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The Warning
By S.L. Pierce
Price: Free! Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Gwen Michaels moved to California to start a new life. But sometimes you just can't ignore when someone is in trouble. The Warning is a free short thriller (approx 2000 words) by S.L. Pierce.
Dreamcast
By Paul Telegdi
Price: Free! Words: 80,500. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: 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.
Valentine in Paris
By James Davis
Price: Free! Words: 13,760. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A Nick Valentine short story. Disgraced Great War hero, Nick Valentine returns to France for the first time since the war on what should be a routine information gathering assignment in post-war Paris. But things are never that simple. Not for Nick Valentine. Nick Valentine is the flawed hero of the full length novel, Noho. This short story includes an opening excerpt from Noho.
Scar Tissue
By Mark Gummere
Series: Lucky Lucas Novels, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 28,960. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ex-con Ray Rhodes’ claim he was framed on weapons and drug charges is only the beginning when former cop Lucky Lucas is reluctantly dragged into an investigation as a family favor. Lucas quickly finds himself mixing with crooked cops, Chinese assassins, and a broken family with a disturbing and dangerous history that leads to blackmail and murder.
Cherry Bucket & Other Stories
By Robert Hart
Price: Free! Words: 29,210. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A meticulously restored '69 Camaro is 'detailed' by a kid whose skull is held together by Super-Glue and wishful thinking. An insurance salesman has three too many. Everyone's favorite TV star steps in to save the day, mostly for himself. Teenage revenge, cannibal grannies, giant snakes, and vigilante clowns are just a few of the themes explored in these stories. Tales of Crime and Weirdness.
Sins of a Nation
By Don McGraw
Price: Free! Words: 92,410. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The presidential race is deadlocked--until murder tips the scale. Now Janelle Harcourt, an ambitious young attorney, finds evidence connecting the Presidential front-runner to the crime. Determined to bring justice,she embarks on a twisting trail of discovery that leads to three of the nation’s most powerful political figures. A trio intent on keeping her silent by whatever means possible.
A Reason to Live
By Matthew Iden
Price: Free! Words: 89,690. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In the late nineties, a bad cop killed a good woman and homicide detective Marty Singer watched the murderer walk out of the courtroom a free man. Twelve years later, the victim's daughter is the target and needs Marty's help. With a second shot at the killer--and a first chance at redemption--Marty's just found A Reason to Live.
Obama Care
By Jason Scimitar
Price: Free! Words: 98,350. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(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
Murder in D-Minor
By Manuela Cardiga
Price: Free! Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A man with an ugly past is asked to do one last task to clear an old blood debt. But you can´t wash away blood with more blood; you can't bury the past, but it may just bury you...
Altered Life
By Keith Dixon
Series: Sam Dyke Investigations, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 79,910. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
English Private Eye Sam Dyke tracks down a vicious killer who seems to have no regard for the law ... or anything else.
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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…
Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction By: D.e.e.L
By D.e.e.L
Series: Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Another timid schmuck walks in with a problem. Usually these situations get ignored, "Get lost" I would tell them. But this guy has a wad of cash and rent needs to be paid...
Home-A Charles "The Solver" Splints Case
By D.e.e.L
Series: Charles "The Solver" Splints. Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Splints is sucked into yet another case and this time it may be a bit more than he can handle. He needs to come up with a plan and he needs to come up with it FAST!
Bone Machines
By John Dodds
You set the price! Words: 91,370. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011 by Just Imagine It Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.75 star(4.73 from 11 reviews)
They suffer for his art... When a number of women are reported missing in Glasgow, the spectre of a previous spate of unsolved disappearances in the city rears its head. Journalist Ray Bissett is drawn into the case when his daughter joins the ranks of the missing. And ambitious police detective Tom Kendrick won't let Ray forget a terrible incident from his past.
The Value of Life
By Andy Crowson
Price: Free! Words: 57,970. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.75 star(4.71 from 21 reviews)
A 12 y/o boy is kidnapped - but the ransom price is left to his parents! Before he is returned (safely) another boy is taken. Then another. Rookie detective Joseph Lindahl is a psychology graduate and thinks he knows what the kidnapper wants - but colleagues are sceptical. The solution might please the press and embarrass a judge, but it it gets Joseph into trouble at Longmarsh Police HQ
My Last Bullet
By Robert Hart
Price: Free! Words: 23,620. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.5 star(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Johnny Gage is released from Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary after serving a sentence he didn't owe. He's got to make it back to Philadelphia and settle Chubby's hash before Chubby has him killed. Gage wants his revenge, with interest, and nothing Chubby throws at him is going to stop him. It's non-stop action, mayhem, destruction and a double figure body-count in this thin slice of Classic Pulp.
The Accidental Hero
By Joshua Graham
Price: Free! Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010 by Dawn Treader Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.5 star(4.46 from 13 reviews)
Ruthless hitman confronts his destiny in a startling tale of redemption.
Murder On The Mind
By L.L. Bartlett
Series: The Jeff Resnick Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,180. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A mugging leaves insurance investigator Jeff Resnick with a fractured skull, and graphic nightmares of murder. But when a local banker is found dead, Jeff believes the attack left him with a sixth sense, and finds himself probing into dangerous secrets that touch his own traumatic past. Originally published by Five Star/Cengage. "A tightly paced story with a good kick at the end."--RT Magazine
The Lost Girls
By Jason Halstead
Series: The Lost Girls, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 59,990. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011 by Novel Concept Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
The only thing hotter than the summers in Phoenix is the temper of a police detective who can’t figure out why young girls keep disappearing. Katalina Wimple is that detective. Her obsession with the missing girls makes her the best person for the job, but it also serves as a refuge from the problems in her own life.
Angel Eyes
By J. G. Curtiss
Price: Free! Words: 77,640. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
(reedited 11/14/'13) Larger-than-life PI Jack Slamm works in the dark places of a crumbling, U. S. city as he struggles to solve a pair of bizarre mysteries involving a cast of bizarre characters.