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Sweetie and the Stranger
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,200. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Jeff Fletcher retires young and seeks peace and quiet in Scottsdale, Arizona. But when he meets up with his old dream girl, he finds mayhem in a dark world of deception, corruption, blackmail, murder, and sexual exploitation. The key players in this world aren’t what they seem. Some are better, but many of them are much worse.
Trouble is My Client
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Series: Benny Cahill, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,690. Language: American English. Published: November 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Benny Cahill is back. After getting involved in a crooked horse race in Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth, the cynical and wise-cracking private detective returns in four never before published short mysteries. These noir stories are inspired by the author's love of Old Time Radio shows. This collection includes a foreword by Theresa Linden, author of Chasing Liberty.
Bajo la niebla de Londres
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,620. Language: Spanish. Published: November 28, 2014 by Editorial Amarante. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
“Bajo la niebla de Londres” tiene elementos comunes a la primera novela de Francisco R. Delgado, como algunos de los personajes principales y el que se desarrolle casi toda la acción en Londres
Detective's Shadow
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 163,090. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A troubled young woman becomes obsessed with her friend, a mysterious private investigator. But as she helps him to investigate the apparent suicide of a successful businessman, she realizes that he himself is far from normal.
Gary Phillips' Hollis P.I.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,440. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Gary Phillips’ Nate Hollis leaps from the comic page to his first complete prose collection. Authors Juliet Blackwell, Bobby Nash, Aaron Philip Clark, and Derrick Ferguson join Phillips to create six double barreled tales of mystery and action. The streets are mean, but they don’t hold a stick of dynamite to Hollis, P.I. From creator Gary Phillips and Pro Se Productions.
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.
To Probe a Beating Heart
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,950. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In the autumn of 1991, a young girl disappears from a Cleveland Heights, Ohio neighborhood. The only witness is an elderly woman whose description of the possible kidnapper could fit any number of people. As police, friends and family search the immediate area for Annette, she is taken farther away and becomes one of the predator’s early victims.
Dark Union: A Mike Angel Mystery
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Series: Mike Angel Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,370. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
After Mike witnesses a barefoot bank robber who got away in a hail of bullets, an iron-fisted longshoreman union boss hires Mike to find the killer of his granddaughter, a loose-morals woman who slept with both sides of a labor war. A second murder confuses his case. Even though directed not to pry into union affairs, lead takes Mike there and in danger.
The Last Orchard in America
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,690. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014 by Todd Dills. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
SUE LONGTREE IS TOO YOUNG TO BE A MATRIARCH, but when she moves to run down the story behind her brother's suicide, she stands looking down on a family in shambles. The suicide's hardly a whodunit, as the private dick that Longtree hires, the hero of writer Michael Peck's first novel, Harry Jome, sees it. Or is it? The answer may lie in the pages of a hardboiled noir as much as in Longtree history
Humpty Dumpty: The Killer Wants Us to Put Him Back Together Again
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Price: Free! Words: 96,850. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
With a vicious serial killer on the loose, distributing body parts all around the country, the FBI must turn to a disgraced agent and an untested rookie to capture the madman before anyone else is dismembered. Full of the twists and turns you expect from McCray and Hopkin, Humpty Dumpty is a page turning thriller for mystery fans
Baxter's Blues
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Series: The Led Sinclair Series. Price: Free! Words: 99,490. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Cindy Baxter comes to Led with no money and a future clouded by a serial killer. Her father buried a fortune on his farm before he died in prison. But a serial killer came looking for the loot to bankroll his deadly lifestyle. Cindy Baxter survived her encounter with the serial killer, but needs Led to recover the fortune. Stopping the killer and recovering the fortune will take Led to the edge.
Toxicity
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,600. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
If Tarantino and the Coen Brothers ever teamed up to make a film, Toxicity might be the end result. Imagine the surreal universes of Philip K. Dick smashing into the gritty realities of Elmore Leonard, and you might have an idea of what type of book you’re about to get yourself into. Toxicity is violent, repulsive, charming, and completely ridiculous. It’s a dark comedy for those without a soul.
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...
Ask Not For Whom The Panther Prowls
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You set the price! Words: 20,910. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In this short novella, Dr. Sharpe swears to “go straight” and stick to academic pursuits. He is dragged into a series of polite poisonings after a student in his 'Physics for Poets' class dies of an apparent heart attack. Someone is slowly knocking off the undergraduates and the only common feature of the victims seems to be their involvement in an on-line English course. Is it?
Butchered Dreams
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Series: Dreams & Reality. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,570. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The Butcher is on a rampage. He's working his way across the state of Missouri, in a reign of terror, righting the wrongs he believes have been committed against his family and himself. In his wake, he leaves a blood bath; a string of mutilated victims that seem to have no pattern. For Aislinn, it's personal. She'll have to battle her own demons to bring him in.
Of Blondes and Bullets
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 24,170. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014 by Number Thirteen Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
No good deed goes unpunished! Sometimes you don’t think, you don’t plan, you only act. When he pulled the blonde from the icy waters, Henry wasn’t thinking about what would happen next. But when she disappears again he’s going to have a hard time explaining the truth to the men who want to find her. It’s time for Henry to make some hard choices. Love, or life? Fight, or flee? Blondes, or Bullets?
Revenge is a Dish Best Served
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Series: A Matt Murphy Mystery. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,060. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Two years ago, on a dark and quiet empty New York street, two NYPD detectives approached a neighborhood bar and were gunned down by unknown assailants. The shooting was a set-up arranged by two dirty Vice cops. One officer died. The other survived. His name was Abe Goldman and that night he had two very good things in his corner: Luck, and his best friend. Matt Murphy.
Muerte en el Ministerio
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,580. Language: Spanish. Published: November 11, 2014 by Editorial Amarante. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
“Muerte en el Ministerio” se desenvuelve en torno a un caso criminal: la muerte violenta de un alto cargo en su despacho oficial.
Diabla Meets Big Ju Ju
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Price: Free! Words: 22,200. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Henri is an eleven year old boy trying to become a man. Ricky and Dee want to help, but Big Ju Ju, a treacherous gang leader stands in their way. While the two PI's try to sort out their love lives, danger, murder, and a hideous disease threaten to schedule a meeting at the graveyard. And attendance is mandatory.
Yakuza Territory
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,550. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A detective with no way out. A telepath with something to prove... World-weary detective Charlie Madison has seen more than his share of war. When he stops by the 37th precinct late one night to check on his old friend Sergeant Douglass, the place is as quiet as a morgue. The last thing he expects to find: half a dozen Russian gunmen with a score to settle.