Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled

Bubbles, Roses, and Rump
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,050. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016 by Flat Sole Studio. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Wendy Winkworth visits her hometown and is hired by a local teacher to find out if his ex-con mother is going to show up and ruin his chances of marrying the love of his life, who is also the richest girl in town. Meanwhile, the sheriff is trailing Wendy, either because he likes her or because he wants to stop her from looking too closely at what’s really going on in town.
The Jaded Jezebel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,930. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016 by Tara Maya. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Jessica Chamberlain has a problem. She's high on drugs and has blood all over her. The murder weapon has her prints and she's got gunshot residue on her hand. It's pretty clear to the Boulder Police what happened. When the Boulder Police arrest her for murder, her father, Commander Bob Chamberlain, is desperate. Desperate enough to ask MacFarland to find the real killer.
# 99 Easy Street
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,700. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Mark is a jazz trumpeter just released from a mental institution. Amy, a recent graduate from the New School, is an anthropologist studying lifelong bachelorhood in the modern urban context. A dead hooker in the bathtub seriously complicates matters just when things are getting interesting. Life is not all it seems at #99 Easy St. It is, however, better than some of the alternatives.
Chimera Effect
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,730. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A detective hunting for answers. A dangerous secret hiding in the desert. When an old friend from Little Tokyo needs help finding his missing nephew, detective Charlie Madison takes the case. He's encountered his share of unusual suspects in the past. This time he's up against something the likes of which he's never seen—on or off the battlefield. Can he solve a case with so many missing pieces?
Bet Your Own Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,720. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
20 hard-hitting tales of war, lust, revenge, hate and madness -- spanning fantasy, mystery, horror and science fiction. Inside this volume, ordinary men and women in extraordinary circumstances are forced to make life's hardest choices. With appearances by private eye Jack Hagee and supernatural detective Teddy London. This anthology also includes a "Rick Rambler / Time Patrol" mystery.
Muddy Sunset
You set the price! Words: 36,150. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Roy DeLon is going to regret that flight to St. Louis. He just doesn't know it yet.
Death Warmed Over
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,680. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2016 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Ever since the Big Uneasy unleashed vampires, werewolves, and other undead denizens on the world, it’s been hell being a detective—especially for zombie PI Dan Chambeaux. Taking on the creepiest of cases in the Unnatural Quarter with a human lawyer for a partner and a ghost for a girlfriend, Chambeaux redefines “dead on arrival.”
I'll Sing at Your Funeral
Series: Inspector Luke Bradley. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,560. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ex-riveter Pat Cain accepts Emily Stoddard’s offer to finance his singing career, only to discover violence and death simmering beneath the emotional outbursts of a high society crowd. When Inspector Luke Bradley investigates the apparent suicide of Emily's former protege, Cain is swept into a murder maelstrom.
Frankly Speaking - A Frank Rozzani Detective Novel (#1)
Price: Free! Words: 54,170. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
A 16 year old girl has disappeared. The police believe she is a runaway. Her parents believe she has been taken and is being held against her will. When the parents enlist the services of Frank Rozzani, a former police officer turned private detective, a series of events begins to unfold that implicates a popular local pastor and the religious stronghold of the ultra-conservative community.
The 24th Horse
Series: Inspector Luke Bradley. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,000. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Inspector Luke Bradley investigates murder among high-society equestrians. The investigation begins after the annual National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden, when a dead body is literally delivered to Bradley's doorstep.
Cancelled in Red
Series: Inspector Luke Bradley. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,860. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
"I couldn’t take the idea seriously that people would kill each other over little bits of colored paper." Inspector Luke Bradley is on the case when high-end stamp collecting meets hard-boiled pulp fiction. Max Adrian was the stamp dealer everyone avoided, and he didn't care -- until someone demanded a refund at gunpoint. This is Hugh Pentecost's $10,000 prize-winning debut novel.
The Bodies in the Basement
Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,350. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2016 by ArtisticWhispers Productions, Inc. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
No secret stays buried forever.. When Nya Thales started her basement remodel, she expected a good hard project. But when an accidental exhumation gets her a chance at solving one of the biggest unsolved crimes in California history, her only hope for claiming an FBI reward lies in the fears of her neighbors, the memories of the survivors, and the secrets buried beneath her floorboards.
What the Shadow Knew: A Deacon Bishop Mystery
Series: Deacon Bishop Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,250. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Detective Deacon Bishop is back. It started as a 'simple' case of infidelity. But when a one-legged skateboarder tells Bishop he witnessed a murder, Bishop finds himself investigating what just might be a terrible crime... or something only the Shadow could know. Author Michael Paulson writes a compelling dark mystery with a nice dash of humor.
The Banshees of Basoolah
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,850. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Jaf Daskal returns, scheming and scampering with his friend Wanliet. Nemesis Basoolah is hot on their trail, so they find refuge, employed by another underworld chief -- Blues Shareed. Their job? To learn what's going on with the Shareed girls, one of whom has disappeared. The trail leads them to scenes and actions they never dreamed of, and a future even more perilous. 2nd in Jaf Daskal series.
The Nursery
Price: Free! Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Horror » Crime
While investigating the disappearance of a girl, P.I. Arnold Cheek finds himself caught in a web of confusion and deceit, where his own actions and thoughts can’t even be trusted, and the everyday horrors of his life and his world are nothing compared to the horrors he’ll find in the Nursery.
Death Duel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,650. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
An honest cop impaled through the chest. A detective fighting his way to the truth. Private eye Charlie Madison saw his share of murder and mayhem during the war. But he's never seen anything like this on home soil. With rogue yakuza, the Russian mob, and Federal agents in the mix, Madison must put the pieces of this violent mystery together before the city loses another good cop.
The Golden Dragon
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 61,140. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Opera star Largo Banzini is killed by a dart from a blowgun at the end of Act One of The Golden Dragon. It’s an impossible crime, and Inspector Gilles Maintenon, who lost his wife Ann only a short time ago, has been a bit off lately. This is the seventh volume in The Inspector Gilles Maintenon Mystery Series.
The Arcology
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,120. Language: American English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In the corporate-dominated future, it's hard to get by on your own, but Lance Canela is determined to live up to his hardboiled heroes from a century past. That is, until he's dragged into the colliding worlds of the ultra-rich atop the Arcology and the exploited poor at its base, where Lance must face the realities of a rough-and-tumble life... or a missing girl may be lost forever.
The Green Pearl Caper. A Damien Dickens Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,500. Language: American English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A tobacco heiress is found murdered on the Atlantic City beach, and Private Investigator Damien Dickens must find her killer and rescue her son and heir. The Green Pearl Caper, set in 1979, is the first in a series of detective mysteries featuring Damien Dickens and his side-kick, Millie.
Justified
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,660. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A murder mystery in Zimbabwe! The story takes one through a maze of conspiracy, African voodoo and betrayal before taking a surprise twist into a maze of blood and murder with a dash of mystery. Orphaned Fadzi's husband has been murdered and everyone around her, not excluding herself, has motive and is a suspect. Who killed Mose? Police investigate and the village chief priest throws his bones!