Tags archives: mystery

Love, Rock and Crime

:: Bang! (part II) The police officers saw Rose hang up the phone. He set down his whiskey glass, got up from the leather armchair and approached his accountant, threatening him about “the 100,000 lost in transport”. The more the employee defended himself, the louder his boss became. He staggered to the aquarium, opened the cupboard beside it, in which a safe was concealed, pulled out a Colt and pointed […]

Love, Rock and Crime

October 2005  (part i) The two Johns, Little John and Gorgeous John, had been staking out Rose for a day. They had set up audio-visual surveillance in an apartment across the courtyard, just a few metres away from the business man’s office in the same building, which had large uncovered windows offering an excellent view. The labyrinthine office complex in the west of Athens had once been busy, but today, […]

Incognito

Specialist Ayden Tanner is dispatched by a covert division of the global hacker group, Anonymous, to find the pope who is missing. A frantic search begins in Italy and beyond its borders amid speculation that the Holy See may know more than they are telling.

MARATHON

The backpack is proudly made in the USA. It is constructed of tough navy-blue canvas to stand up to the Minnesota ice and snow. It’s the kind of bag you can take with you wherever you go: to college, the office, or into the wilderness. In an outdoors-loving city like Duluth, hundreds of people carry the same backpack. From the outside, this backpack looks like all the others. From the […]

The Softer Side of Texas

The Softer Side of Texas by Sai Marie Johnson and Blushing Books Publications Ivanka lifted her head and glanced at the clock. “It’s about time to feed the horses, don’t ya think? I think I’m going to walk down to the barn and get to work on that,” she said, walking around the table to exit the kitchen. Aaron pushed his chair back and nodded at her. “Mr. Jessup, should […]

Bloodwalker

Sylvie turned the plastic bag of flesh over and over in her hands, unable to believe what she was seeing. From every angle, the truth assaulted her. The broken bones bore human tooth marks. A dark chasm of shock opened inside her. She’d prepared many bodies for burial but never a child’s. Her eyes began to sting, and her throat closed up.   The death was horrible enough, but this […]

Mystery of White Horse Lake

I stood silently at the window, watching and waiting. After everyone else had gone to bed, I kept watch over the still waters of the lake, as I had every night this entire year. I worried about the small children upstairs snug in their beds, mindless of the danger. I knew he would come. I had been forewarned by the Sidhe, the fairies who called these mountains their home, that […]