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Sinkhole: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
How devastating is a sinkhole? How tragic is it when it occurs in the bedroom of a small house? How much worse is it when the sinkhole begins talking to the young woman it has thrown out of bed about a child’s murder? And how unwise is it for the young woman to climb down into that sinkhole?
Real Lies
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Saturday morning's are meant for sleeping in, but a body found in La Jolla Cove changes all of that.
The Smuggler's Wife
Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
All Abigal hoped for was to be able to pay the bills. With her husband out of work, times were desperate. All of that changed with a strange phone call. Abigal’s husband, Emilio suddenly began working for a mysterious exporting company. Abigal inevitably gets wrapped up in the “company” and her life changes forever when tragedy strikes.
Trapped
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story about a man trapped in a strange prison. By Kris Shamloo.
Murder Trims the Tree (A Gertie Johnson Christmas Novella)
Series: Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,090. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Kim dreamed of an idyllic life in the country, but the reality is rapidly becoming a nightmare.
The Charity Shop
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Dani Hayward, P.I.: The Richard Clark Case
Price: Free! Words: 18,800. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Attorney Phillip Blakely's first encounter with Dani Hayward was one he would prefer to leave in his past. But another dead end case has dropped into his lap and, once again, he seeks the help of Dani Hayward, Private Investigator.
The Last Kiss
Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
Price: Free! Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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)
Series: Inspector Zhang Short Stories, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,730. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Buried Treasure
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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When a treasure hunting vessel blows up off Marconi Beach on Cape Cod, locals suspect the little brother.
No Time To Die
Series: mystery ยท An Ollie Reed Mystery. Price: Free! Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A murder case getting harder to solve every minute—just the way detective Ollie Reed didn't like it. Plus, he had to deal with curvy Sally Derivadose—his client—the main suspect.
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
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.