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The Accidental Existentialist
By Joshua Graham
Price: Free! Words: 13,770. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2010 by Dawn Treader Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.25 star(4.32 from 22 reviews)
US Marine Corps Criminal Investigations Division agent stages his death to go dark and take on the head of a Russian Crime Syndicate, perpetrators of illegal arms dealing, human trafficking and the death of his first born son. Action-packed and filled with more twists than the Coney Island Cyclone, this story asks: How far would a good man go to rid the world of evil and avenge his son?
The Value of Life
By Andy Crowson
Price: Free! Words: 57,970. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.75 star(4.71 from 21 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
By Joshua Graham
Price: Free! Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010 by Dawn Treader Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.5 star(4.46 from 13 reviews)
Ruthless hitman confronts his destiny in a startling tale of redemption.
A Passing Curse
By C. R. Trolson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 143,720. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
0.5 star(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.
Bone Machines
By John Dodds
You set the price! Words: 91,370. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011 by Just Imagine It Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.75 star(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.
Murder On The Mind
By L.L. Bartlett
Series: The Jeff Resnick Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,180. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.25 star(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 Gumshoe Diaries
By Nicholas Stanton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,370. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011 by Just Imagine It Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.25 star(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.
The Second Bat Guano War
By J.M. Porup
Price: Free! Words: 100,920. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.25 star(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?
Sins of a Nation
By Don McGraw
Price: Free! Words: 92,410. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The presidential race is deadlocked--until murder tips the scale. Now Janelle Harcourt, an ambitious young attorney, finds evidence connecting the Presidential front-runner to the crime. Determined to bring justice,she embarks on a twisting trail of discovery that leads to three of the nation’s most powerful political figures. A trio intent on keeping her silent by whatever means possible.
The Lost Girls
By Jason Halstead
Series: The Lost Girls, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 59,990. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011 by Novel Concept Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
The only thing hotter than the summers in Phoenix is the temper of a police detective who can’t figure out why young girls keep disappearing. Katalina Wimple is that detective. Her obsession with the missing girls makes her the best person for the job, but it also serves as a refuge from the problems in her own life.
A Witness Above (Frank Pavlicek series #1)
By Andy Straka
Series: Frank Pavlicek, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 71,580. 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…
The Bill Travis Mysteries Sampler
By George Wier
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.
Popping the Shine
By JC Simmons
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.
The Warning
By S.L. Pierce
Price: Free! Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Gwen Michaels moved to California to start a new life. But sometimes you just can't ignore when someone is in trouble. The Warning is a free short thriller (approx 2000 words) by S.L. Pierce.
My Last Bullet
By Robert Hart
Price: Free! Words: 23,620. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.5 star(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Johnny Gage is released from Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary after serving a sentence he didn't owe. He's got to make it back to Philadelphia and settle Chubby's hash before Chubby has him killed. Gage wants his revenge, with interest, and nothing Chubby throws at him is going to stop him. It's non-stop action, mayhem, destruction and a double figure body-count in this thin slice of Classic Pulp.
Rope Burn
By Ray Daniel
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.
The Road to Hell
By Paul Levine
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."
The Last Laugh
By Justin Cawthorne
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?
Catching Water in a Net
By J.L. Abramo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,170. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011 by Down and Out Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In this award-winning debut, San Francisco PI Jake Diamond is a hero who plays both sides of the Private Eye street. Jake's first adventure has all the components of a great new private eye series-scares, suspense, lots of laughs, a few tears and a big surprise at the end.
Dreamcast
By Paul Telegdi
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.