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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.
Listen to the Silence - a 10 minute short story by Ian Fox
Price: Free! Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Elderly Gordon Oregon has not been feeling his best recently. Nausea and vomiting are sapping his energy, and it is getting worse every day. The news that his son and daughter-in-law have died in a car accident is a great shock to him. But then his condition starts to improve. ...
I Do by Ashley Kozlowski
Price: Free! Words: 550. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.00 from 3 reviews)
"I Do" is a flash mystery; or, in other words, a really short story. In this flash mystery we have Ariel, happy as can be at her wedding! But... something isn't right here....
The Virtues of Madness by Thomas Carpenter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,900. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When the Magistrate of the Rhakotis District calls Heron of Alexandria—the greatest inventor the city has ever known—to help him solve the mystery of a rain of frogs, he learns what value there is in the virtues of madness.
Fatal Mistress – a 10-minute short story by Ian Fox
Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Gary Nelson has problems with his father-in-law, the CEO and majority holder of the Trionid Corporation, who likes to make life difficult for Gary, the finance director of the same company. His father-in-law’s sudden violent death puts Gary in the CEO’s shoes. But now that Gary has everything a person could possibly want, he gets bored. Finally, he realizes how to spice up his daily life. ...
The Destruction of a Goddess by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,380. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Vi thought trying to teach complicated choreography to inexperienced middle-aged men made for a bad day. But when a Portland homicide detective shows up at Vi’s dance rehearsal, she quickly realizes that bad dance moves pale in comparison to the scrutiny of an experienced investigator seeking suspects in a murder.
The Shocking Truth by Christine Chianti
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Harwich Police Detective Monica Carson has seen plenty in her career. But when she reports to the scene of what appears to be an unattended death of a wealthy matron, she finds more questions than answers. Doing what she does best, tracking down the answers, causes political friction. The deceased's family just wants to mourn their loss. Monica needs to bring the responsible party to justice.
Improbable Cause by Rena Burgess
Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013 by Temporary Midnight. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The world was watching as the lights went out in New Orleans during the biggest football game of the year. The official report blamed the outage on a faulty relay device. But what if it had a different cause?
The Misplaced Maya by G. J. Irrera
Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: American English. Published: April 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
A resume that is not as truthful as it should be. A man applying for a job at Temple University makes a few big mistakes on his resume. Marlow spots the problem as problem with location or with the truth. The man seems to be looking for the Maya in the wrong place.
Terminos y Condiciones de Ventas de Alma. by Lyther Martes
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: Spanish. Published: April 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
La verdad es que nadie nunca tiene la menor idea de como empezar. En algún lugar del planeta tierra, hay una servilleta, y en esa servilleta estaba la fecha exacta del fin del mundo....
Fairies in the Garden by G. J. Irrera
Price: Free! Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Someone made a mess of Mrs. Dexter's garden but who could it be? To celebrate the publication of Death at Noon a special discount for Marlow's friends is available, just visit her website at http://www.mysterygirljournal.com/landing-page-2/ for coupon code.
Nathania : Our Ancestor? by Mahesh Dutt Sharma
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
There also some crows started to hover. Seeing them we remembered Nathania. The same system of giving food and drinks to the crows began there too. One day in the morning, we leaped with extremely surprise to see that Nathania was sitting on the demarcation and was crowing.
Bewaji's Ankara Adventures: A Novella (The Aso-Ebi Chronicles, Part 1) by Sharon Abimbola Salu
Series: The Aso-Ebi Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 13,330. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Bewaji is a 24-year old woman who is hired to investigate a strange case involving an American woman romantically involved with a man living in Nigeria. The presumption is that the woman is a victim of one of the popular "romance scams." Will her suspicions be proven right?
It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Starts Bleeding by Farron Hovland
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,700. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
At what point does childish fun turn into a deadly game of cat and mouse? The games are a tradition and perfectly safe. Until now. Parker is a high school senior with her whole life ahead of her, but how long will that be? Can she save herself and her friends from the killer hidden in their midst? A short story of what happens when high school seniors are pushed to their limits.
Karma's a Bitch: A Short Story by Michael Goffinet
Price: Free! Words: 14,810. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(4.00 from 1 review)
Karen Sheppard is found dead in her car at the Paris Club. Her husband is a self-absorbed sociopath, but is he a killer? The initial evidence points towards Karen's husband, but DNA results exonerates him and points towards a convicted sex offender. Who really killed her? This short story is full of twists and turns with an end that will surprise you.