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Murder on the Island
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,800. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this, the fifth novel in the Dan Marlowe series, Dan is asked to look into the disappearance of a young Hampton Beach waitress. But when the girl’s body is found buried in the dunes—on the Island section of the beach only yards from Dan’s cottage—he finds himself the prime suspect in her murder. To clear himself, Dan must uncover the real culprit from among a cast of unsavory characters.
A Song For Desmond
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 99,020. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The second in the Steve Cannon Detective series, "A Song For Desmond, is a fast paced thriller that pays homage to the working professional musician in 1960's Las Vegas.
Willy Whale
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,740. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
How do you solve a mystery when you can’t trust your own sanity? Funny, hardbitten, and very moving, "Willy Whale" is a modern day Raymond Chandler detective novel, spiced with a dash of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", and accompanied by a chaser of "Doctor Faustus". It is a startlingly original renewal of a stale, almost worn-out genre. You'll never guess the end of this mind-bending mystery!
Pulp Adventures #21: Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Quarantine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,190. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
This issue of Pulp Adventures features two thrillers starring Sherlock Holmes: "The Red-Headed League" by Arthur Conan Doyle, and a New Pulp yarn "Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Quarantine" by Adam Beau McFarlane. Perhaps science fiction is the answer for illegal immigration in "Highway J" by Charles Eric Maine. Stories run the gamut from mystery, horror, science fiction, to railroading fiction.
Dreamer's Dozen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,020. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The author of "The Comic Book Killer" offers up twelve tales of mystery, science fantasy and horror. "Uncle Elmer," a story of two sisters remembering their war veteran father, evokes memories of the Saturday Evening Post, while some stories are affectionate homages to Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.P. Lovecraft and Rex Stout.
Fat Chance Goes Hollywood
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 84,730. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Francis “Fat” Chance is head of a successful law firm. While Fat fumbles with his own crumbling marriage and a mysterious someone who is threatening his life, he seeks solace by having an affair with a luscious film star . . . the same one he finds himself accused of murdering.
Smith's Monthly #29
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,330. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Over seventy thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this twenty-ninth monthly volume the full novel Dead Hand: A Cold Poker Gang Mystery, plus four short stories, and a serialized novel, Laying the Music to Rest.
The White Russian Caper. A Damien Dickens Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,420. Language: American English. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Includes bonus material! Damien and Millie join forces to solve the mystery behind the murder of Miss America.
Switching Sides
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,310. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016 by Flat Sole Studio. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
While searching for a wayward music student, PI Wendy Winkworth is assaulted by a savage police sergeant. Escaping bruised and battered, she seeks refuge with two low-life teens who seem headed for tragedy. With the vengeful cop in hot pursuit, Wendy is about to learn what truth and justice really mean.
Bubbles, Roses, and Rump
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,050. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016 by Flat Sole Studio. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Wendy Winkworth visits her hometown and is hired by a local teacher to find out if his ex-con mother is going to show up and ruin his chances of marrying the love of his life, who is also the richest girl in town. Meanwhile, the sheriff is trailing Wendy, either because he likes her or because he wants to stop her from looking too closely at what’s really going on in town.
The Jaded Jezebel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,930. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016 by Tara Maya. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Jessica Chamberlain has a problem. She's high on drugs and has blood all over her. The murder weapon has her prints and she's got gunshot residue on her hand. It's pretty clear to the Boulder Police what happened. When the Boulder Police arrest her for murder, her father, Commander Bob Chamberlain, is desperate. Desperate enough to ask MacFarland to find the real killer.
# 99 Easy Street
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,700. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Mark is a jazz trumpeter just released from a mental institution. Amy, a recent graduate from the New School, is an anthropologist studying lifelong bachelorhood in the modern urban context. A dead hooker in the bathtub seriously complicates matters just when things are getting interesting. Life is not all it seems at #99 Easy St. It is, however, better than some of the alternatives.
Bet Your Own Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,720. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
20 hard-hitting tales of war, lust, revenge, hate and madness -- spanning fantasy, mystery, horror and science fiction. Inside this volume, ordinary men and women in extraordinary circumstances are forced to make life's hardest choices. With appearances by private eye Jack Hagee and supernatural detective Teddy London. This anthology also includes a "Rick Rambler / Time Patrol" mystery.
Death Warmed Over
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,680. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2016 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Ever since the Big Uneasy unleashed vampires, werewolves, and other undead denizens on the world, it’s been hell being a detective—especially for zombie PI Dan Chambeaux. Taking on the creepiest of cases in the Unnatural Quarter with a human lawyer for a partner and a ghost for a girlfriend, Chambeaux redefines “dead on arrival.”
I'll Sing at Your Funeral
Series: Inspector Luke Bradley. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,560. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ex-riveter Pat Cain accepts Emily Stoddard’s offer to finance his singing career, only to discover violence and death simmering beneath the emotional outbursts of a high society crowd. When Inspector Luke Bradley investigates the apparent suicide of Emily's former protege, Cain is swept into a murder maelstrom.
Frankly Speaking - A Frank Rozzani Detective Novel (#1)
Price: Free! Words: 54,170. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
A 16 year old girl has disappeared. The police believe she is a runaway. Her parents believe she has been taken and is being held against her will. When the parents enlist the services of Frank Rozzani, a former police officer turned private detective, a series of events begins to unfold that implicates a popular local pastor and the religious stronghold of the ultra-conservative community.
Death Comes Darkly
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,170. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Can dashing detective Heath Barrington solve the murder of an eccentric millionaire and find love with policeman Alan Keyes, who, despite his lust, harbors feelings of guilt and shame?
Cancelled in Red
Series: Inspector Luke Bradley. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,860. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
"I couldn’t take the idea seriously that people would kill each other over little bits of colored paper." Inspector Luke Bradley is on the case when high-end stamp collecting meets hard-boiled pulp fiction. Max Adrian was the stamp dealer everyone avoided, and he didn't care -- until someone demanded a refund at gunpoint. This is Hugh Pentecost's $10,000 prize-winning debut novel.
What the Shadow Knew: A Deacon Bishop Mystery
Series: Deacon Bishop Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,250. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Detective Deacon Bishop is back. It started as a 'simple' case of infidelity. But when a one-legged skateboarder tells Bishop he witnessed a murder, Bishop finds himself investigating what just might be a terrible crime... or something only the Shadow could know. Author Michael Paulson writes a compelling dark mystery with a nice dash of humor.
The Banshees of Basoolah
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,850. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Jaf Daskal returns, scheming and scampering with his friend Wanliet. Nemesis Basoolah is hot on their trail, so they find refuge, employed by another underworld chief -- Blues Shareed. Their job? To learn what's going on with the Shareed girls, one of whom has disappeared. The trail leads them to scenes and actions they never dreamed of, and a future even more perilous. 2nd in Jaf Daskal series.

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