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The Scam
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,300. Language: British English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
An authentic insight into the ruthless world of the international drug smuggler. Tate is rich, but wants more. Edward Jay the only man he trusts with the scam is in a Pakistani jail. Tate springs Jay, only to find he wants out so he forces Jay to play a game where the risks and rewards are higher than ever. But, hidden in Tate's past lies Andy Ballot who has been seeking revenge for fifteen years.
Dope Sick: A Love Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,800. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Once a famous rock star, Colin Wilde nearly dies on a dirty bathroom floor, a lethal dose of heroin in his veins and the name of his murdered wife, Lisa, on his lips. Two years later, finally clean and on the verge of a major comeback, he meets Zoe, a beautiful strung-out dancer. With her help, Colin maneuvers through the seedy world of sex, drugs, and record deals in search of a killer.
Seller's Market: A Crime Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Sometimes, crime and damnation walk hand in hand . . . When a father discovers his infant daughter has been sold to a drug dealer, he hacks a way through the Detroit underworld to find her. Suspense master C. C. Blake explores every parent's worst nightmare in this thrilling crime story.
Dirty: A Hardboiled Nightmare
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Sy Mooney is not a cop, anymore. He does dirty work for cash. His latest job: find the hooker blackmailing a rich maniac. With the odds stacked against him, Sy will need every weapon in his arsenal to get out of this with his carcass intact. Thrill master C. C. Blake spins a brutal yarn about bad guys and badder ones. Echoing Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy, "Dirty" is a hardboiled nightmare.
Wayne and Bean
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Violation. Assault. Murder. The men and women who take up the badge are supposed to protect society from these terrible crimes. However, police officers are as human and fallible as anyone . . . C. C. Blake explores an unspeakable crime that pits two cops against one another in this explosive story.
Broken Glass Waltzes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,840. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Broken Glass Waltzes is a crime thriller set in the heavy metal club scene of the Midwest of the late 80s/early 90s. It’s a story of lust, violence and madness with a heavy metal beat. Jim Thompson meets Alice Cooper. Metallica reading James M. Cain.
Death Fits Like A Glove
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,840. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Someone is stealing pets in P.I. Billie Bly's Northwest Portland neighborhood and one of her critical neighbors begs her to find her lost dog. A young boy with unruly red hair adopts her and asks to help solve her case. But he displays some disturbing behaviors and may be more hindrance than help. And when she gets wind of something bigger, a sinister figure plans to put an end to Billie Bly.
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.
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.