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Mysterious, criminal, thrilling and suspenseful short fiction.
Mysterious, criminal, thrilling and suspenseful short fiction.

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Congratulations to Craig Faustus Buck, Macavity Award winner for "Honeymoon Sweet"

We are thrilled to share that Craig Faustus Buck’s story, “Honeymoon Sweet” is this year’s Macavity Award winner for best short story. First published in Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014, “Honeymoon Sweet” was featured in Plan B Volume…
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It’s been a great couple of years of stories, but as of now Plan B is on hiatus. We may return in the future with more tales of plans gone wrong, but for now we are focussing on other projects. Thanks for reading, listening, commenting, writing and…
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New Story: The Good Neighbor by Lawrence Buentello

Listen to this story on the podcast. All her neighbors agreed that Henrietta Soames had murdered her husband. An investigation followed the discovery of his body; his death was ultimately ruled a homicide. But after initially questioning Henrietta the…
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New Story: Coffee and Killings by Simon Maltman

Listen to this story on the podcast. The hubbub of the cafe offered a pleasant background noise. It was Saturday and customers in the Starbucks seemed generally relaxed and to be enjoying their conversations. It was the beginning of spring and the morning…
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New Story: Mysterious Private Investigations by Peter DiChellis

Listen to this story on the podcast. Jimmy told me about the burglary almost exactly a year after it happened. Right after we got thrown out of the pawnshop where Jimmy tried to sell the jewelry. He had gone into a house one afternoon, Jimmy told me, with…
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New Story: The Asshat Fund by Todd Morr

Listen to this story on the podcast. 1. The wire digging into my wrists and the punches to the gut and face were unnecessary. I would have given them the name based on mean looks and harsh language. Depending on the day, they could have just asked nicely.…
The Asshat Fund by Todd Morr
The Asshat Fund by Todd Morr
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New Story: Intimate Knowledge by Suzanne Baginskie

Listen to this story on the podcast. Gentlemen’s Night Club, where I pole danced, reeked of cigarette smoke and stale booze. Heat from the overhead spotlights illuminated the stage floor and made my skin clammy. I bumped and gyrated to the tune “Let’s Get…
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New Story: Broken Hearts by Laird Long

Listen to this story on the podcast. The house was in the hot part of Hollywood. The part where the sun doesn’t shine tourist-bright and pleasant, but rather hot and oppressive; the part where you’d never dream in your wildest scar-dust dreams that there…
Broken Hearts by Laird Long
Broken Hearts by Laird Long
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New Story: Red Bait by Edd Vick & Manny Frishberg

Listen to this story on the podcast. An amber bulb lit up on the board and Audrey Cain reflexively inserted a plug into the hole below it. “Mr. Gray’s office. May I help you?” she asked as automatically as she had made the connection. She barely heard the…
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Honeymoon Sweet nominated for Anthony Award

Congratulations to Craig Faustus Buck, whose story Honeymoon Sweet (reprinted in Plan B Vol V) has been nominated for a 2015 Anthony Award. Also, his new novel, Go Down Hard was released today. Double congratulations, Craig!
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