Original Stories

Read original crime fiction by new and favorite authors.

Introducing <i>The Big Sleazy</i>: A Collaborative Caper
November 15, 2016

Introducing The Big Sleazy: A Collaborative Caper

Crime HQ
It's a Bourbon Street brush-up!
“Monopoly: Go Directly to Death”
August 23, 2016

“Monopoly: Go Directly to Death”

Lance Hawvermale
Read the full story!
“Down to Zero” by Jon McGoran
May 17, 2016

“Down to Zero” by Jon McGoran

Jon McGoran
Read Jon McGoran's new Doyle Carrick short story!
<i>The M.O.</i>’s Lesson Learned Issue: “Night Watchman”
October 9, 2015

The M.O.’s Lesson Learned Issue: “Night Watchman”

Ann Marie Thurmond
"...I've got a job to do."
<i>The M.O.</i>’s Wishful Thinking Issue: “The Cocoon”
July 10, 2015

The M.O.’s Wishful Thinking Issue: “The Cocoon”

Louis Rakovich
Four months since he left the cave... Read the whole story here!
“An Unexpected Guest”: Listen Now!
May 19, 2015

“An Unexpected Guest”: Listen Now!

Donna Andrews and John Gilstrap
“An Unexpected Guest”: A Short Story
May 5, 2015

“An Unexpected Guest”: A Short Story

Donna Andrews and John Gilstrap
An exclusive mash-up from two fan favorites. Read it now!
Exclusive: “The Bear Trap,” A Mike Bowditch Short Story
May 31, 2014

Exclusive: “The Bear Trap,” A Mike Bowditch Short Story

Paul Doiron
Every game warden was once a rookie...
Exclusive: “Don Hajji Mustafa” by A.X. Ahmad
May 12, 2014

Exclusive: “Don Hajji Mustafa” by A.X. Ahmad

A.X. Ahmad
From Dubai to Mumbai in this exclusive short story from A.X. Ahmad!
“The Barnacle” by Hilary Davidson: New Excerpt
April 17, 2014

“The Barnacle” by Hilary Davidson: New Excerpt

Hilary Davidson
Read the complete story of pregnant Jess, the cops, and a bloodstained shirt.
<i>The Nightgown</i>: A New Carter Ross Story
February 28, 2012

The Nightgown: A New Carter Ross Story

Brad Parks
“It’s a go-go bar.”
Hidden Genders: A New Jimm Juree Story
September 14, 2011

Hidden Genders: A New Jimm Juree Story

Colin Cotterill
June, 1993, was the month my brother became a woman.
Memory Book: A New Miranda Corbie Story
August 31, 2011

Memory Book: A New Miranda Corbie Story

Kelli Stanley
"Once an escort, always an escort. If I arrest him, I gotta arrest you."
July 29, 2011

Used Car: A New Story by Tom Savage

Tom Savage
"The mother who sacrifices everything for her daughter. It’s one of my mom’s favorites!"
Beneath the Book Tower: An Alex McKnight Short Story
April 26, 2011

Beneath the Book Tower: An Alex McKnight Short Story

Steve Hamilton
God, it was hot that night.
<i>San Diego Noir</i>: The National City Reparation Society
April 23, 2011

San Diego Noir: The National City Reparation Society

’67 Impalas with hydraulic lifters...