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Definitions
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
(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
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Fear In The Skies
Price: Free! Words: 53,670. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,740. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
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 Long Line of Dead Men
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,250. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,780. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(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