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Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld Volume 1
Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Special 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: British English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Nicolette Mace is a private investigator out of necessity, not choice. With her family dead & nowhere else to turn she had to learn to stand on her own two feet & live the only way her father ever taught her to. Life is fast paced, dangerous & filled with more gunfire than a gangster film, but isn't all big cases, excitement & arch enemies. Follow her day to day musings taken from her online blog
Tortured Dreams
Series: Dreams & Reality, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 83,990. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Horror » Crime
(4.00 from 1 review)
When the US Marshals Serial Crimes Tracking Unit comes knocking at Aislinn Cain's door, she is given a chance to use her past to save other people's futures. A new killer is using medieval torture methods to slay his victims. She can give them a glimpse into his twisted world, but not without a cost. If she opens herself, she risks falling into the depths of her own darkness.
Full Fathom Five
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,050. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Full Fathom Five is a police noir set in the shadows of Virginia's Massive Resistance movement in 1959. Norfolk detective Walter Hodge is back, wondering just who are the real criminals here - the waterfront thugs raising hell across town or the crooked politicians paying them to do it? This is a sequel to Will Hopkins's first novel, Willowood
The Painted Killer
Price: Free! Words: 17,720. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A sex-crazed psychedelic slasher targets women and girls. He's got a knife. It's 1969 in middle America and nothing is the same anymore. Detective Al Gaetano and his team must find the killer before he strikes again. Their only clues are a few flakes of paint from his body and a modus operandi. A dark and funny novella.
The Devil's Bounty: A Ryan Lock Novel
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,320. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
"This is a writer, and a hero, to watch." - The Daily Mail Convicted of a series of horrific crimes against female college students in Santa Barbara, wealthy playboy Charlie Mendez has fled across the US border into Mexico. It seems that he is destined to remain beyond the reach of the law. But Mendez hasn't reckoned with former military bodyguard, Ryan Lock, and his partner, Ty Johnson.
City of Smoke and Mirrors: An Armadillo Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,700. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.00 from 1 review)
The name's Dilbert Pinkerton, private detective. Friends call me Dill. I'm a mutant armadillo. I dig for the truth. And the truth is I need to get out of the city, away from supernatural mobsters that want my carapace for a foot bath. So when some rich dame saunters into my Hovel Office with a job, I take it.
Suicidio a crédito
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,540. Language: Spanish. Published: February 16, 2013 by Literaturas Comunicacion SL. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Tana Marqués, regente de una floristería en cuya trastienda lleva a cabo otro negocio algo más lucrativo y peligroso: «suicidar» gente, recibe un encargo en apariencia sencillo que la llevará a inmiscuirse en un territorio salvaje. En un ambiente de especial crueldad y sordidez que haría retroceder, asustados, a los más duros personajes de la literatura negra, el mundo de la prensa rosa.
Rum and Roses
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,180. Language: Spanish. Published: February 9, 2013 by Literaturas Comunicacion SL. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 170,520. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 85,490. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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
Series: Chase Dagger, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,270. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013 by Full Moon Publishing. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: German. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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)
Price: Free! Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,330. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,310. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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
Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(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
Series: The Mercedes Drew Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 43,650. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(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
Series: A Philip Eckstein Thriller, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,930. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
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
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 59,810. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Categories: 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.