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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.
Cuban Dagger
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 86,460. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012 by Brad Strickland. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jim Dallas knew from the start that a search for a runaway teen-aged daughter was likely to be a losing proposition. But he got pulled from Florida into a search that led to the Caribbean...and into a web of treachery and death. Gary Kim Hayes writes, "Right on the money. Think of John D. MacDonald, Carl Hiassen, and the easy wry style of Nelson Demille...Jim Dallas is my new favorite detective."
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 Vaporizer
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Series: Chase Dagger, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,270. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013 by Full Moon Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Nothing is as it seems in Cedar Point, Indiana. Three gang members appear to have died of natural causes. Then the medical examiner completes the autopsies and discovers the victims are missing their brains. When something strange rears its ugly head, the police turn to Chase Dagger.
Return of the Falcon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,150. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
A fortune in Nazi stolen art leaves a London port. Among the treasures— the infamous Maltese Falcon.
Beautiful Lies
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You set the price! Words: 48,900. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Darren Elmore has it all: beautiful wife, status, profitable vineyards and winery in Sonoma County. But he has always wanted--needed--to know what it feels like to kill a man. So Darren chooses an unknown victim on a lonely road and indulges in a thrill kill. And he gets away with murder. Until a blackmailer shows up. Then Darren's own life and livelihood are threatened unless he pays. Now.
Dragon Hand
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Series: Lucky Lucas Novels, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 54,260. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ex-cop Robert “Lucky” Lucas' retirement is put on hold when his girlfriend Mona's 18 year old son is shot in San Francisco. The instincts of an angry and protective mother surface and Mona asks Lucky to “get the people who hurt my son". Lucas quickly finds himself in the middle of organized crime in Chinatown, where life can be cheap, and family secrets reach all the way back to mainland China.
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...
Leave Her Hanging
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,690. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ella Lewis is dead. Someone must pay. In this tough-as-nails noir crime novel set in Auckland’s dark underbelly, 17-year-old Jack “Spade” Miller must traverse a web of violence, love, and illicit sex in his search for justice. Only one thing is guaranteed: no one is walking away unscathed.
Trades
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,400. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
'Trades' is an action-packed science fiction tale of murder and mystery with a little romance and a sizeable dose of humor mixed in. It's a noir story of dangerous women and hard men battling the odds on the last space station in human space. It's for lovers of Raymond Chandler and Robert Heinlein and Robert Aspirin.
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!
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.
The Spartak Trigger
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,700. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Necro Publications. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(5.00 from 1 review)
In order to clear his name, disgraced cop-turned-grifter-turned-murder suspect Shane Bishop is coerced by a mysterious government agent into joining the espionage game. He eventually finds himself in Russia charged with infiltrating a radical neo-Bolshevik terrorist group and retrieving a microfilm they’ve obtained which contains a computer virus that has the power to destroy the world… wide web.
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.
Night Driver
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 105,700. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Shakespeare-quoting cabbie and ex-DEA agent Nate Alexander may be “mad north-northwest,” but when his best friend is murdered in the southwest city of Tucson, he knows a police cover-up when he smells one. With the fate of his friend’s widow and infant son hanging in the balance, Nate’s wild pursuit of the truth leads from Tucson’s gritty backstreets to a wealthy fraternity hiding a dark secret.
Scratch on the Dark
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Series: Mike Faraday P.I., Book 4. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 43,220. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Zarah Fayne is missing. When Dr. Nathan Crisp asks Mike Faraday to trace his nymphomaniac movie-star wife, the sardonic L.A. private investigator uncovers a million-dollar Hollywood racket in pornographic films. The trail takes him from Jet Studios to Caribou Lake and, as always, bullets fly and murder will out. Fourth in the Mike Faraday series.
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.