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A Difficult Murder
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,670. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014 by Julia Underwood. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Maxie Skerris had to die, but it wouldn’t be easy. A British hitman living in New York is given the task by a notorious criminal. The job, carried out during a boxing match in Madison Square Garden, is a success, but there are unexpected consequences, involving large sums of money, gems and a dubious millionaire, which will change lives forever.
No Flowers for the General
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Series: Mike Faraday P.I., Book 3. Price: $1.43 USD. Words: 51,440. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
A corpse a night was pretty good going, even by Mike Faraday’s standards, especially as they turned up in ‘the friendliest town in the world’. The life of General Diaz was threatened, and then three turned up from Cuba out of the past. With Stella on the other end of the phone, and Patti Morgan in his arms, Faraday was in his element, as events mounted to the goriest climax he could remember.
The Hate
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,390. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Two gritty short stories. Manhunt, the murder of the president with a killer twist. The Hate, a story of revenge done right. Approx. 10,000 words
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
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.
And Then She Was Gone
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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
(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.
Angel, Falling
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,030. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(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
Murder in D-Minor
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Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A man with an ugly past is asked to do one last task to clear an old blood debt. But you can´t wash away blood with more blood; you can't bury the past, but it may just bury you...
The Bestseller
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,480. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Would you kill to write a bestseller? Well Adrian Slater says that he’s prepared to do just that – and announces the fact in a creative writing class. Lecturer Dudley Grose is convinced that Slater is a psychopath and means what he says. But the Dean of the university doesn’t believe him and neither do the cops - until a pretty young student is murdered.
The Artimus Box
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,430. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A skeletal arm protruding from a new LA construction site, with a carefully crafted box clutched beneath it, lead LAPD Detective Van Taylor and his wife through a fascinating history of early American racing and the beauty and perfection of the Harry Artimus cars. Brutal murders, drug-crazed gangs, greed, corruption, and blackmail keep twisting the trail Van has to follow to stop the violence.
Silent Victor
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Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,970. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Clarke Lantham got a good chuckle when a world-famous alien hunter tried him to prevent an attack on San Francisco. He stopped laughing 12 hours later when gray aliens apparently stole a priceless artifact in full view of security cameras. But when takes the case, he finds himself working against the Chinese Government and the FBI. Book 4 of The Clarke Lantham Mysteries Mystery/Comedy/Thriller
Dangerous Times
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,550. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.47 from 17 reviews)
It's January in the harbor city of San Pedro. A time when the foggy nights have a way of turning dreams into nightmares. Frank Moore is a psychopath with a diabolical plan. One which will drown goodness and grace in a river of blood, and send an innocent John Kirk on the run, through 48-hours of betrayal, violence, and murder.
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.
To Kill or Not to Kill
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,020. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
A known paedophile is tortured and murdered, another has disappeared within days of his prison release for abducting a 6 y/o girl. Joseph Lidahl is called out of suspension & set to find the missing man, with no clues and only half the story. Is treally missing and the murderer, or is he another victim, and if so who is the killer. The father of the child is convinced she's still alive. Is she?
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 Gumshoe Diaries
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,370. 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.
The Lost Girls
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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
(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.
Angel Eyes
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Price: Free! Words: 77,640. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(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.
Predestination And Other Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A compilation of three stories about the circumstances that carve our destinies. The forces that act beyond human comprehension- some working in our favor while others against us.
Welcome to Dullsville
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,360. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Mars Black is a big city private detective who works the seamy side of Grayville, a city perpetually cloaked in fog, a city without sights, a city he sometimes calls “Dullsville.” After he is hired by a man named Baker, though, things become a little less dull. The book is written in black and white, like a 30’s gangster movie, and no word of color was used; only black, white and shades of gray.