Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime

Scar Tissue
Series: Mr. Finn. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,940. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Underground private investigator, Finn Harding, returns in this fast-paced, gripping crime thriller. When Finn discovers an acquaintance, Dr. Daryl Jennings, is entangled in a fentanyl smuggling operation, he negotiates a deal with the head of an Indianapolis criminal organization to earn the doctor’s freedom. But freedom doesn’t come cheap.
Best Served Cold, Revenge a la Carte
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,160. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
No matter what taste short mystery fiction readers might have, each will find something to their liking in this bakers' dozen by Sylvia Nickels. Revenge in many forms, as concocted by the characters, is featured in most of the stories. Sometimes the fierce thirst for revenge must ignore the saying, '...revenge is a dish best served cold.'
The Detail Man
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
I sell drugs. So did Bay Reed. The difference between Bay and me: I know how to keep secrets...
Point Blank (a Short Tale of Macabre Family Faults)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE PRESSURE... ASK YOUR MOTHER TO STOP POINTING THE GUN AT YOUR HEAD. Suddenly, it's write or die for Steven, thanks to the pressure of his own mother indenting his tender skull with the muzzle of the pistol held in her hand. Not to mention that his recently departed Father lying on the floor beside him should supply enough motivation.
Our Lady of the Burning Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Two stories of crime, chance and coincidence. Liam has to raise twenty thousand dollars to pay back the mob and decides to rob a church. But fate has other ideas. Dennis has robbed a bank and found the perfect hiding place for the loot, a deserted factory. But his plans are thwarted by homeless Harry… 4900 words or 18 print pages altogether
The Librarian - A Short Strory
You set the price! Words: 6,200. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
She was 68 and yesterday was her birthday. A quiet one with no candles and cake and singing. Respected by her staff, loved by her visitors and admired by her employer. Maybe secretly feared even. Strange that one would mention fear and employer in a library atmosphere though...
Scribbler Tales Volumes One - Five
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,440. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Volume One Desperate Measures; Forbidden Lore; Forever Lost; The Hourglass; Sail with Me Volume Two Broken Promises; Deception; Endgame; Malice; The Portrait Volume Three Hidden Lies; Nightmare; Payback; The Night Stalker; Turning Point Volume Four Abducted; Cunning; Enamored; Reckless; Safeguard Volume Five Bloodlust; Illusion; Manhunt; Pandemic; Revenge
Frank Winston
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: American English. Published: December 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Two elderly ex-cons look for a ways to make a quick buck, and find trouble they never expected.
Kill Me Quick!
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 21,500. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2015 by Number Thirteen Press. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
When Mark Hammond returns home to Seatown, he bounces from one misdeed to the next among a litany of dubious old acquaintances. From dead bikers to dodgy drug deals, from one downbeat bar to another, from strippers to gangsters and back again: it’s almost as if he never left. And if only he can shake off everybody who wants to hurt him, maybe he can stay there. No place like home, eh?
The Interview Room
Price: Free! Words: 3,400. Language: American English. Published: November 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story. Detective Jim Willis, now old and near retirement, can't forget about an old case, and the day he came face to face with a monster.
Carolyne Mayville, Secretly Psychic, Detective
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,090. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Caroline Mayville, a sixty year old retired schoolteacher, lives a very traditional village life. She tends her garden, walks her dog and volunteers at the local fete. But all of that is about to change.
If He Hollers, Let Him Go
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 134,420. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Literature » Literary
If He Hollers, Let Him Go is a gritty, truer-than-fiction account of a woman whose brutal assault and healing journey catapult her into prison as a program counselor. In that unlikely role, Elise Abrams begins to suspect that her assailant is much closer than she knew. She must now redefine her own brand of justice when his chance at a new life is under her control.
Family
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
There are families, and there are families, and family members come in all kinds. Some are good to talk with, some to hang out with, and some will kill you. The characters in this story use strong language.
Bust
You set the price! Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Write what you know, they say, but was this fictional story just a little too close to the truth? An accountant enters a short story competition with unexpected consequences. File under Fiction ... or maybe not? "Bust" is a short story within a short story by the prize winning author of "Resolution".
Found The Lost Ones
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,140. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An alien species find their lost descendants only to be horrified by their changes. Two humans along for the ride help out.
Waiter, There is a Fly in My Soup!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2015 by VintagEreads. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Truly, there is no other meal quite like breakfast, especially when served by a bright-eyed waiter who regards your private delectation of the offerings to be a thing as preordained and sacrosanct as a fly-free meal. But fellow breakfasters may sometimes disregard the premises of civilisation and culture - a battle of the wits might ensue.
Paradise Road
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,300. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
In a fast-moving novel, "Paradise Road" brings a raw and brutal world of big-time gambling. Don Porter is out to beat Las Vegas at its own game--putting his money, his woman, and his life on the line. It is the winner of the Mark Twain Journal Award for "significant contribution to American Literature."
Enoch's Folly
Price: Free! Words: 112,130. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
“You know what the old timers say about Comely? They say the Devil is afraid of him.” Aldous Comely; entrepreneur, philanthropist, bon vivant, crime lord. He has his finger on every conceivable pulse, but his grip is starting to slip. Chance encounters and unexpected friendships force him to remember what it's like to be a human being - at the worst possible time: An old enemy is back in town.
Między prawem a sprawiedliwością
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,090. Language: Polish. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
„Między prawem a sprawiedliwością” to zbiór czterech dłuższych opowiadań kryminalno-sądowych pt. „Zarażona”, „Wykluczony”, „Dawca” i „Złodziej trumien”.
Damaged Goods
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,320. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Ex-football player and ex-cop Harry Molina is paid to keep people safe, and in sunny Southern Florida, where Uzis are as common as retirees, a lot of people need his help. In a land of randomness and sun, mangroves and sizzling highways, the heat is on. Key West after sunset will be deadly dark, and unless Harry takes fast action, no one will make it through the night alive.

Related Categories