Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled

The Kansas Cross-up
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,670. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Harry Hall kills people for a paycheck. He did it for the government, and now he does civilian contracts for a wealthy Hollywood film investor. When Hall is sent to his home state of Kansas, the job looks routine. Then he learns this is one hit he can’t possibly make. As one surprise follows another, Hall dips into his past while doing what it takes to have a future.
The Ninth Circle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,590. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Join Tommy Hancock, R. P. Steeves, and C. William Russette as they introduce you to the people that populate the city’s last stop to nowhere. Dirty cops, mysterious priests, shadowy nurses, a man with no name, and more are the lifeblood of The Ninth Circle. From Pro Se Productions.
From the Pen of J. Walt Layne: Hard Up!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In Hard Up! A Tale of Champion City, the first story in J. Walt Layne’s From the Pen of…, a man with no name and a monkey on his back roll into Champion City in the wee hours. There's no rest for a man in trouble with the mob. Personal demons and dead bodies revisit a man hard up and down on his luck.
The Preyers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,690. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Book six in the Eddie Pannoni crime thriller series, starring Eddie Pannoni, the deep undercover alter ego of Detective Ernie Lijoi, Sr. in his continuing battle against gangsters, drug lords and assassins in a fight to the finish.
Entry Denied (Book 4 Detective's Shadow series)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 186,800. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When Kerr and Rachael start investigating a daughter’s suspicions about the death of her father it looks like they finally have a straightforward case. It doesn’t last as an anonymous tip off leads a husband to ask them to look into the seemingly unconnected disappearance of his wife. Is it meant to distract them from their original case or is someone trying to help them by connecting the events?
Charles Boeckman Presents: The Coldest Case
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,130. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Pulp Author Charles Boeckman gifted the Pulp world with many characters of all types that deserved to live beyond the stories that birthed them. And Author R. P. Steeves has written a tale based on Mr. Boeckman’s work that is the first Pro Se Single Shot in the Boeckman imprint- The Coldest Case!
Heads Up
Price: Free! Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Five years ago, the police department was shattered when a psychotic hit man turned his rage against homicide detectives and their families. Now, the evidence suggests that the same killer has returned.
Death of a Dog and other Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,240. Language: American English. Published: January 22, 2015 by PetrelPublications. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A collection eight tales of crime and mystery, criminals, and everyday people caught up in the events.
The Collector
Price: Free! Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Urban Fantasy Done Right!" "Like a gritty Sam Spade dropped into a really good X-Files episode" In Badhorn, weird is normal. So when Detective Raymond Montgomery and his partner, Wally, find a grisly murder victim with a monster movie fetish, it's just another day at the office, until they notice a few things are missing from the victim's collection...namely the monsters.
Unfinished Business
Series: Ace Stubble. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,990. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Everyone in the Dearborn family—the living, the dead, and the mentally ill—has a secret or two, and Ace Stubble can’t avoid getting caught up in all of them. It doesn’t help that the ghostly matriarch's granddaughter is willing to do anything to keep Ace from the truth. It’s all such a mess that no one—neither the living nor the dead—seems aware that there’s bigger trouble brewing in the house.
Beyond Innocence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,310. Language: British English. Published: January 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Excellent, well conceived and powerful murder story... The plot is compelling, complex, gripping and is innovative, and therefore exposed as totally believable for the readers. It is commendable that the characters come alive for the reader from the instant that Chapter One starts.
Dead Rednecks #3: Dead Rednecks on a Friday Night
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Hoss Qualls doesn't take it kindly when a couple of thugs lean on his little brother Howard – it seems Howard's investigations are hitting too close to home for someone. Can Hoss solve the case despite the interference of his old enemies in the sheriff's department... and the help of his bumbling brother?
Dead Rednecks #2: Dead Rednecks in the Holler
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Hoss Qualls returns to his hometown after learning that his cousin Bucky has been shot dead in the woods, along with an old enemy from Hoss's criminal past. He's determined to get to the bottom of it – if his family doesn't drive him crazy first.
All Great Neptune's Ocean
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Charles Weaver's investigative reporting got too close to mobster Albert Rossi, the gang leader ordered him killed. Weaver survived, but lost everything -including the love of his life. Now he plans to repay Rossi in kind -by destroying the one good, decent thing in the mobster's life, his daughter. But he may destroy his own soul in the process...
No Picnic
Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Jim is back in Mexico to come to the aid of a former flame that just happens to be handy with a knife. This time, he’s starting out with a boatload of trouble already on board. Two women who won’t allow him to say no to their demands insist on coming along for the ride. It’s a foregone conclusion that this trip will definitely not be going well for Jim. Jim Nash Adventure #7.
Girl of Great Price
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,930. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In a city run by a powerful mobster, nobody wants to play the hero. Private investigator Charlie Madison just wants to pay the rent. When a little girl goes missing and no ransom demand is made, Madison takes the case. Time isn't on his side. After 48 hours, it's unlikely an abducted child will be found in one piece. But Madison's a champion of lost causes, and he'll be damned before he gives up.
Alley of Betrayal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When a ghost from his past walks into the bank, Leonard Marten, a mild-mannered bank employee trembled with fury. The ghost, a man released early from prison, was convicted five years ago for a heinous crime against Leonard’s wife. Frustrated with the flawed justice system, Leonard seizes this long awaited circumstance to exact his retaliation.
Deadly Cove: The Special Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,920. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In the seventh book in the acclaimed Lewis Cole detective series, magazine columnist and former Department of Defense research analyst Lewis Cole is covering an anti-nuclear protest when gunfire breaks out, injuring his journalist friend and killing a charismatic activist.
Dead False
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,390. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 15, 2014 by Tessellate Media. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A mystery for Shakespeare aficionados and a must-read for fans of noir crime fiction. A manuscript worth killing for.
A Dangerous Shelter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Late for work again, Lou Calvino receives an ominous warning from his boss, Jack Walensky, chief editor of the Westridge Tribune. Walensky gives Lou an ultimatum, find a hard-hitting story or his twenty-five-year career as an investigative journalist is history. To Lou, his life is already over.