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Skin and Blond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,460. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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.)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,280. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
"Kaballah" focuses on a murder and brings three men who grew up together in a tough Pittsburgh neighborhood: a football hero destroyed by false hopes and drugs, a rabbi who now doubts his abilities, and a policeman eaten up by fear and envy. The rabbi uses the Kabbalah, a mystical interpretation of the Scriptures, to help provide answers.
Once Upon A Wish : Book One
Price: Free! Words: 20,250. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015 by Trellis Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Two illegal immigrants from Mexico struggle to earn a living in California until they become hit men. When they accidentally kill a beautiful young woman during a hit, their lives spiral downward into guilt, fear and loneliness in this character study of male alienation.
How to Rob a Bank
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,270. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
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.
Price: Free! Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
An urban vigilante and a mysterious young woman decide someone's gotten away with murder just a little too long.
Harry Strange in The Stones of Solomon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,700. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Horror » Occult
'Harry Strange in the Stones of Solomon' is the collection of the first season radio play scripts of the award winning Harry Strange Radio Drama. This homage to the radio serials of the 30s and 40s has been called a mash-up between 'Your’s Truly, Johnny Dollar' and 'Constantine', and will keep you entertained with every whiskey-soaked adventure.
Quinn Goes to Jail
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,410. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Quinn is back behind bars, working an undercover case for that perennial pest, FBI Agent Francis X. Belloche. If that wasn't bad enough, Nora has decided to pick up the slack and hit the street to help him solve the case. There's a psychopathic hitman nicknamed "The Bulldog" on her trail, a gangster Quinn owes big time, and a long line of inmates who want him to rest in pieces.
Quinn Slips the Noose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,580. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A pair of locked-room suicides predicted in advance? A game of Russian Roulette in traffic? A death that doesn't amount to a hill of beans? Liam Quinn is up to his neck in homicides, each more puzzling than the last.
Non provocate Lemmy Caution
Series: I falsigialli - racconti. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: Italian. Published: August 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Qualcuno vuole ingannare il pirotecnico agente dell'FBI, ma ha fatto male i suoi conti. Disincantato, sempre pronto a menare le mani e assolutamente politically incorrect, Lemmy Caution finisce in Arizona richiamato da un vicenda di “pornografia postale” e finisce per scoprire ben altro. Con il solito contorno di donnine che sembrano tutte uscite dal mondo di Bettie Page e da un'America perduta
Slayer Statute
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
“I have to hand it to you . . . This one is a stinker.” In this Shamus-nominated short story, private investigator Jeri Howard sorts out a stinker of a case. A husband and wife are dead – looks like murder-suicide. Who gets the insurance money? It all depends on who died first. But the law prevents a killer or a killer’s heirs from collecting on the crime.
Little Red Corvette
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A classic red Corvette, pristine, with low mileage, abandoned at a repair shop. Now the mechanic is trying to sell it. But is the sale legal? In this Jeri Howard short story, the Oakland private investigator looks into the car’s provenance – and finds murder.
Scam and Eggs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A fabulous jeweled egg made by Fabergé for the Russian imperial family disappears during an art gallery opening. Then murder enters the picture. Private investigator Errol Seville may be retired, but in this short story, it's clear that he still has his private eye chops.
Pandora's Box
Series: Detective's Shadow, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 284,060. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
While still recovering after their last case, Kerr and Rachael are hired to help a man who has been arrested after the body of his ex-girlfriend is found in the trunk of his car. They quickly realize that the case is much bigger than that and end up in a race against time to prevent further deaths from happening.
Philip Marlowe - Nessuno è di nessuno
Series: I falsigialli - racconti, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: Italian. Published: August 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Quando Occhi Verdi arriva in ufficio, Marlowe sa che saranno guai. Se poi la donna di nome fa Colt, i guai sono sicuri. Inizia così un a strana indagine, in una Los Angeles disperata, che l'investigatore porta avanti con ostinazione pur sapendo di farsi molti nemici. Ma quella cliente, con i suoi occhi verdi e tutte le sue illusioni, ha diritto di conoscere la verità, qualunque essa sia
Dread - The Art of Serial Killing
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 35,770. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015 by Number Thirteen Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Mr Madden, Dickens enthusiast. Mr Madden, spy. Mr Madden, serial killer. If he is to keep one step ahead of the police, the secret service and his own gory instincts, Mr Madden is going to have to find the answer to the one question that hangs over all our heads: What would Charles Dickens do?
Dane Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,060. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.89 from 19 reviews)
When the world's greatest superhero is mysteriously murdered only a former villain turned PI can find the killer in time.
Price: Free! Words: 93,640. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cancel the wedding–the groom is dead. When a tycoon’s son is murdered the night before his wedding, the enraged and grief- stricken father offers investigator Dan Reno (that’s Reno, as in no problemo) a life-changing bounty to find the killer. Reno, nearly broke, figures he’s finally landed in the right place at the right time. It’s a nice thought, but then...
OMG My Boss Is A Werewolf, I Know, Right?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,670. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Suddenly unemployed, office clerk Jane reluctantly applies for a secretary's job working for shady private investigator Dick Kruger. Soon she's kidnapped by mobster boss Mickey Ferro, whose howling mad gang makes her doubt her sanity. Is she going crazy, or are these guys werewolves? And can her would-be boss rescue her before they eat her?
Deadly Detour (A Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
An intelligence operative's assignment goes dreadfully wrong when a pregnant young woman abducts her at gunpoint. The strange girl takes the operative on a detour that has deadly consequences and bodes well for no one.
Daggers in a Teacup
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,430. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Economic and financial crimes are Nigeria’s greatest problems. The anti-corruption commission, has just invited Siva Okojie, a rising star in the police to be the new arrowhead of its investigations department. This will sweep Siva across the country and lead him to unexpected targets. But his choice of confidants will expose him and others to grave dangers. His revelation will shock the world.