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Rope Burn
Price: Free! Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(3.00 from 1 review)
Yael Navas unravels the mystery of the suicide who didn't really kill himself.
Where the Bodies are Buried
Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
"There's nothing like digging a grave to make you think about life," he said. "I wouldn't know, Mr. President. This is my first one." ... How far do Secret Service agents have to go to protect and serve The President of the United States? Find out in this short short story about a tough night of serving the President.
Grade A Stupid
Price: Free! Words: 129,120. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Fifteen years ago, Darcy Walker’s parents thought it was a good idea to give her a unique name. Darcy, meaning “dark walker.” Whether that was a stroke of genius or stroke of stupid, they nailed the irony. She lacks direction, her grades stink, she’s average in the looks department, and she’s stuck on a bad boy. Her life changes when she finds a dead body. Trouble is, will she live to see sixteen?
Clarissa Clairvoyant
Price: Free! Words: 20,500. Language: Afrikaans. Published: November 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Net soms gebeur dit... As Clarissa aan 'n foto of iets raak wat aan iemand behoort, dan praat dit met haar. Wanneer sy buk om die foto wat Francois laat val op te tel weet sy bo alle twyfel die vrou dood is.
Cromwell Road
Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(2.00 from 1 review)
Holmes and Watson meet the famous medium Madame B., whose message for Watson has surprising results.
Carrying Kerrie
Price: Free! Words: 12,250. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In “Carrying Kerrie,” we revisit Venice Webb as he reconnects with his ex-wife, Kerrie, who suffers from a terminal illness and wants Venice to help her locate her daughter, Mandy, from whom she has been estranged for over a decade. This quest puts all of Venice's investigative instincts to the test and underlying the search is the gnawing question: is Mandy my daughter?
The Imaginist
Price: Free! Words: 6,370. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A man with a supernatural power to make his thoughts into reality teams up with a talking mouse to solve a murderous mystery in Victorian England. Can a mere painting be the cause of so many deaths? “The Imaginist” by T.K. Wade will have you guessing until the very end.
Under Suspicion - The Legend of D.B. Cooper
Series: The Legend of D.B. Cooper, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 151,010. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Two men on the same side of the law-with two different objectives. While investigating the same case, the situation turns deadly. Jim Harper is a small town sheriff determined to protect his community. Alan Bradley is a hard driving, big city Special Agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency. The two clash during an investigation involving the legendary D.B. Cooper. Who will find the truth first?
The Gostynin Shul
Price: Free! Words: 75,200. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The Gostynin Shul - A Yiddish history mystery. A Yiddish historian finds herself fending off an enraged Hasidic group intent on preserving its reputation, and a Boston society matron desperate to preserve her family's wealth and status.
Three Mangoes
Price: Free! Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African
A teenage girl hawking mangoes on the streets of Lagos has only one goal: to raise enough money to pay her examination fees. Her short, but colorful journey turns out to be an adventure, and a brief glimpse into the lives of her customers. Of particular note, are the customers who purchase the last three yellow mangoes.
The Wrong House
Price: Free! Words: 13,750. Language: American English. Published: November 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
"I walked in the house. A feeling of uneasiness swept over me, like something wasn't right..." When Annabelle Garamond moves to her new house, she knows something is up. Worse, when her mother is murdered, she's determined to find the killer.
Redemption – A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(3.00 from 1 review)
Ben Hawkins blames his father for a psychologically abusive childhood and for triggering his mother’s suicide. The two men have been estranged for years. But when Ben is falsely accused of murder, he has no other option than to turn to his father, a retired homicide detective, for help. As Ben languishes in jail, the noose growing tighter, his father desperately searches for the real killer.
Murder: A Love Story
Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A short Story about how emotional abandonment leads to murder. Jim, a stay at home writer, becomes disenchanted with his workaholic spouse, Sally, and falls hard for the wife of Sally's boss. Sally looks for love at work and she and Jim begin plotting their way out of a loveless marriage. But their murderous intentions don't work out quite the way they plan and the result is not pretty.
Peaches and the Gambler
Price: Free! Words: 78,500. Language: American English. Published: October 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Take one recently fired woman, add to that two pesky daughters, one opera singing sister, two good-looking men, one murder investigation, and a boxful of Dove Ice Cream Bars. Then, generously stir with a seedy strip club, throw in a .45 Magnum and a dash of Bojangles' cajun seasoned fries and you have a Dish of Disaster!
Full Fathom Five - The Homicide Files (A Lincoln Munroe Novella, #1)
Series: The Homicide Files - Lincoln Munroe Novellas, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 19,500. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Breaking in a new partner is the least of Detective Lincoln Munroe’s worries – the body of a scuba diver has been found in a century-old shipwreck under a hundred feet of cold, treacherous water. When all signs point to murder, Lincoln is forced to dust off his scuba gear and investigate a crime scene like no other.
Tuning In (An Elite Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Canan Jones turns twenty-five and receives a phone call from a man who knows his secret. Canan has the ability to tune into the emotions of other people and he is wanted to work for an underground government agency in Sydney. 5000 words
Une Vie Qui n’a pas eu Lieu
You set the price! Words: 4,190. Language: French. Published: October 24, 2012 and represented by K-Group. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Albert, un étudiant, rêvait de jeter un coup d'oeil au futur, pour savoir si sa vie future correspondrait aux dires des horoscopes, des diseuses de bonne aventure, des prophètes. La rencontre avec l'adorable Geneviève exauça son voeu. Mais pourquoi cette femme sanglotait-elle sur un lit froissé?
Quartet for Three
Price: Free! Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Tragedy strikes top-rated TV show "Symphonic Idol" when one of the musical judges is found dead onstage, and everyone's a suspect in this classical twist on the detective story...
The Mystery of the Elusive Fitness Instructor
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Worn out from investigating the murder of her boss, Cynthia Hegarty opens a detective agency in the City. But she gets more than she bargained for - a customer! Join Cynthia as she investigates the mysterious non-appearance of a very fit fitness instructor. This is a short story.
Atonement
Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A man sits on a bench in front of his old school remembering the place where one particular day changed his life and those of many others dramatically years earlier.