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Phnom Penh Noir
By Christopher G. Moore
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 100,550. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Many noir anthologies have inspired writers and publishers around the world to gather novelists to set noir stories in a city. When it comes to noir, not all cities are equal. The history of genocide and dislocation sets Phnom Penh apart from other places. What other city in modern times was emptied of all of his people at gun point, a city abandoned and left as a ghost town?...
Deadly Trade: A Deacon Bishop Mystery
By Michael Paulson
Series: Deacon Bishop Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 144,080. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
PI Deacon Bishop is suspicious when a man hires him to look for his son-in-law--clearly there was no love lost between these two. He didn't think, though, that he'd find himself the leading suspect in a serial killing--or that he'd finally find the evidence he needs to put local Mafia boss Frank Portello on death row. First, though, he needs to stay alive.
The Chessman Enigma
By MS Koll
Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 195,800. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Somebody is killing innocent people all over Wales leaving headless chess pieces as a calling card. The four Welsh Police Forces are at their wits’end because they have no clues.
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
By Bob Hutchinson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,770. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Hired muscle, bent cops, and gun molls were all in a day's work for wolf-like extra-terrestrial private eye Sam Spade Vorlag in San Francisco in 1940. But then she walked in to his office. She had great gams and a huge problem. Her hubby had disappeared searching for a legendary bejeweled golden bird. Sam would soon find himself up to his furry neck in danger.
Deadly Age: A Deacon Bishop Mystery
By Michael Paulson
Series: Deacon Bishop Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,170. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Private Detective Deacon Bishop will do anything to take down the Portello crime family. So, rescuing Rita Portello is low on his priority list--until he learns of a DVD incriminating her brothers, a DVD that Rita can give him. He doesn't count on wading through devil-worshipers, druggies, or Sicilian assassins to get to her. Then again Bishop doesn't have much luck. Hardboiled adventure.
The Bill Travis Omnibus 2
By George Wier
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 180,630. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
This 2nd Omnibus contains the celebrated second four Bill Travis Mysteries, including Death On The Pedernales, Slow Falling, Caddo Cold, and Arrowmoon. Five Stars: A "page-turner!", Five Stars: A Hard-Boiled Mystery Series You Don't Want to Miss! Five Stars: JACK REACHER LOOK OUT! Five Stars: Love it! Five Stars: Perfect Diversion
The Bill Travis Omnibus
By George Wier
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 180,970. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.00 from 1 review)
This Omnibus contains the celebrated first four Bill Travis Mysteries, including The Last Call, Capitol Offense, Longnecks & Twisted Hearts and The Devil To Pay. Five Stars: A "page-turner!", Five Stars: A Hard-Boiled Mystery Series You Don't Want to Miss! Five Stars: JACK REACHER LOOK OUT! Five Stars: Love it! Five Stars: Perfect Diversion
The Bill Travis Mysteries Sampler
By George Wier
Price: Free! Words: 124,290. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Includes the complete text of The Last Call and excerpts from Capitol Offense, Longnecks & Twisted Hearts, The Devil To Pay, Death On The Pedernales, Slow Falling, Caddo Cold, and Arrowmoon, along with Author's Notes, short stories, and an essay.
Cult of the Comet
By Gary Morton
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 122,380. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Cult of the Comet is a full-length novel (122,000 words). It takes place in a dark future and features a fallen astronaut turned gritty private eye, and a cult leader on a mission to grab interstellar travel. A police state and evil elders rule most of the world. Mutants control the rest. The race is on as a comet, which is the final visitation of an alien race, heads for perihelion at earth.
The Resurgence: Chronicles of the Shadow Chaser
By Randy Belaire
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 104,350. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012 by Adam Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
For a decade, Dr. Arthur Brown had been protecting the city of Toronto as the Shadow Chaser. But, a series of events on one unfortunate night changed his life forever. He was able to heal and move on, but the Shadow Chaser was no more. Now 20 years later, that same evil has returned to prey on the innocent. Brown, with the help of his friend, Alexander Taylor, prepares for war. Brown chooses Kevin
Vengeance
By Donald Phillips
Price: Free! Words: 100,270. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
As a law officer you watch it all from a distance. But what happens when it gets personal? What happens when its your family dying? John MacAllister had been a CID inspector for nearly twenty years and thought he had seen it all. He had too, but not through the eyes of a victim. This time it was personal with his own family involved. He discovered he too had a dark side. Set In Bristol, England.
You Never Saw
By David Chambers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 108,570. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Nathan Macklin retired and moved south to get away from it all. He didn’t. A fifty year old unsolved murder arouses the curiosity of gritty, ex-NYC detective Macklin. As clues lead him inevitably towards a cover up that threatens his life and the lives of those he loves, Macklin is pitted against a powerful District Attorney who has his own secrets and will stop at nothing to keep them that way.
A Walk Among the Tombstones
By Lawrence Block
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,400. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The wife of Kheran Khoury, heroin wholesaler, is killed after he haggles over the price of her ransom. With the help of two computer geniuses, a streetwise punk, drug lords and his friend, ex-cop Scudder, they track the killers through the back streets of Brooklyn.
Tales of Masks & Mayhem V4
By Tom Johnson
Price: $5.25 USD. Words: 100,670. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Continuing in a great tradition, five stories in pulp action, adventure, and thrills are included in this anthology! “The Hooded Hunter”, “Prophet of Peril”, “The Crimson Mask’s Justice” “His Master’s Voice,” and other thrillers.
Silent Victor
By J. Daniel Sawyer
Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,970. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Clarke Lantham got a good chuckle when a world-famous alien hunter tried him to prevent an attack on San Francisco. He stopped laughing 12 hours later when gray aliens apparently stole a priceless artifact in full view of security cameras. But when takes the case, he finds himself working against the Chinese Government and the FBI. Book 4 of The Clarke Lantham Mysteries Mystery/Comedy/Thriller
Retribution
By Jefferson Blackburn-Smith
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,600. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
July, 1939. Mark “Mose” Mosely is an enforcer for the Cleveland mob. The Cleveland families have been operating under an uneasy truce since the end of prohibition and the “sugar wars” that prohibition spawned but now everything is in flux. Eliot Ness has moved east from Chicago to clean up Cleveland the way he did the Windy City and the families are on edge. The city is sweltering through a record heat wave when the bodies start to pile up. The first hit goes down outside a safe house Mose is guarding. Was Mose the intended target, or his boss, Big Mike Tolliver, or Tolliver’s mistress? Mose has only a few days to discover who is behind the violence and bring retribution before a new mob war breaks out. Adding to the chaos, Tolliver’s mistress says she is in love with Mose. Can Mose stay alive long enough to stop the war?
Judas
By Daniel Kennedy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,340. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
From Australia to the shores of the Dead Sea, "Judas" follows a tale of treachery, betrayal & murder. As people die in Amsterdam, London and Israel, Negus, a writer about religious artifacts becomes involved in the hunt for the truth about the killings, and the search for priceless diaries alledged to be written by Judas in biblical times. They claim to witness the birth & death of Jesus Christ.
Empty Time
By Frank Scully
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 141,560. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011 by MuseItUp Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Jim Lang is a corporate bureaucrat lost in empty time where life has little meaning beyond daily drudgery when he is set up to take the blame for international industrial espionage, stock fraud and murder.
The Retreat
By Jerrold Mundis
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 114,860. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
It’s a new experience in salvation—one you will never forget.... It is the calling of the good, strong brothers of the secret, 800-year-old order of monks of the order of St. Hector to teach evil, violent men the error of their ways. And to cleanse them of their sins—again and again and again. "Striking and bizarre...not for the squeamish or devout." —Publishers Weekly.
Games
By Daniel Kennedy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,330. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
A thriller that pits Russia's most ruthless Mafia organisation against a US gambling mogul for domination of his global business empire, with the 2012 London Olympics as a primary battleground. Caught in the vortex is a love triangle between a politician aiming for the White House, his ambitious mistress and his estranged wife, a police office at New Scotland Yard