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Blood Will Tell - a short Milo Peretti mystery
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Price: Free! Words: 16,110. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
MILO PERETTI is back in Rome to take over the running of his late uncle’s detective agency. When the body of a businessman is found at an office nearby in Trastevere, the grieving mother refuses to believe her son took his own life. But with the Polizia di Stato preparing to close the case as suicide, will Peretti ever really uncover the truth? And will justice ever be done?
Smoker - A Boone Butters Crime Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,720. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In the third Boone Butters crime story, the big man Boone journeys to Hollywood to help his old friend Burt shoot his latest adult film. Burt’s producer has been causing trouble, and it’s up to Boone to keep the guy in check. Surrounded by naughty actresses, wannabe studs, and his faithful sidekick Shandi, Boone’s about to learn that bigger trouble is headed his way — and it’s carrying a gun.
Espíritos Afogados
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Price: Free! Words: 6,570. Language: Portuguese. Published: May 12, 2013 by Haunted Computer Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Um escritor aceita um trabalho em uma ilha remota no Oceano Atlântico, onde encontra uma mulher misteriosa que pede sua ajuda. Mas logo ele descobre que ela está presa no passado e pode estar tentando atraí-lo para que junte-se a ela sob as ondas, para sempre. Um conto de 5.300 palavras.
Une Solide Constitution
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Price: Free! Words: 3,940. Language: French. Published: May 11, 2013 by Haunted Computer Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
L’amour d’un homme pour sa femme l’empêche de la quitter, même après sa mort. Comme Rendall lui manque, son esprit reste fort – jusqu’à ce qu’il réalise que l’amour éternel pourrait bien être l’amour le plus égoïste de tous. Une histoire de fantasy paranormale écrite par Scott Nicholson, l’auteur bestseller international des Amants de la Brume et d’autres livres.
Brotherly Love (An Anthony Carrick Mystery)
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Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,870. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Brotherly Love is An Anthony Carrick mystery. There's a small park in the tony Holmby Hills, not far from Beverly Hills, called De Neve Square Park, where a man (Ray Hope) lies dead. Capt. John Robers of the LAPD Homicide Unit is investigating and he calls in his old friend, Anthony Carrick to help.
No Time To Die
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A murder case getting harder to solve every minute—just the way detective Ollie Reed didn't like it. Plus, he had to deal with curvy Sally Derivadose—his client—the main suspect.
By the Dawn's Early Light - A Matthew Scudder Story #3
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
I had thought Matthew Scudder's career was finished with the publication of the fifth novel, Eight Million Ways to Die. But I'd promised a short story to Bob Randisi for a private eye anthology (The Eyes Have It) and By the Dawn's Early Light was it; it got Scudder back in business, and in the process won an Edgar Allan Poe award and became my first story to appear in Playboy.
Batman's Helpers - A Matthew Scudder Story #4
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Along with 17 novels, Scudder has starred in 11 short works of fiction. A friend, one Jim Thompson, had switched professions, moving from academia to private investigation. His experiences with street-level level trademark enforcement gave rise to this story. Batman's Helpers is included in The Night and the Music, my collection of all 11 Matthew Scudder short stories.
Let's Get Lost
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Let's Get Lost is set at a time when Matthew Scudder had his detective's gold shield, and after he'd begun keeping company with Elaine Mardell, while still living in Syosset with his wife, Anita. It concerns a friendly poker game that doesn't stay friendly, and the artful cover-up of a cover-up. And Chet Baker's music, referenced in the title, sets the story's tone.
Wild Retribution
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Price: Free! Words: 5,620. Language: British English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A harrowing short story of child abduction and violent rough justice in the United Kingdom County of Essex.
Shooters Unidentified
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,940. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Shooters Unidentified is a collection of short stories, poetry and photographs about the darker side of life in the metropolitan Chicago area. Featuring the exploits of Len Staywicki, Rocco Dannon and Wladyslaw "Woody" Brouszko, the stories exhibit a free-wheeling approach to life, the law and the shady characters our heroes seem to meet at every turn in the Windy City.
Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye...The Case of the Missing Stamp and Coin Collections
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Series: Maxwell Marlowe, Private Eye, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,320. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Max is set the task of solving the puzzle of a missing stamp album and a tin of valuable coins, a portion of a deceased estate. He has no clues, and no-one has actually seen the contents of the missing items. He also has some decisions to make regarding his love life. Read how the problems are resolved.
Seller's Market: A Crime Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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.
Death Fits Like A Glove
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,840. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Category: 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
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Series: Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, Special 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: British English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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
The Painted Killer
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Price: Free! Words: 17,720. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Category: 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.
Rum and Roses
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The police don't like 'Skinny' McAfree, but they do like him for the disappearance and possible murder of his next door neighbour.
Pummerin
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: German. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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.