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An apparently impossible scenario involving the diappearance of three people from and the appearance of a totally unknown - dead - fourth on a moving train.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Up-and-coming detective Stanley Hopkins consults Holmes about the apparently motiveless murder of the secretary of an old professor.
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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An investigator is put on the case when a mad philologist steals a new weapon.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Suzanne stays at the bedside of her dying sister, who she has lived with her whole life.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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“It’s all going to be just fine,” she said. “We’re going home soon, I promise.”
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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What happened at Devil’s Cape no longer surprised anyone. At least once a year, a body washed ashore.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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“I’m having a problem with something I did. I mean something I didn’t do but should’ve. And I can’t make it right. It was really bad."
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Holmes helps a banker from whom some expensive gems, taken as security on a loan to an important client, have been stolen.
- Length: 28 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A man is told by a palm reader that he will commit a murder. A satirical crime story that cleverly reverses the conventions of the genre.
- Length: 33 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A hard-up young man receives a timely invitation to visit a mysterious, wealthy cousin at his country retreat - a bizzare menagerie of birds, reptiles and a man-eating black puma.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
It was the early evening in the small farming community of Sunlight County when the stranger came knocking.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Deacon Park is where they bury the bodies. For a cold-blooded killer, a huge tract of wild land in the middle of the city can be an indispensable resource.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
“This is it,” he said. “This is the big one. After years of carrying crap, we’ve finally got us a job that’s going to change our bank accounts and bloat our pensions.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
“I’m having a problem with something I did. I mean something I didn’t do but should’ve. And I can’t make it right. It was really bad."
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
What happened at Devil’s Cape no longer surprised anyone. At least once a year, a body washed ashore.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Outwardly Seth didn’t react as he watched Mrs. Hatfield misplay the four spade contract, but inwardly he groaned. True, she made it, but most of the other pairs would make it with an overtrick.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
If I can just keep walking, I can burn off some of this nervous energy. I need to walk until I’m exhausted, until I can convince myself that this rapid, stuttering heartbeat of mine is the result of exercise.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
“It’s all going to be just fine,” she said. “We’re going home soon, I promise.”
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
He steals with swift, simple hands in the yellow Roman sun. The crowds are bulging, swollen, and he bobs amongst them as silent as a jellyfish.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories