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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
(5.00 from 14 reviews)
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.
Betraying Nexus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,920. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Jason works for Nexus, a secret vigilante organization. He’s a Mind Bender and can implant thoughts into the minds of others. He's both a prodigy and a rising star. But when he’s forced to take down an old friend and learns Nexus's darkest secret, he must ask himself what he believes in. And if it’s worth turning against the woman he loves.
Penelope and The Christmas Spirit
Series: A Penelope Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Penelope gets more than she expected when her eccentric parents plan to celebrate Christmas as a home-schooling project in this short story prequel to the Penelope Mystery series. When someone moves into the old Compton house down the road and all they own is a Christmas tree, an arm chair and a lamp, Penelope decides to find out why. Therein lies a Christmas mystery, waiting to be solved.
Banquet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: Australian English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A short story for today...television celebrity chef Mushroom Jam is in a pickle! Can he charm this demanding audience or will he finish as flat as last week's souffle?
Tides Inn - A British Pub Mystery Novelette
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A baffling mystery. A unique British pub. Isolated on the end of a rocky peninsula. Cut off by high tide. Eight people trapped in the pub. One person murdered. Seven people with motives. Zero people with opportunity. Who did it? How did they do it? A charming, classical, old-fashioned "whodunit" that will delight Agatha Christie enthusiasts everywhere.
Happily Divorced, or how to rob the robber
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
After 40 years of troublesome marriages two 65 year old men are happily divorced but broke. Their future may only last five years. They decide to rob the robber.
Death in the Air -- A Treasure Hunters Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Moving into a 100-year-old house believed to hide treasure of the infamous Oklahoma outlaw Fred Barton, is the beginning of what turns into a living nightmare for one newlywed couple. Will they succumb to the deadly secret of the old home?
Blow Me, Baby
Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The last thing Toni Amos expected when she decided to go on a girl's weekend in Vegas was to be left high and dry. Now she'll have to figure out a way home that may or may not include a new friend's help.
Strayed
Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
No job, no money, and an ex-wife who's glad to be rid of him . . . Frank is looking for his next scam when he holes up in an abandoned farmhouse. But this town has a way of calling strays home.
The Rozar Park Mystery
Series: Chris Calhoun Middle Georgia Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A short story mystery set in middle Georgia involving a man apparently killed by a falling tree at a local park, a strange animal's footprints, bizarre Craigslist postings, and an exciting ending! Written by a former US Marshal with over 23 years experience in the area. The first in the series.
The Fear of E
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
There are many fears...as many as the letters of the alphabet...
The Hunt For Megrahi
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,110. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Following the assignation of the Middle Eastern dictator, the members of the patriot hunt club were lying low and trying to stay off the radar. However, an opportunity to finish the job---repay those that were responsible for the Bomb placed on Pan Am 103 presents itself and before you can say "go for it" one of the veterans of the NYC reception for Gadhafi takes the ball and runs.
The Robbery: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Walter decided to rob his company when his business was failing and his wife, Muriel, no longer loved him. His plan was simple: grab the bearer bonds and run—worry about the details later. Everything was fine until a Puerto Rican youth robbed him while he was making his escape. Now he was the victim--and that changed everything.
Sept-Iles and other places
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,760. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
From the award-winning author of The First Excellence, a selection of 5 haunting stories by Donna Carrick -- Volume 1 of the Toboggan Mysteries series. Each compelling tale features a Northern locale, with characters and settings that will seem familiar to many readers. Stories include: North On The Yellowhead, Dancing With Carole, Invasion, The Night She Died, Spring’s Last Skate.
Historias de una ciudad... Hasta dónde llegarías por proteger un secreto?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: Spanish. Published: July 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Justo cuando Penelope creía que la vida le había dado todo lo que ella había deseado y más... El amor de un hombre perfecto Jakob, una vida llena de lujos, fantasías y un hijo... Por qué ella termina  siendo solo la paciente número 32454 de un hospital para enfermos mentales? Hasta dónde llegarías por proteger un secreto?
Valentine in Paris
Price: Free! Words: 13,760. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A Nick Valentine short story. Disgraced Great War hero, Nick Valentine returns to France for the first time since the war on what should be a routine information gathering assignment in post-war Paris. But things are never that simple. Not for Nick Valentine. Nick Valentine is the flawed hero of the full length novel, Noho. This short story includes an opening excerpt from Noho.
Photographic
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: American English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A man burdened with an image he can never forget seeks out the person whose chance encounter turned him into the cynical person he is today. Plagued by the image of the man found standing over the body of his mother, he hopes to fill the emptiness inside with a confrontation he has avoided for years.
The Imaginist: The Other Guest
Price: Free! Words: 5,490. Language: American English. Published: November 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Something uncanny transpires in the home of Nigel Brimmington. The sweet orphan he adopted may very well be vandalizing his property! Has the child become cruelly mischievous, or worse, gone mad? Is something more sinister at work? “The Other Guest” is the second mystery of “The Imaginist” tales by T.K. Wade.
Sherlock Holmes and The Birchwood Affair
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A letter to the British Government from a blackmailer brings Holmes and Watson to the town of Truro in Cornwall. There they investigate a mysterious and often fatal illness which has befallen the townspeople as predicted by the blackmailer. By visiting the victims and their places of work a common thread appears. Holmes prevents further illness but now must find the culprit and bring him to task.
The Summer Dress
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
"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.