Laura Payeur


Wife, mother, grandmother with a passion for writing murder mystery, crime, and a bit of dark humor. Most of my characters are based on the real-life personalities of people I know and have known in my life. Although, thankfully, rarely are my tales based on real-life events. For example, my husband is still alive and well (for the most part).

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...Best Friends Will Help You Hide the Body
By Laura Payeur
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Fiction
Adeline and I had agreed that Walter Fugent was a bad man. What we couldn't agree on was how to get rid of him. Killing him had been easy. Well, maybe not easy, but we had done it nonetheless. It wasn't planned. To the contrary, it was more of an accident - sort of. But here we were with this body and not a clue what we should do with it or how we're going to proceed after we had disposed of it.
Crooks Junction
By Laura Payeur
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,190. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Category: Fiction
Crooks Junction is a small island off the coast of Massachusetts. The residents are neighborly, but secretive. There are two ways on or off the island. Most people take the ferry, Charlie's Bitch. The island has its own unwritten laws. Contracts are made orally. Sealed with a handshake. Death from unnatural causes is rare. At least until the fall of 2011, when everything went to hell.
217 Eden Street
By Laura Payeur
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,700. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Category: Fiction
If he wasn't getting dragged into yet another argument between his neighbors, Andy and Gert, Beau Farneuff could enjoy Sunday football. Though, it isn't long before Beau suspects he'll no longer have to worry about it, when Gert suddenly disappears. The story her husband tells is less than believable. But before Beau will be able to enjoy another game, he and his wife Nora must find out for sure.
A Grain of Salt and Bitter Resentment
By Laura Payeur
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,630. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Category: Fiction
Haunted by her own demons, Autumn Castile, profiler and true crime novelist, is enlisted to help Detective Lucien Drake find the killer of a young woman pulled from the river. With little evidence and no leads, the case takes a horrific turn when the killer makes it personal. In a final showdown, Autumn must decide who will die, with a grain of salt and bitter resentment.
The House on Fogarty Road
By Laura Payeur
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: American English. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Fiction
Although Elliotte Fortin isn't ready for children, her husband Owen is more than ready. To affirm this, he purchases a large house on Fogarty Road. An infamous house with a dark past neither of them know anything about until its too late.
Winters' Reprieve
By Laura Payeur
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,030. Language: American English. Published: September 4, 2012. Category: Fiction
After being a fugitive for the last three years, Aubree Winters is sought out by her former employers - the FBI - to help solve a string of murders, using her special talents. Aubree wonders if there's any point to catching the perpetrator, who's hunting violent criminals and taking them off the street for good.*Language* Adult situations*
By Laura Payeur
Price: Free! Words: 3,800. Language: American English. Published: August 25, 2012. Category: Fiction
"Macey, I can't help you if you won't tell me what's going on." She could hear the frustration in Carline's voice, but how could she tell her sister she was staying in a motel turning tricks while hiding from a loan shark who was going to do worse to her than simply break her legs. Broken legs would be a blessing.
Death, Do Us Part
By Laura Payeur
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,810. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Fiction
The way Leroy grinned at her turned Stella's belly. He knew what she thought of moving so far away from everything she loved. He hadn't even been on the list of things she liked, not anymore, forget loved. He had managed to get to the top of her list of things she tolerated. But Death, a monstrous black crow that had followed them out into the middle of nowhere, was going to change that.
Too Cold to Chase
By Laura Payeur
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,330. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Fiction
Avery Phillips, a well-trained FBI agent, suspended for shooting her own partner, has come home. She's come home for one reason, to find the man who killed her father, an honored police Detective. There are a lot of skeleton's trapped in the old family closet. The only way for her to solve the one case that has haunted her is to open those doors...even if it's too cold to chase. *Language*
By Laura Payeur
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Maia has an idea her life is a long, lonely road. She has no idea how long and lonely until she hits a 100 mile stretch of desolate Maine highway...and then strange things start happening. Alone on a dark deserted highway, a person's mind can get lost, sometimes even invaded. Dead people don't say dead. *Not a zombie story. *Some strong language.
Time to Move
By Laura Payeur
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Sitting on her porch in the dark one warm summer night, observing her neighbors, convinces Ardelia Smith that it's time for a change. Short story based on the author's own experiences.
Kesler's Barn
By Laura Payeur
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Category: Fiction
Ten year old Libby Havershack is determined to find out the truth about Old Man Kesler's barn. Is his missing wife buried under the floor boards? She has to know, if her curiosity doesn't get her killed.
The Tenant
By Laura Payeur
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,250. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction
The residents of The Crespen Arms each have their own dark secrets. It's the secrets hidden within the walls, however, that they should fear. One by one the building's seedy characters begin to disappear. What they don't know is whether or not the evil is of flesh and blood or something sinister.
The Funeral
By Laura Payeur
Price: Free! Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
Elyse gets roped into a nightmare, going to the funeral of an unliked relative, but never regrets it. *Language*
An Ordinary Day
By Laura Payeur
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
A short story of one woman's ordinary day.
Three Mile High
By Laura Payeur
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,790. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Fiction
Three Mile High is the story of eight high school friends who get together twenty years later for a weekend of confessions and revealed secrets. None of their lives will ever be the same.
The Cure
By Laura Payeur
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,250. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
What happens to a young scientist who develops a cure for cancer? He ends up dead, because the company he works for can't afford to cure people. When self-absorbed pharmaceutical salesman Dirk Hendrickson realizes his life depends on the drug's release, he'll risk what little time he has left to get it. *Language*
For Sale
By Laura Payeur
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Category: Fiction
For Sale is the short story of a little cottage by the lake that is looking for the perfect owner...or at least the haunted fireplace is looking for the perfect owner. A humorous tale of a love that had gone stale.
Murder in Raven's Point
By Laura Payeur
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
The last thing Claire Parker wants to do is to be a cop again, but when the Sheriff is murdered, she's left with no other choice. If she can fight the urge to take up her old habit long enough, she might be able to find the murderer.
Trust Me
By Laura Payeur
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 74,720. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Fiction
Delia Walker never considered herself naive, until her husband Drew turns out to be a fugitive on the run. Searching for Drew may prove to be deadly, as the secrets become darker and the victims pile up. With the help of sexy, off-duty officer Tim Lafayette, who has a few secrets of his own, she may be lucky enough to find the truth.
50 Ways to Kill Your Husband
By Laura Payeur
Price: Free! Words: 10,080. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Albert Finney liked to have a cigar and a brandy after a long, hard day. Phyllis Finney liked her her husband to shut the hell up and leave her alone after a long, hard day. Unfortunately for Phyllis, Al was the only one who ever got things his way.

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