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In 1977, young heroin addict Luna falls in love with a mysterious stranger named Keaton, and contracts vampirism. During the blazing heat and chaos of the Summer of Sam, and the great New York City blackout, she finds out that her new addiction to human blood is stronger than… Read More
A prequel to Bury Me in Boston, A Better Place explores the early history of Thomas Collins and Ian McBride when they were young up-and-coming narcotics detectives in South Boston in the mid-80's. When a brutal crime scene changes their outlook on life and crime, they start bending the… 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
Mark Anthony Oswald is a tired Vietnam veteran who is sickened by the vile and corrupt way his fellow citizens live in his rotten hometown. Guided by the voice of his beloved, he sets out to cleanse the city of its sins and sinners, even if it means going… Read More

Tags: drugs, murder, fire, crime, noir

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

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Comments: 1

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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

Reads: 111

Comments: 7

Shelves: 6

The Science Fiction House

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

Book / Science Fiction

August 01, 2017

Reads: 41

Shelves: 2

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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
A middle-aged detective who wants to forget the past, a feisty redhead, and a series of murders by someone the police call "Picasso". Its the 90's in Boston and one serial killer is running the city and breaking it apart. Read More

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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

Reads: 37

Shelves: 1

The Just an Image House

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

Reads: 117

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The Booksie Classic House

Tags: noir, eva-rose

Reads: 149

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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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Comments: 2

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Can a prisoner sing for their freedom? Read More

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Comments: 1

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A noir snippet. Read More

Tags: night, noir, cigarette

A traumatized discharged detective taking the law into his own hands by kidnapping the suspect of a barbaric homicide of a family of three...the real question is whether or not the suspect is actually a suspect or a victim to the detective's paranoia. Read More

Reads: 264

Comments: 2

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Reads: 195

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'The sun illuminates a path for her as she walks down Figueroa Street as if it were her own private catwalk.' A Polish immigrant working as a shoeshine in 1940s Los Angeles is enraptured by a glamourous Hollywood actress. Read More

Tags: suspense, noir, 1940s

The local detective face unexpected crime, that he need to solve Read More
A real estate agent's college age daughter is found dead. He is soon approached by a shadowy figure from a mysterious group that can help him seek revenge. Read More

Tags: mystery, crime, noir

Reads: 295

Comments: 1

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I See Benz leave his place around eleven. The address on the card was right on the nail. The rain had stopped, replaced by the damp haze of the moonlight in the puddled water, and just as I thought, he wasn’t alone. Read More

Tags: dark, crime, revenge, noir

Book / Horror

December 04, 2015

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Shelves: 1

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Living Nightmare is a dark, story about a town called Edwinville, and the cruel merciless men who live there. If you like noir films, you'll probably like this novel. Read More
A Foreword to my Collection of Short stories,"The Forbidden Sun". The Ode to the private detectives of the city of Noir; here it is. Read More
A collection of short mysteries, starring Mathew Miles, a young PI, in the heart of a crime ridden city where the sole lifestyle is in crime, whether it’s preventing it or undertaking it, this is the story of adventure, suspense, and risk. Please follow the unravelings of this twisted series… Read More
This story is about an English man named Theo who has moved to Japan because of civil war only to become a Human Supremacist because of 2 androids who bullied his child until he ended his own life. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

There are things in this world that no one understands and the people that do don’t dare speak about them, but these things are used to make people atone for their sins. Vincent was made to atone for his sins of Narcissism leading to the death of a woman and… Read More

Book / Fantasy

April 22, 2015

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visit my facebook page please: www.facebook.com/liamwritesthings This novelette takes place in a shared universe with some friends from college. At this point in the world Achillion, the thief master is at the peak of his power and a great war has begun in the central kingdoms. As of yet the… Read More
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