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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 5 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...
Fatal Storm
Series: Chase Dagger, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,510. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011 by Full Moon Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Something strange is taking place at the Sebold mansion. When ghost hunters decide to spend a night, one person is missing in the morning. There have been other disappearances and homicides in the past, and the one common denominator has been the weather. Dagger and his entourage spend a night at the mansion to seek answers. But another storm is building on the horizon. Fifth in the series.
Finn's Golem
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,870. 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.
Shooting Crows At Dawn
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 128,120. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Election day is near and Sheriff Jubal Dark's failure to solve a two-year-old murder is likely to cost him his job. Now, three escaped killers racing for the border murder a local family. Dark no longer has any time to worry about the election. He's willing to trade his star, and even his life, if that's what it will take to bring these murderers to Texas Justice.
Infiltration
Price: $4.32 USD. Words: 51,290. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Why would anyone want to take and hold twenty square miles of territory on the Arizona border, kill every person there, hold it for forty-eight hours, and the leave without an observable trace? The central character, Rand, his senescent aunt, Mary Jo are thrust into the world of homeland terror by a homeland attack and must deal with it, all the time wondering why. Rand discovers the answer.
Dreamcast
Price: Free! Words: 80,500. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In Dreamcast, Travis, an art-student, dreams of his ex-girlfriend’s murder, and the next day discovers the nightmare to be true. In police interview, he confesses the dream and is arrested for exact knowledge of the crime. With the help of a psychologist, he finds that he has paranormal abilities and uses them manipulate the police to trap the real killer.
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.
Black Jack Justice
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 59,920. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It was a simple enough case, but don't they always start out that way? 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.
Cheated By Death
Series: The Jeff Resnick Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,040. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Jeff Resnick faces a new dilemma: someone is stalking his sister-in-law, Brenda, who fears that violence from protesters will escalate near the women's clinic where she works. Or could the threats against her have come from her abusive ex-husband? Meanwhile, Jeff grapples with meeting his estranged father and the sister he he never knew existed.
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.
Smoke Rings
Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,510. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011 by AWP Books. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
An old girlfriend pulls Clarke Lantham into a New Year's Eve chase for a federal fugitive and the $50,000 price on his head. Book 3 of the Clarke Lantham Mysteries
Watching Marilyn
Price: $0.99 USD. 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: 5,070. 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".
Dark Horse (Jim Knighthorse #1)
Price: Free! Words: 49,880. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn't take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High.
Cold Case--A Jeff Resnick Mystery
Series: Jeff Resnick Short Stories, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,440. 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
Stomping Mad: A Spade Conundrum
Series: Spade/Paladin Conundrums. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a dead body turns up at the first ever Dinocon, Secret Master of Fandom and Private Detective Spade knows just who might be behind it all: Lucinda Danielle Stanhope who calls herself the Martha Stewart of Science Fiction. Now he just has to prove it. “Stomping Mad” marks the first appearance of Spade, who along with his sidekick Paladin is one of Rusch’s most popular characters.
Earth Angels
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,480. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Detective Sergeant Jose Stepanovich and his elite tactical team were the toughest cops in the Los Angeles police force, handed the toughest jobs, like going up against the city's most vicious criminal element - the street gangs of East L.A. But somewhere along the lines the cops broke a few rules, turning a job into a personal vendetta, and suddenly it wasn't only the gangs they were fighting.
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