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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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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 . . .

A series.
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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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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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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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FROM WINTER'S ASHES

A cut above the rest.

By JDT, author of Mantles

Apr 27, 2015: To date, this is the best serial that I’ve ever read. Of the 15 or so serials from this site that I’ve tried or completed, none of them have been written this well. I recently tried to struggle through Sanderson’s Mistborn series and found the writing uninspired compared to From Winter’s Ashes.

The characters are intelligent and human, which is a huge departure from the normal fantasy staple of having creatures that embody certain aspects of human emotion. I won’t say [more . . .]

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