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The Mystery of the Dead Squirrels
Price: Free! Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.64 from 11 reviews)
One mysterious death is a tragedy. A second is a coincidence. But a third dead squirrel? That’s murder, Pumpkin.
Price: Free! Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.63 from 19 reviews)
I’m dying, well that’s what I’ve been told. How has my life come to this: death, betrayal, friendship, love? Yes, love. I know it’s there somewhere, but I’m struggling to make sense of things. How can I, Oliver Beaton-Court, be here in this cabin, looking at my dead wife and holding an axe… Maybe Tom can give me the answers I need, or maybe there are no answers…
Inappropriate Behaviour
Price: Free! Words: 12,510. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Jay Jacob is a high level professional manager for a top company. However, in Jay’s private he is not so well mannered. Things turn drastically wrong when party animal Jay mixes a lethal cocktail of alcohol, women and suicide attempts that forces him out of the frying pan and into the fire. Accidently killing a girl Jay's mental state is corrupted.
Have You Ever Nogged A Nag?
Price: Free! Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.57 from 7 reviews)
"So tell me. Have you ever nogged a nag?" Although it seems a simple enough question, it makes no sense! So what does it mean? And what would anyone make of such a question if asked when in training to become a government spy?
The Maine Event
Price: Free! Words: 13,590. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Curiosity brought Josh and Dana together…and almost got them killed. Two independent people in their mid-life met through a Maine coast research project that turned deadly. They probed an anomaly and rattled a lethal business kingpin. Josh, ex-Marine turned journalist, and Dana, the young widow of a ‘black ops’ Navy Seal. Their intellectual exercise became more action than theoretical.
East Coast
Price: Free! Words: 8,720. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
EAST COAST is THE WIRE in a rural setting as RCMP Sgt. Jerry Northup works to keep his narcotics squad motivated in the seemingly unwinnable war on drugs while raising three kids with his wife, Isobel.
Breakfast In Paris
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
At a sidewalk café on a bustling Parisian avenue, a man awaits a rendezvous with the woman of his dreams. But as anticipation turns to dread, is he about to wake with a start?
The Hollow Tree at Dead Mule Swamp
Series: Anastasia Raven Mysteries, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 15,200. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Anastasia Raven finds a secret hidden in a hollow tree near Dead Mule Swamp. She thinks she's seeing things, as the discovery appears to have come straight from a Nancy Drew story. With some simple sleuthing, Ana catches Jimmie Mosher, whose grandfather used to own the house she has recently purchased, hiding money in the tree. But what else does Jimmie have to hide? (Anastasia Raven Mysteries #2)
Where The Sun Sets
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
From the second that she first sees it, Sara's life changes for ever. Join her on a journey of discovery in the deserts of Southern Africa, in this short comic tale.
A Clean Getaway
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
It doesn't matter how good your plan is. It doesn't matter how smart you are. It doesn't matter how ruthless or unscrupulous you are -- a bad partner means things go wrong when you're doing a job. This bank hit goes so right -- until it all falls apart.
The Lola Cruz Christmas Story
Price: Free! Words: 12,810. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
A Holiday Prequel to Living the Vida Lola Almost private investigator Lola Cruz gets wrapped up in her own Christmas story when she's summoned by a woman from her past. This short story is a fun holiday prequel to Living the Vida Lola, the first in the Lola Cruz Mystery series from St. Martin's Minotaur Books.
The Lucky Cat - Black Cat Vol. 1 - A Salem Massachusetts Mini Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Kathy Taylor had weathered eight rough years as a black female police officer in Boston - but enough was enough. She turned in her badge, moved up north, and set up shop as a private investigator in historic Salem, Massachusetts. Now she's surrounded by wiccans and herbalists, by crystal shops and psychic pizza-deliverymen. And her first client has just stepped in the door.
Fairy Tale Fusion
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
What if the characters in Fairy Tales were real? What if they lived in Fairyland, a place not too dissimilar to ours, next to Wonderland and down the street from Camelot? Follow the exploits of Detective Piper of the Fairyland Metro Police, the Fairy Tale News updates and more cracked characters taken from the world of childhood, including some very scary toys. Enter into Fairy Tale Fusion.
Circle of Justice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Circle of Justice is a short story that follows the journey of a gun as it falls into various hands beginning with its first killing until its last. After the story is done, you will be treated to the first chapters to several of Robbie's books to get a taste of what' already out there.
Shalaby and Fecklace Spend the Night in an Unnatural Manor
Price: Free! Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Shalaby W. Shalaby regards it as his civic duty to investigate the grave incident of the counterfeited ladies' hats. His companion, Byron Fecklace, inventor of the Gatling sword, does not consider the matter nearly so pressing. With the help of a dime novel and a dumb waiter, let us hope they can vanquish the diabolical spectre that awaits them in the UNNATURAL MANOR.
The Hammer
Price: Free! Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but here’s a free lunchtime read to whet your appetite. Whether you prefer pie or salad, lunch with The Hammer will leave you satisfied. In another bite-size crime story, Roger Busby reveals the hierarchical power games of London’s Metropolitan Police with devastating effect. The new short story is a must to read.
Remains to be Seen
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Short story, 12 pages approx. Undercover narcotics agents Michael O'Neill and Baby Johnson, still suffering PTSD from the Vietnam War, quit the Australian Bureau of Narcotics and move to the far north coast of New South Wales. Johnson hopes to renew his relationship with Star. O'Neill thinks settling down with long-time girlfriend Azure might be the solution - but that remains to be seen.
The Rules of the Game
Price: Free! Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A short story in which, through analysis of a man's idea for a mystery novel, certain rules are set in regards to the creation of locked room murders. Largely inspired by "Knox's Ten Commandments" and "Van Dine's Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories".
The Psychic and the Damsel in Distress
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,470. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Telah Costner has enlisted the help of psychic after psychic in a quest to find her missing daughter, Claire. However, to Dani, the newest psychic, Telah and Claire are just two faces in the sea of clients and missing people that comprises her scam. That is, until weird things start happening to Dani.
Radio Flyer
Series: Psycho Killer and Other Tales Told In Red. Price: Free! Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
It would be news to no one to say that college kids do stupid things at times. My dorm room buddies and I were no exception.