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Halloween Jeopardy
Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2016 by The Fiction Works. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Prequel to "In the Spirit of Murder" (Book #1 in the Claudia Hershey Mystery Series): How does a 12-year-old awkward girl with an unexpected and chilling Halloween night grow into a top-drawer, decorated homicide detective? Find out in the prequel short story—a prelude to the Claudia Hershey Mystery Series.
Magia Mental. El lado negro de la magia.
Price: Free! Words: 11,470. Language: Spanish. Published: September 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Magia mental es una pequeña obra que costa de dos partes. Es real. En esta primera entrega se narra el momento en que Mago77 es "Hechizado" por una logia de magia experimental. Logia a la que pertenecía, y a quienes molestó la publicación de la obra: "Energía. Dime qué quieres y te diré cómo conseguirlo", donde se revelaban formas de magia mental para acertar loterías y demás juegos de azar.
Lip Gloss and Movie Making
Series: The Invisible Man, Book 3. You set the price! Words: 7,520. 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Shores of Saturn
Price: Free! Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set in the town of Imperial Beach, south of San Diego, a man becomes involved with a homeless kid whose only goal, besides panhandling for beer money, is to get back to his hometown of Evanston. Seeing him as a surrogate for his brother and his own struggles with drug abuse, the man purposes to help the kid get back to his home and the family who left him. But no good deed goes without trouble.
Coming Correct
Price: Free! Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ray is pulled into flirtatious conversations with women in the office. Focused only on his coming promotion, he finds himself in some innocent but awkward encounters with a new employee. She sees them as sexual harassment and plans on filing charges. As it could ruin his career, Ray knows he must convince her it was an innocent misunderstanding. But what if she doesn't listen to reason?
Afterlife with Father: Father Raises the Dead
Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Father's one rule for pets was that they were to be kept outside, a rule my sister Alison broke with consistency. Father had many peculiarities, which made life in the Night household fun and exciting. But one frightening Halloween surpassed them all, as we watched the beloved cat we had just buried come back from the dead!
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?
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...
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.
The Ox-bow Island Adventure
Series: Chris Calhoun Middle Georgia Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 8,450. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The third in the Chris Calhoun series of mysteries set in middle Georgia has Mark and Chris trying to figure out what happened to young Ryan Burton on a strange night. Digging into Ryan's strange service call to a welding job in the middle of nowhere when he was not allowed to see the route - could they retrace his steps? What would they find?
"Operation Thunderclap"
Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Phyllis Lund is a lawyer with her own firm out of Minneapolis. She also has a night job, as it were, fighting for environmental causes. This time around, she and her retired investigative reporter friend have found a story much bigger than they're used that involves a military secret, and a trap they can't see. A trap built specifically for them.
Origami St.Claire No. 1
Series: Origami St.Claire. Price: Free! Words: 10,590. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Episode one of a new serialized sci-fi story. On a rainy night, Origami St.Claire sits behind his desk reading an ancient noir detective's story. Alone, he ponders the future of his own private investigative practice. Then she walks in, or rather breaks in. An over wrought Caterine Winter-Garden is in desperate need of help. And yet she is reluctant to involve the very man she came to see.
Price: Free! Words: 13,760. Language: Spanish. Published: September 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Sullivan, un ex policía, lucha contra su pasado y contra los crímenes que no pudo resolver. Castigo es una novela corta de suspenso en la que el lector verá su mente involucrarse en un final inesperado.
Nietzsche's Illegitimate Son
Price: Free! Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Allie is an eighteen year old with one assignment left as she finishes sixth form college; Allie is an eighteen year old suffering from the worst writer's block of her short life. Join her as she searches for the cure in the diseased mind of an unknown writer.
Which Was Which
Price: Free! Words: 14,810. Language: Australian English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The murder was savage and the evidence overwhelming, and yet the man accused of the crime, was hundreds of miles away at the time. So why was the sleeve of his jacket covered in blood?
Living Among Wasps
Series: Indolent shot at reconciliation: Mysteries solved by convict Albert. Price: Free! Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(3.00 from 1 review)
Amanda sends her husband downstairs to pick up goods from her sister's car. In the few minutes of her husband's absence, Amanda is murdered. The ongoing investigation is presented to Albert, formerly an internationally recognized assassin from Latvia, now serving life in prison, in hope that his past experiences could bring a fresh light on the baffling case.
The Blue Harp Curse
Price: Free! Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Several murders have taken place in the city of Crastgale. Two nightwatchmen search the dark streets for a murderer that could be anyone. However, what started as a manhunt for a murderer may turn into something bigger than they can handle.

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