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Speak Softly My Love
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 62,410. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
To fall in love is to be young again. To count the cost is to die a little bit inside. In Speak Softly My Love, Inspector Gilles Maintenon goes out for a quart of milk and stumbles across a dead man. The trouble is, when the dead get up and walk away. They have one too many missing-person reports, too many wives, girlfriends and other mysterious blondes.
Death Wants Three
Price: Free! Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
This is the sequel to DEATH TIMES TWO. T.K. and Sunny have already solved a couple of murders . . . at least for the most part. But the Mastermind and her henchman are alive and well. They want to make sure that the Ghostcatcher and his intrepid paramour don't leave Norfolk . . . not while they're breathing.
In the Twinkling of a Bronze Eye
Price: Free! Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(3.00 from 1 review)
The arrival of a gift from its sister city, Foshan in China, to Springton forces Bruce Greenwood, the city’s park ranger to face an unusual situation. The gift, a life size bronze statue, placed near the park’s main entrance stirs the outrage of some city folks.
Courage Begins: A Ray Courage Mystery Novella
Price: Free! Words: 18,410. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Former college professor Ray Courage starts a new career as a private investigator and tries to crack an unsolved murder for an insurance company.
Doppelgänger’s Curse
Price: Free! Words: 15,050. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A woman stalked by her double. A detective in over his head. In a city where the cops are on a mobster’s payroll, private investigator Charlie Madison stands in the gap. When a wealthy young socialite asks him to help her catch a threatening stalker, he takes the case. But things aren’t what they seem, and Madison has to act fast before he’s framed for murder. Novelette - Crime Noir / SciFi
Blood Magic
Price: Free! Words: 6,820. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When they found the first body, no one batted an eye. That was par for the course in Skid Row. But something with these deaths was off. They were made to look like something supernatural. But I knew better. My name is Rick Danvers and I'm an undercover detective with Robbery Homicide, and before the night is over, I'm gonna get to the bottom of the Skid Row Suicides.
Hard Up! A Tale of Champion City
Price: Free! Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In Hard Up! A Tale of Champion City, the first story in J. Walt Layne’s From the Pen of…, a man with no name and a monkey on his back roll into Champion City in the wee hours. There's no rest for a man in trouble with the mob. Personal demons and dead bodies revisit a man hard up and down on his luck.
Heads Up
Price: Free! Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Five years ago, the police department was shattered when a psychotic hit man turned his rage against homicide detectives and their families. Now, the evidence suggests that the same killer has returned.
Girl of Great Price
Price: Free! Words: 12,700. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In a city run by a powerful mobster, nobody wants to play the hero. Private investigator Charlie Madison just wants to pay the rent. When a little girl goes missing and no ransom demand is made, Madison takes the case. Time isn't on his side. After 48 hours, it's unlikely an abducted child will be found in one piece. But Madison's a champion of lost causes, and he'll be damned before he gives up.
Dead False
Price: Free! Words: 60,390. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 15, 2014 by Tessellate Media. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A must-read for fans of noir crime fiction. A manuscript worth killing for.
Ask Not For Whom The Panther Prowls
You set the price! Words: 20,910. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In this short novella, Dr. Sharpe swears to “go straight” and stick to academic pursuits. He is dragged into a series of polite poisonings after a student in his 'Physics for Poets' class dies of an apparent heart attack. Someone is slowly knocking off the undergraduates and the only common feature of the victims seems to be their involvement in an on-line English course. Is it?
Diabla Meets Big Ju Ju
Price: Free! Words: 22,200. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Henri is an eleven year old boy trying to become a man. Ricky and Dee want to help, but Big Ju Ju, a treacherous gang leader stands in their way. While the two PI's try to sort out their love lives, danger, murder, and a hideous disease threaten to schedule a meeting at the graveyard. And attendance is mandatory.
Architect of His Own Destruction
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 66,230. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Aldrich Tobias, the man the critics love to hate, sits in La Prison Santé, awaiting the guillotine. The President of the Republic has asked Detective-Sergeant Gilles Maintenon to take another look into the case. According to Aldrich Tobias, ‘The artist is mad—always mad.” Maintenon is about to find out what that really means.
Maddog 1 The Begining
Price: Free! Words: 44,930. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Maddog 1 is a fascinating detective story. Involving murder, sex, interwoven with mystery and suspense. It will keep you reading until your eyelids grow heavy. The action takes place on the mean streets of New York City. The main character is New York City’s most violent private investigator Mike Murdock. Mike through his early life experience is enraged against crime.
Original Parts
Price: Free! Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Homicide detectives Nate Leeman and Penny Segel investigate the murders of several people who were killed for their artificial body parts. They suspect the killer is selling the stolen body parts on the black market. Det. Leeman objects to the use of artificial body parts in humans, and his beliefs jeopardize his job and his safety during the investigation.
Diabla meets Abaddon
Price: Free! Words: 20,510. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Diabla is tough. She thinks she's seen everything, but that doesn't include Abaddon. He's on a mission from God, and that mission includes murder. Two women are dead, defiled beyong imagination. If she's not careful, she'll be the third. She Ricky set out on an investigation that disgusts them as it unfolds. Unfortunately, they're the only ones who have a clear shot at bringing a psycho to justic
The Disintegration of Dragons, Part 1: A Death in Vastervik
Price: Free! Words: 10,470. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The Golem War is over. One year to the date of final victory over the automaton armies of an evil wizard sect, the kingdom states of the Third Continent gather in the human kingdom of Vastervik to party. The guests of honor are all of the known surviving members of the 19th Legion (popularly known as the Dragon Legion), the military unit that ended the Golem War.
Slow Fall
Price: Free! Words: 65,740. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Slow Fall is a mystery in The Wekiwa County series. An ex-Miami cop returns to rural Florida to bury his father, an apparent suicide. Troubled by the circumstances of his father's death, he is drawn into a maelstrom of intrigue involving sleazy televangelists, drug runners, and corruption. A secret past connects the threads in a startling climax of greed, ambition, incest and death.
Double Play
Price: Free! Words: 42,060. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
After Brett, a hot baseball prospect, and his wife are killed in a car crash, an attorney hires Clay Hart to look into the accident. The attorney believes he's seen Brett's wife, Emma, alive and well, since the accident. And as Clay tries to figure out what happened to Emma, he discovers that Brett was mixed up with Ramsey, a notorious local gambler who runs underground card games in the area.
Bad For Business
Series: Cyber Detective, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 25,800. Language: American English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Adrian Shetler has had a stroke of bad luck. The window of his PI office has been broken by the body of a dead woman. Law Enforcement Agents of the orbital city largely ignore the crime and don't start an investigation. This is not acceptable to Adrian and he chooses to take on the case himself. However, the killer is quickly covering their tracks. Can he find them before they escape?