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Trapped
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Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A short story about a man trapped in a strange prison. By Kris Shamloo.
Murder Trims the Tree (A Gertie Johnson Christmas Novella)
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Series: Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,110. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
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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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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.
The Garden
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Kim dreamed of an idyllic life in the country, but the reality is rapidly becoming a nightmare.
The Charity Shop
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A humorous short story of crime and suspense, featuring Constable Penrose and Rhapsody Gershwin. Set in a fictional Yorkshire village. C 4,000 words. By the writer of the bestselling ghost story "Heather Farm".
The Witness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Chicago police detective Tom Herlihey is called to a church desecration. What should be a routine investigation takes a surprising turn, with the deeper mystery coming after the person responsible is caught.
The Last Kiss
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Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A suspicious death occurs in the peaceful village of Hassman, New York; a retired English professor, who is also the village's self-appointed "amateur sleuth," thinks it just might be murder. The professor solves the lethal puzzle when a nighttime visit to the victim's cottage leads to the discovery of a mysterious poem and a dead cat, not to mention a near run-in with the murderer.
The curse of Friday 13th
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Price: Free! Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
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Alexa's 13th birthday is coming up but this year something unexpected is going to happen. Alexa's father had died when she was born and all she knows was that a tree had fell on he's car when he was driving. But what she doesn't know is that he was cursed and on her 13th birthday the curse is passing on to her. On her birthday she is trying everything to stop the curse. Will she survive? Or not...
Inspector Zhang Goes To Harrogate (A Short Story)
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Series: Inspector Zhang Short Stories, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,730. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Inspector Zhang goes to Harrogate to attend a mystery writers convention. But what was supposed to be a vacation turns into one of his most difficult cases when a famous writer is found dead in a locked room.
I, Crime Writer
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Price: Free! Words: 17,150. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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I'm a short story writer - only 5 foot 4. This book features crime tales. I write minimalist Flash Fiction; a perfect dip-in volume - fast reads for a fast world. You'll also find a few Mini-Novels - 1500 word tales so full they think they're bigger. So, meet con men, killers, detectives & thieves. Now take my hand. Follow me. Then give it back.
The Imaginist: The Other Guest
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Price: Free! Words: 5,490. Language: American English. Published: November 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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.
Buried Treasure
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A short mystery
Served Cold
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Ali brought his family to Australia to escape the horrors of the Iraq civil war. He’d worked hard to pay his own way in his new homeland. What he didn’t expect was to have his family kidnapped. What the police didn’t expect was a bizarre ransom demand to be played out on national television. And what the television networks didn’t expect were to be pawns in a twisted game of revenge.
Visitors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Geoff Rankin, a returned serviceman, just wants to get away for a quiet weekend up in the tablelands. When he encounters what appear to be visitors from another planet, he deals with them the only way he knows…violently.
Broken
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Price: Free! Words: 9,450. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Still reeling from the loss of his own family, DS Briggs must race against time to save a boy from his abusive father.
Repercussions
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Series: Celestin City: Evie Cortez, 2.5. Price: Free! Words: 16,730. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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After some pestering from his daughter, Caleb goes to pay Evie a visit. He finds her without her memory and at the mercy of the latest threat in her life. With no other clear choice, he takes her home where he’ll protect her with every claw and fang in his possession. Third in the series following Anticipations, this is told in Caleb’s point of view. It's time to find out what HE feels about Evie.
The Legend of Charlie Bagley
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
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Buying the old building meant learning its history. Seems murder was part of it and Charlie Bagley. But could it be true? No one was sure. I found out the truth with a little digging.
Silverlight
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Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: Australian English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
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Something is terrorizing a Sydney park. Three people have died so far, torn to pieces. Is it a feral dog? A trained animal being directed to attack people by a deranged owner? The fabled black panther of the NSW mountains? Or is it something...worse? Two police detectives are about to find out that some legends can be all too real.
Books Beads and Baubles
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Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Books Beads and Baubles is a fun, short, 'Coffee Break' read about two ladies, Bertie and Wanda. They own a unique shop that's half thrift store and half book store. They love the people who keep them in business, even 'old Grouchy' could call on them for help. New people don't stay new for long after Bertie and Wanda meet them. The sisters discover a theft in their store; who's the culprit?
Blood On The Wind
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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You never know where murder will strike. This brilliant short whodunit first appeared 1993 in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.