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Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime

Victim
Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2018 by Rouge Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
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Victim, is a short story focusing on a handful of people who get on a plane together. With only one thing in common, they form unlikely bonds and come together in an unusual way. Hang on to your seats, and come along with undercover officer James Parkinson as he follows a suspected scammer.
Can't Hold A Real Job
Price: Free! Words: 21,840. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Urban
Two desperate temp agency workers struggle to make rent in San Francisco. Their economic desperation drives them to specialize in working with clients who need short-term white-collar criminals to carry out their schemes. The perks are substantial, but the risks are high. Not only are the criminals being followed by federal agents, but the federal agents are being followed too.
Family Ways
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,490. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2018 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Bernard has a problem, he's barely four-years-old and his family is a dead loss. His mother, Donna, has a certain idea of what constitutes a job and his granddad
Mobster Tales 2
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,320. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
In this rollicking, gat-filled collection of eleven short stories, you get to see both sides. The mobsters and the cops. The perps and the victims. The guilty, the innocent and the merely complicit. These guys create and dispose of bodies, brag and complain and finagle a way out where no way out existed before. Come along for a wild ride!
The Fraudster
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A fired-for-unscrupulous-behavior bank employee decides to start a church in Atlanta. Money soon rolls in. Life is good. What could possibly go wrong? Approx. 1600 words. Probable rating: PG-13 (some foul language).
Private Security
Price: Free! Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Private Security is a short work of fiction combining elements of criminality, retribution, and social discourse detailing the latent effects of liberalism and the potential radicalization of the police, military, and security personnel as the shepherds of society and the protectors of the flock.
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents: The Crosstown Kid
Series: The Society of Misfit Stories Presents.... Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,870. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2018 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A small-town cop’s attempt to help a local kid uncovers a tale of police corruption and clandestine gang activity that may cost even more officers their lives. Estimated word count: 11,800 words
Elmore Leonard - Series Reading Order - with Summaries & Checklist
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
ELMORE LEONARD BOOKS CHECKLIST IN SERIES ORDER WITH SUMMARIES Includes Summaries of: Chili Palmer Series and all the other great novels by Elmore Leonard - Checklist of all ELMORE LEONARD Books with Summaries Don’t miss a single ELMORE LEONARD book and read them all in the best order. This little book includes story summaries, checklist
Bad Decisions
Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
My collection of flash fiction pieces, Bad Decisions, follow three different people faced with making Bad Decisions, whether they be to cope with the marriage of their daughter, to get back at a lousy ex-boyfriend, or simply to make a lot of money.
The Wind Blows Where It Will
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,640. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
This is the fifth in the author's Appalachian series, where Tim Sloan's sojourn in the rural mountain area continues in unexpected ways.
Weekend At Bonnie's
You set the price! Words: 3,220. Language: American English. Published: June 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Bonnie is ambushed in her bedroom by an intruder looking for her boyfriend. Bonnie doesn't HAVE a boyfriend, however, and her captor isn't allowing her to tell him he's in the wrong apartment.
Local Rag Hero
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 96,960. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2018 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Nick arrives in Oakbury after a reporter's job but mishaps on the bus and later dash his hopes. He endures hoaxes, burning pub, explosive sausage and being shot, while balancing relationships with colleagues. A masked gunman shakes the town and threatens Nick's life. Will he survive long enough to discover who's behind the cartoon masks?
Firing Gunter
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: British English. Published: May 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
There is an abode where living and laughing and love, are stirred with dreams, where "was" and "is" and "will be", had, like a lemon - the bitter - squeezed out, and poured into such a place. Some people would just love to make a place such as that, home.
Lilac Cadillac
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Synopsis Have you ever found yourself in a conversation where someone throws 'Family is everything' around, like it's cheap confetti? It had been many long years after, and the tightly-knit film-making family of Moorcrofts would listen in on conversations like these, and not react, correct, elaborate, or judge. Maybe because they made a pact to keep life 'after' Sue's birthday to themselves...
Baklava
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,000. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Baklava Foreword Allesandra, a Greek Intelligence member, has her hands full trying to track down the world's most wanted anarchist, who'd been wrecking utter havoc on a global scale, and who'd decided on a cat-and-mouse game with the top minds in the intelligence world.
The Witness-Issues: Responsibility
Series: Issues. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
This is a short story. This is also the first of the Issues Series: Responsibility. Jimmy Johnston is put in a place where he has to decide what is right and wrong in a very bad situation. Should he tell someone, or try to keep it to himself. And could he live with himself if he didn't?
Fraud
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Chioma took a deep breath and inserted her card into the chip reader. After a moment of awkward silence she took it out and looked up anxiously. "Declined." Fraud is a story about a young woman who discovers an illegal charge on her credit card and her resolve to find the person responsible.
Bottled Revenge
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,270. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Business, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Scrawny little Ariel eventually came second as she had duelled gravity, and as if in slow motion, dropped to her knees; and with her small hands clutching her stomach, she surrendered and drowned in the stinging hope that she kept sufficient pressure on her stitched wound.
Artifact
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,130. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Dealers in illicit artifacts, murderous pothunters, an amorous homicide detective, an enigmatic shaman, and two irregular aides-de-camp conspire to thwart the larcenous efforts of a young widow from California to recover her husband’s body and get rich in the process.
Prima Ballerina
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 233,020. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
After a traumatic experience during her youth in New York Alia Johnson finds herself handicapped and unable to follow her life's dream. This story tells of her struggle to build a future for herself. We follow her on her way from New York to California where she finally finds happiness.

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