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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
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- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
That wasn’t the third thing I did that made me look suspicious. It was the suitcase.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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Welcome to the crime short story section at east of the web. Find this month's featured stories above. You can browse the crime library by subgenre or search it for a title, author or keyword. Clicking on an author's name lists all their stories along with further information and links. Stories can be read online, printed or downloaded for reading offline or on handheld devices.
Top Short Stories
A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Shepherd's family made money by being outlaws. Well, outlaws in the governments' eyes.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
"Damn thing," old Ernie muttered, glancing up from his laptop. He reached out to shut off the annoying noise but noticed the call was from his area. This was unusual.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Dr. Vandermeer laughed. First to himself because he was a true capitalist. Then out loud because he simply wanted to.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
A warmth filled my chest, an immense sense of pride that you were here. With me. I'd only met you properly for the first time this morning. Of course, I knew you before then.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
‘What shall we do with the body?’ The other one rubbed his chin. ‘Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, eh?
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
That wasn’t the third thing I did that made me look suspicious. It was the suitcase.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
A lone sedan entered the parking lot of the processing plant and went dark. A tenebrous figure emerged from the shadows, sheathed in tactical garb and gripping an M-4 carbine. He loaded a magazine and charged the weapon.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
“It’s all right for you; you’re not meeting a brother you didn’t know you had. And I’ll tell you this - I’ve got a bad feeling about him already.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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