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The Docks
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,520. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Harry's in over his head. One person holds all the answers. Unfortunately Harry killed him last night. Murder, manslaughter or self-defense? All Harry knows is that what he remembers doesn't match what the police are finding out - and if he can't find the truth first he'll be going back to jail for life.
The Necromancer's Great Adventure
Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Meet Sebastian Grimm; funeral director, private detective, and part time necromancer. He isn't like most funeral directors. When he's not giving peace of mind to the dead, he's out solving murders. One day, Sebastian consoles a woman who recently committed suicide only to find that not all is as it seems, and foul play is most definitely afoot.
Drop Dead Zone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Burn in! That's what it means to hit the ground at terminal velocity. Val Lyon's adrenaline is pumping on her first sky dive. The speed, the wind, the snap of the canopy is the thrill of a life time. But that all changes when one of Val's sky jump masters burns in. Was it an accident or was it murder? Val must find out.
The Stop
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A woman is stopped for speeding on a dark rural road late at night. She discovers help is not always were you expect to find it.
Memory of a Murder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,740. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When she regained consciousness, Bailey Collins discovered a dead man behind the steering wheel of her wrecked car. A gun lay between them. Did she shoot him? If so, why and who was he? Bailey knew who she was, why couldn't she remember these details.
When The Spirit Moves You
Series: Jeff Resnick Short Stories, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Jeff Resnick's curiosity is piqued when he sees a sign advertising psychic readings. At first he's sure the medium is a fake, but then his funny feelings lead him to suspect that a murder has taken place in the dilapidated house where Madam Zahara holds her readings. Just who died and how? And why is Jeff compelled to look for bodies buried in the medium’s yard?
"A Murder in Harlem"
Price: Free! Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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The first short mystery story in the continuing saga of amateur detective Miriam Obadah, a woman from Ghana who lives in Harlem with her husband, Kofi, and co-wife, Nana. Download the anthology for other good reads. Five of the 11 stories in the anthology appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
The Hammer
Price: Free! Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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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.
Sammy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: Australian English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Who killed Sammy? Our hero explores the seamy underside of a great city in this search for justice.
The Painted Killer
Price: Free! Words: 17,720. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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A sex-crazed psychedelic slasher targets women and girls. He's got a knife. It's 1969 in middle America and nothing is the same anymore. Detective Al Gaetano and his team must find the killer before he strikes again. Their only clues are a few flakes of paint from his body and a modus operandi. A dark and funny novella.
Ultimatum
Price: Free! Words: 10,390. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Jim receives an unsettling visit from a stranger who tells him he needs to kill someone or his wife will die. Instinctively Jim calls the police who investigates the complaint. When Jim's wife dies and the stranger visits him once more he is told that he has to kill himself or his daughter dies. It is a race against the clock as Jim tries to figure out what the stranger has to gain from it all.
Blackberry Crumble
Price: Free! Words: 9,680. Language: British English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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'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.
The Celestial Op
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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A nod -- and a wink -- to Dashiell Hammett. A nameless operative for the Celestial Detective agency investigates a crime scene.
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
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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.
A Good Car
Price: Free! Words: 14,620. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
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Ed Valenti is stuck in a loop of booze and gambling, constantly losing track of time and happily numbing his memories whenever possible. One night he wins a car at a game of poker. That car will bring to his doorstep a worried father looking for his son and from that moment on Ed's life won't be the same.
The Rules of the Game
Price: Free! Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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
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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
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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.
701
Price: Free! Words: 11,030. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
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The New Orleans murder rate is on the rise and the city is reeling. With police resources on the decline, Homicide detective Sarah Renner and her partner Gabriel Lucas investigate a case where a gang member is found fatally stabbed in a local bar. The deeper the investigation leads them the more both detectives learn the lengths people will go to when their lives are torn apart.
Zugzwang (a short story)
Price: Free! Words: 12,520. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
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Germany, March 1933. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party have swept into power. In Munich, Kommissar Saxon of the civilian police force is hunting a brutal killer that stalks the streets of the city. But the shadow of the Schutzstaffel (SS) hangs over Saxon and his assistant, making their task close to impossible.