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by Kyle TownsTwo teenagers leave abusive homes and hit the road, eventually finding each other and amidst a budding romance, save other children from abusive circumstances.
by Jim Nelson
He took on Sherlock Holmes and lost. Now he wants revenge.
In 1888, Sherlock Holmes slayed the spectral hound haunting the Devonshire moor, thereby laying to rest the curse of the Baskervilles once and for all. The perpetrator escaped into the night and was presumed drowned, consumed by the murky bog…
In truth, the criminal mastermind survived the night to nurse his wounds and plot his revenge against Sherlock Holmes.
A Man Named Bas... more
by Michael Handy
Chigger is the bad one. And it’s time for him to take his medicine.
Our narrator awakens in Smithfield Mental Health Care Facility after a failed suicide attempt has left him with nearly total memory loss. Under the care of staff psychiatrist Dr. Lorey, the narrator adopts the alias ‘Sam’ and begins regular therapy sessions in the hope of recovering his true identity. Sam soon discovers that he does have some recall, but only from the violent and traumati... more
by t.g. brown
At first glance, the figure could have been construed as a large cocoon hanging from the church rafters. But as one moved closer, the outline of a man came into focus, his body strung upside down . . . his thick torso squirming against his restraints as though he was about to be reborn.
While bullfrog hunting on a cloud-covered night in the Louisiana Bayou JOSH INGRAM had no way of knowing the cogs of a grisly nightmare had already begun to turn. A nightmare that takes root wi... more
by Paul DamienINSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS. RESCUED FROM A VIOLENT CULT, SHE FINALLY FELT SAFE. BUT HER FRAGILE WORLD IS ABOUT TO SHATTER. Blake is a mysterious and intrepid young woman who is steadfastly devoted to a one-eyed horse named Ira. Their relationship flourishes through the popular equestrian sport of cutting. But Blake’s love for Ira is making her careless. Meanwhile, retired detective Sonny Harrell’s father is murdered. As Sonny follows breadcrumbs across the Lone Star State, he stumbles o... more
by Martha CritesLate October in the Pacific Northwest foothills brings more than a change of season. Psychiatric evaluator Grace Vaccaro is on edge. A field evaluation gone wrong leads to a shooting, Grace’s mother has died and ghosts from her family past are everywhere. When a young psychiatric patient, says she killed her therapist, Grace suspects it’s a delusion and sets out to prove her innocent.
by Michael KingstonA shocking political thriller inspired by true events – the tragic murder of six innocent Jesuit priests in El Salvador on 16th November 1989 – a murder that echoed around the world.. CONSUELA FLORES is damaged. Though her wounds are well hidden, they sometimes emerge to drag her to a place she never wants to visit again. Having fled for her life from El Salvador, she trailed through the US, France and Britain before finding safety and work in St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Church in London. ... more
by J.L. HancockEvery night, Voodoo’s nightmares force him to relive the past until suddenly they start to predict the future. At the same time, across the ocean in Japan, two world-renowned scientists go missing along with the secrets behind something called the “God Algorithm.” Fans of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Michael Crichton’s techno-thrillers, or Jack Carr’s James Reece, will love this fast-paced thrill ride that puts you on the front lines of an A.I. arms race. Can Voodoo find the answers in time? Or... more
by Bob OjalaWell researched story about Human Trafficking of young girls and boys in the United States. Strong women characters, working undercover to bust these sex traffickers 'stables' in order to free those who were abducted. The story describes how the the abductees are selected and controlled.
by Brent BohnA dead marriage. A haunted fresh start. Will a skeptical divorcee survive a powerful poltergeist? Richard Lee’s foundations have been shaken. After walking in on his wife’s infidelity, the devastated architect hits the road to begin anew in D.C. And he can’t resist a colonial mansion in a nearby Virginia town despite the manor’s reputation for harboring a vicious ghost. Horrified when the rumors prove true, Richard sets out to research the original owners and uncover the tragedy buried w... more
by Dan Flanigan
As private detective Peter O’Keefe’s continues to heal from the burns he suffered from the blast of a car bomb, neither he nor the police can prove who his assailants were. The media speculates that “The Outfit,” a mafia group in the city, is to blame. O’Keefe isn’t so sure, but he means to find out – and fast.
Terrified of another attack, O’Keefe’s ex-wife, Annie, won’t allow his eleven-year-old daughter near him exc... more
by Edited by Mysti Berry22 writers, some award-winners, some being published for the first time, share their crime fiction short stories all relating to the theme "the color of my vote." Volume 3 will raise $10,000 for Democracy Docket, an organization defending voting rights against suppressive legislation in over a dozen states in the U.S. The stories range from cozy to noir, and feature authors from the U.S., Germany, India, and the UK.
by E. Hughes
When scientist Stella Andrews meets Randall Reid of Reid Robotics, she falls head over heels at first sight. But Randall is all business, not to mention a bit oblivious of Stella's feelings, and prefers to focus on the task at hand...which is programming R1, a sentient A.I. program for the MEO Project that has fallen in love with Stella, unbeknownst to the scientists. Various machinations occur that leads to R1 escaping its digital confinement into the real world with a hope of eluding Re... more
by Jerry AylwardLate on the evening of September 23, 2018, two seventeen-year-old high school sweethearts returning home from a celebratory birthday date are discovered dead. Their car found off the road in a vacant horse pasture in front of an enormously large deciduous scarlet oak, on the lavish estate of J. Barrington Cook the fourth. A wealthy but secretive fourth generation landowner. The first J. Barrington Cook had been bequeathed the posh private parcel by England’s King George III in 1780, for his loya... more
by Sally Royer-Derr
Joanna Dresden lives an idyllic life in High Bluffs, Maine running her family inn with her husband and daughter. She’s devastated when her husband is killed in a car accident, leaving her emotionally shaken and vulnerable. The inn they have spent their lives tending no longer interests her and some unusual occurrences are happening around town.
A relationship develops between Joanna and a much younger man, much to her surprise. Rick reawakes her in a way she didn’t realize was possible,... more
by Brian LuttermanA billionaire who lives on the streets is the unlikely potential witness to the vicious murder of a wheelchair-bound homeless man, and attorney Pen Wilkinson, waiting for the break that will revive her legal career, is an unlikely investigator. But Pen, a paraplegic herself, can't let it go, and her search for the elusive billionaire entangles her in a web of corporate crime instigated by an international cartel of criminal organizations. Pen's quest, and the criminals' desperate attempts to sil... more