The Aluminium Dagger By Richard Austin Freeman

The author behind The Aluminium Dagger, Richard Austin Freeman or in some circles R. Austin Freeman, is one of the most celebrated crime writers of the early 20th century and the brain who created the character of Dr. John Thorndyke. Freeman (1862 – 1946) denied the notion that his creation was a detective. Instead he believed…

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Pride By Eric J. Gates

Eric J. Gates has had a curious life filled with the stuff of thriller novels. Writing Operating Systems for Supercomputers, cracking cryptographic codes under extreme pressure using only paper and pen and teaching cyberwarfare to spies are just a few of the moments he’s willing to recall publicly. As a consultant, he traveled extensively worldwide and…

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Nice Guys Finish Last By JC Andrijeski

JC Andrijeski is a USA Today bestselling author of paranormal mystery & supernatural suspense, often with a metaphysical bent. She’s lived all over the United States as well as parts of Europe, Australia and Asia, and has a background in journalism and political history. She currently lives and writes full-time in Bangkok, Thailand, where she has a beautiful…

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The Cellmate By Crystal Arbogast

Crystal Arbogast was born and raised in the Appalachian area of Southwest Virginia. As a child, she listened to the stories the men and women of her family would tell, most of them surrounding old or long dead members of the family. This short story (The Cellmate), in particular, tells the story of a night her…

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The Brass Teapot By Tim Macy

Tim Macy has been published by Silent Voices and Reed Magazine and has written plays which have gone on to be read/produced in New York City, Washington D.C. and Lawrence, KS. This short story which is titled “The Brass Teapot”,  was the inspiration for a 2013 American film directed by Ramaa Mosley. The movie’s script…

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The Case of The Lower Case Letter By Jack Delany

Jack Delany lives in New York City with his wife and pet rabbit.  Apart from short stories, he writes film scripts, winning several film festival prizes, and comedy sketches at New York’s leading comedy club. He has worked as a hop picker, a film music composer and an investigator of financial crime and writes in…

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The Tragedy At Brookbend Cottage By Ernest Bramah

Ernest Bramah (1868 – 1942), was a prolific English author. Besides writing detective stories, he became inspiration for many leading figures in comedy and science fiction. He published 21 books and numerous short stories and features. His humorous works were ranked with Jerome K Jerome and W. W. Jacobs, his detective stories with Conan Doyle,…

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Death By Scrabble By Charlie Fish

Charlie Fish is a popular short story writer and screenwriter whose short stories have been published in several countries and inspired dozens of short film adaptations. Since 1996, he has been an editor of Fiction on the Web, the longest-running short story outlet on the web. He was born in Mount Kisco, New York in…

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The Wrong House By E. W. Hornung

Ernest William Hornung (1866 – 1921), better known as E. W. Hornung, was an English author and poet known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th-century London. Hornung was educated at Uppingham School; as a result of poor health he left the school in December 1883 to…

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The Invisible Man By G. K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 – 1936), better known as G. K. Chesterton, is often referred to as the “prince of paradox” in the mystery literature. Hiss creation, Father Brown, is one of the most popular detectives of all time and is believed by many to be only surpassed by Sherlock Holmes. A distinguishing factor in Father Brown…

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The Case of Mr. Loftus Deacon By Arthur Morrison

Arthur George Morrison (1863 – 1945) was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London’s East End, and for his detective stories. In 1897 Morrison published seven short stories detailing the exploits of Horace Dorrington. In contrast to Morrison’s earlier character Martin Hewitt, who one critic described…

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