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A Missing Young Girl
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
After a hectic Halloween day with more candy than they had ever expected, eight years old Annabelle wanted to go over to one of her girlfriends, to find out what she had received.On the way back home Annabelle was kidnapped by two men. The men, Joachim and Al;ex had been well paid to kidnap Annabelle. She got hold of the men's gun, and after shooting one, the police came and arrested the two.
Murder on the Island
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,800. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this, the fifth novel in the Dan Marlowe series, Dan is asked to look into the disappearance of a young Hampton Beach waitress. But when the girl’s body is found buried in the dunes—on the Island section of the beach only yards from Dan’s cottage—he finds himself the prime suspect in her murder. To clear himself, Dan must uncover the real culprit from among a cast of unsavory characters.
Dead Hand: A Cold Poker Gang Mystery
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,120. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
More than two hundred couples get married in Las Vegas every day. And some people just go missing right before their planned wedding. Some show up later. Some are never found. The Cold Poker Gang decides to look into an old cold case of a woman who went missing right before her wedding. What they dig up shocks the entire city to the core. And exposes the dirty side of an industry.
Park Ave (Part 4) - A Charles Splints Case
Price: Free! Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Charles Splints awakened something during his time on East Ave. The city of Brooksend is being overrun by the supernatural as Splints finds himself tangled up in another bizarre case. This time the people of Brooksend aren't who they appear to be, some even showcasing special shape-shifting abilities. Does Splints have what it takes to end this case before it spreads too far?
Willy Whale
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,740. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
How do you solve a mystery when you can’t trust your own sanity? Funny, hardbitten, and very moving, "Willy Whale" is a modern day Raymond Chandler detective novel, spiced with a dash of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", and accompanied by a chaser of "Doctor Faustus". It is a startlingly original renewal of a stale, almost worn-out genre. You'll never guess the end of this mind-bending mystery!
The Marriage Swindler: A Lucien Caye short story
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Two women calling themselves ‘wives-in-law’ hire Private Eye Lucien Caye to find their missing husband. They unknowingly married the same man and want him found. It doesn’t take long for Lucien to discover this marriage swindler married seven women in New Orleans and is about to marry number eight. When you mix seven jilted wives with a lothario – you have a recipe for murder with Lucien Caye in t
Marlow: Papa's Legacy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,240. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A break in at the Hemingway museum leads to a lot of speculation on the coconut telegraph. Nothing appears to have been taken and the only damage is to an old desk that Ernest Hemingway had used. The Key West Police Department writes it off as routine vandalism. Except Katrina Morrow doesn’t think so. Katrina is a Hemingway scholar and suspects the thief was looking for a lost manuscript.
Pulp Adventures #21: Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Quarantine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,190. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
This issue of Pulp Adventures features two thrillers starring Sherlock Holmes: "The Red-Headed League" by Arthur Conan Doyle, and a New Pulp yarn "Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Quarantine" by Adam Beau McFarlane. Perhaps science fiction is the answer for illegal immigration in "Highway J" by Charles Eric Maine. Stories run the gamut from mystery, horror, science fiction, to railroading fiction.
Dreamer's Dozen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,020. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The author of "The Comic Book Killer" offers up twelve tales of mystery, science fantasy and horror. "Uncle Elmer," a story of two sisters remembering their war veteran father, evokes memories of the Saturday Evening Post, while some stories are affectionate homages to Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.P. Lovecraft and Rex Stout.
The Exciting Adventures of Life in General
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
A brief foray turns disastrous for LA detective Ollie Reed.
Fat Chance Goes Hollywood
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 84,730. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Francis “Fat” Chance is head of a successful law firm. While Fat fumbles with his own crumbling marriage and a mysterious someone who is threatening his life, he seeks solace by having an affair with a luscious film star . . . the same one he finds himself accused of murdering.
Off Script
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,490. Language: American English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
It’s 1979. Before cell phones,computers, and the World Wide Web. LA Detectives Robbie Howard and Danny Wallace solve crimes the old fashioned way, by relentless legwork. Multiple deaths on the lot of a movie studio look like your average murder-suicide. It takes dogged determination for Howard and Wallace to write off a Hollywood killer.
The Brass Chills
Series: Inspector Luke Bradley. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,720. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Luke Bradley is no stranger to murder, but the stakes have never been higher — the defense of American lives from malevolent Japanese forces. The action begins when screenwriter Chris Wells travels from the west coast to a naval repair base on a barren island. Amid angry rumors and suspicion, Bradley and Wells race to unmask a saboteur before the civilian laborers turn upon each other.
The White Russian Caper. A Damien Dickens Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,420. Language: American English. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Includes bonus material! Damien and Millie join forces to solve the mystery behind the murder of Miss America.
Switching Sides
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,310. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016 by Flat Sole Studio. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
While searching for a wayward music student, PI Wendy Winkworth is assaulted by a savage police sergeant. Escaping bruised and battered, she seeks refuge with two low-life teens who seem headed for tragedy. With the vengeful cop in hot pursuit, Wendy is about to learn what truth and justice really mean.
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: $2.99 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.

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