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Dirty: A Hardboiled Nightmare
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Sy Mooney is not a cop, anymore. He does dirty work for cash. His latest job: find the hooker blackmailing a rich maniac. With the odds stacked against him, Sy will need every weapon in his arsenal to get out of this with his carcass intact. Thrill master C. C. Blake spins a brutal yarn about bad guys and badder ones. Echoing Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy, "Dirty" is a hardboiled nightmare.
Wayne and Bean
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Violation. Assault. Murder. The men and women who take up the badge are supposed to protect society from these terrible crimes. However, police officers are as human and fallible as anyone . . . C. C. Blake explores an unspeakable crime that pits two cops against one another in this explosive story.
Death Fits Like A Glove
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,840. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Someone is stealing pets in P.I. Billie Bly's Northwest Portland neighborhood and one of her critical neighbors begs her to find her lost dog. A young boy with unruly red hair adopts her and asks to help solve her case. But he displays some disturbing behaviors and may be more hindrance than help. And when she gets wind of something bigger, a sinister figure plans to put an end to Billie Bly.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld Volume 1
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Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Special 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: British English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Nicolette Mace is a private investigator out of necessity, not choice. With her family dead & nowhere else to turn she had to learn to stand on her own two feet & live the only way her father ever taught her to. Life is fast paced, dangerous & filled with more gunfire than a gangster film, but isn't all big cases, excitement & arch enemies. Follow her day to day musings taken from her online blog
The Painted Killer
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Price: Free! Words: 17,720. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A sex-crazed psychedelic slasher targets women and girls. He's got a knife. It's 1969 in middle America and nothing is the same anymore. Detective Al Gaetano and his team must find the killer before he strikes again. Their only clues are a few flakes of paint from his body and a modus operandi. A dark and funny novella.
Rum and Roses
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The police don't like 'Skinny' McAfree, but they do like him for the disappearance and possible murder of his next door neighbour.
Pummerin
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: German. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Pummerin ist eine kurze Vorgeschichte zu Der gläserne Diamant. Steiners Bruder hat sich beim fetten Kurti hoch verschuldet. Dieser taucht plötzlich bei Steiner auf und fordert sein Geld ein. Er zwingt ihn dazu, bei einem Pokerturnier teilzunehmen. Der Einsatz: sein gesamtes Erspartes. Steiner gewinnt, geht aber leer aus, da nicht nur einer in der Runde nicht verlieren kann.
No Hero (Myles Morgan Undercover)
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Price: Free! Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
NO HERO is a short story about the crime that led to an underachieving actor becoming an undercover cop. A struggling actor, Myles Morgan, gets a part in a small production of The Hound of the Baskerville. But the production isn't what it seems. And nobody is who they appear to be. NO HERO is a free introduction to the Myles Morgan Undercover mysteries.
Ybor Noir - A Frank Geddy Short
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Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Finalist for the 2012 “Creative Loafing” Short Fiction Contest (3000 words or less), "Editor's Choice" and "Reader's Choice" awards.~~"As I read this story the voices in my head were interchanging between Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca), Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry), Elliot Ness (The Untouchables) & Dick Tracy (As Himself). This is a great little read, PI Frank Geddy has a new fan."
Sweat
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A fleshy man who can remove the top of his skull, aliens who smell awful, copious amounts of sweat and bad cultural jokes. This is not going to be your typical investigation.
A Very Dick Londergan Christmas
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Series: The Dick Londergan Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
On Christmas Eve, when the head honcho of the local Building and Loan skips town with $8,000 on the very same day an office complex collapses, throwback P.I. Dick Londergan smells trouble. His kind of trouble. But while he sniffs around, his beloved city is somehow transformed into a wholesome family town, and soon, he finds himself trapped in a nightmare from which there might be . . . no escape.
His Name Was Charlie Talbott – Nine Noir Episodes
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 17,550. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
These are nine stories of violence, bloodshed, loneliness and heartbreak set during our gray and merciless times. The protagonists of each episode –a hitman, a homicide detective, two con artists and a father out for justice– highlight the harsh nature of a society that rewards the ruthless and gives the desperate and hopeful no second chances.
Rope Burn
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Price: Free! Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(3.00 from 1 review)
Yael Navas unravels the mystery of the suicide who didn't really kill himself.
Retribution and Revenge (Boone and Lucas Detective Series #1)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,330. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A short story of approximately 14,330 words. In this first of the Ferguson Boone and Samantha Lucas Detective Series, Private Investigator Boone and Detective Sam Lucas team up to battle the murderous Trotter family. Full of hate, the Trotters will do anything to bring down the law and anyone who enforces it, using kidnapping and murder.
Hell Let Loose
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Series: All Mixed Up, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,650. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Detective Senior Sergeant Stanley Morris and the team find themselves embroiled in the occult. A trap is being woven and demonic forces are at work. Number 8 and the finale of the series. Can be purchased separately or as part of the complete series.
Mixed Signals
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Series: Detective Jimmy Delaney, Book 2. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 11,170. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Nothing is going Jimmy’s way. Jill had moved to Portland and filed for divorce. Sure, Jimmy should have never gotten that illegal jack, but how was he to know that the Yons would use it to make him kill Eddie? The prosecutor made a deal with the woman responsible, and the whole city thinks he's dirty. Things couldn’t get any worse. Or could they? “Mixed Signals” is the sequel to “In a Flash”.
In the Clutches of El Diablo
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,200. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
An airplane crashes in an east Texas rose field, sparking a war. Maniacs kidnap a girl in small town Michigan, igniting vengeance and vigilantism. A redhead flees trouble, rushing straight into danger's arms. Nazis threaten the Allies' information network, and reveal the Third Reich's twisted core. These sexy adventures cement C. C. Blake's reputation as a grand storyteller.
Predestination And Other Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A compilation of three stories about the circumstances that carve our destinies. The forces that act beyond human comprehension- some working in our favor while others against us.
Me, JImmy, and the Night Deposit Box
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two ingenious hustlers are determined to make sure money intended for bank deposit ends up in their pockets.
The Copper Quarter
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012 by Richard Stooker. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The friendly man shocks the bar by paying for everybody's drinks with a silver quarter. His ruthless killing in the street outside surprises nobody. When private detective Crain Dalton seeks out the beautiful widow, he uncovers a plot to buy local elections with the only kind of money worth anything anymore -- silver and gold, once again illegal to own.