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Damaged Goods
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,320. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015 by Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Ex-football player and ex-cop Harry Molina is paid to keep people safe, and in sunny Southern Florida, where Uzis are as common as retirees, a lot of people need his help. In a land of randomness and sun, mangroves and sizzling highways, the heat is on. Key West after sunset will be deadly dark, and unless Harry takes fast action, no one will make it through the night alive.
Spiked Tea
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Matthew is getting tired of waiting for the cancer to finally claim his eccentric aunt Annemarie. So he decides to help nature take its course… by adding some morphine to Annemarie's beloved tea. Beth is fond of the milk jug that is a family heirloom, but her boyfriend Ryan disagrees. Two short tales of family heirlooms, inheritances, tea and murder of 4400 words altogether.
The Last Words of a Good Man
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Dez and Silas live contrasting lives. Through circumstance both achieve living deaths of contrasting natures.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In a lonely little apartment a man makes a weapon he believes will rid the world of sin. Only, the results are not what he expects. Confession is a short story of around 2300 words. Plus bonus story: Hell of a Ride.
The Price Of Justice
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A lifelong friendship is put to the test. How far would you go to protect your closest ally?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,110. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
For Sabrina Walker returning home to her broken family is never pleasant, but a phone call in the middle of the night promises this will be the worst yet. Danny is dead. Shot in the head at his sister’s house. Past and present told through the eyes of six characters, Kin-Krazy tells the story of one family’s search for answers, while learning to accept each other for who they really are.
Family Obligations
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 68,990. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
At age sixteen, George inadvertently kills a mob rival. Wanting a fresh start, he elopes with the love of his life, Kelly, but she soon abandons him. Twenty years later – when he has become a mob boss – she reappears. But does she still love him, or is she helping his enemies set him up as revenge for the mafia killing?
The Neighbor
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by Fine Form Press. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ray's neighbors, Suze and Danny-Boy, experience a calamitous series of events.
Bad Blood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,750. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by Tessellate Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Three major league baseball men grapple in a near-future world where past and present merge, betrayal and love are intertwined, and dark secrets inevitably rise to the surface.
Murder at Naughton Pharms
Price: Free! Words: 64,990. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
"Murder at Naughton Pharms" is a crime story with humorous edges. It starts out with the everyday zaniness at a drug research facility in Fargo, North Dakota. When our hero Kelly gets a complaint about an old guy asleep in one of the women's barracks, it turns out to be the company COO, and that's just the start.
Murder Most Foul
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,980. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When two dismembered and unidentifiable torsos wash up on a local riverbank, nurse Jackie Reeves, believes the killer is a man from her past with a history of mental problems. She contacts FBI Special Agent Walker Harmon, who arrives to the sleepy town of Pleasant Valley, and met with a reception of lies and threats from local police and citizens.
A Trip With Destiny
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
In order to sweeten the state of affairs surrounding his marriage, Dan has planned a life-altering trip for he and his wife. Destiny Parker should have taken flight sooner.
Tödliches Verlangen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 122,840. Language: German. Published: March 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Ein Sylt-Krimi der den Leser in eine andere Welt entführt, die ihm die Arroganz und Blasiertheit von Menschen aufzeigt.
Service Before Self
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,420. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2015 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Toby Grant has landed his dream job as a service tech for Handy Dandy Services. Things don’t go well from day one, when he's teamed up with Ryan Burnell, a twenty year veteran of the company. Toby quickly learns the hardships of being Ryan’s partner, and finds himself in one uncomfortable situation after another. Toby learns the true meaning of the company’s motto—“Service Before Self.”
Mafia Math (growing up Sicilian)
Price: Free! Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015 by RandyTatano. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
If you're good at math and your last name ends in a vowel, you've got a future in this Italian neighborhood.
Tutte le cose che ho fatto
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,710. Language: Italian. Published: January 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Tutte le persone hanno un segreto, un demone che si portano dentro, che corrode l’anima e che modifica il loro modo di agire, di pensare, persino di vestirsi e truccarsi. Tutti abbiamo un segreto. Il mio però è un serpente strisciante, silenzioso, di cui tutto il mondo ha paura. È una malattia orribile, che ti rende prima debole e poi ti lascia freddo nel letto d’ospedale, un mostro contagioso...
Uncle Lester: Betrayal, Rape, and Revenge
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,220. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Lester Clark remembers the first girl he raped. They were out on a date. She started resisting him, calling him a “creep.” That flipped a switch in Lester’s head. She never reported him.Neither did the next nine to follow. Now, his niece Doris is a spirited girl who won’t give in to him. Will she be just another screw, or will she screw him?
Dinner with the Cannibal Sisters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Literature » Literary
From New York Times bestselling and award-winning novelist Douglas Clegg comes a dark novelette (112 pages in print) of a young man on a search for the truth behind the legend of the famous Windrow sisters.
Price: $7.49 USD. Words: 104,260. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2015 by SilverWood Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
In the summer of 1930, fifty-two year old Walter Bruce is told he has a terminal disease. If he continues to live the way he does he will be dead in a year...
First Steps : Madrid Writers' Club Anthology
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,810. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Each of the ten stories are written to depict a main character travelling, either in flight or on a journey of self-discovery. This collection takes the reader from Cuba to the Arctic to fantastical worlds, where animals talk and seals reveal their true nature. Airports and airplanes share pages with rowing boats, subways and horse-drawn carriages.