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The Value of Life
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Price: Free! Words: 57,970. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.73 from 22 reviews)
A 12 y/o boy is kidnapped - but the ransom price is left to his parents! Before he is returned (safely) another boy is taken. Then another. Rookie detective Joseph Lindahl is a psychology graduate and thinks he knows what the kidnapper wants - but colleagues are sceptical. The solution might please the press and embarrass a judge, but it it gets Joseph into trouble at Longmarsh Police HQ
The Accidental Hero
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Price: Free! Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010 by Dawn Treader Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.46 from 13 reviews)
Ruthless hitman confronts his destiny in a startling tale of redemption.
Murder On The Mind
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Series: The Jeff Resnick Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,180. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A mugging leaves insurance investigator Jeff Resnick with a fractured skull, and graphic nightmares of murder. But when a local banker is found dead, Jeff believes the attack left him with a sixth sense, and finds himself probing into dangerous secrets that touch his own traumatic past. Originally published by Five Star/Cengage. "A tightly paced story with a good kick at the end."--RT Magazine
The Second Bat Guano War
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 106,730. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
Rats ate his baby while he partied in a disco. Now Horse is a drugged-out expat teaching English to criminals in Peru…plus doing the odd favor for the CIA. When his Agency contact goes missing, Horse uncovers his friend’s involvement with a group of terrorists who want to kill off the human “disease” infecting the earth. Can Horse find his friend in time? And when he does—will he want to stop him?
A Passing Curse
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 143,670. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Vampires. Veteran homicide cop Reese Tarrant does not believe in vampires. But when he is kicked off the LAPD for shooting serial killer Richard Lamb, dubbed the “Anaheim Vampire” for drinking the blood of thirteen women and follows the trail to billionaire Ajax Rasmussen, strangely pale and living in a palatial mansion overlooking the Pacific, he starts to wonder.
A Witness Above (Frank Pavlicek series #1)
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Series: Frank Pavlicek, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 71,450. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Former homicide detective Frank Pavlicek is hunting with his red-tailed hawk when he finds it. A teenage boy’s body–barely concealed behind a pile of brush in a part of the forest Frank recently visited with his daughter, Nicole-with evidence linking to her. Days later, Nicole is in jail for murder. His past is coming back to haunt him. And his reputation–and life–are on the line…
Bone Machines
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You set the price! Words: 91,370. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011 by Just Imagine It Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.73 from 11 reviews)
They suffer for his art... When a number of women are reported missing in Glasgow, the spectre of a previous spate of unsolved disappearances in the city rears its head. Journalist Ray Bissett is drawn into the case when his daughter joins the ranks of the missing. And ambitious police detective Tom Kendrick won't let Ray forget a terrible incident from his past.
The Gumshoe Diaries
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,360. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011 by Just Imagine It Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
LA's latest Gumshoe Author strikes gold with new detective series SAN DIEGO, Calif. – For those who have been waiting for the next Phillip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Mike Hammer, or Jim Rockford, the wait is over! Nicholas Sheridan Stanton unveils the latest result of his chronically leaky cranium in a clever new detective series he's calling The Gumshoe Diaries.
Quicksilver
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Price: Free! Words: 96,530. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A friends death launches Jack Danning onto a path of mayhem and retribution
The Bill Travis Mysteries Sampler
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Price: Free! Words: 124,290. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Includes the complete text of The Last Call and excerpts from Capitol Offense, Longnecks & Twisted Hearts, The Devil To Pay, Death On The Pedernales, Slow Falling, Caddo Cold, and Arrowmoon, along with Author's Notes, short stories, and an essay.
The Road to Hell
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Price: Free! Words: 23,560. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“The Road to Hell” collects four stories by Paul Levine, the Edgar-nominated author of the bestselling Jake Lassiter series. The stories include “El Valiente en el Infierno,” (The Brave One in Hell), "Development Hell," "A Hell of a Crime," and "Solomon and Lord: To Hell and Back." Plus there are two free excerpts from the novels "Solomon vs. Lord" and "Mortal Sin."
Short Fuses (Four short stories)
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Price: Free! Words: 47,500. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of six of his bestselling thrillers.
Rope Burn
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Price: Free! Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(3.00 from 1 review)
Yael Navas unravels the mystery of the suicide who didn't really kill himself.
Obama Care
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Price: Free! Words: 98,350. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Obama Care insurance companies appointed death squads who sentenced millions of Americans to an early grave by refusing to give them medical treatment. Their friends and relatives avenged them. They formed open rebellion against the government and its crony insurance companies. Soon, people were being murdered by the hundreds in their office buildings, malls, stadiums, and universities. Others wer
Dangerous Times
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,590. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.53 from 19 reviews)
Psychopath Frank Moore has found his look-alike, a close-enough double: John Kirk. He switches their identities and fingerprints in government databases. An act that will send the innocent John Kirk through 48-hours of betrayal, violence, and murder—while Frank Moore will learn the meaning of "The best laid plans…"
Unleashed (Sydney Rye Series #1)
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Price: Free! Words: 92,610. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
The Sydney Rye series of mysteries features a strong female protagonist and her rescue dog, Blue. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don't mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery! UNLEASHED is the first novel in the series.
Popping the Shine
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Series: The Jay Leicester Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,820. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
New Orleans settings, gangland murder, police corruption, and international drug operations are the backdrop for J.C. Simmons' sixth serial mystery. Jay Leicester (pronounced "Lester"), private investigator, is drawn into a worldwide drug manufacturing operation when an old family friend's grandson is brutally murdered and nailed to a French Quarter street in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dreamcast
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Price: Free! Words: 80,500. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In Dreamcast, Travis, an art-student, dreams of his ex-girlfriend’s murder, and the next day discovers the nightmare to be true. In police interview, he confesses the dream and is arrested for exact knowledge of the crime. With the help of a psychologist, he finds that he has paranormal abilities and uses them manipulate the police to trap the real killer.
Altered Life
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Series: Sam Dyke Investigations, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 78,940. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
English Private Eye Sam Dyke tracks down a vicious killer who seems to have no regard for the law ... or anything else.
The Last Laugh
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Price: Free! Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(3.00 from 1 review)
Detective Dirk Nickel couldn't care less about clowns, but his is a city without laughs where clowns are a dying breed. Then, one day Nickel is framed - branded a 'chuckler' - and the heat is on. Can Nickel uncover who framed him in time, maybe even bring down the city-wide conspiracy against clowns in the bargain... or will the last laugh be on him?