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Step on A Crack
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Price: Free! Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
It’s said things come in threes, a run of good luck at cards, a run of bad luck in love. But the penny doesn’t always drop until the third time around. Come the third time, you snap your mental fingers, and tell yourself, I knew that.
End of Amnesia: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(2.00 from 1 review)
A young man thinks he’s met the perfect one-night stand in Lacey, but she has a plan of her own, one that will last far longer than one night ... and make him wish he never met her. End of Amnesia is a short story of approximately 2,500 words. Includes a sample of the novel A Song After Dark.
Three Blind Eyes
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Series: All Mixed Up, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Another all meat and no potato adventure for Detective Senior Sergeant Stanley Morris and his team. The Ferret returns from honeymoon to find a case is already well underway. A mechanic, a popular family man, meets a horrible death. The deeper the team dig, more questions are revealed than answers.
All That Green
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
when a shady friend asks you to hold $60,000 for him, you do it. that's what friends are for. but what if the temptation becomes too much and you help yourself to the green? as long as you've got a good story ready, no problem. right? wrong. especially when the danger comes from an unexpected direction.
The Retirement Fund
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Lenny Quarters is looking forward to leaving his rackets behind and retiring to a nice warm climate. He's stashing his money in a safe-deposit box. He's sure it will be secure there. He's in for the surprise of his life.
The Paper Saint
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,540. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Max Rust: Fifth Grade baseball star. Boy Scout. Altar boy. Private Eye. It's that last part Melanie Olive is interested in when she hires Max to track down her missing report on Saint Jude the Apostle. Max finds himself up against the Catholic parochial education system. It's certainly not the first time.
Killer Reels
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,670. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Jimmy Kiley is a keen amateur movie maker. He’s also the ruthless criminal boss of the north side of the city. When enforcing his own brand of law, he sees no reason why he shouldn’t mix business with pleasure. His kick is to provide a private viewing of his last venture to the star of the next. And his reluctant stars are only ever one hit wonders.
Outside The Box
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Series: All Mixed Up, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Senior Sergeant Stanley Morris and the team are in the thick of it again. A terrorist organisation has targeted some of the country's top people. To try to save the hostages the team need to think out of the box.
En for meget
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,150. Language: Danish. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
En regnfuld fredag aften på en bar. En aften hvor jeg befandt mig i uventet behageligt selskab, selvom jeg prøvede at undgå det. En aften hvor der ikke var plads til en for meget.
Bag Man
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,740. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by SSN Storytelling. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A mysterious bag that everyone wants. An employer who is as dangerous as she is beautiful. A man on the run. It was supposed to be a routine pickup, just another day on the job. If only it had been that easy. Bag Man is a 5,600 word short story. Included is a bonus story from Alex Mariner: The Billionaire's Daughter (5,900 words).
The Billionaire's Daughter (A Davidson & Harper Mystery)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by SSN Storytelling. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The strong-willed daughter of a rich man. The son of a notorious mob boss. His grandmother's engagement ring. When the unlikely couple spit up, she kept the ring. It is Ronald Harper's and Kathleen Davidson's job to retrieve the ring before the mob boss learns it is missing, and takes action himself. 5,900 word short story. Includes a bonus story: Bag Man (5,600 words).
Nick Gamble y el caso del barco ataud
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Price: Free! Words: 15,630. Language: Spanish. Published: May 6, 2012 by PÚLPito. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Nick Gamble es duro (a veces), alcoholico (siempre) e investigador privado (excepto domingos y festivos). NICK GAMBLE es el sabueso mas perro de la ciudad.
Chuck Cave and the Vanishing Vixen
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
After running into an old war buddy, Korean War veteran Chuck Cave gets caught up in a shocking adventure in 1970s San Francisco. Counter culture terror, a beautiful girl in peril and non-stop action await!
Murder on a Fishing Trip
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A small town reporter with aspirations of being an investigative journalist has been killed. The Sheriff is a good fisherman, and an elected official. There are few suspects, not much in the way of substantial motives, and hungry trout calling to him. This is a short murder mystery in the style of the old pulp magazines, with tough guy heroes, rude and crude police work and plenty of blind alleys.
Nuclear Spring
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The last day of spring. The fireball of the apocalypse. Ballard Grimshaw, emancipated from his prison of taut flesh. A new world of burn wounds and dark prophets, of the subterrane and horrifically shattered beauty. For it is there that Ballard beholds Anouck-- at first repulsed, and then smitten by the otherworldly topology of her scars-- and must make the most terrible choice of all.
Confessions of a Good Mother
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
"He said, 'Baby, take off those pretty shoes. I want to see the mud squish between your toes.' That’s when I shot him." Lyla, working mom and assassin, believes that most problems can be solved with a bullet. That is until she has a parenting problem that can't be solved with a Smith & Wesson Ladysmith.
Twisting Dagger
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012 by Astraea Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
P.I., Philip Chandler takes a temporary position as bodyguard for a movie company filming in Baytown, Washington, and soon finds he has more than he’s bargained. When unexplained accidents and attempts on the life of the star begin plaguing the set, he not only has to find out why, but who wants to keep the movie from being made and wants international action superstar, Eddie Tseung dead.
Confessions of a Sex Maniac
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
He’s a sex maniac, on the tale of the ravenous and deadly Snow Leopard, deep into the seedy groin of San Francisco's Tenderloin, where he has to choose. Sex or death? Confessions of a Sex Maniac, Henry Miller Award Finalist, is old-school, hard-boiled, new millennium noir. If Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James Ellroy had a three-way, this would be their bastard love child.
Hurricane: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
From R. Narvaez, a board member of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, and exciting new voice in noir . . . “If there is any justice in the world, [R. Narvaez] should become a giant on the literary noir scene within the next couple of years.” —Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine, on the story “Roachkiller”
Skullduggery
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Series: Jazz Stiletto, Private Eye, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
PI Jazz Stiletto returns after the events of A Day Without Sunshine. He travels under the nom de plume, Allan Harper, a wandering man for hire. A friend asks to help the owner of the Skull Inn on the coast of Massachusetts. Jazz accepts. A guy's gotta eat. He soon discovers dark secrets, and bloody murder. Skullduggery abounds in this new mystery by the author of the Razor and Edge mysteries.