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Betraying Nexus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,920. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Jason works for Nexus, a secret vigilante organization. He’s a Mind Bender and can implant thoughts into the minds of others. He's both a prodigy and a rising star. But when he’s forced to take down an old friend and learns Nexus's darkest secret, he must ask himself what he believes in. And if it’s worth turning against the woman he loves.
Penelope and The Christmas Spirit
Series: A Penelope Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Penelope gets more than she expected when her eccentric parents plan to celebrate Christmas as a home-schooling project in this short story prequel to the Penelope Mystery series. When someone moves into the old Compton house down the road and all they own is a Christmas tree, an arm chair and a lamp, Penelope decides to find out why. Therein lies a Christmas mystery, waiting to be solved.
Life in Fiction
Price: Free! Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Jimmy Slade is a broken old man looking to solve the eighteen-year old murder of his ten-year old son.
Banquet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: Australian English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A short story for today...television celebrity chef Mushroom Jam is in a pickle! Can he charm this demanding audience or will he finish as flat as last week's souffle?
Death in the Air -- A Treasure Hunters Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Moving into a 100-year-old house believed to hide treasure of the infamous Oklahoma outlaw Fred Barton, is the beginning of what turns into a living nightmare for one newlywed couple. Will they succumb to the deadly secret of the old home?
Blow Me, Baby
Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The last thing Toni Amos expected when she decided to go on a girl's weekend in Vegas was to be left high and dry. Now she'll have to figure out a way home that may or may not include a new friend's help.
Strayed
Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
No job, no money, and an ex-wife who's glad to be rid of him . . . Frank is looking for his next scam when he holes up in an abandoned farmhouse. But this town has a way of calling strays home.
The Fear of E
Price: Free! Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
There are many fears...as many as the letters of the alphabet...
The Hunt For Megrahi
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,110. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Following the assignation of the Middle Eastern dictator, the members of the patriot hunt club were lying low and trying to stay off the radar. However, an opportunity to finish the job---repay those that were responsible for the Bomb placed on Pan Am 103 presents itself and before you can say "go for it" one of the veterans of the NYC reception for Gadhafi takes the ball and runs.
The Robbery: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Walter decided to rob his company when his business was failing and his wife, Muriel, no longer loved him. His plan was simple: grab the bearer bonds and run—worry about the details later. Everything was fine until a Puerto Rican youth robbed him while he was making his escape. Now he was the victim--and that changed everything.
Sept-Iles and other places
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,760. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
From the award-winning author of The First Excellence, a selection of 5 haunting stories by Donna Carrick -- Volume 1 of the Toboggan Mysteries series. Each compelling tale features a Northern locale, with characters and settings that will seem familiar to many readers. Stories include: North On The Yellowhead, Dancing With Carole, Invasion, The Night She Died, Spring’s Last Skate.
Historias de una ciudad... Hasta dónde llegarías por proteger un secreto?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: Spanish. Published: July 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Justo cuando Penelope creía que la vida le había dado todo lo que ella había deseado y más... El amor de un hombre perfecto Jakob, una vida llena de lujos, fantasías y un hijo... Por qué ella termina  siendo solo la paciente número 32454 de un hospital para enfermos mentales? Hasta dónde llegarías por proteger un secreto?
Valentine in Paris
Price: Free! Words: 13,760. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A Nick Valentine short story. Disgraced Great War hero, Nick Valentine returns to France for the first time since the war on what should be a routine information gathering assignment in post-war Paris. But things are never that simple. Not for Nick Valentine. Nick Valentine is the flawed hero of the full length novel, Noho. This short story includes an opening excerpt from Noho.
Photographic
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: American English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A man burdened with an image he can never forget seeks out the person whose chance encounter turned him into the cynical person he is today. Plagued by the image of the man found standing over the body of his mother, he hopes to fill the emptiness inside with a confrontation he has avoided for years.
Pension Day
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Dunny thought that he was onto a good thing when he stole that cab and used it to rob old-age pensioners. But today he may have picked up the wrong passenger... A short crime story about payback and bad decisions.
The Monk and the Prostitute
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A young monk falls in love with a prostitute. They make plans to escape to a better life until she is murdered for her body's organs. "Life Ain't Fair" could have been an alternative title.
Sinkhole: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
How devastating is a sinkhole? How tragic is it when it occurs in the bedroom of a small house? How much worse is it when the sinkhole begins talking to the young woman it has thrown out of bed about a child’s murder? And how unwise is it for the young woman to climb down into that sinkhole?
The Ghost Who Tried to Love Me
Price: Free! Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ghost month means that the "good brothers" are out and ghosts can pop up anywhere. At least that's what the superstitious people of Taiwan think, and Hank is sure that they are full of hot air. Who believes in ghosts anyways? This is the first story in the Zodiac Schmodiac story cycle, an insight into the Chinese mind and a funny, Chinesey story that will scare and thrill you.
The Smuggler's Wife
Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
All Abigal hoped for was to be able to pay the bills. With her husband out of work, times were desperate. All of that changed with a strange phone call. Abigal’s husband, Emilio suddenly began working for a mysterious exporting company. Abigal inevitably gets wrapped up in the “company” and her life changes forever when tragedy strikes.
Trapped
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story about a man trapped in a strange prison. By Kris Shamloo.