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Price: Free! Words: 87,390. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
DEA agent Kent Baker, a loose cannon on an extensive leave of abscence, stops to help a beautiful woman being beaten on the edge of an interstate highway. Coming to the rescue of the lady seemed like a good idea except that afterwards people began getting murdered in nasty ways. Baker is forced to find out who is perpetrating the butchery...and way...
Finn's Golem
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,850. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Equal parts noir detective story and speculative fiction thriller, Finn's Golem is a fast-paced one-two punch from the author of Black Jack Justice and the Tales of the Red Panda adventure series.
Valentine in Paris
Price: Free! Words: 13,760. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A Nick Valentine short story. Disgraced Great War hero, Nick Valentine returns to France for the first time since the war on what should be a routine information gathering assignment in post-war Paris. But things are never that simple. Not for Nick Valentine. Nick Valentine is the flawed hero of the full length novel, Noho. This short story includes an opening excerpt from Noho.
Scar Tissue
Series: Lucky Lucas Novels, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 28,960. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ex-con Ray Rhodes’ claim he was framed on weapons and drug charges is only the beginning when former cop Lucky Lucas is reluctantly dragged into an investigation as a family favor. Lucas quickly finds himself mixing with crooked cops, Chinese assassins, and a broken family with a disturbing and dangerous history that leads to blackmail and murder.
Watching Marilyn
Price: Free! Words: 72,450. Language: American English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In the heatwave summer of 1962 Frank Watson, an investigator with a dubious past in pre-revolutionary Cuba, is hired to plant phone taps in the Hollywood home of Marilyn Monroe. There are rumours Monroe has kept a diary, a red book, detailing her affair with John F. Kennedy, the record of a scandal that could bring down the President.
Mr. Dark Side
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,160. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Mr. Dark Side, The Trials and Tribulations of a Hollywood Dick. There's two ways of not taking chances in the private investigator slash personal security gig in Hollywood. You either go around without fire sticks in which you're easy to kill but won't run afoul of any California or County or City laws meant to trap practitioners of the Second Amendment, or go armed.
Obama Care
Price: Free! Words: 98,350. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Obama Care insurance companies appointed death squads who sentenced millions of Americans to an early grave by refusing to give them medical treatment. Their friends and relatives avenged them. They formed open rebellion against the government and its crony insurance companies. Soon, people were being murdered by the hundreds in their office buildings, malls, stadiums, and universities. Others wer
Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth
Series: Benny Cahill, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,150. Language: American English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Benny Cahill is a private eye. His job is to help little guys with big problems. However, Benny always gets served a large portion of hurt for his troubles. Things don't turn out any different when Benny is hired by a crooked jockey who never heard of the phrase: "Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth".
Missouri Loves Company
Series: Rip Lane, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,180. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Former U.S. marshal Rip Lane lives in a motor home. His only desire is to explore the country he once protected. But trouble seems to find him everywhere. In Missouri he picks up a beautiful hitchhiker with a duffel bag full of secrets. When the woman disappears at a bus station Rip finds himself the target of mobsters. But targeting Rip is always a mistake. Because he never backs down.
Cold Case--A Jeff Resnick Mystery
Series: Jeff Resnick Short Stories, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Psychic Jeff Resnick has no expectations when investigating the disappearance of a four-year-old, until he confronts the mind responsible--a shattering experience for all involved. --"A compelling mystery that will grip you tightly and not let go--even after you've finished reading." ~ Leann Sweeney, nationally best-selling author of the Yellow Rose and Cats In Trouble mysteries
Aftermath
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,680. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mike Peterson and his boat, Pelican, narrowly escape destruction when a nearby craft blows up. His search for the truth leads to the kidnapping of his girl-friend: Jenny McLaine. Violence ashore, afloat, and beneath the waters of the English Channel results in the recovery of a sunken wartime gold shipment. Also uncovered, is an account of espionage, betrayal and intrigue in high places
The Handbag's Tale
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Handbag's Tale is a highly-stylized murder mystery. Readers will enjoy a rich vein of dark and sardonic humour. Nana the Snake Dancer, poets, painters, proprietors of bawdy houses, inept burglars, and Inspector Gilles Maintenon make an unforgettable tale of a classic time and place: It's Paris, 1924, at the height of party season.
Money Ain't Nothing
Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Money ain’t nothing if you’ve got a lot of it. But then again, a lot of money won’t necessarily buy happiness either. In this Anthony Carrick mystery, hard boiled detective Anthony Carrick is asked to solve the murder of a rich dame’s son. Police think it’s an accidental death, but could it be something more sinister?
The Hitler Project
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,430. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
“High Noon” meets “Murder at 1600” When a skull from the past bedevils a political dynasty, two lawmen contend with corruption, murder and personal tragedy while facing off against an adversary with unlimited power and resources.
Already Gone (Young Adult Mystery Thriller)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,090. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Meet Mitchell Chase, a 16-year-old hard case who pays his dad rent in exchange for being treated as an adult. Unfortunately, he’s having a tough time of it—Mitchell drinks too much, fights too much, he’s broke, and he’s got girl problems like a dog’s got fleas.
One Too Many
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,150. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
You went into the bar on a job, you found yourself in good company, but the timing was way off.
Pascal's Wager
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,270. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Pascal Silver is an action junkie down on his luck. One of the best poker players alive, a losing streak has forced him to take work as a private detective. But when the gorgeous daughter of murdered casino owner “Houston Phil” LaPierre turns to him for help, he finds himself in over his head dealing with the cops, the mob and the enigmatic but beautiful Allegra LaPierre.
Short Fuses (Four short stories)
Price: Free! Words: 47,500. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of six of his bestselling thrillers.
Beautiful Lies
Price: Free! Words: 48,900. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Darren Elmore has it all: beautiful wife, status, profitable vineyards and winery in Sonoma County. But he has always wanted--needed--to know what it feels like to kill a man. So Darren chooses an unknown victim on a lonely road and indulges in a thrill kill. And he gets away with murder. Until a blackmailer shows up. Then Darren's own life and livelihood are threatened unless he pays. Now.
Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction By: D.e.e.L
Series: Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Categories: 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...

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