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Short Fuses (Four short stories)
Price: Free! Words: 47,500. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of six of his bestselling thrillers.
City of Spirits
Series: French Quarter Mystery, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,160. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
(5.00 from 1 review)
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!
Pascal's Wager
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,270. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Billy Boy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,300. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011 by Savvy Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Psychological crime novel. A young no-goodnik gets sucked into a murder rap he thinks he shouldn't be held responsible for.
The Hitler Project
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,430. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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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.
Dark Quarry: A Mike Angel Private Eye Mystery
Series: Mike Angel Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,990. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
The FIRST in the complex Mike Angel Mystery series. Dive into Dark Quarry! Set in NY, Chicago in 1960. Mike is only 30, trying to take up the work of his murdered father, retired NYC detective. After following a desirable female on an insurance case, Mike witnesses her slaying of her abusive partner. He then crosses a line and violates every rule for PI's, which connects him to the Purple Gang.
Spirit of the Once Walking
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,760. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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Elsie Sander's time bomb of suspense begins midst a Minnesota blizzard. Enter the Jaguar with the psychotic Boodles for a ride you won't forget.
After The Facts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,310. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010 by Elderberry Press. 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.
A Ghostly Christmas Present
Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,820. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2010 by ArtisticWhispers Productions, Inc. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
For crappy Christmas presents, Detective Clarke Lantham figures most people couldn't beat getting thrown in an out-of-state jail on a trumped up charge. So when he calls up his brother for help with bail, he thinks he's prepared for the ordeal of spending a holiday weekend with relatives who put the "strange" back in "estranged. That was his first mistake.
Welcome to Dullsville
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,360. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Mars Black is a big city private detective who works the seamy side of Grayville, a city perpetually cloaked in fog, a city without sights, a city he sometimes calls “Dullsville.” After he is hired by a man named Baker, though, things become a little less dull. The book is written in black and white, like a 30’s gangster movie, and no word of color was used; only black, white and shades of gray.
Darke Revenge
Series: A Dave and Mariska Caper Novel, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,720. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A third investigation for Mariska Masekova and Dave Lewis, this time concerning missing teenage girls who are turning up dead. They have been abused terribly, held captive for days, and there are no clues. Then there are the crazy fraudsters, the corrupt City Officials, ghosts at the top of the stairs, a house full of women, and a fiery final conflict.
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
Mr. Dark Side
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,160. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Crown's Law
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,770. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When private eye Sam Crown runs a couple of fingerprints through the national database, the FBI is on him like an old wetsuit. Beautiful FBI agent Bo Trout enters the case and sees Sam as a womanizing flirt who consorts with outlaw bikers. As the violent noose tightens, Bo witnesses Sam deliver a large dose of Crown’s Law as events race to an unexpected denouement!
Cat of Many Lives
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,860. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
As with us all, he died -- but the crimefighter didn't stop there! He would merge with another crimefighter, and continue the fight.
Missing Murder Mayhem
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,140. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Forty-eight frantic hours— a child goes missing—a body found— a gunman seizes an apartment block. Procedure slides between suspicion and mayhem. Detective Nathan Cribbing is called in to investigate the discovery of a body. Meanwhile, a child is missing. A link between the murder, a beleaguered gunman, and the lost kiddie is unearthed. Cribbing is faced with a desperate choice.
The Unfortunate Case of His Mother's Virginity
Series: Pulp. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,210. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
You wake up after a long nap. You reach over to see whether your partner's awake, and discover she's dead. Of a cut throat. In your bed. You didn't do it. But who did? How did they do it without waking you? And when? And why? Stern Richards, PI, has to find out. Or go to prison.
David's Case
Price: Free! Words: 81,650. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Francis Connor is hired to find a missing young man, David. Heir to millions David grew up in a mental institution. there because at the age of ten he shot and killed his father. The trail takes Francis through scenes of violence and even romance. Francis is an unusual detective, an oddball with issues of his own. It is a tale of greed, of guilt and redemption
Horse of a Different Color (The Mecana Series Part One)
Series: The Mecana Files. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,120. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017 by BookVoice Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
Dallas PD Detective Thomas Mecana is on the hunt for a serial killer terrorizing the Lone Star State. Joining him is Darcie Connors, a young officer working her first murder case. With hard work, and some luck, Mecana and his partner discover a most-unusual serial killer case with murder in its very genes. They discover some evidence is so strange and unbelievable, it might be best left alone.
How to Rob a Bank
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,270. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(4.00 from 1 review)
Inspector Gilles Maintenon has finally run up against an original mind—someone who’s very good at wasting his time. Their killer, using simple human psychology, has come up with a brilliant plan. Gilles would dearly love to meet the mind that conceived of that plan. He intends to do just that.