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Scattergun—A Reckoning in Two Acts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,460. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Scattergun is the first short work in a series examining the dark side of the human condition, set in the aberrant world of a synaesthetic Texas ranger, Lamar McNelly. Book One: Riding shotgun in the mind of a wandering killer, stalking the plains of the rural west, until a violent confrontation in a Colorado rail yard pits the cerebral McNelly against the mammalian brain of an outlaw.
The Siegel Dispositions
Series: A Steve Stilwell Mystery. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 87,350. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014 by Camel Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The first assignment Ex-Navy JAG Steve Stilwell faces in his new law practice is to update the will of Prof. Felix Siegel, who wishes to leave a part of his estate to his wartime friends and the rest to his adopted daughter. After Siegel’s untimely and violent death, Steve seeks to distribute legacies that seem to bring nothing but death and misfortune. Book 1 in a new mystery/suspense series.
Lost Paradise
Series: Jim Nash Adventures, #4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,700. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Jim and Allie end up investigating a double homicide while vacationing on an island resort paradise owned by a venture capitalist Jim once cleared of a murder charge. Fourth in the Jim Nash adventure series.
Crashing Through Mirrors
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,190. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Bass guitarist Bern Aldershot would rather forget the night he was brutally attacked in a dark Los Angeles parking lot and his treasured '65 Rickenbacker stolen. Figuring he'll forget the trauma with time, Bern avoids the papparazzi by not reporting the crime or saying anything to anyone. But that backfires when three months later depression has him looking down the barrel of his own rifle.
The Ties That Bind
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,040. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Hazard Smith has fallen on hard times. His detective business is dry as a bone and his secretary has left due to non-payment. Just when he thinks things can't get any worse a dame walks into his office. She turns out to be the fifteen year old daughter her never new about. She wants to follow in Hazard's footsteps, something he's not about to let happen, until her stepfather is murdered.
Last Words
Series: A Coleridge Taylor Mystery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,740. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Camel Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
In 1975, newsman Coleridge Taylor roams New York’s ERs looking for the story that will revive his faltering career. While investigating the death of a society kid up to no good, he tries to protect a homeless man on the hit list of three goons and soon finds his own life in danger. If he doesn’t wrap this story up soon, he’ll be back on the obits page--as a headline, not a byline.
The Strange Girl
Series: Sam Dyke Investigations, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,720. Language: British English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Private Investigator Sam Dyke is hired to find a man who’s been released from prison and subsequently gone missing. But the ex-con is an ex-cop who might have been imprisoned for a crime that he didn’t commit.
Italian Connection
Series: People Trafficking, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 121,590. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 by Ragged Cover Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Karen Harris, commander of Unit T, had come to the streets of London, in an effort to curb the activities of an Italian cartel engaged in prostitution and abduction across Europe and beyond, with an operation that pushes her and her friend, Sherry Malloy, to the limit..
Blood Runs Deep in the Gutter
Series: Chambers-Riggs Detective Stories, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,040. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
1938. New York City. A woman hires The Chambers-Riggs Detective Agency to tail her husband, Simon Weiss, a comic strip artist and creator of The Adventures of Bucky Mars. They accept the job but soon realize that there's a lot more to Simon Weiss than what they see in the funny pages. A simple tail job pins Jack Chambers and Madison Riggs as pawns in a sinister game of deception and violence.
The Sweatergeist
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Meet Archie Bleecker, the fingerless detective. He earns his keep by solving New York’s most irrelevant cases. When a rich man hires him to investigate the case of a sweater that won’t stay put, Bleecker’s got more than mystery on his hands. Part ghost story, part private eye yarn, this short story first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.
Original Parts
Price: Free! Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Homicide detectives Nate Leeman and Penny Segel investigate the murders of several people who were killed for their artificial body parts. They suspect the killer is selling the stolen body parts on the black market. Det. Leeman objects to the use of artificial body parts in humans, and his beliefs jeopardize his job and his safety during the investigation.
Diabla meets Abaddon
Price: Free! Words: 20,510. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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Diabla is tough. She thinks she's seen everything, but that doesn't include Abaddon. He's on a mission from God, and that mission includes murder. Two women are dead, defiled beyong imagination. If she's not careful, she'll be the third. She Ricky set out on an investigation that disgusts them as it unfolds. Unfortunately, they're the only ones who have a clear shot at bringing a psycho to justic
The Torch Singer, Book Two: An Almost Perfect Ending
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,900. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014 by Swan's Nest Canada. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
B-Singer Sonya Saint-Amant is at the height of her career after a glittering, triumphant appearance at Ciro’s, the clubhouse for the stars in 1950s Hollywood. But in 1954 music is undergoing a revolution. With her looks and popularity fading, Sonya believes she has come up with the perfect plan to save her career . . . if only she can deal with the vortex of politics, sex, blackmail, and murder...
El fantasma de las Torres
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,460. Language: Spanish. Published: September 7, 2014 by Editorial Amarante. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Extraños hechos vienen ocurriendo en el Palacio, hasta el punto que algunos de los que trabajan allí han empezado a hablar humorísticamente del fantasma de las Torres.
Greetings from Key West
Series: Jim Nash Adventures, #3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Allie manages to talk Jim into a vacation in the Keys, where trouble finds them once again when they cross paths with a woman and her little girl being harassed by the locals. It’s not long before Zelda’s tracking abilities are called upon to restore things as they should be. Third in the Jim Nash adventure series.
Past Pretense
Series: Patricia Delaney "eGumshoe" Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,150. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
P.I. Patricia Delaney is tempted to turn down Gigi Lafferty's odd request to investigate her own past. And by the time she recognizes her old pal, Gigi has vanished, a body has turned up, and an amoral killer and her own painful past stand in the way of her solving the troubling case.
Hunting Night
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,190. Language: American English. Published: August 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A young woman is dead. An innocent man is going to pay. Mike Jaeger is a Vancouver P.I., from a family of hunters. But this hunt will lead Mike down a twisted trail that brings him face-to-face with someone who could crack open all his family’s secrets. And along the way he is confronted again and again with the urgent temptations of lust and violence. For Mike Jaeger is drowning.
Murder Takes Patience
Series: Friendship & Honor, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,410. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Nikki Fusco finally has the life he wants. He's through with his past and has settled down with his wife and children. But when a case that Frankie’s working in New York goes terribly wrong, Nikki gets a call—the kind of call he never wanted to get.
Nasty
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,910. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Courtney Literary. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Adultery pays. Murder doesn't. That is P.I. Nate 'Nasty' Jepson's motto, and he normally makes his living snapping pictures of cheating spouses. When a stranger is brutally shot in the passenger seat of his car, he finds himself in the middle of a gang war between battling triads, as well as a suspect in the murder. Nate must step far outside his comfort zone to clear himself and live to catch ano
Our First Murder Together (A Nichols & Nichols Mystery)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,720. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
An upscale, 30-something couple in suburban Atlanta acts as a private-eye team to solve mysteries together.