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Life in Fiction
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Price: Free! Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Jimmy Slade is a broken old man looking to solve the eighteen-year old murder of his ten-year old son.
Blow Me, Baby
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Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Category: 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
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Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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 Fear of E
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Price: Free! Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
There are many fears...as many as the letters of the alphabet...
Valentine in Paris
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Price: Free! Words: 13,760. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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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
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Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: American English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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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.
Pension Day
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Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Dunny thought that he was onto a good thing when he stole that cab and used it to rob old-age pensioners. But today he may have picked up the wrong passenger... A short crime story about payback and bad decisions.
The Ghost Who Tried to Love Me
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Price: Free! Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Ghost month means that the "good brothers" are out and ghosts can pop up anywhere. At least that's what the superstitious people of Taiwan think, and Hank is sure that they are full of hot air. Who believes in ghosts anyways? This is the first story in the Zodiac Schmodiac story cycle, an insight into the Chinese mind and a funny, Chinesey story that will scare and thrill you.
The Smuggler's Wife
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Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Category: 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
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Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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A short story about a man trapped in a strange prison. By Kris Shamloo.
The Last Kiss
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Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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
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Price: Free! Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
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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...
The Imaginist: The Other Guest
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Price: Free! Words: 5,490. Language: American English. Published: November 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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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.
Broken
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Price: Free! Words: 9,450. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: 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
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Series: Celestin City: Evie Cortez, 2.5. Price: Free! Words: 16,730. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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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.
Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth
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Series: Benny Cahill, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,010. Language: American English. Published: December 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
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Series: LiBREttO, Story #3. Price: Free! Words: 6,110. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2014 by Little Pig Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
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Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: Australian English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
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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
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Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: 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
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Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Short story. 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.