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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...
Fatal Storm
Series: Chase Dagger, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,510. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011 by Full Moon Publishing LLC. 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.
Dreamcast
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,490. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 4 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.
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.
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.
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: 77,540. 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.
Salvation for an Angel
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011 by Leonard Flachman. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Her father died in the Korean War. She and her family lived on his army pension. Her mother held the family together with love but when she dies, an alcoholic uncle arrives to claim the children. He inflicts cruelty on them and manipulates the community in believing the children are the cause of his misfortune. Can one survive such a life and not herself turn into an alcoholic? A powerful story.
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 ArtisticWhispers Productions, Inc. 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: 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.
INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY (Cold Case: Commander Adam S. Appel)
Price: Free! Words: 15,690. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a Special Investigation Unit reopens the cold case of an eccentric but brilliant space explorer, mysteriously lost 10 years earlier on a top secret mission in deep space to survey post-Earth sites for colonization, readers are selected as designated investigators and directed to serve the investigation unconditionally by posting their input at a dedicated web site to solve the case.
Air Force Blues: The Sandeen Mysteries, Book Two
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,970. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Master Sergeant Al Templeton disappeared one fine day in 1977. The Air Force listed him as a deserter. Thirty-five years later, Templeton's son talks Sandeen into investigating that disappearance. Doing so uncovers a web of intrigue and a nest of spies.
Not Dead Yet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,690. Language: Australian English. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sydney private investigator Gary Maddox scratches out a living doing personal injuries surveillance. A mother asks him to find out who killed her drug-dealer son. The son deserved to die. But the mother deserves justice and offers Gary a lot of money. Soon he's battling drug dealers, corrupt cops, hit-men and thugs. They try to rub him out. But he's well-armed, and not dead yet.
Frankly Speaking - A Frank Rozzani Detective Novel (#1)
Price: Free! Words: 54,170. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
A 16 year old girl has disappeared. The police believe she is a runaway. Her parents believe she has been taken and is being held against her will. When the parents enlist the services of Frank Rozzani, a former police officer turned private detective, a series of events begins to unfold that implicates a popular local pastor and the religious stronghold of the ultra-conservative community.

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