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A Desperate Place for Dying
By Jack Nolte
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,660. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A desperate plea from an old flame entangles Garrison Gage in a high profile case involving a famous and brazenly outspoken lecturer on evolution and atheism, a crazy fundamentalist cult that uses all means necessary to silence its critics, and a brutal local murder of a far more personal nature.
Prophet: Starkiller
By James T. Morrow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,280. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When detective Jason Prophet discovers his old flame, Lynn McColl, is missing he begins searching. When people she's worked with start turning up dead, he doubles down, fighting thugs, police and even the FBI—anyone who stands in his way—to rescue the woman he still loves. His search leads him from the world of high-tech research to international espionage. Suspenseful and full of edgy humor.
Pascal's Wager
By Mark Jacobs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,270. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Pascal Silver is an action junkie down on his luck. One of the best poker players alive, a losing streak has forced him to take work as a private detective. But when the gorgeous daughter of murdered casino owner “Houston Phil” LaPierre turns to him for help, he finds himself in over his head dealing with the cops, the mob and the enigmatic but beautiful Allegra LaPierre.
Leper
By Elizabeth Cameron
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,760. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When interior designer Mia Kensington, is sent to a South Pacific Island to solve the troubled completion of a new hotel, she’s met with the mysterious suicide of a hotel guest and the discovery that the island hosts one the few remaining leper colonies in the world where patients are imprisoned. Behind it's walls unimaginable evil lurks that brings her seconds away from her death.
Crystal Illusions
By J.E. Taylor
Series: The Steve Williams Series, Book 5 · The Games Thriller Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,690. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Assistant D.A. Carolyn Hastings has an uncanny knack for putting away criminals. With one of the best prosecution records in recent history, her future as Manhattan’s next District Attorney looks certain. But her sixth sense for winning cases threatens to work against her when she starts seeing a string of murders through the eyes of the killer.
You Never Saw
By David Chambers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 108,570. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Nathan Macklin retired and moved south to get away from it all. He didn’t. A fifty year old unsolved murder arouses the curiosity of gritty, ex-NYC detective Macklin. As clues lead him inevitably towards a cover up that threatens his life and the lives of those he loves, Macklin is pitted against a powerful District Attorney who has his own secrets and will stop at nothing to keep them that way.
Bodies and Beaches
By Don Yarber
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,160. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The first in the Kip Yardley series. Kip is asked to find the killers of a young highway construction worker. He fights his way through barns full of marijuana, beaches full of beach bums, and strip joints full of beautiful dames. When the cops lock him up for murder, however, the game gets a rules change. Now Kip is out to get even.
Don't Be A Stranger
By Robert Barash
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,780. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
....couldn't be more noir: Sep could be Philip Marlowe's brusquer, more antagonistic brother....There are moments when Sep's aggressive showmanship begins to crack when he softens his hard-talking abrasiveness with gentle coaxing, his belligerent repartee with moments of fluid interiority....told mostly through tough-guy banter, which allows the reader to move quickly with Sep.... Kirkus Review
Cue the Sax
By William Dezell Jr.
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012 by MuseItUp Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A mysterious blonde, a pair of thugs, and a local cop with boundary issues. So much for retirement.
Club Dues
By Pete Morin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
When a despised hedge fund manager is found murdered in his library, Cape Cod's go-to criminal defense lawyer Raymond Hannah is called upon to save the hide of his stockbroker, Thaddeus Sonnet.
Vivacious Vixens & Blackmail Babes
By Michael Hemmingson
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 37,170. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012 by Rominna Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Blackmail babes, dangerous dames, femme fatales, manic minxes, saucy strumpets, torrid trollops, vivacious vixens, and white trash wantons--men fall for them, men love them, men hate them, men wish they had never met these bombastic broads!
Old Ghosts
By Nik Korpon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,250. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012 by Snubnose Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Baltimore noir novella. “Nik Korpon brings us back to a Baltimore we haven’t seen since The Wire and answers the question of what might’ve been if The Grifters’ Roy Dillon had tried to settle down, go straight and have a kid. A story of brothers and sisters or lovers, Old Ghosts reads like a horror story down one man’s memory lane. Not to be missed!” -Seth Harwood
Some People Die Quick
By JC Simmons
Series: The Jay Leicester Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,580. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Pristine offshore islands, coastlines ruined by casino hotels, and Gulf of Mexico waters is the setting for intrigue, horror, and quick death. A must read for any aficionado of the Mystery/Thriller genre.
Hill Country
By R. Thomas Brown
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,570. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012 by Snubnose Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Gabriel Hill stumbles home to find a corpse on his porch. The next day, his life gets complicated. He's beaten, seduced and threatened unless he can find valuables his dead brother sent. Searching for answers, he finds a brother unlike the drug addicted young man he forgot, new threats, new enemies, more dead bodies, a courage he didn't think existed, a love he didn't expect and a truth he feared.
A Long Line of Dead Men
By Lawrence Block
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,250. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Matthew Scudder investigates a secret, private club in Manhattan whose members suddenly start dying, when it becomes obvious that someone is trying to kill them all.
A Walk Among the Tombstones
By Lawrence Block
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,400. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The wife of Kheran Khoury, heroin wholesaler, is killed after he haggles over the price of her ransom. With the help of two computer geniuses, a streetwise punk, drug lords and his friend, ex-cop Scudder, they track the killers through the back streets of Brooklyn.
A Stab in the Dark
By Lawrence Block
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,570. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Louis Pinell, the recently apprehended "Icepick Prowler," freely admits to having slain seven young women nine years ago -- but be swears it was a copycat who killed Barbara Ettinger Matthew Scudder believes him. But the trail to Ettinger's true murderer is twisted, dark and dangerous...and even colder than the almost decade-old corpse the p.i. is determined to avenge.
Revenge of the Masked Ghost
By Kevin Paul Shaw Broden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,040. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A vigilante stalks the streets of the 1930's Manhattan, and Margaret Randolph is terrified that he will break into her home. Even though her husband Donald tries to reassure her that it won't happen, the mystery man known as the Masked Ghost steps in from a stormy night and dies at her feet. What is the secret of the Masked Ghost? A Pulp style novel.
Boost
By Steve Brewer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,550. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Sam Hill steals cars. Not just any cars, but collectibles, rare works of automotive artistry. He's made a good life for himself in Albuquerque, NM, but things change after he steals a primo 1965 Thunderbird. In the trunk, Sam finds a corpse, a police informant with a bullet hole between his eyes. In BOOST, Steve Brewer mixes high crime and low comedy, and the action never stops.
Mister White: A Johnny Zero Casefile (#1)
By Michael McClung
Price: Free! Words: 7,100. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In Miracle City, the cases are as unusual as the detective who solves them... Johnny Zero has a problem with magic. He's also the best gumshoe in town. But when he's hired by the most powerful man in the City to shut down a guy who's cheating the uncheatable roulette wheel at the Four Queens Casino, Johnny learns a thing or two about history - and himself.