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After Midnight - Stories of Mystery and the Macabre by Sidney Wainwright
Price: Free! Words: 35,530. Language: British English. Published: May 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
“Anything can happen in the dark…” After Midnight is a collection of gothic short stories based on the folk legends and cautionary tales of the unknown that were collected in Britain by missing author Sidney Wainwright. Sit by the hearth on a dark and stormy night. Read yourself a story or two by firelight. I warn you, once the clock chimes midnight, there is no knowing how this tale will end.
The Haunting of Riley Watson by Alexandria Clarke
Price: Free! Words: 53,460. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2018 by Roger Hayden. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
When Lucia Star, a fake psychic and desperate for cash, takes a job at a ski lodge in the mountains of Vermont, she ends up in the middle of a real-life haunting. Soon, the ghosts are out in full force, and Lucia is stunned to discover she’s one of only two people who can communicate with them. Can Lucia give the spirits what they want?
Sample Chapters Body in the Harbour by Nanci Pattenden
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
It started out as a normal day for two young boys playing on the wharf before the Christmas break ended. Normal until they found the bludgeoned body of a young man washed up on the shore of Toronto Harbour on January 7, 1874.
The Accidental Constable by Ernie Payne, Jr
Price: Free! Words: 43,370. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Sonny has a tendency to play practical jokes. His latest trick ended with the death of three of his intended friends. The local Constable, Orville Heades investigated the deaths, and found Sonny not at fault. There was a backlash from the community, but Constable Heades and Sonny became friends. When the local cola mine's Superintendent dies, the Constable includes Sonny in his investigation.
The Ice Maiden by Michael Saunders
Price: Free! Words: 25,370. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
FREE crime thriller mystery series! Before leaving Peterborough for the newly formed Mid-Anglia HQ in Huntingdon, Detective Inspector Jack Gilbert is given a strange case concerning young girls who disappear only to be discovered two months later, murdered and frozen like a block of ice.
13 by Oteana Harris
Price: Free! Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2018 by Dream Catcher Publishing House. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.00 from 1 review)
This is the story of a detective named Marcus Sherwood that is on the trail of a serial killer named Sean. The streets of Liberty City are in chaos as this killer has twelve murders under his belt. The latest victim is a local news reporter named Yolanda. Join Marcus as he battles the FBI and tries to find Liberty Cities newest killer.
Jack the Keeper by Pringle McCloy
Price: Free! Words: 42,100. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Earthquake? PI Charlie Hampton and sidekick, Willy Chan, are on the trail again after three rival Triad gangs unite to eliminate a fourth. As bodies pile up like cordwood, crooked Jack becomes the keeper of a hostage, a crime boss who happens to be a vicious old lady known for kicking and biting. It’s an earthquake, alright, just not the geological kind.
Bad State by Peter Menadue
Price: Free! Words: 52,110. Language: Australian English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Vol 5 in the Bush Capital Series. Canberra political journalist Paul Ryder is unemployed again and forced to ghostwrite for sports stars. When a Federal Senator dies in a car bomb explosion, he jumps back into the game and hunts for glory. But will his by-line end up on a scoop or a tombstone? An Australian political thriller laced with laconic humour.
Harmonica & Gig by Will Perks
You set the price! Words: 81,050. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Did you ever hear the one about the rabbit, the t-rex and the frog? In the near future, the internet as we know it has been usurped by a total-immersion virtual environment known as the qverse. A fully-interactive virtual universe for the entertainment, communication and business needs of a modern populace. But can a simulation be real enough to lead to a real murder?
D for Daisy (The Daisy Hayes Trilogy Book 1) by Nick Aaron
Series: The Daisy Hayes Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 62,070. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
World War II. A Lancaster lands at its base in England after bombing Berlin, and a member of the crew is found dead. However, his young wife Daisy finds out that he has been murdered. But she is only a woman, blonde and pretty, and blind since birth: so who is going to listen to her? In the mayhem of the bombing campaign, who even cares? That is why she will have to find the murderer on her own.
Plot Twist by Steven D. Bennett
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Two men are given the job of remodeling the former home of mystery writer Raymond Chandler. Rumors of buried money change their focus to finding it, though neither intend to share what's found. As one suspects his girl of sleeping with the other, he plots to not only get the treasure but to get rid of the competition at the same time.
Wheels in the Sky by John Eider
Price: Free! Words: 61,150. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The American President announces plans for a space station that will orbit the Earth with a crew of ten-thousand, the true beginning of humanity as a spacefaring race. But his plans draw out the hopes and fears of the nation, sparking controversy and dispute. It is up to a reclusive writer and his trusted investigator to get to the bottom of the story, before America threatens to tear itself apart
Four AM by Joanne Surridge
Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It's 4am, and the police are on the way. An elderly lady is waiting while her husband lays dead at the bottom of the stairs. Will she tell the whole story when they arrive?
Reel Sexy by Jenna Baker
Series: Reel Series, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 91,870. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
An actor is found dead in his dressing room in thong underwear. For reality TV producer Victoria Sharpe, this third murder case lands her on the set of a sultry television show. This time, Sharpe and her crew are reunited with their favorite cops: Foxy and his hunky partner Reid. With a long line of suspects, the cops must unmask the killer and help Sharpe deliver her best episode yet.
The Killer Inside Part One (A Mystery Story with a Thrilling Twist) by RC Patterson
Price: Free! Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
My husband was found dead in the creak near our house. The killer is still on the loose. And there's only one suspect: me.
The Case of the Blowfish Exit by Mel Nicolai
Series: The KR Files. Price: Free! Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Not only has M. Black chosen a very weird way of killing himself, he’s chosen to conduct this unsavory deed at Koji Remote’s favorite bar, Meme Disposal. With a little encouragement from his friends, Koji feels compelled to investigate.
The Case of the Candy Aisle Smile by Mel Nicolai
Series: The KR Files. Price: Free! Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Koji Remote, private investigator, tracks down the real-world location of a mood discovered in a client’s dream.
Enslingen på Knis by Tommy Lennartzon
You set the price! Words: 42,600. Language: Swedish. Published: March 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Den här romanen är en fristående fortsättning på Viskningen, med samma huvudpersoner. Det unga paret Emil och Tessa, och deras gode vän Jonas.
Violations of the Mind & Soul by Ian T. Mello
Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
If crime, suspense, and a splash of fantasy tickle your fancy, VIOLATIONS OF THE MIND & SOUL by Ian T. Mello might be the prescription to your ailments. Comprised of three flash fiction stories that appeal to the majority of your senses, Mello shares three pieces from his growing collection of literary rollercoasters.