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Damien Loose, Episode 4 - Comedy by Robert Strasser
Series: Damien Loose. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Episode 4 of 10. Damien enters the lions den. His search for a killer lands him in the one place on earth that banned him for life, the Lumiere Casino. Well, life is a long time. Inside, he finds an old friend and an old enemy. Things can either go bad, or they can go worse. The rollicking conclusion of season 1 of the Damien Loose serial.
Sherlock Holmes and the Final Reveal by Chris Gay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sherlock Holmes and the Final Reveal is a Holmes tale like none other ever conceived. Fans of Baker Street’s legendary detective will be left with the insatiable need to contemplate its extraordinary conclusion forevermore.
Tug-of-War by Claire A Murray
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When therapist Marlana accepts a difficult case from her mentor, Dr. Whitney, she's faced with a possible dual personality: Robert/Carol. Marlana struggles with her feelings. What if, in helping Robert/Carol, she discovers one of them is the murderer? As Marlana helps Robert delve deeper into his memory, he reveals his goal: "I want my life back." She knows now that she must forge ahead.
The Lying Little Rascals by Colin Andrews
Price: Free! Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The Lying Little Rascals are four siblings who are always up to no good. They annoy, tease and fight with each other and seldom get along. When major events happen in the house, no one will own up to it and so the parents decide to let each sit down around the table and write, in their own words, what happened. It's a tricky task, but the truth must come out and someone will be punished.
Espíritos Afogados by Scott Nicholson
Price: Free! Words: 6,570. Language: Portuguese. Published: May 12, 2013 by Haunted Computer Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Um escritor aceita um trabalho em uma ilha remota no Oceano Atlântico, onde encontra uma mulher misteriosa que pede sua ajuda. Mas logo ele descobre que ela está presa no passado e pode estar tentando atraí-lo para que junte-se a ela sob as ondas, para sempre. Um conto de 5.300 palavras.
Une Solide Constitution by Scott Nicholson
Price: Free! Words: 3,940. Language: French. Published: May 11, 2013 by Haunted Computer Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
L’amour d’un homme pour sa femme l’empêche de la quitter, même après sa mort. Comme Rendall lui manque, son esprit reste fort – jusqu’à ce qu’il réalise que l’amour éternel pourrait bien être l’amour le plus égoïste de tous. Une histoire de fantasy paranormale écrite par Scott Nicholson, l’auteur bestseller international des Amants de la Brume et d’autres livres.
Intrigue au Charleston by Bruno Robert des Douets
Series: Normandie légendaire - histoires courtes, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: French. Published: May 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Une salle de restaurant, des convives, un caniche... et c'est le début d'une enquête. Digne d'Agatha Christie !
Visitors by Steven Patrick Wilson
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.
Flitting Away by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When a vicious attacker leaves Nicole Walker for dead, she fights against the odds to survive. And to succeed, she must remember—the attack, the attacker, even her own desire to live. Her mind wants to flit away and escape the horrors of the attack. Flitting away means death. But remembering might mean an even worse fate.
The Haunted Breadbox: A Myron Vale Investigation by Scott William Carter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013 by Flying Raven Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Myron Vale sees ghosts. One hundred billion of them, to be precise . . . In this short story prequel to GHOST DETECTIVE, the first novel featuring Myron Vale, a house call to an old farmhouse finds Vale investigating the most unlikely of haunted places — a breadbox. What lies inside? It's not at all what Vale expects.
L'incidente Chiappero - Pescottino: Delitti di Provincia 4 by Annarita Coriasco
Series: Delitti di provincia, Book 4. Price: $3.38 USD. Words: 18,660. Language: Italian. Published: May 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
L'apparenza inganna. Pucci, investigatore privato, viene chiamato da due anziane sorelle a risolvere l'enigma di un duplice incidente mortale di molti anni prima in cui era rimasto vittima anche il loro padre. Ben presto, l'investigatore si troverà coinvolto in una intricata matassa il cui bandolo si trova molti anni più indietro, ma che porterà a notevoli colpi di scena.
Served Cold by Steven Patrick Wilson
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.
Death Minus Hours by Ulf Wolf
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
His father has been in jail for twenty years, the last few of these on death row for killing his aunt—his father’s sister—a murder he indeed did commit. His execution is set for the next morning, and he has finally agreed to see his son.
Damien Loose, Episode 3 - Escape by Robert Strasser
Series: Damien Loose. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Episode 3 of a 10 part mystery serial. Damien Berchshire continues the hunt for his Uncle Edmund's killer. He manages to avoid death in a trailer park, gets the phone call he's been dreading from his globetrotting mother, and discovers he's being tailed. ESCAPE, continues Damien's humorous picaresque adventure through St. Louis as he tries to find a murderer before he's fired.
Usodna ljubica – 10-minutna kratka zgodba by Robert Ron
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: Slovenian. Published: May 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Gary Nelson ima težave s svojim tastom; le-ta je predsednik uprave in večinski lastnik korporacije Trionid in se rad izživlja nad Garyjem, ki je v taisti firmi na položaju finančnega direktorja. Nenadna tastova nasilna smrt ga postavi na mesto predsednika uprave. A Gary, ki ima vse, kar si človek lahko poželi, se prične dolgočasiti. Potem pa končno ugotovi, kako si lahko popestri vsakdanjik …
Prisluhni tišini – 10-minutna kratka zgodba by Robert Ron
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: Slovenian. Published: May 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Gordon Oregon, že starejši možakar, se v zadnjem času ne počuti najbolje. Slabost in bruhanje mu jemljeta energijo iz dneva v dan. Novica, da sta njegova sin in snaha umrla v prometni nesreči, ga zelo pretrese. Toda njegovo počutje se izboljša …
Inside Crime by Connor Norton
Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When a murder investigation turns in to a kidnapping of a federal agent, DCI James Reid and he’s team work with the FBI’s Major Crime Unit (MCU) to find her but they soon find out that an old enemy has come back and is looking for revenge. Will they find her in time and who is their inside mole.
The Ducati Girl - Toxic Connection by Alfonso Borello
Series: The Ducati Girl, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
On September 20th, 1994 an Italian journalist and her camera operator were ambushed and assassinated during daylight in the streets of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. Just hours before she was shot with a bullet in the head, the young journalist made a phone call to her boss in Rome asking permission to stay an extra day on her assignment because she was about to uncover something sensational.
The Night Butterflies: a short story by Zoe Sharp
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: British English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The Night Butterflies is a standalone short story by the highly acclaimed crime thriller writer, Zoë Sharp. First published in the ACTION anthology, edited by Matt Hilton, it’s the story of a man who thought he’d left his violent past behind him, but discovers it is only a chance footstep away.