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The Finisher
By T. W. King
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Florian Featherstonehaugh is a hired assassin—the kind of bloke you don’t want to cross on a good day. On a bad day . . . well, he’s a professional, but even a professional has a breaking point. Will the Department of Motor Vehicles be his? (Flash fiction action thriller sort of thing — 1,000 words, about 4 pages)
Arrest Me
By Jean Louise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,770. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Two cops-- partners. They see it all: the good, the bad, and the stupid. Not to mention the fact that they're human beings, with lives and loves of their own. This is their story. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ This novelette is 'slice-of-life' fiction, comprised of various vignettes in the lives of these characters. The stories are told in two different narrative forms.
Snoop
By Eleni Konstantine
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,630. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Bob's rule of investigating: Never take the paranormal at face value. Daisy Luck is a SNOOP - Sanctioned Nationalized Officer Of the Paranormal. Her latest case involving a vampire and a gremlin has her private eye senses in a spin. Throw in yummy Detective Maroney and her life couldn't get more complicated - or could it?
Carl of the Bells
By Annie Reed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Always on the hunt for a way to make a quick buck, Joe's good buddy Carl thinks this year he's hit on a winner. Most of Carl's schemes don't pan out. This one looks like it just might, and that rubs Joe's conscience the wrong way. The only problem with having a conscience—it might tell you what's wrong, but it sure doesn't tell you how to fix it.
His Perilous Throne
By Mark Swain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013 by Tinderbox Publishing Ltd. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A young man is wrongly imprisoned for the manslaughter of his kindly employer. Michael has mild learning difficulties and was raised in a children's home. Unable to explain to the court that the death was an accident, he is incarcerated with a sadistic killer, who forces him to become his butler and becomes progressively deluded that he is a member of the aristocracy. Revenge lurks in the shaddows
Long, Slow Suicide
By Annie Reed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Eli Goshen loves his wife. He has for over fifty years. He’s always taken care of her, but when she takes an unexpected gambling trip to Reno and fails to return, he has no choice but to hire a private detective to find her. A detective who’s been around gambling all her life. A detective who knows how fast a big win can turn into the biggest loss of all.
The Undergraduate
By Avtar S Johal
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Carl Lawrence had achieved the most important thing in his life, to become an undergraduate at the most prestigious University in the world. Now he was here he found it was not how he had expected it to be. He was struggling to cope and before he knew it he was wrestling with the greatest question of all; Life or Death?
The Vicar
By Avtar S Johal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 920. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Reverend Adam Rankin the new Vicar made his way through the suburban streets introducing himself to his latest congregation. However is he what he seems?
Hunger in Blue
By Annie Reed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Matthew Reynolds worked for years to become the perfect cop, and he's finally ready for his first night on the streets. He never went to the police academy. He knew he wouldn't qualify. He's not about to let a little thing like that stop him. He'll do anything to protect and serve. Anything at all. He has no other choice.
The Wedding
By Avtar S Johal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 890. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Nervous but beautiful bride Kassia looked into Mikesh’s big brown eyes as she recited her vows. Was she doing the right thing? Was She?
The Gambler
By Avtar S Johal
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
James Wiggins, notorious gambler had nowhere else to turn. Nick the Flick was out for blood, his blood. Could his wife be his salvation?
Self Defense
By Annie Reed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Miriam's son tries to defend himself against schoolyard bullies, he's victimized a second time by a school system that punishes the victim as well as the bully. Miriam must overcome the trauma of her own past in order to help her son learn to be strong. For bullies exist in every walk of life, and she's tired of being a victim.
The Miles
By Ken Hinckley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Only a forked thatch of pavement separates men like Poulan from your doorstep-- any doorstep. Miles of road, miles of byway, miles of interstate. Poulan devours the miles. Within every man lurks a monster, within every monster lurks a man. Fate rides on the millions of miles that pass under a man's rig, and the secret loss that propels Poulan over the horizon.
The Perfect Job
By Julia Hughes
Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013 by Mervyn Walker. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
"The Perfect Job". On paper, he's the perfect candidate for the job, but who will guard the guards? Approx 1,100 words. Followed by "Left Luggage", a tale of husbands, lovers and mistresses told in 140 words.
Ironic Infidelity (A Short Story)
By Vinny Kapoor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When David finds out his wife Janis is having an affair he is heartbroken.He loves his wife, but the ultimate betrayal she has committed with her lover is too much for David to bear. The only solution he can see to get revenge is murder his wife’s lover. However, David’s brutal plan isn’t as straightforward as he thinks. This short story is 3723 words long.
Everything Sucks #7, Win
By R. Smith
Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Kate wasn't your typical Oklahoma farm girl. She was ambitious, brilliant, and deadly. A born predator with a sweet, bashful smile.
The Ducati Girl - Toxic Connection
By Alfonso Borello
Series: The Ducati Girl, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
On September 20th, 1994 an Italian journalist and her camera operator were ambushed and assassinated during daylight in the streets of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. Just hours before she was shot with a bullet in the head, the young journalist made a phone call to her boss in Rome asking permission to stay an extra day on her assignment because she was about to uncover something sensational.
Eternity (The Calnis Chronicles #2.2) (The Calnis Chronicles of the Tarimain #1: Emergence)
By J R C Salter
Series: The Calnis Chronicles of the Tarimain, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,430. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Having escaped an ambush, Luke must discover who, or what, is controlling the police. But is he willing to put his recently discovered immortality on the line for his new allies? 
The second Chronicle in the Tarimain series.
The Outcry
By Jasmine Long
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
What would you do if you had an important decision to make, even if it meant you might loose everything you built your life on? Lukas Baily has only one chance to make things work the choice he makes will determine the outcome of his future.
Goodness in Her Being
By B F Moloney
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
To begin with a child is murdered. Afterwards a mix of prayer and poetry designed to illustrate discomforts within a Catholic belief system. The writing may be considered disjointed and fragmented as metaphor of this system. The writing is not to be taken seriously; rather, it is simply an imaginative possibility that may work.