For 13-year-old Ronnie Day, life is full of problems: Mom and Dad have separated, his brother Tim is a constant pest, Melanie Ward either loves him or hates him, and Jesus Christ won't stay in his heart. Plus he has to walk past the red church every day, where the Bell Monster hides with its wings and claws and livers for eyes. But the biggest problem is that Archer McFall is the new preacher at the church, and Mom wants Ronnie to attend midnight services with her.
Cyrus Skeen, private detective, scours 1928 San Francisco in search of the man who stole a priceless medieval artifact. The thief, who is also a pathological killer, is not Skeen's only obstacle. The exquisite Frenchwoman and retured British colonel who are searching for the artifact also prove to be obstructions. Helping him in his search is his loyal and adoring secretary, Dilys Jones. Complicating the search are two Yale classmates, one of whom has penned a hit play that is headed for Broadway, but who has a secret about its true authorship. This is the other side of Sam Spade's San Francisco.
"A Great Read!"
Edge of Suspense: Thrilling Tales of Mystery & Murder is a collection of mystery, suspense, and thriller short stories from best-selling crime writer R. Barri Flowers. Tales include "Dinner Crashers", in which FBI and Secret Service agents try to stop an attempted political assassination; a noir mystery; "The Wrong End of a Gun Barrel", about a beautiful blonde who turns out to be more than a man bargained for; and "Vandals", the story of two teenagers who find themselves running for their lives after vandalizing a car.
T. J. Durant, a limousine driver and single mother, has struggled and salvaged herself from the desperation of street-life. She has a weakness for flawed men and finds herself in the middle of a murder because of her connection to disabled private eye Jackson Bonner. As the danger deepens, she is unwilling to completely abandon Jackson.
"The time before midnight"
While Nettie is shopping at the market, her cart collides with another cart pushed by a nice-looking man. A week goes by, and she runs into the same man at the post office. They get acquainted and learn their deceased spouses are buried in the same cemetery. They also learn from each other that their children want them to sell their houses and move in with them.
It’s the early 1940s and Travis Redmond, aka Memphis Red, is in love with his boss's girlfriend, scheming to con money from the mob, and trying to stay under the FBI's radar. He fights these battles on the streets of New York in the midst of its shady nightlife and the driving rhythms of the city. He plays one adversary against the other as a plan to save his life and keep the woman he loves.
The serial killer takes on many guises. But what happens when you unknowingly take him as your most trusted and loyal husband? Pathological is proof that even though you think you know your spouse inside and out, you might not really know him at all. This is the first of many Digital Shorts from Vincent Zandri.
Delmer was an only child born into poverty who never knew what a loving family was like. His father was an alcoholic and his mother slept with every man in town. Delmer was abused and made fun of by his classmates until one day when Delmer fired up his father's furnace that was used to cremate the dead. Delmer watched as the flames got higher and higher and a voice from the fire gave him comfort because the voice was telling Delmer what he wanted to hear. Then, when the furnace started telling Delmer lies, he went into a rage. And that's when the killing started....
Two ancient souls are connected by a promised love, their destinies placing the fate of the world in their hands. Borne through the ages by tortured longing, their paths yet cross at the dawn of a terrifying new age. For thousands of years, the Dark Lord has been devising a plan to reawaken the God of War. With the God of War's power, he intends to cleanse the world...by plunging it into darkness. The only hope for humankind is the love of Kendrick and Princess Natalia, a love that has endured the test of time.