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End of the Road
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Abandoned in a frozen wasteland he expects his next job will be as a stiff. It has to happen someday given his line of work. Mob executioners have a limited shelf life. But he’d made a fatal mistake. He slept with the boss’s girl. Now he had a price on his head and he had to run or he’d be ugly ass tortured before a premature death. But he may have a way out at the end of the road.
Arsenic and Old Lace
Series: 31 Horrifying Tales From The Dead Volume 6. Price: Free! Words: 600. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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Mary Bell and her husband Henry lived in a cottage nestled in the woods during the late 1800’s. They were a very happy couple until the day they lost their only child Mabel to tuberculosis. It really hit them both hard which turned their whole world upside down. Henry started drinking pretty heavily and paying less attention to his wife’s needs.
INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY (Cold Case: Commander Adam S. Appel)
Price: Free! Words: 15,690. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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When a Special Investigation Unit reopens the cold case of an eccentric but brilliant space explorer, mysteriously lost 10 years earlier on a top secret mission in deep space to survey post-Earth sites for colonization, readers are selected as designated investigators and directed to serve the investigation unconditionally by posting their input at a dedicated web site to solve the case.
Series: Jim Nash Adventures, #9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,450. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Nash turns himself into an insurance investigator tasked with discovering whether the death of a former drug dealer is cause for concern regarding a life insurance payout. The policy can’t be paid until Nash has finished his investigation into the old man’s life. Along the way, Jim somehow manages to fall in love with the personable beneficiary. Secrets and lies conspire against Jim until the end.
The Case of the Little Bloody Slipper
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,350. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015 by Book Smugglers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Jimmy Prince is a private detective with a tendency to make bad decisions, take on hopeless cases, and ask too many questions. In Spindle City, all kinds of tales get told… for a price. Asking the wrong question is a guaranteed one-way ticket to the long and silent ever after. Taking on this new case might just be Jimmy Prince’s biggest mistake yet.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Nic hunts rats. The kind of rats no one else can find. But while hunting his latest target, he finds more than he bargains for. And these rats might prove the sneakiest vermin Nic has hunted yet. This engrossing detective tale by USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch offers a rats-eye view of New York City’s unique pest problem.
Blood and Weeds
Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,720. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015 by AWP Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ten-year-old detective Teddy Stride hires Clarke Lantham to investigate his father's suspicious behavior. But Lantham didn't expect that taking the case would send him straight to the heart of the biggest academic scandal in state history, and set him on a collision course with ghosts from his past that may jeopardize his freedom, ruin his career, and endanger the life of everyone he cares about.
Sherlock Holmes: Nunca Jamás
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,250. Language: Spanish. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Tras su éxito de ventas en papel, y antes de que aparezca la versión en cómic, llega al formato digital el spin-off de "Sherlock Holmes: El hombre que no existía" de Lem Ryan, que une en un weird noir de ambiente tenebroso a los personajes más carismáticos del pulp de la década de los treinta.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Stitcher - (A Politically Incorrect Pulp Noir Short Story)
Series: Detective Vic Vicious Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,300. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015 by Shelter Wood Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Set in an alternate earth in the year 2050, Detective Vic Vicious is brought out of cryogenic prison to solve a string of brutal homicides torturing Los Angeles. When a woman is found on her back in a dark alley with her nether regions stitched together, it takes a man like Detective Vic to solve the case. Or will the case solve him?
Darkest Night
Series: Joe Collins Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,910. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015 by Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
After catching a brutal serial killer known as The Butterfly Killer in The Butterfly Tattoo, Joe Collins walked away from being a cop. In Paradise Lost, his former partner lures Joe back into police work to solve a string of serial kidnappings. But what happened to Joe in between? After a sound man is murdered on a movie set , Joe is hired to find out who killed him......
Retribution - A Jack Ryan Thriller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015 by Sizzler Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Teaming up with author friend, Marc Webb, storyteller Jack Ryan brings you the latest high-octane thriller about a hitman who loses his daughter in a horrific car accident. When the driver of the car gets off scot-free because he is the son of a drug lord, the hitman decides to take matters into his own hands. This story is intended for mature readers only and contains depictions of gratuitous vi
Nacho Perez, Private Eye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,420. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Four hard-boiled private detective stories set in contemporary San Antonio, Texas: Badger Game, San Antonio Blues, In Search of El Dorado, and Whiskey's for Drinking,and a flash-fiction piece, The Butler Couldn't Have Done It. Three of the five stories in the collection are prize winners.

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