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The Rules of the Game by John M. Redoix
Price: Free! Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A short story in which, through analysis of a man's idea for a mystery novel, certain rules are set in regards to the creation of locked room murders. Largely inspired by "Knox's Ten Commandments" and "Van Dine's Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories".
A Good Car by Julia Proud
Price: Free! Words: 14,620. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Historical » USA(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Ed Valenti is stuck in a loop of booze and gambling, constantly losing track of time and happily numbing his memories whenever possible. One night he wins a car at a game of poker. That car will bring to his doorstep a worried father looking for his son and from that moment on Ed's life won't be the same.
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by JL Bryan
Series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 71,900. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ellie Jordan’s job is to catch and remove unwanted ghosts. Part detective, part paranormal exterminator, Ellie operates out of Savannah, Georgia, one of the oldest and most haunted cities in North America. She thinks her new case is a by-the-book specter, but finds herself confronting an older and more powerful evil than she’d ever expected, rooted in the dark history of an old mansion.
The Problem of the Straton Murder by John M. Redoix
Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 1 review)
During a discussion regarding whether or not a detective's seemingly cold and detached nature is necessary in solving a crime, a strange case from the past is brought back to light: a case which on first glance seemed to be simple and obvious instead turned out to be rather unique and complex in its own right and showed that, ultimately, the road to Hell is truly paved with good intentions...
Parcours by Claude Trudel
Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: French. Published: September 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Une courte nouvelle. Un récit en trois séquences, suivies d’un épilogue. Une histoire criminelle basée sur un fait divers survenu dans la métropole. Deux finissants du secondaire descendent la Main. Confiants, ils projettent un gros coup. Ils se dirigent vers le centre-ville. Déterminés, ils entrent dans un magasin. Calmes, ils mettent leur plan à exécution. Soudain, un imprévu surgit.
Death Pays a Visit by Elizabeth Spann Craig
Price: Free! Words: 65,070. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
An octogenarian discovers a suspicious death at a retirement home and uses her wits to find the killer, against the wishes of her police chief son.
Nica of Los Angeles by Sue Perry
Series: Frames, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 104,520. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.33 from 9 reviews)
When rookie private eye Nica takes on a mysterious case, she enters a world of multiple dimensions called Frames, where buildings and lawn chairs can be sentient, a stray cat has great powers, books can be killers, and clouds can be spies. At home, Nica solves missing person cases; in the larger reality of the Frames, she gets swept into an escalating battle with stakes that could not be higher.
The Norfolk Probationer by Allan Jones
Price: Free! Words: 9,090. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British(5.00 from 1 review)
The Norfolk Probationer is a short story, a sampler about a Welsh Detective Sergeant, Catrin Sayer of the ‘Met’, and her role in solving art-related crimes. A robbery in which several paintings are taken from an old hall in Norfolk, a National Trust property, results in two elderly visitors being injured. But all is not quite what it seems.
The Disintegration of Dragons, Part 1: A Death in Vastervik by Mark Bousquet
Price: Free! Words: 10,470. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The Golem War is over. One year to the date of final victory over the automaton armies of an evil wizard sect, the kingdom states of the Third Continent gather in the human kingdom of Vastervik to party. The guests of honor are all of the known surviving members of the 19th Legion (popularly known as the Dragon Legion), the military unit that ended the Golem War.
Good As You by B. A. Braxton
Series: Detective Rein Connery, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 67,890. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
It shouldn’t matter if you’re gay, lesbian, transgendered, or sexless, each and every one of us has a right to exist. And Detective Rein Connery is more than happy to spread that message around as he works to solve the senseless, brutal murder of Dr. Eunice Sabara, a lesbian microbiologist who just so happens to be the world’s only hope for a cure for the disease that’s ravishing the country.
Mark Rollins' New Career and the Women's Health Club by Tom Collins
Series: Mark Rollins adventure mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 50,720. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Against the backdrop of daily life in his fitness club for socially elite, wealthy women of Nashville, Tennessee, Mark Rollins investigates the disappearance of a club member's investment banker husband. The mystery reaches far beyond Nashville's city limits and puts Rollins and team in the gun sites of an organized criminal enterprise.
An Excerpt from Mortal End: A Simmering Pit of Jiggery Pokery: Chapters 1-6 by Toula Mavridou-Messer
Price: Free! Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mortal End is the old fashioned fairy-tale of intrigue, murder, cannibalism and incest that everyone is talking about. Ænus P. Wordsworth the arrogant, absinthe-drinking village rector plays detective attempting to discover just who the bones in the giant mound of burnt toffee belong to and how on earth they got there.
Vérvonal by Jaz
You set the price! Words: 30,240. Language: Hungarian. Published: August 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Minden utazó bejárja önmagát, és minden kereső a saját mélyében rejtőzőre is bukkan egy kicsit. Ám van, akinek az útját egyik oldalról összemarcangolt emberek és megnyomorított életek, a másik oldalról különös alakok szegélyezik. Rocco izgalmas történetét nem könnyű skatulyákba sorolni, mert joggal viselheti a "lélektani", a "thriller" és az "útleírás" címkéket is.
Crimes of Magic: The Witch's Artifact by Richard L. King
Series: Crimes of Magic, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 46,370. Language: American English. Published: August 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.00 from 1 review)
Portland P.I. Rachel Chase and Professor Robert Walker investigate a case of alleged infidelity with a witch. A magical artifact stolen from the witch’s partner and a murder take them into the dangerous world of scientific magic. A touch of humor, a budding affection, a dose of magic, an element of danger, a bit of action, and a lot of sleuthing combine to make a modern, urban cozy mystery.
Wura's Woodin Adventures: A Novella (The Aso-Ebi Chronicles, Part 2) by Sharon Abimbola Salu
Series: The Aso-Ebi Chronicles, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 25,190. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Someone has been stealing expensive jewelry from Alhaja Munirat Rahman, a fabric and jewelry merchant. It is up to Wura Oyelese, her 20-something year old niece, to unmask the culprit. As she nurtures a budding romance with the self-proclaimed suave efiko, Kola Adegbenro, and pursues the highly-coveted title of Miss UNILAG, will Wura catch the thief?
Lost and Found by Jason Jack
You set the price! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sam Banks apartment wide search for his television remote leads him to a place beyond his imagination. A place where lost memories are stored and can be found.
If Wishes Could Kill by Linda Weiser Friedman
Price: Free! Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
Chaya Dirotte is going for her doctorate and is very pregnant - with her third child. So she's got a lot on her plate, including a good friend, Rina, who has been abused by her husband and desperately needs shelter. But when her friend's husband drops dead from a bad batch of stew, the authorities suspect Rina and wonder - How much did Chaya know?
The Case of the Haunted Cot by Mark Bateman
Series: The Price & Miller Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 37,120. Language: British English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Sophie and Keith Fullwood have suffered the worst loss imaginable, and their nightmare is only just beginning. Ghostly cries come through the radio that have no business this side of the grave. They enlist the help of paranormal expert & believer Joseph Miller, along with Trenton Price, atheist, skeptic, & self-proclaimed genius. The truth will win out, but not everyone will like it.
Bites of Ben Urglar by Ken Blowers
Price: Free! Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Faced with the daunting task of providing a monthly information article for the local Neighbourhood Watch newsletter, Ken created the character of Ben (B.Urglar), to convey "advice" on security (or the lack of it!) in a humorous way. In these short, diary-style reports, Ben boasts of his traditional "skills", bemoans new technology and shows a mature understanding of human behaviour.