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Destruction: A Vicente Domingo Intrigue
By Diana Orgain
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story: For Anjie Thrasher what should have been a perfect night...rain, a hot new Spanish lover, news that she is finally free of her prenuptial arrangement...ends in disaster. It was a risky case- Private Investigator, Vicente Domingo, knew Howard Thrasher had the money and power to crush him - worse - now he has the proof. Vicente’s must risk losing everything…before he loses his life
Colt Coltrane and the Harrowing Heights of Hollywoodland
By Allison M. Dickson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In this special "mini-episode," Colt Coltrane and his robot sidekick Petey get a thrilling taste of the Hollywood life when a famed movie director gets in over his head with the mob!
The Holdup
By Jeff Avila
Price: Free! Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Driving home from a job with five thousand dollars cash, hit woman Ginger Greene stops at a roadside diner for a quick bite. When two armed men show up, Ginger knows she must play it cool if she wants to get our alive. And with all her cash. But when one customer plays the hero, all hell breaks loose!
The Right-Hand Man
By Jeff Avila
Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by Dark Elms Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A powerful gangster’s right-hand man, Marcus does it all. Personal secretary. Business confidant. The man who cleans up the messes. And even those who make them. But when he makes the mistake, how will he clean up his own mess — one that threatens his bosses well-secured existence?
Murder in D-Minor
By Manuela Cardiga
Price: Free! Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A man with an ugly past is asked to do one last task to clear an old blood debt. But you can´t wash away blood with more blood; you can't bury the past, but it may just bury you...
FN003 An Ephemeral Deal
By Philip Craig Robotham
Series: Tony Wells and Claire Templeton Fantasy Noir, Episode 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 17,100. Language: American English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Things are slow at the office of Tony Wells, Private Eye, when Claire Templeton turns up with a business proposition. Someone is trying to kidnap her and Tony finds himself once more plunged into the intrigues of the fae courts. The squabbles of the faery realm easily impact the mortal realm and, with Claire’s life on the line, Tony must sort through all the double dealings on his own.
Genetic Kiss (Tenebrous Chronicles)
By M.E. Purfield
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2014 by Trash Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Gray Delisle (Miki Radicci Series) has seen many strange things while working as a psychic for Elite and with Miki Radicci, but none more stranger than what his son Justin goes through at night. A bad man abuses Justin, but no one can see him. Except for Justin. In his dreams.
Pirate Cay
By P X Duke
Series: Twisted Sisters, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Retired Detective Jim Nash is headed for a long-awaited vacation in the Florida Keys when he checks his messages and discovers that an old flame needs his help. After a brief consult with the new woman in his life, Jim heads west to Panama Cay where he becomes embroiled in the rough seas and rocky shores of drugs, guns and money. Third in the Twisted Sisters series.
Quantum Mortis: Gravity Kills
By Vox Day
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,100. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014 by Castalia House. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
When an alien ambassador is found dead in orbit while returning to his home planet in the company of mercenaries from Wardogs Incorporated, suspicions are naturally aroused. But when Chief Warrant Officer Graven Tower, MCID-XAR, arrives at the scene of the crime, another question is soon raised: are MCID's dynamic investigation methods compatible with thinly armored spaceship hulls?
Football Mambo
By Peter Tonkin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,640. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014 by Cyberworld Publishing. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When down-at-heel Adelaide private detective Bruce Bilger accepts a curious but seemingly trivial case from a local Australian Rules football club, the Centralian Galahs, he has no inkling of the bizarre and perilous circumstances into which he is about to be plunged. Will his survival instinct and street wisdom make up for his lack of social graces, and will his curiosity ultimately kill him or
They Called Her The Gungirl (Lucien Caye short story)
By O'Neil De Noux
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
September, 1947. A young brunette with dark brown eyes stands shivering in the rain, a pretty blonde poses in a bikini. There is also a desperate boyfriend and a murdered doctor – all drawing New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye into a case that may end with the first woman in Louisiana to be executed in the electric chair.
Ring-A-Ring O'Roses (Rose Red Rhymes #1): A Crime Thriller Short Story
By Saffina Desforges
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,790. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
From SAFFINA DESFORGES, international best-selling British author of Sugar & Spice, Anca's Story and the Rose Red crime thriller series (Snow White, Rapunzel), comes ROSE RED RHYMES, a collection of crime thriller short stories featuring the Rose Red cast, based on traditional nursery rhymes.
Murder on a Honeymoon
By Clark Graham
Series: Jack Warden, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,030. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Jack Warden was looking forward to his wedding and honeymoon on what he thought was a quiet Caribbean Island. When he arrives he finds that the Priest who was going to officiate at the marriage has been kidnapped and suddenly he is in the middle of a full gang war.
Black Coffee - A Charles "The Solver" Splints Case
By D.e.e.L
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Charles "The Solver" Splints is going to have a pull out a few new tricks to cap off his latest case. Will the wise-cracking detective be able to take down his latest threat known as the Grid? He has the city against him, but that's how he likes it. No rules and plenty of insults, Charles steps into another impossible case.
Still Bleeding (A Jack Nightingale Short Story)
By Stephen Leather
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,550. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
A short story by the bestselling author of the Jack Nightingale series. Supernatural detective Nightingale is called in to investigate a case of stigmata. A young girl is bleeding from her hands and feet and claims to be talking to the Virgin Mary. But Nightingale soon realises that all is not as it seems - and the girl is in mortal danger.
Babysitting Money: A Lt. Jack Daniels/Gavin English Thriller
By J.A. Konrath & Ken Lindsey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,170. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Gavin English is searching for an unfaithful woman's wedding ring—and not out of the goodness of his heart. He's doing it for the fifty thousand dollar check she gave him. Luckily, ex-police Lieutenant Jack Daniels knows her way around Chicago, and she's agreed to babysit the out-of-towner. Somewhere between the crackhouse and the low-rent donut shop, Jack's peaceful babysitting gig turns deadly.
Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth
By John Wohlscheid
Series: Benny Cahill, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: American English. Published: December 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Benny Cahill is a private eye. His job is to help little guys with big problems. However, Benny always gets served a large portion of hurt for his troubles. Things don't turn out any different when Benny is hired by a crooked jockey who never heard of the phrase: "Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth".
Wads 2-Hard Boiled-Detective Fiction
By D.e.e.L
Series: Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
This time the timid schmuck is the target. The Whisper's favorite girl becomes uneasy about what's being said during the constant visits. She turns to the one man she's convinced can help her. His price is the same. His results just as messy.
Assassinio al "3x2"
By Annarita Coriasco
Series: Delitti di provincia, Book 6. Price: $3.87 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: Italian. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Estate. Caldo afoso. Giacomo Pucci, maresciallo in pensione, si trova al supermercato da solo, dato che la moglie è in pellegrinaggio e l’assistente si trova in vacanza. E mentre curiosa tra gli scaffali alla ricerca affannosa di prodotti utili e inutili, non lontano da lui accade l’imprevedibile… Una nuova tragicomica inchiesta dell’investigatore – pensionato più simpatico d’Italia.
Home-A Charles "The Solver" Splints Case
By D.e.e.L
Series: Charles "The Solver" Splints. Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Splints is sucked into yet another case and this time it may be a bit more than he can handle. He needs to come up with a plan and he needs to come up with it FAST!