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Alley of Betrayal
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When a ghost from his past walks into the bank, Leonard Marten, a mild-mannered bank employee trembled with fury. The ghost, a man released early from prison, was convicted five years ago for a heinous crime against Leonard’s wife. Frustrated with the flawed justice system, Leonard seizes this long awaited circumstance to exact his retaliation.
Deadly Cove: The Special Edition
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,920. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In the seventh book in the acclaimed Lewis Cole detective series, magazine columnist and former Department of Defense research analyst Lewis Cole is covering an anti-nuclear protest when gunfire breaks out, injuring his journalist friend and killing a charismatic activist.
Dead False
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,390. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 15, 2014 by Tessellate Media. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A mystery for Shakespeare aficionados and a must-read for fans of noir crime fiction. A manuscript worth killing for.
A Dangerous Shelter
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Late for work again, Lou Calvino receives an ominous warning from his boss, Jack Walensky, chief editor of the Westridge Tribune. Walensky gives Lou an ultimatum, find a hard-hitting story or his twenty-five-year career as an investigative journalist is history. To Lou, his life is already over.
Exit Plan
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: American English. Published: December 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Steven Langford, a twenty-two year-old American, lives a bohemian lifestyle with a promiscuous Thai teenage girl, Isaree. When Isaree quits her trivial job in Bangkok to return to her hometown, Steven, not willing to risk losing her, decides to go with her. There trouble arises when he meets, Andrew, a fellow farang who is overtly cold toward him.
Golems, Goons and Cold Stone Bitches
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,210. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Pro Se Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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One of the most original detective characters ever created returns for his second adventure! Nikki Nelson- Hicks' Jake Istenhegyi, the Accidental Detective, returns for a new adventure in the Pro Se Single Shot Signature Series- GOLEMS, GOONS, AND COLD STONE BITCHES!
Trouble is My Client
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Series: Benny Cahill, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,690. Language: American English. Published: November 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Benny Cahill is back. After getting involved in a crooked horse race in Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth, the cynical and wise-cracking private detective returns in four never before published short mysteries. These noir stories are inspired by the author's love of Old Time Radio shows. This collection includes a foreword by Theresa Linden, author of Chasing Liberty.
Detective's Shadow
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 163,090. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A troubled young woman becomes obsessed with her friend, a mysterious private investigator. But as she helps him to investigate the apparent suicide of a successful businessman, she realizes that he himself is far from normal.
Gary Phillips' Hollis P.I.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,440. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Gary Phillips’ Nate Hollis leaps from the comic page to his first complete prose collection. Authors Juliet Blackwell, Bobby Nash, Aaron Philip Clark, and Derrick Ferguson join Phillips to create six double barreled tales of mystery and action. The streets are mean, but they don’t hold a stick of dynamite to Hollis, P.I. From creator Gary Phillips and Pro Se Productions.
Mr Elbow & the Sunshine Machine
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
For Mr Elbow, his work is his play, and his play his work. Luckily—for most—play doesn’t involve cooking human beings alive. That’s what makes Mr Elbow so unique. And so deadly. A story of possession, and farce. Mr Elbow & the Sunshine Machine: A Short Story.
Humpty Dumpty: The Killer Wants Us to Put Him Back Together Again
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Price: Free! Words: 96,850. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
With a vicious serial killer on the loose, distributing body parts all around the country, the FBI must turn to a disgraced agent and an untested rookie to capture the madman before anyone else is dismembered. Full of the twists and turns you expect from McCray and Hopkin, Humpty Dumpty is a page turning thriller for mystery fans
Baxter's Blues
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Series: The Led Sinclair Series. Price: Free! Words: 99,490. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Cindy Baxter comes to Led with no money and a future clouded by a serial killer. Her father buried a fortune on his farm before he died in prison. But a serial killer came looking for the loot to bankroll his deadly lifestyle. Cindy Baxter survived her encounter with the serial killer, but needs Led to recover the fortune. Stopping the killer and recovering the fortune will take Led to the edge.
Miss Shamus
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Price: $1.97 USD. Words: 18,010. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Police Detective Jenny Shamus once again hunts the dangerous, cunning, cold heartless, fearless, murdering, escaped psychopath Billy Wordell who is dead set on revenge against all who helped capture him the first time. But Detective Shamus has plenty of tricks too and vows to get Wordell off the streets for good this time! Drama, suspense, mystery, twists, turns, murder, passion, evil, courage...
Ask Not For Whom The Panther Prowls
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You set the price! Words: 20,910. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In this short novella, Dr. Sharpe swears to “go straight” and stick to academic pursuits. He is dragged into a series of polite poisonings after a student in his 'Physics for Poets' class dies of an apparent heart attack. Someone is slowly knocking off the undergraduates and the only common feature of the victims seems to be their involvement in an on-line English course. Is it?
Of Blondes and Bullets
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 24,170. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014 by Number Thirteen Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
No good deed goes unpunished! Sometimes you don’t think, you don’t plan, you only act. When he pulled the blonde from the icy waters, Henry wasn’t thinking about what would happen next. But when she disappears again he’s going to have a hard time explaining the truth to the men who want to find her. It’s time for Henry to make some hard choices. Love, or life? Fight, or flee? Blondes, or Bullets?
Diabla Meets Big Ju Ju
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Price: Free! Words: 22,200. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Henri is an eleven year old boy trying to become a man. Ricky and Dee want to help, but Big Ju Ju, a treacherous gang leader stands in their way. While the two PI's try to sort out their love lives, danger, murder, and a hideous disease threaten to schedule a meeting at the graveyard. And attendance is mandatory.
Yakuza Territory
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,550. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A detective with no way out. A telepath with something to prove... World-weary detective Charlie Madison has seen more than his share of war. When he stops by the 37th precinct late one night to check on his old friend Sergeant Douglass, the place is as quiet as a morgue. The last thing he expects to find: half a dozen Russian gunmen with a score to settle.
Twisted Sisters 3 - Marina Mystery
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Series: Twisted Sisters, #3. You set the price! Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A dead body introduces Detective Jim Nash to Coroner Allie Sands. Despite warnings from just about every woman working in the same building with her, Allie throws caution to the winds while helping Jim solve a murder. If you have read Twisted Sisters One and Two and are wondering how Jim and Allie met, this short story explains how they became acquainted.
The Caterpillar King
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Price: Free! Words: 50,060. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The Caterpillar King blends mystery, magical realism, and science fiction to create a story unlike any other. Pearlstone’s debut novel alternates between the surreal and the mundane, weaving humor and intelligence through each of its three stories. In the end, this is a book that shows us how we are all connected across time and space…by caterpillars.
Jacks are Better
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,150. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
On a Carribean cruise things go awry when a body is discovered, and a large sum of money is missing from the treasury. Later another death occurs...and to discover what happens next...read Jacks Are Better!