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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.
Courage Begins: A Ray Courage Mystery Novella
Price: Free! Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Former college professor Ray Courage starts a new career as a private investigator and tries to crack an unsolved murder for an insurance company.
Off The Leash - A California Corwin P.I. Mystery Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015 by David VanDyke. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A murder in San Francisco's Tenderloin District is nothing new, but when ex-cop and private investigator Cal Corwin stumbles across the body of a witness she needs to find a runaway teenager, she find the two cases inextricably entwined - and time is running out. Off the Leash is a short Cal Corwin mystery set against the rich backdrop of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mod Recall
You set the price! Words: 18,810. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
In a world where law and order are big business, contract enforcer Frankie Devlin is working overtime.
The Mod Girls Club
Price: Free! Words: 11,090. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
In a world where law and order are big business, contract enforcer Frankie Devlin is working overtime.
Doppelgänger’s Curse
Price: Free! Words: 15,710. 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: 6,710. 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.
Dead Soprano, A Bayside City Book, Episode One
Price: Free! Words: 22,810. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
DEAD SOPRANO, A BAYSIDE CITY BOOK, EPISODE ONE Only the strong will survive in this city in turmoil!
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.
The Collector
Price: Free! Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Urban Fantasy Done Right!" "Like a gritty Sam Spade dropped into a really good X-Files episode" In Badhorn, weird is normal. So when Detective Raymond Montgomery and his partner, Wally, find a grisly murder victim with a monster movie fetish, it's just another day at the office, until they notice a few things are missing from the victim's collection...namely the monsters.
Humpty Dumpty: The Killer Wants Us to Put Him Back Together Again
Price: Free! Words: 96,850. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
With a vicious serial killer on the loose, distributing body parts all around the country, the FBI must turn to a disgraced agent and an untested rookie to capture the madman before anyone else is dismembered. Full of the twists and turns you expect from McCray and Hopkin, Humpty Dumpty is a page turning thriller for mystery fans
Baxter's Blues
Series: The Led Sinclair Series. Price: Free! Words: 99,490. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(3.00 from 1 review)
Cindy Baxter comes to Led with no money and a future clouded by a serial killer. Her father buried a fortune on his farm before he died in prison. But a serial killer came looking for the loot to bankroll his deadly lifestyle. Cindy Baxter survived her encounter with the serial killer, but needs Led to recover the fortune. Stopping the killer and recovering the fortune will take Led to the edge.
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.
The Caterpillar King
Price: Free! Words: 50,060. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The Caterpillar King blends mystery, magical realism, and science fiction to create a story unlike any other. Pearlstone’s debut novel alternates between the surreal and the mundane, weaving humor and intelligence through each of its three stories. In the end, this is a book that shows us how we are all connected across time and space…by caterpillars.
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
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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