Discover Criminal Best Sellers

Find the Best Criminal stories through a handpicked selection of sample chapters and reviews! Each story is available exclusively on Galatea, an immersive reading platform available on iOS and Android.

The Vendeleer Brothers

Ian and Roderick Vendeleer don’t believe in ghosts, but this case in Pinnacle Gulch has them questioning everything. With people disappearing and ghost girls wreaking havoc, the brother enlist the help of a grumpy detective, a tech guy from ghost shows, and spiritual expert. Will they be able to solve the mystery and save the residents of Pinnacle Gulch before it is too late?

Age Rating: 16+ (Content Warning: Child Abuse, Violent Death, Racism)

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The Firefighter

When a fire rips through Leila’s home one night, she loses her one remaining asset as a single mom: her home. When she is hospitalized with severe lung damage due to smoke inhalation she has no one to look after her daughter, Kensie. She has no choice but to temporarily trust Ben, a handsome fireman, but as her health worsens, Leila fears for her daughter’s future. Is a home with Ben feasible? For her and Kensie both?

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Assault, Child Abuse, Kidnapping, Rape, Sexual Assault/Abuse, Stalker, Violence Against Women)

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Marcello Mafia Series

Hayley fled from Paris to New York to forget the people from her past and to keep the darkness within her hidden for good. The fiery British girl catches the attention of Luca Marcello, the owner of the club she works in and the boss of one of the biggest crime families in New York. Each has their own reasons for not wanting to give in to the passion they feel for each other. But eventually, each will be faced with a life-altering choice…

Age Rating: 18+ (Assault, Domestic Violence, Kidnapping, Rape, Sexual Assault/Abuse, Torture, Violence Against Women, Violent Death)

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Mafia Entanglement

Shay is a beautiful young woman who works in a high-end night club with her best friend. Zane is a ruthless mafia leader with a terrifying reputation who always gets what he wants. When Zane sets his sights on Shay, she tries to avoid him at all costs. Will she see past his dangerous reputation and consider giving him a chance—even if it means her life will never be the same?

Age Rating: 18+ (Drug Use/Overdose, Extreme Violence/Gore, Homophobia, Kidnapping, Miscarriage, Rape, Sexual Assault/Abuse, Stalker, Torture, Violence Against Women, Violent Death)

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The Emma Series

Emma Taylor has just left university and is ready to make something of herself. She’s tired of being a virgin, and even more tired of being considered a pushover. Diablo is feared by everyone who knows him, and as a top-level gangster, he’s used to getting what he wants. It turns out, what he wants is Emma. Will Diablo change her, or will she change him?

Age Rating: 18+ (Assault, Drug Use/Overdose, Kidnapping, Miscarriage, Rape, Violence Against Women)

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Bantering With Murder

Hired gun Julia Banter is accustomed to working alone and outside the law, but a series of suspicious murders find her forming an alliance with police detective Corey Van Baine. As the bodies begin to pile up and large sums of money go missing, Banter and Corey race to find out who’s the mole and who’s the murderer…and who’s destined for a happily ever after.

Age Rating: 18+

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A String of Murder

Whenever Laura, a young antique appraiser, handles an object, she sees strings: the heightened emotional episodes that people leave behind. Laura’s best friend, Carol, is dating Travis Dyner, a respected sportscaster. When Laura bumps into him, she sees the strings of twenty-three murdered women on his knife. Laura must get the police to believe in her psychic abilities before Carol, or even herself, becomes his next victim.

Age Rating: 18+

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The Mentor

Luke Fox’s life is a mess. He’s got four unsolved murder cases keeping him up at night and a boss riding him for results. When an old retired cop offers him some unsolicited advice that seems too good to be true, Luke might learn the hard way to be careful what he wishes for.

Age Rating: 18+

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The Coastal Killings

An elusive killer on the loose in San Diego is targeting young single women who live alone. When the crime scenes are found to be too clean, police begin to wonder if maybe one of their own could be responsible for these coastal killings.

Age Rating: 18+

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