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False Details by Marc Pearson
Price: Free! Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
After a brutal murder in the small town of Harvington, the victim is identified. A local girl that went missing three days previously has been found and the suspect is the violent boyfriend, the only problem is he can not be found. It is upto DI Kenny Black to crack the case and bring justice.
Plantation A Legal Thriller by J M S Macfarlane
Price: Free! Words: 151,170. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime(5.00 from 1 review)
A fictional but true-to-life, behind-the-scenes account of commercial espionage, criminal fraud, corporate greed and legal chicanery, set against a backdrop of billion-dollar claims, international catastrophes, the highest courts in London and New York, the largest global companies over six continents, the best lawyers and the security services : based on true events
Death of the Marked by Karl Tutt
Price: Free! Words: 29,400. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Angel’s been in trouble before. Now she’s gone. Nothing unusual, but this time Fritz is convinced it’s serious. He calls on an old cruising friend for help. It's the Ghostcatcher. As T.K. and his friends dig deeper, the bodies pile up. A rescue seems in order. Sunny and Chris know the plan is ill-conceived and fraught with danger. But it may be the only way to save Angel from a hideous death.
Dolls by Simon Ericson
Price: Free! Words: 21,910. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Brought onto the investigation to explore all the leads no one expected to pan out, Officer Morgan finds himself on the trail of the mysterious and elusive Dolls. It's a lead that takes him into a world far stranger and more real than he had ever imagined and into something far more dangerous than he had bargained for.
Blackberry Crumble by Cecilia Peartree
Price: Free! Words: 9,680. Language: British English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.50 from 2 reviews)
'Blackberry Crumble' is a long short story about a haunted phone, a desperate café owner and her son, and a ruthless woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Drink, Dance, Divorce by Charles Alworth
Price: Free! Words: 111,730. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Someone’s framed womanizing dance instructor Waltz Charleston for his brother’s ballroom slaying. He hesitates to hire cheater-hating PI Hook ‘Em Harns. No way can she solve a homicide. She only does divorces. Worse, she may be doublecrossing him. Can he trust her? With the cops closing in, he has no choice. He’s broke and she’s the only PI in town who will work on credit.
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.
The Real Thing by Danielle de Valera
Price: Free! Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Short story, 17 pages. When Charles Lawson (aka God) is forty and enjoying a career as a troubleshooter for coin fraud, he goes to Maralinga in South Australia to determine the authenticity of a mysterious coin found there after the British atomic explosions of 1960. Here he meets 25-year old Jamie Stanborough, chief archeologist on the coin dig. Jamie sets out to seduce Lawson for his own ends.
Beginning Detective Tips, A Floyd Sisters Mystery by Sinda Cheri Floyd
Series: Floyd Sisters Mystery, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Siblings(4.00 from 1 review)
The Floyd sisters give advice to others on how to think and act like a sleuth.
The Visitor - Lionhead Edition by Easton Livingston
Series: The Dark Corner, I. Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.00 from 1 review)
Dana Johansen is living in a nightmare. Someone is watching him. Showing up in places he least expects. They are dogged and relentless. Now, they're in his home. There is no running. If Dana doesn't deal with this unwanted visitor, he'll destroy him. Something has to be done. Tonight.
Murder in D-Minor by Manuela
Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A man with an ugly past is asked to do one last task to clear an old blood debt. But you can´t wash away blood with more blood; you can't bury the past, but it may just bury you...
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?
Murder at Naughton Pharms by Rex Evans Wood
Price: Free! Words: 64,990. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime(4.00 from 1 review)
"Murder at Naughton Pharms" is a crime story with humorous edges. It starts out with the everyday zaniness at a drug research facility in Fargo, North Dakota. When our hero Kelly gets a complaint about an old guy asleep in one of the women's barracks, it turns out to be the company COO, and that's just the start.
Books Beads and Baubles by Mary J Hicks
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Books Beads and Baubles is a fun, short, 'Coffee Break' read about two ladies, Bertie and Wanda. They own a unique shop, half thrift store and half book store. They love the people who keep them in business and even 'old Grouchy' could call on them for help. New people don't stay new for long after Bertie and Wanda meet them. The sisters discover a theft in their store; who's the culprit?
Unexpected (A Belinda & Bennett Short Story) by Amy Saunders
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
A short story featuring characters from The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries. In this short, between events in Drive-Bye and Overkill, Belinda’s grandmother pays her a visit, dropping a surprising piece of information about her grandfather.
Flashover by Annie Bellet
Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011 by Doomed Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Creole gentleman Remy Pigeon has a gift, or a curse. He can touch objects and read the past from them. He prefers to stay away from trouble, but when an attractive red-head with a serious problem and a supernatural secret wanders into his house on a hot summer day, Remy knows that trouble has just found him. "Flashover" is a paranormal mystery short story.
I Do by Ashley Kozlowski
Price: Free! Words: 550. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.00 from 3 reviews)
"I Do" is a flash mystery; or, in other words, a really short story. In this flash mystery we have Ariel, happy as can be at her wedding! But... something isn't right here....
Monster Proof by Scot McAtee
Price: Free! Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General(3.00 from 1 review)
Winston Manor is “Monster Proof.” The eccentric old millionaire that owns it has spent loads of cash on the ultimate home defense system that repels every invader, no matter what species it may be. But is he, or Winston Manor, prepared for Judy Barnes?
The Maestro Murdered by Terence O'Grady
Price: Free! Words: 34,100. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When the aging conductor of an up and coming young orchestra is murdered, Detective Sean McGill is called in to investigate and encounters a confusing morass of dead ends, questionable motives and bizarre orchestral politics. A mystery novella.