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The Night and The Music
Price: $6.99 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.
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.
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.
Silent Victor
Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 126,600. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 by ArtisticWhispers Productions, Inc. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Clarke Lantham got a good chuckle when a world-famous alien hunter tried him to prevent an attack on San Francisco. He stopped laughing 12 hours later when gray aliens apparently stole a priceless artifact in full view of security cameras. But when takes the case, he finds himself working against the Chinese Government and the FBI. Book 4 of The Clarke Lantham Mysteries Mystery/Comedy/Thriller
Morgue for Whores
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,650. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A Brooklyn help desk guy wakes up from a bender and finds two dead people in his apartment. He manages to get rid of them without involving the cops. Then another corpse shows up. Then another. Finally he decides to get pro-active about the situation, and becomes involved with a bizarre real-estate scam, a beautiful psychiatrist who likes to play detective, and several other dangerous types.
And Then She Was Gone
Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,820. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2010 by ArtisticWhispers Productions, Inc. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
72 hours. The cops only look for missing adults after 72 hours. Three days for Nya Thales to turn up dead somewhere if ex-cop Clarke Lantham can't find her first. But when he sets foot in Nya's world, Lantham's race against time turns into a run for his life: blocked at all corners, framed for murder, and stalked by a killer intent on covering up who kidnapped Nya Thales--and Why.
Black Jack Justice: Dead Men Run
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,800. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Black Jack Justice: Dead Men Run is a character-driven mystery novel in the style of classic noir tales of the 1940's and 50's. Told in the competing narrative voices of the hard-boiled gumshoe Jack Justice and his partner Trixie Dixon, girl detective, Black Jack Justice: Dead Men Run is an enjoyable and lively read.
The Consulate
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,720. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A Special Agent Wyckoff Mystery! A spy thriller written by former FBI Special Agent Thomas R. Stutler, Esq. Take a peek behind the curtain when a highly trained Chinese diplomat in San Francisco decides to compromise a highly classified government project.
The Devil You Know
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,390. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Vampire PI Jack Fleming travels to Long Island to attend a funeral. Problem: There's more than one body in the grave. Delving into his past, Jack follows clues leading to an old murder, new betrayals, and a hard look at the man he was vs. the vampire he's become.
Gypsy in the Moonlight
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,050. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
(5.00 from 1 review)
This work of historical noir fiction is set on the island of Trinidad during World War II. As stealthy Nazi U-boats try to reach the ports of Latin America, Trinidad becomes a vital outpost in the British and American effort to head them off. But as the days grow hotter and the nights grow longer lying in wait for those Nazi ships, restlessness turns to mischief, and mischief turns to murder.
Trades
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,400. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
'Trades' is an action-packed science fiction tale of murder and mystery with a little romance and a sizeable dose of humor mixed in. It's a noir story of dangerous women and hard men battling the odds on the last space station in human space. It's for lovers of Raymond Chandler and Robert Heinlein and Robert Aspirin.
The Fall Guy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Todd Collins has failed in every job he's ever undertaken, but that all changes when he backs his jalopy in a shiny, new Porsche belonging to a drug dealer. When the police stop the drug dealer for a broken taillight that Todd has caused and discover a cocaine shipment, a West Coast kingpin holds Todd responsible. On the run from organized crime, Todd discovers his true calling.
The House Dick
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,460. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Sean is a house detective for a high-tone hotel in downtown Seattle. Having recently taken early retirement from the Seattle Police Department, Sean needed a job, but his easy night shift turns into trouble when the body of a felon, who Sean beat into a near coma while on the force, is found at the bottom of the hotel’s back stairs after a very private party.
The Goa Yoga School of Slayers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,290. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
All Octavia “V” Ling wants? Inner peace and a piece of the sizzling spy named Dario. Instead, she jets off to Goa, India and lands in the midst of spies! Lies! Yoga! Elephants! Betrayal! The Goa Yoga School of Slayers. The hilarious, pulse-pounding sequel to The Italian School for Assassins.
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.
Spy for a Troubled King (The Adventures of Grant Scotland, Book Two)
Series: The Adventures of Grant Scotland. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,370. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Adventures of Grant Scotland series is an entertaining mix of fantasy, mystery and espionage featuring a hero whose many faults provide almost as much challenge to him as the formidable obstacles he must face as he attempts to impose sanity upon a world rapidly descending into chaos. This is the second book in the series.
The Golden Age Detective
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,070. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Poochy is missing. A detective's dog hunt turns into murder mayhem. Bodies drop in seedy and opulent haunts. Bullets fly at his every turn of the corner. Police hot on his heels. Unable to turn tail and run, aging Chas Pharlain guts it out. A whodunit to the end. Copyright 2014 by Chuck Fair
The Clueless Detective
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,500. Language: American English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Marty left school with no qualifications. He lucks out when an old school chum offers him a job as a private detective. But it all goes wrong when he discovers his partner murdered. The police insist that he killed himself, but Marty knows different. He laboriously unearths clues to his partner’s murderer but struggles to make sense of them. Then a very attractive dame walks into his life.
Butch Fatale, Dyke Dick - Double D Double Cross
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,380. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Butch Fatale is a fast-talking, skirt-chasing, two-fisted lesbian private investigator with an insatiable appetite for two things — women and trouble.
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.