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Ghosts
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,480. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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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
By Lawrence Watt-Evans
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 69,340. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2010 by FoxAcre Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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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
By Lawrence Watt-Evans
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 64,910. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2010 by FoxAcre Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
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...
First Feature
By Jason Blacker
Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,870. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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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
By Jason Blacker
Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(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?
Dydeetown World
By F. Paul Wilson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,440. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
A novel of the LaNague Federation - Book 4. DYDEETOWN WORLD whips the classic tropes of noir fiction and far-future cyberpunk into a relentlessly paced novel about freedom, friendship, and self-esteem. Beneath its hardboiled voice, its seamy settings, and violent events, are people trying to make a human connection... and changing the world in the process.
Fear In The Skies
By Stan Grimes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,670. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
The citizens of this world have many reasons to believe that the planet upon which they live will someday self-destruct, but what if their reasons are wrong. What if global warming doesn't destroy us? What if a worldwide war for fossil fuels doesn't destroy us? Perhaps the destruction of the world is planned by an enemy much more sinister than the ones of which we are aware, an enemy from beyond.
The Night and The Music
By Lawrence Block
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,740. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Besides the 17 novels that began with 1975’s The Sins of the Fathers, Lawrence Block’s Matthew Scudder has appeared in shorter fiction, and all 11 novelettes, short stories, and vignettes are here in a single rich volume. Highlights include “Mick Ballou Looks at the Blank Screen,” and the moving and elegaic “One Last Night at Grogan’s,” published here for the first time ever.
A Witness Above (Frank Pavlicek series #1)
By Andy Straka
Series: Frank Pavlicek, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 71,580. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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Former homicide detective Frank Pavlicek is hunting with his red-tailed hawk when he finds it. A teenage boy’s body–barely concealed behind a pile of brush in a part of the forest Frank recently visited with his daughter, Nicole-with evidence linking to her. Days later, Nicole is in jail for murder. His past is coming back to haunt him. And his reputation–and life–are on the line…
The Hitler Project
By John Brinling
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,430. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
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“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.
Anniversary Day: A Retrieval Artist Novel
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 8. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,470. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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The long-awaited return of the Retrieval Artist series! Four years ago, a bomb destroyed part of the dome protecting Armstrong, the largest city on the Moon. Now, as the city celebrates its survival with an event it calls Anniversary Day, a larger threat looms—one that begins with the murder of the mayor, and spreads across the Moon itself.
A Fall from Grace
By Dale Phillips
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,300. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011 by Grey Gate Media LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a single mother is wrongly accused of murder, Zack Taylor must work to clear her name. Not an easy task, as everyone in the Maine town of Mill Springs thinks she's guilty. Zack finds, however, plenty of people who wanted the victim dead. As the events around him begin to spiral out of control, Zack begins to do the same.
Already Gone (Young Adult Mystery Thriller)
By Christopher Fulbright
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,090. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
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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.
A Long Line of Dead Men
By Lawrence Block
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,250. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Matthew Scudder investigates a secret, private club in Manhattan whose members suddenly start dying, when it becomes obvious that someone is trying to kill them all.
Don't Be A Stranger
By Robert Barash
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,780. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
....couldn't be more noir: Sep could be Philip Marlowe's brusquer, more antagonistic brother....There are moments when Sep's aggressive showmanship begins to crack when he softens his hard-talking abrasiveness with gentle coaxing, his belligerent repartee with moments of fluid interiority....told mostly through tough-guy banter, which allows the reader to move quickly with Sep.... Kirkus Review
Pascal's Wager
By Mark Jacobs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,270. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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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.
City of Spirits
By Eric Wilder
Series: French Quarter Mystery, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,760. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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Murder, lust, and a hundred-fifty year old voodoo curse. It’s Mardi Gras in the Big Easy, an escaped killer’s on the loose, and French Quarter detective Wyatt Thomas has his hands full. Get ready for a ride!
Cuban Dagger
By Ken McKea
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 86,460. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012 by Brad Strickland. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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Jim Dallas knew from the start that a search for a runaway teen-aged daughter was likely to be a losing proposition. But he got pulled from Florida into a search that led to the Caribbean...and into a web of treachery and death. Gary Kim Hayes writes, "Right on the money. Think of John D. MacDonald, Carl Hiassen, and the easy wry style of Nelson Demille...Jim Dallas is my new favorite detective."
His Name Was Charlie Talbott – Nine Noir Episodes
By Joaquin Pineda
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 17,550. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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These are nine stories of violence, bloodshed, loneliness and heartbreak set during our gray and merciless times. The protagonists of each episode –a hitman, a homicide detective, two con artists and a father out for justice– highlight the harsh nature of a society that rewards the ruthless and gives the desperate and hopeful no second chances.
The Vaporizer
By Lee Driver
Series: Chase Dagger, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,270. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013 by Full Moon Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Nothing is as it seems in Cedar Point, Indiana. Three gang members appear to have died of natural causes. Then the medical examiner completes the autopsies and discovers the victims are missing their brains. When something strange rears its ugly head, the police turn to Chase Dagger.