So comes to an end another year, and what better way to celebrate it's demise than with an eZine dedicated to the theme of death! Our 42nd issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 132 pages and is packed with short stories, flash fiction, and poetry featuring dark fiction and horror. It also contains photography by Andy Simon of Darkslide Photography; and features author Hunter Shea with an excerpt from his novel, Creature.
Missing puppies need to be found, a year in the life of an unusual family, a strangely familiar body found in a home, a dead man sparks an old memory, and Santa has a murder to solve. These five plots round out the first volume of The Case Files from Tell-Tale Press, a gathering of mystery and crime stories that reflect on the winter holidays theme. From classic whodunits to stories that are closer to the heart, we believe these stories capture the winter holidays in interesting and unusual ways.
Our experienced and critically-acclaimed authors include...
Melissa Watkins Starr
Michael M. Jones
So time to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and a snuggly blanket by the fire, to learn what winter holidays are all about in the world of mystery fiction.
by Matt Wall
Unnameable Eons Dead in Sleep
By Scott T. O’Dempsey
by DJ Tyrer
By Diane Arrelle
by Ransom Wall
A PRINCESS OF MARS (Part 6)
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Some times, the blood boils in the heat of the moment--leading to impetuous acts. They don't call someone "hot-blooded" for nothing! But the heat fades, leaving the ashes of dreams and regrets behind. Until all that is left is cold-blooded, passionless cruelty. The writers of Thirteen O'Clock examine these three stages in this volume of twisted tales. Whether your blood runs hot or cold, or all you have are ashes, there is something for everyone within its pages.