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The Holdup
By Jeff Avila
Price: Free! Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Driving home from a job with five thousand dollars cash, hit woman Ginger Greene stops at a roadside diner for a quick bite. When two armed men show up, Ginger knows she must play it cool if she wants to get our alive. And with all her cash. But when one customer plays the hero, all hell breaks loose!
The Right-Hand Man
By Jeff Avila
Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A powerful gangster’s right-hand man, Marcus does it all. Personal secretary. Business confidant. The man who cleans up the messes. And even those who make them. But when he makes the mistake, how will he clean up his own mess — one that threatens his bosses well-secured existence?
Murder in D-Minor
By Manuela Cardiga
Price: Free! Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A man with an ugly past is asked to do one last task to clear an old blood debt. But you can´t wash away blood with more blood; you can't bury the past, but it may just bury you...
Wads 2-Hard Boiled-Detective Fiction
By D.e.e.L
Series: Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
This time the timid schmuck is the target. The Whisper's favorite girl becomes uneasy about what's being said during the constant visits. She turns to the one man she's convinced can help her. His price is the same. His results just as messy.
Home-A Charles "The Solver" Splints Case
By D.e.e.L
Series: Charles "The Solver" Splints. Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Splints is sucked into yet another case and this time it may be a bit more than he can handle. He needs to come up with a plan and he needs to come up with it FAST!
The Last Laugh (A Crime Thriller Short)
By Allyson Shepherd
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
By D.e.e.L
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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...
Not Forgiven, Not Forgotten
By Dave Malone
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.
One Too Many
By Alexis Kypridemos
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
While waiting for a confidential informant, Detective David "Davie" Croquet has an unpleasant experience with his favorite beverage.
Blood Will Tell - a short Milo Peretti mystery
By David Bastiani
Price: Free! Words: 16,110. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
MILO PERETTI is back in Rome to take over the running of his late uncle’s detective agency. When the body of a businessman is found at an office nearby in Trastevere, the grieving mother refuses to believe her son took his own life. But with the Polizia di Stato preparing to close the case as suicide, will Peretti ever really uncover the truth? And will justice ever be done?
Espíritos Afogados
By Scott Nicholson
Price: Free! Words: 6,570. Language: Portuguese. Published: May 12, 2013 by Haunted Computer Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Um escritor aceita um trabalho em uma ilha remota no Oceano Atlântico, onde encontra uma mulher misteriosa que pede sua ajuda. Mas logo ele descobre que ela está presa no passado e pode estar tentando atraí-lo para que junte-se a ela sob as ondas, para sempre. Um conto de 5.300 palavras.
Une Solide Constitution
By Scott Nicholson
Price: Free! Words: 3,940. Language: French. Published: May 11, 2013 by Haunted Computer Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
L’amour d’un homme pour sa femme l’empêche de la quitter, même après sa mort. Comme Rendall lui manque, son esprit reste fort – jusqu’à ce qu’il réalise que l’amour éternel pourrait bien être l’amour le plus égoïste de tous. Une histoire de fantasy paranormale écrite par Scott Nicholson, l’auteur bestseller international des Amants de la Brume et d’autres livres.
Wild Retribution
By Norman Price
Price: Free! Words: 5,620. Language: British English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A harrowing short story of child abduction and violent rough justice in the United Kingdom County of Essex.
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld Volume 1
By C. S. Woolley
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Special 1. Price: Free! Words: 6,220. 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
No Hero (Myles Morgan Undercover)
By Mark Capell
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
By John David
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."
Rope Burn
By Ray Daniel
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.
Predestination And Other Stories
By Annie Haq
Price: Free! Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.25 star(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.
An Object in Motion
By Ronald S. Barrios
Price: Free! Words: 16,020. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Ruth Addems is a soap opera star, and she has a stalker so she is reffered to Rey. But he quickly learns that things aren't always as they appear. In the world of Hollywood everyone has secrets and most stories are the stuff that nightmares are made of. Rey learns that once an object is in motion it remains in motion...
Step on A Crack
By David Edgerley Gates
Price: Free! Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
It’s said things come in threes, a run of good luck at cards, a run of bad luck in love. But the penny doesn’t always drop until the third time around. Come the third time, you snap your mental fingers, and tell yourself, I knew that.