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Bar Scars
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,290. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012 by Snubnose Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Double-crosses gone wrong, underage lovers with overprotective brothers, fathers searching for their dead daughters. No one in Bar Scars gets away clean. In Korpon’s Baltimore, whiskey is thicker than blood and the most important question is where to hide the body. It doesn’t matter that these are the normal people you see every day, because whether they’re from a broken bottle of beer or the jagg
The Duplicate
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,670. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012 by Snubnose Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
What is her mad scientist uncle working on in his basement laboratory? Why does he need an alcoholic homeless woman to live with them for nine months? The terrible answers will affect Barbara's entire life and most of all, her own daughter.
Laughing at Dead Men
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,350. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012 by Snubnose Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Laughing at Dead Men is a brand new story collection from the dark mind of Keith Rawson.
Old School
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,340. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012 by Snubnose Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Old School is a collection of fourteen short stories. Why Old School? Bette Davis famously noted that "Old age ain't no place for sissies." In these stories the protagonists may not all be old, but ain't none of them young anymore. They're past the solipsism of youth, that grandiose narcissism that lets the young imagine the world as a stage devoted to their glories.
Old Ghosts
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,250. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012 by Snubnose Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Baltimore noir novella. “Nik Korpon brings us back to a Baltimore we haven’t seen since The Wire and answers the question of what might’ve been if The Grifters’ Roy Dillon had tried to settle down, go straight and have a kid. A story of brothers and sisters or lovers, Old Ghosts reads like a horror story down one man’s memory lane. Not to be missed!” -Seth Harwood
Hill Country
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,570. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012 by Snubnose Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Gabriel Hill stumbles home to find a corpse on his porch. The next day, his life gets complicated. He's beaten, seduced and threatened unless he can find valuables his dead brother sent. Searching for answers, he finds a brother unlike the drug addicted young man he forgot, new threats, new enemies, more dead bodies, a courage he didn't think existed, a love he didn't expect and a truth he feared.
Gumbo Ya-Ya
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,460. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012 by Snubnose Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Gumbo Ya-Ya is representative of a world-view from the mean streets of the "Big Sleazy" to the prison chow hall at Pendleton Reformatory. The characters in these stories range from a man who beds his best friend's girlfriend, to a college football player who discovers his youthful machismo disappearing when he faces a drunk with a revolver in hand.
Dig Two Graves
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,800. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011 by Snubnose Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Dig Two Graves is a novella-length piece about Val, an ex-con who thinks he has figured out the trick to continuing his bank robbing life without ever getting caught. Except then he gets caught.
Monkey Justice: Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011 by Snubnose Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Monkey Justice is the first story collection of Patti Abbott.
The Chaos We Know: Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,800. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011 by Snubnose Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The Chaos We Know collects some of the best of Keith Rawson's online short fiction with brand new fiction available only in this collection.

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Pale Horses
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,960. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In Folk County, Indiana, a brutal murder tears away the illusions of small town serenity and reveals the secrets of its damaged residents. A respected sheriff fights to solve the crime before a tragic disease devours his mind. A traumatized war vet struggles to quell the violence he carried home from the battlefield. Death rides a Pale Horse, and no one in its path escapes unscathed.
A Wind of Knives
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,930. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A Wind of Knives is a 20,000 word novella about a quiet rancher in Civil War era Texas, Daniel Hays, who emerges from an alcohol-soaked haze to find his sole ranch hand (and lover) has been lynched—hanged by party or parties unknown. Left with virtually nothing but his failing ranch, Daniel takes it upon himself to seek out those responsible for his lover’s death.
To Die Upon A Kiss
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,340. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
To Die Upon a Kiss tells the story of a man whose family has a long history of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS). No male member of the family has reached 30 years old, which for him is in another month. He meets a strange woman who convinces him that seeing death firsthand will help him overcome his fear of death.
Wake the Undertaker
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,310. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Wake the Undertaker is a hardboiled thriller set in an alternative, darker San Francisco.
Dope Sick: A Love Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,800. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Once a famous rock star, Colin Wilde nearly dies on a dirty bathroom floor, a lethal dose of heroin in his veins and the name of his murdered wife, Lisa, on his lips. Two years later, finally clean and on the verge of a major comeback, he meets Zoe, a beautiful strung-out dancer. With her help, Colin maneuvers through the seedy world of sex, drugs, and record deals in search of a killer.
Broken Glass Waltzes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,840. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Broken Glass Waltzes is a crime thriller set in the heavy metal club scene of the Midwest of the late 80s/early 90s. It’s a story of lust, violence and madness with a heavy metal beat. Jim Thompson meets Alice Cooper. Metallica reading James M. Cain.
Piggyback
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,590. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When two young girls disappear with a trunk-load of pot, unaware that their payload has been packed with an extra five kilos of cocaine, a lovable loser persuades a sociopathic killer to pursue them across Northern California in a violent, twisted goose-chase that ends in a horrific place none of them could have foreseen.
Captain Cooker
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,800. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Life is not easy for Cooke, a prison gladiator freed after years of incarceration when new DNA evidence proved his innocence, trying to make his way in civilized society.
The Subtle Art of Brutality
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,170. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The girl has gone missing. Again. But this time people are trying to kill her. Trying to burn down everything she has touched or left behind. The girl’s surrogate father feels responsible and to assuage his guilt he hires Richard Dean Buckner, former Saint Ansgar homicide detective turned private eye to ferret her out.
Karma Backlash
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,330. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
It’s amazing what a murdered friend can do to a directionless man, the passion and anger it can stoke, the sadness it fires into a body, the need for good old revenge it nurtures. Searching for his best friend's killer, Derby, a blue-collar gangster in a white-collar world, uncovers the beginning of a complicated mob war that threatens to bring down the whole city.
Choice Cuts
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,410. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Clifford’s debut short story collection Choice Cuts mines the fractured territory of the marginalized, misanthropic, and short-changed. From morally bereft television producers desperate for a hit, to veterans suffering psychotic splits, Clifford delves into the madness and desperation that plague those living on the edge, while never surrendering the search for the light that guides us all.
City of Heretics
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,690. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
City of Heretics is a crime novel about an aging con named Crowe, just out of prison and back in Memphis, ready for some payback against the criminals who got him sent up. Before he can enjoy his revenge he has to track down a brutal murderer cutting a swath through the city—ultimately leading Crowe to confront a bizarre secret society of serial killers masquerading as a Christian splinter-group.
Pulp Ink 2
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,190. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
You live in a world of god-awful sequels. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Blues Brothers 2000. Scary Movie 2. It’s rough out there. But have no fear—here’s one sequel that hasn’t been drained of life by roving hordes of soulless studio execs.
Ghost Money
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,160. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Cambodia, 1996, the long-running Khmer Rouge insurgency is fragmenting, competing factions of an unstable coalition government scrambling to gain the upper hand. Missing in the chaos is businessman Charles Avery. Hired to find him is Vietnamese Australian ex-cop Max Quinlan.
Moondog Over the Mekong
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,570. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
MOONDOVER OVER THE MEKONG: stories of guns, gambling, girls and general mayhem that redraw the borders of crime. This globe-spanning collection rockets you from dirt-road trailer parks to the slums of Bangkok, the gangster underbelly of Tokyo to a postapocalyptic Old West.

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