Mystery and suspense short stories

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mystery and suspense short stories

The Murder Files - 8 Stories of Murder, Lies and Mystery: by Terry Keys

8 powerful, bone-chilling, speed-of-light thrillers that will leave you begging for more.

Fans of James Patterson, Harlan Coben, John Grisham, David Baldacci, Lydia Davis and Stephen King will love this collection of exclusive short stories that will be sure to leave you breathless. 

The award-winning and best-selling authors in this collection turn up the heat - its pedal to the metal break-neck action from start to finish!

The short story is back with a vengeance! Murder, mystery, suspense, chills, thrills and kills this collection has it all! 

About the Stories

What Money Can’t Buy – by Paul Casselle Are you a bad person trying to be good or a good person that sometimes does bad? It’s a difficult question to answer, but that doesn’t stop life asking regularly!

The Butcher – by Will Patching Not all of us are ‘normal’. Some of us are stone cold killers…

Collin O’Connor by Ernest Dempsey In a world where terrorist attacks seem to cover the front page of every news outlet, the people of Earth need a new kind of hero. The planet needs someone who isn’t afraid to do whatever it takes to bring justice to those who would harm the innocent. We need Collin O’Connor.

A Love Affair by Leah Monroe Have you ever asked yourself, What am I here for? Is it wealth? To leave a legacy? Or perhaps youre playing with the cards life deals you. One man comes face-to-face with this age old question and his decision will leave you speechless.

Downside Up by Jane Thornley She climbs roofs at night but how could she know how far she’ll have to fall to find the truth?

The Son-in-Law by Craig Hart Can you go straight by committing murder? One man is about to find out-if he lives long enough.

Linking Arms with the Devil by Michael Maxwell They tell us, “You can’t take it with you”. Maybe you can if you link arms with the devil.

Red Eyes – by Terry Keys A small town middle-school teacher suddenly vanishes and returns six months, six days, and six hours after he disappeared. But now he is hiding a terrible secret, and only the next victim can see the . . . Red Eyes.
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7 Short Mystery Stories

In the tradition of the original Strand Magazine , The Strand features a wide array of stories reminiscent of the Golden Age of crime writing, from cozy whodunits to hard-boiled detective stories, suspenseful thrillers to humorous mysteries, set in a variety of places from Victorian England to turn of the century Prague to modern day England, and written by the leading authors of our day, including Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Ray Bradbury, Alexander McCall Smith, R. We have also published unpublished works by Mark Twain, James M. Subscribe and get the Steinbeck issue. The Sequel by Jeffery Deaver A novella about a lost manuscript from a tortured genius and a conspiracy that leads to murder. My Hobby by Tom Fabian Mr. George Blake is a kind, distinguished gentleman, with a very unusual hobby…he kills people. Dunbar uses her wits to solve a complex case in rural New Hampshire.

It was a beautiful metal, so ductile it could be spun out thin as a spider-web. And it became the web for a killer. When you use a typewriter for an unlawful letter you might as well sign it with your own thumbprint, because of all the typewriters in use throughout the entire world, no two, Cortelyou points out, write exactly alike. Can Dixon Hawke unmask the mysterious Bird Burglar before he flies the coop? Scoop Binney thought it was the cats when Abigail's pet tabby was kidnaped and her woman cook faced the hot squat for the gardener's murder. But Scoop changed his mind when Snooty Piper got them both shanghaied, trying to prove the cook innocent because he said that — "volts" were not for women.

In this collection you will find story of a person whose dreams started becoming true and finally he saw that he would be murdered by his dream girl, a rapidly growing cat, mystery of multiple murders at an isolated road, a kid who became friend of someone mystical, a plane crash survivor who finally lost his hope after a creepy experience, and many more such suspense and thriller stories to bring goose bumps.
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Story Category: Suspense and Thriller

Cold Dreams - Psychological Thriller (Audio Short Story)

This short story is about Penny, who has recently moved into her dream home. However, the beautiful cottage seems to be haunted. After hearing strange noises and creepy rumors from her neighbors, Penny begins to wonder about the death that occurred in the home a decade earlier. Every entry is fantastic in this short mystery stories anthology, but I chose this one because the twist ending left a pit in my stomach. Elizabeth and her husband Winston have just divorced. One night, our narrator gets a call from Elizabeth. Read it on your commute and prepare to think about it all day.

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