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Death Warmed Up
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Jockson Hawes is a detective with one very large problem - he is dead. Or rather; he isn't dead. He has woken up from a deep darkness and found himself sitting behind his desk, with flies buzzing around his face and no memory. In the chair across from him sits a Haitian priest, insisting that Jockson gets on with the task at hand, and talking of demons and talismans and a witch called Annie...
Smoko At East Seaham
Price: Free! Words: 17,950. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
'Smoko At East Seaham' by Ken Blowers, is the fourth in a series of delightful collections of light-hearted short stories. The nine short stories are just the right ‘bite size morsels’ to have during ‘Smoko’. Take a break with a cup of your favourite beverage and lift your day with a scone and a laugh or two.
Abduction of A Teen ( Part 1&2)
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 14,510. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A teen while trying to unravel the mystery of his own kidnapping, stumbles upon dangerous information pertaining to his family, the family which so far never existed. The more he probes into it, the more people end up dead and now he and the killer are on the run, or are they the same?
Eating It Too
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Sophie pours love into her cooking. For years, she shared her gift with her husband. Now, she will infuse her baking with every feeling she possesses—one final act as payment for everything Harold plans for their future.
Under the Hill
Price: Free! Words: 14,420. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
Get just a taste of what readers love about the Irish stories of New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly in this stand-alone short story.
The Horse-Drawn Hearse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
On Halloween night in 1973, young Daniel Taylor was approached by a mysterious horse-drawn hearse driven by a sinister old man. Forty years later, the hearse emerged from the darkness and appeared to Daniel once again - but this time it was carrying a coffin.
The Collector
Price: Free! Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Urban Fantasy Done Right!" "Like a gritty Sam Spade dropped into a really good X-Files episode" In Badhorn, weird is normal. So when Detective Raymond Montgomery and his partner, Wally, find a grisly murder victim with a monster movie fetish, it's just another day at the office, until they notice a few things are missing from the victim's collection...namely the monsters.
Red Handed: A Katerina Carter Color of Money Mystery
Series: Katerina Carter Color of Money Mystery. You set the price! Words: 11,470. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(4.00 from 1 review)
When Katerina Carter and boyfriend Jace Burton accept an impromptu party invitation, crime is the last thing on their minds. Then a winning wine investment leaves a sour taste in Kat’s mouth and she unravels the clues to a million-dollar wine mystery, all before dinner! Red Handed is a short story and the first in the Katerina Carter Color of Money mystery series.
Gold Standard
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
When Harry gets a lunch invitation from an old friend, Wiley, he happily meets Wiley for lunch. Wiley's illness saddens him, but Wiley needs his help with a project puts an entirely different light on the friendship. Imagine being asked help a sick friend rob a bank! Unwilling to let an old friend down, Harry must temporarily redefine his sense of right and wrong.
Hot Summer Nights
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,040. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
When houses start to burn mysteriously in a small Georgia town, Mike Eiser teams up with a beautiful and talented arson investigator and an equally talented canine to identify a local real estate agent with a talent for fraud.
701
Price: Free! Words: 9,210. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(4.00 from 1 review)
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: 12,560. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
Historia de un Crimen Perfecto
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,500. Language: Spanish. Published: March 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Me llamo Eric Rot y escribo estas últimas líneas de mi vida para confesarme: Soy un asesino. Yo lo hice. La maté. Linda Fitzwilliams está muerta. Ni huida con su amante, ni jugando a esconderse para irritar a su familia, como apuntaron en su momento las revistas del mundo rosa...
Northern Star
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Rich wild child Carrie Marchant has made a sexy movie with a former lover, who she calls her Northern Star. The clip has got into the hands of a blackmailer. Carrie isn’t too bothered but her mother Rebecca calls in Lucy to investigate. However Sara, Carrie’s elder sister, would much sooner pay off the blackmailer. Lucy begins to understand why as she opens the can of worms that is Carrie’s life.
Coffee (a short story)
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
It's 9 o'clock. Time for coffee. Every day, I visit the same diner. Every day, I see the same people. Except today. Today, something is very, very wrong.
Coffin Humor: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Noah awoke in a casket. The casket was on display in a funeral parlor. He awoke several times more in the same casket and each time had a conversation with the funeral services practitioner. During these exchanges, he became aware that his memory was seriously impaired. He also learned that the recovery of his memory would lead to his death. Problem was: It might already be too late.
The Count of Samerand and the Ghost of Belgravia
Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
The Count of Samerand is the final authority on crime, so much so that inspector James Wright of Scotland Yard has felt it necessary to bring eccentric count in on many a case. It is through these dealings and their unique meeting that the good inspector has to rely and even admire the count. In his later years he picks up his pen to defend this unique man, when the count is no longer able to.
The Eye of Mammut
Price: Free! Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012 by Sabledrake Enterprises. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
As spirit man, Aruk has been called upon to use his gifts to solve many problems. With guidance from the ancestors and the spirit world he has great wisdom and gives good advice. But the first true crime his tribe has ever encountered will put him -- put them all -- to the test.
Flight 370
Price: Free! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Amaal is on her way to Beijing when the air stewardess informs them that their plane has lost contact with ground control. Is it their plane that disappeared or is it the world outside that's vanished? Are you ready for the flight of your life?
A Grave Too Small
Price: Free! Words: 12,270. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(3.50 from 4 reviews)
The shadows in the damp churchyard clutched at the weary little girl, She was so tired of waiting. But she knew she mustn't give up. Few people looked at her now, and when they did, they turned and hurried away. "I have to find someone to listen to me, please God," she prayed. "Please God, please God..."