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Beat Down
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,410. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Psychic Investigator AJ Rakowski recently helped Chicago Homicide Lt. Jack Daniels solve two cases, a murder and an abduction. But now both perps are walking free, and someone wants AJ out of the picture... permanently. As the bodies pile up, and the mystery unfolds, both women realize these cases are far from closed. In fact, they've only just begun. BEAT DOWN Revenge can be murder...
Scattergun—A Reckoning in Two Acts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,460. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Scattergun is the first short work in a series examining the dark side of the human condition, set in the aberrant world of a synaesthetic Texas ranger, Lamar McNelly. Book One: Riding shotgun in the mind of a wandering killer, stalking the plains of the rural west, until a violent confrontation in a Colorado rail yard pits the cerebral McNelly against the mammalian brain of an outlaw.
Lost Paradise
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Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #4. You set the price! Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Jim and Allie end up investigating a double homicide while vacationing on an island resort paradise owned by a venture capitalist Jim once cleared of a murder charge. Fourth in the Jim Nash adventure series.
Crashing Through Mirrors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,190. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Bass guitarist Bern Aldershot would rather forget the night he was brutally attacked in a dark Los Angeles parking lot and his treasured '65 Rickenbacker stolen. Figuring he'll forget the trauma with time, Bern avoids the papparazzi by not reporting the crime or saying anything to anyone. But that backfires when three months later depression has him looking down the barrel of his own rifle.
The Sweatergeist
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Meet Archie Bleecker, the fingerless detective. He earns his keep by solving New York’s most irrelevant cases. When a rich man hires him to investigate the case of a sweater that won’t stay put, Bleecker’s got more than mystery on his hands. Part ghost story, part private eye yarn, this short story first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.
Original Parts
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Price: Free! Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Homicide detectives Nate Leeman and Penny Segel investigate the murders of several people who were killed for their artificial body parts. They suspect the killer is selling the stolen body parts on the black market. Det. Leeman objects to the use of artificial body parts in humans, and his beliefs jeopardize his job and his safety during the investigation.
Greetings from Key West
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Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #3. You set the price! Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Allie manages to talk Jim into a vacation in the Keys, where trouble finds them once again when they cross paths with a woman and her little girl being harassed by the locals. It’s not long before Zelda’s tracking abilities are called upon to restore things as they should be. Third in the Jim Nash adventure series.
The Disintegration of Dragons, Part 1: A Death in Vastervik
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,470. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Pro Se Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Golem War is over. One year to the date of final victory over the automaton armies of an evil wizard sect, the kingdom states of the Third Continent gather in the human kingdom of Vastervik to party. The guests of honor are all of the known surviving members of the 19th Legion (popularly known as the Dragon Legion), the military unit that ended the Golem War.
Thrill Kill Jill
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Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #2. You set the price! Words: 8,490. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Retired detective Jim Nash is headed for a much-needed vacation with the two favorite women in his life. When he pulls off the highway into a rest stop, his girlfriend disappears without leaving a trace. Left to his own devices when the local PD refuses to let him file a missing persons report, Nash pulls out all the stops in his attempt to find the missing woman all by himself. Jim Nash #2.
Geaux Tiger
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Laissez les bons temps rouler - until somebody gets killed of course. Murder along the bayous of south Louisiana's Cajun Country doesn't always add up. Grab a gator by the tail and follow this fast-paced mystery set in a casual Creole parish. Catch each monthly episode of A Cajun Murder Mystery Series.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: The Case of Mrs. Weldon
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Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case Files 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Follow Siren through a case she thought would be straight forward - follow a man’s wife and prove she is cheating on him. But Siren soon finds out that all is far from simple and straightforward. There is more than meets the eye to the adulterous Mrs. Weldon & Siren soon finds herself struggling to know which side she is on &, more importantly, how on earth she is going to get paid.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Hunting the Priest Killer
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Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Case Files 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When the priest known as Patrick was found murdered so close to Easter Sunday, Siren swore she would avenge his death and find his killer. Whoever was stupid enough to kill a priest, clearly didn’t know he was Siren’s priest too. Taking on the gangs on the underworld, she won't stop until she has found who was responsible for murdering the only person that never wanted anything from her.
The Shepherd
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Laissez les bons temps rouler - Until somebody gets killed of course. Catch each monthly episode of A Cajun Murder Mystery Series. Real-life Police Chief writing raw mystery and thriller crime fiction short stories.
Student Body: A Hope Sze Novella, with Bonus Radio Drama: No Air
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,350. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014 by Olo Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Student Body After facing down three murderers, Dr. Hope Sze comes face-to-face with a sociopath who escapes the criminal justice system. For the first time, in this 10,000-word novella, that sociopath gets to speak. Read Student Body after the novel Terminally Ill, or face the consequences. Bonus radio drama: No Air "Hope Sze is an utterly likeable character." --Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
Huntig.u
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,180. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A discovery of a weird web-site and efforts to figure out who and why created it put a halt to the life of an entire country. Determination to get down to the bottom of this secret brings one of the characters to a remote African country. Lives of many people are at stake; who is going to cast light on the mysterious web-site: a congressman, a police officer, or a little boy?
Murder at the Rendezvous
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,590. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Los Angeles, 1934. The LA Angels had a great pennant winning season last year, and this one's shaping up to be an even better one. Hank Miller, P.I. had a bad season, and this one's shaping up to be even worse. One sunny spring morning however Hank gets a letter that leads to a case that leads to a murder and a rendezvous with a dame holding a smoking gun...
Joe Ganzer Adventures
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Price: Free! Words: 11,740. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A fortune in Nazi stolen art leaves a London port. Among the treasures, the infamous Maltese Falcon… 
The Celestial Op
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Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A nod -- and a wink -- to Dashiell Hammett. A nameless operative for the Celestial Detective agency investigates a crime scene.
Cry Quietly
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Price: Free! Words: 19,500. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A desperate man seeking his own destruction meets a woman whose inner darkness dwarfs his own and falls instantly, fatally in love. A short crime story in the classic noir style set in the mysterious city of Nottamun. For those who like their crime fiction hardboiled, violent and bleak.
Корпоративные тайны
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 11,730. Language: Russian. Published: April 19, 2014 by T/O "Neformat". Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Основано на реальных событиях. Текст составлен по записям дневников автора. Подвергнут сюжетной корректировке. Фамилии, имена, названия изменены. В «Корпоративных тайнах» читатель приоткрывает для себя реальные механизмы решения крупным региональным холдингом своих повседневных проблем через субъективное восприятие ситуации главным героем. Руководство ошибочно обвиняет главного героя в неблаг