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Stopover and Other Stories for a Rainy Night
Price: Free! Words: 62,660. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A private detective is on a personal errand of revenge when he makes the mistake of stopping at an abandoned diner; Arnold Knight is sure he's spotted a crime in the neighborhood through binoculars, to the annoyance of his sister and the police; two men are stuck in an elevator and one decides to tell a scary story, too convincingly--just some of the noir and cozy mystery short stories herein.
The Horse-Drawn Hearse
Price: Free! Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
On Halloween night in 1973, young Daniel Taylor was approached by a mysterious horse-drawn hearse driven by a sinister old man. Forty years later, the hearse emerged from the darkness and appeared to Daniel once again - but this time it was carrying a coffin.
Halloween Night: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
James is alone on Halloween night. His parents go to a Halloween Party, but never return. The search for James's parents begins.
Houston, 2030: With Proper Legwork
Price: Free! Words: 28,590. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
God save me from making prophecies, because I am not qualified. Can I predict that Ebola virus not only finds its way to Europe and America, but also learns how to defeat the WHO protective suits protocols? Hey, who cares about Ebola? I fail to foresee that our Commander-in-Chief is going to introduce those new coffee-cup military salutes!
Under the Hill
Price: Free! Words: 14,420. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
Get just a taste of what readers love about the Irish stories of New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly in this stand-alone short story.
Spillage
Series: Advanced Smash Repairs. Price: Free! Words: 12,620. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Spillage is book 1 in the Advanced Smash Repairs Series - the story of a smash repair business that "knows too much."
From the Law Offices of Robson Garrett: The Case of Television v Reality
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Robson had dreamed about nothing else but to become just like the lawyers he watched on television growing up. It wasn't until one fateful night that his dream came crashing down on him.
The Real Thing
Price: Free! Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Short story, 17 pages. When Charles Lawson (aka God) is forty and enjoying a career as a troubleshooter for coin fraud, he goes to Maralinga in South Australia to determine the authenticity of a mysterious coin found there after the British atomic explosions of 1960. Here he meets 25-year old Jamie Stanborough, chief archeologist on the coin dig. Jamie sets out to seduce Lawson for his own ends.
Maddog 1 The Begining
Price: Free! Words: 44,930. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Maddog 1 is a fascinating detective story. Involving murder, sex, interwoven with mystery and suspense. It will keep you reading until your eyelids grow heavy. The action takes place on the mean streets of New York City. The main character is New York City’s most violent private investigator Mike Murdock. Mike through his early life experience is enraged against crime.
Finding Miranda
Price: Free! Words: 46,270. Language: American English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Can an invisible librarian and a hunky blind deejay find happiness while eluding hired killers in a Florida wilderness? Miranda and Shepard must answer the question - for better or worse - in Iris Chacon's romantic-comedic novel, Finding Miranda. (See the review at OnlineBookClub.org.)
The Maestro Murdered
Price: Free! Words: 34,100. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When the aging conductor of an up and coming young orchestra is murdered, Detective Sean McGill is called in to investigate and encounters a confusing morass of dead ends, questionable motives and bizarre orchestral politics. A mystery novella.
Mama - a short story
Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Biographical
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Reyna doesn't want to be alone anymore. She misses the children that kept her company, but she doesn't know how to get them back. She struggles with wanting children of her own and the past that would break a family apart.
An Individual Will
Price: Free! Words: 62,900. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
DCI Barbara Black investigates the curious death of Adrian Mansfield, an artistic young man cast adrift in a boat on Amberton lake. He has been tied into a sitting position with an insulting sign hung about his neck. Murder is assumed, but Barbara's investigations take us into escalating family tragedy and Adrian's dark, antinatalist philosophy. Thought-provoking detective fiction.
“The Caregiver”
Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Tate Morgan is a professional caregiver in the health care field. She gets a new client, who moves in with her financially well-off daughter and son-in-law after her husband died. During a date-night for the Barnetts, Tate is left at the house, alone, to protect her new client, Cynthia, from what appears to be a Shadow person in the house!
The Lucky Cat - Black Cat Vol. 1 - A Salem Massachusetts Mini Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Kathy Taylor had weathered eight rough years as a black female police officer in Boston - but enough was enough. She turned in her badge, moved up north, and set up shop as a private investigator in historic Salem, Massachusetts. Now she's surrounded by wiccans and herbalists, by crystal shops and psychic pizza-deliverymen. And her first client has just stepped in the door.
The Flood, A Tess Darling Mini-Mystery
You set the price! Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction
Tess Darling is a sassy TV producer, who solves media murders aided by her hunky (but hapless) cameraman Miller. In this funny, fast-paced short, the duo are sent to film the launch of a celebrity spa. When the owner's found strangled in his study, they discover he's a blackmailer, his famous guests really victims. As sparks fly, can Tess identify the killer - or will she be blinded by stars?
A Cincinnati Cold Case
Series: Jimmy Warren, Private Investigator. Price: Free! Words: 87,570. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Unable to get his old position back, ex-detective Jimmy Warren is forced to open an office as a private investigator. His first case, a young woman who had gone missing five years before, twists and turns until it seems like everyone he knows is involved. And out to get him. This is the first book of the Jimmy Warren, P.I. series.
The Eagle Claw Hack
Price: Free! Words: 8,150. Language: American English. Published: September 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
A Short Story- A retired teacher and indie author enlists his former student, a teenage computer wunderkind in a wild scheme to exact revenge on unfaithful readers.
Dos gatos y el misterio del Mercado de la Cebada
Price: Free! Words: 59,070. Language: Spanish. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
La acción arranca en una pollería en Madrid donde Consuelo descubre una cara misteriosa en el suelo de su tienda. Con su humor negro y agudo ingenio intenta desvelar el fenómeno y se adentra en uno de los misterios sin resolver más extraordinarios de la historia española contemporánea. ¿Pero realmente debe descubrir el secreto? ¿Está llevándola su búsqueda hacia una dirección peligrosa?
The Sheriff of Tesco
Price: Free! Words: 7,460. Language: British English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(4.00 from 1 review)
A chance encounter in a supermarket coffee shop opens old wounds for the ex-Marine and the war widow. Soon they are reliving horrors of death and murder in the Afghan desert, duty and deceit blowing in the wind. Can an icon of crime fiction save them from themselves, or will it be just another case for the Sheriff of Tesco?