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Une Solide Constitution
Price: Free! Words: 3,940. Language: French. Published: May 11, 2013 by Haunted Computer Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
L’amour d’un homme pour sa femme l’empêche de la quitter, même après sa mort. Comme Rendall lui manque, son esprit reste fort – jusqu’à ce qu’il réalise que l’amour éternel pourrait bien être l’amour le plus égoïste de tous. Une histoire de fantasy paranormale écrite par Scott Nicholson, l’auteur bestseller international des Amants de la Brume et d’autres livres.
Brotherly Love (An Anthony Carrick Mystery)
Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,870. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Brotherly Love is An Anthony Carrick mystery. There's a small park in the tony Holmby Hills, not far from Beverly Hills, called De Neve Square Park, where a man (Ray Hope) lies dead. Capt. John Robers of the LAPD Homicide Unit is investigating and he calls in his old friend, Anthony Carrick to help.
No Time To Die
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A murder case getting harder to solve every minute—just the way detective Ollie Reed didn't like it. Plus, he had to deal with curvy Sally Derivadose—his client—the main suspect.
By the Dawn's Early Light - A Matthew Scudder Story #3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
I had thought Matthew Scudder's career was finished with the publication of the fifth novel, Eight Million Ways to Die. But I'd promised a short story to Bob Randisi for a private eye anthology (The Eyes Have It) and By the Dawn's Early Light was it; it got Scudder back in business, and in the process won an Edgar Allan Poe award and became my first story to appear in Playboy.
Batman's Helpers - A Matthew Scudder Story #4
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Along with 17 novels, Scudder has starred in 11 short works of fiction. A friend, one Jim Thompson, had switched professions, moving from academia to private investigation. His experiences with street-level level trademark enforcement gave rise to this story. Batman's Helpers is included in The Night and the Music, my collection of all 11 Matthew Scudder short stories.
Let's Get Lost
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Let's Get Lost is set at a time when Matthew Scudder had his detective's gold shield, and after he'd begun keeping company with Elaine Mardell, while still living in Syosset with his wife, Anita. It concerns a friendly poker game that doesn't stay friendly, and the artful cover-up of a cover-up. And Chet Baker's music, referenced in the title, sets the story's tone.
Such A Good Baby
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Cheri arrived in New York City with nothing but suitcase and dreams. Then she met Ramon. Within weeks of arriving in the Big Apple he had her turning tricks. Then she got pregnant--so she ran away again, this time to the depths of Alphabet City. But when she takes the wrong trick back to her room, Cheri suddenly finds herself doing what any mother would to save her child.
Wild Retribution
Price: Free! Words: 5,620. Language: British English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A harrowing short story of child abduction and violent rough justice in the United Kingdom County of Essex.
Shooters Unidentified
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,940. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Shooters Unidentified is a collection of short stories, poetry and photographs about the darker side of life in the metropolitan Chicago area. Featuring the exploits of Len Staywicki, Rocco Dannon and Wladyslaw "Woody" Brouszko, the stories exhibit a free-wheeling approach to life, the law and the shady characters our heroes seem to meet at every turn in the Windy City.
Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye...The Case of the Missing Stamp and Coin Collections
Series: Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,320. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Max is set the task of solving the puzzle of a missing stamp album and a tin of valuable coins, a portion of a deceased estate. He has no clues, and no-one has actually seen the contents of the missing items. He also has some decisions to make regarding his love life. Read how the problems are resolved.
Seller's Market: A Crime Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Sometimes, crime and damnation walk hand in hand . . . When a father discovers his infant daughter has been sold to a drug dealer, he hacks a way through the Detroit underworld to find her. Suspense master C. C. Blake explores every parent's worst nightmare in this thrilling crime story.
Dirty: A Hardboiled Nightmare
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Sy Mooney is not a cop, anymore. He does dirty work for cash. His latest job: find the hooker blackmailing a rich maniac. With the odds stacked against him, Sy will need every weapon in his arsenal to get out of this with his carcass intact. Thrill master C. C. Blake spins a brutal yarn about bad guys and badder ones. Echoing Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy, "Dirty" is a hardboiled nightmare.
Wayne and Bean
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Violation. Assault. Murder. The men and women who take up the badge are supposed to protect society from these terrible crimes. However, police officers are as human and fallible as anyone . . . C. C. Blake explores an unspeakable crime that pits two cops against one another in this explosive story.
Death Fits Like A Glove
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,840. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Someone is stealing pets in P.I. Billie Bly's Northwest Portland neighborhood and one of her critical neighbors begs her to find her lost dog. A young boy with unruly red hair adopts her and asks to help solve her case. But he displays some disturbing behaviors and may be more hindrance than help. And when she gets wind of something bigger, a sinister figure plans to put an end to Billie Bly.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld Volume 1
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Special 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: British English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Nicolette Mace is a private investigator out of necessity, not choice. With her family dead & nowhere else to turn she had to learn to stand on her own two feet & live the only way her father ever taught her to. Life is fast paced, dangerous & filled with more gunfire than a gangster film, but isn't all big cases, excitement & arch enemies. Follow her day to day musings taken from her online blog
The Painted Killer
Price: Free! Words: 17,720. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A sex-crazed psychedelic slasher targets women and girls. He's got a knife. It's 1969 in middle America and nothing is the same anymore. Detective Al Gaetano and his team must find the killer before he strikes again. Their only clues are a few flakes of paint from his body and a modus operandi. A dark and funny novella.
Rum and Roses
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The police don't like 'Skinny' McAfree, but they do like him for the disappearance and possible murder of his next door neighbour.
Pummerin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: German. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Pummerin ist eine kurze Vorgeschichte zu Der gläserne Diamant. Steiners Bruder hat sich beim fetten Kurti hoch verschuldet. Dieser taucht plötzlich bei Steiner auf und fordert sein Geld ein. Er zwingt ihn dazu, bei einem Pokerturnier teilzunehmen. Der Einsatz: sein gesamtes Erspartes. Steiner gewinnt, geht aber leer aus, da nicht nur einer in der Runde nicht verlieren kann.
No Hero (Myles Morgan Undercover)
Price: Free! Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
NO HERO is a short story about the crime that led to an underachieving actor becoming an undercover cop. A struggling actor, Myles Morgan, gets a part in a small production of The Hound of the Baskerville. But the production isn't what it seems. And nobody is who they appear to be. NO HERO is a free introduction to the Myles Morgan Undercover mysteries.
Ybor Noir - A Frank Geddy Short
Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(3.00 from 1 review)
Finalist for the 2012 “Creative Loafing” Short Fiction Contest (3000 words or less), "Editor's Choice" and "Reader's Choice" awards.~~"As I read this story the voices in my head were interchanging between Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca), Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry), Elliot Ness (The Untouchables) & Dick Tracy (As Himself). This is a great little read, PI Frank Geddy has a new fan."