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Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled

Justified
Series: Detective Madison Knight Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,900. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
’Tis the season for good cheer…usually. This year it has Detective Madison Knight and her partner at a bloody crime scene trying to solve the murder of a businesswoman. If only everyone they run into during the investigation didn’t have a reason to want the victim dead, they’d have an easier time solving the case.
Old Wounds, a Gino Cataldi Mystery
Series: Redemption. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,160. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
There is a world where things are perfect. Where drugs don’t kill people. Where politicians aren’t corrupt. A world where cops keep their oath and never cross the line. I don’t live in that world. If I did, I’d be dead. ~ Gino Cataldi
Found Innocent
Series: Detective Madison Knight Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,410. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013 by Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Suicide or murder? Detective Madison Knight must find the answer, but the path to the truth isn’t going to be an easy one, and her loyalty to the blue code will be tested when findings in a past case are pulled into the current investigation and called into question.
Sacrifice
Series: Detective Madison Knight Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,090. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013 by Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
There are two things detective Madison Knight isn’t good at: diplomacy and politics. And she’ll need to balance both to solve the murder of a young man whose father has a strong alliance with the local police chief. She may even have to put her career on the line…
Premeditated
Series: Redemption. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,120. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Suppose your spouse was plotting to kill you. What would you do?
Murder Takes Time
Series: Friendship & Honor, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,220. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Nicky Fusco thought he knew right from wrong, living by an oath of friendship & honor with his three best friends. But life took them down separate paths, and the oath was broken. Secrets were kept. Years later they are reunited and the bonds of their friendship are brutally tested, putting them on a collision course set in motion long ago.
Icy Blue Descent
Series: The Jay Leicester Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,930. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
What appears to be an ordinary matter of a missing person is suddenly magnified, as aviation consultant/P.I. Leicester (pronounced "Lester") plunges into the world of high finance, drug dealers, and murder. He ranges from Mississippi to Miami to islands in the Bahamas, tracking men and women who are pursuing the fast buck in the drug trade, and comes close to an icy blue descent
Dancing On The Grave
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,910. Language: British English. Published: July 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Dancing On The Grave is a new standalone crime thriller set in the English Lake District, from the award-winning author of the Charlie Fox crime thriller series. 'A sniper with a mission… A young cop with nothing to lose… A CSI with everything to prove… And a teenage girl with a terrifying obsession…'
The Electra File
Series: The Jay Leicester Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,120. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Jay Leicester, P.I., is hired to find a missing sailboat which is eventually found scuttled offshore with the bodies of two individuals associated with the new gaming industry in Biloxi, Mississippi. After another killing, this of a mayoral candidate who openly opposed the gambling industry, much suspicion is directed towards casino officials. Leicester's mandate: Solve the case or die trying.
Blood on the Vine
Series: The Jay Leicester Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,530. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The crash of a Gulfstream V corporate jet with three of his friends aboard leads Leicester from Mississippi to the Napa Valley wine country in California where he becomes involved with an old world family winery, the investigation of the crash, murder, and a beautiful raven-haired siren who could love him or kill him, and a beautiful blond who just might kill him for real.
Some People Die Quick
Series: The Jay Leicester Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,580. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Pristine offshore islands, coastlines ruined by casino hotels, and Gulf of Mexico waters is the setting for intrigue, horror, and quick death. A must read for any aficionado of the Mystery/Thriller genre.
Four Nines Fine
Series: The Jay Leicester Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,850. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
One hundred million dollars' worth of pure gold traded for stolen military arms... the brutal murder of a Mexican Governor... the involvement of La Eme, the Mexican Mafia, Outlaw Motorcycle gangs, and violent street gangs, and a contract ordered on his life... These are the pieces of the puzzle Jay Leicester must put together to save not only himself, but those of innocent people working with him
A Bullet From Dominic
Series: Blood Flows South, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,720. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Na famigghia può esse distrutta solo dall’interno—A family can only be broken from the inside. ~ Dominic Mangini
Popping the Shine
Series: The Jay Leicester Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,820. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
New Orleans settings, gangland murder, police corruption, and international drug operations are the backdrop for J.C. Simmons' sixth serial mystery. Jay Leicester (pronounced "Lester"), private investigator, is drawn into a worldwide drug manufacturing operation when an old family friend's grandson is brutally murdered and nailed to a French Quarter street in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Murder Is a Promise
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,160. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
No matter what kind of promise you make—it’s a promise. If you don’t plan on keeping it, don’t make it. And remember, murder is a promise too.
Murder Has Consequences
Series: Friendship & Honor, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,180. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
For a select few people, friendship lasts forever. Nicky Fusco and Frankie Donovan were friends like that, but that was years ago. Now Frankie’s a detective in Brooklyn’s Homicide department, and Nicky is a reformed hit man. But when Frankie gets in trouble—and the law can’t help him—he turns to Nicky. The problem is that Nicky promised his family, and God, that he’d go straight.
Murder Takes Patience
Series: Friendship & Honor, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,410. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Nikki Fusco finally has the life he wants. He's through with his past and has settled down with his wife and children. But when a case that Frankie’s working in New York goes terribly wrong, Nikki gets a call—the kind of call he never wanted to get.
The Underground Lady
Series: The Jay Leicester Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A small airplane mysteriously disappears in the dense piney woods of Mississippi. The pilot, a young widow named Hadley Welch is the lone occupant. Now, 25 years later, her daughter hires Aviation Consultant, Jay Leicester, to investigate. Jealously, revenge, and murder with colorful and deadly characters, all heading toward one climatic question: What happened to Hadley Welch and her airplane?
Akel Dama
Series: The Jay Leicester Mysteries, Book 9. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,500. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
AKEL DAMA is exciting and well written, with pervasive humanity and the grit of truth. This work tells a vivid and compelling story, reminding us that we live amid pending horror. This is an impressive evocation of a threat of terrorism around the world at a crucial time in history. It is an important work that will be useful to all who are interested in the world from this time on.
Ethan Justice: Guilty
Series: Ethan Justice Action Thrillers. Price: $4.19 USD. Words: 113,930. Language: British English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The training is over. The stakes are high. It’s time to put what they’ve learned into action. Ethan Justice: Guilty is a fast-paced, action-packed, character-driven thriller, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud, cringe, cry and cheer. This is the fourth book in the 'Ethan Justice' series but it also reads as a stand-alone story.

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