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Heads Up
Price: Free! Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Five years ago, the police department was shattered when a psychotic hit man turned his rage against homicide detectives and their families. Now, the evidence suggests that the same killer has returned.
The Collector
Price: Free! Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Urban Fantasy Done Right!" "Like a gritty Sam Spade dropped into a really good X-Files episode" In Badhorn, weird is normal. So when Detective Raymond Montgomery and his partner, Wally, find a grisly murder victim with a monster movie fetish, it's just another day at the office, until they notice a few things are missing from the victim's collection...namely the monsters.
Dead Rednecks #3: Dead Rednecks on a Friday Night
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Hoss Qualls doesn't take it kindly when a couple of thugs lean on his little brother Howard – it seems Howard's investigations are hitting too close to home for someone. Can Hoss solve the case despite the interference of his old enemies in the sheriff's department... and the help of his bumbling brother?
Dead Rednecks #2: Dead Rednecks in the Holler
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Hoss Qualls returns to his hometown after learning that his cousin Bucky has been shot dead in the woods, along with an old enemy from Hoss's criminal past. He's determined to get to the bottom of it – if his family doesn't drive him crazy first.
All Great Neptune's Ocean
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Charles Weaver's investigative reporting got too close to mobster Albert Rossi, the gang leader ordered him killed. Weaver survived, but lost everything -including the love of his life. Now he plans to repay Rossi in kind -by destroying the one good, decent thing in the mobster's life, his daughter. But he may destroy his own soul in the process...
No Picnic
Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Jim is back in Mexico to come to the aid of a former flame that just happens to be handy with a knife. This time, he’s starting out with a boatload of trouble already on board. Two women who won’t allow him to say no to their demands insist on coming along for the ride. It’s a foregone conclusion that this trip will definitely not be going well for Jim. Jim Nash Adventure #7.
Girl of Great Price
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,930. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In a city run by a powerful mobster, nobody wants to play the hero. Private investigator Charlie Madison just wants to pay the rent. When a little girl goes missing and no ransom demand is made, Madison takes the case. Time isn't on his side. After 48 hours, it's unlikely an abducted child will be found in one piece. But Madison's a champion of lost causes, and he'll be damned before he gives up.
Alley of Betrayal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When a ghost from his past walks into the bank, Leonard Marten, a mild-mannered bank employee trembled with fury. The ghost, a man released early from prison, was convicted five years ago for a heinous crime against Leonard’s wife. Frustrated with the flawed justice system, Leonard seizes this long awaited circumstance to exact his retaliation.
A Dangerous Shelter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Late for work again, Lou Calvino receives an ominous warning from his boss, Jack Walensky, chief editor of the Westridge Tribune. Walensky gives Lou an ultimatum, find a hard-hitting story or his twenty-five-year career as an investigative journalist is history. To Lou, his life is already over.
Exit Plan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: American English. Published: December 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Steven Langford, a twenty-two year-old American, lives a bohemian lifestyle with a promiscuous Thai teenage girl, Isaree. When Isaree quits her trivial job in Bangkok to return to her hometown, Steven, not willing to risk losing her, decides to go with her. There trouble arises when he meets, Andrew, a fellow farang who is overtly cold toward him.
Golems, Goons and Cold Stone Bitches
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,210. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
One of the most original detective characters ever created returns for his second adventure! Nikki Nelson- Hicks' Jake Istenhegyi, the Accidental Detective, returns for a new adventure in the Pro Se Single Shot Signature Series- GOLEMS, GOONS, AND COLD STONE BITCHES!
Mr Elbow & the Sunshine Machine: A Psychopathic Social Network Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014 by DIB Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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 Psychopathic Social Network Story
Miss Shamus
Price: $1.97 USD. Words: 18,010. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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...
Twisted Sisters 3 - Marina Mystery
Series: Twisted Sisters, #3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A dead body introduces Detective Jim Nash to Coroner Allie Sands. Despite warnings from just about every woman working in the same building with her, Allie throws caution to the winds while helping Jim solve a murder. If you have read Twisted Sisters One and Two and are wondering how Jim and Allie met, this short story explains how they became acquainted.
Lamping the Lunk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014 by DIB Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Bradshaw: loner, outcast, mastermind. The City calls to Bradshaw. It always has. And now it holds him in its clutches. Will he ever escape again? A story of dark pasts and darker futures. Lamping the Lunk: A Bradshaw Short Story.
Clint Faraday Book 16: The Time Factor Collector's edition
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A man calls to report trouble with neighbors, Clint included. The police go to take a statement and find him dead. There was a time factor involved. He called after he was dead.
Scattergun—A Reckoning in Two Acts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,460. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Scattergun is the first short work in a series examining the dark side of the human condition, set in the aberrant world of a synaesthetic Texas ranger, Lamar McNelly. Book One: Riding shotgun in the mind of a wandering killer, stalking the plains of the rural west, until a violent confrontation in a Colorado rail yard pits the cerebral McNelly against the mammalian brain of an outlaw.
Lost Paradise
Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Jim and Allie end up investigating a double homicide while vacationing on an island resort paradise owned by a venture capitalist Jim once cleared of a murder charge. Fourth in the Jim Nash adventure series.
Crashing Through Mirrors
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,190. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Bass guitarist Bern Aldershot would rather forget the night he was brutally attacked in a dark Los Angeles parking lot and his treasured '65 Rickenbacker stolen. Figuring he'll forget the trauma with time, Bern avoids the papparazzi by not reporting the crime or saying anything to anyone. But that backfires when three months later depression has him looking down the barrel of his own rifle.
The Sweatergeist
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
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.