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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.
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.
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.
Joe Ganzer Adventures
Price: Free! Words: 11,740. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A fortune in Nazi stolen art leaves a London port. Among the treasures, the infamous Maltese Falcon… 
The Celestial Op
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A nod -- and a wink -- to Dashiell Hammett. A nameless operative for the Celestial Detective agency investigates a crime scene.
Cry Quietly
Price: Free! Words: 19,500. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A desperate man seeking his own destruction meets a woman whose inner darkness dwarfs his own and falls instantly, fatally in love. A short crime story in the classic noir style set in the mysterious city of Nottamun. For those who like their crime fiction hardboiled, violent and bleak.
Murder in D-Minor
Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A man with an ugly past is asked to do one last task to clear an old blood debt. But you can´t wash away blood with more blood; you can't bury the past, but it may just bury you...
Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth
Series: Benny Cahill, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,070. Language: American English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Benny Cahill is a private eye. His job is to help little guys with big problems. However, Benny always gets served a large portion of hurt for his troubles. Things don't turn out any different when Benny is hired by a crooked jockey who never heard of the phrase: "Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth".
Wads 2-Hard Boiled-Detective Fiction
Series: Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
This time the timid schmuck is the target. The Whisper's favorite girl becomes uneasy about what's being said during the constant visits. She turns to the one man she's convinced can help her. His price is the same. His results just as messy.
The Last Laugh (A Crime Thriller Short)
Price: Free! Words: 990. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013 by Plasma Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
This thriller puts you in the mind of a detective whose wife has committed the ultimate betrayal.
Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction By: D.e.e.L
Series: Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Another timid schmuck walks in with a problem. Usually these situations get ignored, "Get lost" I would tell them. But this guy has a wad of cash and rent needs to be paid...
Not Forgiven, Not Forgotten
Price: Free! Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ozark private eye Walt Records returns a client's retainer since her husband is not cheating on her. Walt Records is a nice guy like that. Or so he says. Local merchants, drug dealers, a preacher, and an insurance scam threaten the wellbeing of the small Ozark town Records tries to protect. Through the unexpected help from his lover, Records faces off against crook and crime in this novelet.
Blood Will Tell - a short Milo Peretti mystery
Price: Free! Words: 16,110. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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?