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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 50,160. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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
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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
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
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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
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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
After The Facts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,310. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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The town of Hustle has a new private eye, and his name is After Coffman. His first case and After is finding it anything but business as usual. He has no client, no money and too many suspects. In line for After's scalp are drug lords, gun runners and the Hustle Homicide Department. Each want a piece of him, but After's greatest foe may be an old black cat, named Soot.
Ghosts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,480. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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He calls himself Ben…sometimes. Mostly he doesn’t think of his name so other people won’t either. He kills people for a living, but he has standards. He uses astrology to help him follow the right path. Only now, someone is following his path—someone he doesn’t trust. Someone who’ll kill the astrologers helping him. The astrologers, who have no idea who he is.
Nightside CIty
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 69,340. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2010 by FoxAcre Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Nightside City will die in the coming dawn -- so why is someone trying to buy up the town? A blend of hard science fiction and hard-boiled film noir detective story. "For years, when people asked me what was my favorite of all the novels I’d written... I would name Nightside City."—from the afterword by Lawrence Watt-Evans.
Realms of Light
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 64,910. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2010 by FoxAcre Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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If You Can Trust No One -- Then Trust a Nobody. A new Carlisle Hsing adventure. Carlisle counted herself lucky to escape Nightside City before dawn came and destroyed everything there. Unfortunately, just by escaping to the planet of Prometheus, she has attracted the attention of a certain business magnate. Someone is trying to kill him -- and he needs someone expendable to investigate...
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
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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.
Ghost of a Chance
Series: Paranormal Cowboy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,430. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
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Private investigator Buck McDivit inherits a fishing lodge from an unknown aunt. When he travels to a rustic village in east Texas, he quickly learns there's been a murder.
First Feature
Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,870. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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First Feature is a bitingly wry detective whodunit featuring ex-LAPD's not so celebrated detective Anthony Carrick as he juggles mafia lords, drug addled neophytes, nymphomaniacs, gay counterculture, vegan hippies and tinsel town's dark side in a quest to uncover a homicide in the midst of his own personal turmoil.
Money Ain't Nothing
Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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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?