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Whether the world is at stake or it’s just another day in Chinatown, Jake, these stories are about dark deeds, suspense, and the adrenaline rush.

“Monopoly: Go Directly to Death”
Original Stories
August 23 2016

“Monopoly: Go Directly to Death”

Lance Hawvermale
In accordance with the release of his debut novel, Lance Hawvermale has written a short story...
“Down to Zero” by Jon McGoran
Original Stories
May 17 2016

“Down to Zero” by Jon McGoran

Jon McGoran
“Down to Zero” by Jon McGoran is a new ecological thriller short story featuring Detective...
<i>The M.O.</i>’s Lesson Learned Issue: “Night Watchman”
Original Stories
October 9 2015

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

Ann Marie Thurmond
We're proud to present “Night Watchman” by A.M. Thurmond, the latest crime fiction...
<i>The M.O.</i>’s Wishful Thinking Issue: “The Cocoon”
Original Stories
July 10 2015

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

Louis Rakovich
We're proud to present “The Cocoon” by Louis Rakovich, the latest crime fiction selection...
“An Unexpected Guest”: Listen Now!
Original Stories
May 19 2015

“An Unexpected Guest”: Listen Now!

Donna Andrews and John Gilstrap
We're thrilled to have “An Unexpected Guest” to share in audio format! This short...
Exclusive: “The Bear Trap,” A Mike Bowditch Short Story
Original Stories
May 31 2014

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

Paul Doiron
Legendary Maine woodsman and bush pilot Charley Stevens tries to convince young Mike Bowditch of the...
Exclusive: “Don Hajji Mustafa” by A.X. Ahmad
Original Stories
May 12 2014

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

A.X. Ahmad
In “Don Hajji Mustafa” by A.X. Ahmad, a humble and desperate accountant meets an international...
“The Barnacle” by Hilary Davidson: New Excerpt
Original Stories
April 17 2014

“The Barnacle” by Hilary Davidson: New Excerpt

Hilary Davidson
“The Barnacle” by Hilary Davidson appears here in its entirety, and is joined by 13 other...
Memory Book: A New Miranda Corbie Story
Original Stories
August 31 2011

Memory Book: A New Miranda Corbie Story

Kelli Stanley
Meet Miranda Corbie, ex-escort, new PI, and old hand at working security for Sally Rand’s Nude Ranch...
<i>San Diego Noir</i>: The National City Reparation Society
Original Stories
April 23 2011

San Diego Noir: The National City Reparation Society

San Diego is home to miles of beaches, Balboa Park, a world-famous zoo, and some of the country's...