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Blood Magic
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Price: Free! Words: 6,710. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2015. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
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.
My Blood Runs Cold - Part One: Lost Souls
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,760. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Former lawman turned gun-for-hire Rock Dylan is a man haunted by a terrible past and troubled by a bleak future. But when the most unusual customer he's encountered yet gives him her business, the investigation of one man's murder may lead to all out war -- and the loss of everyone Rock has ever cared about.
Missouri Loves Company - Free Preview: First 23 Chapters (A Rip Lane Novel)
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Price: Free! Words: 14,280. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Former U.S. marshal Rip Lane is traveling through Missouri when he picks up a female hitchhiker in his motor home. The woman is being pursued by the Mob. When the criminals come after Rip he seeks his revenge.
From the Pen of J. Walt Layne: Hard Up!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015 by Pro Se Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
In Hard Up! A Tale of Champion City, the first story in J. Walt Layne’s From the Pen of…, a man with no name and a monkey on his back roll into Champion City in the wee hours. There's no rest for a man in trouble with the mob. Personal demons and dead bodies revisit a man hard up and down on his luck.
Charles Boeckman Presents: The Coldest Case
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,130. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015 by Pro Se Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Pulp Author Charles Boeckman gifted the Pulp world with many characters of all types that deserved to live beyond the stories that birthed them. And Author R. P. Steeves has written a tale based on Mr. Boeckman’s work that is the first Pro Se Single Shot in the Boeckman imprint- The Coldest Case!
Gomes & A Murder of Confessions
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,530. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A dying detective takes what might be his last case… A man surrounded in mystery investigates the murder of a prominent doctor's wife... Two hardboiled short mysteries from the author of Herbie's Diner!
Heads Up
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Price: Free! Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Five years ago, the police department was shattered when a psychotic hit man turned his rage against homicide detectives and their families. Now, the evidence suggests that the same killer has returned.
The Collector
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Price: Free! Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
"Urban Fantasy Done Right!" "Like a gritty Sam Spade dropped into a really good X-Files episode" In Badhorn, weird is normal. So when Detective Raymond Montgomery and his partner, Wally, find a grisly murder victim with a monster movie fetish, it's just another day at the office, until they notice a few things are missing from the victim's collection...namely the monsters.
Dead Rednecks #3: Dead Rednecks on a Friday Night
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Hoss Qualls doesn't take it kindly when a couple of thugs lean on his little brother Howard – it seems Howard's investigations are hitting too close to home for someone. Can Hoss solve the case despite the interference of his old enemies in the sheriff's department... and the help of his bumbling brother?
Dead Rednecks #2: Dead Rednecks in the Holler
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Hoss Qualls returns to his hometown after learning that his cousin Bucky has been shot dead in the woods, along with an old enemy from Hoss's criminal past. He's determined to get to the bottom of it – if his family doesn't drive him crazy first.
All Great Neptune's Ocean
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When Charles Weaver's investigative reporting got too close to mobster Albert Rossi, the gang leader ordered him killed. Weaver survived, but lost everything -including the love of his life. Now he plans to repay Rossi in kind -by destroying the one good, decent thing in the mobster's life, his daughter. But he may destroy his own soul in the process...
No Picnic
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Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Jim is back in Mexico to come to the aid of a former flame that just happens to be handy with a knife. This time, he’s starting out with a boatload of trouble already on board. Two women who won’t allow him to say no to their demands insist on coming along for the ride. It’s a foregone conclusion that this trip will definitely not be going well for Jim. Jim Nash Adventure #7.
Girl of Great Price
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,960. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In a city run by a powerful mobster, nobody wants to play the hero. Private investigator Charlie Madison just wants to pay the rent. When a little girl goes missing and no ransom demand is made, Madison takes the case. Time isn't on his side. After 48 hours, it's unlikely an abducted child will be found in one piece. But Madison's a champion of lost causes, and he'll be damned before he gives up.
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.
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!
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.
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...
Twisted Sisters 3 - Marina Mystery
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Series: Twisted Sisters, #3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,240. 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.