Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime

Carniville
By J.R. McLemore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,380. Language: American English. Published: March 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Death is coming to Carniville, a small Florida apartment complex that is home to a tight-knit community of carnival workers and human oddities. When one of the residents is murdered and the authorities aren't much interested in looking past the obvious suspect, the victim's husband, Blake Stanwick begins conducting his own investigation with the help of his misfit friends.
The Finisher
By T. W. King
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Florian Featherstonehaugh is a hired assassin—the kind of bloke you don’t want to cross on a good day. On a bad day . . . well, he’s a professional, but even a professional has a breaking point. Will the Department of Motor Vehicles be his? (Flash fiction action thriller sort of thing — 1,000 words, about 4 pages)
The Brooklyn Iceman
By Anthony DiPello
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 138,450. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
The Brooklyn Iceman spans the 20th century from 1915 until the 1980's. The novel follows Vincenzo Castella, who becomes an iceman in Brooklyn as a teenager and moves on from there into a position of leadership among the icemen. He drifts into relationships with criminal groups and is finally confronted with the harsh reality that he has, in fact, become a reluctant criminal himself.
His Perilous Throne
By Mark Swain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing Ltd. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A young man is wrongly imprisoned for the manslaughter of his kindly employer. Michael has mild learning difficulties and was raised in a children's home. Unable to explain to the court that the death was an accident, he is incarcerated with a sadistic killer, who forces him to become his butler and becomes progressively deluded that he is a member of the aristocracy. Revenge lurks in the shaddows
Deliverer
By Tamara Hart Heiner
Price: Free! Words: 50,470. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(4.00 from 1 review)
Jeff Truman inherited the big house, the bank accounts, and the life of crime. When a rival gang-leader sets a high bounty on Truman's head, he finds himself crossing lines that he never intended to cross.
The Vicar
By Avtar S Johal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 920. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Reverend Adam Rankin the new Vicar made his way through the suburban streets introducing himself to his latest congregation. However is he what he seems?
The Wedding
By Avtar S Johal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 890. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Nervous but beautiful bride Kassia looked into Mikesh’s big brown eyes as she recited her vows. Was she doing the right thing? Was She?
The Gambler
By Avtar S Johal
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
James Wiggins, notorious gambler had nowhere else to turn. Nick the Flick was out for blood, his blood. Could his wife be his salvation?
Reunion at University Avenue
By Kenneth Kerns
Series: Mike Adams, 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,800. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Sixteen years after he left college, Mike Adams wrote a best-selling satire that is now set to become a movie. Not everyone liked what he wrote. As people get hurt and eerie messages are left behind, Mike finds himself targeted. Now, he must ask: What did he write that enraged this attacker? Who in his past would do this? And is any of this related to a secretive group known only as The Circle?
The Perfect Job
By Julia Hughes
Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013 by Mervyn Walker. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
"The Perfect Job". On paper, he's the perfect candidate for the job, but who will guard the guards? Approx 1,100 words. Followed by "Left Luggage", a tale of husbands, lovers and mistresses told in 140 words.
Everything Sucks #7, Win
By R. Smith
Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Kate wasn't your typical Oklahoma farm girl. She was ambitious, brilliant, and deadly. A born predator with a sweet, bashful smile.
The Outcry
By Jasmine Long
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
What would you do if you had an important decision to make, even if it meant you might loose everything you built your life on? Lukas Baily has only one chance to make things work the choice he makes will determine the outcome of his future.
Goodness in Her Being
By B F Moloney
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
To begin with a child is murdered. Afterwards a mix of prayer and poetry designed to illustrate discomforts within a Catholic belief system. The writing may be considered disjointed and fragmented as metaphor of this system. The writing is not to be taken seriously; rather, it is simply an imaginative possibility that may work.
Sugar Town
By Robert Nicholls
Price: Free! Words: 218,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A family is decimated in the aftermath of a terrible crime and no voice is raised in protest. Can a town that prides itself on its sense of community survive without the promise of justice? In Sugar Town, a teen-aged girl, an epileptic boy, an alcoholic murderer and a spirit-seeking outsider, drawn together by a curiously enabling piece of space debris, show the way to redemption.
Speak for the Dead
By A. M. Harding
Series: Streets of Crawfield, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 45,960. Language: Australian English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(4.00 from 1 review)
A girl, alone... In a bad part of town... She has taken it upon herself to remind those who break the law that their actions have consequences. She is not the only one, and there are people who intend to remind her what her actions mean. What price will they ask, and will it be too high to pay?
Un anno, un giorno
By Raffaele Crispino
Series: Purple Red, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 35,010. Language: Italian. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Roberta, ex attrice, e Giovanni Astardi,un attore di successo in disgrazia s'incontrano dopo molti anni.Ricordano il loro amore e le loro vite sospese.Giovanni torna a Roma alla ricerca di un successo perduto mentre Roberta cercò di riprendersi da quella visita che l’aveva molto destabilizzata e provata.Forse un anno o un giorno s'incontreranno o mai più.
Gruaja e fotografit (Albanian Edition)
By Enkelejd Lamaj
Price: Free! Words: 9,740. Language: Albanian. Published: November 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Çdo qytezë ka historitë e veta. E, në çdo qytezë, sado e vogël që të jetë një histori, është e sìgurt se do i hyjë në xhep dikujt, ose disave.
Now and Then
By Nicholas May
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Short Story - WARNING! GRAPHIC VIOLENCE! How far will a man go when he finds his brother in trouble with a local mob boss, and how much of himself will he give up in order to save him?
Old Habits In A Fresh New Life
By Nicholas May
You set the price! Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A man, dead to the world, sits in a cafe with his brand new face and his past behind him. Setting out to enjoy the freedom of anonymity and forget his violent past, he just wants to be left alone... but a simple walk to his hotel brings out his true nature, new face or not.
Camaraderie: A Crime Short Story
By Dave Franklin
Price: Free! Words: 3,800. Language: British English. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Friends. We all need them. And some of us are happy to go to extraordinary lengths to find them...