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Blood Runs Deep in the Gutter
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Series: Chambers-Riggs Detective Stories, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,040. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
1938. New York City. A woman hires The Chambers-Riggs Detective Agency to tail her husband, Simon Weiss, a comic strip artist and creator of The Adventures of Bucky Mars. They accept the job but soon realize that there's a lot more to Simon Weiss than what they see in the funny pages. A simple tail job pins Jack Chambers and Madison Riggs as pawns in a sinister game of deception and violence.
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.
Diabla meets Abaddon
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Price: Free! Words: 20,510. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Diabla is tough. She thinks she's seen everything, but that doesn't include Abaddon. He's on a mission from God, and that mission includes murder. Two women are dead, defiled beyong imagination. If she's not careful, she'll be the third. She Ricky set out on an investigation that disgusts them as it unfolds. Unfortunately, they're the only ones who have a clear shot at bringing a psycho to justic
The Torch Singer, Book Two: An Almost Perfect Ending
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,900. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014 by Swan's Nest Canada. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
B-Singer Sonya Saint-Amant is at the height of her career after a glittering, triumphant appearance at Ciro’s, the clubhouse for the stars in 1950s Hollywood. But in 1954 music is undergoing a revolution. With her looks and popularity fading, Sonya believes she has come up with the perfect plan to save her career . . . if only she can deal with the vortex of politics, sex, blackmail, and murder...
El fantasma de las Torres
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,460. Language: Spanish. Published: September 7, 2014 by Editorial Amarante. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Extraños hechos vienen ocurriendo en el Palacio, hasta el punto que algunos de los que trabajan allí han empezado a hablar humorísticamente del fantasma de las Torres.
Greetings from Key West
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Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #3. Price: Free! 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.
Past Pretense
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Series: Patricia Delaney "eGumshoe" Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,150. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
P.I. Patricia Delaney is tempted to turn down Gigi Lafferty's odd request to investigate her own past. And by the time she recognizes her old pal, Gigi has vanished, a body has turned up, and an amoral killer and her own painful past stand in the way of her solving the troubling case.
Hunting Night
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,190. Language: American English. Published: August 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A young woman is dead. An innocent man is going to pay. Mike Jaeger is a Vancouver P.I., from a family of hunters. But this hunt will lead Mike down a twisted trail that brings him face-to-face with someone who could crack open all his family’s secrets. And along the way he is confronted again and again with the urgent temptations of lust and violence. For Mike Jaeger is drowning.
Murder Takes Patience
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Series: Friendship & Honor, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,410. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Nikki Fusco finally has the life he wants. He's through with his past and has settled down with his wife and children. But when a case that Frankie’s working in New York goes terribly wrong, Nikki gets a call—the kind of call he never wanted to get.
Nasty
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,910. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Courtney Literary. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Adultery pays. Murder doesn't. That is P.I. Nate 'Nasty' Jepson's motto, and he normally makes his living snapping pictures of cheating spouses. When a stranger is brutally shot in the passenger seat of his car, he finds himself in the middle of a gang war between battling triads, as well as a suspect in the murder. Nate must step far outside his comfort zone to clear himself and live to catch ano
Our First Murder Together (A Nichols & Nichols Mystery)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,720. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
An upscale, 30-something couple in suburban Atlanta acts as a private-eye team to solve mysteries together.
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.
Die Now, Live Later
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Series: Mike Faraday P.I., Book 5. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 52,810. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Tough private investigator Mike Faraday is about to expose a racket in the macabre setting of the freezer cemeteries of California, whose motto is Die Now, Live Later. Mike couldn’t resist Merna Freeman’s appeal for help — but the sardonic ex-Nazi concentration camp criminal Dr Krug has other plans for him . . .
The Big Bend
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Series: Terry Rankin, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 105,870. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Terry Rankin, sole proprietor of Rankin Personal Security Services in Orlando, Florida, accepts a private meeting with a potential client. Sheila Adamson is looking for a bodyguard to protect her from her abusive husband, but Rankin refuses to take the job until she begins divorce proceedings. Moments later, Mrs. Adamson is dead and Rankin is buried beneath the rubble of his house.
Crystal World
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Series: Interworld, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,310. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 by Grimoire Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Magalone can’t be found on any star chart. Even those who have heard of it don’t believe in it. Tom Dunjer, Chief of Security Plus, is a believer – enlisted by the insane Dr. Sass in the fight to save Magalone. Getting there won’t be easy. Getting back might be near impossible – especially once Dunjer learns what their Destabilizer is capable of… first hand.
Specterworld
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Series: Interworld, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,550. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 by Grimoire Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
First there was a break-in at the Tool Works Plant, followed by a breakdown of security mechs and a general break-up of the beleaguered burg’s complacent conformity. And now the Mayor is gone – dissolved along with the top two levels of City Hall. For Chief of Security Plus, Tom Dunjer, the key to Happy City’s unhappiness can be found in the Specterworld – a phantom stratum from a bygone time.
Outerworld
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Series: Interworld, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,970. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 by Grimoire Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
They framed Dunjer as professionally as if he’d been a Picasso original – the dead gang boss, the looted safe – and the evidence that could clear him was long gone, into the enemy states of the Outerworld.
Interworld
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Series: Interworld, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,170. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 by Grimoire Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Tom Dunjer, Chief of Security Plus, didn't even know what Linzeteum was. But someone had broken into his vaults, floored his robots and disappeared the stuff. Dunjer's only chance was to find the Linzeteum before word got out that he'd lost it. But this meant venturing into Interworld, a journey that turned into a nightmare odyssey and sent him ripping through very the fabric of the universe.
Quinn & The Dead Man's Daughter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,530. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The family has sent Liam and Nora off to scorching hot Palm Springs until cooler heads in Philadelphia prevail. And Nora's not happy when everyone's favorite insurance investigator agrees to help find a missing heiress. But things are just heating up in the California desert; a dead Russian mobster held secrets and his wretched celebrity kids want at them -- and they want his millions, too.