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Coffin Humor: A Short Story by John Brinling
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » 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.
On the Disappearance of Miss Susie Connolly and the Subsequent Seismic Events in Northern Michigan 1995 by Kris Coeur
Price: Free! Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Sgt. Miller of the Michigan State Police Special Case unit is sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the young Miss Connolly. His only witness/suspect is a contractor who builds log cabins for the fabulously wealthy, but he's spouting madness. Will Sgt. Miller ever discover what occurred the night she disappeared without a trace? Will he ever know what created the massive caverns?
The First Tale by Icy Sedgwick
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,360. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk(4.25 from 4 reviews)
The Vertigo City Resistance is pitted against the shadowy Weimar Corporation. Their stalemate is broken by the death of an infiltrator. The fiery Resistance Commander Liss Hunt and bewildered companion Philip Wiseman set off on a journey into both organisations to discover the truth behind who runs Vertigo. The First Tale is an action adventure featuring automatons, mad scientists and explosions!
Cowboy Grace by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,640. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Grace decides to sell her business and move west, not realizing that the man who bought her business embezzled from it. Her departure looks like guilt, and suddenly Grace, who only wants peace and quiet, has a price on her head. Included in the World’s Finest Mystery And Crime Stories of 2004, “Cowboy Grace,” also received an Edgar Award nomination.
Car Noir by Darryl Hicks
Price: Free! Words: 10,740. Language: American English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Former Denver homicide cop Michael Ferris hunts for the murderer of a car salesman. Sequel to Upside Down. The Michael Ferris mysteries feature fictional Colorado characters with liberal viewpoints, the conversations are food for thought, not necessarily the author's true beliefs. The story is set in 2013. The 1/1/2014 publish date commemorates Colorado's historic milestone.
A Life of Death: 3 by Weston Kincade
Series: A Life of Death, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » Crime(5.00 from 1 review)
Skeletons from the past are haunting more than just Alex—esteemed adults within the community and even teachers. Alex is confronted with the true tests of life, but can he find the courage to stand up for those in need, including his stepfamily? There is more at stake than bruised ribs and broken bones, and Alex may have to pay the price.
Hide and Seek by J Joseph Michaels
Price: Free! Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jake finds eight year old Gracie asleep in the snow outside his cabin...in the middle of a blizzard. Who is she and how did she get there? As her innocent hide and seek story begins to come to light, a horrific scene from her past begins to unravel. This is not the complete work, just a small snippet...enjoy
The Haunted Breadbox: A Myron Vale Investigation by Scott William Carter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013 by Flying Raven Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Myron Vale sees ghosts. One hundred billion of them, to be precise . . . In this short story prequel to GHOST DETECTIVE, the first novel featuring Myron Vale, a house call to an old farmhouse finds Vale investigating the most unlikely of haunted places — a breadbox. What lies inside? It's not at all what Vale expects.
The Dragon Cycle by S.T. Harvey
Price: Free! Words: 14,390. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
An event happens on January 22 that changes the course of history forever. Two towns are destroyed, and there is one survivor, Pollock Drake, a 15 year old. He is taken into custody as a suspected terrorist. Another attack occurs during the interrogation. Drake escapes and fights to survive against a country that is after him while trying to kill what destroyed his home.
Where the Bodies are Buried by Ray Daniel
Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
"There's nothing like digging a grave to make you think about life," he said. "I wouldn't know, Mr. President. This is my first one." ... How far do Secret Service agents have to go to protect and serve The President of the United States? Find out in this short short story about a tough night of serving the President.
The Uninvited Spook (Short Story) by C.D. Reimer
Price: Free! Words: 1,610. Language: American English. Published: November 9, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage(3.00 from 1 review)
As three veteran spymasters discuss the future of a senior spymaster running late for his own surprise birthday party, the uninvited spook across the street listens in and disagrees with every word they say. (A 1,000-word short story.)
Marigold Sky by Michael Hammond
Price: Free! Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The best day of Mario Fortunato's life turns out to be his worst. After having the unbelievable good luck to find a large amount of money literally flying out of an armored truck on the freeway, Mario thinks his life might finally be turning around. But his elation turns to paranoia as he tries to hide his secret in a small town where everyone knows your secrets, especially those up to no good.
The Play of Light and Shadow & Writing by Barry Ergang
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,110. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 1 review)
The crime was impossible, but it happened. The gallery was locked and under constant observation, but the valuable painting was stolen, and later the prime suspect was murdered. A private detective and a professor turned bartender team up to solve who did it and how. Can you spot and interpret the clues and solve it first? Plus an article about how the novelette came to be written.
Hitting Back by Linda L. Richards
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 1 review)
An unthinkable disaster changed her forever. She lost everything she ever thought she wanted. And more. Now she’s hollow inside. The only time she feels even partially alive is when she’s paid… to kill. Hitting Back is a 5000 word short story by acclaimed mystery and thriller writer Linda L. Richards. Also included: an excerpt of The Next Ex.
Mumbly Peg by Jack Bates
Series: Harry Landers, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2009 by MindWingsAudio. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When a young woman becomes the recipient of a lurid photo of herself with an older married man, she enlists the help of rookie private investigator Harry Landers. Once the intern to a more established PI, Harry uses the skills Stretch taught him as he delves into the case and discovers that sometimes the greatest asset a gumshoe can have is luck.
Glacier Lake by James Casey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,800. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The state marshal discovers the body of a young American Indian girl in a remote high-country cabin at Glacier Lake. The marshal is led to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and a white man who is a wannabe Indian. One of the issues there is that this man has a prior record, the use of alcohol, drugs and even prostitution. The state marshal devises a plan and a sting in order to bring justice.
The First Detect-Eve by Robert Jeschonek
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,920. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Eve, the first woman in the world, wants one thing. To find who killed her son, Abel, and make them pay. Down on her luck since Eden, Eve combs a shadowy wasteland on the trail of a killer. When Eve becomes the first detective in history, she might end up dead before she can solve the first murder mystery of all time. And snakeskin might be the last thing that flashes before her eyes...
Code Blues by Melissa Yi
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 19,400. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Dr. Hope Sze rolls into Montreal with three simple goals: 1) survive her family medicine residency, 2) try pain au chocolat, 3) go on a date sometime in the next two years. Then she discovers a doctor's body in the locker room. When she tries to uncover his killer, two men dive in to help her. The one man who makes her melt has zero alibi. "Hope Sze is an utterly likeable character.” EQMM
The Flood, A Tess Darling Mini-Mystery by Tash Bell
You set the price! Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction
Tess Darling is a sassy TV producer, who solves media murders aided by her hunky (but hapless) cameraman Miller. In this funny, fast-paced short, the duo are sent to film the launch of a celebrity spa. When the owner's found strangled in his study, they discover he's a blackmailer, his famous guests really victims. As sparks fly, can Tess identify the killer - or will she be blinded by stars?
All Kinds of Ghosts by Reid Alan
Series: Vagabonds' Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,140. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010 by Bluetrix Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
On the run. Off the grid. Not typical vagabonds, a pair of multimillionaires roam the country in a drivable palace: a two-story rv. They stay invisible by staying out of trouble and away from people. But they can't turn a blind eye when they see a girl in trouble. Next thing they know, they end up dodging not just the police...but the marines!