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Blaze of Glory
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Bobby Earl is a local criminal looking to pull off one last job and go down in history just like a western outlaw from yesteryear. Although his partner is reluctant and thinks the job is a bad idea, Bobby Earl is steadfast to go down in a blaze of glory no matter the cost.
Hard Luck: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Sheriff Randall King has been arresting members of the White family since he began wearing his brown uniform many years ago. This time, the hard-drinking, unorthodox sheriff who's been known to enforce his own kind of law has his sights set on the no-good Nathan White, a small-time drug dealer whom King suspects of murdering his little sister.
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.
Cranked
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Joe Spray is a small-time drug dealer who's caught in the middle of a fiery love triangle. When he is forced to choose between his two love interests, he quickly finds himself conspiring to commit murder on the other woman. (Crime, Transgressive) Cranked is also included in the book HARD LUCK: Stories by Jeremy Perry.
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents: The Crosstown Kid
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
The Silencer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Romance » General
A hired gun dubbed, The Silencer, takes on one more mission, but captivated by his target he forfeits his contract and must now kill his contractor to keep her alive.
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
Some Things Are Sweeter Than God
Price: Free! Words: 95,430. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Lorinda Rivers is a public defender and a highly competitive woman. Her client, Kevin Jensen, is a man who’s facing the death penalty after being charged with the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend. And so, before long, Lorinda is faced with a difficult moral dilemma: Should she ignore her conscience and defend Kevin aggressively, even if it means that he might go free?
The Murder of Nora Winters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,000. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
On Christmas morning, Nora Winters is found shot to death in her bedroom. The previous evening, she had been talking about how she might take her own life, and since she was shot at very close range, her family initially assumes that she committed suicide. However, the police quickly discover that the gun that killed her is over fifteen feet away from where her body was found.
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.
Love Letters (Soaked in Blood)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,310. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Kendra Thomas is found lying in a pool of blood with a fatal gunshot wound to her head. It’s difficult for Brad Anderson, the lead detective in Love Letters to determine whether Kendra committed suicide or was murdered. But as the clues begin to point to murder in this tale of a secret sexual obsession, Brad finds himself with a bewildering array of suspects.
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.
The Road Map to the Universe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,100. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
The Road Map to the Universe: Who really murdered Karen Breen? Although her husband is convicted of the crime, things change when an informant tells police that her son Jeremy was the murderer. Eventually, Jeremy is arrested, tried, and convicted, but then, while the jury is being polled, an extraordinary revelation occurs—in fact, in the annals of courtroom history, it is probably a premiere.
Five Murder Mysteries
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 292,820. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Five Murder Mysteries contains the following murder mysteries: Blood and Blackmail, Destroyed by Malice, The Murder of Marabeth Waters, Love Letters (Soaked in Blood), and The Fatality Game.
The Murder of Marabeth Waters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,820. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
The midnight murder of a prostitute, who was strangled to death with a red cord, appears to be an easy case to solve. But what follows afterwards takes many a twist and turn before it descends into the mind of a serial killer who has been able to remain in obscurity despite committing a number of blunders in the commission of his crimes.
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?
Destroyed by Malice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,920. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this dark and satirical novel, the world’s most famous novelist, Barker Drule, is gunned down by an unknown assailant. Some may find the mockery to be a little bit too intense and claim it is all an exaggeration. However, Barker Drule isn’t meant to represent any specific person; rather, he represents the whole conglomeration of ills and idiocies that have driven books of merit into oblivion.
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...

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