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Swiveled Craving
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013 by Short Story Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Story Press Presents Swiveled Craving by Ruth Pettite “Swiveled Craving” takes you through yet another twisted and turned loop of events that only she can fathom and bring out to us. As we learn the multiple character storyline, pay close attention. Someone has a role in the story, somewhere.
Masque Of Deceit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013 by Short Story Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Story Press Presents Masque Of Deceit by Jordan Lane KATHERINE CRENSHAW, whose real name was FENTON, was raised by foster parents. Although she knew she was adopted she accepted the fact that her true family would not return for her. As the days went by Katherine lived a tranquil life until one phone call changed everything.
The Phantom Visitor
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(1.00 from 1 review)
What was really in the garden -- and how dangerous was it?
Clash of Wills
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Robert Bell. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When informed his father had died, Ray knew he had to do the right thing, even though they'd not spoken in years. Determined to face his demons, he returned to his father's adopted home in England, only to discover the realities weren't as he'd imagined and that a world of new problems had to be faced.
The Ballad of the Cop's Gun
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A rummy. A stripper. A slum lord. A body. Crime can be operatic. In the big city, justice's tune is one few citizens know well. When the words don't come, sometimes a cop's gun provides the best accompaniment. This suspense thriller from C. C. Blake has one hell of a tempo.
Wayne and Bean
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Violation. Assault. Murder. The men and women who take up the badge are supposed to protect society from these terrible crimes. However, police officers are as human and fallible as anyone . . . C. C. Blake explores an unspeakable crime that pits two cops against one another in this explosive story.
Download Complete: A Science Fiction/Mystery Story
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Investigating a body, Detective Megan Kershaw finds it’s a discarded Mech with a mind swipe chip. She traces it to Denton Weathers, the richest man in the city. After, Megan receives a commendation and her partner is murdered. Can Megan discover the real answer behind the destruction of this Mech or will she become the next victim? "Download Complete" is a short story.
Little Miracles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
As a homicide detective, Frank deals with violent death every day. And his reaction to those deaths kills him by inches. Until his most recent case forces him to take a long, hard look at his emotional state. The murder scene’s only survivor might hold the clues Frank needs to solve the case. It might even hold the key to Frank’s very salvation.
Death Fits Like A Glove
Price: Free! Words: 11,840. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Someone is stealing pets in P.I. Billie Bly's Northwest Portland neighborhood and one of her critical neighbors begs her to find her lost dog. A young boy with unruly red hair adopts her and asks to help solve her case. But he displays some disturbing behaviors and may be more hindrance than help. And when she gets wind of something bigger, a sinister figure plans to put an end to Billie Bly.
The Bloodied Birds: A Because We Are Mystery #1
Price: Free! Words: 8,400. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This short story, set prior to the events of Because We Are: A Novel of Haiti, features the return of two children from the slums of Port-au-Prince, the brash Libète and brilliant Jak. As a generation-old family feud is about to explode over some stolen chickens, only these pint-sized detectives are able to uncover who is behind the missing birds and prevent new blood from flowing in Cité Soleil.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld Volume 1
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Special 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: British English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Nicolette Mace is a private investigator out of necessity, not choice. With her family dead & nowhere else to turn she had to learn to stand on her own two feet & live the only way her father ever taught her to. Life is fast paced, dangerous & filled with more gunfire than a gangster film, but isn't all big cases, excitement & arch enemies. Follow her day to day musings taken from her online blog
Nowhere Fast (A Mercy Watts Short)
Series: Mercy Watts Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,410. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A crabby nun and a runaway girl. Mercy should’ve stayed in bed. Instead, she bows to her aunt’s guilt trip and is hot on the trail of Charley Horton, a girl the police can’t find. With the help of her nerd posse, she’ll find Charley, but somebody isn’t going to be too happy about it.
The Painted Killer
Price: Free! Words: 17,720. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A sex-crazed psychedelic slasher targets women and girls. He's got a knife. It's 1969 in middle America and nothing is the same anymore. Detective Al Gaetano and his team must find the killer before he strikes again. Their only clues are a few flakes of paint from his body and a modus operandi. A dark and funny novella.
Double
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
David Black has the lot - a successful business, beautiful wife Miriam and two wonderful kids. That’s not to mention young Rachel Owen his sexy PA and mistress. Whilst on a family holiday David spots his double walking towards him on a pier. But when he gets home his worst nightmare ensues as Double impersonates him with disastrous consequences for his professional and private life...
Bored
Price: Free! Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A murder mystery short story about a gruesome and distinctly messy murder in a retirement home.
A Little Bit Crazy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
If your life takes you around the country, you may start to see stories in the hotels you visit. Employees have hours and paychecks not so obvious may surprise you. Take a look at this hotel and you may think twice about where you stay.
Адвокат Наполеона
Price: Free! Words: 19,790. Language: Russian. Published: February 21, 2013 by Andriy Demidov. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Когда я пишу, то не думаю в каком жанре это получается. Похоже на детектив или триллер.
Moral Rat: The First Edition
Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(3.00 from 1 review)
Alfie Roberts, The Rat Catcher makes a mistake on the job, he is afraid to tell the law firm owner(Harry Williams) because of his own pride to admit the mistake he made. Moral: Perfection can be found in all of us, but being human doesn't mean we are immortal from imperfections. Character List: - Mrs Smith, Law Firm Receptionist. - Harry William's, Law Firm Owner. - Alfie Roberts, Rat Catcher
A Simple Mistake - a suspense short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sybil Strang can’t help being suspicious of the nervous man loitering in the convenience store at closing time. But did she really see a gun inside his rolled-up newspaper?
Clockwork - a suspense short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A disturbing shadow falls over a forgotten town, unnoticed by everyone except for an old shopkeeper …