First up is Ya Never Know: A Thanksgiving Tale, by Gail Farrelly. The crime takes place during Thanksgiving dinner. The criminal is known. The proof of whodunnit is available, but embarrassing. This is a humorous little story just right for Thanksgiving.
The second tale is Justice for Elijah: A Thanksgiving Mystery Story by Earl Staggs. The tone of this story is more serious, jumping right into the mystery as a young man shows up in the sheriff's office on Thanksgiving Day. Some mysteries are whodunnits, some are howdunnits. Justice for Elijah focuses more on how the guilty party will be caught. From the start, the reader knows the relevant facts. The tension comes from wanting justice to be enacted against a killer. This is a fine holiday-themed tale.
Enjoy a helping of free mystery short fiction today, along with that second piece of pumpkin pie.