When they found the first body, no one batted an eye.
That was par for the course in Skid Row. But something with these deaths was off. They were made to look like ritualistic suicides, like something supernatural. But I knew better. Besides, I don't believe in magic.
My name is Rick Danvers and I'm an undercover detective with Robbery Homicide. I've been embedded in this slum for a week... [click here for more]
The zombie and detective genres are merged in this short story. Humanity is rebuilding after a zombie apocalypse, but that doesn't mean there isn't an occasional outbreak. Prosecutor Karen Domenick starts some routine paperwork on a woman who killed her husband as he was starting to turn into a zombie. But something doesn't add up. Was this self defense or murder?
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What if some of the people who do those crap jobs in Las Vegas are actually angels ... or demons ... or something in between?
The maid. The blackjack dealer. Like anybody stuck in a dead-end job, they're bitter, short-tempered and sick of your shit.
They read our trash like an oracle reads the entrails of a crow: discarded plastic cocktail cups, used condoms, soiled sheets,... [click here for more]
Have you ever had a dream so vivid it felt real? Maybe it was real. Maybe you are a dreamshifter. Jessica Kayne is an ordinary girl who works in an ordinary London cafe. But when she sleeps, extraordinary things happen. Because Jessica has an incredible power, not that she knows it…yet. When Jessica dreams up a perfect man, who turns out to be real – and recently murdered... [click here for more]
Take four people that have been friends since college. Add a desire to protect others. Toss in a fun-loving look on life, and mix with a dash of a not-quite-by-the-book way of doing things, and what do you have?
The partners of Justice Security.
They are Joey Justice, after whom the company was named, Misty Wilhite, the love of Joey’s life, Dexter Beck, the martial arts master and computer... [click here for more]
Cassie Pengear thought a visit to the carnival would be fun: see some shows, eat some sweets, help her landlady’s nephew decide if the cowboy was real or an actor. But then the cowboy shot the volunteer, and he didn’t get up. Now Cassie has a ten-year-old boy insisting the cowboy isn’t a killer and a landlady insisting she help solve the killing at the carnival. Includes short... [click here for more]
In the first book of urban mystery fused with fantasy series, M.E. Purfield with hardcore prose introduces a young heroine that's naively above the law and searching for redemption in a concrete jungle built on greed and delusion. Miki Radicci is not your average sixteen-year-old city girl. She’s emancipated from her grifter parents, a flavor of the month in the art world, and a psychic. ... [click here for more]
A short Christmas mystery set in the world of the Cassie Pengear Mysteries. While preparing their tinkering/ haberdashery shop for the Christmas season, Kate and Ada find a body on their doorstep. When Inspector Wainwright is sent to investigate, they start looking into the crime themselves before he can scare away all of their Christmas patrons. A short Christmas mystery of approx. 5000 words ... [click here for more]