Margot is a master sommelier living in the angelic shadow of her detective brother Stephen. When Stephen needs her bloodhound nose to help solve a crime, she must decide who's side she's really on.
A successful businessman journeys to a hostel in an Indonesian jungle to repay his debt for twenty years of good fortune.
a glimpse of artistic impotence: Risk and power, and the balls to talk back.
It's the hottest summer on record and fifteen-year-old Cassie learns hard lessons about life, love and friendship.
Dirt Nap in Santa Barbara is a cheerful mystery, as close to the noir detective genre as any mystery set in Santa Barbara can expect to be.
Dave and Debbie Ryan recently arrived at their lake house for an annual vacation. However, Dr. Dave Ryan has gone missing. A bloody sedan, oysters, and a black jeep -- a mystery in paradise.
This excerpt is from a larger steampunk-themed murder mystery. This chapter introduces the main character, private investigator Jack Dagon.
Young Buck Reezy
A magical PI wakes from an awful dream and seeks out a friend to help him decipher it's meaning.
A popular cheerleader is missing and the boy next door may be the culprit.
Targeted at the YA market. Opening chapters. Eighteen year old Leah receives some shocking news about her beautiful, clever, older sister Jenna. Leah determines to find out what happened to her.
Citizens of the town of Middleton reflect on the strange lives of Hal Burkhart and his estranged father, Lance Peyton.
Jose F. Diaz
She Wore White is a short work that follows a veteran through a suspenseful moment in his life. A situation that is familiar yet stressful. This is what happens when he follows the girl in white.
Epistolary short story with hints of deception and the occult. (got enough reviews for now)
This is the first chapter of a standard mystery novel with a detective, sidekick, and a MacGuffin. Everyone is introduced.
In a three act structure, this is winding down Act 2. Protagonist is a cop who has fallen from grace. 1400 Words
Jose F. Diaz
Mentally unstable man finds that his insanity can be a good thing. A little luck doesn't hurt either.
A girl disappears from a high school and a boy is afraid to come forward.