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Bet Your Own Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,720. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
20 hard-hitting tales of war, lust, revenge, hate and madness -- spanning fantasy, mystery, horror and science fiction. Inside this volume, ordinary men and women in extraordinary circumstances are forced to make life's hardest choices. With appearances by private eye Jack Hagee and supernatural detective Teddy London. This anthology also includes a "Rick Rambler / Time Patrol" mystery.
Death Warmed Over
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,680. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2016 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Ever since the Big Uneasy unleashed vampires, werewolves, and other undead denizens on the world, it’s been hell being a detective—especially for zombie PI Dan Chambeaux. Taking on the creepiest of cases in the Unnatural Quarter with a human lawyer for a partner and a ghost for a girlfriend, Chambeaux redefines “dead on arrival.”
I'll Sing at Your Funeral
Series: Inspector Luke Bradley. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,560. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ex-riveter Pat Cain accepts Emily Stoddard’s offer to finance his singing career, only to discover violence and death simmering beneath the emotional outbursts of a high society crowd. When Inspector Luke Bradley investigates the apparent suicide of Emily's former protege, Cain is swept into a murder maelstrom.
Frankly Speaking - A Frank Rozzani Detective Novel (#1)
Price: Free! Words: 54,170. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A 16 year old girl has disappeared. The police believe she is a runaway. Her parents believe she has been taken and is being held against her will. When the parents enlist the services of Frank Rozzani, a former police officer turned private detective, a series of events begins to unfold that implicates a popular local pastor and the religious stronghold of the ultra-conservative community.
Death Comes Darkly
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,170. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Can dashing detective Heath Barrington solve the murder of an eccentric millionaire and find love with policeman Alan Keyes, who, despite his lust, harbors feelings of guilt and shame?
Cancelled in Red
Series: Inspector Luke Bradley. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,860. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
"I couldn’t take the idea seriously that people would kill each other over little bits of colored paper." Inspector Luke Bradley is on the case when high-end stamp collecting meets hard-boiled pulp fiction. Max Adrian was the stamp dealer everyone avoided, and he didn't care -- until someone demanded a refund at gunpoint. This is Hugh Pentecost's $10,000 prize-winning debut novel.
What the Shadow Knew: A Deacon Bishop Mystery
Series: Deacon Bishop Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,250. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Detective Deacon Bishop is back. It started as a 'simple' case of infidelity. But when a one-legged skateboarder tells Bishop he witnessed a murder, Bishop finds himself investigating what just might be a terrible crime... or something only the Shadow could know. Author Michael Paulson writes a compelling dark mystery with a nice dash of humor.
The Banshees of Basoolah
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,850. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Jaf Daskal returns, scheming and scampering with his friend Wanliet. Nemesis Basoolah is hot on their trail, so they find refuge, employed by another underworld chief -- Blues Shareed. Their job? To learn what's going on with the Shareed girls, one of whom has disappeared. The trail leads them to scenes and actions they never dreamed of, and a future even more perilous. 2nd in Jaf Daskal series.
Vegas Wash
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 106,510. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Steve Cannon, private detective, fights crime and solves dead cases in 1960's Las Vegas. Often caught between the mob and the cops, Steve must walk a thin line in the ever changing landscape of Sin City.
The Golden Dragon
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 61,140. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Opera star Largo Banzini is killed by a dart from a blowgun at the end of Act One of The Golden Dragon. It’s an impossible crime, and Inspector Gilles Maintenon, who lost his wife Ann only a short time ago, has been a bit off lately. This is the seventh volume in The Inspector Gilles Maintenon Mystery Series.
The Arcology
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,120. Language: American English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In the city of Kindred, 2052, Lance Canela tries a little too hard to fulfill the classic image of a private detective. Barely scraping by, he's happy to spend his days reliving the adventures of his hardboiled heroes from a century past. But when the femme fatale he's waited for finally knocks on his door, Lance is dragged into the world of the wealthy atop the Arcology and the poor at its base.
The Green Pearl Caper. A Damien Dickens Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,530. Language: American English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A tobacco heiress is found murdered on the Atlantic City beach, and Private Investigator Damien Dickens must find her killer and rescue her son and heir. The Green Pearl Caper, set in 1979, is the first in a series of detective mysteries featuring Damien Dickens and his side-kick, Millie.
Sunny Side Up
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,030. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Adventure » General
Returning to his home in Phoenix, Jack Earl must come to terms with the explosive man that war and violent behavior has embedded in him. While rekindling a relationship with his college girl friend, he must decide if he can ever lead a normal life. With his emotions raw after being dumped in the desert to die, Jack begins untangling a series of seemingly unrelated events.
Black To Reality
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,870. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
BLACK To Reality is the fourth in the acclaimed BLACK series of noir detective fiction featuring Artemus Black, the world's losingest Hollywood Private Investigator. In this installment he is saved from financial calamity when he takes a case that requires him to work undercover on a reality television show, posing as an over-the-hill rocker trying for one last shot at success.
Detective Agency: Jake Hancock Private Investigator series Book Three
Series: Jake Hancock Private Investigator. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,300. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Private Investigator Jake Hancock's sent on a gig that could make him expendable.
Die Gerechtigkeit Muss Warten
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,240. Language: German. Published: March 10, 2016 by Jeamel Publishing Limited. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Seit acht langen Jahren jagt Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins dem als Einhorn bekannten skrupellosen Verbrecher hinterher, doch der Killer führt den MI6 immer wieder an der Nase herum und versteht es meisterhaft zu verhindern, dass der Gerechtigkeit Genüge getan werden kann.
Deadly as Angels
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,020. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A wealthy financial tycoon want to find the murderer of his 20-year-old daughter. Jessica Horowitz, is a former cop with a strong moral compass. Matt Redman, tough, smart-mouthed African-American vet, is a computer security expert. Their repartee thinly masks the considerable sexual tension between them. Action. Suspense. Heat in the midst of a frigid New York winter. And fun; lots of fun.
Dead For Now (Gabriel's World)
Series: Gabriel's World, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 112,950. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
NYC private eye Gabriel Ross has justified paranoia--a rogue faction from the sinister Tertullian Society is stalking him. Psyops master Damon Clement has dangerous plans for Gabriel. Gabriel tries to protect his loved ones while still secretly exposing the Society's misdeeds. His actions spawn a viral protest movement even as he heads for a showdown with the Society.
The Glen Paradox
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,020. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
My name? Detective Gunther Quinn. My story? Well, until recently I survived the stress of my work, the 'real life' as I call it, because I could escape to my forest Glen. And now, a brutal murder, has ruined it somehow. The perpetrator, it turns out, has done it before; we have a serial killer lose. We've planned a trap but my Glen, it's weird I know, something there seems to want to help me.
The Wrong Side Of A Gun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,620. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Deputy U.S. Marshal Virgil Quinn always gets his man – with one exception. The one fugitive Virgil hasn’t yet been able to capture is his unstable ex-wife who’s run off with Quinn’s ten-year-old daughter. For nine long years, while Quinn is tracking down a host of criminals and fugitives he continues his relentless search for his vanished child. He won't rest until he finds her.

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