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From Winter’s Ashes by Patrick Rochefort and Keith Aksland

A Detective with nothing more to lose, against a Necromancer with a world to gain.

Heather Blackthorne once hunted necromantic cults in the service of the Church. But one villain slipped her grasp, and her husband and son paid the price. Her life and career shattered, mysterious forces conspire to plant her in the high North. And what peace is to be found is all too quickly shattered, as her past comes hunting for . . .

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Pulped! by Tom Tinney

These are the ongoing adventures of Redge and Kinky as they pursue and solve cases on Mars. “Sure, the hologram in the office door’s glass said “Detective Agency”, but my clients knew that it was just me and my office gal, Kinky (she’s an ex-holo-porn star). She was good looking, built like most men’s “dream girl” and just . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Black Hat Magick by Kyt Dotson

Not your ordinary detective agency

The exploits and adventures of college student, computer geek, and occult detective Elaine Hadaly Mercer. She begins her career as an undergrad at Arizona State University majoring in Computer Science and Engineering; but comes from a long blood line of dabblers in the arcane arts with a strong bent for the scientific—hitherto that strange alchemy of genius courses through her . . .

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Jade by aaronsenser

Hard-Boiled Noir Meets C.S. Lewis

It’s a classic tale we’ve all heard before: four children find a magical portal that whisks them away to a fantasy realm beyond their wildest imaginations, like something out of a story. It would almost be fun . . . if everything there wasn’t trying to kill them. But for Detective Rex Jade, it’s just another day at work. Able to cross over . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.
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Thomas Bleakly: PI by Robert Gryfft

Thomas Bleakly, Private Investigator is batflip insane. Sometimes it works for him, sometimes . . . not so much. One day a beautiful woman hires him to find her father. The catch? She’s a robot. Told from three perspectives, none of them necessarily trustworthy. Watch out for for nonsensical subplots, insane characters, and conspiracies that span whole realities. . . .

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Book of the Blind by James Dickson

At the Eschaton City docks, Detective Sean Gibson begins his investigation into a bizarre cult-related murder. Meanwhile, Morgan Duane, professional cat burglar, is hired to steal a priceless artifact: the Book of the Blind. As events unfold, it becomes evident that these events are inextricably connected, that old gods are reclaiming their rightful places among mankind, and that it . . .

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BLACK HAT MAGICK

an alternative detective story

By A. M. Harte, editor, author of Theatre of Horrors

Sep 6, 2009: Black Hat Magick currently stands at 13 chapters, and is promising to be a very exciting serial.

The story follows Elaine, a university student who, in her free time, works as a private detective. She is a skilled hacker, intelligent, and dismissive of authority. But she is equally knowledgeable about the ‘arcane’: the supernatural, and how magic and technology can mix.

When Elaine is hired by a member of the Student Council [more . . .]

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BLACK HAT MAGICK

Engaging, amusing and I can’t stop reading…

By Shandrydan, member

Feb 26, 2010: I stumbled on this today (it was the featured editors pick), and have so far read 9 chapters.

The main character is engaging and believable and there are some really nice supporting characters including her AI assistant and her best friend Frog.

Unlike the editors review (which I did not read before I read the story) I did not find the Star Wars, and other culture references annoying. I found that they [more . . .]

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