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A Dangerous Road: A Smokey Dalton Novel
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Series: Smokey Dalton, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,670. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Set against the backdrop of the strike and protests that will end with Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, A Dangerous Road combines the politics of race, betrayal, unexpected love, and the terrible cost of trust into a story so memorable the Mystery Writers of America chose it as one of the top five novels of the year.
Scattergun—A Reckoning in Two Acts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,460. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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.
Black Jack Justice
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 59,940. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It was a simple enough case. Sex, betrayal, sex, money, sex, murder and sex. But when a pair of His and Hers private detectives get involved, the sparks start to fly and the blood begins to spill in earnest. With every shot that’s fired, the hole digs a little deeper, and the list of people our sparring shamuses can trust gets shorter and shorter.
Nasty
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,910. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Courtney Literary. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Adultery pays. Murder doesn't. That is P.I. Nate 'Nasty' Jepson's motto, and he normally makes his living snapping pictures of cheating spouses. When a stranger is brutally shot in the passenger seat of his car, he finds himself in the middle of a gang war between battling triads, as well as a suspect in the murder. Nate must step far outside his comfort zone to clear himself and live to catch ano
Lost Paradise
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Series: Jim Nash Adventure, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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.
The Strange Girl
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Series: Sam Dyke Investigations, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,540. Language: British English. Published: September 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Private Investigator Sam Dyke is hired to find a man who’s been released from prison and subsequently gone missing. But the ex-con is an ex-cop who might have been imprisoned for a crime that he didn’t commit.
Primary Storm: The Special Edition
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,930. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In his sixth book in the Lewis Cole series, mystery author Brendan DuBois takes a look at the special kind of madness that descends upon New Hampshire every four years during its presidential primary.
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,770. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Hired muscle, bent cops, and gun molls were all in a day's work for wolf-like extra-terrestrial private eye Sam Spade Vorlag in San Francisco in 1940. But then she walked in to his office. She had great gams and a huge problem. Her hubby had disappeared searching for a legendary bejeweled golden bird. Sam would soon find himself up to his furry neck in danger.
Deadly Age: A Deacon Bishop Mystery
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Series: Deacon Bishop Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,170. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Private Detective Deacon Bishop will do anything to take down the Portello crime family. So, rescuing Rita Portello is low on his priority list--until he learns of a DVD incriminating her brothers, a DVD that Rita can give him. He doesn't count on wading through devil-worshipers, druggies, or Sicilian assassins to get to her. Then again Bishop doesn't have much luck. Hardboiled adventure.
Shooting Genji
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,010. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A noir thriller, Shooting Genji is set in New York during the 1929 Crash. As a teen, the narrator has an accident that leaves him almost blinded by daylight but with perfect night vision. This leads him into a string of misadventures, driving for whiskey smugglers, shilling for Wall Street cons, and chauffeuring (and caddying) for a Hollywood scoundrel making an erotic film of The Tale of Genji.
Don't Bleed on Me (Mike Faraday P.I.) #6
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 49,690. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Mad President Trygon is Mike Faraday’s principal opponent in his sixth adventure, in which the laconic Californian private eye is pitted against a state within a state. The story moves at a rattling pace to match the machine-gun and tank finale, which surpasses spectacle in Mike’s previous cases. April Dawn is the new girl, but Stella is against firmly in control of the office.
Full Fathom Five
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,050. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Full Fathom Five is a police noir set in the shadows of Virginia's Massive Resistance movement in 1959. Norfolk detective Walter Hodge is back, wondering just who are the real criminals here - the waterfront thugs raising hell across town or the crooked politicians paying them to do it? This is a sequel to Will Hopkins's first novel, Willowood
Bad August
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,550. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Joe Noonan thinks he's a modern-day Sam Spade but all he's got to show for it is a divorce,unpaid bills and a one-eyed cat. Then one bad day in August a strange beautiful girl appears and Joe discovers what trouble really is: a broke mentally ill client with a violent boyfriend,an angry Mafia punk out for blood,a lousy moonlighting job as a bouncer. And a long-buried legacy of madness and murder.
No Flowers for the General
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Series: Mike Faraday P.I., Book 3. Price: $1.43 USD. Words: 51,440. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
A corpse a night was pretty good going, even by Mike Faraday’s standards, especially as they turned up in ‘the friendliest town in the world’. The life of General Diaz was threatened, and then three turned up from Cuba out of the past. With Stella on the other end of the phone, and Patti Morgan in his arms, Faraday was in his element, as events mounted to the goriest climax he could remember.
Crashing Through Mirrors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,190. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Category: 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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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.
Dime Detective
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,550. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014 by Comet Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
“A woman lies down with the devil, she should expect to catch some hell.” When barroom bouncer Joe Dall's ex-wife is murdered, he finds himself pressed into service as a novice private eye. Something very dark and deadly lurks in the lush shadows of the sleepy Florida town and if he can't unmask the killer soon, others close to Joe will die. Working on a powerful client's dime, Joe Dall's first c
Cold Hit
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 129,340. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(2.00 from 1 review)
Five foreigners have died in Bangkok. Calvino believes the evidence points to a serial killer who stalks tourists in Bangkok. The Thai police, including Colonel Pratt, don’t buy his theory. He teams up with an LAPD officer on a bodyguard assignment. Hidden forces pull them through places in the redlight district as they try to keep their man and themselves alive.
Primal Creatures
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Series: French Quarter Mystery, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,530. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Wyatt Thomas, the French Quarter's favorite sleuth, returns in his third full-length novel. If you like New Orleans (and who doesn't?) check out this book.
Cuban Dagger
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 86,460. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012 by Brad Strickland. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jim Dallas knew from the start that a search for a runaway teen-aged daughter was likely to be a losing proposition. But he got pulled from Florida into a search that led to the Caribbean...and into a web of treachery and death. Gary Kim Hayes writes, "Right on the money. Think of John D. MacDonald, Carl Hiassen, and the easy wry style of Nelson Demille...Jim Dallas is my new favorite detective."