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The Mystery of the Second Cucumber by Stephanie Laimer-Read
You set the price! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A crime story that Dame Agatha Christie never wrote, but probably should have done. Hercule Poirot investigates the grotesque death of Colonel Brindsley Arundel, helped by his famously incapable friend Captain Hastings and hindered by the Colonel's more than dysfunctional family. Who murdered the Colonel? Who killed beautiful actress Jane Rutherford? What do cucumbers have to do with it all?!
Shaded Light: The Case of the Tactless Trophy Wife: A Paul Manziuk and Jacquie Ryan Mystery by J. A. Menzies
Price: Free! Words: 132,360. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015 by MurderWillOut Mysteries. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A weekend house party at a Toronto lawyer’s estate. A young woman’s body in the garden. Enter homicide detectives Paul Manziuk and Jacquie Ryan for their first case together. “He’s white, an abrupt, patronizing veteran, while she’s a recently promoted, vivacious black woman —but... the two rub elbows and tempers to captivating effect.” Publishers Weekly
Bond of Sisters by A. Maire Dinsmore
Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.00 from 1 review)
In this Blyssfully Abnormal Short Story, a group vacation takes a fatal turn when an afternoon boat trip claims the life of Ann's husband Charles
Murder: A Love Story by Don Weston
Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A short Story about how emotional abandonment leads to murder. Jim, a stay at home writer, becomes disenchanted with his workaholic spouse, Sally, and falls hard for the wife of Sally's boss. Sally looks for love at work and she and Jim begin plotting their way out of a loveless marriage. But their murderous intentions don't work out quite the way they plan and the result is not pretty.
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.
Shreiber and Tome: Unlucky Vamps by Andrew Day
Series: Shreiber and Tome, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 56,480. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Welcome to Chapter City. Where the undead live alongside humans like everyday people, and where private investigator Lil Shreiber and her partner Michael Tome (ex-warlock) have been enlisted by a vampire prince to help track down a serial killer viciously murdering other vampires. Up against a powerful supernatural creature, and alongside an angry FBI agent who hates them, things soon get bloody.
Aces and Knaves by Alan Cook
Price: Free! Words: 89,930. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Karl Patterson, sometime baseball card dealer and gambler, is recruited by his father, CEO of a dot-com, to check out the gambling habits of Ned, a key employee. Ned is found dead and Karl finds himself trying to solve the murder and save his father's company from takeover with the help of Arrow, his dad's exec assistant who has a mind and body of her own--both magnificent.
Meltdown - Part 1 by Lars Emmerich
Price: Free! Words: 20,290. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
"Lars Emmerich is right up there with James Patterson, David Baldacci, Nelson DeMille, and Frederick Forsyth." - Gene GeRue, Amazon Special Agent Sam Jameson never pays much attention to the crackpots and goofballs with their shrill economic doomsday predictions… until their dire conjecture suddenly comes true. That's when her week blazes past horrible and crashes headlong into nightmarish.
Violet Crime, A Short Story by Susan Brassfield Cogan
Price: Free! Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
San Francisco, 1935 Imagine an insinuating saxophone and you will know what it was like to meet Violet Harris. A tight dress wrapped around her like a wet leaf in autumn. My own dress was silk and hers, who knows, maybe rayon, but she filled it out with a tawdry sensuality that turned men's heads. Includes a chapter of MURDER ON THE WATERFRONT!
Bleeding Shame. by Nora Black
Price: Free! Words: 62,940. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural(5.00 from 1 review)
Has a world altering invention become temptation for murder? A vicious killer, an improbable story, and a shattering scientific discovery, mingle to create a cocktail of deceptive intrigue. Bleeding Shame is a compelling story that will grab you at the start, pull you along at a breathtaking pace, and shock you senseless with the questions it poses, and the answers it finds.
Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice by Janet McNulty
Series: Mellow Summers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 28,060. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012 by Janet McNulty. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective(4.00 from 1 review)
Mellow Summers just wanted to go to college and get her film degree. She moved into a furnished apartment with her friend Jackie only to find that it already had a tenant: the ghost of a girl who was murdered a year earlier. Now it is up to Mellow to not only discover who the murderer is, but to prove it as well. With the help of the ghost Rachel, Mellow sets out to solve the year old mystery. Sh
Fatal Mistress – a 10-minute short story by Ian Fox
Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Gary Nelson has problems with his father-in-law, the CEO and majority holder of the Trionid Corporation, who likes to make life difficult for Gary, the finance director of the same company. His father-in-law’s sudden violent death puts Gary in the CEO’s shoes. But now that Gary has everything a person could possibly want, he gets bored. Finally, he realizes how to spice up his daily life. ...
The Sheriff of Tesco by Roger Busby
Price: Free! Words: 7,460. Language: British English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A chance encounter in a supermarket coffee shop opens old wounds for the ex-Marine and the war widow. Soon they are reliving horrors of death and murder in the Afghan desert, duty and deceit blowing in the wind. Can an icon of crime fiction save them from themselves, or will it be just another case for the Sheriff of Tesco?
Vigilante Walks Away by Doug Blair
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
You might have guessed it. The Shooter walks. The burden of proof is just that strong. But out on the street, is he a different man? Will others ever forget the headlines? And what lies ahead?
The Rozar Park Mystery by Mark Hall
Price: Free! Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Adventure » General(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story mystery set in middle Georgia involving a man apparently killed by a falling tree at a local park, a strange animal's footprints, bizarre Craigslist postings, and an exciting ending! Written by a former US Marshal with over 23 years experience in the area.
The Stepford Student by Kenneth Kerns
Series: Mike Adams. Price: Free! Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When his best friend David abandons their weekly poker game, only to return reeking of swamp water and talking about changing careers, it is up to Mike Adams to find out what happened to him.
The Tattered Thread by B. A. Braxton
Series: Detective Rein Connery, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 70,100. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(2.00 from 1 review)
When all hope is gone and there’s nothing left to live for, suicide may be your only option. Tasia McAvoy knows this feeling all too well. Rich and beautiful, Tasia seems to have everything a person could ever want. But her deepest, darkest secrets are catching up with her, and she’s just too tired to run away from them anymore.
Le corps de l'américaine by Madjid Lebane
Series: Service Parisien des Enquêtes Spéciales, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: French. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Seconde enquête du SPES. Cet épisode d'octobre conduit les deux policiers dans un univers d'amérique fantasmée...