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Served Cold
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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
Price: Free! Words: 9,450. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Categories: 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
Series: Celestin City: Evie Cortez, 2.5. Price: Free! Words: 16,730. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth
Series: Benny Cahill, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,070. Language: American English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Benny Cahill is a private eye. His job is to help little guys with big problems. However, Benny always gets served a large portion of hurt for his troubles. Things don't turn out any different when Benny is hired by a crooked jockey who never heard of the phrase: "Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth".
The Formula
Series: LiBREttO, Story #3. Price: Free! Words: 6,110. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2014 by Little Pig Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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November 1990. Twenty-two-year-old Vic Tomlinson is embarking on his legal career while Colin Campbell is on trial for murdering his wife. The prosecution's case is undeniably water tight. But when Campbell takes the stand, his evidence is the most astonishing the court has ever heard. Will the jury – or any jury – believe him? Twenty-three years later, Tomlinson discovers another clue.
Silverlight
Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: Australian English. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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
Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Categories: 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?
Adriana
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,670. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Do you remember the Watering Season? That favorite children’s tradition in the building to mark the end of the school year. You fill a can with water, go out on the balcony and empty the can on someone’s head. Good tradition, isn’t it? And do you remember Adriana? No one “watered” her, remember? Anna asked me once: “Why isn’t anybody watering Adriana?” Good question.
The Dog Who Loved Sherlock Holmes
Price: Free! Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Levi, the leader of the Three Dog Detective Agency, must channel his inner Sherlock Holmes if he is to solve a mystery, and survive.
The Pit Stop
Price: Free! Words: 10,000. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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THE PIT STOP (This Stop Could be Life or Death) is a ten-thousand-word mini mystery with a ghostly edge. When what seems like a normal pit stop turns to more than just gas and food, a lost couple finds themselves searching for the truth of a twenty-year-old mystery that may cost them their life.
Bites of Ben Urglar
Price: Free! Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Faced with the daunting task of providing a monthly information article for the local Neighbourhood Watch newsletter, Ken created the character of Ben (B.Urglar), to convey "advice" on security (or the lack of it!) in a humorous way. In these short, diary-style reports, Ben boasts of his traditional "skills", bemoans new technology and shows a mature understanding of human behaviour.
Short Sharp Shocks
Price: Free! Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
SHORT SHARP SHOCKS is a collection of horror, sci-fi and crime stories that barely stretch beyond a page, with the shortest tale being only two words long. These sixty-second tales will force you to make a verbal exclamation, which might be one of humor or disgust or surprise. Whatever your reaction, take it personally—that’s the point of flash fiction.
Cade Crowley, Demon Hunter (Cade Crowley, Demon Hunter Series #1)
Price: Free! Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Demons are dangerous things. They inflame your insecurities, turn your weaknesses against you, and whisper their thoughts into your ears in the darkness. The Vatican wants them locked up, or banished back to Hell. Short on priests and long on money, they’ve had to resort to paying bounties to keep things under control. That means looking outside of the faithful, to mercenaries like Cade Crowley.
A Good Night's Sleep
Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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Corley Brown murdered his wife and children, and it's the most gruesome crime Detective Sergeant Aaron Kincaid has ever seen. Even though Kincaid—along with everyone else—knows Brown did it, the detective isn't satisfied until he knows why. But understanding the mind of a multiple murderer may be too much for Kincaid to suffer through.
The Summer Dress
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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"The Summer Dress" is an award winning short story taken from an anthology of short stories entitled "The Little Book of Dark Tales". "The Summer Dress" is free. Reviews would be welcomed.
Blood On The Wind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
You never know where murder will strike. This brilliant short whodunit first appeared 1993 in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
Coffee Clutch
Series: The Jan Birch Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 12,770. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the mid sixties, homemaker Jan Birch maintains a tight circle of friends in her upstate New York suburban neighborhood. When the divorcée down the street is murdered, the women attribute her death to a hobo they’d seen months before. Quickly, though, Jan begins to suspect that the hobo has left the neighborhood long ago and the murderer may be one of her dear friends.
Birthday Snakes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Hired to sing for a sultan, professional entertainer and amateur sleuth Sheil B. Wright is accused of stealing his priceless birthday jewels. To clear her name she must find the real thief, but an angry cobra has its own deadly agenda.