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Angel, Falling
By Larry Patrick Shriner
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,030. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.75 star(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Young women disappear with depressing regularity in the Southern city of Atlanta, Georgia. Unfortunately, no one really cares if they ever show up again. Private detective Bennett Cole knows this better than most. He's had his share of tough cases that didn't turn out so well, and he'd rather not take this latest one on. But when the friend of a missing young woman named Angel asks him to find her
Blood Ties / Final Cut
By Jochem Vandersteen
Price: Free! Words: 10,350. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two PI's in one book! Tim Wohlforth presents a Jim Wolf short story, J. Vandersteen a Noah Milano tale. These two tough PI's follow the legacy from Black Mask in their own special way.
Scar Tissue
By Mark Gummere
Series: Lucky Lucas Novels, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 28,960. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ex-con Ray Rhodes’ claim he was framed on weapons and drug charges is only the beginning when former cop Lucky Lucas is reluctantly dragged into an investigation as a family favor. Lucas quickly finds himself mixing with crooked cops, Chinese assassins, and a broken family with a disturbing and dangerous history that leads to blackmail and murder.
Dark Horse (Jim Knighthorse #1)
By J.R. Rain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,730. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn't take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High.
Unleashed (Sydney Rye Series #1)
By Emily Kimelman
Price: Free! Words: 92,610. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.25 star(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.
All Mixed Up
By Gary Weston
Series: All Mixed Up, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A wealthy, jealous and possessive husband takes unusual revenge on his beautiful wife's lover. Detective Senior Sergeant Stanley Morris needs to dig deep to get to the bottom of this one. The complete novella series is available in one hit, as All Mixed up, the complete series, or all eight can be purchased individually. Audio Version Available
Harm's Way
By Alan Annand
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 81,190. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A private investigator searches for the runaway daughter of an aspiring politician, only to become embroiled in a plot of corruption, decadence, greed and murder. Although violence endangers everyone dear to him, his selfless sense of duty drives him onward to a twisted resolution.
Self Made
By M. Darusha Wehm
Series: Andersson Dexter, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,790. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2009 by in potentia press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
(4.00 from 1 review)
Ever wish things were different? Ivy Velasquez did, so she became someone else. But one day, Ivy discovers that her alternate self has been murdered. Having nowhere else to turn, she finds Andersson Dexter: part private eye, part vigilante, part cop. Self Made is a story of people striving to control our own destinies, and how that desire affects them in ways they could never imagine.
Obama Care
By Jason Scimitar
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
Altered Life
By Keith Dixon
Series: Sam Dyke Investigations, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 79,910. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
English Private Eye Sam Dyke tracks down a vicious killer who seems to have no regard for the law ... or anything else.
Angel Eyes
By J. G. Curtiss
Price: Free! Words: 77,640. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
(reedited 11/14/'13) Larger-than-life PI Jack Slamm works in the dark places of a crumbling, U. S. city as he struggles to solve a pair of bizarre mysteries involving a cast of bizarre characters.
The Underground Lady
By JC Simmons
Series: The Jay Leicester Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A small airplane mysteriously disappears in the dense piney woods of Mississippi. The pilot, a young widow named Hadley Welch is the lone occupant. Now, 25 years later, her daughter hires Aviation Consultant, Jay Leicester, to investigate. Jealously, revenge, and murder with colorful and deadly characters, all heading toward one climatic question: What happened to Hadley Welch and her airplane?
Resolution: Events In The Life Of A Man Called Rez
By O.L. Colter
Price: Free! Words: 50,240. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(2.00 from 1 review)
I am excited to finally have a review! I have gone back to read the book myself and felt the first quarter dragged and went nowhere. It's very helpful to know that someone else felt the same way. So many times I told myself to cut from the front end, especially chapter five, but never did. One of my writing goals is not to waste language and with book 2 almost done, I promise it won't happen again
The Caught
By Jon Jacks
Price: Free! Words: 55,650. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Odd-job boy Jack Leroyson, he just don’t get it. They’re saying his screen-goddess employer’s just gone and died from a drug overdose. So how come no one’s mentioning the early morning visits of all those White House staff? How come no one’s sure when she died? Rogue CIA agent Brad Friedberg tells Jack straight; sometimes you’ve just gotta accept lies as the truth. But Jack, he just don’t get it.
The Last Killer Standing
By Edward Coburn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,980. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A homeless person in downtown Denver, Colorado is murdered by a serial killer whose favorite pastime is screwing with the police by leaving false leads and clues at his murders. His second victim makes everyone realize that the Cherry Creek Choker is back. The Choker's original killings of four hookers, several years earlier, scandalized and terrified the city.
Four Nines Fine
By JC Simmons
Series: The Jay Leicester Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,850. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
One hundred million dollars' worth of pure gold traded for stolen military arms... the brutal murder of a Mexican Governor... the involvement of La Eme, the Mexican Mafia, Outlaw Motorcycle gangs, and violent street gangs, and a contract ordered on his life... These are the pieces of the puzzle Jay Leicester must put together to save not only himself, but those of innocent people working with him
Train to Anywhere
By David George Howard
Price: Free! Words: 97,750. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Eddie Griffin, a 23-year-old ex-con, is working to put his life back together. Late one evening he witnesses a local businessman committing a murder. His life is spared, but he will be killed if he talks to the police. Everything he has worked for falls apart as he becomes caught between rival criminal and legal organizations.
And Then She Was Gone
By J. Daniel Sawyer
Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 59,510. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2010 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.75 star(4.71 from 7 reviews)
A fretful mother needs Clarke Lantham's help, but finding her missing daughter might just send reality into a drunken tailspin. From the posh shadow of Mount Diablo to the kink clubs of San Francisco, a lone detective chases down pieces of the weirdest puzzle he's ever seen, all for the sake of a 19-year-old girl whose face he can't stop seeing every time he closes his eyes.
Step on A Crack
By David Edgerley Gates
Price: Free! Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
It’s said things come in threes, a run of good luck at cards, a run of bad luck in love. But the penny doesn’t always drop until the third time around. Come the third time, you snap your mental fingers, and tell yourself, I knew that.
Baltimore Stories: Volume Two
By Nik Korpon
Price: Free! Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A mini-collection of short stories by Nik Korpon, author of Stay God, Old Ghosts and By the Nails of the Warpriest. Some are noir, some are literary, all take place in Baltimore.