epic_recs + genre:mystery   84

The Pull of the Tide by miss_aphelion (PG-13)
Stiles appears alone at the doors of the emergency room the morning after the full moon, covered in blood with a deep slash torn across his left side. He's suffering from hypovolemic shock and barely conscious and he won't tell anyone what happened—not his hospital appointed psychiatrist, not his father. Not even his pack.

The list of suspects is disconcertedly short. There were only seven others in the woods with Stiles that night: Derek, Scott, Boyd, Erica, Isaac, Jackson and Allison. And none of them remember the night in quite the same way.
fandom:teen_wolf  genre:case_file  genre:drama  genre:mystery  length:long  pairing:derek/stiles  pairing:slash  recs_by_mothlights  rating:pg-13  medium:podfic  from delicious
november 2012 by epic_recs
Hell House by narukyu (NC-17)
A devotedly unreligious man sends his youngest son to a private religious school. If that wasn't suspicious enough, Sam can't get a hold of John or Dean, people are disappearing right and left, and, in the night, something whispers in the silence of the old chapel. Soon enough, Sam discovers that something terrible lingers behind the doors to the sacristy--something that sheds a light on the secret holy mission of the Soldiers of Christ as well what happened to his family so many years ago.
fandom:supernatural  genre:au  genre:drama  genre:friendship  genre:horror  genre:mystery  genre:pre-canon  genre:supernatural  length:epic  pairing:gen  pairing:slash  recs_by_ficreader1  rating:nc-17  from delicious
october 2012 by epic_recs
Bait & Switch by lapenserosa (NC-17)
Spencer Reid is a young FBI profiler tasked with interviewing Christopher Keller, a Death Row inmate with many secrets and a very dangerous appetite.
fandom:criminal_minds  fandom:oz  genre:angst  genre:case_file  genre:crossover  genre:dark  genre:drama  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:mystery  genre:sad_stories  length:long  pairing:slash  recs_by_khaye_rynne  rating:nc-17  from delicious
october 2012 by epic_recs
Out Of The Shadows Came A Rose by gingertart (NC-17)
Molly interferes, Ron is a twit but gets over it, Lucius is reformed (well, a bit), Draco grows up, Ginny is a good friend (apart from recommending the shoes), Harry is a hero and Hermione has fun and spends a lot of time in a library. Snape, meanwhile, considers that he is getting his usual shit deal from fate, although to be fair, he never expected to find a family of his own.
fandom:harry_potter  genre:drama  genre:mpreg  genre:mystery  genre:post-canon  genre:romance  length:epic  pairing:hermione/snape  pairing:het  pairing:slash  pairing:threesome  recs_by_arenee1999  rating:nc-17 
october 2012 by epic_recs
Death in the Diplomatic Service by Austenfan1990 (PG-13)
When a young Arthur Hastings visits an old school friend in Belgium in 1913, he expects nothing more than a pleasant holiday. The holiday turns into tragedy with the sudden death of his friend's father, Sir William Bentley, British Ambassador to Belgium. Fearing a severing of diplomatic ties between the two countries, the Belgian government begs the police to put their best man onto the case: Hercule Poirot. As the investigation progresses, Hastings finds himself drawn to the detective's brilliant mind and personality not only on a professional level but also on an increasingly personal one...
fandom:small_fandom  fandom:agatha_christie_novels  genre:angst  genre:mystery  genre:romance  length:epic  pairing:slash  recs_by_simarillion  rating:pg-13 
october 2012 by epic_recs
The Consanguine Mind by Pipsy (R)
In an AU where Reid never joined the team, a case sends them to Nevada where his mother is a victim. As the team befriends him and the profile comes together, the UnSub and a dark secret is closer than they think.
fandom:criminal_minds  genre:action/adventure  genre:angst  genre:case_file  genre:dark  genre:drama  genre:family  genre:friendship  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:mystery  length:epic  pairing:gen  recs_by_khaye_rynne  rating:r 
october 2012 by epic_recs
Paralyzer by Yahtzee (NC-17)
In 1965, Erik Lehnsherr has infiltrated the NYPD for his own purposes -- but his powers make him a brilliant detective. Yet that's not why FBI agent Charles Xavier has sought him out. It's because the mysterious killer they're both trying to find is murdering people like them: other mutants.

Their search for a madman binds them together. Their inner demons may tear them apart. But the greatest danger comes when the killer they're looking for looks back ...
fandom:x-men:first_class  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:case_file  genre:dark  genre:drama  genre:mystery  length:epic  pairing:erik/charles  pairing:slash  recs_by_jenna_marianne  rating:nc-17 
october 2012 by epic_recs
That Is Not Dead Which Can Eternal Lie by DelphiPsmith (PG)
Five years after the end of the war, Malfoy Manor is suffering from a peculiar infestation and Unspeakable Granger is assigned to the case. Much has changed at the Manor, but thousands of years of Malfoy heritage cannot be lightly disregarded.
fandom:harry_potter  fandom:small_fandom  fandom:lovecraft  genre:crossover  genre:mystery  genre:post-canon  length:medium  pairing:het  recs_by_arenee1999  rating:pg 
october 2012 by epic_recs
Bent by lifeonmars (R)
Sherlock straightens a poker. Something in John's mind snaps.
For all fans of The Speckled Band.
fandom:sherlock_bbc  genre:case_file  genre:mystery  length:medium  pairing:holmes/watson  pairing:slash  recs_by_mothlights  rating:r  from delicious
september 2012 by epic_recs
Valkyrie by Carouselcycles (R)
When Spock came to Earth he had only one goal in mind: kill James T. Kirk, President of United Earth, and shake the stigma his mixed heritage had brought him on his home planet of Vulcan. Too bad he hadn't counted on falling for the one man he was supposed to hate.
fandom:star_trek_xi  genre:au  genre:drama  genre:mystery  length:epic  pairing:kirk/spock  pairing:slash  recs_by_simarillion  rating:r  from delicious
september 2012 by epic_recs
La Bestia by Imperial Mint (PG)
Lost to a wager, Naruto is sentenced to life (or death) under La Bestia, a man who is more animal than human. Abandoned by his father, with a murdered mother, Naruto cannot go back, but what sort of life is waiting for him under the paw of The Beast?
fandom:naruto  genre:au  genre:creature/wing  genre:dark  genre:mystery  length:medium  pairing:slash  recs_by_khaye_rynne  rating:pg  from delicious
september 2012 by epic_recs
The Sun is but a Morning Star by Krabapple (PG-13)
“You’re trying to tell me Sherlock is alive.” The way John says it, it’s an accusation.

“No, I am telling you Sherlock is alive,” Irene says.
fandom:sherlock_bbc  genre:action/adventure  genre:mystery  genre:post-canon  length:medium  pairing:holmes/watson  pairing:slash  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:pg-13 
april 2012 by epic_recs
Thicker Than Blood by avocado_love (R)
Arthur gets a phone from his sister, Rachel. His identical twin brother, Tom, is in some sort of trouble and Arthur must fly back to the states to help out after several years of being estranged from the family. Eames tags along.
fandom:inception  fandom:500_days_of_summer  genre:action/adventure  genre:crossover  genre:family  genre:mystery  genre:post-canon  length:long  pairing:arthur/eames  pairing:het  pairing:slash  recs_by_jenna_marianne  rating:r  fandom:small_fandom 
november 2011 by epic_recs
Moonrise by Jadesfire (R)
1969, Torchwood House, Scotland. When Jack is sent to investigate a series of thefts, he finds that the history of the House is not as past as he'd thought.
http://epic-recs.livejournal.com/501250.html
fandom:torchwood  genre:creature/wing  genre:horror  genre:mystery  genre:pre-canon  genre:supernatural  length:long  pairing:gen  recs_by_veronicasleeps  rating:r 
october 2011 by epic_recs
Only Going One Way by ataratah and jjtaylor (R)
While on the trail of his brother, Constable Gerard Way makes his way to Chicago where he ends up making many fantastic dinners for the Consulate and meeting his new partner, Frank Iero of the 2-7.
fandom:bandom  fandom:due_south  genre:action/adventure  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:case_file  genre:crack  genre:crossover  genre:humor  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:mystery  length:epic  pairing:frank/gerard  pairing:slash  recs_by_cheetahanabel  rating:r 
august 2011 by epic_recs
The Perfect Man by Skoosiepants (PG-13)
Joe has the best job in existence. He’s part of “The Morning After,” an awesome morning music show, and he works with some truly awesome people. Everything in his life is great, except, Joe’s pretty sure his new neighbor is some kind of weird drug-dealer. He never gets home before four in the morning in his crappy beat-up car, and he leaves his porch-light on all night.
fandom:bandom  genre:au  genre:humor  genre:mystery  length:medium  pairing:slash  recs_by_cheetahanabel  rating:pg-13 
april 2011 by epic_recs
Keeper of the Book; Another Door by NWHepcat (NC-17)
While Wesley takes a break from work after the events of “Lineage,” Anne comes to his door asking his help. A violently crazy homeless man is harassing the kids at her shelter. Wesley agrees to help out. But when he confronts the fanatic, he finds himself face to face with Xander Harris.
fandom:buffy  genre:action/adventure  genre:angst  genre:case_file  genre:dark  genre:humor  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:mystery  genre:supernatural  length:super!epic  pairing:het  pairing:slash  pairing:spike/xander  recs_by_cheetahanabel  rating:nc-17 
march 2011 by epic_recs
Death by Chocolate by Beth Einspanier (PG-13)
When Charlie Bucket (yes, *that* Charlie) is found dead in the Nevada desert, it's up to our intrepid CSIs to find the killer. If only there weren't so much weird shit going on in the process...
fandom:charlie_and_the_chocolate_factory  fandom:csi  genre:angst  genre:case_file  genre:crossover  genre:drama  genre:humor  genre:mystery  length:long  pairing:gen  recs_by_jane  rating:pg-13  fandom:small_fandom 
march 2011 by epic_recs
A World So Small by jezrana (R)
When Frank’s doctor advises him to leave London for the country, he goes to stay with Mikey. But Mikey’s house is a giant mansion in ill-repair, and seems to be full of secrets. Will Frank find the deepest secret of all?
fandom:bandom  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:drama  genre:mystery  length:long  pairing:frank/gerard  pairing:slash  recs_by_cheetahanabel  rating:r 
march 2011 by epic_recs
The Anatomy of a Fall by novembersmith (NC-17)
When Gerard and his family move to Glen Fell so Mikey can get the medical care he needs, Gerard doesn’t expect to fit in. Of course, he also doesn’t expect to be beat up on his first day of school by a guy with antlers on his truck. In hopes of avoiding any further punching, Gerard decides to hide in the forest until the bullies have left. And that’s where he meets Frank.
fandom:bandom  genre:action/adventure  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:creature/wing  genre:dark  genre:drama  genre:supernatural  length:super!epic  pairing:frank/gerard  pairing:slash  recs_by_cheetahanabel  rating:nc-17  genre:horror  genre:mystery 
february 2011 by epic_recs
Son of the Empire by MrsHamill (NC-17)
When a dangerous and mysterious foe begins conquering the universe, the Jedi and the Empire of the Sith are faced with the uncomfortable realization that they are going to have to work together to have any hope of stopping the invasion. To that end, Qui-Gon is sent as an emissary and to his surprise he finds that he has far more in common with the Sith royal family than he does with his own Jedi brethren, especially the eldest son and heir to the throne: Obion Kenobi.
fandom:star_wars  genre:action/adventure  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:family  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:mystery  pairing:obi-wan/qui-gon  pairing:slash  recs_by_jane  rating:nc-17  length:super!epic 
february 2011 by epic_recs
The Affair of the Asphyxiated Acafan by AJ Hall (PG-13)
Coming home from a fan convention, Sarah (who I think is the lady John dates in ep 2) finds her seatmate on the plane is dead. Scotland Yard thinks the death is the result of natural causes, but Sarah (undoubtedly influenced by her boyfriend's roommate) think it's murder.
fandom:sherlock_bbc  genre:case_file  genre:drama  genre:established_relationship  genre:humor  genre:mystery  recs_by_jane  rating:pg-13  pairing:het 
february 2011 by epic_recs
Blood or Chocolate? by KK Chitown (R)
Blood or Chocolate? is a supernatural murder mystery. The main character and POV character is Duo, a clairvoyant gas station attendant in Podunk Texas. He gets dragged into Werewolf politics and pack intrigue after, Wufei, takes an interest in him and his powers.
fandom:gundam_wing  genre:au  genre:mystery  genre:romance  genre:supernatural  length:epic  pairing:slash  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:r 
november 2010 by epic_recs
Red by big_pink (PG-13)
Something evil is killing treeplanters in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, possibly the same predator that Dean narrowly escaped years before. How Grimm will things get before the brothers figure it out?...Washington state logging, treeplanters. A Big Bad Wolf and a secret that Dean won’t spill. Ten chapters in three time periods. Season One and pre-series.
fandom:fairytale/mythology  fandom:supernatural  genre:case_file  genre:dark  genre:drama  genre:horror  genre:mystery  genre:pre-canon  length:epic  pairing:gen  recs_by_jenna_marianne  rating:pg-13 
november 2010 by epic_recs
Unholyverse by bexless (NC-17)
When Frank gets his new tattoo, he really thinks his bad luck has finally changed. After all, she’s such a beautiful one, with all her wings torn. And then he starts feeling these inexplicable pains. Nothing can really stop them, that is, until he meets Gerard.
fandom:bandom  genre:action/adventure  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:case_file  genre:creature/wing  genre:dark  genre:drama  genre:family  genre:fluff  genre:friendship  genre:homeless  genre:horror  genre:humor  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:mystery  genre:romance  genre:supernatural  length:super!epic  pairing:frank/gerard  pairing:slash  recs_by_cheetahanabel  rating:nc-17 
november 2010 by epic_recs
The Uncharted Sea by Mahoni (R)
In a world where T.V. stands for ‘telepathic vision’ box and healers are more trusted than doctors, Jon is just going through the motions. He doesn’t have any real friends; after all he survives on robbery and other crimes. But one night he runs into Brendon and his friends. That’s the night everything changes.
fandom:bandom  genre:action/adventure  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:creature/wing  genre:dark  genre:drama  genre:family  genre:friendship  genre:homeless  genre:horror  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:mystery  genre:pre-slash  genre:slave  genre:supernatural  length:super!epic  pairing:gen  pairing:slash  recs_by_cheetahanabel  rating:r 
october 2010 by epic_recs
riyeht-staya by Medie (PG-13)
Vulcan scientist Skon is accused of murder and it's up to the Enterprise crew to clear his name and avoid the execution of the heir to Vulcan's most prominent family.
fandom:star_trek_enterprise  genre:case_file  genre:mystery  length:long  pairing:gen  recs_by_slytherin_gypsy  rating:pg-13 
october 2010 by epic_recs
525,600 Minutes by oatmeal_queen (PG-13)
A man wakes up alone on the streets of Detroit. Lost and somehow forgotten, he's dressed in blood-soaked clothing without memories and without a name.
fandom:supernatural  genre:amnesia  genre:angst  genre:homeless  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:mystery  length:epic  pairing:castiel/dean  pairing:slash  recs_by_jenna_marianne  rating:pg-13 
october 2010 by epic_recs
Gerard Way’s (Vampire) Detective Agency by jjtaylor (NC-17)
When Frank stopped to deliver a message at the famous Way Mansion, he never imagined he would be asked to become a valet for the famous midnighter detective, Gerard Way. After all, he was just a messenger.
fandom:bandom  genre:action/adventure  genre:au  genre:case_file  genre:creature/wing  genre:mystery  genre:supernatural  genre:vampire  length:epic  pairing:frank/gerard  pairing:slash  recs_by_cheetahanabel  rating:nc-17 
october 2010 by epic_recs
The Giles Thing Series by Dr Squidlove (NC-17)
While Bronzing it one night, Xander finds his eyes drawn to a strange guy on the other side of the room who keeps giving him a rather surly stare back. Eventually he decides enough is enough and leaves for the night. Only mystery man doesn’t seem to have gotten the memo and follows him out, and traps him against the wall. And proceeds to make out with him. It’s not until after some seriously naughty touching that Xander realizes he’s making out with a much younger Giles.
fandom:buffy  genre:amnesia  genre:angst  genre:drama  genre:family  genre:humor  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:mystery  genre:romance  genre:time-travel  genre:virgin  length:super!epic  pairing:slash  recs_by_cheetahanabel  rating:nc-17 
september 2010 by epic_recs
1930
Uncle Jack comes back and somehow manages to cause even *more* trouble than before. Also, Lassiter is surprisingly sweet, Henry is surprisingly supportive, Gus comes surprisingly close to having a spine, and Jack is not so surprisingly an ass.
fandom:psych  genre:action/adventure  genre:case_file  genre:drama  genre:friendship  genre:humor  genre:mystery  length:long  pairing:lassiter/shawn  pairing:slash  recs_by_jane  rating:pg 
september 2010 by epic_recs
Noir Enough
Perry has two rules for Harry: do not take cases and do not touch his guns. Harry never has been very good at following the rules.
fandom:kiss_kiss_bang_bang  genre:action/adventure  genre:drama  genre:mystery  genre:pre-slash  length:medium  pairing:harry/perry  pairing:slash  recs_by_jane  yuletide_recs  rating:pg-13 
september 2010 by epic_recs
The Ghosts of Brinkley Court
Bertie sees a ghost. At first he just thought he was drunk, and then he thought he might be going mad. Fortunately, that's when Jeeves steps in.
fandom:jeeves_and_wooster  genre:angst  genre:drama  genre:mystery  genre:pre-slash  genre:supernatural  length:medium  pairing:bertie/jeeves  pairing:slash  recs_by_jane  rating:pg-13 
september 2010 by epic_recs
The Pleiades
When Ray drags Florian and Laila to Brussels to (steal some sapphires) for a "working vacation", it sounds like a fun way to recover from the last (gem theft) "business trip". Instead it turns into a trip of horrors, with an overbearing Countess trying to marry off Florian (or Ray. She's not picky), Noir-imposters stealing gems left right and center (and, to Ray's indignation, without a *hint* of class), various attempts on Florian's life, and (most bizarrely) money and sapphires being thrown randomly at Florian (in some cases literally).
fandom:gorgeous_carat  genre:angst  genre:bdsm  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:mystery  length:epic  pairing:florian/ray  pairing:slash  recs_by_jane  rating:r 
september 2010 by epic_recs
First Sign of Madness by Perryvic & Zaganthi (R)
First sign of Madness is a fun, mysterious, cracky crossover between CSI: Las Vegas and Stargate Atlantis, with some cameos by the SG-1 team. It starts out with a murder at Area 51 and Greg meeting the awkward and secretive Doctor Rodney McKay. Things just get weirder from there.
fandom:csi  fandom:stargate_atlantis  genre:au  genre:crossover  genre:mystery  genre:post-canon  genre:romance  length:epic  pairing:slash  pairing:threesome  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:r 
august 2010 by epic_recs
House and Family by Cincoflex (PG)
Cuddy has a new patient for House: the wife of a rich distant relative of hers. Her name? Morticia Addams
fandom:addams_family  fandom:house  genre:crossover  genre:mystery  genre:supernatural  length:medium  pairing:gen  recs_by_slytherin_gypsy  rating:pg 
august 2010 by epic_recs
Green Ice by Adina (PG)
Bertie gets a summons from Aunt Dahlia to visit Brinkley Court and makes haste to (get to Anatole's cooking) comply. Only when he arrives, Aunt Dahlia denies ever sending the summons. Even more baffling, the next day an expensive set of emeralds goes missing. Bertie's the prime suspect (natch) so it's a good thing Lord Peter Wimsey is there to look into the matter. If only Lord Peter didn't keep referring to Bertie as Captain Wooster...
fandom:jeeves_and_wooster  fandom:lord_peter_wimsey  genre:amnesia  genre:crossover  genre:drama  genre:humor  genre:mystery  length:long  pairing:gen  recs_by_jane  rating:pg  fandom:small_fandom 
august 2010 by epic_recs
Accountable by Dyce (R)
At the post-war victory party, Hermione gets enough liquid courage in her to proposition someone for whom she's been nursing a massive crush: Professor Snape. To her surprise he accepts and, though she has a suspicion that he's too drunk to give informed consent, she continues with the seduction. Shortly thereafter, she finds herself pregnant.
fandom:harry_potter  genre:angst  genre:pregnancy  genre:drama  genre:mystery  length:super!epic  pairing:hermione/snape  recs_by_jane  rating:r  pairing:het 
june 2010 by epic_recs
There are No Innocent Vampires
Scorpius was the best of Auror Potter's new recruits, but a summer evening spent celebrating the end of training with friends around a magical fire in the woods changed Scorpius' destiny. Now Harry must fight Ministry protocol, Malfoy family secrets, and the carnal claims of a Dark creature in order to learn who he can trust – and who wants Scorpius dead.
fandom:harry_potter  genre:angst  genre:creature/wing  genre:mystery  genre:supernatural  genre:vampire  length:long  recs_by_meishali  rating:nc-17 
june 2010 by epic_recs
There Must Be Murder
A year after they met for the first time in the Lower Rooms and two months after their wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Tilney decide to return to Bath. There they meet old and new acquaintances and are faced with a mystery which seems to come straight from the page of one of Catherine's gothic novels.
fandom:jane_austen_(others)  genre:established_relationship  genre:mystery  genre:post-canon  genre:romance  length:long  recs_by_slytherin_gypsy  rating:pg 
june 2010 by epic_recs
Never a Memory by Gloria B (NC-17)
Draco Malfoy loses his memory after the battle that destroyed the Dark Lord for good and Harry Potter finds himself protecting the Malfoy heir from renegade Death Eaters who would see him dead for his actions against Voldemort
fandom:harry_potter  genre:angst  genre:mystery  length:long  pairing:draco/harry  pairing:hermione/ron  recs_by_our_readers  rating:nc-17 
may 2010 by epic_recs
Only Good for Legends
Detective Spock, born on Vulcan and resident of San Francisco, is assigned to the Midwest police bureau. I think everyone can guess what happens next.
fandom:star_trek_xi  genre:au  genre:case_file  genre:drama  genre:family  genre:mystery  genre:romance  length:epic  pairing:kirk/spock  recs_by_meishali  rating:nc-17 
may 2010 by epic_recs
Charles Bingley or, A History of the Brief Employment of a Young Man and the Consequences Thereof.
To help a friend, Bingley disguises himself as a servant and starts working at Longbourn. Things don't go exactly as he plans: his task is not as easy to accomplish as he might wish, his work much harder than he expected and the eldest Miss Bennet exerts a fascination over him he cannot seem to ignore.
fandom:jane_austen_(pride_and_prejudice)  genre:action/adventure  genre:mystery  genre:romance  recs_by_slytherin_gypsy  rating:pg 
march 2010 by epic_recs
Itty Bitty and the H.O.G.
Emerson gets a new case and Olive (currently running her own Mac-and-Cheese restaurant) decides to come along and brings Pigby with her. Kick-ass banter ensues.
fandom:pushing_daisies  genre:humor  genre:mystery  genre:post-canon  length:medium  pairing:gen  recs_by_jane  yuletide_recs  rating:g  fandom:small_fandom 
january 2010 by epic_recs
That’s Why They Call It the Present
The road to redemption is a difficult one to follow. Everyone has their own struggles to overcome, even the Dragon Warrior himself, and some, like Tai Lung, need all the help they can get. How they will overcome is anyone's guess.
fandom:kungfu_panda  genre:angst  genre:fluff  genre:kids  genre:mystery  genre:romance  length:super!epic  pairing:gen  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:pg-13  fandom:small_fandom 
november 2009 by epic_recs
Snape's Will
After the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry discovers that Snape has made him a beneficiary of his will; it takes him a while to accept the Potions master's true gift to him.
fandom:harry_potter  genre:angst  genre:mystery  genre:post-canon  genre:romance  length:long  recs_by_meishali  rating:nc-17 
november 2009 by epic_recs
Love Remains
Tohru is delighted to live in the Souma mansion but quickly discovers the house is home to a tragic legacy. Can she rescue Yuki and Kyou from the family's dark past or will the curse claim another victim?
fandom:fruits_basket  genre:au  genre:mystery  genre:romance  genre:supernatural  length:epic  recs_by_trace_by_echo  rating:pg-13 
november 2009 by epic_recs
Black Beast
This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast in the spirit of the original Brothers Grimm tales, which were very unlike the sanitized retellings released by Disney.
fandom:magnificent_seven  genre:au  genre:kids  genre:mystery  genre:romance  length:epic  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:r 
october 2009 by epic_recs
Incubus
The Winchesters team up with an incubus who has the hots for Dean. Set after the end of Season 2. Season 3 & 4 used with discretion.
fandom:supernatural  genre:action/adventure  genre:bonding  genre:case_file  genre:creature/wing  genre:drama  genre:mystery  genre:romance  genre:supernatural  length:epic  recs_by_meishali  rating:nc-17 
october 2009 by epic_recs
The Gift of an Enemy
A new alien race appears on the block, this one aiming to make a deal with Mulder for information. To show that they mean business, they bring a gift to the table: Alex Krycek, pre-possessed by an alien for all of Mulder's questioning needs. Yeah, you can imagine how well that goes over. Turns out, though, that Krycek has a deep-seated fear of alien possession (tragically so, considering some nearby intergalactic bathroom stall clearly has 'Looking for a good time? Check out the body on Alex Krycek! (Usually found on Earth.)' scrawled on the side). This leads to a temporary alliance wherein Krycek agrees to tell the truth and not escape and Mulder keeps the alien possessions down to a minimum.
fandom:x-files  genre:angst  genre:case_file  genre:harlequin  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:mystery  genre:supernatural  length:super!epic  pairing:krycek/mulder  recs_by_jane  rating:nc-17 
october 2009 by epic_recs
Puppy Tales
Inu Yasha is injured by some villagers and a strange man saves him. But who and what is this stranger and why does he seem to know Inu so well?
fandom:inuyasha  genre:angst  genre:fluff  genre:kids  genre:mystery  length:medium  pairing:gen  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:pg-13 
october 2009 by epic_recs
The Thin Man Beams Aboard
The Enterprise receives a garbled transmission from a mining station, a joint Human/Andorian/Vulcan project. Once they arrive to investigate, they find one that one of the crew members has died in a suspicious accident and that a possible saboteur lurks about.
fandom:star_trek_enterprise  genre:mystery  genre:romance  length:long  pairing:t'pol/tucker  recs_by_slytherin_gypsy  rating:pg-13 
october 2009 by epic_recs
Buried Treasure
Quatre and Wufei are seized by an unknown assailant - will Duo, Heero and Trowa come to their aid in time?
fandom:gundam_wing  genre:action/adventure  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:established_relationship  genre:mystery  genre:post-canon  length:long  recs_by_chibifukurou 
october 2009 by epic_recs
Think Outside the Box
Shortly after Blair joins Major Crimes, Jim starts acting strangely. To give Blair time to figure out what's wrong with Jim and fix it, Simon sends them both to a conference. Unfortunately, things continue to get worse until Blair is afraid that Jim is going to end up permanently broken.
fandom:sentinel  genre:angst  genre:drama  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:mystery  genre:post-canon  length:long  pairing:gen  recs_by_jane  rating:pg-13 
october 2009 by epic_recs
The Well
The Winchester brothers investigate a wishing well that turns out to be more than they expected and they're running out of time to save its victims.
fandom:supernatural  genre:action/adventure  genre:angst  genre:case_file  genre:established_relationship  genre:mpreg  genre:mystery  genre:supernatural  pairing:dean/sam  recs_by_meishali  rating:nc-17 
october 2009 by epic_recs
The Heart Hath Its Reasons
While investigating the brutal slaying of several teenagers (with the threat of more killings to come), Jim realizes that Blair might have some potential gifts of his own. Unfortunately, Blair's gift is threatening to kill him.
fandom:sentinel  genre:angst  genre:case_file  genre:dark  genre:mystery  length:epic  pairing:gen  recs_by_jane  rating:r 
september 2009 by epic_recs
Close to Home
Jared Padalecki is a Journalist and Jensen Ackles is a homicide detective with a serial murder investigation on his hands. The murders bear a striking resemblance to the case that tore their relationship apart five years ago. Could this new investigation be the catalyst they needed to reconnect?
fandom:supernatural_rps  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:case_file  genre:drama  genre:mystery  length:epic  pairing:jared/jensen  recs_by_meishali  rating:nc-17 
august 2009 by epic_recs
The Soul Adores
Harry gets his hands on Slytherin's locket, but gold is not all he finds. In a desperate bid to gain crucial information, Harry attempts to play the player, with unpredictable results.
fandom:harry_potter  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:dark  genre:drama  genre:mystery  length:epic  pairing:harry/severus  recs_by_meishali  rating:nc-17 
august 2009 by epic_recs
The Deep Sleep
When Michael Garibaldi lands in MedLab, he's already overactive imagination gets pushed into overdrive. Suddenly, it's a world of gumshoes, stool-pigeons, doxies and dames, and it all started out as a nice little case of blackmail but after that ... it was murder...
fandom:babylon5  genre:au  genre:drama  genre:humor  genre:mystery  genre:romance  length:epic  pairing:gen  recs_by_slyprentice  rating:pg-13 
june 2009 by epic_recs
Honor-Bound
Chang Wufei leads a fairly regular life. He's one of the smartest students in his school, he goes through normal teenage things, and despite the war going on in space, his life seems to be going along the path he wants it to. But no one can run from their past - even if it's a past they no longer remember. When destiny comes knocking on Wufei's door, complete with blue eyes and a dark scowl, everything that Wufei ever thought he knew about his beliefs and his future is going to turn completely upside down.
fandom:gundam_wing  genre:action/adventure  genre:amnesia  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:drama  genre:mystery  genre:romance  genre:supernatural  length:epic  recs_by_trace_by_echo  rating:nc-17 
june 2009 by epic_recs
A Different Kind of Solitude
When Aaron and Spencer are trapped together by an unsub, things change between them while the team searches for their lost friends.
fandom:criminal_minds  genre:case_file  genre:mystery  genre:romance  length:epic  pairing:hotch/reid  recs_by_meishali  rating:nc-17  pairing:slash 
april 2009 by epic_recs
A Mystery
"Tooru finds something interesting in her locker one morning." An OMC wants to date Tohru, but can either Kyo or Yuki just stand by and let it happen?
fandom:fruits_basket  genre:fluff  genre:mystery  genre:romance  length:epic  recs_by_trace_by_echo  rating:pg 
april 2009 by epic_recs
Shadow of the Templar Series
A brilliant young FBI agent. An unpredictable international art thief. What happens next is quite possibly not what you'd expect.
Shadow of the Templar is the story of Simon Drake and Jeremy Archer, two men on opposite sides of the law, and the tenuous relationship they manage to forge and maintain in the face of hopeless odds. Currently projected to be four books long, Shadow of the Templar follows Simon and Jeremy from their first explosive meeting--to what may well be their last.
fandom:original_fiction  genre:action/adventure  genre:case_file  genre:mystery  length:epic  recs_by_meishali  rating:r 
april 2009 by epic_recs
Paradise Landing
On their way back from the outer colonies on board a transport shuttle, the boys stop at an abandoned resource satellite to make repairs. They're not alone.
fandom:gundam_wing  genre:action/adventure  genre:angst  genre:drama  genre:horror  genre:mystery  length:epic  recs_by_trace_by_echo  rating:nc-17 
march 2009 by epic_recs
Daddy's Girl
Clarice Starling awakens from Dr. Lecter's hypnosis, only to rediscover what her life was like with him. Alternate Strings is an 'alternate sequel to Daddy's Girl, which assumes that Clarice Starling escaped the GD eleven years ago with her daughter now her peace is threatened.
fandom:hannibal  genre:future  genre:horror  genre:kids  genre:mystery  genre:post-canon  length:epic  recs_by_meishali  rating:r  fandom:small_fandom 
march 2009 by epic_recs
Deeper Season Series
Goes AU after Memory. Take one Miles, a hapless cousin, Cetagandan social politics, a galactic conspiracy, a scientific discovery, a lot of firepower, and an unexpected declaration. Mix well and step back quickly.
fandom:vorkosigan  genre:action/adventure  genre:au  genre:mystery  length:epic  recs_by_meishali  rating:pg-13  fandom:small_fandom 
march 2009 by epic_recs
When the Ice Goes Out and Moonrise
After Call of the Wild Fraser moves back to Canada, where he proceeds to be bored out of his mind, even though the locals have taken to staging bar brawls just to give him someone to arrest. Then he gets a letter in the mail and finds out that RayK has quit his job and is now missing. It's up to Fraser to find him, and there are a lot of surprises on the way...
fandom:due_south  genre:angst  genre:drama  genre:mystery  genre:post-canon  length:epic  pairing:fraser/kowalski  recs_by_jane  rating:nc-17 
february 2009 by epic_recs
Darkness, Darkness
While Dean and Sam are on a job in New Jersey, Dean falls ill and winds up under the care of House and his team.
fandom:house  fandom:supernatural  genre:drama  genre:mystery  genre:supernatural  length:medium  pairing:gen  recs_by_lolitakun  rating:pg-13 
february 2009 by epic_recs
...Could Fill a Book
Holmes gets some new information that proves that he was wrong! Specifically that he was wrong about nearly every aspect of the Case of the Speckled Band. Of course, being Holmes, he immediately drags Watson to investigate. Along the way, however, they discover unexpected and disturbing connections to Mary's (Watson's wife) death.
fandom:sherlock_holmes  genre:angst  genre:established_relationship  genre:mystery  length:long  pairing:holmes/watson  recs_by_jane  rating:pg-13 
february 2009 by epic_recs
The Truth in the Lie
Sam and Dean pretend to be gay lovers while they hunt a monster on a bus tour of Nova Scotia. Oh, yes, it has all those clichés and more!
fandom:supernatural  genre:case_file  genre:mystery  genre:supernatural  length:epic  pairing:dean/sam  recs_by_meishali  rating:nc-17 
february 2009 by epic_recs
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