Maxwell Cunningham


Maxwell Cunningham is a pen name used by Ryan M. Murphy. Ryan is a lifelong Pennsylvanian who has been obsessed with The Beatles for as long as he can remember. When he is not running his music store or playing shows with his band, he writes thriller, horror, and science fiction stories.

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Spells Murder (A Todd Williams Story)
Price: Free! Words: 24,760. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Todd Williams’ retirement is cut short when he discovers a mutilated corpse near his beachside home in Myrtle Beach. In a note left on the body, the killer vows to strike again each day. As the bodies pile up and body parts go missing, Todd teams up with a local detective to put together the pieces of a puzzle that will lead them to a shocking discovery about the killer’s true intentions.
The Twentieth Host
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,850. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
During the final days of human civilization, as the Dark Army spreads through the population, a band of survivors finds an unlikely ally: a member of the army set out to annihilate them.
The Morality Game (A Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Travis Lynn discovers a strange letter on his front porch that makes him question his morality. His mission is to kill a teenage boy who lives across the street. The boy's innocent looks are deceiving: he will grow up to be the most sinister dictator in the history of the world. Upon completing the mission, Travis will receive a one million dollar reward. The catch: he has only 24 hours.
One-Eighty (A Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Serial killer, Sid Niles, is on the hunt again. His next target has all the desirable traits of his past victims: young, beautiful, and female. Little does he know that she is about to turn the tables on him and cause his world to come crumbling down.
Without A Trial 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,080. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The stakes are raised in this sequel to Without A Trial when Todd Williams must rescue his wife and the entire city of Edinboro from a new police commissioner who has sinister plans of his own.
Without A Trial
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,900. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When the police commissioner of Edinboro suddenly retires after a raid gone wrong, hardball cop, Todd Williams, finds himself in the middle of a dangerous game that threatens the safety of those he loves the most. His morals are put to the test when he must act as executioner to suspected criminals who are condemned to death without a trial.

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apocalypse    cop    corruption    crime    end of the world    horror    kidnap    kidnapping    morality    murder    mystery    serial killer    short story    suspense    thriller    war