The Monolith is BACK. Jump back on board with returning ongoing titles and embark once again on a journey through the CVLT.
Darkness, born of dying light, never relents. Eveanna Barrett a sexy twenty-two-year-old advertising executive is sucked into a world of intrigue and danger. After one passion-filled night with a dark and mysterious stranger, Eve's life will never be the same.... [click here for more]
After famous author Anya Clay incites a hate crime that hits close to home, hacker Jay Moriarty is hell-bent on revenge. To get it he'll need the help of Sebastian Moran, the former SAS operator he may or may not be dating. But as Jay's plan hits one complication after another and the situation becomes more dangerous, Moran starts to worry just how far this will go—and what it could cost them both.... [click here for more]
Flashbang! is a collection of short fiction written during the February 2022 Flash Fiction February challenge hosted by the Storytelling Collective. Authors were given a daily prompt and encouraged to write whatever they felt inspired to write—as long as their stories were no longer than 500 words. We've compiled our favorite stories to share with... [click here for more]
When Aaron and Craig arrive home from vacation, they're shocked to discover that a gruesome murder has been committed in their quaint small town.
The couple is desperate to find out all the details, but when domestic discord rears its ugly head, Aaron's frustration propels him into the night. Is it mere coincidence that he ends up at the murder house, or is a sinister force at play?
Amidst cobweb-covered... [click here for more]
Revenge brings black-hat hacker Jay Moriarty and former SAS operator Sebastian Moran together once again, with an egomaniacal real estate developer in their crosshairs. Derek Chapman is obsessed with high society and will do anything to climb the social ladder--which makes him the perfect mark for a confidence game involving a West End producer, a private sex club, and a live Bengal tiger. What could... [click here for more]
A modern-day interpretation of Sherlock Holmes' most famous enemy, and the story of how he met his loyal partner in crime.
When ex-SAS security consultant Sebastian Moran runs afoul of a rich and powerful corporate client, he's thrown into the path of a brilliant hacker named Jay Moriarty. To survive, both of them must work together to unravel the secrets of Bruce-Partington Aerospace... [click here for more]
This short thriller is told entirely in phone texts. A group of friends are hiking Mt. Rainier when something goes horribly wrong. At first it seems some members of the party suffered terrible accidents, but as the police recover their cell phones and begin to piece together their text messages, a very different story emerges. For Mature Readers, contains some strong language. Texter was written... [click here for more]
Flashbang! is a collection of short fiction written during the February 2021 Flash Fiction February challenge hosted by the Storytelling Collective. Authors were given a daily prompt and encouraged to write whatever they felt inspired to write—as long as their stories were no longer than 500 words. We've compiled our favorite stories to share with... [click here for more]
A bad meal is a misdemeanor but going to bed hungry is the biggest crime of all.
Ten short story authors have joined forces to write humorous crime stories containing some of their favorite Thanksgiving dishes. From murder to theft to bank heists, these authors have whipped up stories to tickle your funny bone, feed your urge for a good crime and make you a bit hungry in the process. Not... [click here for more]
We came before you, we brought you technology and we brought you science and the written word. Thousands of years before the sands buried the Sphinx and pyramids, before the seas swallowed Atlantis, WE WERE HERE.
We are Vampyr and we have returned to live on this Earth as we once did. Our war is not with man but with those we have created and those who wish us exterminated.
WE ARE THE SECOND RACE.... [click here for more]
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #1 features fiction by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Carole Bugge, Ron Goulart, Marc Bilgrey, Edward D. Hoch, Hal Blythe, and Jean Paiva.
Features by Kim Newman, Lenny Picker, Mrs Hudson, and Marvin Kaye.
Edited by Marvin Kaye. ... [click here for more]
Moonstone proudly presents for the first time ever, a MONSTER collection of 26 original Kolchak stories of the strange, the surreal, and the unknown... Carl Kolchak was TV's first paranormal investigator, albeit a reluctant one. He is a talented newspaper reporter who used to handle all the big stories, but whose reputation has taken a few hits, so now most view him as insane. He is also a relentless... [click here for more]
The long-awaited return of the Green Hornet & Kato and their rolling arsenal the Black Beauty!
Moonstone is proud to present The Green Hornet Chronicles, the first anthology featuring all-new, original crime fiction tales of the man who hunts the biggest of all game, public enemies that even the FBI can’t reach!
It’s the mid 1960’s, the political climate is shakey, there’s... [click here for more]
He had to bring his spirit back from the dead—and he didn’t care how he did it. A classic dark fantasy with mystery elements by John Glasby.
Note: This digital edition includes the PDF, EPUB and MOBI (Kindle) versions of the book. ... [click here for more]
The second issue of SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY MAGAZINE includes contributions from Darrell Schweitzer ("The Adventure of the Hanoverian Vampires"), Marc Bilgrey ("You See, But You Forget"), David Waxman ("Tough as Diamonds?), Ron Goulart ("The Mystery of the Flying Man"), Gary Lovisi ("A Study in Evil"), Jean Paiva ("Max's Cap"), M.J. Elliott ("A Reputation for Murder"), and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ("The... [click here for more]
Originally published in WEIRD TALES magazine in the 1930s, here is the complete Doctor Satan series -- fascinating tales about that weird genius of crime who calls himself Doctor Satan. He is no madman, but is as sane as you or I. An immensely rich man, he has turned to crime for the thrill of it, and strikes down those in his path ruthlessly, heartlessly, and thoroughly. He is master of amazing powers... [click here for more]
More just than the law, more dangerous than the Underworld... hated, feared, and wanted by both.
One cloaked, fanged, border-line crazy denizen of the dark force-feeding hard justice with a pair of 45's!
Moonstone is proud to present 19 new short stories of searing white hot prose starring pulpdom's most violent and ruthless crime fighter ever: THE SPIDER! Here you will find relentless,... [click here for more]
Hours of great reading await, with mystery and crime tales from some of the 20th century's most renowned authors, including Johnston McCulley (creator of Zorro), Sax Rohmer (creator of Fu Manchu), G.K. Chesterton (famous for Father Brown) and a handpicked selection of modern stories by contemporary masters, including Nora Charles, Marcia Talley, Elaine Viets, and many more!
Included in this volume:... [click here for more]
"I know, now, what happened to Lovecraft, this I can tell. I understand his inner cravings, his hunger for knowledge, and his perception of human smallness front of the wonders of the universe. I glimpse his solitary night life and his horrors, and his death associated with cancer. Deeper than all, I knew his inspiration." And if there is a dark true behind Lovecraft`s stories? And if he left behind... [click here for more]
A mystery hero like no other... with the most dangerous weapon of all...
Los Angeles, 1930s. The city of angels. Attracting beautiful people from all over the world with its glitz and glamour. But just beneath the surface is a city stinking of corruption with criminal bosses and politicians squeezing the life out of the city.
Stunned and enraged by the murder of her crusading politician father,... [click here for more]
A jail cell held the answer to the murder of Vic’s policeman father, and the price of learning it would be—Vic’s own life!
This digital edition includes the PDF, EPUB and MOBI (Kindle) versions of the book. ... [click here for more]
New York City, 1938: Richard Blakemore, hardworking pulp writer by day and the masked vigilante only known as the Silencer by night, has faced many a horror in his day. But few of them can match the terror of the blank page. Especially since Donald A. Stuart, the upstart young editor of an upstart young magazine called Stunning Science Stories, has already rejected... [click here for more]
It would take plenty for Harry Breen to keep cool in the face of the heat the cops turned on after that double kill. But 250-grand worth of ice can do a lot of cooling!
This digital edition includes the PDF, EPUB and MOBI (Kindle) versions of the book. ... [click here for more]
Chicago’s most monstrous criminals fear but one man: Tristram Holt, known throughout the underworld as the Corpse. But when his most powerful enemies band together to throw wide the gates of Hell, can even the Scourge of Evil turn back an army of the walking dead?
"The Night Chicago Died" is a pulp horror novella set in Jazz Age Chicago, written by best-selling author, editor,... [click here for more]
Each issue of The Society of Misfit Stories Presents… is a celebration of long-form fiction. These novelettes and novellas will entertain and surprise fans of the form. In this issue: Theodore Singer, Christian Riley, Christine Grant, Franco Aversa, Nicole Tanquary, Jay Lowrey, J. S. Dewey.
Stories in this issue include:
The successor to King Arthur becomes embroiled... [click here for more]
9 great reads for a lonely night of thrills and chills!
In Sydney J. Bounds's "The Book Miser" has detective Josephine "Jo" Royal trying to thwart an unscrupulous book collector who's taken advantage of an innocent seller. In "The Purple Glove Murders," by Mary Wickizer Burgess, attorney Gail Brevard is asked to solve a killing that appears to be linked to another murder from decades earlier.
In... [click here for more]
12 tales of the masked hero, as he smashes his way through spy-rings and other fiendish plots to destroy America!
In the spy vs. spy world of the late 1930s, this masked hero prowled the underworld, dressed in an "amorphous fluttering black robe, bat-like, [with] a gray-masked head through whose twin eye-slits menace glinted." But it was not so much the costume as the "hand, ebony-black... [click here for more]
Matt Olsen is on the trail of something that just might get him killed. Reporting for The Orbis Observer, a yellow rag that’s cracked cases like Area 51 and Bigfoot, Matt’s used to tangling with the paranormal. Now, he’s tracking the Hantu Jarang Gigi: the legendary ape-men spirits of the Malaysian jungle. What Matt doesn’t know is that something in the steamy maze is also tracking... [click here for more]
Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in 12 crime novels written by S. S. Van Dine (the pen name of Willard Huntington Wright), published in the 1920s and 1930s. During that time, Vance was immensely popular in books, movies, and on the radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish dandy, a New York bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent. The novels were chronicled by his friend... [click here for more]
Long before Sherlock Holmes entered the public domain as a character, a few dedicated authors "borrowed" Holmes and Watson without permission for their own work.
Here are 5 classic early (and completely unauthorized) tales featuring the world's greatest detective (sometimes under not-so-cunningly disguised pseudonyms):
"WATSON!" by Captain A.E. Dingle
THE ADVENTURE OF THE... [click here for more]
Chicago’s most monstrous criminals fear but one man: Tristram Holt, known throughout the underworld as the Corpse. Something is stealing children's eyes, and the strange clues point the Corpse toward the imaginary comic strip and radio serial stars All-American Andy and his little bear Paddy!
"Orphans of the Air" is a pulp horror story set in Jazz Age Chicago, written by best-selling... [click here for more]
Born in the blazing crucible of war, but sworn to fight for peace, the mysterious obsidian aviator known only by the codename Captain Midnight… flies again! An ace pilot, super secret agent, and astounding scientific genius, the heroic Captain Midnight ruled the radio airwaves and starred in comic books, film serials and a classic television series. Now, when we need him most, he has returned,... [click here for more]
1956: Bernie Stetson is a burglar, robbing suburban homes while their owners are not at home.
Bernie's latest raid takes him to the subdivision of Shady Groves. But things quickly go wrong. First, the house Bernie is robbing turns out to be not as deserted as he thought. And then, a flying saucer from outer space appears in the sky above Shady Groves…
This is a short story of 3600 words or... [click here for more]
Harrison leaped to his death from the window of a hotel room. The door was locked and there was no possible way anyone could have gotten in that room to give him a push. The police were quite satisfied that it was suicide, and everybody that ever came in contact with Harrison agreed that he did the world a favor when he died. However, ugly rumors continued to circulate that Duncan had a hand in the... [click here for more]
1966: Freelance troubleshooter Todd Donovan is hired to locate four American college students who have gone missing while doing humanitarian work on the Caribbean island of San Ezequiel.
While punching suspects and taking names, Todd learns that the college students as well as a young nun were kidnapped by a local crime boss named Cabeza.
So now Todd is engaged in a desperate race against time... [click here for more]
1966. Freelance troubleshooter Todd Donovan is hired to locate Dr. Pat Turner, a biologist who has gone missing in the South American jungle. It seems like an easy job at first, but then Todd finds himself staring into the barrel of a gun.
Captured and taken to the jungle compound of the drug lord Durango, Todd finally meets up with Dr. Turner, who turns out to be not just a beautiful woman, but... [click here for more]
5 gripping, enthralling science fiction private eye short stories in 1 great collections
You don’t want to miss this!
The Family Mailing Affair
Everyone in the galaxy has their secrets.
Drake loves blackmail cases. He hunts down blackmailers. He fixes client’s lives.
Can he help his client protect his secret? Or will Drake fail and find the truth?
If you love enthralling,... [click here for more]
E. Hoffmann Price (1898 – 1988) was an American writer of popular fiction (he was a self-titled 'fictioneer') for the pulp magazine marketplace. He collaborated with H. P. Lovecraft on "Through the Gates of the Silver Key" -- and penned hundreds of other stories, primarily in the horror and mystery fields. "Spirit Murder" originally appeared in the pulp magazine Spicy Detective Stories, December... [click here for more]
The First R. Austin Freeman Megapack collects 27 mystery tales featuring the forensic sleuth Dr. Thorndyke (and others). Included in this volume are: THE RED THUMB MARK (1907) THE MAN WITH THE NAILED SHOES (1909) THE STRANGER'S LATCHKEY (1909) THE ANTHROPOLOGIST AT LARGE (1909) THE BLUE SEQUIN (1909) THE MOABITE CIPHER (1909) THE MANDARIN'S PEARL (1909) THE ALUMINIUM DAGGER (1909) A MESSAGE FROM THE... [click here for more]
Valentine's Day 1938: All Richard Blakemore a.k.a. the masked crimefighter known only as the Silencer wants is to have a romantic dinner with his beautiful fiancée Constance Allen.
But on his way to his date, Richard happens upon a mugging in progress. Can he save the victim and make sure that young Thomas Walden has the chance to propose to his girlfriend? And will he... [click here for more]
Upstate New York, 1937: When the delivery vans of the Daisy Chain Dairy Company are targeted and robbed by a criminal gang and a driver is shot, Richard Blakemore a.k.a. the masked crimefighter known only as the Silencer decides to get involved.
So he stakes out the dairy company in the early hours of the morning to apprehend the criminals, only to find himself embroiled in a lethal... [click here for more]
Wounded and weary after a long night of crimefighting, all Richard Blakemore a.k.a. the Silencer wants is to go home. But then he spots a young woman being stalked by three thugs, so the Silencer has to jump into the fray once more. However, when the Silencer follows the woman and her pursuers into a dark alley, he finds far more than he bargained for…
This is a short story of 6300 words... [click here for more]
When a young girl goes missing, an investigation into a possible kidnapping leads Detective Slade Tatum down a path of secrecy, corruption, lies and unspeakable horrors that are sure to leave the small New Los Angeles safe-zone of Chinatown, changed for all time.
Set in the Goremageddon universe (originally the Toxic Holocaust tabletop miniatures game), Chinatown is a safe-zone that sits in New... [click here for more]
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine returns with issue #11, presenting the best in modern and classic mystery fiction! Included this time are the usual columns by Lenny Picker and Mrs Hudson, plus the following stories:
"The Adventures of Sherlock Hoosier," by Dan Andriacco
"To Walk a Crooked Mile," by Hal Charles
"Closing the Circle," by Sergio Gaut vel Hartman
"The... [click here for more]
The most dangerous power you can give someone is the legal right to take a gun and go after their deadliest enemy!
Note: This digital edition includes the PDF, EPUB and MOBI (Kindle) versions of the book.
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New York City, 1936: It's a rare evening at home for Richard Blakemore, hardworking pulp writer by day and the masked vigilante only known as the Silencer by night. But even though crime never rests, next month's Silencer novel doesn't write itself. And besides, Richard enjoys the chance to spend some time with his fiancée Constance Allen.
Pulp fiction thrives on exaggeration and non-stop... [click here for more]
Friday the 13th. A writers’ retreat. A secluded cabin in the middle of the woods. A place where even time and space give the finger to the constants of the universe. Six unsuspecting authors. What could go wrong? ... [click here for more]
This volume collects both of Sasscer Hill's Nicki Latrelle short stories, featuring the jockey/amateur detective in the world of horse racing: GAME and STEAMROLLER.
If you miss the late Dick Francis’s racetrack thrillers, you’ll be intrigued by Sasscer Hill’s Racing From Death.” —The Washington Post, August 29, 2012"
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Charles William Finchley made his fortune selling novelty products of questionable value via ads in the backpages of pulp magazines.
Finchley is well on his way to becoming a millionaire, until his unscrupulous business practices put him in the crosshairs of the Silencer, a pulp hero come to life to fight crime in the streets of Depression era New York.
And the Silencer is not at all pleased that... [click here for more]
The stories you heard were wrong. While everybody else was at the sugaring-off dance, Pa and his crew stole Grandpa's gold. Laura didn't just throw a tantrum about how bad she wanted that Indian baby. She got it. Marlow told the story of a ruined seaman who fled to Borneo, but he couldn't speak freely about the full horror and magic that Lord Jimi found. Stories of extremely petty theft, high stakes... [click here for more]