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The purpose of this book is to profile cases of missing people that disappeared during the decade of the 1980s and to try and find a theory as to what happened to them. The hope is to keep their memory alive and hopefully find some resolution to their cases. Read More
Emmett Casey is an anti-hero. Trapped by circumstance and comfortable on the wrong side of the law, he still exercises his self-righteous inner conscience. This is a chapter from the full length novel, For I Have Sinned, the second book in the Emmett Casey series. The first is titled, Bless… Read More
The past never just stays in the past. It grows with you, it walks with you, and it lives with you in unexpected ways. Read More
A highly disturbed man obsesses over his ex-girlfriend by listening to the advice of his friend, Hector. It is mandatory that John, the protagonist, attend a partial care mental health facility which relaxed its supervision rules. Read More
A spunky, energetic, and sometimes laidback girl that wields thousands of knives met a high ranked, calm, and sometimes serious guy in very a bloody circumstance. Follow the story of two oddly matched mercenaries as they shoot, slash, blast, and burn their way through the world filled with action, bloody… Read More
New York, 1961. Bertrand Caplan is a smooth talker in Lower Manhattan. He dazzles the high society scene in the city that never sleeps, and romances as many women as he can. But, due to his manic state, he attacks them at random, sparking a man hunt during the Presidency… Read More
One must look on the bright side, even of the greatest tragedy. Murder affects lives, both the guilty and the innocent, in ways which promise to bring the maximum discomfort, both mental and physical, and even at the quietest times of the day and night it remains without you and… Read More

Tags: crime

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Office worker Howard has been obsessed with imprisoned gang boss Ron Morrissey for years. He even wrote a letter to him. He was hoping for an autograph but got more than he bargained for. Read More

Tags: crime, gangster

Gone But Not Forgotten is a book that will examine the many disappearances that have occurred in the course of ten years, from 1970-1979 mainly from the United States but any exceptions will be noted. The case descriptions will be followed by possible theories and at times, will have other… Read More
This piece is a wanted poster that is being posted for the capture of a deadly female desperado. Read More

Tags: crime, western, misc

I wrote this little poem while waiting for my food order at the local café/beer joint called Twink's. It explains why I prefer small town life to big city living, and tells a little about my rather dull life. Read More
A bank robber makes a desperate bid for freedom, hides out on a ranch, but finds himself championing a poor senorita whose cattle are being mutilated, perhaps by aliens...or so it seems. Read More
A Dragon's Criminal is about a 11 year old boy who committed certain crimes in the Kingdom which cost him his life.Now he is older and has a new life...yet he does not know who he is.But finds out sooner when that past comes crawling back to haunt him. Read More
An agent in the making, Alexis attends a school known for crime to finally catch the master of thieves, and possible murderer, Owen Baker, or so he is known as. Alexis's cover must stay put, as she has to overcome and finish her mission, praying that Conner Burke, other co-agent,… Read More
The sequel to Binding Moonlight Most seventeen-year-olds can’t say they’re happy with their lives. Luckily Theo Sheridan isn’t most seventeen-year-olds. He’s got everything he wants and more–a career, money, friends, a family he found for himself. He’s got life right where he wants it. Unfortunately, he isn’t where life wants… Read More

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Featured Review by Cynthia E Carpenter

"Thank you GG, I'm about to check out your work." Read More

Avery Parker may be the only witness to one of the most horrible and baffling crimes the small town of Elmwood has ever seen. There's just one problem: Whatever Avery knows, she's not talking about it. Read More

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Audrey was cold and heartless, not the type to fall in love so quickly. With her demanding job as Commanding Agent of a highly specialized and top secret team, her time for anything else was greatly diminishing. With Lynn suddenly in her life, Audrey begins to question just how secretive… Read More
What is believable and what is not? A hostel warden after an unsuccessful inspection spends a mysterious night only to question what is believable..... Read More
When the guilty try to buy their way out of a mess, well, anything can happen. Read More

Tags: crime, lawyer, scam, court

Someone is going around killing members a violin septet, seemingly at random. Lateral thinking private detective John Handful is hired by the group's agent to try and anticipate who will be targeted next and ensure that a trap can be laid for the killer. Read More
John Handful leaves a town where he is no longer wanted. But nothing is what it seems Read More
A young woman approaches a private detective with a peculiar problem. She had been picked over scores of other candidates for a position as a nanny just outside the Suffolk coastal town of Oxmarket. The one immutable requirement was that she cut her hair to a particular style. She was… Read More
A woman sitting on a park bench reads a newspaper article headlined "Death at Sea" and knows a murder has been committed. Read More

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The 'The Odd Ones' House

I couldn't leave her to live by herself. Read More

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Jack Donovan decides to go on a walk when he comes across a car crash and becomes involved in a mystery with international intrigue. Read this sequel of "If you Could Hear What I See" and "Death On A Beach" and find out. Photo by Mattia Righetti on Unsplash Read More

Tags: murder, mystery, crime

Featured Review by Robert Helliger

"A fantastic thriller novel about car crashes. The story is well written." Read More

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The Flash Fiction Fun House

This is the last time that he'll ever bounce a basketball... Read More

Featured Review by hullabaloo22

"Whoa! Pretty intense, Stevie. Revenge for mistreatment perhaps, or envy taken too far. Whatever, you put a lot of tension and aggression into a ..." Read More

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