Fantastic Flash Fiction

Bite size fantasy, SF and horror stories How long does a good story need to be? Ten words? The length of a tweet? 100 words? 1,000 words? More? You’ll enjoy finding out in this collection of very short stories of fantasy, science fiction and horror.

Meet Liz Tuckwell

Liz Tuckwell lives in London and shares her house with a husband and too many books. She enjoys reading and writing all types of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Liz also enjoys travelling when there isn’t a pandemic. She’s a member of the Clockhouse London Writers group and the British Fantasy Society.

The Philosophical Detective

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967. The blind poet Jorge Luis Borges, visiting at Harvard, faces a crisis of conscience and identity as he and his young assistant Nick Martin grapple with an extraordinary series of crimes and the equally baffling conundrums of literature and philosophy. Forty-five years later, struggling with pain and grief, Nick Martin looks back with wonder at that magical time and asks himself: Did he ever find out who Borges really was? Lighthearted but deeply serious, The Philosophical Detective is a unique journey into the visionary world of a genius. “…a suspenseful, pitch-perfect novel with an unlikely lead detective: a fictionalized version of iconic Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges… An intelligent, original detective novel.”- Kirkus Reviews.

Meet Bruce Hartman

Bruce Hartman lives with his wife in Philadelphia. He has worked as a pianist, music teacher, bookseller and attorney and has been writing fiction for many years. Like Nick Martin in The Philosophical Detective, he met Jorge Luis Borges on one of his visits to the United States, and has been a devotee of his writings ever since. It is hoped that The Philosophical Detective and its sequel The Philosophical Detective Returns will spur their readers’ interest in Borges’s fascinating stories.

All Shorts of Crime

Does crime pay? Not quite in the way a burglar wanted in THE OTHER ROOM – it will deter you from life on the wrong side of the law. A Manhattan detective finds that being murdered is more than just bad luck in A BUSINESS OF CHANCE. Blackmail is an ugly crime, but someone turns things to their favour in HUSH MONEY. You can push a woman so far…and no further… in THE CHINA DOG.

Crime has many guises. From the authors of LITERARY ALLSHORTS come the above tales and 15 more short stories, of events which are by turn dangerous, atmospheric, occasionally humorous and even poetic…but always written with criminal intent.

The TEN GREEN JOTTERS consistently keep you hanging on for more…

C.G. Harris, Tony Ormerod, Richard Miller, A.J.R. Kinchington, Glynne Covell,
Richie Stress, Janet Winson, Julia Gale, Jan Brown and Lilly.


Meet Ten Green Jotters

The Ten Green Jotters are a group of writers ranging from award winning authors to travellers to New Guinea, India, South Africa, Thailand. Their love of writing brought them together and following on from the success of their first anthology (Literary AllShorts) have plunged into the crime genre for this collection of eclectic criminal tales – All Shorts of Crime.

Old Wounds: A Nick Shelby Case and Other Crime Stories

A collection of 15 short crime stories from dark detective noir to domestic murder, crossing time periods as far back as the Victorian era and into the near future. Some with a twist of horror, science fiction or the supernatural. Each story revolves around intriguing characters with twists and turns and on occasion a sting in the tail. In the title story, private investigator Nick Shelby is struggling to move on from the abrupt and unexplained departure of Louise, the woman he loved. When she turns up dead in Mexico, he sets off to investigate her death and, in the process, unravels a web of lies and betrayal woven together by a roster of shady characters in 1940s Los Angeles. A mysterious man thought to be dead, a deceiving doctor and a notorious gangster are all connected, but the big question is who killed Louise and why? Plus, three small town sheriff’s deputies are made a tempting offer by a sinister stranger they’ve arrested; a young prostitute tracks down the man who murdered her friend and exacts brutal revenge; in the near future where reproduction is regulated a desperate mother will risk everything to have a child of her own and in Victorian London a married couple encounter one of the city’s most infamous criminals and find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Meet Tom Batt

I have been writing since the tender age of fourteen trying my hand at a variety of different genres both as screenplays and prose. I have several short film credits to my name and found success in competitions. I began writing short stories as a hobby and felt now was the time to share them with the world.

Murder Considered As One of the Fine Arts

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967. The blind poet Jorge Luis Borges, visiting at Harvard, faces a crisis of conscience and identity as he and his young assistant Nick Martin grapple with an extraordinary series of crimes and the equally baffling conundrums of literature and philosophy. Their first adventure, MURDER CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE FINE ARTS, involves a murder in Nick’s own Comparative Literature department and features Borges solving the crime based on Thomas De Quincey’s essay of the same name. This short story serves as introduction to THE PHILOSOPHICAL DETECTIVE, a lighthearted but deeply serious journey into the visionary world of a genius. Kirkus Reviews called THE PHILOSOPHICAL DETECTIVE “…a suspenseful, pitch-perfect novel with an unlikely lead detective with an unlikely lead detective: a fictionalized version of iconic Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)….. An intelligent, original detective novel.”

Meet Bruce Hartman

Bruce Hartman lives with his wife in Philadelphia. He has worked as a pianist, music teacher, bookseller and attorney and has been writing fiction for many years. Like Nick Martin in The Philosophical Detective, he met Jorge Luis Borges on one of his visits to the United States, and has been a devotee of his writings ever since. It is hoped that The Philosophical Detective and its sequel The Philosophical Detective Returns will spur their readers’ interest in Borges’s fascinating stories.

Blame it on Bigfoot

When Sheriff Jeff McQuede joins a trek into the mountains in search of Bigfoot, trouble begins the first night out. .Ted Weiss insists that he was almost attacked. Is Bigfoot really out there, or is someone perpetuating a carefully-planned hoax? When murder follows, McQuede must solve the biggest case in his career!

Meet Vickie Britton and Loretta Jackson

Vickie Britton, along with her sister Loretta Jackson, has written over fifty novels including the popular Jeff McQuede High Country Mystery series, set in Wyoming.

A Suspicious Suicide

Khan, a detective starts living in a haunted house from where a girl named Kate committed suicide recently. Mysteries starts to create and unfold as the detective lives there. Kate committed suicide after becoming mentally unstable. Rumors are everywhere of the house being haunted as 5 went missing there too. Khan, upon living, starts to wonder if ghosts really exist. Will he survive or will he become mentally unstable?

Meet Saimum Islam Jeem

Saimum Islam Jeem, born in 2003 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is a student of 12th grade. At the age of 18, he had decided to write a novel after publishing stories and poems with Bangladesh’s reputed magazines and newspapers. This is his debut novel of a series called “Detective Khan’s Unforgettable Cases”. He has a gaming YouTube channel with over 33000+ subscribers. He is an advanced Photoshop Designer who made both the cover of the novel himself. He is living with his full family in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

What She Ran From – the ATM Skim Scam

What she ran from was brutality and certain death. Not from the hands of an abusive lover, but from her equally sadistic employers. Tara Lipton discovered a secret hidden in the ATM software code of the units produced by the company she worked for. This US subsidiary of an eastern European company skimmed tiny amounts of cash from customer accounts at random so it would remain undetectable. She tested her suspicions, and that’s when it all came crashing down around her. Corporate goons from overseas brutalized her coworkers to find out who stole cash from their skim scam. After Tara pointed to a hack attack on the company servers, she decided it was time to run. Her employers torched the internet cafes her engineered hack pointed to, and they planted the body of a dead hooker in her former condo. They wanted the police to find the runaway for them, and then they would snatch her up and make her talk. But did all this happen by accident? Bert Barton, an old school private investigator and bounty hunter, saves the runaway woman from a different fate with even more horrible consequences. He intervenes on a train platform as a street hustler or pimp uses force to coerce the at-risk woman to go with him against her will. And so begins the strange partnership between a man who only wanted to help a damsel in distress and a woman with more than one dark secret. Bert helps Tara, on the run as Lara Tipton, and gets an old FBI friend to help investigate her former employers. As the investigation continues, so does this enigmatic woman’s infatuation with the PI who rescued her. Everything comes to an explosive conclusion as Tara Lipton’s darkest secret comes to light, while Bart Barton, FBI Agent Jack Riley, and others try to sort out the truth about their mysterious runaway.

Meet Robert Gaspari

I am a lifelong resident of the eastern PA/Philadelphia area. I also spent three years in the US Army stationed up and down the east coast. I am a fan of anything quirky, off-beat and unexplained. I now have the time to write after retiring from my career as a buyer of hi-tech electronics for a local manufacturer. I need to get these stories out of my head and down on paper or electronic media. Most of my books to date are all lighthearted fiction-fantasy-romance-science fiction and it is hard to contain them in any particular genre box since they cross over the lines. And that’s part of my personality, too. I don’t always color between the lines and writing accords a freedom to do as you wish, not as you’re told. I hope you enjoy reading my creative labors as much as I enjoyed writing and presenting them.

How to Be A Badass – 3 Complete Series

Virtutis gloria merces

Translation: Glory is the reward of valor

Fed up with playing the normal game, recent university graduate, ex-cum laude, ex-soccer star, ex-popular and mostly broke Kera MacDonagh changes her life when she decides to research how to be a witch… And believes it.

Kera didn’t want to go back east and deal with her overbearing Mom. So, when university was done, she stayed behind in Los Angeles.

Little did she realize how controlling moms can be from the other side of the country.

Feeling a little desperate to make her own way, she buys a few books on business.

And one on a lark ‘How to be a Badass Witch.’

That’s when the trouble started.

Join Kera as she grows into her powers and faces challenges as she learns how to become a badass witch, then vigilante and finally detective. And maybe find love along the way.

Get these three complete series – 9 books total – in one boxed set:

  1. How To Be A Badass Witch
  2. How To Be A Badass Vigilante
  3. How To Be A Badass Detective

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In Our Blood

THE FIRST TWIST WILL STUN YOU. THE SECOND AND THIRD WILL FLOOR YOU. A grieving detective on the edge. A best-selling author tormented by his past. A ruthless killer who will stop at nothing. All bound by one horrific secret. The most shocking case of Jake Hawksworth’s career has haunted him for years. Now it’s returned…with a vengeance.

Meet William J. Goyette

I’ve been a word nerd for as long as I can remember. My mind is always in the on position, with new stories and characters constantly brewing. Right now, I have about a half dozen ideas for future novels banging around in my head. I’m currently working on the second Jake Hawksworth mystery, entitled Phobia. When I’m not lost in my fictional world, I’m traveling the real world with my wife, spending quality time with my two daughters, or rolling around on the ground with my dog.