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Free To Die: A Short Story
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Amos, the enforcer, wanted out. After twenty-nine years of following orders, he knew his time was limited. He had served his masters well, but age and sloppiness made him expendable. But how to exit gracefully? “Unlike the living, the dead tell no tales.” That was their motto. The way they did business. Was he smart enough to find away around this modus operandi? Or was he fish food?
The Big Gamble
Price: Free! Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
He knew that slot machine was gonna pay off big. But his luck was against him--in more ways than one--and another man claimed the jackpot. But there's more than one way to win or lose in New Orleans, and the casino's got nothing on the high-stakes game going on in the hotel penthouse. Up there, it's life or death.
The Gray and Guilty Sea
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,040. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A curmudgeon. A loner. That's how people describe Garrison Gage, and that's when they're being charitable. After his wife's brutal murder, the crippled private investigator retreats to the coastal town of Barnacle Bluffs, Oregon. When the body of a young woman washes up on the beach, his conscience draws him back into his old occupation – forcing him to confront the demons of his own guilt.
Mars is a Bummer, Man
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
You can take people off earth, but can you take the earth out of people? Humanity's first mission to Mars hits a nasty speed bump. Personality, passion and persuasion form a deadly triangle on the first Martian colony. This novelette by Frank Severino cynically explores notions of character, class, human expansion, legacies and what the future might regrettably consider historically valuable.
The Last Killer Standing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,970. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A homeless person in downtown Denver, Colorado is murdered by a serial killer whose favorite pastime is screwing with the police by leaving false leads and clues at his murders. His second victim makes everyone realize that the Cherry Creek Choker is back. The Choker's original killings of four hookers, several years earlier, scandalized and terrified the city.
Noble Beginnings: A Jack Noble Thriller (Jack Noble #1)
Price: Free! Words: 65,630. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In March of 2002, while the eyes of the world focused on Afghanistan, Jack Noble finds himself on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. A Marine in name only, Jack is on-loan to the CIA. Normally an integral part of the team, he finds that he is nothing more than a security detail in Iraq. Jack and his partner Bear have a run-in with four CIA special agents over the treatment of an Iraqi family.
Diabla meets Abaddon
Price: Free! Words: 20,510. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Diabla is tough. She thinks she's seen everything, but that doesn't include Abaddon. He's on a mission from God, and that mission includes murder. Two women are dead, defiled beyong imagination. If she's not careful, she'll be the third. She Ricky set out on an investigation that disgusts them as it unfolds. Unfortunately, they're the only ones who have a clear shot at bringing a psycho to justic
The Dame Was a Tad Polish: An Armadillo Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,980. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2015 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Dilbert Pinkerton—mutant armadillo and private detective—has collared his first murder mystery since moving to Nevermore Bay and it's a doozy: the victim was found impaled on a flag pole thirty stories high. Enter Lily Pad, the star witness in the case, TV actress and mutant frog. Dill must risk everything to keep her safe until the case comes to a head. Or she might lose hers.
3rd Degree Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,990. Language: British English. Published: October 23, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
3rd Degree Murder – a university intrigue. A prestigious Vice-Chancellor receives two formal complaints about Professor Axel Sloan just before he is due to retire. Whilst studying for her PhD, Maliha suffers a horrifying rape at university. How will she be able to cope? At the same time, Jenny suffers anti-semitic remarks. Others are also embroiled in the intrigue. So, who killed Axel Sloan?
East Ave (A Charles Splints Case)
Price: Free! Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
A note is left at the door by quick footsteps containing an address. Splints follows it to learn there's more than just crime bosses and thieves in Brooksend, but the supernatural as well.
Self Made
Series: Andersson Dexter, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 59,670. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2009 by in potentia press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Ever wish things were different? Ivy Velasquez did, so she became someone else. But one day, Ivy discovers that her alternate self has been murdered. Having nowhere else to turn, she finds Andersson Dexter: part private eye, part vigilante, part cop. Self Made is a story of people striving to control our own destinies, and how that desire affects them in ways they could never imagine.
Dead In Red
Series: The Jeff Resnick Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,300. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
When a bartender at Jeff Resnick’s favorite tavern is murdered, psychic visions of a sparkling red high-heeled shoe and bloody hands linger in his mind--and hit too close to home. When Jeff’s brother Richard last helped him with an investigation, it nearly cost him his life. Still, Richard is determined to tag along as Jeff is drawn into the seamy world of fetishes an drag queens.
One Hot January
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,500. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
My name is Joe January. I was a private investigator from the South Bronx, circa 1940. Was once described as an indignant Humphrey Bogart. Who am I to argue? The difference between Bogie and me is that I was the real McCoy.In truth, I'm no Joseph Conrad, but I wrote every word on these pages. This is my story; but make  no mistake, it's anything but make believe. I know, it reads like science
If [tribe] =
Series: The Bridge Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,330. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
L.A. street gang Los Magos' leader is assassinated by the rival El Diablos, both members of the Five Families. Gang war would bring the wrath of the corporate police department down on all the Families. Amoral fixer Artemis Bridge discovers the war is more than tribal bloodletting, and must use his wits to stop the war before it escalates to genocide in the latest Bridge Chronicles novel.
Kill Leader
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Paula Evangelista—Vengelista—is at the top of the beach volleyball circuit. Knocking down kill after kill, she is trying to regain her title of kill leader. But someone wants to put an end to her streak and maybe an end to her life. It is up to Honolulu private eye, Val Lyon, to find out who wants to kill the kill leader and prevent it from happening or end up as another kill herself.
Teed Off
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Honolulu private eye, Val Lyon, takes on the case of a young woman who committed suicide. Or did she? Her brother believes she was murdered by a man who had stalked her. He wants Val to find the truth. In her most dangerous case, yet, Val learns that the truth could cost her life.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,340. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
From Australia to the shores of the Dead Sea, "Judas" follows a tale of treachery, betrayal & murder. As people die in Amsterdam, London and Israel, Negus, a writer about religious artifacts becomes involved in the hunt for the truth about the killings, and the search for priceless diaries alledged to be written by Judas in biblical times. They claim to witness the birth & death of Jesus Christ.
Hurricane: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,090. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
From R. Narvaez, a board member of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, and exciting new voice in noir . . . “If there is any justice in the world, [R. Narvaez] should become a giant on the literary noir scene within the next couple of years.” —Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine, on the story “Roachkiller”
Nick Gamble y el caso del barco ataud
Price: Free! Words: 15,630. Language: Spanish. Published: May 6, 2012 by PÚLPito. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Nick Gamble es duro (a veces), alcoholico (siempre) e investigador privado (excepto domingos y festivos). NICK GAMBLE es el sabueso mas perro de la ciudad.
City of Smoke and Mirrors: An Armadillo Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,700. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.00 from 1 review)
The name's Dilbert Pinkerton, private detective. Friends call me Dill. I'm a mutant armadillo. I dig for the truth. And the truth is I need to get out of the city, away from supernatural mobsters that want my carapace for a foot bath. So when some rich dame saunters into my Hovel Office with a job, I take it.