Category Archives: Mystery

Mystery! A Progress Report Addenda by Jeff Baker (August 27, 2021)

I’ll get to the regular Progress Report in a day or so, but I’m posting this to be public about my new policy. I’ve been lazy about the writing. I have a story I ought to finish for a submissions … Continue reading

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Quintus Takes On “The Mystery of the Roman Fountain.” Intrigue in Ancient Rome for Friday Flash Fics (August 27, 2021) by Jeff Baker.

Mystery of the Roman Fountain by Jeff Baker (A Quintus Mystery) “Quintus! Look at this.” My master Cato’s voice echoed through the empty halls of the old villa we had come across on an overgrown road outside of one of … Continue reading

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The Reidels Investigate in “Looking For the Yellow House,” for Friday Flash Fiction by Jeff Baker. July 9, 2021.

Looking For the Yellow House by Jeff Baker (A Donna and Sean Reidel Mystery) “You take that way, I’ll take this way.” Donna Reidel pointed and her husband Sean nodded. They were tired, hungry and spattered in mud. The last … Continue reading

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Mystery on the Beach; The Bird’s the Word; Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker, August 21, 2020.

Surfin’ Bird By Jeff Baker   There was no other way. Donna Reidel stared at the ocean, at the man pulling the girl on water skis. It looked fast and wet. She shuddered. Staking out somebody in a car she … Continue reading

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Chasing the Vampire for Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker, July 10, 2020.

  Mystery at Castle Dracula By Jeff Baker   The cloud-enshrouded mountains parted like curtains as our carriage proceeded towards the dark castle. “They never hole up in a convenient motel near a pool, do they?” Jessie said sarcastically. “Sometimes … Continue reading

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Short-Stories by L. Frank Baum, an Imaginary Anthology Compiled by Jeff Baker.

I’ve been reading a lot of L. Frank Baum’s short-stories in the last few months. Most of these stories, by the author of “The Wizard of Oz” are not as well-known, even though there is a Collected Short-Stories out there … Continue reading

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House on Benatau Hill, Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker for May 5, 2020.

The House on Benatau Hill By Jeff Baker   “I loved this place since I first saw it years ago.” Alejandro said, turning around to look out the big windows on either side of the living room. “And you can’t … Continue reading

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Yet More Progress! (Amazingly!) Progress Report From Jeff Baker, May 26, 2020.

Didn’t think I was going to get to it, but I wrote a few lines on the mystery, even more importantly I tightened up a few things. The MS has at least a page-and-a-half of notes written IN CAPITAL LETTERS, … Continue reading

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Progress Report by Jeff Baker, May 9, 2020

Worked on the historical mystery short story tonight (okay, early morning.) Making a lot of progress with plot and the actual writing. Will need to do a major factcheck for historical accuracy as well as plot holes and the like. … Continue reading

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New Story in “The Necronomicon of Solar Pons!”

Good News! I just got my copies of “The Necronomicon of Solar Pons” in the mail. Including my story “Solar Pons and the Testament In Ice,” the book is full of stories involving August Derleth’s version of Sherlock Holmes, Solar … Continue reading

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