Short story mysteries to read online
- Three Travellers by Edward D. Hoch
A short story mystery before the First christmas, featuring three characters from the original. The Wise Men are headed West, and stop at an oasis for the night.
- Here Comes Santa Claus by Bill Pronzini
Department store Santas dread the visit of a rotten kid. Nameless detective meets one in his stint in the plush chair, and ho-hos into a holiday scam in this short story.
- Silent Night by Marcia Muller
A Sharon McCone short story: She searches for a runaway teen on christmas Eve and learns some of life’s tougher lessons.
- Hard Feelings by Barbara D’Amato
A 911 call during the Valentine’s Day Blizzard in Chicago tests the partnership of two cops in this short story.
- Love with the Proper Killer by Rose Deshaw
It’s hard to find a decent boyfriend. It’s harder to break up with one on Valentine’s Day.
- The Things We Do for Love by Jonathan Kellerman
A short story with a young mother, a fussy baby, and a seedy restaurant
- Married to a Murderer by Alan Russell
Some women are attracted to prisoners. Danielle wants the best of prisoners, a murderer.