Category Archives: Mystery

Sleuthing Abord Ship for Friday Flash Fics (June 24, 2022) by Jeff Baker

The Mystery of the Venerable Beade by Jeff Baker “Golly!” Danny McFarlane said. “Don’t say that, you sound like an old movie,” his older brother Russ said, grinning. They stood on the sunny dock staring upwards at the masted ship … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippet: “The Well-Lit Room” by Jeff Baker, April 15, 2022.

Every week we post six lines of a work of ours, or a recommendation of a work of someone else’s on “Rainbow Snippets,” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/963484217054974 This week, from something I just wrote and posted as my weekly story on “Friday … Continue reading

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The Well-Lit Room: A Much-Delayed Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker (April 15, 2022)

The Well-Lit Room By Jeff Baker Most of the time I don’t spend my time peeping through keyholes. Mainly because most people who hire a private eye in the 21st Century like me, Andrew Navarro, don’t have doors with keyholes. … Continue reading

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“You Drive.” On the Road for Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker, March 18, 2022.

Just Drive by Jeff Baker Jack gripped the wheel, his fists opening and shutting. Just drive, Jack, he kept saying to himself. Just drive. Don’t freak out. Speed limit. Watch the stop signs. Rob and Joey are in the back … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets for March 5th, 2022 from Jeff Baker: New Year’s in March.

A touch of New Year’s in March, now; another of my weekly Friday Flash Fiction stories, this one from December 31, 2017. I hadn’t expected my Bi private eye Andrew Navarro to become a series character but I did another … Continue reading

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Mr. Strang Gets a Second Collection. A review by Jeff Baker.

Mr. Strang Gets a (Second) Collection a review by Jeff Baker Publisher Crippen and Landru’s second collection of William Brittain’s fine mystery stories “The Man Who Solved Mysteries” is wonderful, perfect and long, long overdue. Brittain, who later wrote Y. … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Sinking Snowman. Friday Flash Fics for the New Year by Jeff Baker. (January 7, 2022)

The Mystery of the Sinking Snowman by Jeff Baker I didn’t expect to be staking out a field of snowmen. Certainly not in a cold middle of the night in January but that was what I’d been hired to do. … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Vanished Ray Gun, December 2021 Flash Fiction Draw Challenge Story by Jeff Baker, December 12, 2021.

The Mystery of the Vanished Ray Gun by Jeff Baker The December 2021 Flash Fiction Draw Challenge story’s prompts were a Mystery set in a highway toll both involving a ray gun. A perfect case for my 23rd Century Detective … Continue reading

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The One Hundred Thirty-Three Steps: Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker. (December 10, 2021.)

The One Hundred-Thirty-Three Steps by Jeff Baker “We gotta be out of our minds!” Karl said gawking up at the stairway. “Yeah, but those are the stairs. THE stairs,” Johnny said. “We gotta haul all that stuff up those stairs,” … Continue reading

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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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