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Upside Down
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Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Introducing the Michael Ferris mysteries. All new characters, modern day Earth. Former homicide cop Mike Ferris consults on unusual murders. A weird crime scene drags Mike into the hunt for a disgruntled property owner. Humorous noir. For liberal mature persons only. The story implies an acceptance of an alternative lifestyle, thus the content may be inappropriate for minors and conservatives.
The Fluorine Murder
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2009. Category: 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!
Noir - Case of the dead pediatrician
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Price: Free! Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
After a pediatrician's dead body crashes through his office window, Bruce Howard begins an investigation that leads him to believe that maybe this man is better off dead. Should he even bother trying to find the killer? The third installment in this Noir series leaves Bruce Howard wondering if some murders are necessary. Previous short story: Noir - Case of the Sphinx
Noir - Case of Bruce Howard
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Price: Free! Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
This time Bruce Howard is the target but he won't go down without taking somebody with him. The fourth installment of the Noir series forces Bruce Howard to show a little of his dark side. Previous short story: Noir - Case of the Dead Pediatrician
Death at the Whistling Swan
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Price: Free! Words: 6,410. Language: American English. Published: September 4, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
~ Temporarily free mystery short ~ A curious fellow and interested in a certain young woman, I attended a poetry reading. The poet was entertaining, but my attention drifted to Liz. The next morning I learned of the poet's death from a fellow faculty member. Concerned for Liz, I decided to discover what happened. How could a poet's death be related to the issue of tenure? Join me and find out.
That Lovely Feeling
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: 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.
Bye Bye Baby
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,390. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » 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.
Noir - Case of My Missing Love
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Price: Free! Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
The first in a series of short stories chronicling the cases of Bruce Howard, a charmingly intelligent private investigator that has more heart than he realizes. In this case, his young neighbor, Timmy, asks for Bruce Howard’s help in finding his missing mother after coming home to a puddle of blood.
Jeremy the Germ, Planetary Crime Fighter
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Price: Free! Words: 10,800. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(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.
Hank Hunter - Prologue
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Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Category: 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.
The Secret Lives of Cats
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Homer Ziff wanted to know how his outdoor cats spent their days, so he attached a tiny digital camera to their collars—and discovered a mystery in his own backyard. Winner of the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice Award for 2008, this Anthony-nominated story was one of the most talked about stories of the year. Includes complete bonus story, "Scrawny Pete."
Lunch Reads Volume 3
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Price: Free! Words: 14,990. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011 by Istoria Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Istoria Books Presents: Lunch Reads Volume 3 A short-short and a long-short--two great mystery stories by writers at the top of their craft! In this third volume of Istoria Books's Lunch Reads series, readers will encounter a grumpy senior citizen doing her grocery shopping and a small town abuzz about the murder of their local newspaper's editor.
Kill Him Sweetly
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2008 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Christmas ain't happy when you're next target of an unknown killer. This award winning short-story of 3240 words is by the whodunit diva Ann Morven.
Doesn't Ring a Bell (Round 1)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A prisoner with severe memory loss is guided by a little notebook written by a familiar voice.
Blood On The Wind
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: 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.
Noir - Case of the Sphinx
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Price: Free! Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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 Last Case
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Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(1.00 from 1 review)
When Federal Bureau of Investigation - Behavioral Analysis Unit Agent Williams gets abducted by his own doctor, the FBI decides to search for his abductor and for their FBI agent. Will they find Agent Williams or will he get killed by his abductor?
What the Monster Saw
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A mystery short story from this Edgar nominated author. Everyone thinks Kyle Worthington is the good-for-nothing only son of Jackson Worthington. But Kyle Worthington hides his smarts and his dreams, until he discovers a body in an alley on the way home from school. The police can’t solve the crime, but Kyle can—unless his very wealthy and very powerful father stops him.
Barry Hargrove, Private Investigator
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Price: Free! Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Sometimes when you're starting out in the business, well, things just aren't what you expect. Besides, one man's reality is another man's fantasy. Meet Barry Hargrove who wants to be a private detective and this is sort of his first case. He's good. This is the main character in my novel "2012: Timeline Apocalypse" and this introduces him to the world. Another short story is to follow.
Coffin Humor: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Noah awoke in a casket. The casket was on display in a funeral parlor. He awoke several times more in the same casket and each time had a conversation with the funeral services practitioner. During these exchanges, he became aware that his memory was seriously impaired. He also learned that the recovery of his memory would lead to his death. Problem was: It might already be too late.