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Found 71 stories and posts tagged 'Mystery'.



Jude-Marie Green

Feeding The Crows

Published May 12, 2019 · 5,975 words (22 minutes) · 1 like · 34 views

Fantasy Mystery



Al Marsiglia

Contract Pending - Chapter 1 & 2 of Book 1 - The Frankie Fiore series

Published May 12, 2019 · 2,280 words (9 minutes) · 18 views

Mystery Family crime Mafia Organized crime wise guys Literary Fiction

A tale of the evolution of Frankie Fiore, from a young man working in his father's shoe store, to a hoodlum working the streets of New York. Recruited by the local mob boss to do collections, Frankie successfully climbs the crime ladder until the day his partner steals the boss' money. Frankie and his partner then become the subjects of a contract put out on their lives.



Mark R Conte

The Death of Sherlock Holmes

Published May 9, 2019 · 6,292 words (23 minutes) · 21 views


Sherlock Holmes last case is the search for a madman who cuts of the heads of his female victims.

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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Nature of Things

Published May 7, 2019 · 7,777 words (29 minutes) · 7 likes · 222 views

Fantasy Humor Mystery Things you missing socks mysterious things

This story appeared in Jim Baen's Universe magazine and in Best of Jim Baen's Universe in 2006. It was inspired by the age-old questions that have stumped philosophers, academicians and rank and file humans for centuries: When you put two socks in the washer and only one comes out, where do the other socks go? Why is my wallet in the freezer? And who put an empty milk carton back in the fridge? Harry Ferguson, assistant DA, is not only plagued by such questions, he has a murder to solve.



Phillip T. Stephens

Holiday Noir

Published May 6, 2019 · 1,036 words (4 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Mystery holiday crime fiction Noir Santa Elves Dark humor

Christmas morning. A crime scene in chaos. Tenace couldn’t imagine a worse way to end his year. A couch covered in children’s tears, the presents crushed into wrapping paper and Post-It notes and Santa on the carpet in front of the fireplace, face down with his skull broken open like a coconut.

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Barbara Krasnoff

In the House of the Brelsh

Published May 2, 2019 · 3,502 words (13 minutes) · 82 views

Mystery Science Fiction

A human housemaid is terrified that she will be held responsible for the death of her alien employer.

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Angela Yuriko Smith

The Last Child

Published Apr 20, 2019 · 468 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 39 views

Horror Literary Fiction death Murder Classic Mystery Historical abuse neglect child child neglect childhood

Written for the Women of Horror prompt challenge in February 2019. Read the original at Nina D’Arcangela’s Spreading the Writer’s Word blog here:

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Charlotte Platt

Stain on Love

Published Apr 17, 2019 · 1,834 words (7 minutes) · 67 views

Mystery Romance swearing Glasgow crime lots of crime lots of swearing

A silly short story of one gangster and the woman he loves. I am not a frequent crime writer but I love getting into it when I have an idea that works, and this short came out of the ideas of relationships and permissible bad behaviour. It's very much a crime story but there's no option for that so we have mystery and romance because those are technically present.

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Laura Anne Gilman


Published Apr 13, 2019 · 6,949 words (26 minutes) · 201 views

Fantasy Mystery urban fantasy cosa nostradamus implied sexual elements (not explicit)

A teenaged girl. An underground fairyland. And a not-quite-human PI who specializes in missing children....



Naching T Kassa

Who is Adam?

Published Apr 3, 2019 · 1,015 words (4 minutes) · 48 views

Horror Mystery Serial Killer

An imprisoned serial killer creates his last and greatest masterpiece.

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