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The Rag, The Wire And The Big Store
Price: Free! Words: 62,800. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Two Grifters, Off to Fleece the World… Robin Hood? Not these two. Meet Leroy Logan, a young man who’s going to be the best con artist ever and Katherine “Fast Kate” Mulrooney, a young woman with even bigger dreams of her own. Together and apart, for sixty years of living large, Kate and Leroy will embezzle anything, con anyone and love each other without reservation.
Lip Gloss and Movie Making
Series: The Invisible Man, Book 3. You set the price! Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Lip Gloss and Movie Making is a novelette, Part of a multi series of books under the banner THE INVISIBLE MAN. A young feisty girl is going through teenage life in the suburbs. She has a supportive boyfriend, loving parents, and unknown to her, a serial killer.
Fire Games
Series: kendal chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 91,400. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Detective Alan Kendal, Melbourne homicide is trying to catch Patrick. Each month he burns a house to the ground. When Patrick warns Kendal his time is running out. When his wife and daughters are kidnapped, things get personal. Why the vendetta against him? Kendal’s only clue, the fight he had with his father. The clock is ticking. Can Kendal win fire games?
A Mysterious Man
Series: Simple Shorties. Price: Free! Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Two thieves find a mysterious man spying upon them and decide to kill him but they are in for a big surprise.
When it was Dark
Price: Free! Words: 78,720. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016 by Christopher Wright. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
A tomb is discovered outside Jerusalem with the body of Jesus apparently still there! A young curate, a journalist, and a music hall singer who is the mistress of a famous man, put their lives in danger as they set out to discredit the discovery, believing that a wealthy, militant atheist could be responsible for the hoax -- if indeed it is a hoax.
Big Glass Door
You set the price! Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An old librarian tells the story of a a summer reading program that went wrong.
Eidophusikon
You set the price! Words: 59,860. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A private investigator disappears, leaving behind a cryptic text that leads her brother on a strange and perilous search.
Killing With Confidence
Price: Free! Words: 58,010. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A serial killer who uses self-help motivational books to become a better murderer. The brutal death of a glamorous self-made millionairess. And an ageing, technophobic investigative journalist April Lavender with her young side-kick Connor Presley determined to crack the case – even if it kills them.
The Little Parcel
Price: Free! Words: 18,700. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
‘The Parcel’ is a collaborative novella written by the attendees of the 2016 spring-term ‘Creative Writing – Intermediate’ ten-week evening class hosted by co-contributor Morgen Bailey. The authors wrote their chapters while knowing only the size, weight and destination address of the parcel, together with the chapters’ starting and ending locations – chosen by the authors themselves.
Ogrodnik
Price: Free! Words: 87,620. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
Dissatisfied with the police investigation of his fathers murder, Elliot Forsman and partner Rivka Goldstein take on the case themselves. Elliot follows a trail of clues that point him toward an international pharmaceutical company. Just when the case looks like it might be solvable Ogrodnik enters the picture, and it all goes to hell.
Pet Shop Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 590. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jen is a pet store owner. She comes in one day and finds a snake missing. Did the ex- pet store co-owner steal the snake?
Hunters
Series: San Antonio Mysteries and Murder (Monica Martinez). Price: Free! Words: 28,870. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Officer Monica Martinez suspects that a string of murders in and around San Antonio are related. Though she knows that she should leave it to the homicide detectives to solve the case, her instincts tell her that there is more to the mystery than the detectives realize. Monica is unable to let it go, even if it means jeopardizing her career, and possibly even her life.
Come home
Price: Free! Words: 56,160. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jack McKinnon’s boat overturns, his dog drowns. Creepy events occur; Jack disappears only to resurface when his wife is around. RCMP Sergeant Bill Majors and other old friends help Jack’s wife and son look for him. Seven years later he is declared dead, but turns up again. This time with help from a Medicine man and a caring Indian nurse, he regains his mind.
Trouble at the Red Pueblo
Price: Free! Words: 88,340. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Red Pueblo Museum Director Martin Taylor is desperate, and his son, Matt, is angry. Someone is trying to destroy the museum financially. When a killer uses an Anasazi ax from the museum to bash in the skull of a charismatic playboy, Matt Taylor is arrested. Can Spider untangle the web of secrecy and lies surrounding the museum and save its Anasazi treasures before the Taylors lose it all?
The Fanshawe Murder
Price: Free! Words: 58,070. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016 by Christopher Wright. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
Violet Milton is working as a shorthand typist in New York when she inherits the largest paper mill in Europe. Feisty Violet decides to take over the running of the English company, and is warned by a well meaning employee that something mysterious and dangerous is being manufactured in secret in a hidden part of the factory. This thriller with a touch of romance was written in the 1920s.
Jack of All Trades
Price: Free! Words: 60,930. Language: British English. Published: April 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Money, love, murder. It began as a dream job for Jack, a builder, working for a millionaire couple. But when he falls for her secretary, he becomes entangled in their scheming. And when there’s a murder using his tools as the weapon, he’s prime suspect.
The Deadly Turn Of The Doorknob
Price: Free! Words: 7,680. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
There is a looming threat to you, just behind the door. Do not answer the door. Roxie, Mrs.M and Pastor Jim died soon after opening the door. Think twice before opening that door. Answering the door could bring you face to face with death!
Butterfly Stomp
Price: Free! Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Tilted Windmill Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
50% John McClane 50% Robin Hood 100% trouble Reeling from the death of her lover and partner, freelance “exfiltration specialist” Billie Carrie Salton breaks into a high-tech, high-security biotechnology firm to steal their sickle cell anemia cure and broadcast it to the world. In, out, announce. Easy. Except Salton’s life never works that smoothly...
A Richard L. Wren Mystery-Adventure Sampler
Price: Free! Words: 36,270. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A sampler of the mystery adventure novels of Richard L. Wren, including two never before published stories and excerpts from his four (thus far) published books.
The Maestro & Other Stories (three free flash fictions)
Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
In December 2015, I started a free monthly competition challenging my blog visitors to provide me with prompts for me to choose my favourite and write their story in around 500 words. The three pieces published here are the winning prompts from the Jan / Feb 2016 competition, as well as those that came second and third. The prompts submitted can be found at the end of each story.