Crime Short Stories
iPhone, iPad & iPod touch
Read short stories on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
... and more
Authors
Get your stories featured on EotW and in our newsletter.
... and more
Teachers
- Study questions & activities
- Word games
... and more
CRIME › MORE RANDOM STORIES
Cover Image
Lestrade consults Holmes when a number of busts of Napoleon are smashed at various locations around London.
- Length: 23 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Cover Image
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
Cover Image
Holmes investigates when the Californian bride-to-be of Lord St. Simon goes missing just before the wedding.
- Length: 23 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
Cover Image
A young clerk lands what appears to be an ideal job - but soon begins to suspect he may be part of an elaborate trick.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Cover Image
Just as he is about to be arrested for the murder of a client, a young lawyer pays a visit on Holmes and begs him to help prove his innocence.
- Length: 27 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Cover Image
After accepting a post as a music teacher at a country house, a woman begins to worry when she is followed by a mysterious stranger on her weekly cycle trips down a usually deserted road.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
Cover Image
A man takes his enemy to taste a rare wine - which he happens to keep at the far end of a vast, damp cellar.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Cover Image
Holmes reveals the existence of a single organiser behind half the crime in London - an evil genius named Professor Moriarty - and soon finds himself in mortal danger.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Cover Image
Holmes comes to the aid of the King of Bohemia, a case which brings him into contact with the adventuress Irene Adler.
- Length: 25 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Cover Image
Holmes investigates the case of a fiancee who disappeared on the day of the wedding.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Top Short Stories
A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
The famous lexical semanticist Professor Edgar Nettleston had been found dead, a gunshot wound to the head.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Hot on the trail of master criminal Flambeau, the head of the Paris police arrives in London, where he begins to notice small things out of place.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
A decapitated body is found during a dinner party at the house of the Chief of the Paris Police, in the walled garden. Father Brown is a guest ...
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
Threatening notes are sent to a brilliant inventor, apparently from a former rival for the affections of a young lady.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
Confined to a room in an exclusive club during an important dinner, Father Brown notices some unusual sounding footsteps.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
The last crime of the notorious thief Flambeau was a Christmas crime, a cheery, cosy, English middle-class crime.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
A man is certain his friends are about to play a practical joke on him ...
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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
A magistrate is visited by a doctor who hides a dark secret behind his penetrating pale blue eyes.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories