Deep in the woods of upstate New York a woman flees a blazing barn. She is burned beyond recognition, and her dying words point police to a labyrinth of "confinement rooms" -- rooms designed to hold human beings captive -- where they make other chilling discoveries. In Manhattan, Kate Page, a...
An anguished mother loses her baby in a deadly storm… A kind stranger helps Jenna Cooper protect her baby boy when a killer tornado rips through a Dallas flea market. But in the aftermath, Jenna can't find her son or the woman who'd been holding him. A journalist under pressure breaks the...
The sole survivor of a heartbreaking family tragedy… Claire Bowen, a haunted psychologist, devotes her life to helping troubled women rebuild theirs. But her dream of a family with her new husband, Robert, a pilot and local hero, begins to crumble as disturbing revelations from his past emerge...
A loving family,fracturing under pressure… Jeff Griffin, a mechanic, and his wife, Sarah, travel from Montana to Manhattan to give their nine-year-old son, Cole, his dream vacation as they secretly face the heart-wrenching turmoil that has them teetering on divorce. In the wake of their heart...
John Garrett is a cop aching to redeem himself for the mistake he made that destroyed two innocent lives and his own. He works alone to pursue the murderer he was escorting to trial, after their plane crashes in the unforgiving Rocky Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. This 5,800-word story by Rick...
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A SINGLE MOTHER BECOMES AN EYEWITNESS TO MURDER Lisa Palmer has barely recovered from the sudden death of her husband when she is drawn into a new nightmare. On her way home from upstate New York, Lisa stops at a service center minutes before an armored car heist. Four men are executed before her ...
Liz Dalton's world was coming apart but she fought back with a shocking vengeance. Presented in the format of a court transcript, this short work was named a finalist for Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Ca...
After 24 years of putting his life on the line, Officer Frank Harper sees it all tick down to one defining moment. Blood Red Rings is a soul-wrenching short story by former crime reporter and award-winning author Rick Mofina. Blood Red Rings is one of four gripping tales in his new crime anthology,...
Ike Decker, a loss recovery agent, for the armored car industry, is a desperate man. He has a dream and the only thing in his way to realizing it is Paco Sanchez and $1.2 million in stolen cash. Three Bullets To Queensland is another compelling short story from DANGEROUS WOMEN & DESPERATE MEN, the ...
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A single mother answers a knock at her door and enters a nightmare... Eleven-year-old Tilly Martin is dragged from her suburban bedroom. Her mother, Cora, pleads for mercy but the kidnappers are clear: if they don't get their $5 million back in five days. Tilly dies. If anyone contacts police. Til...
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AN ANGUISHED MOTHER AND A RELENTLESS REPORTER PURSUE A PERFECT KILLER. A CAR CRASHES IN WYOMING A young mother is thrown clear of the devastating car crash. Dazed, she sees a figure pull her infant son from the flames. Or does she? The police believe it's a case of trauma playing cruel tricks on ...
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The murder of a brokenhearted woman... The body of Bernice Hogan, a troubled young former nursing student with a tragic past, is found in a shallow grave near a forest creek. ...and the chilling disappearance of her friend... Jolene Peller, a single mom struggling to build a new life with ...
A vengeful woman who aches for her place in paradise... In Iraq an aid worker who lost her husband and child in a brutal attack saves the life of an American contractor. Believing he can help her avenge her family's deaths, she follows him back home to the United States. An anguished mother d...
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The murder of Sister Anne, a beloved Seattle nun, takes Seattle Mirror crime reporter Jason Wade into the hidden past of an order of nuns, and leads to an unlikely suspect. In his relentless pursuit of the story, Jason, a troubled loner from the wrong side of the tracks, also unearths the secret t...
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On an ordinary morning, Maria Colson takes her baby son Dylan to the corner store. She only turns her back for a few seconds. When she looks again, she sees his empty stroller, at the same time he is being abducted into a waiting van. Maria climbs onto the van, but is violently thrown to the road w...
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The Answer To Her Prayers When a fight with her boyfriend drives Seattle college student Karen Harding out into one of the worst storms in years, all she wants is to get to her sister's place in one piece--instead, she finds herself stranded on a desolate stretch of highway. But when a stranger pu...
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Obsession The others were all wrong for her. He would make her understand that. When she saw his work, she would feel awe at his power...and she would have to love him... Is Another Word San Francisco crime reporter Tom Reed has seen a lot of sick messages in his time, but the one delivere...
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Witness San Francisco crime reporter Tom Reed is burnt out. The breaking story of a jewel heist gone violently awry--with the murder of a cop and the abduction of a female hostage--is one most journalists would kill for. Tom hopes it will be his last. Hostage But this time, there's more at...
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In the broken heart of a cold city, a shy, solitary woman searches for her soulmate -- someone who will finally love her. Hidden away from a world that rejected him, a tortured man finds the one woman who can forgive his monstrous sins -- and redeem his soul. She thinks she's found the man ...
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In the remote reaches of Glacier National Park, a ten-year-old girl disappears on a family camping trip. At a rescue command center, a multi-agency task force launches a massive search, while the dramatic story grips an entire nation. Now, as a little girl fights to survive in the wilderness,...
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There are some horrors a man can never forget. Sounds so chilling that they can never be silenced. The frantic screams of drowning children. The anguished sobs of the father who couldn't save them. How long before those echoes give way to whispers only lie can hear? To voices that promise redemp...