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Rum and Roses
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The police don't like 'Skinny' McAfree, but they do like him for the disappearance and possible murder of his next door neighbour.
El cadáver de Porqueriza
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,180. Language: Spanish. Published: February 9, 2013 by Literaturas Comunicacion SL. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
En un pueblo de la Castilla profunda y tardofranquista, una noticia escalofriante y a duras penas creíble recorre el pueblo, causando el asombro del vecindario: el hijo del alcalde es homosexual. Esta conmovedora nueva, que hace santiguarse a las gentes, marca el inicio de un drama de ferocidad desconocida en los contornos, una tragedia con resultado de varios muertos.
Dead Awakening: The Complete Lenny Holcomb Mysteries
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 170,520. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When Lenny Holcomb is on the beat, death is only the beginning of the story. Reporter Lenny Holcomb speaks for the dead. He tells their final stories. He writes their obituaries. After decades on the obit desk, Lenny has learned to uncover something else - the dying secrets of the dead. This sends him back on the streets to take down the politically-connected power brokers atop PA's capital city.
Secrets of the Dead
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 85,490. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In his sequel to Fatal Dead Lines, real-life journalist John Luciew doubles the action and triples the suspense in his fictional media world. And the odds against Harrisburg, Pa., newspaper reporter Lenny Holcomb ever finding the truth couldn't be higher. It's a rip-roaring political yarn with an authentic, torn-from-the-headlines feel. You won't be able to put it down.
The Vaporizer
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Series: Chase Dagger, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,270. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013 by Full Moon Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Nothing is as it seems in Cedar Point, Indiana. Three gang members appear to have died of natural causes. Then the medical examiner completes the autopsies and discovers the victims are missing their brains. When something strange rears its ugly head, the police turn to Chase Dagger.
Pummerin
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: German. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Pummerin ist eine kurze Vorgeschichte zu Der gläserne Diamant. Steiners Bruder hat sich beim fetten Kurti hoch verschuldet. Dieser taucht plötzlich bei Steiner auf und fordert sein Geld ein. Er zwingt ihn dazu, bei einem Pokerturnier teilzunehmen. Der Einsatz: sein gesamtes Erspartes. Steiner gewinnt, geht aber leer aus, da nicht nur einer in der Runde nicht verlieren kann.
No Hero (Myles Morgan Undercover)
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Price: Free! Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
NO HERO is a short story about the crime that led to an underachieving actor becoming an undercover cop. A struggling actor, Myles Morgan, gets a part in a small production of The Hound of the Baskerville. But the production isn't what it seems. And nobody is who they appear to be. NO HERO is a free introduction to the Myles Morgan Undercover mysteries.
The Letters
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,330. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Cocaine, murder and love. What else would you expect on a summer day? It is July in Dallas and hot. Then the fat man is murdered and everything gets hotter.
Murder in Berlin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,310. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Thomas Hill is sent to Berlin to investigate the murder of Michael Silverstein, poisoned at the Pankow Grand Hotel. Exciting and fast-paced, Murder in Berlin is a superior psychological thriller that explores the worlds of contemporary German art, neo-Nazis, entangled Jewish-Gentile relationships and the ancient hatreds alive today in the dark alleys and genteel living rooms of modern Berlin.
Ybor Noir - A Frank Geddy Short
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Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Finalist for the 2012 “Creative Loafing” Short Fiction Contest (3000 words or less), "Editor's Choice" and "Reader's Choice" awards.~~"As I read this story the voices in my head were interchanging between Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca), Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry), Elliot Ness (The Untouchables) & Dick Tracy (As Himself). This is a great little read, PI Frank Geddy has a new fan."
Free Running
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Series: The Mercedes Drew Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 43,650. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
A stolen rhinoceros head,a post office robbery,a body in the woods. Three more complete stories about Mercedes Drew, her 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120 motorcycle and Detective Inspector Desmond Flowers, in Volume Two of the Mercedes Drew Mysteries.
A Suitcase Full Of Blood. A Philip Eckstein Thriller
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Series: A Philip Eckstein Thriller, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,930. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Philip Eckstein is a private detective in Berlin. Not the usual sort, as you will notice quickly. One evening he finds this cool blonde, Amanda, standing in his doorway. She claims to have lost her brother and needs Eckstein to find him. A seemingly simple job which ends in a wild chase full of dead bodies and the hunt for a suitcase full of blood.
Pier 77
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 59,810. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
During the 1990s in New York City, there was a battle for the rackets of Manhattan. The deadly war was between the Italian Mafia and the Irish Westies. The Mafia had control until Kevin Gerrard decided to put his life on the line to find peace, only to be foiled by a gorgeous East Side call girl and a friend, who happened to be a Priest.
The Oaks Grove
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,200. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013 by Sky Warrior Book Publishing/ Sky Warrior Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Philosophy can be murder... When Elanore the troll and Gurt the Eleniu are invited to The Oaks Grove by Lord Cance to discuss philosophy, they expected stuffy lords, but not murder. Discussions turn deadly as one lord is found lifeless and another severely injured in the library. Can Elanore and Gurt find the murderer before he strikes again?
Angels Keep Watch
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 218,280. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013 by Whimsical Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
To save the world and protect America, it takes a heroic quest in the confrontation between ‘good versus evil’, to challenge your senses of the normal versus the paranormal, and the abnormal. Dr. Sterling Striffe, spy, adventurer and mercenary is up to the challenge.
Sweat
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A fleshy man who can remove the top of his skull, aliens who smell awful, copious amounts of sweat and bad cultural jokes. This is not going to be your typical investigation.
Hot Sinatra
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,660. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Moss Cole is a private detective, the kind you thought only existed in old movies and afternoon reruns. He's smart, talented, sometimes even charming. You'd think he could find a better gig than carrying on his grandfather's legacy as a 'Private Dick.' All Cole wants is a good cup of coffee and some Hot Sinatra. If only he can stay alive--and in one piece--long enough to find it.
Primal Creatures
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Series: French Quarter Mystery, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,530. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Wyatt Thomas, the French Quarter's favorite sleuth, returns in his third full-length novel. If you like New Orleans (and who doesn't?) check out this book.
All Things Being Equal
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 164,000. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Max was a finder of lost things: hearts, loves, dreams, and, in this case, brothers. He was minding his own business when he is embroiled in the search for a lovely lady's brother. Everyone says he's left with the family funds but she knows better!
Deadly Turn: A Deacon Bishop Mystery
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Series: Deacon Bishop Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,900. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
If he hadn't turned into the rest stop for a nature call, Deacon Bishop never would have heard about the hundred million dollars--or gotten involved with his favorite Mafia family, the Portellos. But he did make the stop--and gave a lift to the woman who claimed to be a Fed. Bishop would do a lot for a hundred million... and a few dead bodies aren't that big a concern. Rita Portello, though...