes. His cop instincts say Jeremy is innocent while the evidence and the community say Jeremy is guilty. Salter struggles to find truth and justice despite the very real risk of damaging his rising his career.
Bye Bye Baby
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,390. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a seven-year-old boy disappears after school, the case is handed to Detective Frank Collins. He's been looking to lead a high-profile case for a while, and sets out determined to prove his worth. But the missing schoolboy is only a trigger for another crime. Someone is intent on exploiting the boy's grief-stricken mother. And they have plans for Frank Collins too.
Doesn't Ring a Bell (Round 1)
Price: Free! Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A prisoner with severe memory loss is guided by a little notebook written by a familiar voice.
The Eagle Claw Hack
Price: Free! Words: 8,150. Language: American English. Published: September 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
A Short Story- A retired teacher and indie author enlists his former student, a teenage computer wunderkind in a wild scheme to exact revenge on unfaithful readers.
That Lovely Feeling
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Love and murder, both passionate pursuits, share a jungle retreat for millionaires. In this tangled habitat of lust and fear, cash-strapped Sheil (make ’em laugh) is hired to sing. She hunts for clues and herself falls prey. Whodunit diva Ann Morven's tease is more risqué than her usual. It is a scary tingle of delight, featuring her popular heavyweight chump of crime fiction.
Happily Divorced, or how to rob the robber
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
After 40 years of troublesome marriages two 65 year old men are happily divorced but broke. Their future may only last five years. They decide to rob the robber.
Last Assignment
Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
~Free short story from the PbRJV Gallery~ "My name is Dallas Lowe, and the life of a law enforcement officer is never easy, but it is rewarding. Then receiving our gold detective shields and working together fulfills a childhood dream for me and my best friend Brian. We live on top of the world – until the day comes all policemen dread – the day when things go wrong and someone has to die."
Paris Texas Jane's Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
This is based on the original book, we had to make up a chapter for an English assignment. The Description is, Travis married Jane, and began being abusive to her, and in this short story Travis has tied Jane to the stove with his belt for trying to escape. Jane manages to get free and Travis wants to get her back at any cost.
The Insane
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A man realizes that everyone around him has contracted a virus that drives them insane, and he might be next.
Blood On The Wind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
You never know where murder will strike. This brilliant short whodunit first appeared 1993 in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
The curse of Friday 13th
Price: Free! Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Alexa's 13th birthday is coming up but this year something unexpected is going to happen. Alexa's father had died when she was born and all she knows was that a tree had fell on he's car when he was driving. But what she doesn't know is that he was cursed and on her 13th birthday the curse is passing on to her. On her birthday she is trying everything to stop the curse. Will she survive? Or not...
Inbox Zero
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Social media undertaker Kendall Barber has discovered something about his new subject - an email set up to be sent after his death. What is in the email - and why is his client, the dead man's brother, so eager to find out? This short story is a mini-sequel to the crime novella 'The Obituarist', but it can also be read as a stand-alone story.
A Life of Death: 2
Series: A Life of Death, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 14,740. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » Crime
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Historical Society offers proof Alex’s visions are real, but he begins to question whether his ability is a blessing or a curse. Uncertain, Alex attempts to use it to see his dead father again and speak for those in need. But his newfound aspirations may unveil skeletons hidden close to home.
The Docks
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,520. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Harry's in over his head. One person holds all the answers. Unfortunately Harry killed him last night. Murder, manslaughter or self-defense? All Harry knows is that what he remembers doesn't match what the police are finding out - and if he can't find the truth first he'll be going back to jail for life.
The Smuggler's Wife
Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
All Abigal hoped for was to be able to pay the bills. With her husband out of work, times were desperate. All of that changed with a strange phone call. Abigal’s husband, Emilio suddenly began working for a mysterious exporting company. Abigal inevitably gets wrapped up in the “company” and her life changes forever when tragedy strikes.
No Signal
Series: John Steele, Rural Detective, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 15,330. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Small town rural life is supposed to be simple, peaceful, and anything but tragic. Join private eye John Steele as he investigates a murder and searches for a good cell phone signal.
The Shooting
Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
There has been a shooting, but the victim and the shooter says it is an accident. But Sheriff Lou Kent isn't buying their story. Yet, he can't figure out why these two friends have a conflict that involves a gunshot wound.