“Horns”

By Mark Troy Featuring Val Lyon January 2009 Doyle Gillespie bellowed in a voice as loud as his shirt, a yellow and red hangover of martini glasses and hula girls. "Sperm-jacking," he said. "Somebody's getting to my bulls. Taking the goblins right outta the pipe, you might say." Gillespie smiled at his own wit. I took … Continue reading “Horns”

“The Safest Place on Earth”

By Mark Best Featuring Dan Brogan Spring 2005 Chastity Reiling's picture stared down at me as I sat on the sofa. She looked to be about ten in the picture, four years younger than she was now. I had seen more recent pictures of her, and she was fast becoming a beautiful young woman. But … Continue reading “The Safest Place on Earth”

“Bourne Again”

By Stephen D. Rogers Winter/Spring 2002 I watched the cars speeding around the rotary, paid special attention to ones that veered off to head over the canal. Despite the "Cape Cod Tunnel" stickers that locals bought to infuriate the tourists, there were only two ways off the Cape. Since I couldn't see him going out … Continue reading “Bourne Again”

“Like a Matter of Honour”

By Russel D. McLean Featuring Sam Bryson May 1999 . “Aw, c’moan, man,” said Jimmy. He pushed the package across the desk, back towards me. “Just for a wee while.” I looked at the package – a nondescript square box wrapped with brown paper – and then I looked at Jimmy. On anyone else, the … Continue reading “Like a Matter of Honour”

“No Vacation for Murder”

By Ron Miller Featuring Velda Bellinghausen Summer 2004 The Thrilling Detective Web Site is pleased to offer, as a small token of our appreciation for your support and as a special summer treat, another pdf goodie from the warped mind (and nimble fingers) of the stupendously talented Ron Miller and Velda Bellinghausen, everyone's favourite stripper-cum-private eye. It's … Continue reading “No Vacation for Murder”

“Velda Meets the Strangler”

By Ron Miller Featuring Velda Bellinghausen Holidays 2003 This being the holiday season and all, The Thrilling Detective Web Site is pleased to offer, as a small token of our appreciation for your support over the years, this 99-page "Better Little Book," courtesy of the stupendously talented Ron Miller, and featuring Velda Bellinghausen, everyone's favourite stripper-cum-private eye. … Continue reading “Velda Meets the Strangler”

“The Thirteen Feathers”

By Ron Miller Featuring Velda Bellinghausen Summer 2003 I hate clocks. Ever since I quit Slotsky's Follies, I'd enjoyed the luxury of sleeping late in the mornings. But that morning, God knows why, my alarm went off at five o'clock. Figuring coffee and donuts at Joe's might help me start seeing in color, I stumbled out of … Continue reading “The Thirteen Feathers”