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Costello realizes now that he has been played like a puppet, someone out there appears to be two steps ahead of him at every turn. His suspicions leads him to believe that the people involved, are part of the department he works for. The final installment of Puppet Masters. Read More
The body count rises yet again and Costello finds himself very much attached to the strings of the puppeteer. Part 3 of the Puppet Masters mini series. Read More

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Forbidden Fruit is define as something that is desired, that all the more because it is not allowed. When the forbidden fruit's essences seep into your life, full of toxic nectar and stings your taste bud, all the more wanted more that is not yours. Loving everything about the… Read More

Book / Mystery and Crime

June 30, 2019

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Born in the ghetto, Iosif Makarov learned to fight to survive. When he grew up he learned he could take his education and trade it in for a fortune by joining Gianno Castiglione's army of thugs and goons. Married, and a happy father, Joe watches as the empire starts… Read More

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A young man is being arrested for theft, later reveals that he must assist police involving the unsolved case. Read More
A Noir detective tale with a twist.. Read More

Book / Fantasy

March 22, 2019

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Creatures of folklore hide in the forgotten corners of the world. Ghouls watch from the shadows. Monsters hide under the bed. Cosmic horrors our mind could never possibly grapple with dwell beyond the borders of what we know. What we see is only a small part of what exists, and… Read More
Tennessee, 1944. Donald Price is a man who arrives in Tennessee without a care in the World. When he arrives in town, he meets Carol Anderson, a woman with a past, who doesn't want him to know a dark secret that could end their relationship forever. Read More

Book / Mystery and Crime

November 07, 2018

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Things are looking up for Dave, who has more than he could ask for. The problem is that his live-in girlfriend is legally dead, even if she's walking around and breathing. The problem is that the friend of a man Dave sent to prison for killing said woman, has… Read More
edinburgh private eye casper lennox is tasked with finding a missing boy, or is he? the closer he gets to the truth, the further away redemption appears. Read More

Tags: crime, noir, edinburgh

Book / Thrillers

June 26, 2018

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Dave might not have lead a charmed life but it had been good enough for him. Life was starting to look a whole lot better when he came into a large amount of cash, until his best friend and partner betrays him in the most insidious manner. Now, a… Read More
I open the front door to discover a large package on the doorstep. I did not hear anyone deliver it while I was getting ready to for work, or see anyone from the window. It's huge. What can it be? I try to think of something I might have… Read More
Part one of ten - The Saul Cross Diaries Saul Cross is a journalist on the hunt for a scoop. With his apprentice, Carmen, they journey through the underworld of 1950's LA to discover who is really responsible for the recent spate of murders that has left certain societies… Read More

Book / Science Fiction

March 09, 2018

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In 2043 the organic computing had taken off the drawing board and brought into the physical world, starting gigantic demand for them overnight. Within a couple years proceeding the advent of the Olio implant, elementary schools were shut down as they were no longer deemed necessary, seeing… Read More
Guy stops in to rob a cantina between Las Vegas and L.A. but ends up the beneficiary of another gang's plans. Read More

Tags: noir

Adultery leads to murder. Read More
Detroit 1994, detective Erin Cole and Ed Lane are on the hunt for the illusive Evil Eye Killer. Both detectives have to fight both the killer and also their demons. Erin is out to prove herself and needs this case to get back in the good books of the… Read More

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Tim Soft is walking home along Marlboro Street. He feels he has had a wearying day at the office. He wishes it were Friday, but it's only Tuesday. A vintage Chevrolet Impala pulls up alongside him, one of the ones with the harmonica front grille and the big tail… Read More
Passion, lust, betrayal and surrender Read More
Ex-detective Thomas Collins is blackmailed back into the criminal underworld when a drug lord's daughter overdoses on New Year's Eve 1999. He is coerced into tracking down the missing batch of ecstasy her pills came from, and whoever stole it, when it was ordered destroyed 6 months ago. His… Read More
Number 25 in the Jack Burke series of paranormal detective stories. Part of the dark fiction collection by this author called Tales from beyond the shadows. Read More
Nobody knows what ancient spirits may assault you. Two simple and completely normal (or maybe not exaclty normal) teenagers are given a special and ominous gift. Read More
READER COMMENT: "Excellent story! I like the combination of a narrating styles reminiscent of old film noir with the futuristic themes. And I love the whole metaphor of "abyss", of spiritual emptiness, which gradually takes over people's minds and souls in the shape of virtual reality. This is high quality… Read More
Aboard the space station of New New York a murder and theft has gone down and it's up to one detective to stop the perpetrators before they can do more harm. Read More
Small-time private detective Carlos Vespa may have bitten off more than he can chew with his latest case in this darkly humorous noir, where detection, gangsters and assassins cross paths. Read More

Book / Horror

March 08, 2017

Asha Noir, saddled with a heavy secret and hefty promise, sets out to find out who is responsible for her friend's murder. Reeling from her mother's death and angry at the world, will she find out the truth, or willl she be stuck with another problem? Read More

Tags: dark, murder, sad, black, noir

In the summer of 1941, a brutal murder sets off a chain of events that shatters the security of a small town, and threatens to undo the criminal underbelly and bring everyone else down with it. Read More
Shaun is down on his luck. Drunk and grief-stricken, he heads for the nearest bar to seek solace. There he meets Eliza, a femme fatale drawn from the dark corners of the noir tradition, and is soon drawn into a world of hard drinking and addiction. Throw in a drug… Read More
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