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Colt Leasure

Scratch Off

Published Aug 14, 2020 · 2,532 words (10 minutes) · 56 views

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A man intends to rob a liquor store before he finds an opportunity to steal from a couple of lottery winners. Based on a true story.

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Alan Baxter

A Star Has Died

Published May 18, 2020 · 4,124 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 565 views

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A Silhouette short story, set in the 80s, long before she met Alex Caine. London gangsters and a brutal murder give Silhouette a mystery to sink her teeth into. This story was originally written for an anthology called Side Quests, where authors were to write short stories with characters from their existing series. Sadly, the anthology fell through, so I'm publishing the story here. This is the first time it's been seen anywhere.

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Charlotte Platt

Lifted and Shifted

Published May 6, 2020 · 2,774 words (11 minutes) · 246 views

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Two men and a baby. And a cult. And a brothel. And a knife.

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Tim McDaniel

A Death in Tadcaster

Published May 4, 2020 · 2,984 words (11 minutes) · 203 views

Humor Mystery solving crimes Detective crime Agatha Christie Miss Marple Amateur Detective

Old woman and famed amateur detective Miss Dalyrimple is dying. At her bedside, Vicar Swettenham is going to learn some surprising information about her career solving crimes.

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Charlotte Platt

Claim Sanctuary

Published Sep 4, 2019 · 3,099 words (12 minutes) · 314 views

Horror Literary Fiction Strange crime spooky sort of drugs

Originally featured in the marvelous Darkhouse Books "Sanctuary" anthology, this is the tale of some cathedral based breaking and entering and strange friends. Based in Orkney's beautiful St Magnus Cathedral, an earlier version of this short story placed second in the Marjory Linklater Award 2006.

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Charlotte Platt

Grandma Jam

Published Aug 14, 2019 · 1,000 words (4 minutes) · 333 views

Humor Literary Fiction crime lgbtq sort of peaceful crime

Shortlisted for the WRITE festival's short story competition (https://theworduk.org/write-festival/) and included in this year's anthology, Grandma Jam is a story about a young man working night shift and making a new friend, of sorts.

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Charlotte Platt

Another Round

Published Jul 31, 2019 · 4,111 words (15 minutes) · 6 likes · 786 views

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Nel is a bartender, so she’s heard more than her fair share of tall tales and sob stories. But one gloomy Tuesday evening, a patron’s tale of intrigue and murder sends her evening in an unusual direction. Author Charlotte Platt lives in the far north of Scotland, and posts speculative fiction and horror on Curious Fictions every fortnight.

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My dad and I like whisky. So we drank a Lagavulin 16 year old whisky which has great peted taste.
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Bradley N Harper

Coyote

Published Jul 4, 2019 · 3,501 words (13 minutes) · 194 views

Mystery Detective suspense crime

A half-Cherokee plainclothes detective in Baltimore has twelve hours to find a woman kidnapped by the Russian Mafia, or admit that he has once again been defeated by his spiritual nemesis, Coyote.

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Charlotte Platt

Strong-Armed and Dangerous

Published Jun 26, 2019 · 4,300 words (16 minutes) · 419 views

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Strong-Armed and Dangerous is a tale of a badass old woman and why you shouldn't mess with her. A hard boiled noir tale with blood, pain and swearing, it's not for the squeamish. This story originally featured in the all women author issue Switchblade: Stiletto Heeled, available on Amazon in kindle and paperback at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Switchblade-Stiletto-Heeled-Special-Issue/dp/0998765082/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=switchblade%3A+stiletto+heeled&qid=1561540646&s=gateway&sr=8-1

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Charlotte Platt

Car Park

Published May 29, 2019 · 1,705 words (7 minutes) · 569 views

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A freelancer gets interrupted during a job and has to deal with some aggressive competition. This is a little crime short I did for a theme of "bad guys and bad situations" which was of course a lot of fun.

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