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FICTION: Pulse by Shannon Connor Winward

February 25, 2015
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Brian closed the bathroom door, shutting her in darkness. Kara’s eyes flew to the alarm on the night-stand. 11:07. He started the shower running. Took a long, loud piss. She squeezed her eyes shut and began to pray. The shower door rolled open. Shut. Kara threw back the sheet. Water. Running. Run. She put...

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Fiction: FRACTURED by Tiffany Wall

June 3, 2010
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“Tragedy.” “Just a wee little thing.” “And she so young.” “He’ll burn in hell, he will.” Their words slither upward through the spiraling snow, wrapping around my consciousness and awakening me from this frozen sleep. I drift along with the bitter wind for a moment as I look down upon the small gathering of...

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It’s THE END for Debut Edgar Award-Winning Author Stefanie Pintoff

June 3, 2010
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It’s THE END for Debut Edgar Award-Winning Author Stefanie Pintoff

By Stefanie Pintoff First, a confession: when I pick up a mystery, I almost immediately skip to the end. Sure, I read the opening chapters – far enough to become acquainted with the characters and the premise of the plot. But at that point, I turn right to the conclusion. Once I satisfy my...

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Fiction: THE RED TENT by Kassandra Kelly

June 1, 2010
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On the third day we camped next to a red tent with the loose rain fly. Cam pitched our yellow SuperDome a few feet away, and I looked inside the netted windows of the red tent for any sign that the owners would be back soon. All I saw was a stuff bag of...

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Fiction: NO WAY OUT by Steven Gore

April 30, 2010
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“I’m gonna get this guy.” That’s what you promise yourself when you’re a thirty year-old detective working your first homicide. You tell it to everyone who’ll listen, even to the old-timers, those living antiques encased in brown sports jackets and Sans-a-belt pants who’ve worked in the unit since you were in pre-school. They hear...

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