Category Archives: Mystery

Finishing Stuff; a Progress Report by Jeff Baker, 4/19/20. (Note; I haven’t finished anything!)

April 19, 2020 I promised myself a long time ago that I wouldn’t start any new story until I’d finished what I was working on. Largely, I’ve kept to that, except for a few starting paragraphs that I typed up … Continue reading

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Along Comes a Steampunk Spider. April 2020’s Flash Fiction Draw Challenge Story by Jeff Baker

Note: The prompts for the April Flash Fiction Draw Challenge (thanks Cait Gordon!) were a steampunk story involving a spider set at an apothecary. I send my thanks to Jan Grape for her input and suggestions which made the story … Continue reading

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Short-Stories from “Invisible Men,” (1960) Edited by Basil Davenport. Part Three. Reviewed by Jeff Baker.

Basil Davenport’s Invisible Men (Part Three) Slesar and LeBlanc By Jeff Baker   Continuing my review of the stories in the 1960 anthology “Invisible Men,” edited by Basil Davenport. As promised last time; two tales of mystery. “The Invisible Prisoner” … Continue reading

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“The Adventure of the Open Field.” Mystery and Murder for the March Flash Fiction Draw Challenge by Jeff Baker. March 9, 2020

Note: This month’s Flash Fiction Draw Challenge was for a mystery, set in an open field involving a beard trimmer. I’ve been to a few small farm towns in Kansas like the one I depict here. Special thanks to Cait … Continue reading

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Rendering Unto Friday Flash Fics, August 2, 2019 by Jeff Baker

Render Unto Caesar By Jeff Baker “The University is up in arms,” Inspector Maguire said. “I know,” said Professor Carrolton, sitting down at a desk in the University laboratory. “The Mayor is asking questions, they want the Police Chief fired.” … Continue reading

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Toy Story for Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker May 31, 2019

  The Forlorn Bear By Jeff Baker   I was twelve years old and I was in bed with a cold. Over my protestations, my Mother sent for the doctor. Our regular doctor having been summoned on another call, Old … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction for Day #18 of Short-Story Month.

By Jeff Baker I love historical fiction, and there are plenty of short-stories in the genre. Steven Saylor wrote a series of novels and short stories set in Ancient Rome featuring Gordianus the Finder, basically a private detective. The short … Continue reading

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More Mystery for Day #11 of Short Story Month

By Jeff Baker I’m nuts about locked-room mysteries, impossible crime stories, you get the idea. Stories that couldn’t have happened but did! Not just a Whodunnit, but a How-The-Hell’d-He-Do-It? I’ve written a few and even published one, but I’m … Continue reading

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Short-Story Month, Day # 10. I Love a Mystery.

By Jeff Baker I’ve loved mystery short-stories for decades. Let’s start with Greg Herren’s “Annunciation Shotgun,” (which appears in New Orleans Noir.) Set in the post-Katrina New Orleans the author knows so well, if it was an episode of “Alfred … Continue reading

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“A Gentleman Dapper…” Friday Flash Fics for April 5, 2019 by Jeff Baker.

Had a bit of trouble posting the picture prompt; Suffice to say it was a shot of a woman in a red outfit with a red hat topped by a red rose. So, I put my author photo up.  A … Continue reading

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