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Valentine in Paris
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Price: Free! Words: 13,760. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A Nick Valentine short story. Disgraced Great War hero, Nick Valentine returns to France for the first time since the war on what should be a routine information gathering assignment in post-war Paris. But things are never that simple. Not for Nick Valentine. Nick Valentine is the flawed hero of the full length novel, Noho. This short story includes an opening excerpt from Noho.
Club Dues
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
When a despised hedge fund manager is found murdered in his library, Cape Cod's go-to criminal defense lawyer Raymond Hannah is called upon to save the hide of his stockbroker, Thaddeus Sonnet.
Cold Case--A Jeff Resnick Mystery
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Series: Jeff Resnick Short Stories, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Psychic Jeff Resnick has no expectations when investigating the disappearance of a four-year-old, until he confronts the mind responsible--a shattering experience for all involved. --"A compelling mystery that will grip you tightly and not let go--even after you've finished reading." ~ Leann Sweeney, nationally best-selling author of the Yellow Rose and Cats In Trouble mysteries
Stomping Mad: A Spade Conundrum
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Series: Spade/Paladin Conundrums. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a dead body turns up at the first ever Dinocon, Secret Master of Fandom and Private Detective Spade knows just who might be behind it all: Lucinda Danielle Stanhope who calls herself the Martha Stewart of Science Fiction. Now he just has to prove it. “Stomping Mad” marks the first appearance of Spade, who along with his sidekick Paladin is one of Rusch’s most popular characters.
Ghosts
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,480. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
He calls himself Ben…sometimes. Mostly he doesn’t think of his name so other people won’t either. He kills people for a living, but he has standards. He uses astrology to help him follow the right path. Only now, someone is following his path—someone he doesn’t trust. Someone who’ll kill the astrologers helping him. The astrologers, who have no idea who he is.
Money Ain't Nothing
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Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Money ain’t nothing if you’ve got a lot of it. But then again, a lot of money won’t necessarily buy happiness either. In this Anthony Carrick mystery, hard boiled detective Anthony Carrick is asked to solve the murder of a rich dame’s son. Police think it’s an accidental death, but could it be something more sinister?
Hell By Any Other Name
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011 by Knotted Road Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Andy had seen it all, done it all as a detective when he'd be alive. Now, as a ghost, he still works as a PI. This time, he's investigating a myth: a stone that could change his destiny, and open the gates of Heaven to him.
One Too Many
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,170. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
You went into the bar on a job, you found yourself in good company, but the timing was way off.
His Name Was Charlie Talbott – Nine Noir Episodes
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 17,550. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
These are nine stories of violence, bloodshed, loneliness and heartbreak set during our gray and merciless times. The protagonists of each episode –a hitman, a homicide detective, two con artists and a father out for justice– highlight the harsh nature of a society that rewards the ruthless and gives the desperate and hopeful no second chances.
The Painted Killer
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Price: Free! Words: 17,720. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
A sex-crazed psychedelic slasher targets women and girls. He's got a knife. It's 1969 in middle America and nothing is the same anymore. Detective Al Gaetano and his team must find the killer before he strikes again. Their only clues are a few flakes of paint from his body and a modus operandi. A dark and funny novella.
Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction By: D.e.e.L
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Series: Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Another timid schmuck walks in with a problem. Usually these situations get ignored, "Get lost" I would tell them. But this guy has a wad of cash and rent needs to be paid...
The Case of the Sinister Senator
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
In ancient Rome, hard-boiled detective Nero Lupus meets the dame of his dreams. But Lupus knows better than most, it only takes one short chariot ride to turn a dream into a nightmare...
Home-A Charles "The Solver" Splints Case
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Series: Charles "The Solver" Splints. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Splints is sucked into yet another case and this time it may be a bit more than he can handle. He needs to come up with a plan and he needs to come up with it FAST!
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 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.
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.
Free To Die: A Short Story
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Amos, the enforcer, wanted out. After twenty-nine years of following orders, he knew his time was limited. He had served his masters well, but age and sloppiness made him expendable. But how to exit gracefully? “Unlike the living, the dead tell no tales.” That was their motto. The way they did business. Was he smart enough to find away around this modus operandi? Or was he fish food?
Mars is a Bummer, Man
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
You can take people off earth, but can you take the earth out of people? Humanity's first mission to Mars hits a nasty speed bump. Personality, passion and persuasion form a deadly triangle on the first Martian colony. This novelette by Frank Severino cynically explores notions of character, class, human expansion, legacies and what the future might regrettably consider historically valuable.
Kill Leader
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
Paula Evangelista—Vengelista—is at the top of the beach volleyball circuit. Knocking down kill after kill, she is trying to regain her title of kill leader. But someone wants to put an end to her streak and maybe an end to her life. It is up to Honolulu private eye, Val Lyon, to find out who wants to kill the kill leader and prevent it from happening or end up as another kill herself.
Teed Off
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
Honolulu private eye, Val Lyon, takes on the case of a young woman who committed suicide. Or did she? Her brother believes she was murdered by a man who had stalked her. He wants Val to find the truth. In her most dangerous case, yet, Val learns that the truth could cost her life.