Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales is a dazzling anthology of avian-themed fiction guaranteed to frighten and delight, edited by Ellen Datlow, one of the most acclaimed horror anthologists in the genre (available February 7, 2017). Is there any horror editor more acclaimed—and deservedly so—than Ellen Datlow? I’ve particularly loved her… Read more
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In anticipation of the 8th Kate Burkholder novel by Linda Castillo, Among the Wicked (available July 12, 2016), get the latest Kate Burkholder short story, “Seeds of Deception,” for only 99 cents! It's autumn in Painter's Mill, and fourteen year old Katie Burkholder has been tasked with picking apples in… Read more
“Down to Zero” by Jon McGoran is a new ecological thriller short story featuring Detective Doyle Carrick! This exclusive serialization on CrimeHQ will break the story into 4 parts throughout the rest of this week. Be sure to check back each day for more, or if you can't wait, scroll… Read more
Cannibals: Stories from the Edge of the Pine Barrens by Jen Conley is a collection of short stories set in central Jersey, with linked characters searching for the meaning in their lives and the humanity in themselves (Available today!). New Jersey gets a bad rap. Not that my home state… Read more
1, 3, or 5. While definitely odd, these are your only choices at the world’s first short story vending machines in Grenoble, France—a small town of 160,000 located in the French Alps.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), world renowned for two twentieth-century literary showpieces—Lolita and Pale Fire—was also a virtuoso at the short story form. From the time he fled Lenin’s communist Russia to long after his financial success was well established in America, he frequently returned to composing short story pieces that were… Read more