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Blood Spatter -- A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Logan Jennings is a loving father, husband, and dog-owner. A mild-mannered, freelance photographer, by all appearances, he leads the perfect life. What’s his secret? He’s an obsessive, ritualistic serial killer...except he doesn’t know it. Logan would like to meet you. Will you oblige him? "Blood Spatter" is a 3,000 word short story.
Haley, A Novel
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Price: Free! Words: 74,310. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
This is the story of two ambitious baby boomers who met and became parents of a little girl. The mother had a psychotic hatred of men, especially successful professionals like a psychiatrist. The mother succeeded in trapping the father in a crime and he was imprisoned and never saw his daughter again.
Horror Of Yakshini
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Series: FICTION, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The protagonist, a collector of antique goods, buys a nude idol of a yakshini from an old man and uncovers it ignoring warnings of its seller. Thereafter he gets infatuated to the voluptuous idol and encounters horrible consequences.
Quickie
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Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When PI Inez Leon takes an instant dislike to a lech, watch out!
Slippery Slope
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Price: Free! Words: 56,330. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
A superb adventure thriller about an audacious hijacking which spirals into a tense and electrifying race for money and for blood.
At Harper's Ferry
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Series: The Blackwood Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 73,570. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jack Blackwood is a widower and a drunk. Ezra Miller is an ex-slave in a white man's world. Together, they run a detective agency in Washington DC. As the Civil War looms, they are given their hardest case yet: A retired congressman asks them to find his missing son and the Union plans that could change the very course of the war against the South.
Toby's God
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Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Toby's life has been a perfect one, and it's not an accident. Toby has a god, and his god is going to take action.
Double Exposure
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Series: Stoney Winston Hollywood Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,370. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
“Stoney Winston works the slummy outskirts of the movie business, directing cheap local commercials, writing training films and industrials, and submitting always-rejected feature scripts. Murder and danger dog Stoney’s quest, which ends in a tricky and gut-wrenching climax. A masterful, colorful mystery.” Booklist, starred review.
The Puzzle: Samantha Jamison Mystery (Volume 1)
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Price: Free! Words: 81,950. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
This story is seen through the eyes of a young widow, Samantha Jamison, an author, as she revisits her husband’s past to solve the mystery surrounding his questionable death. Having always lived in his shadow, her emotional shock is evident in the loss of her husband, Stephen, her marriage, and her life, which she discovers was all a façade. Will her personal involvement change her future?
The Hand
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Price: Free! Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Inspector Higgins investigates a missing person, he uncovers a gruesome murder.
Dr. X's Island
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Price: Free! Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This is a murder mystery party that takes place on a mad scientist island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in 1977. It includes everything you need to host the party yourself.
The Ghost Who Tried to Love Me
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Price: Free! Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ghost month means that the "good brothers" are out and ghosts can pop up anywhere. At least that's what the superstitious people of Taiwan think, and Hank is sure that they are full of hot air. Who believes in ghosts anyways? This is the first story in the Zodiac Schmodiac story cycle, an insight into the Chinese mind and a funny, Chinesey story that will scare and thrill you.
Dreamcast
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Price: Free! Words: 80,500. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In Dreamcast, Travis, an art-student, dreams of his ex-girlfriend’s murder, and the next day discovers the nightmare to be true. In police interview, he confesses the dream and is arrested for exact knowledge of the crime. With the help of a psychologist, he finds that he has paranormal abilities and uses them manipulate the police to trap the real killer.
The Last Cowboy in the East
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Price: Free! Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(1.00 from 1 review)
When Detective Sergeant Harriet is working the night shift in a backwater town in Ireland, she doesn't expect to arrest a fully blown cowboy, bruised and belligerent. She digs into his story and faces up to some home truths of her own. A Why-Done-It. 1,989 Words. Includes chapter 1 of The Story of Plan B
Book of the Archangels Book 1
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Price: Free! Words: 21,780. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This is the first book in a series about a prophet that will be born in the Last Days. His mission is to find the Book of the Archangels. Once he finds that book, the things that are needed in the Tribulation Temple can be found. The prophet will find maps and clues that could lead to the book. He must figure the clues out and try to follow the map. The Devil will try and stop him.
A Date to Die For
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Price: Free! Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Just a simple book signing ... at least that's what Lilly Millenovanovich, semi-successful mystery author thought when she traveled to Atlanta. She didn't need her agent, Kate to twist her arm. Afterall, her idol author, Sylvester Stone would be there. To make it even more thrilling, Sylvester invites Lilly to dinner to celebrate his movie deal in this murder mystery SHORT STORY.
Elijah Deville in Coasting to Death
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Series: An Elijah Deville Mystery. Price: Free! Words: 61,630. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Elijah Deville is a crafty lawyer. When an employee is accused of sabotaging a rollercoaster in order to kill his boss, Elijah refuses to believe it. With all of the evidence seemingly against him, Elijah fights on in his quest for the 'Not Guilty' verdict. Who committed this murder? And more importantly how? Can you crack the case before Elijah? Take the challenge, that is if you're up to it.
Train Journey
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Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
You start off a train journey much like any other. This one's particularly cramped and uncomfortable but you get through it. Then once you arrive at your destination, it all changes. Suddenly you'd do anything to get back on that train again...
The Emperor's Ring
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Price: Free! Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Open Books Press. Category: Fiction » Drama » Asian
A craftsman in the palace of the Han Emperor looked deeply into a yellow jadestone, listened to what his ancestors whispered about the jade’s powers; keeping safe the life and thoughts of its wearer, a Han lord who became Emperor. He fashioned it into a ring, a turtle as the guardian spirit of the wearer’s long life. The jade turtle ring grew heavy with its story.
The Legend Of Corba
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Price: Free! Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
A Short story about a forest ranger who encounters a mysterious creature in the dense forests of Corbett National Park.