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A Life of Death: 3 by Weston Kincade
Series: A Life of Death, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » Crime(5.00 from 1 review)
Skeletons from the past are haunting more than just Alex—esteemed adults within the community and even teachers. Alex is confronted with the true tests of life, but can he find the courage to stand up for those in need, including his stepfamily? There is more at stake than bruised ribs and broken bones, and Alex may have to pay the price.
Deadly Negotiations by Phil Armstrong
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A highly engaging short story. A Watchmaker and his wife find themselves in a difficult situation. Mr. Pike is an unsympathetic banker about to call their loan. An unusual accord is struck with deadly consequences and a cunning twist in the tale. A quick but highly engaging read.
Teamwork by Christopher Lee Cousino
Series: Partners, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 8,340. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Horror » Crime(5.00 from 1 review)
In the second installment in the Partners Short Story Series, Herbert Vale attempts to learn more about his secret partner. After bringing the monster another human meal, Herbert meets up with his mortal partner at a cabin in the woods as they investigate a pedophile's funhouse. What they find there turns Herbert's world upside down, and the old detective may never be the same again.
Banshee by Michael Carter
Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Crime(3.75 from 4 reviews)
The job should have been easy. Some quick cash. No problem. But things went wrong. And death leaves a legacy... Does the Banshee scream for you...?
Beach House (A Flash Fiction Story) by Chuck Grossart
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime(4.80 from 5 reviews)
When Devin stops by her empty beachfront rental property to run an errand, she's surprised to find she's not alone.
Sette by Alfonso Mormile
Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: Italian. Published: January 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
In ognuno di noi abita un'altra persona, con una natura perfettamente speculare alla nostra. Qualcuno che si comporta bene se noi ci comportiamo male e viceversa. E qualche volta ci da una mano a venire fuori da situazioni raccapriccianti... anche a costo della vita.
The Shattered Lens by Jason P. Stadtlander
Price: Free! Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Charlie gets much more than he bargained for when he breaks into a house across the street from a construction project he's working on. All he is looking for is some drugs to carry on his dependency, but he finds that sometimes dangers lurk where you least expect them. A SHORT STORY: With extra bonus chapter from "The Steel Van Man"
Just Killing Time by Steven J Davies
Series: Just Killing Time, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 23,530. Language: British English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(5.00 from 1 review)
Carl Strang - Boyfriend, hard worker, nice guy.... Multiple murderer. A cheating girlfriend and an obnoxious client are a dangerous mix for a man on the edge - One of them has to go!
Repackaged Presents by Mark Tullius
Price: Free! Words: 18,780. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Crime(4.00 from 1 review)
A small collection of short horror stories you should read with the lights on. Come join a soldier on the run in the jungle. A co-ed's late night at the computer lab. A doctor's visit to the insane asylum. An old man's quest for the perfect photo. A family's unique Christmas ritual.
A Life of Death: 8 by Weston Kincade
Series: A Life of Death, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,840. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Alex and an old friend, Jessie Arturo, join forces as Alex’s hunch seems to have stalled. Irene Harris is certainly guilty of arson and murder, but is she their serial killer? Will Alex be able to focus and catch the killer who has haunted Tranquil Heights for more than a dozen years? Do the ghosts and victims of Washington deserve his attention any less?
The Scrimshaw Man by Darrel Bird
Price: Free! Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Paul Jean Cramer, abused and neglected, has never known a day of happiness. A demon latches itself onto him as he leaves home, and hits the open road. Other human predators go after him, and his tortured mind does what it knows to do, and he strikes back before any more abuse can take place. ***Please leave a review for this book*** Thanks.
Stop, Revive, Survive? by Brendon Meynell
Series: Stop, Revive, Survive:, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,320. Language: Australian English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Horror » General(4.75 from 4 reviews)
A young family returning from a trip from the Gold Coast finds themselves in a life or death fight against a deranged maniac after stopping at a rest area. With the family of four attempting to out-wit, out-last, and out-smart their attacker will they make it out alive?
Silverlight by Matt Joyce
Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: Australian English. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Something is terrorizing a Sydney park. Three people have died so far, torn to pieces. Is it a feral dog? A trained animal being directed to attack people by a deranged owner? The fabled black panther of the NSW mountains? Or is it something...worse? Two police detectives are about to find out that some legends can be all too real.
Don Whitman's Masterpiece by Norman Crane
Price: Free! Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Horror » General
Don Whitman was a high school boy who did a bad and bloody thing. Now the pipe's all filled with cement and the adults tell his name to scare us—all except Mr Gregor: Mr Gregor knows the truth. He told it to me once, with details...
Undead L.A. 1: LAX by Devan Sagliani
Price: Free! Words: 13,720. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
When it comes to safely navigating 747's Edgar Reynolds is a consummate professional. It's his personal life that's in shambles after a string of affairs he couldn't be bothered to hide. None of that matters to him the morning he wakes up to discover he's smack dead in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Now what's important is that he survives long enough to hijack a plane from LAX and flee!
Paychecks Don't Always Come In The Form Of Money- Book Two by Jaqui Mickie
Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Book Two in the “It’s Just Business” Series. Cathleen wasn’t the only one… only she didn’t know that. Mike has been killing women for years… only why? With an abusive mother and employees not doing their job, what’s stopping him from lashing out? Will Cathleen be the one to stop him or will Mike get away another time? Just have to read to find out…
Raven Haired Girl by GregorySamsa
Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
5Stories is an e-magazine from Cresco Books that features some of the best works of story tellers from across the globe. Raven haired girl, a mystery written by Cynthia Weaver, keeps the reader on toes till the end. The present work is an extract from the 5Stories magazine.