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City of Spirits
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Series: French Quarter Mystery, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,750. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Murder, lust, and a hundred-fifty year old voodoo curse. It’s Mardi Gras in the Big Easy, an escaped killer’s on the loose, and French Quarter detective Wyatt Thomas has his hands full. Get ready for a ride!
Fatal Philosophy
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Price: Free! Words: 69,960. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A series of murders of prominent citizens rock Dallas. Detective Jason Colbert receives a coded message which ultimately leads him to the philosophy club and psychologist Doris Goodman. The motive for the murders eludes Jason and the reader is led through the twisted philosophy of the murderer to the next victim.
Investigator
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,040. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Charlie used to be a private eye before he landed on skid row. When his ex-partner, Jerry, is killed by a remote-controlled plane, Charlie is hired to investigate. He discovers that Jerry was in the blackmail business; there are many people who wanted him dead. The list includes his secretary, a TV producer, a televangelist, and the Chief of Police. Charlie is in dangerously over his head.
Nuclear Spring
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The last day of spring. The fireball of the apocalypse. Ballard Grimshaw, emancipated from his prison of taut flesh. A new world of burn wounds and dark prophets, of the subterrane and horrifically shattered beauty. For it is there that Ballard beholds Anouck-- at first repulsed, and then smitten by the otherworldly topology of her scars-- and must make the most terrible choice of all.
Vengeance
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Price: Free! Words: 100,270. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
As a law officer you watch it all from a distance. But what happens when it gets personal? What happens when its your family dying? John MacAllister had been a CID inspector for nearly twenty years and thought he had seen it all. He had too, but not through the eyes of a victim. This time it was personal with his own family involved. He discovered he too had a dark side. Set In Bristol, England.
Definitions
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,390. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
DEA agent Kent Baker, a loose cannon on an extensive leave of abscence, stops to help a beautiful woman being beaten on the edge of an interstate highway. Coming to the rescue of the lady seemed like a good idea except that afterwards people began getting murdered in nasty ways. Baker is forced to find out who is perpetrating the butchery...and way...
The Crooked House
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,370. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
What if the entire United States government were run by a secret society called "The Castle," and one Congressman's son stumbled upon the truth. Would he live to reveal the secret? That premise is investigated by Solomon Stone, a hard boiled ex Philly cop, who must discover the link between the missing Congressman's son and a twelve year old Latino girl who disappeared the year before.
Confessions of a Good Mother
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
"He said, 'Baby, take off those pretty shoes. I want to see the mud squish between your toes.' That’s when I shot him." Lyla, working mom and assassin, believes that most problems can be solved with a bullet. That is until she has a parenting problem that can't be solved with a Smith & Wesson Ladysmith.
Twisting Dagger
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012 by Astraea Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
P.I., Philip Chandler takes a temporary position as bodyguard for a movie company filming in Baytown, Washington, and soon finds he has more than he’s bargained. When unexplained accidents and attempts on the life of the star begin plaguing the set, he not only has to find out why, but who wants to keep the movie from being made and wants international action superstar, Eddie Tseung dead.
Confessions of a Sex Maniac
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
He’s a sex maniac, on the tale of the ravenous and deadly Snow Leopard, deep into the seedy groin of San Francisco's Tenderloin, where he has to choose. Sex or death? Confessions of a Sex Maniac, Henry Miller Award Finalist, is old-school, hard-boiled, new millennium noir. If Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James Ellroy had a three-way, this would be their bastard love child.
Roachkiller and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,600. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Winner of the 2013 Spinetingler Award for Best Anthology/Short Story Collection and the 2013 International Latino Book Award for Best eBook/Fiction! “If there is any justice in the world, [R. Narvaez] should become a giant on the literary noir scene within the next couple of years.” —Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine, on the story
Hurricane: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Beyond the Page Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
From R. Narvaez, a board member of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, and exciting new voice in noir . . . “If there is any justice in the world, [R. Narvaez] should become a giant on the literary noir scene within the next couple of years.” —Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine, on the story “Roachkiller”
Skullduggery
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Series: Jazz Stiletto, Private Eye, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
PI Jazz Stiletto returns after the events of A Day Without Sunshine. He travels under the nom de plume, Allan Harper, a wandering man for hire. A friend asks to help the owner of the Skull Inn on the coast of Massachusetts. Jazz accepts. A guy's gotta eat. He soon discovers dark secrets, and bloody murder. Skullduggery abounds in this new mystery by the author of the Razor and Edge mysteries.
Death Match: A Spar Battersea Wrestling Thriller
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,920. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When a friend dies during a pro wrestling match, Spar Battersea, punk rock journalist, sets out to find the killer. But with a knack for shooting his mouth and solving problems with his knuckles, he soon finds more trouble than he bargained for, leading him to the killer and his very own DEATH MATCH.
Riptide
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Series: A Sam McRae Mystery, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,830. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
During a pre-conference beach holiday, Stephanie Ann "Sam" McRae must help defend her best friend, Jamila against murder charges. In order to do this, Sam must show Jamila's been framed. However, no one will cooperate with her and the victim was well-connected. Meanwhile, Jamila herself appears to be holding out on Sam. And strange people are following Sam. Will Sam be able to help Jamila in time?
Roomies - A Boone Butters Crime Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Oddball Jack-of-all-trades and occasional crime-solver Boone Butters is driven to distraction when he learns that his sexy new roommate comes with a bonus feature. Will the secret interfere with Boone's latest assignment — his very first manhunt?
Fell For Jack
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,410. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Fell: To cut down, or kill. Jack: Old slang for cash money. After leaving the military, Jack Egan is a nice guy whose only skillset is killing. Desperately in need of cash, Jack decides to “kill for money” on his own- not just following orders anymore. Now Jack’s new mission in life is to save his ex-girlfriend, protect a frightened kid, and deliver some payback to the mafia.
Cooking the Hounds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A standalone short story I wrote for an anthology of dog stories edited by Jeffrey Marks.
A Desperate Place for Dying
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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
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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.