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A Dangerous Road: A Smokey Dalton Novel
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Series: Smokey Dalton, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,670. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Set against the backdrop of the strike and protests that will end with Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, A Dangerous Road combines the politics of race, betrayal, unexpected love, and the terrible cost of trust into a story so memorable the Mystery Writers of America chose it as one of the top five novels of the year.
The Paper Saint
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,540. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Max Rust: Fifth Grade baseball star. Boy Scout. Altar boy. Private Eye. It's that last part Melanie Olive is interested in when she hires Max to track down her missing report on Saint Jude the Apostle. Max finds himself up against the Catholic parochial education system. It's certainly not the first time.
Killer Reels
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,670. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Jimmy Kiley is a keen amateur movie maker. He’s also the ruthless criminal boss of the north side of the city. When enforcing his own brand of law, he sees no reason why he shouldn’t mix business with pleasure. His kick is to provide a private viewing of his last venture to the star of the next. And his reluctant stars are only ever one hit wonders.
A Black Deeper Than Death (Miki Radicci Book 1)
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Series: Miki Radicci, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 51,280. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Trash Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(3.25 from 8 reviews)
Want more free fiction from M.E. Purfield, sign up here:http://t.co/yB85rMTAj1 When she accidentally experiences the murder of a prominent business student from NYU, Miki attracts the attention of the police and the killer who threatens her and her family. But Miki doesn't really know enough to identify the killer. Miki decides to learn as much as she can about the killer to save her family
Outside The Box
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Series: All Mixed Up, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Senior Sergeant Stanley Morris and the team are in the thick of it again. A terrorist organisation has targeted some of the country's top people. To try to save the hostages the team need to think out of the box.
En for meget
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,150. Language: Danish. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
En regnfuld fredag aften på en bar. En aften hvor jeg befandt mig i uventet behageligt selskab, selvom jeg prøvede at undgå det. En aften hvor der ikke var plads til en for meget.
Bag Man
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,740. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by SSN Storytelling. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A mysterious bag that everyone wants. An employer who is as dangerous as she is beautiful. A man on the run. It was supposed to be a routine pickup, just another day on the job. If only it had been that easy. Bag Man is a 5,600 word short story. Included is a bonus story from Alex Mariner: The Billionaire's Daughter (5,900 words).
The Billionaire's Daughter (A Davidson & Harper Mystery)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by SSN Storytelling. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The strong-willed daughter of a rich man. The son of a notorious mob boss. His grandmother's engagement ring. When the unlikely couple spit up, she kept the ring. It is Ronald Harper's and Kathleen Davidson's job to retrieve the ring before the mob boss learns it is missing, and takes action himself. 5,900 word short story. Includes a bonus story: Bag Man (5,600 words).
The Highway Shooter: A South Texas Cozy Mystery
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Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 60,020. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012 by MuseItUp Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In The Highway Shooter: A South Texas Cozy Mystery, newspaper reporter Glennis Dunning and Deputy Sheriff Jake Briggs join forces to free a Hispanic teenager wrongly accused of murder.
El juego de Archer
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,450. Language: Spanish. Published: May 8, 2012 by Editorial Amarante. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Santiago Bustamante lleva una doble vida: cuando no está escribiendo para el diario principal de su ciudad, donde es un reconocido y respetado periodista, trabaja para una organización criminal en la que es distinguido por sus crímenes
Nick Gamble y el caso del barco ataud
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Price: Free! Words: 15,630. Language: Spanish. Published: May 6, 2012 by PÚLPito. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Nick Gamble es duro (a veces), alcoholico (siempre) e investigador privado (excepto domingos y festivos). NICK GAMBLE es el sabueso mas perro de la ciudad.
Church Blood
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,350. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
An assassin, hired by a group of untouchables, publicizes the horrific deeds of pedophiles under the guise of clergymen. Three former detectives are thrown together to assist in stopping the slaughter of clergymen. In addition, our three heroes are, with the help of some Latinos, able to put a halt to the abduction of young runaways that are abused and never returned.
Chuck Cave and the Vanishing Vixen
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
After running into an old war buddy, Korean War veteran Chuck Cave gets caught up in a shocking adventure in 1970s San Francisco. Counter culture terror, a beautiful girl in peril and non-stop action await!
The Chicagoans
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Series: Courtroom Drama. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,590. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Bernard Notlieb decides to hire an assistant so he will have someone to talk to. He likes the idea so much, he hires two guys, but things go horribly wrong when he accidentally gets his assistants involved in a murder case. Now, they refuse to speak to him.
Cold Altar
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Series: Small Town PI, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,090. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A small-town cold case gets new life when a woman hands a 22-year-old private investigator his first assignment. Going with the notes his father used when he first investigated the case, Alex Bourque delves into the 31-year-old mystery: an 11-year-old boy, kidnapped without witnesses, abused and murdered.
Blood on the Vine
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Series: The Jay Leicester Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,530. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The crash of a Gulfstream V corporate jet with three of his friends aboard leads Leicester from Mississippi to the Napa Valley wine country in California where he becomes involved with an old world family winery, the investigation of the crash, murder, and a beautiful raven-haired siren who could love him or kill him, and a beautiful blond who just might kill him for real.
Absolution
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,640. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
In 1947, a gangster murders Hollywood Private Investigator, Raymond Adams. But his toughest case is yet to come. To gain eternal peace, he'll be brought back to life for one day to solve the supernatural murder of an Adult film star. The catch is the year is 2011, not 1947. This is not the Hollywood he remembers. This place is darker, colder; here the urban terrors are not all supernatural.
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.