Bobby Mathews

Biography

Bobby Mathews attended Troy University, where he majored in journalism and minored in theater and English. His checkered past includes stints as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, where he won awards for his writing, editing and leadership. No, he has no idea what the contest judges were smoking, either.

He's also been a bartender, paralegal, and bum, occupations—or sidelines—that creep into his stories and novels.

"I write weird stories about monumentally fucked-up people," he says. "That's what interests me. I hope it interests other readers, too."

Mathews lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Books

The Timeout
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(3.75)
When Sara met Jake Campbell, he was robbing her bank. A moment's flirtation drew the two of them together, but neither acted on that spark until they ran into one another at a sun-soaked beach retreat. Neither of them could know that an afternoon together would set their worlds spinning in different orbits.
Six Rounds
Price: Free! Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(3.33)
Blackjack Harrison fought twice for the world championship. Now he's just a name opponent trying to make a buck. An extra thirty grand to take a dive against an up-and-coming contender seems like a no-brainer to Harrison. But when the action in the ring gets a little too real, Harrison realizes he's fighting for his life—and there's no way he can win.
A Good Night's Sleep
Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.88)
Corley Brown murdered his wife and children, and it's the most gruesome crime Detective Sergeant Aaron Kincaid has ever seen. Even though Kincaid—along with everyone else—knows Brown did it, the detective isn't satisfied until he knows why. But understanding the mind of a multiple murderer may be too much for Kincaid to suffer through.
The Holdout
Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00)
Two jurors, Ralph and Stan, have a drink in a bar, discussing the rape and murder of a beautiful young woman. A jury stonewalled by a lone holdout means that the accused still walks free—even if he's not the man who killed her.
I Know It Was You
Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.00)
With money running out, Maggie made the decision to star in an adult film. But what she didn't count on was her boss—and everyone else at work—finding out. Now Maggie's boss won't leave her alone, and he escalates their relationship to the breaking point, and beyond.
A Clean Getaway
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.50)
It doesn't matter how good your plan is. It doesn't matter how smart you are. It doesn't matter how ruthless or unscrupulous you are -- a bad partner means things go wrong when you're doing a job. This bank hit goes so right -- until it all falls apart.
Hidden House
Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(4.43)
A pair of young boys find more than they bargained for when they visit the haunted house down the street. It's a story of murder, of pain, and of sad understanding that maybe sometimes there are such thing as ghosts.
The Big Gamble
Price: Free! Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.25)
He knew that slot machine was gonna pay off big. But his luck was against him--in more ways than one--and another man claimed the jackpot. But there's more than one way to win or lose in New Orleans, and the casino's got nothing on the high-stakes game going on in the hotel penthouse. Up there, it's life or death.
His Lucky Day
Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.17)
When down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Whittaker wins $19 million in the lottery, he thinks his troubles are all over. The truth is, they're just beginning.
Prodigal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,150. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Guitarist Johnny Riles never got nervous looking into the eyes of millions of adoring fans. But this time it's the single eye of a nine-millimeter semiautomatic he's staring down. Sure, sleeping with his brother's wife was a mistake, but Sarah was his first love. Now every movement, every word, every breath matters. His only hope is to turn his enemies against one another.

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