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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 . . .

A serialized novel.
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The Experiment by Micah Edwards

A reluctant superhero story

Dan Everton, a disaffected night watchman, becomes the recipient of a series of strange and potent superpowers. Unfortunately, each new power comes with an angry nemesis to match. Dan must rise to the occasion and defeat the challenges that confront him, for even though each success seems to lead only to a tougher challenge, a single failure could cost . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Blut und Rost by Tintenteufel

Diese Stadt . . . ein Sumpf von Schweiß und Sünde. Ein fauliger Ort, nass und klebrig und voller Fliegen, deren Sirren jedem den Verstand raubt. Immer schon rottet sie vor sich hin, Jahrzehnte lang unbeachtet, bis dann und wann ein Anfall von Wut und Wahnsinn sie aufpeitscht. Bis sie das Land mit Gewalt überzieht. Ihr letzter Irrsinn riss sie in Stücke. Gespalten fiel . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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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, updating twice weekly.
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Harbour City by Bryce Hepburn

an online novel and experiment

Harbour City is a humorous film noir-ish story. David is a washed out 28 year old who accidentally fell out of a four story building and landed on an old woman, killing her. Since his life sucks so much, he has a hard time convincing anyone that he didn’t try to commit suicide. The setting is Cape Town, . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.
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Kat and Mouse: Guns for Hire by Abner Senires

When the going gets tough, the tough shoot back.

It’s 2042 in the California Free State metroplex of Bay City. Kat and Mouse are a pair of ronin—guns for hire—trying to eke out a living. They have the skill. They have the will. And they have the bad habit of getting in over their heads. Which usually means run-ins with rival ronin, punkergangs, the mob, the . . .

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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 . . .

A complete novel.
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Dead Drop by Zachary N. DiPego

Brother, can you spare a bullet?

A past that can damn him and no future, Trey has to act. What would you do? On the run and homeless. You would grab at every opportunity like it was your last. This is the last chance for Trey. Dead Drop is a fiction blog, a modern Noir set in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, California. Listinged every . . .

A complete blogfic.
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Surf City Acid Drop by Craig Terlson

Neonoir fiction soaked in Mexican Beer

In between happy hours at the El Rayo Verde, Luke Fischer is hired to find people. But when he finds a dead junkie in his hotel room, he knows his lazy days of Mexican beer and Cholula soaked peanuts are about to end. . . .

A complete novel.
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tales of the hotel st crispian by Dan Leo and rhoda penmarq

The mysterious doings in the Hotel St Crispian. Crime, lust, gossip, fear, tedium and mystery. Lots of cocktails and cigarettes. With colored pictures. . . .

A complete novel.
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The Night Blogger: Slim To None by Al Bruno III

Stalking a world of secrets and nightmares...

The entity has many names; Slender Man, Him, The Operator, Der Ritter, Der Großmann, Bundle, Domine, The Tall Man, The Thin Man, Der Schlanker Mann, The Spindly Man, Fear Dubh, Schlankwald, Tree Man, Slendy, Slenderman, The Pale One, The White King, The Priest of Nothing. Some say it isn’t real, that the Spindly Man is just a rumor started . . .

A complete series.
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DEAD DROP

Interrupting the Drop

By Linda Schoales, editor

Nov 5, 2009: “Dead Drop” is the story of Trey, a 20-year old drifter in LA, who finds something stashed in the park that he thinks is going to be his ticket to a better life. He’s come in on the middle of a “drop” and figures he can squeeze somebody for some cash. Unfortunately, he already has people after him and this little package just adds to his troubles.

The story is told in first person by Trey and it’s mostly a monologue [more . . .]

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FROM WINTER'S ASHES

A fantasy I can believe

By Sten Düring, author of Frays in the Weave

May 1, 2015: Heather Blackthorne is caught in the fallout of personal tragedy in a world where magic is commonplace but simplistic justice isn’t.

The story, this far, reads like a full length fantasy novel, and I suspect that it will end up one.

That said, it doesn’t explode with all important narrative components introduced in the first chapter, which, as far as I’m concerned is a good thing.

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