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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: 14,740. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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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.
The Imaginist: The Other Guest
Price: Free! Words: 5,490. Language: American English. Published: November 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Something uncanny transpires in the home of Nigel Brimmington. The sweet orphan he adopted may very well be vandalizing his property! Has the child become cruelly mischievous, or worse, gone mad? Is something more sinister at work? “The Other Guest” is the second mystery of “The Imaginist” tales by T.K. Wade.
Sherlock Holmes and The Birchwood Affair
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A letter to the British Government from a blackmailer brings Holmes and Watson to the town of Truro in Cornwall. There they investigate a mysterious and often fatal illness which has befallen the townspeople as predicted by the blackmailer. By visiting the victims and their places of work a common thread appears. Holmes prevents further illness but now must find the culprit and bring him to task.
The Summer Dress
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
"The Summer Dress" is an award winning short story taken from an anthology of short stories entitled "The Little Book of Dark Tales". "The Summer Dress" is free. Reviews would be welcomed.
The Fluorine Murder
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Fluorine Murder is the ninth story in the Periodic Table Mystery Series by Camille Minichino. Watch retired physicist Gloria Lamerino juggle wedding plans with solving a case of arson and murder. If you like it, you're in luck: there are 109 stories to go!
Caroline
Series: Pieces of Fate, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,390. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2010 by Red Cap Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A prominent local businessman walks into a police station suffering from an apparent breakdown and confesses to murder. A body is found triggering a murder investigation that seems an open and shut case - until Caroline tells her story. A short story.One of six short stories also published in an anthology by the author under the title 'Pieces of Fate'.
The Stone-Worker's Tale
Series: Dame Frevisse Medieval Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Justin Alexander. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
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Simon the sculptor had been truly touched by God's gift. He saw beauty that others could not and brought it to life through his craft. But Simon also saw the beauty of Elyn. Clandestine meetings have given way to sinful lust, and now the two lovers have vanished. But Frevisse alone suspects there may be some darker truth behind the midnight vanishing...
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.
FlashTyme: Five Flash Fiction Stories, Volume 1, Gimme the Creeps
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The psychological twists and turns of M. J. Joachim's Gimme the Creeps, nano flash fiction stories, will send shivers up your spine and make your hair stand on end. The dramatic intensity M. J.'s FlashTyme series gives you, presents a fast-paced, riveting adventure in record time.
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?
Real Lies
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Saturday morning's are meant for sleeping in, but a body found in La Jolla Cove changes all of that.
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.
Murder Trims the Tree (A Gertie Johnson Christmas Novella)
Series: Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,110. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Gertie and her cohorts decide to do their court-ordered community service at the local assisted living home during the Christmas season, they get more than they (plea) bargained for. "A hoot with a heart." Cozy Library
Snow Slayer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sherm likes watching people until it snows. Then the police get to witness one of Sherm's events. When it snows, people open up the door to strangers who are stuck out in the cold.