Probable Cause by Rick Childers

Christmas Eve was never a good day for Jamie. Right now her rearview mirror was filled with flashing blue lights from the police cruiser sitting behind her. She was wishing more than anything that she was a six-foot-tall man with a mean streak. Wishing that she had a fist of stone like her daddy’s and […]

Book Release: A Bad and Dangerous Man by Brett Lovell

We are pleased to announce our newest historical thriller based on the true events leading up to the 1912 Hillsville shootout, A Bad and Dangerous Man by Brett Lovell. What to Expect inside… In 1911, a young man reignites a bitter political feud when he kisses the wrong girl at a corn shucking in the […]

Ground Zero for Pete Costa by Kieran Shea

-Morgan? -Yeah? -It’s kind of cold out here, man. -It’s December, blockhead. -I know it’s December. I mean, I just thought— -Thought what, Gene? Where’s your coat? -I’ve been in Tampa for the last two months, dude. -And yet, world traveler that you are, you fly up here to New Jersey, a week before Christmas, […]

2024 Sneak Peek

As 2023 comes to a close, I want to thank our readers on behalf of myself and our authors for supporting Shotgun Honey and Shotgun Honey Books. The year hasn’t been without its bumps and hiccups, but these are things that help us learn and grow. To improve. We’ve published many wonderful books over the […]

Sextrasensory Perception by Lee Hammerschmidt

Chapter One Mystic Mambo Jasmine Tespire, psychic superstar, gazed intently into her crystal ball. “I see a hotel room,” Jasmine said. “A couple are having drinks.” “Who are they,” Petula Spandau asked frantically. “I get the feeling they are people you know well.” Jasmine paused. “They are undressing. They are moving towards the bed, kissing […]

The Eggplant by Mehnaz Sahibzada

The first time, when Yasmin was sixteen, she hid the necklace under a mattress. Her mother stumbled upon it while cleaning her bedroom, but Yasmin claimed she’d won it in the school’s cooking competition, and her mother bought the lie. Growing up, Yasmin spoke Urdu at home but English in all other places except the […]

Respecting Pigs by Marie Anderson

By the time Liora arrived at the pre-auction party, the air was thick with chatter, chuckles, and occasional Sieg Heils. She strode past tables of gowned ladies and tuxedoed gentlemen, climbed on the stage, and nodded at two armed guards who flanked the item to be auctioned. It was concealed in a cube covered by […]

Irish Devil by Patrick Whitehurst

Terence leaned forward. “Hired to beat your ass to a pulp, Sam.” Sam nodded. “That’s why I’m here, too. Got paid to knock out teeth. Even got some knuckles for the job.” The crowd in the Barnes and Noble Starbucks paid no attention to the two men. Most were students deep in the mud of […]

Pele’s Prerogative (Part Eleven) by Albert Tucher

After four years on the job Jenny knew how to tune the radio out until it said something she needed to hear. This time Dispatch was patching Patsy through. “Got a possible on that BOLO.”.   Patsy was back in Hilo too, now that the brass had no need to camouflage Jenny’s exile to Kona. […]

The Readout by Andrew Campolieto

Miles from the nearest town, Kenneth McCaul gave Alana Long permission to pull over, park his car, and climb out. His friends called him Kenny, but he’d been coming around to the noble ring of his given name, the way it would look printed on a thousand spines. At the top of the manuscript he’d […]

Book Release: A Séance for Wicked King Death by Coy Hall

We are very pleased to release our 75th book release with A Séance for Wicked King Death by Coy Hall. What to Expect inside… Royce Pembrook once made a living scamming the gullible, running séances for grieving widows on Millionaires’ Row. He was good—beguiling, charming, and clever—but a miserable stint in prison ended that life. […]

Announcement: At the Edge of Darkness

We are excited to announce At the Edge of Darkness, the sixth edition of our original Shotgun Honey Presents anthology series. At the Edge of Darkness will release October 1st, 2024 right in time for the Halloween Season, featuring stories on that dark, half-lit space where crime and horror simultaneously reside. That’s right, we’re dipping […]