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Hunger in Blue
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Matthew Reynolds worked for years to become the perfect cop, and he's finally ready for his first night on the streets. He never went to the police academy. He knew he wouldn't qualify. He's not about to let a little thing like that stop him. He'll do anything to protect and serve. Anything at all. He has no other choice.
Washed Up
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Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,580. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A leisurely morning at the Santa Monica Pier turns out to be not all Anthony Carrick had hoped for. Police arrive and start putting up tape and crowds gather like vultures. A young man has been murdered, washed up under the pier like a beached whale. What seems like a second chance has ended as a dead end for Gregg Gelvan, a kid from the wrong side of the tracks.
All In
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Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,010. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Anthony Carrick is asked to help his friend, John Roberts, Captain of LAPD's Homicide Unit in solving a mysterious murder. A well dressed middle aged man is found with a gunshot in the middle of his forehead in a less than classy hotel. On the victim is one thousand dollars, a casino chip and a New York Giants' Super Bowl ring that obviously doesn't belong to him.
Pickup at St. Gabriel's
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Hendrix: the man entrusted with Louis Connelly's soul. His job: to find a priest and bring him to Connelly's deathbed--by any means necessary. But a thug from a rival crime lord stands in his way ... as do memories of a faith he once held dear.
Angels Flight - A Noir Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Tom Holland, dinosaur LAPD cop, is saddled with Lucy Railsback, a representative from the mayor's Community Police Action Committee. Lucy never expected to meet a dead body her first day out. And when an unidentified body is found in Echo Park Lake, Holland and Lucy have very different ideas about how to solve the case...
Revenge
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
He pushed her to the edge ... then she went over. Abused, blackmailed, humiliated -- Kate Post’s life in a nutshell. Desperate, she hatches a plan. She’ll make this man pay ... but will she find the freedom for which she longs? A story of revenge ... and death.
The Last Laugh (A Crime Thriller Short)
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Price: Free! Words: 990. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013 by Plasma Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This thriller puts you in the mind of a detective whose wife has committed the ultimate betrayal.
The Betrayal
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Central Texas. Peter Stone finds himself on the run. He conned two conmen, now gunning for him. Or so he thinks. But the web of deception is tangled indeed! A story of betrayal ... and betrayal ... and even more betrayal ...
The Right-Hand Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A powerful gangster’s right-hand man, Marcus does it all. Personal secretary. Business confidant. The man who cleans up the messes. And even those who make them. But when he makes the mistake, how will he clean up his own mess--one that threatens his bosses well-secured existence?
Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction By: D.e.e.L
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Series: Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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Another timid schmuck walks in with a problem. Usually these situations get ignored, "Get lost" I would tell them. But this guy has a wad of cash and rent needs to be paid...
The Holdup
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Driving home from a job with five thousand dollars cash, hit woman Ginger Greene stops at a roadside diner for a quick bite. When two armed men show up, Ginger knows she must play it cool if she wants to get our alive. And with all her cash. But when one customer plays the hero, all hell breaks loose!
The Ghost and Mr. Londergan
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Series: The Dick Londergan Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,670. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When word hits the streets hardnosed P.I. Dick Londergan is spending the night in a haunted house, he finds out the hard way lots of folks in town want that house’s secrets to stay buried forever. He finds out too that uncovering those secrets may come at the cost of his own life.
Not Forgiven, Not Forgotten
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Price: Free! Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Ozark private eye Walt Records returns a client's retainer since her husband is not cheating on her. Walt Records is a nice guy like that. Or so he says. Local merchants, drug dealers, a preacher, and an insurance scam threaten the wellbeing of the small Ozark town Records tries to protect. Through the unexpected help from his lover, Records faces off against crook and crime in this novelet.
Road Kill: Dan Shamble Zombie PI Mini 2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,400. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Road Kill Dan Shamble Zombie PI Mini 2 A Mini-Adventure Starring Dan Samble, Zombie PI When Dan Shamble, Zombie PI wakes up in a coffin in the back of a semi truck, he knows it's not going to be a good day. He has to escape, figure out what's going on, foil a black-market blood-smuggling ring—and make sure he's not dead on arrival!
Hard Times: A Gabriel Carter Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,330. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In the course of an interrogation, Gabriel Carter, a homicide detective, whose life has been spiraling out of control, and a fourteen year-old junkie named Dylan, whose life has finally hit bottom, discover they have more in common than either of them could imagine. For two people that have seen more than their fair share of Hard Times, this night isn't what they want, but maybe what they need.
War Games
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,600. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The owner of Rutledge Military Academy, Colonel Anthony Rutledge (Ret.), hires private eye Markham at his L.A. office and asks him to drive up to the school. Markham wants to know why the head of a military school needs a private detective, and Rutledge says that somebody is threatening to kill him. Markham finds plenty of suspects who want Rutledge dead, but will he be able to find the perp?
Nevermore
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,300. Language: Spanish. Published: July 8, 2013 by Editorial Amarante. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Un taxista de Buenos Aires. Un pasajero judío ultra-ortodoxo. Lugar: barrio suburbano de Mataderos, donde a diario se sacrifican miles de cabezas de ganado vacuno. Por un error de homonimia, deja a su pasajero en el lugar equivocado.
Cole Club, P.I.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,060. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013 by Mesolithic Studios. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Every kid in Craterville knows the only gumshoe worth talking to works out of a treehouse off Walnut Avenue. Missing pet, straying sweetheart, tenacious bully, this private eye has seen it all. If you've got four quarters and a problem, his office is always open. Summer is heating up for: Cole Club, P.I. No case too big No pet too small
The Wrong End Of A Gun (A Noir Mystery Short)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,240. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
The Wrong End Of A Gun is a modern day noir mystery short by bestselling novelist R. Barri Flowers. A man meets a beautiful blonde woman and gets more than he bargained for.
Death and the Dancing Shadows
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,310. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Retired cowboy movie star Eliot "Lucky" Tremaine has a problem: he's being blackmailed. Markham seems to be the only one who can help him, but when blackmail explodes into murder, it's Markham's life on the line! "Death and the Dancing Shadows" is another classic tale of California PI Markham from the pages of MIKE SHAYNE MYSTERY MAGAZINE and the imagination of bestselling author James Reasoner.