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The Last Words of a Good Man
Price: Free! 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.
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?
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.
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.
A mistake of youth
Price: Free! Words: 80,630. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
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Futura is pregnant for the second time, and to Patrick it seems that their world is perfect, but news from the past might upset everything. Patrick is indeed contacted by one ex girlfriend, Arlene, who confesses having an almost-teenage daughter who might be his. He has no courage to disclose this to his wife. But there are also other news heralding pain. Futura and Patrick have been for years...
Voice of Reason
Price: Free! Words: 700. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Categories: 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.
The Borderline
Price: Free! Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
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.
The Compassionate Act
Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
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
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A culprit looks back on the world that forms a detective story and his role in it..
The Steel Box
Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A strange story about a woman that shows the secret of the universe through a magic trick.
Katherine Talbot
You set the price! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
One resident at Forestwood Care Center has been waiting a long time for payback.
The Floor
Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(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.
The Finisher
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
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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)
His Perilous Throne
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
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
The Gambler
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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
Series: Mike Adams, 1. Price: Free! Words: 53,800. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
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?
Everything Sucks #7, Win
Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: 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.
Guest of Honor
Price: Free! Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 1 review)
Megan Dust, after recently losing her parents, hitches a ride with Bart Simms, a Minneapolis attorney. Along the way, they meet up with a local farming family, and in exploring their backwoods home, Megan uncovers a secret that leads to a bloody trail of a crazed killer.
Sugar Town
Price: Free! Words: 218,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.