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Justifiable Homicide
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Price: Free! Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
This is a short story about one woman's abduction and her desperate struggle to keep herself alive at all costs. It contains disturbing adult themes, strong language, and explicit violence. Reader discretion is advised.
Voice of Reason
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Price: Free! Words: 700. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Savvy land manager, Jean Benchley, gives a voice to the people of a struggling city. Her hunches about the CEO of Bankstron Glass gets too close for comfort in this brief flash fiction story.
Rabbits & Wild Dogs
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Marco and the author chase down Joey Bones, ostensibly to teach him a lesson. Joey's been trash talkin' Marco, a boss, and threatening to shoot him. The threat doesn't bother Marco, but being called a rat? Now that bothers him.
Last Call
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 1 review)
You never know when it'll be your last day on Earth. On a day that started like any other, Taylor never imagined the devastating end it would bring.
The Dinner Guest
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Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
An abused mountain woman has the local sheriff over for dinner to discuss her missing husband. Unbeknownst to the Sheriff, someone else is in the room.
Thirty Years to Life
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Thirty years ago Jimmy Donnelly was sent to prison. Now he's free again and eager to finally avenge himself on Detective Charles Maryham, the man who put him behind bars. And then there's Maryham's beautiful wife Carla, the subject of many of Jimmy's wet dreams back in prison. But thirty years is a long time. And sometimes, it's too late for vengeance. This is a short story of 3700 words.
The Borderline
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Price: Free! Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014 by independAntwriters Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Billy Only intended to go for a walk downtown, look at the lights and the pretty girls, kill some time. It seemed the safest thing in the world. He bent to take a look in the window of the car, two dead men, he had thought, but the driver was not dead, he raised his gun and leveled it on him. 24 hours later as he dug the hole in the desert hard pan he was wondering how it had all gone so wrong.
Seeing Red
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Maggie wants to get rid of the annoying boyfriend who has taken over her apartment. Hilda has had enough of her abusive husband. And murder is a cheaper solution than divorce. Two tales of bad relationships, angry women and murder of 4600 words or approx. 15 print pages altogether.
Murder in the Family
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,670. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Nine tales of love, death, vengeance and murder. This is a collection of nine short crime tales of 18800 words altogether. Several of the stories are also available as standalone e-books.
The Compassionate Act
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Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
What if a radiologist tried saving you by letting you die? How can and act of Compassion be considered a criminal act?
The Golden Age
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Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A culprit looks back on the world that forms a detective story and his role in it..
The Steel Box
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Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A strange story about a woman that shows the secret of the universe through a magic trick.
Imitating Art
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
A writer backpacking in Asia looks for a quiet place to write about a criminal on the run finds the ideal place--where fiction and life blur together. Can telling a story create another story?
Katherine Talbot
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You set the price! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
One resident at Forestwood Care Center has been waiting a long time for payback.
The Floor
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Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jerry's parents had fought for as long as he could remember. One night, when his video games could no longer drown out their shouts and screams, the trembling boy decided to confront them.
Down on the Farm
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In the not-so-far future, one of the few middle-class professions left is organ farming—growing extra human organs in your own body for transplant. Unfortunately, these extra organs make a person a prime target for organleggers. And if you manage to escape an organlegger, some of them can be terribly vengeful and persistent…
The Finisher
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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)
Snoop
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,630. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Bob's rule of investigating: Never take the paranormal at face value. Daisy Luck is a SNOOP - Sanctioned Nationalized Officer Of the Paranormal. Her latest case involving a vampire and a gremlin has her private eye senses in a spin. Throw in yummy Detective Maroney and her life couldn't get more complicated - or could it?
Carl of the Bells
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Always on the hunt for a way to make a quick buck, Joe's good buddy Carl thinks this year he's hit on a winner. Most of Carl's schemes don't pan out. This one looks like it just might, and that rubs Joe's conscience the wrong way. The only problem with having a conscience—it might tell you what's wrong, but it sure doesn't tell you how to fix it.
His Perilous Throne
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Price: Free! Words: 4,710. 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