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The Forbidden Novel
You set the price! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The fascist regime of a country banned a novel. To enforce this law they created a police force in charge of chase after the disobedient citizens who dare to read the novel. But the cops don't know the title, or the plot of the book.
Holmes and Gardens or Sherlock Holmes in Space
Price: Free! Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
A dastardly plan to destroy the Universe has been hatched and only a time travelling, cryogenically frozen Sherlock Holmes from a parallel universe, and his new cohort, Ace Gardens, are prepared to stop it.
The Shadow (A Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Shattered by the death of his daughter, Victor plans on revenge at all cost. Being that Victor is their best bomb sniffer, Roger, his boss desperately needs him if he’s to succeed in finding the terrorist, the Shadow, who threatens to destroy their organization. Failing to persuade Victor back to work, Roger takes desperate measures, unaware that Victor has even darker plans.
The Mysterious Intruder
Price: Free! Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
While having a campout in her backyard with her two friends, Taylor sees unusual behavior next door. Sounds are coming from the old house next door. The owner is out of town so it couldn't be him. Who could possibly be snooping around the old house? Who would even want to? Join Taylor and her friends as they discover who the mysterious intruder is next door and why he's so secretive.
The Six Story Fault
Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Twenty minute read. In the future, police detective Bill McCoy investigates a double murder with techno-societal complications.
Hiding in the Shadows
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A new detective's first crime scene turns into a fight for her life as the ones responsible come back to tie up loose ends.
My Last 8 Days - Edition1
Price: Free! Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Its a short story that contains a conversation with God. It does have a warning of sorts contained in that discussion. I have taken note of the warning. You should too if you have the courage to read this...
I imagine . . .
Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a reader challenge! Decipher the protagonist's specific condition, if you can. Read to the end of the short story for full instructions.
The Job
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Avery Wilson is the youngest contracted hitman in the business. He has no trouble completing jobs he is given, until he is handed the profile of one "Brynn Laurens", a fifteen year-old high school student. Avery must fight his instincts to keep Brynn from falling victim for a crime he seems to be getting the blame for.
Death Wants Three
Price: Free! Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
This is the sequel to DEATH TIMES TWO. T.K. and Sunny have already solved a couple of murders . . . at least for the most part. But the Mastermind and her henchman are alive and well. They want to make sure that the Ghostcatcher and his intrepid paramour don't leave Norfolk . . . not while they're breathing.
Stage Door: A Cue to Kill (A Theatrical Cozy Mystery Short Read)
Price: Free! Words: 15,190. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
There's a killer lurking backstage at the last night performance of the Goose Meadow Bay Player's Halloween murder mystery. Can Kath keep the show running, the cast from drinking their way through the onstage drinks cabinet and the killer from taking the script literally? Murder and mayhem of the theatrical kind in this cozy mystery short read.
A Good Night's Sleep
Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Corley Brown murdered his wife and children, and it's the most gruesome crime Detective Sergeant Aaron Kincaid has ever seen. Even though Kincaid—along with everyone else—knows Brown did it, the detective isn't satisfied until he knows why. But understanding the mind of a multiple murderer may be too much for Kincaid to suffer through.
The Deadly Dinner #1 - The Beginning
Series: Skyvalley Cozy Mystery Series. Price: Free! Words: 9,450. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015 by Yap Kee Chong. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Catch a quick glimpse of Book 1 of the Skyvalley Cozy Mystery Ghost Trilogy Series:- It’s Emmy and Daniel’s first wedding anniversary and they’re having dinner at Sky Cornerstone, one of the best restaurants in town. In the middle of dinner, everyone in the restaurant is shocked by a scream coming from the powder room: A woman has died and people are left in shock because no one has any idea how.
Recreation: Yes, you do look a little familiar...
Price: Free! Words: 11,480. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015 by Ex-L-Ence Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story prequel to the 'Lena's Friends' novels. Lena sells herself, she is a high class 'escort', a prostitute. At a bike rally, Lena meets up with Tony, someone she had previously met in a ‘professional’ way... Despite initial worries that her business and private lives should be kept separate, it soon becomes obvious that Tony was definitely going to be one of ‘Lena's Friends’...
Mirror Image
Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A "John Doe" with a fatal gunshot wound. An ER doctor. A surprise. Murder
Zugzwang (a short story)
Price: Free! Words: 12,560. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(4.00 from 1 review)
Germany, March 1933. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party have swept into power. In Munich, Kommissar Saxon of the civilian police force is hunting a brutal killer that stalks the streets of the city. But the shadow of the Schutzstaffel (SS) hangs over Saxon and his assistant, making their task close to impossible.
701
Price: Free! Words: 9,210. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(4.00 from 1 review)
The New Orleans murder rate is on the rise and the city is reeling. With police resources on the decline, Homicide detective Sarah Renner and her partner Gabriel Lucas investigate a case where a gang member is found fatally stabbed in a local bar. The deeper the investigation leads them the more both detectives learn the lengths people will go to when their lives are torn apart.
В каждой игре...
Price: Free! Words: 5,300. Language: Russian. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Фантастическая история лиса Цезаря, который спасает мир, но так и не понимает, зачем это было нужно.
Tin Universe Monthly #22, A First Shot Fired: Part Four
Series: Tin Universe. Price: Free! Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
A First Shot Fired: Part Four and March installments of Tin Universe Daily all for the low price of FREE!!
Three-Minute Mysteries Bonus Pack
Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Five mysteries for you to solve. A man is killed.... A store is burglarized.... A boss is poisoned.... A treasure is stolen.... A model is murdered.... Shamus nominee and two-time Derringer winner Stephen D. Rogers puts you in charge of the investigations. Are you up to the challenge of solving these crimes before time runs out?