Number One Fan
Newscaster Regine Sta. Maria receives a bouquet of flowers and a phone call from someone who calls himself her Number One Fan. His message: make him number one or someone will die. The next day, she dismissed it as a mere prank. After a week, the police found her Journalism professor dead and journalists start to die one by one.
One accident: drunk driving. One died: Kaye, the Mayor’s daughter. One case: Reckless imprudence resulting to homicide. One suspect: Paolo, Kaye’s boyfriend and his family’s black sheep. One verdict: Guilty beyond reasonable doubt. One problem: Paolo has post-retrograde amnesia. One lawyer: Atty. Rita Madrilejos, who will do her very best to prove Paulo’s innocence and win her first solo case. NOTE: Written in Filipino
Si Aling Mameng
Aling Mameng, as she was called, was the most hated neighbor in Sunshine Village, a small subdivision outside Metro Manila. So when she died of heart attack, no one came to her funeral. But when the police found out that she was poisoned, all who hated her became suspects.
Issa N. Uycoco-Bacsa
Crime Fiction Lab is a place where my stories brew and I’m your funky brewster. I used to work in a medical laboratory and could have worked in forensics. One day, a writing bug bit my right hand. It stung so deep that I have found myself concocting tales since the late ’80s. My educational background, my work experiences, and my love of writing have given me the advantage to write diverse topics in different formats. Like other lab subjects, this site contains theories and lab activities from which you can learn a thing or two about crime fiction writing. And if you're in need of someone who could write and do some research for you, feel free to contact me. Let's begin reading & writing crime fiction.
Writes novels, novellas, short stories, screenplays, & comics manuscripts (graphic novels)
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