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Stain: Dead & Gone
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: British English. Published: November 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Stain is your stereotypical washed-up cop. He's good for nothing, surfing a life of indolence and drunkenness on past glories until he can get to retirement. Then, weirdly, he gets given a serious and important case and may have to reassess his life and career.
Banton: Killer Confidence
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
These events take place before Banton: The Crime of Cavalere. Banton lives a life of luxury with the wealth left to him by his deceased parents. He lives with a butler by the name of Jenkins and has a girlfriend by the name of Mary Ann. In his spare time he works as a detective of sorts.
Case Number One
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Series: Bradshaw. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Bradshaw: loner, outcast, mastermind. A coat hanger. An electrical socket. A dead body. What did a pair of jaded detectives fail to spot? A spell-binding tale of jealousy, ruthlessness and crime-solving genius. Case Number One: a Bradshaw short story.
Taking Care of the Neighbours
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Series: Bradshaw. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Bradshaw: loner, outcast, mastermind. Three dead bodies. A pair of rookie officers. One crime-solving genius. But can they find the killer? A puzzling story of pent-up anger and fury at last unleashed. Taking Care of the Neighbours: a Bradshaw short story.
Naughty and Nice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. finds himself tackling a bizarre Christmas case when Santa Claus himself becomes a client, hiring Dan to recover some very precious stolen North Pole property. If you like werewolves, vampires, evil elves, zombies, as well as a lot of belly laughs, curl up with this story and some eggnog.
Holiday Fear
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Christmas! It's the most wonderful time of the year.Don't tell that to Detectives Bob Johnson and Robert Wilson who are investigating three brutal murders in as many weeks.
Mice
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Series: Dave Callaghan, Paranormal Detective, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,460. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The third story in the Dave Callaghan supernatural detective series (for the first two stories see "Phantom Lover"). “Where the hell are they coming from?” When Frankie asked a question, it always sounded like he was placing the blame on someone—me, in this case. Instead of answering, I squashed the white mouse that had just climbed out of his coffee cup.
The Night Before Christmas (Rose Red Rhymes #2)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A DCI Cass 'Red' Rose CHRISTMAS SHORT THRILLER Life is never straight-forward where Red is concerned. When a police officer from her own station, dressed as Santa, has to be arrested in the toy store where Red is due to meet Grandma and Ruby, it seems to Red like she's never off duty. And that's before the drunks on the next floor start smashing the place up!
The Soul and the Screen (A Miki Radicci Short)
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Series: Miki Radicci, 3.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by Trash Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Emancipated from her grifter parents, famous artist Miki Radicci lives an isolated life with her surrogate family of misfits and freaks. What the world doesn’t know is that Miki is a psychic who experiences other’s pain and death when near them. Sparked by her ability, Miki hunts down predators and killers, speaking for the victims and somehow righting the wrong inside herself.
Badland of the Brain (A Miki Radicci Short)
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Series: Miki Radicci, 2.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by Trash Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Emancipated from her grifter parents, famous artist Miki Radicci lives an isolated life with her surrogate family of misfits and freaks. What the world doesn’t know is that Miki is a psychic who experiences other’s pain and death when near them. Sparked by her ability, Miki hunts down predators and killers, speaking for the victims and somehow righting the wrong inside hers
Long, Slow Suicide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Eli Goshen loves his wife. He has for over fifty years. He’s always taken care of her, but when she takes an unexpected gambling trip to Reno and fails to return, he has no choice but to hire a private detective to find her. A detective who’s been around gambling all her life. A detective who knows how fast a big win can turn into the biggest loss of all.
Hunger in Blue
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Matthew Reynolds worked for years to become the perfect cop, and he's finally ready for his first night on the streets. He never went to the police academy. He knew he wouldn't qualify. He's not about to let a little thing like that stop him. He'll do anything to protect and serve. Anything at all. He has no other choice.
Washed Up
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Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,580. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A leisurely morning at the Santa Monica Pier turns out to be not all Anthony Carrick had hoped for. Police arrive and start putting up tape and crowds gather like vultures. A young man has been murdered, washed up under the pier like a beached whale. What seems like a second chance has ended as a dead end for Gregg Gelvan, a kid from the wrong side of the tracks.
All In
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Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,010. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Anthony Carrick is asked to help his friend, John Roberts, Captain of LAPD's Homicide Unit in solving a mysterious murder. A well dressed middle aged man is found with a gunshot in the middle of his forehead in a less than classy hotel. On the victim is one thousand dollars, a casino chip and a New York Giants' Super Bowl ring that obviously doesn't belong to him.
Angels Flight - A Noir Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Tom Holland, dinosaur LAPD cop, is saddled with Lucy Railsback, a representative from the mayor's Community Police Action Committee. Lucy never expected to meet a dead body her first day out. And when an unidentified body is found in Echo Park Lake, Holland and Lucy have very different ideas about how to solve the case...
The Last Laugh (A Crime Thriller Short)
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Price: Free! Words: 990. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013 by Plasma Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This thriller puts you in the mind of a detective whose wife has committed the ultimate betrayal.
Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction By: D.e.e.L
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Series: Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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Another timid schmuck walks in with a problem. Usually these situations get ignored, "Get lost" I would tell them. But this guy has a wad of cash and rent needs to be paid...
The Ghost and Mr. Londergan
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Series: The Dick Londergan Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,670. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When word hits the streets hardnosed P.I. Dick Londergan is spending the night in a haunted house, he finds out the hard way lots of folks in town want that house’s secrets to stay buried forever. He finds out too that uncovering those secrets may come at the cost of his own life.
Not Forgiven, Not Forgotten
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Price: Free! Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Ozark private eye Walt Records returns a client's retainer since her husband is not cheating on her. Walt Records is a nice guy like that. Or so he says. Local merchants, drug dealers, a preacher, and an insurance scam threaten the wellbeing of the small Ozark town Records tries to protect. Through the unexpected help from his lover, Records faces off against crook and crime in this novelet.
Road Kill: Dan Shamble Zombie PI Mini 2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,400. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Road Kill Dan Shamble Zombie PI Mini 2 A Mini-Adventure Starring Dan Samble, Zombie PI When Dan Shamble, Zombie PI wakes up in a coffin in the back of a semi truck, he knows it's not going to be a good day. He has to escape, figure out what's going on, foil a black-market blood-smuggling ring—and make sure he's not dead on arrival!