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crime

  1. FrancisD

    Beta reader request for a 78k Crime novel set in the UK CLOSED.

    Contains violence, swearing and sex scenes. Below is the body of the query I am working on by way of a blurb. If you want to read a chapter to see if it is a good fit, let me know. The problem with hiding is they never stop looking for you. Danny feels safe tucked away in the little Welsh...
  2. Insolitus

    The Safe [Horror; Mature]

    How do you cut rose bushes, why do you cut them? What am I doing? These questions ran through my mind as I pretended to know what I was doing. As long as I did my my boss left me alone. This was my third consecutive week as being a gardener/handyman for Arthur DeMarco, and since it was either...
  3. R

    A Passel of Plumeria

    This time the news was completely delivered in under a minute, but I caught it and it made me rise from my seat. “Yes!” I heard myself say to the TV. “Yes! Of course!” It was 1992 now and while years had passed since Walter and Anna Marie were an object of media interest I, for one...
  4. R

    Confessions of a occupying mind

    Confessions of an occupying mind This is a story for you. It is a confession for me. At the end of this confession, you can choose the option to participate in the trial as jury. Being the jury involves some risks on your part. Taking those risks may turn out to be the worthwhile effort in...
  5. mw1406

    "Jovial Man's Choice of Shirt Causes Stir"

    Houston, TX—Arthure Wibbly-42, wore a shirt today that, unbeknownst to him, was the sole cause of a spike in reported area disturbances. "I've never wanted to fight anybody in my life... ever.." said Pastor Johnathan Albrete-68 from Houston. "but...when I saw that guy wearing THAT shirt... I...
  6. drumzii

    "Inner Demons" 2nd extract by Neal Drummond (language caution. mature theme)

    2nd extract from "Inner Demons". Essex, February 1968. "Pass it 'ere then" Jane sat up, reaching for the pipe. Hair stuck across her face, she realized she had fallen asleep on the floor with her head in a spilt drink. There was no response, bar a sleepy whimper from Rupert, her boyfriend...
  7. M

    The Search for Consistency (Short Story)

    Hello, this is a first draft of a short story I did. I know there are spelling mistake and things that need describing in greater detail. Thanks. Running a hotel isn’t about morals for me. Whether someone can’t afford a room or they can’t afford that Stellar in the mini freezer. It’s all about...
  8. M

    She Sea's (Short Story; mild language)

    Here is a short story I did. Mostly Dialogue: Even though Brad had lived in Galveston for ten months now. He had not seen the lights of the Southern Texas town at night like this before. From his vantage point in his lighthouse at the edge of town, which stood out from the small huts and beach...
  9. hvysmker

    About Dead Doris 8 of 8. Detective Adult 2,100

    Synopsis: In mid 2003, Detective Sergeant Jablonski and partner are called to investigate an old woman found dead in a small hotel room. They find out it's a murder. The scene shifts to Doris Trumbell, sixteen and wild in the year 1942. Her and friends, Harry and Sammy, with the help of her...
  10. hvysmker

    About Dead Doris 7 of 8. Detective Adult 3,350

    Synopsis: In mid 2003, Detective Sergeant Jablonski and partner are called to investigate an old woman found dead in a small hotel room. They find out it's a murder. The scene shifts to Doris Trumbell, sixteen and wild in the year 1942. Her and friends, Harry and Sammy, with the help of her...
  11. hvysmker

    About Dead Doris 6 of 8. Detective Adult 2,300

    Synopsis: In mid 2003, Detective Sergeant Jablonski and partner are called to investigate an old woman found dead in a small hotel room. They find out it's a murder. The scene shifts to Doris Trumbell, sixteen and wild in the year 1942. Her and friends, Harry and Sammy, with the help of her...
  12. hvysmker

    About Dead Doris 5 of 8. Detective Adult 2,050

    Synopsis: In mid 2003, Detective Sergeant Jablonski and partner are called to investigate an old woman found dead in a small hotel room. They find out it's a murder. The scene shifts to Doris Trumbell, sixteen and wild in the year 1942. Her and friends, Harry and Sammy, with the help of her...
  13. hvysmker

    About Dead Doris 4 of 8. Detective Adult 2,800

    Synopsis: In mid 2003, Detective Sergeant Jablonski and partner are called to investigate an old woman found dead in a small hotel room. They find out it's a murder. The scene shifts to Doris Trumbell, sixteen and wild in the year 1942. Her and friends, Harry and Sammy, with the help of her...
  14. hvysmker

    About Dead Doris 3 of 8. Detective Adult 2,000

    Synopsis: In mid 2003, Detective Sergeant Jablonski and partner are called to investigate an old woman found dead in a small hotel room. They find out it's a murder. The scene shifts to Doris Trumbell, sixteen and wild in the year 1942. Her and friends, Harry and Sammy, with the help of her...
  15. hvysmker

    About Dead Doris 2 of 8. Detective 2,350 (Language)

    Synopsis: In mid 2003, Detective Sergeant Jablonski and partner are called to investigate an old woman found dead in a small hotel room. They find out it's a murder. The scene shifts to Doris Trumbell, sixteen and wild in the year 1942. Her and friends, Harry and Sammy, with the help of her...
  16. hvysmker

    About Dead Doris 1 of 8. Detective 2,600

    July 2003, Smith City in Ohio. The old lady’s body lay silently though not exactly in peaceful slumber. Rather than resting in peace, it's repose seemed violated by two city employees hovering over its bed. They were Smith City detectives. Its eyes were open accusingly, mouth gaping as if to...
  17. JC.Axe

    X Faction Soldiers (Language; 22,000 words)

    I pace about anxiously, counting how many steps it takes to cross the width of the alleyway and back again, then folding that number over into how many times I’d made the crossing. So far, I’d taken 481 steps. This seemed like an unusual number of steps, considering it takes six paces to cross...
  18. M

    L.A's Gutter: First Chapter

    Hi, thanks for taking the time to have a look at my novel set 1948 Los Angeles. The story is about a struggling detective who finds is step father dead, along with two little girls. Wanting to find the reason for the deaths he finds himself put in a downward spiral of corrupt Hollywoodland...
  19. IndigoCypher

    Work in Progress

    So this is the first chapter of a book I'm working on about kids who commit grand larceny. Obviously there's more to the plot, but that's all you need to know for now. Chapter 1 New Kid in the Crew There was a knock at the door. All three pairs of eyes met mine as Wolf nodded and glided...
  20. QDOS

    Devil Incarnate

    Hi Something to read as a lead up to Christmas or in one go over the break. OK I’m on a bit of a journey. I’ve been looking at the overlap of various genre and been playing around with this short for a while as a way to explore. A mix of Crime, Horror, Mystery maybe even a bit of Humour, I...
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