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Ring-A-Ring O'Roses (Rose Red Rhymes #1): A Crime Thriller Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,790. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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
Series: Jack Warden, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,030. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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.
Still Bleeding (A Jack Nightingale Short Story)
Series: Jack Nightingale Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,550. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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.
Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth
Series: Benny Cahill, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,150. Language: American English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
Series: Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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": delitti di provincia 6
Series: Delitti di provincia, Book 6. Price: $3.38 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: Italian. Published: December 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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
Series: Charles "The Solver" Splints. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(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!
The Right Idea
Series: Detective Jimmy Delaney, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When Jimmy left the force and became a private eye, he expected to be living the life of Riley. A few months later, and the dust still hasn't had time to settle from the Preiss and Simms murders, but Jimmy's ongoing divorce swallowed his imagined riches. What would Jimmy do without the city's thriving blackmail industry? "The Right Idea" is a detective story with sci-fi elements.
The Case of the Sinister Senator
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
In ancient Rome, hard-boiled detective Nero Lupus meets the dame of his dreams. But Lupus knows better than most, it only takes one short chariot ride to turn a dream into a nightmare...
Stain: Dead & Gone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: British English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Postmortem Studios. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Stain is your stereotypical washed-up cop. He's good for nothing, surfing a life of indolence and drunkenness on past glories until he can get to retirement. Then, weirdly, he gets given a serious and important case and may have to reassess his life and career.
Banton: Killer Confidence
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
These events take place before Banton: The Crime of Cavalere. Banton lives a life of luxury with the wealth left to him by his deceased parents. He lives with a butler by the name of Jenkins and has a girlfriend by the name of Mary Ann. In his spare time he works as a detective of sorts.
Naughty and Nice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00 from 1 review)
Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. finds himself tackling a bizarre Christmas case when Santa Claus himself becomes a client, hiring Dan to recover some very precious stolen North Pole property. If you like werewolves, vampires, evil elves, zombies, as well as a lot of belly laughs, curl up with this story and some eggnog.
Holiday Fear
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Christmas! It's the most wonderful time of the year.Don't tell that to Detectives Bob Johnson and Robert Wilson who are investigating three brutal murders in as many weeks.
Series: Dave Callaghan, Paranormal Detective, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,460. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The third story in the Dave Callaghan supernatural detective series (for the first two stories see "Phantom Lover"). “Where the hell are they coming from?” When Frankie asked a question, it always sounded like he was placing the blame on someone—me, in this case. Instead of answering, I squashed the white mouse that had just climbed out of his coffee cup.
The Night Before Christmas (Rose Red Rhymes #2)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A DCI Cass 'Red' Rose CHRISTMAS SHORT THRILLER. Life is never straight-forward where Red is concerned. When a police officer from her own station, dressed as Santa, has to be arrested in the toy store where Red is due to meet Grandma and Ruby, it seems to Red like she's never off duty. And that's before the drunks on the next floor start smashing the place up!
Long, Slow Suicide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Eli Goshen loves his wife. He has for over fifty years. He’s always taken care of her, but when she takes an unexpected gambling trip to Reno and fails to return, he has no choice but to hire a private detective to find her. A detective who’s been around gambling all her life. A detective who knows how fast a big win can turn into the biggest loss of all.
Hunger in Blue
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Matthew Reynolds worked for years to become the perfect cop, and he's finally ready for his first night on the streets. He never went to the police academy. He knew he wouldn't qualify. He's not about to let a little thing like that stop him. He'll do anything to protect and serve. Anything at all. He has no other choice.
Washed Up
Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,580. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A leisurely morning at the Santa Monica Pier turns out to be not all Anthony Carrick had hoped for. Police arrive and start putting up tape and crowds gather like vultures. A young man has been murdered, washed up under the pier like a beached whale. What seems like a second chance has ended as a dead end for Gregg Gelvan, a kid from the wrong side of the tracks.
All In
Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,010. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Anthony Carrick is asked to help his friend, John Roberts, Captain of LAPD's Homicide Unit in solving a mysterious murder. A well dressed middle aged man is found with a gunshot in the middle of his forehead in a less than classy hotel. On the victim is one thousand dollars, a casino chip and a New York Giants' Super Bowl ring that obviously doesn't belong to him.
Angels Flight - A Noir Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Tom Holland, dinosaur LAPD cop, is saddled with Lucy Railsback, a representative from the mayor's Community Police Action Committee. Lucy never expected to meet a dead body her first day out. And when an unidentified body is found in Echo Park Lake, Holland and Lucy have very different ideas about how to solve the case...