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Summer of Fear
Price: Free! Words: 57,640. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Antonio Guardini, a hard-edged though tactful New York police detective, devout Catholic and prolife activist, must put his personal beliefs aside as he hunts down a cunning assassin who is murdering abortion doctors.
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.
Definitions
Price: Free! Words: 87,380. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.82 from 11 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...
Who Murdered Garson Talmadge
Series: Matt Kile Series. Price: Free! Words: 71,040. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Matt Kile, ex-cop and ex-con, and current smart aleck has built a career writing mysteries. Garson Talmadge sold weapons to Saddam Hussein, then came to America and married Clarice, a woman half his age. When Clarice is arrested for murdering her husband, Matt takes the job of investigator for her defense attorney, with suspects stretching from the U.S. into Europe and the Middle East.
Scar Tissue
Series: Lucky Lucas Novels, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 28,960. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: 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.
Train to Anywhere
Price: Free! Words: 97,750. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Eddie Griffin, a 23-year-old ex-con, is working to put his life back together. Late one evening he witnesses a local businessman committing a murder. His life is spared, but he will be killed if he talks to the police. Everything he has worked for falls apart as he becomes caught between rival criminal and legal organizations.
Murder On The Mind
Series: The Jeff Resnick Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,850. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense
(4.50 from 4 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
Skin and Blond
Series: Blond Noir. Price: Free! Words: 90,460. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Blond detective Ivy Stern tackles a missing persons case that turns to murder. There’s no evidence that the victim has been killed, but she’s gone, leaving everything behind from her cell phone to her credit cards. Everything except her bed sheets. And that’s not even mentioning the victim’s cheating ex-boyfriend, her drug habit, and her ties to the Irish mob. (Detailed synopsis in sample.)
The Initial Blow
Price: Free! Words: 84,340. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
A gritty crime novel set in Glasgow focusing on the dilemma surrounding a lawyer who finds himself defending his boyhood friend who has been charged with murdering his wife.....and, as time passes, he realises his client is guilty.
The Shrinking Nuts Case
Price: Free! Words: 92,950. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this full length spoofy novel Jake Simon, a crude old-school private-eye that usually does divorce or lost dog work, describes a weird case. He doesn't believe in trolls, elves, magic or marriage, but that begins to change when he wakes up two-foot-six and not six-foot-two. He has a smart sexy partner and a super-rich client, but the client is missing and Jake is the number-one suspect.
Loose Ends - California Corwin P.I Mystery, Book 1
Series: California Corwin P.I. Mystery Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,670. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015 by David VanDyke. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a young girl is kidnapped, street-smart but damaged San Francisco ex-cop California "Cal" Corwin is engaged to find and rescue her before murder raises the stakes. As a straightforward case takes unexpected twists, Cal must quell a growing fear that an anguished mother may never see her child again. Cal struggles to tie up loose ends before evil claims its next victim.
Maddog 1 The Begining
Price: Free! Words: 44,930. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Maddog 1 is a fascinating detective story. Involving murder, sex, interwoven with mystery and suspense. It will keep you reading until your eyelids grow heavy. The action takes place on the mean streets of New York City. The main character is New York City’s most violent private investigator Mike Murdock. Mike through his early life experience is enraged against crime.
The Quarry
Price: Free! Words: 41,180. Language: American English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dante Dunham is a starving young writer barely making ends meet. His mother passed away long before he graduated from college and his father just happened to be the richest man in his hometown. Johnson Meredith did not take part in Dante’s upbringing and offered no assistance to the boy’s mother. Dante is shocked, however, when he is told that he has inherited half of his estranged father’s....
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.
Beautiful Lies
Price: Free! Words: 48,900. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Darren Elmore has it all: beautiful wife, status, profitable vineyards and winery in Sonoma County. But he has always wanted--needed--to know what it feels like to kill a man. So Darren chooses an unknown victim on a lonely road and indulges in a thrill kill. And he gets away with murder. Until a blackmailer shows up. Then Darren's own life and livelihood are threatened unless he pays. Now.
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.
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
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
Hard Landing
Price: Free! Words: 54,850. Language: Australian English. Published: April 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Second book in the Gary Maddox Series: Sydney private investigator Gary Maddox is asked to find a missing accountant. He doesn't expect any trouble. After all, the guy is just an bean counter. But he's dead wrong. Powerful men have dispatched a posse of thugs to kill the ledger looker. Gary is soon counting bodies and trying not to become a ugly statistic.
The Caught
Price: Free! Words: 55,650. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
Odd-job boy Jack Leroyson, he just don’t get it. They’re saying his screen-goddess employer’s just gone and died from a drug overdose. So how come no one’s mentioning the early morning visits of all those White House staff? How come no one’s sure when she died? Rogue CIA agent Brad Friedberg tells Jack straight; sometimes you’ve just gotta accept lies as the truth. But Jack, he just don’t get it.

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