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Daughters
Price: Free! Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
An urban vigilante and a mysterious young woman decide someone's gotten away with murder just a little too long.
Non provocate Lemmy Caution
Series: I falsigialli - racconti. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: Italian. Published: August 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Qualcuno vuole ingannare il pirotecnico agente dell'FBI, ma ha fatto male i suoi conti. Disincantato, sempre pronto a menare le mani e assolutamente politically incorrect, Lemmy Caution finisce in Arizona richiamato da un vicenda di “pornografia postale” e finisce per scoprire ben altro. Con il solito contorno di donnine che sembrano tutte uscite dal mondo di Bettie Page e da un'America perduta
Slayer Statute
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
“I have to hand it to you . . . This one is a stinker.” In this Shamus-nominated short story, private investigator Jeri Howard sorts out a stinker of a case. A husband and wife are dead – looks like murder-suicide. Who gets the insurance money? It all depends on who died first. But the law prevents a killer or a killer’s heirs from collecting on the crime.
Little Red Corvette
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A classic red Corvette, pristine, with low mileage, abandoned at a repair shop. Now the mechanic is trying to sell it. But is the sale legal? In this Jeri Howard short story, the Oakland private investigator looks into the car’s provenance – and finds murder.
Scam and Eggs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A fabulous jeweled egg made by Fabergé for the Russian imperial family disappears during an art gallery opening. Then murder enters the picture. Private investigator Errol Seville may be retired, but in this short story, it's clear that he still has his private eye chops.
Philip Marlowe - Nessuno è di nessuno
Series: I falsigialli - racconti, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: Italian. Published: August 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Quando Occhi Verdi arriva in ufficio, Marlowe sa che saranno guai. Se poi la donna di nome fa Colt, i guai sono sicuri. Inizia così un a strana indagine, in una Los Angeles disperata, che l'investigatore porta avanti con ostinazione pur sapendo di farsi molti nemici. Ma quella cliente, con i suoi occhi verdi e tutte le sue illusioni, ha diritto di conoscere la verità, qualunque essa sia
OMG My Boss Is A Werewolf, I Know, Right?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,670. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Suddenly unemployed, office clerk Jane reluctantly applies for a secretary's job working for shady private investigator Dick Kruger. Soon she's kidnapped by mobster boss Mickey Ferro, whose howling mad gang makes her doubt her sanity. Is she going crazy, or are these guys werewolves? And can her would-be boss rescue her before they eat her?
Deadly Detour (A Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
An intelligence operative's assignment goes dreadfully wrong when a pregnant young woman abducts her at gunpoint. The strange girl takes the operative on a detour that has deadly consequences and bodes well for no one.
Retribution - A Jack Ryan Thriller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015 by Sizzler Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Teaming up with author friend, Marc Webb, storyteller Jack Ryan brings you the latest high-octane thriller about a hitman who loses his daughter in a horrific car accident. When the driver of the car gets off scot-free because he is the son of a drug lord, the hitman decides to take matters into his own hands. This story is intended for mature readers only and contains depictions of gratuitous vi
Death Wants Three
Price: Free! Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
This is the sequel to DEATH TIMES TWO. T.K. and Sunny have already solved a couple of murders . . . at least for the most part. But the Mastermind and her henchman are alive and well. They want to make sure that the Ghostcatcher and his intrepid paramour don't leave Norfolk . . . not while they're breathing.
In the Twinkling of a Bronze Eye
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The arrival of a gift from its sister city, Foshan in China, to Springton forces Bruce Greenwood, the city’s park ranger to face an unusual situation. The gift, a life size bronze statue, placed near the park’s main entrance stirs the outrage of some city folks.
The Auto Shop Case
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A gruesome discovery in the trunk of a white sedan in an auto repair shop, draws homicide detectives John Allen and Chris Davidson into a murder mystery. The victim, Susan Baldwin, is the young wife of a middle-aged real estate developer, Steven Baldwin, a respectable member of the city’s business community and a close friend of the police commissioner.
Courage Begins: A Ray Courage Mystery Novella
Price: Free! Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Former college professor Ray Courage starts a new career as a private investigator and tries to crack an unsolved murder for an insurance company.
Off The Leash - A California Corwin P.I. Mystery Short Story
Series: California Corwin P.I. Mystery, A Cal Corwin Short Story. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015 by David VanDyke. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A murder in San Francisco's Tenderloin District is nothing new, but when ex-cop and private investigator Cal Corwin stumbles across the body of a witness she needs to find a runaway teenager, she find the two cases inextricably entwined - and time is running out. Off the Leash is a short Cal Corwin mystery set against the rich backdrop of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mr Doom & the Black: A Psychopathic Social Network Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015 by DIB Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Mr Doom plots how to take care of the Psychopathic Social Network: The network which he built. And, now, must destroy. A story of blood, and justice. Mr Doom & the Black: A Psychopathic Social Network Story. Reading time: 30 mins.
Mrs Dream & the Honey Pot: A Psychopathic Social Network Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015 by DIB Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Housework has never come easily to Mrs Dream. Thankfully, though, other things do . . . Unfortunately she can never speak of them. Because it would mean death. A story of repressed desires and horrific secrets well kept. Mrs Dream & the Honey Pot: A Psychopathic Social Network Story. Reading time: 20 mins.
Dr Rain & the Gutter: A Psychopathic Social Network Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015 by DIB Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A scientist: Dr Rain performs experiments. But he knows only one piece of work will stand the test of time: The Gutter. A horrific story of capture, and betrayal. Dr Rain & the Gutter: A Psychopathic Social Network Story. Reading time: 30 mins.
Doppelgänger’s Curse
Price: Free! Words: 15,710. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A woman stalked by her double. A detective in over his head. In a city where the cops are on a mobster’s payroll, private investigator Charlie Madison stands in the gap. When a wealthy young socialite asks him to help her catch a threatening stalker, he takes the case. But things aren’t what they seem, and Madison has to act fast before he’s framed for murder. Novelette - Crime Noir / SciFi
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Volume 3
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Special 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The day to day life of a private investigator is not all glitz and glamour. "My name is Nicolette Mace, but you might know me as the Raven Siren. I'm a Private Investigator living the 1930s romantic dream in this new and exciting modern age. I keep records of everything that happens; everything I have seen and done. Why? There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio...
Blood Magic
Price: Free! Words: 6,710. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When they found the first body, no one batted an eye. That was par for the course in Skid Row. But something with these deaths was off. They were made to look like something supernatural. But I knew better. My name is Rick Danvers and I'm an undercover detective with Robbery Homicide, and before the night is over, I'm gonna get to the bottom of the Skid Row Suicides.