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The Billabong Incident
Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Billabong: A waterhole. Or more to the point, a small lake formed by a change in the course of a river. Sometimes referred to as an oxbow lake.
The Seventh Dimension
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Lesbian ghosts! Haunted house! Adultery! Murder! THE SEVENTH DIMENSION, a short story originally published in the Fourth Woman Sleuth Anthology, has it all...and more.
Side Dish of Death for 12: Whaddya Mean 'Honor Among Thieves'..?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,680. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2010 by Camden Park Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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Chicago, 1921. Prohibition is in its early years, but business is booming under the rule of gangs led by George "Bugs" Moran, Dion O'Bannion, and the recently deceased Ricardo Cappelli. With Cappelli dead, representatives of the three factions meet in neutral territory in the hopes of peacefully resolving the issue of succession... (An interactive, dinner-party mystery for 12 players)
Chicago Dawn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A simple party invitation turns a night out into a nightmare for Heather as murder finally makes her see reality.
For a Few Lattes More [a short story]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Terri grew up watching spaghetti Westerns on TV. She never expected to meet a real cowboy, especially not one who parks his horse in front of the Starbucks where grad-student Terri works nights. She might like movie cowboys, but this guy's just plain weird. Plus, he's a little too interested in the poster of a girl who went missing from the college campus next door.
Father McMahon's Confession: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Father McMahon has precisely fifteen minutes. That's when the demon will come. He must gather up all his strength, along with the most powerful holy instruments, in order to confront it. And when it arrives, he will face his most important test yet. A confession.
Sniffing Out a Crime - Dog Fosterer Museum Mysteries
Price: Free! Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
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Cindy Lange's heart lay in shattered pieces. A fluke Google search revealed that her partner of seven years, Diana, had traded her in for a newer, younger model. Seeking to retreat from her grief, Cindy signed up to be a dog foster mommy. Duke, an elderly basset hound, was just the salve she needed to soothe her jagged wounds. His big, soulful eyes reminded her that life offered much ...
Vodka Vickie
Price: Free! Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
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The makings of a pipe bomb are missing and private eye turns up at just the right time. It's almost magical.
Who Wrote The Book
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
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After going through a terrible ordeal and being questioned and held in custody regarding some government secrets she had exposed and written about in her fictional book, Kerri later discovered that her book had since been published under another title by someone else. So who actually wrote that book?
The Answerer: A Modern Tale Of The Tuatha De Dannan
Series: Modern Tales of the Tuatha DeDannan, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 10,920. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A kidnapping to a magical kingdom, five murders, and the theft of a magical sword of legendary power; young Irish policeman, Sean MacCarthy, is going to have an interesting day.
Galluping, a short story
Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Jarvis, a Gallup interviewer, encounters a strange, not to say deadly, respondent who takes orders from someone named Benny, who seems to have known Jarvis was coming. Is the large pistol on the couch to frighten him, or is this Jarvis’ interview with Death?
East Ave (A Charles Splints Case)
Price: Free! Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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A note is left at the door by quick footsteps containing an address. Splints follows it to learn there's more than just crime bosses and thieves in Brooksend, but the supernatural as well.
Always Such a Quiet Street
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Ryan’s peaceful neighborhood walk turns violent when he’s forced to stop a threatening gunman. He jumps into action to protect Lucy, only a few years older than himself. Afterward, he avoids that street. But Lucy sees him at the grocery store and wants to thank him with dinner. Reluctantly, he accepts her invitation. The food is great but her idea of justice puts him to the test.
The Maestro & Other Stories (three free flash fictions)
Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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In December 2015, I started a free monthly competition challenging my blog visitors to provide me with prompts for me to choose my favourite and write their story in around 500 words. The three pieces published here are the winning prompts from the Jan / Feb 2016 competition, as well as those that came second and third. The prompts submitted can be found at the end of each story.
Stillness and Storm
Price: Free! Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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A mysterious rider arrives in the coastal town of Angle River during its winter sleep. Is she just visiting 'the friend of a friend' from the old country or is she "a quiet angel of death with a soft Irish voice" come to tap her victim on the shoulder?
A Very Short Collection of Shorts
Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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This is a short collection of three flash fiction stories. Each story is its own work, yet all have a mysterious appeal.
Springtime Murder
You set the price! Words: 11,530. Language: American English. Published: August 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Polly Blake never expects her family's annual spring barbecue to kick off with her uncle dropping dead in her backyard. When his death is ruled a homicide, it's up to her to figure out who the murderer is. (Previously published as part of the Seasons collection.)
Christmas, Corpses, and Clockwork Kittens
Price: Free! Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
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A short Christmas mystery set in the world of the Cassie Pengear Mysteries. While preparing their tinkering/ haberdashery shop for the Christmas season, Kate and Ada find a body on their doorstep. When Inspector Wainwright is sent to investigate, they start looking into the crime themselves before he can scare away all of their Christmas patrons. A short Christmas mystery of approx. 5000 words.
Murder On B Flat
Price: Free! Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
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…. Then the lights went black and there was instant chaos! Ten Thousand witnesses cried out in horror
Pitkirtly on Tour
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,920. Language: British English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
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A short Pitkirtly Mystery involving an archives event, lions, stowaways and freezing fog, not necessarily in that order.