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Alt.Confessions
Price: Free! Words: 13,250. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Bradford Crodin is an online predator who has gone too far. His tactic is confessions. He listens, understands, and invades the privacy of the person he pursues. He is successful at this, his perverted game. Too successful. This story takes place in the mid-1990s, when the Usenet was all the rage, and more or less the Facebook of its day.
Bond of Sisters
Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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In this Blyssfully Abnormal Short Story, a group vacation takes a fatal turn when an afternoon boat trip claims the life of Ann's husband Charles
Amends for the Dead
Price: Free! Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Lonnie Kuhl's high school friend and secret crush, Vonnie Markham is dead, murdered in the dead of night by a burglar. The case wraps up quickly, and then just as quickly comes undone as Lonnie, with the help of pal Targe Wilkins, follows clues and more dead bodies to find out why Vonnie really died and who killed her,
To Slay a Dragon
Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Anthologies
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Russell Banner is a military vet. In his senior years life is mundane, except for Fridays at the VFW. Shane’s had work troubles. Today his problems escalate, and his life takes a complete turnaround learning a family member has died. Homeless for the past 30 years, James Fredrickson is offered an opportunity at gaining supernatural abilities, tying together the lives of these three characters.
Naughty and Nice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
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Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. finds himself tackling a bizarre Christmas case when Santa Claus himself becomes a client, hiring Dan to recover some very precious stolen North Pole property. If you like werewolves, vampires, evil elves, zombies, as well as a lot of belly laughs, curl up with this story and some eggnog.
A Life of Death: 10
Series: A Life of Death, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 15,670. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014 by Books of the Dead Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » Crime
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Detective Drummond finds his way into ancient Egypt, speaking with ghosts. Unresolved murders are not bound by time or location. However, there is a cost. Additional information makes Drummond question his suspicions about Greg Rayson. In the process of investigating the serial killer, Alex’s high school friend comes to a decision. For Alex, something seems off; his suspicions lead closer to home.
A Crab, a Rustler, and an Ostrich: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014 by QuickHitsPublishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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It’s just another sunny day in Middleburrow, Florida, when Deputy Sheriff Jake Santo is called to investigate the discovery of a severed finger on a tourist beach. Things only get stranger as reports of an ostrich causing havoc in town leads to an investigation of animal cruelty, greed, and power. Everyone seems to be in on it, but can Santo locate the nine-fingered man before the staties arrive?
Death Warmed Up
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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
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'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
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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
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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.
The Sheriff of Tesco
Price: Free! Words: 7,460. Language: British English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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A chance encounter in a supermarket coffee shop opens old wounds for the ex-Marine and the war widow. Soon they are reliving horrors of death and murder in the Afghan desert, duty and deceit blowing in the wind. Can an icon of crime fiction save them from themselves, or will it be just another case for the Sheriff of Tesco?
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
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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
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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 Forlorn Maggie: A Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mystery
Series: Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mysteries, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 8,500. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
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When Fiona Conway, the Forlorn Maggie, seeks revenge against Fleet Footed Fleet, the savage mastermind of the B.M.C. Durfee Mutiny, Lizzie Borden must summon all of her courage and confront her own dark secret. Together with her pinchfisted father Andrew Borden, Lizzie explores Victorian New England's dark side. You have met Lizzie Borden before, but never like this!
The Collector
Price: Free! Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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"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.
The Sculling Boat: A Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mystery
Series: Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mysteries, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
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The Sculling Boat tells the story of the very first mystery solved by Lizzie Borden, the Girl Detective of Fall River. When her sister Emma causes an entire boat to vanish, she believes herself to be possessed and goes to her seven year-old sister for advice. The Sculling Boat is the fifth mystery in the Lizzie Borden Girl Detective Mini-Mystery series.
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
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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.
I Know It Was You
Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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With money running out, Maggie made the decision to star in an adult film. But what she didn't count on was her boss—and everyone else at work—finding out. Now Maggie's boss won't leave her alone, and he escalates their relationship to the breaking point, and beyond.
Hot Summer Nights
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,040. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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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.