Killer App: Short Fiction by Nikhil Iyengar

Nikhil Iyengar has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the US. His science-fiction short film ‘Borrowed Time’ (Writer/Director) was screened at the New York MIAAC film festival. He was a Top 5 winner of last year’s Avex Digital International short film contest, and a finalist at this year’s Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition. He…

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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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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 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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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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Our Pick In Spy Novel: The Heist By Daniel Silva

To be honest we have a weakness for the art theft stories and would love to read crime stories with such narratives. The Heist, the new novel by Daniel Silva is just that! This time the famous spy goes to different parts of Europe, from Italy to U.K. to Paris to unlock the link between…

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“The Oracle Code” By Charles Brokaw

If you like Dan Brown type of stories, you will enjoy books by Charles Brokaw. Brokaw is a pseudonym for an author, academic, and college educator living in the Midwest. The New York Times bestselling author of The Atlantis Code, has a new book out titled The Oracle Code which is a refreshing read. A…

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Review of “Bloodland” By Alan Glynn

Alan Glynn is an Irish writer born in 1960 in Dublin and is the author of four novels, from which the first one The Dark Fields (2001) was made into a film in 2011 by Neil Burger as Limitless. Alan’s another notable work is Winterland which was published in 2009 and is a thriller with…

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Review: Cell 8 by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström

After the successful crime novel, Three Seconds, the Scandinavian Roslund & Hellström duo come back with their latest work Cell 8. In the new story, Detective Superintendent Ewert Grens deals with a riveting mystery that centers on the controversial subject of death penalty. In Ohio, seventeen-year-old John Meyer Frey rots on Death Row for the…

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